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Using sight and sound to trigger dementia patients' memories

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 14:51

Olga Deacon, who has dementia, recalls to her granddaughter, Chris Boyce, that her brothers fought in World War II in front of a memory wall, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at The Easton Home in Easton, Pa. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are increasingly using sight, sound and other sensory cues to stimulate memory in people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)EASTON, Pa. (AP) — From the antique cast-iron stove in the kitchen to the ancient wood-paneled radio in the living room, the decor in The Easton Home comes straight out of the 1930s, '40s and '50s.

Parents, students demand change from George Washington H.S. officials

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 14:21

Parents, students demand change from George Washington H.S. officialsParents and students called for change Wednesday night during a meeting held by officials at George Washington High School, where they say there is absolutely no discipline.

1 hospitalized after 2 vehicles collide, 1 flips over in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 14:18

1 hospitalized after 2 vehicles collide, 1 flips over in Delaware CountyOne person is hospitalized after two vehicles collided, and one flipped over in Delaware County.

Official: Ex-PGW employee compromised customers' identities

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 14:15

 Ex-PGW employee compromised customers' identitiesAction News has learned the FBI is looking into allegations a former employee of Philadelphia Gas Works compromised the identities of some of the company's customers and used that information for her own personal use.

Square discounts stock to $9 a share to complete IPO

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 14:00
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mobile payments processor Square had to sell its stock at a deep discount to complete its initial public offering, a concession signaling that investors are becoming wary of once-hot startups that haven't proven they can make money.

Minneapolis police shooting stirs old racial tensions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 13:53

This undated photo released by his sister Javille Burns shows Jamar Clark, who was fatally shot in a confrontation with police on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Minneapolis. The state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Wednesday, Nov. 18, which is leading an outside investigation of Sunday's fatal shooting of the unarmed black man, released the names of two Minneapolis police officers involved as Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze. (Jamar Clark/Javille Burns via AP)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a Minneapolis police officer has pushed racial tensions in the city's small but concentrated minority community to the fore, with a police precinct besieged by a makeshift encampment and hundreds of protesters in recent days.

Latest: Minneapolis police report minor injuries, car damage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 13:49

A police officer sprays a liquid towards demonstrators at the Minneapolis Police Department 4th Precinct building, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Minneapolis. People were protesting the fatal shooting of Jamal Clark by Minneapolis police on Sunday. (John Autey/Pioneer Press via AP) MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE OUT; MANDATORY CREDITMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked days of demonstrations (all times local):

Slow U.S. tuition growth is 'new normal' for higher education: Moody's

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 13:35

File photo of the sign for the entrance of the Saybrook College on the campus of Yale University in New HavenHigher education institutions suffered the weakest tuition growth in the history of Moody's survey last year. Such sluggishness "appears to be the 'new normal,'" reported Moody's, which is predicting another year of tuition revenue growth near levels of inflation, approximately 2 percent. Almost two-thirds of public universities will see tuition growth under 3 percent, in part because of state-imposed limits to keep tuition low and student enrollments that are either flat or declining.

Lawyer: California woman weighing options after embryo loss

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 13:21
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman is evaluating her legal options after a judge ruled against her in her fight to keep five frozen embryos she created with her now ex-husband over his objections, her attorney said.

2 off-duty NYPD detectives subdue man in Hollywood stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 13:14

In this photo provided by Liza Brown, authorities care for a man after he was stabbed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Police say the tourist was attacked across from the TLC Chinese Theatre. (Liza Brown via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man stabbed a Russian tourist on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in an unprovoked attack Wednesday before two off-duty New York police detectives intervened and likely saved the sightseer's life, police said.

Obama threatens to veto House GOP bill on Syrian refugees

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 13:14

Obama threatens to veto House GOP bill on Syrian refugeesThe White House on Wednesday threatened a presidential veto of House Republican legislation aimed at increasing screenings for Syrian and Iraqi refugees before they enter the United States, calling new requirements in the bill "untenable."

UN spotlights 2.4 billion people without adequate sanitation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 13:03
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is using World Toilet Day on Thursday to spotlight one of the least talked about and most important contributors to disease and malnutrition: poor sanitation and hygiene that affect about a third of the world's population.

AccuWeather: A Wet, Windy and Warm Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:58

 A Wet, Windy and Warm ThursdayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a day of rain, heavy at times.

FBI, New York police aware of Islamic State video, say no specific threat

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:53

An armed New York City policeman stands guard in Times Square in the Manhattan borough in New YorkThere is no "specific and credible threat" against New York City, despite a newly released Islamic State video suggesting America's most populous city is a potential target of attacks such as those in Paris, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday. Police Commissioner William Bratton agreed with the mayor during an evening news conference by both men outside a police precinct in Times Square, adding that there was nothing new about the video, which he called "hastily produced." "There is no credible and specific threat against New York City," de Blasio said, encouraging New Yorkers to "go about their business" as normal, while remaining watchful.

4 firefighters injured in 2-alarm Darby fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:40

4 firefighters injured in 2-alarm Darby fireA two-alarm house fire in Darby, Delaware County, left four firefighters injured.

Highlights of declaration from annual APEC summit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:08

Leaders wave as they pose for a group family photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Pictured from top left, Hong Kong's Chief Executive is Leung Chun-ying, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , South Korea President Park Geun-hye, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, front row from left, Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sultan of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Philippines President Benigno Aquino III. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez,Pool)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Leaders from 21 countries and self-governing territories meeting in Manila for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit plan to issue a declaration that denounces terrorism and vows united efforts to combat its root causes. The following are highlights from the declaration seen Thursday by The Associated Press.

Utility ordered to provide plan to stop natural gas leak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's gas and oil regulator issued an emergency order Wednesday requiring a utility to provide a plan to stop an uncontrolled leak from a massive natural gas storage field outside Los Angeles that has neighbors concerned for their health from the sickening stench.

Firefighter burned in deadly Washington fire leaves hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:54

Firefighter Daniel Lyon Jr. speaks to members of the media, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, before being discharged from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The 25-year-old, severely injured last August in an eastern Washington wildfire flare-up that killed three of his comrades, still hasn’t regained use of his hands and it will take time to get his body functioning well enough to go back to work. (Genna Martin/ via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSEATTLE (AP) — The 25-year-old man severely injured in a Washington wildfire that killed three of his fellow firefighters left the hospital Wednesday after three months of treatment, but his recovery is far from complete.

Colorado State Patrol: 38 sheep killed in hit-and-run crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:52
DENVER (AP) — Investigators say a woman was driving drunk when she hit and killed 38 sheep on a county road in southern Colorado.

Legal experts urge caution as tribes enter pot business

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:47
Tribes across the U.S. are finding marijuana is risky business nearly a year after a Justice Department policy indicated they could grow and sell pot under the same guidelines as states. Federal raids ...