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Winds Slowly Subside

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:38

Winds Slowly SubsideMeteorologist Melissa Magee says milder air move in for the start of the work week.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:29

An Egyptian supporter of ousted former President Hosni Mubarak celebrates an appeal granted by a court, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. A court granted Hosni Mubarak's appeal of his life sentence in a Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 hearing, ordering a retrial of the ousted Egyptian president on charges that he failed to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that toppled his regime nearly two years ago. The ruling came one day after a prosecutor placed a new detention order on Mubarak over gifts worth millions of Egyptian pounds (hundreds of thousands of US dollars) he and other regime officials allegedly received from Egypt's top newspaper as a show of loyalty while he was in power. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Windy weather brings damage throughout the area

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:27

Windy weather brings damage throughout the areaStrong winds on Sunday knocked down trees and caused damage throughout the area.


Terminally ill 'death with dignity' advocate dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:09

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to take her own life under Oregon’s death with dignity law. A spokesman for a terminally ill Oregon woman says she has taken lethal medication prescribed by a doctor and died. Sean Crowley, spokesman from the group Compassion & Choices, said late Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, that Brittany Maynard was surrounded by family Saturday when she took the medication. She was weeks shy of her 30th birthday. (AP Photo/Maynard Family, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A terminally ill woman who renewed a nationwide debate about physician-assisted suicide has ended her young life with the lethal drugs available under Oregon's Death With Dignity Law. Brittany Maynard was 29.


Nik Wallenda completes Chicago skyscraper wire walks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:00

Nik Wallenda completes Chicago skyscraper wire walksDaredevil Nik Wallenda wowed Chicago and the world Sunday with two hair-raising skyscraper crossings on high wires without a safety net or a harness.


Argentina suspends Procter & Gamble operations

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:43
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine authorities have accused household products giant Procter & Gamble of tax fraud and suspended its operations in the country.

Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks between Chicago skyscrapers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:12

Daredevil Nik Wallenda poses for a photo on the rooftop of the Leo Burnett Building in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski and Agnieszka Zielinska CHICAGO (Reuters) - Daredevil Nik Wallenda broke two world records on Sunday with two high-wire walks between Chicago skyscrapers without a net or harness, doing the second walk blindfolded. To the cheers of a crowd numbering in the tens of thousands on streets below, Wallenda spoke cheerfully of the view as he walked the wire over the Chicago River. As he approached the end of the first walk he said, "God is in control." For the first walk on a steel wire, the 35-year-old Wallenda went more than two city blocks uphill, rising at a 19-degree angle, from the west tower of the Marina City towers to the Leo Burnett Building more than 50 stories above the Chicago River. This was the highest skyscraper walk in the history of the "Flying Wallenda" family of acrobats, and the first time Wallenda attempted a walk at such a steep angle.


AP Exclusive: Ferguson no-fly zone aimed at media

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

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 file photo, people stand near a cloud of tear gas in Ferguson, Mo. during protests for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer. The U.S. government agreed to a police request to shut down several miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson, even though authorities said their purpose was to keep media helicopters away during protests in August, according to recordings of air traffic control conversations obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government agreed to a police request to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson, Missouri, for 12 days in August for safety, but audio recordings show that local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters during violent street protests.


Ex-Michael Jackson prosecutor Tom Sneddon dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:50

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2003, file photo, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Thomas Sneddon speak at news conference in Santa Barbara, Calif., regarding allegations of multiple counts of sexual molestation against singer Michael Jackson. Retired assistant district attorney Patrick McKinley says former Santa Barbara County district attorney Tom Sneddon died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after a battle with cancer. He was 73. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Tom Sneddon, the former district attorney who sought twice to try Michael Jackson on child molestation charges, has died.


