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Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:25
GARY, Ind. (AP) — With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana.

PHOTOS: 2014 Liberty Medal Ceremony

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:03

 2014 Liberty Medal CeremonyMalala Yousafzai was the recipient of the Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center.


Indiana police search vacant houses after arrest of suspected killer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:58

Lake County Sheriff's Department photo of Darren VannBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Indiana police used a dog trained to hunt for cadavers to search more than 120 vacant structures in the city of Gary on Tuesday, following the discovery of the bodies of six women who may have been victims of a serial killer. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, a convicted sex offender, was charged in Lake County on Monday with murder and will make his first court appearance on Wednesday. ...


Three American Girls Planned to Join Militant Groups in Syria, Official Says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:46
The FBI has tracked down three American teenage girls in Germany while they were en route to Syria to join militant groups, a law enforcement official told ABC News today.

Church official pleads guilty in looting case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:45
BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston church official who claimed in an autobiography that he was an enforcer for gangster James "Whitey" Bulger pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges that he looted his church's assets.

A newsman's life: Pentagon Papers to Watergate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:41

FILE - In this June 21, 1971 file photo, Washington Post Executive Director Ben Bradlee and Post Publisher Katharine Graham leave U.S. District Court in Washington. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to the Washington Post. (AP Photo, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday at age 93, took a sleepy hometown newspaper and transformed it into a great one.


Things to know about Arias sentencing retrial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:39

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, Jodi Arias appears for her trial in Maricopa County Superior court in Phoenix. Lawyers are expected to make opening statements Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Arias' sentencing retrial, more than a year after a jury found her guilty of killing Travis Alexander in June 2008. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)PHOENIX (AP) — A new jury in Phoenix will be asked to decide whether Jodi Arias should be executed for the gruesome murder of her former boyfriend.


Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:35
By Aruna Viswanatha and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Voice of America reported this week that one of the girls told German authorities they were on their way to Turkey, which has been considered a principal transit route for foreigners looking to fight with Islamist militants in Syria. U.S. officials declined to say if they suspected a link between the girls and militants in the region. ...

Jurors given conflicting views of Jodi Arias

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:03

Jodi Arias sits in the Maricopa County Superior Court room of Judge Sherry Stephens in Phoenix, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, as the opening statements in her penalty phase retrial begins. The 34-year-old Arias was convicted of murder last year, but the first jury was deadlocked on whether to give her the death penalty or life in prison. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — A prosecutor at the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias showed jurors two photos Tuesday of her ex-boyfriend and victim Travis Alexander.


NOAA employee charged with stealing U.S. dam information

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:01
By Steve Bittenbender (Reuters) - A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) employee in Ohio has been charged with stealing sensitive information from a federal database for the nation's dams and lying about the breach to federal agents, prosecutors said. Xiafen "Sherry" Chen, 59, was arrested on Monday at the NOAA office in Wilmington, Ohio, about 50 miles northeast of Cincinnati, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio said in a statement on Monday. ...

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:56
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

Order to remove student newspaper copies reversed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:55
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado county clerk has reversed her order that a university remove copies of its student newspaper from boxes outside its student union Tuesday because the front page had coverage of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall's visit to campus.

VIDEO: Aggressive group of dirt bikes, ATVs on Philly streets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:54

 Aggressive group of dirt bikes, ATVs on Philly streetsA large group of all-terrain vehicles has been weaving in and out of traffic all across the city.


U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:51

Protestor Hulbert of Annapolis holds a sign reading "Stop the Flights" as he demonstrates in favor of a travel ban to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, in front of the White House in WashingtonBy Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. Restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and due to go into effect on Wednesday. The precautions stop well short of the travel ban sought by some U.S. lawmakers to prevent more Ebola cases in the United States. ...


NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:50

Andrew Kalleen joins other performers during a protest in the Metropolitan Avenue Subway station Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in New York. Kalleen, 30, was performing Friday, Oct. 17 at the G-train stop in Brooklyn's hipster Williamsburg neighborhood when an officer told him he must leave the station because he needs a permit to play there. The New York Police Department says it's looking into the arrest. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — Musicians rallied around a fellow subway performer whose arrest in a busy station came after a confrontation over whether he needed a permit and was captured on video as straphangers jeered police.


Defense wants theater shooting trial postponed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:39
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys are asking a judge to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado movie theater shooting so they can have more time to review a doctor's sanity evaluation that included 22 hours of interviews.

UN: Assault on Yazidis may be genocide attempt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:36
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations official says evidence strongly indicates that the Islamic State group's assault on Iraq's Yazidi religious minority is "an attempt to commit genocide."

Police: Indiana man confesses to all 7 killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:34
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police say an Indiana man has now definitively confessed to killing seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in northwestern Indiana.

Congressman's corp. loses Texas charter over taxes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:30
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Texas-based business co-owned by U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister has lost its right to do business as a Texas corporation after missing deadlines to pay state franchise taxes.

Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:28

Cameraman infected with Ebola relieved to be back in U.S.OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist being treated for Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released soon, the Omaha hospital where he is being treated said Tuesday.