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Immigration plan draws cheers, criticism across US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 21:48

Serafin Bahena celebrates with others following President Barack Obama's nationally televised address at Centro Civico Mexicano, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.


Michael Brown's dad urges peace in online video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 21:47
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The father of Michael Brown is making a plea for peace, regardless of whether the grand jury decides to charge the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot his unarmed son.

Missing climber's body recovered at Colorado peak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 21:21
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Searchers have recovered the body of a Colorado man who was reported missing after he told friends he planned to climb the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Video shows California teacher dragging student

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 21:00

Video shows California teacher dragging studentA struggle between a teacher and student at a California school's swimming pool, was all caught on camera.


Ky. state office workers asked to shovel snow

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 20:59
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Labor Cabinet has been recruiting some of its office workers to shovel snow from sidewalks and the parking lot at its headquarters.

Video shows California coach dragging student

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 20:54

Video shows California teacher dragging studentA struggle between a teacher and student at a California school's swimming pool, was all caught on camera.


Blue pear-shaped diamond sets auction record

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 20:46

In this image provided by Sotheby’s shows a Fancy Vivid Blue pear-shaped diamond from the estate of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon which sold Thursday Nov. 20, 2014 for $32.6 million. It's an auction record for any blue diamond. It was sold to an anonymous Hong Kong collector. (AP Photo/Sotheby)NEW YORK (AP) — A Fancy Vivid Blue pear-shaped diamond from the estate of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon has sold for $32.6 million. It's an auction record for any blue diamond.


New Hampshire man sues over burial plot mix-up

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 20:42
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A man has sued a New Hampshire cemetery after discovering that someone else is buried in his plot.

DC service set 20 years after shooting rampage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 20:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — A memorial service is being held for two FBI agents and a District of Columbia police sergeant shot and killed 20 years ago inside the Metropolitan Police Department's headquarters.

Man killed by officer on La. college campus

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 20:05
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Shreveport police continue their investigation into death of a man who pulled a gun on two Centenary College of Louisiana public safety officers.

Thanksgiving grease cooks up plumbing disasters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 20:02

A volunteer carves a deep fried turkey at a Thanksgiving dinner cooked and served by volunteers in the Staten Island borough of New YorkBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the U.S. drain. Thanksgiving means turkey dinners, family gatherings and football. For household drains and aging sewers across the United States, it means a lot of grease going down the pipes - and into the sewers. For some harried cooks, the simplest way to get rid of fat from turkeys, bacon and roasts is down the kitchen drain. There it congeals, clogging the pipe and trapping food scraps until the only solution is to call the plumber. ...


2-alarm fire destroys vacant home in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:47

2-alarm fire destroys vacant home in WilmingtonRaging flames destroyed a house in Wilmington, but no one was hurt.


2 hurt in single-vehicle crash in West Deptford

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:26

2 hurt in single-vehicle crash in West DeptfordNew Jersey State Police say two people were injured in a single-vehicle crash in West Deptford, New Jersey.


Fire forces family from their Delaware County home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:10

Fire forces family from their Delaware County homeOfficials say a blaze forced a family from their home in Aldan, Pennsylvania early Friday morning.


Key elements of Obama's actions on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:06

President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday:


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:01

President Barack Obama appears on screen at the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas. Obama unveiled his expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Truck swallowed by sinkhole in Lehigh Valley; homes evacuated

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:58

Truck swallowed by sinkhole in Lehigh Valley; homes evacuatedThirty people have evacuated their homes in the Lehigh Valley after a water main break caused a large sinkhole that swallowed a utility truck.


Mohegan Sun chief executive set to retire in 2015

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:50
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Mitchell Etess, chief executive of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, says he plans to retire next year, but will stay on in a transition.

Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:33

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, trade show attendees compete at a water game called Stinky Feet at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions convention and trade show in Orlando, Fla. The annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo is a massive industry trade show. the real buzzword at the show is “interactivity.” It seems that every vendor and park owner is seeking to somehow merge thrill rides with video games. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.


Firefighters battle suspicious blaze in Torresdale

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:23

Firefighters battle suspicious blaze in TorresdaleFire crews were on the scene of a suspicious blaze inside a house in Philadelphia's Torresdale section early Friday morning.