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Teenager shot in Northern Liberties

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 09:51

Teenager shot in Northern LibertiesA 16-year-old boy is hospitalized after a shooting in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties section.


3 arrests, 1 injury after bomb threat and school fight at Newark High School in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 09:44

3 arrests, 1 injury after bomb threat and school fight at Newark High School in DelawareThree students face charges and another was hospitalized after a bomb threat led to a fight at Newark High School in Delaware.


Feds: Nothing new on Tsarnaev, 3 slayings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 09:36

FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. At least 1,000 people will be summoned and asked to fill out questionnaires for Tsarnaev's jury in the trial, a federal judge said during a status hearing Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Tsarnaev is charged with carrying out the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges and could face the death penalty if convicted. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Jan. 5. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors said in a court filing Friday they don't have any new evidence that the brother of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was involved in a 2011 triple slaying and have no witness who will testify to what Tsarnaev knew about his brother and the killings.


Nevada puts stop to ridesharing Uber for now

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 09:25
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It didn't take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is set for Nov. 6.

Maker of U.S. highway guardrails stops shipments over safety concerns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 09:12
(Reuters) - Railcar maker Trinity Industries Inc said on Friday that it would stop shipping a highway guardrail system, after the U.S. government demanded earlier in the week that the company conduct more crash tests of the product. The system was banned by Nevada in January, Massachusetts and Missouri banned it in September, and Virginia this month threatened to stop buying it over concerns that it can impale drivers in the event of a crash. The guardrail system consists of a flat piece of metal at the front of the guardrail which is intended to protect vehicle occupants in crashes. ...

Navajo officials mull election amid confusion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:53

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)PHOENIX (AP) — With their presidential election less than two weeks away, Navajo Nation officials are weighing how to proceed with a race that has become increasingly embroiled in confusion amid a debate involving the tribe's language.


New, disturbing details in case of man accused of infecting toddler with HIV

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:53

New, disturbing details in case of man accused of infecting toddler with HIVThe story of a registered sex offender -- who is HIV positive -- charged with sexually assaulting his then-23 month-old niece, and impregnating a 14-year-old girl has taken another disturbing turn


Remains believed to be of missing Oklahoma teen

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:44
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Remains found by a hunter this month in the rugged outback of southeast Oregon appear to be those of an Oklahoma teenager who went missing last year after telling his parents he wanted to test himself against the wilderness, like in the movie "Into the Wild."

Oklahoma court resets execution dates for 2015

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:19
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma court has rescheduled the execution dates of three death row inmates for 2015 after the state said it needed more time to secure the necessary drugs and train the execution team on new protocols.

Washington school shooting suspect left unhappy tweets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:19
By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - A high school student believed to have shot to death a classmate and wounded four others on Friday at his campus north of Seattle was a popular homecoming prince but appeared on social media as a heart broken and sometimes angry adolescent. Police offered no motive for why Jaylen Fryberg, a freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, walked into his school cafeteria and shot his fellow students. Rebecca Cooley, the mother of a boy at the school, said Frysberg was a well-known football player who recently was on the homecoming court at the ...

Remains belong to missing Virginia student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:18
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.

Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:00

School gunman was Homecoming prince, students sayA student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.


St. Louis officer shot teen in back of legs: family autopsy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:00

People place candles and balloons at the base of a tree at a vigil in St. LouisBy Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A white off-duty St. Louis police officer shot a black teenager six times in the back of the legs and once in the side of the head in what was likely a fatal wound, a doctor who performed a private autopsy for the teen's family said on Friday. The shooting of Vonderrit Myers, 18, in a St. Louis neighborhood earlier in October led to a renewed intensity of demonstrations that have continued in the area since unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead on Aug. 9 by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. St. ...


World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:58

A B-29 bomber, passes over the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain as it flies from Baton Rouge, La., en route to New Orleans, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The bomber will spend the weekend at the WWII AirPower Expo put on by the Commemorative Air Force and the National World War II Museum. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945.


Ferguson shooting probe to be complete in coming months: Attorney general

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:48

A pamphlet for the " Ferguson October" demonstrations is seen on the a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that he expects the Justice Department's investigation into the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, to be complete by the time he leaves office. Holder, who was speaking at a news event in Los Angeles, last month announced his resignation but said he would not leave until his replacement was chosen and confirmed by the Senate. The Obama administration is expected to announce a nominee to replace him by the end of the year. ...


Therapists missed Newtown gunman's rage as a teenager: report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:47

Adam Lanza is pictured in this undated handout photoBy Richard Weizel HARTFORD Conn. (Reuters) - The extent of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza's growing rage, isolation and delusions when he was a teenager were apparently overlooked by his mother, psychiatrists and counselors, according to a report expected to be issued next month. The report found that Lanza, who gunned down 20 children and six educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly two years ago, did not have to become a violent adult, Scott Jackson, chairman of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, said on Friday. ...


DA: Chester Co. priest posed as girl, shared child porn on Instagram

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:46

 Chester Co. priest posed as girl, shared child porn on InstagramA priest from Chester County is behind bars, charged with posing as a young girl on Instagram to send and receive child pornography.


Oklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:35

Kevin Sweat, center, is escorted in the Okfuskee County Courthouse on his way to his sentencing hearing Okemah, Okla., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Sweat was sentenced to three life sentences. He pleaded guilty in the 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker, whose deaths went unsolved until he was arrested in the 2011 killing of his fiancee, Ashley Taylor. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma inmate was sentenced Friday to three life prison terms without parole in the killings of two girls and his fiancee, but his punishment was delayed about an hour because he attacked one of his defense attorneys with a razor blade.


Jury says castrated sex offender should be freed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:29
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California jury on Friday found that a castrated sex offender who preyed on young girls should no longer be considered a sexually violent predator and is eligible for release.

Deputy killed, three others hurt in California shooting spree

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:28
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A California sheriff's deputy was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. Both suspects, described on Twitter by the California Highway Patrol as a man and a woman, both Hispanic and heavily armed, were taken into custody, police said. The incident began on Friday morning in the parking lot of a Motel 6 when a deputy, later identified as Danny Oliver, 47, approached a vehicle considered to be suspicious, said Sacramento County Sheriff Lieutenant R.L. Davis. ...