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North and South Korea Agree to End Standoff

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:42
The biggest crisis in five years has been averted ... for now.

FTC has power to police cyber security: appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:40

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawA U.S. appeals court said the Federal Trade Commission has authority to regulate corporate cyber security, and may pursue a lawsuit accusing hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to properly safeguard consumers' information. The 3-0 decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia on Monday upheld an April 2014 lower court ruling allowing the case to go forward. The FTC wants to hold Wyndham accountable for three breaches in 2008 and 2009 in which hackers broke into its computer system and stole credit card and other details from more than 619,000 consumers, leading to over $10.6 million in fraudulent charges.


World's largest outdoor retail show stays in Salt Lake City

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:36

FILE - This Aug. 5, 2015, file photo, shows attendees of the Outdoor Retailer Show viewing the camping tent display area of the event in front of the Salt Palace Convention Center, in Salt Lake City. State and county officials are expected to announce Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, whether the world's largest outdoor retail show will stay in Salt Lake City or bolt for another city. The Outdoor Retailer Show comes twice a year and brings the state a $45 million annual economic boost. (AP Photo/Kim Raff, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The world's largest outdoor retail show considered moving to other cities with more lodging and convention space but chose to stay in Utah after attendees revealed an overwhelming desire to keep the expo at the foot of the mountains in Salt Lake City, officials said Monday.


DynCorp names three U.S. employees killed in Afghanistan blast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:34
U.S. company DynCorp International on Monday named three employees who were killed by a car bomb that hit their armored car in Kabul at the weekend, saying the men all worked on a program to train the Afghan army and police. Two of the men, Richard McEvoy, 57, and Barry Sutton, 46, were from the state of Georgia, while the third, Corey Dodge, 40, was from Maine, the company said in a statement. McEvoy, 57, was a retired U.S. Army colonel who joined the company in 2008.

US stocks pare losses after 1,000-point Dow plunge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:34

US stocks pare losses after 1,000-point Dow plungeU.S. investors got a serious jolt Monday when the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 1,000 points minutes after the market opened.


Police: Oklahoma politician killed by son with wife nearby

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:33

This undated photo provided by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office shows Christian Costello. Costello is accused of having stabbed his father, Oklahoma's labor commissioner Mark Costello to death Sunday evening, Aug. 23, 2015, at a fast-food restaurant in Oklahoma City. (Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office via AP)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man charged with killing his father, who was Oklahoma's labor commissioner, repeatedly stabbed him with a large kitchen knife in the neck and head at a busy restaurant while his mother tried to stop him, police said Monday.


Lab manager settles lobbying claims with $4.8M payment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:31
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The managers of one of the nation's premier federal laboratories have agreed to pay nearly $4.8 million to settle allegations of improperly using taxpayer funds to influence members of Congress and others to extend the lab's $2.4 billion management contract.

2 men held without bail for alleged threats to Pokemon event

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:23
BOSTON (AP) — Two men from Iowa made online threats against Pokemon competitors — referring to the Boston Marathon bombings and the Columbine High School massacre — then drove 25 hours to Boston, where they were stopped as they tried to register for the World Pokemon Championships, police said Monday.

Man charged in Jewish site killings sought to explain motive

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:22

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., a white supremacist charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites near Kansas City, argues with the prosecutor during the opening of his trial Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Olathe, Kan. The 74-year-old, who is representing himself in the capital murder trial, was halted so the judge could clarify what he was allowed to say. He later completed his abbreviated opening statement. (Shane Keyser/The Kansas City Star via AP, POOL)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist wanted to explain to jurors Monday his motive for killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City, but a judge told him the first phase of the capital murder trial was to focus solely on whether he committed the crimes — not why.


Eagles, NFL disagree over Terrell Suggs' hit on Sam Bradford's knees

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:20

Eagles, NFL disagree over Terrell Suggs' hit on Sam Bradford's kneesThe NFL says Terrell Suggs' hit on Sam Bradford's knees Saturday night wasn't illegal and shouldn't have been a penalty.


Man wanted for bowling alley burglary

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:17

Man wanted for bowling alley burglaryAuthorities are asking the public to identify the man caught on surveillance video breaking into a bowling alley in Philadelphia' Juniata Park section.


Police identify victims in New Mexico shooting that killed 3

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:12
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Police in the rural New Mexico town of Roswell have identified three people killed in a weekend shooting that also left a fourth victim wounded.

Two women climbing at Grand Teton National Park fall to their deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:09
Tyler Strandberg, 27, and Catherine Nix, 28, both of Jackson, Wyoming, were part of a group of three female climbers attempting to ascend the east face of Teewinot Mountain, a climb of exposed rock, when the accident happened on Sunday morning, park officials said in a statement. The third member of the climbing party, 26-year-old Rebecca Anderson, also of Jackson, used her cell phone to call for help just after 11 a.m. on Sunday after noticing her friends were missing.

Alabama death row inmate: State ignoring claims of innocence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:02

This undated photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections show inmate Donnis Musgrove, who is asking a federal judge to overturn his murder conviction. Musgrove, 67, contends prosecutors used falsified evidence during his 1988 trial for the gunshot killing of Coy Eugene Barron. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The latest Alabama inmate seeking freedom from death row maintains the state is wrongly ignoring his claims of innocence while his health fails behind bars, one of his attorneys said Monday.


Tardy tax filers risk loss of health care subsidies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 02:58

FILE In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, a health care tax forms 8962 is seen in Washington. Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law doesn’t start for another couple of months, but the next few days are crucial for hundreds of thousands of customers who risk losing financial aid when they renew for 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law doesn't start for another couple of months, but the next few days are crucial for hundreds of thousands of customers at risk of losing financial aid when they renew coverage for 2016.


Pa. education chief: Chester-Upland funding formula does not work

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 02:49

 Chester-Upland funding formula does not workPennsylvania's education chief says payments to charter schools for special education in the financially strapped Chester-Upland School District show that the current funding formula does not work.


Police: Man shot by police had threatened to kill wife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 02:47
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man was fatally shot after he fired at an officer during a domestic dispute in Jacksonville.

Chicago commuter trains will stop marking gender on monthly passes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 02:37
Many Chicago commuters are not even aware of the little rubber-stamp mark on their monthly train pass indicating 'M' for male or 'F' for female. Now Metra, which runs 11 commuter train lines in and around Chicago carrying 150,000 passengers a day, said it will phase out the practice by early next year. Metra says it does not know how much the gender mark actually helps to reduce fare fraud.

Drone with drugs, porn seized near Maryland prisons, two arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 02:14
The men were arrested late on Saturday near the Western Correctional Institution and the North Branch Correctional Institution at Cumberland in western Maryland, the state prison department said. A spokesman said officers seized pornographic video discs, tobacco, a loaded handgun, illegal drugs and the drone. The attempt is the first in Maryland to fly contraband into a prison using a drone, the spokesman said.

US judge: Palestinians to pay $10M to secure terror verdict

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 01:55
NEW YORK (AP) — Palestinian authorities found liable in a high-profile lawsuit over Americans killed in terrorist attacks must pay $10 million in cash — and an additional $1 million monthly payment while the case is on appeal — to secure the hundreds of millions awarded by a jury, a U.S. judge said Monday.