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Mega Millions jackpot grows to $321M

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 22:41

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $321MThere was no big winner in Saturday night's Mega Millions drawing.


U.S. foreign policy concerns loom large in Jerusalem passport case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 21:10
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is facing an unconventional challenge as it seeks to project credibility as a neutral peacemaker between the Israelis and Palestinians: a case before the Supreme Court involving a 12-year-old boy. On Monday, the nine justices will consider whether the administration of President Barack Obama must follow a law enacted by Congress that allows U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports. What appears to be a dry legal question is a foreign policy minefield for the U.S. ...

Eagles look to stop Watt and Texans

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 20:11

Eagles look to stop Watt and TexansThe Philadelphia Eagles have done a good job of protecting Nick Foles despite having to piece together an offensive line hit hard by injuries.


Late Obama push for Wolf in Pa. gov race

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 19:25

Late Obama push for Wolf in Pa. gov racePresident Barack Obama is placing his ability to energize voters to the test in two high-profile governor races, making a final election-season push to save a Democrat in Connecticut and unseat a Republican in Pennsylvania.


Bangladesh power back on after nationwide blackout

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 17:36

A Bangladeshi salesman interacts with a customer during a blackout in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Bangladesh was struggling to restore power late Saturday, hours after being hit with a nationwide blackout that started when a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed, officials said. The system was not expected to be fixed until at least early Sunday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Power was back on across Bangladesh on Sunday, a day after the impoverished, energy-starved nation was plunged into a nationwide blackout when the transmission line from neighboring India failed, officials said.


Spaceship co-pilot was experienced test pilot

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 17:31

In this undated photo released Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, by Scaled Composites, shows Peter Siebold, the Director of Flight Operations at Scaled Composites. Siebold was piloting SpaceShipTwo on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, when it exploded in flight. The surviving pilot was identified as Siebold, 43. Siebold was to undergo surgery, on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, but there were no other details on his condition, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said. Siebold also is a veteran of Scaled's spaceship test program. (AP Photo/Scaled Composites)MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — The pilot killed in a test flight of Virgin Galactic's prototype space tourism rocket was as capable behind the controls of experimental aircraft as he was tackling technical challenges in the offices where the vehicle was designed.


Blaze from firework display closes ride at Florida Disney park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 17:08
(Reuters) - A fire caused by debris from a firework display at the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom in Florida forced a ride to close for about an hour on Saturday, injuring no one, a spokeswoman for the park said. Shortly before 10.30 EDT (0330 GMT) an ember set one of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train's decorative structures on fire. Fire crews quickly extinguished it and the ride started again a short time later, the spokeswoman said. In July about 120 people on a monorail at the park had to be evacuated due to a weather-related power outage. No one was injured in that incident. ...

Yacht runs aground off NYC, about 100 rescued

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 14:56
NEW YORK (AP) — A yacht carrying about 100 passengers on an evening dinner cruise ran aground in New York Harbor, but there were no injuries and rescuers shuttled everyone safely back to land.

Official: Debris sign of spaceship breaking up

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 13:09

Space craft crashInvestigators looking into what caused the crash of a Virgin Galactic prototype spacecraft that killed one of two test pilots said a 5-mile path of debris across the California desert indicates the aircraft ...


Branson determined to find cause of Virgin spaceship crash, pilots identified

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 12:51

Sheriff's deputies look at a piece of debris near the crash site of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo near CantilBy Daina Beth Solomon and Irene Klotz MOJAVE Calif./CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson vowed on Saturday to find out what caused his space tourism company's passenger spaceship to crash during a test flight in California, killing one pilot and injuring the other, but expressed a desire to press on with the dream of commercial space flight. U.S. ...


4 dead after boat capsizes off California coast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 12:39
BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) — A large wave capsized a fishing boat off the coast of Northern California Saturday, leaving four of the five people aboard dead, authorities said.

Bodies of all Kansas plane crash victims removed

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 12:32

Firefighters and emergency workers gather at a flight training facility at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 in Wichita, Kan., following a crash and fire that left the building unsafe. Authorities say work begins Friday to recover the remains of victims who died when a small plane crashed into the facility Thursday soon after takeoff. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Mike Hutmacher)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The bodies of all four victims have been recovered from the rubble of a Wichita flight training facility that was struck by an airplane earlier in the week, according to the city's fire marshal.


Crimefighters: Who killed Efraim Sanchez?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 12:25

 Who killed Efraim Sanchez?A Camden man was shot and killed outside a restaurant right in front of his girlfriend and 12 years later his family is still pleading for answers.


Razor blade found in candy in Montgomery County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 12:22

Razor blade found in candy in Montgomery CountyPolice say a razor blade was found inside a wrapped piece of Halloween candy in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County.


November snow surprises Southeast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 11:59
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A surprise snow swept across parts of Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina on Saturday, falling on pumpkins and power lines.

Spaceship co-pilot was experienced test pilot

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 11:39

In this undated photo released Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, by Scaled Composites, shows Peter Siebold, the Director of Flight Operations at Scaled Composites. Siebold was piloting SpaceShipTwo on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, when it exploded in flight. The surviving pilot was identified as Siebold, 43. Siebold was to undergo surgery, on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, but there were no other details on his condition, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said. Siebold also is a veteran of Scaled's spaceship test program. (AP Photo/Scaled Composites)MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — The pilot killed in a test flight of Virgin Galactic's prototype space tourism rocket was as capable behind the controls of experimental aircraft as he was tackling technical challenges in the offices where the vehicle was designed.


Nigerian extremist says kidnapped girls married

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 11:22

Nigerian extremist says kidnapped girls marriedThe leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists tells the world that more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have all been converted to Islam and married off, dashing hopes for their freedom.


Lava stalls short of Big Island town's main road

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 10:52

This Oct. 30, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava flow burning vegetation near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — Lava that has been creeping toward a small town on the Big Island has stalled just before reaching the town's main road, officials said Saturday.


Power restored as Bangladesh struggles to fix grid

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 10:51

Bangladeshis move past a dimly lit street during a blackout in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Bangladesh was struggling to restore power late Saturday, hours after being hit with a nationwide blackout that started when a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed, officials said. The system was not expected to be fixed until at least early Sunday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Power was restored in most of Bangladesh on Sunday, a day after the impoverished, energy-starved nation was plunged into a nationwide blackout when a transmission line from neighboring India failed, officials said.


Utah National Guard disciplines four servicemen over bikini-model video

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 10:44
By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - The Utah National Guard is forcing an officer into early retirement for his involvement in a video featuring bikini-clad models riding in a tank, and three other service members face lesser discipline, a guard spokesman said on Saturday. The non-commissioned officer allowed part of the video, which surfaced on the Internet last month, to be produced at Camp Williams in the Salt Lake Valley, said National Guard spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Steve Fairbourn. ...