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Video shows officer using stun gun in traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:38

Video shows officer using stun gun in traffic stopA cellphone video released Tuesday shows police in Indiana breaking a car window then using a stun gun on a man after police stopped the driver for not wearing a seat belt.


SC gay couple's marriage license application OK'd

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:34
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina court has approved a same-sex couple's application for a marriage license despite the state's constitutional ban against the practice and the attorney general's pledge to defend it.

Veteran Alaska radio host shot dead, foster son arrested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:28
(Reuters) - A longtime Anchorage public radio host was found shot dead in his home and his teenage foster son was suspected of killing him out of anger after being punished for synthetic drug use, Anchorage police said on Wednesday. Marvell Johnson, 64, host of the "Soul to Soul" music show on station KSKA for nearly 35 years, was found shot multiple times in an upstairs bedroom of his home on Tuesday, the Anchorage Police Department said in a statement. ...

Injuries reported after school bus crash in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:27

Injuries reported after school bus crash in Southwest PhiladelphiaSeveral injuries were reported after a crash involving a school bus in Southwest Philadelphia.


Defense allowed to recreate Fla. theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:26
DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a former Tampa Police captain accused of shooting a man to death during an argument in a movie theater can recreate the crime scene for the jury at his second-degree murder trial.

California grounds air tankers after deadly crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:25

In this photo provided by Donald Talend, smoke rises from a plane crash Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, near Chinquapin, Calif. The S-2T air tanker fighting a wildfire near Yosemite National Park in Northern California crashed, but there was no immediate word on the condition of the pilot, who was the only person aboard, officials said. (AP Photo/Donald Talend)YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Air tankers were grounded Wednesday in California after one of the aircraft crashed into a steep canyon wall while fighting a blaze in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot, officials said.


Woman says Twitter posts got her kicked off flight at Philadelphia International Airport

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

Woman says Twitter posts got her kicked off flight at Philadelphia International AirportA woman says her Twitter posts got her booted from a JetBlue flight at Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday night.


Ebola crisis leaves Dallas a city on edge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:07
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas is a city on edge as public-health officials wait to see if any of the people who may have been exposed to Ebola develop symptoms of the deadly disease.

Report: Federal budget deficit falls to $486B

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's budget deficit has fallen to $486 billion, the smallest pool of red ink of President Barack Obama's six-year span in office, a new report said Wednesday.

Plans to move Washington's popular Spy Museum collapse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Plans to move the International Spy Museum, one of Washington's most popular tourist draws, into a historic library have fallen through, organizers said. Events DC, the District of Columbia's convention authority, and the museum said in statements on Tuesday that they had withdrawn plans to redevelop the Beaux Arts-style Carnegie Library as a new home for the museum. The move follows rejection by the city's Historic Preservation Review Board of revised plans for the building, which was built in 1903. ...

California officials ground air tankers after 1 crashes while battling blaze, killing pilot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:02
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — California officials ground air tankers after 1 crashes while battling blaze, killing pilot.

NY barrier island work on hold because of bird

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:59

FILE - In this July 12, 2007 file photo, a piping plover runs along a beach in the Quonochontaug Conservation Area in Westerly, R.I. A court fight to protect the piping plover, a bird listed as "threatened" under the federal Endangered Species Act, is holding up a $207 million plan to replenish sand along a 19-mile stretch of shoreline on New York's Fire Island. The sand was eroded during Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/File, Steven Senne)BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A court fight over a protected bird called the piping plover is holding up a $207 million plan to replenish the sand along a 19-mile stretch of New York's Fire Island.


Stabbing suspect to be treated in detention center

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:57
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has reversed his own ruling and ordered a teenage boy awaiting trial in a Pennsylvania high school stabbing rampage to remain in a juvenile detention center and receive mental health treatment there.

Report: Cost of Ebola could top $32 billion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:56

Health workers dressed in protective gear prepare to load the body of a woman suspected to have died from Ebola virus, in New Kru Town at the outskirt of Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Liberia has been among the hardest hit nations at the centre of the long outbreak, which has killed more than 3,000 people, as of Friday, there had been 3,834 confirmed Ebola cases and 2,069 deaths in Liberia, according to the World Health Organization. Forty-four percent of the Ebola cases were reported in the past three weeks, a signal that the infectious disease is spreading.(AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola's economic toll could reach $32.6 billion by year's end if the disease ravaging Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone spreads across West Africa, the World Bank said Wednesday.


5-vehicle crash on Scudder Falls Bridge in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:55

5-vehicle crash on Scudder Falls Bridge in Bucks CountyPolice say five vehicles were involved in a crash on Scudder Falls Bridge in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning.


Coach, 2 players suspended over duct-taped player

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:50
NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school soccer coach and two players have been suspended for at least five days after an autistic teammate told police the two teens duct-taped him to a goalpost.

Video game win cited at trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber's friend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:36

Courtroom sketch of defendants Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov appearing in front of Federal Magistrate Marianne Bowler, in BostonBy Tim McLaughlin and Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A man who says he was too high to remember the removal of a backpack from the college dorm room of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was alert enough to win a video game that same night, a key prosecution witness testified on Wednesday. Azamat Tazhayakov, 20, recounted how he lost an Xbox NBA video game to his friend Robel Phillipos, before they want to the dorm room of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. "I don't remember him having a problem," Tazhayakov said of Phillipos' victory in the game. ...


Fact sheet: 2015 Honda Fit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:29
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Honda Fit becomes even more intriguing small car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:28

FILE - In this April 17, 2014, file photo, the 2015 Honda Fit is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York. For the first time, the Fit can be fitted with premium amenities like heated and leather-covered seats, push-button start, moonroof and a 7-inch information display screen in the dashboard with navigation system and voice controls. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)Fans of Honda's innovative and spacious Fit hatchback will love what the car becomes for 2015 — quieter inside, more powerful and yet more fuel efficient, more refined in its ride, roomier and better equipped.


Suspect wanted for theft of paint machine in Bustleton

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:27

Suspect wanted for theft of paint machine in BustletonPolice are searching for the suspect wanted for allegedly stealing a paint machine from a side walk in Philadelphia's Bustleton section.