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Crozer-Chester Medical Center braces for possible nurses strike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:21

Crozer-Chester Medical Center braces for possible nurses strikeThe Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland, Delaware County is staring at the possibility of a strike with 600 nurses threatening to walk off the job on Sunday.


Air Force: 'So help me God' in oath is optional

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:21
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday.

Argentina peso sags to 15 a dollar on black market

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:20
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The value of Argentina's peso has hit its lowest level ever on the black market.

Enterovirus case confirmed in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:19

Enterovirus case confirmed in New JerseyFour children in the Philadelphia area have tested positive for enterovirus D68, according to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Pro-pot activists launch first U.S. 'Consume Responsibly' campaign

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:15

Cookies shaped like marijuana leafs are pictured at the Cannabis Carnivalus 4/20 event in SeattleBy Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Taking a cheeky jab at a New York Times columnist who had a bad experience with marijuana-infused candy on a visit to Colorado, pro-pot activists launched a campaign urging adults to "consume responsibly" in states where the drug is legal. The Marijuana Policy Project, the largest U.S. pot policy organization, opened the drive on Wednesday in Colorado, which, along with Washington state, allows recreational weed sales to adults under a highly regulated and taxed system. ...


It's personality versus policy in Iowa Senate race

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:13

This combo of 2014 file photos shows Iowa Democratic senatorial candidate, Rep. Bruce Braley, left, and Republican senatorial candidate State Sen. Joni Ernst. Iowa is a state with a relatively small number of veterans and no military bases, yet the hotly contested Senate race here is heavily focused on the military. The recent scandals surrounding veterans' health care and the air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq mean the troops are on people's minds. (AP Photo)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The race for Iowa's open Senate seat could be dubbed the Resume vs. the Personality.


Police reportedly close to solving 1975 case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:11
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say they are getting close to finding out who is responsible for the disappearance of two young sisters from Maryland nearly 40 years ago.

Correction: Police Shooting-Missouri-Timeline

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:11

Attorney General Eric Holder participates in closed door meeting with students at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — In stories before and on Aug. 25 about the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson, The Associated Press, relying on information from authorities, erroneously reported that Wilson had served two years as an officer in Jennings, Missouri, before serving for four years in Ferguson. Records show Wilson served almost two years in Jennings and just less than three years in Ferguson before the shooting.


Oklahoma deputy sheriff accused of sexual assault resigns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:10
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A deputy sheriff in Oklahoma resigned on Wednesday after being arrested for allegedly assaulting two women at a Tulsa County home, the third law enforcement official in the state accused of sex crimes in the past few weeks. The sheriff's deputy, Gerald Nuckolls, 26, was arrested on Tuesday night and was being held on charges of sexual assault and battery, Tulsa County Undersheriff Tim Albin told a news conference on Wednesday. Nuckolls was being held in jail on a $60,000 bond, Albin said. ...

Police: Homeless woman assaulted, ears almost severed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:10

 Homeless woman assaulted, ears almost severedPolice in South Jersey are searching for a criminal accused of savagely attacking a homeless woman in Camden.


Florida city wants to ban medical marijuana smoking in public

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:03
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A southwest Florida city took steps Wednesday to ban medical marijuana users from lighting up a joint in public if an amendment legalizing the drug's limited use statewide is approved by voters in November. "Just because one person has the right to get high doesn’t mean everyone around them has to get high,” said Ben Nelson, mayor of Bonita Springs 15 miles north of Naples on Florida's west coast. The Bonita Springs city council voted to begin drawing up an ordinance to ban the drug in public places, Nelson said. ...

Apple iOS 8 software bug affects health apps

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:55
NEW YORK (AP) — A bug in Apple's new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a highly touted feature for keeping track of fitness and health data.

Humana CEO: New competition curbs Obamacare plan prices

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:48
By Caroline Humer BOSTON (Reuters) - New competition between health insurers offering so-called Obamacare plans in 2015 is having an impact on the pricing of such coverage, based on a first look at proposed insurance premiums, the head of Humana Inc said on Wednesday. The state insurance exchanges offering coverage under the Affordable Care Act. President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law will begin enrolling customers for 2015 benefits in mid-November. ...

Judge won't release Colorado woman in terror case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:36
DENVER (AP) — A 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who pleaded guilty to trying to help the Islamic State militant group will remain in jail before her sentencing.

Amazon founder's firm to build new rocket engines

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches.

Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:22
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces.

PHOTOS: Suspects in attack on gay couple in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:19

 Suspects in attack on gay couple in Center CityAs many as 12 suspects are being sought for an attack on a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia.


Alaska residents to get $1,884 payout from oil royalty fund

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:16
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Nearly every Alaska resident will soon be $1,884 richer, thanks to an annual payout from an oil wealth trust fund that has been credited with keeping many low-income families out of poverty, state officials said on Wednesday. More than 640,000 Alaska residents will receive the payment from The Alaska Permanent Fund next month, which Department of Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell says is the third largest since the state began paying such sums in 1982 with a $1,000 check. ...

PHOTOS: Suspects in Center City gay couple attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:14

 Suspects in attack on gay couple in Center CityAs many as 12 suspects are being sought for an attack on a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia.


Taxi group seeks to stop Uber, Lyft in New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:11
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of taxi and limousine operators has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop ride-sharing services from operating in New Mexico.