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Body found near playground in Chester Heights

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:42

Body found near playground in Chester HeightsState police are investigating the discovery of a body near a playground in Delaware County.


Dozens displaced after Center City high-rise fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:32

Dozens displaced after Center City high-rise fireDozens of people were displaced after flames broke out in a high-rise building in Center City Philadelphia.


ABC News: Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:23

 Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82ABC News has confirmed through a family member that legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away.


No bail for man in Washington shooting spree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:14
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of shooting at police stations, patrol cars and officers in three Washington cities has been ordered held without bail after a brief court appearance Monday.

New Zealand government agenda: surplus, flag vote

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:13

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key smiles while raising his hand as he speaks at a press conference at the Commonwealth Parliamentary offices in Sydney, Australia. Key laid out a three-year government agenda Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, that includes returning the country’s books to surplus, conducting a vote on whether to change the nation’s flag, and tightening the rules on terrorist fighters.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's prime minister laid out a three-year government agenda Tuesday that includes returning the country's books to surplus, conducting a vote on whether to change the nation's flag, and tightening the rules on terrorist fighters.


China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:00
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years.

Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:57

Health care worker receives protocol on the proper removal of personal protection equipment from CDC instructors in preparation for the response to the current Ebola outbreak, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, AlabamaBy Anna Driver and Lisa Marie Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected. The new guidelines from the U.S. ...


AP PHOTOS: Washington hatchery gives away salmon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:55

People wait in line as female chum salmon are held in a rack that aids in the harvest of their eggs, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the Grovers Creek Hatchery, in Poulsbo, Wash. The hatchery gives out free fish several days a week after the salmon have been measured, scanned for electronic tracking tags and have had their eggs removed. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — People lined up with coolers Monday to wait for free fish as coho and chum salmon returned to spawn at a hatchery on Washington's Kitsap Peninsula.


Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach multiyear deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:51
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group remain in a months-long standoff, but the online retailer has reached a multiyear agreement with another major New York publisher, Simon & Schuster.

Video shows rescuer carrying man from burning home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:50
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man ran into a burning home in central California and came out carrying a man who lives inside over his shoulder as flames popped and exploded behind him.

California mayor resigns after injury car crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:41
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of this Southern California city announced his resignation Monday in the wake of his arrest for an alleged drunken-driving crash that injured four cheerleaders.

Terror suspect wants details of case against him

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:27
DENVER (AP) — A terror suspect challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program wants prosecutors to reveal how they built their case against him.

Pa. Justice McCaffery suspended over role in porn scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:22

Pa. Justice McCaffery suspended over role in porn scandalThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office.


13 injured in Missouri school bus collision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:13
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban Kansas City say one girl suffered serious injuries and 12 others had minor injuries after a collision involving a school bus carrying a high school volleyball team.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

Soldiers from the 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade pack their gear as they prepare for deployment to west Africa to aid against the spread of the Ebola virus in Fort Gordon, Ga., Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Augusta Chronicle, Michael Holahan)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Court justice suspended over role in porn scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:11
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office.

New Ebola gear guidelines: head-to-toe coverage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:07

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment, as he and registered nurse Fred Serafin, right, demonstrate proper protective procedures to doctors and nurses during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday, Oct. 20, for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)Health care workers should be completely covered — no skin exposed — while caring for Ebola patients, according to revised guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The government agency tightened its guidance after two Dallas nurses became infected with the virus while caring for an Ebola patient.


Man charged with killing Saudi college student

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:06

This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, a student from Saudi Arabia. Alkadi sold his car, abandoned his university classes and disappeared in the deserts of Riverside County. A body found alongside Interstate 10 east of Cook Street in Palm Desert, Calif., was identified Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, as that of the Saudi-born California State Uiversity, Northridge student who was reported missing last month from his home in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. His body was found Thursday according to the Riverside County coroner's office. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) — A man charged with killing a Saudi Arabian college student stabbed him in order to steal a car the student was selling on Craigslist for more than $30,000, Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.


Maui surfer fends off shark with fist, board

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:34
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a weekend shark attack in waters off Maui.

Obama praises Supreme Court stance on gay marriage: magazine

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:26

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a rally to support Governor Pat Quinn in his re-election campaign in ChicagoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said the U.S. Supreme Court's recent move to uphold lower-court rulings allowing gay marriage in several states may be its most significant decision during his time in office, he told the New Yorker magazine in comments published on Monday. In declining to decide whether states can prohibit gay marriage, the court last week rejected seven different appeals of court rulings striking down gay marriage bans, effectively giving the go-ahead to same-sex marriage in 11 states that previously outlawed it. ...