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Suspected driver arrested in fatal Halloween hit-and-run in California

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:44

Jaquinn Ramone Bell is seen in an undated picture released by the Santa Ana Police Department in Santa Ana, CaliforniaBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police have arrested a driver suspected of killing three 13-year-old girls in a hit-and-run incident at a Southern California crosswalk as they were trick-or-treating on Halloween, officials said on Monday. Jaquinn Ramone Bell, 31, was arrested on Sunday at a Motel 6 in Stanton, a short distance from Santa Ana where the hit and run occurred on Friday night, Santa Ana police Chief Carlos Rojas told a news conference. ...

What Eric Frein's Life Has Been Like in Jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:43
Accused cop killer Eric Frein's four days in jail since he was captured at an abandoned hangar in rural Pennsylvania have been lonely ones, with not a single visitor showing up, authorities told ABC News today.

Tom Magliozzi of NPR's 'Car Talk' passes away at age 77

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:36

Tom Magliozzi of NPR's 'Car Talk' passes away at age 77Tom Magliozzi, co-host of NPR's "Car Talk" and one of the country's most beloved radio personalities, passed away Monday at age 77.

Genealogy site adds 3.2M American Indian records

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

This undated image provided by shows a page from the Cherokee Nation - Cherokee Roll. To help people with Indian blood trace their roots, Utah-based genealogy website has partnered with the Oklahoma Historical Society to add more than 3.2 million American Indian historical records and images to its website. (AP Photo/, Okla. (AP) — When about 5.2 million people identified themselves as having American Indian or Alaskan Native ancestry on 2010 U.S. Census forms, some found the tally curiously low.

Hyundai-Kia to pay US $100M for overstating mpg

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:21

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy listens at left as Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. The Justice Department and EPA announced that Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Company would pay a $100 million penalty for overstating vehicle fuel standards. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a $100 million civil penalty to end a two-year investigation into overstated gas mileage figures on window stickers on 1.2 million vehicles.

Fashion world bids farewell to designer Oscar de la Renta

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

Vogue editor Anna Wintour pauses as she departs the memorial of of late fashion designer Oscar de la Renta in New YorkBy Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - The fashion world mourned the loss of one of its greatest designers on Monday at the private funeral of Oscar de la Renta, who died last month at 82 after battling cancer. The tall Dominican-born de la Renta dressed New York socialites, Hollywood stars and American first ladies during a career that spanned five decades. Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Hillary Clinton, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vogue magazine Editor in Chief Anna Wintour spoke during the service at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

HomeAway sues San Francisco over short-term rental law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:14
By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - Vacation rentals website HomeAway Inc sued San Francisco on Monday seeking an injunction to stop the city from enforcing new rules passed last month that the firm says are discriminatory and hand control of the market to local competitor Airbnb. San Francisco had previously sued landlords for evicting tenants in order to rent out rooms via increasingly popular websites such as Airbnb and HomeAway, which both promote themselves as offering reasonably priced accommodations in nearly 200 countries while letting hosts earn extra income. ...

Bus driver injured in blast outside Washington state schools

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:13
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A small bomb exploded in a parking lot on the campus of two Washington state elementary schools on Monday, injuring a bus driver, law enforcement and school officials said. Officers swept the schools near Redmond, 16 miles east of Seattle, but did not find any more explosives, a spokeswoman for the King County sheriff's office said. The schools were closed and a nearby middle school was temporarily placed in lockdown. ...

'Born in Jerusalem' passport case divides justices

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

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2011 file photo, Ari Zivotofsky, right, stands with his nine-year-old son, Menachem, outside the Supreme Court in Washington. The first time Menachem's case was in front of the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer laid out several reasons why courts should stay out of a dispute between Congress and the president over whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth on their passports as Israel. It is back at the high court for argument Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at a time of acute Palestinian-Israeli tension over Jerusalem and significant strain in Israeli-American relations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Middle Eastern politics infused the Supreme Court's arguments Monday over a disputed law that would allow Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their U.S. passports.

Bio-Rad paying $55M to resolve US bribery claims

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 04:11
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. has agreed to pay about $55 million to resolve U.S. authorities' allegations that it failed to prevent bribery of officials in Russia, Thailand and Vietnam and falsifying records ...

Prosecutors: No deal with reporter in leak case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:54
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Monday they have no deal in place with a New York Times reporter whose testimony they want as they prosecute a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information.

Sting, 'Sesame Street' set for Macy's parade

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:37

Sting, 'Sesame Street' set for Macy's paradeNEW YORK (AP) — Sting, Idina Menzel and the cast of "Sesame Street" will be among the stars celebrating at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Suspected Pennsylvania sniper's sister questions arrest details

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:37

Eric Matthew Frein, 31, is pictured in this October 2014 handout photoBy Joe McDonald EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - The sister of the survivalist who eluded a 48-day manhunt in the mountains of Pennsylvania until his capture last week said on Monday she did not believe the police version of how he ended up with wounds and red marks on his face. State police said that Eric Frein, who has been charged with murdering a state trooper and wounding another in a sniper attack outside their barracks in September, cut his nose and face while hiding in thick woods and dodging search teams. ...

Philadelphia DA: Group mailed out wrong polling info

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:36

 Group mailed out wrong polling infoThe Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is trying to get the word out that a group mailed out incorrect polling information to city residents.

Maryland boy plotted school attack with gun, bombs: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:35
(Reuters) - Maryland police have arrested a 16-year-old boy they allege planned to bring a gun and bombs to his school to kill people, authorities said on Monday. The boy planned to take three crude, homemade bombs and a handgun to the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson and "he wanted to kill people," the Baltimore County Police Department said in a statement. The boy, a 10th-grade student at the school, was a suspect in car break-ins on Saturday in the Monkton area, about 65 miles north of Washington. ...

Security contractor breach not detected for months

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:25

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.

Chicago suburban police shoot and kill man who draws gun at hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:22
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago suburban police shot and killed a car accident victim who drew a gun at a hospital and then refused commands to drop it, police said on Monday. Late Sunday night, Illinois State Police responded to a car accident and arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence, said police in Highland Park, 27 miles north of Chicago. A 27-year-old man was a passenger in the vehicle, along with a minor. Both were taken to Highland Park Hospital, police said in a statement. ...

U.S. Supreme Court divided on Jerusalem passport case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:21
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Monday as it considered whether Congress overstepped its authority in passing a law designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports. Congress passed the law in 2002 but the government has never enforced it. Seeking to remain neutral on the hotly contested issue of sovereignty over a city holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians, the State Department allows passports to name Jerusalem as a place of birth, with no country name included. ...

Afghan officials walk away from Colorado training

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:17
DENVER (AP) — Two Afghan prison officials who walked away from a prison-reform training program in Colorado pose no threat, and their names are being withheld for fear their families back home will be retaliated against by those opposed to U.S. involvement there, officials said.

Branson denies ignoring safety concerns over Virgin spacecraft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:02

Billionaire Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson salutes the bravery of test pilots, and vows to find out what caused the crash of his prototype space tourism rocket that killed one crew member and injured another during a news conference in Mojave, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo blew apart about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the Mojave airfield after being released from a carrier aircraft Friday. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson rejected on Monday media suggestions that he had ignored safety warnings about his Virgin Galactic spaceship before it crashed during a test flight. One pilot died and the other was badly injured last Friday when SpaceShipTwo crashed in California's Mojave Desert. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is leading an investigation into the cause of the accident. ...