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PHOTOS: Police respond to shootings in Ottawa

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 30 min ago

 Police respond to shootings in OttawaPhotos captured the chaos as gunfire erupted in and around the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa.

APNewsBreak: Child welfare agency settles lawsuits

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 33 min ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Five employees who had their names added to a child abuse registry as a form of discipline by Connecticut's child welfare agency will be taken off the list, union officials told The Associated Press.

University defends response to threat to speaker

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 39 min ago
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The president of Utah State University is responding to accusations that the institution acted irresponsibly after a threat against feminist speaker Anita Sarkeesian.

U.S. Secret Service blasted for sending agents to employee's house

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 41 min ago
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Government investigators faulted the Secret Service on Wednesday for pulling agents from their posts near the White House and sending them to the home of an agency employee involved in a private dispute in 2011. The report by the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security is another embarrassment for the Secret Service, which is responsible for guarding the president and his family. Julia Pierson resigned as director of the agency this month after a series of scandals. ...

A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 46 min ago

FILE - In this June 4, 2014 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A Republican majority would usher in major changes in committee leadership, with political opposites replacing the current Democratic chairmen and setting a markedly different agenda from the past eight years of Democratic control. The size of a Republican majority would determine committee ratios and budgets; more seats in the Senate translate into a greater advantage on the panels. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — If Republicans win the Senate, the Pentagon should brace for constant grilling from Sen. John McCain, who has found fault with nearly every aspect of President Barack Obama's national security policies.

Ottawa hospital says it treated 3 shooting victims

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 51 min ago

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's ParliamentA hospital says it has received three victims from the shootings in Canada's capital.

Cases of troubling NYC jail deaths deemed medical

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 53 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of documents obtained by The Associated Press raise serious questions about the quality and timeliness of care given to least 15 inmates who died over the past five years while being held at New York City's Rikers Island jail.

Vermont man guilty of luring, killing teacher

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 54 min ago

Allen Prue enters the courtroom in Vermont Superior Court, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Burlington, Vt. Prue was convicted Wednesday of luring prep-school teacher Melissa Jenkins out of her Vermont home under the guise of a broken down car, then killing her. (AP Photo/The Burlington Free Press, Glenn Russell, Pool)BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A part-time snowplow driver who told police he and his wife set out "to get a girl" was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and then killing her.

North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 55 min ago
WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.

Detroit can survive after bankruptcy but large risks loom: expert

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 57 min ago

A mural that reads "Detroit Lives!" is displayed on the side of a building in DetroitBy Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit's relatively fast move through municipal bankruptcy has resulted in costly creditor settlements and too little emphasis on fixing the city's broken operations, a restructuring expert testified in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday. Still, Martha Kopacz, who was appointed by Judge Steven Rhodes to assess the viability of Detroit’s plan to restructure $18 billion of debt and obligations, concluded the plan is feasible and that its underlying revenue and other assumptions are reasonable. ...

Dallas nurse's dog tests negative for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 5 min ago
DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola test for the quarantined King Charles Spaniel belonging to a Dallas nurse hospitalized with the virus has come back negative.

NJ man with heroin marked "Ebola" arrested

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 5 min ago

NJ man with heroin marked "Ebola" arrestedA Toms River man faces drug charges after police say he was in possession of heroin marked as "Ebola."

US Rep. Don Young apologizes after suicide comment

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 8 min ago
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Young has apologized after telling students at a high school where a child recently committed suicide that people kill themselves when there's a lack of support from family and friends.

Shots ring out at Canada's Parliament

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 9 min ago

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's ParliamentA gunman shot and wounded a Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital Wednesday, then entered Parliament, where numerous shots rang out, police and witnesses said.

Woman charged with false reports that led to Ebola screening

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 17 min ago

Woman charged with false reports that led to Ebola screeningA New Castle woman has been charged falsely reporting an incident 911 that led to an Ebola screening.

Florida kids slain by father said they feared mom

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 22 min ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Documents indicate that in the months before a Florida man shot his three children, killing two of them, his wife's drinking seemed to be tearing the family apart.

Dog of Ebola-infected Texas nurse tests negative for virus

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 23 min ago
DALLAS (Reuters) - The 1-year-old King Charles Spaniel belonging to a Dallas nurse infected with Ebola has tested free of the virus and will remain in isolation for the remainder of his 21-day monitoring period, the city of Dallas said on Wednesday. "Bentley is doing great! Turns out he likes butt rubs," Dallas spokeswoman Sana Syed wrote in a recent Tweet about the dog belonging to nurse Nina Pham, who is in good condition at a National Institutes of Health hospital in Maryland. ...

As virus spreads, insurers exclude Ebola from new policies

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 23 min ago
By Carolyn Cohn, Richa Naidu and Avik Das (Reuters) - As fear of Ebola infections spreads to developed economies, U.S. and British insurance companies have begun writing Ebola exclusions into standard policies to cover hospitals, event organizers and other businesses vulnerable to local disruptions. As a result, new policies and renewals will become costlier for companies opting to insure business travel to West Africa or to cover the risk of losses from quarantine shutdowns at home, industry officials told Reuters. ...

U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 23 min ago

Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipmentBy Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials unveiled new measures on Wednesday to carry out Ebola monitoring on anyone entering the country from the three nations at the center of a West African epidemic, increasing precautions to stop the spread of the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that beginning Monday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be directed to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms for 21 days, the period of incubation for the virus. ...

Hearing postponed for man suspected in 7 killings

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 24 min ago
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to even acknowledge his name to the judge Wednesday during his initial court appearance, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.