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Human remains found as workers dig for pool in Riverton, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:23

Human remains found as workers dig for pool in Riverton, New JerseyThe Burlington County Prosecutor's Office is investigating after human remains were found by workers digging for a pool in Riverton, New Jersey.


CB West head coach issues statement prior to meeting on alleged hazing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:22

CB West head coach issues statement prior to meeting on alleged hazingCentral Bucks West High School head football coach Brian Hensel released a statement hours before a meeting was to take place at the school concerning the hazing allegations that canceled the football season.


Appeal heard in racing great murder case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:18

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2007, file photo, Michael Goodwin looks at the jury as the verdict is read by the judge in Pasadena, Calif. A lawyer for Goodwin convicted of murdering auto racing great Mickey Thompson and his wife urged a California appellate court panel on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, to overcome distaste for defendant Goodwin and reverse his case. (AP Photo/Francine Orr, Pool, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for a man convicted of murdering auto racing great Mickey Thompson and his wife urged a California appellate court panel on Tuesday to overcome distaste for defendant Michael Goodwin and reverse his case.


Exclusive: DOT looks at Delta's actions on Atlanta-area airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:15

Two delta Airlines jets sit at their gates at the Lambert - St. Louis International AirportBy Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Transportation said on Tuesday it is looking into a complaint that Delta Airlines Inc used "unfair and deceptive practices" to block development of a second major airport near Atlanta. The agency's action comes in response to a complaint filed by county commissioners and a private group trying to develop commercial air service at Silver Comet Field, a small airport about 40 miles from Atlanta. The DOT also received a letter opposing the plan from newly elected county commissioners due to take office in January. ...


Maine prepared to enforce 'voluntary' quarantine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:14

This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Health officials said Tuesday they're prepared to legally enforce the state's "voluntary" quarantine on health care workers who've treated Ebola patients.


Mystic Island recovers 2 years after Sandy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:13

Mystic Island recovers 2 years after SandyOn any street in Mystic Island you can hear workmen hammering. It's the sound of progress.


Suspect in North Carolina courthouse shooting apprehended

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:13
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A man suspected of shooting and wounding two people in front of a courthouse on Tuesday in North Carolina has been apprehended, the local police chief said. The Nashville Police Department identified the suspect as Ontarious Montre Lewis, 23, who authorities said fled the scene after leaving two men with wounds that do not appear to be life-threatening. One of the victims was shot in the back and another was shot in the leg and hand in an incident that appeared to be targeted, Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins told a news conference. ...

Suspicious cyber activity at White House detected, addressed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:57

The White House is seen with the Washington Monument behind it and the Jefferson Memorial in WashingtonBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Suspicious cyber activity has been detected on the computer network used by the White House and measures have been taken to address it, a White House official disclosed on Tuesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, would not say who might have been responsible for the activity on what was described as an unclassified computer network used by employees of the Executive Office of the President. "In the course of assessing recent threats we identified activity of concern on the unclassified EOP network. ...


Cyber breaches put 18.5 million Californians' data at risk in 2013: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:44

Attorney General Harris speaks at the 2014 California Democrats State Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los AngelesBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cyber intrusions and other data breaches put the personal records of 18.5 million Californians, nearly half the state's population, at risk in 2013, a seven-fold increase over the year before, the state attorney general reported on Tuesday. The number of data breaches reported by companies and government entities increased 28 percent, from 131 in 2012 to 167 last year, more than half of them, or 53 percent, caused by cyber incursions such as computer hacking and malware, the report said. ...


FBI says it faked AP story to catch bomb suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:41

FBI buildingSEATTLE (AP) — The FBI is confirming it faked an Associated Press story to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007.


US to increase security at some federal buildings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a "precautionary step."

Ebola nurse on defensive gets call from Obama

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:32

Amber Vinson, 29, the Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola, right, embraces Emory University Hospital epidemiologist Dr. Bruce Ribner, as she leaves a press conference after being discharged from the hospital, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Atlanta. Vinson worked as a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who died of Ebola at the hospital on Oct. 8. Vinson was one of two nurses who became infected while caring for Duncan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:30
CAPE CANVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Commercial space station supply ship rocket explodes after liftoff at Virginia launch site.

Prosecutor: Former band member organized hazing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:27
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor said Tuesday that a former band member charged in the death of a Florida A&M University drum major was the chief organizer of a brutal hazing ritual that had been a secret tradition at the school for years.

U.S. boosts security at government buildings citing terrorist threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:27

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Johnson takes part in a question and answer session in OttawaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is increasing security at government buildings in Washington and other cities because of continuing terrorist threats and last week's attack on the Canadian parliament, the Homeland Security Department said on Tuesday. A U.S. official said there had been no credible information about any specific plot against a U.S. target, but many calls to attack the United States have been issued, including on social media, by supporters of groups such as Islamic State and al Qaeda. ...


States ask Congress to intervene on drug prices

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicaid chiefs from red and blue states are urging Congress to stem the cost of revolutionary new drugs for hepatitis C, cancer, and other diseases.

Papa John's CEO attends funeral of slain employee

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:07

Papa John's CEO attends funeral of slain employeePapa John's CEO John Schnatter attended the funeral of one of his employees who was murdered in a store robbery.


Lava flow on Hawaii's Big Island crosses onto residential property

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:05
(Reuters) - A stream of lava from the Kilauea volcano crossed onto a residential property on Hawaii's Big Island where it was threatening to destroy its first house since the flow began on June 27, Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said on Tuesday. The flow has advanced about 90 yards since Monday morning as it moved toward Pahoa village, the civil defense statement said. Residents in the path of the slow-moving lava flow have been told to be ready to evacuate. (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

U.S. Coast Guard searches off Miami for two missing Cuban migrants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:00
By Zachary Fagenson and David Adams MIAMI BEACH Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard searched on Tuesday for two missing Cuban rafters, a day after 11 others on their homemade vessel were plucked safely from the waters off Miami. The rescued members of the all-male group said they spent more than a week trying to cross the 90-mile-wide (145-km-wide) Florida Straits separating Cuba from the United States. It remains unclear how many of them will be allowed to remain in the United States and how many will be repatriated to Cuba. ...

Authorities rescue dogs from suspected fighting ring in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:55

Authorities rescue dogs from suspected fighting ring in South PhiladelphiaMore than a dozen dogs, including at least 8 puppies, have been removed from a home after police raided a suspected dog fighting operation in South Philadelphia.