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Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 52 min ago

This Sept. 15, 2014 photo provided by Washington County, Ore., Animal Services in Hillsboro, Ore., shows a Jack Russell terrier named Gidget. The 7-year-old dog who went missing from her Pennsylvania home outside of Philadelphia on April 22 has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away. Deborah Wood of the County's Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter says a good Samaritan found Gidget this month in Tualatin, Oregon. A microchip implanted in Gidget revealed her owner and hometown. Wood says Gidget was a little thin, but otherwise in good condition. It's a mystery how the dog ended up in Oregon. The shelter and the owner are trying to figure out how to get the dog back to Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Washington County Animal Services)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.


Attorneys for accused Boston bomber due in court on Thursday

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 59 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - Attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber are due in court on Thursday as they resume sparring with prosecutors over issues including defense requests to move the trial out of Boston and to delay it past its scheduled Nov. 3 start. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, could face execution if he is convicted of killing three people and injuring more than 260 with a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs on April 15, 2013, and with fatally shooting a university police officer three days later as he and his older brother, Tamerlan, attempted to flee the city. ...

Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors: Senate panel

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 59 min ago

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found. The Senate Armed Services Committee's year-long probe, concluded in March but made public on Wednesday, found the military's U.S. Transportation Command, or Transcom, was aware of only two out of at least 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year. ...


Catholic high school coach fired in connection with gay couple attack in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 30 min ago

Catholic high school coach fired in connection with gay couple attack in PhiladelphiaThe Archdiocese of Philadelphia has fired an assistant basketball coach at Archbishop Wood High School in connection with last week's brutal attack on a gay couple.


Pa. state police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest in Scranton

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 2 min ago

Pa. state police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest; killer still at largeHundreds of mourners are gathering in Scranton for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues for his killer.


Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 3 min ago

A man walks past an advertising billboard showing the mobile app of Alibaba’s Taobao consumer-to-consumer site at a subway station in Beijing Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)BEIJING (AP) — Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 7 min ago

Yes campaign and No campaign posters stand outside a polling place in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to car crash

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 42 min ago

 Burned armpit hair led to car crashA SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday.


AccuWeather: Lots of Sun, 70s Again Today

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 52 min ago

 Lots of Sun, 70s Again TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the weekend looks warm.


EU court OKs airlines' right to charge for luggage

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 15 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's highest court says airlines are allowed to charge passengers an extra fee for checking in luggage.

Gunman sought in 7-Eleven attempted robbery in Olney

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 16 min ago

Gunman sought in 7-Eleven attempted robbery in OlneyPolice are searching for the armed suspect who held up a 7-Eleven store in Philadelphia's Olney section early Thursday morning.


Hyundai to pay $10B for land in Gangnam district

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 52 min ago

This Sept. 17, 2014 photo shows Korea Electric Power Corp's headquarters, center, in Seoul, South Korea. The consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. has offered 10 trillion won ($9.6 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Han Jong-chan) KOREA OUTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. offered 10.55 trillion won ($10.1 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters. The sky high price surprised shareholders who sent the automaker's shares down nearly 10 percent.


Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 34 min ago

Janet Jones, second left on stage, leads a Vixen Workout fitness concert at the Highline Ballroom, in New York, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Former Miami Heat dancer Janet Jones created the Vixen Workout two years ago after she lost her job as a financial assistant and her high-energy routine has caught on in New York and other cities. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 5 min ago
"This is the best of a long list of bad options." — Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., after the Republican-controlled House voted to give the Obama administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels against Islamic State militants.

Horse power gains favor among small-scale farmers

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 36 min ago

Donn Hewes leads his work horses back toward the stables from the pasture at The Northland Sheep Dairy Farm in Marathon, N.Y., Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)MARATHON, N.Y. (AP) — While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules.


Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 41 min ago

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a chef walks in the headquarter campus of Alibaba Group in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale. (AP Photo/File) CHINA OUTBEIJING (AP) — Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.


Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 4 min ago

Mesa residents, reflected in a truck window, take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation for the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California. (AP Photo/Matt York)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A weakened Pacific storm appears to have spared Tucson from its line of fire, but it is slamming much of southern Arizona.


Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 16 min ago

Daredevil Nik Wallenda poses for a portrait on the roof of the Leo Burnett Building in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Wallenda said his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River. Wallenda, 35, will attempt the feat on Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.


Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 59 min ago

Balloons held by Yes supporters float next to balloons and posters held by No supporters after a No campaign event where a number of speeches were made by different people and politicians in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks? No one is certain. Excitement and anxiety mounted across the country Wednesday, the final day of campaigning before Thursday's referendum on independence. With opinion polls suggesting the result is too close to call and turnout expected to reach record levels, supporters of separation feel they are within touching distance of victory — but wonder whether their surge in the polls will be enough. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON (AP) — Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote.


Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:32

Drag queens from left, Lil Ms. Hot Mess, Sister Roma and Heklina take turns speaking about their battle with Facebook during a news conference at City Hall Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in San Francisco, Calif. San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. In recent weeks, Facebook has been deleting the profiles of self-described drag queens and other performers who use stage names because they did not comply with the social networking site's requirement that users go by their "real names" on the site. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules.