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Police; Man arrested in fatal stabbing in East Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 18:00

Police; Man arrested in fatal stabbing in East Mt. AiryPhiladelphia Police have arrested a man they say returned to the scene of the crime after stabbing a homeowner to death in East Mount Airy.


Police; Man arrested in fatal stabbing in East Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:51

Police; Man arrested in fatal stabbing in East Mt. AiryPolice say a man has been arrested in a fatal stabbing in Philadelphia's East Mount Airy section late Tuesday night.


AccuWeather: Cooler today, shower possible

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:30

 Lots of clouds today, shower possibleMeteorologist Karen Rogers is tracking a return to fall temperatures along with some weekend rain.


Japan's Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:28

In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, a Shinkansen bullet train arrives at Tokyo Station in Tokyo. Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."


AccuWeather: Summerlike End to September

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:15

 Lots of clouds today, shower possibleMeteorologist Karen Rogers is tracking a return to fall temperatures along with some weekend rain.


Mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:57

A police vehicle and residents are seen at the crime scene where mayor of Bell Gardens, California Daniel Crespo was shot, at a condo in Bell Gardens, CaliforniaBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mayor of a small Los Angeles suburb was shot dead by his wife on Tuesday but the woman was released without charge after being detained, the county sheriff's department said. The shooting at Bell Gardens stemmed from an afternoon quarrel between the mayor, Daniel Crespo, 45, and his wife, Levette, 43, that escalated when their 19-year-old son, Daniel Jr., intervened, sheriff's spokeswoman Crystal Hernandez said. ...


Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:49

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1954 file photo, Muslims visit the Kaaba, the Sacred House of Allah, during a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. As Muslims from around the world stream into Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage this week, they come to a city undergoing the biggest transformation in its history. (AP Photo, File)MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet Muhammad once walked.


Forensics at center of missing U.Va. student case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:45

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Virginia State Police, missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County, Va., is shown. Police say the investigation into the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has turned up a lead in Harrington's 2009 disappearance and death. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police, File)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Morgan Harrington's parents were so convinced that a serial offender was responsible for their daughter's killing in 2009, they started a nonprofit foundation aimed at protecting other young women.


Myanmar awards first licenses to foreign banks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:31
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar awarded licenses Wednesday to the first foreign banks allowed to operate in the country in a half-century.

App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:18

In this Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 photo, Aiden Crott, 7, center, helps Daniel Hernadez, 5, with his ScratchJr iPad program while Talia Levitt, 7, right, works with hers at the Eliot-Pearson Children's School in Medford, Mass. Researchers created the app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.


Pennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:16
(Reuters) - The Pennsylvania State Police said a trooper was accidentally shot dead late on Tuesday during a training exercise at a facility outside Philadelphia. Trooper David Kedra, 26, was shot in the chest at the Montgomery County Public Safety complex in Conshohocken in the late afternoon local time, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said in a statement. Kedra, a state police member since 2012, is the 96th state police officer to be killed in the line of duty in the department's history, Noonan said. He is at least the second trooper shot dead in September. ...

Judge to sentence man in tree-lighting terror case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:52

FILE - A Nov. 27, 2010, file photo provided by the Multnomah County, Ore., Sheriff's Office, shows Mohamed Mohamud. Nearly four years after 19-year-old Mohamud showed up at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., and triggered what turned out to be a fake bomb provided by the FBI, he is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mohamed Mohamud, the young Somali American convicted of trying to bomb Portland's downtown square while it was filled with holiday cheer, will learn Wednesday if he gets to leave prison before he's an old man.


Judge to sentence man in tree-lighting terror case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:52

FILE - A Nov. 27, 2010, file photo provided by the Multnomah County, Ore., Sheriff's Office, shows Mohamed Mohamud. Nearly four years after 19-year-old Mohamud showed up at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., and triggered what turned out to be a fake bomb provided by the FBI, he is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mohamed Mohamud, the young Somali American convicted of trying to bomb Portland's downtown square while it was filled with holiday cheer, will learn Wednesday if he gets to leave prison before he's an old man.


Moet bets on bubbly in China with sparkling winery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:40
YONGNING COUNTY, China (AP) — France's Moet Hennessy is betting on China's taste for bubbly with the launch of sales this month by the first foreign-owned Chinese winery devoted to sparkling wine.

Wife of slain Los Angeles-area mayor released

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:34

A police officer stands by the scene of a shooting in Bell Gardens, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Authorities say Mayor Daniel Crespo, of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens, has been shot to death and his wife is in custody. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — The wife suspected of shooting and killing the mayor of a Los Angeles County city has been released after hours of questioning, authorities said.


Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:21

FILE - This Thursday, April 17, 2014, file photo shows President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, centre, in a wheelchair, waving as he leaves after voting in the presidential elections in Algiers. The absence of ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the aftermath of the kidnap and murder of a French hiker has re-ignited the debate over his fitness to rule this oil-rich North African nation that is a key ally in the fight against terror. Despite suffering from a stroke last year and being largely absent from the election campaign, Bouteflika still won a fourth term in April but has been barely seen since. . (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub, File)ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich North African nation — or indeed whether he's still doing so.


Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:21

FILE - This Thursday, April 17, 2014, file photo shows President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, centre, in a wheelchair, waving as he leaves after voting in the presidential elections in Algiers. The absence of ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the aftermath of the kidnap and murder of a French hiker has re-ignited the debate over his fitness to rule this oil-rich North African nation that is a key ally in the fight against terror. Despite suffering from a stroke last year and being largely absent from the election campaign, Bouteflika still won a fourth term in April but has been barely seen since. . (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub, File)ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich North African nation — or indeed whether he's still doing so.


Police chief: Officer's comments 'unacceptable'

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

FILE - In this file photo taken from a video shot March 16, 2014, James Boyd, 38, left, is shown during a standoff with officers in the Sandia foothills in Albuquerque, N.M., before police fatally shot him. An Albuquerque police officer's comments and behavior before a fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," the city's police chief said Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. In an interview with The Associated Press, Chief Gorden Eden said officer Keith Sandy violated department policy when he used profanity to describe a 38-year-old mentally ill homeless man. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Police Department, File )ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer's comments before a March fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," said the city's police chief.


Police chief: Officer's comments 'unacceptable'

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

FILE - In this file photo taken from a video shot March 16, 2014, James Boyd, 38, left, is shown during a standoff with officers in the Sandia foothills in Albuquerque, N.M., before police fatally shot him. An Albuquerque police officer's comments and behavior before a fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," the city's police chief said Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. In an interview with The Associated Press, Chief Gorden Eden said officer Keith Sandy violated department policy when he used profanity to describe a 38-year-old mentally ill homeless man. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Police Department, File )ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer's comments before a March fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," said the city's police chief.


After bombs found, police say Frein making errors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:09

Lt. Col. George Bivens points to images of the pipe bombs that police say were left by trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein in the Pennsylvania woods, at a news conference in Blooming Grove Pa., Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. The bombs were not deployed, but they were fully functional and could have been set off by either a trip wire or a fuse, Bivens said. In background is John Brosnan, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Philadelphia office. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender.