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Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:32
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Verano is a 'hotspot' kind of car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:32

This undated product image provided by General Motors shows the 2015 Buick Verano Turbo. A new feature for 2015 model is the OnStar with 4G LTE, which can create a Wi-Fi hotspot at the car so passengers can use their mobile devices for video streaming or posting to social media. (AP Photo/General Motors)Buick's smallest car, the Verano sedan, is a rich-looking, pleasant-riding and surprisingly quiet compact with upscale features.


Florida State quarterback in second day of rape case hearing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:27

 Florida State at LouisvilleBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - A school conduct code hearing looking into rape allegations against Florida State University star quarterback Jameis Winston entered a second day on Wednesday in a crucial week for one of America's highest profile athletes. The 20-year-old sophomore, the top U.S. college football player last year after winning the Heisman Trophy, competes on Saturday in a conference title game that could decide whether the Florida State Seminoles advance to the sport's first collegiate playoffs. ...


College student found dead in restaurant food elevator

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:24

College student found dead in restaurant food elevatorStudents at a Minnesota college are devastated over the news that one of their classmates was found dead inside a restaurant dumbwaiter.


Montana officials halt search for missing anglers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:12
CUT BANK, Mont. (AP) — Authorities in northern Montana have suspended the search for a Canadian man and a Japanese woman who went missing during a fishing trip because the lake has frozen over and heavy snowfall has made it difficult to access the area.

Grand Jury Vote Expected in NYPD Chokehold Death Case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:52
The Staten Island grand jury hearing testimony in the summertime chokehold death of Eric Garner is expected to vote on whether to charge NYPD cops as early as today.

Vigil tonight for missing student Shane Montgomery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:49

Vigil tonight for missing student Shane MontgomeryWest Chester University is planning a vigil Wednesday night as the search continues for missing student Shane Montgomery.


Exclusive: Bankrupt San Bernardino has paid $6 million legal fees, millions more expected

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:43

A real estate sign is seen outside a deserted home stripped of its copper wiring in San BernardinoBy Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - San Bernardino, California, has run up legal costs of over $6 million since it declared bankruptcy in 2012, according to a senior city official. Millions more in fees are expected before it exits Chapter 9 protection, underscoring the huge cost cities face when opting to resolve their debts through bankruptcy, experts say. San Bernardino, a city of 205,000 65 miles (105 km) east of Los Angeles, declared bankruptcy in August 2012 with a $45 million budget deficit. Gary Saenz, the city attorney, told Reuters that so far the city has paid $6. ...


Police: Snowy footprints lead to robbery arrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:38
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police say they had no trouble trailing a New Hampshire robbery suspect who left fresh footprints in the snow while making his getaway.

Man arrested for 2 Delaware bank robberies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:31

Man arrested for 2 Delaware bank robberiesDelaware State Police have arrested a man in connection with two bank robberies which occurred last month in Wilmington.


UAE police seek suspect in killing of U.S. teacher

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:24
DUBAI (Reuters) - A female American teacher has been stabbed to death in the toilet of an Abu Dhabi shopping mall but police are uncertain if the suspected killer, who was dressed in a black robe, is a woman or a man, police said. A suspect seen entering the mall in CCTV footage minutes before the killing on Monday wore the traditional robe worn by Arab women in the region. But police left open the possibility that the bulky figure could have been a man in disguise. Police on Wednesday posted video of the suspect. ...

Teen's jaw, teeth broken in brutal attack in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:23

Teen's jaw, teeth broken in brutal attack in PhiladelphiaA 17-year-old boy had just left a friend's house when three unknown men approached him on a narrow street. A surveillance camera captured the horrific moments that followed.


Pit bull owner drops lawsuit over beagle killing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:16
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman whose four pit bulls entered a neighbor's yard through a hole in the fence and killed their beagle has dropped a lawsuit against them seeking up to $1 million.

Vets says he confronted soldier impersonator at mall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:12

Vet says he confronted soldier impersonator at mallA local veteran happened to spot somebody allegedly impersonating a war hero on Black Friday, and video of the confrontation is going viral.


2 doctors say hospital needs more volunteers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:01
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two doctors with a Charlotte-based Christian mission group are heading to West Africa to help Ebola-stricken patients and others seeking medical help.

Obama unveils plan to help young American Indians

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 22:54

In this June 13, 2014 file photo President Barack Obama and Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe David Archambault II, left, watch dancers during a visit to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Cannon Ball, N.D. Obama on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 announced an initiative to improve conditions and opportunities for American Indian youth, more than one-third of whom live in poverty. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced an initiative Wednesday aimed at improving conditions and opportunities for American Indian youth, more than a third of whom live in poverty.


'Resilient cities' in $100M worldwide initiative

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 22:24
The cities newly announced as selections for the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities initiative; others were chosen last year and will be in future.

35 'resilient cities' named in foundation contest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 22:23
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-five cities from Accra, Ghana, to Wellington, New Zealand, are being recognized by the New York-based Rockefeller Foundation for their ideas on physical, social and economic resilience.

Slobbery sidekicks: Dogs ride in bikers' sidecars

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 22:19

 The Story of America's Sidecar Dogs," by filmmakers Eric, 38, and Geneva, 29, Ristau of Missoula, Montana. Much of the money was raised in an online Kickstarter campaign. (AP Photo/Geneva Ristau)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some silken-haired beauties are eager sidekicks to motorcycle riders, wind whipping their thick locks as passers-by watch the wild ride with envy. That is until the slobber starts.


Arguments to begin in appeal in 1957 slaying case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 22:09
ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — Oral arguments are set to get underway in the case of a man who's appealing his conviction in the 1957 killing of a 7-year-old girl from northern Illinois.