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Mumia Abu-Jamal to speak to college graduates

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 21:44

Mumia Abu-Jamal to speak to college graduatesA one-time death row inmate now serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer is due to speak Sunday at a graduation from Vermont's Goddard College, his alma mater.


Ebola in US: People scared, but outbreak unlikely

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 20:08

 People scared, but outbreak unlikelyEbola has arrived in the United States and people are scared.


Small earthquake shakes Nevada, felt in Las Vegas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 20:00
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake shook southwest Nevada, about 15 miles from Las Vegas. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Much Cooler!

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 19:48

Much Cooler!Meteorologist Chris Sowers says you'll need the coat and gloves this morning!


Ebola ruled out as cause of air traveler's illness

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 19:18

Ebola ruled out as cause of air traveler's illnessFederal health officials say Ebola has been ruled out as the cause of illness for a man who had traveled in West Africa and became sick on a flight from Brussels to the U.S.


Parents of Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham Plead for Help

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 19:15
Parents of abducted UVa student Hannah Graham are asking anyone with information on their missing daughter to come forward in a statement released Saturday.

Navy: Self-guided unmanned patrol boats make debut

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 18:37

This Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows an unmanned 11-meter rigid hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) from Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock, as it operates autonomously during an Office of Naval Research demonstration of swarmboat technology held on the James River in Newport News, Va. During the demonstration as many as 13 Navy boats, using an ONR-sponsored system operated autonomously or by remote control during escort, intercept and engage scenarios. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, John F. Williams)NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Self-guided unmanned patrol boats that can leave warships they're protecting and swarm and attack potential threats on the water could join the Navy's fleet within a year, defense officials say, adding the new technology could one day help stop attacks like the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole off Yemen.


5 injured in Philadelphia nightclub shootings

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 18:27

5 injured in Philadelphia club shootingsFive people are injured after separate shootings outside two Philadelphia nightclubs overnight.


Hurricane Simon weakening off Mexico's coast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 18:05
MIAMI (AP) — Simon is rapidly weakening but remains a major hurricane in the Pacific that poses no direct threat to land.

Hurricane Simon intensifies off Mexico's coast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 18:03
MIAMI (AP) — Simon has strengthened into a major hurricane in the Pacific, but still poses no direct threat to land.

1 dead when car crashes into LA-area doughnut shop

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 17:57
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say one adult is dead and four others are injured after a car crashed into a doughnut shop in Canoga Park.

Doctor successfully treated for Ebola hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 16:30
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts doctor and missionary who was successfully treated for Ebola he contracted in Africa is back in the hospital with what appears to be a respiratory infection, but doctors don't suspect a recurrence of the virus.

Navy: Self-guided unmanned patrol boats make debut

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 16:30
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Self-guided unmanned patrol boats that can leave the ships they're protecting and swarm and attack potential threats on the water could join the Navy's fleet within a year, defense officials say, adding the new technology could one day help stop attacks like the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole off Yemen.

Analysis: US works on Asia ties amid Mideast focus

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 15:47

Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh speaks to media at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, before having a working lunch. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — A military agreement with the Philippines and easing an arms embargo against Vietnam show the Obama administration wants deeper security ties with Asia, even as turmoil in the Mideast has undermined its hope of making Asia the heart of its foreign policy.


S. Korea rumor crackdown jolts social media users

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 15:43

In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo released by Daum Kakao, Saehoon Choi, left, and Sirgoo Lee, the two co-CEOs of Daum Kakao, an Internet portal and app developer, show their company's new logo during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea’s president is cracking down on rumors in cyberspace in a campaign that threatens the popularity of Daum Kakao owned Kakao Talk, the leading social media service in a country with ambitions to become a global technology leader. Prosecutors announced the crackdown two weeks ago after President Park Geun-hye complained about insults directed at her and said false rumors “divided the society.” (AP Photo/Daum Kakao)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president is cracking down on rumors in cyberspace in a campaign that threatens the popularity of Kakao Talk, the leading social media service in a country with ambitions to become a global technology leader.


Star NYC prosecutor deflects attorney general buzz

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 15:11

FILE - In this April 1, 2014 file photo, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, left, looks on as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference in New York. Bharara is considered to be among fewer than 10 top candidates to replace Holder when he steps down as Attorney General. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is not doing much to encourage speculation that he's on the short list to be the next attorney general. And he's not exactly discouraging it either.


Preet Bharara, US attorney in Manhattan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 15:08
NAME — Preetinder S. Bharara

Albuquerque officials cancel school dance after mass shooting threat

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 14:20
ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico (Reuters) - An Albuquerque high school on Saturday canceled its homecoming dance after threats were posted online threatening a mass shooting. Albuquerque police said a 15-year-old was taken into custody in connection with the threat, which appeared on Instagram around 6:30 p.m. local time and said the shootings would occur at the dance some two hours later. "The threat was that someone was bringing a gun to the dance tonight and would hurt students," said Albuquerque School Board member Kathy Korte on her Facebook page. ...

2 killed as helicopter crashes into Colorado River

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 13:45
LOMA, Colorado (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a helicopter crashed into a river in western Colorado.

Ebola ruled out as cause of air traveler's illness

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 13:36
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal health officials say Ebola has been ruled out as the cause of illness for a man who had traveled in West Africa and became sick on a flight from Brussels to the U.S.