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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.


Health exchanges' finances face test in 2nd year

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 00:14

FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, Meg Ivatti, right, control center leader for HealthSource RI in Providence, R.I., works with customer engagement specialist Dianiri Paulino to help sign up a caller for health insurance. Rhode Island got high marks for a smooth rollout of its health insurance marketplace amid last year’s stumbles by the federal government, but the future of HealthSource RI is far from certain. Rhode Island has not identified a way to pay for it, and under the Affordable Care Act, state exchanges are supposed to be self-sustaining starting in 2015. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The federal government shelled out billions of dollars to get health insurance marketplaces going in the 14 states that opted to run their own. Now they must act like true marketplaces and start paying for themselves.


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.


Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:03

Ferguson prepares for grand jury decisionCrews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.


Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 19:50

Comedian Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Performances by Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them years ago. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.


2 women struck by car in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 19:38

2 women struck by car in Northeast PhiladelphiaTwo women are hospitalized after being struck by a car in Northeast Philadelphia.


Rhodes scholars named for 2015

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 18:53
The 32 American students chosen as Rhodes scholars for 2015, listed by geographical region:

Marion Barry, scandal plagued former Washington mayor, dead at 78: hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 16:17

Marion Barry is sworn in as a city council member in Washington DC.(Reuters) - Scandal-plagued former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78, hospital officials said. Barry, who was hospitalized briefly last week, died at the United Medical Center in Washington, spokeswoman Natalie Williams said. She did not disclose the cause of death. (Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by Jon Boyle)


Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 16:04

FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference in Washington. Barry, who staged comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.