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Tornado rips roofs in Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:20

In this photo provided by Eric Atcheson, a large tree lies where it was felled by a tornado that ripped down power lines and damaged property in the southwest Washington State city of Longview Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Police asked residents to avoid a section of the city. Video taken by a citizen appeared to shows roof tiles being blown off a building. "I could see the funnel cloud forming and where it touched down between the alleyway and onto the street right next to us," The Rev. Eric Atcheson said. (AP Photo/Eric Atcheson)LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A rare tornado ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows Thursday afternoon in the southwest Washington city of Longview, but there were no reports of injuries.


Shakira to release baby toys with Fisher-Price

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:13

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014 file photo Colombian singer Shakira, left, holds her son Milan prior to the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium against Eibar in Barcelona, Spain. Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a collection of baby toys. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a line of baby toys as well as a Web series for moms.


Police chase ends with gunfire, death in Easton

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:32

Police chase ends with gunfire, death in EastonA police chase ended with police gunfire and at least one death early Friday in the Lehigh Valley.


Truck maker Volvo profits rise amid mixed market

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:28
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish truck maker AB Volvo says net profit in the third quarter rose slightly to 1.6 billion kronor ($220 million) in a mixed economic environment.

I-95 North clear after truck crash in Bristol, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:14

I-95 North clear after truck crash in Bristol, Pa.Traffic is flowing normally again on I-95 North in Bucks County after a truck crashed and overturned, blocking several lanes of the highway.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:03

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


EU leaders agree to raise Ebola aid budget to 1 billion euros

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:00
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Friday to roughly double their financial support for efforts to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic in Africa to 1 billion euros, the chairman of their Brussels summit, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, said. "EU will increase financial help to 1 billion euros to fight Ebola in West Africa," he said in a Twitter message. Total contributions from the 28 nations had been running at about 500 million euros ($630 million) and there had been criticism that the wealthy Europeans were not doing more. (1 US dollar = 0. ...

Man critically wounded in Bustleton shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:56

Man critically wounded in Bustleton shootingA man is fighting for his life after he was critically wounded in a shooting in Philadelphia's Bustleton section.


Truck crashes, overturns on I-95 North in Bristol, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:48

I-95 North clear after truck crash in Bristol, Pa.A truck crashed and overturned early Friday on I-95 North, blocking several lanes of the highway at the start of the morning rush hour.


Small airplane and helicopter collide in Maryland, three killed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three people were killed and two taken to hospital after a small airplane and a helicopter crashed into each other on Thursday near an airport in Frederick, Maryland, authorities said. A Cirrus SR22 coming in to land at Frederick Municipal Airport collided with a helicopter that was involved in a training exercise, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Frederick is about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Washington. ...

Ericsson profit down 10 pct despite higher sales

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:20
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says its third-quarter earnings slumped 10 percent despite higher sales due to increased operating costs and negative effects from currency hedging.

Truck crashes during police chase in Easton, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:11

Police chase ends with gunfire, death in EastonOfficials say a pickup truck crash was the end result of a police pursuit through several communities in the area of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania early Friday morning.


China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:24

Chinese President Xi Jinping, fourth right, meets with the guests, at left, who attend the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. China and 21 other Asian nations have signed on to the new international bank opposed by Washington as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.(AP Photo/Takaki Yajima, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one Asian nations signed on to a China-driven initiative Friday to create a new international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary and potentially damaging rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.


California startup unveils gun technology for cops

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:04

In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, Jim Schaff, vice president of marketing with Yardarm, demonstrates how a sensor fits into an Airsoft replica of a Glock 17 handgun in San Francisco. A California-based startup has designed new law enforcement technology that aims to automatically alert dispatch when an officer's gun is unholstered and fired. Yardarm can also track where an officer's gun is located and in which direction it's fired. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired.


Germany's BASF warns on profits and shares drop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:55
BERLIN (AP) — Chemical and oil company BASF is warning that its profits will come in below its previous forecast in the wake of slower global economic growth and industrial production.

Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:21

This undated photo taken from an Instagram posting shows an overlook of Crater Lake in Oregon with a rock painting. The National Park Service is investigating paintings and drawings of eerie faces found on rocks across the West in some of the country’s most recognizable wilderness areas, including Crater Lake. (AP Photo/Instagram)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.


With gay marriage comes question: I do or I don't

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:16

Anndee Hochman, left, and her wife Elissa Goldberg pose for a photograph Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at their home in Philadelphia. When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure." They were wed in September by a rabbi in a small ceremony in front of their parents. It came 24 years and two days after they had told each other they were in this for the long haul. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure."


Survey: German consumer confidence stabilizes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:48
BERLIN (AP) — A survey finds that a downward trend in German consumer confidence has come to an end, despite cooler growth prospects for Europe's biggest economy.

Ebola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:44

File - In the Oct. 18, 2014 file photo, Garteh Korkoryah, center, mother of Thomas Eric Duncan, is comforted during a memorial service for her son. It may not matter much that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas apologized for initially misdiagnosing Duncan, who was sent home from the emergency room but later returned sicker and farther along on a painful decline to death from Ebola. Insulated by Texas tort reform that gives an extra layer of protection to emergency room doctors and nurses, not only is the very feasibility of winning a lawsuit complicated, but the potential payout is severely capped. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)DALLAS (AP) — In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this is Texas.


New York officials: Doctor has Ebola, 1st in city

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:13

 New York doctor has Ebola, 1st in cityNEW YORK (AP) — A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday.