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Suspect in Virginia student abduction held without bond in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:29
By Amanda Orr GALVESTON Texas (Reuters) - A man suspected of abducting a University of Virginia student will be held without bond in Texas pending his extradition to Virginia, a Texas county judge ruled on Thursday. Jesse Matthew, 32, was arrested in Galveston, Texas, on Wednesday, about 1,100 miles away from the University of Virginia campus. The arrest came a day after a warrant was issued accusing him of abduction with the intent to defile. Hannah Graham, 18, a sophomore at the school, was seen with Matthew leaving a bar in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the early hours of Sept. 13. ...

For flu shots, there's more than one choice

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:27

For flu shots, there's more than one choiceFlu season is right around the corner, and that means now is the time to get a flu shot.


Apple's response to iPhone glitches is key

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:23

FILE - In this June 2, 2014 photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about iOS 8 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Apple has stopped providing an update to its new iOS 8 mobile operating software, following complaints by some users who said Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, that the update interferes with their ability to make phone calls. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself.


2 more sets of remains from reform school ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:18

Lead researcher and University of South Florida Associate Professor Erin Kimmerle speaks during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., regarding the unmarked graves found at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna Fla. University researchers have positively identified the remains of two more boys recovered from the graves. Thomas Varnadoe and Earl Wilson were positively identified through a DNA matches from family members. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Researchers have identified two more sets of remains buried on the grounds of a former Florida Panhandle reform school for over a half-century, the team announced Thursday.


Corvette driver taught a lesson for taking up two parking spots

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:14

Corvette driver taught a lesson for taking up two parking spotsA New Jersey man pulled into a nearly full parking lot and spotted a corvette purposely taking two parking spaces up front.


Family attorney says Traficant 'very critical'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:12

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2010, file photo, former U.S. Rep. James Traficant talks about politics at a diner in Boardman, Ohio. Traficant, who spent time in prison on corruption and racketeering charges, has been critically injured in a tractor accident at his northeast Ohio home. Traficant's wife, Tish, told The (Youngstown) Vindicator that the 73-year-old former congressman was in "very critical condition" on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, following the Tuesday night accident on his family farm in Greenford, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for the family of former U.S. Rep. James Traficant said Thursday that the ex-congressman remains in "very critical" condition after being injured in an accident on his farm outside of Youngstown in northeast Ohio.


Corvette driver takes 2 parking spots, gets taught a lesson in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:11

Corvette driver taught a lesson for taking up two parking spotsA New Jersey man pulled into a nearly full parking lot and spotted a corvette purposely taking two parking spaces up front.


Collector auctions rifle purportedly used in 1966 Texas tower killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:52
DALLAS (Reuters) - A Dallas gun collector is selling what he said is a rifle used in the sniper attack by ex-Marine Charles Whitman, who perched himself atop the University of Texas clock tower in a 1966 shooting spree that killed 16 people and wounded dozens. Donald Weiss is advertising the Remington 700 as the "UT Austin Sniper Rifle" at a starting bid of $25,000 on behalf of an unidentified owner on the Texas Gun Trader website. The posting has been viewed over 4,300 times in the last week, according to the site. ...

LA woman evades intruder by climbing onto roof

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:47

In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 photo, Laura Rivera, who fled her house through an attic window to escape an intruder, seen on the roof behind her, waits for help after an early-morning break in at her house in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. The intruder, later identified as Christian Hicks, was arrested by Los Angeles police officers and is being held for investigation of burglary. (AP Photo/Venice311.org, Alex Thompson) MANDATORY CREDITLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have arrested a man who broke into a woman's house and followed her onto the roof after she fled out of a second-story window.


U.S. government unaware of purported subway attack plot, U.S. official says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:44
NEW YORK (Reuters) - No one in the U.S. government is aware of a purported plot to attack the U.S. and French subway systems that was revealed on Thursday to journalists by Iraqi's prime minister, a senior U.S. administration official said. Earlier, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Iraq had received "credible" intelligence on Thursday morning of such a plot by Islamic State militants. The administration official added that the purported plot was not raised by Iraq during meetings with U.S. officials in New York this week during the United Nations General Assembly. ...

Rain helps firefighters suppress blaze in California's Sierras

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:43

Firefighters battle the King Fire in Fresh Pond, CaliforniaBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rain and cooler temperatures in California's rugged Sierra Nevada brought welcome relief on Thursday to fire crews battling flames that have destroyed a dozen homes and threatened thousands more during the past two weeks near Lake Tahoe. A firefighting force now numbering 8,000 personnel, the most ever deployed against a single California wildfire, had carved buffer lines around 43 percent of the blaze's perimeter as of Thursday morning, fire command spokesman Mike McMillan said. ...


Father: Police murdered my son at Ohio Wal-Mart

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:33
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The father of a man fatally shot by police as he held an air rifle inside an Ohio Wal-Mart said Thursday that he believes his son was murdered, despite a special grand jury declining to criminally charge the officers.

Ex-deputy pleads not guilty to sex assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:32
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of sexually assaulting two women at a home while on duty last week — the third law enforcement officer in the state to face such complaints.

Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:29

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, a soldier points out the border area, shared by the states of Texas and Tamaulipas, under gang influence on a map at a military base in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas state, Mexico. As Mexico prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, the country will be challenged to tame the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and steal billions of dollars’ worth of oil from pipelines. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) — Mexico overcame 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and are stealing billions of dollars' worth of oil from pipelines.


Man denies intimidation charge involving ranch

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:25
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A man who lost his western Montana ranch in a 1979 divorce has denied accusations that he threatened to take it back using any force necessary.

Rouhani: extremists want to destroy civilization

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:18

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, left, looks at a protester holding a picture who interrupted while he was speaking at New America, a public policy institute and think tank, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 in New York. Protesters say the individuals in the picture are all dissidents under house arrest in Iran and called on the President Rouhani to facilitate their release. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's president told the U.N. General Assembly Thursday that moderate leaders in the Middle East must spearhead the fight against extremists, warning that their goal of destroying civilization is generating anti-Muslim hatred and creating fertile ground for further intervention of foreign forces in the region.


At L.A. Clippers, Steve Ballmer prizes team tested by adversity

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:11

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer poses for a portrait in Culver City, Los AngelesBy Mary Milliken and Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After Steve Ballmer plunked down $2 billion for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, fans might expect the former Microsoft chief executive to be hitting the reset button on a team that has been through a nasty public fight over racism. Don't bet on it. That experience, Ballmer knows, makes his team unique, and it will be part of the story he tells to earn one thing that was not guaranteed by the record price tag: a fan base that will sustain the team for years to come. ...


Strong earthquake rattles large swath of Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:01
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Strong earthquake rattles large swath of Alaska.

Third Ebola patient treated in the U.S. free from virus: doctors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:42
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The third U.S. patient to be treated in the United States for Ebola is now free of the virus, doctors at the Nebraska Medical Center and the patient said in a news conference on Thursday. "The CDC has declared me safe and free of virus. Thank God. I love you all," Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, a Boston obstetrician who contracted Ebola while treating patients as a medical missionary at a hospital in Liberia, told a news conference. Dr. ...

Police chief issues apology over slain black teen in Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:27

File photo of two men stand over the makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in FergusonBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - After weeks of heavy criticism and calls for his ouster, the police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, issued a video apology on Thursday to the parents of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot to death by a white police officer last month. "I want to say this to the Brown family. No one who has not experienced the loss of a child can understand what you are feeling," Chief Tom Jackson said in the video. "I am truly sorry for the loss of your son. ...