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4 hospitalized after shooting in East Mount Airy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 12:23

4 hospitalized after shooting in East Mount AiryPhiladelphia police are investigating a shooting that left four men, one critical, injured in East Mount Airy.

Zebras captured after escaping circus in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 12:21

Zebras captured after escaping circus in West PhiladelphiaPolice say two zebras that escaped the circus in West Philadelphia have been captured.

Tornado strikes Central California town, damages homes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 12:14

00 AM EDT shows a storm developing over the Pacific Northwest that is loaded with moisture. This is creating areas of heavy rain and mountain snow. Its associated cold front is moving westward into California. This will produce heavy rain for most of the state. The storm is riding a long a ridge of high pressure that is producing clear skies for the most of the West. (NOAA/Weather Underground via AP)DENAIR, Calif. (AP) — A rare tornado struck a Central California town on Sunday, tearing roofing and walls, knocking down trees and power lines and damaging gas lines.

Asian stocks fall as Paris attacks send economic worries

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 11:57

Asian stocks fall as Paris attacks send economic worriesAsian stocks fell, opening the global trading day Monday after terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday last week sent worries across the world about their possible economic effects. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's ...

Fireman, civilian injured in 2-alarm fire in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 11:26

Man critical after 3-alarm fire in TrentonA two-alarm fire left a firefighter and civilian injured in Mercer County.

Australian, New Zealand stocks fall after Paris attacks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 11:23
SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian and New Zealand stock markets began trading lower Monday after becoming the first markets in developed economies to open since Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris killed 129 people.

Vigil honors California student slain in Paris attacks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 11:10

A woman places flowers at a makeshift shrine in honor of Nohemi Gonzalez at California State University in Long Beach, CaliforniaMore than 1,000 people overflowed a ballroom at California State University, Long Beach, on Sunday to honor and remember an exchange student who was cut down indiscrimately by suspected Islamic State militants in Paris on Friday. Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was dining at a restaurant fired upon by gunmen as part of a coordinated assault that killed 132 people and wounded more than 300 in the French capital city. Gonzalez, of El Monte, California, was a senior at CSULB just south of Los Angeles.

Protests erupt after black man shot by police in Minneapolis

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 11:08

Protestors demanded entry to the 4th Precinct station Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Minneapolis. Neighbors and community members gathered at the scene where a man was shot and wounded by a Minneapolis Police officer early Sunday morning. The shooting outraged some community members and prompted a protest by the group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, after some witnesses said the man was handcuffed when he was shot. Police have said their preliminary investigation shows the man was not handcuffed, but the investigation is ongoing. (Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via AP)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota agency is investigating the shooting by a Minneapolis police officer of a black man suspected in an assault, an incident that prompted protests and led to a community forum with the mayor and police chief Sunday.

Police investigating South Philadelphia homicide

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 10:57

Police investigating South Philadelphia homicidePolice are investigating a homicide in South Philadelphia.

France bombs Islamic State HQ, hunts attacker who got away

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 10:30

France bombs Islamic State HQ, hunts attacker who got awayFrance launched "massive" air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned.

After Paris attacks, fugitive slipped through police dragnet

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 10:03

This image taken from BFMTV, shows a car being towed away accompanied by security vehicles, in Montreuil, a suburb of Paris, overnight Saturday/Sunday Nov. 14/15, 2015. A Seat car with suspected links to the Paris attacks has been found by police in Montreuil. An official could not immediately confirm if this was the same black Seat linked to the gun attacks on the Le Carillon bar and the Le Petit Cambodge restaurant in Rue Alibert in the city's 10th district. (BFMTV via AP)PARIS (AP) — Hours after the synchronized attacks that terrorized Paris, French police questioned and released the suspect who is now the focus of an international manhunt, officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.

Pentagon says five Guantanamo detainees transferred to United Arab Emirates

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 09:40

A U.S. Marine guard tower overlooks the Northeast gate leading into Cuba territory at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval BaseFive detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were transferred to the government of the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. Defense Department said on Sunday. The transferred detainees were identified by the Pentagon as Ali Ahmad Muhammad al-Razihi, Khalid Abd-al-Jabbar Muhammad Uthman al-Qadasi, Adil Said al-Hajj Ubayd al-Busays, Sulayman Awad Bin Uqayl al-Nahdi and Fahmi Salem Said al-Asani.

Firefighters battle 2-alarm blaze in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 09:34

Fireman, civilian injured in 2-alarm fire in TrentonMercer County fire crews are battling a two-alarm blaze in Trenton.

Man critical after North Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 09:33

Man critical after North Philadelphia shootingPolice are investigating an overnight shooting that left a 25-year-old man critically injured in North Philadelphia.

Japan slips into technical recession with latest contraction

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 09:31
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy shrank in the July-September quarter as domestic demand declined, sending the nation into a technical recession.

Jindal to Obama: How many Syrian refugees in Louisiana?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 09:26
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal has told the White House he wants to know how many Syrian refugees have been placed in Louisiana. The letter released Saturday says he wants that and other information "in hopes that the night of horror in Paris is not duplicated here."

After dog's death, an effort to ban guns to put pets down

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 09:14

This February 2015 photo provided by the Conway Area Humane Society shows Bruno, a mixed-breed dog that had been offered for adoption by the shelter in Conway, N.H. Bruno was found shot to death in northern New Hampshire in September. The owner posted on Facebook that the dog had bitten his children. Animal rights activists launched Justice For Bruno to advocate for other ways to euthanize a pet and to push for a law making it a felony to shoot a pet to death. (Debra Cameron/Conway Area Humane Society via AP)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The death of a brown-and-white, mixed breed named Bruno on the northern fringe of New Hampshire's White Mountains has sparked an angry response from animal rights activists who want to ban owners from using a gun to "put down" old, sick or dangerous dogs.

Amid student protests, some see erosion of free speech

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 09:08

 Blacks at the University of Missouri are harassed and threatened, the university has too few African-American faculty members, administration doesn't seem to care, and all of that needs to change. A set of demands addressing those concerns is strikingly similar to demands made in 1969. But this time, it appears the university is listening. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A recent groundswell of protests on college campuses over race, sexual misconduct and other social issues has some civil libertarians worried that the prized principle of free speech could be sacrificed in the rush to address legitimate student grievances.

Rare TB case shows difficulty diagnosing, treating children

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 09:06

30 PM EST SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Graphic shows global tuberculosis toll in 2014; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — When a 2-year-old returned sick from a visit to India, U.S. doctors suspected tuberculosis even though standard tests said no. It would take three months to confirm she had an extreme form of the disease — a saga that highlights the desperate need for better ways to fight TB in youngsters in countries that can't afford such creative care.

For gadfly Hooker, cancer is 'a jolt' but also opportunity

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 09:04

In this photo taken Aug. 19, 2015, John Jay Hooker sits in his retirement home apartment in Nashville, Tenn. "In this life on the final analysis, you have to grade your own papers. I’m a fighter by nature," said Hooker. "Sometimes I’ve regarded my losses like running for governor as my service. I felt I did the right thing and put the right issues on the table." (AP Photo/David Goldman)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The ups and downs of John Jay Hooker are the stuff of Nashville legend.