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Thailand plans one of world's tallest skyscrapers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:24
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai property developer has announced plans to build a skyscraper in Bangkok that will be among the 10 tallest buildings in the world when it is completed in 2019.

Wounded AP reporter vows to return to Afghanistan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:17

In this Oct. 9, 2014 photo, Associated Press reporter Kathy Gannon answers questions during an interview in New York. This was Gannon's first interview since she and AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus were attacked on April 4, by a gunman in Khost Province in eastern Afghanistan as they prepared to cover the presidential election the next day. Niedringhaus was killed in the attack and Gannon is recovering from multiple gunshot wounds. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — Over and over, Kathy Gannon has re-lived the decisions that led to her close friend's death — and almost her own — in Afghanistan.


David Greenglass, Rosenberg spy case witness, dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:21

FILE - In this April 26, 1956, file photo, David Greenglass sits beside Deputy U.S. Marshal Joseph Oreto, left, at the Senate Internal Security in Washington. The former Army sergeant and Los Alamos bomb project employee, whose testimony led to the conviction and execution of his sister, Ethel Rosenberg and brother-in-law, Julius Rosenberg, died on July 1. He was 92. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File)NEW YORK (AP) — In 1953, at the height of the Cold War, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg died in the electric chair after being convicted of conspiring to pass secrets about the atomic bomb to the Soviets. The government's star witness at their trial: Ethel's own brother, David Greenglass.


Carnival mulls China ship building joint venture

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:57
HONG KONG (AP) — Carnival Corp., the world's No. 1 cruise company, said Wednesday it's exploring the possibility of a ship building joint venture with a state-owned Chinese company and Italy's Fincantieri.

4 dogs attack elderly couple in California home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:41
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Two people are in critical condition after being mauled by four pit bulls at a home in central California.

CDC says it missed opportunities to contain Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:41

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Tom Frieden provides an update on the latest developments involving the deadly Ebola virus and its infection of a Texas health care professional as he addresses the media during a briefing at CDC headquarters Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. Frieden said the CDC is working to improve protections for hospital workers after a nurse caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas became the first person to become infected with the disease inside the U.S. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, David Tulis) MARIETTA OUT, GWINNETT OUTFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — In the days after the first diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S., the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was resolute in his confidence about hospitals' ability to manage the virus.


Massachusetts college evacuated after bomb threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:24
(Reuters) - A Massachusetts college was evacuated on Tuesday night following an emailed bomb threat, the school said. Assumption College, a catholic liberal arts school in the Boston suburb of Worcester, received the threat and decided to evacuate the campus as a precaution just before midnight local time, the school said in a statement. Roughly 1,900 students live on campus, said college spokesman Michael Guilfoyle, adding that busses would transport students to the nearby Worcester Polytechnic Institute. ...

U.S. national shot dead in Saudi capital Riyadh

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:11
By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - A gunman killed a U.S. national and wounded another in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Tuesday, officials said, heightening Western concerns over security in the world's top oil exporter as regional unrest rises. Police later shot and wounded an assailant and then arrested him, police said, adding there was no proven information of any ties between the man and "extremist" groups. The apprehended man worked at the same company as the two victims and had recently been dismissed from his job, Saudi Arabia's embassy in Washington said in a statement. ...

California to pay atheist parolee $1.95 million

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:37
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California government will pay $1.95 million to an atheist and former parolee who went back to prison after refusing to participate in a religiously tinged inpatient treatment program.

Exclusive: U.S. pork group counters antibiotics report with online campaign

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:08
By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - A leading U.S. pork association will use an online marketing campaign to counter a critical television documentary on antibiotics use in livestock, pointing consumers to industry-funded websites that defend the practice, according to an association email. The National Pork Board sent out an email about the strategy to food and agriculture officials in advance of Tuesday evening's PBS Frontline program entitled, "The Trouble with Antibiotics". ...

AccuWeather: Summery to Soaking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:05

 Warm, Heavy Rain TodayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking an unseasonably warm Wednesday followed by heavy rain.


Long-term jobless projects get $170M in grants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing $170 million in grants divided among 23 work projects across the country that aim to reduce the number of long-term unemployed Americans.

New Zealand, Spain, Turkey vie for UN council

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:59
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela has taken the spotlight in this year's campaign for coveted seats on the U.N. Security Council but the hottest race is between New Zealand, Spain and Turkey whose foreign ministers are in New York this week lobbying for votes.

Calif. school, feds settle transgender complaint

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:59
DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school district has settled a government claim that it discriminated against a transgender student who said she was forbidden to wear makeup, was harassed by other children and was encouraged to change schools, it was announced Tuesday.

Jury sentences Yandamuri to death for killing of baby, grandmother

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:51

Jury sentences Yandamuri to death for killing of baby, grandmotherThe man convicted of killing a baby and her grandmother in King of Prussia has been sentenced to death.


5-year-old girl found, Amber Alert canceled

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:36

5-year-old girl found safe, Amber Alert canceledA 5-year-old girl who was inside a car when it was reportedly stolen Tuesday night has been found, New Jersey State Police said.


Feminist cancels speech at Utah State amid threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:26
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A feminist speaker has canceled a speech at Utah State University after learning the school would allow concealed firearms despite an anonymous threat against her.

Amber Alert issued for 5-year-old girl in Trenton car theft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:22

5-year-old girl found safe, Amber Alert canceledNew Jersey State Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing girl who was inside a vehicle when it was reportedly stolen Tuesday night.


CDC acknowledges it could have done more on Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:14

Nina PhamFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The nation's top disease-fighting agency acknowledged Tuesday that federal health experts failed to do all they should have done to prevent Ebola from spreading from a Liberian man who died last week in Texas to the nurse who treated him.


Amber Alert issued for 5-year-old girl in Trenton carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:11

5-year-old girl found safe, Amber Alert canceledNew Jersey State Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing girl who was inside a vehicle when it was reportedly carjacked Tuesday night.