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Two park rangers stabbed on Boston Common

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:16
(Reuters) - Two Boston city park rangers were stabbed on Tuesday on the Boston Common, and one suffered life-threatening injuries, a police spokesman said. He said the ranger was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. The second ranger had injuries that were not life-threatening and was taken to Tufts Medical Center. The spokesman had no details on the incident, possible suspects or arrests. The CBS Boston website said one person was in custody. The Boston Common in the city's downtown covers almost 50 acres and is the oldest park in the United States. ...

Five Ohio teenagers charged in fake ALS bucket attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:13
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Five Ohio teenagers were charged on Tuesday with dumping a bucket containing urine, tobacco and spit over the head of a boy with autism who thought he was participating in the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge," a county prosecutor said. The five unidentified high school students face disorderly conduct charges and three of them also were charged with assault in juvenile court for the Aug. 18 incident, Cuyahoga County prosecutor Timothy McGinty said in statement. ...

First lady hosts White House garden harvest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:13

First lady Michelle Obama arrives to help with the harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden with school children at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. In celebration of Farm to School Month, the Obama invited students from Arizona, California, and Ohio to participate in the fall harvest. These schools were selected because they are participating in farm to school programs that incorporate fresh, local food into their school meals, and they teach students about healthy eating through school gardens and nutrition education.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama isn't afraid of a little dirt.


Pennsylvania mother jailed in abuse case allowed home with children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:12
By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania woman sentenced to jail for mistreating her adopted children will be allowed to go home six days a week to care for her biological children when she starts her sentence this month. Kristen and Douglas Barbour adopted two children from Ethiopia and within six months were arrested in 2012 for allegedly harming them. The 5-year-old boy was malnourished and the 13-month-old girl had multiple broken bones, prosecutors said. ...

U.S. sets up rapid-response Ebola team; Dallas nurse improves

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:12

Registered nurse Sheble-Hall removes his goggles as per proper protocol directives given by CDC instructors in preparation for the response to the current Ebola outbreak, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, AlabamaBy Terry Wade DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States is establishing a rapid-response team to help hospitals "within hours" whenever there is a case of Ebola, the top doctor leading the fight against the deadly virus said on Tuesday. Prospects for a quick end to the contagion fell as the World Health Organization (WHO) predicted that three impoverished countries in West Africa - Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea - could produce as many as 10,000 new cases per week by early December. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr. ...


Ohio inmate charged with rapes days before scheduled release

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:11
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio inmate due for release in days has been charged with raping five women in the mid 1990s based on tests performed on a backlog of thousands of rape evidence kits submitted by law enforcement, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Dwayne Wilson, 54, who is serving a five-year sentence on a separate sexual assault, was indicted last week on charges that he raped and kidnapped five women from 1994 to 1997, the Ohio Attorney General's Office said in a statement. Wilson was scheduled to be released from custody on Friday after serving more than 4 years. ...

Obama: World not doing enough to fight Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:09

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with more than 20 foreign defense ministers on the ongoing operations against the Islamic State group, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Obama and military chiefs in a show of strength against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says "the world is not doing enough" to fight Ebola.


Trial begins for Detroit-area businessman accused in wife's murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:09
By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - A suburban Detroit businessman accused of hiring his handyman to kill his wife tried to point blame away from himself after her body was discovered, telling police she may have gone to a bad neighborhood to buy drugs, prosecutors told jurors on Tuesday. Robert Bashara, 56, is accused of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Jane, a marketing executive. Prosecutors say Bashara told handyman Joseph Gentz to carry out the killing. After Jane Bashara's body was found in the backseat of her Mercedes Benz SUV on Jan. ...

Colorado theater shooting victims write to judge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:08
DENVER (AP) — Several victims of the Colorado theater shootings have written letters to the judge about his decision to let news organizations broadcast the trial using a closed-circuit TV camera already in the courtroom.

More than 30 shots fired in North Philly double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:05

More than 30 shots fired in North Philly double shootingPhiladelphia police say at least 32 shots were fired in a North Philadelphia double shooting that left a man dead and sent a woman to the hospital.


Americans shot in Saudi Arabia were defense contractors: U.S. official

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Americans shot in Saudi Arabia were employees of U.S. defense contractor Vinnell Arabia, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday. One employee was killed and the other slightly injured after being shot at a gas station near the Vinnell Arabia base in Riyadh, about 20 miles (32 km) from the U.S. embassy, the official said on condition of anonymity. A suspect was in police custody, the official said. Vinnell is a joint venture company of Northrop Grumman Corp. (Reporting by Matt Spetalnick; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by)

Motive in killing of U.S. national in Riyadh 'not known': official

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:04
RIYADH (Reuters) - The motive behind the fatal shooting of a U.S. citizen and wounding of another in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Tuesday is not yet known and an investigation is under way, Interior Ministry spokesman Major General Mansour Turki said. The assailant, who was wounded in the attack and then detained, is a Saudi national who was born in the United States, he told Reuters. He added that a third U.S. national in a separate vehicle witnessed the attack. (Reporting by Angus McDowall; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

SC Johnson regains Frank Lloyd Wright desk, chair

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:57
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A desk and chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has been returned to home products giant SC Johnson as part of a settlement with a California man who had planned to auction the distinctive and valuable furniture, a company spokesman said Tuesday.

1 killed, 4 injured as storm marches across Arkansas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:47

Brittany Garner, right, shows Toshia Laing the tree that fell in her backyard during the storm Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Monroe, La. (AP Photo/The Shreveport Times, Henrietta Wildsmith)ATLANTA (AP) — A severe storm system roughed up much of the South for a second day Tuesday, knocking out power to tens of thousands as it snarled morning commutes and kept many under a tornado watch.


Philly among top 10 most expensive cities to live in

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:46

Philly among top 10 most expensive cities to live inPhiladelphia is the ninth most expensive city in the nation to live in, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Philly 9th most expensive city to live in

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:45

Philly among top 10 most expensive cities to live inPhiladelphia is the ninth most expensive city in the nation to live in, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:44

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, a Facebook worker waits for friends to arrive outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook and Apple, long known for cushy perks such as free meals, laundry service and massages, are among some of Silicon Valley's biggest companies now eyeing reproductive expenses as the next batch of benefits to offer to their employees. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs?


Boy, 10, charged with killing woman, 90, in bed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:41

Boy, 10, charged with killing woman, 90, in bedA 10-year-old boy apparently angry that a 90-year-old woman had yelled at him held a cane against her throat and repeatedly punched her, killing her, prosecutors said.


Man charged in apparent drug overdose of boy, 9

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:41
NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was charged with child endangerment after police said a 9-year-old boy who was staying at his home died of an apparent drug overdose.

Family: Woman on phone with husband when she was cut off, killed in I-95 crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:39

 Woman on phone with husband when she was cut off, killed in I-95 crashPolice in Bucks County are trying to figure out if a deadly crash on I-95 was a case of road rage. And as investigators focus on a car that may have cut the driver off, we're learning more about the victim.