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Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:34

In this June 20, 2014 photo, firemen inspect the burned Teresa Moda garment factory in Prato, Italy. The fire that destroyed the Teresa Moda factory on Dec. 1, 2013, was the deadliest in living memory. It exposed the true cost of cheap clothes, laying bare the consequences of years of failed law enforcement and the pursuit of profit over safety. (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz)PRATO, Italy (AP) — The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory. Flames reached through the partially collapsed roof and a high column of smoke darkened the winter sky. This fire had been burning for some time.


Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:33
Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to contain Ebola when it emerged in West Africa.

Missouri officer says he feared for life before shooting unarmed teen: report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:27

A pamphlet for the " Ferguson October" demonstrations is seen on the a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriBy Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - A white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Missouri in August told investigators he was in fear for his life after the young man grabbed at his gun, which was discharged twice in his patrol car, the New York Times reported. Government officials briefed on a federal civil rights probe into the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson told the New York Times that Wilson had said he was pinned in his car and punched and scratched by Brown in the moments before the shooting. ...


Recall issued after deadly fire truck crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:26
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A company that manufactures drivetrains for International fire engines has issued a recall after Montana authorities concluded a faulty drivetrain was responsible for a fatal crash that killed six people outside Helena.

Man dies in Border Patrol custody in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:00
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a drug suspect has died while in custody at a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Texas.

Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:41

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Wilson has told authorities that Michael Brown reached for the gun during a scuffle, the Times reported in a story posted on its website Friday night Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported.


What's next after wild week for stocks?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:32

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, specialists Robert Tuccillo, left, and Frank Masiello work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The market took investors on a wild ride this week. In fact, at one point on Wednesday, the Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 460 points, but pared most of those losses by the end of the trading day. Investors are now wondering what's next for the market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market needs to see a therapist.


More than 100 monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:17
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio are monitoring more than 100 people following the visit by a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola shortly after returning to Texas from the Cleveland area.

2 killed, 8 critically injured in Arizona crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:01
PHOENIX (AP) — Two people were killed and eight others critically injured in an early morning crash Saturday on an Arizona highway, authorities said.

Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:56

In this photo taken Sept. 26, 2014, students and faculty say the Pledge of Allegiance during an assembly at the Crystal Boarding School in Crystal, N.M. on the Navajo Nation. The school is one of 183 for Native American students run by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Indian Education. The Obama administration is pushing ahead with a plan to improve the schools that gives tribes more control. But the endeavor is complicated by disrepair of so many buildings, not to mention a federal legacy dating to the 19th century that for many years forced Native American children to attend boarding schools. (AP Photo/John Locher)WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — Federally owned schools for Native Americans on reservations are marked by remoteness, extreme poverty and a lack of construction dollars. They also are among the nation's lowest performing.


Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:46
NEW YORK (AP) — The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.

Mayor arrested on DUI charge issues apology

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:39
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of Murrieta has apologized to four cheerleaders who were injured in a crash that resulted in his arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.

U.S. bans Hungarians from entry over corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:25
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United States has banned several Hungarian citizens from entry and alleged that they were engaged in or benefiting from corruption, prompting the Hungarian government to call for a show of evidence. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government has clashed several times with the European Union and the United States over reforms that critics said harmed some foreign investors and weakened the system of checks and balances in the former Communist satellite. "The U.S. ...

Officials: 4 children, 2 adults die in house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:11

 4 children, 2 adults die in house fireAuthorities say six people are dead following a house fire near Pittsburgh, including four children.


3 shot near Los Angeles restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:10
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police searched Saturday for a teenage boy who they said opened fire on a car full of other teens in a restaurant parking lot after a football game late Friday.

Supreme Court denies request to block Texas voter ID law

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:05

File photo of a woman walking to the Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Curtis Skinner (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday denied a request to block a Texas law requiring residents to show certain forms of identification before they vote, a measure that supporters say prevents voter fraud but opponents decry as discriminatory. The move, which means the requirement will be in place for the November elections, comes after a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday granted a request by the state to stay a lower court decision that struck down the law. ...


Gold alert issued for missing man in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 23:54

Gold alert issued for missing man in WilmingtonA Gold Alert has been issued for a missing 49-year-old man in Wilmington, Delaware Saturday morning.


Bid to halt NY dune project over bird denied

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 23:10
BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York federal judge has denied a conservationist group's bid to block part of a Fire Island sand-dune project over an endangered bird.

Missing 10-year-old girl in Strawberry Mansion found safe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 22:51

Missing 10-year-old girl in Strawberry Mansion found safePolice say the missing 10-year-old girl who went missing from her home in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia has been found safe.


Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 22:29

In this photo taken Sept. 25, 2014, students carry chairs between classrooms at the Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz. on the Navajo Nation. Classroom buildings at the school have problems with asbestos and radon. The Obama administration is pushing ahead with a plan to improve the schools that gives tribes more control. But the endeavor is complicated by disrepair of so many buildings, not to mention a federal legacy dating to the 19th century that for many years forced Native American children to attend boarding schools. (AP Photo/John Locher)WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — On a desert outpost miles from the closest paved road, Navajo students at the Little Singer Community School gleefully taste traditional fry bread during the school's heritage week.