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China uses APEC to boost regional role

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:54

U.S.President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit at the International Convention Center in Yanqi Lake, Beijing, China Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)HUAIROU, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Asia-Pacific leaders Tuesday to strengthen trade ties at a summit Beijing is using to boost its role as a regional power with a flurry of trade and finance pacts.


Obama calls for tougher Internet regulation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:53

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, the exterior of Netflix headquarters is seen in Los Gatos, Calif. Internet providers shouldn't be allowed cut deals with online services like Netflix or YouTube to move their content faster, and should be regulated more like phone companies, President Barack Obama said Monday in an announcement that was swiftly rejected by industry. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds and higher costs but angering Republicans and the nation's cable giants who say the plan would kill jobs.


Officials: Kansas faces $279M budget gap by July

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:51

 The WinnersKansas will face a $279 million budget shortfall by July, far worse than state officials had thought before a new revenue forecast Monday that will force Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators to consider ...


Lava flow from volcano incinerates home on Hawaii's Big Island

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:48

An aerial view shows the slow-moving lava flow creeping towards homes in the community of Pahoa, HawaiiBy Karin Stanton KAILUA-KONA Hawaii (Reuters) - A slow-moving lava flow from an erupting volcano on Hawaii's Big Island incinerated a house on Monday, marking the first home devoured by a stream of molten rock that has crept toward the village of Pahoa for weeks, civil defense officials said. The home had been evacuated some time ago, and no injuries were reported from the river of lava, which began oozing from Kilauea Volcano in late June. Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said no other dwellings were immediately threatened. ...


Asian stocks perked by record US close

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:47

In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 photo, a man walks to work on Wall Street, in New York. European shares were higher Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, supported by expectations the European Central Bank is prepared to offer new stimulus to nurse the region's recovery. Gains in Asia were spurred by approval of a cross-border trading link between Hong Kong and Shanghai that will give foreigners greater access to Chinese shares. Wall Street looked poised to edge higher. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets edged higher Tuesday as investor sentiment got a boost from another record close on Wall Street.


Slow-moving lava sets house ablaze in Hawaii town

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:41

This Nov. 8, 2014 photo from the U.S. Geological Survey shows a breakout, or area where lava oozes to the side of a flow upslope of the stalled leading edge, about 400 meters (0.25 miles) upslope of Cemetery Road near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hawaii County civil defense officials said in a statement Saturday the lava's front remains about 480 feet from Pahoa Village Road. This position hasn't changed since Oct. 30. But lava is creeping out at several spots upslope of the leading edge. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — A stream of lava set a home on fire Monday in a rural Hawaii town that has been watching the slow-moving flow approach for months.


Defense, special teams help Eagles take lead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:39

Defense, special teams help Eagles take leadMark Sanchez threw a touchdown pass, Darren Sproles had two TDs and the Philadelphia Eagles took a 31-7 lead over the Carolina Panthers at halftime on Monday night.


Utah parents: 'Divine providence' foiled kidnap

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:04

Aaron Edson and his wife Stephanie describe the experience of seeing a man trying to kidnap their 5-year-old daughter Lainey from their Sandy, Utah, home last week, during an interview in New York, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. In what Edson believes was an act of "divine intervention," he convinced the intruder to hand his stepdaughter back. Police caught up with Troy Morley, 48, of Roy, Utah, two blocks away after Morley broke into another house in the neighborhood. Morley was arrested and booked on charges of child kidnapping, burglary, trespassing and resisting arrest. The 5-year-old girl wasn't hurt in the frightening experience. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — The Utah parents whose 5-year-old daughter was taken from their home say "divine providence" played a hand in keeping them calm and getting her back when her father confronted the suspect.


Arias lawyers file motion to dismiss all charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:02
PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys for convicted murderer Jodi Arias have filed a motion to dismiss all charges against her, alleging prosecutorial misconduct.

NYC to stop many small-time marijuana arrests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:59
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people carrying small amounts of marijuana may no longer be arrested or face criminal charges, city officials announced Monday, marking a significant shift in how the nation's biggest city approaches policing pot.

Rockies, Upper Midwest get blast of wintry weather

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:40

Fans are seen bundled up as they arrive at Lambeau Field before of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A blast of wintry weather blew into parts of the Rockies and Upper Midwest on Monday, bringing a foot of snow in some areas, along with plunging temperatures. The cold weather is expected to eventually blanket the central U.S. from the Rockies to the Great Lakes region.


Sproles helps Eagles take lead vs. Panthers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:35

Defense, special teams help Eagles take leadDarren Sproles returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown and had an 8-yard TD run to help the Philadelphia Eagles take a 17-7 lead over the Carolina Panthers after the first quarter on Monday night.


Colorado man convicted of poisoning, dismembering mother

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:30
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 26-year-old Colorado man who professed to be insane when he poisoned his mother to death and drove around with her dismembered remains in his car was found guilty on Monday of first-degree murder, prosecutors said. Ari Liggett was accused of killing his 56-year-old mother, Beverly Liggett, in 2012 by giving her potassium cyanide, then cutting up her body in the Denver-area home they shared. On Monday, jurors rejected Liggett’s insanity defense and convicted him of murder, said Michelle Yi, spokeswoman for the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office. ...

2 Mark Rothko paintings highlight New York auction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:25

FILE- This undated file photo provided by Sotheby's shows a 1955 painting by Mark Rothko, "Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange)," from the estate of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a noted horticulturist, philanthropist and Listerine fortune heir. The painting could sell for $20 to $30 million when it is auctioned by Sotheby's in New York Monday evening Nov. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Two Mark Rothko paintings owned by Listerine fortune heir Rachel "Bunny" Mellon fetched more than $76 million at a Sotheby's auction of post-war and contemporary art on Monday.


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:08

In this Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, photo, Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, speaks to the Associated Press at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in Arlington, Va. A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyber attacks and is unwittingly being undermined by federal employees and contractors. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Obama rejects notion of breakthrough with N. Korea

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:08

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit at the International Convention Center in Yanqi Lake, Beijing, China Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING (AP) — President Barack Obama is squelching speculation that the release of two Americans held in North Korea might pave the way for a new round of nuclear talks, saying the U.S. needs more than "small gestures" before reopening a high level of dialogue with Pyongyang.


Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder get Medal of Freedom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:08

In this combination of Associated Press file photos, Tom Brokaw, left, speaks at the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry annual dinner Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Hershey, Pa., Meryl Streep, center, appears at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, on a Feb. 24, 2013, and Stevie Wonder performs during the "In Performance at the White House" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on May 9, 2012. Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw are among the latest Americans tapped to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/File)BEIJING (AP) — Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw are among the latest Americans tapped to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday.


Attorney: Police refused access to ambush suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:08
Police refused to tell the ambush suspect who eluded capture in the Pennsylvania woods for 48 days that his family hired an attorney for him the night he was captured, the lawyer said Monday.

Ex-hero officer acquitted of aggravated assault

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:05
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former police officer honored by the White House before being accused of criminal offenses has been acquitted of aggravated assault on a longtime girlfriend but convicted of a lesser offense.

PHOTOS: Toddlers transformed into elderly versions of themselves

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:02

 Toddlers transformed into elderly versions of themselvesPhotographer Zachary Scott recently transformed six adorable toddlers into elderly versions of themselves.