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New investigation opened into '7th Heaven' actor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 06:55

FILE - This July 1, 2008 file photo shows actor Stephen Collins posing for a picture outside of the Shubert Theatre in New York. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department says it is investigating allegations that former “7th Heaven” star Collins exposed himself to a teenage girl in the early 1980s. The department states in a news release issued Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, that the alleged victim reported the incident to investigators on Oct. 9, two days after New York authorities acknowledged they had an open molestation inquiry on Collins. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran television actor Stephen Collins is being investigated by Los Angeles sheriff's detectives after a woman reported the former "7th Heaven" star exposed himself to her in the early 1980s.

Colombian drug boss pleads guilty to U.S. conspiracy charge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 06:53

Suspected Colombian drug trafficker Salomon Camacho Mora (C) is escorted during his extradition to United States in CaracasBy Nate Raymond (Reuters) - A Colombian drug lord known as "Papa Grande," deported from Venezuela in 2010 to face U.S. charges, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring to traffic cocaine into the United States. Salomon Camacho Mora, 70, pleaded guilty in Newark federal court to one conspiracy count, more than four years after he was captured in Venezuela, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Camacho at the time had a $5 million price on his head, a sum that would typically be only offered by the United States for major traffickers or senior cartel leaders. ...

Health clinics in Philadelphia on alert for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 06:48

Health clinics in Philadelphia on alert for EbolaHealth clinics in Philadelphia are on high alert and are being advised to take precautions amid news of the spread of Ebola to health care workers in Dallas.

2 men cleared in 1985 NYC kidnapping, killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 06:40

David McCallum, center, hugs his mother Ernestine McCallum as he stands with his immediate family outside Supreme Court on Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014 in New York. A judge exonerated McCallum, and Wille Stuckey, who died in prison, of wrongful imprisonment for murder after nearly 30 years. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Cleared of the murder that had put him behind bars for almost 30 years, David McCallum sobbed and thought of the man who wasn't there with him.

Nurses in safety gear got Ebola, why wouldn't you?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 06:40

Two workers unload bags from the Frontier Airlines plane that Amber Joy Vinson flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, at a terminal at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Cleveland. Vinson is the second nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Ohio health officials aren't sure how many people came into contact with Vinson as she visited family in the Akron area days before being diagnosed with the disease. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)WASHINGTON (AP) — How come nurses wearing protective gear can catch Ebola from a patient, but health officials keep saying you almost certainly won't get it from someone sitting next to you on a plane?

Woman hit by California train was Chinese scholar

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 06:35
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A woman killed by a train in Central California last week was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

New Texas nurse with Ebola had slight fever on airliner

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 06:29

Emergency personnel wearing protective clothing approach a residential apartment after a second healthcare worker tested positive for the Ebola virus in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza and Terry Wade DALLAS (Reuters) - A second Texas nurse who contracted Ebola flew on a commercial flight from Ohio to Texas with a slight temperature the day before she was diagnosed, health officials said on Wednesday, raising new concerns about U.S. efforts to control the disease. Chances that other passengers on the plane were infected were very low, but the nurse should not have been traveling on the flight, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas Frieden told reporters. ...

Jet makes emergency landing at Denver airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 06:26
DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a small private jet with three people on board was forced to make an emergency landing at Denver International Airport after the pilot reported problems with the landing gear.

2 women sought in theft of dog outside Mayfair store

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 06:20

2 women sought in theft of dog outside Mayfair storePhiladelphia police are asking for the public's help in identifying two women who they say took a small dog from outside a store in the city's Mayfair section.

California air tanker that crashed went down after striking tree

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 06:15
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California firefighting plane that crashed while battling a wildlands blaze near Yosemite National park this month is believed to have gone down after its wing struck a tree and broke off, the results of an investigation showed on Wednesday. The air tanker slammed into the wall of a cliff on Oct. 7 while fighting the so-called Dog Rock Fire near a western entrance to Yosemite, killing veteran firefighting pilot Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt. ...

Hitting campaign trail, First Lady Michelle Obama comes to Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 06:04

Hitting campaign trail, First Lady Michelle Obama comes to PhiladelphiaMichelle Obama told a crowd Wednesday in the Democratic Party stronghold of Philadelphia to come out in big numbers for gubernatorial hopeful Tom Wolf, saying the president's agenda will be helped by a Wolf victory.

Minnesota ex-nurse gets jail term for assisting suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 06:02
By David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - A former nurse in Minnesota was ordered on Wednesday to serve about six months in jail for assisting in a British man's suicide and trying to assist in the suicide of a Canadian woman who died after jumping into a river. William Melchert-Dinkel, 52, also must perform 200 hours of community service, not use the Internet except for work and serve 10 years probation, among other conditions, Rice County Judge Thomas Neuville ordered. Neuville sentenced the Faribault, Minnesota, man to 178 days in jail. He was ordered to report to jail on Oct. 24. ...

Teachers pleads for help in finding stolen dog

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:53

Teachers pleads for help in finding stolen dogA Philadelphia school teacher is begging the public to help her find her beloved dog, Louie. But this isn't your typical missing pet story - Louie was stolen.

Libyan al Qaeda suspect seeks to toss statements in U.S. case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:44

A courtroom sketch shows Nazih al-Ragye known by the alias Abu Anas al-Liby as he appears in Manhattan Federal Court for an arraignment in New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Suspected al Qaeda figure Abu Anas al-Liby told a U.S. judge on Wednesday that statements he made to U.S. interrogators should not be allowed at trial because he felt he had no choice but to talk. The 50-year-old Libyan, who faces charges stemming from the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people, testified at a hearing in New York to determine whether the statements he made aboard a U.S. Air Force plane can be used against him in court. ...

Study: Sleeper sharks may kill Steller sea lions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:42
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists researching the severe decline in Alaska's Steller sea lion population have a fingered a new possible suspect for the drop: Pacific sleeper sharks, a species previously thought of as a scavenger and fish-eater.

Arkansas' highest court tosses law that requires voters to show photo ID before casting ballot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:40
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' highest court tosses law that requires voters to show photo ID before casting ballot.

Police: Rabbi captured video of 6 women changing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a rabbi secretly videotaped at least six women changing clothes at a ritual cleansing bath affiliated with his District of Columbia synagogue.

Son charged with killing publisher, family

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:32
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The son of a rural Oklahoma newspaper publisher fatally shot his father, mother and sister, believing that by killing his family, he would inherit money to pay off mounting debts, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Bail bid dropped for boy in killing of 90-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:25
HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday after his lawyer withdrew a request for bail, saying his family isn't ready to have him released into their custody.

Libyan terrorism defendant testifies at NY hearing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:21
NEW YORK (AP) — A Libyan man facing charges in the 1998 deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa said Wednesday he thought he had no choice but to sign papers saying he was voluntarily speaking to investigators when he was flown to the United States last year.