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Parents of boy shot in face argued about guns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 02:17
LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (AP) — The parents of a 3-year-old boy who was accidentally shot in the face by a 4-year-old neighbor had argued about access to guns at their home, court records show.

Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 02:16

Graphic shows change in benchmark health plan premium costs; 3c x 4 inches; 146 mm x 101 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law.


At least 18 injured in Ferguson-related protests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 02:11
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Hospitals report having treated at least 18 people who were injured during the unrest that followed the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown.

DA: Lawyer had sex with teenage trafficking victim

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 02:10

 Lawyer had sex with teenage trafficking victimA lawyer has surrendered to Philadelphia authorities on charges that he had sex with a 14-year-old human trafficking victim.


Only three in 10 Americans have HIV under control: government report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 02:04

A nurse tests a blood sample during a free HIV test at a blood tests party, part of a campaign to prevent HIV infection among male same-sex couples, in BangkokBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Just 30 percent of Americans living with HIV have the virus in check, putting others at risk of infection, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday. The report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 840,000 of the 1.2 million people infected with HIV in 2011 were not consistently taking anti-HIV drugs that keep the virus suppressed at very low levels. ...


Brown's attorneys criticize grand jury, prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 02:03
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family say the process that led to a white officer not being indicted in the fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old was unfair and broken.

Sharpton slams grand jury process in Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 02:00

Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton speaks at the National Action Network about tensions leading up to a Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri and allegations of tax issues published in local media in New York(Reuters) - Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton said the grand jury system was misused in the case of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot and killed in August by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb. At a news conference with the Brown family and their lawyers, Sharpton said the grand jury decision not to issue charges against Officer Darren Wilson was not surprising and urged a continued investigation by the federal government. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago; Writing by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Bill Trott)


UPDATED MAPS: Wednesday's possible snowfall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:48

 Wednesday's possible snowfallAccuWeather is calling for the possibility of accumulating snow on Wednesday.


Brown family attorneys blasts grand jury process

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:45

Michael Brown's family attorneys Benjamin Crump and Anthony Gray speak about the grand jury process in Clayton(Reuters) - Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown blasted the grand jury process that led to a decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed the black teenager in August. Benjamin Crump and Anthony Gray said in a news conference that the process had been unfair because the prosecutor on the case had a conflict of interest and because Wilson was not cross-examined. They said a special prosecutor should have been appointed. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago; Writing by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Bill Trott)


'Army vet' in Air Force uniform to get treatment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:44
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An alleged military impersonator who was wearing the wrong uniform when he tried to enter a southwestern Pennsylvania school to talk about Veterans Day will likely receive probation and mental health treatment.

AccuWeather: Winter Storm WARNING issued

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:41

 Winter Storm WARNING issuedMeteorologist David Murphy says rain will change to accumulating wet snow for much of the region during the day on Wednesday.


Pennsylvania Turnpike: 11 disciplined over porn

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:26
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission officials said Tuesday the agency has disciplined 11 people for using its email system to forward and receive pornography.

Suspect sexually assaulted Delaware teen, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:24

Suspect sexually assaulted Delaware teen, police sayA 24-year-old man is under arrest in Delaware, accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.


VW policy for Tenn. plant sets off labor scramble

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

FILE - In this July 12, 2013, photo, employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., work on the assembly of a Passat sedan. Volkswagen's recently unveiled "Community Organization Engagement" policy has set off a flurry of activity among both union supporters and opponents of on both sides of the Atlantic as they try to shape what could be a vital precedent for the UAW _ and for other German and Asian automakers with plants in the region.(AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — In rival camps located about a mile apart, both supporters and opponents of the United Auto Workers' efforts to unionize their first foreign auto plant in the South say a new labor policy at the Volkswagen factory is going to help them.


Tater Tots appealing to hipsters and home cooks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:07

This Nov. 17, 2014 photo shows Tater Tots in Concord, N.H. Proust had his madeleine, Phillip Casaceli has his deep-fried tater tots. "To me, what people are looking for is that iconic kind of Tater Tot that brings them back to their youth and I think that's really where ours separate us from the rest," said Casaceli. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)Tater Tots have come a long way from your school lunch tray.


Clergy protest grand jury decision near Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:05

Rev. Shaun Jones, assistant pastor at Mount Zion Baptist Church in St. Louis, chants with protesters as they occupy an intersection outside the St. Louis County Police Department headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Clayton, Mo., in response to the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Clergy and others who blocked morning traffic in the St. Louis suburb where the Ferguson grand jury decision was announced have ended their protest without any apparent arrests being made.


Trump seeks repayment of $150K in driveway rent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:58
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump is seeking to get back nearly $150,000 in rent he paid on a driveway leading to the now-closed Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City.

Nurse who had Ebola asks bridal shop for refunds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:51

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2014, file photo, Amber Vinson, 29, the Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola, speaks at a news conference after being discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Vinson is requesting refunds from the Ohio bridal shop she visited, but the store says the reimbursements aren’t feasible because it had to temporarily close and lost significant business. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is requesting refunds from the Ohio bridal shop she visited, but the store says the reimbursements aren't feasible because it had to temporarily close and lost significant business.


Police: Man annoyed by noise threw table at car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:51
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Police say a Maine man upset by the sound of a passing car's exhaust threw a table at the vehicle and then punched its teenage driver.

Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:49

In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, Shirin Vala, 65, who is an essential tremor patient, uses a Liftware Spoon to eat without spilling at her home in Oakland, Calif. Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing it’s money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Not surprisingly, the company that has brought the driverless car and Internet glasses is bringing a unique improvement to the utensils. Built with hundreds of algorithms, these specially designed spoons make it much easier for people with tremors and Parkinson’s Disease to eat without spilling. The spoons sense a shaking hand and make instant adjustments to stay balanced. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.