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U.S. military scrambles to keep its edge despite budget woes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 08:57

US army soldiers are seen marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New YorkBy Andrea Shalal SIMI VALLEY Calif. (Reuters) - Short of funds, and awash in global challenges, the U.S. military-industrial complex is betting on robotics and other new technologies to stay ahead of rapid advances in weapons development by China, Russia and other potential foes. But with budgets already under pressure and deeper cuts looming in fiscal 2016, it remains uncertain if the Pentagon can win support in Congress to speed up the acquisition process and turn the new technologies into game-changing weapons. ...


Washington's first pot auction brings in $600,000

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 08:20
PROSSER, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's first marijuana auction brought in about $600,000.

Supremacist surprised 3 victims weren't Jewish

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 08:13
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist charged with killing three people outside two suburban Kansas City Jewish facilities on the eve of Passover said in a series of phone interviews that he was surprised none of the victims were Jewish.

Federal agencies to begin probe of DuPont Texas plant deaths

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 08:10
By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) were headed on Sunday to a DuPont and Co plant in LaPorte, Texas, to begin a probe of a chemical leak that killed four workers. The victims were among a group of workers who were trying on Saturday to contain a leak of methyl mercaptan at the plant, located in a cluster of refineries and chemical plants 26 miles (42 km) from downtown Houston. The chemical is used to give natural gas its rotten-egg smell and in making insecticides and plastics. ...

Parents of slain US aid worker 'heartbroken'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:53

This undated photo provided by the Kassig Family shows Peter Kassig delivering supplies for Syrian refugees. A new graphic video purportedly produced by Islamic State militants in Syria released Sunday Nov. 16, 2014 claims U.S. aid worker Kassig was beheaded. (AP Photo/Courtesy Kassig Family)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of an American aid worker captured by Islamic State militants last year while delivering relief supplies to refugees in Syria said Sunday they are "heartbroken" by his death at the hands of those militants but "incredibly proud" of his compassion and humanitarian work.


Off-duty police officer fatally shot at Ohio pub

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:38
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An off-duty officer was fatally shot early Sunday at a pub in northeast Ohio after he approached a patron described as "unruly" who was carrying a firearm, police said.

ISIS beheads US aid worker in new video

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:35

ISIS beheads US aid worker in new videoISIS released a video Sunday of a masked, black-clad militant standing over a severed head it claimed is American aid worker Peter Kassig, a former Army Ranger.


PNB letters removed from Center City building

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:33

PNB letters removed from Center City buildingAll eyes were skyward in Center City Sunday morning as crews working with an ace helicopter pilot safely removed the remaining and iconic PNB letters atop One South Broad Street.


Wife Witnesses Husband Pushed in Front of Subway Train

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:30
Man was killed after being pushed onto subway tracks say police.

Heart stents may require longer blood thinner use

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:29

FILE- This undated image provided by Boston Scientific shows the drug-coated Taxus Express Paclitaxel Eluding Coronary Stent System. A major study answers a key question facing hundreds of thousands of people each year who get heart stents to prop open clogged arteries. (AP Photo/Boston Scientific, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of people with stents that prop open clogged heart arteries may need anti-clotting drugs much longer than the one year doctors recommend now. A large study found that continuing for another 18 months lowers the risk of heart attacks, clots and other problems.


US to screen travelers from Mali for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:27
NEW YORK (AP) — Travelers from Mali will be subject to the same screening and monitoring that was ordered for people arriving from three other Ebola-affected countries, U.S. health officials said Sunday.

Beheaded U.S. hostage remembered for fearless dedication to refugees

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:19
By Colleen Jenkins (Reuters) - Peter Kassig, the U.S. aid worker beheaded by Islamic State militants who captured him in Syria last year, was remembered on Sunday for his courageous devotion to helping people whose lives were upended by civil war. The parents of the 26-year-old medic and former U.S. Army Ranger, who pleaded in a video message to his captors last month to spare their son's life, said they were heartbroken. "We know he found his home amongst the Syrian people, and he hurt when they were hurting," said Ed and Paula Kassig of Indianapolis. ...

U.S. hostage Peter Kassig is killed by Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:18

Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig is pictured collecting bread for a delivery to refugee populations in this handout photoBy Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have beheaded another American hostage, Peter Kassig, issuing a video claiming the killing on Sunday and warning the United States they would kill other U.S. citizens "on your streets." U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed the death of the aid worker in what he called "an act of pure evil by a terrorist group that the world rightly associates with inhumanity. ...


Purported beheading of U.S. hostage decried as 'loss for all of us'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:18
By Colleen Jenkins (Reuters) - The parents of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig said on Sunday they were awaiting verification of whether their "treasured son" was beheaded by Islamic State militants who captured him in Syria last year. Ed and Paula Kassig of Indiananapolis asked news organizations to refrain from distributing a video posted online that showed a masked man standing over a decapitated head he identified as Kassig, 26, a medic and former U.S. Army soldier. "We prefer our son is ... ...

Beheading of U.S. hostage 'an act of pure evil': Obama

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:18
By Colleen Jenkins (Reuters) - U.S. aid worker and Indiana native Peter Kassig, beheaded by Islamic State militants who captured him in Syria last year, was remembered on Sunday for his courageous devotion to helping people whose lives were upended by civil war. President Barack Obama confirmed Kassig's death after U.S. government agencies authenticated a video posted online of a masked man standing over the decapitated head of the 26-year-old medic and former U.S. Army Ranger. ...

Several buildings near Ohio University catch fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:03
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A fire has damaged several buildings near Ohio University's campus, displacing several dozen students, causing power outages and closing some streets.

U.S. heightens Ebola screening for travelers from Mali

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 06:48

A health worker sprays disinfectant at a mosque in BamakoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will begin enhanced Ebola screening on Monday for travelers whose trips started in the African nation of Mali, the government said on Sunday. Mali has been added to the list of countries whose travelers face heightened screening because there have been a number of confirmed cases of Ebola there in recent days, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement. "A large number of individuals may have been exposed to those cases," it said. ...


Lawyer: Bill Cosby won't address allegations

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 06:40

 Bill Cosby won't address allegationsBill Cosby will not dignify "decade-old, discredited" claims of sexual abuse with a response, his attorney said Sunday, the first reaction from the comedian to an increasing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in the past.


Lawyer: Cosby won't address 'decade-old' claims

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 06:36

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during a news conference. Cosby's attorney said Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 that Cosby will not dignify "decade-old, discredited" claims of sexual abuse with a response, the first reaction from the comedian to an increasing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in the past. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby will not dignify "decade-old, discredited" claims of sexual abuse with a response, his attorney said Sunday, the first comment from the famed comedian's lawyer on an increasing uproar over allegations that he assaulted several women in the past.


172 fall ill on Carnival's Crown Princess cruise from California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 06:02
By Jonathan Kaminsky (Reuters) - A cruise ship with 172 passengers and crew members suffering from a gastrointestinal ailment caused by norovirus was met by public health officials when it docked in California on Sunday, authorities and Carnival Corp said. The outbreak marks the second time in less than a year that the highly contagious virus has spread on the company's Crown Princess ship, which is part of its Princess Cruises fleet. On the latest trip, the ship carried more than 4,100 people on a cruise that departed nearly a month ago from Los Angeles and included stops in Hawaii and ...