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James Traficant of Ohio, former congressman and felon, is dead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 03:01
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative James Traficant of Ohio, a brash, eccentric figure known for his bombastic speeches who went to prison for corruption, died on Saturday at age 73, his family attorney said. Traficant had been hospitalized since Wednesday in critical condition after he lost control of his 1948 Ford tractor in the barn at his home in Greenford, Ohio, police said. The tractor rolled over and pinned him underneath. Family attorney Heidi Hanni said Traficant died at 11:30 a.m. ...

Woman accused of kidnapping daughter in 1994 extradited to U.S. from Australia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:59

Charleston County Sheriff's Office photo of Dorothy Barnett accused of taking her baby daughter from the legal custody of her fatherBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A woman accused of taking her baby daughter from the legal custody of her father in the United States 20 years ago has been extradited from Australia to face criminal charges in the United States, authorities said on Saturday. Dorothy Lee Barnett is charged with taking the child from her ex-husband, Benjamin Harris Todd, in South Carolina during a court-approved visit in 1994 when the child was less than 1 year old. She reportedly picked up the baby to take her to a birthday party and never returned. The father had legal custody of the child. ...


Gas drillers draw less water, but concerns linger

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:41
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania is recycling more and more water and one river basin commission now reports drillers there are drawing less freshwater than in the past.

Democratic official: Traficant, ex-Ohio congressman expelled after corruption conviction, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:28
CLEVELAND (AP) — Democratic official: Traficant, ex-Ohio congressman expelled after corruption conviction, dies.

Suspect's confession is center of missing boy case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:25

 Was it all made up? (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — While a judge weighs whether a murder confession in one of the nation's most notorious missing child cases can be used at the suspect's trial, a larger question is looming: Was it all made up?


Teens flee Tennessee detention facility, second breakout in month

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:18
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Thirteen boys escaped from a problem-plagued Tennessee youth detention facility where 32 teens broke out earlier this month, authorities said on Saturday. All but one of the teens who broke out late Friday night had been found on Saturday, according to Metro-Nashville Police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, which largely houses juveniles with multiple felonies, was the scene of a larger jail break on September 1, when 32 youths escaped. Two of them remain at large. ...

U.S. flight woes linger after Chicago air traffic center fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 01:35

A view of an exterior of the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration in AuroraBy Laila Kearney (Reuters) - U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after an employee apparently set a Chicago-area air traffic control center on fire and tried to take his own life. The incident forced the evacuation of the Federal Aviation Administration control center in Aurora, Illinois, and severely snarled air traffic on Friday, when an estimated 2,100 flights were canceled at major airports across the country. ...


Search continues for Va. student who vanished

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 01:15

This undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va. police department shows missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., 32, charged with abducting Graham, was captured in Texas on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, and is awaiting extradition — but there is still no sign the 18-year-old student, authorities said. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — With a suspect in the abduction of an 18-year-old woman back in the state, a search and rescue team worked with canine units Saturday trying to find the University of Virginia sophomore who vanished more than two weeks ago.


Man critically wounded in Juniata shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:58

Man critically wounded in Juniata shootingA man was hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting in Philadelphia's Juniata section.


Suspect in Oklahoma beheading is formally arrested in hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:46

Alton Alexander Nolen is seen in a picture from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections(Reuters) - The Oklahoma man suspected of beheading a former co-worker at a food distribution warehouse last week, who was shot by another employee trying to thwart the attack, was placed under arrest in a hospital where he underwent surgery, authorities said on Saturday. Alton Nolen was charged with first degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon when he emerged from sedation, said Moore, Oklahoma, police sergeant Jeremy Lewis. ...


Grandfather dead, teen grandson hurt in East Mt. Airy hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:43

Grandfather dead, teen grandson hurt in East Mt. Airy hit-and-runAuthorities say a grandfather is dead and his grandson is injured after a hit-and-run crash in Philadelphia's East Mt. Airy section.


New Goodyear blimp gives lift to its christener

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:34
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The newest addition to Goodyear's blimp fleet gave a lift to the woman who came up with its name.

India leader proposes International Yoga Day

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:32

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India's prime minister is proposing a new addition to the lengthy list of annual U.N. observances: World Yoga Day.


Woman accused of filing $94 million false return

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:26
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a suburban woman has been arrested area on accusations of filing a false state tax return in Georgia for $94 million.

Concierge sought in burglary of Center City apartment

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:19

Concierge sought in burglary of Center City apartmentPolice say the Concierge at a Philadelphia apartment building was caught on tape burglarizing a residence back on August 23rd.


Life or death? Arias set for sentencing retrial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:11

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2013 file photo shows Jodi Arias appearing for her trial in Maricopa County Superior court in Phoenix. Arias, the 34-year-old former waitress admitted killing Travis Alexander in 2008 at his suburban Phoenix home, but claimed it was self-defense. She was found guilty last year but jurors couldn't agree on a sentence. While Arias' murder conviction stands, prosecutors are putting on a second penalty phase with a new jury under way Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 with jury selection in an effort to secure the death penalty. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias' guilt has been determined. The only thing that remains is whether she dies for killing her ex-boyfriend.


Trial to begin for Tsarnaev pal accused of lying

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:06

FILE - In this May 15, 2014 file photo, Robel Phillipos, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrives at federal court before a hearing in Boston. Jury selection for his trial is set to begin on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in federal court in Boston. Phillipos, a U.S. citizen, is charged with lying to investigators after last year's fatal bombing. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)BOSTON (AP) — Two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have already been convicted of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Next week, a third friend will go on trial for allegedly lying to authorities investigating the bombing.


Refugees settle in thanks to small farm plots

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:01

Angelique Hakuzimana, displaced by war in her native Rwanda in 2009, works in her garden at the Global Greens Farm, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in West Des Moines, Iowa. A growing interest from consumers to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables has provided a robust new market for refugees who have fled violence in their home countries and have found peace in farming small plots of land in cities across the United States. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The rapidly rising demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables has created a robust new market for refugees who fled violence in their home countries and found peace in farming small plots of land in several U.S. cities.


War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 23:51

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Fernando, 14, poses for a photo behind a painting he made to honor a dead friend Johnny in Chicago. When he was just 12, he witnessed a drive-shooting where one friend survived a bullet to the head and another died on Fernando's couch, awaiting an ambulance. Fernando is part of the first class of Urban Warriors, a new YMCA-sponsored pilot program that pairs Iraq and Afganistan vets, most grew up with friends or family in gangs, with teens from similar backgrounds. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Jorge Maya sat in a circle at his neighborhood YMCA, a sturdy Afghanistan vet listening to a group of teenage boys scarred by gang violence.


India PM says serious about peace with Pakistan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 23:50

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) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday he's serious about holding peace talks with Pakistan but also criticized the neighboring country, insisting it must create an "appropriate atmosphere" for the dialogue.