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Utah police justified in death of man wielding sword, prosecutor says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:11
(Reuters) - A Utah prosecutor on Monday said police were justified in shooting and killing a 22-year-old black man accused by officers of lunging at them with a sword the man's family described as decorative. Issues of race and police killings had been thrown into the national spotlight just weeks earlier by the police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. A grand jury is considering whether to charge the white officer in that case. ...

Many questions still unanswered in spaceship crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:11
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal accident investigators have an early sense of what went wrong before an experimental spaceship designed to ferry tourists beyond the Earth's atmosphere broke apart during a test flight. But they still don't know why the craft prematurely shifted its shape prior to the deadly crash.

Pilot actions examined in U.S. crash of Virgin Galactic spacecraft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:10

Sheriffs' deputies look at wreckage from the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo near Cantil, CaliforniaBy Irene Klotz MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A human-factors expert will join the investigation of the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's passenger spacecraft to study why the co-pilot prematurely unlocked a pivoting tail section of the ship during a test flight, a top safety official said on Monday. ...


Asia must do more to help global Ebola fight: World Bank

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:57
By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - Asian countries are not contributing enough to the global effort to fight Ebola, despite having a wealth of trained medical personnel who could help stop the spread of the deadly virus, World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim said on Tuesday. Thousands of healthcare workers are needed to help combat the most deadly outbreak of Ebola since records began in 1976. The virus has killed nearly 5,000 people, mainly in the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. ...

White House: Ferguson no-fly didn't restrict press

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:00

people stand near a cloud of tear gas in Ferguson, Mo. during protests for the Aug. 9 shootingWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday a no-fly zone the U.S. government imposed over Ferguson, Missouri, for nearly two weeks in August should not have restricted helicopters for news organizations that wanted to operate in the area to cover violent protests there.


Homeowners: Ripped off by basement finisher who never finished

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:40

Homeowners say they were ripped off by basement finisherDozens of irate homeowners say they gave a local business thousands of dollars to finish their basements, but it failed to finish any of their jobs.


Man struck, killed by falling tape measure

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:39

Man struck, killed by falling tape measureA man delivering sheet rock to a construction site was killed Monday when a tape measure fell 50 stories and hit him on the head, authorities said.


DA: 2 killed in murder-suicide at Chester County YMCA

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:37

 2 killed in murder-suicide at Chester County YMCAPolice are investigating an apparent murder-suicide at a YMCA in Chester County.


Meth found amid California child's Halloween candy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:34
HERCULES, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California are investigating who gave a plastic bag of methamphetamine to a young girl on Halloween.

Pickup truck crashes into Bucks County police station

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:33

Pickup truck crashes into Bucks County police stationThe police headquarters in Springfield Township, Bucks County was the scene of its own emergency Monday night.


Guard fired after Obama visit: I'm not a convict

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:33

Kenneth Tate, a former security guard for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, answers questions during an interview, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 in Atlanta. Tate was fired after riding on an elevator alone with President Obama while carrying a CDC-issued firearm. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)ATLANTA (AP) — A security guard fired after President Barack Obama's trip to Atlanta said Monday that he lost his job because he snapped a picture of the presidential motorcade to send to his mother and is humiliated by news reports wrongly claiming he's a convicted felon.


Radnor High School student arrested for making terroristic threats

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:31

Radnor High School student arrested for making terroristic threatsPolice arrested a 17-year-old female senior at Radnor High School Monday after administrators were alerted that she was writing violent threats.


1 shot at Delaware State University residence hall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:29

1 shot at Delaware State University residence hallA spokesman at Delaware State University says one person has been shot at an off-campus residence hall and the shooter is at large.


$10K reward offered in Germantown abduction caught on tape

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:24

$10K reward offered in Germantown abduction caught on tapePhiladelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has approved a $10,000 reward in connection with the abduction of a woman in Germantown Sunday night.


PHOTOS: 'Dancing with the Stars' Week 8 Highlights

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:02

 'Dancing with the Stars' Week 8 HighlightsThe theme for this week was "Dynamic Duos." Contestants and their partners danced as famous pairs. There was also immunity up for grabs and a dance off.


St. Louis police deny no-fly zone during protests aimed at media

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:52

A sign is seen in the front yard of a home in Ferguson, MissouriBy Kenny Bahr CLAYTON Mo. (Reuters) - St. Louis County police defended on Monday a no-fly zone imposed over the suburb of Ferguson during August street protests, saying it was for safety reasons, after an Associated Press report said the prohibition was to keep news helicopters away. Police have been criticized for using rubber bullets, tear gas and dogs and for pointing weapons at protesters during demonstrations that followed the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. "It's always all about safety. ...


Swift pulls music from streaming service Spotify

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:23

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Taylor Swift performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square in New York. The music streaming service Spotify is no longer offering Taylor Swift songs at her request, setting up a battle between the industry's most popular artist and the leading purveyor of a new music distribution system. Spotify, which pulled Swift's songs on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, said that "we hope she'll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone." (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify stopped streaming Taylor Swift's music at her request Monday, setting up a business struggle between the leading purveyor of a new music distribution system and the industry's most popular artist.


Banker charged with murdering two women in Hong Kong

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 10:42

Banker charged with murdering two women in Hong KongA British banker has been charged with murdering two women--believed to be sex workers--whose bodies were found in the man's upscale apartment in Hong Kong, according to the Associated Press.


1 shot at Delaware State University residence hall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 10:15
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A student was shot at a residence hall near Delaware State University on Monday, prompting police to lock down the campus for nearly three hours before determining the shooting was an isolated act of violence.

NTSB to review FAA oversight in Virgin Galactic crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 10:13
By Irene Klotz MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating Friday's fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship, will review the Federal Aviation Administration's involvement in permitting the vehicle for test flight, acting NTSB chairman Christopher Hart said in an interview with Reuters on Monday. "We’d look to see if the oversight was adequate, to the extent that there is oversight in this industry," he said. "I know it's different than commercial aviation, but we would look at all of those factors. ...