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Man charged with plotting bombing at Kansas military base

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:50

This 2010 yearbook photo provided by Topeka Public Schools from a Topeka West High School shows John Booker. Booker, accused of planning a suicide attack at Fort Riley, was arrested Friday, April 10, 2015, while trying to arm what he thought was a bomb near the Kansas military base as part of a plot to support the Islamic State group, federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Topeka Public Schools)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged Friday with plotting a suicide bomb attack on a Kansas military base to help the Islamic State group is mentally ill and was acting strangely only days before his arrest, according to a Muslim cleric who said he was counseling him at the request of the FBI.


2 women killed in Illinois tornadoes were neighbors, friends

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:37
FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) — The two women killed by a devastating tornado system that barreled through northern Illinois shared a friendship, favors and, ultimately, a neighborhood that turned out to be a prime target of a twister that also leveled much of their rural hamlet.

2 arrests, others sought in attack on homeless man at Olney gas station

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:33

2 arrests, others sought in attack on homeless man at Olney gas stationTwo people were arrested and several others are being sought in connection to a brutal attack on a homeless man at a gas station in Olney.


Colwyn Borough manager locks herself in hall after firing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:30

Colwyn Borough manager locks herself in hall after firingThe borough manager of Colwyn, Pa. locked herself inside the borough hall after a vote on Thursday night to fire her. She eventually left the building but it appears she's not going down without a fight.


Sources: Search warrants served at offices of Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:26

 Search warrants served at offices of Pa. Attorney General Kathleen KaneSources tell Action News that search warrants were served at two offices of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.


Delaware County District Attorney: Employee stole $100K to buy gifts, concert tickets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:25

 Employee stole $100K to buy gifts, concert ticketsAn employee in the Delaware County District Attorney's Office is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the office and using it to buy lavish gifts and tickets to concerts and sporting events.


Bird flu confirmed at 1 ND turkey farm, 4 more in Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:23

Bird flu confirmed at 1 ND turkey farm, 4 more in MinnesotaA deadly bird flu strain was confirmed Friday at one North Dakota turkey farm and at four more in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected across the Midwest to 20 and the toll to almost 1.1 million ...


Bird flu confirmed at 1 ND turkey farm, 4 more in Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:23

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2005 file photo, turkeys are pictured at a turkey farm near Sauk Centre , Minn. A deadly strain of bird flu has reached the Midwest, killing or requiring hundreds of thousands of turkeys to be euthanized. (AP Photo/Janet Hostetter,File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A deadly bird flu strain was confirmed Friday at one North Dakota turkey farm and at four more in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected across the Midwest to 20 and the toll to almost 1.1 million birds since the outbreak was first confirmed in early March.


Rural Indiana county's HIV outbreak tops 100 cases

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:19

In this April 1, 2015 photo, Austin Police Chief Donald Spicer, left, and Patrolman Nathan Hall, center, and Maj. Lonnie Noble study a biohazard container for the temporary disposal of needles and other sharp objects at an HIV/AIDS training session in Austin, Indiana. State health officials say more than 100 people have tested positive for HIV in an outbreak of the virus among intravenous drug users in southeastern Indiana. (AP Photo/News and Tribune, Christopher Fryer)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 100 people in southeastern Indiana have tested positive for HIV in an outbreak linked to the sharing of intravenous needles, and officials said Friday they're trying to combat unfounded fears among drug users that they could be arrested if they take part in a needle-exchange program created to stem the spread of the virus.


Bundy hosting 'liberty' camp-in to mark Nevada standoff date

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:06

Kids play in the Virgin River during an event Friday, April 10, 2015, in Bunkerville, Nev. Bundy is holding the event to celebrate the one year anniversary since the Bureau of Land Management's failed attempt to collect his cattle. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A year since a tense standoff between a Nevada rancher's armed supporters and federal land managers, Cliven Bundy's cattle still roam public lands, more than $1.1 million worth of grazing fees have yet to be paid and Bundy has become a tea party celebrity in the West.


Transgender teen kills self in California after bullying, group says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 10:43
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A transgender teenager from Southern California committed suicide after going online to complain about being bullied at her high school, the head of a gay and lesbian group said on Friday. The death of 16-year-old Taylor Alesana in Fallbrook, a community 45 miles (72 km) north of San Diego, has raised concerns about the situations transgender teenagers can encounter at school. Alesana, in a series of videos posted on YouTube, described her gender identity and the bullying she said she experienced from other Fallbrook High School students. The teenager was found dead at her family's home on April 2, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Judge overturns Illinois order restricting union dues

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 10:36
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A judge has issued an order requiring Illinois government agencies to immediately reinstate mandatory union dues for nonmembers.

Colwyn Borough manager locks self in hall after firing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 10:34

Colwyn Borough manager locks self in hall after firingThe borough manager of Colwyn, Pa. locked herself inside the borough hall after a vote on Thursday night to fire her. She eventually left the building but it appears she's not going down without a fight.


Boy, 8, shot in LA bedroom by stranger leaves hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 10:12
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who was shot in the head when a stranger opened fire in his home as he lay in bed was released from the hospital on Friday.

No strike as Allegiant Air, pilots return to court next week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 10:03
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Allegiant Air's pilots have agreed not to strike while a federal judge in Las Vegas weighs arguments from their union and the airline's management.

2 arrested in South Philadelphia shootout

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 09:59

2 arrested in South Philadelphia shootoutTwo people have been arrested for a shootout in South Philadelphia.


U.S. opens comment forum on Gulf airline subsidy claims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 09:50

A model Etihad Airways plane is seen before the unveiling of New York City FC's new home jersey in New YorkThe Obama administration on Friday solicited comments from interested parties about U.S. airline and unions' claims that Gulf carriers have received market-distorting subsidies, marking the latest step in its review of the matter. "The U.S. government takes seriously the concerns raised," the U.S. departments of State, Commerce and Transportation said in a joint statement. The review of submitted materials is expected to begin by the end of May. U.S. carriers and unions allege that Emirates Airline[EMIRA.UL], Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways benefit from more than $40 billion in state subsidies that have allowed them to drive down ticket prices and begin pushing U.S. airlines out of key markets. American Airlines Group Inc, Delta Air Lines Inc and United Continental Holdings Inc submitted the claims about subsidies.


Jury selection winding down in Colorado theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 09:46

FILE - This file photo released on Sept. 20, 2012 by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office shows James Holmes. Friday April 10, 2015 is scheduled to be the final day of individual questioning in the jury selection process that began in January. Opening statements are scheduled for April 27. (AP Photo/Arapahoe County Sheriff)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — After nearly three months, the judge in the Colorado theater shooting case came one step closer Friday to finding a jury for the death penalty trial, as attorneys finished individually questioning candidates about their views on capital punishment and mental illness.


Oklahoma woman charged with stealing Florida parrot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 09:41
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman is facing charges that she stole a parrot from a St. Augustine, Florida, pet store.

UN appeals for $20 million for Vanuatu cyclone victims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 09:31
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations appealed for nearly $20 million Friday for victims of Cyclone Pam which tore through the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu last month, killing 17 people and leaving about 65,000 homeless.