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US stocks rise in early trade; Devon Energy jumps

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 22:38

The facade of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. European stock markets bounced back Wednesday Nov. 5, 2014 from the sell-off triggered by lower growth forecasts. Asian shares mostly fell and oil plumbed fresh lows. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising in early trading as investors welcome some positive earnings reports.


Son, brothers of S. Korean ferry owner convicted

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 22:34

FILE - In this July 25, 2014 file photo, Yoo Dae-gyun, center, the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner, is surrounded by the reporters upon his arrival at Incheon District Prosecutors' Office in Incheon, South Korea. A South Korean court convicted three relatives of the sunken ferry's owner Yoo Byung-eun and other associates for corruption on Wednesday, Nov. 5, about four months after the tycoon was found dead on the run. On Wednesday, Yoo's eldest son, Yoo Dae-gyun, was sentenced to three years in prison over embezzlement and breach of trust, according to Incheon District Court spokesman Jang Joon Ah. Two brothers of Yoo Byung-eun were convicted of similar corruption charges. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Han Jong-chan, File) KOREA OUTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court convicted three relatives of the sunken ferry's owner and other associates for corruption on Wednesday, about four months after the tycoon was found dead on the run.


Hungary tax chief admits ban from visiting US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 22:15
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The head of Hungary's tax authority acknowledged in a report published Wednesday that she has been banned from entering the United States because of suspected links to corruption.

Boy donates projectile point to Smithsonian

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 22:15
BEACH HAVEN, N.J. (AP) — A Virginia boy has donated a prehistoric projectile point that he found along the New Jersey shore to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

WWII grenade removed from basement of NY home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 22:08
ALBION, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a live hand grenade from World War II has been removed from a western New York home.

Brittney Griner cut in knife attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 21:18
WNBA star Brittney Griner was cut on the elbow by a man in a knife attack in China but didn't need to go to the hospital, her agent told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Shots fired at police officers in Collingdale

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 21:10

Shots fired at police officers in CollingdaleAn officer is being treated for a hand injury after an exchange of gunfire involving police in Collingdale.


Factbox: Republicans tighten grip on U.S. House of Representatives

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 21:02
By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) - Republicans tightened their grip on the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday with a blizzard of victories over rival Democrats that also gave the party control of the Senate. With all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives up for election on Tuesday, Republicans expanded their majority amid dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama, whose approval ratings have dipped to 38 percent. Republicans, who currently control 233 out of 435 seats in the House, may pick up 10 or more once all votes are counted from Tuesday's balloting. ...

Mexican cops nab mayor, wife in case of 43 missing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:38

Mexican cops nab mayor, wife in case of 43 missingHiding out in a gritty slum, a politically connected couple believed to have ordered an attack that killed six people and left 43 students missing in September tried to lie low as dozens of federal agents staked out their suspected hiding spots.


Driver injured in Logan car crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:31

Driver injured in Logan car crashPolice say a driver was injured in a car crash in Philadelphia's Logan section early Wednesday morning.


New video, clear pictures released of person of interest in Germantown abduction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:14

New video, clear pictures released of person of interest in Germantown abductionThe latest video has clear images of a person of interest in the abduction of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither. The reward now stands at $47,000.


Shots fired in Delaware County neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:09

Shots fired at police officers in CollingdalePolice are investigating the report of shots being fired in Collingdale, Delaware County Wednesday morning.


Analysis: Wins give GOP wider Washington influence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:51

Fox News reports Republican gains in the Senate in an empty White House briefing room as poll numbers begin to pour in on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — With sweeping victories that exceeded their own sky-high expectations, the GOP has dealt President Barack Obama and Democrats the most devastating electoral defeat of his presidency. Their prize is full control of Congress, and with it, the power to shape the direction of America's government in the next two years.


Car rams into Jerusalem crowd in attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:50

Car rams into Jerusalem crowd in attackIsraeli police say a man has rammed a car into a crowded train platform in east Jerusalem in an "intentional attack."


NYC businessman gets probation in $82M fraud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:40
NEW YORK (AP) — A Staten Island businessman who wrote $82 million in bogus checks has been sentenced to probation.

Tom Wolf elected governor of Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:22

Tom Wolf elected governor of PennsylvaniaDemocrat Tom Wolf has been elected governor of Pennsylvania, unseating Republican Gov. Tom Corbett


Governor-elect, Pa.'s Wolf faces challenges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:08

Governor-elect, Pa.'s Wolf faces challengesTom Wolf, the wealthy businessman and first-time candidate who was just elected to govern one of the nation's most populous states, will see his political instincts put to the test when he assumes Pennsylvania's highest office in January.


India to foreign CEOs: 'We're waiting for you'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:00

Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej, center, listens to Indian Finance minister Arun Jaitley speak on India's economic stance during the opening plenary of the India Economic Summit in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Business leaders, government, civil society and academia representatives from more than 40 countries are participating in the three-day summit, organised by the World Economic Forum in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), according to news reports. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)NEW DELHI (AP) — India's finance minister is urging foreign investors to help plug enormous gaps in the country's infrastructure blamed for holding back growth.


Voters give nod to legal marijuana in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:21

DC Cannabis Campaign sign is seen with other signs in WashingtonBy Shelby Sebens PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the U.S. capital voted to legalize marijuana on Tuesday, in key victories that could fuel the legalization movement as cannabis usage is increasingly recognized by the American mainstream. The Oregon and Alaska measures would legalize recreational pot use and usher in a network of retail pot shops similar to those operating in Washington state and Colorado, which in 2012 voted to become the first U.S. states to allow marijuana use for fun. ...


Alaska backs measure to legalize recreational marijuana, opponents say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:18
JUNEAU (Reuters) - Alaska voters on Tuesday narrowly sanctioned the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes, hours after Oregon approved a similar measure, opponents said. The ballot measure, which would set up a network of regulated pot shops similar to those already operating in Colorado and Washington state, passed by a 52-48 percent margin, according to anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana. Preliminary returns showed the measure leading by about 52-48 percent, with nearly 97 percent of precincts reporting. (Reporting by Steve Quinn in Juneau; Writing by Eric M. ...