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Ruling expected on New Jersey sports betting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:36
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A ruling could come on whether New Jersey horse tracks and casinos can start accepting bets on sports in defiance of the nation's major sports leagues and the federal government.

Snow ending, but rain possible for Buffalo

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:27

Tom Mudd clears snow from the roof of his house on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Cheektowaga, N.Y. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A snowfall that brought huge snowdrifts and closed roads around Buffalo was finally expected to stop, but residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and into the coming week raised the possibility of floods and the specter of roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.


Woman with gun arrested outside White House after Obama's immigration speech

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:10
(Reuters) - A woman demonstrating outside the White House on Thursday night was arrested for carrying a gun, the Secret Service said, shortly after President Barack Obama began a speech unveiling sweeping reforms to the U.S. immigration system. April Lenhart, 23, of Mount Morris, Michigan, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. local time, Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback said in an email. Obama had started his speech some 30 minutes earlier, during which he imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation. The executive actions ease the threat of deportation for some 4. ...

Woman with gun arrested outside White House after Obama's immigration speech

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:10
(Reuters) - A woman demonstrating outside the White House on Thursday night was arrested for carrying a gun, the Secret Service said, shortly after President Barack Obama began a speech unveiling sweeping reforms to the U.S. immigration system. April Lenhart, 23, of Mount Morris, Michigan, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. local time, Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback said in an email. Obama had started his speech some 30 minutes earlier, during which he imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation. The executive actions ease the threat of deportation for some 4. ...

Many U.S. immigrants fear coming out of hiding despite Obama's action

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:07
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Norma Martinez, an undocumented mother of two girls born in New Jersey after she arrived illegally from El Salvador in 2007, worries the Obama administration's new immigration program might provide fleeting protections that a new president could easily reverse. "I don't want to go on living in hiding," said Martinez, 34, adding that she would happily sign up and pay a fine to avoid deportation. ...

Many U.S. immigrants fear coming out of hiding despite Obama's action

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:07
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Norma Martinez, an undocumented mother of two girls born in New Jersey after she arrived illegally from El Salvador in 2007, worries the Obama administration's new immigration program might provide fleeting protections that a new president could easily reverse. "I don't want to go on living in hiding," said Martinez, 34, adding that she would happily sign up and pay a fine to avoid deportation. ...

Marine with robotic leg braces to get Bronze Star

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:07
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Capt. Derek Herrera wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed two years ago.

Washington state man convicted of molestation freed after accuser recants

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:20
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man convicted of child molestation nearly two decades ago was freed from prison on Thursday after a judge ordered a new trial because his accuser recanted her story, court officials said. Jerry Lee Brock, 55, was convicted in 1995 of first-degree molestation charges stemming from the accusations of an 11-year-old girl who said she was sexually assaulted in her sleep, according to court records. ...

AT&T to pay California $52 million in hazardous waste disposal settlement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:18

The AT&T logo is pictured by its store in Carlsbad, CaliforniaBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - AT&T Inc will pay $52 million in civil penalties and environmental compliance as part of a settlement with California over illegal dumping of hazardous waste but won't be required to clean up the resulting contamination, state officials said on Thursday. State officials said it marked the first enforcement action in California against a telecommunications company for mishandling of electronic waste. The settlement must still be approved by the Alameda County Superior Court, where it was filed. ...


Financial troubles may have triggered deadly shooting in Tabernacle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:18

Financial troubles may have triggered deadly shooting in TabernacleTwo children were killed in what appears to have been an attempted murder-suicide in Tabernacle, New Jersey and Action News has learned that financial troubles may have been the trigger.


Man shot during robbery attempt in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:15

Man shot during robbery attempt in Strawberry MansionAuthorities say one person was shot during an attempted robbery in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section.


One dead in explosion at Fieldwood platform in Gulf of Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:01
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An explosion at oil and gas operator Fieldwood Energy's Echo Platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday killed one person and injured at least one, but no pollution was reported, a U.S. safety agency and the company said. The explosion occurred just before 3 p.m. CST (2 p.m. EST) at West Delta 105, about 12 miles (19 km) off the coast of New Orleans, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said in a statement. "The Echo Platform was not in production at the time of the incident. ...

Officers honored for saving life of young shooting victim in Darby Township

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:56

Officers honored for saving life of young shooting victim in Darby TownshipTwo police officers were honored Thursday in Sharon Hill for saving the life of a little boy who accidentally shot himself.


Emotions rise as people hear immigration plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:48

Ana Patino, right, of Phoenix, kisses the hand of her daughter, Natalie Cruz, 5, as Ana's husband and the girl's father, Rafael Cruz, left, sits with Camila Cruz, during a watch party for President Obama's speech on immigration at the Puente offices in Phoenix on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Republic, David Wallace)Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.


AccuWeather: Frigid Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:48

 Sunny, Windy and Cold TodayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking another blast of cold air, followed by a milder weekend.


Recall Roulette: Pulled items still being sold

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:43

 Pulled items still being soldThe recall system is broken - an average of 400 product recalls are announced every year yet word of those recalls often never gets to consumers.


Police: Would-be robber shot at Rite Aid in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:36

 Would-be robber shot at Rite Aid in West Oak LanePolice say a would-be robber was shot multiple times by an armed security guard at a Rite Aid pharmacy in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.


President Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:35

President Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration ordersSpurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."


Key UN peacekeeping review will be done from afar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:23
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize winner who will lead the first major review of United Nations peacekeeping operations in 15 years said Thursday his panel likely will do its work from afar.

California tuition hike fight shifts to Sacramento

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:18

Amelia Itnyre, 23, and Sebastian Cano, 21, students at University of California Davis, react after the vote to raise tuition fees was announced during the UC Regents meeting in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The Regents approved raising tuition by as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the state devotes more money to the 10-campus system. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano prevailed Thursday in persuading the system's governing board to authorize five years of tuition increases, a politically risky move likely to ignite months of debate to determine if the costs ultimately fall on students or taxpayers.