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Man shot in the head in North Philadelphia dies

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

Man shot in the head in North Philadelphia diesPolice say a man in his 20's was found with a gunshot wound to the head in North Philadelphia and died a short time later.


Wounded Iraq War veteran, anti-war activist dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 17:01
SEATTLE (AP) — Tomas Young, a wounded Iraq War veteran who was an outspoken critic of the conflict and the subject of the 2007 documentary "Body of War," has died. He was 34.

Marilyn Monroe's lost love letters to be auctioned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:58

This photo provided by Julien's Auctions shows a nude-colored underwire brassiere with mesh-lined cups worn by actress Marilyn Monroe as part of her professional wardrobe. Marilyn Monroe's Lost Archives are coming to light now, along with a cache of other Monroe memorabilia that the Beverly Hills auction house Julien's is putting up for sale on Dec. 5-6, 2014. Along with the letters from DiMaggio, Miller and such Hollywood luminaries as Cary Grant and Jane Russell are some of the actress' favorite clothes, photographs, paintings and other keepsakes. (AP Photo/Julien's Auctions)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It's no secret Joe DiMaggio loved Marilyn Monroe. The baseball great cried at her funeral and for 20 years had flowers placed at her crypt several times a week.


Californians arrive home after Russian detention

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:33

Liana Randazzo, right, hugs her father Joe after she arrived at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Randazzo was one of the four U.S. students who traveled to Russia for a leadership conference and had their trip cut short and ordered home after Russian authorities said they had the wrong visas. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four students returned home to smiles and hugs from family and friends in the U.S. Tuesday after being briefly detained in Russia during a student leadership conference.


Boy killed in San Francisco Bay Area hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:24
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area authorities say a driver fleeing police struck and killed a boy in a crosswalk and continued driving.

California teen arrested in shooting death of U.S. Army veteran

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:30
(Reuters) - A southern California teen was arrested on Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a U.S. Army veteran who had recently returned home from Afghanistan, police said. Vincent Estrada, 18, of Sylmar, was arrested and booked on a charge of murder, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. Francisco Garcia, 21, was walking along a street with friends early on Sunday morning during a homecoming party thrown for him by his girlfriend when a man got out of a car, smashed a beer bottle on the ground and began screaming at Garcia, police said. ...

US, China unveil ambitious climate change goals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:28

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping review the honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. When Xi Jinping took the reins of a booming China two years ago, President Barack Obama saw an opportunity to remake America's relationship with the Asian power. But even after Obama's unusually robust efforts to forge personal ties with Xi, the two leaders are meeting in Beijing amid significant tensions, both old and new. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China pledged Wednesday to take ambitious action to limit greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate change ahead of high-stakes climate negotiations next year.


Connecticut man charged in death of boy left in hot car: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:10
(Reuters) - A Connecticut man was charged on Tuesday in connection with the death of his 15-month-old son, who died in the summer after he was left in a hot car for hours, media reported. Kyle Seitz, 36, turned himself in to police on Tuesday afternoon and was charged with criminally negligent homicide over his son Benjamin's death, NBC Connecticut said. The network reported that Seitz was released on a promise to appear and was due to arrive in court on Wednesday. Ridgefield police confirmed that Seitz turned himself in, but gave no further details. ...

Teen arrested in fatal shooting of war veteran

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:49
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of shooting and killing an Army veteran on a sidewalk in the San Fernando Valley.

Veterans, soldiers enjoy massive DC concert

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:46

From left, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Zac Brown, sing on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, during the Concert for Valor. The Veterans Day event is hosted by HBO, Starbucks and Chase and is free and open to the public. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Military veterans and active-duty service members were among the swarm of music fans who packed the National Mall on Tuesday for a free Veterans Day concert, bouncing to Rihanna, head-banging to Metallica and cheering protest anthems from Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and others.


Nation's last big icebreaker endures despite age

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:39

FILE - In this March 10, 2010, file photo, a 25-foot harbor patrol boat passes by the 399-foot U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star as it sits moored at a dock in Seattle. The United States' last vessel capable of breaking through the heaviest ice of the Arctic Circle, and resupplying the U.S. polar research station there, is scheduled to leave San Francisco Bay on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. While Russia and China have dozens of icebreakers, opposition in Congress to funding means the U.S. has just one heavy-duty one, already a decade past its decommissioning date. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The last U.S. icebreaker capable of crushing through the thickest ice of the Antarctic and Arctic resumed its mission after the latest repairs to postpone its already past-due retirement.


Father of Los Angeles Lakers player shot to death in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:47
(Reuters) - The father of a player for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers was shot to death in Philadelphia over the weekend, the team said in a statement on Tuesday. Lakers guard Wayne Ellington, who joined the team this year, said in a statement he and his family were "devastated by the news of my father's murder." The Philadelphia Daily News reported that the father, 57-year-old Wayne Ellington, was found in a car on Sunday with a gunshot wound to the head and died later at a local hospital. Philadelphia police could not be immediately reached for details of the shooting. ...

Man shot in the head in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:43

Man shot in the head in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was found with a gunshot wound to the head in North Philadelphia.


TroubleShooters: Honoring a New Jersey veteran's final wish

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:34

 Honoring a New Jersey veteran's final wishIn a special Veteran's Day edition of Action News TroubleShooters, we are helping the children of a local veteran honor his final wish.


Father of LA Lakers player ID'd as victim in Germantown homicide

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

Father of LA Lakers player ID'd as victim in Germantown homicideAction News has learned that the father of a Los Angeles Lakers player was shot and killed over the weekend in Philadelphia's Germantown section.


Skakel settles lawsuit against HLN's Nancy Grace

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:57

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, television host Nancy Grace arrives at the 7th annual GLSEN Respect Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel settled a lawsuit Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, against television commentator Nancy Grace and others over comments made on her HLN network show in 2012 about the murder case against him. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel has settled a lawsuit against television commentator Nancy Grace and others over comments made on her HLN network show in 2012 about the murder case against him.


Doctor who had Ebola leaves New York City hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:55

Dr. Craig Spencer, who was the first Ebola patient in New York City, smiles during a news conference at New York's Bellevue Hospital, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Spencer was released from the hospital on Tuesday, where medical team members were cheering, 19 days after he was diagnosed with the virus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Hugging the health workers who cared for him, a doctor who recovered from Ebola said Tuesday he was a living example of effective treatment and urged support for those combating the virus' outbreak in West Africa.


Man shot in the back in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:47

Man shot in the back in WilmingtonPolice are investigating a shooting in Wilmington that left a man seriously wounded.


4 hurt in crash between school bus, car in Princeton, New Jersey

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

4 hurt in crash between school bus, car in Princeton, New JerseyFour people were injured in a serious crash involving a school bus and a car in Princeton, New Jersey.


U.S. civil rights champion John Doar dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:25

U.S. President Obama awards a 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom to former U.S. Assistant Attorney General Doar during ceremony in the East Room of the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Doar, who played a pivotal role in the fight for civil rights as a U.S. Justice Department official in the 1960s and later served as a special counsel in Congress' investigation of the Watergate scandal, has died at age 92. The New York Times quoted his son Robert as saying he died at his Manhattan home on Tuesday of congestive heart failure. As assistant attorney general for civil rights from 1960 to 1967, Doar found himself in the middle of the battle to end racial segregation in the U.S. South and ensure voting and other rights for blacks in the region. ...