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Police: Man breaks into Pa. home wearing Teletubby costume

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:28

 Man breaks into Pa. home wearing Teletubby costumeA student accused of breaking into a friend's Pennsylvania home while wearing a yellow Teletubby costume and stealing leftover food is facing charges


Mega Millions jackpot grows to $321M

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:28

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $321MThere was no big winner in Saturday night's Mega Millions drawing.


Fill 'er up: Gas under $3 for 1st time in 4 years

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:27

 Gas under $3 for 1st time in 4 yearsThe sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it - the gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon.


Firefighter hurt in North Philadelphia house fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:27

Firefighter hurt in North Philadelphia house fireA firefighter had to go to the hospital after a house fire in North Philadelphia.


Woman loses wedding ring in Halloween candy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:27

Woman loses wedding ring in Halloween candyAn Arizona woman is searching for her wedding ring after she says she accidentally gave it away with Halloween candy.


Texas teen arrested for killing man with car in liquor dispute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:26
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Texan has been arrested on suspicion of killing a man with a car after he refused to buy the youth alcohol, police in Abilene said on Monday. The youth, who has not been identified and is too young to buy liquor legally, approached Jesse Cortinez, 58, to make the purchase for him in the weekend incident in the city about 170 miles (275 kms) west of Dallas. "Mr. Cortinez refused and walked away. The 16-year-old then ran the victim over and fled the scene," police said. The teenager has been charged with homicide. ...

Lost Purple Heart returning to NY soldier's family

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:25

This undated photo provided by Robyn DeCuffa shows her father, Pfc. Thomas McGraw. DeCuffa was just a toddler when McGraw was killed in Vietnam, so she was devastated when his Purple Heart medal awarded posthumously disappeared from her Syracuse-area home years ago. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, DeCuffa and her mother will be reunited with his medal, awarded after his death in an ambush in Vietnam on Feb. 1, 1966, while serving in the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Robyn DeCuffa)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Just a toddler when her father was killed in Vietnam, Robyn DeCuffa was devastated when his Purple Heart medal disappeared from her Syracuse-area home years ago.


Teen's disappearance helps reveal Ala sex ring

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:24

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo, Stephanie Hanke, stepmother of missing teenager Brittney Wood, looks over materials related to the search for the youth at her home in Mobile, Ala. The teen hasn't been seen since May 2012 and is presumed dead, but 11 relatives and family friends have since been arrested as members of an alleged ring that swapped children for sex. Authorities said Wood could have been a key witness. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — By most accounts, 19-year-old Brittney Wood was with uncle Donnie Holland the night of May 30, 2012, the last time anyone saw her. Holland — who was under investigation for horrific sex crimes at the time — died from a bullet within days in what was ruled a suicide.


Woman hit by guardrail, ejected and killed in Glasgow, Delaware crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:19

Woman hit by guardrail, ejected and killed in Glasgow, Delaware crashDelaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash near Glasgow that left a 22-year-old woman dead.


U.S. top court leaves intact New York City pregnancy center rule

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:06
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact part of a controversial New York City law that forces crisis pregnancy centers to inform clients whether they have a licensed medical provider on staff. The court declined to hear an appeal filed by several centers that objected to the 2011 law, which was enacted to prevent women from thinking that crisis care centers aimed at counseling women against abortion are in fact medical facilities offering abortion and other reproductive services. The nine justices left in place a January ruling by the 2nd U.S. ...

U.S. top court does not act yet on Obamacare subsidies challenge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:04

Murillo reads a leaflet at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took no action on a closely watched case that challenges a key part of the Obamacare healthcare law and could limit the availability of federal health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. The legal fight concerns whether the subsidies vital to the implantation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act should be available in all 50 states or only in some. The case was brought by conservative challengers to the law who were appealing a July ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld the subsidies. ...


Court rejects Argentina's appeal of $185M award

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 22:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected Argentina's appeal of a British natural gas company's multimillion dollar award against the government.

GM sales rise slightly on pickup truck gains

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 22:36
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says its October U.S. sales rose slightly as pickup truck sales jumped while some top-selling car models faltered.

Biden predicts U.S. Democrats will keep Senate: CNN

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 22:31

Biden addresses a high-level summit during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New YorkWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden predicted Democrats would retain control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday's congressional elections but said that whatever happens, Republicans would have to work harder to make sure things get done in Washington. In an interview with CNN, Biden said he did not agree with forecasters who say Republicans are poised to capture the six seats they need to take over the Senate. They are also expected to expand their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. "I don't agree with the odds-makers," Biden said in the interview broadcast on Monday. ...


Defense rests in tax fraud trial of ex-UBS exec

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 22:19
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The defense rested without calling any witnesses in the South Florida trial of a former top executive at Swiss bank UBS AG charged with conspiring with wealthy Americans to hide billions of dollars from the Internal Revenue Service.

Estonia appoints new finance minister

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 22:12
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia's president has appointed a new finance minister to replace Jurgen Ligi , who was forced to resign after insulting an ethnic Russian colleague.

Terminally ill Brittany Maynard takes her own life

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 22:12

Brittany MaynardPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard stuck by her decision.


Decades after NY molesting conviction, Friedman fights to clear name

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 22:11

Handout of Friedman posing with his wife Lisabeth Walsh in Ft Summer, New MexicoBy Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jesse Friedman, whose conviction as a teenage child molester was portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film "Capturing the Friedmans," is not giving up his decades-long campaign to clear his name. Friedman has asked a court to review evidence in his case, one of the most notorious in the history of New York's Long Island, contending that prosecutors coached and intimidated child witnesses into making false allegations. A judge could issue a ruling on his request any day now. ...


Can American Indian reformers slow an oil boom?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 22:00

A bumper sticker stating "I'm Indian and I vote" adorns a car on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North DakotaBy Ernest Scheyder NEW TOWN N.D. (Reuters) - A change in leadership at an American Indian reservation in North Dakota wouldn't normally get a whole lot of attention. In the past two years alone, production on the MHA Nation has jumped 145 percent, cementing the state's role as the second-largest U.S. The reformers, Damon Williams, the tribal attorney, and Mark Fox, the tax director, each propose tighter environmental regulations.


A look at use of Oregon's law on assisted suicide

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 21:57

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to die under Oregon's law that allows the terminally ill to end their own lives. Sean Crowley, spokesman from the group Compassion & Choices, said late Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, that Maynard was surrounded by family Saturday when she took lethal medication prescribed by a doctor and died. She was weeks shy of her 30th birthday. (AP Photo/Maynard Family, File)Oregon voters approved a law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives in 1994, but opponents persuaded a federal judge to issue an injunction temporarily blocking the law. Voters in November 1997 overwhelmingly reaffirmed the nation's first aid-in-dying law, and it's been in place ever since.