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Afghan leader makes rare reference to Taliban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:40

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai delivers his speech at the opening ceremony of the 4th Ministerial Conference of Istanbul Process of Afghanistan, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Takaki Yajima, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — Afghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, in an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks aimed at bringing down his month-old government.


Multi-vehicle crash slows traffic on Route 55 in Franklin Township

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:36

Multi-vehicle crash slows traffic on Route 55 in Franklin TownshipA multi-vehicle crash caused delays on Route 55 in Franklin Township, NJ early Friday.


Arraignment set for suspected cop killer Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:19

 Eric Frein confessed to killing Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon DicksonAn arraignment is set for 9:00 a.m. for Eric Frein after federal marshals apprehended the fugitive last night at an abandoned airport hangar.


Crews to begin work to recover Kansas victims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:11

In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News) MANDATORY CREDITWork begins Friday to recover the remains of the four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport, authorities said. Jet fuel from the plane burned so ...


Firefighter injured in apartment blaze in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:42

Firefighter injured in apartment blaze in West PhiladelphiaA firefighter and resident were injured in a massive apartment blaze in West Philadelphia late Thursday night.


1 killed in multi-vehicle crash in Bucks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:34

1 killed in multi-vehicle crash in Bucks Co.Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that left one person dead in Falls Township, Pennsylvania early Friday morning.


Bear in fatal NJ attack was acting 'predatory'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:34
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the first known fatal bear attack in New Jersey was unprovoked and the bear was acting in a "predatory" manner.

Child rape suspect returning to Massachusetts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:26
SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A child rape suspect who police say cut off a GPS monitoring device and went on a cross-country crime spree before being captured is being returned to Massachusetts.

PHOTOS: Suspected cop killer Eric Frein captured

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:02

 Suspected cop killer Eric Frein capturedImages from the capture of suspected cop killer Eric Frein in northern Pennsylvania.


Menino to lie in state at historic Faneuil Hall

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:02

FILE - In this August 9, 2013 photo, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks at Faneuil Hall in Boston. Menino, who was diagnosed with cancer a month after leaving office in 2013, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Boston. He was 71. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)BOSTON (AP) — The people of Boston will get their chance to pay final respects to former Mayor Tom Menino.


Search for gunman who critically wounded Wilmington man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:00

Search for gunman who critically wounded Wilmington manPolice are searching tor the gunman who left a man critically injured in Wilmington, Delaware Thursday night.


Motorbike stuntman who taunted police on viral video arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:50
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A motorcycle stuntman who filmed himself taunting a police officer while other bikers performed tricks on a freeway in California has been arrested, police said on Thursday. Police said Guruardas Singh Khalsa filmed himself and some 50 other riders popping wheelies and standing on their bike seats at speeds upwards of 70 mph (113 kph) on the San Francisco Bay Area freeway on Oct. 11. The video has gone viral on YouTube, attracting more than 1.5 million views by late on Thursday, and has been broadcast by local media. ...

Q&A: Why Japan's economy needs more juice

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:11

A shoe shop clerk cleans the merchandise in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Japan's economic recovery remained in the doldrums in September, as household spending fell, inflation edged lower and unemployment ticked up. The data were released Friday as the Bank of Japan held a monetary policy meeting. As the U.S. winds down its own "quantitative easing," Japan's central bank faces pressure to increase stimulus to support growth as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe weighs approval of a sales tax hike next year. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — Japan is pumping more money into its lagging economy, expanding an already lavish stimulus effort. The surprise announcement Friday highlights diverging fortunes among the world's top economies. Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Reserve ended its own unprecedented stimulus in a sign of increased confidence in economic recovery.


Budweiser owner InBev profits up 5.5 percent in Q3

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:59
AMSTERDAM (AP) — AB InBev SA, the world's largest beer maker, has reported a 5.5-percent increase in earnings for the third quarter, as higher selling prices more than made up for volume declines in Europe and Asia.

A look at Ebola guidelines in some states

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:29
States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus.

2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:26

Malaysian lawyer Arunan Selvaraj, center, speaks to journalists outside a courthouse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed by the family of a passenger of the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago. (AP Photo) MALAYSIA OUTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.


How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:22
The Associated Press-GfK poll on issues in the midterm elections was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It is based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

AP PHOTOS: Haunted houses horrify on Halloween

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:21

In this Oct. 27, 2014, photo, people react to a mock execution in the Gates of Hell haunted house in Las Vegas. The haunted house is billed as an "R-rated haunted attraction" and according to JT Mollner, a managing partner of Freakling Bros that runs the attraction, about one in five groups are so terrified they exit the house early. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — JT Mollner likes to compare haunted house visitors to bungee jumpers and skydivers — they want to be safe, but they also want an adrenaline rush.


Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:53
LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

Former NBA player to argue for conviction reversal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:51
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme was due in court to argue for a new trial.