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Fourth U.S. traffic death linked to Takata air bags

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 02:58

A sign board of Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp's Annual General Meeting is seen on a street near the venue in TokyoBy Ben Klayman and Barbara Liston DETROIT/ORLANDO (Reuters) - A fourth traffic death in a Honda Motor Co car has been linked to a defective air bag made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp, according to a county medical examiner in Florida. Hien Tran died on Oct. 2, four days after her red 2001 Honda Accord sedan struck another car in Orlando and the air bags exploded, sending shrapnel at the 51-year-old woman, according to the Florida Highway Patrol crash report and Orange-Osceola Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Garavaglia. ...


Lawyer: Baby found dead in home had lived for days

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 02:45
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman facing charges after the skeletal remains of three babies were found in her squalid home had the babies starting about eight years ago, including one infant she said was born alive and lived for several days, her lawyer said Friday.

Bullet locks down schools, no injuries reported

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 02:41

Bullet locks down schools, no injuries reportedAuthorities have locked down two southern New Jersey schools after a bullet was found.


Obama announces plan to tighten card security

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 02:29

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Washington. Obama signed an executive order to improve security measures for government credit and debit cards. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.


US commission hears experts on 'stand your ground'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 02:26
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal civil rights commission evaluating racial disparities in the "stand your ground" laws is being told that they benefit whites more than blacks, are unnecessary and cause minority men to live in fear.

Obama names Ebola 'czar' as precautions expand

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 02:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response on Friday as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights.

Obama's man on Ebola is former Biden staff chief

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 02:07

Ron KlainWASHINGTON (AP) — He's tackled the financial crisis, served two vice presidents and been portrayed by Kevin Spacey in an HBO film, but Ron Klain's newest job as the U.S. point person on Ebola may be his toughest challenge to date.


Fla. man gets life in prison in loud music killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:48

Defendant Dunn reactsJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.


Sentencing delayed for Maureen McDonnell

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:44
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed the 2015 sentencing of former first lady Maureen McDonnell on nine public corruption convictions.

Two fez-wearing Detroit drug dealers get life in prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:44
(Reuters) - Two Detroit drug dealers, who were known for wearing fezzes in court and who sparked a national manhunt when they fled the area last spring, were sentenced on Friday to life in prison. Carlos Powell, 39, who ran one of the largest drug rings in Detroit-area history, and his brother Eric Powell, 36, both received life sentences in federal court, said Gina Balaya, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit. The two men, along with a third accomplice named Earnest Proge, Jr. ...

GMO labeling foes spend big on campaigns in Oregon, Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:39

Labels point out products verified to not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO) at the Central Co-op in Seattle, WashingtonBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Opponents of GMO food labeling proposals on the ballot next month in Oregon and Colorado have contributed roughly $20 million for campaigning against the proposed laws, nearly triple the money raised by supporters of the initiatives, campaign finance reports show. Both measures would require labels on foods made with genetically engineered crops, which are common in the United States. Voters in Colorado and Oregon weigh in on the issue in mid-term election voting on Nov. 6. ...


Thieves target real estate open houses in Delaware Co. and beyond

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:23

Thieves target real estate open houses in Delaware Co. and beyondAn open house can be one of the dangers of putting your home up for sale.


Mother, boyfriend arrested in death of 4-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:23

Mother, boyfriend arrested in death of 4-year-old girlTwo people have been arrested in the death of a 4-year-old girl in Delaware - the girl's mother and the mom's boyfriend.


Corbett: 3 Pennsylvanians being monitored in Ebola probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:21

 3 Pennsylvanians being monitored in Ebola probeGov. Tom Corbett says three Pennsylvanians who were on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas with a nurse who tested positive for Ebola are being monitored in Texas.


Florida man sentenced to life plus 90 years in rap music murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:19

Defendant Dunn reactsBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 90 years, by a Florida judge on Friday for killing an unarmed black teenager in an argument over loud rap music. Dunn, 47, a software engineer, testified at his murder trial last month he thought he was defending himself from an armed threat when he fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying four teens at a Jacksonville gas station parking lot, killing Jordan Davis, 17, in November 2012. ...


Sources: Hunter Biden leaves Navy after drug test

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:02

 Hunter Biden leaves Navy after drug testHunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday.


Trooper hurt in barracks shooting leaves hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:01

Trooper hurt in barracks shooting leaves hospitalA Pennsylvania state trooper seriously wounded in an ambush at a rural police barracks has been released from a hospital.


Obama names former Biden chief-of-staff as Ebola czar

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:01

Obama names former Biden chief-of-staff as Ebola czarPresident Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, as the point man in the government's response to the Ebola crisis.


Florida man kills two children, himself after arguing with wife: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:53
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida father shot his three children, killing two, before fatally shooting himself early on Friday following a fight with his wife, law-enforcement officials said. David Mohney, 52, fired off shots from a handgun after his wife fled to a neighbor’s house to seek help, according to a statement from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. Deputies found the couple's son, also named David Mohney, 11, dead at the scene. ...

CDC: Nurse with Ebola said she felt funny in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:53
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A CDC official says a Texas nurse who has Ebola indicated she "felt funny" and spent extra time resting during a visit to Ohio in the days before she was diagnosed in Dallas.