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Man shot dead on Strawberry Mansion street

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 19:27

Man shot dead on Strawberry Mansion streetPolice say a 39-year-old man was shot in the head and killed in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section early Saturday morning.


Hundreds of small earthquakes hit central California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:47
(Reuters) - More than 500 small earthquakes struck a volcanic region in central California on Thursday and Friday, posing no immediate risk, federal environmental officials said. The "earthquake swarm" shook the Long Valley Caldera area north of Fresno, an area that has seen an increased amount of quakes, volcanic gas emissions and other disturbances in recent decades, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. "These are just kind of ordinary, everyday earthquakes," said USGS spokeswoman Leslie Gordon. Eight of the quakes were recorded between 3.0 and 3. ...

Driver accused of abandoning chicken truck found

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 15:58

This photo provided by the Nampa Police Department shows a Volvo tractor similar to the one reported missing by Dixie River Freight Inc., in Nampa, Idaho. A former employee, Christopher L. Hall, is suspected of abandoning a trailer containing $80,000 in frozen chicken at a western Montana truck stop and taking the $160,000 tractor. The chicken has thawed and rancid juices are leaking from the truck. (AP Photo/Nampa Police Department)NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in Idaho have arrested the driver thought to have abandoned a trailer containing 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken at a western Montana truck stop.


India: Graft in health care impoverishes millions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 15:05

In this July 25, 2014 photo, Digamber Rawat sits in his one room house in New Delhi, India. Rawat rarely emerges from the tiny windowless room he shares with his parents because a mysterious illness has wasted away the strength in his legs. His family can't afford private health care, but they must pay for it anyway, even when they go to free government hospitals for help. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)NEW DELHI (AP) — Digamber Rawat rarely emerges from the tiny windowless room he shares with his parents because a mysterious illness has wasted away the strength in his legs. His family can't afford private health care, but they must pay for it anyway, even when they go to free government hospitals for help.


Idaho trucker accused of ditching chicken load arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 13:24
(Reuters) - Idaho authorities said on Friday the truck driver suspected of holding 37,000 pounds of frozen chicken for ransom before ditching the trailer and leaving the fowl to rot at a Montana truck stop has been arrested. Christopher Hall, 42, was apprehended in Meridian, Idaho by a fugitive task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service on Friday afternoon, Nampa Police Lieutenant Eric Skoglund said. Skoglund said Hall was being sought for a federal parole violation and that he had not been charged with crimes relating to the theft of the truck. ...

Man accused of following woman on roof is charged

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 12:35

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 file photo, Melora 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, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. ( AP Photo/Venice311.org, Alex Thompson, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man accused of breaking into a woman's house in Venice and following her onto the roof as she tried to escape has been charged in the case.


Water main break floods West Hollywood street, forces closure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 12:20
(Reuters) - A large water pipe burst under the Los Angeles suburb of West Hollywood on Friday, flooding the famed Sunset Strip and forcing authorities to shut down the thoroughfare to vehicle traffic during the evening rush hour. The 36-inch underground pipe burst around 2:15 p.m. local time (2125 GMT), spraying as much as 9,600 gallons of water a minute onto Sunset Boulevard at its peak, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokeswoman Kim Hughes said. ...

Justice Department tells Ferguson police to stop wearing bracelets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 12:12

Police officers keep watch while demonstrators protest the death of black teenager Michael Brown in FergusonFERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department on Friday to order its officers not to wear bracelets in support of the white policeman who shot to death an unarmed black teenager last month, sparking protests. In a letter to Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, the Justice Department said residents had told its investigators that officers policing protest sites on Tuesday in Ferguson were seen wearing "I am Darren Wilson" bracelets. Wilson killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, causing outrage in the mostly black St. ...


NFL's Mark Waller is its Mr. International

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 12:04

Miami Dolphins players walk through plays watched by head coach Joe Philbin during a training session at Allianz Park, London, England, Friday Sept. 26, 2014. The Miami Dolphins will play the Raiders in an NFL football game at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday Sept. 28. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)Mark Waller has a passion for football. Tottenham Hotspur is his team.


