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Battleship NJ hosts Thanksgiving meal for troops

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 07:00

Battleship NJ hosts Thanksgiving meal for troopsTreated like the heroes they are, military men and women received quite a welcome aboard the Battleship New Jersey this Thanksgiving.


Against odds, Chicago school aims for championship

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 06:57

In this Nov. 26, 2014 photo, Phillips Academy assistant coach Michael Larson left, poses with Phillips Academy player Jamal Brown, 19, at their practiced field in the south side Chicago. “Football isn't as hard as our everyday lives,” said Brown, a former dropout and gangbanger who now lives with Larson and is headed to college on a football scholarship. (AP Photo/ Paul Beaty)CHICAGO (AP) — Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois' high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no field of their own.


Small quake rattles California wine country

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 06:19
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattled Napa County wine country in California, but no injuries or property damage was immediately reported.

Hackers force message on websites via US firm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 06:19
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites.

1-year-old unharmed in New Orleans carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 05:38
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As a 30-year-old woman pumped gas at a station in a New Orleans neighborhood, a man jumped in the car and sped away with her 1-year-old daughter inside.

1-year-old unharmed in New Orleans carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 05:38
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As a 30-year-old woman pumped gas at a station in a New Orleans neighborhood, a man jumped in the car and sped away with her 1-year-old daughter inside.

Shades of Ferguson: family of NY teen shot dead by cop wins lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 05:26
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Relatives of a Hispanic teen shot dead by a white New York police officer are headed back to court in January after winning a lawsuit in a case that could set the stage for the family of slain teenager Michael Brown. A day after a Missouri grand jury declined to indict the white police officer in Brown's death, a jury hearing civil cases in Bronx Supreme Court unanimously decided on Tuesday that the City of New York and NYPD Sergeant Robert Barnett were liable in the 2005 death of 19-year-old Leonel Disla. ...

Shades of Ferguson: family of NY teen shot dead by cop wins lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 05:26
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Relatives of a Hispanic teen shot dead by a white New York police officer are headed back to court in January after winning a lawsuit in a case that could set the stage for the family of slain teenager Michael Brown. A day after a Missouri grand jury declined to indict the white police officer in Brown's death, a jury hearing civil cases in Bronx Supreme Court unanimously decided on Tuesday that the City of New York and NYPD Sergeant Robert Barnett were liable in the 2005 death of 19-year-old Leonel Disla. ...

Boston Verizon FiOS subscribers lose access to local Fox channel

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 05:21
(Reuters) - Boston-area Verizon customers found themselves cut off from one kind of Thanksgiving bird on Thursday: the Eagles football team. Subscribers to Verizon Communications Inc's FiOS cable TV over fiber network service in Boston lost access to Fox's local affiliate station due to a fee dispute with Cox Media Group, which owns the station, according to a Verizon email to customers. That meant the subscribers woke up on Thanksgiving Day unable to watch Thursday's National Football League game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles. ...

Flight 93 chapel closed after being struck by car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 05:13
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A car has crashed into a Pennsylvania chapel honoring the Sept. 11 victims of United Airlines Flight 93, temporarily closing it.

Taliban kill five in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 05:04
By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city centre in the evening, officials and witnesses said. The suicide attack on the car in the east of the Afghan capital killed two embassy workers, one Briton and one Afghan, and wounded more than 30 others nearby, officials said. A second blast, at a compound run by a contractor for the U.S. ...

$100k Left in a Burger King Is Whopper of a Mystery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 05:02
Police are investigating a blue backpack filled with about $100,000 that was left behind at a California Burger King.

Expectant mom struck by car dies; baby born alive

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 04:55
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pregnant woman sitting outside a drugstore died when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall, police said.

For some, location of Brown's hands irrelevant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 04:50

FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2014 photo, a protestor poses for a "hands up" photo in front of a burning building on West Florissant Ave. in Ferguson, Mo. ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ has become a rallying cry despite questions whether Michael Brown’s hands were raised in surrender before being fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown's death — a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop.


Central Florida family rescued from state forest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 04:47
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida father and four kids are thankful they didn't have to spend a cold night in a state forest after getting lost while biking.

#6abcTDP pictures and tweets from the 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 04:46

#6abcTDP pictures and tweets from the 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade!Our viewers were out along the parade route for this year's 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade!


LAPD: Arrested protesters to be released by dinner

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 04:37

Los Angeles police officers stop traffic on the U.S. 101 near downtown Los Angeles after a small group of protesters, who sat down in a bus lane alongside the freeway, were arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. ince a grand jury's decision was announced Monday night, Nov. 24, not to indict a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, protesters in cities throughout the country have rallied behind the refrain "hands up, don't shoot," and drawn attention to other police killings. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says a total of nine people were arrested at the midmorning protest. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demonstrators who can't make bail after being arrested during Los Angeles protests linked to the Ferguson police shooting will be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner, police said Thursday.


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 03:37

Secretary General of OPEC Abdalla Salem El-Badri of Libya speaks to journalists prior to the start of a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. Expectations that the group would not cut output to support the market saw the global price of oil slump another US dollar 1.89 on Thursday to US dollar 75.86 a barrel, extending its losses since June, when it was as high as US dollar 115. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)VIENNA (AP) — Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.


US cathedral may become museum to the slave trade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 03:12

In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo, grave markers cast shadows in graveyard at next to the Cathedral of St. John of St. John Episcopal Church, in Providence, R.I. The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island has approved a plan to open in the shuttered church what would be the nation's first museum devoted to examining the history and church's role in the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states like Rhode Island, the starting point of more than half the transatlantic slave-trading voyages from North America. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A plan to open what would be the nation's only museum centered on the trans-Atlantic slave trade would focus on the Episcopal Church's role in its history and the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states like Rhode Island.