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Thanksgiving travel with a side of wintry weather

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:29

Thanksgiving travel with a side of wintry weatherWhether you are traveling through 30th Street Station, Philadelphia International Airport, or the roadways, wintry weather may cause your travel plans to not be as smooth as your gravy.


Domestic violence in NYC reflects the world

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:14
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New York City's legal counsel said Tuesday that police receive more than 770 reports of domestic violence every day — a figure the head of the U.N. women's agency said reflects what is happening in the world.

Woman who faked son's cancer gets probation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:00

This Nov. 25, 2014 photo provided by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office shows Sandy Ngyuen, 28, who collected tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions after lying about her 6-year-old son having cancer and was sentenced Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 to five years of probation and 90 nights in jail. Nguyen pleaded guilty to one count each of charitable fraud and child abuse. (AP Photo/Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver woman who collected tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions after lying about her 6-year-old son having cancer was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and 90 nights in jail.


Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans overturned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:45

FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 20, 2014, attorney Cheryl Maples, left, and her colleague attorney Jack Wagoner leave federal court in Little Rock, Ark. A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.


Domestic violence in NYC reflects the world

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:40
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New York City's legal counsel says the police receive more than 770 reports of domestic violence every day — a figure the head of the U.N. women's agency says reflects what is happening in the world.

Night of peaceful protesting in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:35

Night of peaceful protesting in PhiladelphiaSeveral hundred protesters marched through Philadelphia Tuesday after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, declined to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.


Federal judge rules Mississippi gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:19
(Reuters) - A U.S. district judge on Tuesday struck down Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. But the judge, Carlton Reeves, put enforcement of his ruling on hold for two weeks to give state officials time to file an appeal. The decision was the latest in a string of recent court rulings overturning prohibitions on gay marriage across the United States. (Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky in New Orleans; Editing by Steve Gorman)

2 men charged with trying to support Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:58
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of two Minnesota men accused of planning to join the Islamic State group was stopped at an airport by FBI agents before traveling to the Middle East, but the other man slipped by authorities, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday.

AP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems.

Anger at Ferguson case based on emotion, evidence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:21

Protesters demonstrate on the day after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for killing Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.


Woman struck by bus in Brewerytown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:08

Woman struck by bus in BrewerytownPhiladelphia police are investigating a bus accident in Brewerytown which injured a woman.


In blow to tax negotiators, Obama threatens veto

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:05

U.S. President Obama talks about immigration reform in ChicagoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday to veto a deal still under negotiation in Congress that would make several expiring business tax breaks permanent. The warning marks a major setback to House and Senate negotiators who were trying to reach a deal on so-called "tax extender" breaks worth some $440 billion over 10 years. "The President would veto the proposed deal because it would provide permanent tax breaks to help well-connected corporations while neglecting working families," White House spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman said in a statement. ...


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:03

Demonstrators hold up their hands during a protest Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Philadelphia, the day after a grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed 18-year-old black Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Judge overturns Mississippi same-sex marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:02
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, but he is putting his order on hold for two weeks so the state can appeal.

Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:52

This photo taken on Nov. 4, 2014 provided by the U.S. Air Force, shows the 633rd Air Base Wing established at the Langley Transit Center in a pre-existing expeditionary training center, for military personnel returning from Ebola missions in West Africa, at Langley Air Force Base Va. With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the U.S. military who have returned from the Ebola mission in West Africa can look a lot like summer camp. The Defense Department is requiring military service members to undergo 21 days of isolation and monitoring as a precaution, but that doesn't mean the troops are sitting in a hospital or even just one building. At Langley Air Force Base, one of five U.S. bases designated to house returning service members for monitoring, a wooded section of the base near the runway has been turned into a small village. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Jason J. Brown)HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the U.S. military who have returned from the Ebola mission in West Africa can look a lot like summer camp.


Fatal shooting victim involved in Chester crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:36

Fatal shooting victim involved in Chester crashPolice are investigating an accident and a fatal shooting in Chester.


Ohio attorney suspended over hypnosis allegations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:08
CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney accused of hypnotizing women for his sexual pleasure was immediately suspended from practicing law by the state Supreme Court.

Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:59

Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policyTaking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."


Ferguson protesters on the move in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:44

Night of peaceful protesting in PhiladelphiaSeveral hundred protesters continue to march through Philadelphia and reached the 9th District police headquarters where a line of officers was waiting for them.


Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:40

FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 20, 2014, attorney Cheryl Maples, left, and her colleague attorney Jack Wagoner leave federal court in Little Rock, Ark. A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Arkansas' voter-approved gay marriage ban Tuesday but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order on hold so the state can consider an appeal.