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Under pressure, Hagel steps as Pentagon chief

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:46

Under pressure, Hagel steps as Pentagon chiefDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers.


Hagel: US on stronger course toward security

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Obama administration has put the Defense Department and the United States on a stronger course toward stability and security.

Tribe becomes 1st to launch online gambling in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:25
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — California's Pala Indians have launched their Internet gambling site in New Jersey following a test period last week, becoming the first tribe to do so in the state.

Two more deaths identified by GM ignition-switch program

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:22

A recalled Chevy Cobalt ignition switch is seen at Raymond Chevrolet in AntiochBy Jessica Dye NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two additional deaths have been attributed to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors Co vehicles, bringing the total to 35, according a report on Monday from the lawyer overseeing a program to compensate for deaths and accidents linked to the part. As of Friday, the program, which began accepting claims on Aug. 1, had received 2,180 claims for injuries and deaths, an increase of more than 3 percent from a week earlier, according to the report from the office of lawyer Kenneth Feinberg. ...


Google settles with ex-banker over online abuse

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:47
LONDON (AP) — Google has agreed to a settlement with a former Morgan Stanley banker who sued the search engine over defamatory Internet posts.

AP Source: Hagel resigning as Defense secretary

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:43

Under pressure, Hagel steps as Pentagon chiefDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday.


Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:04

Chris Valasek, poses for a picture at the during the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. Valasek, who helped catapult car hacking into the public eye when he and a partner revealed last year they had been able to control a 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Ford Escape by plugging into a port used by mechanics. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.


Boston man still in hospital after naked fall

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 22:39
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man remains in the hospital after police say he fell naked through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport and then assaulted an elderly man.

Pit bull owners, dogs show support for ban's end

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 22:29
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Dozens of pit bull owners paraded with their dogs in Pawtucket (paw-TUCK'-et), Rhode Island, to celebrate their legal victory that overturned its decade-long ban on pit bills.

Merry marijuana: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 22:09

In this photograph taken on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, bud tenders Maxwell Bradford, back left, and Emma Attolini display buds in the shape of Christmas trees that are on sale for the holiday season in a recreational marijuana shop in northwest Denver. The nascent marijuana industry in Colorado is targeting holiday shoppers with special deals much like traditional retailers offer. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — That's not mistletoe.


Seattle councillors to vote on funding Internet access at homeless camps

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 22:01
SEATTLE (Reuters) - The Seattle City Council was expected to vote Monday on a measure that would fund Internet access at the city's homeless camps. Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant wants a portion of a proposed $100,000 in the upcoming city budget that has been earmarked to improve conditions at homeless camps to include access to Internet, including possible wireless availability. Sawant said Internet access will allow homeless individuals to look for jobs, communicate and keep up with news and current events. "We are no longer looking at Internet as a luxury. ...

Thousands raised for men exonerated in '75 murder

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 21:18
CLEVELAND (AP) — Thousands of dollars have been raised to help two men who have been exonerated in a 1975 Cleveland slaying after decades in prison.

I-95 reopens in Chester after serious crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:59

I-95 reopens in Chester after serious crashAll lanes have reopened on I-95 North in Delaware County after a serious crash involving a delivery truck and an SUV.


Two U.S. soldiers killed in bomb attack in Afghan capital: sources

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:33

Afghan security forces stand guard the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Four Taliban militants targeting a compound housing foreign workers in the Afghan capital were killed Wednesday night in a failed assault there, police said, the latest violence targeting foreigners in the country. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)KABUL (Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers were killed when their vehicle was hit by a bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, officials and sources said. "It was a magnetic bomb," said Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi. "It was either attached to the vehicle belonging to the foreigners or it was planted and detonated remotely." The Taliban insurgents, ousted from power by a U.S.-led coalition in 2001, could not immediately be reached for comment. ...


GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:30

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul speaks to the Chase Federalist Society at Northern Kentucky University, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Highland Heights, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama's order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully.


Baby at center of NJ Amber Alert found safe

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:53

Baby at center of NJ Amber Alert found safeA missing baby at the center of an Amber Alert issued by New Jersey State Police has been found safe.


New Jersey State Police issue Amber Alert for missing infant Steven Ristik from New York.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:39

Baby at center of NJ Amber Alert found safeNew Jersey State Police issue Amber Alert for missing infant Steven Ristik from New York.


Crash shuts down I-95 in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:21

I-95 reopens in Chester after serious crashA crash involving a delivery truck and an SUV has shut down I-95 in Delaware County. The coroner has been called to the scene.


ACCUWEATHER MAPS: Wednesday's possible snowfall

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:13

 Wednesday's possible snowfallAccuWeather is calling for the possibility of accumulating snow on Wednesday.


Police search for missing Whitehall Township woman

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:06

Family issues plea for missing Whitehall Township womanState police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing Whitehall Township woman who was last seen leaving her job.