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Driver with 2 dogs in the car, crashes in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:24

Driver with 2 dogs in car crashes in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice say two dogs inside a vehicle may have played a part in a crash in Northeast Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


Hawaii lava crosses residential property, threatens more homes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:15

Construction crews try divert lava from Mt. Kilauea from a home in the village of Pahoa, HawaiiBy Karin Stanton PAHOA Hawaii (Reuters) - A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes at the edge of a former plantation town. The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano has been slogging toward the village of Pahoa for weeks, moving at speeds of 10 to 15 yards (meters) an hour as it bubbled over a cemetery and reached the community's outskirts. ...


School projects onboard exploded Virginia rocket destroyed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:39

An unmanned Antares rocket is seen exploding seconds after lift off from a commercial launch pad in this still image from NASA video at Wallops IslandSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Over a dozen school projects were onboard the U.S. supply rocket that exploded shortly after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, but a group of California students will have another shot at getting their project - containing live worms - into space. The project, developed by students at the Urban Promise Academy middle school in Oakland, would have sent the worms to the International Space Station to study the effects of space on composting, Oakland School District spokesman Troy Flint said on Wednesday. ...


Survey: Shrimp in US rife with murky labeling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:36

FILE - In this April 20, 2011, file photo commercial fisherman Ted Petrie picks through a pile of shrimp on his boat in Grand Isle, La. An advocacy group, Oceana, conducted a DNA-based survey of shrimp sold at outlets across the country and around the Gulf of Mexico. Results released Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, show consumers cannot be sure what kind of shrimp they are buying simply by looking at the grocery store label or restaurant menu. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Consumers around the nation can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says.


Police: Poison likely killed Utah family of 5

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:50

FILE - In this, Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, shows the home where five Utah family members found dead in their home, in Springville, Utah. Police say the deaths of five members of a Utah family whose bodies were found last month do not appear to be accidental or natural. Court documents obtained Wednesday show the five members of the Strack family, including three children, were found in their Springville home, covered in bedding with cups of red liquid next to the bodies. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CTIY (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadone and nighttime cold medicine in a trash can.


San Francisco fans revel in team's hat-trick win

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:36

San Francisco Giants fans celebrate next to debris that has been set on fire in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They cheered every strike and pop fly together. They booed every pitch called as a ball in unison. Then, when victory was theirs, an orange and black sea standing shoulder-to shoulder roared as one.


Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:45

A student tries out Samsung's Gear product at a Samsung Electronics shop in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years. The South Korean company, which climbed from smartphone laggard to top seller in the past three years, had prided itself on responding quickly to market demand and ability to tailor handsets to the needs of users and mobile carriers around the world. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years.


U.S. governor races could determine swing states' fiscal health

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:35

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback speaks to riders on the New York City SubwayBy Megan Davies NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. voters' readiness to face tough issues such as pension reform rather than simply kick the can further down the road will be put to the test next week as two-thirds of state governor posts go up for election. A handful of the Nov. 4 races such as the dead heat in Illinois, possibly the most fiscally dysfunctional state, shape up as de facto referendums on reform and their results could make municipal bond investors alter their bets. ...


Lava 100 feet from Hawaii home, nearing main road

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:15
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town.

Baidu profit up 27 percent as mobile grows

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:53
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese search engine Baidu Inc. said Thursday its quarterly profit rose 27 percent as user traffic for its mobile operation surpassed passed its desktop computer-based search business.

China eases monopoly on credit cards

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:47
BEIJING (AP) — China says it will ease restrictions on credit cards in a move that might give Visa, Mastercard and other foreign competitors greater access to the Chinese market.

Police: Driver strikes SUV, brings down telephone pole, then flees

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:38

 Driver strikes SUV, brings down telephone pole, then fleesPolice are looking for the driver who they say left the scene of an accident and also caused a trail of property damage along the way.


Haiti hopes to woo back tourists with resorts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:31

In this Oct. 24, 2014 photo, Marie-Ange Baltisima, left, a coffee vendor and mother of four girls in the fishing village of Cotes-de-Fer in southern Haiti, stands in front of a freshly-painted house where she and her neighbors hosted the country’s tourism minister during a recent Cabinet retreat in the area. Haitian President Michel Martelly’s government is pursuing plans for Haiti’s biggest tourism development ever in the poor coastal area and officials are trying to line up investors to help spur an economic revival. As the country enjoys a period of relative tranquility after years of turmoil, Haitian officials say they see ambitious tourism projects as key to economic development. (AP Photo/David McFadden)COTES-DE-FER, Haiti (AP) — Off this sleepy southern Haitian village, fishermen in weathered wooden boats slowly move across azure waters. Miles of picture-perfect sandy beaches slope gently, fringed by grasses and framed by mountains.


2 critical after car slams into tractor-trailer in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:11

2 critical after car slams into tractor-trailer in DelawareA man and a woman are hospitalized in critical condition after their vehicle crashed into a tractor-trailer in Stanton, Delaware.


Asia stocks meander after Fed ends stimulus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:05

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Major stock indexes traded in a tight range in the early going as investors wait for word from the Federal Reserve and mull over a mixed batch of earnings results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets meandered Thursday while the dollar strengthened against other currencies after the Federal Reserve said it will end its stimulus program, as many had expected.


For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.

AccuWeather: Cooler End To The Week

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:54

 Foggy Start, Chilly Finish TodayMeteorologist Adam Joseph says after a mild mid week, temperatures are heading south for Halloween


Jet on Navy training mission crashes, kills pilot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:51

15 p.m. (AP Photo/FLMedia, Johnny Corona)PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) — A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said.


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:50

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner, left, and catcher Buster Posey celebrate 3-2 win against the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Arrest in Boothwyn hit-and-run crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:49

Arrest in Boothwyn hit-and-run crashAuthorities say they've made an arrest in a hit-and-run crash that injured a pedestrian in Boothwyn, Delaware County.