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Spain challenges Canary Island poll on oil plans

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:01
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government says it will ask the Constitutional Court to block proposals by the Canary Islands regional government to stage a referendum on oil exploration in waters off the popular tourist archipelago.

1st arrest made through use of pumpkin riot photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:52
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Keene police have made the first arrest as a result of asking the public for photos of the violent disturbances during a family-friendly pumpkin festival last weekend.

Shooting deaths of 2 Berks County men ruled a murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:51

Shooting deaths of 2 Berks County men ruled a murder-suicidePolice say the shooting deaths of two Pottstown area men inside a car in eastern Berks County last week has been ruled a murder-suicide.


Guide to developments in Ferguson police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:41
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness about the racial makeup of police departments and police use of military-style equipment, among other issues. Here's a look at where things stand:

Fights break out following evacuation at Newark High School in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:26

2 arrests, 1 injury after bomb threat and school fight at Newark High School in DelawareFights were being reported Friday morning after an evacuation at Newark High School in Delaware.


Washington city takes stock of tornado damage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:23

In this photo provided by Eric Atcheson, a large tree lies where it was felled by a tornado that ripped down power lines and damaged property in the southwest Washington State city of Longview Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Police asked residents to avoid a section of the city. Video taken by a citizen appeared to shows roof tiles being blown off a building. "I could see the funnel cloud forming and where it touched down between the alleyway and onto the street right next to us," The Rev. Eric Atcheson said. (AP Photo/Eric Atcheson)LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The southwest Washington city of Longview tallied the damage Friday from a rare tornado that tore off roofs, broke windows and uprooted trees, leaving residents and officials in disbelief.


Fights reported following evacuation at Newark High School in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:19

2 arrests, 1 injury after bomb threat and school fight at Newark High School in DelawareFights were being reported Friday morning after an evacuation at Newark High School in Delaware.


This Week in the Civil War

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:01
This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Oct. 26: Confederate ironclad sunk, fighting near Richmond, Virginia.

Police pursuit ends in bar crash, 12 injured

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:56
WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio say at least a dozen people were injured when a stolen truck crashed into a bar while being pursued by police.

NY governor: Doctor had 100.3 temp, not 103

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:47
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the New York doctor who has tested positive for Ebola "obviously felt he wasn't symptomatic" when he went out "in a limited way."

Man shot by SC trooper recovering, seeks justice

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:22
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper last month says he's getting support from around the country.

Governor: NYC doctor with Ebola sought help with 100.3-degree fever, not higher temperature

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:21
NEW YORK (AP) — Governor: NYC doctor with Ebola sought help with 100.3-degree fever, not higher temperature.

Fire forces 11 people from Camden home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:02

Fire forces 11 people from Camden homeOfficials say a fire forced eleven people from their home in Camden, New Jersey Thursday night.


Procter & Gamble taking out its batteries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:01

FILE - Duracell batteries hang from hooks on display at an office supply store in Boston, in this March 28, 2001 file photo. The Procter & Gamble Co., which acquired Duracell in 2005 as part of Gillette, announced earlier this year that it would jettison more than half its brands around the globe over the next year or two. The company based in Cincinnati, said Friday Oct. 24, 2014 that it is also considering a spinoff, sale or other options for Duracell. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble is removing the batteries and making Duracell a stand-alone company.


Tornado rips roofs in Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:20

In this photo provided by Eric Atcheson, a large tree lies where it was felled by a tornado that ripped down power lines and damaged property in the southwest Washington State city of Longview Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Police asked residents to avoid a section of the city. Video taken by a citizen appeared to shows roof tiles being blown off a building. "I could see the funnel cloud forming and where it touched down between the alleyway and onto the street right next to us," The Rev. Eric Atcheson said. (AP Photo/Eric Atcheson)LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A rare tornado ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows Thursday afternoon in the southwest Washington city of Longview, but there were no reports of injuries.


Shakira to release baby toys with Fisher-Price

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:13

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014 file photo Colombian singer Shakira, left, holds her son Milan prior to the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium against Eibar in Barcelona, Spain. Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a collection of baby toys. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a line of baby toys as well as a Web series for moms.


Police chase ends with gunfire, death in Easton

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:32

Police chase ends with gunfire, death in EastonA police chase ended with police gunfire and at least one death early Friday in the Lehigh Valley.


Truck maker Volvo profits rise amid mixed market

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:28
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish truck maker AB Volvo says net profit in the third quarter rose slightly to 1.6 billion kronor ($220 million) in a mixed economic environment.

I-95 North clear after truck crash in Bristol, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:14

I-95 North clear after truck crash in Bristol, Pa.Traffic is flowing normally again on I-95 North in Bucks County after a truck crashed and overturned, blocking several lanes of the highway.


EU leaders agree to raise Ebola aid budget to 1 billion euros

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:00
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Friday to roughly double their financial support for efforts to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic in Africa to 1 billion euros, the chairman of their Brussels summit, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, said. "EU will increase financial help to 1 billion euros to fight Ebola in West Africa," he said in a Twitter message. Total contributions from the 28 nations had been running at about 500 million euros ($630 million) and there had been criticism that the wealthy Europeans were not doing more. (1 US dollar = 0. ...