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3 California sheriffs' deputies shot, 1 dies in Sacramento

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:39

Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputiesAn assailant shot and killed a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy and wounded two other deputies along with a bystander Friday during a series of shootings that spanned more than 30 miles through two California counties.


Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting plan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:36

Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting planA federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to at least temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.


No distress calls before Maryland airplane-helicopter collision

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:36

The wreckage of a Cirrus SR 22 airplane near Frederick Municipal Airport in MarylandBy John Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small airplane and helicopter made no distress calls before they collided near a Maryland airport killing all three aboard the helicopter and injuring the two men on the plane, federal investigators said on Friday. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board examined the wreckage of the plane and helicopter and recovered data on the airplane's speed, altitude and pitch at the time of the collision near a municipal airport on Thursday afternoon. ...


Virginia remains identified as those of missing college student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:34

Jesse Matthew is seen in a booking photo from the Galveston County Sheriff's OfficeBy Ian Simpson (Reuters) - Human remains found in Virginia were identified on Friday as those of missing university student Hannah Graham, and prosecutors are focusing on more charges against the suspect in her disappearance, authorities said. Graham, a University of Virginia sophomore, was last seen on Sept. 13 in Charlottesville, site of the university. Searchers discovered the remains on Oct. 18 on abandoned property near the town, and Jesse Matthew Jr., 32, of Charlottesville, has been charged in her disappearance. ...


Man reunites with Big Brother after 55 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:33

Man reunites with Big Brother after 55 yearsTwo men who were brought together through the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization reunited Friday after more than five decades.


CDC guidelines 'insufficient' for New York population density: Cuomo

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:30
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal guidelines for screening and monitoring travelers from Ebola-affected countries are "insufficient" for the New York City region with its extreme population density, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday. As part of stepped up measures to prevent the disease from spreading in the New York area, all medical workers traveling from the three most affected West African countries and arriving at airports in the New York area will face automatic quarantine for 21 days, Cuomo said at a joint press conference with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. ...

New York City to check daily with people returning from West Africa

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:30
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's health department will actively monitor anyone who arrives in the city from one of the three West African countries affected by Ebola, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference on Friday. He said health officials would make daily checks on those people, typically by telephone, for 21 days after their return to make sure they are not displaying Ebola symptoms, in keeping with new protocols by the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention. (Reporting by Frank McGurty; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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).