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Cloud seeding new role for ex-Flying Tiger base

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 20:32

Cloud seeding new role for ex-Flying Tiger baseAn airfield in southern China from which the famed Flying Tigers took off to fight Japanese warplanes is being converted to battle a new enemy: drought. Aircraft equipped for cloud seeding operations began ...


Gay couple says they were kicked out of cab for kissing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 20:17

Gay couple says they were kicked out of cab for kissingA same-sex couple in Texas claims they were kicked out of a cab for kissing.


Woman killed in crash in I-95 in Bensalem identified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:44

Woman cut off, killed in crash on I-95 in Bensalem, police sayPolice say a sedan cut in front of 44-year-old Lisa DiMaio of Turnersville, NJ, forcing her to slam on the brakes. DiMaio lost control of the vehicle and was killed.


China planner says economy meeting growth target

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:29
BEIJING (AP) — Major water conservancy projects and other infrastructure investment will help ensure China meets its economic growth target of 7.5 percent for the year, the country's top economic planner said Tuesday.

Can it be real? Augmented reality melds work, play

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:28

An example of what an Augmented Reality app video game would look like being played with the Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses, is displayed on a tablet from Brooklyn Bridge Park, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in New York. Players can use their natural surroundings as the backdrop for the game with the game's graphics displayed through the glasses instead of on a screen. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Skwarek is surrounded by infiltrating militants in New York's Central Park. He shoots one, then hearing a noise from behind, spins to take down another. All of a sudden, everything flashes red. He realizes he's been hit. The words "Game Over" appear before his eyes.


Man killed, woman hurt in hail of gunfire in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:20

Man killed, woman hurt in hail of gunfire in North PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Police are investigating a deadly shooting in North Philadelphia.


Firefighter hurt in Tacony blaze

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:25

Firefighter hurt in Tacony blazeA Philadelphia firefighter is hospitalized after fighting a fire in Tacony.


Survey shows more pessimism about German economy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:20

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble talks with the media prior to the Eurogroup finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg, Monday Oct. 13, 2014. Finance ministers from the nations sharing the euro currency meet ahead of Tuesday's EU finance ministers council. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's ZEW survey of investment analysts fell for the tenth consecutive month in October, adding to a string of downbeat economic data about Europe's largest economy and the eurozone as a whole.


Owner shot in Northeast Philadelphia barbershop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:31

Owner shot in Northeast Philadelphia barbershopPolice are investigating a shooting inside a Northeast Philadelphia barbershop.


India inflation falls to 5-year low in September

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:21
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's benchmark inflation rate fell to a five year low of 2.4 percent in September as food and vegetable prices dropped, the Commerce Ministry said Tuesday.

NC mayor faces federal prison term in scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:02
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte's former mayor is being sentenced in a federal corruption case that stunned North Carolina's largest city.

Storms leave 2 dead, still threaten parts of South

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:56
ATLANTA (AP) — Severe storms that raced through the Midwest earlier in the week have left two people dead and are still threatening parts of the South.

Americans face post-foreclosure hell as wages garnished, assets seized

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:35

A lock secures a chain on the steel fence of a foreclosed home previously owned by U.S. Bancorp in Los AngelesBy Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collectors are chasing them down for the money they still owe by freezing their bank accounts, garnishing their wages and seizing their assets. The two big government-controlled housing finance companies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as other mortgage players, are increasingly pressing borrowers to pay whatever they still owe on mortgages they defaulted on years ago. Using a legal tool known as a "deficiency judgment," lenders can ensure that borrowers are haunted by these zombie-like debts for years, and sometimes decades, to come. Before the housing bubble, banks often refrained from seeking deficiency judgments, which were seen as costly and an invitation for bad publicity.


American Airlines Boeing makes emergency landing after wall panels come loose

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:32
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An American Airlines Inc plane made an emergency landing in San Francisco on Monday after a number of interior wall panels came loose mid-flight, an airline spokesman said. The flight, carrying 184 passengers and six crew, was en route for Dallas when the panels started to split at the seams, making a loud popping sound, American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said. The plane was a Boeing 757, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.com. ...

Liberty Reserve founder faces court appearance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:15
NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of creating an online, underworld bank that helped launder $6 billion for drug dealers, child pornographers, identity thieves and other criminals was facing his first court appearance in Manhattan.

Liquid nicotine exposures up sharply among kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:58

In this Aug. 14, 2014, photo, a child-proof refill bottle of liquid nicotine is shown at Salt Lake Vapors, in Salt Lake City. Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also is spiking. The American Association of Poison Control Centers reports that more than 2,700 people have called about a liquid nicotine exposure this year, up from a few hundred cases three years ago. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also has spiked.


South Korea identity thefts forces ID overhaul

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:42

In this Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 photo, depositors use automated teller machines of Kookmin Bank in Seoul, South Korea. After an avalanche of data breaches, South Korea’s national identity card system has been raided so thoroughly by thieves that the government says it might have to issue new ID numbers to every citizen over 17 at a possible cost of billions of dollars. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After an avalanche of data breaches, South Korea's national identity card system has been raided so thoroughly by thieves that the government says it might have to issue new ID numbers to every citizen over 17 at a possible cost of billions of dollars.


Dozens arrested on 4th day of St. Louis protests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:37

A woman who identified herself as Dragonfly, from the Brooklyn borough of New York, gets a hug from Ferguson, Mo., police Sgt. Michael Wood, after sharing her fear of police brutality with Wood, during a protest at the police station, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Activists planned a day of civil disobedience to protest the shooting of Michael Brown, in August, and a second police shooting in St. Louis last week. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police arrested dozens of protesters during the final of four days of rallies and civil disturbance to express anger at the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb.


Ex-casino executive to head Orange County Register

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:54
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Orange County Register has hired former casino executive Richard Mirman to be its interim publisher and chief executive, the newspaper said Monday night.

California bus driver quarantined after Ebola scare

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:43
(Reuters) - A Los Angeles bus driver was quarantined for several hours on Monday after a passenger wearing a surgical mask claimed he had Ebola, a county transportation official said. The man, who was accompanied by a woman without any protective gear, boarded the Venice, California-bound bus and told the driver, "Don't mess with me. I have Ebola," said Los Angeles County Metro spokesman Paul Gonzales. After a few minutes, the man dropped his mask and exited the bus with the woman, Gonzales said. ...