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PHOTOS: Protest in Philly over Ferguson decision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:58

 Protest in Philly over Ferguson decisionProtesters marched throughout Philadelphia in response to the grand jury's decision in the Ferguson case.


City Council subpoenas Boston University president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:58
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston City Council has taken the unusual step of issuing a subpoena to the president of Boston University to compel him to appear at a hearing on diversity at city colleges.

Andrew Card to lead Franklin Pierce University

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:54
RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card has been named Franklin Pierce University's fifth president.

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:46

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, file photo, watches are on display at Kmart in New York. The Friday after Thanksgiving has long been the day to grab the best bargains of the holiday shopping season. But new data from various companies that track the specials now say Thanksgiving is taking that crown, at least online. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.


Want the best deal? Skip the turkey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:42
NEW YORK (AP) — Looking for the best deal? You might want to skip the turkey and shop on Thanksgiving.

Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned - sources

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:42

U.S. troops stand guard in front of a police medical warehouse in KabulBy Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation. The final numbers are still being agreed, but there will be at least several hundred more than initially planned, one of the sources said. "If they hadn't done that, the mission would have lost bases," the source said. Under the U.S. ...


UN: Islamic State group got up to $45M in ransoms

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:37
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State group which controls a large swath of Syria and Iraq has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments in the past year, a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions against al-Qaida said Monday.

Police treating Whitehall Twp. woman's disappearance as criminal case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:31

Police treating Whitehall Twp. woman's disappearance as criminal casePennsylvania State Police investigators are now treating the disappearance of a 33-year-old mother of three who seems to have simply vanished as a criminal case.


Police: Man, 35, slept in Philadelphia-area school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:30
LANGHORNE, Pa. (AP) — Police outside Philadelphia say they found a man sleeping in a school hallway with a glass smoking pipe and a bag of synthetic marijuana marked "Scooby Snax."

Celebrated California farm sows seeds for next generation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 22:54

Yellow and green zucchini are seen on sale at Chino Farm in Rancho Santa FeBy Mary Milliken RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. (Reuters) - Growing up among rows of purple haze carrots, delicate Mara des Bois strawberries and corn sweet enough to eat raw, Makoto Chino might have been one of the best-fed kids in America. He would see celebrated chefs like Julia Child and Alice Waters visiting his family's Southern California farm and learning from his father Tom Chino about the painstaking attention to quality and experimentation. The chefs would sign the kitchen wall in homage to the work of the Japanese-American family. ...


Ferguson protest in Philadelphia loud, but peaceful

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 22:52

Ferguson protest in Philadelphia loud, but peacefulSeveral hundred protesters marched through downtown Philadelphia on Monday night, waving signs and chanting slogans, after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, declined to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.


With no indictment, chaos fills Ferguson streets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 22:35

With no indictment, chaos fills Ferguson streetsSmoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted.


Mexican boy who had massive tumor recovering

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 22:30

An 11-year-old Mexican boy, Jose Antonio Ramirez Serrano recovers a week after an 11-hour surgery to remove a large portion of a massive tumor on his shoulder and neck at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. N.M. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez visited Jose Antonio Ramirez Serrano on Monday a week after the Ciudad Juarez-born boy underwent the risky procedure to remove what doctors called multiple cysts, spongy-soft tissue and a conglomeration of blood vessels.(AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had pieces of a massive tumor removed and who drew international attention after U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico is still recovering after an 11-hour surgery.


Weather a factor in Michigan pileup, fatal crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 22:28
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Wintry weather caused a pileup involving more than 20 vehicles in the Flint area and was a factor in a crash in Michigan's Upper Peninsula that killed three children.

Barbie dethroned by Team Elsa

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 22:07

FILE - In this July 11, 2011, file photo, Barbie dolls appear on the shelf at Woodbury Mountain Toys in Montpelier, Vt. Elsa, Anna and the rest of the “Frozen” characters are the top toy for girls this holiday season, according to a new survey from the National Retail Federation. The results mark the first time in 11 years that Barbie hasn’t held the No. 1 spot. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in more than a decade Barbie has been frozen out of the top spot on the holiday wish lists of girls.


Prosecutor objects to new trial in teacher killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 21:41
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A prosecutor has objected to a new trial request from a man convicted of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and killing her, saying there was no error and the verdict must be respected.

Delaware Valley preps for Wednesday's snowfall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 21:15

Delaware Valley preps for Wednesday's snowfallSome areas will see snow Wednesday, while others will mostly get rain. But road crews are gearing up for whatever comes their way.


Timeline: Ferguson, Missouri police shooting and investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 21:03
(Reuters) - A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said on Monday. A timeline on the shooting and investigation follows. Aug. 9 - While driving a police SUV, Wilson encounters Brown and a friend of Brown walking down the street about midday. Accounts differ but witnesses agree there was a confrontation and Wilson fired multiple shots at Brown, killing him. ...

Family issues plea for missing Whitehall Township woman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 20:55

Police treating Whitehall Twp. woman's disappearance as criminal caseState Police investigators are now treating the disappearance of a 33-year-old mother of three who seems to have simply vanished as a criminal case.


More than 80 protesters arrested in St. Louis area

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 20:52
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say that more than 80 people were arrested as chaos enveloped sections of the St. Louis area overnight.