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Up to 12 suspects sought in Center City Philadelphia hate crime

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:07

Social media users help ID suspects in Center City gay-bashing attack, police sayUp to 12 suspects are being sought for a brutal assault on two gay men. Police are crediting social media users with helping them track down an important clue.


Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:06

Vikings bar Peterson from all team activitiesAfter a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list.


Man wounded in drive-by shooting in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:08

Man wounded in drive-by shooting in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in North Philadelphia late Tuesday night.


Los Angeles schools police to return grenade launchers to U.S.: L.A. Times newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:42
(Reuters) - Los Angeles schools' police said on Tuesday it would give up three grenade launchers it acquired for free through a federal program now facing mounting scrutiny for supplying local agencies with military-grade equipment, the L.A Times newspaper reported. The move follows scrutiny over the Department of Defense's program, begun in 1991, which gives unused equipment to police forces across the U.S., including ones that serve school districts. ...

Vikings change mind, suspend Adrian Peterson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:13

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson runs with ball against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TexasSep 17 (Reuters) - The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the NFL exempt list, suspending him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved, the franchise said on Wednesday. The Vikings, who initially reactivated Peterson for week three of the NFL, had a change of heart after reconsidering their position in the domestic violence scandal. "After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian," Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in a team news release. ...


Vikings change mind, suspend Adrian Peterson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:13

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson runs with ball against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TexasSep 17 (Reuters) - The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the NFL exempt list, suspending him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved, the franchise said on Wednesday. The Vikings, who initially reactivated Peterson for week three of the NFL, had a change of heart after reconsidering their position in the domestic violence scandal. "After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian," Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in a team news release. ...


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:03
"To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president." — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on whether American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:03
"To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president." — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on whether American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East.

Fire damage to mill another blow to timber town

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:01

Firefighters hose down a hot spot in the rubble of home Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, that was destroyed by a wildfire in Weed, Calif. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)WEED, Calif. (AP) — Besides destroying or damaging scores of homes and other structures, a fast-moving wildfire struck a blow at the economic vitals of this struggling Northern California timber town, knocking its last wood products mill offline for an undetermined amount of time.


Man drives across US, confesses to 1997 homicide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:52
PHOENIX (AP) — A cold case homicide has been solved after a man, apparently racked with guilt, drove across the country to confess killing an Arizona woman with a flashlight more than 15 years ago.

Man drives across US, confesses to 1997 homicide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:52
PHOENIX (AP) — A cold case homicide has been solved after a man, apparently racked with guilt, drove across the country to confess killing an Arizona woman with a flashlight more than 15 years ago.

Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:45

Julio Valenzuela Jr. and Julio Valenzuela Sr. take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation of the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile barreled toward Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit the desert region in the last two weeks.


Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:41

This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. A gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late-night shift change, then slipped away. (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police)BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania. State police have warned the public that 31-year-old Eric Frein of Canadensis is dangerous, saying he's talked about committing mass murder. One local school district has closed Wednesday because of safety concerns for students and staff.


China leader inaugurates Sri Lankan port project

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:27

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, right, shares a lighter moment with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Sept.16, 2014. Xi is visiting countries in South Asia this week to seek closer relations and support for his vision of a modern maritime "Silk Road", a sea route connecting China with Europe.(AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Sri Lanka inaugurating a $1.4 billion port city being built on an artificial island near the island nation's capital.


Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:22

In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo provided by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Louis XIII Holdings Ltd. Chairman Stephen Hung, left, poses with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes at the Rolls-Royce's headquarters in Goodwood, Britain. Hung, a Hong Kong tycoon, placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms for $20 million for a luxury resort he’s building in the global gambling capital of Macau. Hung and Rolls-Royce executives signed the deal Tuesday at the company’s Goodwood factory. (AP Photo/Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Mark Bramley)HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau.


South Korea arrests American trying to swim to North Korea: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:04
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean marines arrested an American man late on Tuesday who had been swimming in a river that flows towards North Korea and said he had been trying to go to the North to meet its leader, Korean media reported. South Korean marines guarding the Han river, which flows into an estuary and meets the North's Imjin river, found the man lying on the river bank, apparently suffering from exhaustion, the South's Yonhap news agency said, citing a South Korean government official. ...

Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:00

Firefighters hose down a hot spot in the rubble of home Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, that was destroyed by a wildfire in Weed, Calif. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)WEED, Calif. (AP) — They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee.


Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:44

U.S. Attorney Andy Luger speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Luger told the AP about the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul participating in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to detect American extremists who are looking to join terrorist organizations overseas. Authorities have said a handful of people have left Minnesota to join militant groups in Syria. At least one man has died while fighting for the Islamic State. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday.


Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:32

Firefighters battling the King Fire watch as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh PondBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity, authorities said. The day-old blaze, one of about a dozen major fires raging across the drought-parched state, prompted authorities to order the evacuation of about 1,000 households in and around the Northern California town of Weed, which has a population of about 3,000. ...


Man accused of trying to aid Islamic State group

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:11

FILE- In this June 2, 2014, file photo provided by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Mufid Elfgeeh, of Rochester, N.Y., is shown. Elfgeeh, who was accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others, is now facing new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Monroe County Sheriff's Office, File)ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.