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AP PHOTOS: Washington hatchery gives away salmon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:55

People wait in line as female chum salmon are held in a rack that aids in the harvest of their eggs, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the Grovers Creek Hatchery, in Poulsbo, Wash. The hatchery gives out free fish several days a week after the salmon have been measured, scanned for electronic tracking tags and have had their eggs removed. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — People lined up with coolers Monday to wait for free fish as coho and chum salmon returned to spawn at a hatchery on Washington's Kitsap Peninsula.


Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach multiyear deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:51
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group remain in a months-long standoff, but the online retailer has reached a multiyear agreement with another major New York publisher, Simon & Schuster.

Video shows rescuer carrying man from burning home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:50
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man ran into a burning home in central California and came out carrying a man who lives inside over his shoulder as flames popped and exploded behind him.

California mayor resigns after injury car crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:41
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of this Southern California city announced his resignation Monday in the wake of his arrest for an alleged drunken-driving crash that injured four cheerleaders.

Terror suspect wants details of case against him

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:27
DENVER (AP) — A terror suspect challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program wants prosecutors to reveal how they built their case against him.

Pa. Justice McCaffery suspended over role in porn scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:22

Pa. Justice McCaffery suspended over role in porn scandalThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office.


13 injured in Missouri school bus collision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:13
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban Kansas City say one girl suffered serious injuries and 12 others had minor injuries after a collision involving a school bus carrying a high school volleyball team.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:11

Soldiers from the 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade pack their gear as they prepare for deployment to west Africa to aid against the spread of the Ebola virus in Fort Gordon, Ga., Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Augusta Chronicle, Michael Holahan)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Court justice suspended over role in porn scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:11
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office.

New Ebola gear guidelines: head-to-toe coverage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:07

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment, as he and registered nurse Fred Serafin, right, demonstrate proper protective procedures to doctors and nurses during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday, Oct. 20, for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)Health care workers should be completely covered — no skin exposed — while caring for Ebola patients, according to revised guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The government agency tightened its guidance after two Dallas nurses became infected with the virus while caring for an Ebola patient.


Man charged with killing Saudi college student

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:06

This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, a student from Saudi Arabia. Alkadi sold his car, abandoned his university classes and disappeared in the deserts of Riverside County. A body found alongside Interstate 10 east of Cook Street in Palm Desert, Calif., was identified Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, as that of the Saudi-born California State Uiversity, Northridge student who was reported missing last month from his home in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. His body was found Thursday according to the Riverside County coroner's office. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) — A man charged with killing a Saudi Arabian college student stabbed him in order to steal a car the student was selling on Craigslist for more than $30,000, Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.


Maui surfer fends off shark with fist, board

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:34
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a weekend shark attack in waters off Maui.

Obama praises Supreme Court stance on gay marriage: magazine

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:26

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a rally to support Governor Pat Quinn in his re-election campaign in ChicagoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said the U.S. Supreme Court's recent move to uphold lower-court rulings allowing gay marriage in several states may be its most significant decision during his time in office, he told the New Yorker magazine in comments published on Monday. In declining to decide whether states can prohibit gay marriage, the court last week rejected seven different appeals of court rulings striking down gay marriage bans, effectively giving the go-ahead to same-sex marriage in 11 states that previously outlawed it. ...


California man charged with murder of Saudi student

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:24

Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is pictured in this undated handout photoBy Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 28-year-old man was charged on Monday with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found last week alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, authorities said. Agustin Rosendo Fernandez is accused of posing as a buyer for Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi's car after it was posted for sale on Craigslist, then stabbing the 23-year-old man to death and stealing the vehicle, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told a news conference on Monday afternoon. ...


Hawaii rides out storm, but remote islands at risk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:19

Maryanne Fisher, of League City, Texas, stands in the rain on Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head in the background in Honolulu Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Hurricane Ana brought a steady rain to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu as it passed about 180 miles west. Fisher said she plans to spend the rest of the day in the hotel bar with her husband, Mike. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)HONOLULU (AP) — Sunny skies returned to the Aloha State, the day after a hurricane left Hawaii without inflicting much harm beyond heavy rain.


Seattle police officers' challenge to use-of-force policy dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:08
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by Seattle police officers challenging new rules restricting the department's use of force, which they claimed could endanger both them and civilians. More than 120 officers joined the lawsuit, which sought a complete dismantling of a new use of force policy hammered out between the Seattle Police Department and the U.S. Department of Justice to stem an alleged pattern of excessive force. ...

Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:07
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005.

Police probe New Hampshire pumpkin fest melee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:00

smashed pumpkinKEENE, N.H. (AP) — Local authorities in New Hampshire vowed Monday to prosecute the perpetrators of the violent disturbances near Keene's annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage and dozens of arrests and injuries over the weekend.


Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:59

In this Sept. 26, 2014 photo, smaller-dose pot-infused brownies are packaged at The Growing Kitchen, in Boulder. Recreational marijuana sellers are reaching out to novice cannabis users with edible products that impart a milder buzz and make it easy for inexperienced customers to find a dose they are less likely to regret taking. The marketing shift is the pot-industry equivalent of selling beer and wine alongside higher-alcohol options such as whiskey and vodka. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.


Woman in outrigger canoe attacked by shark off California coast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:53
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A woman who was attacked by a 6-foot (1.8-meter) shark in her outrigger canoe off the California coast over the weekend managed to escape unharmed and paddle safely back to shore, the local harbor patrol said on Monday. The woman, who was not identified, told authorities that she was paddling her canoe about 3 miles (5 km) offshore, when the shark began biting on the outrigger, Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officer Larry Nufer said. The woman was pitched into the water during the attack, about a mile (1. ...