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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?


Biggest NY subway hub opens; expects 300,000 daily

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 08:07

Light shines through the skylight above the pavilion entrance of the Fulton Center transit hub on the day of its official opening, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 in New York. The $1.4 billion hub links the World Trade Center to nine subway lines in lower Manhattan and is designed to serve up to 300,000 passengers daily. The center also features retail and office space. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — "We did it!"


Clothing, toy drive held for Scotty McMillan's surviving brother

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 08:05

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.


Teen, young man rescue Philadelphia police officer from fiery crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 07:55

Teen, young man rescue Philadelphia police officer from fiery crashA young man and a teenager are being hailed as heroes after they rescued a police officer and a pickup truck driver from a fiery crash in South Philadelphia.


Police: 1 dead, 1 critical after murder-suicide attempt in Paoli

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 07:53

 1 dead, 1 critical after murder-suicide attempt in PaoliPolice say one man is dead and another is in critical condition after an attempted murder-suicide in the Paoli section of Tredyffrin Township, Chester County.


Afghanistan war veteran fatally shot in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 07:47
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old Army veteran was shot to death Sunday only months after his return from Afghanistan, police said.

Vigil remembers Scotty McMillan

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 07:34

Clothing, toy drive held for Scotty McMillan's surviving brotherA vigil was held in memory of a 3-year-old boy who was beaten to death allegedly at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend in Chester County.


Veteran shot, killed during party in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 06:48

Veteran shot, killed during party in Los AngelesA 21-year-old Army veteran was shot and killed in his California neighborhood Sunday.


American Airlines crew reject union contract

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 06:44

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 1 2012 file photo, American Airlines airplanes are parked at their gates at JFK International airport in New York. Flight attendants at American Airlines rejected a five-year contract Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, forcing the world's largest carrier and its union for cabin-crew workers into binding arbitration. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Flight attendants at American Airlines rejected a five-year contract Sunday, forcing the world's largest carrier and its union for cabin-crew workers into binding arbitration.


Alaska storm brings frigid weather to swath of US

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 06:43

This Nov. 5, 2014 photo provided by NASA shows a picture captured by NASA's Aqua satellite of Typhoon Nuri. Weather forecasters say an explosive storm, a remnant of Typhoon Nuri, surpassing the intensity of 2012's Superstorm Sandy is heading toward the northern Pacific Ocean and expected to pass Alaska's Aleutian Islands over the weekend. (AP Photo/NASA)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A massive storm fueled by the remnants of Typhoon Nuri did not do much damage in Alaska's sparsely populated Aleutian Islands, but forecasters say it's anchoring a system that will push a frigid blast of air into the mainland United States and send temperatures plunging early this week.


American freed by North Korea wanted pizza

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 06:39

President Barack Obama comments on the prisoner release from North Korea following an announcement for U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The president said he is "very grateful" that North Korea has released the last two Americans in its custody. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)SEATTLE (AP) — Kenneth Bae arrived home after years of imprisonment in North Korea, expressing his gratitude to the U.S. government for securing his release and revealing that his time there offered lessons.


Former ice skating coach sentenced to nearly 100 years for molesting students

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 06:38

Former ice skating coach sentenced to nearly 100 years for molesting studentsA former ice skating coach was sentenced to nearly 100 years in prison for sexually abusing two of his students.


Victims in deadly Camden shootings identified

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 06:17

Victims in deadly Camden shootings identifiedAuthorities have identified the two men who were killed in two separate shootings in Camden, New Jersey.


Former long-time U.S. congressman Phil Crane dies at 84

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 06:14
(Reuters) - Phil Crane, 84, who served 35 years in the U.S. House of Representatives representing parts of the Chicago area, has died, his family said in an obituary it released on Sunday. Crane died peacefully at the home of his daughter, Rebekah, in Jefferson, Maryland on Saturday, according to the obituary. Crane’s former chief of staff, Kirt Johnson, said he died of lung cancer. A Chicago native and a Republican, Crane entered the House in 1969, winning a special election. He had been headmaster at Westminster Academy in Chicago prior to his election. ...

Video captures NY deputy slapping, cursing at man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 06:07
HALFMOON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York sheriff's deputy has been suspended after a video captured him cursing and apparently slapping a young man after the man refused to let the officer search his vehicle.

Woman survives 45 minutes with no pulse after giving birth

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 05:57

Woman survives 45 minutes with no pulse after giving birthA Florida mother is home and tending to her new infant less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes following complications from a routine cesarean section.


Detroit starts down the road to recovery, respect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 05:30

FILE - The skyline of the city of Detroit is seen from the west in a Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 file photo. A judge cleared Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy Friday, approving a turnaround plan that will require discipline after years of corruption, mismanagement and an exodus of residents brought this one-time industrial powerhouse to financial ruin. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)DETROIT (AP) — The largest U.S. city to endure bankruptcy has exited insolvency $7 billion lighter in debt, but the effects of civic neglect linger for many in Detroit who still fall asleep to echoes of gunfire and awake surrounded by blocks and blocks of abandoned houses.


Higher bar for health law in 2nd sign-up season

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 05:26

FILE - In this July 28, 2014 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell speaks in Washington. With a bright look to its rebuilt website, Version 2.0 of President Barack Obama’s health insurance overhaul represents another chance to win the hearts and minds of American consumers. But if not frozen computer screens, new kinds of problems await as HealthCare.gov’s second open enrollment season begins Nov. 15. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — With a bright look to its rebuilt website, version 2.0 of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul represents another chance to win over a skeptical public.