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China hacked private emails of U.S. officials since 2010, NBC reports

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:11

Backlit keyboard is reflected in screen of Apple Macbook Pro notebook computerChinese hackers have been accessing the private emails of top U.S. national security and trade officials since April 2010, according to an NBC News report on Monday, citing a U.S. intelligence official and top secret document. The officials' government email accounts were not vulnerable to the hacking because they were on more secure systems, NBC said. A National Security Agency briefing in 2014 showed the email intrusion was detected in April 2010 and the U.S. official, who was not identified, said it was still going on, NBC said.


2 dead after vehicle crashes, overturns in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:06

2 dead after vehicle crashes, overturns in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice tell Action News a 24-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were killed after a vehicle crashed and overturned in Northeast Philadelphia.


Police: Man stole neighbor's Wi-Fi, downloaded child porn

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:01

 Man stole neighbor's Wi-Fi, downloaded child pornOfficials say an eastern Pennsylvania man was arrested after using his neighbor's unsecured wireless Internet to download child pornography.


StoryCorps turning Thanksgiving into an oral history holiday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:55

FILE -In this Wednesday, March 25, 2015 file photo, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay demonstrates how to record a story using a smartphone app, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. "The Great Thanksgiving Listen" is an assignment that will last for generations, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay said. StoryCorps wants tens of thousands of teenagers across America to interview a grandparent or elder this Thanksgiving and upload their recordings to the Library of Congress. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)As students head back to school, here comes a big homework assignment: StoryCorps wants tens of thousands of teenagers across America to interview a grandparent or elder this Thanksgiving and upload their recordings to the Library of Congress.


Eagles rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd injures leg

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:39

Eagles rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd tears ACLEagles rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd will have an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of a right leg injury suffered in Sunday's open practice.


The Latest: Suspect in death of social worker due in court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:10

Authorities investigate the scene of multiple deaths at a home in Berlin, Vt., on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. The Vermont State Police said Saturday they are assisting the Berlin Police Department with a death investigation but didn't provide any additional information. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The latest in the case of a Vermont woman who police say fatally shot a social worker because she was upset about losing custody of her 9-year-old daughter. Police believe she also killed two cousins and an aunt (all times local):


Man shot near Ferguson protest critically injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:55

Man shot near Ferguson protest critically injuredA suspect who authorities say opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, St. Louis County's police chief said early Monday.


The Latest: Protest groups say police were 'antagonistic'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:38

Police stand near a suspect in a parking lot after gunfire during a protest on the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said that plainclothes officers had been tracking the man, who they believed was armed, during the protest. Belmar said the man opened fire on police and was struck when the officers returned fire. The man was taken to a hospital, where Belmar said he was in surgery early Monday morning. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The latest in the events marking a year since the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (all times local):


Construction was happening at Wal-Mart where 13 got sick

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:31
AVALON PARK, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a construction crew using propane tools had been working in a central Florida Wal-Mart store where 13 employees were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning.

West Virginia officer who killed man says he had no choice

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:41
NITRO, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia police officer who fatally shot a man says he had no other choice.

DEA seizes $20M in cocaine from vehicle, storage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:01
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Drug Enforcement Administration agents in New Jersey say they uncovered $20 million worth of cocaine in a vehicle and a storage facility in Pennsylvania.

Drones getting in the way of emergency responders

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 19:36

FILE - In this Friday, July 17, 2015 file photo, firefighters battle a wildfire along the Cajon Pass, near San Bernadino, Calif., as the fast-moving flames swept across a Southern California freeway. A spate of drone sightings near firefighting aircraft is fueling calls for more oversight and self-policing in the skies. Last month, the sighting of five drones in a single wildfire that closed Interstate 15 in Southern California and destroyed numerous vehicles grounded firefighting crews for 20 minutes as flames spread. (Terry Pierson/The Orange County Register via AP,File) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT, SAN BERNADINO SUN OUTSAN DIEGO (AP) — As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, he saw what he thought was another firefighting chopper battling a blaze that was threatening homes.


NYPD plans to spend $4.5 million on additional stun guns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 18:52
NEW YORK (AP) — In an effort to give officers more nonlethal alternatives when dealing with criminals, the New York Police Department is expanding its arsenal of stun guns.

2 dead after vehicle crashes, overturns in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 17:54

2 dead after vehicle crashes, overturns in Northeast PhiladelphiaTwo people are dead after a vehicle crashed and overturned in Northeast Philadelphia.


More testimony from detective expected in officer's trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 16:32
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A detective who interviewed the North Carolina police officer accused in the shooting death of an unarmed black man after a car wreck is scheduled to continue his testimony to start the trial's second week.

One man gravely wounded in exchange of gunfire with police in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 16:20
A man who opened fire on police in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday was gravely wounded in an ensuing gun battle with officers, the St. Louis county police chief said, after rallies commemorating the killing of Michael Brown last year turned violent. The man, was hospitalized in a critical, unstable condition, and was undergoing surgery, Chief Jon Belmar told reporters on Monday.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 15:41
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County Police chief: Suspect shot by officers in 'critical, unstable' condition .

Families calls off private search for missing teens

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 15:15
TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — The families of two Florida boys who went missing at sea are starting a foundation to promote youth boating education.

Messaging app company appoints SKorea's youngest CEO

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 15:05
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean company behind popular mobile messenger app Kakao Talk named a 34-year-old startup investor as CEO who will be the country's youngest corporate boss.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 15:05
"I'm leading by double digits, so maybe I shouldn't change." — Donald Trump, who dismissed his feud with Fox News host Megyn Kelly as being hurtful to his presidential ambitions and explained how he cherishes women and would be their strongest advocate if elected.