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Ex-Los Angeles schools chief says resignation came in polarized atmosphere

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 07:46

Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent John Deasy speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles, CaliforniaBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Los Angeles public schools Superintendent John Deasy said on Friday, a day after resigning from his post, that his testimony in a landmark case on tenure rules for teachers created a polarizing atmosphere over his leadership. The former top official of the second-largest school district in the nation, who has been praised by reform groups seeking to hold teachers to more stringent standards, also told reporters in a conference call that he might eventually run for office. ...

Attorney sentenced to jail in drug-framing scheme

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 07:40
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An attorney was sentenced Friday to six months in jail after authorities said he tried to frame a school volunteer by planting pot and painkillers in her car because she slighted his 6-year-old young son.

Courts knock down gay marriage bans in Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 07:38

gay couples marry outside of Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds office in CharlotteBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Barriers to gay marriage fell in Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming on Friday following a series of federal court actions in the latest in a series of legal victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America. In Arizona, U.S. District Judge John Sedwick wrote in a ruling made public on Friday that the state's restrictions on gay marriage were "unconstitutional by virtue of the fact that they deny same-sex couples the equal protection of the law." Same-sex couples in the state began getting married right away. ...

Investigation of risque video of women with guns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 07:19
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who have found some of their officers were in the film.

Dad accused of killing kids, self wanted new life

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 07:12
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A stay-at-home dad in nasty divorce with his wife shot their three children Friday, killing two of them before fatally shooting himself inside the family's Florida home, authorities said.

Gay marriage: Alaska, Arizona couples win fight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 07:08

Supporters rally outside of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Sioux Falls, S.D., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. A federal judge heard arguments Friday on South Dakota's request to throw out a lawsuit challenging its ban on gay marriage but will file her decision later. (AP Photo/The Argus Leader, Jay Pickthorn) NO SALESANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gay couples won the right to wed in Alaska and Arizona on Friday, after separate court decisions ended bans in those states.

Police make 2 arrests in child's fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 07:08

In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, a group of onlookers form a prayer circle for the victims of a shooting at a home in Detroit, where a young child was killed and three others were injured. Detroit Police Chief James Craig says a young man and woman have been arrested, but investigators believe there are four more suspects. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Guralnick) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT, HUFFINGTON POST OUT, MAGS OUT, MANDATORY CREDITDETROIT (AP) — Two men have been arrested in a shooting that killed a 3-year-old girl and wounded her parents and 17-year-old sister, Detroit police said Friday.

Black bear consumes body of California man who died of heart attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 07:05
(Reuters) - A man who suffered a heart attack and died outside his rural Northern California home had his corpse dragged away and eaten by a black bear that was sheltering nearby, medical officials said on Friday. The 65-year-old man, identified as Marion Williams, had walked from his trailer in Humboldt County to a water source about 100 yards (meters) away on Oct. 8 when he suffered cardiac arrest, said Humboldt County Deputy Coroner Roy Horton. A bear that was bedding just feet (meters) from the water source apparently saw or smelled the body and dragged Williams away, he said. ...

Tractor-trailer chase ends with police gunfire in Norristown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:48

Tractor-trailer chase ends with police gunfire in NorristownA 46-year-old tractor-trailer driver is hospitalized, shot by an officer after police say he led them on a wild chase through the streets of Norristown.

2 men killed ID'd in head-on collision in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:47

2 men killed ID'd in head-on collision in Newark, DelawarePolice have identified the two men killed in the head-on crash in Newark, Delaware early Friday morning.

Eye of weakening Hurricane Gonzalo smashes into Bermuda

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:47

Shoppers stock up on groceries as they prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Gonzalo in HamiltonBy Sam Strangeways HAMILTON Bermuda (Reuters) - The eyewall of Hurricane Gonzalo made a direct hit on Bermuda on Friday evening pounding the Bermuda coast with high waves, driving rain and gusting winds, becoming the strongest storm to hit the tiny Atlantic island chain in a decade, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. "At least part of the island, if not the entire island, is going to be in the eye," said hurricane center specialist Stacy Stewart. "It's a very large eye. ...

VIDEO: Ali Gorman reports on Ebola from Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:44

 Ali Gorman reports on Ebola from AtlantaAction News reporter and registered nurse Ali Gorman covers the latest on Ebola virus in America from the CDC Headquarters in Atlanta.

'Easy Rider' chopper at auction might be phony

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:41

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2014 file photo, a vintage "Easy Rider" Captain America motorcycle is shown at Profiles in History auction house in Calabasas, Calif. Its principal authentication comes from "Grizzly Adams" actor Dan Haggerty, who had a bit part in "Easy Rider" and claims to have taken possession of the only bike that survived the filming of the druggy road movie. But Haggerty admitted this week, in an interview with Los Angeles Times, that he has authenticated and sold two Captain America bikes. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" is up for auction this weekend in California.

Most of California man's body eaten by black bear

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:33
A wild black bear ate most of a Northern California man who likely died earlier of a heart attack, officials said Friday.

Obama names Ebola 'czar' as West Africa death toll rises

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:30

Obama pauses as he talks next to U.S. Secretary of HHS Burwell and Director of the CDC Frieden after meeting with his team coordinating the government's Ebola response in the Oval Office of the White House in WashingtonBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola "czar" on Friday as the global death toll from the disease that has ravaged three West African countries rose to more than 4,500. Amid growing concerns about the spread of the virus in the United States, authorities said a Texas health worker, who was not ill but may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient, was quarantined on a cruise ship that departed last Sunday from the port of Galveston, Texas. ...

Police ID New York man shot after bus stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:24
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police have released the identity of a man who slashed two passengers during a box-cutter rampage aboard a tour bus on Interstate 95 before he was fatally shot by a trooper in Norwalk.

Judge denies Tsarnaev bid to suppress evidence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:20
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected a request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to throw out evidence collected during searches of his apartment, dorm room and laptop computer.

Detroit museum defends 6-figure salaries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:20
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is defending the six-figure salaries of its two top executives, saying Friday that it didn't anticipate a backlash when raises were granted a few years ago, before the city filed for bankruptcy.

Austrian sought in mother's death caught in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:11
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal authorities say an Austrian man wanted in the killing of his mother has been detained near a hostel in Portland, Oregon.

Ex-girlfriend's accusations get man fired, arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:06

Ex-girlfriend's accusations get man fired, arrestedOne Florida woman went to extreme lengths to ruin her ex.