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Former Philadelphia traffic judge being charged in bribery case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:37

Former Philadelphia traffic judge being charged in bribery caseA former Philadelphia traffic court judge is being charged with bribery for allegedly taking a Tiffany bracelet in an undercover sting.


Olympian Jim Thorpe's remains should not be moved: U.S. court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:34

The Jim Thorpe MemorialBy Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Jim Thorpe's remains will stay in the Pennsylvania hamlet named for the legendary Native American athlete and Olympics champion, after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an effort by two sons to move them to tribal lands in his native Oklahoma. Addressing an unusual dispute between two generations of descendants, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said a lower court judge was wrong to order that Thorpe's remains be turned over to the Sac and Fox Nation. ...


Next Women's World Cup a big chance for US soccer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:15

IFLE - In this Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach celebrates her goal against Trinidad and Tobago during the second half of a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Kansas City, Kan. The Women’s World Cup kicks off in Canada in June 2015 _ and if the favored U.S. squad advances far, expect some more massive TV audiences. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.


Justice Dept. 'exasperated' by local probe of Missouri teen shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:10
(Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials on Thursday criticized local authorities' investigation of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, saying the case had been handled in a "selective" and "inappropriate" manner. The department's criticism comes after the official St. Louis County autopsy of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, was leaked to media on Wednesday. The autopsy report, obtained by the St. ...

Man records erratic driver before dramatic crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:54

Man records erratic driver before dramatic crashThe man who recorded the video says he wants people to watch it and learn from it so it doesn't happen again.


Universal Studios character accused of calling 2 girls 'whores' at Halloween Horror Nights - caught on tape

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:48

Universal Studios character accused of calling 2 girls 'whores' at Halloween Horror Nights - caught on tapeTwo young girls say they were called an inappropriate name by a character at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights.


France reclaims title: world's largest wine maker

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:46
PARIS (AP) — France has reclaimed its crown as world's biggest wine producer after a poor 2014 harvest saw Italy's wine production plunge 15 percent.

Columnist George Will's Ohio lecture draws protest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:32
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Columnist George F. Will appeared for a speech on a southwest Ohio campus and drew protests over his commentary on sexual assault reporting at colleges.

Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:11

FILE - A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, in this Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 file photo. The hospital said in financial statements Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, that its revenue fell 25 percent in the first 20 days of October, shortly after Thomas Eric Duncan was admitted with Ebola. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus has seen patients flee the hospital, with a more than 50 percent decline in visits to its emergency room since the crisis began.


Woman's boyfriend charged in Pa. toddler's murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:09

Woman's boyfriend charged in Pa. toddler's murderA vacation ended in tragedy for an Allentown family.


Police identify 18-year-old man killed in Pa. Turnpike crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:05

Police identify 18-year-old man killed in Pa. Turnpike crashState police have identified the driver and the person killed early Thursday in a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


Man leads police to pregnant girlfriend's body

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:54
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man beat his pregnant girlfriend with a baseball bat, strangled her and buried her before leading police to the woman's body days later, authorities said.

Alabama judge tosses 2nd lawsuit over circumcision

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:51
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge is dismissing a second lawsuit filed by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during a botched circumcision.

Police identify driver, person killed in Pa. Turnpike crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:50

Police identify 18-year-old man killed in Pa. Turnpike crashState police have identified the driver and the person killed early Thursday in a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


2 names released in deadly crash on Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:43

Police identify 18-year-old man killed in Pa. Turnpike crashState police have identified the driver and the person killed early Thursday in a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


Court: NY woman can keep $10K ring from ex-beau

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:22
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Long Island woman who broke up with her boyfriend can keep the $10,000 ring he gave her because he never proposed to her.

Girls' journey renews fears of terror recruiting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:14

This Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, photo shows the apartment complex in Aurora, Colo., which police say is the home of one of the three teenage girls who, according to U.S. authorities, were en route to join the Islamic State group in Syria when they were stopped at an airport in Germany. The two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend have been reunited with their families in Colorado, according to an FBI spokeswoman. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — The case of three teenage girls who possibly tried to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about terror groups' use of social media to recruit people inside the United States.


Girl, 8, rescued by neighbor from kitchen fire in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:57

Girl, 8, rescued by neighbor from kitchen fire in DelawareAn 8-year-old girl is hospitalized after being rescued by a neighbor from a fire that started in the kitchen of an apartment.


Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Free

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:32
A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola from Liberian national Thomas Duncan is virus-free, her mother said in a statement obtained by ABC News.

Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:18

 the emergency room. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.