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Central Bucks West football season canceled due to hazing allegations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:30

Central Bucks West football season canceled due to hazing allegationsThe Central Bucks School District announced Thursday the cancellation of the remainder of the Varsity and Junior Varsity football seasons at Central Bucks High School West.


NYC police say hatchet attack by Islam convert was terrorism

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:22

A man holding a hatchet is seen in a still image from surveillance video provided by the New York Police DepartmentBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The hatchet-wielding man who wounded two New York City police officers, one of them critically, was a self-radicalized convert to Islam who is believed to have acted alone in what law enforcement officials on Friday called a terrorist attack. The suspect, Zale Thompson, who was shot dead by two other officers on Thursday afternoon on a street in the borough of Queens, had made anti-Western postings on social media and visited websites associated with several radical Islamic groups, police said at a news conference. ...


Man gets 19 years for crash that killed Millville officer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:20

Man gets 19 years for crash that killed Millville officerThe South Jersey man who admitted killing a Millville police officer in a crash back in 2012 will spend nearly two decades behind bars.


7 hurt when car smashes into California restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:16

This Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 photo provided by Leonard Rhone shows a car that plowed through a storefront in Dublin, Calif. Police say seven people were injured when a car crashed into the restaurant in a Northern California shopping center. A 56-year-old female driver had just pulled into a parking lot outside Taqueria Los Pericos in Dublin on Thursday night when she accidentally accelerated and plowed through the storefront. (AP Photo/Leonard Rhone)DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Police say all seven people injured when a car crashed into a Northern California restaurant have now been released from hospitals.


2 arrests, 1 injury after bomb threat and school fight at Newark High School in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:09

2 arrests, 1 injury after bomb threat and school fight at Newark High School in DelawareTwo students face charges and another was hospitalized after fighting broke out during a bomb threat evacuation at Newark High School in Delaware.


Sacramento County Sheriff says officer shot by assailant has died

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:08
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento County Sheriff says officer shot by assailant has died.

Union player challenges you to kick Ebola in the butt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:05

Union player challenges you to kick Ebola in the buttPhiladelphia Union soccer player Michael Lahoud has kicked off a campaign to help.


UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:03
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut off a lucrative source of funding for the al-Qaida linked extremist group al-Shabab.

Boston mayor vetoes $20,000 city council pay raise

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:00
BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Martin Walsh vetoed a $20,000 pay raise for Boston city councilors Friday, saying he wanted an independent analysis of how much the elected body should be paid.

Ebola medical workers face mandatory quarantine at NYC airports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:00

Coast Guard Corpsman checks the temperature of a traveler at Washington Dulles International AirportBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - All medical workers traveling from Ebola-affected countries to New York City's airports will face a mandatory 21-day quarantine under new screening rules that exceed federal guidelines, the governors of New York and New Jersey announced on Friday. State health officials will extensively interview all travelers arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. ...


Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:58

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2012, file photo, women walk by a statue of Joseph and Emma Smith outside the church office building during the 182nd Semiannual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had an underage bride and was married to other men’s wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church essay reveals. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says most of Smith’s wives were between 20 and 40 years old but that one was just 14. While part of the church's early days, polygamy has been banned in the faith since 1890. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Scott Sommerdorf, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the faith's early polygamous days, a recognition of an unflattering part of its roots that historians have chronicled for years.


Pennsylvania man faces possible life in prison for child porn

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:58
By Elizabeth Daley NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man faces life in prison for child pornography he left on a computer tablet he sold at a Christmas flea market, according to authorities. The woman who bought the tablet as a Christmas gift for her daughter discovered videos of Donald Miller having sex with an 8-year-old girl, prosecutors said at a court hearing earlier this week. Miller, 43, pleaded guilty to a state count of rape of a child and a federal charge of producing child pornography in Pittsburgh, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Assistant U.S. ...

No verdict for Tsarnaev pal; jury returns Monday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:53

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, Robel Phillipos, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrives at federal court to attend his trial in Boston. Closing arguments are being held in the case Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Phillipos is charged with lying to the FBI about being in Tsarnaev's dorm room while two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence several days after the April 15, 2013 attack. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)BOSTON (AP) — A jury has ended deliberations for the week without a verdict in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).


2 teens shot near Dobbins High School

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:47

2 teens shot near Dobbins High SchoolPolice are investigating a double shooting near a Philadelphia high school that injured two teenagers.


Police: Student shooter in Washington state died of self-inflicted gunshot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:37
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police: Student shooter in Washington state died of self-inflicted gunshot.

Alabama attorneys complain of harassment after $460,000 settlement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:36
By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Lawyers for a man who received a $460,000 settlement after suing the city of Birmingham for police brutality said on Friday they had received harassing emails and phone calls after it was disclosed they would pocket all but $1,000 of the settlement. “We have been called criminals, thugs, crooks, thieves, liars, cheats, and many other names,” the lawyers said in a statement on Friday. ...

Court allows Oklahoma to delay executions due to lack of drugs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:29

The death chamber is seen through the steel bars from the viewing room at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, TexasOKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma court accepted a motion from the state on Friday to delay three planned executions so prison authorities can obtain a fresh batch of lethal injection drugs and implement new protocols drawn up after a troubled execution this year. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals rescheduled the executions of death row inmates Charles Warner, Richard Glossip and John Grant, which were planned for this year. They were delayed by about two months each. ...


Stumped doctor ordered cyanide test on dying woman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:29
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A physician who treated a 41-year-old neurologist after she suddenly collapsed said Friday that he ordered a test that eventually revealed a lethal amount of cyanide in her blood because he could find no other explanation for her sudden illness.

Heathcare worker at Newark airport to be quarantined on Ebola fears

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:24

Staff of the emergency medical services in France (SAMU) dressed in Ebola virus protections outfits stand near a stretcher placed inside an ambulance during a press presentationNEW YORK (Reuters) - A healthcare worker who had been treating patients in West Africa was detained at Newark Liberty International Airport and will be quarantined, in line with a new policy aimed at reducing risk from the Ebola virus, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Friday. "Her next stop was going to be here in New York," Christie said during a news conference announcing the mandatory quarantine policy. "A quarantine order will be issued." Christie's remarks about the quarantined healthcare worker were first reported by CNBC. ...


AccuWeather: Some sun, breezy and milder today

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:10

 Some sun, breezy and milder todayMeteorologist David Murphy says we're in for a nice weekend with highs in the 60s.