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US bishops struggling under Francis' pontificate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 01:51
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are gathering at a moment of turbulence for them and the American church, as Pope Francis moves toward crafting new policies for carrying out his mission of mercy — a prospect that has conservative Catholics and some bishops in an uproar.

Obama: 'Wonderful day' for 2 freed Americans

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 01:43

 'Wonderful day' for 2 freed AmericansThe U.S. on Saturday announced the release of the two Americans in North Korean custody after a secret trip to the reclusive communist country by President Barack Obama's national intelligence director.


Temple student shot at off campus party

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 01:27

Temple student shot at off campus partyPolice say a Temple University student was shot at an off campus party early Saturday morning.


TV campaign for gay equality starting in Miss

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 01:08

Mary Jane Kennedy, mother to two gay sons speaks about her faith, her belief that God loves them like everyone else and the need for people of faith especially in the Deep South, to envelop gays, lesbians, and transgender people, at her Brandon, Miss., home Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign is taking on the region’s longstanding church-based opposition to homosexuality in a series of television commercials, direct-mail messages and phone-bank operations. Commercials will feature people like Kennedy, who’s led Bible studies in her native Mississippi for decades. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Mary Jane Kennedy considers herself a conservative Christian Republican, and she's led Bible studies in her native Mississippi for decades. She's also the mother of two gay sons and one of the faces in a new advertising campaign aimed at softening religious opposition in the Deep South to equal rights for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.


Obama chooses NY prosecutor Loretta Lynch as attorney general

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 00:55

Obama chooses NY prosecutor Loretta Lynch as attorney generalPresident Barack Obama intends to nominate the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department.


Ebola nurse, boyfriend plan to leave Maine town

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 00:53
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who successfully fought an Ebola quarantine order is planning to leave a Maine town with her boyfriend and may move out of state.

AccuWeather: On the Chilly Side!

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 00:30

 On the Chilly Side!Meteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking quiet, but chilly weather this weekend.


Son of Kenneth Bae calls his father's release 'awesome'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 00:25
(Reuters) - Jonathan Bae, the son of U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae, said on Saturday that his father's release by the North Korean government is "awesome" and that he "couldn't be happier." Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been freed from detention by the North Korean government and are returning to the United States, the office of the director of national intelligence said on Saturday. (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien; Editing by Bill Trott)

Judge strikes down Arizona's immigrant smuggling law, says it's trumped by federal statute

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 00:00
PHOENIX (AP) — Judge strikes down Arizona's immigrant smuggling law, says it's trumped by federal statute.

McConnell, GOP make gains in Kentucky coal country

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:44

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., a 30-year incumbent, greets people at a coal tipple operation, B&W Resources in Manchester, Ky. McConnell easily won re-election Tuesday by tying Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes to unpopular President Barack Obama. Coal mining was a major part of how McConnell did that, accusing Grimes of supporting Obama’s energy policies that have made it difficult to replace the state’s aging fleet of coal-fired power plants that supply 90 percent of the state’s electricity. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)VAN LEAR, Ky. (AP) — Deep in Kentucky's coal country, about a mile from where coal miner's daughter Loretta Lynn was born, Mack Lowe voted for Republican Mitch McConnell for the first time in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race.


Federal agency probes Ohio bowling alley death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:36
FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A federal workplace safety agency is looking into the death of a 53-year-old man southwest Ohio who was killed while doing maintenance at a bowling alley.

Search for missing woman from Philadelphia group home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:35

Search for missing woman from Philadelphia group homePolice are searching for a 36-year-old woman missing from a group home in Philadelphia.


AccuWeather: Coldest Morning In Seven Months!

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:26

 On the Chilly Side!Meteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking quiet, but chilly weather this weekend.


Power shift in U.S. Senate brings sterner tone to foreign policy debate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:11

Sunlight streams into the interior of the U.S. Capitol dome, covered in tarps for repairs, and is seen from the Rotunda in WashingtonBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate will bring a tough new tone to the debate over Washington's foreign policy, with lawmakers expected use their new clout and power over the budget to promote a more interventionist foreign policy. While leaders of the Democratic-majority Senate mostly backed President Barack Obama's international goals, Republicans plan to pressure the White House to take a tougher line on Iran, Russia and Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria. ...


Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 22:29

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in MayfairPolice say a man was struck and critically injured by a vehicle in Philadelphia's Mayfair section late Friday night.


Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 22:28

In this Jan. 16, 2010 photo provided by the International Medical Corps, Dr. Robert Fuller provides medical care to an earthquake survivor in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Three weeks of quarantine imposed on medical professionals who volunteer to go to West Africa to help care for Ebola patients adds to the complications of volunteering. It isn’t likely that Fuller will be able to participate if he is required to be away from the University of Connecticut Emergency Medical Department for nine straight weeks. (AP Photo/International Medical Corp, Margaret Aguirre)NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Robert Fuller didn't hesitate to go to Indonesia to treat survivors of the 2004 tsunami, to Haiti to help after the 2010 earthquake or to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon last year. But he's given up on going to West Africa to care for Ebola patients this winter.


Cops: Man who took dead woman's phone surrenders

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 21:41
BOSTON (AP) — Police say a man who walked off with a woman's cellphone after she was struck and killed by a train has turned himself in.

Police foil plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 21:39

Police foil plot to assassinate Queen ElizabethBritish Police have reportedly foiled a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth this weekend.


Motorcyclist and 3-vehicles collide in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 21:14

Motorcyclist and 3-vehicles collide in Newark, DelawarePolice are investigating a multi-vehicle accident in Newark, Delaware that landed a biker in the hospital Friday night.


Blizzard reveals shooter 'Overwatch' at BlizzCon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 21:07

This photo provided by Blizzard shows a scene from the video game, "Overwatch." (AP Photo/Blizzard)ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After tackling online strategy and role-playing games, the company behind "World of Warcraft" is taking aim at the shooter genre.