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EXCLUSIVE: New surveillance video of Carlesha Freeman-Gaither abduction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:38

New surveillance video of Carlesha Freeman-Gaither abductionAction News has obtained new surveillance video of a woman's abduction in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.


Kansas ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional: judge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:31
KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - Same-sex couples may soon be able to marry in Kansas following a federal judge's ruling on Tuesday that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Crabtree granted a preliminary injunction stopping Kansas from enforcing its ban on gay marriage and put the ruling on hold until Nov. 11 to give Kansas an opportunity to appeal. The decision, if upheld, would add to more than a dozen states where same-sex marriage has become legal since the U.S. Supreme Court said on Oct. 6 that it would not review recent U.S. ...

Police: Eric Frein used Internet while on the run

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:23

 Eric Frein used Internet while on the runPolice say they found a laptop computer and two storage drives in the abandoned airplane hangar where Pennsylvania ambush suspect Eric Frein was captured last week.


History-making campaign for Pennsylvania governor comes to vote

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:21

History-making campaign for Pennsylvania governor comes to voteVoters will decide between Democrat Tom Wolf and Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in an election that will make history and settle who will govern Pennsylvania for the next four years after a campaign that smashed the state's spending record.


Ex-Charlotte mayor cast ballot after conviction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:20
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Election records show the former mayor of Charlotte recently sentenced to prison for taking bribes cast a ballot in the election.

Voters holding their noses, hoping for change

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:15

A voter is reflected in the window as he leaves after casting his ballot at Hollywood Heritage Museum Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Coast to coast, voters cast ballots with an audible harrumph on Tuesday — many of them unhappy with their choices and doubtful things will get better no matter who wins.


Pictures released from Maryland ATM in Carlesha Freeland-Gaither abduction case

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

Pictures released from Maryland ATM in Carlesha Freeland-Gaither abduction casePolice have released surveillance images from an ATM where an abduction victim's ATM card was used.


FBI: Kidnapping suspect appears in LA court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:05
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI says a Seattle man charged with kidnapping his 9-year-old son and fleeing with him on his sailboat is now in the United States.

PHOTOS: ATM images from Carlesha Freeman-Gaither search

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:04

 ATM images from Carlesha Freeman-Gaither searchPolice released surveillance photos from an ATM in Abderdeen, Maryland.


101-year-old woman continues her voting streak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:03

101-year-old woman continues her voting streakIt's Election Day across America and in Philadelphia there is one voter who hasn't missed an opportunity to cast her ballot in more than 80 years.


3 new shows learn they have no future

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:58
NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers proved to not have much interest in seeing Kate Walsh as a misbehaving judge, a manufactured Utopian society created for the cameras or the "How I Met Your Mother" love interest portraying a lawyer in love.

Changing the Face of Hunger

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:53

Changing the Face of HungerHunger is a harsh reality for many families nationwide but the Delaware Valley is particularly hard hit with 1 in 4 Philadelphians living below the poverty line. Kia Rutling, a single mom from South Philadelphia is one of them.


Nielsen's top programs for Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:52
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 27-Nov. 2. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

NY court: No asylum for Chinese child-counter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:50
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court that rejected a Chinese woman's asylum request found that she helped her country's government limit childbirths for over two decades.

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker seeks 1st full term

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:49

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker seeks 1st full termVoters across New Jersey are deciding whether to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker a full term in Washington as he faces a Republican who returned after three decades away from the state.


California man charged with vehicular manslaughter in Halloween hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:45

Jaquinn Ramone Bell is seen in an undated picture released by the Santa Ana Police Department in Santa Ana, CaliforniaBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who prosecutors say struck and killed three 13-year-old California girls as they were trick-or-treating on Halloween and then fled in his damaged sport utility vehicle was charged on Tuesday with vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run. Jaquinn Ramone Bell was arrested on Sunday at a Motel 6 in Stanton, California, not far from where the girls were hit in a crosswalk. He was also charged with driving on a suspended license and fleeing the scene of a crime, Orange County prosecutors said. ...


Man shot multiple times, killed in Juniata

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:39

Man shot multiple times, killed in JuniataA man was shot multiple times and killed on Tuesday afternoon in the Juniata section of Philadelphia.


As Americans vote, Republicans look for gains in the Senate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:36
By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters in the United States took to the polls on Tuesday, casting ballots in midterm elections that could return control of the Senate to Republicans, complicating President Barack Obama's last two years in office. Obama's low job approval rating, partisan gridlock in Washington and a U.S. economy that is not growing broadly enough to help many in the middle class were major issues confronting voters in elections for 36 senators, 36 state governors and all 435 members of the House of Representatives. ...

Woman gets 16 years for running fake university

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:35
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area woman was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for running what prosecutors said was a sham university that served as a front for an immigration scam.

Russian charged in Afghan attack makes U.S. court appearance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:24
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Russian army officer facing terrorism charges for a 2009 attack on U.S. and Afghan forces made an initial appearance in federal court on Tuesday, the first military detainee from Afghanistan to appear in a U.S. federal court. The suspect, Irek Ilgiz Hamidullin, was arrested in November 2009 and held in Afghanistan by the U.S. Department of Defense. He was turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. ...