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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.


Utah police justified in death of man wielding sword, prosecutor says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:11
(Reuters) - A Utah prosecutor on Monday said police were justified in shooting and killing a 22-year-old black man accused by officers of lunging at them with a sword the man's family described as decorative. Issues of race and police killings had been thrown into the national spotlight just weeks earlier by the police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. A grand jury is considering whether to charge the white officer in that case. ...

Many questions still unanswered in spaceship crash

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

Pilot actions examined in U.S. crash of Virgin Galactic spacecraft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:10

Sheriffs' deputies look at wreckage from the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo near Cantil, CaliforniaBy Irene Klotz MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A human-factors expert will join the investigation of the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's passenger spacecraft to study why the co-pilot prematurely unlocked a pivoting tail section of the ship during a test flight, a top safety official said on Monday. ...


Asia must do more to help global Ebola fight: World Bank

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:57
By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - Asian countries are not contributing enough to the global effort to fight Ebola, despite having a wealth of trained medical personnel who could help stop the spread of the deadly virus, World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim said on Tuesday. Thousands of healthcare workers are needed to help combat the most deadly outbreak of Ebola since records began in 1976. The virus has killed nearly 5,000 people, mainly in the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. ...

White House: Ferguson no-fly didn't restrict press

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:00

people stand near a cloud of tear gas in Ferguson, Mo. during protests for the Aug. 9 shootingWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday a no-fly zone the U.S. government imposed over Ferguson, Missouri, for nearly two weeks in August should not have restricted helicopters for news organizations that wanted to operate in the area to cover violent protests there.


Homeowners: Ripped off by basement finisher who never finished

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:40

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.


Man struck, killed by falling tape measure

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:39

Man struck, killed by falling tape measureA man delivering sheet rock to a construction site was killed Monday when a tape measure fell 50 stories and hit him on the head, authorities said.


DA: 2 killed in murder-suicide at Chester County YMCA

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:37

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


Meth found amid California child's Halloween candy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:34
HERCULES, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California are investigating who gave a plastic bag of methamphetamine to a young girl on Halloween.

Pickup truck crashes into Bucks County police station

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:33

Pickup truck crashes into Bucks County police stationThe police headquarters in Springfield Township, Bucks County was the scene of its own emergency Monday night.


Guard fired after Obama visit: I'm not a convict

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:33

Kenneth Tate, a former security guard for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, answers questions during an interview, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 in Atlanta. Tate was fired after riding on an elevator alone with President Obama while carrying a CDC-issued firearm. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)ATLANTA (AP) — A security guard fired after President Barack Obama's trip to Atlanta said Monday that he lost his job because he snapped a picture of the presidential motorcade to send to his mother and is humiliated by news reports wrongly claiming he's a convicted felon.


Radnor High School student arrested for making terroristic threats

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:31

Radnor High School student arrested for making terroristic threatsPolice arrested a 17-year-old female senior at Radnor High School Monday after administrators were alerted that she was writing violent threats.


1 shot at Delaware State University residence hall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:29

1 shot at Delaware State University residence hallA spokesman at Delaware State University says one person has been shot at an off-campus residence hall and the shooter is at large.


$10K reward offered in Germantown abduction caught on tape

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:24

$10K reward offered in Germantown abduction caught on tapePhiladelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has approved a $10,000 reward in connection with the abduction of a woman in Germantown Sunday night.