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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.


Electrolux buoyed by US growth

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:03
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Growth in the U.S. and efficiency gains in Europe helped Swedish home-appliance maker Electrolux post a 42 percent jump in third-quarter profits.

Bodies of 3 more slain women found in Indiana; man questioned

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:38

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.


Woman finds boyfriend shot, critically wounded in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:05

Woman finds boyfriend shot, critically wounded in KensingtonPolice say a man who was found by his girlfriend with two bullet wounds to the head has been pronounced dead.


Japan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:42

Japan's Justice Minister Midori MatsushimaTOKYO (AP) — In the heat of summer, they are ubiquitous in Japan: cheap paper fans, advertising this or that company or product, handed out at outdoor events or busy train stations. On Monday, they brought down a politician.


Gunman robs 7-Eleven store in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:09

Gunman robs 7-Eleven store in Port RichmondPolice are on the hunt for an armed man who robbed a 7-Eleven store in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:05

Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant (88) and DeMarco Murray (29) celebrate Murray's touchdown run against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals

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

Japanese Trade and Industry Minister Yuko ObuchiTOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade and justice ministers resigned Monday after allegations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative administration.


Shares in Dutch feed company Nutreco surge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:23
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Shares in Dutch animal and fish feed supplier Nutreco NV have surged after the company announced a management-backed 2.69 billion ($3.43 billion) takeover offer from privately-owned trading company SHV Holdings.

Car sale leads to police chase and crash in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:17

Car sale leads to police chase and crash in Delaware CountyA car sale-turned-robbery that led to police chase through two counties ended in a crash and one arrest early Monday.


Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, some leave early

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:13

U.S. President Obama waves as he arrives for a campaign rally for Maryland Lt. Gov. Brown at a High School in Upper MarlboroBy Jeff Mason UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, though the event was marred somewhat by early departures of crowd members and a yelling heckler. With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4 midterm election. ...


AccuWeather: Frost and Freeze Warnings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:34

 Cold Start, Cool FinishAccuWeather says temps drop and clouds move in for much of the work week.


On the road to find the world's funniest person

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:41

This undated photo provided by The Laugh Factory shows comedian Nitin Mirani from the United Arab Emirates. Mirani one of several comics featured in a competition known as the Funniest Person in the World. (AP Photo/The Laugh Factory)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other.


Germany's tax take still rising as growth cools

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:20
BERLIN (AP) — New data show that the German government's tax receipts are still rising as Berlin faces cooling growth prospects at home and pressure from abroad to increase spending.

What to know about federally run Indian schools

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:20

In this photo taken Sept. 25, 2014, seventh and eighth grade students play basketball at the Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation. The school is miles from any gas station or paved road. 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) — The federal government finances 183 schools and dormitories for Native American children on or near reservations in 23 states. The schools are some of the nation's lowest performing.