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3 teen trick-or-treaters killed in hit-and-run crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:02

3 teen trick-or-treaters killed in hit-and-run crashPolice have made multiple arrests in connection with the Halloween hit-and-run deaths of three teenage girls who were out trick-or-treating in a Los Angeles suburb, authorities said Sunday.


Police make arrests in California hit-and-run that killed three girls

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:34
(Reuters) - Police in Southern California said on Sunday they had made multiple arrests in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed three 13-year-old girls while they were trick-or-treating on Halloween. The three girls, two of whom were twins, were in costumes and carrying candy bags when they were struck by a sports utility vehicle crossing a street on Friday evening in Santa Ana, about 35 miles (55 km) south of Los Angeles. Police launched a search for the occupants of the vehicle, a Honda CR-V, which sped away from the scene. ...

Arrests in LA-area Halloween crash that killed 3

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:22
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have made multiple arrests in connection with the Halloween hit-and-run deaths of three teenage girls who were out trick-or-treating in a Los Angeles suburb, authorities said Sunday.

Missing NJ woman reads about her disappearance, contacts police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 07:55

Missing NJ woman reads about her disappearance, contacts policeAuthorities say a woman who went missing from her South Jersey apartment last month was located when she called police after reading a newspaper article about her disappearance.


Tom Sneddon, prosecutor of Michael Jackson, dies in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 07:48
Tom Sneddon, a California district attorney who pursued child molestation charges against singer Michael Jackson, has died, a former colleague said on Sunday. Sneddon, 73, died on Saturday of cancer, said Patrick McKinley, a former deputy district attorney in Santa Barbara County, who worked with Sneddon for nearly 30 years. “There is this thought out there that Tom was itching for his chance to get Michael Jackson, that it was his life's ambition and dream come true," McKinley said. “There was so much more to Tom Sneddon than Michael Jackson.

Free to Breathe 5K Run and Walk

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 07:38

Free to Breathe 5K Run and WalkNearly 4,000 people braved the early morning wind and cold with the motivation of fighting lung cancer.


Obama, Christie headline 2nd-to-last campaign day for Pa. gov race

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 07:36

Obama, Christie campaign for Pa. gov. candidatesPresident Barack Obama and potential presidential candidate Chris Christie are dropping in on Pennsylvania to try to influence the state's campaign for governor in the race's waning days.


Sanchez helps Eagles top Texans 31-21

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 07:35

Sanchez helps Eagles top Texans 31-21Mark Sanchez replaced the injured Nick Foles and threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 31-21 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.


After Maine fire, questions about victims, cause

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 07:24
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After an intense blaze tore through a two-apartment house near the University of Southern Maine, killing five people and critically injuring another, investigators returned to the scene Sunday hunting for clues to the cause of the state's deadliest fire in three decades.

DNA from toilet leads police to burglary suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 07:16

DNA from toilet leads police to burglary suspectPolice in Albuquerque say a man suspected of a $250,000 heist should have flushed the evidence he left behind


Thousands mourn former Boston Mayor Tom Menino

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:43

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Angela Menino, widow of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, stand at the casket as Menino lies in state at Faneuil Hall, in Boston, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Tom Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He was 71. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Suzanne Kreiter, Pool)BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of people braved rain, snow and stinging winds Sunday to pay their final respects to former Boston Mayor Tom Menino — the vast majority the ordinary Bostonians he touched during his more than 20 years in office.


Buses carrying Washington Redskins in pregame crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:08

 Washington Redskins at Minnesota VikingsBy John Clarke (Reuters) - Two buses carrying the National Football League's Washington Redskins crashed on Sunday morning on a highway exit ramp in Minneapolis on the way to play against the Minnesota Vikings, according to state police. The accident, which caused no major injuries, occurred around 8:15 a.m. when one of the state police squad cars escorting the team crashed into a guard rail and came to rest in front of the buses, causing one bus to rear end the other, said Lieutenant Eric Roeske, a state police spokesman. ...


Prosecutors: 2 men indicted in crossbow shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:06

 2 men indicted in crossbow shootingA southern New Jersey man accused of shooting an acquaintance in the leg with a crossbow has been indicted on attempted murder charges.


Cardinal Dolan: 30 percent of NY parishes to merge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:05
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Sunday announced plans for the merger of almost a third of the parishes in the Archdiocese of New York, one of the largest reorganizations in the archdiocese.

Decades after New York molesting conviction, Friedman fights to clear name

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:05
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jesse Friedman, whose conviction as a teenage child molester was portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film "Capturing the Friedmans," is not giving up his decades-long campaign to clear his name. Friedman has asked a court to review evidence in his case, one of the most notorious in the history of New York's Long Island, contending that prosecutors coached and intimidated child witnesses into making false allegations. A judge could issue a ruling on his request any day now. ...

Obama makes final campaign push, hoping to avert electoral rout

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 05:40

U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a campaign event for the re-election of Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy while at Central High School in BridgeportBy Jeff Mason BRIDGEPORT Conn. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a final push on Sunday to help struggling Democrats before this week's midterm elections, making campaign stops in Connecticut and Pennsylvania to try to avert a "shellacking" at the polls like the one in 2010. After a 2014 political season spent mostly behind the scenes at high-dollar fundraisers, Obama spent the past several days on the road, making appearances in states where his low popularity ratings are seen as less of an albatross to Democrats running for office than in other close races across the country. ...


Police: Man robs four Subways because 'Jared Diet' failed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 05:12

 Man robs four Subways because 'Jared Diet' failedAn 18-year-old man's failed journey to weight loss could be to blame for a string of Subway restaurant robberies in Alabama.


Eagles top Texans 31-21

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 05:05

Sanchez helps Eagles top Texans 31-21The Philadelphia Eagles topped the Houston Texans 31-21 on Sunday.


Man robs four Subways because 'Jared Diet' failed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 04:34

 Man robs four Subways because 'Jared Diet' failedAn 18-year-old man's failed journey to weight loss could be to blame for a string of Subway restaurant robberies in Alabama.


Evangelical college gay rights stand causes uproar

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 04:30
WENHAM, Mass. (AP) — D. Michael Lindsay thought he was on safe political ground when he signed the letter.