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Macy's to head overseas with branch in Abu Dhabi

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:35
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East will be getting the world's first Macy's department store outside the United States, and just for good measure, its second Bloomingdale's, too.

PHOTOS: Raid on suspected dog fighting ring

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:27

 Raid on suspected dog fighting ringThe Action Cam was there as authorities seized puppies and dog fighting equipment from a South Philadelphia row house.

Police: 3 family members dead in Seattle shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:30
SEATTLE (AP) — A man fatally shot his adult daughter and a teenage granddaughter on Monday night at a south Seattle home, then killed himself, Seattle police said. An unharmed 10-year-old boy was able to call 911 and report the shooting.

Parents demand answers after charter school closes abruptly

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:28

Parents demand answers after charter school closes abruptlyAngry parents gathered in Frankford, wanting to know why their children's school was shutting down with what they said was virtually no advance notice.

Police investigate possible dog fighting ring in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:20

Police raid suspected dog fighting operation in South PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a possible dog fighting ring inside a South Philadelphia house early Tuesday morning.

1 injured in fast-moving house blaze in Somerton

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:58

1 injured in fast-moving house blaze in SomertonOfficials say one person was injured in a fast-moving house blaze in Philadelphia's Somerton section early Tuesday morning.

Ex-gov, ex-con Edwin Edwards on the stump again

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:49

FILE - In this March 17, 2014 file photo, former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards speaks with reporters at the Baton Rouge Press Club in Baton Rouge, La., after announcing that he would join the race to represent the state’s Baton Rouge-based 6th District of the U.S. House of Representatives. With enthusiasm and vigor that belies his age, he’s running for Congress in south Louisiana in what would be his second resurrection from the political dead. Some say it’s a fool’s errand. But Edwards says he’s encouraged by the warm reception he received when he emerged from more than eight years in federal prison in 2011. (AP Photo/Travis Spradling, File)HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) — Off a narrow gravel road running between a handful of mostly abandoned lots near a Mississippi River levee, down past sprawling oak trees and thick weeds, a lectern framed by banana trees has been set up in front of three short rows of folding chairs.

Softbank invests $840M in India tech companies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:05
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese telecommunications company Softbank Corp. said Tuesday that it's investing nearly $840 million in two technology companies in India, making a bet on what it sees as a lucrative market for growth.

Honda profit rises on weak yen, lowers forecast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:49
TOKYO (AP) — Honda's net profit for the July-September quarter surged nearly 18 percent but the Japanese automaker lowered its earnings forecast for the full year, pointing to difficulties in its home Japan market.

Grandfather kills daughter, granddaughter and self in Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:14
(Reuters) - A grandfather shot dead his daughter, granddaughter and then turned the gun on himself on Monday in a Seattle home, authorities said. Officers received a call at around 8:15 p.m. from a 10-year-old boy who was inside the home and said his grandfather threatened his mother and sister with a handgun before he shot them, the Seattle Police Department said. The boy ran from the home as the man, who police described as being in his 60s, shot himself. The identities of the shooter and the victims were not provided, and further details were not immediately available. ...

California man convicted of murders of Chinese USC graduate students

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:22
(Reuters) - A Los Angeles man was convicted on Monday for shooting dead two University of Southern California graduate students from China during a botched robbery attempt in 2012, prosecutors said. Javier Bolden, 22, was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the slayings of 23-year-old engineering students Ming Qu and Ying Wu, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a statement. Bolden was also convicted for attempted murder and assault with a firearm for a separate shooting earlier that year, the attorney's office said. ...

Father of man who killed sons arrested in Washington state for child pornography

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:50
(Reuters) - The father of a man who killed himself and his two young sons in a fiery explosion in 2012 was arrested in Washington state on Monday on a child pornography charge, authorities said. Steven Powell, 64, was charged with a second degree possession of child pornography count stemming from a 2012 voyeurism case, the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said in a statement. A search of Powell's home then uncovered photos of two young neighbor girls undressing in their bathroom, the prosecutor's office said. ...

Asian stocks muted after US, Europe declines

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:50

A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday after largely positive results from the European Central Bank's stress tests of financial institutions. Investors also looked ahead to earnings and a meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were muted Tuesday after declines in Wall Street and Europe as investors looked ahead to this week's meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Prosecutors to seek child-abuse charges against Arizona mother

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:37
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona prosecutors are seeking child abuse charges against a woman who drew national attention when she left her two young sons in a hot car while she was at a job interview, after she failed to endow court-mandated trust funds for the children. Prosecutors filed a motion in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix to revoke a plea deal with Shanesha Taylor that called for her to put $60,000 in child care and educational accounts by Monday. ...

Constitution Center names gallery for Bush 41

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:32

Constitution Center names gallery for Bush 41The National Constitution Center will display copies of the nation's three founding documents in a new gallery named for former President George H.W. Bush.

Parents demand answers of charter school closes abruptly

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:29

Parents demand answers after charter school closes abruptlyStudents at a troubled charter school in Philadelphia got a surprise Monday morning - they found the high school portion of it closed.

Lava flow from Hawaii volcano just 70 yards from nearest residence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:19

The lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano is seen near the village of Pahoa, HawaiiBy Karin Stanton KAILUA-KONA Hawaii (Reuters) - Lava flow from the Kilauea volcano that has been creeping toward inhabited areas of Hawaii's Big Island for months is now just 70 yards (meters) from the nearest residential property, authorities said on Monday. Residents in the path of the lava have been placed on alert for possible evacuation, and smoke advisories have been issued for downwind areas, the County of Hawaii said in a civil defense alert. ...

Suspect in deputy deaths had Utah arrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:05

Law enforcement officers gather at the site where a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The deputy was taken to a hospital but his condition is not immediately known.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man accused in a shooting rampage that left two sheriff's deputies dead in California had been arrested in Utah nearly 10 years ago, but authorities didn't connect him with his criminal past or his previous deportations.

Judge delays trial in Colorado cinema massacre case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:11
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The judge presiding over the Colorado cinema massacre case on Monday delayed the murder trial of accused gunman James Holmes by six weeks to January, but denied a request by defense lawyers for a lengthier postponement. Holmes, 26, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to criminal wrongdoing linked to the shooting deaths of 12 moviegoers inside a suburban Denver movie theater during a midnight viewing of a Batman film in July 2012. ...

US governors, Army go own way on Ebola quarantines

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:45
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with the Ebola virus and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk, but some state governors and even the Army are carving their own paths.