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3 escape burning home in Willingboro, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 18:30

3 escape burning home in Willingboro, N.J.Officials say three people escaped a burning home in Willingboro, New Jersey early Saturday morning.


German train drivers launch 2-day strike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:18

Empty platforms are seen as German train drivers went on strike to demand pay hike and better work conditions in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. A union representing German train drivers has called members out on a two-day strike this Saturday and Sunday, escalating a bitter pay dispute with national railway Deutsche Bahn. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)BERLIN (AP) — Train drivers at Germany's national railway have started a two-day strike after their union rejected a new pay offer in a bitter dispute complicated by rivalry between unions.


Japan's trade minister denies plans to quit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 16:55

Japanese Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi is surrounded by reporters at at her ministry in Tokyo Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Obuchi denied reports that she plans to resign soon over allegations that she violated election laws. Japanese media reported Saturday that Obuchi was planning to submit her resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upon his return later in the day from an Asia-Europe summit in Italy. But Obuchi told reporters that she was still investigating the allegations that she failed to report donations and spending by a political support group. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORYTOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade minister denied reports Saturday that she plans to resign soon over allegations that she violated election laws.


Not all cases cited by FBI hinge on access to data

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 16:54

FBI Director James Comey speaks about the impact of technology on law enforcement, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Brookings Institution in Washington. Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled, suspects could go free and “justice may be denied because of a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.” (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — The text messages captured a cover-up of unimaginable abuse: Parents had struck their toddler so often that they ultimately killed her. The child shook badly because we beat her, the father wrote, and the mother complained that their 2-year-old was the devil.


Arizona joins other states in allowing gay unions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 16:38

demonstrators on PhoenixPHOENIX (AP) — Karen Bailey and Nelda Majors were a couple for 50 years before they told friends and family about their relationship.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 16:23
"It's the regional office in Africa that's the front line. And they didn't do anything. That office is really not competent." — Dr. Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, after an internal report revealed the World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of the virus in West Africa.

Japan's trade minister denies plans to quit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 15:39
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade minister denied reports Saturday that she plans to resign soon over allegations that she violated election laws.

3 day care workers accused of hanging boy on door

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 15:28
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Three day care workers in Massachusetts have been fired, accused of hanging a toddler from a doorknob by his shirt and then taking photos and video.

3 day care workers accused of hanging boy on door

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 15:28
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Three day care workers in Massachusetts have been fired, accused of hanging a toddler from a doorknob by his shirt and then taking photos and video.

Before shootings, dad wanted new life with 3 kids

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:23
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — David Mohney wanted big changes for his family: to end his turbulent marriage, move his children 1,900 miles from Florida to South Dakota and transition from being a stay-at-home dad to starting work as a chiropractor.

Indonesia's new president faces tough early tests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:03

In this Oct. 17, 2014 photo, Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo is mobbed by the media after his meeting with defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto in Jakarta, Indonesia. Widodo, popularly known as 'Jokowi', will be inaugurated as the country's new president on Oct. 20 and will have to quickly take steps to tackle major challenges, rebooting a slowing economy in a nation of 250 million where inequality is rising, a looming decision on raising fuel prices and also finding a way to work with a powerful and well-funded opposition that could block his moves. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rebooting a slowing economy in a nation of 250 million where inequality is rising, a looming decision on raising fuel prices and vulnerability to any U.S. interest rate hikes would be enough to tax any incoming president.


Baby dies after left in car for 6 hours in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:21
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The father of an Oregon baby who died after being left in a parked car told police that he was supposed to take her to daycare but forgot and went to work instead.

Sikh massacre in India is issue in California race

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:05

CORRECTS TO TARA SINGH KANG FROM TARA SING KANG - Harmeet Dhillon, left, speaks with Tara Singh Kang, and his wife Rachhpal during a precinct walk to gather support in the Sikh community for Congressional candidate Doug Ose in Elk Grove, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Sikh political activists in California are campaigning against freshman Democratic Rep. Ami Bera for what they call his refusal to acknowledge the Indian government's complicity in the massacre of thousands of Sikhs in 1984. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Anger stemming from a 30-year-old religious clash in India that left thousands dead has crept into one of the closest and most expensive congressional races in the country.


Hurricane Gonzalo scores bull's eye hit on Bermuda

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:03

Shoppers stock up on groceries as they prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Gonzalo in HamiltonBy Sam Strangeways HAMILTON Bermuda (Reuters) - Hurricane Gonzalo slammed into Bermuda on Friday, knocking out most of the electricity as it lashed the tiny Atlantic island chain with pounding surf, torrential rain and howling wind, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. The strongest storm to sweep the subtropical British territory in a decade made full landfall at about 8:30 p.m. as the 35-mile-wide (56 km) eye of the storm crossed the south-central coast of Bermuda, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reported. ...


California fraud defendant charged with plotting to kill witnesses

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:43
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California man awaiting trial for insurance fraud and other charges was indicted for plotting with other inmates to kill nine witnesses set to testify against him, prosecutors said on Friday. Charles Waldo was indicted by a grand jury with nine counts of solicitation to commit murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder on Wednesday, Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson said in a statement. Those counts are in addition to 50 other charges already filed against Waldo. ...

News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:36

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Washington. Obama signed an executive order to improve security measures for government credit and debit cards. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Barack Obama turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response as public-health officials expanded their containment efforts to include a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights. The World Health Organization admitted making mistakes in failing to control the outbreak still spreading in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.


3 day care workers accused of hanging boy on door

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:28
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Three day care workers in Massachusetts have been fired, accused of hanging a toddler from a doorknob by his shirt and then taking photos and video.

California police identify remains of missing Saudi student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:06

Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is pictured in this undated handout photoBy Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police said on Friday they had identified the remains of a man found alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city as those of a college student from Saudi Arabia who went missing in September. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, was last seen at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Reseda on Sept. 17, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Authorities discovered his body in Palm Desert, roughly 125 miles (200 km) to the southeast, on Thursday. ...


Skimpy weapons video involving servicemen investigated in Utah

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:04
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Images of gun-toting women wearing camouflage bikinis and riding in a tank at a Utah target range have prompted an investigation into whether National Guard and state police gear and uniforms were improperly used in the photo shoot, officials said Friday. The photos were to appear in the 2015 "Hot Shots Calendar," produced by a company of the same name, to raise money for wounded veterans charities in Britain and the United States, according its website. ...

Ebola causing some people to change travel plans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:53

FILE- In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Coast Guard Health Technician Nathan Wallenmeyer, left, and CBP supervisor Sam Ko conduct prescreening measures on a passenger, right, who arrived from Sierra Leone at O'Hare International Airport's Terminal 5 in Chicago. Officials recommend against travel to the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the epicenter of the epidemic. (AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Melissa Maraj, File)DALLAS (AP) — Travel agents say customers are asking whether it's safe to fly, and what steps they should take to guard against Ebola.