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Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:36
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags; manufacturers warn of lost jobs.

Officer kills man through car door in his driveway

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:34

In this Feb. 18, 2013 photo released by the Columbia County (Ga.) Sheriff`s Office, Earnest Satterwhite poses for a booking bug. Satterwhite spent some of the last moments of his life fleeing from officers that wanted to pull the 68-year-old man over on suspicion of drunken driving. Seconds after he pulled into a driveway off a dirt road in Edgefield County, an officer opened fired, leaving him one of 75 people in South Carolina killed by an officer since 2010. (AP Photo/Columbia County (Ga.) Sheriff`s Office)NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over — an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed.


Human remains found at trash collection site near Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:33
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A worker at a waste collection site near Los Angeles found human remains on a conveyor belt at the facility, marking what local media called the fourth such grisly find in two years, police said on Tuesday. The employee found the body parts on Monday evening at Athens Services in an industrial area about 15 miles east of Los Angeles, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Deputy Juanita Suarez-Navarro. ...

Viagra ads target women for 1st time

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:30

Viagra ads target women for 1st timeTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.


Burglar stabbed in rear by homeowner in Chinatown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:25

Burglar stabbed in rear by homeowner in ChinatownPhiladelphia Police say a homeowner stabbed an intruder multiple times in the buttocks as he tried to escape from a first floor apartment.


Man accused of stabbing 3 at church gets 5 years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:18
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 25-year-old man who authorities say stabbed three people at a Catholic church in New Mexico has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Car slams into Northeast Philadelphia apartment building

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:17

Car slams into Northeast Philadelphia apartment buildingA car slammed into an apartment building on Tuesday morning in Northeast Philadelphia.


3 charged in Center City gay beating have December hearing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:45

3 charged in Center City gay beating have December hearingThree young adults charged with beating a gay couple in Philadelphia are due in court Dec. 16 for a preliminary hearing.


Delaware man charged in murder-for-hire plot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:39
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted a man accused of trying to arrange two killings as revenge for the death of a cousin.

Oklahoma workplace beheading suspect Alton Nolen charged with 1st-degree murder, assault

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:34
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma workplace beheading suspect Alton Nolen charged with 1st-degree murder, assault.

Steamship wreck from 1926 found in Lake Ontario

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:30
SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) — The wreck of a 253-foot British-built steamship that sank off Lake Ontario's western New York shore after colliding with another vessel nearly 90 years ago has been found, a team of underwater explorers said Tuesday.

NFL: Chiefs player shouldn't have been penalized for prayer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:26

 Chiefs player shouldn't have been penalized for prayerThe NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.


Sister of accused Boston Marathon bombers pleads not guilty to bomb threat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:26
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - The sister of the accused Boston Marathon bombers pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges she made a threatening phone call to a woman, telling her she could "put a bomb where you live." Aliana Tsarnaev, 24, sister of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was arraigned on two counts of aggravated harassment in the second degree, a misdemeanor, in state Supreme Court in Manhattan. Bail was set at $5,000 with the condition that she have no contact with the alleged victim. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of up to a year in jail. ...

Transgender teacher who fought school boards dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:15

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, file photograph, Lily McBeth, a transgender woman, sits in her home in Tuckerton, N.J. McBeth, a teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement, died Sept. 24, 2014, according to her daughter. McBeth was 80. (AP Photo/Mary Godleski, File)LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Lily McBeth, the teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement, has died. She was 80.


Confederate's grave has wrong name; VA won't fix

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:58
ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — A descendant of a Confederate soldier who died in a Civil War prison camp in New York says the wrong name is on his gravestone, and the Department of Veterans Affairs won't fix it.

Maine police searching for fake cops after marijuana robbery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:48
By Dave Sherwood AUGUSTA Maine (Reuters) - Police are searching for three armed men who dressed as law enforcement officers to steal medical marijuana plants from a licensed grower in the small central Maine town of Winterport. Wearing outfits bearing a 'sheriff' insignia, American flag patches and tactical vests with the 'SWAT' logo, which real police said were widely sold online, normally to buyers seeking Halloween costumes, the three men stormed the grower's backyard garden on Sunday and were caught on surveillance video. ...

Treasury targets those tied to Pakistan extremists

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is taking action against individuals and networks linked to two terrorist groups based in Pakistan.

Bill allows families to seek gun restraining order

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:18
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would become the first state to allow family members to petition judges to take away relatives' guns if they are deemed to be dangerous under a bill facing a Tuesday deadline for action by the governor.

Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:16

In this Sept. 18, 2014 photo, World War II veterans, from left, Earl McGuire, Jack Palmer and Tom Pelle talk about their service with the 307th Bombardment Group during a reunion in Santa Fe, N.M. Pelle and the few other remaining members of the 13th Air Force's famous 307th Bombardment Group, their family members and Ancestry.com’s military records site Fold3 are working to keep alive the group’s memory by collecting and digitizing thousands of photographs, military orders and other memorabilia. The records are being posted online as part of a searchable database. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Japanese fighter planes whizzed around like bees as the American forces in their lumbering B-24 bombers tried everything to reach their targets, save fuel and stay airborne for the long trip home.


1 student shot; 2nd in custody at NC high school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:11
ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say a student was shot after an argument at a central North Carolina high school just before school began.