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Merkel 'cautiously optimistic' on Ukraine gas deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 21:31

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during a joint press conference as part of a meeting with the Prime Minister of Poland, Ewa Kopacz, at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is "cautiously optimistic" that talks to resolve differences between Russia and Ukraine about the supply of natural gas will succeed.

Police investigate stabbing outside Upper Darby bar

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

Police investigate stabbing outside Upper Darby barPolice say an unidentified person was stabbed outside a bar in Upper Darby, Delaware County early Thursday morning.

Report: Boston police more likely to stop blacks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 21:05
BOSTON (AP) — An American Civil Liberties Union report says Boston's black residents are more likely to be stopped, questioned or searched by police. Police leaders are condemning the study, saying it is based on old data.

Giuliani to argue Activision's case versus Noriega

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 20:56

 Black Ops II." Activision says former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will argue for the dismissal of a case filed by the disgraced Panamanian dictator for use of his likeness without permission. (AP Photo/Activision Blizzard, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will argue that a case against Activision filed by disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega against the "Call of Duty" franchise, the video game maker said Thursday.

Police: Ambush suspect's journal 'chilling'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 20:47

Members of the FBI SWAT team gather in front of a vehicle for their assignment Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Price Township near Canadensis, Pa., as they search for Eric Frein. A massive manhunt has been underway for 31-year-old Frein in the rugged terrain of the Pocono Mountains since Sept. 12. The self-taught survivalist is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass outside their barracks in Blooming Grove. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITAuthorities say a journal left by ambush suspect Eric Frein provides a "cold-blooded and absolutely chilling account" of the night he allegedly opened fire outside a Pennsylvania State Police barracks, killing one trooper and injuring a second.

Worker injured after falling off truck in Chester Co.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 20:39

Worker dies after falling from bucket truck in Chester CountyPolice say a worker was injured after falling off a bucket truck in Upper Chichester, Pennsylvania Thursday morning.

Endo Intl to buy Auxilium in deal worth $2.6B

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 20:37
Ireland's Endo International is planning to buy Auxilium Pharmaceuticals in a sweetened cash-and-stock deal valued at $2.6 billion a few weeks after Auxilium rejected a lower bid. The Auxilium board embraced the latest offer but its shareholders get to vote on it.

School bus crashes into horse in Bucks County

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

School bus hits horse in Bucks CountyOfficials say a school bus crashed into a horse in Doylestown, Pennsylvania Thursday morning.

Nanny charged in Mass. baby death denied bail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:52
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A judge has denied bail for a nanny charged with murder in the death of a 1-year-old Massachusetts girl in her care, saying she would be detained by federal immigration officials if released and possibly deported to her native Ireland.

Couple who carried out 'bucket list' welcomes baby boy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:49

Viral 'Bucket list baby' dies shortly after birthThe couple went viral for trying to make most of time with their unborn son with a birth defect.

Ex-principal pleads guilty to cheating scheme

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:38
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The former principal of a Massachusetts charter school has pleaded guilty to charges related to her efforts to help students cheat on a statewide standardized test.

New Jersey Transit sues insurers over Sandy pay

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:30
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is suing its insurers for more help paying to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

Green Day, Sting, Withers among rock hall nominees

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

FILE - This April 7, 2013 file photo shows Sting performing as part of Final Four Big Dance Concerts at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Sting, Green Day, and Bill Withers are among the first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The punk trio Green Day, the short-lived British band The Smiths, "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-time nominees for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Couple who carried out bucket list for baby gives birth

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:12

Couple who carried out bucket list for baby gives birthThe Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania couple who created a bucket list for their unborn son, gave birth to Shane Michael Haley early Thursday morning.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:58

In this Sept. 26, 2014 photo, smaller-dose pot-infused cookies, called the Rookie Cookie, sit on the packaging table at The Growing Kitchen, in Boulder. Recreational marijuana sellers are reaching out to novice cannabis users with edible products that impart a milder buzz and make it easy for inexperienced customers to find a dose they are less likely to regret taking. The marketing shift is the pot-industry equivalent of selling beer and wine alongside higher-alcohol options such as whiskey and vodka. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Italy's Renzi survives confidence vote on reforms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:44

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi listens during a press conference at the EU jobs summit in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. European leaders have debated ways to find work for the continent's 25 million unemployed at a summit Wednesday, as popular frustration grows at authorities' failure to return the continent's economy to health. Several thousand union activists protested outside the venue, demanding a stop to government spending austerity policies and calling for reforms to encourage investment. (AP Photo/Felice Calabro')ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's government has survived a confidence vote on labor reforms in the Senate after a raucous debate that degenerated into scuffles.

AccuWeather: Mostly Sunny Today, Rain Tomorrow

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:19

 Mostly Sunny Today, Rain TomorrowMeteorologist David Murphy says rain and drizzle arrive tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:03

This undated photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard. The terminally ill California woman moved to Portland, Ore., to take advantage of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, which was established in the 1990s. Maynard wants to pass a similar law in California and has turned to advocacy in her final days. (AP Photo/Maynard Family)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.

Personal effects from Attica riot recall nightmare

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:00

Ray Bogart, a former correction officer who was taken hostage during the Attica Prison riot, at his home in Auburn, NY, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. More than 40 years after the nation's deadliest prison uprising, badges, hats and other personal effects collected in the aftermath have been returned to the hostages and victims' families. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — After 43 years, Raymond Bogart finally got his prison guard cap back, and with it a flood of memories of being held hostage in the notorious Attica prison uprising.

China ruling party expels official for graft

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:56
BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communists have expelled the former party head of the southern city of Guangzhou over graft allegations, amid a wide-ranging campaign to reduce waste and rehabilitate the party's reputation as corrupt and out of touch.