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Penn State president to review Freeh report on Sandusky scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:05

Penn State president to review Freeh report on Sandusky scandalPenn State's president announced his decision to finally review a report on the school's response to the Jerry Sandusky scandal.


Police: 14-year-old boy accidentally shot in Darby Township

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:00

 10-year-old boy accidentally shot with father's gun in Darby TownshipPolice say a 14-year-old boy in Darby Township, Delaware County, was sitting in an SUV when he was accidentally shot.


US Airways flight makes emergency landing en route to Philly

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 12:22

US Airways flight makes emergency landing en route to PhillyA US Airways flight en route to Philadelphia had to make an emergency landing after possibly losing an engine.


Surgeon with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 12:17

In this April 2014 photo provided by the United Methodist News Service, Dr. Martin Salia poses for a photo at the United Methodist Church's Kissy Hospital outside Freetown, Sierra Leone. Salia has tested positive for Ebola and will be flown, on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, to the Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha, Neb., for treatment. (AP Photo/United Methodist News Service, Mike DuBose) MANDATORY CREDITOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone arrived in Nebraska Saturday for treatment at a biocontainment unit where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated.


4 workers die after chemical leak at Texas plant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 12:10

This undated image shows a sign a a DePont Facility in Laporte, Texas. A chemical leak occurred around 4 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, inside an operations building at the DuPont facility, in La Porte, an industrial suburb 22 miles east of Houston. Four workers received medical treatment and a fifth employee remained missing after the chemical leak. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Marie D. De Jesus)LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — Four workers were killed and one was injured Saturday during a hazardous chemical leak at a DuPont industrial plant in suburban Houston, company officials said.


Georgia developer still trying to build coal plant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 12:06

In this Nov. 12, 2014 photo, a sign supporting the proposed Plant Washington, a coal-fire power plant, sits near the site where it would be built in Sandersville, Ga. Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel. The project, which is being developed by Allied Energy Services, is an outlier. If constructed, Plant Washington would be one of just two planned coal plants in the United States to dodge pending rules from President Barack Obama’s administration severely restricting carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon dioxide is the chief greenhouse gas blamed for global warming. Still, analysts question whether the estimated $2 billion project, which will be built near Sandersville, Georgia, makes financial sense right now. (AP Photo/Ray Henry)SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel.


U.S. Ebola victim Thomas Duncan remembered at memorial in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:54
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Family and friends remembered Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the United States to die from Ebola, at a memorial service in Dallas on Saturday. About three dozen mourners gathered for an intimate ceremony at Wilshire Baptist Church, where Duncan's fiancée Louise Troh, 54, is a member of the congregation. "I'm trying to find the right words to say about my son Eric on his funeral day," said Nowai Korkoya, Duncan's mother, in remarks read by a grandson. "It's hard to accept that you are no longer here Eric, my beautiful boy. ...

Police: Veteran beaten by man he met at bar dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:29
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An Army veteran beaten by a man he met at a bar died Saturday afternoon, nearly a week after being hospitalized with burns so bad that parts of both arms had to be amputated, police and his partner said.

Workers die after chemical leak at DuPont plant near Houston

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:27
(Reuters) - Four workers died and a fifth was hospitalized Saturday after a chemical leak at a DuPont facility near Houston, the company said. The workers were performing routine maintenance tasks at the company's manufacturing facility in La Porte, Texas, when the chemical, methyl mercaptan, began to leak at around 4 a.m. Central Time (5 a.m. ET), spokesman Aaron Woods said. Woods would not say how the company learned of the leak, but said that the Harris County Medical Examiner pronounced four of the workers dead at the scene. ...

New Jersey girl shot by brother playing with gun, mother charged

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:08

New Jersey girl shot by brother playing with gun, mother chargedPolice say the mother of the child was in the shower when her 12-year-old son found an unsecured 9MM handgun and accidentally shot his 9-year-old sister.


4 killed in chemical leak at Houston-area plant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 09:56

4 killed in chemical leak at Houston-area plantFour workers were killed and one was injured Saturday during a hazardous chemical leak at a suburban Houston industrial plant, DuPont officials said.


Washington state health exchange shuts down

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 09:15

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Nelly Kinsella demonstrates the Washington Healthplanfinder website, in Seattle. The Washington state health exchange is about to open its virtual doors for a second round of signing people up for insurance. The people who run the public-private partnership promise it will be easier this time around. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's health care exchange shut down after the first few hours of open enrollment Saturday as state officials and software engineers tried to resolve a problem with tax credit calculations.


Man struck by SEPTA bus in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 09:10

Man struck by SEPTA bus in Port RichmondPolice say a pedestrian suffered serious injuries after he was struck by a SEPTA bus in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.


Laughs, tears for U.Va. student Hannah Graham

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 08:56

File-This undated file photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va. police department shows University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Laughs mixed with tears as students, friends, and family gathered to remember Graham, whose disappearance two months ago prompted a massive monthlong search that ended in tragedy and criminal charges. Nearly 1,000 members of the community attended a celebration of life ceremony Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at West Potomac High School, Graham's alma mater. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department, File)ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Hannah Graham was so smart that when her high school teacher was grading tests and came across a wrong answer, she would check the answer key and make sure there wasn't some kind of mistake. As often as not, the answer key was wrong, not Graham.


Ice rink in NYC's Central Park shuts for season

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 08:34

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2011 file photo, the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team practices at Lasker rink in New York's Central Park. ice rink is closed for the season, leaving skaters and hockey players searching for an alternative. An announcement on the Lasker Rink’s Website says the facility will be closed for the 2014-2015 skating season because its refrigeration plant must be replaced. The rink at the northern side of Central Park has been formally known as Trump Lasker Rink since Donald Trump took over running it in 2001. Managers of the rink did not return a call seeking comment Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City's Central Park ice rinks is closed for the season, leaving skaters and hockey players searching for an alternative.


Papers signed by famous '30s FBI man found in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 07:45
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Record-keepers examining long-forgotten documents in a courthouse have found some unremarkable depositions with a noteworthy signature: Melvin Purvis Jr., the FBI man famous for tracking down John Dillinger and other gangsters in the 1930s.

Obamacare enters new phase over the weekend with little fanfare

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 07:34

Park of Cambridge wears cast for her broken wrist with "I Love Obamacare" written upon it prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's arrival to speak about health insurance at Faneuil Hall in BostonBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's plan to extend private health coverage to the uninsured entered a new uncertain phase on Saturday as U.S. government-backed online insurance marketplaces opened their 2015 plans to millions of potential enrollees. The HealthCare. ...


Dog hitches ride on ambulance when owner rushed to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 07:28

Dog hitches ride on ambulance when owner rushed to hospitalA dog named Buddy didn't wait for an invitation when his 85-year-old owner had to go to the hospital.


Couple gives UW-Madison largest individual gift

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 07:22
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates have given the school $100 million, the largest gift from individual donors in the school's history.

US cities brace for protests off Ferguson decision

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 07:07

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video provided by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Police identified Wilson, 28, as the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014 in Ferguson. Police departments across the country are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict Wilson. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)BOSTON (AP) — From Boston to Los Angeles, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.