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Police search for missing teen in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:47

Police search for missing teen in North PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for 15-year-old Nafisa Ross who went missing from North Philadelphia.


Man, 20, found shot on Wilmington street

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:25

Man, 20, found shot on Wilmington streetPolice say a 20-year-old man was found shot and wounded in Wilmington, Delaware Saturday night.


Obama, complaining of sore throat, diagnosed with acid reflux

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:49

U.S. President Barack Obama greets the audience during the 92nd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, who had medical tests on Saturday after complaining of a sore throat, is suffering from acid reflux, the president's physician said. "The president's symptoms are consistent with soft tissue inflammation related to acid reflux and will be treated accordingly," Obama's doctor, Captain Ronny Jackson, said in a statement. Acid reflux is a condition in which the stomach contents flow back up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing such symptoms as heartburn and sore throat. ...


New Mexico slaps federal energy agency with $54 million in fines

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:30
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - New Mexico regulators on Saturday hit the U.S. government with more than $54 million in fines for violations at a nuclear waste facility where a fire broke out and radiation was released in two mishaps earlier this year. The state found 37 violations of its hazardous waste permits on the part of the U.S. Department of Energy at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad and the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Santa Fe, according to documents released by New Mexico's Environment Department. ...

Dry, Windy Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:25

Dry, Windy SundayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says cool, yet drier air moves in for the second half of the weekend.


Florida authorities arrest suspect accused of triple homicide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:22
(Reuters) - A suspect was arrested on Saturday in western Florida where he is accused of killing his wife and her friend before shooting dead a pastor at a church, police said. Authorities took Andres "Andy" Avalos, 33, into custody in wooded area behind a motor home in Bradenton, Florida and charged him with the three homicides, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said. Avalos is accused of shooting dead pastor James "Tripp" Battle, 31, at Bayshore Baptist Church after killing his own wife and her friend at a nearby home. Police have not said how Amber Avalos, 33, and Denise Potter, 46, died. ...

Thousands mourn Barry, DC's 'Mayor for Life'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — Local and national political leaders, prominent clergy and ordinary Washingtonians who got their first jobs as a result of Marion Barry's programs were among the thousands who gathered Saturday to say goodbye to the man dubbed "Mayor for Life."

GOP matches Truman-era high with 246 House seats

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will hold at least 246 seats in the House come January, matching the post-World War II high of the Truman administration.

Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu defeated

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:07

Louisiana senate candidate, Bill Cassidy, left, walks with wife Laura Cassidy, right, after meeting with supporters at his election watch party in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP's domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put Republicans in charge of Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Barack Obama's tenure.


Suspect in Fla. slaying of wife, 2 others arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:01
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Florida man suspected of going on a killing spree, slaying his wife, a neighbor and then going to the church where his wife worked and killing the pastor, a sheriff's official said Saturday.

Republican challenger wins Louisiana U.S. Senate race: CNN

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:01

Republican Bill Cassidy talks on cell phone during election night event in the U.S. Senate race in Baton Rouge, LouisianaNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy defeated U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu in a runoff election on Saturday, CNN projected, a result expanding his party's majority in the U.S. Senate at the expense of one of the chamber's last remaining southern Democrats. Cassidy, whose victory swells the ranks of Republicans in the Senate to 54, ran a disciplined campaign focused on linking Landrieu to President Barack Obama, who is deeply unpopular among whites in Louisiana. (Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky; Editing by Grant McCool)


Pedestrian struck by 2 SUVs, killed in Bridgeport hit-and-run ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 10:51

Pedestrian struck by 2 SUVs, killed in Bridgeport hit-and-run ID'dThe family has identified the pedestrian who was killed after he was struck by two SUVs in a hit-and-run crash in Bridgeport, Montgomery County.


Family of man in chokehold death praise protesters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 10:47
NEW YORK (AP) — The mother and widow of an unarmed black man whose police chokehold death sparked protests across the country said Saturday they've been moved by the thousands of peaceful demonstrators who have taken to the streets after a grand jury declined to indict the white officer involved.

Symbol of Phoenixville Firebird Festival set ablaze in arson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 10:45

Symbol of Phoenixville Firebird Festival set ablaze in arsonOfficials say someone torched the large wooden structure of a Phoenix ahead of the Phoenixville Firebird Festival.


Louisiana's Senate race down to runoff Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 10:17

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., arrives with her husband, Frank Snellings, to vote in her runoff election against Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., in New Orleans, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the last election of the 2014 midterms, Louisiana voters Saturday decide the political fate of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is struggling to win a fourth term against a wave of GOP gains across Southern states.


Venezuelan leader says racism in U.S. worse under Obama

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 09:53

Venezuela's President Maduro waves to members of press during inauguration ceremony for new building of UNASUR headquarters in QuitoBy Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Racism in the United States appears to have worsened during the administration of its first black leader, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday. Maduro, who has come under fire from President Barack Obama's government in recent weeks for his treatment of domestic political foes, said he was appalled by recent cases of police killings of blacks in the United States. ...


Dog shot and killed during attempted robbery in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 08:58

Dog shot and killed during attempted robbery in West PhiladelphiaPolice say a dog was shot during an attempted robbery in West Philadelphia Saturday.


Washington Post reporter in Tehran charged

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 08:35
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A reporter for the Washington Post in Iran who has been detained for over four months was charged on Saturday, the newspaper reported, quoting a source familiar with the case. It said the nature of the charges leveled at a daylong proceeding in a Tehran courtroom was not immediately clear. Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American who holds dual citizenship, had been the Washington Post's bureau chief in Tehran since 2012, the paper said on its website. ...

Deputy: 3 dead after using cocaine with painkiller

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 08:20
SILER CITY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say three people have died and 10 others needed medical attention after using cocaine apparently laced with a painkiller.

Three die, 10 sickened after using cocaine in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 08:06
(Reuters) - Three people died and 10 were sickened early on Saturday after using cocaine laced with a potent pain killer in North Carolina, police said. Investigators said the victims used powder cocaine mixed with the narcotic Fentanyl within hours of each other in Bear Creek and Siler City in central North Carolina, the Chatham County Sheriff Department said in a statement. A Bear Creek man, Michael Currie, 42, died at his home while Randal Welch, 24, and Perry Saunders, 23, died at another residence in Bear Creek, the department said. ...