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American couple held in Qatar for death of adopted daughter

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:25

An American couple feels trapped and abandoned by the U.S. Government as they await a possible death sentence following the death of their daughter in the oil rich country of Qatar. Grace and Matthew Huang were accused of starving their adopted daughter Gloria to death almost two years ago. Since the tragic night of Gloria's passing, the Huangs have been jailed, separated from their other two children. Their lives are in the hands of a foreign government whose judicial process is mysterious and terrifying to them.They decided to share their story exclusively with Yahoo’s Global News Anchor Katie Couric.

Islamic State advances through Syria

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:37

Islamic State group jihadists have attacked an oil and gas field in Syria, killing at least 30 pro-regime forces and security guards, a monitoring group said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack was launched on Tuesday night and fighting continued through the night. "IS managed to control parts of the field," the Britain-based group said after the assault at Shaer, in Homs province. An unknown number of jihadists were also killed, Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

House Democrats seek change to deportations

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:31

A group of Democrats want to change policies affecting some migrant families.

Republican dives into 'Redskins' fight

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:53

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republican Ed Gillespie, trailing in the polls and short on campaign cash, is hoping a last-minute appeal to devoted fans of the Washington Redskins' name gets him over the goal line in his Senate bid.

A soldier mourned in Canada

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:34

Hundreds lined streets of Hamilton, Ontario, to watch funeral procession for Corporal Nathan Cirillo, shot dead in Ottawa terrorist attacks.

Major Islamic State battle taking shape

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:32

Kurdish peshmerga fighters are headed for Syrian border town for probable battle.

Marathon bombing suspect's friend convicted of lying

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:55

Robel Philipos didn't tell truth to FBI investigators who questioned his presence in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room.

Friend of accused Boston bomber found guilty of lying to authorities

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:05

By Ross Kerber BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Tuesday found a college friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber guilty of lying to authorities in a terrorism investigation. Robel Phillipos, 21, was charged with lying about having visited suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room three days after the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. Phillipos and two friends removed a backpack containing empty fireworks shells from the suspected bomber's room. ...

As 'Hunt for Reds in October' fails, new Russia military threat seen

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:38

By Alister Doyle and Simon Johnson OSLO/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Fears of Russia re-asserting its Cold War dominance in the Baltic Sea are forcing countries there to re-think their defenses, prioritizing military spending at home and reducing participation in far-flung U.N. or U.S.-led missions. Sweden's fruitless search for a submarine -- dubbed by locals "The Hunt for Reds in October" -- and Russian violations of airspace are seen as elements of what one defense minister called a 'hybrid warfare', where fear and propaganda are deployed to keep countries on their toes. ...

Former officials: White House did little to stop Islamic State's ascent

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:30

The Obama administration “did almost nothing” in response to intelligence warnings earlier this year that Islamic State radicals were gaining ground in Iraq and threatening the country’s stability, a former ambassador to Iraq says in a new interview.

Texas nurse to leave Emory University Hospital free of Ebola virus

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 03:31
(Reuters) - A Texas nurse who contracted Ebola is being released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday after being found free of the virus, the hospital said. Amber Vinson, one of two nurses from a Dallas hospital infected with Ebola after treating the first patient diagnosed with the disease in the United States, will make a statement to the media at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. She was admitted to Emory's hospital for treatment on Oct. 15. The other nurse, Nina Pham, also was declared virus-free last week and left the Maryland hospital where she had been treated. ...

Ebola-free nurse to leave Atlanta hospital

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 03:15

Amber Vinson, one of two Texas health care workers to contract Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, to be released.

As Ebola fears spread, children allegedly bullied for West African ties

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:55
Two schoolchildren from Senegal were brutally beaten at a school in the Bronx last week by classmates who called them "Ebola," their father said Monday.

Which president was better at dealing with Putin?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:54

House Speaker John Boehner certainly has an answer.

Kim Jong-Un's absence explained?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:32

South Korea's spy agency may have figured out why North Korea's ruler was hard to find.

Feds vs. states: Who decides on Ebola quarantines

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:07

There's a reason President Obama hasn't forced states to follow a single, national rule.

U.S. isolates troops, Australia slaps visa ban on Ebola-hit West Africa states

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 20:16

By Phil Stewart and Matt Siegel WASHINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. military has started isolating soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa and Australia became the first rich nation to impose a visa ban on the affected countries amid global anxiety about the spread of the virus. The latest measures, along with decisions by some U.S. states to impose mandatory quarantines on health workers returning home from treating Ebola victims in West Africa, have been condemned by health authorities and the United Nations as extreme. ...

Midterm Mixer 2014: Katie Couric to lead special election live stream

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:54

Katie Couric, Yahoo Global News Anchor will lead special midterm election reaction beginning at 11pmET on November 4th. The Midterm Mixer will stream on from Washington D.C’s Capitol Lounge bar.

Toronto elects a new mayor, ends Ford era

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:08

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto elected a moderate conservative as mayor on Monday, ending the Rob Ford era marked by scandals over his illegal drug use and public drunkenness.

Judge delays trial in Colorado cinema massacre case

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 18:11
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The judge presiding over the Colorado cinema massacre case on Monday delayed the murder trial of accused gunman James Holmes by six weeks to January, but denied a request by defense lawyers for a lengthier postponement. Holmes, 26, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to criminal wrongdoing linked to the shooting deaths of 12 moviegoers inside a suburban Denver movie theater during a midnight viewing of a Batman film in July 2012. ...