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Germantown abduction victim reunited with family; suspect behind bars

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:43

Germantown abduction victim reunited with family; suspect behind barsCarlesha Freeland-Gaither is back with her family in Philadelphia after authorities rescued her in Maryland and arrested her suspected kidnapper.

Lengthy rap sheet for suspect in Carlesha Freeland-Gaither's abduction

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:26

Suspect in Germantown abduction extradited to VirginiaDelvin Barnes, the suspect in the abduction of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, is the son of a preacher but has a rap sheet that rivals some career criminals.

Devon Still's cancer-stricken daughter guest of honor at Cincinnati Bengals game

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:18

Devon Still's cancer-stricken daughter guest of honor at Cincinnati Bengals gameLeah Still, the cancer-stricken 4-year-old daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, finally got to see her dad play professional football Thursday night.

Gay marriage ruling means high court review likely

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:01

 JudgeCINCINNATI (AP) — The march toward gay marriage across the U.S. hit a roadblock Thursday when a federal appeals court upheld laws against the practice in four states, creating a split in the legal system that increases the chances the Supreme Court will step in to decide the issue once and for all.

Strife at West Coast ports threatens holiday goods

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:59
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Labor strife at major West Coast seaports is threatening the delivery of holiday goods that consumers expect and retailers need to turn a profit.

U.S. Air Force recovers pilot's body after crash in Gulf of Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:57

File handout photo of five U.S. Air Force F-16 "Fighting Falcon" jets flying in echelon formation over the U.S. en route to an exerciseMIAMI (Reuters) - The United State Air Force said it had recovered the body of an F-16 fighter jet pilot who was killed when his aircraft crashed in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday during a routine training mission. The aircraft, based out of Tyndall Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle, was reported lost about 57 miles (92 km) south of Panama City, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The name of the pilot was being withheld to allow for notification of his relatives. ...

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:45

FILE- In this Oct. 4, 2005, file photo, a toothless Danielle Holland reacts as she is given a FluMist influenza vaccination in St. Leonard, Md. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a statement Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, reacting to startling new data that the nasal spray vaccine made by AstraZeneca's subsidiary MedImmune was ineffective last winter against swine flu. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

Designer Kenneth Cole opens boutique in Haiti

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:34

A woman looks at sunglasses inside the new Kenneth Cole boutique during its grand opeing inside the Kinam Hotel complex in Petionville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Kenneth Cole says his store will bring commercial and humanitarian benefit to the poor Caribbean country. A company statement announcing the new boutique says the Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Center in Cite Soleil is providing medical care to hundreds of thousands of people in the metropolitan area. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Kenneth Cole has opened a boutique in Haiti that the designer says will bring commercial and humanitarian benefit to the poor Caribbean country.

Home Depot: Hackers also stole 53M email addresses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:32

In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 photo, a Home Depot sign is shown in Nashville, Tenn. The Home Depot Inc. said Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, that hackers stole 53 million email addresses in addition to the payment card data it previously disclosed. It says the hackers accessed its network from a third-party vendor. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers stole 53 million email addresses in addition to customers' card data, Home Depot said Thursday.

Former US Rep Lane Evans, veterans advocate, dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:23

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2009 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Lane Evans, is seen with his close friend, caregiver and co-legal guardian Cher Erickson, at an assisted living center in Silvis, Ill. Lane’s legal guardian and former congressional staffer Michael Malmstrom said Evans died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at a nursing home in East Moline, Ill. He was 63. Evans was first elected from his western Illinois district in 1982 and served 12 terms. (AP Photo/The Dispatch, Todd Mizener, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Rep. Lane Evans, a Vietnam War-era Marine who fought for veterans' rights during his 24 years in the U.S. House, has died after a long fight with Parkinson's disease.

Remains of missing Frenchman identified in Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:17
JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A 35-year-old French national has been identified as the man whose remains were discovered in September on a remote Alaskan island 70 miles north of Kodiak, state troopers said Thursday. Francois Guenot, of Maiche, France, has been missing since setting off on a kayaking trip in May. The medical examiner confirmed Guenot's identity through dental records, the troopers said. The remains were found by a volunteer participating in a clean-up of the beaches on Shuyak Island, where they had washed in with the tide, the report said. ...

New Jersey teens killed in double fatal crash identified

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:05

New Jersey teens killed in double fatal crash identifiedPolice have identified the two teens who were killed after a driver lost control on a slick road in Pilesgrove Township, New Jersey.

Oregon immigrant who hid in a church gets arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An immigrant activist who took refuge at an Oregon church more than a month ago to avoid deportation has been arrested on federal charges of illegal re-entry.

U.S. Aegis system zaps cruise, ballistic missile targets in test

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:16

The USS Monterey military vessel is seen docked in the Black Sea harbour of ConstantaBy Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Aegis missile defense system on Thursday destroyed two cruise missile targets and one ballistic missile target nearly simultaneously in a test conducted by a U.S. Navy destroyer off the coast of Hawaii, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said. The test, which took place just after noon Hawaii time/0100 GMT, validated a new upgrade of the Aegis missile defense system built by Lockheed Martin Corp, and two different missiles built by Raytheon Co, the agency said. ...

US shoots down 3 missile targets in Hawaii test

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:07
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military has shot down three missiles nearly simultaneously during a test off Hawaii.

Man charged in woman's death returns to Washington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:53

This photo taken on Nov. 5, 2014, and released by the Wilsonville Police Department, shows David Kalac in Wilsonville, Ore. Kalac, accused of killing Amber Lynn Coplin in a Port Orchard, Wash., apartment and posting photos of the crime scene on an online bulletin board, was arrested Wednesday, after he surrendered near Portland, Ore., after a daylong manhunt. (AP Photo/Wilsonville Police Department)SEATTLE (AP) — A man charged with killing his live-in girlfriend and posting photos of her lifeless body online was returned to Washington state on Thursday after he surrendered to an officer in Oregon and waived extradition.

Planned Hollywood high-rise would sit atop earthquake fault, state says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:31
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A potentially violent earthquake fault system runs beneath the planned site of a massive high-rise development project in Hollywood and along the edge of a new apartment building, California's top geologist said Thursday. The release of a new map by the California Geological Survey showing fault lines through a 10-mile (16-km) stretch of Hollywood, however, may not put an end to protests lodged by developers in the rapidly gentrifying area, who have been lobbying for months to get the state to back off. On Thursday, the state pushed back. ...

US 6th Circuit judges behind gay marriage rulings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:26
A look at the judges on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that on Thursday upheld anti-gay marriage laws in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee:

A look at how courts differ on gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:04

Rev. Katie Hotze-Wilton signs a Missouri marriage license after performing a marriage ceremony for April Dawn Breeden and her long-time partner Crystal Pearis Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at City Hall in St. Louis. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison overturned Missouri's ban on gay marriage on Wednesday saying the law is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Breaking ranks with rulings from other federal courts, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Ohio upheld gay marriage bans in four states, saying the courts aren't the right place to legalize gay marriage. Here's a look at key passages and how they compare to previous federal rulings:

Former Mississippi prisons chief pleads not guilty to bribery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 08:56
By Emily Le Coz JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - Mississippi's former prisons chief pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal charges that he accepted cash and mortgage payments in exchange for awarding prison contracts to companies tied to a local businessman. Christopher Epps, 53, who resigned as commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections on Wednesday, and co-defendant Cecil McCrory, 62, were charged in a kickback scheme that started in 2007 and continued for seven years, according to a 49-count indictment unsealed on Thursday. ...