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Lava spares family headstone in Hawaii cemetery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:42

This Oct. 28, 2014, photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey with the permission of the Sato family, shows the Sato headstone still standing in a sea of black lava in a cemetery in Pahoa, Hawaii. As the slow-moving lava got closer to the Pahoa Japanese Cemetery, officials provided Aiko Sato an opportunity to visit. When she placed flowers at the headstone last week, she thought it would be the last time she would see it. But after lava flowed over the cemetery, Sato’s aunt was given a photograph taken by a geologist documenting the lava’s advancement, showing the Sato headstone still standing in a sea of black lava. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — As slow-moving lava approached a cemetery in a rural Hawaii town, Aiko Sato placed flowers at the headstone of the family plot she's tended to over the years, thinking it would be the last time she would see it.


Ex-NFL player charged with sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:42

Ex-NFL player charged with sexual assaultFormer New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Luke Petitgout has been charged with assault and sexual assault in New Jersey.


Election results on 6abc.com after polls close at 8pm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:28

Election results on 6abc.comWe'll have live results as they come into the newsroom here on 6abc.com.


Coastal California residents using far less water

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:27
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Residents in coastal communities use far less water than their inland counterparts, but still find ways to cut back even more, residential per-capita water use figures released for the first time Tuesday show.

Mom accused of tossing son off bridge sought money

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:14

Jillian McCabe is seen in an undated photo provided by the Newport, Ore., Police Department. McCabe, who said she threw her 6-year-old son off the Yaquina Bay Bridge on the Oregon coast Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, was arrested on murder and manslaughter charges after the boy's body was found in the bay, police said. (AP Photo/Newport, Ore., Police Department)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A woman who appealed for money online to help care for her autistic son and disabled husband has been accused of throwing her 6-year-old boy to his death off an historic bridge on the Oregon coast.


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

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:09

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. ...


Jury picked in Detroit trial of Chicago activist

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:00

Rasmieh Odeh's supporters march outside the federal courthouse in Detroit, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Odeh, associate director at Chicago's Arab American Action Network, is charged with failing to tell U.S. immigration about her conviction for bombings in Israel in 1969, including one that killed two people at a supermarket. Odeh's trial began Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ed White)DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of people traveled 300 miles from Chicago on Tuesday to support an Arab activist who is on trial for failing to tell U.S. immigration officials that she was convicted of two bombings in Israel decades ago.


Mexican boy to have tumor surgery in New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:52

FILE - In this July 20, 2012, file photo, the father of a Juarez-born boy suffering from massive tumor who U.S. Homeland Security identified only as "Jose," examines his shoulder at the First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, N.M. The 11-year-old boy suffering from a massive tumor is scheduled to have series of surgery in Albuquerque to remove the growth on his shoulder. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 11-year-old Mexican boy suffering from a massive tumor, who drew international attention after U.S. Homeland Security Investigations helped him get treatment in New Mexico, is scheduled to have a series of surgeries in Albuquerque to remove the large growth on his shoulder.


Judge orders Kansas to let gay couples marry

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:49
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Kansas to allow same-sex couples to marry pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the state's ban, but he delayed enforcement of his order until next week to give the state time to appeal.

Arizona judge orders delay in sentencing retrial of murderer Arias

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:49

Jodi Arias speaks to defense attorney Jennifer Willmott in the Maricopa County Superior Court room of Judge Sherry Stephens in PhoenixBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona judge on Tuesday delayed witness testimony in the penalty phase retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after an appeals court ordered the proceedings be opened to the public, court officials said. Judge Sherry Stephens ordered that no new witnesses be called to the stand until Wednesday in the retrial to determine whether Arias will be executed for killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008. ...


Exclusive: Bankrupt San Bernardino repaying millions in arrears to Calpers - source

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:48
By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bankrupt San Bernardino has begun repaying millions in arrears to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) in a deal that has ended an acrimonious relationship between the California city and its biggest creditor. San Bernardino has set aside $10.6 million in its current budget, which has yet to be published, to pay an unnamed creditor. A senior city source, speaking on the condition of anonymity because details of the Calpers deal are subject to a judicial gag order, confirmed that creditor is Calpers. ...

No one hurt when gunshots hit California mosque

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:45
COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) — No one was hurt when gunfire struck a mosque in the desert city of Coachella before dawn Tuesday, authorities in Southern California said.

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.