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Police seek driver in California hit and run that killed 3 trick-or-treaters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 09:17
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Detectives continued their search on Saturday for the as yet unidentified driver of an SUV who struck and killed three 13-year-old girls trick-or-treating on Halloween in Southern California. The three girls, two of whom were twins, were in costume and carrying candy bags when they were hit while crossing a street on Friday evening in Santa Ana, about 35 miles (55 km) south of Los Angeles. Officers found the sports utility vehicle, a Honda CR-V with damage to its front end, abandoned behind a nearby strip mall, said Santa Ana police spokesman Corporal Anthony Bertagna. ...

Mom opens door for trick-or-treaters, becomes victim of home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 09:10

Mom opens door for trick-or-treaters, becomes victim of home invasionA mom who thought she was opening the door to trick-or-treaters became the victim of a home invasion.


Women are the target on campaign's final weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 08:18

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as singer Jimmy Rose performs his ode to Kentucky, "Coal Keeps the Lights On," during a rally at the Scott County Courthouse Square in Georgetown Ky., Saturday night, Nov. 1, 2014. The results of the closely watched Kentucky contest will be crucial in the midterm election that could shift the balance of power in Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Their grip on the Senate majority slipping, anxious Democrats aggressively courted female voters Saturday on the final weekend of a midterm campaign that will decide the balance of power in Congress and statehouses during President Barack Obama's final years in office.


Windy, Chilly Night

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 07:58

Windy, Chilly NightMeteorologist Melissa Magee says the wind increases for the second half of the weekend.


Police seek driver in California hit and run that killed 3 trick-or-treaters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 07:50
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Detectives continued their search on Saturday for the driver of an SUV who struck and killed three teenage girls trick-or-treating on Halloween in Southern California, and investigators were unsure who was behind the wheel of the vehicle, a police spokesman said. The three girls, ranging in age from 13 to 15, were in costume and carrying candy bags when they were hit while crossing a street on Friday evening in Santa Ana, about 35 miles (55 km) south of Los Angeles. ...

Obama stumps in Michigan, where his popularity is still strong

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 07:46

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode IslandBy Roberta Rampton DETROIT (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made his lone campaign appearance with a Democrat running for Senate on Saturday in Michigan, urging voters to remember how his administration helped rescue the auto industry when he first took office in 2009. Obama, whose unpopularity has left him on the sidelines leading up to Tuesday’s midterm elections, spoke to a crowd of about 6,000 supporters of Democratic congressman Gary Peters, who is expected to win the seat held by retiring long-time Democratic Senator Carl Levin. ...


Branson determined to find cause of Virgin spaceship crash, pilots identified

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 07:40

Sheriff's deputies look at a piece of debris near the crash site of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo near CantilBy Lucy Nicholson and Irene Klotz MOJAVE Calif./CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson on Saturday vowed to find out what caused his space tourism company's passenger spaceship to crash during a test flight, killing one pilot and injuring the other, but expressed a desire to press on with the dream of commercial space flight. Michael Alsbury, 39, has been identified as the pilot who died in the crash of Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo, and the surviving pilot is Peter Siebold, 43, the Kern County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. ...


Early Season Snow, Cold Shocks the Southeast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 07:32
November starts off with snow and record cold in the Southeast

California officer charged in nude photo scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 07:27
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a former California Highway Patrol officer with two felonies after women he arrested on suspicion of drunken driving accused him of stealing explicit photos from their cellphones.

4 Utah Guardsmen disciplined for bikini film shoot

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 07:18
Four Utah National Guard soldiers are being disciplined for their unauthorized involvement and use of military vehicles in a risque video featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks.

New York doctor with Ebola improves, nurse reunited with dog

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 07:07

Dallas Ebola Nurse Reunited With Her Quarantined DogBy Jill Serjeant NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York doctor with Ebola, whose case triggered a national debate over mandatory quarantines for health workers returning from West Africa, was upgraded to stable condition on Saturday after nine days of treatment. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, the only person in the United States currently being treated for Ebola, will remain in isolation, New York City's Bellevue Hospital said in a statement. He has improved to "stable" from "serious but stable. ...


Teen killed in West Logan crash, driver arrested for DUI

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 06:51

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


Can space industry survive 2 explosions in 4 days?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 06:51

Wreckage lies near the site where a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket, SpaceShipTwo, exploded and crashed in Mojave, Calif. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The explosion killed a pilot aboard and seriously injured another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiery failures are no stranger to the space game. It's what happens when you push the boundaries of what technology can do, where people can go. And it happened again to Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo.


Woman struck by 2 vehicles in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 06:49

Woman struck by 2 vehicles in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a woman was struck by two vehicles in front of Temple University Hospital in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


2 pedestrians dead in Northeast Philadelphia crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 06:46

2 pedestrians dead in Northeast Philadelphia crashPolice say two people are dead after being struck by a vehicle in Northeast Philadelphia Saturday morning.


Fire in Maine at site of Halloween party kills five

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 06:29
(Reuters) - Five people were killed and one was critically burned on Saturday after an early morning fire at a residence in Portland, Maine, that had been the scene of a Halloween party the night before, authorities said. The fire was already in an advanced stage when Portland firefighters arrived after getting calls beginning at 7:17 a.m., according to a spokeswoman for the Portland City Manager. There was a party at the two-story residence that started on Friday, Halloween, according to Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Safety. ...

Police confirm identities of pilots in Virgin spaceship crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 06:20
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The pilot killed in the crash of the Virgin Galactic spaceship has been identified as Michael Alsbury, and the pilot who survived is Peter Siebold, Kern County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ray Pruitt said on Saturday. Alsbury, 39, was from Tehachapi, California, Pruitt said. The 43-year-old Siebold, who ejected from Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo and parachuted to the ground, suffered moderate to major injuries in the crash and was being treated at Antelope Valley Hospital, the Sheriff's Office said in a statement. (Reporting By Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

Four dead, 1 rescued from capsized boat in Northern California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 06:16
(Reuters) - Four people died and one person was rescued by helicopter after their boat capsized on Saturday in a Northern California bay known to have rough waters, officials said. The U.S. Coast Guard in San Francisco was notified around 10 a.m. local time about the capsized vessel and the possibility of people in the water in Sonoma County's Bodega Bay, according to a press release. A Coast Guard crew training nearby was diverted to help in the rescue and a California Highway Patrol helicopter recovered one conscious person from rocks in the bay, the Coast Guard said. ...

LAX shooting recalled on 1-year anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 05:24
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti and government officials on Saturday commemorated the one-year anniversary of a shooting attack at Los Angeles International Airport that left a U.S. Transportation Security Administration officer dead.

Motorists cash in when armored car drops money bag in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 05:05
By John Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maryland police said on Saturday they were appealing to motorists to return any money they may have picked up after a bag of cash fell out of an armored car and burst open in the fast lane of a highway. The incident unfolded on Friday during the morning rush hour near Urbana, about 36 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., when the rear door of a GardaWorld truck malfunctioned and popped open, throwing a bag of money on to the highway. ...