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CBS debuts stand-alone streaming service

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:44

CBS debuts stand-alone streaming serviceCBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. The news comes a day ...


Police: Mom pulled girl's hair, separated scalp from skull

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:34

 Mom pulled girl's hair, separated scalp from skullA western Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges that she pulled her 6-year-old daughter's hair so hard it separated her scalp from her skull and caused bleeding.


Denmark wants answers on wanted man missing in Turkish custody: foreign minister

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:32
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish officials will travel to Turkey to establish the fate of a wanted Danish man whose family says is missing from Turkish custody, the foreign minister said, before criticising the Turkish authorities for being unresponsive on the case. The man, who is known in Denmark only by the initials BH, is wanted by Danish police for the attempted murder in Copenhagen in February 2013 of newspaper columnist and outspoken critic of Islam, Lars Hedegaard. ...

Girl rats out father's drug operation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:29

Girl rats out father's drug operationPolice say a child turned in her own father for an elaborate drug growing operation in Berks County.


Americans say avoiding international air travel over Ebola outbreak: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:23

A passenger wears a mask as he exits the International JFK airport in New YorkBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nearly half of Americans are so concerned about the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa and infected two U.S. nurses who treated a Liberian Ebola victim in Texas that they are avoiding international air travel, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday. The poll results come as health officials said the second nurse infected at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas had flown from Ohio to Texas with a slight fever the day before she was diagnosed. ...


Jackknifed tractor trailer shuts down Pa. Turnpike in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:23

Jackknifed tractor trailer shuts down Pa. Turnpike in Bensalem, fuel spilling into Neshaminy CreekA jackknifed tractor trailer has shut down a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bensalem, Bucks County.


NFL consultants send newsletter on Ebola to all teams

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:15
(Reuters) - The NFL's infectious disease consultants, in a newsletter sent to team doctors and trainers outlining the primary facts of the Ebola virus, said they do not currently recommend screening for possible contact with infected patients. The newsletter, to be shared with players and staff, was written by the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network and sent to all 32 National Football League teams earlier this week, the league said on Thursday. ...

With foxes scarce, hunting clubs target coyotes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:13

In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 photo, hunt master William T. Stuart, from Fairfield County Hounds, collects the hounds for a hunt, in Bridgewater, Conn. At the last fox-hunting club in the state, it’s been three years since the last fox sighting and coyotes have become the hunters’ new quarry. Coyotes run fast and in rugged terrain they are nearly impossible to catch. None were caught this day. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)BRIDGEWATER, Conn. (AP) — American fox-hunting is a sport so steeped in tradition that riders still wear ties and blazers and cry out "Tally ho!" at the sight of prey. But it is adapting to one dramatic change: Coyotes have displaced foxes in the wild and become the hunters' new quarry.


U.S. transportation security chief to retire: Homeland Security

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:13

U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center in Arlington VirginiaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration will retire after four and a half years leading the 60,000-employee agency, the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday. John Pistole, who has led TSA since June 2010, has overseen security operations at more than 450 airports around the United States, the department said. Pistole "has been integral in leading TSA's transformation to a risk-based, intelligence-driven counterterrorism agency dedicated to protecting our transportation systems," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. ...


Suspect in California wildfire pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:10
WEED, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say the man facing an arson charge for a wildfire that tore through a Northern California town appeared to want to destroy an apartment complex where he once lived.

Fan dispute at Fla. debate prompts finger-pointing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:10

Democratic challenger Charlie Crist waits for Florida Gov. Rick Scott to start their second debate, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 in Davie, Fla. Scott delayed the start of the debate because of an electric fan below Crist's podium. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It's no secret in Florida that former Gov. Charlie Crist likes to stay cool by using a portable fan.


NY AG: Most NYC Airbnb listings violate the law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:10
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly three-quarters of the New York City listings offered by the short-term rental service Airbnb violate city or state laws, New York state's attorney general charged Thursday.

Police: Man killed for jumping on bed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:55

 Man killed for jumping on bedPolice in Berks County say a man was killed after jumping on a bed Tuesday.


No time to cook? Maybe a cyber sous chef can help

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:34

No time to cook? Maybe a cyber sous chef can helpIf the only thing standing between you and a home cooked meal is the time and energy to shop and prep, a new breed of would-be cyber sous chefs wants to help get you cooking.


California city rejects migrant shelter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:32
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California city has rejected a plan to convert a vacant nursing home into a shelter for unaccompanied children arrested by the Border Patrol.

Seattle: more needed to improve oil train safety

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:17
SEATTLE (AP) — With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil-train accident and improve the city's ability to respond.

Philadelphia prison beating sparks investigation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:15

Philadelphia prison beating sparks investigationA beating inside Philadelphia's largest prison is prompting an investigation and talk of a lawsuit and the suspect is a prison guard.


Japan trade minister questioned on political funds

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:13

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014 file photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and his newly appointed Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi chat prior to a group photo session following the first Cabinet meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Obuchi was peppered with questions in parliament Thursday, Oct. 16 over her political spending in the latest scandal involving female members in Abe's Cabinet. Three other female ministers have been questioned over campaign giveaways, gaffes or alleged links to racist groups. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade minister was peppered with questions in parliament Thursday over possible violations of election laws, in the latest scandal involving female members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet.


Multi-vehicle crash on WB Pennsylvania Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:13

Multi-vehicle crash on WB Pennsylvania TurnpikeA multi-vehicle crash is slowing traffic on the westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lower Moreland.


India PM announces overhaul of archaic labor laws

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:04

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2014 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a speech during a reception by the Indian community in honor of his visit to the United States at Madison Square Garden in New York. Modi announced a series of labor reforms on Thursday, Oct. 16 aimed at transforming Asia's third-largest economy into an international manufacturing hub. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a series of labor reforms on Thursday aimed at transforming Asia's third-largest economy into an international manufacturing hub.