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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.

Lawmaker in shootout with would-be robber near Pennsylvania Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:20
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Four Pennsylvania teenagers were arrested on Wednesday and charged with trying to mug a state legislator who exchanged gunfire with one of them in the late-night incident, police said. Representative Marty Flynn, a Democrat from Scranton, fired two shots after a robber pointed a pistol at him and Representative Ryan Bizzarro, a Democrat from Erie, and demanded their wallets at about 11 p.m. on Tuesday, the House Democratic Caucus said in a statement on Wednesday. ...

Hawaii man accused of attempted sex assault aboard jetliner

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:18
(Reuters) - A Hawaii man has been charged with attempting to sexually assault a woman in the lavatory of a Japan Airlines jet before he was subdued by crew and fellow passengers who pulled the door from its hinges to reach him, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Saturday about two hours into a flight from Hawaii to Japan, leading the pilot to turn the plane around and return to Honolulu, where FBI agents arrested the man, Assistant U.S. Attorney Larry Butrick said. ...

Uber responds to woman's kidnap claim

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:18

Uber responds to woman's kidnap claimThe popular ride sharing service Uber is responding to claims that a driver kidnapped a woman for two hours in California.


Bail bid dropped for 10-year-old boy in killing of 90-year-old woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:14

Bail bid dropped for 10-year-old boy in killing of 90-year-old womanA 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.


NJ mom charged after Amber Alert activated

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:12

NJ mom charged after Amber Alert activatedThe mother of a 5-year-old girl who was reported missing Tuesday night, sparking an Amber Alert activation, is now in trouble with the law.


Sheriff: No criminal negligence in corn-maze death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:08
HAUSER, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say they found no criminal negligence in the death of a Washington state man who was hit by a bus at a zombie attraction in a northern Idaho corn maze.

After decades in prison, man freed at NY prosecutor's request

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:59

David McCallum exits Brooklyn Supreme Court after his conviction was overturned in the Brooklyn Borough of New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly three decades into a prison sentence he began as a teenager, a New York man who had been championed by boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter walked free on Wednesday after a judge vacated his murder conviction at a prosecutor's request. David McCallum was 16 years old in 1986 when a jury in Brooklyn found him and Willie Stuckey, Jr. guilty of kidnapping and murdering Nathan Blenner. McCallum, now 45, had been in a state prison ever since. Stuckey, whose conviction was also quashed on Wednesday, died in prison in 2001. ...