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Bucket list response amazes expecting parents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:48

Bucket list response amazes expecting parentsA mom and dad from our area are helping their baby live its life to the fullest before it is even born.


CHOP: 4 patients tested positive for Enterovirus D68

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:47

 4 patients tested positive for Enterovirus D68Four children in the Philadelphia area have tested positive for enterovirus D68, according to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Ginsburg: Watch 6th Circuit on gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:26

FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo is Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington. Ginsburg discusses the work of the court in an appearance Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at the University of Minnesota Law School. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states' gay marriage bans should pay close attention to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday.


Hurricane Edouard weakening, moving away from U.S. coast: NHC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:15

Three images of Edouard are shown as it transitions into a hurricane, from September 12, to September 13 and as a hurricane on September 14 in the Atlantic Ocean(Reuters) - Hurricane Edouard, the first major hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, is weakening and accelerating north-eastward, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday. Edouard was about 495 miles (795 km) east-northeast of Bermuda with maximum sustained wind of 90 mph (150 kph), NHC said. (Reporting by Anupam Chatterjee in Bangalore; Editing by Anand Basu)


Hurricane Edouard weakening, moving away from U.S. coast: NHC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:15

Three images of Edouard are shown as it transitions into a hurricane, from September 12, to September 13 and as a hurricane on September 14 in the Atlantic Ocean(Reuters) - Hurricane Edouard, the first major hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, is weakening and accelerating north-eastward, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday. Edouard was about 495 miles (795 km) east-northeast of Bermuda with maximum sustained wind of 90 mph (150 kph), NHC said. (Reporting by Anupam Chatterjee in Bangalore; Editing by Anand Basu)


US organizing summit on UN peacekeeping next week

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:58
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is organizing a summit on U.N. peacekeeping on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly next week that will be addressed by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame.

Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:54

St. Louis activist Anthony Shahid confronts councilman Steve Stenger during the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Clayton, Mo. Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson who fatally shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown disrupted a government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case and vowing political retaliation against an elected official tied to the prosecutor.


Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:52

This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. A gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late-night shift change, then slipped away. (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police)Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday as they tracked a survivalist with two high-powered rifles and a grudge against police, identified as the gunman who killed one trooper and injured another in a late-night ambush outside a state police barracks.


Seventh Los Angeles sheriff's official found guilty in jail probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:39
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was found guilty on Tuesday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy for his role in trying to thwart a federal probe into prisoner abuse and other misconduct inside the United States' largest jail system. A U.S. District Court jury convicted James Sexton of charges he helped hide an inmate informant from federal investigators after the inmate's cover was blown, altering computer records to make it appear the informant had been released, then re-booking him under false names. ...

Seventh Los Angeles sheriff's official found guilty in jail probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:39
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was found guilty on Tuesday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy for his role in trying to thwart a federal probe into prisoner abuse and other misconduct inside the United States' largest jail system. A U.S. District Court jury convicted James Sexton of charges he helped hide an inmate informant from federal investigators after the inmate's cover was blown, altering computer records to make it appear the informant had been released, then re-booking him under false names. ...

USDA chief says urged Buffett to ready BNSF for record crops

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:39
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year. Vilsack said on Tuesday that Buffett, who heads the sprawling conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, recognized the challenge and indicated his company was taking steps. "I said, 'Warren, you've got to make sure that your railroad understands what's going on here,'" Vilsack said he told Buffett during a 45-minute conversation. ...

Lava on Hawaii continues moving through vacant lot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:38
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to move slowly through a vacant lot in a rural subdivision.

Bucket list response amazes expecting parents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:29

Bucket list response amazes expecting parentsA mom and dad from our area are helping their baby live its life to the fullest before it is even born.


Man with history of stabbing women gets 25 years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:12

FILE- In this undated file photo provided by the Westchester County District Attorney's Office in White Plains, N.Y, Lucius Crawford, is shown. Crawford, 61, was sentenced Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 to 25 years to life in prison for stabbing his girlfriend to death in 2012. The killing was a chance discovery by investigators who wanted to question Crawford for two other fatal stabbings. (AP Photo/Westchester County District Attorney's Office, File)WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades — and has spent half his life in prison as a result — is unlikely to get out again.


California judge blocks release of report into police shooting of teen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:56
By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order preventing the release of an independent review into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by police in Southern California, officials said. Results of the probe, conducted by the Office of Independent Review, has been sought by civil rights groups including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Pasadena chapter of the NAACP as well as the Los Angeles Times and the mother of the victim. ...

3 survive capsizing, make night swim to safety

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:55

In this Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 photo provided by Holo Holo Charters, a capsized 19-foot boat is seen off of Kekaha, Hawaii. A man with a broken leg, a 10-year-old boy and a boat owner were able to swim to safety after a wave capsized their 19-foot vessel off the west coast of Kauai. Boat owner Zack Romanak of Port Allen said he wanted to stay close to the capsized boat Sunday night until dawn, but the pain experienced by his guest made them decide to swim to shore., The Garden Island reported. (AP Photo/Holo Holo Charters, Mel Willis III)LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A man with a broken leg, a 10-year-old boy and a boat owner were able to swim to safety after a wave capsized their 19-foot vessel off the west coast of Kauai.


Search for Md. sisters missing since 1975 resumes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:46
Law enforcement officials say investigators are searching near Lynchburg, Virginia, in connection with the unsolved 1975 abduction of two young sisters from Maryland.

NBA's Howard has driver's license suspended for not paying fine : court records

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:33

 Playoffs-Portland Trail Blazers at Houston RocketsBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida driver's license of Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has been suspended for his failure to pay a fine for running a red light, court records show, but the team said on Tuesday he was playing basketball in Texas the day of the alleged infraction. According to the court records, Howard's license had been suspended since at least Aug. 15 for his nonpayment of a $285 fine for running a red light in Winter Park, Florida, on April 14. ...


Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:30

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. The Vikings benched Peterson for Sunday's game after his attorney said he had been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse. Attorney Rusty Hardin says the charge accuses Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank his son. He says Peterson has cooperated with authorities and "used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son." Hardin says Peterson regrets the incident but never intended to harm the boy. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.


Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:28

Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFLThe NFL players' union has appealed the league's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice.