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Police say they might have spotted ambush suspect

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security amid another reported sighting Monday of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush.

Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 15 min ago
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 19 min ago

FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo released by Starpix shows designer Oscar de la Renta, right, and model Karlie Kloss backstage before the presentation of the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 collection sponsored by Revlon at Fashion Week in New York. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.


Standing ovation at Met Opera despite protest

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 26 min ago

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, protestors attend the arrivals at the Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season Opening in New York to register their disapproval of the Met's decision to premiere the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," later in the season. The opera, about the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer, is expected to attract more protesters when it opens Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians including former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Peter King joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday as part of an ongoing protest over an opera focused on the death of a Jewish man that critics say glorifies his Palestinian killers.


CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 36 min ago
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 38 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer to socialites and Hollywood stars, dies at 82.

Body found near playground in Chester Heights

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 49 min ago

Body found near playground in Chester HeightsState police are investigating the discovery of a body near a playground in Delaware County.


2 teen girls attacked by group of students in Camden

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 55 min ago

2 teen girls attacked by group of students in CamdenAuthorities say two teenage girls were jumped by a group of students after school in Camden and it was all captured on video.


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 58 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.

Dozens displaced after Center City high-rise fire

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 59 min ago

Dozens displaced after Center City high-rise fireDozens of people were displaced after flames broke out in a high-rise building in Center City Philadelphia.


ABC News: Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 9 min ago

 Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82ABC News has confirmed through a family member that legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away.


US agency warns 4.7 million car owners to get air bags fixed

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 11 min ago

US agency warns 4.7 million car owners to get air bags fixedThe U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.


No bail for man in Washington shooting spree

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 17 min ago
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of shooting at police stations, patrol cars and officers in three Washington cities has been ordered held without bail after a brief court appearance Monday.

New Zealand government agenda: surplus, flag vote

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 18 min ago

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key smiles while raising his hand as he speaks at a press conference at the Commonwealth Parliamentary offices in Sydney, Australia. Key laid out a three-year government agenda Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, that includes returning the country’s books to surplus, conducting a vote on whether to change the nation’s flag, and tightening the rules on terrorist fighters.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's prime minister laid out a three-year government agenda Tuesday that includes returning the country's books to surplus, conducting a vote on whether to change the nation's flag, and tightening the rules on terrorist fighters.


China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 31 min ago
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years.

Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 34 min ago

Health care worker receives protocol on the proper removal of personal protection equipment from CDC instructors in preparation for the response to the current Ebola outbreak, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, AlabamaBy Anna Driver and Lisa Marie Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected. The new guidelines from the U.S. ...


AP PHOTOS: Washington hatchery gives away salmon

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 36 min ago

People wait in line as female chum salmon are held in a rack that aids in the harvest of their eggs, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the Grovers Creek Hatchery, in Poulsbo, Wash. The hatchery gives out free fish several days a week after the salmon have been measured, scanned for electronic tracking tags and have had their eggs removed. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — People lined up with coolers Monday to wait for free fish as coho and chum salmon returned to spawn at a hatchery on Washington's Kitsap Peninsula.


Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach multiyear deal

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 40 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group remain in a months-long standoff, but the online retailer has reached a multiyear agreement with another major New York publisher, Simon & Schuster.

Video shows rescuer carrying man from burning home

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 41 min ago
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man ran into a burning home in central California and came out carrying a man who lives inside over his shoulder as flames popped and exploded behind him.

California mayor resigns after injury car crash

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 50 min ago
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of this Southern California city announced his resignation Monday in the wake of his arrest for an alleged drunken-driving crash that injured four cheerleaders.