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Man carries Fresno man from burning home

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 48 min ago
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man ran into a burning home in Fresno and came out carrying a man who lives inside over his shoulder as flames popped and exploded behind him.

On the road to find the world's funniest person

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 20 min ago

This undated photo provided by The Laugh Factory shows comedian Nitin Mirani from the United Arab Emirates. Mirani one of several comics featured in a competition known as the Funniest Person in the World. (AP Photo/The Laugh Factory)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other.


Peyton Manning breaks TD record

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 26 min ago
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw his 509th career touchdown Sunday, breaking Brett Favre's league record.

Germany's tax take still rising as growth cools

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 42 min ago
BERLIN (AP) — New data show that the German government's tax receipts are still rising as Berlin faces cooling growth prospects at home and pressure from abroad to increase spending.

What to know about federally run Indian schools

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 42 min ago

In this photo taken Sept. 25, 2014, seventh and eighth grade students play basketball at the Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation. The school is miles from any gas station or paved road. The Obama administration is pushing ahead with a plan to improve the schools that gives tribes more control. But the endeavor is complicated by disrepair of so many buildings, not to mention a federal legacy dating to the 19th century that for many years forced Native American children to attend boarding schools. (AP Photo/John Locher)WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government finances 183 schools and dormitories for Native American children on or near reservations in 23 states. The schools are some of the nation's lowest performing.


Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 46 min ago

In this photo taken Sept. 25, 2014, students carry chairs between classrooms at the Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz. on the Navajo Nation. Classroom buildings at the school have problems with asbestos and radon. The Obama administration is pushing ahead with a plan to improve the schools that gives tribes more control. But the endeavor is complicated by disrepair of so many buildings, not to mention a federal legacy dating to the 19th century that for many years forced Native American children to attend boarding schools. (AP Photo/John Locher)WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — On a desert outpost miles from the closest paved road, Navajo students at the Little Singer Community School gleefully taste traditional fry bread during the school's heritage week.


NY Gov. Cuomo raises profile _ but for what?

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 52 min ago

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks with news media before marching in the Columbus Day parade in New York. After a hard six months during which he appeared flummoxed by corruption allegations and an embarrassing primary battle, New York’s governor is actively raising his profile, fueling speculation about whether he is already looking beyond his bid for a second term or just trying to run up the score. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With a new book, an appearance on David Letterman, high-profile trips overseas and a bigger campaign account than any other governor, New York's Andrew Cuomo might look like someone running for president.


Firestorm over Met opera hits fever pitch

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 4 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) — Some big-name politicians are joining Jewish protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.


Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 39 min ago

This July 28, 2014, photo shows Jakob Denzinger's portrait on the tombstone of his empty grave in Cepin eastern Croatia. Denzinger is among dozens of death camp guards and suspected Nazi war criminals who collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments despite being forced out of the United States according to an Associated Press investigation. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.


Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 47 min ago
DALLAS (AP) — Ebola fears began to ease for some Monday as a monitoring period passed for those who had close contact with a victim of the disease and after a cruise ship scare ended with the boat returning to port and a lab worker on board testing negative for the virus.

Ana downgraded to tropical storm; Hawaii relaxes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:41

Tourists watch surfers out in choppy waves at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, as Hurricane Ana passes southwest of Hawaii. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which was downgraded by late afternoon into a tropical storm.


Crews battle warehouse fire in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:40

Crews battle warehouse fire in Port RichmondFire crews were called to battle a warehouse fire in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.


VIDEO: Eagles well rested, ready for next week

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:21

 Eagles well rested, ready for next weekThe Eagles had a bye week and are feeling rested but say they're ready to get back in the game on Sunday against the Cardinals.


Forum between NJ candidates for congress held in Spanish

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:16

Forum between NJ candidates for congress held in SpanishThe candidates in New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District made history this week with the first forum held completely in Spanish for the Latino community.


Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.

Today in History

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:00
Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

$16,000 stolen in armed robbery at Chickie's and Pete's in Drexel Hill

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:27

$16,000 stolen in armed robbery at Chickie's and Pete's in Drexel HillPolice say two men stole more than $16,000 and the manager's wedding rings in an armed robbery at the Chickie's and Pete's restaurant in Drexel Hill.


Witness in possible Eric Frein sighting gives chilling account

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:18

Witness in possible Eric Frein sighting gives chilling accountAction News spoke exclusively with the woman who says she spotted accused cop killer Eric Frein.


Two arrested in death of Saudi student in California: report

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:10

Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is pictured in this undated handout photo(Reuters) - Two people have been arrested in the death of a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, was last seen at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Reseda on Sept. 17. Authorities discovered his body in Palm Desert, roughly 125 miles (200 km) to the southeast, on Thursday. His body was identified on Friday. Police declined to release details on the arrests and are planning a news conference on Monday, the newspaper reported. ...


Woman trapped in chimney rescued then arrested

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:55

Woman trapped in chimney rescued then arrestedA woman rescued from a chimney at a California home was allegedly trying to break into the home of a man she had met online.