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13-year-old identified as mother of abandoned baby

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:45
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California say they have identified a 13-year-old girl as the mother of a newborn baby abandoned last week in a trash bin.

Protesters demonstrate in St. Louis area over police shootings of blacks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:44
By Fiona Ortiz FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Hundreds of people demonstrated in the pouring rain in the St. Louis area on Monday, staging a series of rolling protests in the latest show of anger over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager in August. Several demonstrators were arrested in protests at the Ferguson Police Department where protesters sang "We Shall Overcome," an anthem of the civil rights movement of half a century ago, and others chanted: "No justice, no peace." Protesters also attempted to shut down a street in front of Emerson Electric in St. ...

Veteran's stolen prosthetic leg found on subway train

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:44

Veteran's stolen prosthetic leg found on subway trainA stolen prosthetic leg, belonging to a well-known Philadelphia veteran, has been found by SEPTA police on a subway train.


No Ebola scare at Boston's Logan Airport: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:43
(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there was no Ebola scare at Boston's Logan Airport on Monday after concerns were raised when five passengers with flu-like symptoms were removed from a flight that landed there. "There was not an Ebola scare at Boston's Logan Airport," Shelly Diaz, a CDC spokeswoman, said. Emergency crews in protective gear removed the passengers from Emirates flight 237 after it had arrived from Dubai on Monday. (Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Californians fork over $533 million more in taxes than expected

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:42

California Governor Jerry Brown is seen after a news conference at Memoria y Tolerancia museum in Mexico CityBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California's recovering economy has generated tax revenues that are more than a half-billion dollars above estimates in the past three months, but the state still needs to take care not to overspend, Controller John Chiang said Monday. The additional income is welcome news in a state plagued until recently with chronic budget problems and facing what Democratic Governor Jerry Brown has dubbed a "wall of debt." "We are growing, but we have to keep close vigilance," Chiang said in an interview. ...


Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:41
(Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus, which causes fever and bleeding, has killed more than 4,000 people. Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms a previously unidentified hemorrhagic fever, which killed over 50 people in its southeastern Forest Region, is Ebola. Cases are also reported in the capital. March 30: Liberia reports two Ebola cases; suspected cases reported in Sierra Leone. ...

Sears lists swastika ring on website

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:36

Sears lists swastika ring on websiteSears is offering a big apology and pulling this item from its website - a sideways swastika ring for men.


Official: Oklahoma not ready for Nov. 13 execution

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:36

This Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the state does not have the drugs on hand or the medical staff prepared needed to carry out a Nov. 13 execution, and is requesting a delay until January. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general is seeking to delay three upcoming executions, including two set for next month, saying the state needs more time to obtain drugs and train staff on new lethal injection protocols put in place after an execution went awry in April.


Cornel West arrested in Ferguson protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:30
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say civil rights activist Cornel West was among 13 people arrested during a protest at Ferguson police headquarters.

Bear hunters will get cookbooks in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:29
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters who bring in a bear to be weighed in New Jersey once the season starts will receive a cookbook that includes such recipes as "bear on a satay stick" and "grilled bear loin with brown sugar paste" to remind them that the animals are edible.

Man charged with attacking officers in Medford

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:12

Man charged with attacking officers in MedfordA man is behind bars after a six hour standoff in Burlington County, New Jersey.


Route 3 reopens after crash in East Goshen, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:05

Route 3 reopens after crash in East Goshen, Pa.An accident shut down both lanes of West Chester Pike (Route 3) in East Goshen, Pennsylvania Monday morning.


1 dead, 1 injured in N.J.Turnpike crash in Woolwich Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:03

1 dead, 1 injured in N.J.Turnpike crash in Woolwich Twp.One person was killed and another was injured in a multi-vehicle crash on the New jersey Turnpike on early Monday morning.


Parents of Virginia student missing a month plead again for help

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:02

Hannah Graham in Charlottesville Police Dept. photo.(Reuters) - The parents of a University of Virginia student who has been missing for one month on Monday pleaded again for help in finding their daughter. Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old sophomore, was last seen on Sept. 13 in Charlottesville, Virginia, site of the university. Jesse Matthew Jr., 32, of Charlottesville, was the last person seen with her and has been charged in her disappearance. "It is heart-breaking for us that the person or persons who know where Hannah is have not come forward with that information," the parents, John and Sue Graham, said in a statement. ...


TV station, rector: 2nd Ebola patient is nurse, 26

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:39
DALLAS (AP) — Media reports and a church rector have identified the second Ebola patient in Texas as a 26-year-old nurse infected while caring for a man from Liberia.

Veteran reporter Kim Chandler hired by AP in Ala.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:34

Kim Chandler poses for a photo Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. Chandler, a veteran journalist who has covered politics in Alabama for more than a decade, is joining The Associated Press as a reporter in the Montgomery bureau. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Kim Chandler, a veteran journalist who has covered politics in Alabama for more than a decade, is joining The Associated Press as a reporter in the Montgomery bureau.


Should white mom be paid for brown baby mistake?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:34

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Jennifer Cramblett shows her daughter, Payton. Cramblett and her partner, Amanda Zinkon, are suing Midwest Sperm Bank after Jennifer became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as they had intended. (AP Photo/Jennifer Cramblett, File)What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby?


Officials say Bensalem dance studio fire was arson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:32

Officials say Bensalem dance studio fire was arsonA Bucks County business was badly damaged in a fire early Monday morning, and investigators say someone started the blaze on purpose.


Parents say hostage converted to Islam willingly

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:29
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of an Indiana aid worker threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group rejected suggestions that their son converted to Islam to save himself Monday, saying his interest in Eastern religions began long before he traveled to the Middle East.

Suspects aid New Orleans police with photos of selves shot with stolen phone

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:18

Police investigation photo of two robbery suspects in a New Orleans Police Department photoNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A pair of armed-robbery suspects in New Orleans have given police seeking their capture on Monday a helpful clue: pictures of themselves taken with one of their victim's cell phones and uploaded to her storage account. In one of the photos distributed by the police, the two suspects wearing blue shirts stand with a third male wearing white, as they each point a gun at the camera.The robbery occurred early on Friday morning in the Marigny neighborhood, adjacent to the storied French Quarter. ...