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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.


Driver seriously injured after car slams into tree

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:03

Driver seriously injured after car slams into treeA driver was seriously injured after her car slammed into a tree in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.


Train Slams Young Couple on Virginia Trestle, Killing 1

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:01
A young couple who entered a trestle near Lynchburg, Virginia, were struck by a train, killing one of them and injuring the other.

China, Russia sign accord on second gas route

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 21:40

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping shake hands during a bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. Putin is in Beijing to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings which will be held on Nov. 10 and 11. (AP Photo/How Hwee Young, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — The leaders of China and Russia signed agreements Sunday to boost energy cooperation, including an understanding to develop a second major route to supply the Chinese side with Russian gas following an initial $400 billion deal in May.


HS football team gets 'smelly' for a good cause

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 21:06

HS football team gets 'smelly' for a good causeMembers of a South Jersey football team got a little smelly but for a good reason - to help a 6-year-old boy battling a debilitating disease.


Nissan recalls 52,000 vehicles for faulty air bags

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 20:54

Nissan recalls 52,000 vehicles for faulty air bagsNissan announced Saturday that it is recalling more than 52,000 vehicles for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment.


2 Americans held in North Korea arrive back in US

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 20:50

2 Americans held in North Korea arrive back in USTwo Americans released from captivity in North Korea returned to the United States Saturday night, landing at a Washington state military base after their departure was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the reclusive Communist country.


Woman gunned down on Tioga-Nicetown street

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 20:36

Woman gunned down on Tioga-Nicetown streetPolice are looking for the killer who gunned down a woman on the street in the Tioga-Nicetown section of Philadelphia.


Pizza shop robbed in Overbrook Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 20:00

Pizza shop robbed in Overbrook ParkPhiladelphia police are investigating the robbery of a pizza shop in Overbrook Park.