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PHOTOS: Shooting reported at high school north of Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:40

 Shooting at high school north of SeattlePolice responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle after it was locked down amid reports of a shooting.


Hacker gets prison for cyberattack stealing $9.4M

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:37
ATLANTA (AP) — An Estonian national who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a 2008 cyberattack on a credit card processing company that enabled hackers to steal $9.4 million from ATMs around the world was sentenced to 11 years in prison and ordered to repay most of the money, prosecutors said Friday.

Greeks get 8 years to clear austerity tax bill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:29
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Parliament has approved draft legislation that would give distressed Greeks more than eight years to settle unpaid taxes imposed under the country's austerity measures.

Police: Lone shooter dead after high school attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:25

 Student shooter dead after school attackPolice in Washington state say a shooter is dead after attack at a high school north of Seattle.


Review: Army biased against transgender worker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:13
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation, restricting her from the women's restroom and using her male name despite her preference to be referred to as a woman, a federal investigation found.

Shooting reported at high school north of Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:11

 Student shooter dead after school attackPolice have responded to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting.


Review: Army biased against transgender worker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:10
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A federal investigation has found that Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation.

Police: Shooter dead after attack at high school north of Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:03
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police: Shooter dead after attack at high school north of Seattle.

As Ebola hits, New Yorkers maintain wary calm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:00

Commuters depart an L train during the morning commute a day after an announcement that the subway system had been used by a doctor now testing positive for Ebola in New YorkBy Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - News of New York's first case of Ebola was met with worry and even anger on Friday, but for this city of eight million residents, seasoned by everything from terror attacks to superstorms, there was little sign of panic. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, was moved with elaborate precautions from his Harlem apartment to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan with a fever and tested positive for Ebola on Thursday, sparking concern about the spread of the disease in the country's most populous city. ...


Trove of Flight 93 personal items destroyed in 9/11 memorial fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:00
By Daniel Kelley (Reuters) - A fire near the western Pennsylvania memorial for a hijacked United flight that crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, destroyed photographs, ID cards and other personal mementos of the victims recovered from the site, officials said on Friday. The U.S. National Park Service said it had completed an inventory of the temporary storage building where the Oct. 3 fire occurred and was notifying families of United Flight 93 victims of the items that had been lost in the blaze. ...

Police charge man with lying in Frein probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:55
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man provided bad information to police about the suspect accused of killing a state trooper.

Police: Texas man raped 8-year-old girl while wife watched

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:54

 Texas man raped 8-year-old girl while wife watchedInvestigators say a Texas man sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl while his wife watched.


Car smashes Ten Commandments statue, man detained

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:48

The damaged remains of a Ten Commandments monument are gathered on the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in Oklahoma City. Authorities say someone drove across the Oklahoma Capitol lawn and knocked over the monument. The American Civil Liberties Union had been suing to have the monument removed, arguing it violates the Oklahoma Constitution. (AP Photo/Sean Murphy)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities took a man into custody Friday after they say he admitted driving a car onto the Oklahoma Capitol grounds overnight and into a disputed granite monument of the Ten Commandments, smashing it to pieces.


Texas man charged with raping two children, infecting them with HIV

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:44
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Houston man has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 14 and 2, and infecting them with sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, police said on Friday. The man admitted to sexually assaulting the teenage victim multiple times, police said in a statement. A lawyer for the man was not immediately available for comment. The suspect, a registered sex offender, is being held without bond, police said. He "has destroyed their lives ... ...

Police ID teen who was found dead on Delaware walking trail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:43

Police ID teen who was found dead on Delaware walking trailNew Castle County Police have identified a 19-year-old man who was found dead on a walk trail in Bear, Delaware on Thursday.


US stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:34

This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks rose again Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, putting the market on track for the best week in almost two years. Amazon plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but that wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks advanced yet again Friday, putting the market on track for its best week in almost two years, led by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and UPS. Amazon sank after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but it wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down.


NYC tries to ease Ebola fear after doctor infected

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:31

NYC tries to ease Ebola fear after doctor infectedOfficials tamped down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.


Plenary Walsh team to rebuild hundreds of Pennsylvania bridges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:30
By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pennsylvania, with more bad bridges than any other U.S. state, said on Friday it selected Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners' $899 million proposal to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges. Pennsylvania's project is one of the first such public-private partnerships in the U.S. to try to reconstruct hundreds of spans under one contract. The Plenary Walsh team will design, build, finance and maintain the bridges in exchange for regular payments from the state. ...

Man in custody in toppling of Ten Commandments at Oklahoma capitol

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:27
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A man was taken into custody on Friday on suspicion of knocking over a Ten Commandments monument with a car on the grounds of the Oklahoma statehouse and then fleeing the scene, law enforcement officials said on Friday. The U.S. Secret Service detained the man, who has not been identified, after he was alleged to have made threatening statements at a federal building in Oklahoma City. The man told agents he urinated on the monument and ran it over with a car, said David Allison, the assistant special agent in charge. ...

Police respond to high school north of Seattle after report of shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:13
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police respond to high school north of Seattle after report of shooting.