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DA: Chester Co. priest posed as girl, shared child porn on Instagram

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 19 min ago

 Chester Co. priest posed as girl, shared child porn on InstagramA priest from Chester County is behind bars, charged with posing as a young girl on Instagram to send and receive child pornography.


Ridesharing company Uber launches in Nevada

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 22 min ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ridesharing company Uber launched in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City on Friday after months of rumors that included recruitment posts on Craigslist and cryptic front-page newspaper advertisements, but the company faces a battle with the state's highly regulated and influential taxi industry.

Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 24 min ago

In this Oct. 20, 2014 photo provided by Paragon Space Development Corporation, Google executive Alan Eustace is shown before a test flight for his Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 leap from the edge of space that broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert outside Roswell. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which has been working secretly for years to develop a self-contained commercial spacesuit that would allow people to explore some 20 miles above the Earth's surface.(AP Photo/Paragon Space Development Corporation)ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.


Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 29 min ago

In this Oct. 22, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, a geologist marks the coordinates of the Kilauea lava flow front with a GPS unit. A 13-mile finger of lava from Kilauea Volcano has started to again move quickly, and could hit a secondary road sometime Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Officials on Hawaii's Big Island won't start evacuating people until the lava flow is within three to five days of affecting Pahoa residents. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.


Oklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 31 min ago

Kevin Sweat, center, is escorted in the Okfuskee County Courthouse on his way to his sentencing hearing Okemah, Okla., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Sweat was sentenced to three life sentences. He pleaded guilty in the 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker, whose deaths went unsolved until he was arrested in the 2011 killing of his fiancee, Ashley Taylor. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma inmate was sentenced Friday to three life prison terms without parole in the killings of two girls and his fiancee, but his punishment was delayed about an hour because he attacked one of his defense attorneys with a razor blade.


Jury says castrated sex offender should be freed

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 37 min ago
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California jury on Friday found that a castrated sex offender who preyed on young girls should no longer be considered a sexually violent predator and is eligible for release.

Deputy killed, three others hurt in California shooting spree

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 37 min ago
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A California sheriff's deputy was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. Both suspects, described on Twitter by the California Highway Patrol as a man and a woman, both Hispanic and heavily armed, were taken into custody, police said. The incident began on Friday morning in the parking lot of a Motel 6 when a deputy, later identified as Danny Oliver, 47, approached a vehicle considered to be suspicious, said Sacramento County Sheriff Lieutenant R.L. Davis. ...

Atlantic City Trump casino workers picket, target investor Icahn

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 38 min ago

Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto show in New YorkBy Daniel Kelley ATLANTIC CITY N.J. (Reuters) - Hundreds of unionized workers lashed out at Carl Icahn on Friday, picketing the Trump Taj Mahal Casino where the billionaire activist seeks to terminate health-care and pension plans. Members of UNITE HERE Local 54 picketed the Atlantic City casino a week after bankruptcy court approved a $100 million plan by Icahn, who holds the mortgage to the property, which hinges on benefit cuts and tax concessions from city and state governments.  The Taj Mahal was slated to close on Nov. ...


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 42 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's spokeswoman says second California deputy shot by assailant has died.

Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting plan

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 51 min ago
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.

Sheriff's spokeswoman says suspect in fatal shooting of California officer taken into custody

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 12 sec ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's spokeswoman says suspect in fatal shooting of California officer taken into custody.

3 California sheriffs' deputies shot, 1 dies

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 2 min ago

Law enforcement officers gather at the site where a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The deputy was taken to a hospital but his condition is not immediately known.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An assailant shot and killed a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy and wounded two other deputies and a bystander Friday during a series of shootings that spanned 30 miles through two California counties and prompted a massive manhunt for the suspect.


Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 2 min ago

Mott Hall High School student Brian Binion, right, and fellow students read fliers about Ebola risk, near the apartment building of Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer, in New York, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Since there's no specific treatment, care is focused on easing symptoms to give the body enough time to fight off an infection, (AP Photo/Richard Drew)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions Friday about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order.


NY doctor with Ebola a serious student with funny side, friends say

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 5 min ago
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - The young doctor diagnosed with Ebola in New York City is a big-hearted man with a serious interest in international emergency medicine and a flair for languages, yet his friends call him "a goofball." Craig Spencer, originally from the Detroit area, has specialized in International Emergency Medicine at the highly respected Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital since 2011, according to his online LinkedIn resume. ...

Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 5 min ago

An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York CityBy Ellen Wulfhorst and David Morgan NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday. The steps announced by the two states, which go beyond the current restrictions being imposed by President Barack Obama's administration on travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, came as medical detectives tried to retrace the steps in New York City of Dr. ...


Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 8 min ago
By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student fatally shot one classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, following a fight with fellow students, authorities said. The shooter took his own life as Marysville-Pilchuck High School students scrambled to safety in the latest outburst of deadly violence at an American school. ...

Montana bride who shoved husband off cliff appeals murder conviction

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 10 min ago

File photo of Graham leaving U.S. District court in Missoula, MontanaBy Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A Montana bride who admitted pushing her new husband off a cliff at Glacier National Park is appealing her murder conviction on grounds prosecutors distorted facts, acted vindictively toward her and engaged in misconduct, such as publicly labeling her a sociopath. Jordan Graham, 23, pleaded guilty in December to second-degree murder in the July 7 death of Cody Johnson, 25, her husband of eight days. Graham was sentenced in March to 30 years by a U.S. ...


AccuWeather: A Beautiful Fall Weekend

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 23 min ago

 A Beautiful Fall WeekendMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a mild weekend with plenty of sunshine.


3 California sheriffs' deputies shot, 1 dies in Sacramento

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 26 min ago

Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputiesAn assailant shot and killed a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy and wounded two other deputies along with a bystander Friday during a series of shootings that spanned more than 30 miles through two California counties.


Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting plan

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 30 min ago

Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting planA federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to at least temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.