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AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says federal investigators have now connected the Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. hacking to North Korea and are expected to make an announcement in the near future.

New Hampshire man charged with raping teen in 10-month kidnap ordeal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:28
By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire man repeatedly raped a teenage girl, binding her and using a "Taser-like" device to punish her over the 10-month period he held her in a shipping container, state prosecutors charged in court documents on Wednesday. Nathaniel Kibby, 34, was charged with more than 150 counts of felonious sexual assault against the victim, who was not identified but is believed to be 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez, who disappeared in October 2013 from the mountain town of Conway. ...

New Hampshire man charged with raping teen in 10-month kidnap ordeal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:28
By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire man repeatedly raped a teenage girl, binding her and using a "Taser-like" device to punish her over the 10-month period he held her in a shipping container, state prosecutors charged in court documents on Wednesday. Nathaniel Kibby, 34, was charged with more than 150 counts of felonious sexual assault against the victim, who was not identified but is believed to be 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez, who disappeared in October 2013 from the mountain town of Conway. ...

Man gets life sentence in Vermont teacher's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:24
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A man convicted of first-degree murder in the kidnapping and killing of a Vermont teacher has been sentenced to life in prison.

Doubts cast on cause of death for suspect in Pennsylvania killings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:21

Police officers search for Bradley William Stone an Iraq war veteran suspected of fatally shooting and stabbing six family members in Pennsburg PennsylvaniaBy Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Iraq War veteran accused of killing his ex-wife and five of her family members in Pennsylvania did not die of self-inflicted stab wounds as had been previously reported, according to the county coroner overseeing the autopsy. Bradley William Stone, 35, of Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, was the subject of a two-day manhunt after going on a killing spree that spanned three towns outside Philadelphia. His body was found on Tuesday. ...


Defense: Release for mom who drove into ocean

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:19
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach testified during a hearing to determine whether she should be forcibly confined that she recognizes she is mentally ill and wants to do whatever is necessary to get better.

Cops: Man killed and dismembered mom and stepdad

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:18
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man was charged Wednesday with killing and dismembering his mother and stepfather, whose body parts were found in trash bags and containers inside their home.

Republican wins Arizona House seat after recount

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:17

Republican Martha McSally smiles after learning that an recount gave her a 167-vote Congressional victory against Democratic incumbent Rep. Ron Barber, at McSally's campaign headquarters Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. Republicans will have their largest U.S. House majority in 83 years when the new Congress convenes next month after a recount in Arizona gave the final outstanding race to the Republican challenger. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans will have their largest U.S. House majority in 83 years when the new Congress convenes next month after a recount in Arizona gave the final unresolved midterm race to a Republican challenger.


Charges: Stun gun, zip ties used on abducted teen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:16

FILE In this photo taken July 29, 2014 in Conway District Court in Conway, N.H., Nathaniel Kibby, of Gorham, N.H. listens during his arraignment charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old girl. Kibby has been indicted on charges he kidnapped the 14-year-old girl, imprisoned her and sexually assaulted her over nine months. Two courts on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014 released indictments on 200-plus counts charging Kibby with kidnapping, sexual assault and criminal threatening, among others. He has been jailed on $1 million bail since his arrest. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool, file)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man used death threats, a stun gun, zip ties and a shock collar to control a teenage girl he's accused of kidnapping at gunpoint, imprisoning and sexually assaulting over nine months, according to indictments released Wednesday.


Coroner: Not yet known how Bradley Stone died

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:14

 Not yet known how Bradley Stone diedThe Montgomery County Coroner's Office said on Wednesday that it is not yet known how the man responsible for this week's murder spree, Bradley Stone, died.


From joy to outrage, Florida's Cuban-Americans greet new U.S. policy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:13

City of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado speaks with journalists in Little Havana in MiamiBy Zachary Fagenson and David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Some Cuban exiles responded with outrage. Others with ecstasy. News on Wednesday that the United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than a half century divided America's 1.5-million-strong Cuban exile community and threatened to shake up the political landscape in the vital battleground state of Florida. ...


2 babies die in Tennessee home; cause unclear

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:12
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A baby and toddler were found dead inside a home Wednesday, and authorities said they were not sure how they died.

2 babies die in Tennessee home; cause unclear

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:12
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A baby and toddler were found dead inside a home Wednesday, and authorities said they were not sure how they died.

Penn fraternity suspended over 'Beyonce' sex doll holiday card

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:12

Penn fraternity suspended over 'Beyonce' sex doll holiday cardA University of Pennsylvania fraternity has been suspended pending an investigation into a holiday card showing the mostly white group posing with what it says was a Beyoncé sex doll.


Penn fraternity suspended over 'Beyonce' sex doll holiday card

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:12

Penn fraternity suspended over 'Beyonce' sex doll holiday cardA University of Pennsylvania fraternity has been suspended pending an investigation into a holiday card showing the mostly white group posing with what it says was a Beyoncé sex doll.


Man charged in Poconos crash that killed 3 Bucks Co. teens

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:10

Man charged in Poconos crash that killed 3 Bucks Co. teensA man has been charged after a teenage girl allegedly crashed an SUV in the Poconos over Labor Day weekend, killing three teenage boys from Bucks County.


Man charged in Poconos crash that killed 3 Bucks Co. teens

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:10

Man charged in Poconos crash that killed 3 Bucks Co. teensA man has been charged after a teenage girl allegedly crashed an SUV in the Poconos over Labor Day weekend, killing three teenage boys from Bucks County.


Utah trucker challenges arrest in sex slave case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:07
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A defense lawyer on Wednesday challenged the arrest of a Utah truck driver accused of keeping women as sex slaves in his semi-trailer as he drove across the country.

Trapped burglary suspects caught at Northeast Philadelphia Target store

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:06

Trapped burglary suspects caught at Northeast Philadelphia Target storeAction News was there as the suspects were led out of the store and into a waiting police van. It was a dramatic end to a nearly 4-hour search.


UN chief says US torture report should spur global action

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:04
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Wednesday for an international debate on stamping out torture in the wake of the recent U.S. Senate report detailing brutal CIA interrogations of terror detainees.