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Georgia replaces emergency management chief

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:18
ATLANTA (AP) — The head of Georgia's emergency management agency has been reassigned to a deputy position, months after becoming the public face of the state's weak response to a January storm that trapped motorists on highways in metro Atlanta for hours.

Driver in fatal Northern California bus crash had earlier accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:17
By Shelby Sebens (Reuters) - The driver of a tour bus that drifted off a California freeway near the Oregon border and slid down an embankment, killing one person and injuring about 30 others on Sunday, was involved in another crash hours before the fatal accident, police said on Monday. The crash that occurred off Interstate 5, about 100 miles south of Oregon, killed 33-year-old Octaviano Garcia of Parlier, California, officials with the Shasta County Coroner's Office said. ...

California man's conviction in 1978 murder overturned on DNA evidence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:16

Hanline holds on to the boots of her husband Michael Hanline, next to Brooks, Director of California Innocence Project , as they watch Lief, Senior Deputy District Attorney speak at Superior Court in VenturaBy Daina Beth Solomon VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A California man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a 1978 murder was ordered released on Monday by a judge who overturned his conviction based on DNA analysis and investigative reports that were withheld from his defense. The California Innocence Project, which worked for 15 years to win Michael Hanline’s freedom, said the case represented the oldest conviction to be reversed in the state. ...


AccuWeather: Record warmth; Rain/snow mix coming

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:14

 From Record Warmth to Rain and SnowMeteorologist David Murphy says a rain/snow mix arrives on Wednesday.


FAA chief: Disaster response depends on funding

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:10

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, a security guard stands in front of the air-traffic control center in Aurora, Ill., after all flights in and out of Chicago's two airports were halted following a fire at the facility. The Federal Aviation Administration is revamping its systems following the September sabotage and fire at a suburban Chicago facility that disrupted travel nationwide. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, the agency is working to reduce its response time to a major facility outage from days to hours. It took more than two weeks to fully repair the suburban Chicago center. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Scott Sanders, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUTCHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration outlined steps Monday to improve its security and air traffic control backup systems following the sabotage of a suburban Chicago air traffic control center that disrupted travel nationwide — but said widespread upgrades will require money from Congress.


University of Delaware releases statement on student killed in crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:08

University of Delaware releases statement on student killed in crashOne person is dead and two others are in critical condition after a collision in Bear, Delaware.


US Steel to build new headquarters in Pittsburgh

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:04

This artist rendering provided Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 by United States Steel, Corp., depicts a proposed building that the company announced would become its company's world headquarters in Pittsburgh. The building would be part of the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins’ redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site. It would replace the current headquarters in the 64-story U.S. Steel Tower, downtown Pittsburgh's highest building. (AP Photo/United States Steel, Corp.)PITTSBURGH (AP) — United States Steel Corp. announced Monday it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site by the NHL's Penguins.


Glass shattering? Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:59

FILE - This Dec. 7, 2011 file photo shows former U.S. Defense Undersecretary Michele Flournoy, preparing for a bilateral meeting in Beijing, China. Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation.


Oregon police told to remove altered badge images backing Ferguson officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:58
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Portland's police chief ordered three officers on Monday to remove an image of the Oregon city's police badge from their Facebook pages that had been altered to show support for a policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. "I was alerted to these images this morning and immediately ordered their removal through the officers' chain of command. The image displayed does not represent this organization and was very inflammatory in nature," Police Chief Mike Reese said in a statement. ...

Teens punished for prank on autistic classmate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:58
CLEVELAND (AP) — Three teens who admitted to dumping urine, tobacco and spit on a 15-year-old autistic classmate during an ice bucket prank were ordered Monday to do community service and write apology letters to the victim and his family.

Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday bestowed America's highest civilian honor on trailblazers in the arts, sports and politics, along with a couple of entertainers who are among his personal favorites.

2 teenage victims named in Cleveland home shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:55
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two teenagers killed in shootings at a Cleveland home where a pregnant woman and her fetus also were killed.

Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:44

FILE - In this file Feb. 11, 2014 image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Mo., is officer Darren Wilson at a city council meeting in Ferguson. A grand jury said Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 that it has reached a decision about whether to indict Wilsoin in the shooting death of Michael Brown, according to a lawyer for Brown's family. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb.


Timeline: Ferguson, Missouri police shooting and investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:43
(Reuters) - A St. Louis County grand jury has reached a decision in the investigation into the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson, Missouri, policeman Darren Wilson in August, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said on Monday. The decision will be disclosed later on Monday. A timeline on the shooting and investigation follows. Aug. 9 - While driving a police SUV, Wilson encounters Brown and a friend of Brown walking down the street about midday. ...

Storm on menu for some Thanksgiving travelers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:42
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A nor'easter is expected to develop Wednesday along the East Coast just as millions of travelers are heading to their Thanksgiving destinations.

Son sought after woman run over, killed in Maine

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:40
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police say a man has run over and killed his mother in Maine and taken off, possibly out of state.

1 of 3 victims from FSU shooting is paralyzed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:39
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In the frantic moments at the Florida State University campus library last week, bullets struck 21-year-old student Farhan "Ronny" Ahmed three times, including a shot that severely damaged his spine and left him paralyzed from the waist down, his sister said on Monday.

Hagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defense secretary

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:38

Obama Announces Resignation Of Chuck Hagel As Defense SecretaryBy Phil Stewart and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the first major change to Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago, and Republicans, who now control both houses of Congress, are looking for a new approach from the White house. ...


U.S. Coast Guard to fly 193 wayward turtles from Boston to Florida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:36
BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it would transport 193 endangered sea turtles by plane from Massachusetts to Florida after they got trapped in frigid waters off Cape Cod. The rare Kemp's Ridley turtles are being treated for shock at a New England Aquarium animal care center in Quincy, 9 miles south of Boston, after being rescued by the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in recent days. ...

Security breach eyed at US embassy in Yemen

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:32
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating a potential security breach involving a corrupt U.S. embassy worker in Yemen who processed fraudulent visas that allowed several applicants to enter the United States, according to court papers filed in New York City.