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2 hospitalized after West Philadelphia fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:23

2 hospitalized after West Philadelphia fireTwo people are hospitalized after a fire in West Philadelphia.


Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University Board of Trustees

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:20

Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University Board of TrusteesBill Cosby stepped down as a trustee of his beloved Temple University following renewed accusations that he had drugged and sexually assaulted a string of women over many years.


Suspect in 4 West Virginia killings found dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:03

Suspect in 4 West Virginia killings found deadPolice say a West Virginia man suspected in four killings in separate shootings has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Mayor: $130M to revamp NYC jails for mentally ill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:58

FILE - In this March 12, 2014 file photo, a picture of Jerome Murdough, a former homeless Marine who died in a mental observation unit on Rikers Island jail on Feb. 15, is held by his mother Alma Murdough left, and sister Cheryl Warner at Alma Murdough's home in the Queens borough of New York. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to announce his $130 million, four-year plan to overhaul how the nation’s most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment instead of jail. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City mayor wants to spend $130 million over four years to overhaul how the nation's most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment instead of the city's troubled Rikers Island jail complex.


NASA launching new Orion spacecraft on test flight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:57

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, after a 22-mile journey from the Launch Abort System Facility at the Kennedy Space Center, the Orion Spacecraft arrives at Space Launch Complex 37B at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The test flight for Orion is scheduled to launch on Dec. 4. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's quest to send astronauts out into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.


Holder announces plan to target racial profiling

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:42

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder gestures as he speaks to members of the community during an interfaith service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Holder traveled to Atlanta to meet with law enforcement and community leaders for the first in a series of regional meetings around the country. The president asked Holder to set up the meetings in the wake of clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — Speaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta — the church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that he will soon unveil long-planned Justice Department guidance aimed at ending racial profiling.


Camden County police search for missing boy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:34

Camden County police search for missing boyThe Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 10-year-old from Parkside.


The Boss becomes Bono: Springsteen sings with U2

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

 Springsteen sings with U2Bono has some top notch understudies: Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin of Coldplay acted as the U2 frontman, who is recovering from a bike accident, at a concert Monday night honoring World AIDS Day.


0-17: Sixers continue losing streak

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

 Sixers continue losing streakKawhi Leonard scored a game-high 26 points and had a crucial three-point play in the final minute to help the San Antonio Spurs defeat the winless 76ers 109-103, extending Philadelphia's franchise-worst losing streak to start the season to 0-17.


Hands-up gesture animates Ferguson protests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:59

Members of the St. Louis Rams raise their arms in awareness of the events in Ferguson, Mo., as they walk onto the field during introductions before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. The players said after the game, they raised their arms in a "hands up" gesture to acknowledge the events in Ferguson. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Five St. Louis Rams players entered the football field with their hands raised. A day later, people walked out of work or school showing the same gesture of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.


Four slain at three West Virginia locations, suspect found dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:57
(Reuters) - Four people were killed at three sites in northern West Virginia on Monday, police said, and local media reported the suspected gunman was later found dead. West Virginia State Police were investigating a site near Cheat Lake where Michael Frum, 28, of Maidsville, and Sharon Berkshire, 39, of Westover, were found slain, said Lieutenant Michael Baylous, a spokesman for the agency. Other victims were found at two other sites, Baylous said. Baylous identified the suspect as Jody Lee Hunt, 39, of Westover. ...

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:56

Demonstrators protest against the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the Department of Justice in Washington, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. A grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Brown, an unarmed black man. Protesters across the U.S. have walked off their jobs or away from classes in support of the Ferguson protesters. Monday's walkouts stretched from New York to San Francisco, and included Chicago and Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Chase suspect flees on skateboard, stopped by pickup truck driver

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:43

Chase suspect flees on skateboard, stopped by pickup truck driverA stolen-car suspect led police on a chase, bailed out on foot and attempted to get away on a skateboard before he was arrested when a pickup-truck driver blocked him on a side street.


Once-lost letter of Beat era, found in California, to be sold at auction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:42

An 18-page letter written by Beat-era icon Cassady is shown to reporters in San FranciscoBy Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An 18-page letter written by Beat-era icon Neal Cassady that transformed Jack Kerouac's writing style will be auctioned off this month as the highlight of a collection of work that could fetch about $500,000 (£317,863). The 16,000-word, stream-of-consciousness missive, which was shown to reporters on Monday for the first time, was missing for decades until it was found among several unopened boxes in a garage in Northern California a few years ago. It will be sold at auction Dec. 17, exactly 64 years after Cassady wrote it. ...


Obama vows to address 'simmering distrust' between police, minorities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:23

Protesters stare at a line of police officers and National Guard soldiers during a protest to demand justice for the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, MissouriBy Steve Holland and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a forceful pledge on Monday to use his last two years in office to address the "simmering distrust" between police and minority communities as he requested $263 million for the federal response to the civil rights upheaval triggered in Ferguson, Missouri. Obama said he would set up a task force to study how to improve community policing with an eye toward building trust between law enforcement and communities of color. ...


Fort Lauderdale websites down, apparently hacked

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:22
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At least two of Fort Lauderdale's official websites were down temporarily after threats from the hacker group Anonymous over the city's ban on feeding the homeless.

1 injured after West Philadelphia fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:17

1 injured after West Philadelphia fireAt least one person is hospitalized after a fire in West Philadelphia.


Albuquerque policeman who shot woman fired over camera lapse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:15
By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - An Albuquerque police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old woman in April was fired from the police force on Monday for failing to follow an order to turn on his uniform camera during all citizen contacts, police said. The officer, Jeremy Dear, had been under scrutiny because his uniform camera was not turned on during the April 21 incident in which he shot a woman who was stopped on suspicion of vehicle theft after he said she pointed a gun at him. ...

California braces for powerful Pacific storm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09

Denis Carruth collects sand bags to protect his home from possible flooding in Glendora, Calif. on Monday, Dec.1, 2014. California is bracing for the arrival of a new, more powerful Pacific storm following a weekend of scattered rain, showers and snow. The National Weather Service says a low-pressure system off the coast will draw a plume of subtropical moisture northward into the state beginning on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Pacific storm system fueled by a plume of subtropical moisture headed toward California on Monday, triggering warnings of widespread rain that could unleash mudflows even as it brings much-needed snow to the drought-stricken state.


Police find more than 10 dead horses on Mississippi ranch

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:02

Undated handout photo of the remains of a horse in Copiah County, MississippiBy Therese Apel JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - Authorities found at least 10 dead horses on a Mississippi ranch after receiving a report that more than 170 of the animals, many of them malnourished, were on the property, officials said on Monday.  Some of the horses were missing eyes, others were walking on three legs and several had open wounds with pus coming out of them, said Alisha Armstrong, who made the discovery in Crystal Springs, about 25 miles south of Jackson, on Saturday together with her husband before notifying authorities. ...