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1 arrest after 2 killed in NC beach condo fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 06:37
CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say they've arrested a man suspected of involvement in suspicious fires that killed two people and heavily damaged two large condominium buildings in a seaside community.

People in animal costumes forced to evacuate Chicago hotel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 06:33
(Reuters) - People dressed in assorted animal costumes were sent into the cold Chicago night early Sunday when a chlorine leak forced them and others to evacuate a large hotel that was hosting an annual convention called Midwest FurFest. Guests at the 1,100-room Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, near O'Hare International Airport, were evacuated after someone intentionally released a chlorine substance, sending 19 people to the hospital with dizziness, nausea and other symptoms, the Rosemont Public Safety Department said in a statement. ...

Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 06:31
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack that launched the United States into World War II attended Sunday's 73rd anniversary ceremony with the help of canes, wheelchairs and motorized scooters.

Young woman imprisoned for abducting baby dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 06:17
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman who was sent to prison for impersonating a nurse and abducting a newborn from a Pittsburgh hospital has died.

Man found tied up, dead inside storage facility in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 05:35

Man found tied up, dead at storage facility in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice say a man in his 60s was found tied up and dead inside a storage facility in Southwest Philadelphia.


U.S. couple released by Qatar in child death celebrate their return

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 05:25
By Daina Beth Solomon PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - An American couple convicted and later cleared in Qatar of wrongdoing in the death of their adopted African-born daughter celebrated their return to Los Angeles with a jubilant church service on Sunday morning. When the pastor announced the arrival of Matthew and Grace Huang along with their children Josiah and Emmanuel, the congregation of 3,000 people applauded and cheered. ...

In Louisiana, GOP's Cassidy vows to oppose Obama

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 05:09

Surrounded by family and friends, Louisiana Senator elect Bill Cassidy celebrates his win and thanks supporters for their help during his election watch party in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)Louisiana Republican Bill Cassidy's defeat of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu completes the GOP's takeover of Deep South politics and its national domination of the 2014 midterm elections.


Survivors commemorate 73rd anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 05:02

Pearl Harbor Survivor Conter presents a wreath during ceremonies honoring the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in HonoluluBy Treena Shapiro HONOLULU (Reuters) - For the fifth year in a row, Lou Conter made the trip to Honolulu from his Alta Sierra, California, home to remember his USS Arizona shipmates who died in the surprise air attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Before the 73rd commemoration ceremony started on the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center's main lawn on Sunday morning, Conter said that he and other survivors started gathering in Honolulu in 1991, and he now plans to come every year that he's able. It's not about him, he noted. ...


1st College Football Playoff: Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State selected

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 04:47

 Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State selectedAlabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State have been selected to play in the first College Football Playoff.


Volunteer firefighter identified as Good Samaritan struck by car on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 04:45

Volunteer firefighter identified as Good Samaritan struck by car on I-95A volunteer firefighter has been identified as the Good Samaritan who was struck by a car while trying to help another motorist who was involved in a crash on I-95 in Tinicum Township, Delaware County.


Some criticize proposed Yellowstone fees

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 04:40
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal to double the cost to enter Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming is drawing resistance.

Survey: US gas prices fall 12 cents per gallon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 04:19
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A national survey reveals the average price of regular gasoline has plunged another 12 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.72.

New Jersey carbon monoxide poisoning victims named

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 03:43
PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Officials have identified two people who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a recording studio in northern New Jersey..

Dallas Ebola patient's ER doctor missed high fever

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 03:17

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, a sign points to the entrance to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was treated, in Dallas. The emergency-room doctor who initially treated Duncan told The Dallas Morning News he didn’t know the man’s home country or that he had a 103-degree fever shortly before he left the hospital. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas emergency-room doctor who initially treated a Liberian man infected with Ebola said he didn't know the man's home country or that he had a 103-degree fever shortly before he left the hospital.


NYC braced for more protests over police violence after West Coast clashes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 03:16

Protesters participate in a "Die-In" at Grand Central Station during a march for chokehold death victim Eric Garner in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo and Emmett Berg NEW YORK/BERKELEY, Calif. (Reuters) - A fifth day of nationwide protests against police violence was set to begin on Sunday after overnight clashes in two West Coast cities as New York's police commissioner said an internal investigation into a chokehold death could last four months. ...


Mayor Nutter: Killings hurt citizen trust of police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 03:13

 Killings hurt citizen trust of policePhiladelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says action is needed to bolster public trust in the police in the aftermath of the killings of two unarmed black men by white police officers.


Woman struck twice, dies on I-95 in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:53

Woman struck twice, dies on I-95 in Newark, DelawareDelaware State Police say a pedestrian was killed after being hit by two vehicles on I-95 in Newark Saturday evening.


Madoff workers in epic fraud face NY sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:50

FILE - In a Dec. 15, 2010 file photo, Daniel Bonventre, right, a former employee of Bernard Madoff, arrives before appearing in federal court in New York. Bonventre, the first of five ex-employees of imprisoned Ponzi king Bernard Madoff is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 after a New York jury convicted them earlier this year. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff's former director of operations for investments faces sentencing Monday, the first of five Madoff ex-employees to learn their fate in coming days after a jury convicted them earlier this year of charges related to the multi-decade, multi-billion dollar fraud.


'Die-in' protest set for after Eagles game

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:37

'Die-in' protest set for after Eagles gameLocal protesters calling for justice for Michael Brown and Eric Garner may cause traffic trouble for Eagles fans Sunday night.


Man scares off thieves with gun on walker

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:20
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A 68-year-old Gastonia man says he scared off two men in ski masks trying to break in his home with his gun he can keep on his walker. And then he taped a note to his door saying if they try to break in his house again, he will be waiting on them.