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Campus marches over student debt held coast-to-coast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 08:13
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Students at the University of California, Berkeley and more than a hundred other colleges and universities staged marches Thursday in support of free tuition, a $15 minimum wage for campus workers and the cancellation of debt from student loans.

Residents mixed on proposed smoking ban in public housing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 08:12

Luis Torres smokes a cigarette outside the New York City Housing Authority's Chelsea-Elliot Houses where he lives, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, in New York. The Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a rule Thursday to require the more than 3,100 public housing agencies across the country to make their properties smoke-free. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government's proposal Thursday to ban smoking inside and out of public housing nationwide got a decidedly mixed reaction from the people most affected.

Woman declared dead in Queens by EMS, discovered to be still alive

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 08:03

Woman declared dead in Queens by EMS, discovered to be still aliveA 32-year-old woman who attempted suicide in her Queens home was declared dead before being discovered alive an hour later.

Board: Crashed jet's voice recorder captured sound of impact

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 08:01

Bella Dinh-Carr, vice-chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, speaks to reporters at a news conference, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Akron, Ohio. Dint-Carr is explaining the status of the NTSB investigation into yesterday's jet plane crash in Akron, that killed nine people, seven passengers and two pilots, as the plane was attempting to land at Akron Fulton Airport. No one on the ground was injured or killed. (AP Photo/Phil Long)CLEVELAND (AP) — A cockpit voice recorder on the small jet that crashed into an apartment house and killed the nine people on board captured the pilot and co-pilot discussing weather and landing conditions and the sound of impact, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.

Philadelphia city councilwomen: Fire prosecutors over porn

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 08:01

 Fire prosecutors over pornPhiladelphia's city councilwomen are calling for the termination of three prosecutors following disclosures that they sent or received pornographic emails while working for the state attorney general's office.

Prosecutors sue AG Kane, claim retaliation, misuse of office

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:56

Prosecutors sue AG Kane, claim retaliation, misuse of officePennsylvania's embattled attorney general is facing a retaliation lawsuit filed by career prosecutors.

U.S. veteran rescued on Veterans' Day after 4 days in Oregon woods

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:55

A child places a flower bouquet at the grave of a relative during Veterans Day at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, TexasA U.S. Army veteran who drank from puddles to survive while lost for four days in the Oregon woods was found on Veteran's Day thanks to a hunter who heard his cries for help, and a rescuer who read about his plight online, authorities said. Timothy Marsh, a 51-year-old veteran of the 1990s Gulf War who recently moved to Oregon, got lost and ran out of gas while driving near the coast on Saturday, the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office said in an incident report filed late on Wednesday. On Wednesday, Veteran's Day, a grouse hunter called emergency dispatchers to say he heard a cry for help, but could not trace the voice due to thick fog.

Man wanted in connection with robbery in Flatiron district captured

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:54

Man wanted in connection with robbery in Flatiron district capturedAt 9:55 a.m. Thursday morning, a woman saw the suspect in her doorway holding her watch. Hours later, police say they captured the man inside of an office building just a few blocks away.

Student stabbed outside high school in Elizabeth

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:54

Student stabbed outside high school in ElizabethThe stabbing happened at the corner of Pearl and South Street, the main campus of the school. It is not believed to be a life-threatening wound.

Victim who died in NJ house explosion identified as 24-year-old man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:53

Victim who died in NJ house explosion identified as 24-year-old manOfficials said 24-year-old Femi Brown, who lived on the second floor of the house on Magnolia Avenue in Elizabeth, died in the blast that destroyed the house and damaged adjacent and nearby buildings.

Secret Service officer arrested in child sexting sting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:52
A U.S. Secret Service officer assigned to the White House was arrested this week after he sent naked pictures of himself to someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl, according to a criminal complaint. Lee Robert Moore, 37, of Church Hill, Maryland, turned himself in to Maryland State Police on Monday and faces charges including solicitation of a minor, according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware. The complaint details a series of pornographic online chats starting in late August between Moore and a Delaware State Police detective posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Border agency holds off on widespread use of body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:49
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday that it was holding off on equipping agents and officers with body cameras, saying more study is needed after a yearlong review by the nation's largest law enforcement agency.

Louisiana parish drops suits against oil and gas companies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:48
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A coastal Louisiana parish has dropped its lawsuits against oil and gas companies over damages parish officials have said the oil industry caused to wetlands by digging numerous canals.

Penn State's Sandusky wins partial victory in bid for child-sex retrial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:38

Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant football coach at Penn State University, leaves after his appeal hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, PennsylvaniaA state judge on Thursday ordered Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane to turn over any documents she holds that might suggest the victims of convicted child sex offender Jerry Sandusky had a financial incentive to shade their testimony in his 2012 trial. The order by Judge John Cleland came on the same day that a lawsuit was filed against Kane alleging she retaliated against the team that prosecuted the former Penn State assistant coach by leaking emails and secret grand jury information that embarrassed them.

Lawsuit: Birth control mix-up results in 113 pregnancies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:38
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than 100 women who blame their pregnancies on errant birth control packaging have joined a negligence lawsuit filed in Philadelphia against several drug companies.

Muslim leader calls for more understanding among cultures

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:38

The Aga Khan, left, speaks with Harvard professor Diana Eck at the conclusion of an event called "The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World" Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at the Memorial Church on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. The Aga Khan, spiritual leader to millions of Muslims, spoke about the challenges to a pluralistic society. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A prominent imam speaking at Harvard University on Thursday rejected the notion of a fundamental "clash of civilizations" between the Muslim World and the West and called for greater cultural understanding.

Pentagon chief fires military assistant, cites misconduct allegations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:36

U.S. Secretary of Defense Carter speaks with service members aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier in the South China SeaU.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter removed his senior military assistant, Lieutenant General Ron Lewis, from his position on Thursday over allegations of misconduct that Carter said he learned of this week. Carter has referred the matter to the inspector general of the Defense Department, he said in a brief statement on Thursday. After the inspector general's investigation is complete, the Army may take action, a senior defense official said.

The Latest on ex-Subway pitchman: Fogle seeking 5 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:32
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The latest on the case against former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle (all times local):

Crew spoke about weather before deadly Ohio jet crash: officials

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:27
Thirty minutes of cockpit audio recording recovered from a business jet in Ohio revealed that crew members were discussing weather conditions and landing before a crash that killed all nine people on board, federal officials said on Thursday. The left wing of the jet hit the ground and the aircraft clipped electrical power lines before it crashed through a four-unit apartment block in Akron on Tuesday, destroying the residence. National Transportation Safety Board vice chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr said investigators have listened to about 30 minutes of "poor quality" audio from a data recorder and removed two turbine engines from the scene of the jet crash.

Utah judge orders foster child removed from married lesbian couple

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:24
A married lesbian couple in Utah are reported to be readying a legal challenge to a judge's decision ordering them to relinquish custody of a foster child because of their sexual orientation. Beckie Peirce and April Hoagland, licensed as foster parents earlier this year, have cared for the infant girl over the past three months while the biological mother, who has asked them to adopt the child, goes through proceedings terminating her parental rights, local media have reported. The judge's order, which the Salt Lake Tribune and other outlets said they had confirmed with the court, gave the Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) seven days to find the year-old girl another home.