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SEPTA strike announcement could come today

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 00:24

SEPTA strike announcement could come todayIt is down to the wire in SEPTA's labor dispute with the Transit Workers Union.


TV space for campaign ads hard to find this late

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:45

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, right, and her Republican challenger, Scott Brown talk during a live televised debate hosted by New England Cable News, the Concord Monitor, and the University of New Hampshire at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H. New Hampshire’s Senate race, which includes media markets in Maine and Massachusetts _ is seeing, on average, a three-fold increase in spending on political advertising, but prime ad time is far more saturated. (AP Photo/Concord Monitor, Geoff Forester, Pool)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station — and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.


NY judge dismisses murder charge in 1986 killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:32
NEW YORK (AP) — A Miami man charged in the fatal shooting of a New York City restaurant owner in 1986 is a free man after a judge dismissed his murder case after finding prosecutors took too long to charge him.

Multi-vehicle crash on Route 55 in Franklin Township

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:27

Multi-vehicle crash on Route 55 in Franklin TownshipA multi-vehicle crash caused delays on Route 55 in Franklin Township, NJ early Friday.


Missing domesticated exotic cat in Wilmington found

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:17

Missing domesticated exotic cat Boo has been foundThe domesticated exotic cat known as "Boo" returned home Thursday night and is now quarantined for the next 10 days.


Embattled Ferguson chief criticizes Holder remarks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:09
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The embattled police chief of the suburban St. Louis town where a white officer's fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old remains under investigation has criticized Attorney General Eric Holder's recent call for "wholesale change" in the department.

AP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politics

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:04

In this Oct. 9, 2014 photo, a boy runs across a street in the fishing town of Petersburg, Alaska. Despite being reachable only by ferry or airplane, the island town of 3,000 on Alaska's Inside Passage received day-long visits in October from both U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan. Their Senate race is being watched closely nationwide as one that could contribute to a shift in the political balance of the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) — When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged state.


Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:54

Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort KentWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The confrontation between the state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up on Friday when a judge issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine after she defied state officials and took a bike ride. The order from Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of the Maine District Court, instructs nurse Kaci Hickox to submit to "direct active monitoring," and "not to be present in public places" like shopping centers, movie theaters or workplaces except to receive necessary healthcare. ...


Hello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:50

In this Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 photo, a model dressing as Japanese character Hello Kitty performs during a carnival at Sanrio Puroland, a theme park featuring Hello Kitty in Tokyo. When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. Come Saturday, fans around the world will celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of “cute-cool.” That is, Hello Kitty. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.


Investigation: Left-side mirrors a deadly flaw on SEPTA buses?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:33

 Left-side mirrors a deadly flaw on SEPTA buses?Could a mirror that's on every single SEPTA bus be to blame for dozens of serious knockdown accidents? That's what SEPTA bus drivers are warning in the wake of a deadly crash last month.


Image of Asia: Watching the iPhone line in Seoul

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:31

A mobile phone shop clerk dressed as Santa Claus keeps customers in line as they wait to buy Apple's iPhone 6, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Apple Inc. began selling the iPhone 6 in South Korea on Friday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, a phone store worker dressed as Santa Claus keeps customers in line as they wait to buy Apple's iPhone 6, in Seoul, South Korea. The device went on sale Friday in South Korea, one of the world's most wired societies, with 85 percent of its 50 million people online and 40 million smartphones. South Korea is also home to the world's top-selling smartphone maker Samsung, which is seeing more competition by cheaper local brands in China and India and by Apple in developed nations.


Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:15
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

Suspected cop killer Eric Frein arraigned in Pike County court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:58

 Eric Frein confessed to killing Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson31-year-old Eric Frein entered no plea Friday morning at a preliminary arraignment in Pike County, Pennsylvania.


UK Treasury chief set to pay off World War I bonds

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:19
LONDON (AP) — Britain is repaying some of the 2 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) it still owes investors who helped finance World War I.

North Korean Ebola policies hit tourism businesses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:03
BEIJING (AP) — North Korea's quarantine of foreigners to prevent Ebola has not disrupted business with the nation's largest trading partner, Chinese businesspeople say, although a tourist ban has hurt travel agencies that run tours to the reclusive country.

6th person charged in connection to sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 20:57
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in western Kentucky say they've charged a sixth person — a 15-year-old girl — in connection to a sexual assault on a 15-year-old boy.

Russia central bank in surprisingly big rate hike

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 20:51
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's central bank on Friday raised its main interest rate more than anticipated in its latest attempt to shore up the plummeting national currency.

Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:43

 "Unity, freedom!" (AP Photo/MTI, Janos Marjai)BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Following large-scale protests, Hungary's prime minister said Friday that the government would suspend a planned tax on Internet use and reconsider the matter next year.


Afghan leader makes rare reference to Taliban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:40

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai delivers his speech at the opening ceremony of the 4th Ministerial Conference of Istanbul Process of Afghanistan, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Takaki Yajima, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — Afghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, in an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks aimed at bringing down his month-old government.


Multi-vehicle crash slows traffic on Route 55 in Franklin Township

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:36

Multi-vehicle crash slows traffic on Route 55 in Franklin TownshipA multi-vehicle crash caused delays on Route 55 in Franklin Township, NJ early Friday.