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Racist fraternity video results in suspensions, closure at University of Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 19:39

Racist fraternity video results in suspensions, closure at University of OklahomaA University of Oklahoma fraternity will close and its members will be suspended after the group's national headquarters says a video of members participating in a racist chant was posted online.


Man killed by pit bull while trying to help dog's ill owner

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 19:31
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say a pit bull attacked and killed a man who was trying to help the dog's ill owner.

Viewer video shows wrong-way crash on Route 1 in Langhorne

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 18:54

Viewer video shows wrong-way crash on Route 1 in LanghorneVideo obtained by Action News shows the moment of impact in a wrong-way crash on Route 1 in Langhorne, Bucks County that left several people injured.


Multiple people injured in wrong-way crash on Route 1 in Langhorne

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 18:40

Viewer video shows wrong-way crash on Route 1 in LanghorneSeveral people were injured in a wrong-way crash on Route 1 in Langhorne, Bucks County.


Credit-reporting agencies agree to overhaul

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 18:25

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks during a press conference about a settlement announced against the Bank Of America in the Manhattan borough of New York(Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached a settlement with the three biggest U.S. credit-reporting agencies in a deal that will change the way they handle errors and treat medical debt. Under the agreement, set to be announced on Monday, Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc and TransUnion LLC, will be more proactive in resolving disputes over information contained in their reports. The three credit-reporting agencies (CRAs) collect and provide credit information on more than 200 million consumers in the United States. Credit reports provided by the CRAs are used to assign numerical ratings called "credit scores," which help lenders determine whether they should grant loans to consumers and at what interest rates.


Bloody Sunday 50th anniversary: Weeklong march begins Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 16:40

In this aerial photo, crowds of people move in a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Selma, Ala. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday,' a civil rights march in which protestors were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A march commemorating the historic "Bloody Sunday" demonstration was set to begin Monday afternoon after several speakers at the 50th anniversary commemoration pushed visitors to fight to restore the Voting Rights Act.


Solar-power plane airborne on historic round-the-world trip

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 16:24

A Swiss solar-powered plane takes off at an airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, early Monday, March 9, 2015, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. Solar Impulse founder Andre Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater when it took off from the Al Bateen Executive Airport. Borschberg will trade off piloting with Solar Impulse co-founder Bertrand Piccard during stop-overs on a journey that will take months to complete. (AP Photo/Aya Batrawy)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — With its wings stretched wide to catch the sun's energy, a Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft took off from Abu Dhabi just after daybreak Monday in a historic first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fossil fuel.


Finally some snow for Iditarod mushers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 15:06

Musher Timothy Hunt, from Marquette, MI, gives a high five to Katelynn Ford and Anthony Ford at the bottom of Cordova Hill during the ceremonial start of the 2015 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, AK on Saturday March 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Alaska Dispatch News, Bob Hallinen)FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Winter has finally cooperated with the Iditarod.


Report: Rural hospitals get billions in extra Medicare funds

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:50
A law that allows rural hospitals to bill Medicare for rehabilitation services for seniors at higher rates than nursing homes and other facilities has led to billions of dollars in extra government spending, federal investigators say.

Former sex trade worker fighting trafficking in oil patch

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:35

In this Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 photo, Windie Lazenko, with the anti-trafficking group 4her North Dakota, stands for a photo in front of a club in Williston, N.D. As a 13-year-old runaway, Lazenko says she was bought and sold for sex. Prostitution, pornography and strip clubs followed. Then she walked away from it all. She eventually moved to Montana and a few years ago, while counseling at-risk girls, she began hearing about young women being recruited for prostitution in the Bakken oilfields. She wanted to help. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — When she first arrived in town, Windie Lazenko headed to the neon-lit strip clubs and bars catering to lonely oil field workers with extra cash and time on their hands. She knew these were likely gathering spots for the sex trade — the life she'd given up long ago.


Wisconsin capital marked by third day of protests after police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:16

A makeshift memorial pays tribute to a 19-year-old black man killed by police in Madison, WisconsinMore than 100 people angry over the death of Tony Robinson Jr. marched through the streets of Madison toward the capital building on Sunday evening, carrying signs, beating drums and chanting "The people united will never be defeated." Earlier scores of people who took part in a sign-making event designed to involve children in the civil action rallied outside the apartment home where Robinson died. Robinson, 19, was shot in Madison, Wisconsin's capital, on Friday evening after Officer Matt Kenny responded to calls about a man dodging cars in traffic who had allegedly battered another person, Police Chief Mike Koval said. Last year, the deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City triggered a wave of demonstrations against the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers. Kenny is on paid administrative leave while the Wisconsin Department of Justice conducts an investigation.


