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Retired fire chief, step-son injured in Mt. Ephraim fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 06:12

Retired fire chief, step-son injured in Mt. Ephraim fireA retired Camden City fire chief and his step-son were both injured in a house fire in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey.


Ferguson 'die-in' protesters on the move in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 06:05

Ferguson 'die-in' protesters on the move, affecting Center City trafficAfter holding a 'die-in' at 30th Street Station, demonstrators are on the move in protest of the decision by the Missouri grand jury to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.


Ferguson 'die-in' protesters march towards City Hall

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:58

Ferguson 'die-in' protesters on the move in Center CityAfter holding a 'die-in' at 30th Street Station, demonstrators are on the move in protest of the decision by the Missouri grand jury to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.


Enrollment in Obamacare plans for 2015 remains strong

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:56

A woman fills out her thoughts on the Affordable Care Act at the White House Youth Summit on the Affordable Care Act in Washington(Reuters) - The second week of open enrollment in 2015 health insurance plans offered under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform almost matched the pace of the first week, federal health officials said on Wednesday. Last week, which included the Thanksgiving holiday, 303,010 people chose Obamacare plans from Healthcare.gov. Almost half, 49 percent, were new customers, while the others renewed 2014 policies. From Nov. 15-21, 462,125 people chose health plans; 48 percent were new customers. ...


PHOTOS: Ferguson 'die-in,' protest in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:56

 Ferguson 'die-in,' protest in PhiladelphiaA Ferguson protest started at 30th Street Station and moved through Philadelphia on Wednesday, December 3rd.


Multi-alarm fire damages businesses in Lower Merion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:51

Multi-alarm fire damages businesses in Lower MerionThe 4-alarm blaze shut down Montgomery Avenue in Narberth. A water main break complicated efforts to fight the blaze.


'Die-in' protesters block I-76 near 30th Street Station

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:43

Ferguson 'die-in' protesters on the move in Center CityAfter holding a 'die-in' at 30th Street Station, police say demonstrators are blocking the ramp onto I-76 in protest of the decision by the Missouri grand jury to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.


Ferguson protesters stage 'die-in' at 30th Street Station

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:36

Ferguson 'die-in' protesters on the move in Center CityDemonstrators are holding a 'die-in' in Center City Philadelphia to protest the decision by the Missouri grand jury to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.


New York neighborhood simmers over man's death in police chokehold

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:34

Esaw Garner, widow of Eric Garner, cries as civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton speaks at the National Action Network in the Harlem Borough of New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the Staten Island neighborhood where a black father of six died after police put him in a banned chokehold while arresting him for illegal cigarette sales, a painted tribute on a wall reads: "His name was Eric Garner. Father, son and friend." Garner lived and died in Tompkinsville, a neighborhood tucked on the north shore of New York's least populated borough. A grand jury decided on Wednesday afternoon not to indict the New York Police Department officer who put Garner, 43, in the chokehold. ...


FBI raids Puerto Rico highways authority, arrests treasurer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:31
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the offices of Puerto Rico's Highways and Transportation Authority (HTA) on Wednesday, taking documents and arresting the organization's treasurer for alleged bribery in programs using federal funds. The treasurer, Silvino Cepeda Ortiz, was arrested at his place of work "without incident" in connection with a bribery-for-payment scheme involving three unnamed HTA contractors, the U.S. Attorney's office said The raid was the second against one of Puerto Rico's indebted public corporations in little over a week. ...

2 men hurt in fire at Mt. Ephraim home of retired Camden fire chief

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:29

Retired fire chief, step-son injured in Mt. Ephraim fireTwo men are hospitalized following a fire at the home of a retired Camden City fire chief.


Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn new Vegas headliners

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:25

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, country music stars Reba McEntire, center, laughs with Ronnie Dunn, left, and Kix Brooks, of the duo Brooks & Dunn, during a news conference, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas The stars are joining forces to become the newest headliners on the Las Vegas Strip. The 12 show dates at Caesars Palace, called "Together in Vegas," open June 2015. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Country icons Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn are joining forces to become the newest headliners on the Las Vegas Strip.


Funeral held for Cleveland boy with pellet gun shot by police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:21

Samaria Rice leaves the funeral services of her son Tamir Rice in Cleveland, OhioBy Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The teacher of a 12-year-old boy shot dead by a Cleveland police officer while carrying a replica pellet gun said at his funeral on Wednesday he was a child who loved to sing to his classmates. "There's a hole now in the class," Carletta Goodwin, Tamir Rice's 5th grade teacher said at the service. "I'm going to carry him in my heart. He will always be missed." A police officer responding to a 911 call of a man pointing a gun at people shot Rice twice in the abdomen on Nov. 22 within two seconds of arriving at a park. Rice died the following day. ...


Mom devastated after son's murder by online gaming partner

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:11

Mom devastated after son's murder by online gaming partnerOne mother is overwhelmed with grief after her son was murdered by his online gaming partner.


New York mayor urges 'peaceful' reaction to Garner grand jury decision

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:03
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday urged New Yorkers to react in "peaceful" ways to the Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. "We all agree that demonstrations and free speech are valuable contributions to debate, and that violence and disorder are not only wrong – but hurt the critically important goals we are trying to achieve together," de Blasio said. (Reporting by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Pregnant women to get better info from drug labels

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pregnant and worried about your medication? The Food and Drug Administration is revamping confusing labels on prescription drugs to make it easier to understand which are safe to use.

Hepatitis A clinic to be held for restaurant customers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:02

Hepatitis A clinic to be held for restaurant customersHealth officials in Hamilton Township, Mercer County will be holding a Hepatitis A vaccination clinic on Thursday for restaurant customers after a worker was hospitalized with the virus.


Obama says will make strong push for fast-track trade authority

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 05:00
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday committed to urge lawmakers to back a bill giving trade deals a fast track through Congress, an effort some think could break a logjam on the issue and help secure major agreements under negotiation. Speaking to business leaders, he acknowledged differences within his own Democratic Party on free trade agreements that he supports and said he would also make the case to unions that trade brought benefits for workers. ...

Aide, 7-year-old girls killed in Tenn. bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 04:59

Authorities work the scene of an accident involving two school buses in Knoxville, Tenn., Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Two school buses have collided on a Tennessee highway, injuring at least 20 people. Darrell DeBusk, a Knoxville police spokesman, says three people who were most seriously injured were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. At least 17 additional students were being transported to East Tennessee Children's Hospital with minor injuries. There was no immediate word on what caused the crash or the exact condition of those who were injured. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Michael Patrick)KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An aspiring teacher with two children of her own and a little girl who loved to read were among those killed when two Tennessee school buses carrying children home for the day crashed on Tuesday.


GOP senators to hold up Social Security nominee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 04:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Republican senators say they will try to block President Barack Obama's pick to head the Social Security Administration until an investigation of a troubled computer contract is concluded.