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Virginia woman charged in terror case detained

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:34
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman charged with lying to federal investigators about supporting the Islamic State militant group softly answered yes-or-no questions from the judge Wednesday in agreeing to remain in jail until her trial.

Democrats: Go big on the economy in 2016

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:31

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the Center for American Progress’ Second Annual Policy Conference in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say the main lesson of the November election is simple: Go big on the economy.


Citigroup executive found dead in tub, throat cut

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:30
NEW YORK (AP) — A Citigroup manager has been found dead in a bathtub in his New York City apartment with this throat cut.

American jailed over photo in Emirates back home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:30
ATLANTA (AP) — An American man who was jailed over taking an unauthorized photo in the United Arab Emirates has returned to the United States.

Deadly western New York snowstorm to get second wind

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:29

A single car drives along Route 190 in BuffaloBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Western New York state braced for a fresh wave of heavy snow on Wednesday after a freakish storm swept off the Great Lakes and deposited 5 feet (1.5 meters) of powder in parts of the region, killing at least six people and stranding motorists overnight. The fierce autumn storm paused on Wednesday morning around the city of Buffalo, but snow was expected to resume later in the day, said Deputy Erie County Executive Richard Tobe. ...


Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:24

James Swartz, director of World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc., points out the term "Play Safe and Enjoy!!!" on the package for the Catapencil, a combination pencil and slingshot, at Children's Franciscan Hospital in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. The consumer watchdog group has released its annual list of what it considers to be the 10 most unsafe toys as the holiday season approaches. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) — A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil" — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end — are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group.


Man charged with lying about severe disabilities

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:20
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area man who once sought food stamps for his service dog was charged with perjury on Wednesday after prosecutors concluded his claims of severe disability were bogus.

Reports: Workers inside when farmers market blaze ignited

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:19

 Workers inside when farmers market blaze ignitedThe search continues for the cause of Tuesday's four alarm fire at The Columbus Farmers Market in Burlington County, New Jersey.


Friend of marathon suspect asks for new lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:19
BOSTON (AP) — A friend of the brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings wants a new lawyer to defend him against charges he obstructed the investigation by deleting information from his computer and lying to the FBI.

Project to show Native American link to Route 66

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:12

A car travels down historic Route 66 toward Albuquerque, N.M., on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. American Indian tribes have teamed up with a tourism group and the National Park Service to highlight the histories and cultures of the more than two dozen tribes along the famous byway. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Greasy diners, big-finned Cadillacs, mom-and-pop souvenir shops, dusty trading posts and the promise of the West were undoubtedly part of the recipe that made historic Route 66 — America's Mother Road — famous.


Employees duct taped in AT&T store robbery in Bear, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:08

Employees duct taped in AT&T store robbery in Bear, DelawareAuthorities say employees were found duct taped after a robbery at an AT&T store in Bear, Delaware.


Immigrants wait, hope, plan for Obama order

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:04

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., right, speaks with Lenka Mendoza, of Dumfries, Va., who is originally from Peru and has two children who qualified for DACA, during a rally in support of executive action addressing immigration reform, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in front of the White House in Washington. Mendoza has been fasting for reform for 17 days. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys' offices with calls to see if they can qualify under President Barack Obama's yet-to-be-announced plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation.


Crews battle 2-alarm fire in Kennett Square

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:00

Crews battle 2-alarm fire in Kennett SquareFire crews are braving cold temperatures while battling a two alarm fire in Kennett Square, Chester County.


Governor: Connecticut to reach out to Newtown kin

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:58
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the state will "do another round of outreach" to the families of the Newtown school shooting victims to see if their needs are being met.

Sharpton: Activists ready for decision in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:50

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in New York. Sharpton spoke about his plans for the pending grand jury decisions in the deaths of Michael Brown in a St. Louis suburb and Eric Garner in New York and also addressed tax allegations in a New York Times story. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — Activists from across the country are gearing up for the highly anticipated announcement of a grand jury's decision over whether a white police officer should face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Wednesday.


Witness recants, freeing Ohio man after 39 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:48

This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Ricky Jackson, serving a life sentence for murder in the May 1975 killing of a money-order collector. Jackson is expected to be freed Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, after a witness confessed he lied as a boy when he told jurors he saw the deadly attack. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction)CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who spent nearly four decades in prison after being convicted of murder is expected to be freed Friday after a witness confessed he lied as a boy when he told jurors he saw the deadly attack.


Man accused in fatal crash faces upgraded charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:37
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Upgraded charges have been filed against a man accused of striking a New Jersey pedestrian and driving with the victim lodged in the vehicle's windshield.

Driver of big rig identified, charged in horrific Berks Co. crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:35

Driver of big rig identified, charged in horrific Berks Co. crashThe Berks County District Attorney has identified the driver of a tractor trailer that slammed into a line of stopped cars, killing two and injuring nine others.


Suspects accused in Florida of billing Medicare for overseas patients

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:33
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Several employees of a south Florida company were arrested on Wednesday and accused of billing more than $25 million to Medicare and Medicaid on behalf of U.S. citizens living in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The suspects, according to a late October indictment, were charged with conspiracy to commit healthcare and wire fraud. Recipients of Medicare, a government health insurance program for the elderly, must live in the United States to receive benefits. ...

Texan claims medical errors led to leg amputations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:23
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas man intending to undergo a weight-loss operation is seeking $10 million in damages for what he says were a series of medical blunders that led to the amputation of both his legs at the knee.