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Ex US Marine imprisoned in Iran can call home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:12
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran since his arrest three years ago on spying charges said his conditions have improved and he is now allowed to call home several times a week.

CF Industries, Yara in talks on possible merger

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:41
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — CF Industries is in preliminary talks with Norway's Yara International about a possible merger that would create a mammoth player in the fertilizer industry.

Diplomats owe NYC $16M in unpaid parking tickets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:20
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is owed over $16 million in unpaid parking tickets issued to foreign diplomatic vehicles.

Boeing, Liquid Robotics to cooperate on maritime surveillance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:20

Underwater view of Liquid Robotics’ SHARC, a wave-powered, autonomous ocean vehicle for persistent surveillance and communicationsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co , the No. 2 supplier to the U.S. Defense Department, and Liquid Robotics, a top supplier of autonomous ocean vehicles, on Tuesday said they had signed a multiyear agreement to collaborate on products for maritime surveillance. The companies said the initial focus would be to develop solutions for anti-submarine warfare, maritime domain awareness and other defense equipment. ...

PHOTOS: Tractor-trailer crash on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:08

 Tractor-trailer crash on I-95The Action Cam and Chopper 6 HD were on the scene after a big rig carrying trash overturned on I-95 in Bridesburg.

Overturned tractor trailer blocks multiple lanes on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:52

Tractor-trailer crash blocks multiple lanes on I-95A tractor trailer carrying trash overturned on I-95 in Philadelphia early Tuesday, blocking multiple lanes of the north- and southbound sides of the highway.

Poll: German anti-euro party support at 10 percent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:29
BERLIN (AP) — A poll shows support hitting 10 percent for a new German party, which combines an anti-euro stance with a wider appeal to protest voters, following state election successes.

DC Council set to vote on concealed handguns

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council is expected to decide Tuesday whether to allow residents to carry concealed handguns in the district, with some restrictions.

USDA: Nebraska corn harvest progress lagging

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:17
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says sunshine and higher-than-normal temperatures across much of the state last week helped crops mature.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:02

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2014, file photo, a health worker, right, sprays a man with disinfectant chemicals after he is suspected of dying due to the Ebola virus as people, rear, look on in Monrovia, Liberia. Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they’ve learned more about how the potentially lethal virus behaves and how future outbreaks might be stopped. The first cases of Ebola were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Boxing champion Mike Tyson helps Las Vegas crash victim: media

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:02

Boxer Mike Tyson arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills(Reuters) - Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson came to the aid of a motorcyclist who crashed on an interstate in Las Vegas last week, U.S. media reported. Tyson, who was convicted of rape in 1992 and has become known for erratic behavior, appeared on the scene after Ryan Chesley crashed and stayed with the rider until ambulances arrived, newspapers reported citing Chesley's lawyer. ...

Poland plans to buy missiles for its F-16s from US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 16:45
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland hopes to finalize a multimillion deal with U.S. company Lockheed Martin Corp. by November that includes cruise missiles for its F-16 fighter jets, the Polish defense minister said Tuesday.

UN says there's unprecedented demand for food aid

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 16:38
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Food Program's top official said it's unprecedented that the U.N. aid agency finds itself simultaneously responding to half a dozen major crises in addition to helping the largest number of refugees in the world since World War II.

Russian envoy sees end to Ukraine crisis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 16:32
NEW YORK (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador said he expects this week's gathering of world leaders to be difficult, but asserted that the crisis over Ukraine — which he blamed on the United States — was moving toward a solution.

US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria Against ISIS

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:08
American airstrikes against ISIS targets are under way in Syria, according to a Pentagon official.

Virgin America flight diverted to Omaha after passenger 'became disruptive'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:47
(Reuters) - A Los Angeles-bound Virgin America Inc flight was diverted to Omaha on Monday after a passenger "became disruptive" and had to be restrained, an airport official said. Passengers reported the 28-year-old man tried to open an aircraft door during the flight from Boston. The Airbus A-319 made an emergency landing at Eppley Airfield just before 10 a.m. local time, said Dennis Messina, an airport operations supervisor. "The man became disruptive ... and had possibly taken medication of some kind," Messina said. Police entered the plane after it landed and removed the man. ...

Security heightened at Colorado army base after reports of shots fired

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:37
(Reuters) - A U.S. Army base in Colorado ordered "an increased security presence" on Monday evening after reports of gun shots on or near the base, Fort Carson authorities said in a statement. "This is not thought to be an active shooter event," they added added. The installation near Colorado Springs, about 70 miles south of Denver, said the incident near its northwest perimeter happened at about 7:50 p.m. local time. There were no reports of injuries and an investigation was underway. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

Limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's decision to curb the ability of U.S. corporations to skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies kicked off an immediate election-season debate over when and how to tackle the nation's complex corporate tax code.

Government hackers try to crack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 13:41

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2014, photo shows part of the HealthCare,gov Website in Washington. The government’s own watchdogs say they tried to hack into earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability. But they also came away with respect for some of the security features on the Obama administration’s health insurance website. The report is being released Tuesday, Sept. 23 by the inspector general’s office of the Health and Human Services department. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features.

Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 13:13

In this Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Ray Ozzie, of the new startup Talko, poses for photographs in San Francisco. Ozzie, Microsoft’s former chief software architect, hopes to orchestrate voice’s comeback through Talko, a mobile application that sends the equivalent of text messages in the form of a spoken word. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.