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WWII grenade removed from basement of NY home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 22:08
ALBION, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a live hand grenade from World War II has been removed from a western New York home.

Brittney Griner cut in knife attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 21:18
WNBA star Brittney Griner was cut on the elbow by a man in a knife attack in China but didn't need to go to the hospital, her agent told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Shots fired at police officers in Collingdale

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 21:10

Shots fired at police officers in CollingdaleAn officer is being treated for a hand injury after an exchange of gunfire involving police in Collingdale.


Factbox: Republicans tighten grip on U.S. House of Representatives

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 21:02
By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) - Republicans tightened their grip on the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday with a blizzard of victories over rival Democrats that also gave the party control of the Senate. With all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives up for election on Tuesday, Republicans expanded their majority amid dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama, whose approval ratings have dipped to 38 percent. Republicans, who currently control 233 out of 435 seats in the House, may pick up 10 or more once all votes are counted from Tuesday's balloting. ...

Mexican cops nab mayor, wife in case of 43 missing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:38

Mexican cops nab mayor, wife in case of 43 missingHiding out in a gritty slum, a politically connected couple believed to have ordered an attack that killed six people and left 43 students missing in September tried to lie low as dozens of federal agents staked out their suspected hiding spots.


Driver injured in Logan car crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:31

Driver injured in Logan car crashPolice say a driver was injured in a car crash in Philadelphia's Logan section early Wednesday morning.


New video, clear pictures released of person of interest in Germantown abduction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:14

New video, clear pictures released of person of interest in Germantown abductionThe latest video has clear images of a person of interest in the abduction of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither. The reward now stands at $47,000.


Shots fired in Delaware County neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:09

Shots fired at police officers in CollingdalePolice are investigating the report of shots being fired in Collingdale, Delaware County Wednesday morning.


Analysis: Wins give GOP wider Washington influence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:51

Fox News reports Republican gains in the Senate in an empty White House briefing room as poll numbers begin to pour in on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — With sweeping victories that exceeded their own sky-high expectations, the GOP has dealt President Barack Obama and Democrats the most devastating electoral defeat of his presidency. Their prize is full control of Congress, and with it, the power to shape the direction of America's government in the next two years.


Car rams into Jerusalem crowd in attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:50

Car rams into Jerusalem crowd in attackIsraeli police say a man has rammed a car into a crowded train platform in east Jerusalem in an "intentional attack."


NYC businessman gets probation in $82M fraud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:40
NEW YORK (AP) — A Staten Island businessman who wrote $82 million in bogus checks has been sentenced to probation.

Tom Wolf elected governor of Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:22

Tom Wolf elected governor of PennsylvaniaDemocrat Tom Wolf has been elected governor of Pennsylvania, unseating Republican Gov. Tom Corbett


Governor-elect, Pa.'s Wolf faces challenges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:08

Governor-elect, Pa.'s Wolf faces challengesTom Wolf, the wealthy businessman and first-time candidate who was just elected to govern one of the nation's most populous states, will see his political instincts put to the test when he assumes Pennsylvania's highest office in January.


India to foreign CEOs: 'We're waiting for you'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:00

Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej, center, listens to Indian Finance minister Arun Jaitley speak on India's economic stance during the opening plenary of the India Economic Summit in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Business leaders, government, civil society and academia representatives from more than 40 countries are participating in the three-day summit, organised by the World Economic Forum in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), according to news reports. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)NEW DELHI (AP) — India's finance minister is urging foreign investors to help plug enormous gaps in the country's infrastructure blamed for holding back growth.


Voters give nod to legal marijuana in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:21

DC Cannabis Campaign sign is seen with other signs in WashingtonBy Shelby Sebens PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the U.S. capital voted to legalize marijuana on Tuesday, in key victories that could fuel the legalization movement as cannabis usage is increasingly recognized by the American mainstream. The Oregon and Alaska measures would legalize recreational pot use and usher in a network of retail pot shops similar to those operating in Washington state and Colorado, which in 2012 voted to become the first U.S. states to allow marijuana use for fun. ...


Alaska backs measure to legalize recreational marijuana, opponents say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:18
JUNEAU (Reuters) - Alaska voters on Tuesday narrowly sanctioned the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes, hours after Oregon approved a similar measure, opponents said. The ballot measure, which would set up a network of regulated pot shops similar to those already operating in Colorado and Washington state, passed by a 52-48 percent margin, according to anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana. Preliminary returns showed the measure leading by about 52-48 percent, with nearly 97 percent of precincts reporting. (Reporting by Steve Quinn in Juneau; Writing by Eric M. ...

Factbox: Republicans win key U.S. governors' races

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:22
(Reuters) - Republicans rode a wave of victories among 36 governor races on Tuesday, holding on to big states after bruising battles and ousting Democrats in strongholds such as Illinois, Massachusetts and Maryland. The Republicans went into the election holding 29 of the nation's 50 state governorships and were likely to raise that number by at least two. Here is a look at some of the key races before final results were tallied: ALASKA Republican incumbent Sean Parnell was trailing independent challenger Bill Walker by 47 percent to 48 percent with 85 percent of precincts reporting. ...

China police detain workers demanding back pay

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:21
BEIJING (AP) — Activists say police in southern China have detained seven employees of a shoe factory amid a quarrel over back pay and benefits in a rare case of detentions in a labor dispute.

Ballot measures: Oregon, DC voters OK use of pot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:57

Supporters for the legalization of marijuana celebrate at the Measure 91 party at Holocene night club in Portland, Ore., on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Oregon voters legalized recreational pot use Tuesday, making the state the third to approve the drug for commercial sales. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Madeline Stone)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Oregon and the District of Columbia legalized the use of recreational pot, elating marijuana activists who hope to extend their winning streak across the country.


6 years later, ING to pay back Dutch state

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:53
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Six years after the onset of the financial crisis, ING Group NV says it is ready to repay the Dutch state the last of a 10 billion-euro ($13 billion) bailout.