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Suspect in Washington killing arrested in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 19:31

This image released by the Portland, Ore., Police Bureau, shows David Kalac, 33, who police say is a suspect in the killing of a woman in Port Orchard, Wash., where graphic photos of the victim's body were posted online hours before before police found the body. ( AP Photo/Portland Police Bureau)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 33-year-old man accused of murder in the slaying of his girlfriend in Washington state, posting photos of her body online, and writing that he wanted authorities to kill him has peacefully surrendered in Oregon.


Germantown abduction victim found alive, suspect arrested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 19:08

Germantown abduction victim reunited with family; suspect behind barsA woman abducted on the streets of Philadelphia has been found alive and police have her suspected abductor in custody.


Takata's annual loss to widen over more recalls

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 18:50

Child seats, manufactured by Takata Corp. are displayed at a Toyota Motor Corp.'s showroom in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Takata, the Japanese air bag maker embroiled in a massive recall totaling some 12 million vehicles globally, says it's taking more special losses for new recalls and will sink deeper into the red for the fiscal year. Takata said Thursday it will record a 25 billion yen ($218 million) loss for the fiscal year through March 2015. It previously forecast a 24 million yen ($210 million) forecast. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)TOKYO (AP) — Takata Corp., the Japanese air bag maker embroiled in a massive recall totaling some 12 million vehicles globally, is taking more special losses for new recalls and will sink deeper into the red.


Spain's Repsol sees Q3 profit drop after LNG sale

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:23
MADRID (AP) — Spanish energy company Repsol says its third-quarter profit fell 17.3 percent compared with the same period last year following the sale of its liquefied natural gas assets, which had contributed to the quarter's profits in 2013.

Archer Daniels Midland names Juan Luciano CEO

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:07
(Reuters) - U.S. agribusiness company Archer Daniels Midland Co named Juan Luciano chief executive, effective Jan. 1. Luciano succeeds Patricia Woertz, who will remain as ADM's chairman and is expected to retire in May 2016. Luciano joined ADM in 2011 and serves as chief operating officer responsible for leading and running the company's global operations, ADM said in a statement. He will be the ninth chief executive in ADM's 112-year history. Woertz has been CEO of the Chicago-based company since April 2006. ...

Man sought in Wash. killing arrested in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 15:45

This image released by the Portland, Ore., Police Bureau, shows David Kalac, 33, who police say is a suspect in the killing of a woman in Port Orchard, Wash., where graphic photos of the victim's body were posted online hours before before police found the body. ( AP Photo/Portland Police Bureau)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man charged with killing his girlfriend in Washington state and accused of posting pictures of her body online and writing that he wanted authorities to kill him walked up to an Oregon officer Wednesday night and surrendered, police said.


NYC prosecutor eyed for US attorney general

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 15:25

FILE- In this April 28, 2014 file photo, Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, speaks during a news conference in New York. Lynch could be one of a handful of contenders being considered to replace Eric Holder when he steps down as U.S. Attorney General. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — She's an under-the-radar contender to become the first black woman to head the Justice Department.


Mom! Dad! We're going to be late for work!

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 15:22

In this Nov. 7, 2013 photo provided by Jill Hirz Jones, Jones, who is part of LinkedIn Corp.’s education team, right, poses for a photo with her father, Joe Hirz, a retired auto mechanic, during LinkedIn's inaugural Bring Your Parents To Work Day in Mountain View, Calif. The event is being held for the second straight year this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jill Hirz Jones)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Seta Whitford-Stark was dumbfounded last year when she found out her daughter Amy quit her job at an employee-recruiting agency to work for LinkedIn, an Internet company that Seta had never heard of. Amy tried to explain what the online professional networking service did, but Seta couldn't quite grasp the concept or why the 29-year-old would want to work there.


