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Man hurt trying to rescue dog in Nev. hot spring

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:56
GERLACH, Nev. (AP) — A man was hospitalized after jumping into a hot spring on the northern Nevada desert to rescue a dog.

Chicago-area air traffic center fully operational

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:34
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago air traffic center reopened early Monday, more than two weeks after damage from a deliberately set fire forced the cancellation of thousands of flights and disrupted travel nationwide, federal officials said.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:24

A police officer tries to stop a man who removing the metal barricades that protesters have set up to block off main roads near the heart of the city's financial district. Hong Kong Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. An angry crowd tried to charge barricades used by pro-democracy protesters to occupy part of downtown Hong Kong as a standoff with authorities dragged into a third week. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Firefighter injured in Bucks County dance studio blaze

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:54

Firefighter injured in Bucks County dance studio blazeOfficials say a firefighter was injured in a blaze at a dance studio in Bensalem, Pennsylvania early Monday morning.


Crash closes SB lanes of N.J.Turnpike in Woolwich Twp. at exit 2

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:31

Crash closes SB lanes of N.J.Turnpike in Woolwich Twp. at exit 2Officials say a tractor-trailer crash has closed the SB lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike at exit 2 in Woolwich Township, New Jersey Monday morning.


Statoil sells stake in Azerbaijan gas project

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:20
HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian energy company Statoil says it has sold its stake in the Shah Deniz gas project in Azerbaijan to Malaysian company Petronas for $2.25 billion.

A look at how your voice is being used to ID you

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:18

In this photo taken Sept. 15, 2014, Benoit Fauve, a speech scientist with voice recognition technology company ValidSoft, works on a computer displaying the voice biometric features of a telephone call during a demonstration at the company’s office in central London. An Associated Press investigation has found that two of America's biggest retail banks, Chase and Wells Fargo, are quietly taking some callers' voiceprints to fight fraud. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)LONDON (AP) — Businesses and governments around the world are increasingly turning to voice biometrics, which sometimes are described as voiceprints, to replace passwords and fight fraud. A look at this fast-growing technology:


Blaze forces 9 people from their Parkside house

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:17

Blaze forces 9 people from their Parkside houseOfficials say nine people were displaced after a fire damaged their house in Philadelphia's Parkside section early Monday morning.


Growth slows in China passenger vehicle sales

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:14
BEIJING (AP) — Growth in China's car sales slowed again in September while the country's own auto brands increased their market share slightly.

Clouds Roll In Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:09

Mostly Cloudy, Spotty Shower TodayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says it turns milder with the threat of showers this week.


'Gone Girl' tops box office for second weekend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:09

'Gone Girl' tops box office for second weekendLOS ANGELES (AP) — Four new films couldn't catch "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend.


Poll: Many insured struggle with medical bills

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 15:27

Graphic shows opinion poll on America's health care insurance costs; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — Having health insurance is no panacea for high medical costs. Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured U.S. adults say they don't have much confidence in their ability to pay for a major, unexpected medical expense.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 15:02
"We knew a second case could be a reality, and we've been preparing for this possibility." — Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, after a Dallas health care worker treating Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan contracted the deadly virus.

Pilots die as 2 planes collide over Nevada desert

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 14:32
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two aircraft collided over the Nevada desert Sunday, sending them crashing near a dry lake bed and killing both pilots, authorities said.

Music video pays tribute to slain 3-year-old in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:11

Music video pays tribute to slain 3-year-old in Grays FerryDozens of people gathered to create a lasting tribute for a 3-year-old girl killed by a stray bullet in Grays Ferry.


Suspect in Penn State shooting threat arrested

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:04

Suspect in Penn State shooting threat arrestedPenn State police says they have arrested a student who they say posted a shooting threat on social media.


Federal judge strikes down Alaska gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:58

Chris Laborde, left, and Matt Hamby celebrate Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska, after a judge struck down Alaska's ban on gay marriage. Hamby, his husband and Laborde with her wife, along with two of the five couples who sued to overturn the ban . (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday struck down Alaska's first-in-the-nation ban on gay marriages, the latest court decision in a busy week for the issue.


Eagles dominate in 27-0 win over Giants

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:55

Eagles dominate in 27-0 win over GiantsThe Philadelphia Eagles led the New York Giants 27-0 after three quarters Sunday night.


Texas health worker 2nd in US to test positive for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:36

Texas health worker 2nd in US to test positive for EbolaA Texas health care worker tested positive for Ebola, the first known case of the disease being contracted or transmitted in the U.S.


Fay downgraded after brushing Bermuda with high winds, rain

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:36

Hurricane Fay is pictured off the eastern coast of the United States in this NASA satellite handout imageBy Samantha Strangeways HAMILTON Bermuda (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Fay lost strength after briefly reaching a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic on Sunday, sweeping past Bermuda with strong winds, felling trees and knocking out power to thousands in the British territory. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Sunday evening that Fay carried top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 km per hour). Fay was about 400 miles (645 km) east northeast of Bermuda and moving in an easterly direction. A Category 1 storm is at the low end of the five-stage Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity. ...