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PHOTOS: 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 23:07

 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day ParadeSee the sights from the 2014 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade!


Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 22:46
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.

Driver crashes into water treatment plant in Pottstown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 20:17

Driver crashes into water treatment plant in PottstownPolice say a driver lost control and crashed into a water treatment plant in Pottstown, Pennsylvania early Thursday morning.


Ridesharing firm Uber suspends operations in Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 20:07

Transportation app Uber driver Shuki Zanna waits for rides in his limousine in Beverly Hills(Reuters) - Ridesharing company Uber suspended its operations in the U.S. state of Nevada late on Wednesday in a setback that it said would cost nearly 1,000 jobs. Companies such as Uber allow passengers to summon cars using apps on their smartphones, rather than calling a taxi company, and have gained popularity in dozens of U.S. cities over the past few years. ...


Ducis in Dallas: Eagles fans spend Thanksgiving in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 19:28

 Eagles fans spend Thanksgiving in TexasThanksgiving turkey is just the appetizer for Philadelphia Eagles fans.


4 suspects sought in Roxborough home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 18:20

4 suspects sought in Roxborough home invasionPhiladelphia police are searching for the suspects in a home invasion robbery in the Roxborough section.


Suspects sought in Lindenwold credit card fraud

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 18:17

Suspects sought in Lindenwold credit card fraudPolice in New Jersey are hoping you can help them find the people behind two cases of credit card fraud.


2 alarm fire at farmhouse in Mill Creek, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 18:08

2 alarm fire at farmhouse in Mill Creek, DelawareFire crews battled a two alarm fire at a farmhouse in Mill Creek, Delaware.


Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 17:33

In this Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, photo, Alyssa Riggan, who was the first in the United States to successfully receive a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, poses with her husband, Benjamin, in their home in Severn, Md. As Riggan marks the 25th anniversary of her successful surgery on Thursday, she says its success has enabled her to live a normal life almost completely untouched by what was an often-fatal disorder. Riggan was 21 months old when her mother, Teri Smith, donated more than a third of her liver to save her daughter from a disorder called biliary atresia. (AP Photo/ Brian Witte)SEVERN, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants.


Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 17:31

 African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, " at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, in Washington. Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave a tabloid an exclusive about sex-assault allegations made by a Canadian woman against him so it would spike a second accuser's story. The Associated Press on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, obtained excerpts from Cosby's 2005 deposition from federal court files unsealed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.


Ferguson fallout: Scores arrested in Calif. unrest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 17:09

Los Angeles police officers stop traffic on the U.S. 101 near downtown Los Angeles after a small group of protesters, who sat down in a bus lane alongside the freeway, were arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. ince a grand jury's decision was announced Monday night, Nov. 24, not to indict a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, protesters in cities throughout the country have rallied behind the refrain "hands up, don't shoot," and drawn attention to other police killings. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says a total of nine people were arrested at the midmorning protest. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of protesters in Los Angeles and Oakland were arrested late Wednesday during a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.


Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:21

Leila Wehbe, a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, displays images that used brain scans made from volunteers in a recent experiment while in her office on Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014. Images show a combination of data and graphics compiled as each word of a chapter of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was flashed for half a second onto a screen inside a brain-scanning MRI machine. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.


Some in US illegally could get retirement benefits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

Australian extradited to U.S. in Silk Road online drugs bazaar case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 15:36
By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has extradited a man to the United States to face trial for alleged involvement in Silk Road, a website where people bought illegal drugs like heroin using digital currency bitcoin, a government official said on Thursday. Peter Phillip Nash, 41, from Queensland, and two other men were charged with conspiracy to engage in narcotics trafficking, computer hacking and money laundering in relation to the website in December. ...

Family: Boy's fatal shooting could have been avoided

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 14:43

This still image taken from a surveillance video played at a news conference held by Cleveland Police, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, shows Cleveland police officers arriving at Cudell Park on a report of a man with a gun. Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, after he reportedly pulled a replica gun at the city park. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.


Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:23
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

AccuWeather: Storm Moving Out, Icy Spots Overnight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:42

 Mostly Cloudy, Chilly TodayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says untreated wet roads will freeze tonight.


Man who fell from ceiling naked held without bail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:38
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man who police say fell naked through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Boston's airport and then assaulted an elderly man has been ordered held without bail pending a hearing next week.

DA: Missing woman Jessica Padgett dead; stepfather charged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:37

 Missing woman Jessica Padgett dead; stepfather chargedA 33-year-old mother of three who had been missing since Friday has been found dead and police say her stepfather has been charged in her death.


Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:36

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, a sign advertising the price of gas towers over Interstate 80 in Omaha, Neb. The cheapest gas in half a decade is expected to entice more Americans to pile into cars, trucks and vans for their Thanksgiving journeys. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.