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Gunman robs 7-Eleven store in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:09

Gunman robs 7-Eleven store in Port RichmondPolice are on the hunt for an armed man who robbed a 7-Eleven store in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


10 Things to Know for Today

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

Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant (88) and DeMarco Murray (29) celebrate Murray's touchdown run against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:00

Japanese Trade and Industry Minister Yuko ObuchiTOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade and justice ministers resigned Monday after allegations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative administration.


Shares in Dutch feed company Nutreco surge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:23
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 - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:17

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 - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:13

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 - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:34

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


On the road to find the world's funniest person

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:41

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.


Germany's tax take still rising as growth cools

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:20
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 - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:20

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 - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:16

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 - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:10

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.


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.

$16,000 stolen in armed robbery at Chickie's and Pete's in Drexel Hill

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:27

$16,000 stolen in armed robbery at Chickie's and Pete's in Drexel HillPolice say two men stole more than $16,000 and the manager's wedding rings in an armed robbery at the Chickie's and Pete's restaurant in Drexel Hill.


Two arrested in death of Saudi student in California: report

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

Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is pictured in this undated handout photo(Reuters) - Two people have been arrested in the death of a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, was last seen at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Reseda on Sept. 17. Authorities discovered his body in Palm Desert, roughly 125 miles (200 km) to the southeast, on Thursday. His body was identified on Friday. Police declined to release details on the arrests and are planning a news conference on Monday, the newspaper reported. ...


Woman trapped in chimney rescued then arrested

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:55

Woman trapped in chimney rescued then arrestedA woman rescued from a chimney at a California home was allegedly trying to break into the home of a man she had met online.