|Top Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola|
Authorities say the top doctor treating Ebola in Sierra Leone has died from the disease.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:04:50 -0400
|Business denies hiring George Zimmerman for security|
The manager of a Florida business where George Zimmerman was questioned by police says Zimmerman was never hired to provide security, despite his claims to authorities.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:40:15 -0400
|Trial reveals Bob McDonnell's wife had 'crush' on CEO|
Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife were barely on speaking terms when they accepted $165,000 in gifts and loans from a vitamin company executive, defense attorneys said on Tuesday at the start of the pair's corruption trial. Federal prosecutors described Robert and Maureen McDonnell as conspiring to take gifts from Jonnie Williams, the chief executive of Star Scientific Inc, in exchange for promoting his products. "At the time of this supposed conspiracy, the McDonnells' marriage had broken down and they were barely on speaking terms," defense attorney William Burck said.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:10:51 -0400
|Ga. school system sued in Kendrick Johnson's gym mat death|
The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school filed a wrongful death lawsuit against local school administrators Monday.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:46:29 -0400
|Dozens dead in China attacks; Muslim leader calls for restraint|
By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday. A gang armed with knives had first attacked a police station and government offices in the town of Elixku, in Shache county, it said, quoting local police. The dead and injured include not just Uighurs but members of China's majority Han Chinese population, the report said. The U.S.-based Rebiya Kadeer, president of the exiled World Uyghur Congress, called for restraint, saying in a statement that she was worried "China will use this incident to step up repression, causing more people to lose their freedom." The attack took place at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which officials had tried to get Muslims in Xinjiang to ignore, in an indication of what rights groups say is discrimination targeting the Uighurs.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:05:14 -0400
|Dems cash in on impeachment chatter|
Democrats have raised $7.6M since an anti-Obama lawsuit was announced in June.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:27:09 -0400
|Rat rampage at Paris' Louvre garden scares les touristes|
PARIS (AP) - Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:51:24 -0400
|Cease-fire elusive as Gaza burns|
Israel bombardment leaves scores dead on day 22 of conflict; Palestinian leaders say day-long truce on table.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:06:21 -0400
|White House: Delay climate change action, pay $150B a year|
Delaying efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could cost the US $150 billion per year, the White House warned Tuesday in a report on the economic consequences of inaction on climate change. "Although delaying action can reduce costs in the short run, on net, delaying action to limit the effects of climate change is costly," the report said. "A delay that results in warming of 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels, instead of 2 degrees, could increase economic damages by approximately 0.9 percent of global output," the report said. "These costs are not one-time, but are rather incurred year after year because of the permanent damage caused by increased climate change resulting from the delay," the report said.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:33:23 -0400
|NCAA settles concussion lawsuit by creating $70 million fund|
CHICAGO (AP) - The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports, The Associated Press has learned.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:12:16 -0400
|Girl, 9, injured by plane that crashed on beach, has died|
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:16:47 -0400
|Parents of slain Israeli teen speak out|
The parents of one of three teens murdered last month speak exclusively to Yahoo News.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:54:19 -0400
|Palestinians seek 24-hr. cease-fire|
Senior PLO official says also speaking for Hamas; at least 100 Palestinians killed Tuesday.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:38:51 -0400
|NASA's Opportunity rover sets mileage record on Mars|
The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA said Monday. Since arriving on the Red Planet in 2004, the solar-powered robot has journeyed across 25 miles (40 kilometers) of Martian terrain. "Opportunity has driven farther than any other wheeled vehicle on another world," said Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager John Callas of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "This is so remarkable considering Opportunity was intended to drive about one kilometer and was never designed for distance."
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:00:07 -0400
|People across US ask: Who is the 'woman in black'?|
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress and mysteriously strolling along busy highways in parts of the U.S. Southeast and Midwest has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek. She has been dubbed the "Woman in Black," by TV stations, police and followers on the Web, including those on a Facebook page where she has been tracked on a nearly 500-mile journey with a black bag and walking stick in hand that has taken her from Ranger, Georgia, to Athens, Ohio, since July 18. Raymond Poles told Reuters he is the woman's brother, identifying her as Elizabeth Poles, 56, a U.S. Army veteran, mother of two children and a widow from Motts, Alabama. Elizabeth Poles had been receiving treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals to deal with the deaths of her husband in 2008 and her father in 2009, he said.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:12:54 -0400
|'A 3-hour tour...a 3-hour tour...' ends safely in Boston|
BOSTON (AP) - Passengers on a whale watch boat are back on dry land after spending a long night stuck at sea outside Boston.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:18:48 -0400
|Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?|
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:13:43 -0400
|Radicals unleash their vision in Iraqi's Mosul|
BAGHDAD (AP) - Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like Italy's Tower of Pisa.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:37:40 -0400
|China's feared ex-domestic spy chief facing graft investigation|
BEIJING (AP) - China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:04:03 -0400
|Obama wrote Putin about violation of nuclear treaty -White House|
By Roberta Rampton and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin to inform him directly that the U.S. government had determined that Russia violated the intermediate-range nuclear treaty, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday. The United States is seeking high-level talks over what it said was an infraction of the Cold War-era treaty, ratified in 1988, which was designed to eliminate ground-launched cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 km (310 to 3,400 miles). Earnest declined to comment on how or when Russia violated the treaty, but said the United States is concerned in part about the risk of proliferation. "That is an indication that this is a matter that merits the serious attention of the leaders of both the United States and Russia," Earnest said.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:02:41 -0400
|Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed|
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:38:25 -0400
|China reports deadly attack in northwest|
BEIJING (AP) - A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed on Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:50:30 -0400
|Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel|
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:56:22 -0400
|Highway, bridge money at risk: Senate to vote|
WASHINGTON (AP) - Racing to adjourn for the summer, the Senate scheduled major votes Tuesday on proposals to keep federal highway funds flowing across the nation - billions of dollars to avert layoffs for construction workers and shutdowns of road and bridge projects just before the November elections.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:34:12 -0400
|House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border|
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would allow Republicans to say they tried to solve the humanitarian problem in South Texas, even though it stands no chance of becoming law.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:14:01 -0400
|Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine|
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an apartment block and raised fears that the city is on the verge of severe bloodshed.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:17:21 -0400
|AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch|
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:49:36 -0400
|Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case|
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:33:05 -0400
|Sources: EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia|
BRUSSELS (AP) - Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, EU officials and diplomats said.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:09:13 -0400