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Police: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:39

 Remains may be those of missing UVa. studentPolice say they have found human remains that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13.


3 hurt after NY university chemistry lab explosion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:25
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say three students were rushed to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a chemical explosion at the University of Rochester.

Parents of fatal shooting victim give son's killer home, job

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:11

Parents of fatal shooting victim give son's killer home, jobThe parents of a shooting victim say they will provide a home and a job for the man who took their son's life.


Human remains found in search for missing Virginia student

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 08:41
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Searchers looking for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham found human remains at an abandoned property in a rural area on Saturday, five weeks after she was last seen in the university town of Charlottesville, police said. Authorities, who notified the girl's parents of the grim discovery, must conduct forensic tests on the remains to determine the person's identity, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo told a news conference. ...

Aspiring model, pilot arrested in OC drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 08:25
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An aspiring model and a private pilot, both from Canada, have been arrested on federal drug charges in Southern California after authorities say they arrived from Las Vegas in a private jet carrying drugs worth roughly $2 million.

$3,000 reward for dog stolen from parked car in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 07:23

$3,000 reward for dog stolen from parked car in South PhiladelphiaA beloved dog was stolen from his owner's car in a parking lot in South Philadelphia and now a $3,000 reward is being offered to help find the pooch.


Police: Eric Frein possibly spotted near school

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 07:21

 Eric Frein possibly spotted near schoolPennsylvania State Police say a sighting of accused cop killer Eric Frein near a school is being treated as 'Highly Credible.'


6 people rescued from Delaware River after sailboats capsize

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 07:20

6 people rescued from Delaware River after sailboats capsizeAuthorities say six people had to be rescued from the Delaware River after two sailboats capsized Saturday afternoon in New Castle County, Delaware.


Americans 'can't give in to hysteria or fear' over Ebola: Obama

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 07:02

Obama pauses as he talks next to U.S. Secretary of HHS Burwell and Director of the CDC Frieden after meeting with his team coordinating the government's Ebola response in the Oval Office of the White House in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States but more than 100 people being monitored in case they contract the disease, President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to give in to "hysteria" about the spread of the virus. As though to illustrate his point, a Dallas bus and train station was closed on Saturday afternoon over concern about a woman who fell ill. The woman was first reported to be on the checklist for possible Ebola exposure, but then turned out not to be on any such list. ...


Hurricane Ana, brushing past Hawaii, to bring strong rain, surf

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 06:48

Tropical Storm Ana is seen approaching Hawaii in the Central Pacific Ocean(Reuters) - A hurricane churning past Hawaii on Saturday pummeled the Pacific archipelago with heavy rain, strong gusts and dangerous surf but was skirting the islands without making a direct hit, the National Weather Service said. Hurricane Ana was still a hurricane but losing strength as it carved a path across the Pacific Ocean roughly parallel with the Hawaiian Islands, with its eye staying about 150 miles (240 km) to the south of the Big Island, according to forecasters. ...


Human remains found in search for missing Virginia student

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 06:42
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Human remains were found at an abandoned property on Saturday in the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, but the remains have not been identified, police said. Authorities must conduct forensic tests on the remains to determine the person's identity, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo told a press conference. Jesse Matthew Jr, 32, of Charlottesville, Virginia, who was the last person seen with Graham, has been charged in her disappearance. ...

Prosecutors rule out sons of NJ hospital CEO as suspects in arson death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 06:19
(Reuters) - Prosecutors say they have ruled out as arson suspects the four sons of a New Jersey hospital chief executive found dead in a house fire last month, but the investigation is still underway. John Sheridan Jr., 72, the CEO and president of Cooper University Health System, and his wife Joyce, 69, were found dead Sept. 28 in the master bedroom of their Montgomery Township home. ...

Police say they've found human remains that could be those of UVa. student missing since Sept.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:59
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say they've found human remains that could be those of UVa. student missing since Sept.

Pennsylvania ambush suspect spotted carrying gun, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:32

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald MOUNTAINHOME Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist charged with murdering a Pennsylvania trooper and wounding another was spotted near his old high school carrying a rifle and with mud smeared on his face, police said on Saturday, five weeks after a manhunt for the suspect began. Eric Frein, 31, who is on the FBI's Most Wanted list, was spotted by a woman in a "surprise encounter" while she was taking a walk, said Lieutenant Colonel George Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police. ...


Tasmanian devil death probed at Albuquerque zoo

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:29
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of one of four Tasmanian devils loaned to the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo by an Australian group.

Family identify 4 kids, 2 adults killed in blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:27

Emergency workers gather in front of the house in McKeesport, Pa. where a fire killed six members of a family, four of them children, and left another in the hospital in critical condition on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — The sole survivor of a deadly house fire in western Pennsylvania lost his new wife, her four young children and his disabled father in the Saturday morning blaze after the recently married couple tried to save their loved ones, family members said.


First US Ebola victim remembered for compassion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:20

Garteh Korkoryah, mother of Thomas Eric Duncan, has her tears wiped by her great-grandson Josephus Weeks III at a memorial service for her son, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Salisbury, N.C. Duncan died of Ebola in Dallas on Oct. 8. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan was remembered Saturday as a big-hearted and compassionate man whose virtues may have led to his infection with Ebola in his native Liberia and subsequent death as the first victim of the disease in the United States.


Delaware man killed in tractor accident on farm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:16

Delaware man killed in tractor accident on farmPolice say a man was killed in Middletown, Delaware after a tow hook came through the windshield of a tractor-trailer that was stuck in a muddy field.


Slain journalist Foley 'tried to see the good'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:45

FILE - In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press in Boston. A memorial service is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Foley's hometown of Rochester, N.H., on what would have been his 41st birthday. Foley was abducted in Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012, and a video by Islamic State militants that purported to show his killing by the militant group was released Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — James Foley was a compassionate and capable journalist who tried to see the good in people, friends said Saturday at a memorial for the New Hampshire man murdered by Islamic State group extremists.


Man eaten by wild black bear after suffering heart attack

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:37

Man eaten by wild black bear after suffering heart attackA wild black bear ate most of a Northern California man who likely died earlier of a heart attack