Obama swaps planes on trip after Air Force One flap problem

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:17
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his entourage were switching to a different plane for his return trip to Washington on Sunday because of a minor flap issue with the aircraft, dubbed Air Force One, that flew them earlier in the day, a spokesman said. "While in Philadelphia, we have transferred to a backup airplane due to a minor mechanical problem with one of the aircraft's flaps," White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. "This switch to a backup C-32 will not affect our schedule." Any plane that carries the president maintains the name Air Force One. ...

Gates Foundation boosts aid to stamp out malaria

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:06

FILE - In this May 5, 2014 file photo, Microsoft co-founder and Berkshire Hathaway board member Bill Gates speaks during an interview with Liz Claman on the Fox Business Network in Omaha, Neb. Gates says he wants to end malaria in his lifetime and will raise his donations toward that goal by 30 percent, to more than $200 million per year. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Philanthropist Bill Gates says he wants to end malaria in his lifetime and will give more money toward that goal, part of his broader fight against tropical diseases that are getting unusual public attention because of the Ebola epidemic.


Obama makes final campaign push, hoping to avert electoral rout

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:03

U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a campaign event for the re-election of Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy while at Central High School in BridgeportBy Jeff Mason BRIDGEPORT Conn. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a final push on Sunday to help struggling Democrats before this week's midterm elections, making campaign stops in Connecticut and Pennsylvania to try to avert a "shellacking" at the polls like the one in 2010. After a 2014 political season spent mostly behind the scenes at high-dollar fundraisers, Obama spent the past several days on the road, making appearances in states where his low popularity ratings are seen as less of an albatross to Democrats running for office than in other close races across the country. ...


3 teen trick-or-treaters killed in hit-and-run crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:02

3 teen trick-or-treaters killed in hit-and-run crashPolice have made multiple arrests in connection with the Halloween hit-and-run deaths of three teenage girls who were out trick-or-treating in a Los Angeles suburb, authorities said Sunday.


Police make arrests in California hit-and-run that killed three girls

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:34
(Reuters) - Police in Southern California said on Sunday they had made multiple arrests in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed three 13-year-old girls while they were trick-or-treating on Halloween. The three girls, two of whom were twins, were in costumes and carrying candy bags when they were struck by a sports utility vehicle crossing a street on Friday evening in Santa Ana, about 35 miles (55 km) south of Los Angeles. Police launched a search for the occupants of the vehicle, a Honda CR-V, which sped away from the scene. ...

Arrests in LA-area Halloween crash that killed 3

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:22
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have made multiple arrests in connection with the Halloween hit-and-run deaths of three teenage girls who were out trick-or-treating in a Los Angeles suburb, authorities said Sunday.

Missing NJ woman reads about her disappearance, contacts police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 07:55

Missing NJ woman reads about her disappearance, contacts policeAuthorities say a woman who went missing from her South Jersey apartment last month was located when she called police after reading a newspaper article about her disappearance.


Tom Sneddon, prosecutor of Michael Jackson, dies in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 07:48
Tom Sneddon, a California district attorney who pursued child molestation charges against singer Michael Jackson, has died, a former colleague said on Sunday. Sneddon, 73, died on Saturday of cancer, said Patrick McKinley, a former deputy district attorney in Santa Barbara County, who worked with Sneddon for nearly 30 years. “There is this thought out there that Tom was itching for his chance to get Michael Jackson, that it was his life's ambition and dream come true," McKinley said. “There was so much more to Tom Sneddon than Michael Jackson.

Free to Breathe 5K Run and Walk

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 07:38

Free to Breathe 5K Run and WalkNearly 4,000 people braved the early morning wind and cold with the motivation of fighting lung cancer.


Obama, Christie headline 2nd-to-last campaign day for Pa. gov race

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 07:36

Obama, Christie campaign for Pa. gov. candidatesPresident Barack Obama and potential presidential candidate Chris Christie are dropping in on Pennsylvania to try to influence the state's campaign for governor in the race's waning days.


Sanchez helps Eagles top Texans 31-21

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 07:35

Sanchez helps Eagles top Texans 31-21Mark Sanchez replaced the injured Nick Foles and threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 31-21 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.