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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg recovering after heart procedure

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:27

Justice Ginsburg attends the lunch session of The Women's Conference in Long BeachBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a heart procedure at a Washington hospital on Wednesday after reporting discomfort following routine exercise, a court statement said. Ginsburg, 81, was resting comfortably after having a stent placed in her right coronary artery and is expected to be discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center within 48 hours, the statement said. A stent is a mesh tube used to improve blood flow in clogged arteries. ...


John Rawlins reports on PennDOT's snow preps

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:26

 John Rawlins reports on PennDOT's snow effortsPennDOT was working hard to stay ahead of the storm Wednesday as snow began to fall across the region.


Leveled strip club's owner sues over gas explosion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:13
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The owner of a strip club that was destroyed in a natural gas explosion in Massachusetts has sued the utility for $5 million, claiming the company was deprived of years of "generous" income.

Native Americans ask Buffalo, NY, to rename island

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:12
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two Native American women have asked the city of Buffalo to rename Squaw Island because they say the term is antiquated and offensive.

Police: Man duped resort by faking being a doctor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:11
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Michigan man has been jailed on charges that he stayed at a posh southwestern Pennsylvania resort and ran up a $16,000 tab by pretending to be a heart surgeon and golf pro who was in town to interview for a job at a nearby hospital.

Delaware student killed remembered as driven, feisty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:06

Delaware student killed remembered as driven, feistyThe University of Delaware community is remembering a student killed in a car accident as an ambitious, hard-working young woman who liked to sit in the front row, and had an infectious and feisty personality.


U.S. government says 462,125 people signed up for 2015 Obamacare plans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:04

A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this photo illustration(Reuters) - Open enrollment for the second year of Obamacare individual health coverage brought in 462,125 people who chose their health plans in its first week, nearly half of whom were first-time customers, the U.S. government said on Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has set a goal of 9 million people for 2015 individual plans. This new coverage was introduced in 2014 for the first time as part of President Barack Obama's national healthcare law, often called Obamacare. ...


Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:30

President Barack Obama tries to quiet one of three hecklers as he addresses the crowd after meeting with community leaders about the executive actions he is taking to fix the immigration system Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.


PHOTOS: NJ hiker photographed bear before it killed him

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:22

 NJ hiker photographed bear before it killed himPhotos of the bear that killed a hiker in Apshawa Preserve in West Milford, New Jersey in September 2014.


Body of Canadian found in Montana lake; 2 missing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:21
CUT BANK, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a Canadian man has been found in a northern Montana lake days after he and two other foreign visitors failed to return from a weekend fishing trip.

2 teens shot by hunter unloading rifle near school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:21
TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say two teenagers were shot in eastern Pennsylvania by a man who says his rifle accidentally discharged while he was unloading it.

3 Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:19

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, file photo, shoppers enter a Best Buy as the store opens on Thanksgiving Day, in Overland Park, Kan. Despite positive economic signs, holiday shoppers will only spend if they get big discounts. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low.


PHOTOS: Bear that killed New Jersey hiker

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:17

 NJ hiker photographed bear before it killed himPhotos of the bear that killed a hiker in Apshawa Preserve in West Milford, New Jersey in September 2014.


Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:16

Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snowOne of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow.


Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:16
People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

Hiker photographed bear before it killed him

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:51

In this Sept. 21, 2014 photo taken by hiker Darsh Patel and provided by the West Milford Police Department, a bear approaches 22-year-old Patel in New Jersey's Apshawa Preserve. Patel was mauled to death by the bear shortly after the photo was taken. (AP Photo/Darsh Patel via West Milford Police Department)WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to death.


Cops: Hospital worker accused of rape kept working

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:46
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say a hospital allowed a nursing assistant to continue working there for three months after a patient reported being raped by him.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:46

In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 photo, an Iranian Jewish man lights candles at the at the tomb of Harav Oursharga, one of the holiest Jewish sites in Iran, in the city of Yazd 420 miles (676 kilometers) south of capital Tehran. More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimages like many others in the Islamic Republic until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


150 California roosters used for fights euthanized

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:21
DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say about 150 fighting roosters have been euthanized after being discovered at a home in Southern California.

White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:19

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, a jar of biodiesel fuel sits on display during the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association meeting in Altoona, Iowa. A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Dozens of tax perks would have been extended through the end of next year, including breaks for race horse owners, manufacturers of electric motorcycles and improvements at NASCAR tracks. Other recently expired tax breaks include tax credits for biodiesel, for coal produced in Indian country, and breaks for energy-efficient homes and commercial buildings. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.