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Infant blinded by hunter's bullet returns home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:28
CLUNE, Pa. (AP) — An infant blinded by a hunter's stray bullet that came through his living room window has returned to his Pennsylvania home after more than two months in the hospital.

Former Illinois state lawmaker pleads guilty to child porn charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:27
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A former Illinois state lawmaker pleaded guilty on Friday to a federal charge of transporting child pornography through computers at his office and his home, prosecutors said. Former Democratic Illinois State Representative Keith Farnham, 67, of Elgin, resigned his seat in the Illinois General Assembly last March, less than a week after federal agents seized his computers. Farnham admitted that on Nov. 25, 2013, he sent an email from a computer in his Elgin office with the following message: “do you trade. This is what I lik. ...

Police cases stir national protests, debate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:25

Police cases stir national protests, debateGov. Andrew Cuomo says a "long string of events" involving the deaths of black men at the hands of police, not just the Eric Garner case in New York City, threaten to erode the belief many Americans have in the nation's criminal justice system.


Royal visit: Prince William to visit White House

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:25

 Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate. They’re due to arrive Sunday Dec. 7, 2014 for the first trip either has made to the United States’ biggest city, and William also is set to visit the nation’s capital for the first time. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is getting some royal treatment.


President Obama nominates Philly native Ashton Carter for Secretary of Defense

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:25

President Obama nominates Philly native Ashton Carter for Secretary of DefensePresident Barack Obama is calling Ashton Carter one of the nation's foremost national security leaders as he nominates him as secretary of defense.


Sierra Leone seeing 80-100 new Ebola cases daily

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:22
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sierra Leone said Friday that between 80 and 100 new cases of Ebola are being reported every day and the country now hardest-hit by the deadly virus desperately needs over 1,000 beds to treat victims.

Widow of 3 faces charge in 2nd spouse's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:21
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Mississippi hit man who authorities said was hired by a woman whose three husbands have all died under unusual circumstances has been convicted of second-degree murder in her second spouse's shooting.

New questions about Cleveland police officer in child shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:09

New questions about Cleveland police officer in child shootingThere are new questions about the Cleveland police officer involved in the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.


Dealer gets 3 years for selling Sandy-flooded cars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:08
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A used car dealer in New Jersey has been sentenced to three years in prison for selling vehicles damaged in Superstorm Sandy to unsuspecting customers.

Volunteers to mount new push in search for Shane Montgomery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:00

Volunteers to mount new push in search for Shane MontgomeryThey will target bar patrons across Philadelphia during happy hour tonight, hoping to find someone who saw something early Thanksgiving morning.


AccuWeather: Rain Tonight and Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:58

 Rain Tonight and SaturdayMeteorologist David Murphy says Sunday looks dry, but brisk and cool.


Marion Barry processional travels through DC

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:58

A casket containing the remains of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry sits in the front lobby of the John A. Wilson Building, the District's city hall, where Barry spent 16 years as mayor and another 16 years on the D.C. Council, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Washington. Barry died Nov. 23 at age 78. His remains were brought to the Wilson Building Thursday morning to lie in repose for 24 hours before a funeral procession and two memorial services. (AP Photo/Ben Nuckols)WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia residents are mourning their "Mayor for Life."


PHOTOS: Scene of Beanie Sigel shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:48

 Scene of Beanie Sigel shootingAction News was on the scene after Philly rapper Beanie Sigel was shot in Pleasantville, N.J. on Friday.


Prosecutor won't intervene in GPS alibi case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:46

This undated handout provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Lamont Davis. Baltimore’s top prosecutor won’t intervene in the case of a Davis who is serving life plus 30 years in a Maryland prison despite GPS evidence that says he couldn’t have been the triggerman in a shooting that paralyzed a 5-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Baltimore Police Department)WASHINGTON (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor won't intervene in the case of a man serving life plus 30 years in a Maryland prison despite GPS evidence that says he couldn't have been the triggerman in a shooting that paralyzed a 5-year-old girl.


FBI probes pedestrian death in Missouri as possible hate crime

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:39
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating the hit-and-run death of a 15-year-old boy struck while leaving the Somali Center of Kansas City as a possible hate crime, local authorities said on Friday. An SUV crashed into the teenager, who is of Somali descent, on Thursday evening as he was leaving the center, possibly intentionally, and the driver was arrested after he fled the scene on foot, Kansas City Police Sergeant Kari Thompson said. The teenager was taken to a hospital, where he died, Thompson said. ...

Philadelphia treated to reruns of annual New Year's Day Mummers Parade

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:34
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - (Story corrects first name in paragraph 4 to Vince) Philadelphia's annual Mummers Parade is so wildly popular in the city of Brotherly Love that a broadcaster has started showing hour after hour of reruns for folks who cannot wait for the live event on New Year's Day. Thousands of people line Broad Street each year to watch Mummer brigades compete with one another as they don outlandish displays of sequins and feathers and march in a distinctly Philadelphia tradition. ...

Woman, 19, killed in Chester Co. hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:28

Woman, 19, killed in Chester Co. hit-and-runThe life of a young woman was claimed by a hit-an-run driver Thursday night, and police are asking for the public's help in finding the driver responsible.


Regular mail becomes less so in Alaska village

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:10
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A village on a remote Alaska island in the Bering Sea has been without a regular mail delivery service since the community's only postal worker quit last month because of pregnancy.

PHOTOS: Montgomery County Sheriff's Most Wanted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:08

 Montgomery County Sheriff's Most WantedDozens of people are wanted for crimes all across Montgomery County.


Man who stabbed wife 108 times in '79 is sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:01
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing his estranged wife 35 years ago by stabbing her more than 100 times.