Oregon police capture man suspected of murder, posting pictures online

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 14:56
(Reuters) - Police in Oregon have arrested a man accused of brutally murdering his girlfriend then posting gruesome pictures of the scene onto the internet, authorities said. David Michael Kalac, 33, was arrested without incident on Wednesday at 8:50 p.m. local time near Portland after eluding police for hours, the Wilsonville Police Department said via Twitter. Kalac is suspected of killing his girlfriend, 30-year-old Amber Lynn Coplin, on Tuesday at her Port Orchard, Washington-area home where he was also living, said the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office. ...

Woman abducted on Philadelphia street found safe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 14:38

This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Carlesha Freeland-Gaither. A bank card belonging to Freeland-Gaither, a woman abducted Sunday night from a Philadelphia street, was used Tuesday morning, Nov. 4, 2014 in Maryland, police said. This is a fresh lead in a case that quickly gained attention after police released black-and-white surveillance video showing the 22-year-old woman flailing in vain as a man rushed her along a sidewalk to a parked car. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman seen on surveillance video putting up a fight while being abducted off a Philadelphia street was found safe outside Baltimore on Wednesday, and the man who snatched her was arrested, police said.


Access route over Hawaii lava raises concerns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 14:13

This photo taken on Oct. 31, 2014, and released by the U.S. Geological Survey, shows lava from an upstream lobe, that was active in the forest below the Pahoa cemetery, overcoming a fence marking a private property line near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii. The tip of the flow that remains halted in a Pahoa farmer's yard is now cool to the touch, but a few hundred yards upstream an active stretch of lava is "inflating," or filling with fresh lava. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — An environmental review for constructing an emergency access route along a lava-covered section of a Hawaii road identifies concerns including the spread of invasive species and possible harm to endangered birds.


Lenovo profit rises on sales growth outside China

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:59
BEIJING (AP) — Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said Thursday its latest quarterly profit rose 19 percent, driven by sales growth outside its home China market.

Portland, Oregon, police say man in custody in nearby Wilsonville in Wash. woman's murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:25
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, police say man in custody in nearby Wilsonville in Wash. woman's murder.

Water main break floods South Philadelphia intersection

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:10

Water main break floods South Philadelphia intersectionA water main break pushed through a street and flooded a South Philadelphia intersection Wednesday afternoon.


VIDEO: Police announce Carlesha Freeland-Gaither found alive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:06

 Police announce Carlesha Freeland-Gaither found aliveWatch the police press conference announcing that missing Philadelphia woman Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was found alive.


Bad weather, safety agency blamed for fatal Alaska crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:50
(Reuters) - Federal investigators said on Wednesday pilot error and a lack of safety measures at Alaska's public safety agency were to blame for the crash of a rescue helicopter that killed all three people on board last year. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded that veteran rescue pilot, Mel Nading, 55, caused the March 2013 crash by continuing to fly after picking up a stranded snowmobiler near Talkeetna, Alaska, despite worsening weather. ...

Election brings new GOP power to state Capitols

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:36

Newly-reelected Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker addresses members of his staff and cabinet during a post-election day gathering at the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison, Wis. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Pictured with him at the table are his Chief of Staff Eric Shutt, his wife, Tonette, and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — State capitols across the country will be more Republican than at any point since the Roaring '20s when victorious legislators and governors take office next year. That could result in lower taxes and perhaps fewer dollars flowing to social safety net programs.


Former NFL Cheerleader indicted on charges of raping 15-year-old boy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:11

Former NFL Cheerleader indicted on charges of raping 15-year-old boyFormer Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck is accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy she met on Instagram.


Ebola countries to get $450 million in financing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:31
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new private sector initiative announced Wednesday will provide at least $450 million in commercial financing to the three West African countries hardest hit by Ebola to promote trade, investment and employment.

Documents: Teen planned attack at Maryland school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:28

Sash Nemphos is pictured in this handout booking photoMONKTON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland teenager told police he planned to use a stolen handgun to kill his parents, then drive to his high school and kill students and teachers as revenge for years of bullying he suffered, according to court documents released Wednesday.