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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.

Ebola victim's fiancée struggles to rebuild life

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:50
DALLAS (AP) — The fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan is struggling to recover after losing her future husband along with most of her personal belongings, and she says she is effectively homeless due to the lingering stigma of the virus.

Ohio man detained in North Korea returning to work

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:46
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and detained in North Korea is headed back to the job he lost while abroad, with an agreement that his travel was risky and he could be fired for doing it again.

Nikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:35
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides.

Police search Boeing plant; no armed man found

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:06
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Police in Everett, Washington, say they have searched a portion of a Boeing aircraft plant after two employees reported seeing what appeared to be an armed man, but officers found nothing to substantiate the reports.

Accused Colorado cinema gunman's lawyers want second sanity exam barred

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:53

James Holmes and his defense attorney Daniel King sit in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Defense lawyers in the Colorado theater massacre case want a second court-ordered sanity examination undergone by accused gunman James Holmes barred from his upcoming murder trial, court documents on Thursday showed. Public defenders filed "a motion to strike" or limit the opinions and testimony of the psychiatrist who conducted the testing. The disclosure was made in a ruling by the judge that suppressed the full contents of the pleading. ...


Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:39

Law enforcement officials confer outside the courthouse in Nashville, N.C., where two men were shot Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. A manhunt is on for two suspects in the shooting of two men outside the Nash County Courthouse Tuesday, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was charged in the crime, authorities said Thursday.


Asia stocks gain after robust US growth report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:06

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. U.S. stocks are drifting in early trading Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. A strong gain for Visa pulled the Dow Jones industrial average higher. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks climbed Friday after strong U.S. economic growth and upbeat earnings sent Wall Street higher. The dollar continued to strengthen after the Fed signaled a rate hike earlier this week.


VIDEO: Timeline of Eric Frein manhunt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:01

 Timeline of Eric Frein manhuntAfter a nearly seven week manhunt, accused cop killer Eric Frein was captured by federal marshals in an abandoned airport hangar in Tannersville, Pa.


Police: Suspected cop killer Eric Frein captured

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:01

Suspected cop killer Eric Frein capturedPennsylvania State Police confirm they have captured Eric Frein, the man accused of killing a trooper last month.