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Home where babies' bodies found being torn down

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:47
BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — The squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were found last month was to be torn down.

Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:43
MOLINE, Kan. (AP) — The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one pilot ejecting from one of the aircraft.

Closing arguments set in trial of Tsarnaev friend

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:41
BOSTON (AP) — Closing arguments were scheduled in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:37

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 file photo, a visitor tries out a Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy Note 4 smartphone during the 2014 Korea Electronics Show in Goyang, South Korea. The Galaxy Note 4 went on sales in the U.S. last week at a crucial time for Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest smartphone maker. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The latest version of Samsung's popular big-screen Galaxy Note has gone on sale at a crucial time for the South Korean company as it suffers a rapid decline in profit from its global smartphone business.


Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:37

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 file photo, a visitor tries out a Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy Note 4 smartphone during the 2014 Korea Electronics Show in Goyang, South Korea. The Galaxy Note 4 went on sales in the U.S. last week at a crucial time for Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest smartphone maker. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The latest version of Samsung's popular big-screen Galaxy Note has gone on sale at a crucial time for the South Korean company as it suffers a rapid decline in profit from its global smartphone business.


Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:35

FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo released by Starpix shows designer Oscar de la Renta, right, and model Karlie Kloss backstage before the presentation of the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 collection sponsored by Revlon at Fashion Week in New York. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.


GAO upholds FCi protest against security contract to USIS unit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:11
(Reuters) - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday upheld portions of a protest filed by vetting firm FCi Federal Inc against a $190 million contract awarded to a unit of U.S. Investigative Services LLC (USIS) earlier this year by the Department of Homeland Security. FCi Federal has filed the protest, arguing that federal fraud charges filed against USIS LLC by the U.S. Justice Department for "dumping" 665,000 background check cases without conducting proper reviews should have disqualified it from winning the contract. ...

Museum shows Louis Armstrong photos by friend

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:37

A photo of Louis Armstrong is framed by his trumpet at the Louis Armstrong House Museum on Friday Oct. 17, 2014 in New York. The image is part of the collection from photographer Jack Bradley, whose close friendship with Armstrong gave him unrestricted access to make thousands of photographs of the great jazz musician. A portion of his collection is featured in a new exhibition opening Tuesday at the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona, Queens. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Armstrong sometimes referred to Jack Bradley as his "white son," inviting him to private rehearsals, recording sessions, on the road, his dressing room and home. Bradley had unrestricted access to his hero for 12 years, documenting him through thousands of photographs and saving Armstrong's sound recordings, fan letters — and even handkerchiefs.


California mayor resigns after drunk driving arrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
(Reuters) - A southern California mayor who was arrested last week on suspicion of drunken driving in an accident that injured four teenagers announced his resignation on Monday. Murrieta Mayor Alan Long, who gained national attention in the summer when he led a local backlash against a plan to process illegal Central American immigrants in the town, said he stepped down both as Mayor and as a city council member. "I do not believe under the circumstances it is appropriate for me to remain in these positions," Long said in a statement sent by his attorney Virginia Blumenthal. ...

Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:16

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014 file photo, protesters participate in a rally outside a McDonald’s on Chicago's south side as labor organizers escalate their campaign raise the minimum wage for employees to $15 an hour. As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they are also looking to motivate younger people, minorities and others in their base to go to the polls on Nov. 4th. The party has put questions on the ballot in five states asking voters whether the minimum wage should be increased. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school — some on as little as $7.25 per hour.


Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspends one of its own in porn scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:02
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania state Supreme Court late on Monday suspended one of its own, Justice Seamus P. McCaffery, in connection with an email porn scandal and other allegations of misconduct. The court opinion cited a “compelling and immediate need” to protect the integrity of the judicial system and the administration of justice. Four justices voted in favor of the suspension, one dissented, and two others, including McCaffery, recused themselves from consideration of the case. ...

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:59

FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo released by Starpix shows designer Oscar de la Renta, right, and model Karlie Kloss backstage before the presentation of the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 collection sponsored by Revlon at Fashion Week in New York. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.


Missouri State Senator arrested by Ferguson police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:37
(Reuters) - A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. State Senator Jamilah Nasheed was taken into custody by Ferguson police officers, said St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman. Further details were not immediately available. ...

AP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:33

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2010, file photo, the finale of the Oscar de la Renta spring 2011 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York. The designer, who died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers.


Standing ovation at Met Opera despite protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:56

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, protestors attend the arrivals at the Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season Opening in New York to register their disapproval of the Met's decision to premiere the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," later in the season. The opera, about the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer, is expected to attract more protesters when it opens Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday for an emotional protest against a musical work about the death of a Jewish man they say glorifies his Palestinian killers.


Fire forces evacuation of Doylestown nursing home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:55

Fire forces evacuation of Doylestown nursing homeSmoke from a fire forced the evacuation of a nursing home in Doylestown, Bucks County.


Police: Another possible Eric Frein sighting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:39

 Another possible Eric Frein sightingAction News has learned that Pennsylvania State Police say a law enforcement official possibly spotted accused cop killer Eric Frein earlier in the day Monday near a post office in the area.


2 teen girls attacked by group of students in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:25

2 teen girls attacked by group of students in CamdenAuthorities say two teenage girls were jumped by a group of students after school in Camden and it was all captured on video.


Police say they might have spotted ambush suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:16
Police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security amid another reported sighting Monday of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush.

Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:16
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending.