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Amber Alert issued for 5-year-old girl in Trenton car theft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:22

5-year-old girl found safe, Amber Alert canceledNew Jersey State Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing girl who was inside a vehicle when it was reportedly stolen Tuesday night.


CDC acknowledges it could have done more on Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:14

Nina PhamFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The nation's top disease-fighting agency acknowledged Tuesday that federal health experts failed to do all they should have done to prevent Ebola from spreading from a Liberian man who died last week in Texas to the nurse who treated him.


Amber Alert issued for 5-year-old girl in Trenton carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:11

5-year-old girl found safe, Amber Alert canceledNew Jersey State Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing girl who was inside a vehicle when it was reportedly carjacked Tuesday night.


Police: Vehicle carjacked with 5-year-old girl inside in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:57

5-year-old girl found safe, Amber Alert canceledTrenton police are searching for a missing girl who was inside a vehicle when it was reportedly carjacked Tuesday night.


Ebola fears expected to impact China trade fair

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:51
BEIJING (AP) — Organizers say concern about the spread of the Ebola virus is expected to impact attendance at China's largest international trade fair, which kicks off Wednesday.

Passenger arrested in Hawaii-Japan flight assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:16
HONOLULU (AP) — A Japan Airlines flight had to return to Honolulu after a male passenger sexually assaulted a female passenger in the airplane's bathroom, the FBI said.

David Greenglass of Rosenberg spying case dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:07

FILE - In this April 26, 1956, file photo, David Greenglass sits beside Deputy U.S. Marshal Joseph Oreto, left, at the Senate Internal Security in Washington. The former Army sergeant and Los Alamos bomb project employee, whose testimony led to the conviction and execution of his sister, Ethel Rosenberg and brother-in-law, Julius Rosenberg, died on July 1. He was 92. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File)NEW YORK (AP) — David Greenglass, who served 10 years in prison for his role in the most explosive atomic spying case of the Cold War and gave testimony that sent his brother-in-law and sister, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, to the electric chair in 1953, has died at 92.


Alaska's 1st known gay marriage in Arctic town

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:06
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A remote outpost on Alaska's Arctic Coast where people are used to doing their own thing has applied that independent streak to gay marriage.

Feminist blogger Sarkeesian cancels Utah speech after threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:05
(Reuters) - A Canadian-American feminist, media critic and blogger has canceled a speech she was due to give at Utah State University after an email threat was sent to the school, the university said late on Tuesday. Anita Sarkeesian, who has drawn headlines with a campaign to raise money for a project to explore female stereotypes in video games, had been due to speak on that subject on Wednesday at USU's Taggart Student Center in Logan. The university said in a statement, however, that a number of its staff received an email containing threats to Sarkeesian and those who planned to attend. ...

Man indicted in shooting of Navajo police officer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:04
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A man has been indicted in the shooting of a Navajo Nation police officer in a small reservation community where a tribal officer was killed three years ago in the line of duty.

Man gets death in slayings of baby and grandmother

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:02
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man who said he'd rather accept the death penalty than sit through arguments over his fate after being convicted of killing a baby and her grandmother has been sentenced to die.

U.S. health workers rally for Dallas nurse with Ebola, students pray

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:55
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. health workers have joined social media campaigns in the past few days to support a Texas nurse who became the first person infected with Ebola in the United States, which she contracted caring for a dying African patient at a Dallas hospital. The nurse, Nina Pham, 26, was diagnosed over the weekend and is in an isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where she worked. Her illness has raised questions about whether a lapse in infectious disease protocols was behind her becoming infected. ...

Police: 2 park rangers stabbed on Boston Common

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:46
BOSTON (AP) — A homeless man has been arrested Tuesday in what police say was the unprovoked stabbing of two park rangers on Boston Common, the beloved park in the heart of city.

Boyz II Men return to Philly high school for show

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:34

Boyz II Men return to Philly high school for showMembers of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men returned to their roots Tuesday with a concert at their old stomping grounds - a performing arts high school they remember being just like the TV show "Fame."


Family of homeless preacher awarded $4.6 million in Denver jail death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:30
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The family of a homeless street preacher who died in a Denver county jail was awarded $4.6 million on Tuesday by a federal jury who found five sheriff's deputies used excessive force to subdue the U.S. Army veteran. Marvin Booker, 56, died after an altercation with officers as he was being booked into the jail on a drug warrant in July 2010, according to a lawsuit filed by his relatives in U.S. District Court. ...

Lawsuit: Pastor knew he had AIDS, had affairs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:27

The sun and clouds are reflected off a glass on the entrance of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church where a portrait of pastor Juan D. McFarland hangs on the wall on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. Montgomery attorney, Julian McPhillips announced that he filed a lawsuit Tuesday against longtime pastor Juan D. McFarland.The Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church wants to remove McFarland after being accused of having sex with the congregation members while infected with AIDS. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — After listening to his sermons for 24 years, parishioners of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church probably thought they knew the Rev. Juan D. McFarland.


Storm strengthening to hurricane heads for Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:26

00 AM EDT shows a large occluded low pressure system over western Canada producing rain for much of the Pacific Northwest. Mostly clear skies for the rest of the West due to a dominant high pressure system over the Rocky Mountains. Tropical Storm Ana is slowly developing to the southeast of Hawaii. (AP Photo/NOAA via Weather Underground)HONOLULU (AP) — Tropical Storm Ana is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane this week as it moves toward the southern edge of Hawaii's Big Island, which was hit by a destructive tropical storm two months ago, meteorologists said Tuesday.


Coast Guard searches for missing jet skier

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:25

Coast Guard searches for missing jet skierA US Coast Guard helicopter and rescue boats are searching the back bays between Stone Harbor and Wildwood for a missing jet skier.


Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:23

Protesters carry signs during an abortion rights march in AustinBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked certain restrictions on abortion contained in a Texas state law that abortion rights groups said would have forced all but a handful of clinics to shut down in the state of 26 million people. The high court granted a request filed by abortion rights groups that puts on hold parts of a federal appeals court decision that had allowed the law to go into effect. The brief court order said that requirements that clinics have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries could not go into effect pending appeal. ...


LA Times sues OC Register over delivery fees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:13
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Times filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Orange County Register over what the Times says is breach of contract and failure to pay more than $2 million in delivery fees.