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Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:35
By Aruna Viswanatha and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Voice of America reported this week that one of the girls told German authorities they were on their way to Turkey, which has been considered a principal transit route for foreigners looking to fight with Islamist militants in Syria. U.S. officials declined to say if they suspected a link between the girls and militants in the region. ...

Jurors given conflicting views of Jodi Arias

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:03

Jodi Arias sits in the Maricopa County Superior Court room of Judge Sherry Stephens in Phoenix, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, as the opening statements in her penalty phase retrial begins. The 34-year-old Arias was convicted of murder last year, but the first jury was deadlocked on whether to give her the death penalty or life in prison. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — A prosecutor at the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias showed jurors two photos Tuesday of her ex-boyfriend and victim Travis Alexander.

NOAA employee charged with stealing U.S. dam information

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:01
By Steve Bittenbender (Reuters) - A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) employee in Ohio has been charged with stealing sensitive information from a federal database for the nation's dams and lying about the breach to federal agents, prosecutors said. Xiafen "Sherry" Chen, 59, was arrested on Monday at the NOAA office in Wilmington, Ohio, about 50 miles northeast of Cincinnati, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio said in a statement on Monday. ...

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:56
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

Order to remove student newspaper copies reversed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:55
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado county clerk has reversed her order that a university remove copies of its student newspaper from boxes outside its student union Tuesday because the front page had coverage of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall's visit to campus.

VIDEO: Aggressive group of dirt bikes, ATVs on Philly streets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:54

 Aggressive group of dirt bikes, ATVs on Philly streetsA large group of all-terrain vehicles has been weaving in and out of traffic all across the city.

U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:51

Protestor Hulbert of Annapolis holds a sign reading "Stop the Flights" as he demonstrates in favor of a travel ban to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, in front of the White House in WashingtonBy Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. Restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and due to go into effect on Wednesday. The precautions stop well short of the travel ban sought by some U.S. lawmakers to prevent more Ebola cases in the United States. ...

NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:50

Andrew Kalleen joins other performers during a protest in the Metropolitan Avenue Subway station Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in New York. Kalleen, 30, was performing Friday, Oct. 17 at the G-train stop in Brooklyn's hipster Williamsburg neighborhood when an officer told him he must leave the station because he needs a permit to play there. The New York Police Department says it's looking into the arrest. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — Musicians rallied around a fellow subway performer whose arrest in a busy station came after a confrontation over whether he needed a permit and was captured on video as straphangers jeered police.

Defense wants theater shooting trial postponed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:39
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys are asking a judge to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado movie theater shooting so they can have more time to review a doctor's sanity evaluation that included 22 hours of interviews.

UN: Assault on Yazidis may be genocide attempt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:36
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations official says evidence strongly indicates that the Islamic State group's assault on Iraq's Yazidi religious minority is "an attempt to commit genocide."

Police: Indiana man confesses to all 7 killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:34
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police say an Indiana man has now definitively confessed to killing seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in northwestern Indiana.

Congressman's corp. loses Texas charter over taxes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:30
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Texas-based business co-owned by U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister has lost its right to do business as a Texas corporation after missing deadlines to pay state franchise taxes.

Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:28

Cameraman infected with Ebola relieved to be back in U.S.OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist being treated for Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released soon, the Omaha hospital where he is being treated said Tuesday.

US says head of Gulf Cartel in custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:27
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities announced Tuesday they have arrested the head of the Gulf Cartel, one of Mexico's most violent drug trafficking rings.

Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:23
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on the characters of AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

$8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:12
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims.

Teacher hurt by rock thrown on car: Eager for home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:03

Sharon Budd, right, rings the ceremonial "victory" bell with help from her physical therapists, Hollie Schuster, left and Chelsie Matukaitis, to celebrate her discharge from Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Danville, Pa. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Budd has been recovering after a rock thrown from an Interstate 80 overpass shattered her skull in July. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A schoolteacher severely injured by a rock thrown from the overpass of a Pennsylvania interstate said Tuesday she was looking forward to getting back to her Ohio home and seeing her 12-year-old dog Coco.

Suspect plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:57
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Colorado man is set to plead guilty to killing a small-town Montana high school teacher in a slaying that shone a harsh light on the darker side of the Northern Plains' oil boom.

Florida teenager arrested for child molestation and pornography

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:50
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Florida boy remained in jail on Tuesday on a $802,500 bond following his arrest on more than 100 charges related to molesting a child and creating pornography, according to authorities. Jared Henry, who attended Plant City High School near Tampa, is being prosecuted as an adult and held at the Hillsborough County Jail, jail records show. Agents from the state's Department of Law Enforcement and Homeland Security searched Henry's home and computer on Oct. ...

Insurer considers Ebola exclusion in some policies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:49
Global property and casualty insurer Ace Ltd. says it may exclude Ebola coverage from some of its general liability policies.