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Deputy city attorney arrested in child porn case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 02:26
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A deputy city attorney in Los Angeles has been arrested on suspicion of distributing child pornography.

Zeal, devotion guides volunteers to Ebola crisis

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 02:17

Rendi Murphree, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who will soon be leaving for Monrovia, Liberia, packs for her trip at her home in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Murphree will be working at the airport in Monrovia, screening outbound passengers for the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Working with Ebola patients in Liberia, American pediatrician Alan Jamison treated as many people as he could as the country slipped into chaos. Each day, more patients showed up at the hospital's doors. The deadly virus wasn't the only danger: Ebola was causing such fear that some Liberians were threatening to burn down the isolation unit with doctors and patients inside.


Prisoner slips off handcuffs, crashes police car

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 02:06
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a man being transported to prison in a Connecticut police cruiser slipped out of his handcuffs and attacked the state trooper behind the wheel, causing the vehicle to crash.

Egypt president asks for patience over power cuts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 01:53

In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi speaks in a nationally televised broadcast, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. El-Sissi asked the public to be patient and grasp the extent of the challenges facing the country following a massive hours-long power outage on Thursday that struck the capital and other cities. He estimated the country needs about $12 billion over five years to upgrade and build new power plants to meet increasing demand. On Saturday, el-Sissi formed a new 16-member presidential advisory body of economic and science experts, who are mostly in their 60s and 70s, to advise him on how to tackle the country's myriad of problems. (AP Photo/Fady Fars, MENA)CAIRO (AP) — In a nationally televised speech on Saturday, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi asked the public to be patient and grasp the extent of the challenges facing the country following a massive power outage that struck the capital and other cities.


DUI charges dropped in 2013 crash that killed 5

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 01:09
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped DUI manslaughter charges against a Florida driver in a 2013 crash that killed five people, including three teenagers.

Hooked sea turtles heading back to the Gulf

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:56

In this July 6, 2012 photograph released by the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies for editorial purposes, a satellite tagged Kemp’s ridley sea turtle named Hugo is released, near Gulfport, Miss., into the Gulf of Mexico for the purpose of having its migration through the gulf tracked. (AP Photo/Institute for Marine Mammal Studies)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ten young sea turtles nursed back to health after swallowing anglers' hooks are headed back into the Gulf of Mexico.


Honda recalls 126,000 motorcycles for a 2nd time

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:55
Honda Motor Co. is recalling 126,000 motorcycles for a second time because their brakes can malfunction.

A child of Guatemala seeks a seat in Congress

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:50

In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2014, Sen. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, flanked by Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, left, and Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, discusses a plan to provide legal help for unaccompanied children from Central America at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Torres sees a reflection of herself in some of the Central American children who have flooded into the United States in recent months. More than four decades ago in Guatemala, Torres’ parents told her she was going to the United States on a vacation. They declined to tell her she would not be coming back. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)WASHINGTON (AP) — Norma Torres sees a reflection of herself in some of the Central American children who have flooded into the United States in recent months.


Inmate sentenced for plotting to kill prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:36

 Man fatally beat dog with TV remoteA New Jersey inmate who is serving time for killing his neighbor has now received another lengthy sentence for plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him in prison.


Pennsylvania mother who gave daughter abortion pill gets prison

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:24
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to up to 18 months in prison for obtaining so-called abortion pills online and providing them to her teenage daughter to end her pregnancy. Jennifer Ann Whalen, 39, of Washingtonville, a single mother who works as a nursing home aide, pleaded guilty in August to obtaining the miscarriage-inducing pills from an online site in Europe for her daughter, 16, who did not want to have the child. Whalen was sentenced on Friday by Montour County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary Norton to serve 12 months to 18 months in prison for violating a state law that requires abortions to be performed by physicians. The felony offense called for up to seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

Gravedigger hurt while falling into newly dug hole

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:08

 Man fatally beat dog with TV remoteA New York City gravedigger has been injured while falling backward into a freshly dug plot.


5 takeaways from Chris Christie's Mexico trip

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:04

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks with kindergarten and pre-K students lined up to greet him, as he visits a school in Puebla, Mexico, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. The potential 2016 contender has called his three-day trade mission to Mexico a learning opportunity.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)MEXICO CITY (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's trade mission to Mexico was promoted as a chance to foster business ties between that country and his state.


Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:55

In this Sept. 4, 2014 photo, Andrew Dunham and his 2-year old daughter Leonora walk near asparagus plants on his farm, in Grinnell, Iowa. The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor’s corn field onto the asparagus on Dunham’s central Iowa farm cast a shadow over his organic vegetable business.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business.


Next for former Va. governor: sentencing, appeal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:26

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2014 file photo, former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, right, arrives at Federal Court after the first day of jury deliberations in her corruption trial in Richmond, Va. Now that the guilty verdicts on public corruption are in, attention turns to the McDonnells' Jan. 6 sentencing and subsequent appeal. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys aren't through fighting over the fate of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.


This Weekend: Tale Of Two Seasons

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:17

 Tale Of Two SeasonsHot and humid! Afternoon thunderstorms likely.


Iran official says crew of plane carrying Americans gave false information

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:14

File picture shows a Boeing 737-800 from Emirati low cost airline Fly Dubai taking off from Kabul International AirportAn Iranian official said on Saturday that an airliner carrying Americans from Afghanistan to Dubai had been forced to land in Iran because the crew had supplied "false information". "The crew used false information so the authorities became suspicious ... Because the information provided was incorrect, we asked the airplane to land so we could gather more information," said Jassem Jaderi, governor of Hormozgan province in southern Iran, according to the official Mehr News Agency.


Firefighters rescue resident from burning home in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 22:49

Firefighters rescue resident from burning home in West PhiladelphiaOfficials say one person had to be rescued after a blaze inside a West Philadelphia home early Saturday morning.


Gravedigger hurt while falling into newly dug hole

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 22:17
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City gravedigger has been injured while falling backward into a freshly dug plot.

2-car crash on I-95 NB in Tinicum Township, Pa.; 2 lanes reopened

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 22:05

2-car crash on I-95 NB in Tinicum Township, Pa.; 2 lanes reopenedAll lanes are now open after an accident on Intersate-95 in Tinicum Township, Delaware County Saturday morning.


2-car crash on I-95 NB in Tinicum Township, Pa.; 2 lanes closed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 21:53

2-car crash on I-95 NB in Tinicum Township, Pa.; 2 lanes reopenedAn accident has shut down two northbound lanes on Intersate-95 in Tinicum Township, Delaware County Saturday morning.