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Muhammad Ali has mild pneumonia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 13:18
A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight boxing champion has been hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia.

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:44

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, file photo, the former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, center, is crowned "King of Boxing" while accompanied by his wife, Lonnie, right, and Argentine boxer Sergio Martinez during the 50th convention of the World Boxing Council in Cancun, Mexico. Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, that the 72-year-old boxing great has been hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia and is in stable condition. (AP Photo/Israel Leal, File)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night.


3 killed in car crash on way to Mexico funeral

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 11:44
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Three people were killed in a rollover crash in northern San Diego County while they were on their way to a funeral service in Mexico, authorities said.

Protesters shut down part of Mall of America in Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 11:01
By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - More than 1,500 protesters against police violence shut down part of the Mall of America in Minnesota on Saturday, resulting in about 25 arrests during the final weekend before Christmas as shoppers scrambled to buy gifts at one of the nation's largest shopping centers, officials said. The protest and a smaller action at the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania were the latest in a series of U.S. ...

President Obama briefed on New York police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 10:39
Kailua, Hawaii (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama was briefed on the fatal shootings of two New York police officers, a White House official said on Saturday. Obama was informed of the shootings while playing golf in Kailua, Hawaii, where he is vacationing for two weeks with his family. White House officials are continuing to monitor the situation, the official said. (Reporting By Julia Edwards)

1 dead, 1 critical after assault in New Castle County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 10:37

1 dead, 1 critical after assault in New Castle CountyPolice say one man is dead and another critically injured after an assault in Prices Corner, Delaware Saturday afternoon.


Protesters shut down part of Mall of America in Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 09:55
(Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters against police violence shut down part of the Mall of America in Minnesota on Saturday, during the final weekend before Christmas as shoppers scrambled to buy gifts at one of the nation's largest shopping centers, a community group member said. The protest was the latest in a series of demonstrations across the United States in recent weeks over grand jury decisions not to charge white police officers in the killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. ...

Woman struck and killed in Delaware City, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 09:52

Woman struck and killed in Delaware City, Del. ID'dPolice say a woman was struck and killed in Delaware City, Delaware Saturday evening.


Police brutality protesters rally at Mall of America

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 09:37

Demonstrators filled the Mall of America rotunda and chanted "Black lives matter" to protest police brutality, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Bloomington, Minn. The group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis had more than 3,000 people confirm on Facebook that they would attend. Attendance figures weren't immediately available. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Aaron Lavinsky)BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.


Police boss: NYC cops 'quite simply, assassinated'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 09:06

 Cops' killer angry over Garner deathNew York City's police commissioner says the two officers who were ambushed and killed in their cruiser "were, quite simply, assassinated."


SEPTA police officer saves heart attack victim

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 08:56

SEPTA police officer saves heart attack victimA SEPTA police officer is being hailed as a hero after saving a man's life at the 69th Street Station early Saturday morning.


North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 08:40

An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.


Protesters stage "die-in" at King of Prussia Mall

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 08:30

Protesters stage "die-in" at King of Prussia MallWhile thousands of people tried to squeeze-in some last minute Christmas shopping, demonstrators staged a "die-in" at the King of Prussia Mall Saturday.


2 NYC officers dead in ambush shooting in cruiser

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 08:25

 Cops' killer angry over Garner deathAn armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.


2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 08:07

Map locates bus crash near Seymour, Indiana.;SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) — A double-decker bus headed from Chicago to Atlanta slid off a highway in southern Indiana and rolled onto its side early Saturday, injuring 24 people, authorities said.


GOP to back 'The Interview' if it gets to theaters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 08:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP is calling on supporters to buy a ticket to the movie "The Interview" if theater owners reverse their decision not to show the film amid threats of retaliation for its comedic take on assassinating North Korea's leader.

Two New York police officers killed, gunman dead: NYT

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 07:53
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then killed himself, the New York Times reported, in the first deaths of police officers by gunfire in the city in three years. The officers were patrolling in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. NYPD Deputy Chief Kim Royster said it appeared the shots struck them in the upper body, the newspaper said. The gunman opened fire on the officers from the patrol car's passenger side and fled into a nearby subway station. ...

Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 07:35

Adolpho Sabogal walks with a Cuban flag at a protest in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Sabogal, who is originally from Columbia, said he was apolitical but came to support the Cuban community, as well as sell Cuban flags to the crowd. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)MIAMI (AP) — Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide.


Protesters shut down part of Mall of America in Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 07:33
(Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters against police violence shut down part of the Mall of America in Minnesota on Saturday, during the final weekend before Christmas as shoppers scrambled to buy gifts at one of the nation's largest shopping centers, a community group member said. The protest was the latest in a series of demonstrations across the United States in recent weeks over grand jury decisions not to charge white police officers in the killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. ...

Chicago mayor's teenage son mugged near home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 07:33
CHICAGO (AP) — A spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's 17-year-old son was mugged near the family's home.