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Inaugural poet returns to Miami in new memoir

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 03:26

This undated image providedby Ecco, shows Richard Blanco, author of "The Prince of Los Cocuyos." Blanco, Barack Obama's 2013 inaugural poet, grew up in Miami, gathering experiences and stories as the son of Cuban exiles that would lay the foundation for his written work and inspire his new memoir, "The Prince of Los Cocuyos." (AP Photo/Ecco, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)MIAMI (AP) — In Richard Blanco's Miami, memories linger outside coffee windows and in Cuban grocery store aisles.


Florida woman survives 45 minutes with no pulse

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 03:22
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mother is home and tending to her new infant less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes following complications from a routine cesarean section.

Retired pastor loses credentials over gay wedding

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 03:12
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A retired Mennonite pastor from Pennsylvania who lost his credentials after officiating at his gay son's wedding says he hopes the church will someday be more accepting of gays and lesbians.

Veteran shot, killed during homecoming party in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 03:03

Veteran shot, killed during party in Los AngelesA 22-year-old Army veteran who had returned home to Sylmar from Afghanistan was shot and killed in his neighborhood Sunday. A suspect has not been arrested.


As coal jobs vanish, miners search for new careers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 02:56

In this Sept 3, 2014 photo provided by Eastern Kentucky C.E.P., Inc., miners seeking employment with Patriot Coal in western Kentucky attend a job fair in Hazard, Ky. The job fair was organized by the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program. As job numbers in eastern Kentucky coal mines decline, some miners pursue mining jobs in other areas of the state. (AP Photo/Eastern Kentucky C.E.P., Inc.)MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — When 61-year-old Glen Turley lost his job as a coal company truck driver, he did what many people his age shudder to consider: He went back to school to find a new career.


Police: 2 critical after murder-suicide attempt in Paoli

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 02:38

 1 dead, 1 critical after murder-suicide attempt in PaoliPolice say two men are in critical condition after an attempted murder-suicide in the Paoli section of Tredyffrin Township, Chester County.


Family donates 5-year-old victim's heart, police vow justice

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 02:31
By Karen Brooks (Reuters) - The family of a 5-year-old Wisconsin girl killed in a shooting last week donated her heart to another child, police said. Laylah Petersen was shot in the head Thursday evening as she sat on her grandfather's lap in the living room of their Milwaukee home. About a dozen bullets ripped through the home, police and the station reported. "She's going to be in our hearts, like her little baby heart is going to be in somebody else's," Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said during a news conference Saturday. ...

Veteran of Afghan conflict dies in Los Angeles shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 02:28
(Reuters) - A U.S. Army veteran who returned safely home to Los Angeles from Afghanistan several months ago was shot dead early Sunday after leaving a party hosted by his girlfriend, police said. Francisco Garcia, 21, was walking along a street with friends at about 2 a.m. when two vehicles pulled up, a man got of one vehicle, smashed a beer bottle on the ground and began screaming at Garcia, said Juan Santa, a detective for the Los Angeles Police Department. The man returned to one of the vehicles, got a handgun and fired at Garcia, Santa said. ...

Man catches on fire atop train in Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 02:08
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A 21-year-old man is hospitalized after catching fire on top of a New York City-bound commuter train in Connecticut.

Obama defends plan to act on immigration: CBS interview

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 01:54

U.S. President Barack Obama answers a reporter's question at the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama defended his plan to use executive powers to implement some immigration reforms, saying in an interview broadcast on Sunday he had waited long enough for Congress to act. Obama told congressional leaders on Friday he would try to ease some restrictions on undocumented immigrants, despite warnings from Republican leaders that such actions would "poison the well" or would be "a red flag in front of a bull". The meeting came after Obama's Democratic Party was punished in midterm elections on Tuesday. Republicans seized the U.S. ...


Teen, young man rescue Philadelphia police officer from fiery crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 01:46

Teen, young man rescue Philadelphia police officer from fiery crashA Philadelphia police officer is alive because of the heroic efforts of a teenager who pulled him out of his burning car.


Immigrant lawyer hopes his effort inspires others

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 01:33

In this Oct. 30, 2014 photo, civil litigation lawyer Sergio Garcia poses in his office in Chico, Calif. Garcia, 37, a native of Mexico, won his license to practice law after a bruising five-year legal and political battle that included a ruling in January from the California Supreme Court. It came after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a specially crafted bill passed by the Legislature to let Garcia practice law. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Sergio Garcia is a civil litigation lawyer in California who represents clients in car accidents.


Insights on hummingbird travel, life span revealed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 01:04

This undated photo provided by the Intermountain Bird Observatory, Boise State University, shows a female Black-Chinned Hummingbird. The perfecting of placing tiny numbered bands on hummingbirds' legs in the last decade has led researchers to discover the birds can live longer than 10 years as opposed to the two or three once thought likely. (AP Photo/Intermountain Bird Observatory, Boise State University, Liz Urban)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets.


Teen pulls Philly cop out of burning police car

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 01:03

Teen, young man rescue Philadelphia police officer from fiery crashA Philadelphia police officer is alive because of the heroic efforts of a teenager who pulled him out of his burning car.


NYC adult home residents asked to repay FEMA aid

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 00:11

Belle Harbor Manor resident Robert Rosenberg, 61, who suffers from a spinal disability and has other chronic health problems, sits in his room in an assisted living facility in New York, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, where he and elderly, poor and disabled residents endured four months of misery after Superstorm Sandy flooded the center, located on New York's vulnerable Rockaway peninsula. Rosenberg holds a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) asking him to pay back all the federal disaster aid he received after the storm. He is among a dozen residents of Belle Harbor Manor who have been asked to return aid money. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — The residents of Belle Harbor Manor spent four miserable months in emergency shelters after Superstorm Sandy's floodwaters surged through their assisted-living center on New York City's Rockaway peninsula.


E-cigarette firm eyes emerging cannabis oil market

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:55
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As more states approve the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, an Oklahoma-based electronic cigarette retailer is looking to build a national franchise.

Fire kills one, injures 11 at Chicago apartment complex

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:35
By Karen Brooks (Reuters) - One person died and 11 more were injured, including five children, in a Chicago apartment complex fire early Sunday, according to fire officials and local media. Authorities would not release details on the person who died, but local NBC television station WMAQ in Chicago reported that the victim was a 10-year-old boy. The victim was found dead on the fourth floor, while five children and six adults were hospitalized, Juan Hernandez, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman, told Reuters. The injuries that included cuts and broken legs, WMAQ reported. ...

Ebola nurse to remain a voice against quarantines

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:25

Ebola nurse to remain a voice against quarantinesThe Maine nurse who defied quarantine attempts after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is looking forward to stepping out her front door - "like normal people."


Woman struck by van, killed in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:05

Woman struck by van, killed in BensalemA woman was struck by a van and killed on Saturday night in Bensalem, Pa.


2 dead after separate shootings in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:04

2 dead after separate shootings in CamdenTwo people are dead after two separate shootings in Camden, New Jersey.