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AccuWeather: Cold Start, Cool Finish

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 22 min ago

 Cold Start, Cool FinishMeteorologist David Murphy says cloudy, damp conditions build in for a few days this week.


Shares in Dutch feed company Nutreco surge

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 24 min ago
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Shares in Dutch animal and fish feed supplier Nutreco NV have surged after the company announced a management-backed 2.69 billion ($3.43 billion) takeover offer from privately-owned trading company SHV Holdings.

Car sale leads to police chase and crash in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 29 min ago

Car sale leads to police chase and crash in Delaware CountyA car sale-turned-robbery that led to police chase through two counties ended in a crash and one arrest early Monday.


Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, some leave early

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 34 min ago

U.S. President Obama waves as he arrives for a campaign rally for Maryland Lt. Gov. Brown at a High School in Upper MarlboroBy Jeff Mason UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, though the event was marred somewhat by early departures of crowd members and a yelling heckler. With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4 midterm election. ...


AccuWeather: Frost and Freeze Warnings

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 13 min ago

 Cold Start, Cool FinishAccuWeather says temps drop and clouds move in for much of the work week.


Lawyers due in court in marathon bombing case

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 17 min ago
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court Monday for a status conference.

Man carries Fresno man from burning home

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 33 min ago
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man ran into a burning home in Fresno and came out carrying a man who lives inside over his shoulder as flames popped and exploded behind him.

On the road to find the world's funniest person

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 5 min ago

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.


Peyton Manning breaks TD record

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 11 min ago
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw his 509th career touchdown Sunday, breaking Brett Favre's league record.

Germany's tax take still rising as growth cools

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 27 min ago
BERLIN (AP) — New data show that the German government's tax receipts are still rising as Berlin faces cooling growth prospects at home and pressure from abroad to increase spending.

What to know about federally run Indian schools

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 27 min ago

In this photo taken Sept. 25, 2014, seventh and eighth grade students play basketball at the Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation. The school is miles from any gas station or paved road. The Obama administration is pushing ahead with a plan to improve the schools that gives tribes more control. But the endeavor is complicated by disrepair of so many buildings, not to mention a federal legacy dating to the 19th century that for many years forced Native American children to attend boarding schools. (AP Photo/John Locher)WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government finances 183 schools and dormitories for Native American children on or near reservations in 23 states. The schools are some of the nation's lowest performing.


Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 30 min ago

In this photo taken Sept. 25, 2014, students carry chairs between classrooms at the Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz. on the Navajo Nation. Classroom buildings at the school have problems with asbestos and radon. The Obama administration is pushing ahead with a plan to improve the schools that gives tribes more control. But the endeavor is complicated by disrepair of so many buildings, not to mention a federal legacy dating to the 19th century that for many years forced Native American children to attend boarding schools. (AP Photo/John Locher)WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — On a desert outpost miles from the closest paved road, Navajo students at the Little Singer Community School gleefully taste traditional fry bread during the school's heritage week.


NY Gov. Cuomo raises profile _ but for what?

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 37 min ago

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks with news media before marching in the Columbus Day parade in New York. After a hard six months during which he appeared flummoxed by corruption allegations and an embarrassing primary battle, New York’s governor is actively raising his profile, fueling speculation about whether he is already looking beyond his bid for a second term or just trying to run up the score. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With a new book, an appearance on David Letterman, high-profile trips overseas and a bigger campaign account than any other governor, New York's Andrew Cuomo might look like someone running for president.


Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 32 min ago
DALLAS (AP) — Ebola fears began to ease for some Monday as a monitoring period passed for those who had close contact with a victim of the disease and after a cruise ship scare ended with the boat returning to port and a lab worker on board testing negative for the virus.

Ana downgraded to tropical storm; Hawaii relaxes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:41

Tourists watch surfers out in choppy waves at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, as Hurricane Ana passes southwest of Hawaii. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which was downgraded by late afternoon into a tropical storm.


Crews battle warehouse fire in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:40

Crews battle warehouse fire in Port RichmondFire crews were called to battle a warehouse fire in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.


VIDEO: Eagles well rested, ready for next week

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:21

 Eagles well rested, ready for next weekThe Eagles had a bye week and are feeling rested but say they're ready to get back in the game on Sunday against the Cardinals.


Forum between NJ candidates for congress held in Spanish

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:16

Forum between NJ candidates for congress held in SpanishThe candidates in New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District made history this week with the first forum held completely in Spanish for the Latino community.


Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.

Today in History

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:00
Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.