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UK spies can target lawyer-client communications

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:16
LONDON (AP) — British spies are allowed to intercept communications between lawyers and their clients, which are generally protected by strict rules of confidentiality, according to previously secret documents published Thursday.

Buildings evacuated in Old City due to construction fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:11

Buildings evacuated in Old City due to construction firePhiladelphia fire officials evacuated two buildings after a construction crew struck a gas line, which led to a fire in the city's Old City section.


Kentucky school apologizes to teacher who resigned in Ebola scare

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:09
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE Ky. (Reuters) - A parochial school in Kentucky has apologized to a teacher who resigned due to an Ebola scare after she traveled to an area of Africa unaffected by the virus, according to a letter to parents made public on Wednesday. Teacher and nurse Susan Sherman traveled on a medical mission trip to Kenya, triggering concerns from parents about Ebola, even though Kenya is thousands of miles from the West African countries affected. Sherman's return on Oct. ...

Suspect in slaying, posting death photos caught

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:07

Suspect in slaying, posting death photos caughtA man surrendered in Oregon after police say he killed his girlfriend, posted gruesome photos of her body and the crime scene online, and wrote that he wanted authorities to kill him.


ECB letters shed new light on 2010 Ireland bailout

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:40

FILE - This is a Monday Nov 22, 2010 file photo of European Central Bank president, Jean Claude Trichet as he takes part in the annual debate on the economic and monetary situation at the European Parliament in Strasbourg eastern France. Long-confidential letters between European Central Bank and Irish government leaders document how Dublin’s cash-starved banks were threatened with collapse unless Ireland sought an international bailout. The 2010 letters published Thursday Nov. 6, 2014 by the Frankfurt-based bank paint a stark picture of negotiations between former ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet and former Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan in the days before Ireland’s reluctant acceptance of a euro67.5 billion ($92 billion) package of rescue loans from European Union partners and the International Monetary Fund.(AP Photo/Christian Lutz, File)DUBLIN (AP) — Long-confidential letters between European Central Bank and Irish government leaders document how Dublin's cash-starved banks were threatened with collapse unless Ireland sought an international bailout.


Buildings evacuated in Old City due to gas line fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:29

Buildings evacuated in Old City due to construction firePhiladelphia fire officials have evacuated two buildings due to a ruptured gas line and fire in the city's Old City section.


Bulgaria strips major bank of its license

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:24
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's central bank has stripped the country's fourth-biggest lender of its license and announced that it will launch bankruptcy proceedings against the bank.

Buildings evacuated in Old City due to gas main fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:20

Buildings evacuated in Old City due to construction firePhiladelphia fire officials have evacuated two buildings due to a ruptured gas main and fire in the city's Old City section.


11 people displaced in Upper Darby house blaze

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:18

11 people displaced in Upper Darby house blazeOfficials say eleven people were displaced after a house blaze in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania early Thursday morning.


Cybersecurity firm IDs new Apple-targeting malware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 22:50
Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new form of malware that may have affected hundreds of thousands of Apple mobile device users, largely in China.

James Franco helps 'event cinema' come of age

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 22:43

This image released by Polk & Co. shows James Franco, left, and Chris O'Dowd in a scene from "Of Mice and Men," in New York. A high-definition broadcast of Franco starring on Broadway this summer in John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" will compete with the movies "Nightcrawler" and "Gone Girl" at the box office, and it marks an important milestone. While a few Broadway shows have been broadcast, this is the first time the National Theatre Live series, the gold standard, has chosen a Broadway show to beam into over 900 venues across the U.S. and Canada.(AP Photo/Polk & Co., Richard Phibbs)NEW YORK (AP) — A new James Franco flick hits movie theaters this week with all the stuff you want in a gripping drama — a pretty girl, some scary dudes, a murder or two and Franco holding a gun.


Nun forgives rapist as he's sentenced to prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 22:24
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — An elderly western Pennsylvania nun issued a statement forgiving her rapist as the judge sentenced the 19-year-old man to 18½ to 37 years in prison.

Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 22:18

Bicyclist struck by vehicle in FrankfordPolice say a bicyclist was struck and injured by a vehicle in the Frankford section of Philadelphia Wednesday night.


Perrigo to buy Omega Pharma in $3.1-billion deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 21:51
Perrigo is expanding its reach into Europe through a $3.1 billion acquisition of one of the continent's biggest suppliers of non-prescription medicines.

Rare Steinbeck WWII story finally published

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 21:51

FILE - In an undated file photo, American author John Steinbeck, takes a rest from work on a new novel. A rare Steinbeck WWII story titled "With Your Wings," an inspirational story about a black pilot that Steinbeck wrote for Orson Welles' radio program, and then seemed to disappear, is getting a second release. Andrew F. Gulli, managing editor of the Birmingham, Michigan-based quarterly The Strand Magazine, features it in The Strand's holiday issue, which comes out Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo. File)NEW YORK (AP) — In July 1944, Orson Welles wrapped up one of his wartime radio broadcasts with a brief, emotional reading of one of the country's favorite authors, John Steinbeck.


DA: No detectors found after 6 died in house fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 21:48
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Officials say they found no smoke detectors in a home where six people, including four children, died in a fire last month.

Dash cam video of creepy fake road block on New Jersey Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 21:29

Dash cam video of creepy fake road block on New Jersey TurnpikeA man pulls up to a roadblock on a New Jersey highway. He's not approached by a cop, but by a stranger who emerges from the shadows.


European Central Bank leaves its key interest rate at record low of 0.05 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 20:47
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank leaves its key interest rate at record low of 0.05 percent.

Suspect in Washington killing arrested in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 20:24

Suspect in Washington killing arrested in OregonA 33-year-old man accused of murder in the slaying of his girlfriend in Washington state, posting photos of her body online, and writing that he wanted authorities to kill him has peacefully surrendered in Oregon.


Man buys Fla. house, finds corpse on bedroom floor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 20:17
CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida man found a body inside a foreclosed house he purchased at an auction.