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Tour bus driver charged in fatal New Castle crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:21

Tour bus driver charged in fatal New Castle crashDelaware State Police have charged a tour bus driver in connection with a fatal crash on Sunday


Suspect in shooting that killed girl, 15, turns self in

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:16

Suspect in shooting that killed girl, 15, turns self inThe suspect in a shooting that left a 15-year-old girl, and innocent bystander, dead has surrendered to police.


Pastor: UPS gunman was 'troubled' over work

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:12
Police say the man who killed two people and himself inside a UPS warehouse in Alabama had been fired from the company just a day earlier.

Suspect charged in case of missing UVa student

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:10

Suspect charged in case of missing UVa studentA suspect has been charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but the man has not been apprehended, police said Tuesday night.


Brazen thieves allegedly swipe 22 cars from Bay Area dealerships

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:48

Brazen thieves allegedly swipe 22 cars from Bay Area dealershipsIn two days, thieves broke into three car dealerships in California and stole nearly two dozen cars, most of them high-end expensive models but police are on the move.


Arizona congressional candidate denounces ad by gun control group

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:38
By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - A Republican in a hotly contested Arizona congressional race fought back on Tuesday against an attack ad by gun control advocates, saying she has always favored barring stalkers from owning guns and dismissing suggestions to the contrary as "vile tactics." Martha McSally, a retired Air Force colonel and combat pilot, is challenging Democrat Ron Barber, a former aide to Gabrielle Giffords, the then-congresswoman seriously injured in a deadly 2011 shooting rampage outside a Tucson supermarket. ...

Ports mostly reopen after Los Angeles-area fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:31

Los Angeles firefighters watch as smoke from a dock fire continues to rise at the Port of Los Angeles in the Wilmington section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014. The fire that forced evacuations from the wharf continues to smolder but officials say it's under control. Nearly 12 hours after starting, the blaze is sending up huge plumes of smoke that is drifting over Los Angeles Harbor early Tuesday. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire that raged overnight on the underside of an old wooden wharf was finally quelled Tuesday but not before all container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and several in adjacent Long Beach harbor were shut down for most of the day because of worries about unhealthy smoke.


Two suspects in Florida store shooting die in car crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:19
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Two suspects in a shooting at a clothing store in Kissimmee, Florida, were killed on Tuesday after crashing their car, in an incident that caused the evacuation of a mall and technical college, police said. Two victims sustained non-life-threatening wounds in the shooting shortly after 6 p.m. eastern a Ross Dress for Less store, Kissimmee police spokeswoman Stacie Miller said in a statement. Miller said the shooting followed an arugment in the store but it was not yet clear if the suspects knew their victims. ...

Alaska elections office ordered to expand language assistance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:16
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A federal judge has ordered Alaska election officials to go further in offering translation assistance to native-language voters in a ruling that one civil rights lawyer said on Tuesday may have implications for non-English speakers in other states. The decision, issued on Monday, gives the state the six weeks that remain before the Nov. 4 elections to comply with a list of remedies designed to accommodate Yup'ik- and Giwch'in-speaking voters in several rural Alaska Native villages. The eight-page order by U.S. ...

2 wounded in central Florida mall shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:13

Crime scene technicians work outside a shopping mall where a shooting took place, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Kissimmee, Fla. Authorities are trying to determine if two men found dead a short time later in a crashed vehicle were connected to the shooting. (AP Photo/John Raoux)KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Two people were wounded in a shooting at a central Florida mall Tuesday, and police were trying to determine if two men found dead a short time later in a crashed vehicle were connected, authorities said.


Central American countries offer plan to curb migration to U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:12
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The governments of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala presented U.S. officials with a plan on Tuesday to boost economic growth in the poor countries and stem the flow of migration to the United States. Foreign ministers from the three nation's presented "The Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle," which includes development projects to boost jobs and proposals to strengthen the region's weak judicial institutions, according to a U.S. state department official. ...

3 to be charged in attack on gay couple in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:10

3 to surrender in attack on gay couple in Center City PhiladelphiaAction News has confirmed Center City attack suspect Kathryn Knott is the daughter of Chalfont, Bucks County Police Chief Karl Knott.


Scholar behind anti-Obama film gets probation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:58

Dinesh D'Souza leaves federal court in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 after being sentenced to spend eight months in community confinement and undergo therapeutic counseling for arranging straw donors for a Senate candidate. D'Souza was spared from prison even though U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said the defendant continues to deflect responsibility and minimize his crime. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)NEW YORK (AP) — A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing film condemning President Barack Obama was ordered Tuesday to spend eight months in community confinement and undergo therapeutic counseling for arranging straw donors for a Senate candidate.


Pictures show aging, bald imprisoned music legend Phil Spector

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:34

Pictures show aging, bald imprisoned music legend Phil SpectorTwo newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.


Man dies after Broad Street shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:32

Man dies after Broad Street shootingA man has died after a shooting in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia.


10 Things to Know-Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:28

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy a F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, after conducting strike missions against Islamic State group targets in Syria. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Stephens)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


4 injured in natural gas tank blast in Wyoming

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:46
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An explosion at a natural gas storage tank injured four workers on Tuesday in western Wyoming, authorities said.

Suspect charged in case of missing UVa student

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:44

This undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va. Police Department shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Authorities are again searching the apartment of Matthew, and they believe he is the last person seen with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham before she disappeared. Matthew is being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving, but authorities also say they want to talk to him about 18-year-old Graham, who has been missing since Sept. 13. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va. Police Department)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man authorities believe was the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared has been charged with abduction, police said Tuesday night.


PM: Haiti to hold delayed vote by early next year

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:39

FILE - This Sept. 26, 2013 file photo shows Laurent Lamothe, Prime Minister of Haiti, speaking during the general debate of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. Lamothe said Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 that Haiti will hold long overdue elections no later than early next year. (AP Photo/Stan Honda, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said Tuesday that his country will hold long-overdue elections no later than early next year if several opposition lawmakers don't stand in the way of the vote before their mandates expire in January.


Judge reinstates protections for Wyoming wolves

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:39
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming wolves are back under federal projection after a ruling Tuesday by a federal judge in Washington, D.C.