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Tears in court after photos shown in murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:17

Tears in court after photos shown in murder trialThe defense now has the case in a double murder trial in Montgomery County involving a baby and her grandmother. The accused is representing himself after recanting a confession.


Pennsylvania police find supplies left in woods by ambush suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:15

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald (Reuters) - A survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania trooper and wounding another three weeks ago is living on cans of tuna fish and noodles while eluding an intensive manhunt in the deep woods of the Pocono Mountains, officials said on Friday. A search team came across a campsite this week that contained clothing, food and ammunition believed to have belonged to Eric Frein, a 31-year-old marksman suspected in the shooting, said Lieutenant Colonel George Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police. ...


Funeral held for Oklahoma beheading victim

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:12

K.C. Hufford, left, the widower of Colleen Hufford, walks with an unidentified mourner before the start of the funeral for Colleen Hufford at Southgate Baptist Church in Moore, Okla., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Colleen Hufford was killed in a workplace violence incident on Sept. 25. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Hundreds of friends and family members of a woman beheaded during an attack at the food processing plant where she worked gathered Friday at an Oklahoma church for a funeral service that was closed to the public.


New data emerges on rape kit backlogs in four U.S. cities

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:08
By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of rape kits remain untested in four major U.S. cities, according to new data on rape kit backlogs released on Friday by the Joyful Heart Foundation. The charity, founded by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay to assist survivors of sexual assault, said it used public records requests to obtain data showing the number of untested kits in police storage facilities in Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Seattle and Tulsa. ...

A few facts about the beatification process

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:04
Saturday's beatification of a New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye ailment marks another step in a process that started nearly 70 years ago. Here are a few facts about the process:

California tries giant water coolers to save fish

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:00

Larry Collins of the San Francisco Crab Boat Association holds up a salmon during a protest against Proposition 1 the state water bond at Fisherman's Wharf Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in San Francisco. Worried that drought and climate change will make northern California's American river too warm for Chinook salmon to spawn, California wildlife officials are installing underwater chillers and considering artificial fertilization for the fish. Collins said at the protest that anything to help keep the water cooler is good for the fish. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's young fish are getting a little relief from the state's heat: giant water coolers.


Roxborough synagogue mourns death of murdered cantor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:57

Roxborough synagogue mourns death of murdered cantorA Philadelphia synagogue is grieving after a popular Jewish cantor was murdered in his home in East Mt. Airy.


Woman, 78, killed in Exton, Pa. crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:57

Woman, 78, killed in Exton, Pa. crashA 78-year-old woman was killed and two other people - an adult and a child - were injured in a crash on Friday in Exton, Pa.


Surveillance video released in West Oak Lane gas station robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:56

Surveillance video released in West Oak Lane gas station robberyPolice are looking for two armed thieves who targeted a gas station in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.


Teen pulled from Schuylkill River; MLK Drive shut down

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:52

Teen pulled from Schuylkill River; MLK Drive shut downA 17-year-old girl has been pulled from the Schuylkill River after a SUV crashed off Martin Luther King Drive in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.


County police to again control Ferguson security

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:50
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police are again taking control of Ferguson security after another round of overnight protester arrests.

Charge dismissed in Detroit police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:44

Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley, left, is seated in court as his attorney Steve Fishman speaks with him Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Detroit. Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones during a raid in 2010. Wayne County Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway turned down a request for a mistrial Monday after talking to jurors. Fishman had argued that Joseph Weekley's right to a fair trial was spoiled when the victim's grandmother lashed out at the officer while testifying last week. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Charles V. Tines)DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Friday dismissed the most serious charge against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid, a surprising development that was immediately appealed to a higher court.


1 person pulled from Schuylkill River; MLK Drive shut down

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:41

Teen pulled from Schuylkill River; MLK Drive shut downAt least one person has been pulled from the Schuylkill River after a SUV crashed off Martin Luther King Drive in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.


U.S. official says West Africa travel ban would hinder Ebola response

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:35
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A ban on travel from West Africa would impede the response to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a White House official said on Friday. Asked whether she would recommend to President Barack Obama that he impose a travel ban on West Africa, White House adviser Lisa Monaco said: "Right now we believe those types of steps actually impede the response." (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Secret Service in disarray, fueling questions over Obama's safety

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:31

A U.S. Secret Service agent stands guard after U.S. President Barack Obama boarded Marine One at the White House in WashingtonBy Matt Spetalnick, David Lawder and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Secret Service officer Timothy McCarthy took a bullet to protect Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt and agent Jerry Parr shoved the president into a limousine, their quick reflexes projected a Hollywood-style image of invincibility around the agency. ...


Mormon church's international mark on display

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:17

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, shows flowers blooming in front of the Salt Lake Temple in Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The expanding international footprint of the Mormon church will be on display this weekend starting Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, during a conference that brings 100,000 members to Salt Lake City to listen to guidance and inspiration from church leaders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The expanding international footprint of the Mormon church will be on display this weekend during a biannual conference that brings 100,000 church members to Salt Lake City to listen to words of guidance and inspiration from the faith's leaders.


UVa kidnap suspect: 'Gentle giant' or predator?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:12

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the City of Charlottesville, Va. shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Matthew didn't appear in in Albemarle County General District Court as expected Thursday, Oct, 2, 2014, for a bond hearing on reckless driving charges, in Charlottsville, Va. Matthew also is charged with abduction with intent to defile 18-year-old Hannah Graham. His bond hearing on that felony count has been set for Dec. 4 in Charlottesville. (AP Photo/City of Charlottesville, File) (AP Photo/City of Charlottesville, File)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was the kind of guy who would bust your lip, then regretfully drive you to the hospital. A "cool individual" around other guys, but a bit too "touchy-feely" with the ladies, family friend Rod Brown says.


Woman found dead in Old City park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:12

Woman found dead in Old City parkPhiladelphia police are investigating the death of a woman found dead in a park in Old City.


Man charged in $5M violin theft pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:07

FILE - In this file photos provided by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is Salah Salahadyn of Milwaukee. Salahadyn, accused of masterminding the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin, pleaded guilty to robbery Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 nearly eight months after the 300-year-old instrument was snatched from a musician who was attacked with a stun gun following a performance in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, File)MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of masterminding the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin pleaded guilty to robbery Friday, nearly eight months after the 300-year-old instrument was snatched from a musician who was attacked with a stun gun following a performance in Milwaukee.


Michigan Rep. Bentivolio files to run as write-in

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:04
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio on Friday filed to run as a write-in candidate in the race for his current seat in a suburban Detroit district.