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Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:26

FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo released by Starpix shows designer Oscar de la Renta, right, and model Karlie Kloss backstage before the presentation of the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 collection sponsored by Revlon at Fashion Week in New York. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.


Ebola among top U.S. worries but well behind economy, jobs: poll

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:23
(Reuters) - A new poll on Tuesday showed Ebola has moved into the top 10 issues of concern to Americans but ranks behind the economy, dissatisfaction with government and other worries. The Gallup poll was conducted before Monday's announcement that 51 people had been removed from watch lists in Texas after showing no signs of Ebola symptoms for 21 days. Scores of others are still being monitored. ...

Shark bites into Maui man's stand-up paddleboard

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:19
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A spokesman for the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources says a shark knocked a Maui man off a stand-up paddleboard and left the tail of his board with bite marks.

U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:12

A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in BerlinBy Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions. The revamp, led by Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, also marks a recognition that national security threats have broadened and become more technologically savvy since the 9/11 attacks against the United States. ...


Indiana police charge suspect who may have killed for decades

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:37
By Mary Wisniewski HAMMOND Ind. (Reuters) - A convicted sex offender suspected of murdering at least seven women and leaving the bodies in abandoned houses in northwest Indiana may be a serial killer who has killed others in the state as far back as 20 years ago, local police said on Monday. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, Indiana, was charged in Lake County with one of the seven murders, according to online court records. He was being held in custody, said John Doughty, police chief of the neighboring city of Hammond. ...

Ohio teen collapses at haunted house, dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:32
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old girl collapsed at a haunted house attraction in southwest Ohio and died of a heart abnormality.

Schools closed after second sighting of Pennsylvania sniper

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:19

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania school district closed on Tuesday after another possible sighting of Eric Frein, the sniper accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another, near a post office close to the fugitive's former high school, officials said. The reported sighting on Monday afternoon of Frein, who is on the FBI's Most Wanted list for the Sept. 12 ambush, is the second since Friday in the same area of the Pocono Mountains, roughly 100 miles (160 km) north of Philadelphia. ...


Police: Flight 93 fire cause may never be known

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:15
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A state police fire marshal says he may never be able to determine what caused a fire that destroyed the headquarters buildings at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.

Study shows U.S. forced-labor victims unclear where to seek help

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:04
By Megan Twohey (Reuters) - A study of human labor trafficking in the United States released today shows that many of the victims arrived in the country legally, and some had college degrees. Even so, the study by researchers at the non-profit Urban Institute and Boston's Northeastern University concluded, victims seldom understood their rights or where to seek help. The study focuses on 122 foreign men and women who received services through a coalition of organizations that assist trafficking victims. Researchers also interviewed victims, service providers and law enforcement officials. ...

America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:51

FILE - This combination file photo made from images provided by Frito-Lay shows the four finalists for its second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest in the United States. Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out Cappuccino, Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese. Parent company PepsiCo Inc. says about 1 million total votes were cast online for the Do Us A Flavor promotion, a sales driver it has launched in more than a dozen countries. (AP Photo/Frito-Lay, File)NEW YORK (AP) — America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.


Ebola low among top U.S. worries, Americans warned about scams

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:50

Protestor Hulbert of Annapolis holds a sign as he demonstrates in favor of a travel ban to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, in front of the White House in Washington(Reuters) - A new poll on Tuesday showed Ebola ranks well behind the economy, jobs and other issues among America's top problems, while a law enforcement official warned about Ebola-related scams promising protection against the virus that has killed thousands in West Africa. Ebola debuted in the top 10 concerns of Americans but remained far behind five other issues: the economy, dissatisfaction with government, jobs, healthcare and immigration, the Gallup polling organization said. The poll was conducted from Oct. ...


Special Report: U.S. visa program for crime victims is hit-or-miss prospect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:18

Crime victim AND U visa applicant Reyes is pictured at at his home in AlbuquerqueIt was the week of Chinese New Year, and Jian Zhen Huang was climbing her sister’s doorstep in Brooklyn with cups and other supplies for the celebration inside. Oakland, California, has less than 5 percent of New York’s population, yet law enforcement there verified 2,992 immigrants during the same period - more than twice as many.


Lawsuit claims website aids child sex trafficking

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:11
The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday in a case filed by three sex trafficking victims who say the website Backpage.com helps promote the exploitation of children. The suit is one ...

Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:43

File-This April 12, 1976, file photo shows Reverend Ernest W. Angley, Faith Healer from Grace Cathedral, Norfolk, Va. A newspaper reports that the Ohio televangelist advised church members not to have children, encouraged people to shun those who leave the fold and used free labor at his for-profit businesses. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Bruce Colwell)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.


Pedestrian struck by car while crossing train tracks in Levittown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:05

Pedestrian struck by car while crossing train tracks in LevittownA pedestrian is hospitalized after being struck by a car while crossing some train tracks in Levittown.


Mother of nurse with Ebola says she's doing well

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:54
ATLANTA (AP) — The mother of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus says her daughter is doing well and the family is relieved new guidelines for treating patients with the disease are now in place.

Suspect in custody after apartments evacuated in East Norriton

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:37

Suspect in custody after apartments evacuated in East NorritonA suspect is in police custody after reports of gunfire prompted the evacuation of an apartment building in East Norriton, Montgomery County.


Princeton prof accused of theft to tutor students

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:12
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The Princeton University professor accused of stealing 21 lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business will tutor students in exchange for the charges being dismissed.

Shots fired, apartments evacuated in East Norriton

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:54

Suspect in custody after apartments evacuated in East NorritonA number of residents have been evacuated after a series of gunshots were reported at an apartment building in East Norriton, Montgomery County.


Schools closed today in Pocono Mountain School District amid search for suspected cop killer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:51

Schools closed today in Pocono Mountain School District amid search for suspected cop killerThe Pocono Mountain School district has announced that all schools will be closed Tuesday morning.