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Comcast confirms it is dropping Time Warner Cable bid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:54

Comcast confirms it is dropping Time Warner Cable bidComcast is dropping its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable after heavy regulatory pushback.


New York attorney general sues 2 tanning salon chains

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:02
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has filed suit against two tanning salon chains, accusing them of downplaying health risks while playing up the allure of bronze skin.

Hotel room catches fire in Lansdale, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:36

Hotel room catches fire in Lansdale, Pa.A room inside the Homewood Suites hotel caught on fire in Lansdale, Pennsylvania late Thursday night.


Former NSA head Alexander asks agency to review patents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:09

Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander participates in a panel discussionBy Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander has asked the U.S. intelligence agency to review patent filings by his company to make sure that they do not reveal any secrets or misappropriate any government work. Alexander told Reuters he took the step to head off additional controversy about IronNet Cybersecurity, a startup he announced after leaving the NSA last year. "We think it's a good idea that the government review them," Alexander said in an interview ahead of an appearance at the RSA Conference on cyber security in San Francisco. Alexander said his company had already applied for some patents, which should eventually become public record.


Video shows stage collapsing during high school musical; more than a dozen hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 18:53

Video shows stage collapsing during high school musical; more than a dozen hurtMore than a dozen people were injured after a stage filled with students collapsed during a musical performance at a central Indiana high school, authorities said.


More than 12 hurt as stage collapses at Indiana high school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 18:26

More than 12 hurt as stage collapses at Indiana high schoolMore than a dozen people were injured after a stage filled with students collapsed during a musical performance at a central Indiana high school, authorities said.


Lawn mower shoots 3-inch wire up man's nose, into his head

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 18:21
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Gulfport, Mississippi, man is lucky to be alive after a lawn mower shot a 3 1/2-inch metal wire up his nose and into his head.

Police officer, suspect shot in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 17:49

Police officer, suspect wounded after exchanging gunfire in West PhiladelphiaA police officer was rushed to the hospital after being shot in West Philadelphia. One suspect was also wounded and was apprehended.


Deliveryman shot and killed, crashes car in Crescentville

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 17:24

Delivery man shot and killed in CrescentvillePolice say a deliveryman was shot then lost control and crashed his car into a fence and pole in Philadelphia's Crescentville section Thursday night.


North Carolina Cherokees challenge Tribal Council pay raises

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:34
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In an unusually public fight, a Cherokee advocacy group is challenging a half-million dollars in extra pay the Tribal Council recently approved for itself, saying the North Carolina tribe can't afford raises for top officials while other services suffer.

Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:10

Former CIA director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, arrives for sentencing at the federal courthouse in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 23, 2015. Petraeus is expected to plead guilty to sharing top government secrets with his biographer. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — His outstanding career in the military and national security has been ruined; so have his political aspirations, because he provided classified information to his mistress.


Colorado shooting survivors turn to faith, forgiveness

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:59

In this April 21, 2015 photo, Aurora movie theater shooting survivor Pierce O’Farrill shows some of his now-healed bullet wounds while giving an interview inside the repair shop at the Denver Rescue Mission's vehicle donation program, which he runs, in Denver. Nearly three years may have passed since James Holmes, wearing body armor, opened fire in a deadly attack at a packed Colorado movie theater, but many survivors - and relatives of the dead - are still trying to make sense of the shooting. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Nearly three years have passed since James Holmes, wearing body armor, opened fire in a deadly attack at a packed Colorado movie theater, and survivors and relatives of the 12 moviegoers who died are still trying to make sense of the shooting.


Driver shot in Colorado; officers probe 3 similar incidents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:25
WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine if a shooting on a major highway in Colorado that left a 20-year-old woman wounded is related to three similar incidents in the area.

Woman accused of killing her boyfriend found guilty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:12
NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend during an argument has been convicted of murder.

N. Idaho shaken by two 4-plus magnitude quakes; no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:03
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Two earthquakes — a magnitude 4.1 and a 4.2 — jolted north Idaho on Thursday night, with residents from northeastern Washington to northwestern Montana saying they felt the tremors.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:02
"It is a cruel and bitter truth that in the fog of war generally and our fight against terrorists specifically, mistakes — sometimes deadly mistakes — can occur." — President Barack Obama, who revealed that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and an Italian being held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two other Americans who had leadership roles with the terror network.

More than 90 arrested in Seattle drug crackdown: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:39
Police said they had arrested more than 90 people in a four-month crackdown on the flourishing drug market in downtown Seattle. Dealers and other criminals had turned the area "into an open-air drug market and street corner swap meet," Seattle's Police Department said in a statement on Thursday. The investigations were running alongside the city's "9 1/2 Block Strategy," to clean up the area by moving bus stops used for drug trades, restricting access to alleyways and moving newspaper boxes used to hide narcotics, the Seattle Times reported.

Fiancee of Ebola victim hopes memoir closes chapter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:34

In this photo made Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Louise Troh is handed her two-week-old grandniece Tyra Glekiah from her niece Angnes Glekiah at Troh's home in Dallas. The fiancee of the first Ebola victim in the U.S. hopes her memoir provides some resolution to a story that spanned two decades, from Africa to a Dallas hospital. Troh wrote “My Spirit Took You In” with a former journalist. It will be released next week. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS (AP) — The dark days of quarantine are over, yet Louise Troh remains captive to the disease that killed the man she loved.


Smithsonian series chronicles lives of oil patch residents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:14

In this November, 2014 photo, Ben and Phoebe Moorhead pose for a photo with their boys, Falcon, left, and Titan, near an oil well in Sidney, Mont. Ben and Phoebe, who left Phoenix in 2013 for steady work in the Bakken, are part of a six-episode documentary called "Boomtowners" that chronicles the lives of people who live and work in the North Dakota and Montana oil patch. It will premiere Sunday, April 26, 2015 on the Smithsonian Channel. (The Smithsonian Channel via AP)A documentary chronicling the lives of residents and workers in the oil-rich region of North Dakota and Montana that has created a modern-day gold rush will start airing Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel.


Police: Stage collapses at Indiana school; more than 12 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:05
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — More than a dozen people were injured after a stage filled with students collapsed during a musical performance at a central Indiana high school Thursday night, authorities said.