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Bill Cosby hunkers down as scandal rages

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:35

Bill Cosby hunkers down as scandal ragesAfter Bill Cosby settled a civil lawsuit in 2006 alleging that he'd repeatedly sexually assaulted a woman, his image as America's dad may have been temporarily tarnished, but was far from destroyed.

Pope Francis announces 2015 visit to Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:33

Pope Francis announces 2015 visit to PhiladelphiaPope Francis announced overnight that he will be visiting Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in September, 2015.

UN experts recommend new sanctions on terrorists

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:30
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. panel of experts monitoring al-Qaida is recommending new sanctions that would authorize the seizure of tanker trucks carrying oil from areas in Syria and Iraq controlled by the Islamic State group or the Nusra Front.

Philadelphia detective involved in Kelly Drive pileup

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:28

Philadelphia detective involved in Kelly Drive pileupFive people, including a Philadelphia police detective, were injured after a three-car pileup on Kelly Drive during the evening rush hour.

U.S. Senator Begich concedes defeat in Alaska senate race

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:23
(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Mark Begich on Monday conceded defeat to his Republican challenger in a closely watched race that was part of midterm elections that gave Republicans control of the Senate and strengthened their grip on the House of Representatives. Begich, a Democrat, said he called to congratulate Dan Sullivan, a former state attorney general and natural resources commissioner who claimed victory on Wednesday in the Nov. 4 race. As of Friday, election results showed Sullivan leading by roughly 7,700 votes. ...

Mo'ne Davis memoir coming next March

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:15

Mo'ne Davis memoir coming next MarchA memoir when you're still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game.

AP Exclusive: Charles Manson gets marriage license

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:13

Star and Charles MansonCORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — Mass murderer Charles Manson plans to marry a 26-year-old woman who left her Midwestern home and spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him.

White House reviewing policy toward U.S. hostages held by militants

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:13

Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig is pictured making a food delivery to refugees in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley in this handout photoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of U.S. policy governing efforts to free Americans being held by militant groups overseas, the White House said on Monday. In recent months, Islamic State militants have beheaded three Americans, including Peter Kassig, an aid worker and former U.S. Army Ranger, whose death was announced in a video released by the group on Sunday. ...

Lawyer: Tourist sorry for Brooklyn Bridge climb

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:12
NEW YORK (AP) — A French tourist was just trying to get a better vantage point to take sweeping city photos when he walked out onto the beams over traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge, his lawyer said Monday.

California Governor appoints lawmaker to university board in time for key vote

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:10

California Governor Jerry Brown is seen after a news conference at Memoria y Tolerancia museum in Mexico CityBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed a top lawmaker to the board overseeing the massive University of California system, days before the panel is scheduled to vote on a tuition hike opposed by Brown. The appointment of former Assembly Speaker John Perez comes amid controversy over a proposal by UC president Janet Napolitano to hike tuition by up to five percent annually for five years, a move that would conflict with Brown's demand for a tuition freeze. ...

Hagel seeks to reassure U.S. troops about safety of Ebola mission

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:03

U.S. Secretary of Defense Hagel participates in the Washington Ideas Forum, in WashingtonBy David Alexander FORT CAMPBELL Ky. (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sought on Monday to reassure soldiers training for the fight against Ebola in Liberia that their mission was a legitimate use of the military and the Pentagon was taking every step to ensure their safety. Hagel watched members of the 101st Airborne Division as they practiced safely taking off protective clothing that could be needed if they were to come into contact with people who had contracted the disease, a scenario officials said was unlikely. ...

Grand Canyon offers incentive for quieter aircraft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:54

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2013 file photo, tourists prepare to get on a helicopter prior to taking a tour of the Grand Canyon, at Grand Canyon National Park Airport in Tusayan, Ariz. A proposal by the Grand Canyon would give air tour operators another incentive to upgrade aircraft to meet the definition of quiet technology. The proposal would allow those operators to transfer flight allocations that go unused in the winter months to the summer months along the canyon's most popular flight corridor. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Air tour operators at the Grand Canyon would be able to take more visitors over the most popular flight routes under a proposed incentive to make aircraft quieter.

Police search for suspect in fatal subway shove

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:53

In this surveillance video of Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 provided by the New York Police Department, a man smokes a cigarette outside a convenience store in the Bronx borough of New York. The NYPD says the man is suspected of shoving a stranger off a subway platform Sunday in front of an oncoming subway train. Police said 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok was pushed off the platform to his death, an act that appeared to be unprovoked. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)NEW YORK (AP) — Police on Monday hunted for the man who shoved a stranger off a subway platform to his death and circulated surveillance footage of the suspect walking calmly away from the station just minutes after the fatal push.

Chemical plant had some environmental violations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:38

This undated image shows signage at the DuPont Facility in La Porte, Texas. Four workers were killed and one was injured Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, during a hazardous chemical leak at the suburban Houston plant, company officials said. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Marie D. De Jesus)LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — State records show dozens of minor or moderate state environmental violations since 2009 at a Houston-area DuPont chemical plant where four people died from toxic fumes over the weekend.

Huge digital billboard to light up Times Square

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:37
NEW YORK (AP) — The lights in Times Square are about to get a lot brighter.

Missouri governor activates National Guard

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:34
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard ahead of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Police ID man who stabbed Linfield College student

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:31
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have tentatively identified a man who fatally stabbed a Linfield College football player in the chest at a convenience store near the Oregon college campus over the weekend.

Illinois landlord convicted in fire deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:22
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago landlord was found guilty Monday in the deaths of seven people for a Valentine's Day 2010 apartment building fire that prosecutors said was set for insurance money.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:01

FILE - In this April 2014, file 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. Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, that Salia died as a result of Ebola. Salia contracted the disease while working in Sierra Leone, and he arrived Saturday to be treated at the Omaha hospital, where two other Ebola patients have been successfully treated. (AP Photo/United Methodist News Service, Mike DuBose, File) MANDATORY CREDITYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

NYC plan would replace pay phones with Wi-Fi hubs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 09:46
NEW YORK (AP) — Pay phones on New York City streets would become a thing of the past under a plan announced Monday that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging capability.