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Colorado-based soldiers return from Ebola deployment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:39
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — About 100 soldiers deployed to West Africa to help build treatment facilities to house Ebola patients and caretakers are back in the United States.

ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott dies at age 49

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:33

ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott dies at age 49ESPN anchor Stuart Scott has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer, the sports network announced Sunday morning.


Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:10

FILE - In a July 16, 2014 file photo, sportscaster Stuart Scott accepts the Jimmy V award for perseverance, at the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre, in Los Angeles. Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality known for his known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 after a long fight with cancer. He was 49. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.


4 displaced in Wilmington fire that caused $85,000 in damage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:02

4 displaced in Wilmington fire that caused $85,000 in damageThree adults and a child were displaced in a two-alarm fire that caused $85,000 in damage to their Wilmington home.


3 arrested, 1 sought in Strawberry Mansion murder

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 10:49

3 arrested, 1 sought in Strawberry Mansion murderThree people have been arrested and police are looking for a fourth person in connection to a murder in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 10:15

In this Feb. 6, 2014 photo made available by the USCG shows a group of migrants standing on their overturned boat off the coast of Port St. Lucie, Fla. The migrants were from Haiti, India and the Bahamas. The USCG retrieved three deceased women. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the flow of migrants through the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Straits in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 included 5,585 Haitians and 3,940 Cubans, along with hundreds of people from the Dominican Republic and other countries in the Caribbean and elsewhere. (AP Photo/United States Coast Guard)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Limo driver shot and killed in front of fiancee in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 09:39

Limo driver shot and killed in front of fiancee in West Philadelphia identifiedA new father, who had just taken a job as a limo driver to help support his family, was shot and killed in front of his fiance during a robbery in West Philadelphia.


Wisconsin police find wedding ring on their Christmas tree

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 09:05
(Reuters) - Police in a town near Milwaukee got a surprise when they took down the department's Christmas tree and found a diamond wedding ring placed on a branch as an ornament The police chief for Germantown, Wisconsin, Peter Hoell, said on a posting on the department's Facebook page on Saturday that the ring appeared to have been put on the tree deliberately. Police had the ring examined and the diamonds are real, he said. "If anyone can shed a little light on this mystery, I would appreciate it," he said, adding that the ring is being kept in a safe place. ...

Official: 2 hurt when tornado hits rural Georgia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 08:55

The remnants of a home and vehicles lie on the grass after a storm moved through Alma, Ga, on Highway 32 in the Rockingham Community, on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Bacon County Assistant Fire Chief, Scotty Boatright said the storm hit shortly after 1 pm. A husband and wife were trapped in the mobile home and had to be dug out. (AP Photo/Lewis Levine)ALMA, Ga. (AP) — An assistant fire chief in rural Georgia says a tornado swept through the area and destroyed a mobile home, injuring two people inside.


Family: Shane Montgomery's cause of death ruled accidental, funeral arrangements released

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 08:47

 Shane Montgomery's cause of death ruled accidental, funeral arrangements releasedFamily members tell Action News that the medical examiner has ruled Shane Montgomery's cause of death to be accidental. This comes the same day that funeral arrangements were released.


Newlywed man, 95, dies after wife taken away

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 08:39

Newlywed man, 95, dies after wife taken awayA 95-year-old newlywed Virginia man has died just weeks after his 96-year-old wife was taken away by family members to Florida


Q&A: Winter's chill returns, but little snow

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 08:14

Sal Evola of Arlington Heights dons his winter coat and snow shovel and pushes the wet rainy mess away from his driveway and sidewalks around his house as winter decided to show up after all on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Welsh) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, TV OUTCHICAGO (AP) — Bitterly cold temperatures are moving into parts of the U.S. this week. But there's some good news: The weather won't be accompanied by the precipitation, which in the past has turned much of the southern states into a skating rink, and it won't be cold enough to freeze your eyeballs or close schools.


Dog fatally shot by police after attack in Fairmount

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 08:08

Dog fatally shot by police after attack in FairmountA dog was shot and killed after police say it attacked officers in Philadelphia's Fairmount section.


US medical worker exposed to Ebola overseas arrives in Omaha

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 07:50
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American health care worker who experienced high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone arrived at a Nebraska hospital Sunday for observation.

NY mayor eulogizes officer as cops outside turn backs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 07:33

NY mayor eulogizes officer as cops outside turn backsThousands of city police officers turned their backs Sunday as they watched Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogize an officer shot dead with his partner.


Abu Dhabi-San Francisco flight delayed 12 hours as passengers fume

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 07:22
(Reuters) - An Etihad Airways flight was stuck on the Abu Dhabi tarmac for more than 12 hours, turning a flight to San Francisco into a 28-hour endurance test for passengers, media reported. Etihad Airways Flight 183 was delayed when fog forced the temporary closure of the Abu Dhabi Airport on Saturday. Passengers complained that they had gone without food when they were stuck on the plane, CBS television affiliate KPIX in San Francisco reported on Saturday. "Stuck in an @EtihadAirways flight on the ground for 10+ hours. And not allowed to get off. ...

Hundreds rally in Delaware County to support police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 07:22

Hundreds rally in Delaware County to support policeHundreds of people turned out for a rally in Springfield, Delaware County to show their support for men and women in blue.


Alleged drunk driver flees after crash, leaving wife and child

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 07:01

Alleged drunk driver flees after crash, leaving wife and childAn alleged drunk driver fled the scene of a crash in Tustin, Ca. leaving his injured wife and child behind.


Hundreds of police turn backs on NYC mayor at slain officer's funeral

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 07:00

Services for NYPD officer Wenjian LiuBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police turned out in their thousands on Sunday for the funeral of the second of two officers murdered last month, but in a sign of persistent tensions with Mayor Bill de Blasio, hundreds turned their backs when he delivered his eulogy. Politicians, police leaders and other mourners joined family members inside a Brooklyn funeral home to honor Wenjian Liu, who was killed in an ambush that led to accusations the mayor had contributed to an anti-police climate. ...


PGW investigates reported gas leak in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 06:52

PGW investigates reported gas leak in West Oak LaneCrews were called to the scene of a reported gas leak in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.