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Pennsylvania ambush suspect belongs to war role-play group: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:52
By Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - A survivalist suspected of an ambush attack last week that killed a Pennsylvania trooper and seriously wounded another is a member of a Cold War re-enactment group, state police said on Wednesday. The suspect, Eric Matthew Frein of Canadensis, Pennsylvania, belongs to a group that assumes the roles of soldiers from Eastern European countries, said Lieutenant Colonel George Bivens, deputy commissioner for operations. He declined to identify the group. ...

Wildfire in California's Sierra Nevada menaces 1,600 homes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:51

Firefighters battling the King Fire watch as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh PondBy Alex Dobuzinskis and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada battled to gain the upper hand on Wednesday against a blaze that threatened 1,600 homes and has displaced 2,100 residents as flames roared for a fifth day through dry timber and brush west of Lake Tahoe. The so-called King Fire, the most menacing of 11 major wildfires across the drought-parched state, has scorched at least 18,500 acres (7,490 hectares) of the El Dorado National Forest since it erupted Saturday, fire officials said. ...


Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:39

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Lisa Ann Coleman. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Coleman is set for execution for the 9-year-old Davontae Williams' starvation death 10 years ago. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a last-day appeal from a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago, clearing the way for her execution.


Police chiefs pledge more transparency after Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:39

Police officers keep watch while demonstrators protest the death of black teenager Michael Brown in FergusonBy Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dozens of police chiefs meeting in Chicago this week said a notorious fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri in August had been a defining moment for law enforcement and pledged greater transparency over such incidents. Speaking to Reuters in a group interview, the heads of police of Dallas, Chicago, Austin, Houston, Elk Grove, California, Boston, and Toronto, Canada said that every police shooting since Ferguson has been followed by protests. ...


U.S. House backs plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to approve President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his campaign to "degrade and destroy" the Sunni militants. The House approved the measure authorizing the training plan until Dec. 11 by a vote of 273-156. While it was passed with bipartisan support, it was opposed by significant numbers of Democrats and Republicans. The measure is attached to a stopgap spending spill also expected to pass the House on Wednesday. ...

U.S. House votes to arm Syrian rebels, but questions remain

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:36

Mitc McConnell speaks to reporters at the Capitol in WashingtonBy Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat Islamic State militants. ...


Suspect shot by Delaware State Trooper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:35

Suspect shot by Delaware State TrooperState police say a male suspect was shot by one of their troopers in Hartly, Delaware.


Missing Virginia woman's parents fear 'foul play'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:32

20 a.m. Saturday when she texted a friend. According to U.Va. officials, Graham is 5-foot-11 with blue eyes, light brown hair and freckles. Anyone with information on Graham's whereabouts is asked to contact the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The parents of a missing University of Virginia student said Wednesday they fear she is the victim of "foul play," and police released two new surveillance videos showing the 18-year-old walking past a pub and, minutes later, running past a service station.


Jury picked for Detroit officer who shot girl

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:31

FILE -- In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Dominika Stanley and Charles Jones hold a photo of their 7-year-old daughter Aiyana Jones in an attorney's office in Southfield, Mich. Aiyana was killed while she slept on a couch by a Detroit police officer accused of handling his gun recklessly during a frantic search for a murder suspect in 2010. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)DETROIT (AP) — A jury has been seated in the trial of a Detroit police officer who unintentionally killed a 7-year-old girl during a hunt for a murder suspect in 2010.


Police: Video shows man used banana to rob store

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:28
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.

Warrant: S.C. dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:26

Timothy Ray Jones Jr., is escorted by lawmen out of the Smith County Jail in Raleigh, Miss., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 to a vehicle for transport to Lexington County, S.C., where is expected to be charged with murder in the deaths of his five children after he led authorities to a secluded clearing in Alabama, Tuesday, where their bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday.


U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown, extend Export-Import bank

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:26
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a stop-gap spending measure that averts an Oct. 1 government shutdown and extends the U.S. Export-Import Bank's ability to operate for another nine months. The measure, passed 319-108 with opposition evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, also contains a separately approved authorization for the Defense Department to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants. ...

Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham to run for mayor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:21

Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham to run for mayorFormer Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham will run for mayor, her spokesperson tells Action News Wednesday.


Crozer-Chester Medical Center braces for possible nurses strike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:21

Crozer-Chester Medical Center braces for possible nurses strikeThe Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland, Delaware County is staring at the possibility of a strike with 600 nurses threatening to walk off the job on Sunday.


Air Force: 'So help me God' in oath is optional

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:21
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday.

Argentina peso sags to 15 a dollar on black market

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:20
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The value of Argentina's peso has hit its lowest level ever on the black market.

Enterovirus case confirmed in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:19

Enterovirus case confirmed in New JerseyFour children in the Philadelphia area have tested positive for enterovirus D68, according to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Pro-pot activists launch first U.S. 'Consume Responsibly' campaign

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:15

Cookies shaped like marijuana leafs are pictured at the Cannabis Carnivalus 4/20 event in SeattleBy Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Taking a cheeky jab at a New York Times columnist who had a bad experience with marijuana-infused candy on a visit to Colorado, pro-pot activists launched a campaign urging adults to "consume responsibly" in states where the drug is legal. The Marijuana Policy Project, the largest U.S. pot policy organization, opened the drive on Wednesday in Colorado, which, along with Washington state, allows recreational weed sales to adults under a highly regulated and taxed system. ...


It's personality versus policy in Iowa Senate race

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:13

This combo of 2014 file photos shows Iowa Democratic senatorial candidate, Rep. Bruce Braley, left, and Republican senatorial candidate State Sen. Joni Ernst. Iowa is a state with a relatively small number of veterans and no military bases, yet the hotly contested Senate race here is heavily focused on the military. The recent scandals surrounding veterans' health care and the air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq mean the troops are on people's minds. (AP Photo)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The race for Iowa's open Senate seat could be dubbed the Resume vs. the Personality.


Police reportedly close to solving 1975 case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:11
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say they are getting close to finding out who is responsible for the disappearance of two young sisters from Maryland nearly 40 years ago.