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Changing the Face of Hunger

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:53

Changing the Face of HungerHunger is a harsh reality for many families nationwide but the Delaware Valley is particularly hard hit with 1 in 4 Philadelphians living below the poverty line. Kia Rutling, a single mom from South Philadelphia is one of them.


Nielsen's top programs for Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:52
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 27-Nov. 2. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

NY court: No asylum for Chinese child-counter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:50
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court that rejected a Chinese woman's asylum request found that she helped her country's government limit childbirths for over two decades.

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker seeks 1st full term

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:49

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker seeks 1st full termVoters across New Jersey are deciding whether to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker a full term in Washington as he faces a Republican who returned after three decades away from the state.


California man charged with vehicular manslaughter in Halloween hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:45

Jaquinn Ramone Bell is seen in an undated picture released by the Santa Ana Police Department in Santa Ana, CaliforniaBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who prosecutors say struck and killed three 13-year-old California girls as they were trick-or-treating on Halloween and then fled in his damaged sport utility vehicle was charged on Tuesday with vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run. Jaquinn Ramone Bell was arrested on Sunday at a Motel 6 in Stanton, California, not far from where the girls were hit in a crosswalk. He was also charged with driving on a suspended license and fleeing the scene of a crime, Orange County prosecutors said. ...


Man shot multiple times, killed in Juniata

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:39

Man shot multiple times, killed in JuniataA man was shot multiple times and killed on Tuesday afternoon in the Juniata section of Philadelphia.


As Americans vote, Republicans look for gains in the Senate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:36
By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters in the United States took to the polls on Tuesday, casting ballots in midterm elections that could return control of the Senate to Republicans, complicating President Barack Obama's last two years in office. Obama's low job approval rating, partisan gridlock in Washington and a U.S. economy that is not growing broadly enough to help many in the middle class were major issues confronting voters in elections for 36 senators, 36 state governors and all 435 members of the House of Representatives. ...

Woman gets 16 years for running fake university

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:35
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area woman was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for running what prosecutors said was a sham university that served as a front for an immigration scam.

Russian charged in Afghan attack makes U.S. court appearance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:24
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Russian army officer facing terrorism charges for a 2009 attack on U.S. and Afghan forces made an initial appearance in federal court on Tuesday, the first military detainee from Afghanistan to appear in a U.S. federal court. The suspect, Irek Ilgiz Hamidullin, was arrested in November 2009 and held in Afghanistan by the U.S. Department of Defense. He was turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. ...

Detainee brought from Afghanistan to US for trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:23
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Russian member of the Taliban made his first appearance in a federal court in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first time a military detainee from Afghanistan has been brought to the U.S. for trial.

Family: Fmr. boyfriend 'obsessed' with abduction victim Carlesha Freeland-Gaither

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:08

 Fmr. boyfriend 'obsessed' with abduction victim Carlesha Freeland-GaitherHer family is talking about a former boyfriend who, they say, was "obsessed" with her.


Police ID 2 killed in murder-suicide at Chester County YMCA

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:01

Police ID 2 killed in murder-suicide at Chester County YMCAPolice have identified the victim and alleged shooter involved in an apparent murder-suicide at a YMCA in Chester County.


Anti-abortion laws blocked by Oklahoma's top court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 05:51
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court blocked two new laws aimed at limiting access to abortions on Tuesday, putting both on hold until lawsuits challenging their constitutionality have been settled.

Legal marijuana gets major test in Oregon, Alaska and D.C. ballots

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 05:50

Canvasser leaves campaign literature to drum up support for Oregon's Measure 91, which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Portland, Oregon(Reuters) - In a test for broader marijuana legalization efforts across the United States, voters in the U.S. capital and two West Coast states were casting ballots during national midterm elections on Tuesday to decide whether to legalize cannabis. Ballot measures in Oregon and Alaska would set up a network of regulated pot shops, similar to those already operating in Colorado and Washington state after twin landmark votes in 2012. A measure in the District of Columbia would allow possession but not retail sales. ...


New York woman accused of plotting death of daughter's ex-boyfriend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 05:43
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York woman is facing charges of trying to hire a hit man to kill her daughter's ex-boyfriend and feed his body to alligators, according to police and jail officials. Police arrested Melisa Schonfield, 57, who lives in the small upstate town of Brownville, on Friday on charges of second-degree conspiracy and second-degree criminal solicitation, Dave Pustizzi, a detective in the Jefferson County sheriff's office, said in a statement. ...

Crews battle brush fires in Pine Hill, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 05:42

Crews battle brush fires in Pine Hill, N.J.The New Jersey State Forestry Service has been called in to assist in fighting a series of brush fires in Camden County.


Governors seeking re-election face dissatisfied voters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 05:39

Former Florida Governor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist heads out of the Mid-County Senior Center, during a four-city bus campaign tour in Lake WorthBy Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 30 U.S. governors' races will be decided on Tuesday, with more than a dozen considered too close to call and a large number of incumbents struggling to defend their economic policies as they seek to remain in office. Hot-button issues from gun control to abortion restrictions and healthcare figure in some races. For many voters, however, the economy has remained the central issue. ...


Judge orders Kansas to allow gay marriage pending lawsuit's outcome; state gets week to appeal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 05:15
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Judge orders Kansas to allow gay marriage pending lawsuit's outcome; state gets week to appeal.

Kansas Republican senator and governor face tough election battles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 05:13

Republican U.S. Senator Pat Roberts campaigns at American Legion Post #370 in Overland Park, KansasBy Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - Kansas is known as a reliably Republican state but the fate of two longtime party leaders, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts and Governor Sam Brownback, was in serious doubt in Tuesday's election. Polls show Roberts, 78, who barely won the Republican primary over a challenger backed by the conservative Tea Party movement, in a dead heat with millionaire businessman Greg Orman, an independent. The race could be critical for Republicans, who need to gain six seats to take control of the U.S. Senate. ...


Carlesha Freeland-Gaither's ATM card used in Maryland; reward at $42,000

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 05:08

 Fmr. boyfriend 'obsessed' with abduction victim Carlesha Freeland-GaitherPolice confirmed Tuesday that an ATM card belonging to a woman forcibly abducted Sunday night in Germantown has been used in Maryland.