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Trooper: Victim's kin is manhunt's 'driving force'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:43

Members of the Scranton, Pa., Police Special Operations Group, search the woods, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Barrett Township near Canadensis, Pa., for suspected killer Eric Frein. A massive manhunt has been underway for 31-year-old Frein in the rugged terrain of the Pocono Mountains since Sept. 12. The self-taught survivalist is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass outside their barracks in Blooming Grove. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITThe possibility that Eric Frein might be lurking nearby was never far from Trooper Ryan Lawrence's mind as he took part in the manhunt for the 31-year-old survivalist charged with ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks three weeks ago.


California prosecutors drop triple slaying charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:34
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against two men who were accused of killing three members of a Southern California household whose bodies were found at a burning home.

California prosecutors drop triple slaying charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:34
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against two men who were accused of killing three members of a Southern California household whose bodies were found at a burning home.

Detroit judge throws out manslaughter charge against cop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:16
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - A judge on Friday tossed out an involuntary manslaughter charge against a Detroit police officer who shot and killed a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 police raid. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway was acting on a motion from the defense as the two-week jury trial headed into closing arguments. Officer Joseph Weekley still faces a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm in the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Weekley is being retried after a jury failed to reach a verdict last year in the same case. ...

Detroit judge throws out manslaughter charge against cop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:16
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - A judge on Friday tossed out an involuntary manslaughter charge against a Detroit police officer who shot and killed a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 police raid. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway was acting on a motion from the defense as the two-week jury trial headed into closing arguments. Officer Joseph Weekley still faces a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm in the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Weekley is being retried after a jury failed to reach a verdict last year in the same case. ...

Philadelphia police officer charged with assaulting another officer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:14

Philadelphia police officer charged with assaulting another officerA Philadelphia police officer has been charged with assaulting a female police officer on four different occasions.


Car, truck collide in Exton crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:10

1 killed, adult and child injured in Exton crashAuthorities are on the scene of a crash in Exton, Pa.


Crew starts clean up of Dallas apartment after Ebola patient's stay

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 01:02
By Jon Herskovitz DALLAS (Reuters) - A private contractor arrived at a Dallas apartment on Friday to decontaminate the residence where a Liberian man suffering from Ebola had stayed. A crew from the Cleaning Guys, a hazardous materials cleanup company, arrived about 11:30 a.m. CDT (12:30 p.m. EDT) to start the work that Dallas County officials said would take about three hours. Four residents of the apartment have been quarantined there this week after exposure to the patient, Thomas Eric Duncan. County officials said it was safe for the residents to stay in the apartment during the cleaning. ...

2 rare sculptures inspired by goddesses to be sold

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:57

Sotheby's in New YorkNEW YORK (AP) — Two rare sculptures inspired by goddesses are among the prized pieces to be sold at Sotheby's impressionist and modern art auction in New York.


Charges announced against firefighter accused of posing as cop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:53

Charges announced against firefighter accused of posing as copAction News has learned that a high ranking member of the Philadelphia Fire Department is in police custody, accused of posing as a police officer and sexually assaulting a young woman.


Judge raises questions about bankrupt Detroit's future

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:51

The word 'Bankruptcy' is seen painted on the side of a vacant building by street artists as a statement on the financial affairs of the city on Grand River Avenue in DetroitBy Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes asked pointed questions on Friday about how Detroit will fare after it exits its historic bankruptcy, expressing concerns about a commission intended to oversee city finances and a settlement with Syncora Guarantee Inc. ...


Judge raises questions about bankrupt Detroit's future

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:51

The word 'Bankruptcy' is seen painted on the side of a vacant building by street artists as a statement on the financial affairs of the city on Grand River Avenue in DetroitBy Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes asked pointed questions on Friday about how Detroit will fare after it exits its historic bankruptcy, expressing concerns about a commission intended to oversee city finances and a settlement with Syncora Guarantee Inc. ...


Firefighter accused of impersonating a police officer, sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:48

Charges announced against firefighter accused of posing as copAction News has learned that a high ranking member of the Philadelphia Fire Department is in police custody, accused of posing as a police officer and sexually assaulting a young woman.


Secret Service scandal sparks rare bipartisanship

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:46

Secret Service agents surround President Barack Obama as he greets guests after speaking about the economy, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Obama is looking to frame the closing economic arguments of the midterm campaign. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — The scandal that's rocked the once-proud Secret Service and raised questions about the president's safety has also produced rare bipartisan unity on Capitol Hill.


AccuWeather: Rain and chilly temps on the way

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:45

 Rain and chilly temps on the wayAccuWeather says a brief blast of chilly air arrives after Saturday morning rain.


Rescue puppies found after going missing from NE Philly yard

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:26

Rescue puppies found after going missing from NE Philly yardElsa and Anna are home safe after the two rescue puppies vanished from the yard of a home in Northeast Philadelphia.


Vehicle slams into Rite Aid store in Voorhees, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:22

Vehicle slams into Rite Aid store in Voorhees, N.J.First responders were on the scene of crash in Voorhees, New Jersey after a vehicle slammed into a Rite Aid store.


Damages slashed to $34.6 million in Boston Scientific mesh trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:14
By Jessica Dye (Reuters) - A jury award of $73.4 million to a woman who said she was injured by a Boston Scientific Corp transvaginal mesh device has been cut to $34.6 million, thanks to a Texas law that caps how much companies must pay in punitive damages. Last month, jurors in Dallas found Boston Scientific liable for selling a defective Obtryx sling that was implanted in plaintiff Martha Salazar to treat urinary leakage. ...

Washington hospital admits patient with possible Ebola symptoms

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Howard University Hospital has admitted a patient with possible symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus "in an abundance of caution," it said in a statement on Friday. The patient, who had recently traveled to Nigeria, is in stable condition and is being treated in isolation, a hospital spokeswoman said, adding that she could not provide additional details about the case because of patient privacy. CNN and NBC News had earlier reported the news. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)

Burst of hiring sends US stocks higher; Bonds sink

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:58

Fairmount Santrol Chairman William Conway, CEO and President Jennifer Deckard, and company director Charles Fowlerl, second left to right, celebrate as their IPO begins trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Specialist John Alatzas is at left. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising sharply as investors were encouraged by a burst of hiring last month.