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Jane Lynch, wife, finalize divorce in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:38

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2012, file photo, Jane Lynch, left, and Dr. Lara Embry arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles judge finalized Lynch’s divorce from Embry on Monday Oct. 28, 2014, more than four years after the pair were married in Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has finalized Jane Lynch's divorce from her wife more than four years after the couple were married.


Orbital Sciences' unmanned rocket explodes on liftoff in Virginia: NASA

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:38

An unmanned Antares rocket is seen exploding seconds after lift off from a commercial launch pad in this still image from NASA video at Wallops IslandBy Irene Klotz (Reuters) - An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since NASA turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, but officials said no one was hurt. The 14-story rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off its seaside launch pad at the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 p.m. EDT carrying a Cygnus cargo ship for the space station. It exploded in a huge fireball moments later. Orbital Sciences stock was down 12. ...


Sheriff: 2 shot at NC courthouse, gunman caught

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:34

Crime scene investigator Larry Bryant with the Nash Co. Sheriff's Dept. gathers evidence from the courthouse steps after two people were shot in front of the Nash Co. Courthouse in Nashville, N.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. A manhunt involving helicopters and dozens of armed officers patrolling a nearby highway was underway for two men who Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins said fled in a white car. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward)NASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A gunman opened fire on two men in front of the courthouse in this small North Carolina town on Tuesday, sending panicked lunchtime shoppers ducking into shops along the normally quiet main drag.


UN investigator cautious on North Korea engagement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:34
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. human rights investigator said Tuesday that he was surprised and gratified that North Korean officials raised the possibility of allowing him to visit their country, but the prospect of such a trip remains deeply uncertain because of demands the North Koreans made in exchange.

Connecticut father sues after Ebola fears keep daughter from school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:31
By David Ingram and Richard Weizel MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A father sued a Connecticut elementary school on Tuesday, saying his 7-year-old daughter was discriminated against and banned from school for 21 days based on irrational fears of Ebola because she attended a wedding in Nigeria. Stephen Opayemi filed the lawsuit in federal court in New Haven, Connecticut. He asked a judge to order the schools in Milford, Connecticut, to immediately permit his daughter to return to her third-grade class. ...

California shooting suspects arraigned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:30

Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte is seen in this undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Monroy-Bracamonte is accused in a shooting rampage that left two sheriff's deputies in Northern California dead and a motorist seriously wounded. He was living in the United States illegally, had been convicted in Arizona for selling drugs and twice deported to Mexico. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors filed murder charges Tuesday against two Utah residents in the slayings of two California sheriff's deputies during a shooting rampage that also left a motorist and third deputy wounded.


US wants supervised release for ex-police officer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:26

FILE - In a Tuesday, July 1, 2014 file photo, GIlberto Valle, center, acquitted in a conspiracy to kidnap, kill and eat women, makes a statement to the media as he leaves Manhattan federal court in New York. Prosecutors said in a pre-sentencing memorandum filed Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, that one year of supervised release is sufficient for Valle’s conviction for unlawfully accessing a federal database. Valle will be sentenced next week. Valle's mother, Elizabeth Valle is at right. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say they want supervised release with strict rules for an ex-policeman acquitted in a conspiracy to kidnap, kill and eat women and they aren't seeking to send him back to prison — at least not yet.


Human remains found as workers dig for pool in Riverton, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:23

Human remains found as workers dig for pool in Riverton, New JerseyThe Burlington County Prosecutor's Office is investigating after human remains were found by workers digging for a pool in Riverton, New Jersey.


CB West head coach issues statement prior to meeting on alleged hazing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:22

CB West head coach issues statement prior to meeting on alleged hazingCentral Bucks West High School head football coach Brian Hensel released a statement hours before a meeting was to take place at the school concerning the hazing allegations that canceled the football season.


Appeal heard in racing great murder case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:18

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2007, file photo, Michael Goodwin looks at the jury as the verdict is read by the judge in Pasadena, Calif. A lawyer for Goodwin convicted of murdering auto racing great Mickey Thompson and his wife urged a California appellate court panel on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, to overcome distaste for defendant Goodwin and reverse his case. (AP Photo/Francine Orr, Pool, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for a man convicted of murdering auto racing great Mickey Thompson and his wife urged a California appellate court panel on Tuesday to overcome distaste for defendant Michael Goodwin and reverse his case.


Exclusive: DOT looks at Delta's actions on Atlanta-area airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:15

Two delta Airlines jets sit at their gates at the Lambert - St. Louis International AirportBy Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Transportation said on Tuesday it is looking into a complaint that Delta Airlines Inc used "unfair and deceptive practices" to block development of a second major airport near Atlanta. The agency's action comes in response to a complaint filed by county commissioners and a private group trying to develop commercial air service at Silver Comet Field, a small airport about 40 miles from Atlanta. The DOT also received a letter opposing the plan from newly elected county commissioners due to take office in January. ...


Maine prepared to enforce 'voluntary' quarantine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:14

This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Health officials said Tuesday they're prepared to legally enforce the state's "voluntary" quarantine on health care workers who've treated Ebola patients.


Mystic Island recovers 2 years after Sandy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:13

Mystic Island recovers 2 years after SandyOn any street in Mystic Island you can hear workmen hammering. It's the sound of progress.


Suspect in North Carolina courthouse shooting apprehended

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:13
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A man suspected of shooting and wounding two people in front of a courthouse on Tuesday in North Carolina has been apprehended, the local police chief said. The Nashville Police Department identified the suspect as Ontarious Montre Lewis, 23, who authorities said fled the scene after leaving two men with wounds that do not appear to be life-threatening. One of the victims was shot in the back and another was shot in the leg and hand in an incident that appeared to be targeted, Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins told a news conference. ...

Suspicious cyber activity at White House detected, addressed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:57

The White House is seen with the Washington Monument behind it and the Jefferson Memorial in WashingtonBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Suspicious cyber activity has been detected on the computer network used by the White House and measures have been taken to address it, a White House official disclosed on Tuesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, would not say who might have been responsible for the activity on what was described as an unclassified computer network used by employees of the Executive Office of the President. "In the course of assessing recent threats we identified activity of concern on the unclassified EOP network. ...


Cyber breaches put 18.5 million Californians' data at risk in 2013: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:44

Attorney General Harris speaks at the 2014 California Democrats State Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los AngelesBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cyber intrusions and other data breaches put the personal records of 18.5 million Californians, nearly half the state's population, at risk in 2013, a seven-fold increase over the year before, the state attorney general reported on Tuesday. The number of data breaches reported by companies and government entities increased 28 percent, from 131 in 2012 to 167 last year, more than half of them, or 53 percent, caused by cyber incursions such as computer hacking and malware, the report said. ...


FBI says it faked AP story to catch bomb suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:41

FBI buildingSEATTLE (AP) — The FBI is confirming it faked an Associated Press story to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007.


US to increase security at some federal buildings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a "precautionary step."

Ebola nurse on defensive gets call from Obama

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:32

Amber Vinson, 29, the Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola, right, embraces Emory University Hospital epidemiologist Dr. Bruce Ribner, as she leaves a press conference after being discharged from the hospital, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Atlanta. Vinson worked as a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who died of Ebola at the hospital on Oct. 8. Vinson was one of two nurses who became infected while caring for Duncan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:30
CAPE CANVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Commercial space station supply ship rocket explodes after liftoff at Virginia launch site.