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Grandparents defend young woman who sued parents for college tuition

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 01:12

Grandparents defend young woman who sued parents for college tuitionDespite a midnight deadline to cough up thousands of dollars, two New Jersey parents are sticking to their position that their estranged daughter is not entitled to a dime.

Father of British student denies son in beheading video

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 01:11
By Rebecca Naden and Ahmed Aboulenein CARDIFF Wales (Reuters) - The father of a British man who was reported to be among a squad of Islamic State jihadists filmed beheading Syrian soldiers denied on Monday that the man shown in the video posted online was his son. Ahmed Muthana was quoted by the Daily Mail newspaper on Monday as saying his 20-year-old son Nasser Muthana appeared to be among a group of 16 jihadists who were seen on the video, which also showed the killing of American hostage Peter Kassig. ...

French citizen 'very likely' in Islamic State beheading video - minister

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 01:11
PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Monday there was a very strong likelihood that an Islamic State militant who appears on a beheading video released by the group at the weekend was a 22-year-old French citizen. The 15-minute video posted online shows the decapitations of at least 14 men who Islamic State said were pilots and officers loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The video also shows the severed head of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig. ...

Study lifts cloud over heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 01:01

FILE - This 2004 file photo provided by Schering-Plough Corp. shows the cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin. A major study gives a long-awaited answer on whether the blockbuster drugs Vytorin and Zetia lower the risk of heart problems. (AP Photo/Schering-Plough Corp., File)CHICAGO (AP) — A major study lifts a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol. The study found that these pills modestly lower the risk of heart attacks and other problems in people at high risk for them — evidence that's been missing for more than a decade as the drugs racked up billions in sales.

Chicago activist asks for bond, release from jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 01:01
DETROIT (AP) — Allies of a Chicago activist convicted of illegally getting U.S. citizenship are willing to put their homes up as collateral to get her out of jail while she awaits her sentence.

Senate Dems tell Obama to act on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leaders are telling President Barack Obama they strongly support his plans to take executive action to overhaul the nation's immigration system.

U.N. Ebola mission chief in Guinea dies of natural causes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:52
CONAKRY (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. Ebola Emergency Response Mission (UNMEER) in Guinea, one of the countries at the epicenter of the outbreak, died suddenly on Monday of natural causes, the U.N. mission and authorities in Guinea said. Rwandan national Marcel Rudasingwa, who was a U.N. Assistant Secretary-General, was appointed to the post in Guinea last month. He had previously worked for the U.N. Children's Fund for almost 20 years, the statement said. Authorities in Guinea said Rudasingwa showed no sign of having contracted the Ebola virus. ...

Crews recover body of Oregon climber who fell

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:43
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Searchers have recovered the body of a 39-year-old Oregon climber who fell 900 feet as he descended in darkness from the summit of a Cascade Range peak.

Car fire slows traffic on I-95 in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:42

Car fire slows traffic on I-95 in Delaware CountyA car fire snarled rush hour traffic in Delaware County Monday morning.

3 Florida guys find a career playing video games

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:23

In this Nov. 6, 2014 photo, Adam Young views multiple computer screens where he plays video games for a living, in Lakeland, Fla. Young is one of three roommates that plays the games online to entertain others. (AP Photo/John Raoux)LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — From nine to five, seven days a week, Robert Schill plays video games while sitting on a plush, brown sofa in central Florida.

Subway riders stranded in 2010 blizzard get $2,500

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:08
NEW YORK (AP) — Some passengers stranded for hours on a freezing subway train during a 2010 blizzard are getting $2,500 from New York City's transit agency.

Teen vandals caught on camera trashing park in Manayunk

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:56

Teen vandals caught on camera trashing park in ManayunkPhiladelphia police are asking for help identifying two teens caught on camera vandalizing a park in Manayunk.

Episcopal diocese plans slave museum in old church

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:52
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island wants to open a slave trade museum and a national center for reconciliation in its now-closed cathedral in Providence.

VIDEO: Pope John Paul II visits Philadelphia in 1979

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:34

 Pope John Paul II visits Philadelphia in 1979See Action News coverage of Pope John Paul II celebrating mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway back in 1979.

Roommate charged in beating death of 62-year-old woman

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 22:35

Roommate charged in beating death of 62-year-old woman57-year-old Denise Taylor has been charged in the beating death of her roommate in West Philadelphia.

Study suggests genetic link for male homosexuality

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 22:22

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo, Julio Cabrera poses in a local park in Chicago. Cabrera and his brother Mauricio, of Fort Worth, Texas, are among almost 800 gay brothers nationwide who donated blood or saliva to help scientists search for genetic clues about the origins of homosexuality. Both are convinced their sexual orientation is as deeply rooted as their Mexican heritage. The research suggests a possible genetic link to homosexuality but the results aren’t proof. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual, but the results aren't strong enough to prove it.

Tornado damages Florida prison, injures two

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 21:52
TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A tornado touched down at a prison in Florida's panhandle region early on Monday, injuring two correctional officers as it destroyed more than two dozen cars in a parking lot, a local sheriff said. Both injuries were minor, and no inmates were harmed at the Calhoun Correctional Institution, Calhoun County Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel said. The tornado also damaged a perimeter fence and a roof at the state prison near Blountstown, Florida, about an hour west of Tallahassee. Kimbrel said the tornado hit around 4 a.m. Central Time (5 a.m. ET) as officers were reporting to work. ...

Death by dirty water: Storm runoff a risk for fish

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 21:50

In this Oct. 20, 2014, photo, Julann Spromberg, a research toxicologist with Ocean Associates Inc., working under contract with NOAA Fisheries, observes a salmon placed in a tank of clear water after it died from four hours of exposure to unfiltered highway runoff water. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — Just hours into the experiment, the prognosis was grim for salmon that had been submerged in rain runoff collected from one of Seattle's busiest highways. One by one, the fish were removed from a tank filled with coffee-colored water and inspected: They were rigid. Their typically red gills were gray.

Prosecutors seek DNA from suspect in 7 deaths

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 21:22
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a DNA sample from the man who is charged in the strangulation deaths of two women in northwestern Indiana and is suspected of killing five more.

Cupich to be installed as new Chicago archbishop

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 20:53

FILE - In this April 11, 2013 file photo Chicago Cardinal Francis George pauses during a news conference in Chicago, as the 77-year-old spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Chicago announced his retirement. His successor, incoming Archbishop Blase Cupich argued that Pope Francis was sending a mere pastor and not a message in his appointment. But Cupich has been sending Francis-like messages of his own as he prepares to officially assume leadership Tuesday, Nov. Nov. 18, 2014, of one of the largest and most high-profile archdioceses in the U.S. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — A knock on the door will begin the process in which a bishop will become the new spiritual leaders of more than 2 million Catholics in one of the largest archdioceses in the United States.