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Maryland teen charged as adult in alleged school attack plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:35

Sash Nemphos is pictured in this handout booking photo(Reuters) - A 16-year-old Maryland boy who police allege planned to kill people at his school in the Baltimore suburbs with a gun and bombs has been charged as an adult, authorities said. The suspect, Sash Nemphos, of Monkton, Maryland, planned to take homemade bombs and a handgun to the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, the Baltimore County Police Department said in a statement late on Monday. Nemphos, a 10th-grade student, took the gun to school in a backpack on Friday but decided to hold off on his plans until Monday, police said. ...


Newseum CEO departs after financial shortfalls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief executive of the Newseum and its parent organization the Freedom Forum has resigned from the museum of journalism and the First Amendment after three years at the helm of an organization struggling to cover its costs.

N.Y. woman accused of hiring hit-man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:34

N.Y. woman accused of hiring hit-manA New York grandmother is accused of hiring a hit-man to kill her daughter's ex-boyfriend.


Indiana high schooler charged with murder of 73-year-old man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:34
(Reuters) - A suburban Indianapolis high school student was arrested on Tuesday for the murder of a 73-year-old man found dead in a park over the weekend, police said. Police in Fishers, Indiana, a prosperous suburb 21 miles north of Indianapolis, said Maxwell Hunt Winkler, 17, a student at Hamilton Southeastern High School, is charged with murder in the death of Henry Kim, 73. His case will be heard in adult court. Police believe Winkler acted alone, and do not think he knew his victim, Fishers Police Sgt. Tom Weger said in a news conference broadcast on WISH-TV in Indianapolis. ...

For 1st time, military detainee held in Afghanistan brought to US for trial in terror case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:23
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For 1st time, military detainee held in Afghanistan brought to US for trial in terror case.

Obama to visit China, Myanmar, Australia next week

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will focus on the global economy and U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific region during stops next week in China, Myanmar and Australia.

$321 million Mega Millions drawing tonight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:14

$321 million Mega Millions drawing tonightLottery fever is taking over with a big jackpot up for grabs tonight.


Reward now $15K in Germantown abduction caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:48

Reward up to $42K in Germantown kidnapping; victim's ATM card used in MarylandThe reward has increased to $15,000 in the apparent random kidnapping of 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither on Sunday night.


Factbox: Energy, environment issues dominate some Senate races

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:37
By Valerie Volcovici (Reuters) - Energy and climate are central issues on some of the tightest U.S. Senate races of 2014 and have created a surge in spending by outside groups. Environment-focused groups are on track to spend over $85 million on key U.S. Senate races and state elections to support candidates who will protect the Obama administration's Climate Action Plan. Energy companies and industry groups have also poured money into tight races to support candidates who would promote oil and gas development and less environmental oversight. ...

UK spy chief says Web is command center for terror

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:36

A page of the British GCHQ official website, the government electronic and communications spy agency is pictured on a computer, Robert Hannigan, the new head of the agency made remarks in a British national newspaper, London, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Writing in Tuesday's Financial Times, Robert Hannigan said that GCHQ and other British intelligence agencies know that IS extremists use messaging services like Facebook and Twitter to reach their peers with ease. He said spy agencies need to have greater support from the U.S. technology companies which dominate the Web in order to fight militants and those who host material about violent extremism and child exploitation. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based social media have become "command-and-control networks" for terrorists and criminals, and tech companies are in denial about their misuse, the new head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency said.


CVS's 3Q benefits from generics, specialty drugs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:29

This March 17, 2014 photo shows a CVS/Pharmacy in Dormont, Pa. CVS Health reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — CVS Health Corp. reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings Tuesday as increased use of specialty drugs helped offset missing sales of tobacco products, which the company stopped selling this fall.


