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Police: Suspect who shot teen was high on PCP

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:17

 Suspect who shot teen was high on PCPPhiladelphia police say a man who shot a 17-year-old girl Wednesday night was high on PCP.

Vintage 66 Route motel to get $16M renovation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:17
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A crumbling motel along U.S. Route 66 will get a $16 million upgrade as part of an ongoing plan to revitalize a section of the iconic highway as it winds through Albuquerque.

Oklahoma prosecutors seeking death penalty in beheading case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:16

Alton Alexander Nolen is seen in a picture from the Oklahoma Department of CorrectionsBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man accused of beheading a woman and attacking others at a food distribution warehouse in Moore, Oklahoma, according to court documents filed on Thursday. Alton Nolen, 30, has been charged with murder in the death of Colleen Hufford, 54, and the attempted murder of Traci Johnson, 43, as well as assault with a deadly weapon. The FBI is also examining Nolen's background for any potential religious ties to the attack after former colleagues said he had tried to convert them to Islam. ...

U.S. heroin deaths double in link to prescription painkillers: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:14

Powdered heroin is pictured in this undated handout photoNEW YORK (Reuters) - The over-prescribing of painkillers is fuelling nearly 17,000 annual deaths from overdoses in the United States as well as a rise in heroin use, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday. The CDC reviewed 2010-2012 mortality data from 28 states to measure rising fatal heroin overdose rates and determine how the increases were tied to prescription painkillers. The study found that the death rate from heroin overdoses doubled during that two-year span to from 1 to 2. ...

Philadelphia firefighter, girlfriend charged with assaulting pregnant ex-wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:13

Philadelphia firefighter, girlfriend charged with assaulting pregnant ex-wifeA Philadelphia firefighter and his girlfriend have been charged with assaulting his pregnant ex-wife, the Philadelphia District Attorney's office announced Thursday.

Groundbreaking on East Market Redevelopment Project

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:05

Groundbreaking on East Market Redevelopment ProjectA renaissance of sorts is planned for a well-known area of Philadelphia.

U.S. commission approves Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial design

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:04
By Tom Ramstack WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal planning commission in Washington on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial by famed architect Frank Gehry, a project long criticized for its unconventional style and cost overruns. The design endorsed by the National Capital Planning Commission includes a pair of 80-foot columns and a 447-foot steel tapestry that depicts the Kansas plains where Eisenhower spent his boyhood. Eisenhower was elected as the 34th U.S. president after becoming a five-star U.S. ...

Police look at cold cases after arrest in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:00

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the City of Charlottesville, Va. shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Matthew didn't appear in in Albemarle County General District Court as expected Thursday, Oct, 2, 2014, for a bond hearing on reckless driving charges, in Charlottsville, Va. Matthew also is charged with abduction with intent to defile 18-year-old Hannah Graham. His bond hearing on that felony count has been set for Dec. 4 in Charlottesville. (AP Photo/City of Charlottesville, File) (AP Photo/City of Charlottesville, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities are taking a fresh look at unsolved rape, murder and missing persons cases after a man was charged in the abduction of a University of Virginia student who vanished about three weeks ago.

Ebola worries keep some Dallas students home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:58

Candis Holt, a mother of a kindergarten student at L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary school, shows a piece of paper handed to her by the school with frequently asked questions about the Ebola virus after she dropped her child off, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Dallas. Hotchkiss has been identified by the Dallas Independent School District as one of the schools where one or more of the students attend that came in contact with the man diagnosed with having the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS (AP) — Worries over Ebola kept some Dallas schoolchildren home Thursday after school officials identified five students who may have come into contact with the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the virus.

Argentine stocks plunge after central banker quits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:45

People work at the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange in Argentina, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Juan Carlos Fabrega resigned Wednesday after President Cristina Fernandez publicly criticized the monetary institution for allegedly leaking inside information that led to a steep drop in the peso. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Merval stock index plunged just over 7 percent Thursday in a sell-off sparked by the naming of a new central bank chief who many believe will favor interventionist policies.

CDC: Heroin deaths doubled in much of the country

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:45
NEW YORK (AP) — Deaths from heroin overdose doubled in just two years in much of the nation, a new government study says.

How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:44

Graphic shows coalition support in the fight against the Islamic State and UPDATES with latest commitments.; 4c x 4 inches; 195.7 mm x 101 mm;The Associated Press-GfK poll on terrorism was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Sept. 25-29. It is based on online interviews of 1,845 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

PHOTOS: Return of Flyers Ice Girls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:36

 Return of Flyers Ice GirlsIt is a big about face for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Oklahoma abortion provider sues over new law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:34
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma doctor who performs nearly half the state's abortions filed a lawsuit Thursday to block a law that would require clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when an abortion is performed.

Drones banned from international balloon fiesta

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:33

A balloon crew from Goodyear, Arizona, packs up the envelop of their hot air balloon after affixing banners to it in preparation for the start of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. The annual fiesta kicks off Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, when hundreds of hot air balloons are expected to participate in the opening mass ascension. Organizers want to be clear no drones will be allowed. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of hot air balloons fill the sky just as the sun rises over the mountains bordering the city's eastern edge. In the opposite direction, the view is just as awesome, with the wave of colorful orbs and special shapes standing out against the backdrop of a cottonwood forest and the Rio Grande.

New Mexico county ousts convicted sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:31
ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff who refused to resign after being convicted of abusing a driver during a bizarre traffic stop that prosecutors called a fit of road rage was removed Thursday by county officials.

Family of girl declared brain-dead wants death certificate revoked

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:28

A photograph of 13-year-old Jahi McMath is seen on a necklace in Oakland(Reuters) - The family of a California girl declared brain-dead after complications from a tonsillectomy has begun legal action to revoke her death certificate, re-igniting an emotional case that has drawn international attention and the support of pro-life groups. Jahi McMath, who was 13 last year when she suffered bleeding, brain swelling and cardiac arrest after surgery for sleep apnea at an Oakland hospital, has responded to her mother's voice, and her family will file a petition next week asking that the child be once again declared alive, their lawyer said Thursday. ...

Fashion district gets new cash reporting rules

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:17

Fashion district gets new cash reporting rulesFederal authorities on Thursday slapped new financial reporting rules on 2,000 businesses in the Fashion District of Los Angeles in an effort to curtail suspected Mexican and Colombian drug money laundering ...

Television reporter finds missing boy he was reporting on

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 05:12

Television reporter finds missing boy he was reporting onABC Action News reporter Cameron Polom found the missing child he was reporting on.

Detroit manager: Bankruptcy challenges costly

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

In a Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 photo, Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr waves as he leaves the Levin Federal Court Building in Detroit after testifying in the Detroit bankruptcy trial. Orr also is expected to testify Wednesday in the trial overseen by federal Judge Steven Rhodes. Rhodes is to decide if Detroit’s plan to remove $7 billion in debt is fair to creditors. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Charles V. Tines) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — Court battles with one of Detroit's most antagonistic creditors would have been costly and had the potential to delay the city's restructuring efforts, city emergency manager Kevyn Orr testified Thursday.