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Emails in Pa. porn scandal showed children, violence, Attorney General Kathleen Kane says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 20:24

Emails in Pa. porn scandal showed children, violence, Attorney General Kathleen Kane saysSome of the pornographic emails exchanged among state government officials involved children and violent sexual acts against women, the Pa. Attorney General said,


Former DA Lynne Abraham will announce her candidacy for mayor today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 20:21

Former DA Lynne Abraham will announce her candidacy for mayor todayLynne Abraham, the former Philadelphia district attorney known as "one tough cookie," wants to bring her straight-talking, no-nonsense style to City Hall.


1 dead, 14 others injured in Brooklyn fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 20:16
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and 14 others were injured in a fire that raced through an apartment building in Brooklyn.

Firefighters battle fire, freezing temperatures in North Wildwood

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 20:08

Firefighters battle fire, freezing temperatures in North WildwoodFirefighters in North Wildwood braved frigid temperatures to douse a house fire overnight.


Organs of brain-dead girl won't be donated

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 20:07
NEW YORK (AP) — A brain-dead 2-year-old Brooklyn girl's organs will not be donated.

Police: Naked burglary suspect appeared to be high

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 20:02
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Court documents indicate that the Maine teenager charged with breaking into two houses while naked was under the influence of drugs.

Dog fights off burglar in Berks County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:37

Dog fights off burglar in Berks CountyA dog in Berks County took a bite out of crime while protecting his owner's house.


Model-TV host Dickinson accuses Cosby of assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:19

Model-TV host Dickinson accuses Cosby of assaultModel and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault.


Delays continue following fiery tractor-trailer crash on New Jersey Turnpike; 1 dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 18:54

All northbound lanes of New Jersey Turnpike reopen after fatal truck crashMotorists are still facing detours hours after a fiery tractor-trailer crash killed one person on the New Jersey Turnpike.


Blaze damages house in Cape May County, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 18:52

Blaze damages house in Cape May County, N.J.Officials say a fast-moving fire damaged a house in Middle Township, New Jersey Tuesday night.


Katherine Scott reports on near-record lows

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 18:52

Katherine Scott reports on near-record lowsEarly morning commuters face near-record lows.


New York health officials test person's remains for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 18:45

A transmission electron micrograph shows Ebola virus particles in this undated handout image released by the USAMRIID in Fredrick, Maryland(Reuters) - New York City health officials said they will test the remains of a person who died of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday for Ebola as the person had recently come to the United States from West Africa. The person, who was not identified, had been in one of the countries hardest hit by the outbreak just 18 days earlier, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement. "Before death, this individual showed no symptoms of Ebola. ...


Stranded on a snowy highway? Here's what to do

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 18:29

A man waits in the wind and the snow for the bus along Michigan Street, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 in Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Emily Rose Bennett) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION INTERNET OUTHeavy snow has stranded many motorists on a western New York highway. Some tips on what to do if you find yourself stuck in the snow:


Could Obama cut deal on Keystone pipeline? Don't rule it out

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 18:24

A depot used to store pipes for Transcanada Corp's planned Keystone XL oil pipeline is seen in Gascoyne North DakotaBy Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama might be open to using the Keystone pipeline as leverage with Republicans if they cooperate on other aspects of his long-stalled domestic agenda, such as investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes or reducing carbon emissions. After years of fighting over TransCanada's crude oil pipeline from Canada, a Keystone deal is not entirely out of the question, sources inside the administration and others close to the White House told Reuters on Tuesday. ...


All 50 U.S. states feel freezing temperatures, four dead in New York

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:58

Woman scrapes ice from windshield in MInneapolisBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Temperatures in all 50 U.S. states dipped to freezing or below on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country while heavy snow prompted a state of emergency in western New York and contributed to the deaths of four people. Every U.S. state, including Hawaii, was bitten by temperatures at the freezing point of 32 degrees F (0 C) or below, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. It was the coldest November morning across the country since 1976, according to Weather Bell Analytics, a meteorologist consulting firm. ...


Suspect charged with murder for pushing man in front of New York subway

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:29
(Reuters) - A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder for allegedly pushing a man to his death in front of a New York City subway train, police said, adding that the same man was wanted for an earlier pushing incident. Kevin Darden, 34, was arrested on Tuesday evening local time near his mother's home in the Bronx and charged with second-degree murder over the death of 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok, the New York Police Department said. ...

Missouri executes man who killed gas station attendant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:28
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Missouri on Wednesday executed a Kansas City man convicted of killing a gas station attendant in front of the attendant's stepdaughter during a robbery 20 years ago. Leon Taylor, 56, was pronounced dead at 12:22 a.m. at a Missouri state prison after a lethal injection, Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell said in a statement. Taylor shot Robert Newton, 53, in the head as Newton's 8-year-old stepdaughter watched at an Independence, Missouri, gas station in 1994. She testified that Taylor had tried to shoot her as well but the gun jammed. ...

Missouri executes Leon Taylor for 1994 killing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:22

In this Feb. 12, 2014 photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is convicted killer Leon Taylor who was sentenced to death for killing gas station attendant Robert Newton in Independence, Mo., in 1994. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections)BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A man who killed a suburban Kansas City gas station attendant in front of the worker's young stepdaughter in 1994 was put to death early Wednesday — the ninth execution in Missouri this year.


Report on tribal youth and violence urges action

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:03
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — American Indian and Alaska Native children are exposed to violence at rates higher than any other social group in the nation, according to a new report that urges creation of a new Native American affairs office, additional federal funding and other measures to combat the problem.

Dry San Diego to look to sewers as water source

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:52
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Acknowledging California's parched new reality, the city of San Diego has embraced a once-toxic idea: turning sewer water into drinking water.