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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.


Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:16

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.


NY Gov. Cuomo raises profile _ but for what?

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

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks with news media before marching in the Columbus Day parade in New York. After a hard six months during which he appeared flummoxed by corruption allegations and an embarrassing primary battle, New York’s governor is actively raising his profile, fueling speculation about whether he is already looking beyond his bid for a second term or just trying to run up the score. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With a new book, an appearance on David Letterman, high-profile trips overseas and a bigger campaign account than any other governor, New York's Andrew Cuomo might look like someone running for president.


Ana downgraded to tropical storm; Hawaii relaxes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:41

Tourists watch surfers out in choppy waves at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, as Hurricane Ana passes southwest of Hawaii. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which was downgraded by late afternoon into a tropical storm.


Crews battle warehouse fire in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:40

Crews battle warehouse fire in Port RichmondFire crews were called to battle a warehouse fire in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.


VIDEO: Eagles well rested, ready for next week

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:21

 Eagles well rested, ready for next weekThe Eagles had a bye week and are feeling rested but say they're ready to get back in the game on Sunday against the Cardinals.


Forum between NJ candidates for congress held in Spanish

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:16

Forum between NJ candidates for congress held in SpanishThe candidates in New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District made history this week with the first forum held completely in Spanish for the Latino community.


Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.

$16,000 stolen in armed robbery at Chickie's and Pete's in Drexel Hill

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:27

$16,000 stolen in armed robbery at Chickie's and Pete's in Drexel HillPolice say two men stole more than $16,000 and the manager's wedding rings in an armed robbery at the Chickie's and Pete's restaurant in Drexel Hill.


Two arrested in death of Saudi student in California: report

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

Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is pictured in this undated handout photo(Reuters) - Two people have been arrested in the death of a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, was last seen at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Reseda on Sept. 17. Authorities discovered his body in Palm Desert, roughly 125 miles (200 km) to the southeast, on Thursday. His body was identified on Friday. Police declined to release details on the arrests and are planning a news conference on Monday, the newspaper reported. ...


Woman trapped in chimney rescued then arrested

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:55

Woman trapped in chimney rescued then arrestedA woman rescued from a chimney at a California home was allegedly trying to break into the home of a man she had met online.


Students clean up after mayhem near pumpkin fest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:40

In this photo provided by Seth Meyer police officers line up. Local police, firefighters and ambulances in New Hampshire responded to large crowds of students as the annual Pumpkin Festival is underway near Keene State College Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Media report several people have been injured in an apparent Saturday afternoon melee. (AP Photo/Seth Meyer)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend on Sunday after violent parties near the city's annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries.


Clinton seeks to boost Democrats in Arkansas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:20
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton swept through a second Arkansas campaign swing in as many weeks Sunday, hoping to keep Democrats in power at home and in the U.S. Senate.

Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:17

This July 28, 2014, photo shows Jakob Denzinger's portrait on the tombstone of his empty grave in Cepin eastern Croatia. Denzinger is among dozens of death camp guards and suspected Nazi war criminals who collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments despite being forced out of the United States according to an Associated Press investigation. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.


SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Chickie's and Pete's armed robbery

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

 Chickie's and Pete's armed robberySurveillance video was released of the armed robbery of the Chickie's and Pete's in Drexel Hill.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:03

 In this Saturday, Oct. 18, file photo a burial team in protective gear bury the body of a woman suspected to have died from Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia. The disease has ravaged a small part of Africa, but the international image of the whole continent is increasingly under siege, reinforcing some old stereotypes. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


3-year-old girl beaten to death in NYC, police say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:45
NEW YORK (AP) — A man was under arrest Sunday in the beating death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter, whose 5-year-old brother also was assaulted.

Toddler beaten and choked to death for soiling pants: police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:51
By Karen Brooks (Reuters) - A man accused in the death of his 3-year-old stepdaughter was being held in a New York City hospital on Sunday after police found him in an apartment with self-inflicted stab wounds, authorities said. Kelsey Smith, 20, is charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child after the death of Jeida Torres, who detectives believe was beaten and choked on Saturday because she soiled her pants, said New York Police Lieutenant John Grimpel. Stiffer charges could be filed later, he said. ...

CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:15

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, as the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to examine the response to the Ebola outbreak and whether America's hospitals and health care workers are adequately prepared for Ebola patients. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)ATLANTA (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.