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Navajo police officer shot in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:35
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation says a tribal police officer has been shot in northern Arizona and a suspect is in custody.

Patchy Fog Overnight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:30

Turning Milder!Meteorologist Melissa Magee says expect a drier finish to the weekend


Louisiana infant survives days trapped beneath father's dead body

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:28
(Reuters) - A 10-month-old Louisiana baby survived for three days trapped under the decomposing body of her dead father after he suffered cardiac arrest, authorities said on Saturday. The mother was in jail on misdemeanor charges at the time but was released on Saturday to care for the baby girl, Betty Jean Fields, and her five-year-old brother, who had alerted neighbors on Friday night. "The baby was dehydrated," Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers said. "It was able to breath, expand its chest up and down ... We're very blessed that the baby didn't succumb. ...

Crimefighters: Who killed Carl Burgess?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:23

 Who killed Carl Burgess?More than a year after her son's murder in Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood, a mother is hoping a hefty reward will help in the search for answers.


Dog stolen during North Philadelphia burglary reunited with owner

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:22

Dog stolen during North Philadelphia burglary reunited with ownerIn the summer, a 4-year-old Pomeranian was stolen during a home burglary in North Philadelphia. On Saturday the dog was reunited with her owner thanks to an Action News viewer.


2-alarm building fire in Westville, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:10

2-alarm building fire in Westville, New JerseyA two alarm fire broke out at an old factory building in Westville, New Jersey.


Chocolate-covered bugs served up at insect museum

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 11:25

This photo shows wax worms on toothpicks for dipping in melted chocolate fountain during a bug feast was served up Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Stacey Plaisance)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate, along with "tarsal toffee" made with bug legs and mealworms and fudge infused with crickets and marshmallows.


AP PHOTOS: Joy, confusion at gay marriage rulings

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:55

Sherwood Howard, left, embraces Nevada State Sen. Kelvin Atkinson as they get married outside of the Marriage License Bureau, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Las Vegas. The two had just obtained a same-sex marriage license and were the first same-sex couple married in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Jubilation and confusion defined a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states trying to retain bans on same-sex marriage.


Tropical storm heads for rainy brush with Bermuda

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:54

45 AM EDT shows Tropical Storm Fay in the southwestern Atlantic Basin. Fay is currently about 265 miles south of Bermuda moving northward with maximum winds of 70 miles per hour. Fay will pass just to the east of Bermuda as it is moves into the central Atlantic.(AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Bermuda braced for heavy rains and winds as Tropical Storm Fay approached the British island territory late Saturday.


Stepped-up Ebola screening starts at NYC airport

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:46

A Moroccan health worker uses a thermometer to screen a passenger at the arrivals hall of the Mohammed V airport in Casablanca, on Thursday, Oct 9, 2014. Airline passengers arriving in the U.S. from three West African countries will face temperature checks using no-touch thermometers and other screening measures at five American airports, starting with New York’s Kennedy on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Abdeljalil Bounhar)NEW YORK (AP) — Customs and health officials began taking the temperatures of passengers arriving at New York's Kennedy International Airport from three West African countries on Saturday in a stepped-up screening effort meant to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.


2 Acme supermarkets in Bucks County to close

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:27

2 Acme supermarkets in Bucks County to closeTwo ACME supermarkets in Bucks County are shutting down because of struggling sales.


Judge closes California casino in dispute between American Indian factions

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:25
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has ordered the closure of an American Indian casino in central California following an armed standoff between one tribal faction that was running the gambling establishment and other members of the tribe who stormed the business. U.S. District Judge Lawrence O'Neill of the Eastern District of California on Friday issued the decision to close the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold and set a hearing for Wednesday to hear from the two factions involved in the dispute and attorneys for the state. ...

US Airways: 2 planes make safe emergency landings

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 09:30
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A US Airways flight from New York safely made an emergency landing Saturday evening at its destination in Charlotte after oxygen masks deployed in the final minutes amid indications of a pressurization issue, a spokesman said, adding one of its regional flights also made a safe emergency landing in Charlotte soon afterward.

US Airways: 2 planes make safe emergency landings

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 09:30
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A US Airways flight from New York safely made an emergency landing Saturday evening at its destination in Charlotte after oxygen masks deployed in the final minutes amid indications of a pressurization issue, a spokesman said, adding one of its regional flights also made a safe emergency landing in Charlotte soon afterward.

Thousands protest police shootings in St. Louis

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 09:30

Banners celebrating the St. Louis Cardinals' post season baseball success line Market Street as protesters march during a protest against gun violence and the shooting of Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in St Louis. The morning’s protest is before the St. Louis Cardinals host the San Francisco Giants in the first game of the National League Championship Series. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thousands gathered Saturday for a second day of organized rallies and marches protesting Michael Brown's death and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and nationwide.


Man charged with starting devastating wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 09:12

This Oct. 11, 2014 booking photo provided by the Siskiyou County, Calif., Sheriff's Office shows Ronald Beau Marshall. Marshall, 24, was arrested on suspicion of starting a wildfire that devastated the Northern California lumber town of Weed in September, 2014. He was arrested Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 on felony counts of arson to inhabited structures, property and forest land. The Siskiyou County District Attorney's office filed a criminal complaint against Marshall on Friday. A judge issued a warrant for Marshall's arrest. He was booked into jail on $250,000 bail. A phone number listed for Marshall's home in Weed was disconnected. The wind-drive blaze devastated Weed, quickly burning through a hillside neighborhood and destroying 150 structures — most of them houses. (AP Photo/Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office)WEED, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man was arrested Saturday on charges of starting a wildfire that devastated the lumber town of Weed last month, authorities said.


Woman, 114, lies about her age to create Facebook account

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 09:10

Woman, 114, lies about her age to create Facebook accountA 114-year-old Minnesota woman wanted her own Facebook page - but had to lie to get one!


Woman, 114, lies about her age to create Facebook account

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 09:10

Woman, 114, lies about her age to create Facebook accountA 114-year-old Minnesota woman wanted her own Facebook page - but had to lie to get one!


American Samoa: Plant will create up to 1,000 jobs

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 08:52
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — American Samoa government officials expect up to 1,000 jobs will be created when a Filipino company invests $100 million in a new food-processing plant.

American Samoa: Plant will create up to 1,000 jobs

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 08:52
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — American Samoa government officials expect up to 1,000 jobs will be created when a Filipino company invests $100 million in a new food-processing plant.