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McDonald's invites questions about its food

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 02:17
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's wants to explain why its burgers may not rot and that there are no worms in its beef.

Toddler critically injured in New Hampshire bouncy house accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:59
By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire toddler was hospitalized in critical condition after a gust of wind lifted a bouncy house he was playing in with his brother, authorities said. The crash of the inflatable house on a farm in Nashua on Sunday severely injured the 2-year-old boy, while his 3-year-old brother suffered less serious injuries, according to the Nashua Fire Department. Witnesses told local media the bouncy house was lifted some 30 feet off the ground in the incident at Sullivan Farm. Fire officials said it traveled about 50 feet before it crashed. ...

Obama and the Midterms: What's at stake?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:51

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. For President Barack Obama, the stark reality of the looming midterm elections is that the best outcome for his party gets him nothing but two more years of the status quo. Two more years of a divided Congress. Two more years battling a Republican-led House that sees little overlap with the president’s priorities. And two more years that are likely to pass without the kind of legacy-building legislation that has eluded the president throughout his second term. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the stark reality of the looming midterm elections is that the best outcome for his party gets him nothing but two more years of the status quo.


Off-campus student charged in Penn State threat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:46

Off-campus student charged in Penn State threatA 20-year-old off-campus student has been jailed on charges that he posted a social media threat to shoot people at the HUB on Penn State's main campus.


Teen struck by vehicle in Edgemoor, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:42

Teen struck by vehicle in Edgemoor, DelawarePolice say a 17-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Edgemoor, Delaware Monday morning.


CDC urges all US hospitals to 'think Ebola'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is telling the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola."

Confederate officer's wartime diary decoded

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:32

 He liked to gossip. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A century and a half after Confederate officer James Malbone wrote his Civil War diary partly in code, a couple of Yankees have figured out why he took the precaution: He liked to gossip.


Colorado climbers missing for days fell; 1 killed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:30

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2014, file photo, a hiker climbs through a field of wildflowers towards East Maroon Pass near Aspen, Colo. The two men who went missing while climbing some of Colorado’s most famous mountains both fell after going off an unfamiliar trail on their descent. David Richardson, 32, survived but 37-year-old Jarod Wetherell had died of blood loss by the time searchers found him Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, on North Maroon Peak, one of two peaks over 14,000 feet that comprise the Maroon Bells near Aspen. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Katie Benzel, File)ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Two Colorado men climbing some of the state's most famous mountains both fell after going off an unfamiliar trail on their way down a peak, killing one man and leading to the rescue of the other two days after they went missing.


US eyes sale of NY's Waldorf hotel to Chinese firm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:27

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, a taxi passes in front of the fabled Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. Concerned about potential security risks, the U.S. government is taking a close look at last week’s sale of New York’s iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel to a Chinese insurance company. U.S. officials said Monday they are reviewing the Oct. 6 purchase of the Waldorf by the Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group, which bought the hotel from Hilton Worldwide for $1.95 billion. Terms of the sale allow Hilton to run the hotel for the next 100 years and call for “a major renovation” that officials say has raised eyebrows in Washington, where fears of Chinese eavesdropping and cyber espionage run high. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Concerned about potential security risks, the U.S. government is taking a close look at last week's sale of New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel to a Chinese insurance company.


Alaska parents find son alive after police notify wrong family

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:20

Alaska parents find son alive after police notify wrong familyTwo Alaskan parents went through an emotional roller coaster after mistakenly being informed their son had died.


Philadelphia airport preparing for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:09

Philadelphia airport preparing for EbolaOfficials at Philadelphia International Airport say they are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and federal customs and border protection officials to identify passengers displaying possible symptoms of communicable diseases such as Ebola.


Infant trapped under dead father leaving hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:00
PLEASANT HILL, La. (AP) — A 10-month-old girl trapped underneath the decomposing body of her father for up to three days could be released Monday afternoon from a Shreveport hospital, a deputy coroner said.

A look at the winner of 2014 Nobel economics prize

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:59

French economist and Nobel Prize laureate Jean Tirole, right, is congratulated by colleagues at the Toulouse School of Economics in Toulouse, southern France, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for research on market power and regulation that has helped policy-makers understand how to deal with industries dominated by a few powerful companies. (AP Photo/Fred Scheiber)WHO WON THE ECONOMICS NOBEL?


Mostly Cloudy, Spotty Shower Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:57

Mostly Cloudy, Spotty Shower TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says warmer air arrives tomorrow with steady downpours later in the week.


2 police cars involved in Center City crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:55

2 police cars involved in Center City crashTwo Philadelphia police cruisers were damaged Monday morning in a crash in Center City.


Former Va. first lady seeks later sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:47
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell is asking for a delay in her 2015 sentencing on nine public corruption convictions.

Houston Astros improvement costs furniture mogul

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:38
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros' improvement this year from baseball's worst team cost a Houston furniture mogul Jim McIngvale more than $4 million to make good on a promise to fans.

Accident shuts down both lanes of Route 3 in East Goshen, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:26

Accident shuts down both lanes of Route 3 in East Goshen, Pa.An accident shut down both lanes of West Chester Pike (Route 3) in East Goshen, Pennsylvania Monday morning.


3 refugees say they've been hacked by Bahrain

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:24

Pro-democracy activists, from left, Moosa Abd-Ali Ali, Saeed Al-Shehabi and Jaafar Al Hasabi listen during a press conference in London, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The three pro-democracy activists say they have been hacked by Bahrain's government while living in Britain, one of a growing number of cases in which refugees say malicious software has been used to keep tabs on their activities abroad. Moosa Abd-Ali Ali, Jaafar Al Hasabi and Saeed Al-Shehabi are at the heart of a criminal complaint alleging that Bahrain's government infected their computers with FinFisher, a powerful piece of espionage software. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON (AP) — They thought they'd found refuge in Britain.


Health care worker catches Ebola from man who died

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:20

Health care worker catches Ebola from man who diedHealth officials are intensifying the monitoring of hospital workers who provided care to the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. after one of them was infected with the virus despite wearing protective gear.