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Parents: School board overreacted over hazing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:30

 School board overreacted over hazingBoard members reaffirmed hazing, bullying and intimidation of any kind won't be tolerated during a meeting inside Central Bucks High School in Doylestown, Bucks County Tuesday night.


VW recalls 270,000 cars in China to fix airbags

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:28
BEIJING (AP) — Volkswagen and a Chinese partner are recalling 270,000 cars in China to repair a software problem that might prevent air bags from activating properly, the government said Wednesday.

Cause sought for Antares rocket explosion in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:20

Cause sought for Antares rocket explosion in VirginiaThe owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission to the International Space Station.


Cause sought for Antares rocket explosion in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:59

Cause sought for Antares rocket explosion in VirginiaThe owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission to the International Space Station.


Govt to probe Indians with foreign bank accounts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:58

India’s Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, walks back after addressing the media outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.The Indian government Wednesday handed over to the Supreme Court a list of more than 600 Indians with unauthorized foreign bank accounts as it attempts to crack down on rampant tax evasion. Rohatgi said the list with the names of 627 people having bank accounts abroad was handed over to the Supreme Court on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government handed over the names of more than 600 Indians with foreign bank accounts to the Supreme Court on Wednesday after public outrage over rampant tax evasion.


Mom who drove van into ocean wants to see kids

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:58
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach wants to see them.

AccuWeather: Day of Change; Clouds, Spotty Shower

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:32

 Day of Change with Clouds, Spotty ShowerMeteorologist David Murphy says much cooler weather arrives tonight and tomorrow.


PHOTOS: Rocket explosion in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:23

 Rocket explosion in VirginiaThe unmanned Antares rocket exploded moments after liftoff in Virginia Tuesday night.


LG Electronics profit surges on smartphone sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:15

A man uses his mobile phone near a banner advertising LG Electronics' G3 smartphone in front of a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday its third-quarter profit jumped 87 percent over a year earlier as smartphone sales set a record high.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday its third-quarter profit jumped 87 percent over a year earlier as smartphone sales set a record high.


Costly U.S. nuclear arms revamp, tight cash call for tough choices

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:07

Hagel delivers the keynote address to the Association of U.S. Army annual meeting in WashingtonBy David Alexander KINGS BAY Ga. (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel grabbed a ladder extending through the sleek black hull of the USS Tennessee at a Navy submarine base here and disappeared down the hatch for a close look at one of the Pentagon's most daunting budget issues. Inside the vessel, 24 tubes for launching nuclear ballistic missiles sliced through the submarine's decks, with the crew's bunks and Spartan living quarters packed in around them. The Tennessee and 13 other Ohio-class submarines are critical elements of the U.S. ...


Deutsche Bank loses $116M in Q3, replaces CFO

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:41
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank lost 92 million euros ($116 million) in the third quarter as the bank faced ongoing financial burdens from lawsuits, new regulations and its effort to shed risky past investments.

4 injured in 2-vehicle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:40

4 injured in 2-vehicle crash on Roosevelt BoulevardPolice say four people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in the Olney section of Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.


Slow-moving lava creeps closer to Hawaii homes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:21
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii authorities say lava from Kilauea volcano is burning tires and other materials that could generate more smoke.

World Bank: China needs reform, not growth targets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:46
BEIJING (AP) — China's growth could decline to close to 7 percent next year but Beijing should focus on overhauling its economy instead of trying to stick to official growth targets, the World Bank said Wednesday.

Houston bus owner gets probation in 2008 crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:27

FILE - National Transportation Safety Board investigators David Rayburn, left, and Robert Accetta walk in this Aug. 10, 2008 file photo past a charter bus involved in a deadly accident early Friday that killed 17 people and left at least eight others in critical condition in Sherman, Texas. The owner of the Houston bus company who was charged after a 2008 crash has avoided prison after a federal judge sentenced him to three years of probation in a plea agreement Friday Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a Houston bus company who was charged after a 2008 crash that killed 17 passengers on their way to a religious retreat has avoided prison after a federal judge sentenced him to three years of probation in a plea agreement.


Report: China's ports fail to regulate pollution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:25
BEIJING (AP) — A new report shows China's busy ports have mostly failed to regulate heavy emissions of sulfur oxide and other pollutants from cargo ships and other port vehicles.

Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:40

The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, sits on the launchpad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, October 27, 2014ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.


Hong Kong tycoon feels Beijing's ire for criticism

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:19

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008 file photo, James Tien, then a candidate of Liberal Party, thanks for his supporters after losing the seat at the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong. Delegates to China's top government advisory body are expected to vote Wednesday, Oct, 29, 2014 on kicking Tien out after his comments on the unpopular leader, Leung Chun-ying. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon is feeling Beijing's wrath after he voiced doubts about the city's China-backed leader, who is struggling to end monthlong democracy protests.


Conviction of bombing suspect's friend came slowly

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:13

Robel Phillipos, left, departs federal court after he was convicted in Boston Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 on two counts of lying about being in the dorm room of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev three days after the bombing in 2013, while two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a third friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ended in another conviction, but the amount of time the jury spent deliberating and its somewhat mixed verdict could help federal prosecutors argue against any new defense bid to move Tsarnaev's trial outside of Boston, according to some legal observers.


Arizona sheriff ordered to undergo training to stop racial profiling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:51
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday ordered a controversial Arizona sheriff to undergo the same training as his deputies to prevent racial profiling and unlawful detention in the wake of the lawman's recent comments. U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow criticized sheriff Joe Arpaio during a hearing in Phoenix for telling a reporter he would have no problem conducting an immigration sweep like one performed in the town of Guadalupe in 2008, which was later declared unconstitutional. ...