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Financial leaders pledge 'bold' action on recovery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 03:55

 South Korea's Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, IMFC Chair and Singapore's Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People's Bank of China. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — World financial leaders on Saturday promised "bold and ambitious" action to boost a global recovery that has shown recent disturbing signs of weakness.


Thousands march in St. Louis to protest police violence

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 03:44
By Kenny Bahr FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters marched through St. Louis on Saturday as part of a weekend of demonstrations against police violence organized after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white officer last summer. After a peaceful, 1/2-mile march through downtown, protesters rallied at Keiner Plaza. Organizers included Hands Up Unite, an activist group that emerged after the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in suburban Ferguson, Missouri. ...

Ashes from Ebola victim's belongings to be buried

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 03:43
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — The ashes of items taken from the Dallas apartment where the man who died from the Ebola virus first became ill will be taken to a Louisiana hazardous waste landfill for burial.

Man sought for smoke-bombing trendy Greenwich Village restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 03:08
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police are searching for a man seen hurling a smoke bomb at diners seated outdoors at a trendy Italian restaurant frequented by celebrities in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The New York Police Department said in a statement that a man wearing a baseball cap and black gloves emerged from a sidewalk subway grate late on Friday and tossed a smoke canister at guests of Bar Pitti before fleeing back underground. ...

Man shot outside West Philadelphia grocery store

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 02:52

Man shot outside West Philadelphia grocery storePolice say an unidentified man was shot several times outside a grocery store in West Philadelphia Friday night.


Dollars declared at US ports of entry from Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 02:38
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A Mexican anti-money laundering measure that severely limited the amount of dollars that banks could accept in cash led cartels to bring money back to the United States to be deposited in American banks and wired back in pesos under the guise of international trade.

As Mexico cracks down, drug money comes to US

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 02:32

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, law enforcement agents stand outside a clothing store after a raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District. Federal authorities on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, slapped new financial reporting rules on 2,000 businesses in the fashion district of Los Angeles in an effort to curtail suspected Mexican drug money laundering.(AP Photo/ Nick Ut, File)CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — For a company that booked $12 million in annual sales importing snacks like chile- and lime-flavored chips from Mexico, Baja Distributors Inc.'s offices were oddly quiet. There were no signs outside. Its small warehouse was almost empty. Phones went unanswered.


New Jersey enforces isolation order for TV crew

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 02:28

New Jersey enforces isolation order for TV crewNew Jersey officials have issued a mandatory quarantine order for members of an NBC crew that was exposed to a cameraman with Ebola.


New Jersey enforces isolation order for NBC crew

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 02:03

New Jersey enforces isolation order for TV crewNew Jersey officials have issued a mandatory quarantine order for members of an NBC crew that was exposed to a cameraman with Ebola.


Dozens of teens fight at Arizona State Fair

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 01:32
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say dozens of teenagers got into a fight at the opening night of the Arizona State Fair in Phoenix.

Gay marriage obstacles fall in conservative states

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 01:03

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:


Beyond marriage, other gay-rights challenges loom

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 00:54

FILE- In this Oct. 6, 2014, file photo, Plaintiff Kody Partridge hoists Peggy Tomsic, attorney for the six people who brought the lawsuit against the Utah's gay marriage ban, during a gay marriage rally Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City. For many activists, the top priority after marriage is federal legislation that would outlaw a broad range of discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. There's no such federal law now, and more than half the states do not ban discrimination by employers or public accommodations based on sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Even as they celebrate epic victories in the push for marriage equality, gay-rights activists acknowledge that other difficult issues remain on their agenda. There's the persistent high rate of HIV infections, the struggles to expand transgender rights, and the striking fact that even in some states allowing same-sex marriage, people can lose their job for being gay.


Car shot up and driver killed in Brewerytown

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 00:29

Car shot up and driver killed in BrewerytownPolice say a car was shot up and the driver killed in Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Chemical leak forces evacuations in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 00:01

Chemical leak forces evacuations in South PhiladelphiaEmployees were evacuated after dozens of gallons of chemicals leaked from a plant in South Philadelphia.


AccuWeather: Soggy Saturday Morning

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:30

 Soggy Saturday MorningMeteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking a wet start to the weekend, then improvement.


NC could join list of states allowing guns at fair

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:22

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2005 file photo, McKnight Concessions employee Chris Murphy, left, tries to entice customers to play the Hoop Shot basketball game at the North Carolina State Fair, in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina could join a small number of states that allow concealed weapons at its State Fair when a judge hears a legal challenge to a policy banning all weapons at the annual event that starts this week. The gun-rights group Grass Roots North Carolina argues that a recent change in law makes the ban on guns illegal, and a legal scholar agrees that they have a strong argument going into their hearing Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/News & Observer, Sher Stoneman)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina could join a small number of states that allow concealed handguns at state fairs when a judge considers a legal challenge to the ban on firearms at the annual event.


Couples rush to wed as NC gay marriage ban dumped

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:18

Partners Amy Litton, left, and Tonya Edge embrace each other after an announcement that there will be no marriages performed at the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh, N.C. on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. U.S. District Judge William Osteen signed an order late Friday afternoon that pushed to next week the decision on whether to nullify the definition of marriage in the North Carolina Constitution that restricts unions to a man and a woman. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Minutes after a federal judge in Asheville struck down North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriages, Amy Cantrell and Lauren White rushed out of a county office with their newly printed marriage license and exchanged vows on the front steps, their two children in tow.


Teen falls to death into gorge at New York park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:09
MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has died in a 200-foot fall into a gorge at a state park in upstate New York.

Ebola patient displayed symptoms at first ER visit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:09

Josephus Weeks, nephew of ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan who died earlier this week in Dallas, looks through hundreds of pages of medical documents in a hotel room Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Kannapolis, N.C. 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. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)DALLAS (AP) — The man said he'd recently traveled from West Africa, was in severe pain — rating it an eight on a scale of 10 — and had a fever that spiked to 103 degrees, enough to be flagged with an exclamation point in the hospital's record-keeping system.


Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 22:45

Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace PrizeMalala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work for children's rights.