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US seeks UN sanctions in South Sudan conflict

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:13
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.S. official says the United States is seeking a U.N. resolution that would authorize sanctions against individuals undermining South Sudan's political stability and abusing human rights.

AP PHOTOS: Americans cast ballots on Election Day

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:30

Bob Wootten raises flags outside the old Brown School as he prepares to open the polling place for voters in the midterm elections Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in rural Wellsville, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)From a one room courthouse in rural Georgia to the Venice Beach lifeguard headquarters in Los Angeles, public campaigning gives way to the privacy of the voting booth. Control of the Senate, the makeup of the House and three dozen governorships are at stake.


PHOTOS: ATM images from Carlesha Freeland-Gaither search

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:27

 ATM images from Carlesha Freeland-Gaither searchPolice released surveillance photos from an ATM in Abderdeen, Maryland.


New surveillance video of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither abduction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:26

New surveillance video of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither abductionAction News has obtained new surveillance video of a woman's abduction in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.


ABC News projects Tom Wolf elected Pa. governor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:15

Tom Wolf elected governor of PennsylvaniaABC News is projecting that Democrat Tom Wolf has been elected governor of Pennsylvania, unseating Republican Gov. Tom Corbett


6th person dies of injuries from Maine fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:12
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A hospital spokeswoman says a sixth person has died from injuries suffered during a weekend Portland house fire, making it the deadliest blaze in Maine in 40 years.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:03

Angie Anderson smiles as she waits for election results at an election night event for Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf, on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in York, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Man charged in hit-run Halloween deaths of 3 teens

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:40
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against a driver charged with fleeing in his SUV after fatally striking three Southern California teenage girls as they were trick-or-treating on Halloween.

U.S. man held in immigration detention for more than three years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:39
By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Davino Watson languished in a detention center in Buffalo, New York, for 3-1/2 years awaiting deportation on orders from immigration authorities. The only problem: Watson is an American citizen. Now the Jamaican-born Watson, released in 2011, is suing the U.S. government and a handful of immigration officers in federal court claiming he was unlawfully detained. He alleges officials ignored his repeated claims that he was naturalized and that he would have been released had there been a more thorough investigation into his background. ...

More charges against San Francisco police officers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:24
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal authorities added more theft and corruption counts to an indictment charging two San Francisco Police officers with stealing money and drugs from suspects.

Vatican criticizes Brittany Maynard's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:16
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Vatican official is criticizing cancer patient Brittany Maynard's decision to end her life.

Election results on 6abc.com

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:10

Election results on 6abc.comWe'll have live results as they come into the newsroom here on 6abc.com.


New surveillance video of Carlesha Freeman-Gaither abduction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:09

New surveillance video of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither abductionAction News has obtained new surveillance video of a woman's abduction in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.


Vikings' Peterson avoids jail in plea agreement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:06

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the courthouse with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Conroe, Texas. Adrian Peterson avoided jail time on Tuesday in a plea agreement reached with prosecutors to resolve his child abuse case. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)CONROE, Texas (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson avoided jail Tuesday by reaching a deal with Texas prosecutors to resolve a child abuse case that revived a national debate about corporal punishment.


Mother charged with throwing autistic son, 6, from Oregon bridge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:48

Jillian McCabe is seen in an undated picture from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office in Newport, OregonBy Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon woman who prosecutors say threw her 6-year-old autistic son from a bridge in the coastal town of Newport and then called police to confess to the crime was charged on Tuesday with aggravated murder and manslaughter. Jillian McCabe, 34, made an initial appearance in Lincoln County Circuit Court on Tuesday but did not enter a plea after her arraignment on the charges was postponed. Authorities say McCabe called police around 6:25 p.m. local time on Monday to say she had tossed her son London from the Yaquina Bay Bridge. The U.S. ...


Lava spares family headstone in Hawaii cemetery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:42

This Oct. 28, 2014, photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey with the permission of the Sato family, shows the Sato headstone still standing in a sea of black lava in a cemetery in Pahoa, Hawaii. As the slow-moving lava got closer to the Pahoa Japanese Cemetery, officials provided Aiko Sato an opportunity to visit. When she placed flowers at the headstone last week, she thought it would be the last time she would see it. But after lava flowed over the cemetery, Sato’s aunt was given a photograph taken by a geologist documenting the lava’s advancement, showing the Sato headstone still standing in a sea of black lava. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — As slow-moving lava approached a cemetery in a rural Hawaii town, Aiko Sato placed flowers at the headstone of the family plot she's tended to over the years, thinking it would be the last time she would see it.


Ex-NFL player charged with sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:42

Ex-NFL player charged with sexual assaultFormer New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Luke Petitgout has been charged with assault and sexual assault in New Jersey.


Election results on 6abc.com after polls close at 8pm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:28

Election results on 6abc.comWe'll have live results as they come into the newsroom here on 6abc.com.


Coastal California residents using far less water

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:27
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Residents in coastal communities use far less water than their inland counterparts, but still find ways to cut back even more, residential per-capita water use figures released for the first time Tuesday show.

Mom accused of tossing son off bridge sought money

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:14

Jillian McCabe is seen in an undated photo provided by the Newport, Ore., Police Department. McCabe, who said she threw her 6-year-old son off the Yaquina Bay Bridge on the Oregon coast Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, was arrested on murder and manslaughter charges after the boy's body was found in the bay, police said. (AP Photo/Newport, Ore., Police Department)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A woman who appealed for money online to help care for her autistic son and disabled husband has been accused of throwing her 6-year-old boy to his death off an historic bridge on the Oregon coast.