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Cremated remains of Jonestown bodies found in Del.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:48
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The cremated remains of nine victims of a 1978 mass cult suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, have turned up in a former funeral home in Delaware, officials said Thursday.

Many U.S. families feel economic stress, few see wages rising: Fed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:43
By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A quarter of U.S. families feel they are under economic stress due to the aftershock of the Great Recession and most do not expect their wages to increase in the next year, according to a new Federal Reserve study released on Thursday. In its first large-scale study of household finances, the U.S. central bank uncovered lingering effects of the sharpest economic downturn since the Great Depression, with 42 percent of respondents saying they had delayed major purchases and 18 percent saying they put off a major life decision, including buying a home or getting married, due to the crisis. In a finding that could figure into the Fed's monetary policy debate, three-fourths of households said they expected their incomes to be the same or lower over the next year. If true, it could mean the economy is far from generating the sort of strong wage growth that Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other policymakers say they hope to see before raising interest rates.

China tightens grip on instant messaging services

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:42

A picture illustration shows icons of WeChat and Weibo app in BeijingBEIJING (AP) — China's government tightened control over popular instant messaging services Thursday after telling South Korea that access to some foreign services was blocked because they were used to exchange terrorism-related information.


Spying revelations lead to German encryption boom

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:39

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Silicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Revelations about the NSA's electronic eavesdropping capabilities, with targets reported to include Chancellor Angela Merkel, have sparked anger in Germany, and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or comb through texts. “Snowden’s leaks were a real boon for us,” said Callas, whose company sells an encryption app which allows users to talk and text in private. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or comb through texts.


Smiling Man Accused of Stealing Car Planted by Police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:38
A New Mexico man allegedly hopped into a vehicle that wasn't his, blasting the popular tune "Best Day of My Life" before things took a turn for the worse.

US judge OKs bail in Philadelphia police indictment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:37

US judge OKs bail in Philadelphia police indictmentA U.S. trial judge has upheld rulings that grant house arrest to two Philadelphia police officers charged with robbing and beating drug suspects.


Researchers ID 1st set of remains from Fla. school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:37
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — University of South Florida forensic experts announced Thursday that for the first time they have identified the remains of a boy buried at a now-closed Florida reform school where some guards were accused of brutality.

Del. officials find remains of 9 Jonestown victims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:36
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police say the cremated remains of nine victims of a 1978 mass cult suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, have turned up in a former funeral home in Delaware.

Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:32

In this Aug. 1, 2014 photo, Louise Danzig, of Montauk, N.Y., stands in a field in East Hampton, N.Y., that is home to deer that may carry ticks that cause people to develop allergic reactions to red meat. Danzig landed in the hospital last summer after a tick bite caused her to go into anaphylactic shock from eating a hamburger. (AP Photo/Rachelle Blidner)A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick.


Mexico dreams face test after opening to investors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:29
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has passed laws to open its oil, gas and electric industries to private and foreign investors after 76 years of state control. Now comes the hard part.

Hawaii rattled by quake as hurricanes near

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:26
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude-4.5 earthquake has rattled Hawaii's Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands.

Person struck, killed by train in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:21

Person struck, killed by train in Delaware CountyService on SEPTA's Wilmington-Newark line was suspended Thursday after a person was struck and killed by an Amtrak Acela train.


New Jersey town renames building after Obama

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:16
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — John F. Kennedy's name is coming off a town-owned building in New Jersey, and President Barack Obama's name is going on it.

275 households told to flee Oregon wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:15

Helicopter drops water on the Rowena fire in Oregon amid high winds and dry conditions on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The Rowena fire began in brush Tuesday night. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Stuart Tomlinson)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When the smoke cleared from a new wildfire threatening the small Columbia River Gorge community of Rowena, residents glimpsed an even less-welcome sight — a line of flames visible from the city of The Dalles, about 6 miles away.


Researchers ID boy buried at Fla. school in 1940

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:14
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — University of South Florida researchers say they have used DNA testing for the first time to identify the remains of a boy buried at an unmarked grave at a reform school 74 years ago.

Researchers say they have ID'd 1st remains of boy buried at Florida reform school in 1940

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:04
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Researchers say they have ID'd 1st remains of boy buried at Florida reform school in 1940.

US airlines running behind schedule so far in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:55
More U.S. flights arrived late in June than the month before, continuing a string of poor performances by the nation's airlines.

Body of US general arrives at Dover Air Force Base

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:52

Body of US general arrives at Dover Air Force BaseThe body of a two-star general killed in an Afghan "insider attack" has arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.


Spying revelations lead to German encryption boom

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:50

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Silicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Revelations about the NSA's electronic eavesdropping capabilities, with targets reported to include Chancellor Angela Merkel, have sparked anger in Germany, and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or comb through texts. “Snowden’s leaks were a real boon for us,” said Callas, whose company sells an encryption app which allows users to talk and text in private. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or comb through texts.


Ohio agents take over probe of Wal-Mart shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:49
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's state crime bureau has taken over investigation of the fatal police shooting of a man in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store.