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Californians arrive home after Russian detention

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:17

Liana Randazzo, right, hugs her father Joe after she arrived at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Randazzo was one of the four U.S. students who traveled to Russia for a leadership conference and had their trip cut short and ordered home after Russian authorities said they had the wrong visas. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four students returned home to smiles and hugs from family and friends in the U.S. Tuesday after being briefly detained in Russia during a student leadership conference.

School demonstrates 'active shooter' system

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:56

Officers from the Methuen, Mass., police department carry training weapons as they search the halls of a school during a demonstration in Methuen, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. School and police officials have unveiled a new system to detect and track a gunman that they say is the first in operation in a public school. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — With students off for the Veterans Day holiday, a simulated school shooting at a Methuen grammar school on Tuesday showed what "active shooter" technology could do to help police catch a gunman if the horrible threat ever strikes as it has at other schools across the country.

Yahoo buys digital ad service BrightRoll for $640M

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:50
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is buying digital video advertising service BrightRoll for $640 million in the Internet company's latest attempt to boost its revenue after years filled mostly with financial futility.

Missouri governor outlines Ferguson preparations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:47
WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) — Police will work to protect peaceful protesters after a grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown shooting case is announced, but those who cross the line into violence will face consequences, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon warned Tuesday.

Marilyn Monroe's lost love letters to be auctioned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:47

This photo provided by Julien's Auctions shows a nude-colored underwire brassiere with mesh-lined cups worn by actress Marilyn Monroe as part of her professional wardrobe. Marilyn Monroe's Lost Archives are coming to light now, along with a cache of other Monroe memorabilia that the Beverly Hills auction house Julien's is putting up for sale on Dec. 5-6, 2014. Along with the letters from DiMaggio, Miller and such Hollywood luminaries as Cary Grant and Jane Russell are some of the actress' favorite clothes, photographs, paintings and other keepsakes. (AP Photo/Julien's Auctions)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It's no secret Joe DiMaggio loved Marilyn Monroe. The baseball great cried at her funeral and for 20 years had flowers placed at her crypt several times a week.

Exclusive: As cities struggle, Scranton in Pennsylvania to triple a local tax

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:32

File photo of a view of the City hall building in ScrantonBy Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former steel and coal town of Scranton, Pennsylvania, will triple a local tax next year as it and some other U.S. cities struggle to recover from the financial crisis, the city's business administrator told Reuters on Tuesday. Scranton's local services tax, a flat tax on all who work in the city, will triple to about $3 a week from $1 a week, said administrator David Bulzoni. A judge must still approve the tax hike, which could go into effect the second quarter of 2015, but it is not clear how much money it would generate. ...

'The Walking Dead' dominates among young viewers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:20
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Walking Dead" rules as television's most popular drama, but the Nielsen company's viewership totals only give a hint at the extent to which zombies rule.

California woman charged with fraud over coffee spill injury claim

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:03
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman has been charged with fraud for falsely saying she was badly scalded by McDonald's coffee and using photos copied off the Internet to make it appear she suffered second-degree burns on her hand, officials said. Selena Edwards, 38, of Victorville, faces 21 felony counts of fraud for filing an injury claim in which she said she was handed a cup of coffee at a McDonald's drive-through with an improperly secured lid that allowed the hot liquid to spill on her hand, the California Department of Insurance said in a statement on Monday. ...

Shooting leads to barricade situation in Juniata

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:02

Shooting leads to barricade situation in JuniataPhiladelphia police were involved in a barricade situation following a shooting that left a man critically injured in the city's Juniata section.

Federal jury awards $3 million in San Diego County jail death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:00
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A San Diego federal jury awarded $3 million to the parents of a 21-year-old man who died in a San Diego County jail from an asthma attack, finding that the way the jail dealt with the man's heroin withdrawal violated his civil rights, a lawyer for the man's family said on Tuesday. Daniel Sisson died in 2011 of an asthma attack complicated by heroin withdrawal while in custody, according to the medical examiner. His death went unnoticed for several hours despite a jail policy of hourly cell checks by deputies, according to testimony. ...

Ford gets the aluminum F-150 ready for prime time

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:57

Bill Ford Jr., Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman, speaks about the 2015 F-150 at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. The aluminum-sided F-150 could set a new industry standard — or cost the company its pickup truck crown. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Russell Barnett, a Ford dealer in Tennessee, is ready for aluminum.

Ebadi: No improvement on Iran's rights record

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:47
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi said Iran's human rights situation has not improved despite President Hassan Rouhani's promises of change. She urged the U.N. General Assembly to approve a resolution criticizing the country's abuses.

VIDEO: Pat's vs. Geno's: Mark Sanchez responds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:47

 Mark Sanchez respondsAction News caught up with Eagles QB Mark Sanchez, a day after his blowout victory over the Panthers and his postgame cheesesteak stop with fans.

Obama steps into divisive debate on net neutrality

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:41

FILE - In this May 1, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with then nominee for Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Obama touched off an angry debate Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, over government regulation of Internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds and higher costs but angering Republicans and the nation's cable giants who say the plan would kill jobs. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

Man whose young son died in hot car is charged

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:37
RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a 15-month-old boy who died after being left in a hot car in July has been charged with negligent homicide.

UN vote on Bosnia highlights Russia, West tensions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:35
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia for the first time in 14 years declined to support the extension of a European Union peacekeeping force in Bosnia, saying Tuesday the country should not be pushed toward joining the EU by outside forces.

Hawaii family loses rented home to lava

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:34

In this image from video provided by the County of Hawaii, lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano burns a residential structure Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Pahoa, Hawaii. A stream of lava set a home on fire Monday in a rural Hawaii town that has been watching the slow-moving flow approach for months. The molten rock hit the house just before noon. The home's renters already had left the residence in Pahoa, the largest town in the Big Island's isolated and mostly agricultural Puna district. (AP Photo/County of Hawaii)HONOLULU (AP) — The family who lost their rented home to a lava flow in Hawaii is building a new one on land that was covered by lava years ago.

Man charged with burning grave site American flags

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:30

Man charged with burning grave site American flagsA Bucks County man is under arrest this Veterans Day after allegedly burning grave site American flags.

New York doctor now free of Ebola discharged from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:26

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio hugs Dr. Craig Spencer as he is discharged from Bellevue Hospital after being stricken by Ebola in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York doctor who has recovered from Ebola left the hospital on Tuesday and urged support for U.S. health workers treating patients in West Africa so they do not face "stigma and threats" when they return home. The discharge of Dr. Craig Spencer, who worked with Ebola patients in Guinea and had been held in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center since he was diagnosed with the virus on Oct. 23, means no one in the United States is being treated for the disease. ...

School says unaware of abuse at beaten boy's home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:24
COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Suburban Philadelphia school staff tried contacting the parents and visiting the home of a 3-year-old around the time prosecutors say he was beaten to death by his mother and her boyfriend. But the school wasn't aware of any abuse, school officials say.