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Explosion injures five Memphis utility workers, three critically

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:37
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - An explosion injured five Memphis utility workers, three of them critically, on Tuesday while they were working on an underground gas line, fire officials said. The Memphis Light, Gas and Water workers, aged 34 to 44, were repairing a gas leak in a hole in the street at the time of the accident, said Memphis Fire Department Lieutenant Wayne Cooke. Four workers suffered burns, three of whom were hospitalized in critical condition, Cooke said. A worker with minor burns and a worker who went into shock has been treated and released from the hospital. ...

Sony to offer partial refunds for gaming console

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising.

First Photo: Darren Wilson exclusive sit down interview with George Stephanopoulos

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:27

Darren Wilson says "I know I did my job right", in exclusive interview with George StephanopoulosThe man involved with the shooting death of Michael Brown will speak with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos


More troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:24
By Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to the St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting after a white policeman was cleared in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, while the local mayor said the governor did not do enough to protect businesses from looting. ...

Turkey and all the drippings: rain, snow may snarl U.S. holiday travel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:21

A snow-covered house is seen near Buffalo, New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - Treacherous weather predicted for the day before Thanksgiving prompted some of the 46.3 million Americans expected to travel this holiday weekend, the year's busiest, to bump their flight and driving plans up to Tuesday. Up to 10 inches of snow was forecast overnight for mountainous parts of the Northeast and heavy rain and snow was predicted for New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, said National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Musher. "Even if it's just rain, there are going to be delays which could cause havoc across the country," Musher said. ...


Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:09

Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of caseAttorneys for Michael Brown's family on Tuesday vowed to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed their calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses were burned to the ground.


Protesters block highways, bridge in St. Louis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:09

Attorney Benjamin Crump speaks during a news conference at Greater St. Mark Church Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo. Rioting broke out Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of the unarmed, black 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of protesters angry about the Ferguson grand jury decision have disrupted traffic for several hours in downtown St. Louis by blocking major intersections, an interstate highway and a Mississippi River bridge connecting the city to Illinois.


Ferguson businesses torched in overnight protests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:02

Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of caseSmoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted.


U.Va. looks at alcohol as factor in sex assaults

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:59
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A University of Virginia board on Tuesday honed in on alcohol as a contributing factor in sexual assaults on campus, with one member calling for more aggressively enforcing the law banning underage drinking.

2 teens die after carbon monoxide leaks into car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:57

2 teens die after carbon monoxide leaks into carTwo local high school students are dead after, police say, carbon monoxide leaked into their car.


Vote tally too close, recount ordered on Oregon GMO labeling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:56
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The final vote tally on an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients was so close that state officials are doing a recount, a spokesman for the state said on Tuesday. Final results show the Oregon measure losing by 812 votes out of a total of more than 1.5 million votes, according to the Oregon Secretary of State's Office. "State law says that if the margin is no more than one-fifth of 1 percent of the total votes cast in that election... ...

FBI raids Puerto Rico sewer authority PRASA

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:50
By Edward Krudy NEW YORK/SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a surprise raid at Puerto Rico's Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) on Tuesday in a probe the head of the commonwealth agency said was focused on a single case and not the entire agency. "They came for some very specific information that we openly provided regarding one case," Executive President Alberto Lazaro said in a telephone interview. "They took two piles of documents from the legal department and some electronic data from the IT department. ...

Here is the full text of Darren Wilson's grand jury testimony

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:50

Here is the full text of Darren Wilson's grand jury testimonyA grand jury in Ferguson, MIssouri, decided not to indict Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown


Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:47
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.

Two Minneapolis men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:45
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged two Minnesota men with supporting Islamic State, the militant group that has captured swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq and carried out gruesome executions of civilians and foreigners. The U.S. Attorney's office in Minneapolis alleged in a criminal complaint that Abdi Nur, 20, and Abdullahi Yusuf, 18, had engaged in a conspiracy to provide material support to Islamic State, and that Nur had actually provided such support. Both men are U.S. citizens of Somali ancestry. ...

Judge OKs Hernandez trial delay in 2012 killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:34
BOSTON (AP) — A judge on Tuesday agreed to delay the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in the 2012 slaying of two Boston men after his lawyer said Hernandez's defense team is busy trying to prepare for his trial in a 2013 killing.

Missouri governor orders hundreds more National Guard troops to Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:32
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered hundreds more National Guard troops to the Ferguson, Missouri, area on Tuesday, following a night of looting and destruction of businesses. The violence occurred in the aftermath of the grand jury decision not to indict white Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Missouri governor: More National Guard in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:24
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says more than 2,200 National Guardsmen will be in place in the region near Ferguson on Tuesday night in the event of more violence.

Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:24
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — With flat screen TVs, game nights and plentiful Wi-Fi, life in isolation for military members returning from the mission in West Africa against Ebola can look a lot like summer camp.

Tsarnaev lawyers lose bid for info in '11 slayings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:19
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has turned down a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) seeking evidence about his older brother's possible participation in a 2011 triple killing.