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Father arrested in fatal stabbing of his baby, another man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:53
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A father fatally stabbed two people, including his 5-month-old daughter in her crib, and wounded two other people in an attack at a Milwaukee duplex Friday, the city's police chief said.

Colorado teen to be sentenced for conspiring to aid Islamist militants

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:52
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 19-year-old Colorado woman and Islamic convert who admitted that she planned to travel overseas to join Islamic State militants was due to be sentenced by a federal judge on Friday. Shannon Maureen Conley has been held without bond since federal agents arrested her last April at Denver International Airport as she prepared to board a plane bound for Germany. In September, Conley pleaded guilty in Denver federal court to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to Islamic State, designated by the U.S. government as a foreign terrorist organization. Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is Sunni Muslim militant group that has seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria and has beheaded several Western captives.

Police investigate 2 suspicious car fires in Tacony

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:52

Police investigate 2 suspicious car fires in TaconyPolice are investigating two suspicious car fires in the Tacony section of Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Judge bars media payments in running death of Alabama girl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:46
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge took the unusual step of barring the media from paying for interviews about the upcoming trial of a woman charged with capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter.

North Carolina judges find 70-year-old man wrongly convicted 4 decades ago, order him freed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:43
WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges find 70-year-old man wrongly convicted 4 decades ago, order him freed.

Miss Universe: New friends, countless dresses and 1 crown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:38

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, Miss Universe contestant Migbelis Lynette Castellanos, of Venezuela, laughs as she poses for photos after a news conference for contestants from Latin America and Spain, in Doral, Fla. Contestants from 88 countries will vie for the title of Miss Universe on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)MIAMI (AP) — Contestants from 88 countries will vie for the title of Miss Universe on Sunday in Florida. The women arrived in Miami nearly two weeks ago ahead of the main event, in which Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela, will pass on her crown.


UN: 3,300 villages destroyed in Sudan fighting in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:38
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. report says more than 3,000 villages were destroyed in Darfur during targeted attacks on civilians early last year as hundreds of thousands of people fled a spike in violence. The report says government or government-aligned forces are mostly to blame.

Clarification: Hottest Year story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:32

FILE - In this July 1, 2014 file photo, Amanda Ouellet wipes her face with a cold wet towel to cool off while working outside holding an advertising sign in Las Vegas. Federal science officials announced Friday that for the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record. Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that in 2014 the world had its hottest year in 135 years of record-keeping. Earlier, the Japanese weather agency and an independent group out of University of California Berkeley also measured 2014 as the hottest on record. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Jan. 16, The Associated Press reported that the odds that nine of the 10 hottest years have occurred since 2000 are about 650 million to one. These calculations, as the story noted, treated as equal the possibility of any given year in the records being one of the hottest. The story should have included the fact that substantial warming in the years just prior to this century could make it more likely that the years since were warmer, because high temperatures tend to persist.


Witness: Man accused of killing, burying 2 seen with shovel

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:31
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man charged with killing a pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend looked sweaty and had a pick and shovel nearby on the day that authorities say he buried the victims' bodies, a witness testified Friday.

Moody's drops Atlantic City credit rating, fears default

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:31
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Wall Street is looking at Atlantic City's financial future, and doesn't like what it sees.

Delaware Valley gets ready for Nor'easter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:23

Delaware Valley gets ready for Nor'easterResidents and businesses are making preparations for the approaching Noreaster.


Cops: Trooper applicant charged based on police test answers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:00
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man applying to become a state trooper has been arrested after saying during a polygraph pretest that he had sex with an underage girl four years ago.

Winter's first big snow expected in U.S. Northeast this weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 01:59

A woman walks in front of a snow clearing machine at New York's Central Park ZooBy Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Up to 8 inches of snow is expected to fall over parts of the Northeast this weekend, and a wintry mix could make for a messy Monday morning commute in New York, Boston and other cities, the National Weather Service said on Friday. Rhode Island, parts of Connecticut and central Massachusetts were expected to be hit the hardest from twin snowstorms, beginning Friday evening and followed by a second storm late Sunday. "Bring it on!" said Tom Meyers, spokesman for Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton, Massachusetts, about 50 miles west of Boston. The weather service said the same system that brought heavy snow to the southern Plains would bring a wintry mix to the mid-Atlantic and New England at the start of the weekend.


Mannequin on billboard spurs 911 calls about possible jumper

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 01:57
SPERRY, Iowa (AP) — A mannequin sitting atop a billboard in Des Moines County prompted several 911 calls from people who feared someone was about to take a leap.

11-year-old girl killed in East Oak Lane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 01:25

11-year-old girl killed in East Oak Lane crashA young girl has died following a two vehicle crash in the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.


GoPro, NHL in deal to bring cameras closer to the action

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 01:23
NEW YORK (AP) — GoPro has signed a deal with the NHL to bring its wearable cameras closer to the action on the ice and let viewers see games from the perspective of players and referees.

Student stopped at airport over Arabic flashcards wins $25K

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 01:09
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A college student detained at an airport over Arabic language flashcards that included the word "bomb" has won a $25,000 settlement from the federal government.

Expedia buys booking site Travelocity for $280M in cash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 01:08
NEW YORK (AP) — Expedia has acquired travel booking site Travelocity from the Sabre Corp. for $280 million in cash.

Delco firefighter, charged with arson, now accused of child rape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 01:05

Fmr. Delco firefighter, charged with arson, now accused of child rapeA volunteer firefighter from Delaware County, who was charged with arson back in August, is now being accused of raping more than one dozen children.


Virginia bar suspends law license of convicted ex-governor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:53
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has suspended former Gov. Bob McDonnell's license to practice law, citing his felony public corruption convictions.