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University of Virginia suspends fraternal organizations in assaults probe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 06:29
(Reuters) - The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternal organizations until January after a magazine article described in detail an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the campus, the school said on Saturday. All fraternal organizations and associated social activities will shut down until Jan. 9, the beginning of the spring semester, so that students, faculty and alumni can address sexual assault and sexual violence on campus, said Teresa Sullivan, president of the prestigious state university, located in Charlottesville, about 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. ...

Three-year-old boy shot by playmate in Washington state -police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 06:22
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy in Washington state was shot in the mouth apparently by a 4-year-old playmate, law enforcement officials said. The boy had been playing with his neighbor late Friday at his family's Lake Stevens home, 35 miles north of Seattle, when his "father heard a loud noise coming from the bedroom," a Snohomish County Sheriff's Office statement said. The wounded boy's father told officers the bedroom door was locked and he forced it open, finding his son with a mouth injury. ...

Official: SD man kills 4, including self, wounds 1

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 06:09

This photo provided by the South Dakota Attorney General's office shows Colter Richard Arbach. Law enforcement officers in northeast South Dakota are looking for Arbach 22, in connection with the killing of four people and wounding of a fifth. The attorney general's office says the shooting happened early Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Sisseton. A news release says Arbach is armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Sisseton is on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, home to the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribe. (AP Photo/South Dakota Attorney General's office)A 22-year-old man apparently shot and killed three people and wounded a fourth at a home on a South Dakota Indian reservation before he killed himself early Saturday, authorities said.


Hard-working housekeeper pranked, receives surprise of her life

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 06:05

Hard-working housekeeper pranked, receives surprise of her lifeA housekeeper who has never taken a day off got the surprise of her life in an elaborate plan orchestrated by a TV show.


1 dead after flames rip through Horsham town homes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 05:43

1 dead after flames rip through condos in HorshamOfficials say one person was killed as flames tore through three town homes in Horsham Township, Montgomery County.


Correction: Wintry Weather story

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 05:35

Heavy equipment moves snow at the Central Terminal that was removed from south Buffalo neighborhoods after heavy lake-effect snowstorms on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Nov. 21 about the Buffalo snowstorms, The Associated Press reported erroneously that warmer temperatures could make the snow heavier. Warmer temperatures alone would not increase the snow's weight.


Activist Sharpton calls for probe into police shooting of NYC man

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 05:17

Reverend Al Sharpton speaks about the death of Akai Gurley at the National Action Network in HarlemBy Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton on Saturday called for an investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed man by a New York police officer inside a dark stairwell at a Brooklyn housing project. New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said the Thursday night shooting of Akai Gurley, 28, might have been unintentional, with the officer's gun accidentally discharging. ...


Woman who was raped, burned dies in Kansas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 05:04
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 36-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning, police said, just over a week after she was found in a Wichita park with severe burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head.

Obama's day off: Golf with baseball great Derek Jeter

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 05:00

U.S. President Obama signs two Presidential Memoranda associated with his Executive Actions on immigration from his office on Air Force One upon his arrival in Las VegasNORTH LAS VEGAS Nev. (Reuters) - Of all the more than 200 rounds of golf Barack Obama has played as president, his outing on Saturday will probably prove to be a highlight: Teeing it up with New York Yankees great Derek Jeter. Obama's foursome included Jeter, Brian Greenspun, who is owner of the Las Vegas Sun, and businessman and Democratic donor Stephen Cloobeck. They played at Shadow Creek Golf Club, an exclusive course owned by MGM Resorts International. Jeter retired from the Yankees in September after a Hall of Fame career. His golf game will likely need some improvement. ...


Storms raise hope in California drought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:56
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hours of steady rain Saturday from northern California's third winter storm in a week raised hopes that the state was moving out of its driest three years in history - while still deeply locked in drought.

Locavore movement takes to deer hunting across US

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:50

In this photo taken Wed. Nov. 12, 2014 successful deer hunters check in their deer at the check station in Hillsboro, N.H. Fish and Wildlife officials suspect that interest from local food connoisseurs is helping to level off a drop in the number of hunting license holders nationally, which has been on a steady decline over the last 30 years.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A decades-long national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters — people who demand locally produced food, but don't know the first thing about bagging a deer.


Taj Mahal offers to restore workers' health care

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:31

In this photo taken Wednesday night, Nov. 19, 2014, Robert McDevitt, right, president of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE casino workers union, joins casino workers and union members as they march down the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., to protest the impending closing of the Trump Taj Mahal casino. A bankruptcy court judge has scheduled a hearing for Dec. 4 on whether to liquidate the casino's parent company, Trump Entertainment Resorts. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Trump Taj Mahal casino is offering to restore health insurance to its workers as part of a last-ditch effort to keep the struggling Atlantic City casino open.


Report: Washington toddler shot playing with gun

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:31
LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (AP) — The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says a 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after being shot in the mouth — reportedly as he and a 4-year-old neighbor were playing with a gun.

Police: Pregnant woman, 3 others fatally shot

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:31
CLEVELAND (AP) — A pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed along with three other people in a shooting at a Cleveland home that also injured the pregnant woman's 9-year-old daughter but left the woman's toddler son unharmed, police said Saturday.

Flights resume at Detroit airport after ice delays

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:26

A Delta plane sits on the runway with back door open, where passengers exited after the plane slid off the runway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 in Romulus, Mich. Airport spokesman Michael Conway said all four parallel runways have reopened but flights stopped for a couple hours Saturday morning when the entire airfield "iced over at once." Overnight crews applied de-icing fluid and sand, but he says freezing rain "overwhelmed our work." Conway says a Delta Air Lines plane arriving from Portland, Oregon, landed around 7 a.m. but skidded off a taxiway into grass. All passengers were safely removed and bused to the terminal. A Delta spokesman said that none of the 160 passengers or six crew members were injured.(AP Photo/Detroit News, Daniel Mears) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Flights have resumed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after icy runways kept planes from arriving and departing.


UVa suspends fraternal activities amid probe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:04
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia on Saturday suspended activities at all campus fraternal organizations amid an investigation into a published report in which a student described being sexually assaulted by seven men at a fraternity in 2012.

Fire damages town homes in Horsham Twp., Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:04

1 dead after flames rip through Horsham town homesOfficials say fire damaged three town homes in Horsham Township, Pennsylvania early Saturday morning.


Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 03:45

 the three largest dogfighting busts in U.S. history have occurred since 2009. But state laws still require no minimum mandatory jail time, so while arrests and convictions can be disruptive to dogfighting rings for a short while, the practice continues to flourish. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.


Seattle bus drivers to get more bathroom breaks

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 03:27
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle-area transit officials are making it clear that when bus drivers gotta go, they are free to stop.

Viewer video captures tour bus in flames in Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 02:58

Viewer video captures tour bus in flames in Chester CountyViewer video sent to Action News captured a tour bus fire on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Wallace Township, Pennsylvania Friday night.