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Navajo officials mull election amid confusion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:53

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)PHOENIX (AP) — With their presidential election less than two weeks away, Navajo Nation officials are weighing how to proceed with a race that has become increasingly embroiled in confusion amid a debate involving the tribe's language.

New, disturbing details in case of man accused of infecting toddler with HIV

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:53

New, disturbing details in case of man accused of infecting toddler with HIVThe story of a registered sex offender -- who is HIV positive -- charged with sexually assaulting his then-23 month-old niece, and impregnating a 14-year-old girl has taken another disturbing turn

Remains believed to be of missing Oklahoma teen

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:44
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Remains found by a hunter this month in the rugged outback of southeast Oregon appear to be those of an Oklahoma teenager who went missing last year after telling his parents he wanted to test himself against the wilderness, like in the movie "Into the Wild."

Oklahoma court resets execution dates for 2015

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:19
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma court has rescheduled the execution dates of three death row inmates for 2015 after the state said it needed more time to secure the necessary drugs and train the execution team on new protocols.

Washington school shooting suspect left unhappy tweets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:19
By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - A high school student believed to have shot to death a classmate and wounded four others on Friday at his campus north of Seattle was a popular homecoming prince but appeared on social media as a heart broken and sometimes angry adolescent. Police offered no motive for why Jaylen Fryberg, a freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, walked into his school cafeteria and shot his fellow students. Rebecca Cooley, the mother of a boy at the school, said Frysberg was a well-known football player who recently was on the homecoming court at the ...

Remains belong to missing Virginia student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:18
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.

Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:00

School gunman was Homecoming prince, students sayA student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

St. Louis officer shot teen in back of legs: family autopsy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:00

People place candles and balloons at the base of a tree at a vigil in St. LouisBy Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A white off-duty St. Louis police officer shot a black teenager six times in the back of the legs and once in the side of the head in what was likely a fatal wound, a doctor who performed a private autopsy for the teen's family said on Friday. The shooting of Vonderrit Myers, 18, in a St. Louis neighborhood earlier in October led to a renewed intensity of demonstrations that have continued in the area since unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead on Aug. 9 by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. St. ...

World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:58

A B-29 bomber, passes over the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain as it flies from Baton Rouge, La., en route to New Orleans, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The bomber will spend the weekend at the WWII AirPower Expo put on by the Commemorative Air Force and the National World War II Museum. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945.

Ferguson shooting probe to be complete in coming months: Attorney general

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:48

A pamphlet for the " Ferguson October" demonstrations is seen on the a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that he expects the Justice Department's investigation into the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, to be complete by the time he leaves office. Holder, who was speaking at a news event in Los Angeles, last month announced his resignation but said he would not leave until his replacement was chosen and confirmed by the Senate. The Obama administration is expected to announce a nominee to replace him by the end of the year. ...

Therapists missed Newtown gunman's rage as a teenager: report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:47

Adam Lanza is pictured in this undated handout photoBy Richard Weizel HARTFORD Conn. (Reuters) - The extent of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza's growing rage, isolation and delusions when he was a teenager were apparently overlooked by his mother, psychiatrists and counselors, according to a report expected to be issued next month. The report found that Lanza, who gunned down 20 children and six educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly two years ago, did not have to become a violent adult, Scott Jackson, chairman of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, said on Friday. ...

DA: Chester Co. priest posed as girl, shared child porn on Instagram

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:46

 Chester Co. priest posed as girl, shared child porn on InstagramA priest from Chester County is behind bars, charged with posing as a young girl on Instagram to send and receive child pornography.

Oklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:35

Kevin Sweat, center, is escorted in the Okfuskee County Courthouse on his way to his sentencing hearing Okemah, Okla., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Sweat was sentenced to three life sentences. He pleaded guilty in the 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker, whose deaths went unsolved until he was arrested in the 2011 killing of his fiancee, Ashley Taylor. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma inmate was sentenced Friday to three life prison terms without parole in the killings of two girls and his fiancee, but his punishment was delayed about an hour because he attacked one of his defense attorneys with a razor blade.

Jury says castrated sex offender should be freed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:29
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California jury on Friday found that a castrated sex offender who preyed on young girls should no longer be considered a sexually violent predator and is eligible for release.

Deputy killed, three others hurt in California shooting spree

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:28
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A California sheriff's deputy was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. Both suspects, described on Twitter by the California Highway Patrol as a man and a woman, both Hispanic and heavily armed, were taken into custody, police said. The incident began on Friday morning in the parking lot of a Motel 6 when a deputy, later identified as Danny Oliver, 47, approached a vehicle considered to be suspicious, said Sacramento County Sheriff Lieutenant R.L. Davis. ...

Atlantic City Trump casino workers picket, target investor Icahn

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:28

Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto show in New YorkBy Daniel Kelley ATLANTIC CITY N.J. (Reuters) - Hundreds of unionized workers lashed out at Carl Icahn on Friday, picketing the Trump Taj Mahal Casino where the billionaire activist seeks to terminate health-care and pension plans. Members of UNITE HERE Local 54 picketed the Atlantic City casino a week after bankruptcy court approved a $100 million plan by Icahn, who holds the mortgage to the property, which hinges on benefit cuts and tax concessions from city and state governments.  The Taj Mahal was slated to close on Nov. ...

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:24
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's spokeswoman says second California deputy shot by assailant has died.

Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting plan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:15
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.

Sheriff's spokeswoman says suspect in fatal shooting of California officer taken into custody

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:06
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's spokeswoman says suspect in fatal shooting of California officer taken into custody.

Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:04

Mott Hall High School student Brian Binion, right, and fellow students read fliers about Ebola risk, near the apartment building of Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer, in New York, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Since there's no specific treatment, care is focused on easing symptoms to give the body enough time to fight off an infection, (AP Photo/Richard Drew)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions Friday about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order.