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ISS reverses position; backs Fyffes-Chiquita deal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:51
A proxy advisory firm has reversed its position and is now urging Chiquita shareholders to vote in favor of a proposed merger with Irish fruit company Fyffes.

Justices will decide privacy case on hotel records

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels' guest information without first getting a search warrant.

Citing illness, CEO of France's Areva steps down

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:24

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2013 fie photo, Areva CEO Luc Oursel speaks to the media as he presents the company's full year results in Paris. Areva on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 said Oursel is stepping down, saying an unspecified illness has left him unable to do the work. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)PARIS (AP) — The CEO of French nuclear manufacturer Areva is stepping down, saying an unspecified illness has left him unable to do the work.


Benghazi attack suspect Khatallah pleads not guilty to murder

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:18

A motorcade believed to be carrying Libyan militia leader Khatallah speeds away in WashingtonBy Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a Libyan militant accused of participating in the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty on Monday to 17 new charges related to the attack, including some that carry the death penalty. Khatallah appeared at the brief hearing wearing a green prison jumpsuit with his hair trimmed but long beard intact. He did not speak, and his lawyer, public defender Michelle Peterson, entered the plea on his behalf. ...


EU offers benefits of 'orphan' disease status to Ebola drugs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:18
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's medicines regulator said on Monday it was ready to offer Ebola treatments and vaccines the benefits of "orphan" drug status -- including extended market exclusivity -- in a bid to encourage their development. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said orphan status could be granted for experimental drugs intended for life-threatening conditions affecting no more than five in 10,000 people in the European Union, as is the case for Ebola. ...

Japan's Fujifilm says to make Avigan anti-flu drug for more Ebola patients

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:18
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Monday it was expanding the production of its Avigan anti-influenza drug to reach an additional number of Ebola patients. France and Guinea plan to conduct clinical trials of Avigan 200 mg tablets, made by Fujifilm group company Toyama Chemical Co, in Guinea to treat Ebola in mid-November, Fujifilm said in a statement. ...

Witness in possible Eric Frein sighting gives chilling account

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:04

Witness in possible Eric Frein sighting gives chilling accountAction News spoke exclusively with the woman who says she spotted accused cop killer Eric Frein.


Judge to rule on Detroit bankruptcy plan in early November

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:58

A woman walks through the Midtown neighborhood of DetroitBy Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said on Monday he would rule during the week of Nov. 3 on Detroit's plan to adjust its debts and exit the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes said he would issue an oral ruling in court late that week on whether the plan is fair to creditors and feasible for the city to carry out. He also set Oct. 27 for closing arguments in the plan's confirmation hearing, which began Sept. 2. ...


Peyton Manning breaks TD record

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:58
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw his 509th career touchdown Sunday, breaking Brett Favre's league record.

Correction: Pit Bull Vote story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:49

In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 photo, a pit bull named Buddy stands with caretaker Michelle Mayer, left, and 9-year-old Charlie Burton, at a dog park in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. Buddy is being cared for in Englewood because of a ban on pit bulls in Aurora, Colo., where the dog lived with his owners. In the November general election, voters will decide whether to repeal Aurora's ban on pit bulls, which has been in place for the past nine years. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — In a story Oct. 18 about an upcoming vote on banning pit bulls, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of DogsBite.org's founder. She is Colleen Lynn, not Colleen Long.


China's growth likely to slow, research group says

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:24
NEW YORK (AP) — A research group says it expects China's economy to slow over the next decade.

Supreme Court to decide police access to hotel guest registries

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:23

Visitors stand in line to watch arguments on the first day of the new term of the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether hotel operators have grounds to challenge a Los Angeles city ordinance that allows police to view guest registries, a power that local officials say helps them investigate crimes including prostitution. The City of Los Angeles asked the Supreme Court to intervene after an appeals court said the ordinance violated the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment, which protects against unlawful searches and seizures. ...


Shane Victorino visits family of 'Bucket List Baby'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:22

Shane Victorino visits family of 'Bucket List Baby'Former Phillies centerfielder Shane Victorino paid a special visit to a family mourning the loss of their newborn son.


Chemical leak contained at New Jersey refinery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:21

Chemical leak contained at New Jersey refineryPolice say a chemical leak at a Phillips 66 refinery in northern New Jersey did not pose a threat to the area.


U.S. top court declines Duane Reade executives' appeals

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:02
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear two former senior Duane Reade Inc executives' appeals of their 2010 securities fraud convictions for inflating earnings at the New York drugstore chain. Anthony Cuti, Duane Reade's former chief executive, and William Tennant, who served as chief financial officer, both asked the court to throw out their convictions. They said in court papers that testimony from accountants used at trial should not have been allowed. ...

Bodies of seven women found in NW Indiana; man questioned

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:48

Bodies of seven women found in NW Indiana; man questionedThe bodies of three more unidentified women have been found in northwestern Indiana, following what police say was the confession of a man to killing a woman who was strangled at a motel.


Michelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:27

Michelle Knight smiles during an interview in ClevelandCHARDON, Ohio (AP) — One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade told a crowd she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life.


43 declared Ebola-free in Texas; no longer being monitored

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:05

43 declared Ebola-free in Texas; no longer being monitoredThe first people who had contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, a total of 43 people, have now been cleared from twice-daily monitoring for the deadly disease.


Deadly crash shuts down Street Road in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:26

Motorist killed in head-on crash in Bensalem identifiedPolice say a fatal crash has shut down Street Road at State Road in Bensalem, Bucks County.


PHOTOS: Deadly crash on Street Road in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:26

 Deadly crash on Street Road in BensalemChopper 6 HD was over the scene after a tractor-trailer and a sedan collided.