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US employers add 214K jobs; rate dips to 5.8 pct.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:29

In this Oct. 23, 2014 photo, an automotive service technology student works on a car at the Community College of Philadelphia Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Labor Department releases employment data for October on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government said Friday that employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the healthiest pace of hiring in eight years.


Man dies doing maintenance work at bowling alley

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:15
FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Officials in southwest Ohio say a 53-year-old man performing maintenance work at a bowling alley became trapped in the pin-setting machinery and died.

AP PHOTOS: Whale catch is survival in Alaska town

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:15

In this Oct. 7, 2014, photo, Fredrick Brower, center, helps cut up a bowhead whale caught by Inupiat subsistence hunters on a field near Barrow, Alaska. Drawing on tradition, and keeping within the closely monitored Aboriginal subsistence whaling guidelines, a bowhead whale is carved and divided by a crew armed with knives and hooks, and then shared according to custom. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)In Barrow, Alaska, it all begins with a euphoric voice over a crackling radio: "Hey, hey, hey!"


Tsarnaev friends' sentencing delayed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:13
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has delayed the sentencing of two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev because their cases could be affected by a legal question pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Poland moves to renegotiate Russian gas deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:11
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland says it has asked to renegotiate the price it pays for gas imports from Russia.

Investigators wrap site work in spaceship crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:01
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators who have been in the Mojave Desert trying to find out why an experimental spaceship crashed are wrapping up their work in Southern California.

FBI reveals agent posed as reporter, AP says credibility harmed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:54
(Reuters) - The FBI has revealed that one of its agents impersonated an Associated Press reporter in 2007 in order to trap a suspect in a Seattle bomb threat case, prompting a rebuke from the news agency, which said the sting undermined press freedom and independence. In a letter published by the New York Times on Thursday, FBI Director James Comey said an FBI agent contacted a suspect in a series of bomb threats to a Seattle-area high school and "portrayed himself as an employee of The Associated Press." The agent asked the suspect to review a phony draft article for accuracy, Comey said. ...

Corbett back tracks on the firing of Joe Paterno

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:49

Corbett back tracks on the firing of Joe PaternoOutgoing Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett now says Joe Paterno should have been able to finish out the 2011 season instead of being fired.


Canary Wharf owner rejects Qatari takeover offer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:39

FILE In this Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006 file photo, a general view of the Canary Wharf building, in London. The company that controls the landmark Canary Wharf building in London has rejected a 2.2 billion pounds ($3.5 billion) takeover approach from the Qatar Investment Authority and Bermuda-based property company Brookfield Property Partners. Songbird Estates chairman David Pritchard says Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, the 295 pence-a-share offer "significantly undervalues" the company. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)LONDON (AP) — The company that controls the landmark Canary Wharf building in London has rejected a 2.2 billion pounds ($3.5 billion) takeover approach from the Qatar Investment Authority and Bermuda-based property company Brookfield Property Partners.


Man found shot multiple times in Reading home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:39

Man found shot multiple times in Reading homeReports of shots fired led police to a murder scene early Friday in Reading, Berks County.


Ex-tabloid news editor jailed for hacking

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:32
LONDON (AP) — A judge has sentenced former News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson to eight months in prison for conspiring to hack the phones of celebrities, politicians and royals.

Lawyer: Afghan should have been allowed in Canada

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:20

This undated photo provided by Razmeen Joya shows Afghan Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada. Lawyers for Askarzada, one of three Afghan military officers facing deportation after sneaking away from a military training exercise in Massachusetts say he was improperly denied entry into Canada when he arrived at the border seeking refugee status, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Razmeen Joya)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lawyers for one of three Afghan military officers facing deportation after sneaking away from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said he was improperly denied entry into Canada when he arrived at the border seeking refugee status.


NYC's 25 mph speed limit law goes into effect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:17
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's 25 mph speed limit is now the law.

Poconos businesses struggle after Eric Frein manhunt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:15

Poconos businesses struggle after Eric Frein manhuntThe search for accused cop killer Eric Frein may be over, but businesses in the Poconos are still feeling the pinch.


Pa. man pleads guilty to LI art thefts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:13
NEW YORK (AP) — A Pennsylvania man charged with stealing $100,000 worth of artwork, including a Pablo Picasso etching, from a suburban New York City estate has pleaded guilty in a deal that sentenced him to time served.

2 hospitalized after shooting in Allentown, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:10

2 hospitalized after shooting in Allentown, Pa.Two people who were shot in Allentown, Pennsylvania are recovering in the hospital Friday morning.


Size 36NNN woman undergoes massive breast reduction

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:02

Size 36NNN woman undergoes massive breast reductionOne of Houston's most renowned plastic surgeons recently performed one of the biggest breast reductions he has ever done.


Kitchen fire forces residents from West Philadelphia apartments

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 20:42

Kitchen fire forces residents from West Philadelphia apartmentsA kitchen blaze forced several residents from an apartment building in West Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Rock attack victim given special welcome by school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 20:24
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio middle school teacher who was severely injured when a rock was dropped from a Pennsylvania highway overpass onto her vehicle was welcomed by excited students as she visited the school for the first time since the accident.

2 JFK air traffic controllers arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 20:12
NEW YORK (AP) — Two air traffic controllers at Kennedy Airport in New York have been charged with allegedly stealing more than $170,000 by manipulating payroll records.