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NC could join list of states allowing guns at fair

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:22

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2005 file photo, McKnight Concessions employee Chris Murphy, left, tries to entice customers to play the Hoop Shot basketball game at the North Carolina State Fair, in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina could join a small number of states that allow concealed weapons at its State Fair when a judge hears a legal challenge to a policy banning all weapons at the annual event that starts this week. The gun-rights group Grass Roots North Carolina argues that a recent change in law makes the ban on guns illegal, and a legal scholar agrees that they have a strong argument going into their hearing Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/News & Observer, Sher Stoneman)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina could join a small number of states that allow concealed handguns at state fairs when a judge considers a legal challenge to the ban on firearms at the annual event.


Couples rush to wed as NC gay marriage ban dumped

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:18

Partners Amy Litton, left, and Tonya Edge embrace each other after an announcement that there will be no marriages performed at the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh, N.C. on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. U.S. District Judge William Osteen signed an order late Friday afternoon that pushed to next week the decision on whether to nullify the definition of marriage in the North Carolina Constitution that restricts unions to a man and a woman. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Minutes after a federal judge in Asheville struck down North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriages, Amy Cantrell and Lauren White rushed out of a county office with their newly printed marriage license and exchanged vows on the front steps, their two children in tow.


Teen falls to death into gorge at New York park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:09
MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has died in a 200-foot fall into a gorge at a state park in upstate New York.

Ebola patient displayed symptoms at first ER visit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:09

Josephus Weeks, nephew of ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan who died earlier this week in Dallas, looks through hundreds of pages of medical documents in a hotel room Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Kannapolis, N.C. Duncan's temperature spiked to 103 degrees during the hours of his initial visit to an emergency room; a fever that was flagged with an exclamation point in the hospital's record-keeping system, his medical records show. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)DALLAS (AP) — The man said he'd recently traveled from West Africa, was in severe pain — rating it an eight on a scale of 10 — and had a fever that spiked to 103 degrees, enough to be flagged with an exclamation point in the hospital's record-keeping system.


Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 22:45

Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace PrizeMalala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work for children's rights.


Police: $50,000 in stolen goods used to run makeshift Rite Aid

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 22:42

 $50,000 in stolen goods used to run makeshift Rite AidNearly $50,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from a Rite Aid warehouse in Bucks County and police say the stolen goods were used to run a makeshift store in the basement of a home.


States accept greater burden for port improvements

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 22:28

Georgia Department of Transportation commissioner Keith Golden, center, Georgia Port Authority executive director Curtis Foltz, right, and Col. Thomas Tickner, with U.S. Army Corp of Engineers sign a cost-sharing agreement for the Savannah Harbor Expansionas as Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, left rear, Gov. Nathan Deal, center rear, and and Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., look on Project at the Home Depot Direct Fulillment Center Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Locust Grove , Ga. The expansion will allow larger ships to use the port. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — As Georgia and South Carolina reached milestones this week in their efforts to deepen waterways so that giant cargo ships can reach their busy seaports, officials in both states showed they're willing to shoulder more of the financial burden for federal construction projects costing more than a half-billion dollars apiece.


Couples rush to wed as NC gay marriage ban dumped

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 22:27

Partners Amy Litton, left, and Tonya Edge embrace each other after an announcement that there will be no marriages performed at the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh, N.C. on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. U.S. District Judge William Osteen signed an order late Friday afternoon that pushed to next week the decision on whether to nullify the definition of marriage in the North Carolina Constitution that restricts unions to a man and a woman. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Minutes after a federal judge in Asheville struck down North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriages, Amy Cantrell and Lauren White rushed out of a county office with their newly printed marriage license and exchanged vows on the front steps, their two children in tow.


Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 22:23

Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may dropDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers' efforts to sterilize their operations. And as pigs' numbers increase, sticker shock on things like bacon should ease.


VIDEO: Child falls into Jaguar exhibit at Arkansas zoo

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 22:12

 Child falls into Jaguar exhibit at Arkansas zooThe big cats closed in on the boy, but quick thinking saved his life.


New $3.7B gas line proposed for Ala., Ga., Fla.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 21:21
ATLANTA (AP) — A proposal to build a $3.7 billion pipeline carrying natural gas from Alabama into Florida is raising protests from Georgia landowners.

Warner says he's finding his role in US Senate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 21:11
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sen. Mark Warner doesn't often sound like he's working at his dream job.

Woman who forced kids to drink bleach committed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 20:45
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to forcing her two children to drink bleach will spend at least five years in a state psychiatric hospital.

Firefighter injured in Gloucester Co. blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 20:28

Firefighter injured in Gloucester Co. blazeOfficials say a firefighter was injured during a house blaze in Clayton, New Jersey early Saturday morning.


Man shot outside West Philadelphia grocery store

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 19:29

Man shot outside West Philadelphia grocery storePolice say an unidentified man was shot several times outside a grocery store in West Philadelphia Friday night.


Cities, states scramble after Dallas's Ebola missteps expose planning gaps

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 19:08

A worker in a hazardous material suit removes the contents of the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in DallasBy Sharon Begley and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs. Officials acknowledge they need to do more. ...


Cities, states scramble after Dallas's Ebola missteps expose planning gaps

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 19:08

A worker in a hazardous material suit removes the contents of the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in DallasBy Sharon Begley and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs. Officials acknowledge they need to do more. ...


Report says Colorado school shooter sought revenge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 18:56

Arapahoe County, Colo., Sheriff Dave Walcher answers questions after the release of new details from an investigation into a deadly shooting at Arapahoe High School last December during news conference in the sheriff's office in Centennial, Colo., on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Arapahoe High School student Karl Pierson fatally shot classmate Claire Davis and then himself in the attack on Dec. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The student who killed a classmate before taking his own life at a suburban Denver high school last year wrote in his diary that he was "a psychopath with a superiority complex," and he hoped that the attack would start a conversation about school bullying.


Flames damage hair salon in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 18:54

Flames damage hair salon in North PhiladelphiaOfficials say a fire damaged a hair salon in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Flames damage hair salon in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 18:54

Flames damage hair salon in North PhiladelphiaOfficials say a fire damaged a hair salon in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.