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Video shows woman's abduction in Germantown; abductor sought

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:32

Video shows woman's abduction in Germantown; abductor soughtPhiladelphia police say a woman forced into a car and kidnapped Sunday night tried to fight off her abductor.


Company denies man lost job over Playgirl spread

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:30
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A company that helps businesses handle personnel issues denies it forced one if its Connecticut employees out of his job after it was discovered he'd posed nude in Playgirl magazine.

Washington State Loses Top QB

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:30
Connor Halliday has broken ankle

US sues to prevent merger of movie ad companies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:29
NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department asked a court Monday to block a planned merger of the nation's only two large cinema on-screen advertising companies, saying consumers might face higher prices at theaters if a merger is carried out. The businesses generate hundreds of millions of dollars annually through advertisements and other programming shown before movie previews start.

Correction: Tech Moguls In Space Race story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:26

Billionaire Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson salutes the bravery of test pilots, and vows to find out what caused the crash of his prototype space tourism rocket that killed one crew member and injured another during a news conference in Mojave, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo blew apart about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the Mojave airfield after being released from a carrier aircraft Friday. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 1 about technology moguls in the commercial space business, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Elon Musk's SpaceX operates three spacecraft: Dragon, Falcon Heavy and Falcon 8.


Man struck, killed by falling tape measure

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:24
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man delivering sheet rock to a construction site was killed Monday when a tape measure fell 50 stories and hit him on the head, authorities said.

VIDEO: Tempting tourists to North Korea

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:22
North Korea may not be high on the list of destinations that most tourists would like to visit, but a tour operator which organises holidays there says business is booming.
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Ahead of tough election, White House blames dismay with Washington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:16
By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With many races still tight but polls showing a general trend in favor of Republicans, the White House on Monday blamed voter dissatisfaction with Washington for what could be an Election Day rout for President Barack Obama's Democrats. Both parties pushed to get voters to the polls in a final effort to sway the electorate ahead of Tuesday's election, which could shift control of the U.S. Senate and upend policy priorities for the last two years of Obama's final term. ...

Mystery drones fly over French nuclear sites

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:10
French security officials are investigating a spate of mysterious and illegal flights by drone aircraft over more than a dozen nuclear power stations in France, raising security concerns in a country that largely lives off atomic energy.

No bail for cross-country crime spree suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:10

Gregory Lewis, right, is arraigned in Worcester Superior Court in Worcester, Mass. Monday Nov.3, 2014. Attorney Michael Hussey and a court officer stand beside Lewis. Lewis is suspected of raping a 13-year-old girl, then going on a cross-country crime spree after cutting off his court-ordered monitoring device, He pleaded not guiltyduring his arraignment and was ordered held without bail. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Rick Cinclair, Pool)WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of going on a cross-country crime spree after allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl had a gun, knives, zip ties and duct tape in his car and had been driving by the girl's house, police said during a recorded interview with the man.


‘It’s only a car’: Some ‘Car Talk’ host quips

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:09
Tom Magliozzi, the co-host of NPR’s “Car Talk” show who died Monday at 77, regaled generations of listeners. Here are a few of his unforgettable quips.

The money trail: How a billionaire spread his wealth in state Senate races

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:08
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Shark clamps onto Hawaii surfer's hand in attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:08
A Hawaii woman escaped a tiger shark attack with only some injuries to her fingers and hand after her friend punched the animal until it relented.

Police: Teen killed man for not buying him beer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:07
Authorities say a 16-year-old boy struck and killed a man with his car outside of a West Texas convenience store after the man refused to buy him beer.

Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:07
The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert.

Inquiry Faults Liberia Force That Fired on Protesters

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:04
An independent human rights panel found that Liberian security forces fired directly into a crowd of civilians who were protesting a quarantine this summer.

Washington high school reopens after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:03

People dressed in the school colors of red and white cheer and wave as school buses carrying students on their return to Marysville-Pilchuck High School drive past Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Marysville, Wash. After the shock from the Oct. 24 shooting there that left four students dead, including the shooter, and two students still in a Seattle hospital, administrators and teachers hope to transition to a new routine. The day was scheduled to begin with a morning assembly. Lunch is in the gym because the cafeteria where the shooting took place remains closed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of people lined the entrance to a Washington state high school as it reopened Monday, more than a week after a student fatally shot three of his classmates, wounded two others and then killed himself.


Washington high school reopens after shooting

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:03
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of people lined the entrance to a Washington state high school as it reopened Monday, more than a week after a student fatally shot three of his classmates, wounded two others and then killed himself.

The Appraisal: De Niro, in Tax Fight, Wins Little Sympathy From His Neighbors

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:03
Robert De Niro’s long challenge to his $6 million property assessment in Gardiner, Ulster County, deepened when his lawyers appealed a court ruling against him.






Bits Blog: Southwest Airlines Offers Free Streaming of Apple’s Beats Music Service

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:01
The availability of the streaming service on flights with an Internet connection is the latest example of planes becoming venues for companies to promote new products and services.