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Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link gets green light

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 15:34
China is opening its stock market wider to foreigners, approving a cross-border trading link Monday that will allow investors in Shanghai and Hong Kong to buy and sell shares on both exchanges. In a joint ...

Federal government struggles against cyberattacks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 14:10

In this Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, photo, Joe Abbey, Arxan Technologies' director of software engineering, displays on his computer how he hacked into a phone app during a demonstration at the Black Hat USA 2014 cyber security conference, in Las Vegas. Federal systems grow more susceptible to attack as the government’s online offerings expand to user-friendly websites and apps, experts say. (AP Photo/David Becker)A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyberattacks and is unwittingly being undermined by federal employees and contractors.


Obama says Asia trade pact could be 'historic'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 13:40

U.S. President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One as he arrives for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING (AP) — President Barack Obama says world leaders have made good progress in resolving remaining obstacles to completing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


A look at some key federal cybersecurity breaches

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 13:37

01 A.M. MONDAY, NOV. 10. Charts on government cybersecurity.; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;A $10 billion-a-year federal effort to protect critical data is struggling against an onslaught of cyberattacks by thieves, hostile states and hackers.


Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods:' Study

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 13:21

In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, laundry detergent packets are held for a photo, in Chicago. Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. Coma and seizures were among the most serious complications. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. Coma and seizures were among the most serious complications.


Train Slams Two People on Virginia Trestle, Killing 1

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 13:18
A young couple who entered a trestle near Lynchburg, Virginia, were struck by a train, killing one of them and injuring the other.

In China, Obama tests global clout post-election

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:36

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, speaks during a bilateral meeting with Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, popularly known as "Jokowi", Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 in Beijing. Obama is in China to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. Seated at left is U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)BEIJING (AP) — His influence at home quickly fading, President Barack Obama is looking east to China, the opening stop of a three-country tour that will test his ability to play a commanding role on the world stage during his final two years in office.


Car goes airborne, slams into second floor of home in Hockessin, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:36

Car goes airborne, slams into second floor of home in Hockessin, DelawareAuthorities say a driver in Delaware lost control and his car struck three other vehicles before going airborne and crashing into the second floor of a home.


Clothing, toy drive helps Scotty McMillan's surviving brother

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:35

Clothing, toy drive helps Scotty McMillan's surviving brotherDays after 3-year-old Scotty McMillan was tortured and killed allegedly by his own mother and her boyfriend, a Chester County community rallied together for a clothing and toy drive to help his surviving brother.


Small plane crashes in Bahamas, killing 9 on board

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:32

Small plane crashes in Bahamas, killing 9 on boardA small plane crashed Sunday on approach to the island of Grand Bahama, killing all 9 people on board, the government of the Bahamas sai


Indian prime minister expands council of ministers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:58

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, center, gestures as he poses for photographs with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, third right, Vice President Hamid Ansari, fourth left and the newly sworn in ministers at the presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov.9, 2014.Modi expanded his council of ministers Sunday in a bid to boost the government's agenda and kick-start the economy. (AP Photo/Prakash Singh, Pool)NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expanded his council of ministers and shifted several ministers in a bid to boost the government's agenda and kick-start the economy.


Vehicle goes airborne, slams into second floor of home in Hockessin, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:38

Vehicle goes airborne, slams into second floor of home in Hockessin, DelawareAuthorities say a driver in Delaware lost control and his car struck three other vehicles before going airborne and crashing into the second floor of a home.


Ebola nurse to remain a voice against quarantines

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:34
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine nurse who defied quarantine attempts after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is looking forward to stepping out her front door — "like normal people."

China's inflation rate steady in October

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:21
BEIJING (AP) — China's consumer inflation rate was steady in October, government data showed Monday, amid signs of cooling economic growth.

Plane crash kills nine, including church leader, on Grand Bahama

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:13
By Neil Hartnell NASSAU Bahamas (Reuters) - A private jet struck a construction crane on approach to Grand Bahama International Airport on Sunday and crashed, killing all nine people aboard, including the leader of the Bahamas Faith Ministries, police and civil aviation officials said. Pastor Myles Munroe was headed across the island chain from Lynden Pindling International Airport near Nassau, capital of the archipelago nation, to Grand Bahama, where authorities said they believed he was due to host a church conference. ...

Small plane crashes in Bahamas, killing 9 on board

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:12
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama (AP) — A small plane crashed Sunday on approach to the island of Grand Bahama, killing all 9 people on board, the government of the Bahamas said.

Man found shot in the head in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:02

Man found shot in the head in GermantownAuthorities say a man was found with a gunshot wound to the head in Philadelphia's Germantown section.


10 Things to Know for Monday

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

U.S. President Barack Obama walks down airplane stairs during his arrival on Air Force One at Beijing Capital International Airport, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 in Beijing, China. Obama is in China to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Report: Rail contractor owns Mexico leader's home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:29

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2014, file photo, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto stands at attention as the national anthem of the UK and Mexico is played during an official visit by Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, at the National Palace in Mexico City. According to a report by a leading Mexican journalist, the private home of President Pena Nieto was built and is registered under the name of a company connected to a controversial high-speed rail contract that he abruptly canceled last week. The article did not specify what laws if any are broken by the president using a house registered under another name. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)MEXICO CITY (AP) — The private home of President Enrique Pena Nieto was built and is registered under the name of a company connected to a controversial high-speed rail contract that he abruptly canceled last week, according to a report by a leading Mexican journalist.


Principal at New York school makes racially insensitive comment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 08:17

Principal at New York school makes racially insensitive commentAt the Brooklyn School of Inquiry, there is indeed a big question: what in the world was the principal thinking Tuesday when talking to parents and students during an open house?