US, others sponsor 'graphic' photo exhibit on Syria at UN

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:37

 The Threat Continues," at the museum in Washington. Almost helpless in the U.N. Security Council to take strong action on Syria, the United States and other states are hoping to shame its government by sponsoring a graphic photo exhibit of detainees who've died in President Bashar Assad's prisons since the country’s conflict began. Fifteen countries will join the opposition Syrian National Coalition on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at United Nations headquarters to launch the exhibit of portraits showing signs of torture and starvation and to call for an end to the crisis that enters its fifth year this month. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With the U.N. Security Council blocked from taking strong action on Syria, the United States and other nations are hoping to shame its government by sponsoring a graphic photo exhibit of detainees who've died in President Bashar Assad's prisons since the country's conflict began.


Connecticut girl who appealed to stop chemotherapy in remission

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:29
By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Ct (Reuters) - A Connecticut teenager who was ordered by a state court to undergo chemotherapy against her wishes is in remission after several months of treatment, the state's Department of Children and Families said on Sunday. The department gained temporary custody of the 17-year-old, identified as “Cassandra C” in court documents, after she and her mother, Jackie Fortin, fought for her right to discontinue treatment despite her risk of dying. "We are very pleased with Cassandra's progress toward a complete recovery," said Joette Katz, Commissioner of the state's Department of Children and Families (DCF). After surgery failed to rid her of the cancer, she underwent two rounds of chemotherapy before asking that treatments be stopped, then ran away from home to avoid further treatment.

Hillary Clinton urges action to achieve women's equality

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:19

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to a crowd in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Clinton, a likely U.S. presidential candidate, is urging the world to take action and address "the great unfinished business of the 21st century" _ the achievement of equality for women that 189 nations called for at a groundbreaking U.N. conference 20 years ago. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Liam Richards, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Hillary Clinton, a likely U.S. presidential candidate, is urging the world to take action and address "the great unfinished business of the 21st century" — the achievement of equality for women that 189 nations called for at a groundbreaking U.N. conference 20 years ago.


Wisconsin chief treading carefully after fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:02

Kyrisha Isom, left, weeps with Derrick McCann during a rally protesting the shooting death of Tony Robinson, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Madison, Wis. Robinson, an unarmed black 19-year-old, was fatally shot Friday by Matt Kenny, a white police officer, the Madison police chief said Saturday, March 7, 2015. Isom said she had been friends with Robinson for about 12 years. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Within hours of a white officer shooting an unarmed black man, the police chief of Wisconsin's capital city was praying with the man's grandmother, hoping to strike a conciliatory tone and avoid the riots that last year rocked Ferguson, Missouri.


Man accused of stealing NJ woman's car on 1st date captured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:48

Man accused of stealing NJ woman's car on 1st date capturedAuthorities say a man who allegedly stole a Camden County woman's car during their first date last month has been captured.


AP Analysis: 5 reasons why health overhaul drama plays on

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:37

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2012 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan speaks in Washington. Kagan called it a “never-ending saga.” President Barack Obama’s health overhaul remains a consuming issue for many Americans even as millions continue to gain insurance coverage. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health overhaul remains an all-consuming drama for many, even though millions of people are gaining insurance coverage through a law that's now 5 years old.


Bloody Sunday 50th anniversary: Thousands crowd Selma bridge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:31

President Barack Obama, fourth from left, walks holding hands with Amelia Boynton Robinson, who was beaten during "Bloody Sunday," as they and the first family and others including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga, left of Obama, walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala,. for the 50th anniversary of the landmark event of the civil rights movement, Saturday, March 7, 2015. At far left is Sasha Obama and at far right is former first lady Laura Bush. Adelaide Sanford also sits in a wheelchair. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of people crowded an Alabama bridge on Sunday, many jammed shoulder to shoulder, many unable to move, to commemorate a bloody confrontation 50 years ago between police and peaceful protesters that helped bring about the 1965 Voting Rights Act.


Sources: Man dead, woman shot 8 times in West Philadelphia neighbor dispute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:31

 Man dead, woman shot 8 times in West Philadelphia neighbor disputeA man is dead and a woman is critical after a shooting in West Philadelphia that sources tell Action News stemmed from a dispute between neighbors.


Man killed, woman wounded in shooting near I-495

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:28

Man killed, woman wounded in shooting near I-495A man was found fatally shot inside of a vehicle along with an injured woman near I-495 in Minequadale, Delaware.