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5 killed, including kids, in northeastern Pennsylvania car crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:23

5 killed, including kids, in northeastern Pennsylvania car crashAuthorities say five people, including children, have died in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.


China says 88 fugitives returned from abroad

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:08
BEIJING (AP) — China's police ministry on Sunday said 88 fugitives wanted on charges of corruption and other economic offenses have been extradited or returned on their own from the United States and other countries in the midst of an anti-graft crackdown.

Chinese town protests over trash incinerator

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 11:36
BEIJING (AP) — Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval.

Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:58

Wayne Allen Huntsman sits in El Dorado Superior Court for charges related to the King fire in Placerville, Calif., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Huntsman pleaded not guilty to an arson charge. He was being held on $10 million bail after authorities said he started the blaze. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — Assessment teams sought Saturday to find out just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California.


White House intruder was armed with knife: officials

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:39

Secret Service probes how fence-jumper made it inside White HouseBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Texas man arrested on Friday for charging at the White House was armed with a knife when he climbed a fence and made it into the executive mansion after President Barack Obama had departed, the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Saturday. Previously, the U.S. Secret Service had said Omar Gonzalez, 42, had been unarmed. Gonzalez was charged with unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a "deadly or dangerous weapon," according to an affidavit released by the U.S. Attorney's Office on Saturday. ...


Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:38

FILE - In this June 30, 2010, file photo, Bishop Blase Cupich, 61, of Rapid City, S.D., poses for a photo at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes after his announcement in Spokane, Wash. Cupich will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George, according to a person with knowledge of the selection, who spoke Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak publicly. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle)As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.


Tense hunt for Pa. trooper ambush suspect hits 8 days

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:21

Day 9 begins in hunt for trooper slaying suspectThe suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search.


Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 09:30

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon participates in a news conference, at United Nations headquarters. More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday, Sept. 23, for U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. Environmentalists will take to the streets Sunday, Sept. 20, in what is being billed as the largest march ever on global warming. Celebrities, CEOs and climatologists will appear at a string of events as part of New York Climate Week. DiCaprio has been tapped to talk about the cause of rising seas.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.


Person of interest named in hunt for missing Virginia student

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 09:27
(Reuters) - Police looking for a missing University of Virginia student identified a 32-year-old man, Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr, as a person of interest in the case on Saturday, a day after searching his car and apartment. Matthew was named as a person of interest in the case of 18-year-old Hannah Graham, who disappeared on Sept. 13, but authorities said Matthew has not been charged and was not in custody. Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo on Friday said that Matthew was at home when the search warrant was executed, but officers had no reason to take him into custody. ...

Pennsylvania police shooter manhunt near home of suspect's parents

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 09:27

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald CANADENSIS PA. (Reuters) - Heavily armed police officers blocked roads through remote woods in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains on Saturday in the second week of a search for the gunman who ambushed two troopers at their barracks. The massive manhunt for Eric Matthew Frein, 31, identified as the prime suspect in the killing of Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and the wounding of Trooper Alex Douglass, 31, put the rural area on lock-down. ...


Ex-NBA player Rex Chapman accused of shoplifting Apple products

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 09:20

Ex-NBA player Rex Chapman accused of shoplifting Apple productsFormer NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale and then selling the items at a pawn shop.


5 killed in Pennsylvania car crash, including kids

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 09:00
EFFORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say five people, including children, have died in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.

5 killed in northeastern Pennsylvania car crash, including kids

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 08:24

5 killed, including kids, in northeastern Pennsylvania car crashAuthorities say five people, including children, have died in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.


White House Intruder Had Knife, Claims to Be Iraq Vet

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 08:22
The man who jumped over a White House fence and made it all the way inside the executive mansion before being caught was carrying a 3 1/2-inch knife and told officials he was a veteran of three tours in Iraq, according to the complaint released today.

Man arrested for trespassing at White House day after security breach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 08:20
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man was arrested on Saturday for trespassing at the White House, one day after an intruder from Texas scaled a fence and made it inside the doors of the executive mansion while President Barack Obama was away, the Secret Service said. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the latest case involved a man who approached the White House gates on foot, was sent away, then returned in his vehicle to the White House gates. "He refused to leave and was arrested for trespassing," Donovan said. No further details were available. ...

U.S. Secret Service investigates after man jumps White House fence, reaches doors

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 08:14

A U.S. Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle hurries people to evacuate the White House complex over a security alert moments after President Barack Obama and his family left for the presidential retreat, Camp David, in MarylandBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped over the White House fence and made it to the front doors of the executive mansion before being apprehended on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama departed for the weekend. Omar J. Gonzalez, a 42-year-old white male from Texas, made it onto the grounds at 7:20 EDT (2320 GMT), a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said. Gonzalez ignored commands to stop and was ultimately caught, unarmed, just inside the North Portico doors of the White House, one of the building's main entrances. ...


Adult, 2 children attacked by pit bulls in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 08:06

Adult, 2 children attacked by pit bull in West Oak LaneAn adult and two children were attacked by a pair of pit bulls in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.


More than 1K people search for missing UVa student

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 07:52
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 volunteers, some driven by worry for the safety of their own families, fanned out from the University of Virginia campus Saturday to search for a sophomore who disappeared a week ago.

Hawaii lava flow approaching homes slows down

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 07:37

This Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a geologist from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory using a radar gun to measure the speed of the lava flow from the June 27th flow from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, Hawaii County spokesman Kevin Dayton said the slow-moving lava is expected to bypass homes in the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision, and the lava is about 19 days from reaching Pahoa Village Road. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists say lava creeping toward rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island is slowing down.


Big stunts at 60th annual Hero Thrill Show in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 07:25

Big stunts at 60th annual Hero Thrill Show in PhiladelphiaThere were stunts and thrills galore at the 60th annual Hero Thrill Show in Philadelphia!