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Suspect in two California deputy deaths charged with murder, carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:11

Crime scene tape criss-cross a Motel 6 parking lot where Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver was killed in Sacramento(Reuters) - A Utah man was charged with carrying out a crime spree in Sacramento that killed two California sheriff's deputies and wounded a third, law enforcement officials said on Saturday. A fourth victim, a motorist who was shot in the head, remained hospitalized Saturday, officials said. Marcelo Marquez, 34, of Salt Lake City, was booked into Sacramento County Jail early Saturday and faces two counts of murder, two counts attempted murder and carjacking charges, a sheriff's spokesman said. ...


Dalai Lama visits Alabama church at center of civil rights movement

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:04

The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, talks with Birmingham mayor William Bell during an interview at the 16th Street Baptist Church in BirminghamBy Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, visited one of America’s sacred sanctuaries on Saturday, touring the church where four African-American girls were killed in a 1963 bombing that galvanized the civil rights movement. As more than 300 protesters and supporters chanted and beat drums outside, the Dalai Lama held hands with Birmingham Mayor William Bell inside the 16th Street Baptist Church and said he was overjoyed to stand at the site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders in the 1960s launched rallies for freedom for African-Americans. “Human rights starts from within," the Dalai Lama said. It does grow from earth." He said: ”Martin Luther King was important to the acceptance of civil rights.


Woman injured in 2-vehicle crash in Oxford Circle

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 10:57

Woman injured in 2-vehicle crash in Oxford CircleA woman was injured in a two vehicle crash in Philadelphia's Oxford Circle section.


Hawaii officials warn of possible lava evacuation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 10:05

In this Oct. 24, 2014 photo from the U.S. Geological Survey, the lava flow from Kilauea Volcano that began June 27 is seen as it crossed Apa?a Street near Cemetery Road near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near the active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed across the country road and edged closer to homes. The USGS says the flow is currently about 160 to 230 feet (50 to 70 meters) wide and moving northeast at about 10 yards (nine meters) per hour. It's currently about six-tenths of a mile (one kilometer) from Pahoa Village Road, the town's main street. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed across a country road and edged closer to homes.


Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 09:09

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, wear protective suits in an isolation room in the Emergency section of the hospital during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. New York health officials are known for holdings drills on handling emergencies, and Ebola is no exception. Bellevue, the country's oldest public hospital, had been preparing for an Ebola patient in earnest since August. Ebola came to New York via Dr. Craig Spencer, who had been treating patients in Guinea. Spencer alerted his aid agency that he had developed a fever, and was transported to Bellevue by specially trained emergency workers cloaked in protective gear. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States.


Washington state teen shooter's family living in 'nightmare'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 09:07

Student Tyanna Davis and others place flowers outside Marysville-Pilchuck High School the day after a shooting at the school in Marysville, WashingtonBy Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Relatives of a Washington state teen accused of a high school shooting rampage said on Saturday that they were living in a "nightmare" and struggling to understand why the boy targeted his two cousins and several friends before killing himself. One girl was killed and four other freshman students were severely wounded in Friday's morning rampage inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, north of Seattle. ...


Pa. woman says she sold pot to help raise grandkids

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 09:03

Pa. woman says she sold pot to help raise grandkidsA 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died


Ships idle off Los Angeles amid port problems

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:54
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are facing their biggest crisis in a decade as container ships idle offshore because cargo can't be moved off the docks fast enough.

Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:30
HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

2 arrested in killing of 9-year-old Anaheim girl

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:21

Family members hold a photo of nine-year-old Ximena Meza behind her parents William Meza and Ivania Ortiz during a news conference, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, announcing two arrests for the murder of nine-year-old Ximena Meza who was killed while playing outside her apartment in Anaheim. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Kevin Sullivan)ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two gang members were arrested in the killing of a 9-year-old Anaheim girl who was hit by stray gunfire while playing outside her apartment, police said Saturday.


Man attacked with baseball bat and shot in Queen Village

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:06

Man attacked with baseball bat and shot in Queen VillagePolice say a man was attacked, beaten with a baseball bat and shot in Philadelphia's Queen Village section.


20 displaced in Tioga-Nicetown apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:06

20 displaced in Tioga-Nicetown apartment fireOfficials say more than one dozen residents were displaced after flames broke out in Philadelphia's Tioga-Nicetown section.


Disaster response drill at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:05

Disaster response drill at Philadelphia International AirportMore than 150 emergency personnel joined Philadelphia EMS and firefighters at Philadelphia International Airport for a training drill to prepare for a disaster event.


Gold nugget found in California finds secret buyer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 07:18

In this undated image provided by Kagin's Inc., shows the Butte Nugget. One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Weighing in at more than 6 pounds, the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, that the nugget's owner asked dealer Don Kagin to keep his name and the location of the discovery secret. (AP Photo/Kagin's Inc.)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the largest gold nuggets in modern times pulled from Northern California's Gold Country has sold to a secret buyer.


US journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 07:16

Ebola survivor Ashoka Mukpo talks with a reporter inside his home in Providence, R.I., Saturday Oct. 25, 2014. Mukpo says he knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full suits and hoods. "The only thing you can see is their eyes, and they're dripping with chlorine," he said. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full protective suits and hoods.


Health care worker criticizes quarantine process

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 07:11
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The health care worker who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way her case has been handled.

Ten Commandments attack suspect being evaluated

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 07:01
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man suspected of driving a car into a Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma state Capitol is under mental evaluation, according to the Highway Patrol.

From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 07:01

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, Glen Carter, a 33-year-old Army veteran, morns as the casket of his girlfriend Maria Fernandes is lowered into the ground during her funeral service in Linden, N.J. Fernandes died while napping in her car between one of her three jobs. Police said it appears Fernandes was overcome by a deadly mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an overturned gasoline container. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the ignition.


Dallas nurse who survived Ebola must wait for dog

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 06:55

This Oct. 22, 2014, photo provided via Twitter by the City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services shows Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel who was quarantined after his owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola, in Dallas. The first Ebola test for Bentley has come back negative. The city of Dallas said that the one-year-old will be tested again before his 21-day quarantine period ends Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services)DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who has recovered from Ebola must wait to see her King Charles spaniel, Bentley.


Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 06:39

Student Tyanna Davis and others place flowers outside Marysville-Pilchuck High School the day after a shooting at the school in Marysville, WashingtonBy Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Authorities in Washington state worked on Saturday to find out what led a popular high school student to open fire on a group of classmates seated at a cafeteria table, killing one and wounding four others, including a pair of his cousins, before killing himself. The Friday incident at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the city of Marysville, north of Seattle, sent students fleeing from the building and sheltering under desks in the latest in a series of U.S. school shootings. ...