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Century-old time capsule unsealed in New York

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:12

New-York Historical Society curator of decorative arts Margaret Hofer, left, reacts upon seeing some of the contents of a time capsule from 1914 as art handler Daniel Santiago, right, lifts off the lid during a ceremony, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in New York. The capsule, stored by the Lower Wall Street Business Men's Association, was to have been opened in 1974 but was forgotten. Inside were documents depicting life in 1914, from the tea, coffee and spice business to baseball and bullfights. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — A century-old time capsule, filled mostly with documents by long-gone Wall Street businessmen celebrating New York as a commercial hub, was unsealed Wednesday.


Asian stocks rebound after US gains

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:04

An American flag flies in front of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 in New York. Stocks are moving between gains and losses in early trading as traders digest the latest corporate earnings news. Later Wednesday the Federal Reserve releases minutes from its latest policy meeting last month. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks rebounded Thursday after Wall Street gained and the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled it intends to keep interest rates low for now.


Shooting victim discovered onboard SEPTA bus in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:58

Shooting victim discovered onboard SEPTA bus in KensingtonPolice say a shooting victim was discovered after he was found bleeding on a SEPTA bus in Kensington.


Firefighters battle 5 California blazes along I-80

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:57
APPLEGATE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters on the ground and in the air battled five grass fires totaling about 380 acres that forced the closure of eastbound Interstate 80 northeast of Sacramento, burned at least one home and threatened dozens more Wednesday

Ebola patient's death renews questions about care

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:52

FILE - This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., at a wedding in Ghana. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Duncan was being treated for the disease, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 said Duncan has died. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)DALLAS (AP) — The death of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States renewed questions about his medical care and whether Thomas Eric Duncan's life could have been extended or saved if the Texas hospital where he first sought help had taken him in sooner.


AccuWeather: First Cool, Then Wet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:43

 Mostly Sunny Today, Rain TomorrowMeteorologist Adam Joseph says we'll enjoy one final dry day before the rain arrives late Friday


Wolf and Corbett hold last Pa. gov debate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:38

Wolf and Corbett hold last Pa. gov debateRepublican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf appealed for voters' support in the last debate of their 2014 Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign.


Argentina rejects Grupo Clarin restructuring plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:34
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's broadcast media regulator on Wednesday rejected a reorganization proposal made by Grupo Clarin to comply with new media ownership laws and the agency said it will seek to break up the conglomerate with its own plan.

Missing Vietnamese oil tanker released by pirates

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:31
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese oil tanker missing for a week was released by pirates who stormed the ship and siphoned off some of its cargo, a crew member said Thursday.

Dozens arrested in Trump Taj Mahal protests in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:28

Dozens arrested in Trump Taj Mahal protests in Atlantic CityDozens of people were arrested as more than 100 casino workers shut down the expressway entrance to Atlantic City in protest of contract givebacks to keep the Trump Taj Mahal open.


Jury sent home for the night in Raghu Yandamuri murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:28

Jury sent home for the night in Raghu Yandamuri murder trialThe fate of a man accused of murdering a baby and her grandmother is still in the hands of a Montgomery County jury who will resume deliberations on Tuesday.


Man arrested in murder of Southern California transgender activist

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:27

Randy Lee Parkerson is pictured in this undated booking photo provided by the Anaheim Police DepartmentBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 38-year-old man has been arrested in the murder of a transgender and immigrant rights activist who was found slain behind a Southern California fast food restaurant in June, police said on Wednesday. Randy Lee Parkerson was taken into custody on Tuesday in his vehicle in the city of Anaheim, not far from where the body of 29-year-old Zoraida Reyes was discovered on the morning of June 12, Lt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department said in a written statement. ...


US Ebola patient dies; airport screening expanded

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:21

US Ebola patient dies; airport screening expandedThe first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday despite intense but delayed treatment, and the government announced it was expanding airport examinations to guard against the spread of the deadly disease.


Man sought in E. Oregon manhunt arrested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:20
SENECA, Ore. (AP) — An eastern Oregon sheriff says his officers have arrested a man who had been the subject of a manhunt that disrupted the tiny town of Seneca.

Sham investment advisor falsely claims Winklevoss ties: prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:17
By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - An investment advisor to CEOs was arraigned on Wednesday and charged with scheming to defraud, in part by falsely claiming business relationships with Tyler Winklevoss and others associated with the founding of Facebook, prosecutors said. Appearing in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, Arun Ganguly, 37, was accused of being a con artist who impersonated Winklevoss, his father, Howard Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra, another so-called founder of the social network, in hundreds of emails. He also allegedly sent forged documents. ...

Police probe killings of 4 at upstate NY home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:14
GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Four people have been found slain at a home just outside the state capital.

Dozens arrested in Trump Taj Mahal protests in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:35

Dozens arrested in Trump Taj Mahal protests in Atlantic CityDozens of people were arrested as more than 100 casino workers shut down the expressway entrance to Atlantic City in protest of contract givebacks to keep the Trump Taj Mahal open.


Friends: Aid worker captured in Syria knew risks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:24

Ed Kassig, left, and wife Paula pray during a vigil for their son Abdul-Rahman Kassig, who last week was named the next beheading target of the Islamic State terror group, at Butler University in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Kassig, and Indianapolis native and former Butler student, was captured by the Islamic State in October of 2013 while doing humanitarian work in Syria. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An American aid worker threatened with beheading in Syria had researched the region and knew the dangers, but he believed the good he could accomplish through his relief organization outweighed the risk, his friends said Wednesday.


Atlantic City casino workers block streets to protest cuts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:20
By Daniel Kelley ATLANTIC CITY N.J. (Reuters) - Atlantic City arrested 24 people who blocked streets in the New Jersey city on Wednesday as hundreds of casino workers demonstrated against plans by the Trump Taj Mahal to cut pension and health benefits. "Hopefully, we're getting our voices heard, making a statement that our health benefits are very important to us," said Paul Smith, 46, a cook at the Taj Mahal casino who came dressed in medical scrubs. There were no reported injuries and none of the demonstrators resisted arrest. Police estimated that 300 people took part in the protests. ...

Lawyer accused of rape quits chokehold death case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:15

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014, file photo, attorney Sanford A. Rubenstein, 70, appears at a press conference at his offices in New York. Rubenstein will no longer represent the family of Eric Garner, who died in a police chokehold. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, his law partner announced that Rubenstein does not want a woman’s claim that he raped her to distract from the Garner case. Rubenstein has neither been charged nor arrested. He denies any criminal conduct. (AP Photo/File, Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney accused of raping a woman will no longer represent the family of a man who died after being placed in a police chokehold.