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Three teens shot outside Portland, Oregon, high school

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 07:23

Shooting at Portland Oregon high schoolBy Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Three teenagers were shot and wounded on Friday near a Portland, Oregon, alternative high school, police said, and officers were searching for a suspect who ran from the scene following the gunfire. The two boys and one girl shot outside Rosemary Anderson High School in north Portland were "conscious and breathing" as they were rushed to a local hospital, the Portland Police Bureau said in a tweet. ...


Suspect charged after missing Gloucester Twp. woman found murdered

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 07:21

Suspect charged after missing Gloucester Twp. woman found murderedA suspect has been charged in the death of a woman from Gloucester Township, Camden County who had been missing since last week.


U.S. spending bill likely to pass Senate, may take a few days

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 07:20

Senate Majority Leader Reid speaks to reporters on upcoming budget battle in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate looked set to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill but it might need a few days to overcome procedural hurdles before voting on legislation that averts a government shutdown and ends jitters over major budget standoffs until next fall. ...


Some leaders in the post-Ferguson movement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 07:18
Some of the established and emerging figures in the movement developing around the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner:

2 officers shot near Atlanta expected to survive

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 07:17

Police investigate the scene of an apartment complex where authorities say two officers were shot leading to a neighborhood search for the suspected gunman, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Decatur, Ga. DeKalb County police Capt. Stephen Fore says both officers suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. (AP Photo/David Goldman)DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Two men accused of invading a home outside Atlanta opened fire on two police officers with an AK-47 assault rifle Friday morning, causing a gunbattle that left four people injured and a lengthy manhunt by heavily armed authorities.


Immigrants flock to workshops after Obama reprieve

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 07:14

This Dec. 10, 2014 photo shows Tony Bernabe gives information to Daisy Juarez in downtown Los Angeles advertising a massive information session scheduled for this weekend to tell immigrants more about President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Immigrant advocates have been holding workshops in churches, schools and meeting rooms across the country to dispel rumors, ward off fraud and help immigrants here illegally determine if they qualify to apply for a work permit and protection from deportation. The program is expected to give work permits to nearly 5 million immigrants in the country illegally and offer protection from deportation. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — In small-town community centers, schools, churches and a vast city convention center, immigrant advocates are spreading the word about President Barack Obama's plan to give millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally a temporary reprieve.


Immigrant's family hopes he will be able to leave church

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 07:10
DENVER (AP) — The family of an immigrant living in a Denver church to avoid deportation hopes he will be home in time for Christmas.

Michigan faulted for not removing abused boy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 07:04
KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — A watchdog says Michigan child welfare workers missed opportunities to remove a 12-year-old boy from his Grand Rapids-area home due to abuse, long before he was accused of fatally stabbing another boy.

Former Fox News reporter Dominic Di-Natale found dead in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 06:58
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Fox News correspondent Dominic Di-Natale, whose international reporting took him from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan to covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, has been found dead in Colorado, officials said on Friday. The body of Di-Natale, 43, was discovered on Wednesday in the foothills west of Denver, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said. In an obituary posted on the Fox News website, the network reported that Di-Natale's death was a suicide, citing the Jefferson County Coroner's office. ...

Court lets Pennsylvania widow keep home sold over interest on $6.30 tax bill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 06:54
By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A widow whose western Pennsylvania home was sold by the county after she failed to pay interest accrued on $6.30 in late tax fees was overjoyed when a court ruled she can keep her home, her lawyer said on Friday. Eileen Battisti, who is in her early 50s and lost her husband in 2004, was unfamiliar with managing her finances and did not understand in 2009 that she owed the $6.30 late fee, which subsequently accrued $234.72 in interest, prompting the tax sale of her home in 2011, said her lawyer, Ed Santillan. ...

FBI probing death of black North Carolina teen hanged from swing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 06:53
By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - The FBI will investigate the hanging death of a black teenager in a small North Carolina town, the agency said on Friday, after his family questioned the finding by local authorities that it was a suicide. The body of Lennon Lacy, 17, was found hanging from a swing set in a mobile home park in Bladenboro, a town with a population of about 1,700 located roughly 150 miles (240 km) southeast of Charlotte. ...

Viewing set to begin for fallen firefighter Joyce Craig

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 06:53

Final farewell begins for fallen firefighter Joyce CraigHundreds of family, friends, fellow firefighters and other first responders will gather this weekend to say goodbye to fallen Philadelphia firefighter Joyce Craig.


Police: Teen killed father with crossbow after skipping school

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 06:51

 Teen killed father with crossbow after skipping schoolA 17-year-old boy is accused of killing his own father in Delaware.


Questions rising over who's in charge of protests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 06:50

Freddie Chavez 'dies-in' as Santa Claus beside Marcus Macon as the men join a small group of protesters at the corner of Broadway and Market Street on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Protesters presented a holiday satire, marching against police brutality in downtown St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Who, if anyone, is leading the emerging movement around the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner — younger activists or legacy civil rights groups?


Contractor convicted of stealing $2.5 million from 12 families

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 06:49

Contractor convicted of stealing $2.5 million from 12 familiesA contractor accused of one of the biggest home builder frauds in Pennsylvania history is behind bars tonight.


New York protesters to stage mass whistle-blowing at police stations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 06:48
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - The latest wave of protests in New York against the killing of an unarmed black man by a white patrolman began on Friday with a visual demonstration by artists in Times Square and a rally outside City Hall. As hundreds of tourists and shoppers watched, protesters held up stark, black signs with white lettering bearing the names of more than 100 people who organizers say were victims of police violence. The artists are members of a Brooklyn-based collective called We Will Not Be Silent. ...

Congress approves plan to expand Gettysburg park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 06:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final approval on Friday to a plan that expands Gettysburg National Military Park by 45 acres and adds the historic Lincoln Train Station.

Senate OKs defense policy bill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 06:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Friday sent President Barack Obama a massive defense policy bill that endorses his stepped-up military campaign of air strikes and training of Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels in the war against Islamic State militants.

'Layaway Angel' pays customers' bills at toy store

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 06:40
BELLINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Shoppers at an eastern Massachusetts toy store are getting an early Christmas present: All their layaway bills totaling $20,000 have been paid off by an anonymous woman dubbed "layaway angel."

Flyers make preps as NHL battles mumps outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 06:29

Flyers make preps as NHL battles mumps outbreakThe Philadelphia Flyers are taking steps to keep their players healthy as the NHL deals with an outbreak of the mumps.