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NKorea tells UN it's ready to discuss human rights

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 05:17

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, right, shakes hands with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a meeting on the sidelines of the 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea says it is willing to cooperate with the U.N. and other international organizations on human rights, but is bristling at what it views as politicization of the issue by its arch enemy, the United States.


After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 05:15

Ann Walden and her 15 month-old daughter Delphine wait in-line after their flight to Baton Rouge was delayed at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. All flights in and out of Chicago's two airports were halted Friday after a fire at a suburban air traffic control facility sent delays and cancellations rippling through the U.S. air travel network. Authorities said the blaze was intentionally set by a contract employee of the Federal Aviation Administration and had no ties to terrorism. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's air travel system slowly began to recover Saturday after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a large regional air traffic control center brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt.


NIH to treat US doctor exposed to Ebola virus

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 05:13

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows Daniel Bennett quarantined in an isolation unit at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., during research for a better flu vaccine. The NIH is preparing to care for an American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone. As early as Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, the physician is expected to be admitted to the same special isolation unit at NIH's hospital out of what the agency called "an abundance of caution," for observation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Institutes of Health is preparing to care for an American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone.


Russian FM issues blistering attack on US, NATO

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 05:01

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, of Russia, delivers his address the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Russian foreign minister issued a blistering attack on the West and NATO on Saturday, accusing them of being unable to change their Cold War "genetic code" and saying the United States must abandon its claims to "eternal uniqueness."


Search for Pa. trooper killing suspect hits 3rd week

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 04:21

Search for Pa. trooper killing suspect hits 3rd weekPolice say the 2-week-old search for the suspect in the deadly ambush of Pennsylvania state police troopers is continuing in the heavily wooded area that has become the manhunt's focus.


Vigil in Idaho city for pastor jailed in Iran

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 04:21
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — More than 100 people gathered for a vigil at the Meridian City Hall Ampitheater to pray for the safe return of a Boise pastor jailed in Iran for preaching Christianity.

2 dead in small plane collision in western NY

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 04:18
LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) — Two people, including a child, were killed when two small planes collided in western New York on Saturday at an event to introduce children to aviation, officials said.

Four members of women's college softball team killed in Oklahoma bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 04:08

The North Central Texas College bus that was involved in a crash is being removed near Ardmore Oklahoma(Reuters) - Four members of a women's college softball team were killed and a dozen other people were injured when a truck crashed into the players' bus on an Oklahoma highway late on Friday, authorities said. The crash occurred around 9 p.m. when a semi truck crossed over a median into oncoming traffic north of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and collided with the bus, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain Ronnie Hampton said. Three members of the "Lady Lions" North Central Texas College softball team were pronounced dead at the scene, and a fourth player died after being taken to a hospital, Hampton said. ...


4 governors visit Afghanistan for terror briefings

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 04:07
NEW YORK (AP) — Four U.S. governors made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Saturday as part of a delegation to receive counterterrorism briefings and greet troops stationed there.

Charges pending in crash that killed grandfather, injured grandson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 03:55

Charges pending in crash that killed grandfather, injured grandsonAuthorities say charges are pending in a hit-and-run crash that left a grandfather dead and his grandson injured in Philadelphia's East Mt. Airy section.


Juror dismissed in loud music killing case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 03:47
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A juror has been dismissed in the murder trial of a man accused of shooting a teenager during an argument over loud music outside a north Florida convenience store.

Angels end talks with Anaheim on stadium lease

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 03:33

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2006, file photo, shows the entrance to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, that the Angels have ended negotiations with the city of Anaheim over a renewed lease on the baseball team's existing stadium and are considering options for a new home ballpark. The team has been in talks with the nearby Orange County city of Tustin about a possible park. Angels owner Arte Moreno says the team can afford to build a new stadium. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Angels have ended negotiations with the city of Anaheim over a renewed lease on the baseball team's existing stadium and are considering options for a new home ballpark.


Libya pleads for help in battling terror groups

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 03:18

Agila Saleh Essa Gwaider, President of the House of Representatives, of Libya, addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya pleaded with the international community on Saturday to help it stand up to Islamist-allied militias that have taken control of government buildings, saying the United Nations must impose sanctions or risk a terrorist expansion throughout North Africa.


Oregon teen accused of bringing homemade bomb to school

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 03:18
(Reuters) - An Oregon teen has been detained on charges of bringing a homemade bomb to his high school and causing a campus evacuation on Friday, police said. The 16-year-old boy, who has not been named because of his age, is accused of placing the explosive device in his locker at St. Helens High School, the St. Helens Police Department said in a statement. Police responded to calls by school staff reporting that they received information about the student possibly harboring an explosive, police said in a statement posted online. ...

James Traficant of Ohio, former congressman and felon, is dead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 03:01
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative James Traficant of Ohio, a brash, eccentric figure known for his bombastic speeches who went to prison for corruption, died on Saturday at age 73, his family attorney said. Traficant had been hospitalized since Wednesday in critical condition after he lost control of his 1948 Ford tractor in the barn at his home in Greenford, Ohio, police said. The tractor rolled over and pinned him underneath. Family attorney Heidi Hanni said Traficant died at 11:30 a.m. ...

Woman accused of kidnapping daughter in 1994 extradited to U.S. from Australia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:59

Charleston County Sheriff's Office photo of Dorothy Barnett accused of taking her baby daughter from the legal custody of her fatherBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A woman accused of taking her baby daughter from the legal custody of her father in the United States 20 years ago has been extradited from Australia to face criminal charges in the United States, authorities said on Saturday. Dorothy Lee Barnett is charged with taking the child from her ex-husband, Benjamin Harris Todd, in South Carolina during a court-approved visit in 1994 when the child was less than 1 year old. She reportedly picked up the baby to take her to a birthday party and never returned. The father had legal custody of the child. ...


Gas drillers draw less water, but concerns linger

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:41
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania is recycling more and more water and one river basin commission now reports drillers there are drawing less freshwater than in the past.

Democratic official: Traficant, ex-Ohio congressman expelled after corruption conviction, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:28
CLEVELAND (AP) — Democratic official: Traficant, ex-Ohio congressman expelled after corruption conviction, dies.

Suspect's confession is center of missing boy case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:25

 Was it all made up? (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — While a judge weighs whether a murder confession in one of the nation's most notorious missing child cases can be used at the suspect's trial, a larger question is looming: Was it all made up?


Teens flee Tennessee detention facility, second breakout in month

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:18
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Thirteen boys escaped from a problem-plagued Tennessee youth detention facility where 32 teens broke out earlier this month, authorities said on Saturday. All but one of the teens who broke out late Friday night had been found on Saturday, according to Metro-Nashville Police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, which largely houses juveniles with multiple felonies, was the scene of a larger jail break on September 1, when 32 youths escaped. Two of them remain at large. ...