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Video purports to show Islamic State beheading of Alan Henning

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:19

Video purports to show Islamic State beheading of Alan HenningAn Internet video purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning.


Barrier still at White House 2 weeks after jumper

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:19

Jenna Scheidt of Fairfax, Va., left, and Abby Loss of Eau Claire, Wis., lean against a temporary barrier along Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. For sightseers looking for a glimpse of the White House, an iron security fence is now part of their photographs. In the past two weeks, “temporary” barriers have been installed to push the public back from the gate after an intruder jumped the fence and ran inside the executive mansion. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Before an intruder jumped the White House fence two weeks ago, sightseers could lean into the black iron bars and snap an unobstructed photograph.


Hackers hit bank. Is your info safe anywhere?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:18

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013, file photo, an ATM is displayed at a Wells Fargo bank, in Atlanta. Hackers penetrated the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase & Co., the country’s largest bank, stealing names, emails, addresses and phone numbers over the summer of 2014. The theft of personal information from 76 million households naturally raises questions about the safety of money in the digital era. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers stole personal information from 76 million JPMorgan Chase customers this summer, in one of the biggest breaches of a financial company.


Scrutiny of Florida child welfare office after family killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:09
By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida agency under scrutiny since a recent murder-suicide killed a family of eight defended one of its managers on Friday, noting that he was cleared of accusations of inappropriate workplace behavior shortly before the deaths. David Abramowitz, regional managing director for the Florida Department of Children and Families in the state's northeast, faced his own investigation before six children under his jurisdiction were shot dead by their grandfather, who also killed their mother and himself. ...

Alaska top court rules Native American girl can stay with adoptive family

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:08
By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - Alaska's Supreme Court has ruled a Native American girl should stay with her adoptive non-Native family instead of tribal relatives, angering a tiny coastal community and dealing another blow to a 36-year-old law governing out-of-tribe adoptions. The state's top court, in a split ruling it said hinged on the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 decision in the "Baby Veronica" custody battle, upheld a lower court order that an Anchorage couple be allowed to adopt the girl from the remote western village of Tununak. ...

1 killed, adult and child injured in Exton crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:01

Woman, 78, killed in Exton, Pa. crashA woman was killed and two other people - an adult and a child - were injured in a crash on Friday in Exton, Pa.


Man stabbed to death with sword; drug link probed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:53

Man stabbed to death with sword; drug link probedState police say a Pennsylvania man was repeatedly stabbed with a 22-inch sword, and they are chasing leads that his killing may be drug-related.


Some of the deadliest nursing home fires in the US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:52
A look at some of the deadliest nursing home fires in U.S. history:

Hillary Clinton to stump for Wolf in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:50

Hillary Clinton to stump for Wolf in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania's Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Tom Wolf, is about to receive some high-powered campaign help from Hillary Clinton.


Ebola: How it spreads

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:47
Hospitals are being urged to be more vigilant in watching for travelers with Ebola.

GM issues 2 more recalls for SUVs, mini cars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:42

GM issues 2 more recalls for SUVs, mini carsGeneral Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America.


Marriott fined $600,000 for jamming guests' Wi-Fi

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:41

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront is shown Wednesday, April 20, 2011, in Portland, Ore. Marriott International Inc., reports quarterly financial earnings Wednesday, April 20, 2011, after the market close.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)NEW YORK (AP) — Marriott International will pay a $600,000 fine for jamming conference attendees' own Wi-Fi networks at its Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, forcing them to pay hefty prices to use the hotel's own connection.


Seattle suburb told to boil water through weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:39
MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — The wealthy Seattle suburb of Mercer Island where residents have been told to boil their drinking water because of E. coli contamination says 15 water samples taken Thursday have all tested clean of the bacteria.

Mass ascension to start New Mexico balloon fiesta

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:36
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of hot air balloon pilots and their chase crews have gathered in Albuquerque for an annual fiesta that has become internationally known.

Surge of hiring cuts US jobless rate to 5.9 pct.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:32

In this Sept. 25, 2014 photo, Illinois Department of Corrections employment recruiter, Forrest Ashby, left, speaks to students attending The Foot in the Door Career Fair at the University of Illinois in Springfield, Ill. The Labor Department releases employment data for September on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. AP Photo/Seth Perlman)WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge in hiring last month helped drive the nation's unemployment rate down to a six-year low of 5.9 percent — within striking distance of what economists consider a healthy level.


FBI: Tests can't link diapers to Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:17

 Tests can't link diapers to Eric FreinDNA testing was inconclusive on soiled diapers thought to have been left by Pennsylvania police ambush suspect Eric Frein, the FBI said Friday.


Catalans seek legal case for secession vote

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:48

 "9N we will vote, Yes or Yes". (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID (AP) — The pro-independence government of Catalonia said Friday it is examining possible legal arguments to persuade Spain's Constitutional Court to lift its provisional suspension of a planned secession referendum in the region Nov. 9.


Mugshot: High school teacher admits to having sex with four students

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:46

 High school teacher admits to having sex with four studentsColonial Forge High School teacher Erica Mesa had sexual relationships with four male students since 2012.


Mugshot: High school teacher admits to having sex with four students

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:46

 High school teacher admits to having sex with four studentsColonial Forge High School teacher Erica Mesa had sexual relationships with four male students since 2012.


Trooper: Victim's kin is manhunt's 'driving force'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:43

Members of the Scranton, Pa., Police Special Operations Group, search the woods, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Barrett Township near Canadensis, Pa., for suspected killer Eric Frein. A massive manhunt has been underway for 31-year-old Frein in the rugged terrain of the Pocono Mountains since Sept. 12. The self-taught survivalist is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass outside their barracks in Blooming Grove. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITThe possibility that Eric Frein might be lurking nearby was never far from Trooper Ryan Lawrence's mind as he took part in the manhunt for the 31-year-old survivalist charged with ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks three weeks ago.