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Protesters block Broad Street ahead of SRC meeting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:25

Protesters block Broad Street ahead of SRC meetingProtesters have taken to the street in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia.


Jerry Springer hits the road for Ohio candidate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:25

Jerry Springer listens to state Sen. Nina Turner, center, the Democratic candidate for Ohio's secretary of state, at an early vote event Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Warren, Ohio. Springer, the former Cincinnati mayor and once named "Democrat of the Year" in Ohio, remains politically active in the swing state where he previously aspired to be governor. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An election fight is nothing compared with what Jerry Springer sees in his day job.


Philadelphia leaders hold meeting on Ebola preparedness

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:20

Philadelphia leaders hold meeting on Ebola preparednessPhiladelphia leaders spoke Thursday on preparing for the possibility of a case of Ebola in the city.


New York police talk down man who threatened to jump off building

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:19

A man threatening suicide sits on a building ledge in New York's Times Square areaBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police persuaded a man perched on the ledge of a building near Times Square to step back, after his threat to jump led to traffic being closed for nearly two hours on Thursday afternoon, officials said. The man, who was not identified, had sat down at the edge of the building overlooking the Madame Tussauds wax museum and other popular establishments, on 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, a spokesman with the New York City Police Department said. The structure houses businesses that include a hotel and restaurant. ...


President Obama authorizes National Guard, reserve call-up if needed for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:15

President Obama authorizes National Guard, reserve call-up if needed for EbolaPresident Barack Obama is authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


Interior secretary pushes for Congress to act

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:07

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell shakes hands with wilderness advocates before giving the keynote address during a national conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act in Albuquerque, N.M., on Oct. 16, 2014. Jewell said the Obama administration is willing to use its executive powers to designate more national monuments if Congress fails to take action on a dozen stalled conservation measures. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S Interior Secretary Sally Jewell vowed Thursday that the Obama administration will continue to use its executive powers to protect public lands until Congress takes action on a number of stalled conservation measures.


Iowa woman avoids life sentence in toddler's death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:06

File - In this Oct. 31, 2013 file photo provided by the Sioux County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office is day care provider Rochelle Sapp of Orange City, Iowa. Sapp is charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death in the October 2013 death of Autumn Elgersma. (AP Photo/Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, File)ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman admitted Thursday to causing the head injuries that killed a 3-year-old girl at her in-home day care, but avoided a life sentence under a plea agreement with prosecutors.


Montana decides to keep Yellowstone bison in state

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:06

FILE - In this April 24, 2012 file photo, a herd of bison are seen on the Fort Peck Reservation near Poplar, Mont. Montana wildlife officials have decided against shipping 145 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park to the Bronx zoo and other locations across the nation. Instead, the Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 to keep the animals in the state by relocating them to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana. State officials had recommended splitting the animals between the Fort Peck tribes, a New York-based wildlife consortium, Oklahoma’s Cherokee Nation and the state of Utah. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials decided Thursday against shipping 145 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park to the Bronx zoo and other locations across the nation, choosing to send them to an American Indian reservation within the state.


Plea deal in bus attack on gender-neutral teen

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:04
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California teenager accused of setting the clothing of a gender-neutral teen on fire on a transit bus has pleaded no contest to assault charges.

Pennsylvania legislature passes bill to limit inmate public statements

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:01
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Senate on Thursday sent to Governor Tom Corbett a bill that allows crime victims to sue to prevent inmates from making public statements that cause “mental anguish.” The Senate voted 37-11 to pass the "Revictimization Relief Act" after convicted cop killer and political activist inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal delivered the graduation address last week at Vermont's Goddard College in a speech recorded over prison telephone lines. ...

Man throws baseball bat at school bus in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:58

Man throws baseball bat at school bus in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a road rage incident involving a school bus in Northeast Philadelphia.


AP Photos: Training hospital workers for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:58

Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Chicago. With hospital workers increasingly in the spotlight of concern over the spread of the Ebola virus, the hospital held a training session for a team of medical professionals with expertise in intensive care and infection control. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — With hospital workers increasingly in the spotlight of concern over the spread of the Ebola virus, a Chicago hospital held a training session Thursday for a team of medical professionals with expertise in intensive care and infection control.


Hearing set in Nevada dog torture, killing case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:47

A half dozen animal rights activists protested Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, outside Reno Justice Court where Jason Brown, 24, was to appear later in the day at a status hearing on charges accusing him of torturing and killing several dogs in July. Leaders of Nevada Voters for Animals are urging the maximum punishment if Brown is convicted of all seven counts, which could total more than 20 years in prison. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner).RENO, Nev. (AP) — Animal rights activists rallied outside a courthouse before a judge set a preliminary hearing next month for a 24-year-old man accused of beheading and dismembering several dogs.


Apple shows off new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:44
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant's bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay, debuting Monday, will be the next thing you didn't know you needed — but now can't live without.

Police: Ky. teen sodomized in recorded assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:42
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a group of young men and teenagers sodomized a 15-year-old boy, critically injuring him in an attack that was recorded on video and shared among cellphones.

Portable fan blows up Florida governor's race

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:41

This video frame grab made available by CBS 4, shows a fan at the bottom of the lectern near Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist in Davie, Fla., Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014. The fan caused a delay in the gubernatorial debate between Crist and Governor Rick Scott, after the Scott campaign considered the fan a violation of the rules prohibiting the use of electronic devices. (AP Photo/CBS 4, Pool)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Florida governor's race was spinning wildly on Thursday, almost as fast as that electric fan former Gov. Charlie Crist insists on bringing along to campaign appearances.


APNewsBreak: Official being monitored for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:28
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas County's top public health epidemiologist confirmed Thursday that she spent time at Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan's bedside and that she is among those potentially exposed to the virus.

Authorities: Woman jumped with kids, killing 1

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:28
LYMAN, N.H. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman was charged with murder and assault after authorities said she jumped out a second-story window over the summer with her 4-month-old twins, killing her son and severely injuring her daughter.

NC man guilty of conspiring to support terrorists

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:25
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man faces up to 15 years in federal prison over plans to travel to either Syria or Yemen to join a jihadist group.

Eight New York hospitals designated to treat Ebola cases

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:18
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state is running surprise drills to prepare hospitals for possible Ebola patients and has designated eight medical centers to treat any cases of the disease diagnosed in the state, the governor said on Thursday. Governor Andrew Cuomo said authorities were erring on the side on caution in their preparations, and that the public's "anxiety is higher than the probability" of an Ebola outbreak in New York. ...