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Lawmaker: New York jail heath care needs oversight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:57
NEW YORK (AP) — A city councilman on Monday said he will hold an oversight hearing this year to examine health care services at Rikers Island and other city jails, where documents obtained by The Associated Press raised troubling questions about quality and timeliness of care in more than a dozen inmate deaths since 2009.

Sheriff: School shooter invited victims to lunch

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:50

A sign bearing the Oct. 24, 2014 date of a shooting in the cafeteria of Marysville Pilchuck High School is shown Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 as part of a growing memorial on a fence around the school in Marysville, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators said Monday.


Nurse quarantined in NJ for Ebola concerns being released

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:48

Nurse quarantined in NJ for Ebola concerns being releasedNew Jersey officials say a nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa with Ebola patients is being released.


Washington state high school gunman invited victims to cafeteria: sheriff's office

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:46

Two girls hug at Shoultes Gospel Hall church where families are reuniting after an active shooter situation at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, WashingtonSEATTLE (Reuters) - The gunman in a Washington state high school shooting rampage had arranged for the victims to meet at the cafeteria at lunch, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said on Monday. "A witness confirms that the five victims were seated at the table when the shooter opened fire, striking the victims before turning the gun on himself," the sheriff's department said in a statement. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)


One in six female MIT students a victim of sexual assault -survey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:41
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - One in six female undergraduates at Massachusetts Institute of Technology who responded to a survey has been sexually assaulted, but fewer than 5 percent reported a sex crime, MIT said. Five percent of female undergraduates said they had been raped and one in five knew a perpetrator of unwanted sexual behavior, according to the MIT poll, which had a response rate of 35 percent from undergraduate and graduate students. "Sexual assault violates our core MIT values. ...

Woman sentenced to 25 years in kidnapping of Wisconsin baby

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:34
(Reuters) - A woman who faked a pregnancy, kidnapped her infant nephew from his Wisconsin home, and left him alone in frigid temperatures last winter was sentenced on Monday to 25 years in federal prison, according to court records. Kristen Smith, 31, of Aurora, Colorado, had been found guilty last July of kidnapping by a federal jury in Wisconsin. She left the infant, Kayden Powell, who was less than a week old, wrapped in blankets in a tote bag 200 miles (320 km) away from his home in Beloit last February. He was found alive and well a day later behind a gas station in Iowa. ...

OSHA issues 2 citations after Reno museum fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:31
A science museum was issued two citations after a tornado demonstration led to a flash fire that injured 13 people, a Nevada state official said Monday.

10 Cuban migrants found near Miami, 3 missing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:22

Chief of Miami-Dade Air Resue Antonio Hernandez, right, talks to reporters during a news conference as U.S. Coast Guard commander Respond Sector Chief Richard Hartley, left, looks on, in Miami, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. In total, ten Cuban migrants have been found and three more remain unaccounted for in the waters off Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)MIAMI (AP) — A raft carrying Cuban migrants broke apart a few miles from Miami, leaving survivors clinging to debris for hours in the night. Ten were rescued or managed to swim to shore while three remained missing Monday afternoon.


No verdict in Tsarnaev friend trial after 5 days

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:21
BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have ended a fifth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

User growth, outlook hit Twitter stock after-hours

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:18

FILE - This Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, file photo shows a Twitter app on an iPhone screen, in New York. Twitter reports quarterly financial results on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's third-quarter revenue outpaced expectations, but investors concerned about user growth and holiday-quarter revenue clipped the company's stock price late Monday.


Ancient shipwreck discovered near Aeolian Islands

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:17

In this undated photograph provided by Global Underwater Explorers, divers illuminate Greco-Roman artifacts of a ship that sunk during the Punic Wars between 218-201 B.C., in the Mediterranean Sea, off the Aeolian Island of Panarea near Italy. The technical divers, trained in Florida's labyrinth of underwater caves, descended 410 feet to the wreck site to retrieve many of the ancient artifacts. (AP Photo/GUE, Ingemar Lundgren)GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The divers descended 410 feet into dark Mediterranean waters off Italy, their lights revealing the skeleton of a ship that sank thousands of years ago when Rome was a world power. A sea-crusted anchor rested on a rock. The ship's cargo lay scattered amid piles of terra cotta jars, called amphora.


AccuWeather: Pleasant Today, Very Warm Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:16

 Weather WhiplashMeteorologist David Murphy says cooler air returns during the second half of the work week, along with some showers.


Colorado man vanishes during NFL game in Denver

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:07
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Police are searching for a 53-year-old man who vanished from his seat during halftime of a National Football League game in Denver he was attending last week with his son and some friends, officials said on Monday. Paul Kitterman has not been seen since the Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game at Sports Authority Field last Thursday, Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson said. “We have detectives working on the case, but nothing so far indicates that foul play is involved,” Jackson said. ...

Pennsylvania justice named in email pornography probe retires

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:05
By Laila Kearney (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice embroiled in an email pornography scandal and accused of other workplace misconduct retired on Monday, days after he was suspended from his job, court officials said. Justice Seamus McCaffery, who served for nearly seven years, was named in a review this month by the court's chief justice as exchanging hundreds of pornographic emails with lawyers in the Pennsylvania attorney general's office. ...

Apple CEO challenges home state on LGBT rights

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:02

Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook waves at the crowd after he is honored by the Alabama Academy of Honor at the Alabama state Capitol Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. In his speech Cook is challenging his home state of Alabama to do more to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama was too slow to guarantee the rights of minorities during the civil rights era, and now it's too slow to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday in challenging his home state to do better.


Family of Autumn Pasquale sues law enforcement agencies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:02

Family of Autumn Pasquale sues law enforcement agenciesThe family of a New Jersey girl who was strangled by a teenage boy two years ago is suing several law enforcement agencies.


Houston man shot in face trying to grab gun from three-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:02
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Houston-area man was in critical condition after being shot in the face when he tried to take a loaded pistol away from a 3-year-old boy, police said on Monday. Patrick Sanders, 20, was sleeping on the couch when the gun slipped out of his pants on to the floor in the incident that took place on Saturday in a Houston apartment. The child then handled the gun and Sanders tried to grab it from the toddler, police said. "At that time, the gun went off and Sanders was shot in the face. The child was not injured," Houston Police said in a statement. ...

Colorado man disappears during Denver Broncos game

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:02

In this Oct. 2014 police missing person police flyer, made available by the Denver Police Department, Paul Kitterman, a fan who went missing from the Oct. 23, 2014 Broncos game, is pictured. Friends and family of Kitterman are asking the public for help finding him. They say the 53-year-old was last seen leaving his seat at halftime during the Denver-San Diego night game at Sports Authority Field. Kitterman was at the game with his son, friend Tia Bakke, and her boyfriend. (AP Photo/Denver Police Department)DENVER (AP) — Relatives of a Broncos fan who went missing during last week's game are wondering how a man with no known health or personal problems could seem to vanish without a trace.


One man facing murder, kidnapping and robbery charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:57

One man facing murder, kidnapping and robbery chargesBank robbery, kidnapping, and now murder - all crimes, police say, were committed by one man - Dion Jordan.


UN investigator, banned by Iran, not fazed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:51
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations special investigator on Iran is not fazed by a senior official's announcement that he is banned from the country, saying on Monday, "He loves banning me."