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Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:20

FILE - This Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, shows a Comcast logo on a Comcast installation truck in Pittsburgh. Comcast reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.


Nigeria pledges 600 volunteers as Africa steps up Ebola fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:11
By Felix Onuah and Umaru Fofana ABUJA/FREETOWN (Reuters) - Nigeria pledged on Thursday to send a contingent of 600 volunteers to help fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola on record which has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa. With financial pledges flowing in from around the world but trained doctors and nurses scarce in the three worst effected countries -- Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the African Union appealed last week to member states to urgently fill the gap. ...

Video shows bikers taunting California officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:10
MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — A group of motorcycle riders alternately taunted and ignored an officer trying to pull them over while they popped their front wheels in the air and weaved on a California highway, a recently posted video shows.

4 teen girls charged in Camden fight caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:59

4 teen girls charged in Camden fight caught on cameraFour teenage girls are facing charges in connection with a fight that broke out last week in Camden, New Jersey.


Burrito chain urged to drop 'illegal' from name

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:57

A man walks past an Illegal Pete's restaurant, in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Some organized protesters are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete's to change its name because of the way the word "illegal" has been used to describe immigrants. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Some people are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete's to change its name because of the way the word "illegal" has been used to describe immigrants.


911 calls show chaos after Delaware tour bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:54

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2014 file photo, passengers from a tour bus are treated for injuries near the overturned bus at the Tybouts Corner onramp from southbound Delaware 1 to Red Lion Road in Bear, Del. Recordings obtained by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act indicate that 911 operators struggled to learn exactly where the crash occurred because passengers didn't know where they were. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, John J. Jankowski, File)DOVER, Del. (AP) — Emergency calls made by passengers and passing motorists capture the chaos, fear and confusion in the aftermath of a tour bus crash in Delaware that left three people dead.


New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:53
NEW YORK (AP) — From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.

Six bodies identified after decades in Oklahoma lake

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:48
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma authorities have formally identified six people whose bodies were found in a western Oklahoma lake in 2013, bringing a resolution to missing persons mysteries that spanned decades, a spokeswoman for the state medical examiner said Thursday. The bodies were found in September 2013 when Oklahoma Highway Patrol divers stumbled upon two mud and rust-covered vehicles feet apart at the bottom of Foss Lake during tests of new sonar equipment. Each car contained three bodies. ...

New Mexico wants home of noted artist recognized

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:47

FILE - Sculptor Luis Jimenez, is photographed in March 2003 at his Hondo, N.M. studio with the mockette sculpture "Mustang" along with the larger piece commissioned for display at the Denver International Airport. New Mexico preservation officials are pushing for the home and studios of Jimenez to be added to the National Register of Historic Properties. Jimenez, a successful but often controversial sculptor whose work has been displayed at the Smithsonian and the Museum of Modern Art, died in 2006. (AP Photo/Dick George via The Corpus Christi Caller-Times)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Artist Luis Jimenez is credited with helping transform the definition of public art in the U.S. with his larger-than-life, debate-provoking fiberglass sculptures.


Lockdown lifted for Chicago suburban high school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:47
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago suburban high school that was on lockdown for about two hours on Thursday resumed normal activities after police found that an unattended package did not pose any threat. Hoffman Estates High School, located about 31 miles northwest of Chicago, said on its website that the package was located on the outer perimeter of the campus. ...

Insurer Epic offers Ebola cover for U.S. health and emergency workers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:44
By Carolyn Cohn LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. insurer Epic said on Thursday it had launched Ebola indemnity cover for U.S. healthcare and emergency workers. At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, mainly in West Africa. Three cases have been diagnosed inside the United States and the spread of the disease has prompted some insurers to exclude Ebola from their policies. Epic President Richard Kosinski said the group's Ebola cover had been added to an existing policy which also applies to other blood-borne pathogens such as HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. ...

Insurer Epic launches Ebola cover for U.S. health, emergency workers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:44
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. insurance firm Epic said on Thursday it had launched Ebola cover for U.S. healthcare and emergency workers. The cover also applies to other blood-borne pathogens such as HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, Epic said in a statement. The insured person has to have contracted the disease while in the United States and in the case of Ebola, it has to be reported within 24-48 hours, Epic said. The cost is $269 a year for individuals, it added. (Reporting by Carolyn Cohn; editing by Alex Smith)

Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:44

Coast Guard Corpsman checks the temperature of a traveler at Washington Dulles International AirportBy Richard Weizel WEST HAVEN, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus. The family of six West Africans, who arrived Saturday and were planning to live in the United States, will be watched for 21 days, Connecticut state health authorities said Thursday. Officials have yet to say where the family came from. ...


Pennsylvania sniper hunt takes toll on lookalike, other locals

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:43

James Tully speaks to Reuters outside his factory in MountainhomeBy Joe McDonald MOUNTAINHOME Pa. (Reuters) - Pocono Mountain residents are upset now that a six-week-old manhunt for an accused cop killer has forced the cancellation of school, hunting season and even Halloween parades, but few have suffered as much disruption to their lives as James Tully. Police seem to think the local factory worker bears an uncanny resemblance to the fugitive Eric Frein, who is suspected of fatally shooting a state trooper and wounding another on Sept. 12. Troopers have stopped Tully repeatedly on his daily four-hour walks through thick woods to and from his job. ...


Robin Williams' daughter commemorates father's memory with touching tattoo

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:31

Robin Williams' daughter commemorates father's memory with touching tattooZelda Williams commemorated her departed father in a touching tattoo


Prosecutors accept proposed trial delay for Colorado cinema gunman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:27

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the Colorado theater massacre case do not oppose a defense request to delay the murder trial of accused gunman James Holmes until early next year, court papers showed on Thursday. A ruling by the judge on whether to postpone the trial is pending. Earlier this week, public defenders asked Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour to postpone the trial, which is set to begin in December, because they needed more time to review results of a second sanity examination. ...


Report: Better shields needed for private tax data

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government and the states should improve how they protect the security of confidential tax information of people getting benefits under the 2010 health care law, federal investigators said Thursday.

Eric Frein lookalike: I've been stopped repeatedly

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:16

In this photo taken on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, James Tully, of Canadensis, Pa., poses for a photo. The northeastern Pennsylvania man says he’s been stopped at least 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him as Eric Frein, the suspect in a trooper’s killing. Tully walks to work through the rural search area because he doesn’t own a car. He also wears a backpack, an item police believe Frein has also carried. (AP Photo/Pocono Record, Beth Brelje) MANDATORY CREDITCANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania resident said he's been stopped and questioned more than 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him for a man sought in the killing of a state trooper, including one encounter at gunpoint that left him fearing for his life.


Argentina issues $1 billion, 2-year bond

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:05
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina began offering a new two-year sovereign bond for $1 billion on Thursday, at a time when the government is desperately looking for fresh sources of financing.

VIDEO: Mo'ne Davis stars in Spike Lee directed Chevrolet ad

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 01:45

 Mo'ne Davis stars in Spike Lee directed Chevrolet adMo'ne Davis has made it to the Major League Baseball World Series.