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Judge changes but won't lift Ga. man's banishment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:28
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who fired a gun at a home and was later banished from most of the state can live with his mother, but is not allowed out of the county, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Warrant issued in shooting of pregnant woman, baby

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:26

In this undated photo provided by Judith Luckangelo, 25-year-old Megan Doto is show in Philadelphia. Police say on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, a bullet struck and killed the 25-year-old Doto, who was eight months pregnant. Doto died less than two hours later. Her child died early Monday at Temple University Hospital. A $40,000 reward is being offered in the deaths of a Luckangelo and her child. Philadelphia Homicide Capt. James Clark says a man dressed in black fired more than 10 shots at a car a block away Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Judith Luckangelo)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities in Philadelphia are seeking a 26-year-old man in the shooting death of a pregnant woman and her baby.


Children's respiratory illness spreads to a dozen U.S. states: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:08
By Letitia Stein (Reuters) - A serious respiratory illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, as it predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks. The growing list of states with confirmed cases now includes Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, the CDC said. ...

Spaceport delays prompt some impatience in New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:01

Spaceport America's Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space Building is seen near Truth or Consequences, New MexicoBy Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - Delays in the launch of the first space flights by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic from a base in New Mexico have drawn criticism from a county commissioner in the south of the state. The inaugural flight had been expected to take place this year, carrying Branson from Spaceport America's 12,000-foot (3.6 km) runway in Sierra County to suborbital space about 65 miles (100 km) above Earth. ...


Woman who made kids drink bleach pleads insanity

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:55
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman accused of trying to kill her children by forcing them to drink bleach has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Peterson faced accusation in 2013

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:54
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, already facing felony charges in Texas for child abuse, was accused in a separate incident involving another son who is 4 years old, KHOU-TV in Houston has reported.

AccuWeather: Afternoon Sun today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:50

 Afternoon Sun todayMeteorologist David Murphy says Wednesday is Sun-day.


Sri Lanka backs China's maritime 'Silk Road' plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:46

China's President Xi Jinping, left, waves to the gathering as he walks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa upon arrival at the airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping won Sri Lanka's support Tuesday for a proposed maritime "Silk Road" linking China with Europe, and helped launch billion-dollar power plant and port city projects funded by his government.


2 U.S. soldiers among 3 killed in suicide bombing in Afghanistan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:43

2 U.S. soldiers among 3 killed in suicide bombing in AfghanistanTwo U.S. soldiers and one Polish soldier were killed when a Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy.


Father kills man in daughter's bedroom in Northeast Philadelphia, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:27

Father kills man in daughter's bedroom in Northeast Philadelphia, police sayPolice are looking into the possibility that the daughter knew the suspect. Both father and daughter were being questioned by police.


Downed wires limit DC-Philly Amtrak service

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:23

Downed wires limit DC-Philly Amtrak serviceAmtrak says it's now providing limited service from Washington to Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware.


Police zero in on suspect in Pa. trooper shootings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:17

Police zero in on suspect in Pa. trooper shootingsPennsylvania State Police say they know who they are looking for in connection with a weekend shooting that left on state trooper dead and another seriously injured.


Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:16

employment rateWASHINGTON (AP) — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.


Ohio man who set himself on fire suspected in homicide: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:14
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio man who walked onto a highway and was struck by a truck but still managed to set himself on fire in an apparent suicide attempt is a suspect in the killing of a 25-year-old woman, police said on Tuesday. Hugo Ramos, 28, walked into traffic about 35 miles west of Cleveland on Monday and was struck by the truck, then retrieved what police believed was a container of gasoline, drank some of it, poured the rest on his body and set himself on fire. ...

APNewsBreak: Web filter lifts block on gay sites

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:07
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.

Questions, answers about Missouri grand juries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:56
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A grand jury is considering evidence to determine whether police officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. A judge has extended the grand jury's term into January.

Man gets 10 years in girlfriend's explosives death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:48
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A 41-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting off a homemade cannon-like device that killed his longtime girlfriend in Southern California.

Ex-prosecutor, wife sentenced in abuse of adoptees

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:48
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An ex-prosecutor and his wife have been sentenced for endangering the welfare of two adopted Ethiopian children after county welfare officials found the boy had been underfed and the girl physically abused.

Trump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:38

 4th Atlantic City casino shutdownTrump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.


Virginia police search for missing college student

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:35
(Reuters) - Police on Tuesday searched for a University of Virginia student missing since the weekend, a police spokesman said. Hannah Graham, 18, was last heard from in a text message early on Saturday. About 50 officers and other personnel had looked for Graham on Monday and the search had restarted off the university campus, Charlottesville police spokesman Lieutenant Ronnie Roberts said. Graham was last seen off the university campus. Asked if there was any sign of foul play, Roberts said: "It's still a missing persons case. ...