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U.S. rocket explosion investigation suspects main engine failure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 01:26

An unmanned Antares rocket is seen exploding seconds after lift off from a commercial launch pad in this still image from NASA video at Wallops IslandBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - As Orbital Sciences picks up the pieces, literally and figuratively, after its high-profile rocket launch explosion, accident investigators are looking closely at a potential first-stage engine problem. Technical data relayed from Orbital’s Antares rocket before and after Tuesday’s liftoff from Wallops Island, Virginia, show everything was fine until the rocket’s ascent stopped 15 seconds into the flight, the company said in a status report issued late Thursday. ...


Firefighter, resident injured in West Philadelphia apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 01:23

Firefighter, resident injured in West Philadelphia apartment fireA firefighter and resident were injured in a massive apartment blaze in West Philadelphia late Thursday night.


Mom can't visit children she drove into ocean

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 01:14
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge says the South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach can send them pre-printed cards.

Judge imposes conditions on Maine nurse, rejects stricter measures: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 01:08
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Maine judge imposed certain conditions on an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but rejected a bid from state officials for more restrictive measures, her lawyer told Reuters. Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of Maine District Court, on Thursday had earlier instructed Kaci Hickox to avoid "public places" like shopping centers and to maintain a three-foot distance from others at the state's request, hours after she defied officials and went for a bike ride. ...

Woman who set off pipe bombs appears before judge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 00:57

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2013 file photo, Celia Savage, right, gets into a waiting car as she leaves federal court after pleading guilty to two federal firearms charges in Gainesville, Ga. Savage, 25, appeared Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, before a judge who sentenced her to serve three years in prison. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A judge gave Celia Savage a break in February when he sentenced her to probation after federal authorities found pipe bombs and guns in her home during a raid. He warned her not to make him look like a fool.


Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Kaci Hickox

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 00:56

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse Kaci HickoxA Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.


Police: Man swings ax at DC officer in attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 00:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.

Competency hearing ordered for teen in murder plot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 00:51
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered an exam to determine whether a 15-year-old Detroit-area girl is competent for trial on charges she plotted with her boyfriend to kill her family.

AccuWeather: Chilly Halloween

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 00:45

 Chilly HalloweenAccuweather says the weekend looks windy and very chilly. Saturday looks wet with off and on showers.


Jury could start deliberating in Fla. hazing trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 00:43
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys are set to give closing arguments in the case of a former Florida A&M University band member charged with manslaughter and hazing in the death of a drum major who was beaten on a band bus during a hazing ritual.

US blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 00:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury has blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms.

Source: Eric Frein confessed to killing Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 00:30

 Eric Frein confessed to killing Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon DicksonA source tells Action News that accused cop killer Eric Frein confessed to the murder of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson.


Md. man arrested in Delaware rape, kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 00:28

Md. man arrested in Delaware rape, kidnappingDover police have arrested a Maryland man on rape and kidnapping charges after a note was found in a McDonald's bathroom from a woman who said she was being held against her will.


Washington policeman injured in struggle with ax-wielding attacker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 00:27
(Reuters) - A Washington police officer was injured early Friday in a struggle with an ax-wielding attacker who remains at large, police in the nation's capital said. The officer, who has not been identified, was hurt during the confrontation but not directly by the ax, which police recovered at the scene, said Araz Alali, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department. "It was completely unprovoked, and he was ambushed by the perpetrator," Alali said. The suspect approached the officer and swung the ax at him at about 3 a.m. ...

$2 million deal reached in NYC jail death of mentally ill man who died in 101-degree cell

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 00:27
NEW YORK (AP) — $2 million deal reached in NYC jail death of mentally ill man who died in 101-degree cell.

Missing domesticated exotic cat Boo has been found

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 00:27

Missing domesticated exotic cat Boo has been foundThe domesticated exotic cat known as "Boo" returned home Thursday night and is now quarantined for the next 10 days.


SEPTA strike announcement could come today

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 00:24

SEPTA strike announcement could come todayIt is down to the wire in SEPTA's labor dispute with the Transit Workers Union.


TV space for campaign ads hard to find this late

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:45

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, right, and her Republican challenger, Scott Brown talk during a live televised debate hosted by New England Cable News, the Concord Monitor, and the University of New Hampshire at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H. New Hampshire’s Senate race, which includes media markets in Maine and Massachusetts _ is seeing, on average, a three-fold increase in spending on political advertising, but prime ad time is far more saturated. (AP Photo/Concord Monitor, Geoff Forester, Pool)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station — and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.


NY judge dismisses murder charge in 1986 killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:32
NEW YORK (AP) — A Miami man charged in the fatal shooting of a New York City restaurant owner in 1986 is a free man after a judge dismissed his murder case after finding prosecutors took too long to charge him.

Multi-vehicle crash on Route 55 in Franklin Township

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:27

Multi-vehicle crash on Route 55 in Franklin TownshipA multi-vehicle crash caused delays on Route 55 in Franklin Township, NJ early Friday.