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Tiger on the loose near Disneyland Paris

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 23:02

Tiger on the loose near Disneyland ParisFrench police are using a helicopter to search for a young tiger which was said to be on the loose near Disneyland Paris.


Suspect shot by police in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 22:57

Suspect critical after being shot by police in TrentonA suspect is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot by police in Trenton, New Jersey.


Police: Man conned woman of $15K with cancer tale

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 22:52
CHICORA, Pa. (AP) — State police say a Pennsylvania man who befriended a woman at a harness racing track two years ago conned her out of $15,000 by pretending he had cancer.

Greater sage grouse marks next conservation battle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 22:27

FILE - This April 2014 photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows a Gunnison sage grouse with tail feathers fanned near Gunnison, Colo. Federal officials are preparing to announce whether the Gunnison sage grouse will be protected under the Endangered Species Act, which could restrict oil and gas development and other land use in Colorado and Utah. (AP Photo/Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Dave Showalter, File(DENVER (AP) — Federal officials say their decision to protect dwindling Gunnison sage grouse populations in Colorado and Utah has no bearing on next year's highly anticipated ruling on the far more widespread species of greater sage grouse — but advocates on both sides already are placing their bets.


College prices continue to creep up

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 22:23

Graphic shows average U.S. undergraduate costs; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said Thursday.


AP Exclusive: Drones patrol half of Mexico border

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 22:01

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol drone aircraft lifts off, Wednesday, Sept 24, 2014 at Ft. Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Ariz. The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border. It represents a significant departure from a decades-old approach that emphasizes boots on the ground and fences. (AP Photo/Matt York)SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.


Teacher on school shooting: 'Blood is everywhere'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 21:51

FILE - In this photo taken Oct. 27, 2014, an edition of The Daily Herald from Everett, Wash. with the headline "Dreaded Day in Marysville" is shown as part of a growing memorial on a fence around Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. On Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, authorities released the 911 calls from students, parents, neighbors, school workers and teacher Megan Silberberger, who tried to intervene when a freshman student, Jaylen Fryberg, opened fire at a group of friends at the school on Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)SEATTLE (AP) — The teacher described by witnesses as a hero for trying to intervene when a student opened fire inside his Washington state high school described a horrifying scene during a 911 call: "Blood is everywhere. I need help. I need help now."


Woman found naked, murdered in West Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 21:40

Woman found naked, murdered in West Philadelphia home ID'dFamily members tell Action News there is a history of the 57-year-old roommate abusing the victim, and that they don't believe there was a break-in.


Bono's plane loses hatch before landing in Berlin

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 21:38

Bono's plane loses hatch before landing in BerlinBerlin airport authorities say U2 front man Bono's private plane lost a hatch as it was coming in for a landing in the German capital


Morgan Stanley central in Chinese stock dispute

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 21:31

In this photo taken Oct. 24, 2014, Tianhe Chief Executive Wei Xuan shows journalists a sample of one of the specialty chemicals the company manufactures at its 800,000 square meter Jinzhou plant in China. The pitch to investors described the company on the verge of spectacular success. Tianhe Chemicals Group Ltd. boasted rock-bottom labor costs, unique manufacturing techniques and net profit margins triple those of competitors. (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banking giant Morgan Stanley helped a Chinese company, Tianhe Chemicals, sell $654 million in stock in a June public offering. But The Associated Press identified significant discrepancies in publicly accessible financial records and statements Tianhe made to investors.


Florida preacher's sermon: 53 hours, 18 minutes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 21:28
LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida preacher gave a sermon that lasted more than two days and that could become a new world record.

Target buys Pittsburgh shopping technology firm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 20:22
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Target Corp. has acquired a Pittsburgh company that says its software platform brings "an Amazon-like shopping experience" to in-store customers.

Gov. Beebe to pardon son over marijuana conviction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 19:45

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe speaks to reporters at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Beebe announced on Wednesday his intent to grant 25 pardons. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he plans to pardon his son's felony marijuana conviction, arguing he deserves the same second chance as hundreds of other nonviolent offenders.


Elderly woman badly burned in house fire in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 19:26

Elderly woman badly burned in house fire in FrankfordOfficials say an elderly woman was badly burned in a house fire in Philadelphia's Frankford section late Wednesday night.


Bono's plane loses hatch before landing in Berlin

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 19:24

Bono's plane loses hatch before landing in BerlinBerlin airport authorities say U2 front man Bono's private plane lost a hatch as it was coming in for a landing in the German capital


Earthquake shakes parts of Kansas, Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 19:02

Earthquake shakes parts of Kansas, OklahomaEarthquake shakes parts of Kansas, Oklahoma


1 dead, bystander wounded in South Philly shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 18:56

1 dead, bystander wounded in South Philly shootingOne person is dead and an innocent bystander was wounded when gunfire broke out in South Philadelphia.


Woman beaten to death in West Philadelphia apartment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 18:49

Woman found naked, murdered in West Philadelphia homePolice say a 62-year-old woman was severely beaten and pronounced dead inside a West Philadelphia apartment early Thursday morning.


911 tapes of Washington state school shooting rampage released

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 18:39

Two girls hug at Shoultes Gospel Hall church where families are reuniting after an active shooter situation at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington(Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday released emergency-911 calls of the shooting rampage at a Washington state high school last month, providing details on the scene of carnage and confusion. Five teens, including 15-year-old shooter Jaylen Fryberg, were killed as a result of the Oct. 24 shooting inside a cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle. "I am in the cafeteria. I have the shooter, one shooter. Blood is everywhere... I need help. ...


New Jersey young woman sues estranged parents for college tuition

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 18:03

New Jersey young woman sues estranged parents for college tuitionShould parents be required to pay for their children's college education? A 21-year-old in New Jersey sued her parents for that right and the judge ruled in her favor.