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Two adults, two boys killed at New York home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:49
By TG Branfalt Jr GUILDERLAND N.Y. (Reuters) - Two adults and two children of Chinese descent have been killed in a central New York house, police said on Thursday. The victims, whose names have not been released, were a 37-year-old man, a 39-year-old woman and two boys aged 7 and 10 years old, Guilderland Police Chief Carol Lawlor said at a press conference. Lawlor offered scant details on the crime, including how the four people were killed on Wednesday. Local and state police as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating the killings. ...

U.S. House Republicans release $750 million in Ebola funds to Pentagon

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday agreed to release $700 million more to fight Ebola from the Defense Department's request to shift $1 billion in war funds, bringing the total so far to $750 million. The additional funds were released following briefings from Pentagon officials this week after a handful of lawmakers had limited the funding shift to just $50 million until they received more information about plans to deploy up to 4,000 U.S. ...

U.S. Republican Senator still undecided on Ebola funding increase

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:45

Senator Inhofe talks to media after closed Senate Armed Services hearing in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator James Inhofe has not yet agreed to release additional Defense Department funds for a military mission to fight Ebola in West Africa, his spokeswoman said on Thursday, citing concerns over protecting military staff and the mission's long-term future. Approval by Inhofe, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services committee, is the final sign-off needed for an increase in Pentagon Ebola funds to $750 million. Two key House of Representatives lawmakers earlier on Thursday agreed to that amount after releasing only $50 million last week. ...


Police: 2 flamingos die after bungled frat prank

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:43
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Police say a Mississippi college student has been arrested after bungled prank led to the deaths of two Chilean flamingos at the Hattiesburg Zoo.

HealthCare.gov fixes error on website for Latinos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov has fixed a conspicuous translation error on its Spanish-language website that had puzzled native speakers.

1901 Boston time capsule yields small red book

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:40

The contents of a 113-year-old time capsuleWOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A time capsule that had been hidden in the head of a lion statue atop a historical landmark for more than a century yielded one surprise Thursday: a hardcover book.


Suit: Cold Burger King onion rings sparked attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:37

Onion ringsBLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is suing Burger King after he says a manager attacked him for complaining about cold onion rings.


California power regulator to exit amid criticism

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:29
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's chief utility regulator, under fire over accusations of secret dealings with the state's largest utility, said Thursday he will not seek reappointment when his term ends at the end of the year.

Cops: 4 slain include 2 adults, boys ages 7 and 10

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:29
GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) — The four people found slain inside their suburban upstate New York home were two adults and two boys, ages 7 and 10, authorities said Thursday as they sought the public's help in their investigation.

Rain floods some areas of Arizona, leads to rescue

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:20
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — Storms dropped heavy rain in parts of southern and central Arizona, flooding roadways in some low-lying areas and leading firefighters to rescue a man whose van got stuck.

Detroit talks with holdout creditor move to New York as clock ticks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:12

The word 'Bankruptcy' is seen painted on the side of a vacant building by street artists as a statement on the financial affairs of the city on Grand River Avenue in DetroitBy Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - Mediation for the last, and potentially one of the biggest, settlements in Detroit's historic bankruptcy case has moved to New York City, a Detroit spokesman said on Thursday, amid a newspaper report that a potential deal with Financial Guaranty Insurance Co is still days away. Bond insurer FGIC is the last major objector to the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy, with $1.1 billion on the line from guaranteeing payments on city pension debt. ...


Accident on New Jersey Turnpike, injuries reported

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:10

Adults, children injured in New Jersey Turnpike crashAn accident on the New Jersey Turnpike has backed up traffic for miles and resulted in a number of injuries.


W.Va. won't fight challenge to gay-marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:01
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's ban on same-sex marriages, potentially clearing the way for gay couples to wed.

No new trial for scientist who shot at US troops

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:00
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has rejected a bid by a U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist to have her conviction for shooting at American soldiers overturned.

Icahn wants more Apple buybacks, sees $203 stock

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:59

This combination made with file photos shows activist investor Carl Icahn, left, and Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook. In a letter dated Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, Icahn asked Cook to give the Apple’s board a plan to meaningfully increase share repurchases. In return, the billionaire investor promises not to offer up any of his roughly 53 million Apple Inc. shares in the repurchase. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, Tony Avelar)Carl Icahn just can't help himself.


Flamingo snatched from zoo euthanized, college student arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:45

Flamingo snatched from zoo euthanized, college student arrestedA 19-year-old college student on a scavenger hunt has been charged with snatching a Chilean Flamingo from a Mississippi zoo in what police say was a prank gone wrong.


Melissa Ratcliff, ex-Gore aide, dies in accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:37
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Melissa Bonney Ratcliff, a one-time aide to former Vice President Al Gore, has been killed by an elderly motorist's out-of-control car in San Diego.

Police: Suspects sought for bicycle theft in Rittenhouse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:22

 Suspects sought for bicycle theft in RittenhousePolice are searching for the suspects wanted for a bicycle theft in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse section on Saturday.


Firefighter donating part of his liver to sick little girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:19

Firefighter donating part of his liver to sick little girlA Bethlehem firefighter is coming to the rescue of a little girl in need of a liver transplant.


Flamingo snatched from zoo injured, euthanized

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:15
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A 19-year-old college student on a scavenger hunt has been charged with snatching a Chilean Flamingo from a Mississippi zoo in what police say was a prank gone wrong.