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Ex-guard, inmate convicted in Hawaii gang trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 09:05
HONOLULU (AP) — A former guard was found guilty of taking bribes from a Hawaii prison gang to smuggle drugs and cigarettes to prisoners, while an inmate was convicted of leading a brutal attack to maintain his position in the gang.

No charges for Florida woman in stun gun case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 09:01
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor is dropping charges against a 61-year-old woman who had a stun gun fired in her back by a Tallahassee police officer.

Boy mauled by jaguars at Arkansas zoo in critical condition

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:40
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy who was mauled by jaguars after falling into their exhibit at a zoo in Arkansas on Friday is in critical condition, a hospital spokesman said. The child was seized at the neck by one of two jaguars and at the foot by the second cat after falling 15 feet (4.5 meters) into the enclosure at the Little Rock Zoo, his father and grandfather, who were with him when it happened, told Little Rock police. ...

Man sentenced to 160 years for murder of 14-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:38

Man sentenced to 160 years for murder of 14-year-old girlJohn Wilson Junior pretended to be asleep and then taunted the mother of his victim, 14-year-old Kelli O'Laughlin, before being sentenced to 160 years in prison.


Ebola patient's temperature spiked to 103 degrees

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:34

This Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 photo shows a copy of Thomas Eric Duncan's medical records from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, provided by Duncan’s family to The Associated Press. The records encompass his time in the emergency room, his urgent return to the hospital two days later and a chronicle of his steep decline as his organs began to fail. Duncan carried the deadly Ebola virus with him from his home in Liberia, though he showed no symptoms when he left for the United States. He arrived in Dallas on Sept. 20 and fell ill several days later. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)DALLAS (AP) — Thomas Eric 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.


Report: School shooter wanted revenge for teasing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:33
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Investigators say the student who killed a classmate before taking his own life at a suburban Denver high school described himself in a diary as "a psychopath with a superiority complex" and indicated he was exacting revenge for being teased in elementary school.

Bag makers launch push to overturn California ban

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:31
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Plastic bag manufacturers on Friday passed their first hurdle in their effort to delay and eventually repeal California's new ban on single-use plastic shopping bags before it takes effect.

Remains of Ebola victim who died in US cremated

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:22
DALLAS (AP) — The remains of a man who became the first person to die of Ebola in the United States have been cremated.

Ebola Patient Had 103-Degree Fever When Released From Hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:22
Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who became the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola, and later died, already had a high temperature when he was released from the hospital during his initial visit, according to records obtained by The Associat..

A look at canditates in Pa. 7th congressional district race

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:21

A look at canditates in Pa. 7th congressional district raceIn this election cycle, a political newcomer is hoping to kick out a veteran politician in Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district.


Taiwanese man pleads guilty in North Korea case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:18
CHICAGO (AP) — A Taiwanese businessman pleaded guilty Friday to attempting to bypass bans on supplying weapons machinery to North Korea, agreeing to cooperate with investigators in hopes of receiving a shorter prison term.

Gay marriage obstacles fall in conservative states

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:03

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Antioco Carri and Theo Small hold-up their marriage license after being the first couple in line at the Clark County Marriage License Bureau in Downtown on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones)Weddings, court rulings and confusion are defining a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. Here's a rundown of the most recent developments:


California woman freed after 17 years, declared innocent of murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:01
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 59-year-old California woman who spent 17 years in prison for murder was ordered freed on Friday by a judge who said she was wrongly convicted on the basis of testimony by a woman known to be a habitual liar, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday. The case against Susan Mellen, who was found guilty in 1998 of killing her ex-boyfriend the year before, was thrown out at the request of Los Angeles County prosecutors after an investigation by local attorney Deirdre O'Connor turned up major credibility issues with the trial's star prosecution witness. ...

Oregon governor 'hurt' by fiancee's sham marriage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:00

Oregon Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber makes a statement before his gubernatorial debate with Republican challenger Dennis Richardson in Portland, Ore., Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. This is Kitzhaber's first public appearance since Thursday's admission by his fiance, Cylvia Hayes, to violating the law in 1997 when she married an immigrant seeking to retain residency in the United States. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said Friday he was hurt when his fiancee revealed she entered into a fraudulent marriage with an immigrant in 1997, and he rejected his election challenger's demand for a special prosecutor to look into her consulting business.


Ebola victim's belongings burned in Port Arthur

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:00
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — A Texas incinerator has destroyed drums loaded with items believed to have been contaminated by a man with Ebola.

2 blind Temple students pursue sportscasting dream

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:57

2 blind Temple students pursue sportscasting dreamTwo Temple University students, both born blind, and not letting that stand in their way from pursuing their sportscasting dream.


Lawyer: Man who killed baby, grandmother not 'evil person'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:57

 Man who killed baby, grandmother not 'evil person'The lawyer for the Montgomery County man convicted of murdering a baby and her grandmother said his client is not an 'evil person.'


Microsoft CEO apologizes for comments on women

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:54

Microsoft CEO apologizes for comments on womenMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella apologized Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don't need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well.


Actress Misty Upham reported missing in Washington state: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:42

 Osage County" during AFI Fest 2013 in Los AngelesSEATTLE/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Misty Upham, who played a housekeeper in the movie adaption of "August: Osage County," has been missing in Washington state for six days, police said on Friday. The acclaimed Native American actress was last seen walking by herself from an apartment on Sunday around Auburn, some 20 miles south of Seattle, and was reported missing by her father on Oct. 6, Auburn Police Commander Steve Stocker said. Police responded to a suicide call from the apartment but the 32-year-old Upham had already left by the time officers arrived, Stocker said. ...


US officials: Liberty Reserve founder extradited

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:38
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of being behind one of the world's biggest money-laundering businesses has been extradited from Spain to the U.S. to face charges.