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Man charged in Philly, Virginia abductions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 02:30

Capt. Jayson Crawley, of the Charles City County Sheriff's Office, speaks during a news conference in the county courthouse in Charles City, Va., Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Crawley is the lead investigator of the department that led to the arrest of Delvin Barnes, 37, who is being held at a jail in suburban Baltimore County on unrelated charges that he abducted and attempted to kill a 16-year-old Virginia girl. A GPS device installed on the car he was driving led police to capture him in a case involving an abduction in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The man accused of grabbing a Philadelphia woman off the street this week and taking her to Maryland has a history of violence, choking his ex-wife a decade ago and abducting a 16-year-old Virginia girl just last month with the intention of killing her, authorities say.

Obama says lunch with Congress chance to see where progress possible

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 02:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday that a private lunch with 16 top Republican and Democratic leaders from Congress was a good chance to find out what progress was possible on economic issues facing the country. "The American people just want to see work done," Obama said, sandwiched into a small, private dining room at the White House with leaders and some of his top aides. "They're frustrated by the gridlock. They'd like to see more cooperation. I think all of us have the responsibility... ...

Intense storm headed to Alaska's Aleutian Islands

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 02:26

Aleutian Islands volcanoANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An explosive storm surpassing the intensity of 2012's Superstorm Sandy is expected to reach Alaska's western Aleutian Islands over the weekend and bring unseasonably frigid temperatures to much of the U.S. next week, weather forecasters said Thursday.

Lawsuit filed on behalf of siblings of starved boy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 02:23
CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for the estate of a disabled toddler who died of malnutrition and dehydration and his six siblings are suing county agencies and health care providers in northern Ohio, claiming they ignored warning signs of neglect.

Man arrested after calf found in back seat of car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 02:22

In this Nov. 5, 2014 photo provided by Riverside County Animal Services, a 3 day-old Jersey calf is given a bottle of milk at the animal services in Riverside, Calif. Riverside police arrested a suspected calf rustler after the animal was found in the back seat of the man's car. Animal services said an officer approached Cesar Zamora Santana when he was spotted loitering outside an auto shop early Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. When the officer looked inside Santana's vehicle, he saw the calf lying in the back seat. Santana told police that he had purchased the animal for $200 at a gas station. (AP Photo/Riverside County Animal Services)RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California have arrested a suspected calf rustler after the animal was found in the back seat of his car.

Tsarnaev friends' sentencing delayed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 02:11
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has postponed the sentencing of two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev because their cases could be affected by a U.S. Supreme Court case that is expected to define what can be considered "tangible" evidence under an obstruction of justice law.

Britain claims victory in EU bill standoff

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 02:09

British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, left, talks with European Commissioner for Financial Stability and Financial Services Jonathan Hill, during the EU Finance Ministers meeting, at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. EU finance ministers were preparing Friday to hunt for a compromise in a row between Britain and Brussels over budget contributions, with billions of euros at stake. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain claimed victory on Friday in its standoff with the European Union over a 2.1 billion euro ($2.7 billion) budget contribution, saying it was able to delay and reduce payment.

1 killed in boarding house blaze in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 02:02

1 killed in boarding house blaze in North PhiladelphiaOfficials say one person is dead after a fast-moving fire at a boarding house in North Philadelphia.

Delvin Barnes charged in Philly, Virginia abductions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:49

Delvin Barnes charged in Philly, Virginia abductionsDelvin Barnes, the suspect in the abduction of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, was extradited to Virginia to face prior charges of kidnapping and rape.

U.S. Army apologizes, will drop term 'Negro' from policy document

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:39

US army soldiers are seen marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York(Reuters) - The U.S. Army has issued an apology and will no longer use the term "Negro" in a document on policies and procedures as an acceptable alternative to African American. The Army Command Policy, known as AR 600-20, said "terms such as 'Haitian' or 'Negro' could be used in addition to 'Black' or 'African American.'" The issue was first reported by CNN on Thursday. The Army dropped the term the same day and issued the apology. "The U.S. ...

