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Jewish fraternity house in Atlanta vandalized with swastikas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:02
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Swastikas were spray painted on a Jewish fraternity house at Emory University in Atlanta hours after the solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, school officials said on Monday. The Nazi symbols were painted on the exterior of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house on Sunday, the Emory officials said, adding that the incident was under investigation by campus police. ...

Huge crane arrives at NY's Tappan Zee project

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:58

A large crane named the Left Coast Lifter arrives at the Tappan Zee Bridge near Nyack, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The crane, which can lift 1900 tons, will assist in the ongoing construction at the bridge. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)PIERMONT, N.Y. (AP) — One of the world's largest floating cranes, a blue and red behemoth bearing two American flags, arrived at New York's Tappan Zee Bridge construction site on Monday.


Court won't hear Zedillo-Mexican massacre case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:42
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeal of 10 people who tried to sue former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo on allegations he bore some responsibility for a 1997 massacre in Mexico and tried to cover it up.

Attorneys back in court to narrow jury pool in Jodi Arias sentencing retrial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:40

Jodi Arias looks at her defense attorney Jennifer Willmott during a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court in PhoenixBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Attorneys returned to an Arizona court on Monday to narrow an already whittled-down pool for selecting jurors who will determine whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be executed for killing her ex-boyfriend at his Phoenix-area home in 2008.    Prosecutors and defense attorneys were scheduled to begin questioning 176 potential jurors who made the first cut to serve on the penalty phase retrial of the 34-year-old former California waitress. ...


Facebook closes WhatsApp purchase now worth $21.8B

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:24

Facebook closes WhatsApp purchase now worth $21.8BNEW YORK (AP) — Facebook has completed its acquisition of the mobile messaging service WhatsApp for almost $22 billion, up from the original $19 billion when the cash-and-stock deal was struck early this year thanks in part to the rising price of Facebook shares.


Gay marriages start in Virginia; couple weds in Richmond hours after Supreme Court clears way

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:19
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gay marriages start in Virginia; couple weds in Richmond hours after Supreme Court clears way.

PHOTOS: Funeral for Pa. Trooper David Kedra

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:18

 Funeral for Pa. Trooper David KedraA Pennsylvania State Police trooper accidentally killed in a firearms training exercise was laid to rest in Northeast Philadelphia.


Hot air balloon drifts into ocean in California, surfers come to rescue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:16
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A hot air balloon carrying a man who had just proposed to his girlfriend drifted into the ocean off the Southern California coast, where daring surfers grabbed a rope to pull the aircraft to shore, an official said on Monday. The newly engaged couple and a pilot were on board the balloon on Sunday evening when the wind switched direction and began pushing it toward the shore of Encinitas, just north of San Diego, said Encinitas Marine Safety Captain Larry Giles. ...

Federal permits limit pollution in Spokane River

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:12
POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have issued permits to three northern Idaho cities that limit how much pollution can be put into the Spokane River.

Autopsy: Lifeguard died of accidental drowning

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:05
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An autopsy has concluded that a veteran Newport Beach lifeguard died of accidental drowning after jumping in the water to help a struggling swimmer as rough waves battered Southern California in July.

NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars apologize for Ebola prank by mascot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:56
(Reuters) - The National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars apologized on Monday after their mascot used the Ebola epidemic to taunt fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The mascot, Jaxson DeVille, held up a handwritten sign to the crowd that read "TOWELS CARRY EBOLA" while carrying a yellow "Terrible Towel" in his right hand. Created in 1975 by then-Steelers radio broadcaster Myron Cope, Pittsburgh fans cheer their team by raising their arm and waving a black and gold towel in a circular motion. It is dubbed the Terrible Towel by Steelers fans, perhaps the most enthusiastic in the NFL. ...

US edge lower; H&R Block slides

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:44

In this Oct. 2, 2014 photo, the statue of George Washington on the steps of Federal Hall faces the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks opened higher Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, as investors assessed corporate news. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged lower Monday as concerns about the direction of the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy weighed on investors. Tax preparer H&R Block slumped after the company said that its attempt to sell a banking unit was getting bogged down.


Child in Seattle suburb under boil water order sickened by E. coli

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:37
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A child living in a wealthy Seattle suburb under orders to boil its tap water after tests showed the presence of E. coli has become infected with the bacteria, authorities said on Monday. The child, who has not been hospitalized, was the first reported illness following positive tests for the bacteria in tap water on Mercer Island, on Lake Washington, health officials said. "We don't know whether the infection in this child was caused by the water on Mercer Island," said Dr. Meagan Kay, medical epidemiologist for Public Health – Seattle & King County. ...

School bets video game scholarship can draw talent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:33

In this Sept. 23, 2014 photo, Robert Morris University Illinois freshmen, from left, Sondra Burrows, Brian Rodonis and Alex Chapman practice playing the video game “League of Legends” with their collegiate teammates at their on-campus training facility in Chicago. The small private university is offering hefty scholarships for players of “League of Legends,” which has become one of the most popular games for organized team competitions nationwide. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — As a teenager, holed up in his bedroom, illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted.


Hilton selling Waldorf Astoria New York for $1.95B

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:33

A taxi passes in front of the fabled Waldorf Astoria hotel, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 in New York. Hilton Worldwide is selling the Waldorf Astoria New York to Chinese insurance company Anbang Insurance Group Co. for $1.95 billion. Hilton Worldwide will continue to manage the storied hotel for the next 100 years as part of an agreement with Anbang. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Hilton Worldwide is selling the Waldorf Astoria New York to Chinese insurance company Anbang Insurance Group Co. for $1.95 billion.


Boeing to build some 777X parts in St. Louis: sources

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:20
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co plans to start building some parts of its 777X commercial airliner at the company's huge defense business facility in St. Louis, a move that will add hundreds of jobs in several years, according to sources familiar with the decision. The move comes days after Boeing announced plans to shift defense services and support work out of Washington state, a separate and unrelated decision that could also add hundreds of jobs to the St. Louis area, the sources said. The 777X decision calls for Boeing to shift some packages of work now done by suppliers to the St. ...

Journalist with Ebola arrives at Nebraska hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:20

Journalist with Ebola arrives at Nebraska hospitalAn American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia arrived Monday at a Nebraska hospital where he will be treated for the deadly disease.


US Journalist With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska for Treatment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:15
The U.S. journalist who tested positive for Ebola while working in Liberia arrived in Nebraska today.

U.S. not considering a travel ban amid Ebola outbreak: White House

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:15
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is not considering a ban on travelers from countries most affected by the deadly Ebola virus outbreak, the White House said on Monday. "A travel ban is not something that we're currently considering," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily briefing. "We feel good about the measures that are already in place," he said. (Reporting by Steve Holland and Susan Heavey; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

U.S. wealthy give less income to charity, mid-earners give more: report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:11
By Laila Kearney (Reuters) - Wealthy Americans contributed less of their incomes to charity while low and middle-income residents gave more in the years surrounding the Great Recession, according to a newly released report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. U.S. residents earning an annual $200,000 or more reduced the amount of income they gave to charity by 4.6 percent between 2006 and 2012, while those who earned less than $100,000 a year increased charitable spending by 4.5 percent of their pay over the same time period, said the report, issued on Sunday. ...