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Hearing delayed for Chicago-area teen charged in plan to join ISIS

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:12
By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday postponed a detention hearing for a Chicago-area teen who allegedly tried to fly to the Middle East to join the militant group Islamic State while she decides whether or not to close part of the proceedings to the media. The prosecution had petitioned for portions of the hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to be closed to the media. Defense attorneys for Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, of the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, said media should have access. ...

Bear drawn by doggie bag trapped in Colorado car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:10

In this Oct. 6, 2014 photo provided by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, a black bear tears apart a car interior while trying to escape the vehicle after foraging for food inside, in Castle Pines, Colo. Bears are common in the area, drawn to berries that are plentiful after a wet year. However, bears need to eat 20,000 calories a day, which is the equivalent of 38 Big Macs, as they prepare for hibernation, and state Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says human food left outside offers a much easier way to get them. (AP Photo/Douglas County Sheriff's Office)CASTLE PINES, Colo. (AP) — A hungry black bear thought it had found an easy meal inside an unlocked car in suburban Denver. But after getting the doggie bag left inside, the bear couldn't manage to get out and ripped apart the sedan's interior.


Verdict reached Raghu Yandamuri murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:10

Raghu Yandamuri found guilty in murder of baby, her grandmotherOfficials announced that the jury has reached a verdict in the trial of Raghu Yandamuri, the man accused of murdering a baby and her grandmother in King of Prussia.


Finmeccanica execs cleared of corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:56
MILAN (AP) — Finmeccanica CEO Mauro Moretti said he will seek talks with India over a suspended helicopter contract after an Italian court on Thursday acquitted two former executives of corruption in the multi-million euro deal.

Taiwanese man's change of plea delayed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:55
CHICAGO (AP) — A hearing has been delayed for a Taiwanese man accused of trying to bypass bans on supplying weapons machinery to North Korea who planned to change his plea to guilty.

U.S. says hope airport Ebola screenings will extend internationally

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:51
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Thursday that he would like to expand screenings for the Ebola virus to airports outside the United States.  "My goal is that we create internationally as many different checkpoints as possible for travelers to go through the system," said Johnson, speaking at Washington think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies.  The Department announced on Wednesday that it would begin screening travelers arriving in five U.S. airports from three West African countries with high rates of Ebola. ...

St. Louis braces for weekend of protests over Michael Brown killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:50

A woman places candles at the base of a tree at a vigil at the Shaw Market in St. LouisBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The St. Louis area on Thursday was bracing for more racial unrest over the August killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer, and another police killing of a black teenager on Wednesday was expected to add fuel to the fire. Several civil rights organizations and protest groups, including Hands Up United, planned to mark the weekend with marches and rallies in St. Louis and the suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, where Brown was killed two months ago. ...


Woman accused in N.Y. Amish kidnapping was also victim, lawyer says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:48

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office photo of Nicole VaiseyBy Matthew Liptak SYRACUSE N.Y. (Reuters) - A lawyer for Nicole Vaisey, an upstate New York woman accused with her partner of kidnapping two Amish girls and sexually exploiting six children in all, said on Thursday he considered his client to be one of the victims of her co-defendant. A federal grand jury indicted Vaisey, 25, and Stephen Howells II, 39, on 21 counts, including conspiracy to sexually exploit children and sexual exploitation of children, Richard Hartunian, the U.S. Attorney for Northern New York, said on Wednesday. ...


Navy reassigns skipper amid misconduct allegations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:48
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The skipper of a San Diego-based Navy frigate deployed to Central America has been removed from his job amid allegations of personal misconduct during his time in the region.

2 teens arrested in videotaped attack on elderly man in Coatesville

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:46

2 teens arrested in videotaped attack on elderly man in CoatesvilleTwo teenagers have now been arrested for what police in Coatesville are calling a "Smack Cam attack".


Adults, children injured in New Jersey Turnpike crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:45

Adults, children injured in New Jersey Turnpike crashAn accident on the New Jersey Turnpike backed up traffic and resulted in a number of injuries.


