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Nursing home chain to pay $38M in US settlement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — A nursing home chain has agreed to pay $38 million to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard care at nearly three dozen facilities around the country, the Justice Department said Friday.

Hospital: Ebola patient shows modest improvement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:46

In this August 2013 photo, Rhode Island native Ashoka Mukpo speaks with residents of an iron ore mining camp in Bong County, Liberia. Mukpo, who was diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, was flow Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, to Omaha, Neb., for treatment. (AP Photo/The Providence Journal, Philip Marcelo) MANDATORY CREDIT. RHODE ISLAND OUT. NO SALES.OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska hospital treating an American video journalist with Ebola says he's shown modest improvement.

Dietz & Watson breaks ground on new Philadelphia facility

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:45

Dietz & Watson breaks ground on new Philadelphia facilityA year after its warehouse in South Jersey burned, Dietz & Watson has broken ground on a new plant, and it's bringing jobs into Philadelphia.

Bensalem bar workers forced into freezer during robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:44

Bensalem bar workers forced into freezer during robberyPolice are looking for the suspects who forced seven bar workers into a freezer during a robbery early Friday morning in Bensalem, Pa.

Equatorial Guinea VP loses Michael Jackson statues in U.S. settlement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:39

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New YorkBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in California announced a $30 million settlement on Friday between the United States and a vice president of Equatorial Guinea that requires him to forfeit his U.S. assets, including a collection of six life-sized statues of late singer Michael Jackson. Teodoro Nguema Obiang, the Central African country's second vice president, used his position of power to amass more than $300 million in the United States through corruption and money laundering, U.S. prosecutors said in court documents. ...

Maine man accused of shaking baby pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:38
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A young father who violently shook his 6-month-old daughter when her fussing interrupted his video game pleaded guilty Friday in a case that drew national attention because of a court battle over an order to not resuscitate the infant.

Icahn: Senate leader 'selling out' Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:26

FILE - This Sept. 22, 2011 file photo shows the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City NJ. Its owners and main casino workers union are clashing over the company's demand for substantial union givebacks and government aid in return for keeping the casino open past November 2014.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Carl Icahn accused New Jersey's Senate president of "selling out" Atlantic City by considering casinos near New York City, while the legislative leader said the state wouldn't give the billionaire investor the tax breaks he is seeking.

Indianapolis airport debuts customer service robot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:26
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new customer service robot has started roaming around the passenger terminal of Indianapolis International Airport.

Kansas attorney general seeks to block gay marriages

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:16

Jim Derrick and Alfie Travassos exchange rings as they get married at the Salt Lake County Government Complex in Salt Lake City, UtahBy Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - The Kansas attorney general on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to block same-sex marriage licenses, filing the petition hours after two women were married outside a county courthouse. Two women were married shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Friday outside the Johnson County courthouse, District Court Clerk Sandy McCurdy said. Within hours, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt asked the state Supreme Court to nullify the Johnson County order to issue licenses and order that no others be issued. ...

Virginia tells agencies to clear way for adoptions by gay couples

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:15

Pries and Oliver embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to be married in a ceremony performed by Gorsline in a ceremony outside the John Marshall Court's Building in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Virginia same-sex couples can now legally adopt children and also become foster parents, the Virginia Department of Social Services said in a bulletin on Friday to its local offices across the state. Governor Terry McAuliffe ordered the bulletin sent on Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to hear appeals that sought to keep bans on same-sex marriage in place in Virginia and four other states. ...

Adult victims of New York quadruple killing named

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:14
GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police have confirmed that the two adults and two boys found slain in a suburban Albany home this week were a family.

AccuWeather: Damp & Dreary Evening

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:03

 Damp & Dreary EveningFirst the clouds and now light showers have spread across portions of the region.

Case against Detroit policeman who shot child ends in second mistrial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:55
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - A judge declared a second mistrial on Friday in the case of a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping girl during a raid in 2010, after a jury was unable to reach a verdict. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway declared a mistrial in the case of officer Joseph Weekley, who faced a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm in the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones. A previous trial also ended in a mistrial. Wayne County Prosecutor spokeswoman Maria Miller said the office has not decided whether to try the case again. ...

Drought-sapped California lake reveals lost gun

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:45

This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department shows several items, including a handgun and badge of a federal agent, found in a backpack in shallow water by a man fishing at Castaic Lake in northern Los Angeles County. The agent said he got grief from his co-workers after his backpack went overboard during a 1992 boat trip, according to the Los Angeles Times. (AP Photo/ Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Water in Los Angeles County's Castaic Lake is so low amid California's drought that a fisherman has recovered a handgun and a badge that a federal agent lost in the water decades ago.

Ga. prisoner accused of lying about possible Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:35
ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors have accused a prisoner in Georgia of lying about potentially getting Ebola while traveling in Africa, a claim that triggered an emergency response at an Atlanta area jail and hospital.

AP NewsBreak: Girl Scouts membership drops sharply

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:20

FILE - In this May 11, 2012, file photo, Girl Scouts, clockwise from left, Savannah Lindblad, Anna White, Brooke Roberts, Maryalisa Moran, Savannah Fox and troop volunteer Jennifer Peters help form a cookie brigade to deliver 2,928 boxes of cookies to the USO-NC at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, in Morrisville, N.C. For the second straight year, youth and adult membership in the Girl Scouts has dropped sharply. According to figures provided to The Associated Press, the total of youth members and adult volunteers dropped by 6 percent over the past year. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Travis Long, File)NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight year, youth and adult membership in the Girl Scouts has dropped sharply, intensifying pressure on the 102-year-old youth organization to find ways of reversing the trend.

Nielsen admits to errors in TV measurement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:16
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company on Friday admitted to errors dating back to March in its measurement of television viewing, statistics that serve as the foundation for billions of dollars in advertising spending for the entire broadcast industry.

Man wanted for attempted robbery in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:12

Man wanted for attempted robbery in South PhiladelphiaPolice are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating the suspect wanted for an attempted robbery in South Philadelphia.

New York man shot 15 minutes after release from prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:08
NEW YORK (Reuters) - After spending 15 years in prison, a New York man was shot within minutes of his release after he got into a car not knowing that another ex-convict with a gun and a grudge was hiding in the trunk, state police said on Friday. Devon Simmons, 33, had intended to catch a train from the prison in Otisville, New York, back home to New York City on Thursday morning after getting out on parole. Instead, he accepted a ride from a man in a car with Illinois license plates, Pierce Gallagher, a state police captain, said. ...

Critics: Many new wheelchair ramps go 'nowhere'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:01

This Oct. 6, 2014 photo shows handicap accessible corner curbs along McDougall at Frederick in Detroit. Efforts to make Detroit sidewalks accessible to wheelchair users are facing criticism as the bankrupt city installs some of the new curb cuts in little-traveled areas while more-traveled areas, including some near downtown, still don't have accessible sidewalks. The ramps are being built as part of a decade-long effort to force the city into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The city has spent $30 million over eight years to install 25,000 ramps and officials estimate that $60 million more must be spent to build another 50,000, (AP Photo/Detroit News, Daniel Mears) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — Along one half-mile stretch of crumbling sidewalks in Detroit, there are 52 new sets of wheelchair ramps. Some provide access to an empty lot where a middle school was razed in 2009. On many corners, sidewalks end after the ramps.