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Truck crashes, overturns on I-95 North in Bristol, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:48

I-95 North clear after truck crash in Bristol, Pa.A truck crashed and overturned early Friday on I-95 North, blocking several lanes of the highway at the start of the morning rush hour.

Small airplane and helicopter collide in Maryland, three killed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three people were killed and two taken to hospital after a small airplane and a helicopter crashed into each other on Thursday near an airport in Frederick, Maryland, authorities said. A Cirrus SR22 coming in to land at Frederick Municipal Airport collided with a helicopter that was involved in a training exercise, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Frederick is about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Washington. ...

Ericsson profit down 10 pct despite higher sales

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:20
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says its third-quarter earnings slumped 10 percent despite higher sales due to increased operating costs and negative effects from currency hedging.

Truck crashes during police chase in Easton, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:11

Police chase ends with gunfire, death in EastonOfficials say a pickup truck crash was the end result of a police pursuit through several communities in the area of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania early Friday morning.

China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:24

Chinese President Xi Jinping, fourth right, meets with the guests, at left, who attend the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. China and 21 other Asian nations have signed on to the new international bank opposed by Washington as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.(AP Photo/Takaki Yajima, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one Asian nations signed on to a China-driven initiative Friday to create a new international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary and potentially damaging rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.

California startup unveils gun technology for cops

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:04

In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, Jim Schaff, vice president of marketing with Yardarm, demonstrates how a sensor fits into an Airsoft replica of a Glock 17 handgun in San Francisco. A California-based startup has designed new law enforcement technology that aims to automatically alert dispatch when an officer's gun is unholstered and fired. Yardarm can also track where an officer's gun is located and in which direction it's fired. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired.

Germany's BASF warns on profits and shares drop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:55
BERLIN (AP) — Chemical and oil company BASF is warning that its profits will come in below its previous forecast in the wake of slower global economic growth and industrial production.

Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:21

This undated photo taken from an Instagram posting shows an overlook of Crater Lake in Oregon with a rock painting. The National Park Service is investigating paintings and drawings of eerie faces found on rocks across the West in some of the country’s most recognizable wilderness areas, including Crater Lake. (AP Photo/Instagram)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.

With gay marriage comes question: I do or I don't

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:16

Anndee Hochman, left, and her wife Elissa Goldberg pose for a photograph Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at their home in Philadelphia. When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure." They were wed in September by a rabbi in a small ceremony in front of their parents. It came 24 years and two days after they had told each other they were in this for the long haul. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure."

Survey: German consumer confidence stabilizes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:48
BERLIN (AP) — A survey finds that a downward trend in German consumer confidence has come to an end, despite cooler growth prospects for Europe's biggest economy.

Ebola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:44

File - In the Oct. 18, 2014 file photo, Garteh Korkoryah, center, mother of Thomas Eric Duncan, is comforted during a memorial service for her son. It may not matter much that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas apologized for initially misdiagnosing Duncan, who was sent home from the emergency room but later returned sicker and farther along on a painful decline to death from Ebola. Insulated by Texas tort reform that gives an extra layer of protection to emergency room doctors and nurses, not only is the very feasibility of winning a lawsuit complicated, but the potential payout is severely capped. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)DALLAS (AP) — In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this is Texas.

New York officials: Doctor has Ebola, 1st in city

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:13

 New York doctor has Ebola, 1st in cityNEW YORK (AP) — A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday.

Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:51

President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the government’s Ebola response, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case.

Frank Mankiewicz, aide to Robert Kennedy, dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:50

FILE - Frank Mankiewicz, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's press secretary, tells a news conference outside Good Samaritan hospital in Los Angeles, in this June 5, 1968 file photo that Kennedy emerged from three hours of surgery in "extremely critical condition." All but one fragment of a bullet in Kennedy's head was removed by a team of surgeons. The press secretary who announced the death of Robert F. Kennedy, Frank Mankiewicz, died Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. He was 90. (AP Photo/FILE)WASHINGTON (AP) — Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as political director for presidential candidate George McGovern, died Thursday. He was 90.

Stronger won hits Kia Motors 3Q profit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:23
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's second-largest carmaker Kia Motors Corp. says its third-quarter income plunged 27 percent from a year earlier as a stronger won dented profit.

South Korea economic growth weakest in 5 quarters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:21
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's economic growth slowed to 3.2 percent in the third quarter, the lowest in five quarters, as weakness in exports and spending by companies offset the boost from government stimulus.

Police: Plane, helicopter collide in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:14

Firefighters respond to a mid-air collision between an airplane and a helicopter near the Frederick Municipal Airport Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Frederick, Md. A fire department official said three people were killed and two others were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/The Frederick News-Post, Graham Cullen)FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police say an airplane and helicopter have collided in mid-air at the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.

Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses: Amnesty report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:04

Protesters rally during a demonstration outside the Ferguson police department in Ferguson, MissouriBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday. The Amnesty International report said law enforcement officers should be investigated by U.S. authorities for the abuses, which occurred during weeks of racially charged protests that erupted after white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9. ...

AccuWeather: Gradual Clearing Overnight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:46

 Gradual Clearing OvernightMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking the return of sunny, milder weather to end the week.

Flames rip through pool house in New Castle County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:42

Flames rip through pool house in New Castle CountyFlames erupted and tore through a pool house in New Castle County, Delaware.