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The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:30

In this Aug. 12, 2014 photo, employees of Rivalry Games work on their computers at technology incubator MuckerLab, in Santa Monica, Calif. The relocation of tech companies to southern California is part of a growing movement of U.S. cities seeking to duplicate the formula that turned northern California’s Silicon Valley, slightly south of San Francisco, into a mecca of society-shifting innovation and immense wealth. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country.


Owners: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:13

 Taj Mahal to stay open throughout NovemberTrump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13.


Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:12

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 file photo, 22-year-old Catherine Devine reads instant messages on her laptop screen at her home in Kings Park, N.Y. Devine had her first of several brushes with online harassment in seventh grade, before she'd even ventured onto the Internet. A report released Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty percent have experienced it themselves. (AP Photo/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.


Boyfriend charged in toddler's murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:05

Woman's boyfriend charged in Pa. toddler's murderA vacation ended in tragedy for an Allentown family.


What scares you? Study shows Americans' greatest fears

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:53

What scares you? Study shows Americans' greatest fearsWhat scares you the most? Chapman University has released a study on Americans' greatest fears.


BofA to refund Apple Pay customers charged twice

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:52
SAN JOSE, CALIF. (AP) — Bank of America apologized Wednesday for a double-billing glitch that affected some customers who made purchases with Apple Pay, the new mobile payments service that Apple launched this week.

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:44

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nationsStepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and journalists, as well as West African travelers.


AccuWeather: Cloudy, Cool and Wet Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:30

 More Clouds and ShowersMeteorologist David Murphy says showers are still possible Thursday before things get a lot better.


Probe: Athletes took fake classes at University of North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:29

University of North Carolina fans celebrate on the court following North Carolina's win over Duke University in Chapel HillBy Marti Maguire RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) - More than 3,000 students at the University of North Carolina received credit for fake classes over an 18-year period as part of a program that allowed many of them to remain eligible to play sports, according to a report released on Wednesday. The investigation by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein is the latest of several attempts to unravel allegations of academic fraud involving student-athletes at a university known for both its academic rigor and athletics. ...


Christie announces Ebola response team

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:28

Christie announces Ebola response teamNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie has authorized the creation of a task force to ensure all Garden State residents are protected if Ebola surfaces.


Correction: Air Bag Recall story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:21

US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixedIn a story Oct. 20 about an auto industry air bag recall, The Associated Press reported an incorrect age for Hien Thi Tran, who died after being severely injured in a Florida crash. She was 51 years old, ...


U.S. jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:01

File photo of Blackwater Worldwide guards Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard leaving federal courthouse after being arraigned on manslaughter charges in WashingtonBy Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal jury found three American former Blackwater guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges on Wednesday and a fourth of murder in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle. The decision closes an emotional chapter in a case that outraged Iraqis, inflamed anti-American sentiment across the globe and touched off debate over the role of private security contractors working for the U.S. government in war zones. ...


Pa. man: I'm being mistaken for suspected cop killer Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:00

 I'm being mistaken for suspected cop killer Eric FreinSchools were back open in the Poconos on Wednesday, but the manhunt for accused cop killer Eric Frein continues.


Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 04:47

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)By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The autopsy report, obtained by the newspaper and published on its website late on Tuesday, comes as a St. Louis County grand jury considers charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...


Suspected serial killer charged in another murder in Indiana

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 04:20

Lake County Sheriff's Department photo of Darren VannBy Mark Guarino CROWN POINT Ind. (Reuters) - Suspected serial killer Darren Vann, who was arrested on Saturday and charged in the murder of a young woman whose body was found in a motel in Indiana, was charged on Wednesday in the murder of another woman, prosecutors said. Vann, a convicted sex offender, was charged on Wednesday in the death of Anith Jones, 35, whose body was found in Gary, a hard-scrabble city in northwest Indiana. Vann had already been charged with the murder of Afrikka Hardy, 19, whose body was found last week in nearby Hammond. ...


1 dead, 1 injured in Fairmount Park crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 04:18

1 dead, 1 injured in Fairmount Park crashPhiladelphia police are investigating a two vehicle accident in Fairmount Park that claimed the life of a woman and injured her husband.


Malala Yousafzai receives Liberty Medal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 04:10

Malala Yousafzai receives Liberty MedalA Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education has been honored with the Liberty Medal.


Pregnant 22-Year-Old Found Dead in Ohio, Boyfriend Charged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 03:51
The body of a missing pregnant 22-year-old Ohio woman was found and her boyfriend is under arrest, charged with her murder, authorities told ABC News.

U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 03:04

Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipmentBy Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials imposed fresh constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three countries at the center of West Africa's Ebola epidemic, mandating that they report their temperature daily and stay in touch with health authorities. The move announced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) marked the latest precautions put in place by the U.S. government to stop the spread of the virus, but stopped short of a ban on travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea as demanded by some lawmakers. ...


Police: Man squeezed woman's toes at supermarket

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 02:56

 Man squeezed woman's toes at supermarketA man suspected of squeezing a woman's toes in the parking lot of a southern New Jersey supermarket earlier this month has been captured.