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AccuWeather: Cold Start, Cool Finish

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:08

 Increasing Clouds and Showers on the WayMeteorologist David Murphy says cloudy, damp conditions build in for a few days this week.


US regulator: Fannie, Freddie in deal with banks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that could expand lending.

Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:04

 A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.


Trial begins over Navy silencer contract

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:01
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss's brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers, prosecutors said Monday.

U.S. Congress examining deal between NSA official, ex-agency chief

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:01

Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander participates in a panel discussionWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate committee and an outspoken U.S. Congressman are seeking further information about a deal under which a top National Security Agency official is being permitted to work part-time for a private company run by the spy agency's former director. The Senate Intelligence Committee has requested a copy of an "internal review" which NSA said last week it had opened into an arrangement under which Patrick Dowd, the spy agency's chief technical officer is being allowed up to 20 hours per week for IronNet Cybersecurity Inc, a congressional official said. ...


Ex-Boston funeral director held on $50,000 bail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:57
BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston funeral director charged with improperly storing bodies and stealing thousands of dollars in funeral pre-payments has been ordered held on $50,000 bail.

Suspected Indiana serial killer charged in 1 death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:46
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A man suspected in the deaths of seven women in northwestern Indiana has been charged in one of the slayings.

Suspect held in murder of corrections officer in SW Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:45

Suspect held in murder of corrections officer in SW Philadelphia homePhiladelphia police have had a suspect in custody in connection to the murder of a prison guard in the city's Kingsessing section last week.


Newark students face charges following melee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:33

Newark students face charges following meleeNearly a dozen high school students are facing charges in Delaware after a series of fights inside their school.


Temple Unic. students bound, beaten in off campus home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:32

Temple Unic. students bound, beaten in off campus home invasionPhiladelphia police are searching for the armed gunmen who attacked and robbed a group Temple University students in their home.


Wyoming attorney general says gay marriages can begin on Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:26

A gay couple holds hands during a rally in support of the United States Supreme Court decision on marriage rights in San DiegoBy Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) - Gay marriages can begin in Wyoming on Tuesday after the state files a formal notice that it will not appeal a judge's order overturning a ban on same-sex matrimony, the state's attorney general said on Monday. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl struck down Wyoming's gay marriage ban last week, finding that it violated the U.S. Constitution, but stayed his ruling until Thursday, or sooner if the state indicated that it would not file an appeal. ...


Biden touts plans to fix 'Third World' NYC airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:21

Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a hangar of the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, in New York, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, during a presentation to discuss the need to improve New York's airports. Biden joined Cuomo as the governor announced a design competition to modernize and improve New York City's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a third-world country," joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference Monday to tout plans to improve the region's airports.


Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:17

Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat EbolaA new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and ...


Man pleads not guilty in Louisiana stripper death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:17
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A 42-year-old man has pleaded not guilty in the death and dismemberment of a stripper in New Orleans' French Quarter.

At A Glance: The cost of cable vs. a la carte

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:12

FILE - This May 30, 2007 file photo shows a cable box on top of a television in Philadelphia. Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. But cutting the cord won’t mean cutting out your cable provider, and some would-be customers may balk when they see just how much paying a la carte actually costs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)Is a la carte streaming a better deal?


IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:04

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013, file photo, an IBM logo is displayed in Berlin, Vt. IBM is paying $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM will make payments to the chipmaker over three years, but it will take a $4.7 billion charge in the third quarter when it reports results, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)NEW YORK (AP) — IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent as investors sold off sharply and the stock dragged the Dow 30 into the red.


California man charged with capital murder of Saudi student

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:57

Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is pictured in this undated handout photoBy Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 28-year-old man was charged on Monday with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found last week alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, Los Angeles prosecutors said. Agustin Rosendo Fernandez could be eligible for the death penalty if he is found guilty of murdering 23-year-old Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi during a robbery and carjacking in Palm Desert, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said in a statement. ...


Report oil found in Paraguay; gov't cautious

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:57
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — A British energy company said on Monday that it made its first major oil discovery in Paraguay's Chaco Basin, though the government said it's too soon to tell if the find is commercially viable.

Ikea makes push for growth

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:50
NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea, whose stadium-sized furniture stores draw shoppers from miles around, is making an online push.

Mom accused of killing 6 babies appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:47

Megan Huntsman, accused of killing six of her newborn babies and storing their bodies in her garage, appears in court Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Provo, Utah. Huntsman made a brief court appearance as attorneys set Dec. 11 for a hearing where a judge will hear a review of the evidence. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah judge will get his first chance in December to hear the evidence against a woman accused of killing six of her seven newborns and storing all of their bodies in her garage.