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Swastikas found at Jewish frat house near Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 21:32
ATLANTA (AP) — Swastikas were found painted on the exterior of a historically Jewish fraternity house at Emory University in metro Atlanta over the weekend, according to police and university reports, and officials said the vandalism would not be tolerated as they stepped up patrols at the private school.

Man shot, critically wounded in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 20:53

Man shot, critically wounded in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a 20-year old man was shot several times in North Philadelphia early Monday.


Angry man confronts panhandler driving new car

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:38

Angry man confronts panhandler driving new carDaniel Ayala lost it after he saw a woman he'd been giving charity to on the street suddenly driving a new car.


Cleanup underway at derailment site in NE La.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:19

This photo courtesy Fourth District attorney Jerry Jones, shows a train derailment, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Mer Rouge, La. Two train engineers were in serious condition Sunday after their freight train hit a transport truck in northeast Louisiana, derailing two engines and 16 tank and hopper cars. (AP Photo/Courtesy Fourth District attorney Jerry Jones)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cleanup continued early Monday at the site of a train derailment in northeast Louisiana.


Deadly crash shuts down road in Westville, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 18:17

Deadly crash shuts down road in Westville, N.J.A motorist has died after a vehicle slammed into an asphalt tanker truck in Gloucester County.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:59

In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, a cricket player waits his turn to play next to a soccer ball in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Without a national tournament, Cuba has amateur tournaments between Cuban teams and teams of students from cricket-playing countries. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Concern running high after NJ preschooler dies of enterovirus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:47

Concern running high after NJ preschooler dies of enterovirusClasses resume this morning at a school in Mercer County after health officials confirmed that a 4-year-old student died of Enterovirus D-68.


Two injured as freight train derails in north Louisiana

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:31
(Reuters) - The conductor of a Union Pacific freight train and an engineer on board were injured on Sunday when it crashed into a tractor-trailer that was stuck on tracks in northern Louisiana, a spokesman for Union Pacific said. Two locomotives and 17 rail cars were derailed by the collision in Mer Rouge, said spokesman Jeff DeGraff. Two of the cars were carrying argon, a non-flammable refrigerated gas, and a three-block evacuation was put in effect in the area. ...

Officials look for homeless person in connection to Texas Ebola case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:00

Officials look for homeless person in connection to Texas Ebola caseAuthorities in Dallas are searching for a homeless person who might have had contact with the lone Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, officials said Sunday.


Poll: Americans worry: Can government protect us?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:39

FILE - In the Sept. 21, 2014 file photo thousands of young people fill the streets of Manhattan, New York, carrying banners and calling on policymakers to take action on climate change. According to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, conducted September 25-29, 2014, Americans lack confidence that their government can keep them safe from threats to their safety and economic security. More than half of those polled don’t think the U.S. government can do much to effectively minimize the threat posed by climate change, mass shootings, racial tensions, economic uncertainty on Wall Street and an unstable job market. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans lack confidence in the government's ability to protect their personal safety and economic security, a sign that their widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll.


Bertelsmann buys remaining stake in Gruner + Jahr

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:05
BERLIN (AP) — Media group Bertelsmann AG says it is acquiring the 25.1-percent stake in German publisher Gruner + Jahr that it didn't already own for an undisclosed sum.

New Mexico immigration lockup draws criticism

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:55

FILE- In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, a woman and child are escorted to a van by detention facility guards inside the Artesia Family Residential Center, a federal detention facility for undocumented immigrant mothers and children in Artesia, N.M, A surge of cases involving immigrants from Central America has backed up federal courts and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The cases have been moved to Denver by judges in Arlington, Va. Officials say it makes more sense to hold the proceedings in the same time zone as the detention center. Hearings are being held by video from Artesia, N.M. starting on Monday, Sept. 29. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Trailers have been set up for a school at a federal immigration detention center in an isolated New Mexico desert town. A basketball court and a soccer field have been installed. And detainees are pleading their cases over a video link with judges in Denver.


US Journalist With Ebola Flying to Nebraska for Treatment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:53
The U.S. journalist who tested positive for Ebola while working in Liberia is scheduled to arrive in Nebraska today.

German factory orders down sharply in August

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:32
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says factory orders dropped sharply in August — led lower by a big drop in demand from outside the euro area and canceling out a large rise the previous month.

Suspect in deadly ambush still eludes police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:14
PRICE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police have struck out again after following up on a possible sighting of the suspect in last month's deadly ambush of police barracks in the Pocono Mountains.

Indiana aid worker says in letter is afraid to die

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:45

In this 2011 photo provided by the Kassig Family, Abdul-Rahman Kassig, right, poses for a photo while fishing with his father, Ed Kassig, near the Cannelton Dam on the Ohio River in southern Indiana. Ed and Paula Kassig said in a statement Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, that their son, Abdul-Rahman formerly known as Peter, indicated he wasn't forced to convert to Islam and is at peace with his beliefs. The Islamic State group has threatened to behead the 26-year-old, who was captured Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Courtesy Kassig Family)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana aid worker threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group said in a June letter that he's afraid to die and is saddened by the pain his captivity must be causing his family, his parents said Sunday.


Police probe crashes that killed 10 in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:42
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Investigators looked for clues Sunday to the cause of two fiery vehicle crashes in Southern California that left 10 dead, including four recent graduates of the same high school, as family members and friends mourned the victims.

Corporate deals set to return to pre-crisis levels

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:02

FILE - In this May 5, 2014 file photo, billionaire Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett smiles during an interview with Liz Claman on the Fox Business Network in Omaha, Neb. Berkshire Hathaway, owner of businesses ranging from the BNSF railroad to Dairy Queen, Geico insurance and power providers, on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 announced it is buying the privately-owned auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)LONDON (AP) — After a year that's been awash with multi-billion dollar deals, the number and value of mergers and acquisitions looks set to return to pre-crisis levels over the coming 12 months, consulting firm EY said Monday.


Federal officials cast doubt on Ebola travel ban

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:52

In this photo provided by CBS News, the National Institute of Health's Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, speaks on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington. Speaking on the Ebola virus, Fauci said it's perfectly normal to feel anxious about a disease that kills so fast and is ravaging parts of West Africa, but predicts there won't be an outbreak in the U.S. (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)Top government health officials say they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus.


5th American with Ebola returning from Liberia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:33

The father of Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman who is diagnosed with EbolaOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia is expected to arrive Monday in Nebraska where he will be treated for the virus that has ravaged West Africa.