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Gunman in custody after taking hostages in Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 07:04
(Reuters) - An armed man was taken into custody after holding at least two people hostage for several hours in an office building in Norman, Oklahoma, on Monday, police said, adding there were no reported injuries. "Suspect in custody," police in Norman, about 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, said in a statement. Police said they had been in talks with the suspect, trying to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the standoff. TV news crews showed dozens of people flooding out of the Nextep office building, which has been surrounded by police and emergency vehicles. ...

Standoff at Oklahoma office complex comes to end

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 07:01
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An armed man who held hostages inside an Oklahoma office building during a more than four-hour standoff has surrendered.

15 rescued hikers were tired, waited in wilderness

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:45

Lost hiker Claudia Ortiz, who suffered a minor injury, is carried by afamily member in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. Fifteen hikers from a church group were rescued Monday after being missing overnight in mountains northeast of Los Angeles. A helicopter hoisted the hikers from the wilderness of Eaton Canyon Monday morning and they were then driven to a nature center and reunited with family and friends. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Fifteen hikers from a church group who failed to return from a day hike in the Southern California mountains were exhausted and losing daylight, so they decided to build a fire and wait until Monday morning, when a helicopter plucked them safely out of the wilderness.


Police: Man going through divorce drives Corvette into Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:42

 Man going through divorce drives wife's Corvette into Delaware RiverPhiladelphia police say a man going through a divorce drove a Corvette into the Delaware River to get back at his wife.


Anti-abortion group to move into shuttered Texas clinic

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:41
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A anti-abortion group is planning to move its national headquarters into an abortion clinic in Texas that was forced to close due to new restrictions placed on the procedures in the state. Shawn Carney, campaign director for the group 40 Days for Life, said on Monday the building in Bryan will house the nerve center of its efforts to abolish other clinics across the country. The group first made its mark by launching protests at the Bryan clinic, about 90 miles (145 km) northeast of Austin. ...

Man accused of stealing guns from firearm shops

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:37

Man accused of stealing guns from firearm shopsAuthorities in Montgomery County say a dangerous thief who stole several guns from two firearm shops is now behind bars.


FBI denies witness tampering accusation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:36
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The FBI did not pressure a former government operative into backing out of testifying in a lawsuit claiming the agency failed to search its files for additional videos of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, a new FBI report shows.

Kansas asks U.S. Supreme Court to put gay marriage on hold

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:35
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kansas asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to prevent gay marriage from going into effect in the state while it appeals a federal judge's ruling last week that its ban on same-sex nuptials violates the U.S. Constitution. The stay application by Kansas was directed to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who handles emergency requests from the region. She can either deny or grant the request herself or refer the matter to the court as a whole. The application follows U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Crabtree's ruling last Tuesday against the state's prohibition. ...

Obama pressures FCC for strong net neutrality rules

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:23

Howell attends a pro-net neutrality Internet activist rally in the neighborhood where U.S. President Obama attended a fundraiser in Los AngelesBy Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday said Internet service providers should be regulated more like public utilities to make sure they grant equal access to all content providers, touching off intense protests from cable and telecoms companies and Republican lawmakers. Obama's detailed statement on the issue of "net neutrality," a platform in his 2008 presidential campaign, was a rare intervention by the White House into the policy setting of an independent agency. ...


Judge to set start date soon for Detroit bankruptcy exit measures

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:15

A man walk past graffiti in DetroitBy Lisa Lambert (Reuters) - The judge who confirmed Detroit's plan to exit the biggest municipal bankruptcy in history could set a date later this week for the cost- and debt-cutting measures to take effect. Federal Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Friday ruled the plan for cutting $7 billion in debt was fair to creditors and feasible for the city to implement. Now he must set that plan in motion with a confirmation order. ...


School: Never saw signs of abuse in Scotty McMillan's brother

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:13

 Never saw signs of abuse in Scotty McMillan's brotherThe Coatesville Area School District released a statement Monday pertaining to the brother of the little boy who, police say, was tortured and killed inside his Chester County home last week.


Driver who survived dramatic airborne crash in Hockessin, Delaware identified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:12

Driver who survived dramatic airborne crash in Hockessin, Delaware identifiedAuthorities have identified the driver who survived a dramatic airborne crash that ended on the second floor of a home in Delaware.


TSA dos and don'ts for holiday travelers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:10

TSA dos and don'ts for holiday travelersThough it may not feel like it outside, we are just weeks away from Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday travel season.


NY deputy cursing at man on video is arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:09
HALFMOON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York sheriff's deputy has been charged with harassment and official misconduct after a video posted on YouTube showed him cursing and apparently slapping a young man who had refused to let him search his car.

Winter storm hits U.S. Plains, upper Midwest; cold to follow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:08
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The first big winter storm of the season dropped up to 8 inches of snow in South Dakota by Monday afternoon and was heading for the upper Great Lakes region but is not seen as a significant threat to crops or livestock, forecasters said. The storm was expected to bring 1 to 5 inches (2.5 to 12.7 cm) of snow to Minnesota and 1 to 3 inches to northeast Iowa through Tuesday with some areas seeing heavier amounts, said Paul Markert, a meteorologist with MDA Weather Services. The snowfall is likely to stall just the last of the autumn harvest in those areas. The U.S. ...

Mother arraigned in Oregon bridge death of son, 6

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:08
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The woman accused of throwing her 6-year-old autistic son off a bridge on the Oregon Coast has yet to enter a plea, and defense attorneys have indicated they want the court to determine if she is fit to stand trial.

US Catholic bishops try to calm anxiety over pope

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 05:59

From left, Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, address reporters at a news conference during the conference's annual fall meeting in Baltimore Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)BALTIMORE (AP) — America's Catholic bishops came together Monday to project an image of unity, after a Vatican meeting on the family unleashed an uproar over the direction of the church.


Police respond to report of Corvette in Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 05:59

 Man going through divorce drives Corvette into Delaware RiverPhiladelphia police have been called to the Tacony section of the city for the report of a car in the river.


Freed North Korea detainee focuses on food, family

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 05:39

Kenneth Bae, who had been held in North Korea since 2012, smiles as he talks to reporters Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., after he was freed during a top-secret mission. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — Rest, food and family are on the top of Kenneth Bae's list since arriving home this weekend after years of imprisonment in North Korea.


Postal Service says it is victim of hacking attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 05:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it had been hacked, potentially compromising sensitive information about its employees such as names and addresses, Social Security numbers, emergency contacts and other information.