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Malvern CEO pitches safety app in Shark Tank

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:57

Malvern CEO pitches safety app in Shark TankDid a Malvern CEO survive the Shark Tank?


Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:56

Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputiesA man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.


Lansdale Catholic helps boy's football dream to come true

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:54

Lansdale Catholic helps boy's football dream to come true11-year-old Kevin Smith of Lansdale has a lifetime dream of playing football.


NY, New Jersey issue stronger Ebola quarantine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:51

NY, New Jersey issue stronger Ebola quarantineAlarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.


Mom: School bully wrapped cord around girl's neck

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:49

 School bully wrapped cord around girl's neckPolice have become involved in the alleged assault of a student at a middle school in Perkasie, Bucks County.


Two 13-year-old boys arrested in student sex tape scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:45

Two 13-year-old boys arrested in student sex tape scandalPhiladelphia police arrested two 13-year-old boys Friday in a student sex tape scandal.


Pedestrian struck and killed in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:39

Pedestrian struck and killed in TrentonMercer County authorities are investigating a fatal accident in Trenton.


Ex-mob boss gets 4 months for meeting friend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:39
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A reputed former mob boss was ordered back to prison Friday for violating parole, and his lawyer complained that the FBI would pursue his client "to the grave."

School gunman was Homecoming prince, students say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:38

School gunman was Homecoming prince, students sayA student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.


NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:08

NYC COPS ATTACKED WITH HATCHETNEW YORK (AP) — A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.


Union picket lines go up at Taj Mahal casino

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:34

Union picket lines go up at Taj Mahal casinoThe battle over the future of the Trump Taj Mahal entered what could be its final phase on Friday as union picket lines went up outside the struggling casino, which even its would-be savior says is likely to close.


Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:02

In this Oct. 20, 2014 photo provided by Paragon Space Development Corporation, Google executive Alan Eustace is shown before a test flight for his Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 leap from the edge of space that broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert outside Roswell. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which has been working secretly for years to develop a self-contained commercial spacesuit that would allow people to explore some 20 miles above the Earth's surface.(AP Photo/Paragon Space Development Corporation)ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.


NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:02

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, speaks as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie listens at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in New York. The governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed "high risk." In the first application of the new set of standards, the states are quarantining a female healthcare worker returning from Africa who took care of Ebola patients. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says a team of disease detectives tracking the movements of a New York City doctor diagnosed with Ebola will soon detail their findings.


Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:00

In this Oct. 22, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, a geologist marks the coordinates of the Kilauea lava flow front with a GPS unit. A 13-mile finger of lava from Kilauea Volcano has started to again move quickly, and could hit a secondary road sometime Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Officials on Hawaii's Big Island won't start evacuating people until the lava flow is within three to five days of affecting Pahoa residents. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.


Teenager shot in Northern Liberties

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 09:51

Teenager shot in Northern LibertiesA 16-year-old boy is hospitalized after a shooting in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties section.


3 arrests, 1 injury after bomb threat and school fight at Newark High School in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 09:44

3 arrests, 1 injury after bomb threat and school fight at Newark High School in DelawareThree students face charges and another was hospitalized after a bomb threat led to a fight at Newark High School in Delaware.


Feds: Nothing new on Tsarnaev, 3 slayings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 09:36

FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. At least 1,000 people will be summoned and asked to fill out questionnaires for Tsarnaev's jury in the trial, a federal judge said during a status hearing Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Tsarnaev is charged with carrying out the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges and could face the death penalty if convicted. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Jan. 5. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors said in a court filing Friday they don't have any new evidence that the brother of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was involved in a 2011 triple slaying and have no witness who will testify to what Tsarnaev knew about his brother and the killings.


Nevada puts stop to ridesharing Uber for now

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 09:25
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It didn't take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is set for Nov. 6.

Maker of U.S. highway guardrails stops shipments over safety concerns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 09:12
(Reuters) - Railcar maker Trinity Industries Inc said on Friday that it would stop shipping a highway guardrail system, after the U.S. government demanded earlier in the week that the company conduct more crash tests of the product. The system was banned by Nevada in January, Massachusetts and Missouri banned it in September, and Virginia this month threatened to stop buying it over concerns that it can impale drivers in the event of a crash. The guardrail system consists of a flat piece of metal at the front of the guardrail which is intended to protect vehicle occupants in crashes. ...

Navajo officials mull election amid confusion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:53

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)PHOENIX (AP) — With their presidential election less than two weeks away, Navajo Nation officials are weighing how to proceed with a race that has become increasingly embroiled in confusion amid a debate involving the tribe's language.