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FDNY: New York City's 911 system down for 2 hours

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 04:40
NEW YORK (AP) — A part of the city's computerized 911 emergency dispatch system went down for nearly two hours Monday, forcing dispatchers to work manually to handle calls, but fire officials say no life-threatening emergencies came in during the period.

Factbox: Republicans poised to expand control of U.S. House of Representatives

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 04:20
By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) - With all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives up for election on Tuesday, Republicans are expected to expand 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 ten or more in Tuesday's balloting – not enough to override a presidential veto, but good for bragging rights as the party accumulates what could be its biggest majority since the late 1940s. ...

Scott Brown eyes second Senate upset - this one in New Hampshire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 04:20
By Ted Siefer NASHUA N.H. (Reuters) - Scott Brown, a Republican who stunned Massachusetts Democrats in 2010 when he won the Senate seat that Edward Kennedy had held for half a century, could notch another upset on Tuesday as he takes on Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. Polls show a dead heat between Shaheen, a first-term senator and former governor, and Brown, who had been a little-known state legislator before his surprise 2010 victory. ...

Boy, 10, struck by car in King of Prussia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 04:19

Boy, 10, struck by car in King of PrussiaA 10-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after being struck by a car on Tuesday afternoon.


Oil prices tumble on Saudi discount move

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 04:03

Oil prices tumble on Saudi discount moveLONDON (AP) — Oil prices slumped to multi-year lows on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia cut the price of oil sold to the U.S., a move that is shaking an already volatile market but will likely give the world economy an unexpected stimulus.


Reward up to $42K in Germantown kidnapping; victim's ATM card used in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 03:28

Reward up to $42K in Germantown kidnapping; victim's ATM card used in MarylandPolice say Carlesha Freeland-Gaither's ATM card was used this morning in Maryland. The total reward being offered in the case now stands at $42,000.


U.S. justices sympathetic to whistleblower over air marshal leak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 03:25
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared to be leaning toward ruling that a former air marshal can seek whistleblower protections for disclosing sensitive information to the news media about the absence of security officers on certain flights. During an hour-long oral argument, a majority of the nine justices sounded skeptical about the case made by President Barack Obama's administration, which is seeking to reverse an appeals court ruling favoring whistleblower Robert MacLean, who was fired for the 2003 leak. ...

Boston Marathon suspect's sister pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 03:10
BOSTON (AP) — A sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Tuesday to misleading a police detective during a counterfeiting investigation, avoiding jail time in an agreement with prosecutors.

VIDEO: Police, family issue plea for abducted woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 03:01

 Police, family issue plea for abducted womanThe reward for information leading to an arrest now stands at $42K.


Circus cited for hair-hanging stunt that injured 9

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 02:59

FILE - In this Sunday, May 4, 2014 file photo provided by Rosa Viveiros, first responders work at the center ring after a platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, in Providence, R.I. Federal workplace safety regulators said Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus misused a key rigging component in the hair-hanging stunt, causing a fall that seriously injured eight acrobats. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company for a serious safety violation and proposed the maximum fine, $7,000, for the circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment. (AP Photo/Rosa Viveiros, File) MANDATORY CREDITPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus misused a key rigging component in a hair-hanging stunt, causing a fall that seriously injured eight acrobats, federal workplace safety regulators said Tuesday.


Crash shuts down section of Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 02:54

Crash shuts down section of Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast PhiladelphiaA serious crash shut down a section of Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia.


Oklahoma Supreme Court halts certain abortion restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 02:16
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday halted the implementation of new abortion restrictions in the state that supporters said are aimed at protecting women's health and critics said are really measures designed to shutter clinics. Oklahoma is one of several Republican-stronghold states in hat have adopted similar restrictions on abortion clinics in about the last year, prompting legal battles at the state and federal court level. ...

Vatican official condemns Maynard assisted suicide case in U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 02:09

Brittany Maynard is pictured with her husband Dan Diaz in this undated handout photo obtained by ReutersVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Vatican bioethics official on Tuesday condemned the death by assisted suicide of American Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill 29-year-old who ended her life over the weekend, as an undignified "absurdity". "This woman (took her own life) thinking she would die with dignity, but this is the error," Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, told the Italian news agency Ansa. "Suicide is not a good thing. ...


The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 02:06
iBook charts for week ending November 3, 2014:

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:59
App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 3, 2014:

U.S. appeals court grills opponents of NSA phone data collection

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:52
By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday grilled opponents of the U.S. government program that collects millions of Americans' phone records, casting doubt on whether it would uphold a lower court ruling that found the program was likely unlawful. This case is one of a handful brought against the program run by the National Security Agency since its existence was revealed in June 2013 by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. U.S. ...

Navy completes first F-35C carrier landings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:45
The Navy has completed the first two landings of F-35C Joint Strike Fighters on an aircraft carrier — a milestone for the new plane. U-T San Diego reports (http://bit.ly/1t8hYer ) that two F-35Cs landed ...

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:42

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2012 file photo released by Point Foundation shows Robin Thicke performing at "Voices On Point" Concert & Gala in Los Angeles. Thisck's “Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. & Pharrell was the top selling song on iTunes for the week ending June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Point Foundation, Colin Young-Wolff)iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending November 3, 2014:


ATM card of Germantown kidnapping victim used in Maryland, family says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:36

Reward up to $42K in Germantown kidnapping; victim's ATM card used in MarylandAction News has confirmed that the ATM card of a woman forcibly abducted Sunday night in Germantown has been used in Maryland.


Maryland teen charged as adult in alleged school attack plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:35

Sash Nemphos is pictured in this handout booking photo(Reuters) - A 16-year-old Maryland boy who police allege planned to kill people at his school in the Baltimore suburbs with a gun and bombs has been charged as an adult, authorities said. The suspect, Sash Nemphos, of Monkton, Maryland, planned to take homemade bombs and a handgun to the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, the Baltimore County Police Department said in a statement late on Monday. Nemphos, a 10th-grade student, took the gun to school in a backpack on Friday but decided to hold off on his plans until Monday, police said. ...