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Navy inquiry cites complacency in sub fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:37

FILE - In this April 8, 2014, file photo, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The senator said Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, he wants to hold a congressional hearing on Navy firefighting and training to determine whether Congress should allocate additional funding. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Shipyard firefighters and Navy crews participated in 54 fire drills over a three-year period but nothing prepared them for an arson that swept through a submarine and burned for hours on end, exhausting firefighters and crippling a $900 million nuclear submarine.


Deadly shooting in KFC parking lot in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:35

Deadly shooting in KFC parking lot in Newark, DelawarePolice say a 20-year-old man was shot and later died after someone opened fire in the parking lot of a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Newark, Delaware Thursday


Firefighters battle high-rise apartment blaze in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:32

Firefighters battle high-rise apartment blaze in North PhiladelphiaOfficials say firefighters battled a high-rise apartment blaze in North Philadelphia late Thursday night.


Cold temps bring first sighting of snow this season

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:30

Cold temps bring first sighting of snow this seasonOh, what a difference a day makes!


Cecily Tynan's Winter Weather Outlook

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:22

Cecily Tynan's Winter Weather OutlookSee what Cecily Tynan has to say about the upcoming winter.


AP PHOTOS: A look at Greece's recession journey

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:20

FILE In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002 file photo, fireworks illuminate the ancient Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, in Athens. On this day, Greece joins the first wave of countries to use euro banknotes and coins. Though considered a triumph for the country, fears were voiced that Greece had cooked the books to join and that Europe had turned a blind eye. (AP Photo/Aris Messinis, File)The Greek recession is over.


Accused kidnapper Delvin Barnes due for bail hearing today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:57

Accused kidnapper Delvin Barnes due for bail hearing todayA man accused of grabbing a Philadelphia woman off the street and trying to kill a Richmond teen weeks earlier is due in federal court in Pennsylvania on Friday.


Accused kidnapper Delvin Barnes due for bail hearing today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:57

Accused kidnapper Delvin Barnes due for bail hearing todayA man accused of grabbing a Philadelphia woman off the street and trying to kill a Richmond teen weeks earlier is due in federal court in Pennsylvania on Friday.


Message from Islamic State group leader emerges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:55

Message from Islamic State group leader emergesIn a recording released days after he was reported to be wounded in an airstrike, the leader of the Islamic State group said the U.S.-led coalition's campaign had failed and it would eventually have to send ground troops into battle.


Message from Islamic State group leader emerges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:55

Message from Islamic State group leader emergesIn a recording released days after he was reported to be wounded in an airstrike, the leader of the Islamic State group said the U.S.-led coalition's campaign had failed and it would eventually have to send ground troops into battle.


Ahead of the Bell: US retail sales

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:35

 US Retail SalesThe Commerce Department releases retail sales data for October on Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. MODEST GAIN: Economists forecast that retail sales rose a slim 0.2 percent last month, according to a survey ...


Ahead of the Bell: US retail sales

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:35

US retail sales rise ahead of holiday shoppingThe Commerce Department releases retail sales data for October on Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. MODEST GAIN: Economists forecast that retail sales rose a slim 0.2 percent last month, according to a survey ...


National Cathedral to host first Muslim prayer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time.

Another US Doctor Contracts Ebola in West Africa

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:11
A surgeon from Sierra Leone and a permanent resident of the United States who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to receive treatment for the deadly virus, according to a government official.

Officers surprised bushes didn't stop WH intruder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:10

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, a Secret Service agent gives directions during an evacuation from the White House minutes after President Barack Obama departed for Camp David aboard Marine One in Washington. According to a Homeland Security Department review of the incident released on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, lack of training, poor staffing decisions and communication problems contributed to the ability of an armed White House intruder to climb over a security fence and run into the executive mansion on Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service officers chasing a Texas Army veteran across the White House lawn in September figured they had him cornered when he encountered the thick bushes on the property.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:01

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, embraces and kisses Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a news conference at her home in Yangon, Myanmar Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Fired California Bar official files whistle-blower suit against group

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 18:50
(Reuters) - The fired executive director of the State Bar of California filed a whistle-blower lawsuit against the organization on Thursday the same day that his termination was announced, according to a court document. Joseph Dunn, a former State Senator who represented Orange County, alleged in the suit that he was dismissed without cause shortly after filing an anonymous complaint to the bar's trustees on Nov. 3, according to the complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. ...

AccuWeather: Windy and Chilly Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 18:29

 Windy and Chilly TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the weekend stays cool. Rain arrives Sunday night.


AccuWeather: First Flakes of the Season

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 18:10

 Windy and Chilly TodayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking the snow showers hitting the region and a windy, cold end to the week.


VIDEO: Katherine Scott reports on a taste of winter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 18:07

 Katherine Scott reports on a taste of winterThe Delaware Valley gets its first snowfall of the season.