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Action News' Papal Studio on Eakins Oval

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 11:43

Action News' Papal Studio on Eakins OvalFor those not planning to watch the Papal Mass or the Festival of Families in person, Action News promises a front row seat at home.

China says to look at corrupt asset seizures with U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 11:33
China and the United States will look at the mutual recognition and enforcement of seizure orders for dirty assets which have been taken abroad by corruption suspects, China's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday after a presidential summit. A perceived lack of cooperation from the United States at the Chinese government's corruption crackdown has been an irritant in ties between the world's two largest economies. China does not have extradition treaties with the United States or Canada, the two most popular destinations for suspected economic criminals.

Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia at 9:30 a.m.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 11:32

Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia todayPope Francis arrives in Philadelphia at Saturday morning.

Man killed in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 11:20

Man killed in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-runPhiladelphia police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run in Northeast Philadelphia.

Caller on 911 tape in police shooting: 'He's got a gun'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 11:08

Flowers lie near the scene of where Delaware police officers fatally shot an armed man Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in wheelchair after responding to a call that he had a self-inflicted gunshot wound, is seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, in Wilmington, Del. Authorities say a shooting occurred and the man died at the scene.(AP Photo/Randall Chase)WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A 911 caller repeatedly tells a dispatcher that a man in a wheelchair who was shot and killed by police had a gun, according to a partial tape released late Friday by Wilmington Police.

UN summit approves 15-year blueprint to eradicate poverty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 11:01

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, center, hold a press conference with her friends and youth activists Shazia Ramzan, far left, and Kainat Riaz, second from left, both from Pakistan, Amina Yusuf from Nigeria, second from right, and Salam Masri from Syria, Friday Sept. 25, 2015 at United Nations headquarters. Malala addressed the U.N. General Assembly and urged global leaders to do more to protect and empower young people. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With the bang of a gavel, international leaders approved an ambitious 15-year plan Friday to tackle the world's biggest problems, from eradicating poverty to preserving the planet to reducing inequality. Now comes the tough part: Drumming up support and money to achieve the goals and transform the world.

Driver who killed newlywed on boardwalk gets stiff sentence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 11:01

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2013, file photo, Nathan Louis Campbell, a transient from Colorado, enters Los Angeles Superior Court. The driver who killed an Italian honeymooner and injured pedestrians and peddlers when he barreled down the popular Venice Beach Boardwalk two years ago acknowledged Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, the nightmare he created and apologized for the physical and emotional anguish caused by his acts. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The horror still haunts them today. A revving engine and the sight of a car bearing down. There was little time to get to safety and almost nowhere to run among the throngs on the Venice Beach Boardwalk that summer afternoon.

Prosecutors: Unlicensed worker did surgeries in fraud scam

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 10:33

FILE - In this May 15, 2013 file photo, Kelly Soo Park looks back at the gallery as opening motions are made in her murder trial. Park was then charged with the 2008 killing of aspiring model and actress Juliana Redding. Los Angeles prosecutors say Park and Dr. Munir Uwaydah are both charged in a conspiracy to fraudulently bill insurance companies $150 million. (Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A physician assistant who wasn't licensed or trained to perform surgery operated on hundreds of patients while the orthopedic surgeon who billed for the procedures schemed with colleagues to hide a massive insurance fraud conspiracy, Los Angeles prosecutors said.

China says to improve terror intelligence cooperation with U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 10:25
China and the United States will improve cooperation on fighting militancy, including intelligence exchanges, and work together to bring peace to Afghanistan, China's foreign ministry said after a leaders' summit in Washington. China says it faces a serious threat from Islamist militants in its far western region of Xinjiang, where hundreds have died in violence in recent years. Worries over human rights violations have also meant China has traditionally received little cooperation from Western countries in dealing with the issue.

