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Correction: Roland Burris-Allegation story

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:57

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, file photo, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee member Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., left, sits next to fellow member Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Allegations against Burris, 77, who held a Senate seat from 2009 to 2010, arose during a pre-trial hearing Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, for a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying U.S. lawmakers to lift sanctions against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)CHICAGO (AP) — In a Sept. 26 story about allegations against former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris of Illinois, The Associated Press misidentified Burris in a headline. He is Roland Burris, not Ronald Burris.


Students protest Mormon university's beard ban

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:53
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A group of Brigham Young University students is protesting the Mormon church-owned school's ban on something its namesake once sported: a beard.

Fiancee testifies in loud-music killing retrial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:52
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The fiancee of a man accused of shooting a teenager during an argument over loud music outside a north Florida convenience store testified Saturday that she didn't know the teen was dead until the next day.

Pa. trooper killing suspect still on run 15 days after ambush

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:32

Pa. trooper killing suspect still on run 15 days after ambushAuthorities hunting for a survivalist suspected of killing a state trooper at a police barracks remained in the thick woods near his parents' house Saturday to further narrow down the search area more than two weeks after the ambush.


Girl, 8, critically injured by pit bull in Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:29
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Delaware authorities say an 8-year-old girl received life-threatening injuries when she was mauled by her family's pit bull.

James Traficant, convicted ex-congressman, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:23

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2010, file photo, former U.S. Rep. James Traficant Jr. talks about politics at a diner in Boardman, Ohio. Traficant, who spent time in prison on corruption and racketeering charges, has died after being critically injured in a tractor accident at his northeast Ohio home. He was 73. Dave Betras, the Mahoning County Democratic Party chairman, says Traficant died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in the hospital. Betras says he was notified by the Traficant family attorney. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73.


College softball bus crashes in Oklahoma, 4 dead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:22

College softball bus crashes in Oklahoma, 4 deadA tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team's bus, killing four women on the team and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.


Juror removed from Florida retrial after report he questioned prosecutor's ability

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:19

Defendant Michael Dunn in court on day two of his first-degree murder trial in JacksonvilleBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A juror was removed on Saturday in the Florida trial of a white man accused of murdering an unarmed black teen after a published report the jury member questioned the competence of the state attorney handling the racially charged case. Judge Russell Healey removed the juror shortly before testimony began on the third day of the retrial of software engineer Michael Dunn, 47, who is charged with the first-degree murder of Jordan Davis, 17, during a gas station dispute over loud rap music. ...


C. African Republic places great hope on UN force

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:17

Interim President of the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba-Panza, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the transitional government in conflict-torn Central African Republic said Saturday the country has great hopes that the new U.N. peacekeeping mission will help restore security and promote development.


New mom Chelsea Clinton celebrates baby daughter

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:13

FILE - This June 23, 2014, file photo shows Chelsea Clinton as she speaks at the Colorado Museum of Nature and Science, in Denver. Clinton announced the birth of daughter Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, 1st grandchild of Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Saturday Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton say they are "blessed, grateful, and so happy" to become grandparents.


Judge denies immunity in Tenn. cavity-search suit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:13
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that police officers and a physician who medically paralyzed a man to conduct a cavity search for drugs in Tennessee are not immune from prosecution.

Help wanted: Free lawyers for immigrant children

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 06:36

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, an unidentified Guatemalan woman is seen inside a dormitory in the Artesia Family Residential Center, a federal detention facility for undocumented immigrant mothers and children in Artesia, N.M. More than half of the nearly 60,000 Central America children who have arrived on the U.S.-Mexico border in the past year still don’t have lawyers to represent them in immigration court and many of those who do have volunteer attorneys scrambling to brush up on immigration law. Advocates are holding training sessions to help private sector attorneys learn how to work with traumatized, Spanish-speaking children, many of whom have come fleeing violence. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most of the nearly 60,000 Central American children who have arrived on the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year still don't have lawyers to represent them in immigration court, and advocates are scrambling to train volunteer attorneys to help cope with the massive caseload.


Cuba hands Canadian businessman 15-year sentence

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 06:28
HAVANA (AP) — A Canadian automobile executive has been sentenced to 15 years in Cuban prison on corruption-related charges that officials here call part of a broad campaign against graft, his company said Saturday.

Man, 14-year-old boy die in New York state plane collision: police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 06:14
By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - The pilot of a small plane and his 14-year-old passenger died on Saturday when their aircraft struck another plane and crashed during an event in upstate New York to introduce young people to aviation, officials said. A Cessna 172, single-engine plane, and a Searey amateur-built aircraft collided about 6 miles (10 kms) southeast of Buffalo-Lancaster Regional Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. The Cessna then crashed in a wooded area in Lancaster, police said. ...

Survivalist still on run 15 days after cop's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 06:03

FBI along with various state police officers exit a wooded area at Buck Hill Falls in Barrett Township, Pa., where the search for Eric Frein continues Friday Sept 26, 2014. Frein is suspected of fatally shooting a state trooper and wounding another at the Blooming Grove state police barracks two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Michael J. Mullen)CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities hunting for a survivalist suspected of killing a state trooper at a police barracks remained in the thick woods near his parents' house Saturday to further narrow down the search area more than two weeks after the ambush.


13 escape Tenn. youth center despite new security

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 05:58

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2014 file photo, police work in front of the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville, Tenn. Thirteen teenagers escaped overnight from the youth detention center in Nashville but all but one were recaptured within hours, authorities said Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, marking the latest of a rash of security breaches involving the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Security upgrades at a troubled youth detention center in Nashville were not enough to prevent 13 teenagers from escaping Friday, the second major breakout from the facility this month.


Maryland hospital to care for U.S. doctor exposed to Ebola in West Africa

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 05:55

Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout colorized transmission electron micrographBy Jon Herskovitz (Reuters) - The U.S. National Institutes of Health plans to admit to one of its special observation wards an American physician exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone, it said on Saturday. The patient, who has not been identified, was expected to be admitted on Sunday to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for observation and to enroll in a clinical study, the institute said. ...


World leaders give their annual speeches at the UN

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 05:54

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, of India, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders gathered Saturday for the fourth day of the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly to address the state of their countries and the world. Here are highlights from some of the newsworthy speakers:


Chelsea Clinton gives birth to baby girl

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 05:47

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to baby girlBill and Hillary Clinton are grandparents. The couple's daughter, Chelsea Clinton, has given birth to her first child, a daughter named Charlotte.


Volcano erupts in Japan; 7 missing, 40 injured

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 05:40

Volcano erupts in Japan; 7 missing, 40 injuredA volcano in central Japan erupted on Saturday, catching mountain climbers by surprise and stranding at least 40 injured people in areas that rescue workers have been unable to reach.