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Hurricane Ana stays well south of Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:32
(Reuters) - Hurricane Ana stayed on a slow course south of Hawaii on Sunday, well off shore but spinning off threats of heavy rains, strong winds and high surf to the Pacific archipelago, the National Weather Service said. “Based on the latest forecast, there is little chance for hurricane conditions at this time,” the weather service said in statement at about 8 a.m. Hawaii time. The center of Hurricane Ana was about 90 miles west-southwest of Lihue on the island of Kauai and is expected to get no closer, the weather service said. ...

On the road to find the world's funniest person

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:25

This undated photo provided by The Laugh Factory shows comedian Nitin Mirani from the United Arab Emirates. Mirani one of several comics featured in a competition known as the Funniest Person in the World. (AP Photo/The Laugh Factory)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other.


U.S. Marines tap female executives for advice on growing women in ranks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:18

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, wearing someone else's ID badge, arrives for the third day of the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun ValleyBy Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Last spring, U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos did not even know who Sheryl Sandberg was. Six months later he is good friends with Sandberg, the chief operating officer of social media company Facebook Inc , a top advocate for empowering women to take on leadership roles. Amos, who retired Friday after 44 years of service, met Sandberg in March, and has since hosted her and other Facebook executives at several events aimed at brainstorming ways to boost the number of female Marines from the current 7.5 percent. ...


Man sitting in car shot in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:07

Man sitting in car shot in WilmingtonPolice say a suspect opened fire on a man sitting in a car in Wilmington.


Losing bidder seeks to block Revel casino sale

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:03

Losing bidder seeks to block Revel casino saleA Florida developer who lost a bankruptcy court auction for the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City is now challenging the decision.


Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:49

Charlottesville Police Chief, Tim Longo, wipes his eyes as he and Albermarle County police Col. Steve Sellers, brief the media on the discovery of remains in Albermarle County during a news conference in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of Hannah Graham, Chief Longo told a news conference. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence.


'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:47

This photo released by Sony Pictures Entertainment shows, from left, Shia LaBeouf as Boyd "Bible" Swan, Logan Lerman as Norman, Brad Pitt as Sgt. Don “Wardaddy” Collier, Michael Pena as Trini "Gordo" Garcia, and Jon Bernthal as Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis, in Columbia Pictures' "Fury." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Giles Keyte)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend.


Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:21
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — As her boyfriend Thomas Eric Duncan lay dying of Ebola in a Dallas hospital bed, Louise Troh battled loneliness and fear that she too had contracted the disease while confined to a stranger's home under armed guard.

Coroner: 6 fire victims died of smoke inhalation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:15

Emergency workers gather in front of the house in McKeesport, Pa. where a fire killed six members of a family, four of them children, and left another in the hospital in critical condition on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Four children and two adults killed in a suburban house fire died of acute smoke and fume inhalation, according to autopsy results released Sunday.


Coroner: 4 kids, 2 adults died of smoke inhalation in Pa. house fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:06

 4 kids, 2 adults died of smoke inhalation in Pa. house fireFour children and two adults killed in a western Pennsylvania house fire died of acute smoke and fume inhalation, according to autopsy results released Sunday.


Officials: 4 children, 2 adults die in Pa. house fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:03

 4 kids, 2 adults died of smoke inhalation in Pa. house fireFour children and two adults killed in a western Pennsylvania house fire died of acute smoke and fume inhalation, according to autopsy results released Sunday.


Armed robbery at Chickie's and Pete's in Drexel Hill

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 02:46

Armed robbery at Chickie's and Pete's in Drexel HillUpper Darby police are investigating an armed robbery inside the Chickie's and Pete's restaurant in Drexel Hill.


Key dates in case of missing Virginia student

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 02:33
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man charged with abducting missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been linked to the disappearance and death of a Virginia Tech student and three sexual assault allegations. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., 32, has only been charged in the Graham case. Here are some key dates:

'Water cops' seek sprinkler scofflaws in drought-parched California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:57

File photo of a water conservation official delivering citation on a "no watering" day in Sacramento, CaliforniaBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - It was still dark on Kokomo Drive in Sacramento's Natomas district as Paul Brown edged his city-issued Honda Civic past a row of beige stucco houses with tiny front lawns, looking for water wasters. He heard the scofflaws before he saw their lush green lawns amid the otherwise parched turf. The buzz of a sprinkler system gave them away on a day that the city, desperate to save water amid California's ongoing drought, had forbidden watering. "If I can get a good picture - if there's a lot of water - I'll cite them," he said. ...


New military medical team to help with Ebola in US

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.

Dozens hurt in riots near New Hampshire pumpkin festival

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:41
By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - More than two dozen people were treated at a New Hampshire hospital for injuries resulting from rioting that erupted near the site of an annual pumpkin festival in Keene, a hospital official said on Sunday. Hundreds of mostly young people descended on neighborhoods around the pumpkin festival on Saturday, setting bonfires, throwing bottles and flipping some vehicles as police in riot gear tried to keep control, according to local news coverage. ...

Suspect in Washington police shooting spree jailed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:24
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A 43-year-old Granite Falls man accused of shooting at police stations and other targets in three Snohomish County towns last week is now in jail.

Water main break closes Bucks County roadway

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:24

Water main break closes Bucks County roadwayA water main break has shut down a Bucks County roadway.


Cops: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:24

Charlottesville Police Chief, Tim Longo, right, and Albermarle County police Col. Steve Sellers, left, brief the media on the discovery of remains in Albermarle County during a news conference in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of Hannah Graham, Chief Longo told a news conference. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student are searching a rural area where human remains were discovered.


Cruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health worker

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:06

FILE - The cruise ship Carnival Magic passes near Cozumel , Mexico, in this Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 file photo. The Coast Guard said it has retrieved a blood sample from a Dallas health care worker who is aboard a cruise ship and being monitored for signs of Ebola. Petty Officer Andy Kendrick says the crew flew in a helicopter Saturday Oct. 18, 2014 to meet the Carnival Magic and lowered a basket of supplies. The woman provided a sample. (AP Photo/Angel Castellanos, File)GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare.