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Life easing back to normal in NY Amish community

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 02:29

Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies escort Nicole Vaisey to her preliminary hearing Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at town court in Fowler, N.Y. Vaisey and her boyfriend are accused of abducting and sexually abusing a pair of young Amish sisters on Wednesday, Aug. 13, before releasing them the following day. (AP Photo/Mike Virtanen)OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. (AP) — Life among the Amish in this northern New York community is easing back into a sense of normalcy a week after two young sisters were abducted from their family farm and as more detailed allegations emerge about their day in captivity.


Children hurt in fall from Ferris wheel at Michigan fair

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 02:06
(Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl remained hospitalized on Friday after she and her 8-year-old brother were injured when they fell from a Ferris wheel cab in Michigan on Thursday night, police and fair officials said. The children were taken to the hospital in stable condition after the fall at a community fair in Chelsea, Michigan, just north of Ann Arbor, Chelsea police said in a news release. Fair board president Rick Boham said the boy was released from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan on Friday but his sister remained hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Bean bag chairs recalled after 2 child deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 02:01

Bean bag chairs recalled after 2 child deathsOne company's bean bag chairs are being recalled after the deaths of two children.


Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:39

FILE - This Aug. 9, 2014, file photo shows Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as he speaks during The Family Leadership Summit, in Ames, Iowa. Conservatives should “stop the fight” over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, Huckabee said. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans.


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Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:34
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Ebola outbreak revives interest in 'The Hot Zone'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:28
NEW YORK (AP) — The current Ebola outbreak has revived interest in a 1994 book about the deadly virus: Richard Preston's "The Hot Zone."

Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:27

 Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hikeJACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.


Owner crashes into own restaurant in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:11

Owner crashes into own restaurant in Newark, DelawareState police say a restaurant owner drove his truck into his own business in Newark, Delaware.


Oops: County wrongly figured blood-alcohol levels

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:08
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county.

Police: Cab driver sexually assaulted female passenger

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:06

 Cab driver sexually assaulted female passengerA cab driver has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulted a female passenger.


Serbia says it won't impose sanctions on Russia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:50

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a government press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Vucic says the Balkan country will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports despite pressure from the European Union. The EU has warned candidate countries to refrain from “exploiting” the Russian ban by increasing their exports. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday.


Pope Francis offers condolences on Szoka's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:43

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 file photo U.S. Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka celebrates a mass at the Vatican. Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86. Szoka died of natural causes Wednesday night at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan, the Archdiocese of Detroit said in a statement Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.( AP Photo/Plinio Lepri, File)DETROIT (AP) — Pope Francis says he offers his "heartfelt condolences" to the Detroit archdiocese over the death of Cardinal Edmund Szoka (SHAH'-kuh).


Philadelphia Police: Man killed trying to break into truck in Frankford; owner questioned

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:41

 Man killed trying to break into truck in Frankford; owner questionedPolice say the man who was shot and killed on Friday morning in the Frankford section was trying to break into a car at the time of the shooting.


Altered fireworks, chickens found in W.Va. crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:24
AMMA, W.Va. (AP) — Police say altered fireworks, weapons, live chickens and marijuana were found inside an SUV that wrecked on Interstate 79 in West Virginia, and a Pennsylvania man has been arrested.

New York couple lured Amish girls with dog to enslave them: sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:21

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office photo of Nicole VaiseyA New York couple accused of kidnapping two Amish girls lured them to their car with an offer to pet a dog before shackling the sisters with the intent of enslaving them, according to the sheriff's office. Nicole Vaisey, one of the suspects, told investigators that she and her boyfriend, Stephen Howells II, ended up releasing the girls a day later after becoming frightened at news reports of the abduction, Sheriff Kevin Wells of St. Lawrence County said. The girls, aged 12 and 7, were kidnapped last week from a family farm stand some 10 miles (16 km) from New York's border with Canada in an area settled by Amish families, who typically avoid using electricity and modern technologies.


Terminally ill girl gets puppy after mom scammed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:18

Terminally ill girl gets puppy after mom scammedA terminally ill girl now has a puppy after her mother tried to buy one from an online ad, but was scammed instead.


Democrats reframe debate on health care

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:15

FILE - In this file photo taken June 14, 2014, Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, left, campaigns for re-election with his father, former U.S. Sen. David Pryor, D-Ark., center, in Warren, Ark. Mark Pryor is reaching into his own medical history to explain his vote on the nation’s new health care law, telling Arkansans that his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced his vote. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.


Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:13
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

Dentist at center of hepatitis scare cedes license

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:04
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinic conditions led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.

Philly, blue-collar workers union reach contract deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:56

Philly, blue-collar workers union reach contract dealThe city of Philadelphia and the union representing its blue-collar workers have reached tentative agreement on a new labor contract after years of negotiations.