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Four dead, five injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:27

Smoke billows from a building at at Mid-Continent Airport shortly after a twin-turbo airplane crashed into a building killing several people including the pilot in Wichita KansasBy Alice Mannette WICHITA Kan. (Reuters) - Four people were killed, including the pilot, and five injured when a small airplane crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday, setting off an explosion and huge ball of fire, officials said. Authorities said they had accounted for four people who had been listed as missing after the airplane, which officials said carried only the pilot, struck a building where pilots train on the airport grounds. "I heard a big loud noise, but it was muffled. I saw smoke and flames. ...

Pennsylvania manhunt ends with capture of police ambush suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:26

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald TANNERSVILLE Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and seriously wounding a second officer in a sniper attack in September was taken into custody after a seven-week manhunt, police said on Thursday. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, eluded capture by hundreds of law enforcement officers who had been searching for him since the Sept. 12 ambush of the troopers outside a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. The sniper attack killed Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass, 31. ...

Want to buy a New Hampshire election ad? Good luck

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:22

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.

New Jersey man whose son, 4, fatally shot neighbor, pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:15
(Reuters) - A New Jersey father whose 4-year-old son shot and killed a 6-year-old neighbor pleaded guilty on Thursday to endangering the welfare of children by keeping unsecured firearms, authorities said. Anthony Senatore, 35, of Toms River will be sentenced to three years in prison as part of a plea deal, according to a statement by Atlantic County, New Jersey Prosecutor James McClain. On April 8, 2013, Senatore's son found a loaded .22 caliber rifle in his father's bedroom and shot Brandon Holt in the head, the statement said. ...

Puerto Rico government looks to raise tax on oil

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:13
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico government officials said Thursday they are seeking a 68 percent increase in an oil tax to help sell up to $2.9 billion in bonds and strengthen one of the island's largest public corporations amid bankruptcy concerns.

Man charged with murder in SWAT officer shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:12
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suspected Mongols motorcycle gang member was charged with murder Thursday in the killing of a Pomona SWAT officer during a crackdown on the group.

Arias judge bars public from witness' testimony

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:08

Jodi Arias looks on during the sentencing phase retrial of Jodi Arias at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Arias was found guilty of first degree murder in the death of former boyfriend Travis Alexander, but the jury hung on the penalty phase, life in prison or the death sentence. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic,David Wallace, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — The judge in the Jodi Arias trial took the highly unusual step Thursday of barring the public from watching the first witness called by the convicted murderer's legal team as she fights to be spared the death penalty.

Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:08
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week.

Californians will pay more for water, must still conserve: officials

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:07

Angelica Gallegos, whose well has run dry, chops vegetables as she stands next to her sink where she washes dishes with bottled water in PortervilleBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Californians face higher water prices and permanent conservation measures amid drought, global warming and population growth in a state that has long struggled to satisfy urban and agricultural needs, the administration of Governor Jerry Brown said Thursday. ...

AP asks for accounting of fake FBI news stories

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:06
SEATTLE (AP) — Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy and The Associated Press sent separate letters to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday expressing concerns that the FBI faked an AP story to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007. The AP also asked the Justice Department to account for other times it has posed as a media organization in an investigation.

2 Louisiana children killed walking to school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:05
BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say two teenage girls were killed and a third was seriously injured when a pickup truck hit them while they walked to school.

Hate crime bill approved in Philadelphia after same-sex attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:04

Hate crime bill approved in Philadelphia after same-sex attackPhiladelphia's city council has passed a bill authorizing added penalties for gender identity and sexual orientation hate crimes that aren't covered under state law.

Defense asks for new judge in Iraq war crime case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:03
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Defense lawyers called a military judge biased and unfair on Thursday and asked him to remove himself from the case of a Marine being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crime case.

Bike-riding nurse defies Ebola quarantine, on collision course with governor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:58

Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort KentBy Steve Holland CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage. Attorneys for Kaci Hickox, 33, said they had not yet been served with a court order to enforce the 21-day quarantine - matching the virus's maximum incubation period - but remained prepared to fight such an order if necessary. ...

Sleuths have new hope in search for Earhart plane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:51
OXFORD, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia group trying to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery has new reason to think a piece of aluminum found on a Pacific atoll came from her lost plane.

Argentina OKs law aimed at luring oil investment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:46
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Congress has passed an energy law aimed at luring foreign investment into its promising shale oil and gas.

Sources: Suspected cop killer Eric Frein captured

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:39

 Suspected cop killer Eric Frein capturedAction News has learned that police have captured Eric Frein, the man accused of killing a Pennsylvania State Trooper.

Electricity project linking Quebec and New York clears hurdle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:39
By Mike De Souza OTTAWA (Reuters) - A major electricity transmission project linking the Canadian province of Quebec with New York City has cleared a significant hurdle, opening the door to construction within a year, the executive behind the proposal said on Thursday. Don Jessome, chief executive officer of Albany-based Transmission Developers Inc., said a U.S. ...

Outburst disrupts former college official's trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:33
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state university administrator testified during a federal civil rights trial Thursday that he didn't sexually harass or assault students, prompting one of the plaintiffs to rise from his seat and shout: "Don't lie!"

Suspect arrested in taunting of California officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:33
MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested the motorcycle rider suspected of filming and waving off a California Highway Patrol officer who was trying to stop him and other riders doing stunts on a highway.