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Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 16:02
"This is our message to the world: that governments can deliver, that governments can agree that the world can be better, that there can be higher jobs, higher growth and more jobs." — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott at the opening of the Group of 20 conference in Brisbane.

Parents of slain Missouri teen return home after U.N. testimony

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 15:21

Mother and father of slain teenager Michael Brown address media after news conference in GenevaBy Scott Malone ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The parents of the unarmed black teenager shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, said on Friday they hoped their meeting with a United Nations committee would help to improve the tone of race relations in the United States. Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, whose 18-year-old son Michael Brown Jr. was killed on Aug. 9, provoking weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations in Ferguson, spoke to reporters at a St. Louis airport after returning from Geneva, where they met members of the U.N. Committee on Torture. ...


Georgia police arrest father, daughter accused of starving infant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 14:12
(Reuters) - Police in Georgia have arrested a man and his young adult daughter after they allegedly starved to death his 15-month-old infant child and left three other children and a young adult woman emaciated in a hotel room, authorities said on Friday. The 44-year-old man and his 23-year-old daughter were both arrested and charged with first-degree murder, malice murder and 6 counts of cruelty to children and a disabled adult, the Gwinnett County Police said in a statement. The father was also charged with rape, incest and aggravated sodomy of the young adult daughter, police said. ...

Jetliner returns to Oakland after bird strike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 13:59
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a Seattle-bound Alaska Airlines jetliner carrying 150 people returned to the Oakland shortly after takeoff after hitting a bird. No injuries were reported.

Hagel reassures troops of U.S. commitment to nuclear arms mission

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 13:28

U.S. Secretary of Defense Hagel speaks at a news briefing to announce reforms to the nuclear enterprise at the Pentagon in WashingtonBy David Alexander MINOT AIR FORCE BASE N.D. (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced a multi-billion dollar revamp of U.S. nuclear forces on Friday and later reassured troops responsible for atomic bombers and missiles that he was committed to revitalizing their service after years of neglect. Hagel told a Pentagon briefing that two reviews he ordered earlier this year found a "consistent lack of investment" in the nuclear forces and "systematic problems" that could undermine the safety of the enterprise if not addressed, including a culture of over-inspection and micro-management. ...


Pennsylvania police spent $11 million on ambush suspect manhunt: report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 13:26

Eric Matthew Frein exits the Pike County Courthouse with police officers after an arraignment in Milford, Pennsylvania(Reuters) - Pennsylvania State Police spent roughly $11 million on the weeks-long manhunt in the Pocono Mountains to capture a survivalist charged with shooting two state troopers and murdering one, local media reported on Friday. The funds went mostly toward paying overtime and benefits for troopers hunting Eric Matthew Frein over the 48 days of the search, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, citing a police spokeswoman. The tally excludes expenses paid by other law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service, in the weeks leading up to Frein's capture on Oct. ...


7.1 quake hits Indonesia, causes small tsunami

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 13:11

7.1 quake hits Indonesia, causes small tsunamiA strong undersea earthquake hit eastern Indonesia on Saturday, triggering a small tsunami and some panic but no casualties or major damage.


Temple University student robbed, suspect sought

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 13:08

Temple University student robbed, suspect soughtPolice are investigating the robbery of Temple University late Friday night.


Thinkfest 2014: Jim Gardner's conversation with Amy Gutmann

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:56

 Jim Gardner's conversation with Amy GutmannFriday was Philadelphia Magazine's Thinkfest 2014.


2 university officials resign after comment probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:53
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two San Jose State University officials resigned following an investigation into an alleged derogatory comment made about Latino women during a meeting of university employees earlier this year, the university president announced Friday.

Breakthrough technology allows blind Philadelphia woman to see

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:46

Breakthrough technology allows blind Philadelphia woman to seeA blind, Philadelphia woman is the first in our area to receive a cutting edge device.


7.3 quake hits Indonesia waters; tsunami possible

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:36

7.1 quake hits Indonesia, causes small tsunamiA 7.3-magnitude quake hit Indonesian waters Saturday morning and has the potential to generate tsunami waves along nearby coasts, a monitoring agency said.


Cost of manhunt for trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein: $11M

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:35

 $11MState police spent about $11 million on the manhunt for a survivalist charged in the ambush slaying of a trooper outside his barracks, according to a cost breakdown released Friday.


Egg Harbor City man charged with murder of mother, son

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:34

Egg Harbor City man charged with murder of mother, sonA man has been charged with murder and arson in connection with the deaths of a mother and child in Egg Harbor City.


Robbery suspect fatally shot by Delaware State Troopers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:32

Robbery suspect fatally shot by Delaware State TroopersDelaware State Troopers fatally shot an armed suspect connected to two robberies Friday afternoon in Claymont.


LAPD survey finds complaints about discipline bias

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:29
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A survey of 500 Los Angeles Police Department employees found widespread concerns among officers and civilians that the department's internal discipline system is deeply flawed and discriminates based on gender, ethnicity and rank, according to an internal report released Friday.

Police: 5 children abused by 5 adults in Darby, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 11:40

 5 children abused by 5 adults in Darby, Pa.Authorities say five children were subjected to horrible abuse - both physical and sexual - at the hands of five adults inside a home in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.


7.3 quake hits Indonesia waters; tsunami possible

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 11:30

7.3 quake hits Indonesia waters; tsunami possibleA 7.3-magnitude quake hit Indonesian waters Saturday morning and has the potential to generate tsunami waves along nearby coasts, a monitoring agency said.


Nanny charged with killing 2 children says sorry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 11:26
NEW YORK (AP) — A nanny accused of killing two children in the bathtub of their home said she was sorry for what she had done, according to court papers filed Friday.

Suspect shot by Delaware State Trooper dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 11:15

Suspect shot by Delaware State Trooper diesA number of questions loom after a Delaware State Trooper fatally shot a suspect Friday afternoon in Claymont.