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East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:20

Cars make their way through the Washington bridge in New YorkBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel. The nor'easter that formed over the Gulf of Mexico brought rain to cities including New York and Boston. Higher elevations in New England will see about a foot of snow, National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Orrison said on Wednesday. "Either way, travel is not going to be in a good state," Orrison said. ...


4 people shot at Pennsylvania mall barbershop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:10
READING, Pa. (AP) — Four people have been shot at an eastern Pennsylvania strip mall barbershop where another shooting happened a day earlier.

Humane Society offers reward in Alaska dog hanging

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:04
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward for information about the death of a dog in Alaska that was found hanging from a tree with its throat slashed, the organization said Wednesday.

Homeless man beaten to death in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:55
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say they are looking for a group of "cowards" who beat a homeless man to death as he slept in an alley in downtown San Francisco.

Missing woman found dead, stepfather charged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:51
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting his stepdaughter and burying the 33-year-old woman in his yard.

Police identify man found after Ferguson car fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:47
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say that a 20-year-old man whose dead body was found inside a car in Ferguson, Missouri, after riots erupted had been intentionally set on fire.

Arizona appeals panel rules no secret testimony in Arias murder case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:45

Jodi Arias speaks to defense attorney Jennifer Willmott in the Maricopa County Superior Courtroom in PhoenixBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona appeals court tossed out a ruling on Wednesday by a judge presiding over the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias to allow a witness to testify out of the public eye. Arias, who faces the death penalty, was found guilty at a sensational trial last year of killing her 30-year-old ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix-area home. He had been stabbed multiple times, his throat had been slashed and he had been shot in the face. ...


Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:35

 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.


Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:34

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 police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.


Creed singer Scott Stapp claims he's broke and homeless

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:22

Creed singer Scott Stapp claims he's broke and homelessScott Stapp's band Creed was once one of the most popular music groups in the United States, but the singer now claims he is penniless and living at a Holiday Inn.


Authorities: Mom tried to put hit on daughter's ex

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say a Pennsylvania woman has been arrested for paying an undercover officer she thought was a hit man to kill her daughter's ex-boyfriend and two other people.

Report: Babies switched at birth cannot be returned to biological parents

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:06

 Babies switched at birth cannot be returned to biological parentsFour years ago two babies --a boy and a girl - were accidentally switched at birth at a hospital in South Africa and raised by the wrong mothers.


Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:00

45 a.m. EST shows a long frontal boundary extending from the Atlantic Ocean into the eastern Gulf of Mexico, which is causing a line of rain showers and thunderstorms to develop over the southeastern United States. Behind this front, there is subsidence stabilizing a small area from Wisconsin into the lower Mississippi River Valley which is clearing up the skies. Florida is mainly being affected by the heavy line of thunderstorms with isolated cells off to the east of the Carolinas. A complex low pressure system is also currently over the Northern Plains causing a mixture of rain and snow to fall across this area and other regions of the country. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.


Final day of rehearsals for Thanksgiving Day Parade

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:43

Final day of rehearsals for Thanksgiving Day ParadeIt's the night before the 6abc/Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade which means today was the final day of rehearsals and last minute preparations.


Two FBI agents shot at house near St. Louis, suspect dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:42

FBI agents inspect evidence at the scene where two FBI agents had been shot the night before in Hanley HillsFERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Two FBI agents were shot and wounded at a house in north St. Louis County early on Wednesday and the suspect was dead in an incident not related to the racially charged unrest around nearby Ferguson, officials said. The agents, one of whom was shot in the shoulder and the other who was shot in the leg, were helping local police try to arrest 33-year-old Major Washington, a suspect in a shooting on Monday night in which Washington's mother was killed and a police officer was shot in the chest, the University City Police Department said. ...


2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:41
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead, authorities said Wednesday.

In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:39

FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, Lesley McSpadden, center, drops rose petals on the blood stains from her 18-year-old son Michael Brown who was shot and killed a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 9. With a grand jury’s decision this week not to indict police officer, Darren Wilson for Brown’s killing, prosecutors released thousands of pages of testimony, interviews and documents that shine new and often harsh light on the events that unfolded in this suburb’s darkest hours. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach, File)Michael Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.


Cleveland video shows police shot boy within seconds

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:37
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Cleveland officials on Wednesday released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy that shows him pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive and shoot him within two seconds. Tamir E. Rice was shot by a patrol officer on Saturday after a 911 call reported someone pointing a gun at people at the Cudell Recreation Center. The caller said the gun could be a fake. The video shows the boy walking and pointing the gun in different directions before entering a gazebo. A patrol car with two officers pulls up to the gazebo. ...

VIDEO: Annie McCormick reports on snow in Lehigh County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:35

 Annie McCormick reports on snow in Lehigh CountyThe snow is falling in Allentown, and it's the fun stuff - the packable snow good for making snowballs and snowmen.


Attorneys seek to clear former Crow tribe chairman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 07:26
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Civil rights attorneys have moved to exonerate a former chairman of the Crow Indian Tribe of a bribery conviction by obtaining unreleased emails from a federal judge who has been reprimanded for sending racist correspondence.