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Missing 10-year-old girl in Strawberry Mansion found safe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 22:51

Missing 10-year-old girl in Strawberry Mansion found safePolice say the missing 10-year-old girl who went missing from her home in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia has been found safe.


Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 22:29

In this photo taken Sept. 25, 2014, students carry chairs between classrooms at the Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz. on the Navajo Nation. Classroom buildings at the school have problems with asbestos and radon. The Obama administration is pushing ahead with a plan to improve the schools that gives tribes more control. But the endeavor is complicated by disrepair of so many buildings, not to mention a federal legacy dating to the 19th century that for many years forced Native American children to attend boarding schools. (AP Photo/John Locher)WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — On a desert outpost miles from the closest paved road, Navajo students at the Little Singer Community School gleefully taste traditional fry bread during the school's heritage week.


Obama says Ebola travel ban could make things worse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:52

Obama talks to the press after meeting with his team coordinating the government's Ebola response in the Oval Office of the White House in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Americans to avoid hysteria over Ebola, and played down the idea of travel bans from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, explaining that restrictions could make things worse. Lawmakers this week urged Obama to bar people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea from entering the United States. Obama has said he is not philosophically opposed to travel bans, but in his weekly address made it clear that he is not leaning toward them. ...


Police search for missing 10-year-old girl in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:50

Missing 10-year-old girl in Strawberry Mansion found safePolice are searching for a 10-year-old girl who went missing from her home in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia Friday afternoon.


Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:33

In this June 19, 2014 photo, Gong Suilan cries as she mourns her husband, Su Qifu, who died in a Dec. 1, 2013 fire in an illegal Chinese-run garment factory in Prato, Italy. The fire that destroyed the Teresa Moda factory on Dec. 1, was the deadliest in living memory. It exposed the true cost of cheap clothes, laying bare the consequences of years of failed law enforcement and the pursuit of profit over safety. (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz)PRATO, Italy (AP) — There was no fire alarm at the garment factory outside Florence where Chen Changzhong worked and lived.


Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:18

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2010 file phoro, a lone voter takes part in early voting in Milwaukee. The Supreme Court deals with churning election rules in several states less than a month from November's voting, blocking voter ID laws in Wisconsin while siding with Republicans for stricter rules in North Carolina and Ohio. In Texas, a federal court strikes down a voter ID law, but the state may still appeal that ruling. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.


Police search for missing 10-year-old girl in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 20:59

Missing 10-year-old girl in Strawberry Mansion found safePolice are searching for a 10-year-old girl who went missing from her home in North Philadelphia Friday afternoon.


India politician jailed for graft freed on bail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 20:51

Security personnel escort former chief minister of Tamil Nadu state Jayaram Jayalalitha as she travels in a car after being released from prison in Bangalore, India, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. India's top court Friday granted temporary bail to a charismatic southern Indian politician who was sentenced to four years in prison for corruption last month. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)NEW DELHI (AP) — Southern India's powerful politician Jayaram Jayalalitha was released on bail Saturday, 22 days after being convicted of corruption and sentenced to four years behind bars.


More young mourners showing love, remembrance with 'RIP' shirts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 20:31

Tawana Macon gets a hug at a vigil set up for her son Demureye Macon who was shot and killed in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - At the crowded funeral of 13-year-old Demureye' Macon, who was shot on a Chicago street, older mourners wore sober suits and dresses in beige and black. But Macon's peers came dressed in colorful tributes to the seventh-grader, sporting T-shirts, jackets and bandanas bearing the deceased's photo, his birth and death dates and messages including "Long Live the King" and "RIP Demureye." "He was like my little brother," Macon's friend Joshua Reynolds, 16, said at the funeral last week. Reynolds wore a shirt that read "My Brother's Keeper. ...


Crumbling pillar closes CVS Pharmacy in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 20:00

Crumbling pillar closes CVS Pharmacy in South PhiladelphiaOfficials say a CVS Pharmacy has been closed over safety concerns in South Philadelphia Friday evening.


Man dies after shooting outside Hunting Park tavern

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 19:11

Man dies after shooting outside Hunting Park tavernPolice say a 22-year-old man was wounded and later died after a shooting outside a tavern in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section late Friday night.


3 escape burning home in Willingboro, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 18:30

3 escape burning home in Willingboro, N.J.Officials say three people escaped a burning home in Willingboro, New Jersey early Saturday morning.


German train drivers launch 2-day strike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:18

Empty platforms are seen as German train drivers went on strike to demand pay hike and better work conditions in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. A union representing German train drivers has called members out on a two-day strike this Saturday and Sunday, escalating a bitter pay dispute with national railway Deutsche Bahn. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)BERLIN (AP) — Train drivers at Germany's national railway have started a two-day strike after their union rejected a new pay offer in a bitter dispute complicated by rivalry between unions.


Japan's trade minister denies plans to quit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 16:55

Japanese Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi is surrounded by reporters at at her ministry in Tokyo Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Obuchi denied reports that she plans to resign soon over allegations that she violated election laws. Japanese media reported Saturday that Obuchi was planning to submit her resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upon his return later in the day from an Asia-Europe summit in Italy. But Obuchi told reporters that she was still investigating the allegations that she failed to report donations and spending by a political support group. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORYTOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade minister denied reports Saturday that she plans to resign soon over allegations that she violated election laws.


Not all cases cited by FBI hinge on access to data

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 16:54

FBI Director James Comey speaks about the impact of technology on law enforcement, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Brookings Institution in Washington. Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled, suspects could go free and “justice may be denied because of a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.” (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — The text messages captured a cover-up of unimaginable abuse: Parents had struck their toddler so often that they ultimately killed her. The child shook badly because we beat her, the father wrote, and the mother complained that their 2-year-old was the devil.


Arizona joins other states in allowing gay unions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 16:38

demonstrators on PhoenixPHOENIX (AP) — Karen Bailey and Nelda Majors were a couple for 50 years before they told friends and family about their relationship.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 16:23
"It's the regional office in Africa that's the front line. And they didn't do anything. That office is really not competent." — Dr. Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, after an internal report revealed the World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of the virus in West Africa.

Japan's trade minister denies plans to quit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 15:39
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade minister denied reports Saturday that she plans to resign soon over allegations that she violated election laws.

3 day care workers accused of hanging boy on door

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 15:28
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Three day care workers in Massachusetts have been fired, accused of hanging a toddler from a doorknob by his shirt and then taking photos and video.

3 day care workers accused of hanging boy on door

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 15:28
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Three day care workers in Massachusetts have been fired, accused of hanging a toddler from a doorknob by his shirt and then taking photos and video.