Water-main break floods Hollywood's Sunset Strip

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:45

Repair crews work to divert from a broken water main, sending churning, muddy water down Sunset Boulevard and down hilly side streets on the famed Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Calif., Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said the break occurred in a 36-inch steel, riveted pipe that was constructed in 1916. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A water-main break Friday sent churning, muddy water flowing down West Hollywood's Sunset Strip, forcing authorities to close a section of the busy street to traffic as hotels and other businesses sought to keep their properties dry.


Coach: Missing UVa. Woman witty, with dry humor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:44

In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 photo provided by the FBI, agents escort Jesse Leroy Matthew, Jr., center, from a plane during extradition to Charlottesville, Va. Matthew, 32, is suspect in the Sept. 13, 2014 disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. (AP Photo/FBI)ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Yellow ribbons adorn the streets of Hannah Graham's northern Virginia neighborhood, symbols of hope in a community devastated by the disappearance of a woman known for her intelligence, wit and dry sense of humor.


Mother: Slender Man stabbing victim feared specter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:36
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A 12-year-old Wisconsin girl who was stabbed 19 times by classmates trying to please a fictional horror character had feared the specter known as Slender Man before the attack, her mother said in an interview aired Friday night.

Uber driver charged in hammer attack on passenger

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:16
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A driver for ride-sharing company Uber is accused of striking a passenger in the head with a hammer during a dispute over the route he was taking, the San Francisco District Attorney's office said Friday.

Mother killed, son injured after getting hit by SEPTA bus in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:14

Mother killed, son injured after getting hit by SEPTA bus in South PhiladelphiaA mother was killed and her son was injured after the pair was struck by a SEPTA bus in South Philadelphia.


Iran's president: no major progress at nuke talks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:12

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference in New York on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. In his wide-ranging speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday, Rouhani warned that Islamic terrorists were creating chaos in the Mideast to destroy civilization and generate anti-Muslim hatred, saying they wanted to create "a fertile ground for further intervention of foreign forces in our region." He also said a nuclear agreement was possible before the November deadline if the West wants a deal and shows flexibility. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's president on Friday urged faster progress at nuclear talks between his country and six world powers, joining other top international officials who say the current round has failed to make substantial headway toward sealing a deal by the Nov. 24 deadline.


Teacher gets 10 years prison in student rape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:00

Booking photo of Stacey RamboldBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana teacher was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison in a notorious student rape case that dragged on for years and led to the censure of a judge who partially blamed the victim.


Suspect in UVA student's disappearance returned to Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:59

Jesse Matthew, 32 appears before a judge during his extradition hearing in GalvestonBy John Clarke (Reuters) - A man arrested in Texas for the abduction of a University of Virginia student was returned to Virginia on Friday to face charges, while newly released records showed he was the focus of a 2002 college rape investigation but was never charged in that case. Jesse Matthew, 32, was flown into Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Airport under FBI escort shortly before 6 p.m. and was being held in jail there pending a court appearance on an arrest warrant for abduction with intent to defile, the FBI and Charlottesville police said. ...


Driver accused of abandoning chicken truck found

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:50

This photo provided by the Nampa Police Department shows a Volvo tractor similar to the one reported missing by Dixie River Freight Inc., in Nampa, Idaho. A former employee, Christopher L. Hall, is suspected of abandoning a trailer containing $80,000 in frozen chicken at a western Montana truck stop and taking the $160,000 tractor. The chicken has thawed and rancid juices are leaking from the truck. (AP Photo/Nampa Police Department)NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in Idaho have arrested the driver thought to have abandoned a trailer containing 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken at a western Montana truck stop.


Illinois air traffic center fire snarls flights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:49

A flight board showing delays is seen at O'Hare Airport in ChicagoA fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility Friday halted to all flights in and out of the city's two airports.


Ferguson unrest persists despite chief's gesture

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:18

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson begins to march with protesters before clashes led to arrests in front of the Ferguson Police Department, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Cast as an olive branch by some, the Ferguson police chief's attempt to march with protesters demanding charges in the killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer still erupted into a clash that activists Friday blamed on police missteps.