Man pleads not guilty in shooting spree

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:35
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of shooting at police stations and officers in three Washington state cities has been charged with attempted murder, assault and drive-by shooting.

Bering Sea storm to blast Aleutians, trigger cold across U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:24
JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - The remnants of Tropical Storm Nuri will blast the Aleutian Islands with strong winds and high seas this weekend and later push cold air through Canada into the lower 48 U.S. states, a National Weather Service meteorologist said on Friday. The weather service has issued hurricane warnings for the extreme western Aleutian Islands, storm warnings for the Aleutians farther east and gale warnings even farther east in the Bering Sea, said Jeff Osiensky, a meteorologist with the Alaska region of the weather service. ...

U.S. Pakistan expert loses security clearance in federal probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:23

A woman leaves the U.S. State Department building in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. State Department expert on Pakistan was stripped of her security clearance and is part of a federal counterintelligence investigation, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. Robin Raphel, a retired ambassador who had been an adviser to the State Department's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP), had her house searched about three weeks ago, said a law enforcement source who asked not to be named. ...

Detainee from Afghanistan pleads not guilty in Va.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:18

This artist rendering shows Irek Hamidullin, front center, his attorney Robert Wagner, front left, and interpreter Ihab Samra, front right, as judge Henry Hudson, left, listens in Federal Court in Richmond, Va., Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Hamidullin is charged with leading a Taliban attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges in Federal Court. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Russian man charged with leading a Taliban attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges Friday and was ordered held until his April 13 trial.

Russian charged in Afghan attack pleads not guilty in U.S. court

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:15
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - A former Russian army officer pleaded not guilty on Friday to terrorism charges for a 2009 attack on U.S. and Afghan forces, and a U.S. District Court judge set trial for April 2015. The suspect, Irek Ilgiz Hamidullin, is the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to appear in a U.S. federal court. He was arrested in November 2009 and held in Afghanistan by the U.S. Department of Defense. A U.S. grand jury indicted Hamidullin last month on 12 charges stemming from the Nov. 29, 2009, attack on an Afghan police base. ...

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:14
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff: Business associate arrested in murders of California family that vanished in 2010.

Instant View: U.S. unemployment at six-year low in October

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:13
(Reuters) - U.S. job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8 percent, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand KEY POINTS: *Despite the strengthening labor market picture, wage growth remained tepid, suggesting the Federal Reserve would be in no hurry to start lifting interest rates. *Employers added 214,000 new jobs to their payrolls last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. The unemployment rate fell from 5. ...

U.S. rates futures turn up briefly after U.S. jobs data

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:13
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. short-term interest rates futures rose briefly on Friday, erasing their initial decline, as data showed domestic payrolls grew slower than forecast, supporting the view the Federal Reserve might not consider raising interest rates before the second half of 2015. Federal funds futures for July 2015 delivery were last unchanged on the day at 99.76 after hitting a session high at 99.77 after the latest jobs report. Fed funds futures implied traders have not fully priced in a possible Fed rate hike until Nov. 2015 . (Reporting by Richard Leong Editing by W Simon)

U.S. CDC boosts national stockpile of Ebola protective gear

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:06

Health care worker receives protocol on the proper removal of personal protection equipment from CDC instructors in preparation for the response to the current Ebola outbreak, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, Alabama(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is increasing its national stockpile of protective gear for U.S. hospitals handling Ebola patients after a "sudden increase" in demand, the agency said on Friday. The CDC has ordered $2.7 million in personal protective equipment that is being configured into 50 kits for rapid deployment to hospitals, it said in a statement. Some U.S. orders of protective equipment have been backlogged amid growing domestic demand, as manufacturers prioritize a flood of requests from aid agencies trying to curb the outbreak in West Africa. ...

Police: Woman pulled dentures from rival's mouth

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:05
DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman is accused of yanking the false teeth out of another woman's mouth and throwing a beer bottle at her.