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Palestinian leader in new UN bid to end occupation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:29

President Mahmoud Abbas, of Palestine, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing pressure at home to come up with a new strategy for achieving Palestinian statehood, Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he would ask the U.N. Security Council to dictate the ground rules for any talks with Israel, including setting a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian lands.


US, others vow to strengthen UN peacekeeping

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:25

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, laughs while speaking to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon before a summit on international peacekeeping operations on the sidelines of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and dozens of other countries vowed Friday to speed up and strengthen the U.N.'s overstretched peacekeeping response to crises around the world.


Woman killed in head-on collision on I-476

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:19

Woman killed in head-on collision on I-476A woman was killed when the vehicle she was driving collided head-on with a box truck on I-476 in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County.


Man once declared dead sentenced to die for murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:07
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Mississippi man who was once declared dead, only to resurface as a suspect in a kidnapping and killing, was sentenced to death Friday after a jury earlier convicted him of murder.

Feds tell Ferguson chief to ban bracelets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:01
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Federal civil rights investigators want the Ferguson police chief to ban his officers from wearing bracelets supporting a white colleague who shot and killed an unarmed, black 18-year-old.

Feds tell Ferguson chief to ban bracelets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:01
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Federal civil rights investigators want the Ferguson police chief to ban his officers from wearing bracelets supporting a white colleague who shot and killed an unarmed, black 18-year-old.

Vegas sidewalk-chalk arrests spawn federal lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:00
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The arrests of several protesters for writing anti-police messages with chalk on a sidewalk last year have spawned a federal civil rights lawsuit against Las Vegas police.

Vegas sidewalk-chalk arrests spawn federal lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:00
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The arrests of several protesters for writing anti-police messages with chalk on a sidewalk last year have spawned a federal civil rights lawsuit against Las Vegas police.

FAA hopes to restore air traffic in Chicago area in coming days

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:59
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fire set by an employee of Harris Corp at a Chicago-area air traffic control center on Friday may have caused significant damage, but the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hopes to restore air traffic to relatively normal levels over the next few days, U.S. government officials said. It could take days before the agency assesses the full extent of the damage caused by the fire and restores the full function of the center, said one of the officials familiar with the matter. ...

Chicago-area air traffic center fire grounds 1,750 flights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:59

Passengers wait in line to rebook cancelled flights at O'Hare International Airport in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski and Karl Plume CHICAGO (Reuters) - A fire apparently set by an employee at a Chicago-area air traffic control center led to the cancellation of more than 1,700 flights at the city's two major airports, snarling air traffic across the United States, officials said. Flights resumed at O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest, after a delay of about four hours, but there were bottlenecks across the entire air system that carriers expect to last through the weekend. ...


2 FBI employees killed in Ohio River collision

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:57

Emergency personnel and investigators gather by the Ohio River on Thursday night, Sept. 25, 2014 after an accident near Cincinnati. Two off-duty FBI employees were killed in a collision between a barge and a boat on the Ohio River the agency said Friday. Cincinnati District Fire Chief Lou Arnold said the accident happened late Thursday when the men's pleasure boat hit a 600-foot barge in the river between Cincinnati and Newport, Kentucky. The two were found dead on the boat when fire crews arrived, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Carrie Cochran) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESCINCINNATI (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard and state investigative teams were working Friday at the Ohio River area where two off-duty FBI employees were killed in a collision between a barge and a small pleasure boat, trying to piece together how the accident occurred.


Mexican cartel leader's son pleads guilty in US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:54
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The son of one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords pleaded guilty Friday to drug trafficking charges that carry a punishment of at least 10 years in prison, the latest development in a federal investigation targeting the Sinaloa cartel.

Mount Rushmore to go dim during light replacement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:54
KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) — The National Park Service plans to replace lighting at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

AccuWeather: Warm, Sunny Weekend on the Way

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:53

 Warm, Sunny Weekend on the WayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking summer-like temperatures for our first weekend of fall.


Police: Pa. trooper killing suspect researched manhunts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:35

 Pa. trooper killing suspect researched manhuntsTrooper ambush suspect Eric Frein performed extensive Internet research on how to avoid police manhunts, experimented with explosives and might have booby-trapped the woods where authorities are looking for him, Pennsylvania State Police said Friday.


Havertown Police: Worker electrocuted, another hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:34

 Worker electrocuted, another hospitalizedOfficials in Delaware County responded to the scene of where a worker was electrocuted and another was shocked in Havertown Friday morning.


H.S. football star charged in murder of 15-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:33

H.S. football star charged in murder of 15-year-old girlA 15-year-old boy has been charged alongside another teen in connection with the murder of a teenage girl outside Einstein Medical Center in North Philadelphia.


Coach: Missing UVa. Woman witty, with dry humor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:22

Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. is escorted into a courtroom for an appearance before 405th District Court Judge Michelle Slaughter regarding his extradition back to Virginia, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Galveston, Texas. Matthew was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff's authorities Wednesday night, Sept. 24, 2014. He is charged with abducting missing University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham and is awaiting extradition. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)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 described as extremely intelligent and witty, with a dry sense of humor.


Police: Trooper ambush suspect researched manhunts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:15

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police, Eric Frein is shown. Authorities say the target of a massive manhunt may be playing a game with law enforcement as he hides in the woods of northeast Pennsylvania. Police say they’ve caught glimpses of 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen) as recently as Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police)Trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein performed extensive Internet research on how to avoid police manhunts, experimented with explosives and might have booby-trapped the woods where authorities are looking for him, Pennsylvania State Police said Friday, two weeks after the deadly attack outside a rural barracks.


Man with implanted horns: I'll see you all in hell

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:12
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead has been found guilty of murder and other charges for his role in the kidnapping and slaying of three Massachusetts men in 2011.