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Hearing postponed for man suspected in 7 killings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:21
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to even acknowledge his name to the judge Wednesday during his initial court appearance, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.

UN inquiry head rejects N. Korea's 'honeyed words'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:20
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. commission of inquiry on North Korea said Wednesday "a few honeyed words" by Pyongyang as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there.

NYC man arraigned in beating death of 3-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:19
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man accused of beating his 3-year-old stepdaughter to death has been arraigned at a hospital.

Beaten Giants fan shows progress in ESPN interview

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:14

FILE - This undated file photo provided Tuesday April 5, 2011 by John Stow shows Bryan Stow holding his 12-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter. Stow who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodger fans put up his hands and fingers, fist bumped his mom and talked about his goals in a new interview three years after the attack outside Dodger Stadium. Stow, wearing a Giants tank top, spoke to ESPN on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 from his parents’ home in the Northern California city of Capitola, where he watched Game 1 of the World Series between the Giants and Kansas City Royals. (AP Photo/John Stow, File)CAPITOLA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodger fans three years ago outside Dodger Stadium put up his hands and fingers, fist-bumped his mom and talked about his goals in a display of his progress during a new interview aired Wednesday morning.


Student back in US after being stuck in Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:08
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexico-born Harvard University student has returned to the United States after being stuck for months in his native country when he crossed the border without permission.

AP NewsBreak: Care questioned in 15 NY jail deaths

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:08
NEW YORK (AP) — These are the deaths in New York City's Rikers Island jail that don't make headlines — prisoners with diseases, disorders and addictions who succumb to heart attacks, infections and other causes officially filed away as "medical."

Police: Shots fired at 3 places in Ottawa

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:02

 1 soldier, 1 suspected gunman dead in Ottawa shootingsA gunman shot and wounded a Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, then entered Parliament, where numerous shots rang out, police and witnesses said.


Suspected serial killer silent at Indiana court hearing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:02

Lake County Sheriff's Department photo of Darren VannBy Mark Guarino CROWN POINT Ind. (Reuters) - Serial killer suspect Darren Vann was silent on Wednesday at a preliminary court hearing in Lake County, Indiana, and the judge warned him he could be held in contempt and ordered him to appear again next week to be informed of his rights. Vann was arrested on Saturday and has been charged in the murder of Afrikka Hardy, 19, whose body was found a day earlier, in a motel in Hammond, Indiana. ...


2 injured in Martin Luther King Drive crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:02

2 injured in Martin Luther King Drive crashTwo people are injured after an accident that closed a section of Martin Luther King Drive in Fairmount Park for more than two hours.


Fire injures 2, damages 5 homes in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:02

Fire injures 2, damages 5 homes in Hunting ParkFire ripped through five homes in Philadelphia, injuring two people and sending more than a dozen men, women, and children into the night air.


CDC: 21-day monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:01

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nationsFederal health officials are significantly expanding the breath of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days.


Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:01

Kimberly Mumaugh, right, and A.J. McDaniel, second from right, kiss as Rev. Audette Fulbright, center, and Kevin Mumaugh look on after the pair were married outside the Laramie County Courthouse in Cheyenne, Wyo. Gay couples began to apply for marriage licenses Tuesday in Wyoming, shortly after the state began to recognize same-sex unions, albeit far more quietly than in other places where bans were recently struck down. (AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Michael Smith)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.


US journalist to head home after Ebola recovery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:01
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola will soon head home to Rhode Island with his family, hospital officials said Wednesday.

Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot: report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:00

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Wilson has told authorities that Michael Brown reached for the gun during a scuffle, the Times reported in a story posted on its website Friday night Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A government autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, according to a copy of the autopsy published by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The autopsy results could buttress claims by supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson that the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, was justified. ...


Solar flare knocks out some radio temporarily

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters say a brief but strong solar flare Wednesday morning temporarily blacked out a few radio communication systems before weakening.

Guns, Giffords play big role in Arizona House race

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:38

FILE - In this April 16, 2013, file photo, file photo, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and Rep. Ron Barber, left, D- Ariz., hold hands during the dedication of a room in the Capitol Visitors Center to slain congressional staffer Gabriel Zimmerman in Washington. As the race between Barber, who also was wounded in the 2011 shooting, and Republican Martha McSally has grown tighter in the final weeks before the Nov. 4, 2014, elections, Giffords is playing more of a role by appearing in ads and raising money for her former aide and increasingly turning the race into a debate about guns. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — As the one-minute television campaign ad for U.S. Rep. Ron Barber extols the virtues of southern Arizona and independent thinking, the narrator's voice stands out. It's none other than the woman who once held the House seat: Gabby Giffords.


Threat made against Penn State campus in Berks County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:28

Threat made against Penn State campus in Berks CountyA threat against Penn State has surfaced on a social media site for the second time in two weeks.


Violent crash kills driver, shuts down City Avenue in Wynnefield

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:25

Violent crash kills driver, shuts down City Avenue in WynnefieldSlippery conditions may have led to a deadly crash along City Avenue in Philadelphia's Wynnefield section early Wednesday morning.


Navajo Nation's highest court orders candidate in language fluency dispute off ballot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:19
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation's highest court orders candidate in language fluency dispute off ballot.

Report blasts rabbit massages among gov't waste

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:11

FILE - In this July 9, 2014 file photo, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Coburn has released his annual collection of billions of dollars of government waste, citing examples like faulty missile defenses, unneeded airports and golf course repairs completed on taxpayers’ dollars. Coburn’s yearly “Wastebook” cites 100 examples, big and small, of questionable spending like a $347,000 alternative medicine grant to measure the benefits of massage on rabbits or $200,000 to upgrade Ithaca, New York’s SWAT team equipment. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A maverick Republican senator criticized faulty missile defenses, unneeded airports and golf course repairs among the projects completed on the taxpayers' tab in his annual collection of billions of dollars of government waste, released Wednesday.