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Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:55

The leader of Sweden’s Social Democrats, Stefan Lofven, leaves a polling station in Stockholm during the Swedish general elections, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule. (AP Photo/TT, Jonas Ekstromer ) SWEDEN OUTSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:00

In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks to the media with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Turkey. Kerry is in Ankara to press Turkey to join an international coalition against the Islamic State. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


WWII vet, preschooler who were best buds reunited for play date

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:58

WWII vet, preschooler who were best buds reunited for play dateA close, unlikely friendship between a preschooler and a World War II vet who were neighbors has survived one of them moving away


Officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feud

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:47

In this Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 photo, Pastor Bill Dunfee, left, of New Beginnings Ministries Church, greets supporters of The Fox Hole strip club as they protest against his church in Warsaw, Ohio. Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other's establishments over a years-long feud. Dunfee and men from the Warsaw church have protested outside the Foxhole North strip club in New Castle. The business has responded with Sunday morning protests outside the church, including a recent one by topless dancers. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other's establishments over a years-long feud.


Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:27

In this November 1989 photo, Tommy Thompson holds a $ 50 pioneer gold piece retrieved earlier in 1989 from the wreck of the gold ship Central America. Thompson led a group that recovered millions of dollars worth of sunken treasure only to end up involved in court cases brought by dozens of insurance companies laying claim to the treasure. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Lon Horwedel)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.


Correction: Treasure Hunter Fugitive-ABRIDGED

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:24

In this November 1989 photo, Tommy Thompson holds a $ 50 pioneer gold piece retrieved earlier in 1989 from the wreck of the gold ship Central America. Thompson led a group that recovered millions of dollars worth of sunken treasure only to end up involved in court cases brought by dozens of insurance companies laying claim to the treasure. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Lon Horwedel)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story Sept. 13 about a treasure hunter being sought as a fugitive, The Associated Press reported erroneously that bank wraps for $10,000 bills were found in his mansion after he failed to appear at a hearing. The bank wraps were for $10,000.


Panthers deactivate Greg Hardy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:40
The Carolina Panthers placed defensive end Greg Hardy on the inactive list for Sunday's home opener against the Detroit Lions.

LAPD mistakes 'Django Unchained' actress for prostitute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:12

LAPD mistakes 'Django Unchained' actress for prostitute'Django Unchained' actress Daniele Watts claims she was accosted by LAPD officers who mistook her for a prostitute.


Brief power outage at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:03

Brief power outage at Six Flags Great Adventure in New JerseyOfficials say a brief power outage caused the shut down of several rides at Six Flags Great Adventure on Sunday.


Warminster highway renamed for slain Officer Brad Fox

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:00

Warminster highway renamed for slain Officer Brad FoxA stretch of Route 263 in Warminster, Buck County was dedicated Sunday morning in memory of a fallen Plymouth Township officer on what would've been his 37th birthday.


Subway tunnel damaged by Sandy restored to service

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:58
NEW YORK (AP) — Trains will once again roll through a New York subway tunnel that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, taking in 27 million gallons of water.

Teens riding dirt bike struck in Wilmington hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:53

Teens riding dirt bike struck in Wilmington hit-and-runTwo teenagers were struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding a dirt bike in Wilmington.


Small earthquake rattles Northern California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:53
COVELO, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake rattled parts of Northern California.

Wildlife experts work to keep baby opossums alive

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:50

This Sept. 9, 2014 photo provided by Sunshine Haven Animal Rescue & Wildlife Rehabilitation in Riverside, Calif., shows a pair of baby opossums that wildlife rehabilitation experts are working to keep alive after the mother was apparently beaten to death with a sharp rock. The Press-Enterprise reports that the 2-year-old mother with two babies in its pouch was found in critical condition by a security guard outside an industrial building in nearby Fontana, Calif., on Sept. 8. Karolyn Verville, who heads the rehabilitation facility, says the opossum died three days later.(AP Photo/Sunshine Haven Animal Rescue & Wildlife Rehabilitation, Sarinah Simons)RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife rehabilitation experts are working to keep two baby opossums alive after the mother was apparently beaten to death with a sharp rock.


Hawaii road crews preparing for approach of lava

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:39
PUNA, Hawaii (AP) — Road crews on Hawaii's Big Island have begun clearing access roads in case a lava flow from a nearby volcano cuts a main highway.

Pregnant woman, baby killed in Frankford shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:38

Pregnant woman killed, baby still critical in Frankford shootingGunfire claimed the life of a pregnant woman in Philadelphia's Frankford section and after an emergency C-section, the woman's child has also died.


Lawyer: Hopeful tests show dead infants stillborn

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:25

Erika Murray is arraigned at Uxbridge District Court in Uxbridge, Mass. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Murray, 31, was arrested Thursday night on charges including fetal death concealment, witness intimidation and permitting substantial injury to a child. Not guilty pleas were entered Friday on her behalf. Detectives investigating a case of reckless endangerment of children found the bodies this week at the house littered with soiled diapers in Blackstone, about 50 miles southwest of Boston. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Paul Kapteyn, Pool)The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home said Sunday that he's optimistic that forensic testing will show the babies weren't born alive, and therefore weren't harmed or killed by his client.


Police: 6 hurt in shooting outside Alaska bar

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:22
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large.

Crews gain ground as California wildfire threatens hundreds of homes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:18
Firefighters were making slow progress on Sunday in a battle to contain a wildfire that has roared through 1,600 acres of drought-stricken forest southeast of Los Angeles and displaced hundreds of people from their homes, the U.S. The Silverado Fire, which broke out Friday morning in the Cleveland National Forest, was 20 percent contained with 1,600 acres (647 hectares) charred as of Sunday, authorities said.

Mayor at Star-Spangled Banner event, hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 05:49
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake complained of shortness of breath and chest pains during the city's Star-Spangled Banner celebration over the weekend and was taken to a hospital for tests.