Nonstop pope makes big impression on New Yorkers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 10:20

A woman reaches out to touch Pope Francis as he is driven through New York City's Madison Square Garden to celebrate high Mass for thousands of the ticketed faithful on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. ( Michael Appleton/The New York Times via AP, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — From the United Nations to the Sept. 11 memorial to Central Park to Madison Square Garden — and everywhere in between — there was no escaping Pope Francis this week in New York City. Catholics and non-Catholics alike strained to see the Pontiff, with mixed success. Some got close enough to receive blessings. Many had to settle for catching a glimpse of him tooling around by motorcade in his black Fiat 500. Here's a look at varied impressions made by the nonstop pope on his frantic two-day visit:

Former NFL player McDonald pleads not guilty to rape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 10:06

 Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ersFormer San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald pleaded not guilty on Friday to a charge of rape by intoxication of a woman who reported being sexually assaulted at his home last December. McDonald, 31, has remained free on $100,000 bond since shortly after his arrest last month in the case, marking the latest criminal charges brought against a National Football League player. The eight-year NFL veteran, dressed in a pinstripe suit, was silent, except to answer, "Yes, your honor" to procedural questions put to him by the judge.

The Latest: Official: Pope dislikes, accepts tight security

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 10:04

A crucifix hangs above members of the clergy who watch as Pope Francis, not shown, celebrates high Mass at Madison Square Garden, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in New York. (Michael Appleton/The New York Times via AP, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — Latest developments in Pope Francis' visit to the United States. All times local:

1 Los Angeles beach remains closed over waste

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 09:59

This Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 photo provided by Matthew King shows beachgoers sit in the sand near a closed beach sign at El Segundo Beach in El Segundo, Calif. Two Los Angeles beaches remain closed as crews clean up hypodermic needles, condoms and other waste that washed ashore. County health officials are warning people to avoid the water and the sand Friday at Dockweiler State Beach and adjacent El Segundo Beach near Los Angeles International Airport. (Matthew King/Heal The Bay via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of two Los Angeles beaches closed after waste, which included hypodermic needles, washed ashore has reopened.

The Latest: China's Xi calls state visit 'unforgettable'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 09:59

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan as they arrive for a State Dinner, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, on the North Portico of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest developments from the state visit that President Barack Obama is hosting for Chinese President Xi Jinping. All times local:

Pope Francis mingles with high and low in New York visit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 09:58

Pope Francis addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Sweeping through the landmarks of America's biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims' families at ground zero, warnings to world leaders at the United Nations and encouragement to schoolchildren in Harlem as he mixed the high and low ministry so characteristic of his papacy.

'Blood Moon' seen as sign of end times by some Mormons

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 09:29

This Sept. 13, 2015 image provided by NASA shows the moon, left, and the Earth, top, transiting the sun together, seen from the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The edge of Earth appears fuzzy because the atmosphere blocks different amounts of light at different altitudes. This image was taken in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths, invisible to human eyes, but here colorized in gold. A total lunar eclipse will share the stage with a so-called supermoon Sunday evening, Sept. 27, 2015 as seen from the United States. That combination hasn't been seen since 1982 and won't happen again until 2033. (NASA/SDO via AP)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful to not get caught up in speculation about a major calamity.

Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia at 9 a.m.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 09:28

30 a.m.Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia at 9 a.m. Saturday

AP PHOTOS: Pope Francis visits New York City

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 09:20

Pope Francis rides the popemobile in New York's Central Park, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — Pope Francis spent a busy day in New York on Friday, addressing the United Nations General Assembly, traveling to the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, visiting a school, making a procession through Central Park and then celebrating Mass at Madison Square Garden.

Mentally disabled immigrants get chance to contest U.S. deportation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 09:17
Hundreds of mentally disabled immigrants ordered deported after having to represent themselves in court will get a chance to contest their expulsion with help from an attorney under a settlement approved on Friday, a civil liberties group said. A federal judge in Los Angeles, Dolly Gee, signed off on the settlement, which stems from a class-action lawsuit brought against the U.S. government in 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California said in a statement. An estimated 900 immigrants from various countries, mostly in Latin America and Asia, who received deportation notices could seek permanent U.S. residency under the settlement, said Carmen Iguina, an ACLU attorney who worked on the case.

Haggen asks for permission to close more stores

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 09:06
SEATTLE (AP) — Grocery chain Haggen asked a bankruptcy court for permission to close 100 stores, which could result in more than 5,000 jobs lost in the Southwest alone.