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Grandfather kills daughter, granddaughter and self in Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:14
(Reuters) - A grandfather shot dead his daughter, granddaughter and then turned the gun on himself on Monday in a Seattle home, authorities said. Officers received a call at around 8:15 p.m. from a 10-year-old boy who was inside the home and said his grandfather threatened his mother and sister with a handgun before he shot them, the Seattle Police Department said. The boy ran from the home as the man, who police described as being in his 60s, shot himself. The identities of the shooter and the victims were not provided, and further details were not immediately available. ...

California man convicted of murders of Chinese USC graduate students

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:22
(Reuters) - A Los Angeles man was convicted on Monday for shooting dead two University of Southern California graduate students from China during a botched robbery attempt in 2012, prosecutors said. Javier Bolden, 22, was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the slayings of 23-year-old engineering students Ming Qu and Ying Wu, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a statement. Bolden was also convicted for attempted murder and assault with a firearm for a separate shooting earlier that year, the attorney's office said. ...

Father of man who killed sons arrested in Washington state for child pornography

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:50
(Reuters) - The father of a man who killed himself and his two young sons in a fiery explosion in 2012 was arrested in Washington state on Monday on a child pornography charge, authorities said. Steven Powell, 64, was charged with a second degree possession of child pornography count stemming from a 2012 voyeurism case, the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said in a statement. A search of Powell's home then uncovered photos of two young neighbor girls undressing in their bathroom, the prosecutor's office said. ...

Asian stocks muted after US, Europe declines

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:50

A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday after largely positive results from the European Central Bank's stress tests of financial institutions. Investors also looked ahead to earnings and a meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were muted Tuesday after declines in Wall Street and Europe as investors looked ahead to this week's meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.


Prosecutors to seek child-abuse charges against Arizona mother

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:37
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona prosecutors are seeking child abuse charges against a woman who drew national attention when she left her two young sons in a hot car while she was at a job interview, after she failed to endow court-mandated trust funds for the children. Prosecutors filed a motion in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix to revoke a plea deal with Shanesha Taylor that called for her to put $60,000 in child care and educational accounts by Monday. ...

Constitution Center names gallery for Bush 41

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:32

Constitution Center names gallery for Bush 41The National Constitution Center will display copies of the nation's three founding documents in a new gallery named for former President George H.W. Bush.


Parents demand answers of charter school closes abruptly

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:29

Parents demand answers after charter school closes abruptlyStudents at a troubled charter school in Philadelphia got a surprise Monday morning - they found the high school portion of it closed.


Lava flow from Hawaii volcano just 70 yards from nearest residence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:19

The lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano is seen near the village of Pahoa, HawaiiBy Karin Stanton KAILUA-KONA Hawaii (Reuters) - Lava flow from the Kilauea volcano that has been creeping toward inhabited areas of Hawaii's Big Island for months is now just 70 yards (meters) from the nearest residential property, authorities said on Monday. Residents in the path of the lava have been placed on alert for possible evacuation, and smoke advisories have been issued for downwind areas, the County of Hawaii said in a civil defense alert. ...


Suspect in deputy deaths had Utah arrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:05

Law enforcement officers gather at the site where a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The deputy was taken to a hospital but his condition is not immediately known.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man accused in a shooting rampage that left two sheriff's deputies dead in California had been arrested in Utah nearly 10 years ago, but authorities didn't connect him with his criminal past or his previous deportations.


Judge delays trial in Colorado cinema massacre case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:11
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The judge presiding over the Colorado cinema massacre case on Monday delayed the murder trial of accused gunman James Holmes by six weeks to January, but denied a request by defense lawyers for a lengthier postponement. Holmes, 26, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to criminal wrongdoing linked to the shooting deaths of 12 moviegoers inside a suburban Denver movie theater during a midnight viewing of a Batman film in July 2012. ...

US governors, Army go own way on Ebola quarantines

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:45
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with the Ebola virus and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk, but some state governors and even the Army are carving their own paths.

After weeks of watching, Hawaii lava nears home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:43

This Oct. 26, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the lava flow front of from an eruption that began the June 27, as the front remains active and continues to advance towards the northeast threatening the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Dozens of residents in this rural area of Hawaii were placed on alert as flowing lava continued to advance. Authorities on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 said lava had advanced about 250 yards since Saturday morning and was moving at the rate of about 10 to 15 yards an hour, consistent with its advancement in recent days. The flow front passed through a predominantly Buddhist cemetery, covering grave sites in the mostly rural region of Puna, and was roughly a half-mile from Pahoa Village Road, the main street of Pahoa. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials will make arrangements for those living in the path of a lava flow to watch the destruction of their homes.


Madison Square Garden Co. mulls split into 2 firms

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:23
NEW YORK (AP) — The Madison Square Garden Co. said Monday it's considering a plan to split off its entertainment businesses from its media and sports divisions.

Man guilty of murder in attack on Chinese students

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:16

Javier Bolden reacts as he is convicted of first-degree murder at the Los Angeles Superior Court Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Bolden was convicted today of two counts of first-degree murder for the killings of a pair of USC graduate students from China, during a robbery on April 11, 2012 in Los Angeles. Javier Bolden faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the killings of Ying Wu and Ming Qu as they sat inside a car that was double-parked on a street near the USC campus in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was recorded confessing to the killings of two Chinese graduate students near the University of Southern California was convicted Monday of first-degree murder.


Sheriff: School shooter invited victims to lunch

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:15

 School shooter invited victims to lunchA popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators said Monday.


Restrictions imposed by U.S. states in response to Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:15
(Reuters) - The U.S. Army and several U.S. states have implemented restrictions on individuals returning from the three Ebola-hit West African countries of Liberia, Sierra and Guinea that go beyond the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health experts say mandatory quarantines are unnecessary for those not showing symptoms. U.S. ARMY - Soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa are being isolated, though they showed no symptoms of infection and were not believed to have been exposed to the virus. ...

Newly re-elected Brazil leader faces house divided

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:12

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff celebrates her victory at a hotel in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Official results showed Sunday that President Rousseff defeated opposition candidate Aecio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, and was re-elected Brazil's president. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's re-elected leader Dilma Rousseff on Monday faced a house divided after a bitterly fought election that culminated in the narrowest presidential win since the nation's return to democracy three decades ago.


CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:07

A mask-wearing man walks past an apartment building where a child was taken the the hospital to be tested for Ebola in the Bronx borough of New YorkBy Ellen Wulfhorst and David Morgan NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. ...


Colorado man disappears during Denver Broncos game

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:07

Colorado man disappears during Denver Broncos gameRelatives of a Broncos fan who went missing during last week's game are wondering how a man with no known health or personal problems could seem to vanish without a trace.


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:00
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: