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A child of Guatemala seeks a seat in Congress

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:50

In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2014, Sen. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, flanked by Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, left, and Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, discusses a plan to provide legal help for unaccompanied children from Central America at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Torres sees a reflection of herself in some of the Central American children who have flooded into the United States in recent months. More than four decades ago in Guatemala, Torres’ parents told her she was going to the United States on a vacation. They declined to tell her she would not be coming back. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)WASHINGTON (AP) — Norma Torres sees a reflection of herself in some of the Central American children who have flooded into the United States in recent months.


Inmate sentenced for plotting to kill prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:36

 Man fatally beat dog with TV remoteA New Jersey inmate who is serving time for killing his neighbor has now received another lengthy sentence for plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him in prison.


Pennsylvania mother who gave daughter abortion pill gets prison

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:24
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to up to 18 months in prison for obtaining so-called abortion pills online and providing them to her teenage daughter to end her pregnancy. Jennifer Ann Whalen, 39, of Washingtonville, a single mother who works as a nursing home aide, pleaded guilty in August to obtaining the miscarriage-inducing pills from an online site in Europe for her daughter, 16, who did not want to have the child. Whalen was sentenced on Friday by Montour County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary Norton to serve 12 months to 18 months in prison for violating a state law that requires abortions to be performed by physicians. The felony offense called for up to seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

Gravedigger hurt while falling into newly dug hole

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:08

 Man fatally beat dog with TV remoteA New York City gravedigger has been injured while falling backward into a freshly dug plot.


5 takeaways from Chris Christie's Mexico trip

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:04

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks with kindergarten and pre-K students lined up to greet him, as he visits a school in Puebla, Mexico, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. The potential 2016 contender has called his three-day trade mission to Mexico a learning opportunity.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)MEXICO CITY (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's trade mission to Mexico was promoted as a chance to foster business ties between that country and his state.


Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:55

In this Sept. 4, 2014 photo, Andrew Dunham and his 2-year old daughter Leonora walk near asparagus plants on his farm, in Grinnell, Iowa. The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor’s corn field onto the asparagus on Dunham’s central Iowa farm cast a shadow over his organic vegetable business.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business.


Next for former Va. governor: sentencing, appeal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:26

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2014 file photo, former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, right, arrives at Federal Court after the first day of jury deliberations in her corruption trial in Richmond, Va. Now that the guilty verdicts on public corruption are in, attention turns to the McDonnells' Jan. 6 sentencing and subsequent appeal. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys aren't through fighting over the fate of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.


This Weekend: Tale Of Two Seasons

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:17

 Tale Of Two SeasonsHot and humid! Afternoon thunderstorms likely.


Iran official says crew of plane carrying Americans gave false information

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:14

File picture shows a Boeing 737-800 from Emirati low cost airline Fly Dubai taking off from Kabul International AirportAn Iranian official said on Saturday that an airliner carrying Americans from Afghanistan to Dubai had been forced to land in Iran because the crew had supplied "false information". "The crew used false information so the authorities became suspicious ... Because the information provided was incorrect, we asked the airplane to land so we could gather more information," said Jassem Jaderi, governor of Hormozgan province in southern Iran, according to the official Mehr News Agency.


Firefighters rescue resident from burning home in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 22:49

Firefighters rescue resident from burning home in West PhiladelphiaOfficials say one person had to be rescued after a blaze inside a West Philadelphia home early Saturday morning.


Gravedigger hurt while falling into newly dug hole

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 22:17
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City gravedigger has been injured while falling backward into a freshly dug plot.

2-car crash on I-95 NB in Tinicum Township, Pa.; 2 lanes reopened

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 22:05

2-car crash on I-95 NB in Tinicum Township, Pa.; 2 lanes reopenedAll lanes are now open after an accident on Intersate-95 in Tinicum Township, Delaware County Saturday morning.


2-car crash on I-95 NB in Tinicum Township, Pa.; 2 lanes closed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 21:53

2-car crash on I-95 NB in Tinicum Township, Pa.; 2 lanes reopenedAn accident has shut down two northbound lanes on Intersate-95 in Tinicum Township, Delaware County Saturday morning.


Friends mourn woman who died napping between jobs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 21:33

Friends gather to say their goodbyes during a funeral service for Maria Fernandes, 32, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Fernandes died while napping in her car between jobs. Elizabeth police believe Fernandes pulled over for a nap after a shift at a Dunkin Donuts in Linden. She also worked at Dunkin Donuts in Harrison and Newark. Police say it appears Fernandes was overcome by a deadly mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an overturned gasoline container. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In news reports, Maria Fernandes was the hardworking New Jersey woman who died in her car when she pulled over for a nap between shifts, likely overwhelmed by fumes. But family and friends who laid her to rest recalled the 32-year-old Fernandes as so much more.


1 person injured in Sicklerville, N.J. shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 21:31

1 person injured in Sicklerville, N.J. shootingPolice say one person was injured in a shooting in Sicklerville, New Jersey early Saturday morning.


Police: Argument between neighbors ends in stabbing in Pennsauken, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 19:28

 Argument between neighbors ends in stabbing in Pennsauken, N.J.Police say an argument between neighbors ended in a stabbing in Pennsauken, New Jersey early Saturday morning.


Officer's police car collides with vehicle in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 19:00

Officer's police car collides with vehicle in CamdenOfficials say a Camden metro police officer collided his patrol car with another vehicle in Camden, New Jersey late Friday night.


German train drivers go on strike for better pay

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 18:41

A train approaches to a train station as train drivers across Germany went on a three-hour warning strike to demand wage hike in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)BERLIN (AP) — A strike by train drivers across Germany has brought hundreds of long-distance and commuter trains across the country to a standstill.


Biden promotes economics for nation's middle class

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 18:08

Vice President Joe Biden greets patrons at the Old Ferry Landing restaurant while making a stop for lunch in Portsmouth, N.H. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says the August jobs report, which underwhelmed many economists, is another step forward in the nation's economic recovery.


11 hurt as bus crashes into SF Bay Area house

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 16:42
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — A commuter bus was hit by a stolen car and smashed into a San Francisco Bay area home as a mother and two small children sat inside, sending 11 people to the hospital but none with serious injuries, police said.