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Poll: Americans worry: Can government protect us?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:39

FILE - In the Sept. 21, 2014 file photo thousands of young people fill the streets of Manhattan, New York, carrying banners and calling on policymakers to take action on climate change. According to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, conducted September 25-29, 2014, Americans lack confidence that their government can keep them safe from threats to their safety and economic security. More than half of those polled don’t think the U.S. government can do much to effectively minimize the threat posed by climate change, mass shootings, racial tensions, economic uncertainty on Wall Street and an unstable job market. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans lack confidence in the government's ability to protect their personal safety and economic security, a sign that their widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll.


Bertelsmann buys remaining stake in Gruner + Jahr

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:05
BERLIN (AP) — Media group Bertelsmann AG says it is acquiring the 25.1-percent stake in German publisher Gruner + Jahr that it didn't already own for an undisclosed sum.

New Mexico immigration lockup draws criticism

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:55

FILE- In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, a woman and child are escorted to a van by detention facility guards inside the Artesia Family Residential Center, a federal detention facility for undocumented immigrant mothers and children in Artesia, N.M, A surge of cases involving immigrants from Central America has backed up federal courts and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The cases have been moved to Denver by judges in Arlington, Va. Officials say it makes more sense to hold the proceedings in the same time zone as the detention center. Hearings are being held by video from Artesia, N.M. starting on Monday, Sept. 29. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Trailers have been set up for a school at a federal immigration detention center in an isolated New Mexico desert town. A basketball court and a soccer field have been installed. And detainees are pleading their cases over a video link with judges in Denver.


US Journalist With Ebola Flying to Nebraska for Treatment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:53
The U.S. journalist who tested positive for Ebola while working in Liberia is scheduled to arrive in Nebraska today.

German factory orders down sharply in August

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:32
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says factory orders dropped sharply in August — led lower by a big drop in demand from outside the euro area and canceling out a large rise the previous month.

Suspect in deadly ambush still eludes police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:14
PRICE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police have struck out again after following up on a possible sighting of the suspect in last month's deadly ambush of police barracks in the Pocono Mountains.

Indiana aid worker says in letter is afraid to die

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:45

In this 2011 photo provided by the Kassig Family, Abdul-Rahman Kassig, right, poses for a photo while fishing with his father, Ed Kassig, near the Cannelton Dam on the Ohio River in southern Indiana. Ed and Paula Kassig said in a statement Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, that their son, Abdul-Rahman formerly known as Peter, indicated he wasn't forced to convert to Islam and is at peace with his beliefs. The Islamic State group has threatened to behead the 26-year-old, who was captured Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Courtesy Kassig Family)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana aid worker threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group said in a June letter that he's afraid to die and is saddened by the pain his captivity must be causing his family, his parents said Sunday.


Police probe crashes that killed 10 in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:42
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Investigators looked for clues Sunday to the cause of two fiery vehicle crashes in Southern California that left 10 dead, including four recent graduates of the same high school, as family members and friends mourned the victims.

Corporate deals set to return to pre-crisis levels

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:02

FILE - In this May 5, 2014 file photo, billionaire Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett smiles during an interview with Liz Claman on the Fox Business Network in Omaha, Neb. Berkshire Hathaway, owner of businesses ranging from the BNSF railroad to Dairy Queen, Geico insurance and power providers, on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 announced it is buying the privately-owned auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)LONDON (AP) — After a year that's been awash with multi-billion dollar deals, the number and value of mergers and acquisitions looks set to return to pre-crisis levels over the coming 12 months, consulting firm EY said Monday.


Federal officials cast doubt on Ebola travel ban

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:52

In this photo provided by CBS News, the National Institute of Health's Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, speaks on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington. Speaking on the Ebola virus, Fauci said it's perfectly normal to feel anxious about a disease that kills so fast and is ravaging parts of West Africa, but predicts there won't be an outbreak in the U.S. (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)Top government health officials say they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus.


5th American with Ebola returning from Liberia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:33

The father of Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman who is diagnosed with EbolaOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia is expected to arrive Monday in Nebraska where he will be treated for the virus that has ravaged West Africa.


World Bank trims Asia growth outlook, urges reform

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:26
BANGKOK (AP) — The World Bank trimmed this year's growth forecast for developing East Asian economies on Monday and urged governments to improve conditions for investment and exports.

Charity report ranks states, cities on generosity

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:19

In this May 27, 2014 photo provided by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, Brian Ellis, an algebra teacher, works with his students at First Coast High School. Ellis is a Jacksonville School Leadership Fellow, a Quality Education for All program that takes high-performing teachers and trains them to become school principals. A Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy detailed how Jacksonville donors had rallied behind a campaign to improve the region's public schools via a Quality Education for All fund launched in 2005 with a goal of raising $50 million. (AP Photo/Jacksonville Public Education Fund, Susan Sanders)NEW YORK (AP) — Even as the income gap widens, the wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller share of their income to charity, while poor and middle-income people are donating a larger share, according to an extensive analysis of IRS data conducted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.


Minor fender bender between 2 jets at JFK Airport

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:11
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say a commercial jet waiting on the tarmac at New York City's Kennedy Airport was bumped from behind by another airplane.

Hospital: Ebola virus survivor not infected again

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:47

FILE - Former Ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra participates in a news conference at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., in this Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 file photo. The Massachusetts doctor and missionary who was successfully treated for Ebola he contracted in Africa is back in the hospital Saturday Oct. 4, 2014 with what appears to be a respiratory infection, but doctors don't suspect a recurrence of the virus. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts doctor who is back in the hospital after he was successfully treated for the Ebola virus last month isn't infected again with it, hospital officials said Sunday.


Parents of American held by Islamic State release photos, letter

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:42

Abdul-Rahman Kassig helps push an ambulancenear Deir EzzorBy Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - The parents of an U.S. aid worker held hostage by Islamic State militants on Sunday released photographs of their son and parts of a letter he wrote them from captivity in which he says he is scared to die but at peace with his belief. Peter Kassig, 26, was taken captive a year ago while doing humanitarian work in Syria, his family has said. He was threatened in an Islamic State video issued on Friday that showed the beheading of a British aid worker. Ed and Paula Kassig of Indianapolis, Indiana, appealed for his release on Saturday in a video message. ...


Mumia Abu-Jamal commencement speech met with local vigil for slain officer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:33

Mumia Abu-Jamal commencement speech met with local vigil for slain officerConvicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal spoke by video to graduates at a Vermont College on Sunday.


Viewing for trooper killed in training center shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:28

Viewing for trooper killed in training center shootingThe viewing for the Pennsylvania State Trooper killed during a training accident last week was held in Northeast Philadelphia on Sunday.


NJ Family releases photos of preschooler killed by Enterovirus D68

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:24

Concern running high after NJ preschooler dies of enterovirusAt a meeting Sunday night, parents hoped to get answers about the virus that killed a four-year-old boy in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.


Sick Liberian child under observation at Delaware hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:22

Sick Liberian child under observation at Delaware hospitalA sick child in Delaware is hospitalized and is currently being observed amid Ebola concerns.