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Scandal-plagued former Washington mayor Marion Barry dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 01:35

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry Dies at 78By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78. Before his fall from grace, Barry had been one of the nation's most promising black politicians. Years later, many Washingtonians would consider him a scoundrel but he remained a hero to many others in impoverished parts of the city, even as his continuing battles with substance abuse went public. ...


Flooding could follow heavy snow in western New York

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

Sgt. Marshall Cashman with the 105th Military Police Company helps remove snow in South BuffaloBy Mark Blinch BUFFALO (Reuters) - Emergency workers filled thousands of sandbags on Sunday as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet (2 meters) of snow. Hundreds of members of the New York National Guard were in Erie County and Buffalo to help with flood prevention after days of work to clear roads and dig homes and cars out of the record snow from a storm that killed 13 people. ...


Fort Drum powered by wood in renewable energy push

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 01:10

This Nov. 12, 2014 photo shows a view from the roof of the ReEnergy biomass power plant, overlooking wood chip piles and conveyors, at Fort Drum, N.Y. The biomass power plant is part of a military-wide initiative to put green energy systems on installations nationwide. The ReEnergy plant supplies 100 percent of Fort Drum’s electricity by burning waste wood from logging operations mixed with shredded tires. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Bulldozers rumble up and down steaming mountains of wood chips 24 hours a day, stoking the boilers that provide electricity to all 168 square miles of Fort Drum, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division.


New Jersey looks at 'yes means yes' college policy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 01:07

In this Nov. 11, 2014 photo, Laura Dunn, executive director of the sexual assault survivors’ organization SurvJustice, poses for a picture near a church in her neighborhood in Washington. Dunn, a victim of sexual assault, believes an affirmative consent standard could have helped her 2004 case during campus judicial proceedings, which failed to find wrongdoing, even after appeals. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things to the next level. She seems to be throwing all the right signals.


Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 01:06

In this photo made Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, former U.S. Marine Sgt. Ryan Begin smokes medical marijuana at his home in Belfast, Maine. Begin had his right elbow blown off by a roadside bomb in 2004 and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Maine could lead the way for legalization in the northeast, as two of its biggest cities have gone legal, and advocates want to take it statewide. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine.


Giffords rides in Tucson cycling event

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 00:39
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among the hundreds of cyclists who completed an annual bike ride in Tucson.

PHOTOS: 2014 Philadelphia Marathon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 00:25

 2014 Philadelphia MarathonImages from the 2014 Philadelphia Marathon


Church members each get $500 to do good for world

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 00:16

In this Nov. 19, 2014 photo, Lakeview High School teacher Kristin Hu, right, who attends the LaSalle Street Church, poses for a portrait with student Lucy, outside the school in Chicago. In September, members and regulars at the church each received $500 checks from the church. Hu plans to give $500 to a Dreamer organization or start a scholarship foundation for the kids. Lucy, a Mexican-born Dreamer in her class, inspired Hu after she spoke of how she and others want to attend college but don’t qualify for financial aid because of their immigration status. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.


Bay of Pigs vet, families seek billions from Cuba

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 00:12

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 photo, Cuban exile Gustavo Villoldo, 78, talks during an interview in his lawyer's office in Miami. Villoldo and families of two men allegedly killed by the Cuban government are moving closer to collecting billions of dollars linked to the Cuban government. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — Since the day in 1959 that Cuban government agents blackmailed his father into committing suicide, Gustavo Villoldo has been on an anti-Castro mission that included co-piloting a B-26 bomber during the ill-fated 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, infiltrating Cuba for the CIA numerous times and tracking down Fidel Castro lieutenant Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Bolivia in 1967.


3 teens die in collision with Ohio school bus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 00:08
MINERVA, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old driver and two older teens are dead after their car collided with a school bus in northeastern Ohio.

A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:41

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, Sen.-elect, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., delivers his victory speech to supporters during a GOP election night gathering in Denver, Colo. Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama’s moves on immigration without alienating the nation’s fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado.


Cleveland police ask for help in fatal shootings

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 22:54
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Cleveland are asking for help finding who shot and killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child along with three others.

Kelly won't let Eagles look past Titans to Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 22:45

Kelly won't let Eagles look past Titans to DallasPhiladelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly doesn't plan to get caught in a trap.


UK police: up to 5 terror plots foiled this year

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 21:59

FILE - In this Thursday, May 23, 2013 file photo, the Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police Bernard Hogan-Howe leaves 10 Downing Street in London, following a meeting of Cobra. The head of London’s police force says as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat. Hogan-Howe told the BBC on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 that normally security services disrupt one plot annually. However, he says this year alone authorities have disrupted “we think four or five.’’(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)LONDON (AP) — The head of London's police force said Sunday that as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat.


On your mark: Philly Marathon detours and updates

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 21:49

Philadelphia Marathon winners cross finish line, check detours30,000 runners are getting loose for the start of the Philadelphia Marathon.


Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 21:30
BOSTON (AP) — A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said.

Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:27

Mark Petrik and Dennis Smith dig out their south Buffalo driveway on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped by this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The weekend offered the Buffalo region a chance to dig out of record levels of deep snow before a flood warning took effect because of rising temperatures and rain.


Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:23

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.


Breaking Records!

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:11

Breaking Records!Meteorologist Chris Sowers says we finally catch a break. Get ready for May-like temperatures!


VIDEO: Joey Chestnut eats 9.35 pounds of turkey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:10

 Joey Chestnut eats 9.35 pounds of turkeyThis may not put you into the Thanksgiving spirit.