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Democratic Sen. Coons wins re-election in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:30

Democratic Sen. Coons wins re-election in DelawareDelaware Democrat Chris Coons has been re-elected to the U.S. Senate, beating back a challenge from Republican businessman Kevin Wade.


Democrat Cory Booker is re-elected to US Senate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:28

Democrat Cory Booker is re-elected to US SenateNew Jersey voters returned Democratic incumbent Sen. Cory Booker's to Washington for his first full term Tuesday, extending the party's firm grip on the office.


Man sought in woman's abduction in store video

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:26

40 p.m. Sunday in Germantown. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Relatives of a woman violently abducted from a Philadelphia street pleaded for her safe return Tuesday as police sought the public's help in tracking down the man seen in photographs using the woman's bank card and in video walking through a Maryland store.


Law clearing way for Massachusetts casinos survives repeal vote

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:09
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts voters on Tuesday upheld a 2011 law that paved the way for legal casino gambling in the state, voting down a referendum that would have overturned the measure and stopped two planned casinos in their tracks. Anti-gambling activists campaigned for the referendum, arguing that casinos would cause harm including problem gambling and higher crime rates that would outweigh the benefit of any jobs created in the New England state. ...

Voters holding their noses, hoping for change

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:05

Voters holding their noses, hoping for changeCoast 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.


Man shot multiple times, killed in Juniata ID'd

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

Man shot multiple times, killed in Juniata ID'dThe man who was shot multiple times and killed in the Juniata section of Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon has been identified.


Rare van Gogh, Giacometti sculpture fetch millions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:37

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Sotheby’s shows Vincent van Gogh's "Still Life, Vase With Daisies and Poppies." One of the few works sold during his lifetime and was painted weeks before his death; the painting could sell for up to $50 million when it goes up on the block at Sotheby’s on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A rare piece of artwork painted by Vincent van Gogh weeks before his death sold for $61.8 million Tuesday and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti took in over $100 million at a sale kicking off New York City's fall art auctions of impressionist and modern art.


Republicans poised to expand control of U.S. House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:29
By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) - With all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives up for election on Tuesday, Republicans are expected to expand their majority amid dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama, whose approval ratings have dipped to 38 percent. Republicans, who currently control 233 out of 435 seats in the House, may pick up 10 or more in Tuesday's balloting – not enough to override a presidential veto but good for bragging rights as the party accumulates what could be its biggest majority since the late 1940s. ...

Oklahoma officer charged in 3 more sex assaults

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:24
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer already accused in the sexual assault of 10 women has been charged with assaulting three more.

US seeks UN sanctions in South Sudan conflict

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:13
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.S. official says the United States is seeking a U.N. resolution that would authorize sanctions against individuals undermining South Sudan's political stability and abusing human rights.

AP PHOTOS: Americans cast ballots on Election Day

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:30

Bob Wootten raises flags outside the old Brown School as he prepares to open the polling place for voters in the midterm elections Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in rural Wellsville, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)From a one room courthouse in rural Georgia to the Venice Beach lifeguard headquarters in Los Angeles, public campaigning gives way to the privacy of the voting booth. Control of the Senate, the makeup of the House and three dozen governorships are at stake.


PHOTOS: ATM images from Carlesha Freeland-Gaither search

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:27

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


New surveillance video of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither abduction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:26

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


ABC News projects Tom Wolf elected Pa. governor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:15

Tom Wolf elected governor of PennsylvaniaABC News is projecting that Democrat Tom Wolf has been elected governor of Pennsylvania, unseating Republican Gov. Tom Corbett


6th person dies of injuries from Maine fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:12
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A hospital spokeswoman says a sixth person has died from injuries suffered during a weekend Portland house fire, making it the deadliest blaze in Maine in 40 years.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:03

Angie Anderson smiles as she waits for election results at an election night event for Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf, on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in York, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Man charged in hit-run Halloween deaths of 3 teens

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:40
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against a driver charged with fleeing in his SUV after fatally striking three Southern California teenage girls as they were trick-or-treating on Halloween.

U.S. man held in immigration detention for more than three years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:39
By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Davino Watson languished in a detention center in Buffalo, New York, for 3-1/2 years awaiting deportation on orders from immigration authorities. The only problem: Watson is an American citizen. Now the Jamaican-born Watson, released in 2011, is suing the U.S. government and a handful of immigration officers in federal court claiming he was unlawfully detained. He alleges officials ignored his repeated claims that he was naturalized and that he would have been released had there been a more thorough investigation into his background. ...

More charges against San Francisco police officers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:24
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal authorities added more theft and corruption counts to an indictment charging two San Francisco Police officers with stealing money and drugs from suspects.

Vatican criticizes Brittany Maynard's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:16
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Vatican official is criticizing cancer patient Brittany Maynard's decision to end her life.