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5-Year-Old Tests Positive for Cocaine After Parents' Drug Bust

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 09:05
The child was sitting next to a half-pound bag of cocaine.

Fire at industrial glass factory in Millville, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 09:01

Fire at industrial glass factory in Millville, New JerseyA fire broke out at an industrial glass factory in Millville, New Jersey.


Police: Bucks County man fired shot into neighbor's home to unload gun

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 08:52

 Bucks County man fired shot into neighbor's home to unload gunPolice in Bucks County say a man accused of shooting a bullet through a neighbor's window told a judge he fired the gun because it was the only way he knew how to unload it.


California sets up fund for legal representation of immigrant children

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 08:50
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California will spend $3 million to provide legal representation for unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America who have arrived in the state, under a bill signed into law on Saturday by Governor Jerry Brown. With the measure, California becomes the only U.S. state along the Mexican border to provide special funds for the legal representation in federal immigration court of children from an influx of unaccompanied, Central American minors who began crossing the border last year. ...

Man, 14-year-old boy die in New York state plane collision: police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 08:46
By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - The pilot of a small plane and his 14-year-old passenger died on Saturday when their aircraft struck another plane and crashed during an event in upstate New York to introduce young people to aviation, officials said. A Cessna 172, single-engine plane, and a Searey amateur-built aircraft collided about 6 miles (10 kms) southeast of Buffalo-Lancaster Regional Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. The Cessna then crashed in a wooded area in Lancaster, police said. ...

U.S. flight woes linger after Chicago air traffic center fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 08:20

A view of an exterior of the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration in AuroraBy Laila Kearney (Reuters) - U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after a fire at a Chicago-area air traffic control center that authorities said was set by an employee who then tried to take his own life. The incident forced the evacuation of the Federal Aviation Administration control center in Aurora, Illinois, and severely snarled air traffic on Friday, when an estimated 2,100 flights were canceled at major airports across the country. ...


Man once declared dead sentenced to die for murder

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 08:18

Man once declared dead sentenced to die for murderA Mississippi man who was once declared dead, only to resurface as a suspect in a kidnapping and killing, was sentenced to death Friday after a jury earlier convicted him of murder.


Correction: Roland Burris-Allegation story

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:57

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, file photo, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee member Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., left, sits next to fellow member Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Allegations against Burris, 77, who held a Senate seat from 2009 to 2010, arose during a pre-trial hearing Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, for a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying U.S. lawmakers to lift sanctions against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)CHICAGO (AP) — In a Sept. 26 story about allegations against former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris of Illinois, The Associated Press misidentified Burris in a headline. He is Roland Burris, not Ronald Burris.


Students protest Mormon university's beard ban

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:53
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A group of Brigham Young University students is protesting the Mormon church-owned school's ban on something its namesake once sported: a beard.

Fiancee testifies in loud-music killing retrial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:52
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The fiancee of a man accused of shooting a teenager during an argument over loud music outside a north Florida convenience store testified Saturday that she didn't know the teen was dead until the next day.

Pa. trooper killing suspect still on run 15 days after ambush

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:32

Pa. trooper killing suspect still on run 15 days after ambushAuthorities hunting for a survivalist suspected of killing a state trooper at a police barracks remained in the thick woods near his parents' house Saturday to further narrow down the search area more than two weeks after the ambush.


Girl, 8, critically injured by pit bull in Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:29
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Delaware authorities say an 8-year-old girl received life-threatening injuries when she was mauled by her family's pit bull.

James Traficant, convicted ex-congressman, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:23

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2010, file photo, former U.S. Rep. James Traficant Jr. talks about politics at a diner in Boardman, Ohio. Traficant, who spent time in prison on corruption and racketeering charges, has died after being critically injured in a tractor accident at his northeast Ohio home. He was 73. Dave Betras, the Mahoning County Democratic Party chairman, says Traficant died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in the hospital. Betras says he was notified by the Traficant family attorney. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73.


College softball bus crashes in Oklahoma, 4 dead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:22

College softball bus crashes in Oklahoma, 4 deadA tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team's bus, killing four women on the team and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.


Juror removed from Florida retrial after report he questioned prosecutor's ability

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:19

Defendant Michael Dunn in court on day two of his first-degree murder trial in JacksonvilleBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A juror was removed on Saturday in the Florida trial of a white man accused of murdering an unarmed black teen after a published report the jury member questioned the competence of the state attorney handling the racially charged case. Judge Russell Healey removed the juror shortly before testimony began on the third day of the retrial of software engineer Michael Dunn, 47, who is charged with the first-degree murder of Jordan Davis, 17, during a gas station dispute over loud rap music. ...


C. African Republic places great hope on UN force

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:17

Interim President of the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba-Panza, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the transitional government in conflict-torn Central African Republic said Saturday the country has great hopes that the new U.N. peacekeeping mission will help restore security and promote development.


New mom Chelsea Clinton celebrates baby daughter

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:13

FILE - This June 23, 2014, file photo shows Chelsea Clinton as she speaks at the Colorado Museum of Nature and Science, in Denver. Clinton announced the birth of daughter Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, 1st grandchild of Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Saturday Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton say they are "blessed, grateful, and so happy" to become grandparents.


Judge denies immunity in Tenn. cavity-search suit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:13
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that police officers and a physician who medically paralyzed a man to conduct a cavity search for drugs in Tennessee are not immune from prosecution.

Help wanted: Free lawyers for immigrant children

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 06:36

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, an unidentified Guatemalan woman is seen inside a dormitory in the Artesia Family Residential Center, a federal detention facility for undocumented immigrant mothers and children in Artesia, N.M. More than half of the nearly 60,000 Central America children who have arrived on the U.S.-Mexico border in the past year still don’t have lawyers to represent them in immigration court and many of those who do have volunteer attorneys scrambling to brush up on immigration law. Advocates are holding training sessions to help private sector attorneys learn how to work with traumatized, Spanish-speaking children, many of whom have come fleeing violence. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most of the nearly 60,000 Central American children who have arrived on the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year still don't have lawyers to represent them in immigration court, and advocates are scrambling to train volunteer attorneys to help cope with the massive caseload.


Cuba hands Canadian businessman 15-year sentence

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 06:28
HAVANA (AP) — A Canadian automobile executive has been sentenced to 15 years in Cuban prison on corruption-related charges that officials here call part of a broad campaign against graft, his company said Saturday.