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Woman smiles for mugshot after admitting to killing her children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:54

Woman smiles for mugshot after admitting to killing her childrenSonya Katrina Spoon, 24, of Cheverly, Maryland, smiled in her mug shot Sunday after police say she admitted she murdered her two young children.


Terror plotter Padilla gets new 21-year sentence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:53

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2006 file photo, Jose Padilla, center, is escorted to a waiting police vehicle by federal marshals near downtown Miami. Padilla is set to be sentenced a second time by a federal judge Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 in Miami, because the original prison term of 17 years was too lenient. Padilla was arrested by the FBI in 2002 on what authorities said was an al-Qaida mission to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" inside the U.S. Those accusations were later discarded. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter, File)MIAMI (AP) — Convicted al-Qaida terrorism plotter Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen jailed for years as an enemy combatant, was handed a new 21-year prison sentence Tuesday because an appeals court determined his previous 17-year term was too lenient.


4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:52

A person wearing a haz-mat suit steps out of an ambulance as an ebola patient arrives for treatment, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Atlanta. The fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus arrived Tuesday morning for treatment at Emory University Hospital, where two others have been successfully treated. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — The fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus arrived Tuesday morning to a mostly calm scene at Emory University Hospital, where two others have been successfully treated.


Ray Rice's wife issues statement in wake of knockout video

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:47

Ray Rice's wife issues statement in wake of knockout videoShe released a statement the day after a video was released showing her husband punching her in an Atlantic City elevator, knocking her out.


The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:47
App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 8, 2014:

Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:45
NEW YORK (AP) — Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:37
iBook charts for week ending September 8, 2014:

Medical flight got wrong fuel before crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:22

relatives of victims of a plane crash react after reaching the siteLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Federal safety investigators say an air ambulance got the wrong fuel at a New Mexico airport before it took off and crashed, killing all four people aboard.


Court hears arguments over gay marriage's impact

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:21

Judge Stephen Reinhardt, left, and Judge Marsha Berzon listen to arguments on gay marriage bans at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. A federal appellate court has heard arguments over Nevada, Idaho, and Hawaii's gay marriage ban, with an attorney against the ban saying it sends a message to same-sex couples that they and their families are inferior. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A debate over whether children would be harmed or helped by legalizing gay marriage was the main focus when a federal appeals court in San Francisco waded again into the issue of the constitutionality of gay marriage.


Women seen leading governors' races in Mass., Rhode Island

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:17

A woman arriving at a polling station walks past an enlarged copy of the democratic primary ballot in primary election day in BostonMeanwhile, voters in New Hampshire and Delaware were picking Republican challengers to Democratic incumbents in the U.S. Polls prior to the start of voting showed Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and Rhode Island state Treasurer Gina Raimondo leading competitive fields to win their states' Democratic nominations to run as governor in the general election. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, healthcare worker Amy Perlack, 28, said she had just voted for Coakley.


Pilot killed at Reno Air Races, scene of 2011 crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:12
(Reuters) - A veteran pilot died when he crashed during qualifying for the National Championship Air Races, official said on Tuesday in Reno, where 11 people were killed in 2011 when a World War Two-era plane slammed into the ground near the grandstand. Retired Air Force fighter pilot Lee Behel, 64, was killed on Monday afternoon when his Osprey GP-5 Sweet Dreams racing plane crashed at Reno-Stead Airport, event officials said in a written statement. “Lee was a very talented pilot but, more importantly, an enthusiastic and compassionate friend and the entire Air Race family will miss him deeply,” Mike Major, chairman of the Reno Air Racing Association, said in the statement. The cause of the accident will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, according to race officials.

Police make arrest in crash that killed 3 walking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:12
TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — Police have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence in a crash in central California that killed three family members who were out for a walk.

Suspect points gun at officers in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:07

Suspect points gun at officers in West PhiladelphiaPolice say a suspect pointed his gun at officers, prompting police to open fire in West Philadelphia Monday night.


Stocks decline for a second day; Home Depot falls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:06

FILE - This April 22, 2010, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets were subdued on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, but the dollar hit a six-year high against the yen on investor expectations the Federal Reserve will end stimulus and raise interest rates in coming months. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slipped for a second straight day Tuesday as investors worked through a bundle of news from Apple, Home Depot and General Mills. Investors also watched international markets, where the dollar reached a six-year high against the Japanese yen.


Clash at junior football escalates into gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:03
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police say an argument between parents and a coach at a junior football league practice in Kansas escalated into a fight involving gunfire.

4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:03

An airplane transporting an American infected with the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, lands at Dobbins Air Reserve Base Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 in Marietta, Ga. A joint emergency isolation unit administered by Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention successfully treated two Americans last month in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)ATLANTA (AP) — The fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus arrived Tuesday morning to a mostly calm scene at Emory University Hospital, where two others have been successfully treated.


Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:01

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt smiles during a meeting about the "right to be forgotten" in Madrid, Sept. 9, 2014. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and privacy and freedom of information experts are holding the first of seven public sessions to help the company define a new "Right to be Forgotten" established by the European Union's top court and when it should take down search result links about citizens claiming information about them is irrelevant or obsolete.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)MADRID (AP) — Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of experts held the first of seven public sessions Tuesday to help the company define how it should enforce a new "Right to be Forgotten" rule under which Europeans can seek the removal of embarrassing search results.


Video shows woman stripped naked, chased and beaten

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:58

Video shows woman stripped naked, chased and beatenA woman was stripped, beaten and chased down the street. The humiliating crime was recorded then posted to social media.


AccuWeather: Mostly Cloudy, Spotty Drizzle, Rain Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:49

 Mostly Cloudy, Spotty Drizzle, Rain TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says we get more sun tomorrow and higher humidity on Thursday.


Wisconsin, Indiana ask U.S. justices to hear gay marriage cases

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:49

A gay couple holds hands during a rally in support of the United States Supreme Court decision on marriage rights in San DiegoBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The states of Wisconsin and Indiana on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold their respective bans on gay marriage. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that both state bans were invalid. The new petitions mean there are now gay marriage cases concerning five states pending at the high court.