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Chicago expected to pass law to stem redevelopment of cheap hotels

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:04
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago City Council is expected to pass an ordinance on Wednesday that will make it tougher to redevelop single-room occupancy (SRO) hotels, which advocates say will protect residents from homelessness. Hotel residents are often disabled, veterans or seniors on fixed incomes. Advocates for the poor say that over 2,000 SRO units have been lost to redevelopment in gentrifying neighborhoods in the past three years, forcing some residents onto the streets. ...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to convene 2nd Atlantic City summit today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:01

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to convene 2nd Atlantic City summit todayGov. Chris Christie is set to hold his second Atlantic City summit since September as the state and city cope with a failing gambling.


US-China climate deal aims to prod others to act

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:42

US-China climate deal aims to prod others to actA groundbreaking agreement struck by the United States and China is putting the world's two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing global warming.


Pedestrian struck on Route 1 in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:18

Woman struck, killed on Route 1 in BensalemA crash involving a pedestrian has shut down Route 1 South in Bensalem.


Swede wins World Series of Poker, $10M top prize

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:11

Martin Jacobson holds up the World Series of Poker main event bracelet after winning the tournament and its $10 million prize, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Las Vegas. Ryan Riess, who won the tournament last year, is at right. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Swedish man who got his start playing online poker after late restaurant nights while he trained to be a chef is $10 million richer after winning the top World Series of Poker main event prize Tuesday night.


2nd hole forms in Tampa Bay-area neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:10
HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — A second hole has formed in a Tampa Bay-area neighborhood where a hole developed in a driveway and swallowed a car.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:01

Jerrod Knight of the Navy Ceremonial Guard, center, cheers with the crowd on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, during the Concert for Valor. The Veterans Day event is hosted by HBO, Starbucks and Chase and is free and open to the public. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


China's online holiday sets record $9.3B sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:54

In this Nov. 11, 2014 photo, Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma speaks in front of a giant screen showing real-time sales figures of e-commerce giant Alibaba, on the "Singles' Day" online shopping festival at the Alibaba headquarters in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province. China's largest Internet retailer rang up more than $9 billion during the country's biggest online shopping holiday, smashing last year's figure to set a record for a single day of sales. (AP Photo) CHINA OUTBEIJING (AP) — China's largest Internet retailer rang up more than $9 billion during the country's biggest online shopping holiday, smashing last year's figure to set a record for a single day of sales.


European spacecraft begins descending to comet 67P

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:52

European spacecraft begins descending to comet 67PThe European Space Agency's unmanned Rosetta probe successfully released a lander toward the surface of comet 67P


AccuWeather: Dense fog to start, then mild

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:47

 Dense fog to start, then mildMeteorologist David Murphy says a prolonged stretch of colder weather begins tomorrow.


AccuWeather: Dense fog, then mild

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:38

 Dense fog to start, then mildMeteorologist David Murphy says a prolonged stretch of colder weather begins tomorrow.


2-car head-on collision in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:27

2-car head-on collision in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice say two-cars collided head-on near Northeast Philadelphia High School early Wednesday morning.


Man shot in the head in North Philadelphia dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:01

Man shot in the head in North Philadelphia diesPolice say a man in his 20's was found with a gunshot wound to the head in North Philadelphia and died a short time later.


Wounded Iraq War veteran, anti-war activist dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 17:01
SEATTLE (AP) — Tomas Young, a wounded Iraq War veteran who was an outspoken critic of the conflict and the subject of the 2007 documentary "Body of War," has died. He was 34.

Marilyn Monroe's lost love letters to be auctioned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:58

This photo provided by Julien's Auctions shows a nude-colored underwire brassiere with mesh-lined cups worn by actress Marilyn Monroe as part of her professional wardrobe. Marilyn Monroe's Lost Archives are coming to light now, along with a cache of other Monroe memorabilia that the Beverly Hills auction house Julien's is putting up for sale on Dec. 5-6, 2014. Along with the letters from DiMaggio, Miller and such Hollywood luminaries as Cary Grant and Jane Russell are some of the actress' favorite clothes, photographs, paintings and other keepsakes. (AP Photo/Julien's Auctions)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It's no secret Joe DiMaggio loved Marilyn Monroe. The baseball great cried at her funeral and for 20 years had flowers placed at her crypt several times a week.


Californians arrive home after Russian detention

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:33

Liana Randazzo, right, hugs her father Joe after she arrived at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Randazzo was one of the four U.S. students who traveled to Russia for a leadership conference and had their trip cut short and ordered home after Russian authorities said they had the wrong visas. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four students returned home to smiles and hugs from family and friends in the U.S. Tuesday after being briefly detained in Russia during a student leadership conference.


Boy killed in San Francisco Bay Area hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:24
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area authorities say a driver fleeing police struck and killed a boy in a crosswalk and continued driving.

California teen arrested in shooting death of U.S. Army veteran

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:30
(Reuters) - A southern California teen was arrested on Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a U.S. Army veteran who had recently returned home from Afghanistan, police said. Vincent Estrada, 18, of Sylmar, was arrested and booked on a charge of murder, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. Francisco Garcia, 21, was walking along a street with friends early on Sunday morning during a homecoming party thrown for him by his girlfriend when a man got out of a car, smashed a beer bottle on the ground and began screaming at Garcia, police said. ...

US, China unveil ambitious climate change goals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:28

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping review the honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. When Xi Jinping took the reins of a booming China two years ago, President Barack Obama saw an opportunity to remake America's relationship with the Asian power. But even after Obama's unusually robust efforts to forge personal ties with Xi, the two leaders are meeting in Beijing amid significant tensions, both old and new. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China pledged Wednesday to take ambitious action to limit greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate change ahead of high-stakes climate negotiations next year.


Connecticut man charged in death of boy left in hot car: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:10
(Reuters) - A Connecticut man was charged on Tuesday in connection with the death of his 15-month-old son, who died in the summer after he was left in a hot car for hours, media reported. Kyle Seitz, 36, turned himself in to police on Tuesday afternoon and was charged with criminally negligent homicide over his son Benjamin's death, NBC Connecticut said. The network reported that Seitz was released on a promise to appear and was due to arrive in court on Wednesday. Ridgefield police confirmed that Seitz turned himself in, but gave no further details. ...