Boy's body found after mother reports throwing him off Oregon bridge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:12

Jillian McCabe is seen in an undated picture from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office in Newport, Oregon(Reuters) - Authorities recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy floating in an Oregon marina on Monday night just hours after his mother told police she threw him from a nearby bridge, police said. Jillian McCabe, 34, called police around 6:25 p.m. local time saying she had tossed her son London from the Yaquina Bay Bridge in the coastal city of Newport, the city's police department said in a statement. The body was spotted in the water near the Embarcadero Resort, about a mile from the bridge, roughly four hours later, police said. The statement did not mention any motive. ...


Ford calls back more than 202,000 vehicles in five North American recalls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:09

A Ford logo is seen on a car during a press preview at the 2013 New York International Auto Show in New YorkDETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it was calling back 202,241 vehicles in five North American recalls covering several issues, including an incorrect repair in a previous recall. The No. 2 U.S. automaker said it was aware of one accident in the case of the improperly repaired vehicles, but no injuries related to any of the issues. ...


U.S. faults Ringling Bros for May collapse that injured eight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:54

Emergency personnel attend to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performers who were injured when the scaffolding they were performing on collapsed in ProvidenceBOSTON (Reuters) - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is responsible for May incident in which a chandelier-like apparatus carrying eight acrobats fell to the ground during a show in Rhode Island, U.S. regulators said in findings released on Tuesday that seek to fine the circus' owner. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the company had improperly loaded the steel clamp that held the rigging for the "hang-hang" act, in which performers were held aloft by their hair. ...


EU cuts growth forecasts as big economies falter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:25

German chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech at the German Employers' Conference (Deutscher Arbeitgeber Tag) in Berlin, Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014. The annual conference serves as a place to exchange ideas between top representatives from politics, business and society. Word in background is part of the meeting's name 'Deutscher Arbeitgeber Tag),' German Employers' conference. (AP Photo/dpa, Bernd von Jutrczenka)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union cut its already low economic growth forecasts further on Tuesday, indicating the recovery will remain sluggish amid problems for the bigger countries, particularly France and Germany.


German train drivers' union calls 4-day strike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:22

German chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech at the German Employers' Conference (Deutscher Arbeitgeber Tag) in Berlin, Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014. The annual conference serves as a place to exchange ideas between top representatives from politics, business and society. Word in background is part of the meeting's name 'Deutscher Arbeitgeber Tag),' German Employers' conference. (AP Photo/dpa, Bernd von Jutrczenka)BERLIN (AP) — A union representing German train drivers on Tuesday called its members out on a four-day strike, escalating a bitter contract dispute with the national railway operator just as the government considers how to rein in the power of small unions.


Rocket crash stirs uncertainty about space tourism

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:16

In this Nov. 1, 2014, photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, Virgin Galactic pilot Todd Ericson, right, talks with NTSB Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart, second from left, at the SpaceShipTwo accident site with investigators in Mojave, Calif. The cause of Friday's crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has not been determined, but investigators found the "feathering" system, which rotates the tail to create drag, was activated before the craft reached the appropriate speed, National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Christopher Hart said. (AP Photo/NTSB)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal accident investigators have an early sense of what went wrong before an experimental spaceship designed to ferry tourists beyond the Earth's atmosphere broke apart during a test flight. But they still don't know why the craft prematurely shifted its shape prior to the deadly crash.


Utah police chief fired amid stalking charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:06
MYTON, Utah (AP) — The chief of a recently formed police department in the tiny eastern Utah town of Myton has been fired amid allegations he stalked three women.

US factory orders slip 0.6 percent in September; less demand for aircraft for second month

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — US factory orders slip 0.6 percent in September; less demand for aircraft for second month.

U.S. sues Southwest Airlines to recover maintenance fine

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 22:58

Southwest Airlines jets wait on the tarmac at Denver International Airport in Denver(Reuters) - The U.S. government is suing Southwest Airlines Co to recover a fine levied on the carrier following an earlier investigation that showed the company did not comply with regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. The lawsuit, filed by the Justice Department in the district court of Washington, seeks to enforce a $12 million civil penalty proposed by the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) in July. ...