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Hurricane Simon intensifies off Mexico's coast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 18:03
MIAMI (AP) — Simon has strengthened into a major hurricane in the Pacific, but still poses no direct threat to land.

1 dead when car crashes into LA-area doughnut shop

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 17:57
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say one adult is dead and four others are injured after a car crashed into a doughnut shop in Canoga Park.

Doctor successfully treated for Ebola hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 16:30
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts doctor and missionary who was successfully treated for Ebola he contracted in Africa is back in the hospital with what appears to be a respiratory infection, but doctors don't suspect a recurrence of the virus.

Navy: Self-guided unmanned patrol boats make debut

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 16:30
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Self-guided unmanned patrol boats that can leave the ships they're protecting and swarm and attack potential threats on the water could join the Navy's fleet within a year, defense officials say, adding the new technology could one day help stop attacks like the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole off Yemen.

Analysis: US works on Asia ties amid Mideast focus

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 15:47

Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh speaks to media at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, before having a working lunch. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — A military agreement with the Philippines and easing an arms embargo against Vietnam show the Obama administration wants deeper security ties with Asia, even as turmoil in the Mideast has undermined its hope of making Asia the heart of its foreign policy.


S. Korea rumor crackdown jolts social media users

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 15:43

In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo released by Daum Kakao, Saehoon Choi, left, and Sirgoo Lee, the two co-CEOs of Daum Kakao, an Internet portal and app developer, show their company's new logo during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea’s president is cracking down on rumors in cyberspace in a campaign that threatens the popularity of Daum Kakao owned Kakao Talk, the leading social media service in a country with ambitions to become a global technology leader. Prosecutors announced the crackdown two weeks ago after President Park Geun-hye complained about insults directed at her and said false rumors “divided the society.” (AP Photo/Daum Kakao)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president is cracking down on rumors in cyberspace in a campaign that threatens the popularity of Kakao Talk, the leading social media service in a country with ambitions to become a global technology leader.


Star NYC prosecutor deflects attorney general buzz

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 15:11

FILE - In this April 1, 2014 file photo, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, left, looks on as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference in New York. Bharara is considered to be among fewer than 10 top candidates to replace Holder when he steps down as Attorney General. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is not doing much to encourage speculation that he's on the short list to be the next attorney general. And he's not exactly discouraging it either.


Preet Bharara, US attorney in Manhattan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 15:08
NAME — Preetinder S. Bharara

Albuquerque officials cancel school dance after mass shooting threat

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 14:20
ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico (Reuters) - An Albuquerque high school on Saturday canceled its homecoming dance after threats were posted online threatening a mass shooting. Albuquerque police said a 15-year-old was taken into custody in connection with the threat, which appeared on Instagram around 6:30 p.m. local time and said the shootings would occur at the dance some two hours later. "The threat was that someone was bringing a gun to the dance tonight and would hurt students," said Albuquerque School Board member Kathy Korte on her Facebook page. ...

2 killed as helicopter crashes into Colorado River

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 13:45
LOMA, Colorado (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a helicopter crashed into a river in western Colorado.

Ebola ruled out as cause of air traveler's illness

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 13:36
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal health officials say Ebola has been ruled out as the cause of illness for a man who had traveled in West Africa and became sick on a flight from Brussels to the U.S.

Crimefighters: $100,000 reward in arson that killed family of 5

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:45

 $100,000 reward in arson that killed family of 5Back in 2003, a suspicious fire claimed the lives of five people in Olney and now up to $100,000 is being offered to find the person responsible.


Flag from 9/11 is lost in Flight 93 Memorial fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:39

Flag from 9/11 is lost in Flight 93 Memorial fireThe National Park Service says a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001, was consumed in a fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.


Police: Woman held against her will in Upper Merion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:37

 Woman held against her will in Upper MerionA man in Montgomery County was arrested after police say he held a woman against her will in Upper Merion Township.


Official: Enterovirus 68 virus caused New Jersey boy's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:37

 Enterovirus 68 virus caused New Jersey boy's deathA virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness across the country is responsible for the death of a 4-year-old boy, a state medical examiner determined.


2 Southern California crashes claim 5 lives each

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:05
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A pair of deadly nighttime crashes only hours apart in Southern California killed a total of 10 people, most of them teenagers and nearly all burned beyond recognition including a group of five boys and girls returning from an amusement park, officials said Saturday.

Possible abduction and assault in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:55

Possible abduction and assault in South PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a possible abduction and assault in South Philadelphia.


Police shooting protest halts St. Louis symphony

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:42

Powell Hall audience members briefly interrupt a performance of the St. Louis Symphony on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. Several dozen people protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown interrupted the performance of the symphony in a peaceful demonstration. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the demonstrators began singing and unfurled from a balcony three banners related to Brown's shooting in August by a Ferguson police officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Steve Giegerich) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUTST. LOUIS (AP) — Several dozen people protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown have interrupted a performance of the St. Louis Symphony in a peaceful demonstration.


Hospital: Dallas Ebola patient in critical condition

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:39

 Dallas Ebola patient in critical conditionThe condition of the lone Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. has worsened and is now deemed critical, the Dallas hospital that has been treating him reported Saturday.


Guam residents prepare for approaching typhoon

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:05
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam residents are preparing for a typhoon expected to bring ferocious winds to the Mariana Islands.