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Los Angeles sees rise in bicyclist hit-and-runs

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 05:11
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hit-and-run collisions between cars and bicyclists have increased 42 percent between 2002 and 2012 in Los Angeles County despite an overall drop in hit-and-run accidents, according to a published report Saturday.

College senior goes missing after evening at bar

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 04:35
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A college senior has been reported missing after a night out with friends at a crowded Philadelphia bar.

Obama and daughters hit bookstore for Small Business Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 04:19

U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughters Sasha and Malia shop at Politics and Prose bookstore in WashingtonBy Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his teenaged daughters, Sasha and Malia, went to an independent book store in Washington to buy books as a way to promote Small Business Saturday, an event aimed at boosting small businesses. "Do I get a discount for that?" the president asked jokingly while unloading a bunch of books from his shopping basket at the Politics and Prose book store on Saturday. "Maybe a neighbor's discount," the clerk joked back. It is not clear whether Obama would have taken the discount, if offered. ...

Protesters disrupt shopping, block busy road

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 04:14
BRENTWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Protesters upset by the grand jury's decision not to indict the Ferguson, Missouri, officer who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown have disrupted shopping in suburban St. Louis for the second straight day.

Fierce wind knocks out windows, power in Wyoming

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 03:51
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Hurricane-force wind knocked out windows and electricity, topped a 40-foot spruce tree onto a visitor center and inconvenienced Black Friday shoppers in northwest Wyoming.

Ferguson protesters begin long march state capital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 03:30
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators are marching from Ferguson to the Missouri governor's mansion in Jefferson City to protest the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Encounter at protest leads to hug for boy, officer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 03:27

In this Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 photo provided by Johnny Nguyen, Portland police Sgt. Bret Barnum, left, and Devonte Hart, 12, hug at a rally in Portland, Ore., where people had gathered in support of the protests in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Johnny Huu Nguyen)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An African-American boy holding a "Free Hugs" sign stood crying in front of a police barricade at a Ferguson rally in Portland. A white police officer motioned for him to come closer. The officer then asked the boy for a hug — and they embraced, the boy's anguished face streaming with tears.

Fire erupts in car dealership in Vineland

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 03:16

Fire erupts in car dealership in VinelandFirefighters battled a 2-alarm blaze at a Nissan car dealership in Vineland, New Jersey Saturday morning.

EX-UPS driver's pregnancy bias claim at high court

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 03:15

This Nov. 14, 2014, photo, shows Peggy Young, of Lorton, Va., with her daughter Triniti, 7, in Washington. Peggy Young has only to look at her 7-year-old younger daughter to be reminded how long she has been fighting with United Parcel Service over its treatment of pregnant employees, and why. Young was pregnant when the company told her she could not have a temporary assignment to avoid lifting heavy packages, as her doctor ordered. She sued UPS for discriminating against pregnant women and, after losing two rounds in lower courts, the Supreme Court will hear her case Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — Peggy Young only has to look at her younger daughter to be reminded how long she has fought United Parcel Service over its treatment of pregnant employees, and why.

Police: Son shot parents in San Diego homicide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 03:05
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego doctor and his wife were fatally shot in their home by their 22-year-old son, who was arrested after he tried to slip past police tape near the scene, police said Saturday.

Parents of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin in Fla.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 02:53
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Family members of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown Jr., two black teenagers killed in separate shootings that sparked protests and accusations of racism, found comfort in each other's company in a South Florida vigil.

Researchers developing breath test for pot

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 02:41
SEATTLE (AP) — Researchers at Washington State University are working on a breath test to determine if a driver is under the influence of marijuana.

Carjacker runs over man picking up food for poor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 02:38
NORTH BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York man picking up food for a soup kitchen was run over by his own vehicle while trying to stop a carjacker from stealing it.

Suspect in Etan Patz's killing asked: Did I do it?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 01:37

FILE - This May 28, 2012, file photo shows a newspaper with a photograph of Etan Patz that is part of a makeshift memorial in the SoHo neighborhood of New York. While Pedro Hernandez told police he choked 6-year-old Patz in 1979, his defense said it was fiction from a man with an IQ in the bottom 2 percent of the population and mental illness that makes it difficult for him to distinguish real life from fantasy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — As he watched TV reports on a 33-year-old missing-child case, a man who'd never been a suspect started pondering whether he was the killer, he later told a psychologist.

Scores of Russian gays are seeking asylum in US

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 01:34

In this Oct. 18, 2014, photo provided by Michael Knaapen, Andrew Nasonov hugs Igor Bazilevsky, left, after the couple was married at Meridian Hill Park in Washington. They both came to the U.S. from Russia in July, and are preparing to file an application seeking asylum in the U.S. The increase in the overall applications for asylum by Russians is due in part to the worsening anti-gay climate in Russia, according to Immigration Equality, a New York-based organization which provides legal services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants. (AP Photo/Michael Knaapen)NEW YORK (AP) — Had he stayed in Russia, Andrew Mironov would be settling in to a stable job with an oil company, likely with a newly awarded doctoral degree in electrical engineering.

Three people shot to death in Atlanta, two injured

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 01:13
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Three people were shot to death and two injured early Saturday morning at an Atlanta house, police said.Three men died of multiple gunshot wounds, Atlanta police spokesman Greg Lyon told Reuters. Two other people were injured and are in stable condition at a local hospital, Lyon said.Police have not released a possible motive. The victims were discovered at about 2:15 a.m. when police were called to the house, Lyon said. (Reporting by David Beasley)

Debt Collector Owes Over $33K for Making Woman's Life 'Hell'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 01:00
Jessica Burke's debt collector owes her over $33,000 after she sued him for harassing her over late car payments.

Correction: Ferguson story

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 00:57

Protesters of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting chant slogans at the St. Louis Galleria mall on Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Mo. They stayed in the mall for about 15 minutes and then left peacefully without confrontation with a large police presence. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbres)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — In a Nov. 29 story and accompanying news guide about protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, The Associated Press misidentified the Ferguson street where a Friday night protest happened. It happened on South Florissant Road, not West Florissant Avenue, which is also a street in Ferguson.

California jails see surge in drug smuggling

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 00:52

In this Nov. 20, 2014 photo, Deputy Robert J. Rudisill points out bags containing drugs on a training image made with a body scanner at San Diego County sheriff’s Vista Detention Center in Vista, Calif. The facility receives male and female inmates from all the cities in northern San Diego County. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Drug smuggling is up at many California county jails and one reason, sheriff's officials say, is that some parolees are getting arrested just so they can try to sneak narcotics behind bars.

3 killed, 2 wounded in Atlanta shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 00:41
ATLANTA (AP) — Police say three people were killed and two others were wounded in an early morning shooting in Atlanta.