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Shooting reported at YMCA in Coatesville, 1 injured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:43

Shooting at YMCA in Coatesville, 2 injuredPolice are investigating a shooting at a YMCA in Chester County.


Razor blade in candy in Vineland, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:41

Razor blade in candy in Vineland, New JerseyA warning for parents whose children went trick-or-treating in Vineland, New Jersey. Authorities say they've found evidence of candy tampering.


World Trade Center reopens, 13 years after 9/11

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:37

A doorman holds the door for an employee entering One World Trade Center, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 in New York. Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business, marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the United States as a whole. Publishing giant Conde Nast will start moving Monday into One World Trade Center, a 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper that dominates the Manhattan skyline. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business — marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Publishing giant Conde ...


Lockheed F-35 fighter jet lands on U.S. aircraft carrier: spokesman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:36
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first of two Lockheed Martin Corp F-35C fighter jets landed successfully on the USS Nimitz off the coast of San Diego on Monday, marking the new warplane's first landing on an aircraft carrier using its tailhook system, the Pentagon said. Joe DellaVedova, spokesman for the Pentagon's F-35 joint program office, said the landing was part of a two-week sea-based test that runs through Nov. 17. ...

Police: Traps rigged to shotgun shells in North Philadelphia warehouse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:35

 Traps rigged to shotgun shells in North Philadelphia warehouseAuthorities delivering eviction orders at a North Philadelphia property ended up calling out the bomb squad.


Feds: Islamic State suspect's siblings joined him

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:27

This undated passport photo provided by the U.S. attorney's office and presented as evidence at a detention hearing at federal court in Chicago, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, shows Mohammed Hamzah Khan. U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox judge said Monday that Khan, a suburban Chicago man accused of seeking to join Islamic State militants in Syria, will remain behind bars pending trial. Prosecutors say agents arrested Khan on Oct. 4, 2104 at O'Hare International Airport as he tried to board a flight to Turkey, which borders Syria. (AP Photo/U.S. attorney’s office)CHICAGO (AP) — A younger brother and sister left their suburban Chicago home and were detained at O'Hare International Airport along with their 19-year-old brother last month — all of them intent on traveling to Syria to join Islamic State militants, a prosecutor alleged on Monday while pushing for the older brother to remain behind bars.


SEPTA transit cop accused of lewd act on subway

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:26

SEPTA transit cop accused of lewd act on subwaySEPTA says a man seen performing a lewd act on a subway was an off-duty SEPTA transit cop.


A look at Virgin Galactic's feathering technology

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:24

In this Nov. 1, 2014, photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, Virgin Galactic pilot Todd Ericson, left, talks with NTSB Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart, right, at SpaceShipTwo accident site with investigators in Mojave, Calif. The cause of Friday's crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has not been determined, but investigators found the "feathering" system, which rotates the tail to create drag, was activated before the craft reached the appropriate speed, National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Christopher Hart said. (AP Photo/NTSB)The Virgin Galactic spaceship destroyed when it broke apart high over the Mojave Desert was designed to take tourists on a fleeting thrill ride through the lower reaches of space.


A dozen travelers being monitored for Ebola in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:20

A dozen travelers being monitored for Ebola in TrentonOfficials in Trenton, New Jersey have confirmed that they are monitoring a number of travelers who have recently returned from the west African nations fighting the Ebola crisis.


Maryland man charged with threats to Obama

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:12
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man is facing federal charges after being accused of emailing a threat to kill President Barack Obama and his family.

San Antonio mayor's car hit in drive-by shooting, mayor not a target: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:10
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Two people were injured and the mayor of San Antonio's car was damaged when it was caught in crossfire in a drive-by shooting on Monday involving rival gangs, police said. Mayor Ivy Taylor was not in the vehicle and her parked car was not a target, San Antonio police said. "During the course of this afternoon's shooting, a vehicle belonging to Mayor Taylor and a building associated with her were hit," San Antonio Police said in a statement. "There is no reason to believe that Mayor Taylor or her property were targets of this attack. ...

Shark clamps onto Hawaii surfer's hand in attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:07
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii woman escaped a tiger shark attack with only some injuries to her fingers and hand after her friend punched the animal until it relented.

ATF investigating truck fires in Bristol, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:01

ATF investigating truck fires in Bristol, Pa.The ATF is now involved in the investigation into the mysterious fire that destroyed several trucks at a Bristol Township business.


Source: No surgery for Eagles QB Nick Foles, out 6 to 8 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:57

 No surgery for Eagles QB Nick Foles, out 6 to 8 weeksPhiladelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Monday that quarterback Nick Foles and linebacker DeMeco Ryans were both injured in Sunday's match up against the Houston Texans.


Defense witnesses attack cyanide death diagnosis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:57
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The first two defense witnesses in a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher's homicide trial on Monday targeted the prosecution's central claim that the researcher purposely poisoned his neurologist wife with cyanide last year.

'Ouija' squeaks past 'Nightcrawler' for No. 1 spot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:39

This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Douglas Smith, as Pete, Olivia Cooke, as Laine, and Ana Coto, as Sarah, in the film, "Ouija." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Matt Kennedy)NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of Election Day, Hollywood had its own version of a recount. "Ouija" squeaked past "Nightcrawler" in final tallies to belatedly claim the top spot at the box office.


Country music's favorite guitar made in Lehigh Valley

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:38

Country music's favorite guitar made in Lehigh ValleyCountry music's biggest stars will be hitting the stage this week for the Country Music Awards.


Factbox: Energy, environment issues dominate some Senate races

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:36
By Valerie Volcovici (Reuters) - Energy and climate are central issues on some of the tightest U.S. Senate races of 2014 and have created a surge in spending by outside groups. Environment-focused groups are on track to spend over $85 million on key U.S. Senate races and state elections to support candidates who will protect the Obama administration's Climate Action Plan. Energy companies and industry groups have also poured money into tight races to support candidates who would promote oil and gas development and less environmental oversight. ...

Cuba seeks over $8 billion in foreign investment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:35
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba asked international companies Monday to invest more than $8 billion in the island as it attempts to kick-start a centrally planned economy starved for cash and hamstrung by inefficiency.

Rocket plane's tail activated prematurely in fatal crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:32

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 a team investigating the fatal test-flight crash of the Virgin Galactic passenger rocket plane to study why the co-pilot prematurely unlocked the ship's pivoting tail section, the National Transportation Safety Board chairman said on Monday. The untimely engagement of the tail mechanism, designed to slow the vehicle's descent into the atmosphere from space, and the possibility that pilot error was to blame, were disclosed by the NTSB late on Sunday and have emerged as a main thrust of the inquiry into the accident. ...