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Closings set in Florida A&M hazing trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:03
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M University band member told a judge Thursday he will not testify on his own behalf in his trial on manslaughter and hazing charges in the November 2011 death of a school drum major.

Teacher's aide charged with driving drunk to work

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:02

Teacher's aide charged with driving drunk to workA former teacher's aide in Berks County now faces formal charges for driving drunk to work.


U.S. lawsuit vs Hartford police who fatally shot dog is revived

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:59
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit against Hartford, Connecticut, and two police officers over the fatal shooting of a family dog, near a 12-year-old girl, after the officers entered a property without a warrant to search for guns. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said there was not enough evidence of an urgent need that would justify the Dec. 20, 2006, search of plaintiff Glen Harris' property, during which one of the officers shot and killed Seven, a 3-year-old St. Bernard. ...

Pa. coroner auctioning off guns used in suicides

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:53
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania coroner is auctioning off about 100 guns used in suicides and accidental shooting deaths.

Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:49

Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.


2 dead, 4 injured after small plane crashes at Wichita airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:45

Plane crashes at Wichita airport, 2 deadAt least two people are dead after a small plane crashed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, fire officials say.


AccuWeather: Foggy Start, Chilly Finish Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:43

 Foggy Start, Chilly Finish TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says Halloween looks cool, but dry. Saturday will be chilly, dreary and damp.


Fire damages home in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:41

Fire damages home in Strawberry MansionFirefighters battled a house fire in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.


Art of Aging: Senior Companion Program

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:38

 Senior Companion ProgramIn today's Art of Aging, Lisa Thomas-Laury tells us about a free program that helps people connect.


Pair convicted in secret $1.6 M Navy silencer deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:34
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic were convicted in federal court for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified, classified program.

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:27

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike rideA nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride.


Spain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:27
MADRID (AP) — Spain's parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results.

Man shot with assault rifle in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:25

Man shot with assault rifle in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a 53-year-old man was shot twice in the leg with an assault rifle in North Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


Prosecutor: Grand jury tweet in Brown case hacked

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:24
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A tweet earlier this month suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman's Twitter account, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Thursday.

2 dead, 4 injured afer small plane crashes at Wichita airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:17

2 dead, 4 injured after small plane crashes at Wichita airportAt least two people are dead after a small plane crashed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, fire officials say.


Chicago high school evacuated, nine taken to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:11
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago high school was evacuated on Wednesday due to a suspicious odor that was investigated as a possible natural gas leak and nine students were taken to local hospitals as a precautionary measure, all in good condition, police said. Police said preliminary information was that there may have been a natural gas leak, but it was later ruled out. Harper High School in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side was evacuated shortly after 10 a.m., said Jose Estrada in the Chicago Police Department news affairs office. ...

Fire chief: At least 2 dead inside Kansas airport building where small plane crashed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:10
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Fire chief: At least 2 dead inside Kansas airport building where small plane crashed.

Woman, man hospitalized after car slams into tractor-trailer in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:03

Woman, man hospitalized after car slams into tractor-trailer in DelawareA man and a woman are hospitalized after their vehicle crashed into a tractor-trailer in Stanton, Delaware.


FAA: Small plane crashes at Wichita airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:56

2 dead, 4 injured afer small plane crashes at Wichita airportA small plane has crashed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city.


Rand Paul to campaign for McConnell on Monday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:51
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will campaign with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on the day before Kentucky's pivotal Senate election.