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China's Xi says supports Hong Kong's social order efforts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 13:47
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying on Sunday that he supports Hong Kong's efforts to maintain social order and safeguard the rule of law, state news agency Xinhua reported. Students calling for full democracy for Chinese-ruled Hong Kong have blocked key roads leading into three of Hong Kong's most economically and politically important districts for weeks. ...

Officer injured in fiery crash in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 13:45

Teens pulls Philly cop out of burning police carA police officer was among two people injured in a fiery crash in Philadelphia's Grays Ferry section.


Temple student shot in robbery attempt off campus

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 13:44

Temple student shot in robbery attempt off campusPolice say a Temple University student was shot during an attempted robbery outside of an off campus party.


Man and woman questioned in Kensington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 13:22

Man and woman questioned in Kensington shootingA man and a woman were taken in for questioning after a shooting in Philadelphia's Kensington section.


Delaware state trooper charged after alleged family dispute

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:45

Delaware state trooper charged after alleged family disputeThe Delaware State Police say a trooper already on suspension was arrested in connection with a domestic altercation involving his wife.


Troubled vets of all ages find comfort at refuge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:38

In this Oct. 16, 2014 photo, Randy Johnson offers an apple to a horse at Eagle's Healing Nest, a retreat for veterans, in Sauk Centre, Minn. The retreat, located on 124 acres of rolling farmland, has served the needs of veterans from about 10 states. The goal is to mend and go home. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)SAUK CENTRE, Minn. (AP) — The vets, some yawning, others clutching packs of cigarettes, trickle into a sun-splashed room for morning meditation. Some survived war long ago, others have fresh memories of combat.


Judge voids Arizona human smuggling law, finding it infringes on U.S. government

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:37
By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - A federal judge has struck down a 2005 Arizona criminal statute against human smuggling in a ruling that found it infringed on the U.S. government's power to enforce immigration law. The decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Friday represents the latest setback for the southwestern state that borders Mexico to use Arizona law and local police to stem the flow of unauthorized immigrants. A number of those state provisions have been overturned in court. U.S. ...

Double shooting in Norristown

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:29

Double shooting in NorristownPolice are trying to piece together what led up to a double shooting in Norristown.


2 Americans held in North Korea whisked back home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 11:06

2 Americans held in North Korea whisked back homeTwo Americans held by North Korea were on their way home Saturday after their release was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the reclusive Communist country.


Residents displaced in 2 alarm house fire in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 11:00

Residents displaced in 2 alarm house fire in ChesterMore than a dozen people were displaced after a two alarm house fire in Chester, Delaware County.


Vandals caught on camera looting charter school in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 10:24

Vandals caught on camera looting charter school in OlneyThree suspects were caught on surveillance video vandalizing and looting a Philadelphia charter school, causing thousands in damage. Authorities say they even defecated and urinated on the floors and throughout the building.


Vandals caught on video looting charter school in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 10:05

Vandals caught on camera looting charter school in OlneyThree suspects were caught on surveillance video vandalizing and looting a Philadelphia charter school, causing thousands in damage. Authorities say they even defecated and urinated on the floors and throughout the building.


Vandals caught on video looting Olney charter school

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 10:00

Vandals caught on camera looting charter school in OlneyThree suspects were caught on surveillance video vandalizing and looting a Philadelphia charter school, causing thousands in damage. Authorities say they even defecated and urinated on the floors and throughout the building.


Off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent arrested in California shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 09:58
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - An off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent was arrested on Saturday in connection with the shooting death of a 27-year-old man at a Southern California home, police said. Authorities have released few details about the shooting involving Border Patrol agent John Demery, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement it had placed Demery on suspension and administrative leave pending developments in the police investigation. ...

Funerals for girls killed in Halloween hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 09:26
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered Saturday at two Orange County churches to honor three 13-year-old trick-or-treaters killed by a hit-and-run driver.

Heart of Milwaukee girl shot in head is donated

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 09:21

This undated photo released Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 by the Milwaukee Police Department, shows Laylah Petersen, who died after being shot in the head while sitting on her grandfather's lap Thursday. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Police Department)MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police and the family of a 5-year-old girl fatally shot while sitting on her grandfather's lap pleaded for the public's help Saturday in finding the shooter, while also announcing the girl's heart had been donated to help another child.


Powerful storm blasts Alaska islands, then weakens

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 08:15

This Nov. 5, 2014 photo provided by NASA shows a picture captured by NASA's Aqua satellite of Typhoon Nuri. Weather forecasters say an explosive storm, a remnant of Typhoon Nuri, surpassing the intensity of 2012's Superstorm Sandy is heading toward the northern Pacific Ocean and expected to pass Alaska's Aleutian Islands over the weekend. (AP Photo/NASA)A storm fueled by the remnants of a powerful typhoon was losing power Saturday after blasting remote, mostly uninhabited islands that are part of Alaska's Aleutian Islands chain with hurricane-force winds.


Authorities: Calif. border agent shoots, kills man

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 08:00
HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Authorities allege an off-duty Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man in a personal dispute in a Southern California desert community.

Two Americans freed by North Korea are on their way home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 07:47

U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller sits in a witness box during his trial at the North Korean Supreme CourtBy Bill Trott and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea freed two Americans from prison and they were returning to the United States on Saturday after the surprise involvement of the top-ranking U.S. intelligence official in their release. Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, who had been doing hard labor for months in the reclusive country, were being accompanied home by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, his office said. Their release comes less than three weeks after another American was freed by Pyongyang. ...


Mexico: Burned remains probably 43 missing college students

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 07:37

 Burned remains probably 43 missing college studentsSuspects in the disappearance of 43 college students have confessed to loading the youths onto dump trucks, murdering them at a landfill, then burning the bodies and dumping the ashen remains into a river, Mexican authorities said Friday.