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Fundraiser benefits man mistaken for suspected cop killer Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 8 min ago

Fundraiser benefits man mistaken for suspected cop killer Eric FreinA community in the Poconos is coming together to help the man who keeps getting mistaken for an accused cop killer.


Brazil race hinges on appeal to lower middle class

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 18 min ago

In this Oct. 16, 2014 photo, residents in their home watch a live presidential debate on TV between candidates Aecio Neves, left, and Brazil's current President Dilma Rousseff in the Dona Marta slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ahead of a presidential election run-off on Sunday, Oct. 26. The tightest and most unpredictable presidential election since Brazil’s return to democracy three decades ago is now in the hands of lower middle class voters who remain torn about which candidate they’ll back just days before the ballot. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The debate boiled in Lena's Salon in Rio's Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday's presidential election.


Jim Gardner One-on-One with Malala Yousafzai

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 30 min ago

Jim Gardner One-on-One with Malala YousafzaiJim Gardner sits down one-on-one with Malala Yousafzai, a young activist advocating for the rights of girls to go to school in her native Pakistan and around the world.


HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 54 min ago

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2013, file photo, Andrew Slavitt, group executive vice president for Optum/QSSI, left, and Lynn Spellecy, corporate counsel for Equifax Workforce Solutions, listen to questioning during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with contractors that built the federal government's health care websites in Washington. It turns out HealthCare.gov’s new EZ application for coverage can’t be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens. Slavitt, now the top technology official for HealthCare.gov, said there have been several improvements to make things easier for immigrants, including expanding the list of documents that people can use to establish eligibility and updating the computer system so it won’t get hung up on certain special characters used in some names. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov's new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long enrollment queues this year.


US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recovery

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 54 min ago

US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recoveryAn American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said. Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted ...


New trial denied in Newark schoolyard slayings

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 55 min ago
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard.

Exclusive: California getting more Bakken crude by barge than rail

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 1 min ago

A pumpjack brings oil to the surface in the Monterey ShaleBy Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shipments of Bakken crude oil from North Dakota to California by barge have quietly overtaken those by train for the first time, showing how the state's isolated refiners are using any means necessary to tap into the nation's shale oil boom. While tough permitting rules and growing resistance by environmentalists have slowed efforts to build new rail terminals within California itself, a little-known barge port in Oregon has been steadily ramping up shipments to the state, a flow expected to accelerate next year. ...


1 dead, 4 injured in crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 8 min ago

Police identify driver, person killed in Pa. Turnpike crashThe victims, all said to be young adults, were traveling in a passenger vehicle that collided with a tractor trailer.


Driver hurt in utility pole crash in Wynnewood

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 24 min ago

Driver hurt in utility pole crash in WynnewoodA driver lost control and hit a utility police early Thursday in Wynnewood, Montgomery County.


Swedish government ups taxes, spending

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 41 min ago
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's left-leaning government has proposed raising taxes and welfare benefits and boosting military spending in its first budget bill since taking office after last month's election.

Head-on crash injures 2 motorists in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 43 min ago

Head-on crash injures 2 motorists in Newark, DelawareTwo motorists are recovering from a head-on crash in Newark, Delaware.


Philadelphia police Taser suspect in Center City struggle

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 17 min ago

Philadelphia police Taser suspect in Center City struggleIt took 3 officers and a Taser to take down a belligerent man in Center City Philadelphia.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 20 min ago

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


1 dead, 4 injured in crash on WB Pennsylvania Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 41 min ago

1 dead, 4 injured in crash on Pennsylvania TurnpikeThe victims, all said to be young adults, were traveling in a passenger vehicle that collided with a tractor trailer.


AccuWeather: Lots of Clouds, Windy and Damp Today

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 48 min ago

 Lots of Clouds, Windy and Damp TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the weather gets better and a bit milder on Friday.


Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 53 min ago

Republican candidate for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner celebrates after winning the nomination in the Illinois Primary in ChicagoBy Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused the newspaper of bowing to pressure from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner by removing him from the campaign beat. Dave McKinney, a 19-year veteran of the paper who covered the state capital, said in his resignation letter that the paper reassigned him after the Rauner campaign accused him of a conflict of interest, which he denies. ...


Next Women's World Cup a big chance for US soccer

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 56 min ago

IFLE - In this Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach celebrates her goal against Trinidad and Tobago during the second half of a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Kansas City, Kan. The Women’s World Cup kicks off in Canada in June 2015 _ and if the favored U.S. squad advances far, expect some more massive TV audiences. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.


Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 3 min ago
Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to recreational marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity. Some $119 million in television ads had been aired through Monday to influence the 158 statewide ballot questions nationwide.

Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 4 min ago

Elections worker Claudette Holloway points voters to the polls on the first day of early, in-person voting Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.


Police respond to concerns over dirt bike memorial ride

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 9 min ago

Police respond to concerns over dirt bike memorial rideIt was supposed to be a vigil in memory of a slain biker Tuesday afternoon, but it quickly turned into a dangerous ride of 100 men on ATVs.