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Man stabs neighbor in bed, threatens children in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:25

Man stabs neighbor in bed, threatens children in Southwest PhiladelphiaA Southwest Philadelphia man says he woke up Thursday morning to find his neighbor stabbing him in his back.


Indiana college gives pizza deliverer $1,200 tip

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:25
MARION, Ind. (AP) — A pizza delivery driver has a lot to show for a run to Indiana Wesleyan University.

Ruling against Navajo candidate in language case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:23

Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters on Oct. 9, 2014, in Window Rock, Arizona. A tribal court was holding a hearing to determine whether Deschene meets qualifications for the tribe's top elected post. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A candidate for tribal president on the nation's largest Indian reservation could be removed from the ballot just weeks before the election after he refused to show whether he is fluent in Navajo as required by tribal law.


Years after shooting, ex-U.S. Marine gets $10 fine in 'unprecedented' case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:20
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - For two years, a U.S. judge railed against what she called the "unprecedented" civilian prosecution of a former Marine corporal for lying to military investigators about an accidental shooting in Iraq. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon in New York rendered her final judgment of what the case was really worth - $10. That was the fine she imposed on the former U.S. Marine, Wilfredo Santiago, for his conviction on one count of making false statements. He was not charged with the shooting itself, which left a Navy corpsman partially blind. ...

Four anti-Islamic State Kurds arrested entering U.S. from Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:19
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Homeland Security chief on Thursday presented evidence countering statements from conservative lawmakers that members of the Islamic State, which is the target of a U.S.-led air campaign in Iraq and Syria, had been caught entering America. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said four members of a Kurdish group that opposes Islamic State were arrested last month trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico. He said investigators had determined the four were members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, known as the PKK. ...

Three U.S. soldiers in Texas charged with smuggling immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:12
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Three soldiers at the Fort Hood Army post in central Texas were arrested on Thursday on charges of smuggling immigrants into the United States while dressed in their military uniforms.     The three were identified by U.S. immigration officials as Eric Rodriguez, 20, Brandon Robbins, 20, and Christopher Wix, 21. Lawyers for the men were not immediately available for comment. An indictment unsealed today in Brownsville on Thursday said Rodriguez was arrested on Sept. 11 at a Border Patrol checkpoint in the south Texas town of Sarita. ...

Dairy Queen latest to suffer customer card hack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:12

Dairy Queen latest to suffer customer card hackIce cream and fast food chain Dairy Queen is the latest retailer to reveal a hack of its customer data.


'Bucket list' finished, boy dies hours after birth

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:07
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A couple who say they carried out a "bucket list" of trips for their unborn son, who suffered from a fatal condition, say they feel blessed he could spend his brief life with people who loved him.

Student sent home over leggings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:01

Student sent home over leggingsA Delaware family is upset after their teenage daughter was sent home Wednesday because of her outfit.


Woman survives plane crash, dies in ATV accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:56
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 26-year-old woman who survived a plane crash in southwest last year has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash.

27 years for stealing truck, frozen chicken

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:53
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Frozen chicken has helped land a career thief in prison for 27 years.

World Trade Center contractor backs out of guilty plea, again

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:51
By Nate Raymond and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A construction company owner, charged with defrauding a government program while his firm did nearly $1 billion in work at the World Trade Center, appeared in court on Thursday for the second time this week to plead guilty, only to change his mind. Larry Davis, 63, chief executive of DCM Erectors Inc, had told the judge that he would plead guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy charges in connection with work the company performed for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. ...

Racist graffiti found on Catholic H.S. in Spring Garden

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:48

Racist graffiti found on Catholic H.S. in Spring GardenOfficials say someone spray painted a racial slur on the door of Hallahan Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia's Spring Garden section early Thursday morning.


Reuters seeks to open billionaire oilman's Oklahoma divorce trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:48

CEO of Continental Resources Hamm enters the courthouse for divorce proceedings in Oklahoma City(Reuters) - Global news organization Reuters has asked an Oklahoma court to open courtroom proceedings to the public and unseal trial transcripts of the two-month-long divorce trial of billionaire oilman Harold Hamm and his wife, Sue Ann Hamm. Judge Howard Haralson has closed all but the first three days of a trial that started Aug. 4 in Oklahoma County Court and sealed most of the records in what could be one of the largest-ever divorce settlements. ...


Officials ID man killed in Elwyn fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:47

Officials ID man killed in Elwyn fireOfficials have identified the man killed in a fire at the Elwyn facility in Middletown Township Wednesday night.


Connecticut man wrongly jailed for 21 years named to parole board

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:45
By Richard Weizel MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut man who spent 21 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of rape and murder said on Thursday he would not be lenient on inmates in his new role as a member of the state's parole board. Kenneth Ireland, 44, was freed in 2009 after DNA evidence showed he did not rape and kill a 30-year-old woman, whose murder he was found guilty of in 1989 when he was 18. ...

Ebola: How it spreads

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:45
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Researchers begin study of Ebola vaccine in Africa

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first study of a possible Ebola vaccine is underway in Africa: University of Maryland researchers say three health care workers in Mali received the experimental shots.

Supreme Court inaction leaves gay couples in limbo

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:31

Rachel Duncan, left, and Brianna Watts talk about their plans to get married after a probate court judge in Greenville county, S.C., rejected their marriage license application, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. They were one of three same-sex couples who applied for marriage licenses Wednesday morning. They said they were disappointed but are optimistic that its just a matter if time before then can get married in South Carolina. (AP Photo/Mitch Weiss)ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Days after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear any appeals from states trying to uphold gay marriage bans, Diane Ansley and Cathy McGaughey waited for hours in a church basement for a federal judge's order that would finally allow them to exchange their vows.


FBI exhumes body in 10 Most Wanted search

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:22

In this photo made from video and released by WSFA-TV, workers labor to exhume the body of a John Doe buried in Alabama in 1981, in Scottsboro, Ala. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The FBI is exhuming the body of a John Doe buried in Alabama in 1981 in its search for a 10 Most Wanted Fugitive accused of killing his family with a sledgehammer nearly 40 years ago. In court filings, the FBI said there is a strong resemblance between photos of the John Doe and former State Department diplomat William Bradford "Brad" Bishop Jr. (AP Photo/WAFF-TV)WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 40 years ago, authorities said former diplomat William Bradford "Brad" Bishop Jr. bludgeoned his family to death with a sledgehammer and disappeared into the North Carolina woods. For decades, investigators believed he might have used his education, international experience and knowledge of foreign languages to flee to Europe and assume a new identity.