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Jordanian spokesman denies U.S. assertion that eight killed in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 03:00
Jordan's government spokesman on Monday denied U.S. assertions that eight people had been killed in a shooting on Monday in a police training center in the Jordanian capital, saying the latest death toll was still five, including the Jordanian attacker. "Only five are dead, including two Americans, a South African, a Jordanian, and the attacker," said spokesman Mohammad al Momani.

White House says two-state solution not likely under Obama

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 02:56

Obama delivers remarks at an International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference and expo in ChicagoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that the goal of a two-state solution between Palestinians and Israelis is not likely to be reached during President Barack Obama's final months in office.

White House says still doing 'legwork' on Guantanamo closure plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 02:54

No photography signs are posted on the fence surrounding Camp Delta at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo BayWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that the U.S. Defense Department is still doing "legwork" on developing a plan to close the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The White House has said Defense Department personnel are touring facilities within the United States where the prisoners might be transferred. (Reporting by Julia Edwards and Susan Heavey)

US FDA sends letter to DNA4Life over consumer gene tests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 02:46

A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver SpringBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to privately held gene testing company DNA4Life over the company's sale of an unapproved direct-to-consumer gene test to predict drug response. In its letter, posted on Monday, the agency said it was unable to identify any FDA clearance for the company's test. The letter follows 23andMe's limited relaunch last month of a series of direct-to-consumer (DTC) tests after the agency ordered the tests off the market.

Boston bans realistic-looking toy guns in public spaces

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 02:43
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Monday signed an ordinance banning realistic-looking toy guys in public, saying that replica firearms were increasingly being used in real crimes and raised the risks of police officers firing on an unarmed person. The measure comes in a year that Boston police have recovered more than 150 fake handguns used as threatening props in real crimes and follows multiple cases across the United States where police shot people after mistaking their fake guns for the real thing. "Replica guns have become a big issue for us," said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.

Gov. Christie vetoes most of Atlantic City assistance package

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 02:21

Gov. Christie vetoes most of Atlantic City assistance packageNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed most of a package of bills aimed at helping Atlantic City and its struggling casino industry.

The Latest: Lawyer: Father had hands up as police killed son

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 02:20
MARKSVILLE, Louisiana (AP) — The latest on the murder case against two Louisiana marshals in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy (all times local):

Federal judge approves Milwaukee archdiocese bankruptcy plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 02:12
A federal judge on Monday approved a bankruptcy plan for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee that includes a $21 million settlement for 330 victims of sexual abuse by clergy. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Susan Kelley approved the church's Chapter 11 reorganization plan more than four years after the archdiocese filed for bankruptcy protection. The U.S. Catholic Church has been hit with a series of sexual abuse accusations aimed mainly at clergy who targeted youths over the past two decades.

Man, woman found dead inside SUV in Fairmount Park ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 02:10

Man, woman found dead inside SUV in Fairmount Park ID'dAuthorities have identified the man and woman found dead inside an SUV in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.

N.Y. man accused in 'Goodfellas' heist is victim of lies: defense

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 01:52

Bonanno crime family leader Vincent Asaro is escorted by FBI agents from their Manhattan offices in New YorkAn accused octogenarian mobster charged in an infamous 1978 airport heist memorialized in the film "Goodfellas" is the victim of lies "bought and paid for" by federal authorities, a defense lawyer told New York jurors on Monday. Vincent Asaro, 80, waited in a car a mile away on Dec. 11, 1978 as a group of masked men stole $6 million in cash and jewels from a Lufthansa Airlines building at John F. Kennedy Airport, according to U.S. prosecutors. Macedonio said the prosecution's star witness, Asaro's cousin Gaspare Valenti, fabricated his account of the airport caper, which was one of the country's most well known unsolved crimes until Asaro's arrest in 2014.

Man rescued from burning Warminster home by cop dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 01:50

Man rescued from burning Warminster home by cop diesA man who was rescued from a burning home by a passing police officer in Warminster, Pa. has died.

Death total in Jordan attack at eight people, with 6 injured: U.S. sources

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 01:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight people have died in an attack on a police training facility near Amman, Jordan, with another six injured, three U.S. government sources said on Monday. The gunman's motive for opening fire at the U.S.-funded security training facility were not immediately known and one of the U.S. sources cautioned that the situation is very fluid. (Reporting by Mark Hosenball and Arshad Mohammed; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

Spain's Mango to shut 450 U.S. sales outlets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 01:47

Bags are displayed before the Spanish retailer Mango fashion show in ParisSpanish fashion chain Mango will close 450 sales outlets in the United States early next year after ending a five-year deal to display its clothing lines at department store J.C. Penney , a spokesman said. Mango will still have seven stores in the United States, including ones in New York and Miami, and it plans on expanding there again, focusing on key cities such as these. The closures should not have a major effect on Mango's revenue, as the JC Penney outlets only accounted for 0.5 percent of its global sales, the spokesman said.

Investigation into pit bull attack that killed 9-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 01:35

Investigation into pit bull attack that killed 9-year-old girlThe dog's owner was arrested at the scene on a separate charge, but it is not yet clear whether he will face charges in this case.

Ohio pay-to-stay prisons saddle poor inmates with debt: ACLU

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 01:24
Forty of the state's 75 county jails that house low-level nonviolent offenders charge a booking fee, daily fees of as much as $50 to $60 a day, or both and of those just half take the offender's income into account when deciding how much of a fee to impose, the report found. It charges that the fees bury people in debt and likely contribute to higher rates of recidivism. The Ohio ACLU called for the state to eliminate the policies or access for indigence and/or allow programs for inmates to work off the debt.

New York finds Peabody climate statements misleading

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 01:21
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Peabody Energy, the world's biggest private-sector coal company, violated New York laws with misleading statements to investors and the public about the financial risks from climate change and potential regulatory responses, New York's attorney general said Monday.

NYC officer who worked in ground zero rubble dies of cancer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 01:19
NEW YORK (AP) — Family members, officers and friends have said farewell to a police lieutenant who worked at ground zero after the Sept. 11 attacks and recently died of cancer.

$2.5 million bond for man accused of killing police officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 01:13
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge has set a $2.5 million bond for the ex-convict accused of ambushing and killing a central Kentucky police officer last week.

Two U.S. citizens killed in Jordan were U.S. contractors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 00:48
The two U.S. citizens killed in a shooting at a police training center in Jordan were contractors, not U.S. government employees as earlier stated by the American embassy in Amman, a U.S. official said on Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the embassy description of the two Americans who were killed as U.S. government employees was a "mischaracterization." The embassy had described them as government employees in a security message for U.S. citizens on its website.

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits Alaska's Aleutian Islands: USGS

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 00:33
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit near Alaska's Atka Island, part of the state's chain of Aleutian Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Monday. The USGS said the quake occurred about 58 miles (93 kilometers) southeast of Atka. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Lisa Lambert)