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Poor durum crop likely to impact pasta consumers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 00:23

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2011 file photo, a farmer inspects a sample of durum wheat from his fields near Plaza, N.D. A poor durum wheat crop in 2014 means pasta on supermarket shelves likely will be pricier or of poorer-quality. Durum is ground into the semolina flour used to make pasta. (AP Photo/James MacPherson, File)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — From family dinner tables to fancy restaurants, plates of pasta are likely to be a little pricier in the coming year because of a disappointing durum wheat crop in the northern Plains and Canada.


New York man collecting food for needy killed as thief steals his car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 23:57
(Reuters) - A Long Island, New York, man collecting food for a soup kitchen was killed when a car thief stole his car from outside a convenience store and ran him over, police said on Saturday. Before dawn on Friday, Dionel Ramirez parked his Hyundai car in the lot at a 7-Eleven store in North Bay Shore, about 35 miles east of New York City, Suffolk County Police said in a statement. The 69-year-old Ramirez was there to pick up excess food to give to the less fortunate the day after Thanksgiving, and he left the car running with the door open, police said. ...

Dad: Daughter lost an eye during Ferguson protest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 23:51
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The father of a 24-year-old St. Louis woman says she lost an eye during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this week when a police officer fired a beanbag at her boyfriend's car, shattering the windshield.

16 arrested as demonstrations return to Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 23:22

16 arrested as demonstrations return to FergusonDisrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Pope prays in Istanbul mosque in new outreach

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 22:49

Pope prays in Istanbul mosque in new outreachHis head bowed and hands clasped in front of him, Pope Francis stood Saturday for two minutes of silent prayer facing east inside one of Istanbul's most important mosques, as he shifted gears toward more religious affairs on the second leg of his three-day visit to mainly Muslim Turkey.


Pricey, possibly bomb-laden property no easy sell

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 22:45

FILE - This Jan. 17, 2007, file photo shows the home of Ed and Elaine Brown in Plainfield, N.H. The Brown's were convicted in 2009 of amassing weapons, explosives and booby traps and plotting to kill federal agents who came to arrest them in the home. After an auction to empty chairs in August, marshals in New Hampshire are attempting to regroup and hire a professional auctioneer and the officials in the two towns owed substantial back taxes on the properties are more frustrated than ever. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It turns out there isn't a huge market for a $250,000-plus, 100-acre property that may be booby-trapped.


Car slams into pharmacy in Torresdale

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 21:36

Car slams into pharmacy in TorresdalePolice say a driver lost control and crashed into a pharmacy in Philadelphia's Torresdale section.


Exclusive: U.S. CEOs threaten to pull tacit Obamacare support over 'wellness' spat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 20:05

Cathey Park shows her cast signed by U.S. President Obama after he spoke about health insurance at Faneuil Hall in BostonBy Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Leading U.S. CEOs, angered by the Obama administration's challenge to certain "workplace wellness" programs, are threatening to side with anti-Obamacare forces unless the government backs off, according to people familiar with the matter. Major U.S. corporations have broadly supported President Barack Obama's healthcare reform despite concerns over several of its elements, largely because it included provisions encouraging the wellness programs. ...


Car collides with Philadelphia recycling truck, 4 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 19:52

Car collides with Philadelphia recycling truck, 4 hurtPolice say four people were hurt after their car collided with a City of Philadelphia Streets Department recycling truck early Saturday morning.


Mom: Missing Ohio player texted about concussions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 19:17

This photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 and provided by Ohio State university shows college football player Kosta Karageorge in Columbus, Ohio. The mother of a missing Ohio State football player has told police he texted her about his prior concussions the morning he disappeared. A missing-person report filed with Columbus police Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, 2014, says Karageorge told his mother he was sorry if he was an embarrassment but concussions had his head messed up. The 6-foot-5 senior missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and has not been heard from. (AP Photo/Ohio State University, Jay LaPrete)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A missing Ohio State University football player told his mother in a text message the day he disappeared that concussions had his head messed up, according to a report filed with police.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:02
"We want them to think twice before spending that dollar today. As long as black lives are put second to materialism, there will be no peace." — Kristiana Colon, 28, who protested at Chicago's popular Magnificent Mile shopping district a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who fatally shot black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Man shoots girlfriend, kills self in Chicago Nordstrom store

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 14:43
(Reuters) - A man shot his girlfriend before fatally shooting himself inside a Chicago Nordstrom on Friday, police said, sending black Friday shoppers scattering from the store. The shooting took place on the second floor of the high-end retailer around 8:30 p.m., said Chicago Police spokesman Officer Ron Gaines. The man was declared dead at the scene. The woman, who worked at the store, was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, Gaines added. "It was a pow and a pow," Michelle Smith, a 47-year-old shopper in the store at the time of the shooting, told the Chicago Tribune. ...

Washington state woman shoots man trying to enter home: TV station

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 14:43
(Reuters) - A woman shot a 22-year-old man trying to barge into her home early on Thanksgiving morning in a Seattle suburb, and he may have been drinking and gone to the home by mistake, a television station reported. The 33-year-old mother of three woke to the sound of banging on her front door at about 3 a.m. on Thursday in Edmonds, a suburb north of Seattle, the station, KING 5, said. It quoted police as saying the man pushed open the door but the woman met him at the entrance and tried to shut it. Growing concerned she might lose the struggle, she shot him in the abdomen, it added. ...

Austin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 14:07

Police tape marks off the scene after authorities shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on the Mexican Consulate, police headquarters and other downtown buildings early Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Austin, Texas. In the distance, police cars surround the suspect's vehicle parked near the Interstate 35 overpass. (AP Photo/Jim Vertuno)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.


Chicago police: 1 killed in shooting at Nordstrom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 12:37
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a man shot his girlfriend before fatally shooting himself in a Nordstrom in Chicago's River North neighborhood.

Surveillance video of suspect in Reading barbershop shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 12:28

Surveillance video of suspect in Reading barbershop shootingPolice released surveillance video that shows the suspect they say is wanted for a shooting inside a Reading barbershop.


Area malls, stores packed with Black Friday shoppers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 12:27

Area malls, stores packed with Black Friday shoppersArea malls and stores were packed all day long with shoppers galore for Black Friday.


Seattle protesters enter shopping malls, chaining doors shut at one

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 12:24
By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Protesters angered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, entered a pair of shopping malls in downtown Seattle on Friday and disrupted a tree-lighting ceremony. More than 120 people were marching when a group broke off, went through Pacific Place mall and chained shut two doors, Seattle Police Department spokesman Patrick Michaud said. Seattle police later said on Twitter that a total of five people were arrested in the protests. ...

NY dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tables

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 12:22

In this photo provided by Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, some of New York City’s wealthier residents sit down to a holiday dinner with some of the city’s homeless at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Wealthier New Yorkers paid $100 a plate to sit with some of their less fortunate neighbors to a dinner, which included roasted turkey, buttered mashed potatoes, red velvet cake and pumpkin cheesecake. (AP Photo/Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Carolyn Gragano)NEW YORK (AP) — Some well-off Manhattan residents paid $100 Friday for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a church, an intersection of two worlds that left one down-on-his luck man thinking the seemingly impossible.


$10,000 reward in search for West Chester Univ. student last seen at Manayunk bar

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 12:15

$10,000 reward in search for West Chester Univ. student last seen at Manayunk barThe search is on for a young man who was last seen at a popular pub in Philadelphia's Manayunk section.