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Lake Michigan waves slam Chicago lakeshore

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:46

Manuel Hernandez takes video of high waves crashing into a break wall on the south shore of Lake Michigan, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Chicago. Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline. The waves slowed traffic along Lake Shore Drive and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline, sending water onto part of Lake Shore Drive. The waves slowed traffic and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction.


Seattle Pacific University lifts campus lockdown after gun threat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:41
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle Pacific University said on Friday its campus was on lockdown after a student received a threat of someone coming to the school with a gun, but lifted the order about an hour later and police arrested a woman who threatened a shooting rampage. Skagit County sheriff's deputies arrested a woman who police say sent a text message to a former boyfriend saying she would kill him and his friends and claimed to be on the campus at the time, the Seattle Police Department said in a statement. ...

UN resolution urges Myanmar to drop identity plan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:32
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."

Feminist Mormon says appeal against excommunication denied

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:32

Kelly talks to supporters before a vigil in Salt Lake CityBy Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - A feminist U.S. Mormon who was excommunicated after advocating for the ordination of women said on Friday her appeal against the ejection from her faith was denied by a panel of male Church leaders. Kate Kelly, founder of the website Ordain Women, was excommunicated in June after Church leaders deemed her actions and public statements to have violated the "laws and order" of the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and amounted to apostasy. ...


Seattle megachurch dissolves after founder resigns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:31
SEATTLE (AP) — Two weeks after lead Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll resigned amid questions about his leadership, the Seattle megachurch he founded announced Friday it was dissolving its network of branches across four states.

UN expresses 'deep outrage' at Islamic State group

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:29
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expressing its "deep outrage" at the killings, kidnapping, rapes and torture by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

UN expresses 'deep outrage' at Islamic State group

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:29
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expressing its "deep outrage" at the killings, kidnapping, rapes and torture by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Judge rejects strict limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:27
By Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions. Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day quarantine became a key battleground for the dispute between officials in some U.S. states who have imposed strict quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged West African countries and the federal government, which opposes such measures. ...

Federal charges appear unlikely in Ferguson police shooting: Washington Post

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:24

Woman walks by a memorial set up for Michael Brown in FergusonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager set off rioting in August, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The newspaper, citing law enforcement officials, said investigators had all but concluded there was not a sufficiently strong case to prove officer Darren Wilson violated the rights of 18-year-old Michael Brown when he killed him in the St. Louis suburb on Aug. 9. ...


Religious talk: Salem school bars church leader

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:20
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A church youth leader has been barred from volunteering at a Salem public school after a student said he was promoting Christianity and insulted her for being an atheist.

Bodies not yet recovered from site of Kansas airport plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:20

Smoke billows from a building at at Mid-Continent Airport shortly after a twin-turbo airplane crashed into a building killing several people including the pilot in Wichita KansasBy Alice Mannette WICHITA Kan. (Reuters) - The bodies of four people killed when a small twin-engine turboprop airplane crashed into a building at Wichita's airport remained in the smoldering ruins on Friday as federal officials investigated the crash, officials said. A demolition contractor has been called in to make sure the Flight Safety International building is stable enough for crews to remove the dead, Wichita city spokesman Dale Goter said. ...


Judge won't close hearing in Islamic State case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:12
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a government request to partially close a detention hearing for a 19-year-old suburban Chicago man who authorities say violated U.S. law by trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants.

2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:09

This Oct. 30, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava flow burning vegetation near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.


Man convicted of manslaughter in Florida marching band hazing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:02
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The ringleader of a beating ritual that led to the death of a Florida college marching band member was convicted on Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing, the first case to go to trial in an incident that drew national attention to hazing abuses. A jury convicted percussionist Dante Martin, 27, for his role in a November 2011 ritual involving the Florida A&M University's celebrated "Marching 100" band that led to the death of Robert Champion, a 26-year-old drum major. "Now he has to pay for what he has done. ...

Jury rules for ex-university official in lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:01
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania is not guilty of allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted students, a jury ruled Friday.

Halloween back on in Pa. town after Frein manhunt ends

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:55

Halloween back on in Pa. town after Frein manhunt endsTrick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers searched for the survivalist accused of killing a state trooper.


Police release recordings from school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:52
SEATTLE (AP) — Newly released police dispatch recordings from a deadly Washington state high school shooting reveal the difficulties law enforcement faced as they tried to secure a sprawling campus.

NTSB: Kansas plane drifted to left before crashing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:49

Map locates Wichita airport plane crash.;WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Six eyewitness have reported that a small plane drifted to the left side of the runway after taking off from a Kansas airport, then made a steep left bank before crashing into a flight training facility, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.


North Texas town voting on fracking ban

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:30
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Anti-fracking activists and campaigners backed by big oil and gas companies sparred outside of voting sites on the last day of early voting in a North Texas university town that's considering a ban on new permits for hydraulic fracturing.

3 California counties voting on fracking bans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:24
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Voters in three coastal California counties vote Tuesday on whether to ban fracking and other intensive oil production, even as slumping prices globally are leading companies to start to scale back on production.