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Firefighter injured in Gloucester Co. blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 20:28

Firefighter injured in Gloucester Co. blazeOfficials say a firefighter was injured during a house blaze in Clayton, New Jersey early Saturday morning.


Man shot outside West Philadelphia grocery store

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 19:29

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


Cities, states scramble after Dallas's Ebola missteps expose planning gaps

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 19:08

A worker in a hazardous material suit removes the contents of the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in DallasBy Sharon Begley and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs. Officials acknowledge they need to do more. ...


Cities, states scramble after Dallas's Ebola missteps expose planning gaps

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 19:08

A worker in a hazardous material suit removes the contents of the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in DallasBy Sharon Begley and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs. Officials acknowledge they need to do more. ...


Report says Colorado school shooter sought revenge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 18:56

Arapahoe County, Colo., Sheriff Dave Walcher answers questions after the release of new details from an investigation into a deadly shooting at Arapahoe High School last December during news conference in the sheriff's office in Centennial, Colo., on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Arapahoe High School student Karl Pierson fatally shot classmate Claire Davis and then himself in the attack on Dec. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The student who killed a classmate before taking his own life at a suburban Denver high school last year wrote in his diary that he was "a psychopath with a superiority complex," and he hoped that the attack would start a conversation about school bullying.


Flames damage hair salon in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 18:54

Flames damage hair salon in North PhiladelphiaOfficials say a fire damaged a hair salon in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Flames damage hair salon in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 18:54

Flames damage hair salon in North PhiladelphiaOfficials say a fire damaged a hair salon in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Woman exonerated, freed after 17 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 17:11

Susan Mellen, left, sits with her attorney Deirdre O'Connor, as she is exonerated of murder by Superior Court Judge Mark Arnold in Torrance, Calif., Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Mellen spent 17 years in prison after being convicted of murder in the death of Richard Daly, a homeless man in 1997. The judge said Mellen had inadequate representation by her attorney at trial. The witness who claimed she heard Mellen confess, had a long history of giving false tips to law enforcement, according to documents in the case. Three gang members subsequently were linked to the crime, and one was convicted of the killing. (AP Photo/Daily Breeze, Brad Graverson, Pool )TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who spent 17 years in prison for the death of a homeless man hugged her grandchild for the first time and did a dance of happiness after she was judged innocent of murder and freed.


Unit at Colorado's Fort Carson locked down after property goes missing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 16:54
(Reuters) - A unit at Fort Carson in Colorado entered the third day of a lockdown after a piece of government property was taken without permission, an army representative said on Friday. The lockdown started on Thursday morning and applies to the 1st Battalion 66th Armor Regiment, a spokesman for the fourth infantry division public affairs office said. The army did not say what type of equipment was taken. ...

Unit at Colorado's Fort Carson locked down after property goes missing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 16:54
(Reuters) - A unit at Fort Carson in Colorado entered the third day of a lockdown after a piece of government property was taken without permission, an army representative said on Friday. The lockdown started on Thursday morning and applies to the 1st Battalion 66th Armor Regiment, a spokesman for the fourth infantry division public affairs office said. The army did not say what type of equipment was taken. ...

Plagiarism report unlikely to affect Senate race

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 16:30

In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., right, and his son Michael leave the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. Walsh says the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. has revoked his master's degree after an investigation into plagiarism allegations. The college launched the probe in August 2014 after The New York Times published a story showing Walsh borrowed heavily from other sources for a research paper he wrote in 2007. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh's name has been removed from the U.S. Army War College's academic rolls and grinded from a plaque listing the members of the graduating class of 2007 after the college stripped him of his degree for plagiarism.


Documents show how White House defended Clinton

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:52

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, smiles as she talks with supporters at a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Chicago, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Clinton visited Chicago for two appearances, including a speech to a business group, and to stump for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn in his bid for re-election. (AP Photo/ Nam Y. Huh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House made a public push to defend President Bill Clinton during a series of investigations related to the Whitewater real estate deal to his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky, according to thousands of pages of documents released by the National Archives.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:02
"This award is for all those children who are voiceless, whose voices need to be heard. I speak for them and I stand up with them. And I join them in their campaign." — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for pursuing an education, after capturing the Nobel Peace Prize.

China urges corruption fugitives abroad to return

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 14:52
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are urging officials who have fled abroad to avoid corruption charges to turn themselves in before Dec. 1 in exchange for leniency or face stiffer punishment.

Seven New Jersey students charged over sexual assaults: New York Times

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 14:08
(Reuters) - Seven New Jersey high school students have been charged following a string of sexual assaults in a hazing controversy that prompted officials to cancel the remainder of the school's football season, the New York Times reported on Friday. Six of the seven teenagers from Sayreville War Memorial High School were arrested on Friday evening in connection with four assaults on four different students last month, the Times reported, citing Middlesex County prosecutor Andrew Carey. Police are still searching for the seventh teen, the Times reported. ...

NY Occupy activist acquitted of obstructing police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:56
NEW YORK (AP) — After being convicted of assaulting a police officer, an Occupy Wall Street protester who became a rallying point for activists was cleared Friday of charges stemming from another confrontation with police.

Hundreds join Missouri protest of police shootings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:42

A young boy joins protesters as they gather across the street from the Ferguson, Mo., police station, in a continuing protest of the shooting of Michael Brown, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of people protesting the death of Michael Brown and other fatal police shootings in Missouri and elsewhere stood inches from officers in riot gear late Friday before demonstrators dissipated, anticipating a long weekend of events.


7 charged in high school football hazing case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:40

FILE - This Oct. 7, 2014, file photo, shows the entrance to Sayreville War Memorial High School in Sayreville, N.J. Students were charged with sex crimes Friday, Oct. 10 after an investigation into hazing on the school's football team that has canceled the rest of its season found they held other children against their will and improperly touched them, prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)PARLIN, N.J. (AP) — Seven students were charged with sex crimes Friday after an investigation into hazing on a high school football team found that they held other children against their will and improperly touched them, prosecutors said.


Kansas Supreme Court temporarily blocks gay marriages

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 11:31

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 legal battle over gay rights in Kansas reached the state's highest court and the federal courts on Friday hours after two women were married outside a county courthouse. The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday blocked temporarily the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Kansas, but said couples could file applications, and the ACLU of Kansas filed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay marriage. ...


7 charged in New Jersey high school football hazing case

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

7 charged in New Jersey high school football hazing caseSeven students were charged Friday night after an investigation into hazing on a high school football team that cancelled its season after the allegations came to light last week.