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Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:55
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says no curfew will be in place early Tuesday morning in Ferguson, and the National Guard keeping watch there will have immediate and limited" responsibilities.

McDonald's confronts its junk food image

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:45

FILE - In this July 21, 2010 file photo, people make their way past the McDonald's restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. McDonald’s understands its reputation for serving cheap, greasy fare is a growing liability and is trying to change in a variety of ways. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)NEW YORK (AP) — At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu.


Debbie Reynolds to get SAG Life Achievement Award

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:45

FILE - In this May 21, 2013 file photo, actress Debbie Reynolds poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. Reynolds will be honored with the 2014 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award During the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild is honoring Debbie Reynolds for her professional and humanitarian accomplishments.


Husband of U.S. missionary with Ebola visits her after quarantine ends

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:22

An ambulance carrying American missionary Writebol, who is infected with Ebola in West Africa, arrives at Emory University Hospital in AtlantaWINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The husband of an American missionary stricken with Ebola has finished a health monitoring period without showing signs of the disease and was able to visit his wife at the Atlanta hospital where she is being treated, a missionary group said on Monday. David Writebol was temporarily quarantined in North Carolina as a precaution after returning last week from Liberia, where he and his wife, Nancy, served as missionaries for SIM USA before she was infected with the deadly virus. In a statement released by the Christian missionary group, David Writebol said the couple prayed together over an intercom during an emotional reunion on Sunday after he was cleared to travel to Emory University Hospital. "I have had the great joy to be able to look through the isolation room glass and see my beautiful wife again," he said. "We both placed our hands on opposite sides of the glass, moved with tears to look at each other again." Nancy Writebol is one of two U.S. aid workers with Ebola who are said to be improving after being flown to Atlanta earlier this month for treatment.


Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:13

In this Aug. 13, 2014 photo, A truck drives through an array of mirrors at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System near Primm, Nev. The site uses over 300,000 mirrors to focus sunlight on boilers' tubes atop 450 foot towers heating water into steam which in turn drives turbines to create electricity. New estimates for the plant near the California-Nevada border say thousands of birds are dying yearly, roasted by the concentrated sun rays from the mirrors. (AP Photo/John Locher)IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.


Burglar rams U-Haul truck into Port Richmond jewelry store

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:08

Burglar rams U-Haul truck into Port Richmond jewelry storePhiladelphia police are on the hunt for a suspect who rammed a U-Haul truck into a Port Richmond jewelry store and stole several pieces of jewelry from inside.


Princeton: Staff didn't harm ball-riding monkey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:06
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University says it found no evidence that its researchers mistreated a monkey by putting into a ferret exercise ball and had it roll on the floor for 13 minutes.

Md. university settles lawsuit over bat attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:46
BALTIMORE (AP) — A university in Maryland has agreed to a settlement with a man who was partially blinded after being attacked on campus by a student who later told authorities he killed and cannibalized another man.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers to pay $25M in bank case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:43
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — PriceWaterhouseCoopers will pay $25 million and face a two-year suspension from consulting for new bank clients under an agreement with New York regulators following an investigation that showed the company improperly altered a report about Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi laundering money.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange not leaving embassy after sparking confusion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:41

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange not leaving embassy after sparking confusionWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion Monday with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embassy bolt hole, but his spokesman later clarified that that would not happen unless the impasse over his extradition were resolved.


Fire damages townhomes in Lower Pottsgrove

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:39

Fire damages townhomes in Lower PottsgroveFirefighters battled an apartment building fire in Lower Pottsgrove Monday morning.


Trial slated in Philly school abduction case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:35

Trial slated in Philly school abduction caseJury selection began Monday in the trial of a day care worker charged in the abduction and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl who was found barely clothed and shivering in a chilly playground last year.


Teen admits to videotaped attack on Philadelphia park ranger

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:33

Teen admits to videotaped attack on Philadelphia park rangerA 19-year-old spoke exclusively to Action News, admitting his role in the attack. It was caught on camera in Love Park.


Trial begins against father accused of killing drunk driver

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:26

Trial begins against father accused of killing drunk driverThe trial begins today against a father accused of killing the drunk driver who plowed into his car, killing his two sons


More California freshmen from outside state

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:22
LOS ANGELES (AP) — This fall more than a fifth of all University of California freshmen will come from out of state, providing the system with an estimated $400 million in extra revenue.

Republican-turned-independent former U.S. Senator Jeffords dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:20

SENATOR JEFFORDS ANNOUNCES HE WILL LEAVE REPUBLICAN PARTY.By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - James Jeffords, a soft-spoken Vermonter whose defection from the Republican Party in 2001 created an unprecedented power shift in the U.S. Senate and gave Democrats control of the chamber for 18 months, has died at age 80, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy said on Monday. The statement from Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, did not offer any details about the circumstances of Jeffords' death. Jeffords was a New England moderate who found himself out of step with his increasingly conservative colleagues when he rocked American politics on May 24, 2001, by announcing he was leaving President George W. Bush's Republican Party, tipping the divided Senate.


Police: Woman was singing after DUI crash into car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:18

 Woman was singing after DUI crash into carPolice say witnesses heard a central Pennsylvania woman singing after she crashed into a parked car while driving drunk.


Grand jury may start soon in Missouri shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:03
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence Wednesday in the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in suburban St. Louis.

Author charged with DUI in fatal crash in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:00

This image provided by the Albemarle County Police Department shows 55-year-old Donovan James Webster of Charlottesville, Va. Webster faces charges of driving under the influence stemming from a crash that killed a 75-year-old Virginia man. (AP Photo/Albermarle County Police Department)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An acclaimed journalist and author was in jail without bond Monday on charges of driving under the influence stemming from a crash that killed a 75-year-old Virginia man.


5 Alabama hunters haul in 15-foot, 1,000-pound alligator

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 23:42

5 Alabama hunters haul in 15-foot, 1,000-pound alligatorA group of Alabama hunters is celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.