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Better strategies sought to curb domestic violence

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 04:04

In this Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 photo, High Point Police Detective J.W. Thompson waits as a person is processed before entering the city’s jail to serve a domestic violence prevention notification to an offender, in High Point, N.C. The program implemented by Chief Marty Sumner, Thompson will personally serve formal notices at the city’s jail to domestic violence offenders, putting them on formal notice that they will be monitored on an ongoing basis and treated harshly for any re-offense regardless of whether their victim formally complains of not. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)On a high school football field near Pittsburgh, an assistant coach tackled a topic unrelated to the upcoming game.


Washington state health exchange is working again

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:36
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's health insurance exchange was back up and running Sunday after shutting down for a day because of a glitch involving tax credit calculations.

Teen Killed After Gun Discharges in Next Room; Man Charged

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:25
Nathan Clark, 13, was traveling for a soccer tournament.

Michael Brown Family Says New Tapes Contradict Cops' Story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:16
New surveillance videos show Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson leaving for the hospital hours after he fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, sparking weeks of protest in the Missouri city.

CDC: 172 people on Crown Princess cruise fell ill with norovirus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:15

 172 people on Crown Princess cruise fell ill with norovirusA norovirus outbreak struck the Crown Princess during a month-long Pacific cruise. At least 172 people fell ill with the highly contagious stomach virus.


APNewsBreak: Pot treats may face Colorado scrutiny

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:15
DENVER (AP) — Saying they're still worried that edible pot sweets are too attractive to kids, Colorado health authorities plan to ask Monday for a new panel to decide which marijuana foods and drinks look too much like regular snacks.

States working to fix hobbled health care websites

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:08

In this March 24, 2014 file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick reacts as he speaks at a leadership forum in Boston. The state that served as a template for President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act had significant trouble coordinating with the federal government. The Massachusetts state-run health insurance website, designed by the same contractor that worked on the troubled federal website, performed so poorly that it prompted a public apology from Gov. Patrick. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)BOSTON (AP) — The state that served as a template for President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act had so much trouble coordinating with the federal government that it became a model of another sort: ineptitude.


Man convicted in Virginia faces trial in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 02:58
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A former Marine sentenced to death in Virginia in a Navy sailor's 2009 slaying has been returned to Illinois to stand trial on charges that he killed two young girls nine years ago.

Bin Laden shooter talks to Redskins

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 02:55
Former Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill, the man who says his bullet killed Osama Bin Laden, spoke to the Washington Redskins during a team meeting Saturday night, according to player postings on social media.

PHOTOS: Ever-changing Philadelphia skyline

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 02:54
The removal of the PNB letters is just the latest change made to the Philly skyline.

Obama defends healthcare law after adviser criticism

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 02:44

Julian Gomez explains Obamacare to people at a health insurance enrolment event in CommerceWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday defended the transparency of his signature healthcare law, after one of the White House's advisers on the reform said the law passed, in part, because of the "stupidity" of American voters. Obama said the law, which extends private health coverage to uninsured Americans, was extensively analyzed and written about before its passage in 2010, and in subsequent debates. "The fact that some adviser who never worked on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with ... ...


CAIR condemns 'barbaric murder' of US aid worker

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 02:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations has condemned what it calls the "barbaric murder" of an American aid worker who was apparently beheaded by Islamic State group militants.

Republicans weigh government shutdown to stop Obama on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 02:37

A woman holds U.S. flag during the oath of allegiance to the United States during a naturalization ceremony in New YorkWASHINGTON (Reuters) - One Republican leader on Sunday held open the possibility that his party could move to shut down the government in an attempt to stop President Barack Obama from taking executive action on immigration policy. A vocal group of conservatives in the House of Representatives is pressing to use government funding as leverage to prevent any White House moves that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States. ...


Bragg troops leave to help in fight against Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 02:26
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Fort Bragg soldiers flying to West Africa to help in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus say they're eager to serve in a humanitarian mission.

Bill Cosby will not discuss sex assault allegations: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 02:24

Actor Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New YorkBy Jonathan Kaminsky (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby will not comment on "discredited" accusations of sexual assault that have resurfaced in recent weeks against him, his lawyer said on Sunday. Allegations that Cosby, 77, drugged and sexually assaulted several young women decades ago gained renewed attention after comedian Hannibal Buress called him a rapist during a stand-up comedy routine last month. "Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced," said John P. Schmitt, Cosby's attorney, in a statement. ...


Mom charged after boy accidentally shoots sister

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 02:18
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl was shot and seriously wounded by her 12-year-old brother as he played with a handgun in their Newark, New Jersey home, and the children's mother faces child endangerment charges.

US Hospital: Surgeon with Ebola 'extremely ill'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 02:12
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone was in extremely critical condition Sunday at a Nebraska hospital, his doctors said.

New Jersey's land-lovin' seal bound for Detroit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 02:00

A female grey seal swims in a holding tank at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine N.J. on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. The land-loving seal, which has come ashore repeatedly in New York and New Jersey since march, is being sent to a zoo in Detroit because it has become too accustomed to humans. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — A seal with a fondness for New Jersey beaches — and the food-sharing fishermen and beachgoers that come with them — is headed for Detroit after becoming a little too friendly with the locals.


Administration says HealthCare.gov working well

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 01:49

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell smiles while answering a reporters question following her tour of the Greater Prince William Community Health Center, Evergreen Terrace Site, in Manassas, Va., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul starts Saturday with hopes that consumers will have a positive experience this time and fears that entrenched political opposition and renewed legal challenges may yet collapse the program. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year's frozen computer screens and frustrated customers.


Building collapse in French Quarter frays nerves

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 01:36

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 photo, pedestrians watch down the street from where a three-story, brick-and-cypress building collapsed in the historic French Quarter section of New Orleans. The collapse of the 210-year-old building is raising warning flags about decay and a lack of rigorous inspections in one of America’s oldest and most fragile neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The collapse of a 210-year-old building in the heart of the French Quarter is raising warning flags about decay and a lack of rigorous inspections in one of America's oldest and most fragile neighborhoods.