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Firefighter injured during Fox Chase blaze

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:22

Firefighter injured during Fox Chase blazeA firefighter suffered smoke inhalation battling a blaze in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia.

Training on tap for NY officers after chokehold

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:17
NEW YORK (AP) — New York police officers will get three days of annual training on how to properly use force following the chokehold death of an unarmed man this summer, Commissioner William Bratton said Monday.

Officer fires gun to quell West Philadelphia fight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:15

Officer fires gun to quell West Philadelphia fightPolice say it took a warning shot from an officer's gun to quell a violent altercation between two men in West Philadelphia.

U.S. report rips Boeing, Raytheon quality controls on missile defense

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:13
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's internal watchdog on Monday said it found numerous quality control problems during an investigation of the troubled "kill vehicle", or warhead, built by Raytheon Co for the Boeing Co-led U.S. In the report, the Pentagon's inspector general said quality standards were not met in 48 specific cases, involving issues that ranged from software testing, supply chain requirements and management of design changes that made the kill vehicle "suspectible to quality assurance failures." It said the U.S.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:08
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

Pilot killed at air show where 11 died in 2011

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:07
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pilot died in a plane crash Monday while attempting to qualify for the Reno National Championship Air Races, the same event where a wreck in 2011 killed a pilot and 10 spectators on the ground.

Lawyer: DNA evidence links inmate to 1976 killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:04

Cathy Woods, right, who has been imprisoned for more than 30 years, smiles with her lawyers in Washoe District court in Reno, Nev. on Sept. 8, 2014, where she was granted a new trial based on recently evaluated DNA evidence that her lawyer said ties an Oregon prison inmate to the 1976 slaying of a Reno student and two killings in California. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Andy Barron) NO SALES; NEVADA APPEAL OUT; SOUTH RENO WEEKLY OUTRENO, Nev. (AP) — A woman who has been in prison for more than 30 years for a Nevada killing was granted a new trial Monday based on recently discovered DNA evidence that her lawyer said ties an Oregon prison inmate to the 1976 slaying of a Reno student and two killings in California.

Search resumes for mountain lion that attacked boy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:03
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities in Northern California will resume searching for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy.

California school slaying suspect indicted

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:56
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted a man accused of killing seven people at a small Northern California Christian college.

Court hears arguments over gay marriage's impact

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:52

In this Aug. 27, 2014 photo, Tara Newberry, second from left, reads to son Evan Newberry as Tara's partner Adele Newberry reads to their daughter Emily Newberry at their home in Las Vegas. The couple are plaintiffs in a case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn Nevada's gay marriage ban. (AP Photo/John Locher)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court in San Francisco waded again into the debate over the constitutionality of gay marriage, with attorneys for both sides arguing over whether legalizing it would harm children.

City to become first in Mississippi to grant same-sex spouse benefits: report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:47
The Mississippi city of Starkville will become the first in the right-leaning state to extend benefits to same-sex partners of its employees, according to local media reports. Starkville, a city of 24,000 residents that is home to Mississippi State University, in January became the first Mississippi city to adopt a resolution affirming the value of all citizens, in response to a state religious freedom bill - now a law - that critics say legalizes discrimination against gays and others. The benefits extended to same-sex spouses of Starkville city workers, announced on Friday, include health insurance, the Clarion-Ledger newspaper reported the Human Rights Campaign, a Washington, D.C.-based gay rights group, as saying. Mississippi is among 31 U.S.

Judge refuses to dismiss newspaper lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:45

FILE - In this June 16, 2014, file photo, the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News newspaper boxes await customers, in Salt Lake City. A federal judge will consider a request Monda, Sept. 8, 2014, from Salt Lake City's two daily newspapers to dismiss a lawsuit challenging their joint-operating agreement. U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups will hear arguments Monday but it's unclear when he will rule on the issue. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit challenging a joint-operating agreement between Salt Lake City's two daily newspapers will proceed after a federal judge on Monday refused to dismiss the case.

University of Miami's Donna Shalala, former Clinton official, to step down

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:22
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - University of Miami President Donna Shalala, a former Clinton administration official who was considered a major catch by the school when she joined in 2001, said on Monday she plans to step down at the end of the academic year. Shalala, 73, took over at Miami's top private university after serving as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services for eight years under President Bill Clinton, longer than any other person has held the post. While the announcement came as a surprise, Shalala said she felt she had accomplished her mission of securing Miami's place "as the next great American research university," according to a statement on the university's website.

PHOTOS: Apple's announcement will be...

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:18

 Apple's announcement will be...We asked Action News viewers what they think Apple's big announcement will be on Tuesday, September 9th.

Will Apple finally reveal its next big thing?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:17

Will Apple finally reveal its next big thing?Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.

Release of U.S. Senate CIA 'torture' report still on hold

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:04
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The public release of a long-awaited U.S. Senate report detailing the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could be held up for weeks as the Senate Intelligence Committee and Obama administration negotiate what material can be included in the document, the committee's chairwoman said on Monday. The committee had hoped to release its 600-page summary of the report on the Central Intelligence Agency's use of tactics many label as "torture" before Congress left for its August recess, a target that was pushed to September as discussions continued. On Monday, as Congress returned from its five-week break, Senator Dianne Feinstein said the document would not be released this week, and might not come out before lawmakers leave later this month to campaign for the Nov. 4 congressional elections.

U.S. air marshal in Texas hospital after syringe attack in Nigeria

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:02
The marshal was attacked on Sunday at the airport in Lagos and given an on-scene screening by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before boarding a United Airlines flight to Houston that landed on Monday, it said. "The victim did not exhibit any signs of illness during the flight and was transported to a hospital upon landing for further testing.

Oklahoma to draft new execution protocols in next two weeks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:59
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma plans to have new execution protocols written within the next two weeks to correct for shortcomings exposed in a report last week about the troubled execution of a convicted murderer, officials said on Monday. The prisons department aims to have all the recommendations made in the report in place and ready for the next Oklahoma execution, scheduled for November, Department of Corrections Director Robert Patton told reporters. ...

Screening woes delay revelers leaving Bud Light event in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:54
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Charter airline passengers leaving a weekend festival in a Colorado mountain town promoting Bud Light beer suffered long delays after a screening breakdown by a private security firm, officials said on Monday. The "Whatever USA" promotional event, sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, went smoothly until the 1,000 revelers flown in for the promotional event tried to depart Crested Butte on Sunday. Crested Butte is a former mining town turned ski resort of about 1,500 people located about 125 miles northwest of Denver. ...

U.S. government spending bill to contain new funds to fight Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:51

Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout colorized transmission electron micrographBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to extend U.S. Speaking to reporters, Rogers said that he was reviewing the Obama administration's request for additional funds for efforts to fight the deadly virus, but declined to say whether the full amount would be granted. "We're looking at the numbers now." The Obama administration has requested an additional $88 million to fight Ebola as part of the spending bill, including $58 million to speed production of the ZMapp experimental antiviral drug and two Ebola vaccine candidates. The request also contains $30 million for additional staff at the Centers for Disease Control to coordinate the response to the epidemic.