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Mystery light in California sky caused by Navy rocket launch

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 12:57

Mystery light in California sky caused by Navy rocket launchThe Navy fired an unarmed missile from a submarine off the coast of Southern California on Saturday.

3 San Francisco airport workers charged in alleged smuggling

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 11:42
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three security screeners at San Francisco International Airport took payoffs to wave cocaine smugglers through airport security, federal authorities say in charges against the three.

Arizona woman kills son, herself in hospital room: police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 11:10
A mother killed her 5-year-old son before shooting herself to death early on Saturday in an apparent murder-suicide inside the child's hospital room in suburban Phoenix, police said.     The bodies of the mother, Lola "Tammy" Griffith, 27, and her son Helious were found by hospital staff during a routine check at about 2 a.m.(0800 GMT) at Cardon Children's Medical Center, said Detective Steve Berry, a spokesman for the Mesa Police Department.     No others at the hospital were hurt or threatened, Berry said.

Greg Hardy tweets regret day after graphic photos released

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 11:05
Greg Hardy took to Twitter on Saturday and expressed regret for past incidents, one day after Deadspin released photos showing his bruised ex-girlfriend from his domestic violence case.

Skydiver dies during demonstration jump at California event

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 10:59
MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a skydiver fell to his death at a California festival after his parachute got tangled as he tried to deploy it and his backup failed.

Warrant for hitchhiker leads cops to suspects in 2 slayings

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 10:58
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A North Carolina man suspected in a Southern crime spree that included a double slaying is dead after a warrant for a hitchhiker he and his girlfriend picked up led police to the motel where they were holed up in suburban Philadelphia.

Lawyer: South Dakota tribe destroying marijuana crop

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 10:44
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An American Indian tribe slated to open the nation's first marijuana resort is destroying its crop and temporarily suspending the project in South Dakota while leaders seek clarification from the federal government, according to the tribe's attorney.

Veterans being recognized for service ahead of holiday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 10:40

Veterans being recognized for service ahead of holidayThis coming Wednesday we celebrate Veterans Day, a time to honor the men and women who served our country.

Dozens in NYC protest Trump's 'SNL' appearance

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 10:20

Karina Garcia, of the ANSWER Coalition, uses a megaphone to lead demonstrators in a chant during a protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's hosting "Saturday Night Live" in New York, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. Despite a 40-year history of lampooning politicians while inviting some to mock themselves as on-air guests, booking a presidential candidate to host the NBC sketch-comedy show is almost unprecedented. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of demonstrators in New York City are protesting NBC's decision to allow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to host "Saturday Night Live."

1 dead, 2 in custody after Trevose hotel standoff ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 09:46

Warrant for hitchhiker leads to shooting, standoff at Trevose hotelPolice seeking someone on a Pa. parole violation stumbled upon another man and a woman who were wanted in a double homicide in North Carolina.

Police: Mother kills son, herself at Phoenix-area hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 09:20
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A mother of a patient at a suburban Phoenix children's hospital took her son's life before taking her own, police said Saturday.

The Latest: Mother kills child, herself at Arizona hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 09:10
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The latest on the apparent murder-suicide of a mother and child at a suburban Phoenix children's hospital (all times local):

Dorothy Helms, wife of late Sen. Jesse Helms, dies; was 96

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 08:51
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dorothy Coble Helms, wife of the late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, has died. She was 96.

1 dead, 2 in custody after shots fired at Trevose hotel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 08:32

1 dead, 2 in custody after Trevose hotel standoff ID'dOne person is dead and two other people are in custody after shots were fired as police served a warrant at a Trevose, Pa. hotel.

Prosecutor: Seal mental health records in parade crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 08:27

FILE - This file booking photo provided by the Stillwater Police Department shows Adacia Chambers, who is accused of running a red light and purposely driving around a barricade and over a police motorcycle before crashing into spectators at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade. Payne County District Attorney Laura Thomas formally charged Chambers with four counts of second-degree murder and 46 counts of felony assault on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (Stillwater Police Department via AP, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A prosecutor wants a judge to seal the mental health records of a woman charged with driving a car into the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring dozens.

Metrojet crash cause still unclear but could benefit Putin

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 08:11

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to suspend all Russian flights to Egypt on Friday after a recommendation by his chief of intelligence for a halt until the cause of last week's crash of a passenger jet in the Sinai Peninsula is determined, as an official said pieces of wreckage from the plane had been brought to Moscow to test for possible traces of explosives. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)MOSCOW (AP) — No matter what caused the fatal crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt, the answer will almost certainly hit Russia hard — but not President Vladimir Putin.

Woman says she was attacked for speaking foreign language

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 08:10
COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A woman who was attacked by another woman in a suburban Minneapolis restaurant, allegedly because she was speaking a foreign language, said she feels traumatized and may move out of Minnesota.

Baltimore judge orders review of phone records in 'Serial' case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 07:47
Adnan Syed, 35, was convicted in Maryland in 2000 of the murder of his ex-girlfriend and high school classmate, 18-year-old Hae Min Lee, the previous year. Syed is serving a life sentence. In a ruling on Friday, Baltimore Judge Martin Welch ordered a hearing to look into questions raised by Syed's lawyers over cellphone tower records prosecutors used to show that he was at the site where Lee was buried after the Baltimore teenager's disappearance.

Ethanol leaks into Mississippi River after train derailment

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 07:34

Train cars lie overturned outside of Alma, Wis. after derailing on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. BNSF Railway says five tanker cars leaked ethanol into the Mississippi River. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTALMA, Wis. (AP) — Five tanker cars of a BNSF Railway freight train that derailed Saturday in western Wisconsin were leaking ethanol into the Mississippi River, the railroad said.

Disneyland employee gets one year in jail for seeking sex from minor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/08/2015 - 07:26
Darreck Michael Enciso, 27, pleaded guilty on Friday to one felony count each of attempting a lewd act upon a child, contacting a child with the intent to commit a specified sex crime, and meeting a minor with the intent to engage in lewd conduct, according to a release by the Orange County District Attorney's office. Authorities say Enciso, a dishwasher at the theme park in Anaheim, posted an ad on Craigslist seeking women willing to engage in sex acts for Disneyland tickets. Enciso worked as dishwasher in one of the resort's hotels and did not interact with guests in his job, according to Disneyland.