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Royal visit puts NYC's first lady on world stage

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 01:27

FILE- In this March 5, 2014 file photo, New York City first lady Chirlane McCray is interviewed at New York's City Hall. McCray will chaperone Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton during her and Prince William’s royal visit on the week of Dec.7, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The eyes of the world will follow the Duchess of Cambridge on her first visit to New York when she tours a children's development center in Harlem next week.


16 sickened on Philadelphia-bound flight from Israel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 01:08

16 sickened on Philadelphia-bound flight from IsraelA Philadelphia-bound flight from Israel had to be diverted after 16 people on-board were sickened.


Deep in coal country, pondering future without it

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 01:03

In this Oct. 17, 2014 photo, a mural of a coal miner stands in an empty storefront as signs advertising vacant apartments and stores hang in the windows along the main business street in Cumberland, Ky. Harlan County's population has shrunk along with the coal industry, to around 28,000, its lowest since 1920. (AP Photo/David Goldman)HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — The rest of the house is just waking as Scottie Sizemore plops down in a rocking chair on his front porch with a cup of coffee. The sun has yet to crest the ridge above, where mist clings like clouds that couldn't quite make it over.


Man fatally struck on Roosevelt Boulevard, driver faces DUI

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 00:37

Man fatally struck on Roosevelt Boulevard, driver faces DUIA man was struck by a car and killed along Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia and the driver is facing DUI charges.


U.S. holiday shopping discounts deepen, last longer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 00:06

File photo of shoppers entering Macy's to kick off Black Friday sales in New YorkBy Jilian Mincer and Nandita Bose (Reuters) - Amarilis Sinchi visited Macy's at a New Jersey mall on Black Friday, but she waited until this week to purchase the red fleece pajamas she had her eye on. The 21-year-old student ended up paying $13 at the department store, down from $30 on Friday, which has traditionally been the best day for deals during the U.S. holiday season. "The prices keep getting better," she said, planning a return to another store - Kohl's - which had dropped the price on LEGO toys. ...


Surge pricing: Uber's $40B valuation. Worth it?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 23:01

This Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, photo taken in Newark, N.J., shows smartphones displaying Uber car availability in New York. Uber is offering car service in 250 cities in 50 countries now, up from 60 cities in 21 countries just a year ago. Uber hasn’t released its financial figures to the public, so valuing the company is pure guesswork. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — Can a company that didn't exist five years ago, an upstart with a knack for angering regulators who could close it down, really be worth $40 billion?


Border, airport screening exempt from new U.S. profiling rules: Post

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 22:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New federal restrictions on racial profiling will still allow some officials to use the controversial practice along the southwestern U.S. border and in screening of airline passengers, the Washington Post said. The rules will ban racial profiling from national security cases for the first time and will bar the FBI from considering religion and national origin when opening a case, the newspaper said. The guidelines have been the subject of sharp debate within President Barack Obama's administration concerning which agencies would be covered, the Post said. ...

AccuWeather: Damp Start to the Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 22:33

 Damp Start to the WeekendMeteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking several chances of rain over the next few days.


American hostage Luke Somers killed in failed rescue attempt in Yemen

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 22:20

American hostage Luke Somers killed in failed rescue attempt in YemenAn American photojournalist and a South African teacher held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen have been killed in a failed U.S. rescue attempt, authorities said Saturday.


Obama, congressional Dems show cracks in unity

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 22:16

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., right, listens as President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Congressional leaders in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House in Washington. In speeches, negotiations, and congressional hearings, several key Democrats are disregarding the White House in ways large and small. The White House has responded with an extraordinary veto threat and a round of Obama calls to Democrats urging them to stand up against their own leadership. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — It used to be that Democrats would mutter under their breath about President Barack Obama and the White House.


1 dead in Wilmington triple shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 21:51

1 dead in Wilmington triple shootingAuthorities say one man is dead and two others were wounded after a shooting in Wilmington.


Car involved in 2 crashes minutes apart on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 21:41

Car involved in 2 crashes minutes apart on I-95Three people were hospitalized after two crashes on I-95 - both involved the same vehicle and were just minutes apart.


Neighbors displaced after row home fire in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 20:48

Neighbors displaced after row home fire in Port RichmondFive residents were displaced after a neighboring row home caught fire in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section and a fire chief was injured on the way to the call.


Four stabbed on Amtrak train in Michigan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 20:37

A man is seen in custody aboard an Amtrak train following a stabbing incident in Niles, Michigan(Reuters) - Police took a suspect into custody in Michigan on Friday after four people were stabbed aboard an Amtrak passenger train in the town of Niles, police and Amtrak officials said. None of the victims was killed, a dispatcher for the Niles Police Department said. Authorities declined to provide any immediate details about the circumstances of the stabbing or the condition of the victims. Niles, a town of about 12,000 people, is about 10 miles (16 km) north of South Bend, Indiana, near the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan. ...


Man struck and killed on Roosevelt Boulevard

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 20:37

Man fatally struck on Roosevelt Boulevard, driver faces DUIA man was struck by a car and killed along Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia and the driver is facing DUI charges.


American hostage Luke Somers killed in Yemen

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 20:13

American hostage Luke Somers killed in failed rescue attempt in YemenAn American photojournalist and a South African teacher held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen have been killed in a failed U.S. rescue attempt, authorities said Saturday.


Los Angeles police investigating Cosby abuse claim

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 19:41

Judy Huth, left, appears at a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred outside the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division station Friday Dec. 5, 2014. Allred announced that they have met with Los Angeles police detectives to open a formal investigation into claims Bill Cosby molested Huth when she was 15 years old in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion. (AP Photo/Anthony McCartney)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police opened an investigation into a woman's claims that Bill Cosby molested her when she was 15 years old, a department spokeswoman said.


Pedestrian struck by 2 SUVs in Bridgeport hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 19:39

Pedestrian struck by 2 SUVs, killed in Bridgeport hit-and-runAuthorities say a pedestrian was struck by two SUVs and killed in a hit-and-run crash in Bridgeport, Montgomery County.


Police: NJ man fatally punches 4-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 19:16

 NJ man fatally punches 4-year-old girlA Penns Grove, New Jersey man was charged in the beating death of a 4-year-old girl in his care.


GOP pushes waiver from healthier school lunches

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 18:52

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama and a student look over their plates as they eat lunch in the East Room of the White House in Washington following the annual fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden. House Republicans are making a final push this year to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards. The school meal rules phased in since 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards.