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Hot races, big stakes on midterm election ballot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 20:04

Election workers open Oregon ballots and check signatures at Multnomah County election headquarters in Portland, Ore., Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. On the eve of an election that will decide the Senate majority, it's time for closing arguments and an all-out effort to motivate people to vote, Republicans have claimed new momentum in midterm campaigns that have centered on President Barack Obama, who is not on Tuesday's ballot. Under the weight of the unpopular president, Democrats are fighting to distance themselves from the White House and convince voters they deserve to maintain the Senate majority for the final two years of Obama's presidency. The GOP is sounding confident that it will take Senate control. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)Above all else, what's at stake in Tuesday's midterm elections is control of the U.S. Senate.


WHO recommends naloxone to prevent 20,000 overdose deaths in U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 20:00

A nasal injection containing the overdose-reversing drug naloxone is seen at the police headquarters in QuincyBy Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 20,000 deaths might be prevented every year in the United States alone if naloxone, used to counter drug overdoses, was more widely available, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Few countries have such good data as the United States, but the WHO estimates about 69,000 people around the world die each year from overdoses of heroin or other opioids, with Iran, Russia and China known to have high numbers of opioid users. ...


WHO recommends naloxone to prevent 20,000 overdose deaths in U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 20:00

A nasal injection containing the overdose-reversing drug naloxone is seen at the police headquarters in QuincyBy Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 20,000 deaths might be prevented every year in the United States alone if naloxone, used to counter drug overdoses, was more widely available, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Few countries have such good data as the United States, but the WHO estimates about 69,000 people around the world die each year from overdoses of heroin or other opioids, with Iran, Russia and China known to have high numbers of opioid users. ...


$10K reward offered in Germantown abduction caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:50

$10K reward offered in Germantown abduction caught on cameraAn all-out search continues for 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, taken in an apparent random kidnapping Sunday in Germantown.


$10K reward offered in Germantown abduction caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:50

Reward now $15K in Germantown abduction caught on cameraAn all-out search continues for 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, taken in an apparent random kidnapping Sunday in Germantown.


History-making campaign for Pennsylvania governor comes to vote

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:27

History-making campaign for Pennsylvania governor comes to voteVoters will decide between Democrat Tom Wolf and Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in an election that will make history and settle who will govern Pennsylvania for the next four years after a campaign that smashed the state's spending record.


2 killed in murder-suicide at Chester County YMCA, DA says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 18:58

2 killed in murder-suicide at Chester County YMCA, DA saysPolice are investigating an apparent murder-suicide at a YMCA in Chester County.


$10K reward offered in Germantown abduction caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 18:49

$10K reward offered in Germantown abduction caught on cameraAn all-out search continues for 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, taken in an apparent random kidnapping Sunday in Germantown.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 18:43

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Spanish registered jobless up 3rd month in a row

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 18:40
MADRID (AP) — The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain rose by nearly 80,000 in October compared with the previous month, suggesting a bump in the economy's recovery but also due to seasonal factors.

1 injured in 3-vehicle crash in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 18:14

1 injured in 3-vehicle crash in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice say one person was hospitalized after a 3-vehicle crash in Southwest Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.


Softbank quarterly profit up despite Sprint woes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 18:12

 "Softbank = the goose." (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — Softbank's quarterly profit nearly tripled as gains from the IPO of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba offset losses at U.S. mobile carrier Sprint.


Homeowners say they were ripped off by basement finisher

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 17:49

Homeowners say they were ripped off by basement finisherDozens of irate homeowners say they gave a local business thousands of dollars to finish their basements, but it failed to finish any of their jobs.


Nissan's quarterly profit jumps on sales, yen perk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 17:18

FILE - In this Monday, May 12, 2014 file photo, People walk past a wall set up in front of Nissan's showroom under renovation in Tokyo. Nissan Motor Co. said Tuesday, Nov. 4, its July-September profit jumped nearly 15 percent to 124.9 billion yen ($1.1 billion) as vehicle sales improved in almost all regions. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's quarterly profit jumped nearly 15 percent to a better-than-expected 124.9 billion yen ($1.1 billion) as vehicle sales improved in almost all regions.


Body found after report of boy tossed off bridge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 16:15
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — A boy's body was found late Monday night after a woman earlier reported throwing her 6-year-old son off the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Oregon, said Newport Police Chief Mark Miranda.

San Antonio mayor's car hit in drive-by shooting, mayor not a target: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 15:28
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Two people were injured and a car belonging to the mayor of San Antonio was damaged when it was caught in crossfire in a drive-by shooting on Monday involving rival gangs, police said. Mayor Ivy Taylor was not in the vehicle and her parked car was not a target, San Antonio police said. "During the course of this afternoon's shooting, a vehicle belonging to Mayor Taylor and a building associated with her were hit," San Antonio police said in a statement. "There is no reason to believe that Mayor Taylor or her property were targets of this attack. ...

Prosecutor says Utah police shooting justified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 15:11

Utah County Attorney Bureau of Investigations Bureau Chief Jeff Robinson holds the sword carried by Darrien Hunt as Utah County Attorney Jeffrey Buhman addresses the media as he explains the Utah County Attorney Office's ruling in the officer-involved shooting of Hunt during a press conference Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Provo, Utah. Buhman announced Monday that officers were justified in fatally shooting a young man who was wielding a sword as part of a Japanese anime costume. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah prosecutors announced Monday that officers were justified in fatally shooting a young man who was wielding a sword as part of a Japanese anime costume.


Obama declares Hawaiian lava flow to be major disaster

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:55
(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday declared a slow-moving lava flow from the Pu'u O'o vent of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii to be a major disaster, the White House said. The declaration frees up federal money to help protect local communities from the lava flow, which began moving toward homes on the big island of Hawaii on June 27 and is threatening Pahoa village. The leading edge of the flow has paused about 185 yards from Pahoa Village Road, the main thoroughfare through the town of about 800 residents at the site of an old sugar plantation. ...

NPR's 'Car Talk' co-host Tom Magliozzi dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:53

In this June 19, 2008 photo, brothers Ray, left, and Tom Magliozzi, co-hosts of National Public Radio's "Car Talk" show, pose for a photo in Cambridge, Mass. NPR says Tom Magliozzi died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) — Tom Magliozzi, a Boston-area mechanic and MIT graduate who became an unlikely radio star as part of the brother duo that hosted "Car Talk," one of public radio's most popular show's ever, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old.


Security contractor breach not noticed for months

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:37

In this photo taken Oct. 17, 2014, the USIS building in Falls Church, Va. A cyber-attack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government’s leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed the break-in, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and related official inquiries told The Associated Press. The breach compromised the private records of at least 25,000 employees at the Homeland Security Department and cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars in lost government contracts. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — A cyberattack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government's leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and related official inquiries told The Associated Press.