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Oregon Zoo euthanizes newborn lion cub after injury

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 15:00
(Reuters) - The Oregon Zoo said on Friday it was forced to euthanize a newborn lion cub after it had been grievously injured by its mother accidentally. Zoo workers became worried about the four-day-old cub on Thursday night when they noticed it wasn't moving like its three siblings, the zoo said in a statement.

Navy pilot missing after 2 jets crash into sea

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 13:40

A file photo of a U.S. F/A-18C Hornet fighter jet.LEMOORE, Calif. (AP) — Two Navy fighter jets based in California crashed Friday in the far western Pacific Ocean, with one pilot safely ejecting but the other missing in the waters off the U.S. territory of Wake Island.


Flames rip through South Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:34

82-year-old woman dies in South Philadelphia house fireFirefighters were called to battle flames that tore through a home in South Philadelphia.


Implosion set for 16-story Germantown high-rise

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:21

Implosion set for 16-story Germantown high-riseIt has stood for nearly 60 years but it's the end of an era for a 16-story high-rise in Germantown which is set for implosion on Saturday morning.


AccuWeather: Showery Saturday, Sunny Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:15

 A Damp Start To The WeekendMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says the second half of the weekend will be much brighter than the first.


Christina Regusters found guilty of school abduction, sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:00

Christina Regusters found guilty of school abduction, sex assaultA jury found Christina Regusters guilty of having abducted a 5-year-old girl from a West Philadelphia school and sexually assaulting her.


Man critical in North Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:56

Man critical in North Philadelphia shootingA man was hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting in North Philadelphia.


Oregon Zoo: Injured new born lion euthanized

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:51
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Zoo staff say they think a 4-day-old lion cub that had to be euthanized was inadvertently injured shortly after birth by its first-time mother.

Lava approaches vacant lots in Hawaii subdivision

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:35

In this Sept. 6, 2014 aerial photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava advances from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii. Lava issued from several spots along a deep ground crack earlier this week, as shown by the distinct fingers of lava making up the flow front. The thick smoke plumes show the flow front moving downslope towards the north. Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos has been advancing at a slower pace the past few days and is now moving parallel to a sparsely populated subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira says the lava from Kilauea volcano is still at least a mile away from any homes in Kaohe Homesteads. (AP Photo/Tim Orr, U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos soon could reach three vacant lots in a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island, but officials are hopeful homes will be spared.


2 pedestrians struck, driver impaled in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:34

2 pedestrians struck, driver impaled in CamdenAuthorities say a driver was impaled after he lost control of his vehicle and struck two pedestrians in Camden.


NFL star Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:23

NFL star Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuseStar NFL running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.


Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:17

In this July 2014 photo provided by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Fred McQuire, left, and George Martinez pose for photos at their wedding in California. Martinez was a Vietnam War veteran in the throes of the final stages of cancer when he and McQuire, his partner of 45 years, traveled from Arizona to California to fulfill one of his final wishes and get married. He died Aug. 28, 2014, and now McQuire is in the midst of a legal battle over Arizona's ban on gay marriage. (AP Photo/Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund)A judge has handed a victory to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because Arizona does not recognize same-sex marriage.


Professor from Europe takes plea deal in 1995 California killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:04
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A psychology professor from Europe accused of murder in the 1995 stabbing death of a man who she says raped her pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Friday in Southern California, and prosecutors said she has agreed to testify against others involved in the killing. Norma Patricia Esparza, 40, who grew up in Southern California, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and is expected to be sentenced to six years in prison, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said in a statement. She was originally charged with murder in the killing of 24-year-old Gonzalo Ramirez. Two men, her former boyfriend, Gianni Van, 45, and his alleged accomplice Shannon Ray Gries, 43, remain charged with murder in the case.

US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:51

FILE - In this March 4, 2014 file photo, a monument to Ukrainian poet and writer Taras Shevchenko is silhouetted against an apartment building with a sign advertising Russia's natural gas giant Gazprom, in Moscow, Russia. Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia's ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on Russia's energy sector were carefully crafted to avoid impacting the country's current production of oil and gas, a move that would raise global energy prices at time of weak economic growth. Russia is the largest oil exporter outside of OPEC and the most important supplier of natural gas to Europe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)WASHINGTON (AP) — Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia's ability to develop oil and gas projects.


Charges in dead babies case; neighbors soul-search

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:50

Erika Murray enters the courtroom by a court officer for her arraignment at Uxbridge District Court in Uxbridge, Mass. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Murray, 31, was arrested Thursday night on charges including fetal death concealment, witness intimidation and permitting substantial injury to a child. Not guilty pleas were entered Friday on her behalf. Detectives investigating a case of reckless endangerment of children found the bodies this week at the house littered with soiled diapers in Blackstone, about 50 miles southwest of Boston. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Paul Kapteyn, Pool)BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — A woman who lived in a squalid, vermin-infested home where the bodies of three infants were found was charged Friday with covering up the deaths, while neighbors said they wish they had acted themselves to call attention to the house with the foul smell and the shades that were always drawn.


Slain 5 kids loved to play, wrestle with their dad

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:46

Photos of Timothy Ray Jones Jr. children are on display during a news conference at the Lexington County Sheriff's Dept Training Center in Lexington, S.C., Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Jones Jr., 32, will be charged with murder in the deaths of his five children after he led authorities to a secluded clearing in Alabama, where their bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags, a sheriff said Wednesday. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)AMORY, Miss. (AP) — The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, and pose for the camera, always smiling.


Bicyclist fatally struck in Delaware hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:25

Bicyclist fatally struck in Delaware hit-and-runPolice are looking for the hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a bicyclist in Hockessin, Delaware.


30 homes near California fire ordered evacuated

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:18

A plume of smoke rises into the sky as a wildfire burns in the Cleveland National Forest in eastern Orange County, while traffic moves along a freeway through Tustin, Calif. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Officials ordered people in about 30 homes to evacuate Friday evening as a wildfire roared through a canyon in Southern California's Cleveland National Forest.


Body found near search area for missing swimmer in Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:02

Body found near search area for missing swimmer in Delaware RiverAuthorities say they've discovered a body in the area where they were searching for a swimmer who went missing in the Delaware River.


Pia Zadora badly hurt after Vegas golf cart fall

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 09:55

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 1982 file photo, actress Pia Zadora poses with Timothy Hutton, after her award received for being the new motion picture star of the year, during the 39th annual Golden Globes presentations, in Los Angeles. Zadora was hospitalized with serious head and leg injuries after a fall from a motorized golf cart driven by her teenage son near their northwest Las Vegas home. Zadora’s husband, Mike Jeffries, tells the Las Vegas Sun the singer-actress suffered a head injury and a compound ankle fracture in the Thursday evening, Sept. 11, 2014, accident. (AP Photo Lennox/McLendon, file)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Pia Zadora has been hospitalized with serious head and leg injuries after a fall from a motorized golf cart driven by her teenage son near their northwest Las Vegas home.