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Teen's disappearance helps reveal Ala sex ring

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 04:52

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo, Stephanie Hanke, stepmother of missing teenager Brittney Wood, looks over materials related to the search for the youth at her home in Mobile, Ala. The teen hasn't been seen since May 2012 and is presumed dead, but 11 relatives and family friends have since been arrested as members of an alleged ring that swapped children for sex. Authorities said Wood could have been a key witness. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — By most accounts, 19-year-old Brittney Wood was with uncle Donnie Holland the night of May 30, 2012, the last time anyone saw her. Holland — who was under investigation for horrific sex crimes at the time — died from a bullet within days in what was ruled a suicide.


Four injured in shootings outside Washington, D.C. concert

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 04:46
By John Clarke (Reuters) - Four people are recovering from gunshot wounds on Saturday after a Halloween shooting outside a Fleetwood Mac concert in downtown Washington, according to police. Three men were shot just steps from the Verizon Center, a major venue for sports and entertainment, around 10 p.m. Friday night, minutes before the concert ended. One man was shot in the arm, and two suffered graze wounds, police said. None of the injuries are life-threatening. Shortly after, another man suffered a minor wound a few blocks away, when he grazed by a bullet, police said. ...

Police: Thief knocks down elderly woman, steals purse in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 04:17

 Thief knocks down elderly woman, steals purse in New JerseyPolice say a man knocked down a 74-year-old woman and stole her purse in Burlington City, New Jersey Thursday afternoon.


Police: Man breaks into Pa. home wearing Teletubby costume

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 04:03

 Man breaks into Pa. home wearing Teletubby costumeA student accused of breaking into a friend's Pennsylvania home while wearing a yellow Teletubby costume and stealing leftover food is facing charges


Lawmaker sidelined by military seeks 2nd term

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 03:36

This Oct. 23, 2014 photo provided by the US Air Force shows 2nd Lt. Joshua Nelson as he poses for a portrait at the 47th Flying Training Wing headquarters at Laughlin Air Force Base, near Del Rio, Texas. State Delegate Josh Nelson has missed almost every legislative meeting and vote in his first term. Nelson has been in Texas for pilot training with the National Guard almost all of his two years as a lawmaker and is fighting to retain his seat. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Steven R. Doty)MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia state Del. Joshua Nelson spent most of his first term learning to fly military jumbo jets in Texas, and almost none of it casting votes or pushing legislation 1,500 miles away in the state Capitol.


Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 03:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Semi-truck ignites after striking cows on highway

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 03:31
WAPATO, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a semi-truck caught fire after striking cows on Highway 97 early Saturday morning.

Slave quarters to be rebuilt at Madison's Va. home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 03:30

Slave quarters to be rebuilt at Madison's Va. homeWASHINGTON (AP) — Homes of slaves who served President James Madison at his Montpelier estate in Virginia will be rebuilt for the first time over the next five years, along with other refurbishments to the home of one of the nation's Founding Fathers, thanks to a $10 million gift announced Saturday.


Man rescued from burning home in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 03:23

Man rescued from burning home in Port RichmondOfficials say a man was rescued from a burning home in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section Saturday morning.


California storm ushers in wet season

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 03:06

This image provided by the Ventura County Fire Department shows a home on San Como Lane in Camarillo Calif., inundated by mud and debris from a hillside early Saturday Nov. 1, 2014. Fire Capt. Mike Lindbery of the Ventura County Fire Department says residents from about 11 homes were evacuated early Saturday in the neighborhood of Camarillo. (AP Photo/Ventura County Fire Department, Capt. Mike Lindbery)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California storm dropped about half an inch of rain on Los Angeles, causing a troublesome mudslide in the region but bringing a good start to a much needed wet season amid the state's drought, forecasters said Saturday.


Police officer accused of filming women at salon

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 02:16
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix police officer is being investigated over allegations he secretly recorded nearly two dozen women while they undressed at an Avondale tanning salon.

Former Marine freed from Mexico jail arrives home in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 01:44

Former U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi talks to U.S. immigration offices at the San Ysidro border crossingBy Ellen Wulfhorst (Reuters) - A former U.S. Marine, newly freed after seven months in a Mexican jail on gun charges, arrived in his home state of Florida on Saturday to get treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. A Mexican court released Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, on Friday on psychological grounds. He was set free so he could seek treatment for the post-traumatic stress disorder he developed after his military service, the court said. Tahmooressi was jailed in Mexico after arriving at the border from California with three guns in his pick-up truck. ...


Man rescued from building collapse in Delaware ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 01:39

Man rescued from building collapse in Delaware ID'dThe man who was rescued after getting trapped inside a collapsing building in Middletown, Delaware has been identified.


Man rescued from building collapse in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 01:37

Man rescued from building collapse in Delaware ID'dA man was rescued after getting trapped inside a collapsing building in Middletown, Delaware.


Teen killed in car crash in West Logan, driver arrested for DUI

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 00:54

Teen killed in car crash in West Logan, driver arrested for DUIPolice say a 16-year-old male was killed in a one-vehicle crash in the West Logan section of Philadelphia Saturday.


Richard Branson: 'We are determined to find out what went wrong' in fatal spaceship accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 00:46
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Richard Branson: 'We are determined to find out what went wrong' in fatal spaceship accident.

Police: Masked gunman shoots man in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 00:28

 Masked gunman shoots man in FrankfordPolice are searching for a gunman who wore a Halloween mask when they say, he shot a man in Philadelphia's Frankford section early Saturday morning.


Condition of New York doctor with Ebola upgraded to 'stable'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:22
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The condition of a New York City doctor who is being treated for Ebola after returning from West Africa has improved to "stable" from "serious from stable," hospital officials said on Saturday. Dr. Craig Spencer remains in isolation at New York City's Bellevue Hospital, where he was admitted on Oct. 23. He had worked with Ebola patients in Guinea. (Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst; Editing by Frank McGurty)

Creator of Operation couldn't afford own operation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:47

John Spinello sits in front of merchandise from the game "Operation" at his Bloomingdale, Ill. home on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Spinello, the game's creator, is finding out how much people love the 50-year-old game after friends raised funds beyond their expectations in an online campaign in October 2014. He invented the buzzing game as a college student and sold the concept for $500 to a toy invention firm. The game was later licensed to Milton Bradley. But Spinello never got any royalties from the game or merchandise. Now he can't afford the $25,000 for oral surgery. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (AP) — The creator of the board game Operation needed his own operation, and it turned out he couldn't afford to pay for it.


AccuWeather: Rainy and Windy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:46

 Rainy and WindyMeteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking a raw, wet and windy first weekend of November.