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Next gay marriage fight: religious exemptions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:54
Alarmed by the broad expansion of same-sex marriage set in motion by the U.S. Supreme Court, religious conservatives are moving their fight to state legislatures — seeking exemptions that would allow some groups, companies and people with religious objections to refuse benefits or service for gay spouses.

Woman cut off, killed in crash on I-95 in Bensalem, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:51

Woman cut off, killed in crash on I-95 in Bensalem, police sayPolice say a sedan cut in front of 44-year-old Lisa DiMaio of Turnersville, NJ, forcing her to slam on the brakes. DiMaio lost control of the vehicle and was killed.


Police fear trooper's killer looking to repeat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:42
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Investigators fear the man suspected of killing one trooper and wounding a second is looking to strike again, the head of the Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday.

Court hears water dispute between Kansas, Nebraska

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday considered how to resolve a long-running legal fight between Kansas and Nebraska over the use of water from the Republican River.

Boy, 10, charged in killing of woman, 90, in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:30
By Joe McDonald EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A 10-year-old boy was held without bail on Tuesday after being charged as an adult in the killing of a 90-year-old woman who was held down with a walking stick and beaten at her caretaker's Pennsylvania home. The boy's grandfather was the caretaker for Helen Novak, and the incident took place on Oct. 11 at his Tyler Hill home, according to court documents. The boy, Tristen Kurilla, said he pinned Novak down on her bed with a walking stick on her throat and punched her “numerous times,” after she yelled at him, according to court papers. ...

Police: Golf cart plows into students, injuring 2

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:26
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police in California say two students suffered serious injuries when a special-needs student got into a golf cart at a local middle school and took off, plowing into a group of teenagers.

Supreme Court justices chew on teeth-whitening dispute

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:25

Visitors stand in line to watch arguments on the first day of the new term of the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court may have bitten off more than it can chew in a North Carolina case about whether the state dental board has the authority to regulate teeth-whitening services, with the justices appearing unsure how to rule. The legal battle was prompted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which decided that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners could be subject to antitrust claims because members of the profession it regulates also sit on the board. ...


U.S. should stump up billions to curb Central America migration: Perez

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:11

Guatemala's President Perez speaks during the 5th Esquipulas Forum in Guatemala CityBy Dave Graham and Sofia Menchu GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - The United States should provide billions of dollars to help Central American nations curb the flow of illegal migrants, Guatemalan President Otto Perez said, and his government warns the problem will get worse if Washington fails to help. Fleeing violence, trying to reach relatives already in the United States or seeking jobs, record numbers of child migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have been stopped at the southern U.S. border this year, causing widespread alarm. ...


Citigroup to exit 11 markets in restructuring

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:02

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014, file photo, a person walks past a Citibank location in Philadelphia. Citigroup reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup customers across Central America and parts of Eastern Europe will be looking for a new place to bank next year.


JPMorgan CEO says more to be done on cyberattacks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:58

FILE - In this June 13, 2012 file photo, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dimon on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 said that more coordination between businesses and government is needed to combat the rising threat of cyberattacks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase's CEO Jamie Dimon says that more coordination between businesses and government is needed to combat the rising threat of cyberattacks.


Two firefighters hurt in Tacony blaze

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:57

Two firefighters hurt in Tacony blazeTwo Philadelphia firefighters were hospitalized after fighting a fire in Tacony.


Former Charlotte, NC, mayor Cannon sentenced to nearly 4 years in federal corruption case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:56
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Charlotte, NC, mayor Cannon sentenced to nearly 4 years in federal corruption case .

AccuWeather: Summer Temperatures This Afternoon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:55

 Summer Temperatures This AfternoonMeteorologist David Murphy says it's warm again on Wednesday with gusty afternoon thunderstorms possible.


Too soon? How about not at all for Ebola Halloween

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:46

Too soon? How about not at all for Ebola HalloweenNo holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween.


Extremely malnourished dog discovered in Chester, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:44

Extremely malnourished dog discovered in Chester, Pa.A dog is being nursed back to health after being found extremely malnourished in Chester, Delaware County.


UN worker dies of Ebola in Germany

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:36

UN worker dies of Ebola in GermanyA United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures," a German hospital said Tuesday.


Greek bourse plunges below 1,000 amid uncertainty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:31
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Stocks have been hammered in Greece and borrowing costs continued to rise, amid renewed political uncertainty over the future of the country's bailout program.

Italian nurse accused of killing 38 patients she found 'annoying'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:31

Italian nurse accused of killing 38 patients she found 'annoying'Italian nurse accused of killing 38 patients she found 'annoying'


$1 million bail set for Massachusetts woman found living with dead babies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:27
By Daniel Lovering UXBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) - A Massachusetts judge on Tuesday ordered a 31-year-old woman found living last month with the bodies of three dead infants in a rodent-infested house held on $1 million cash bail.The woman, Erika Murray, was arrested last month and charged with fetal death concealment, witness intimidation and animal cruelty after state officials removed four living children, ranging in age from 3 months to 13 years, from the house where they had been living in Blackstone, Massachusetts. ...

WTO sides with US farmers in dispute with India

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Trade Organization ruled in favor of U.S. poultry and egg farmers Tuesday in a dispute with India.