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University of Delaware student among 2 dead in head-on crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:44

University of Delaware student among 2 dead in head-on crashA University of Delaware student was one of two people killed in a head-on crash Friday in Newark.


Suspected Indiana serial killings could go back 20 years: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:35
HAMMOND Ind. (Reuters) - A northwest Indiana man suspected in at least seven killings of women may have killed other people in the state as far back as 20 years ago, local police said on Monday. Hammond, Indiana, police are seeking murder charges against Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, Indiana, in connection with the strangulation of a woman on Friday night, Hammond Police Chief John Doughty told a news conference. Vann has helped lead authorities to six other bodies, Doughty added. "It could go back as far as 20 years based on some statements we have," Doughty said. "That's yet to be corroborated. ...

Moody's raises Egypt's outlook to stable

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:29
CAIRO (AP) — Moody's Investor Services said Egypt's political and security situation has stabilized, raising the country's outlook from negative to stable.

Boston bomb case judge wants 1,000 juror summonses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:22

FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. At least 1,000 people will be summoned and asked to fill out questionnaires for Tsarnaev's jury in the trial, a federal judge said during a status hearing Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Tsarnaev is charged with carrying out the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges and could face the death penalty if convicted. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Jan. 5. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — At least 1,000 people will be summoned and asked to fill out questionnaires for the jury in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a federal judge said Monday.


Man struck by train along Broad Street Line in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:22

Man struck by train along Broad Street Line in Center CityA man was struck by a train along SEPTA's Broad Street Line in Center City Monday morning.


False carjacking report leads to arrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:07

False carjacking report leads to arrestsPhiladelphia police have two men in custody following a chasethat ended in a crash in the city's Logan section.


Motorist killed in head-on crash in Bensalem identified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:07

Motorist killed in head-on crash in Bensalem identifiedPolice have identified the motorist killed in a crash that has shut down Street Road at State Road in Bensalem, Bucks County.


Thousand potential jurors to be called for Boston bomb trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:00

Family members of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leave the federal courthouse in BostonBy Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - At least 1,000 potential jurors will be screened for the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a federal judge said on Monday, after attorneys for both sides asked for a wide-ranging jury search. The process of picking the 12 jurors and six alternates who will hear the case against Tsarnaev is meant to begin on Nov. 3 and last about a week, according to attorneys for both sides who last month requested a pool of 2,000 potential jurors. ...


Missing plane, pilot remains, found in central Florida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:57
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A man walking in deep woods in central Florida late Sunday found the wreckage of a small plane that disappeared shortly after takeoff April 5, as well as the remains of what is believed to be the pilot, authorities said. Theodore Weiss, 74, of Zephryhills and New York, flew out of the Dunnellon/Marion County Airport southwest of Ocala on his way to Zephyrhills in an experimental type, two-seat, low wing aircraft, according to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. ...

Supreme Court agrees to decide gun ownership case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:55
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether a Florida man convicted on drug charges and forced to give up his firearms under federal law could sell the guns or transfer ownership to his wife or a friend. The court agreed to hear an appeal filed by Tony Henderson, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who was convicted of distributing marijuana and other drug offenses in 2007 and sentenced to six months in prison. Upon his arrest, Henderson voluntarily gave the FBI his 19 firearms. ...

Daughter of Larry Flynt in critical condition after car crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:44
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The adult daughter of Hustler Magazine founder and free-speech activist Larry Flynt was in critical condition in a Ohio hospital on Monday after a car accident last week left her pinned beneath a vehicle, police said. Lisa Flynt, 47, of Dayton was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile owned by another area woman when she hit a commercial tractor-trailer at about 5 p.m. Friday night, Riverside Police Department said in a statement.  "Flynt was ejected from the vehicle and was found trapped under it," Sergeant David Crigler said. ...

Mayor says suspect in 7 deaths is sex offender

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:43
GARY, Ind. (AP) — The mayor of Gary, Indiana says that a man who confessed to killing one woman and led police to the bodies of six others in northwestern Indiana had been convicted of sex crimes in Texas.

Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:39

Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in DallasAbout 120 people are now being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people in Dallas who had the disease, Texas health officials said Monday.


Fire damages apartments in Somers Point, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:32

Fire damages apartments in Somers Point, NJFirefighters battled a fire at the Somers Point Apartments in Atlantic County early Monday.


Man gets 1 to 2 years in buggy horse drive-by

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:16
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty in a drive-by shooting that killed a horse pulling a buggy with a family inside has been sentenced to one to two years behind bars.

ISS reverses position; backs Fyffes-Chiquita deal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:51
A proxy advisory firm has reversed its position and is now urging Chiquita shareholders to vote in favor of a proposed merger with Irish fruit company Fyffes.

Justices will decide privacy case on hotel records

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels' guest information without first getting a search warrant.

Citing illness, CEO of France's Areva steps down

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:24

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2013 fie photo, Areva CEO Luc Oursel speaks to the media as he presents the company's full year results in Paris. Areva on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 said Oursel is stepping down, saying an unspecified illness has left him unable to do the work. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)PARIS (AP) — The CEO of French nuclear manufacturer Areva is stepping down, saying an unspecified illness has left him unable to do the work.


Benghazi attack suspect Khatallah pleads not guilty to murder

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:18

A motorcade believed to be carrying Libyan militia leader Khatallah speeds away in WashingtonBy Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a Libyan militant accused of participating in the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty on Monday to 17 new charges related to the attack, including some that carry the death penalty. Khatallah appeared at the brief hearing wearing a green prison jumpsuit with his hair trimmed but long beard intact. He did not speak, and his lawyer, public defender Michelle Peterson, entered the plea on his behalf. ...


EU offers benefits of 'orphan' disease status to Ebola drugs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:18
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's medicines regulator said on Monday it was ready to offer Ebola treatments and vaccines the benefits of "orphan" drug status -- including extended market exclusivity -- in a bid to encourage their development. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said orphan status could be granted for experimental drugs intended for life-threatening conditions affecting no more than five in 10,000 people in the European Union, as is the case for Ebola. ...