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California authorities catch 4 of 5 jail escapees

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:48

This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Roel Soliz, 29. Soliz is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. It's unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say four of five inmates who escaped from a central California jail have been caught.


Warmer Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:44

Warmer SundayMeteorologist Melissa Magee is tracking a brief surge of mild air for the final weekend of summer.


Suspect surrenders in Idaho reservation standoff

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:40
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — An armed man surrendered Saturday night following an 18-hour standoff on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in southeast Idaho, authorities said.

Man charged with killing NFL player Peterson's son released on bond: report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:37
(Reuters) - A South Dakota man charged last year with killing NFL star Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son has been released on $2 million bond, U.S. media reported on Saturday. Joseph Patterson was released from a South Dakota jail on Friday after the bond was posted for him, Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead said, according to the Argus Leader newspaper. His murder trial in the death of Tyrese Robert Ruffin, Peterson's son, is set to begin next month. Officials from the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office and jail declined to comment. ...

Crimefighters: $5,000 reward in theft of Harley-Davidson trailer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:33

 $5,000 reward in theft of Harley-Davidson trailerA $5,000 reward is being offered to find the trio of suspects who got away with a Harley-Davidson trailer from a storage facility in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.


Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:32

A Pennsylvania State Trooper prepares to enter a wooded area at the Dunmore Cemetery during the funeral service of Pennsylvania State Trooper Bryon Dickson on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in Dunmore, Pa. Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein, of Canadensis, who has been charged with killing one trooper and wounding another outside the barracks. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITCANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbors with few answers about what's going on just outside their front doors.


Adult, 2 children attacked by pit bull in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:23

Adult, 2 children attacked by pit bull in West Oak LaneAn adult and two children were attacked by a pit bull in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.


5 killed, including kids, in northeastern Pennsylvania car crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:23

5 killed, including kids, in northeastern Pennsylvania car crashAuthorities say five people, including children, have died in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.


China says 88 fugitives returned from abroad

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:08
BEIJING (AP) — China's police ministry on Sunday said 88 fugitives wanted on charges of corruption and other economic offenses have been extradited or returned on their own from the United States and other countries in the midst of an anti-graft crackdown.

Today in History

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:00
Today is Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2014. There are 101 days left in the year.

Chinese town protests over trash incinerator

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 11:36
BEIJING (AP) — Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval.

Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:58

Wayne Allen Huntsman sits in El Dorado Superior Court for charges related to the King fire in Placerville, Calif., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Huntsman pleaded not guilty to an arson charge. He was being held on $10 million bail after authorities said he started the blaze. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — Assessment teams sought Saturday to find out just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California.


White House intruder was armed with knife: officials

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:39

Secret Service probes how fence-jumper made it inside White HouseBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Texas man arrested on Friday for charging at the White House was armed with a knife when he climbed a fence and made it into the executive mansion after President Barack Obama had departed, the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Saturday. Previously, the U.S. Secret Service had said Omar Gonzalez, 42, had been unarmed. Gonzalez was charged with unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a "deadly or dangerous weapon," according to an affidavit released by the U.S. Attorney's Office on Saturday. ...


Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:38

FILE - In this June 30, 2010, file photo, Bishop Blase Cupich, 61, of Rapid City, S.D., poses for a photo at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes after his announcement in Spokane, Wash. Cupich will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George, according to a person with knowledge of the selection, who spoke Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak publicly. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle)As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.


Tense hunt for Pa. trooper ambush suspect hits 8 days

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:21

Tense hunt for Pa. trooper ambush suspect hits 8 daysThe suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search.


Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 09:30

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon participates in a news conference, at United Nations headquarters. More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday, Sept. 23, for U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. Environmentalists will take to the streets Sunday, Sept. 20, in what is being billed as the largest march ever on global warming. Celebrities, CEOs and climatologists will appear at a string of events as part of New York Climate Week. DiCaprio has been tapped to talk about the cause of rising seas.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.


Person of interest named in hunt for missing Virginia student

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 09:27
(Reuters) - Police looking for a missing University of Virginia student identified a 32-year-old man, Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr, as a person of interest in the case on Saturday, a day after searching his car and apartment. Matthew was named as a person of interest in the case of 18-year-old Hannah Graham, who disappeared on Sept. 13, but authorities said Matthew has not been charged and was not in custody. Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo on Friday said that Matthew was at home when the search warrant was executed, but officers had no reason to take him into custody. ...

Pennsylvania police shooter manhunt near home of suspect's parents

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 09:27

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald CANADENSIS PA. (Reuters) - Heavily armed police officers blocked roads through remote woods in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains on Saturday in the second week of a search for the gunman who ambushed two troopers at their barracks. The massive manhunt for Eric Matthew Frein, 31, identified as the prime suspect in the killing of Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and the wounding of Trooper Alex Douglass, 31, put the rural area on lock-down. ...


Ex-NBA player Rex Chapman accused of shoplifting Apple products

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 09:20

Ex-NBA player Rex Chapman accused of shoplifting Apple productsFormer NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale and then selling the items at a pawn shop.


5 killed in Pennsylvania car crash, including kids

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 09:00
EFFORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say five people, including children, have died in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.