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Chokehold death protest gets violent in California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 20:55

Chokehold death protest gets violent in CaliforniaAuthorities say a protest in Berkeley over the killings by police of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York turned violent when masked protesters smashed windows and threw objects at police.


Baby weighing nearly 14 pounds born in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 20:27

This image provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado shows Mia Yasmin Garcia shortly after birth Dec. 2, 2014 she was born by cesarean section in Alamosa, Colorado Monday, weighing 13 pounds, 13 ounces. Mia's father, Francisco Garcia, says the newborn's size shocked everyone, including hospital staff. He says "they were like whoa! They opened their eyes like they've never seen a baby like that." (AP Photo/Children’s Hospital Colorado, Tia Brayman)ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — A woman in southern Colorado was surprised when she gave birth to a baby girl who tipped the scales at almost 14 pounds.


US sends Uruguay 6 men from Guantanamo prison

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 20:13

US sends Uruguay 6 men from Guantanamo prisonSix prisoners held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay have been sent to Uruguay to be resettled as refugees, the U.S. government announced Sunday - a deal that had been delayed for months by security concerns in the Pentagon and political considerations in the South American country.


Protesters injure police officer in Berkeley

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 20:00

Chokehold death protest gets violent in CaliforniaAuthorities say a protest in Berkeley over the killings by police of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York turned violent when masked protesters smashed windows and threw objects at police.


Collision sends parts of barrier across Schuylkill Expressway

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 19:58

Collision sends parts of barrier across Schuylkill ExpresswayAn overnight collision created a major backup on the Schuylkill Expressway.


11 displaced in West Philadelphia fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 19:54

11 displaced in West Philadelphia fireA late night fire ripped through a rowhome in West Philadelphia.


Downed tree affects SEPTA Norristown line

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 19:48

Downed tree affects SEPTA Norristown lineA downed tree is affected the SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line,


PPA: Relaxed kiosk parking enforcement Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 19:36

 Relaxed kiosk parking enforcement SundayYou may have some luck if you're parking in Philadelphia Sunday.


Berkeley protesters smash windows; 2 officers hurt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 17:51
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Two officers were injured as a California protest over police killings turned violent with protesters smashing windows and throwing rocks and bricks at police, who responded by firing tear gas, authorities said.

Berkeley protesters smash windows; 2 officers hurt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 16:50
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Two officers were injured Saturday night as a California protest over police killings turned violent with protesters smashing windows and throwing rocks and bricks at police, who responded by firing tear gas, authorities said.

For kids with autism, a 'flight' to ease stress

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 16:41

Malkia Wageed, left, looks at airplanes with her son, Tylee Lynn, 12, at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Linthicum, Md., while they participate in Wings for Autism, an airport rehearsal for children with autism spectrum disorders, their families and aviation officials. Families took part in a typical airport experience, from check-in and security to boarding a plane, with the intention of alleviating some of the stress of air travel for children with autism. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)LINTHICUM, Md. — With boarding passes in hand, children with autism spectrum disorders and their families took part in an air travel rehearsal at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Fifty families experienced a typical day at an airport, from check-in and security to receiving peanuts and pretzels from flight attendants onboard a Southwest Airlines jet for a 30-minute simulated "flight" that never left the gate.


North Korea denies Sony hack, calls it 'righteous deed'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 16:37

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, cars enter Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. North Korea released a statement Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 that clearly relished a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which is producing an upcoming film that depicts an assassination plot against Pyongyang's supreme leader. While denying responsibility for an attack last week that disrupted Sony's computer system and spewed confidential information onto the Internet, an unidentified spokesman for the North's powerful National Defense Commission acknowledged that it "might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers" of the North's call for the world to turn out in a "just struggle" against U.S. imperialism. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea released a statement Sunday that clearly relished a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which is producing an upcoming film that depicts an assassination plot against Pyongyang's supreme leader.


Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu defeated

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 13:59

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., hugs supporters after conceding defeat in her Senate runoff election against Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., in New Orleans, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu on Saturday, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP's domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put Republicans in charge of Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Barack Obama's tenure.


Pedestrian struck and killed on I-95 in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 13:49

Woman struck twice, dies on I-95 in Newark, DelawarePolice say a pedestrian was struck and killed along I-95 southbound in Newark, Delaware on Saturday evening.


Republican challenger wins Louisiana Senate race

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 13:46

Republican Bill Cassidy addresses supporters with wife Laura after winning the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana in Baton RougeBy Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy handily won a Louisiana U.S. Senate runoff election on Saturday, capping big wins for his party in the Nov. 4 midterms at the expense of one of the chamber's last remaining southern Democrats. Cassidy, whose victory swells the ranks of Republicans in the Senate to 54, defeated Mary Landrieu, a three-term incumbent who last month pushed hard for a Senate vote on approving the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada's oil sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast that came up just short. ...


Crimefighters: Up to $25K reward in Center City murder

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 13:45

 Up to $25K reward in Center City murderA beloved member of a Center City synagogue is brutally murdered in his own home now members of his congregation want answers.


New Philadelphia NAACP president elected

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 13:44

New Philadelphia NAACP president electedThe Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP has elected 62-year-old Minister Rodney Muhammad as the organization's new president.


Reward now $50K in search for Shane Montgomery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 13:40

Shane Montgomery's family turns to Eagles fan for help, reward at $50,000The reward for information about missing college student Shane Montgomery has increased to $50,000.


American, South African hostages killed in Yemen

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 13:22

This photo taken on July, 17, 2013 shows American photojournalist Luke Somers, left, at work in Sanaa, Yemen, before he was captured by al-Qaida. Somers and a South African teacher held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen were killed Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 during a U.S.-led rescue attempt, a raid President Barack Obama said he ordered over an "imminent danger" to the reporter. (AP Photo/Jaber Ahmad Ghrab)SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, U.S.-led raid to free them from al-Qaida militants in Yemen, a turbulent Arab country that is a centerpiece of U.S. counterterrorism efforts in the region.


Pedestrian struck and killed on I-95 SB at Rt.1 SB in Newark, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 13:04

Pedestrian struck and killed on I-95 SB at Rt.1 SB in Newark, Del.Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed on Interstate-95 southbound lanes at route 1 southbound in Newark, Delaware Saturday evening.