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School never saw signs of abuse in Scotty McMillan's brother

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:21

School never saw signs of abuse in Scotty McMillan's brotherThe Coatesville Area School District released a statement Monday pertaining to the brother of the little boy who, police say, was tortured and killed inside his Chester County home last week.


School never saw signs of abuse in Ryan McMillan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:16

School never saw signs of abuse in Scotty McMillan's brotherThe Coatesville Area School District released a statement Monday pertaining to the brother of the little boy who, police say, was tortured and killed inside his Chester County home last week.


Massachusetts town weighs nation's 1st tobacco ban

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:43

 a blanket ban on all forms of tobacco and e-cigarettes, leaving some shop owners fuming. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent's Country Store, but maybe not for much longer: All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way.


Woman struck by van, killed in Bensalem identified

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:28

Woman struck by van, killed in Bensalem identifiedPolice have identified the woman struck by a van and killed Saturday in Bensalem, Pa.


Ravens cheerleader injured after hard fall during game

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:14

Ravens cheerleader injured after hard fall during gameA Baltimore Ravens cheerleader was thrown in the air and hit the ground doing a routine during a game


Troubled vets of all ages find comfort at refuge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:02

In this Oct. 16, 2014 photo, Randy Johnson offers an apple to a horse at Eagle's Healing Nest, a retreat for veterans, in Sauk Centre, Minn. The retreat, located on 124 acres of rolling farmland, has served the needs of veterans from about 10 states. The goal is to mend and go home. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)SAUK CENTRE, Minn. (AP) — The vets, some yawning, others clutching packs of cigarettes, trickle into a sun-splashed room for morning meditation. Some survived war long ago, others have fresh memories of combat.


Ebola nurse to be advocate for health workers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 22:31

FILE - In a Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 file photo, Kaci Hickox comes out of her house to speak to reporters, in Fort Kent, Maine. Hickox's plans for the end of the deadly disease's 21-day incubation period on Monday, Nov. 11 include a dinner out with her boyfriend, but she told The Associated Press she's worried about what type of a reception she'll get after being hailed by some and vilified by others for battling state-ordered quarantines in New Jersey and Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine nurse who battled politicians over her quarantine after she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa said she will continue speaking out on behalf of public health workers.


Manhattan prosecutor accused of assaulting woman

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 22:29
NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan prosecutor is accused of assaulting a woman at a midtown bar.

Minister, wife among 9 killed in Bahamas small plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 22:18

Minister, wife among 9 killed in Bahamas small plane crashA small plane that crashed on approach to the island of Grand Bahama killed all 9 people on board, including a prominent Christian minister and his wife.


Due to cuts, Navy bands change approach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 22:14

In this Monday, July 14, 2014 photo, Navy Lt. Kelly Cartwright discusses how the Navy Band Mid-South operated in Millington, Tenn. For years, Navy Band Mid-South, based in Millington, Tennessee, played for audiences that not only enjoyed renditions of “God Bless America” or the Navy theme song, but also rock and roll and jazz music. But because of a reduction in musicians caused by budget cuts, the Navy decided to dismantle the 30-plus member band, sending its musicians to other bands around the world and disappointing some in small towns. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)MILLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Military bands are a valued part of American culture, with their musicians lending a sense of patriotism, pride and nostalgia to performances at sporting events, hospitals, small-town parades and service-member funerals.


European satellite to begin corrective maneuvers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 21:51
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency says one of two navigation satellites that accidentally launched into the wrong orbit will begin corrective maneuvers this month.

New WWII book details story of 'First SEALS'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 21:49

 The Untold Story of the Forging of America’s Most Elite Unit.” (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Before there were heavily armed Navy SEALs conducting nighttime helicopter raids, there were guys like Frank Monteleone landing on beaches in the dark on two-man motorized rafts dubbed "flying mattresses."


Algeria inaugurates new Renault plant in Oran

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 21:37

Algeria inaugurates new Renault plant in OranAlgeria has inaugurated a new Renault factory in the western city of Oran marking the North African country's first foray into the auto industry. The joint French-Algerian operation is being billed as ...


Pizza Hut's revamp: Curry crusts, balsamic drizzle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 21:34

This image provided by Pizza Hut shows the top of a pizza box featuring the company's new logo. The chain’s famous red roof logo is being tweaked so that it’s white against a swirling red circle. Pizza Hut announced Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, that the company is overhauling its look and menu in hopes of improving sales. (AP Photo/Pizza Hut)NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza Hut is letting customers play mad scientist, giving them the freedom to make pies with honey Sriracha sauce or add curry flavor to the crusts.


An awkward handshake: Leaders of China, Japan meet

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 21:32

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and China's President Xi Jinping, right, shake hands during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, in Beijing, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. An uneasy handshake Monday between Xi and Abe marked the first meeting between the two men since either took power, and an awkward first gesture toward easing two years of high tensions. (AP Photo/Kim Kyung-Hoon, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — An uneasy handshake Monday between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe marked the first meeting between the two men since either took power, and an awkward first gesture toward easing two years of high tensions.


Train strikes, kills Utah child playing on tracks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 21:24
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old boy playing on railroad track near his Utah home has died after being hit by a freight train.

Food costs eating into consumers' saving at the pump as holidays near

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 20:34

Breakfast cereal is shown for sale at a Ralphs grocery store in Del Mar, CaliforniaBy Nathan Layne (Reuters) - Martha Franco says she hadn't really noticed the sharp drop in gasoline prices, even though the mother of three is always shuttling the kids around in her SUV. She has been paying closer attention to the soaring cost of meat instead. "Meat and grains. Actually it seems like the price of everything is going up," Franco, 30, said following a visit to a Kmart discount store on the outskirts of Chicago, with her two youngest children and a bag of groceries in the shopping cart. ...


AP PHOTOS: A look at the world's abandoned places

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 20:30

In this July 23, 2013 photo, sand fills an abandoned house in Kolmanskop, Namibia. Kolmanskop, was a diamond mining town south of Namibia, build in 1908 and deserted in 1956. SInce then, the desert slowly reclaims its territory, with sand invading the buildings where 350 German colonists and more than 800 local workers lived during its hay-days of the 1920s. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)Our ghosts are with us, for all to see. All we need do is look carefully.


Family sickened by carbon monoxide fumes in Winslow Township, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 19:42

Family sickened by carbon monoxide fumes in Winslow Township, NJAuthorities tell Action News when paramedics arrived at the home in Winslow Twp., NJ, a girl answered the door then collapsed.


Carnival Cruise Line gift cards available on shore

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 19:37
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Carnival Cruise Line gift cards are now available for purchase on land.