Slave photo discovered from Robert E. Lee's home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:44

National Park Service curator Kim Robinson holds the photo of Selina Gray, right, who was in charge to care for Arlington House where Gen. Robert E. Lee had lived in for 30 years, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The National Park Service has acquired a rare Civil War-era photograph of an enslaved woman at Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's home in Virginia. The previously unknown photograph depicts Selina Gray, the head housekeeper to Lee and his family. The photograph was unveiled Thursday at Lee's Arlington House plantation overlooking the nation's capital. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service has acquired a rare Civil War-era photograph of an enslaved woman who helped save Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's home in Arlington, Virginia.


Crews battle fog to search for missing Seattle hiker and her dogs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:43
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Rescue workers battling fog were searching on Thursday for a 21-year-old hiker reported missing earlier this week in the Cascade Range near Seattle, the King County sheriff's office said. Paula Reuter was reported missing on Tuesday after the Seattle restaurant manager failed to show up for work, sheriff's Detective Jason Stanley said. Reuter was believed to have taken her two dogs on a day-hike on or near one of two well-charted trails near Snoqualmie Pass, about 50 miles east of Seattle, the sheriff's office said. ...

Cover Oregon mistake enrolls senator in Medicaid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:17

Vice President Joe Biden, right, listens as U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley speaks during a campaign rally in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Biden is in Portland campaigning for Merkley who is being challenged by Republican Monica Wehby. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Yet another mistake by Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange is coming to light: The state mistakenly enrolled a U.S. senator in Medicaid, the health insurance plan for the poor.


Satellites see hot spot of methane in US Southwest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — A satellite that measured the potent global-warming gas methane in the atmosphere has found a surprising hot spot over the southwestern U.S.

Lawsuit shines new light on old sex abuse scandal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:13
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed this week has reopened a decades-old sex abuse scandal at the exclusive Indian Mountain School in Connecticut.

Ex-Premier of Cayman Islands acquitted of corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:12
By Peter Polack GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands (Reuters) - The former premier of the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush, was found not guilty on charges of corruption by a local jury on Thursday, a court official confirmed. Bush was charged last year with 11 counts of official misconduct and breach of public trust in a case that led to his removal from office and stirred up anti-government sentiment in the British Caribbean territory. Bush, 59, was accused of using his government credit card to withdraw $50,000 cash in casinos in the United States and the Bahamas. ...

Ex-Premier of Cayman Islands acquitted of corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:12
By Peter Polack GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands (Reuters) - The former premier of the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush, was found not guilty on charges of corruption by a local jury on Thursday, a court official confirmed. Bush was charged last year with 11 counts of official misconduct and breach of public trust in a case that led to his removal from office and stirred up anti-government sentiment in the British Caribbean territory. Bush, 59, was accused of using his government credit card to withdraw $50,000 cash in casinos in the United States and the Bahamas. ...

Family of dead Texas Ebola patient grieve in isolation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:10
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Thomas Eric Duncan died without his loved ones. Now the family of the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is grieving alone, some in quarantine and most isolated by social stigma and fear of the virus. Duncan, a Liberian national who was visiting his fiancée in Texas, died in an isolation ward of a Dallas hospital on Wednesday unable to be surrounded by the people dearest to him. He died 11 days after being admitted. About 48 people who had direct or indirect contact with Duncan since he arrived in Texas on Sept. ...

Family of dead Texas Ebola patient grieve in isolation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:10
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Thomas Eric Duncan died without his loved ones. Now the family of the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is grieving alone, some in quarantine and most isolated by social stigma and fear of the virus. Duncan, a Liberian national who was visiting his fiancée in Texas, died in an isolation ward of a Dallas hospital on Wednesday unable to be surrounded by the people dearest to him. He died 11 days after being admitted. About 48 people who had direct or indirect contact with Duncan since he arrived in Texas on Sept. ...