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Suspects sought in attack on gay men in Center City Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 32 min ago

Social media users help ID suspects in Center City gay-bashing attack, police sayUp to 12 suspects are being sought. Police believe several were caught on camera. They are crediting social media users with tracking down an important clue.


Trade, investment hopes as China's Xi visits India

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 37 min ago

Indian policemen detain an exile Tibetan student during a protest outside the Chinese Embassy coinciding with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The protest was held against alleged human rights abuses of Tibetans by the Chinese government. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in the Indian prime minister's home state of Gujarat on Wednesday for a three-day visit expected to focus on India's need to improve worn out infrastructure and reduce its trade deficit.


Up to 12 suspects sought in Center City Philadelphia hate crime

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 49 min ago

Social media users help ID suspects in Center City gay-bashing attack, police sayUp to 12 suspects are being sought for a brutal assault on two gay men. Police are crediting social media users with helping them track down an important clue.


Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 50 min ago

Vikings bar Peterson from all team activitiesAfter a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list.


AccuWeather: Staying Cool

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 23 min ago

 Staying CoolMeteorologist Karen Rogers says temperatures will dip before our weekend warm-up.


Man wounded in drive-by shooting in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 49 min ago

Man wounded in drive-by shooting in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in North Philadelphia late Tuesday night.


Water main break buckles road in Center City

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 51 min ago

Water main break buckles road in Center CityA water man break buckled a roadway in Philadelphia Center City early Wednesday morning.


Los Angeles schools police to return grenade launchers to U.S.: L.A. Times newspaper

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 15 min ago
(Reuters) - Los Angeles schools' police said on Tuesday it would give up three grenade launchers it acquired for free through a federal program now facing mounting scrutiny for supplying local agencies with military-grade equipment, the L.A Times newspaper reported. The move follows scrutiny over the Department of Defense's program, begun in 1991, which gives unused equipment to police forces across the U.S., including ones that serve school districts. ...

Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 30 min ago

FILE - This Dec. 20, 2013, file photo shows shoppers passing through the Sweet Auburn Curb Market in Atlanta. Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted earlier this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping reform that Republicans had pushed, according to an Associated Press review. As a result, it's unclear if the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had touted. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.


Tulsa sheriff's deputy accused of sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 33 min ago
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has been accused of sexually assaulting two women at a Tulsa County home, a case that follows a state trooper being arrested on a rape complaint and an Oklahoma City officer being accused of sexually assaulting several women.

Vikings change mind, suspend Adrian Peterson

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 44 min ago

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson runs with ball against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TexasSep 17 (Reuters) - The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the NFL exempt list, suspending him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved, the franchise said on Wednesday. The Vikings, who initially reactivated Peterson for week three of the NFL, had a change of heart after reconsidering their position in the domestic violence scandal. "After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian," Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in a team news release. ...


Vikings change mind, suspend Adrian Peterson

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 44 min ago

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson runs with ball against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TexasSep 17 (Reuters) - The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the NFL exempt list, suspending him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved, the franchise said on Wednesday. The Vikings, who initially reactivated Peterson for week three of the NFL, had a change of heart after reconsidering their position in the domestic violence scandal. "After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian," Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in a team news release. ...


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 54 min ago
"To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president." — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on whether American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 54 min ago
"To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president." — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on whether American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East.

Fire damage to mill another blow to timber town

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 55 min ago

Firefighters hose down a hot spot in the rubble of home Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, that was destroyed by a wildfire in Weed, Calif. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)WEED, Calif. (AP) — Besides destroying or damaging scores of homes and other structures, a fast-moving wildfire struck a blow at the economic vitals of this struggling Northern California timber town, knocking its last wood products mill offline for an undetermined amount of time.


Fire damage to mill another blow to timber town

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 56 min ago

Firefighters hose down a hot spot in the rubble of home Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, that was destroyed by a wildfire in Weed, Calif. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)WEED, Calif. (AP) — Besides destroying or damaging scores of homes and other structures, a fast-moving wildfire struck a blow at the economic vitals of this struggling Northern California timber town, knocking its last wood products mill offline for an undetermined amount of time.


Man drives across US, confesses to 1997 homicide

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 5 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — A cold case homicide has been solved after a man, apparently racked with guilt, drove across the country to confess killing an Arizona woman with a flashlight more than 15 years ago.

Man drives across US, confesses to 1997 homicide

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 5 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — A cold case homicide has been solved after a man, apparently racked with guilt, drove across the country to confess killing an Arizona woman with a flashlight more than 15 years ago.

Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 12 min ago

Julio Valenzuela Jr. and Julio Valenzuela Sr. take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation of the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile barreled toward Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit the desert region in the last two weeks.


Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 12 min ago

Julio Valenzuela Jr. and Julio Valenzuela Sr. take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation of the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile barreled toward Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit the desert region in the last two weeks.