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6-week-old among 5 killed in New Jersey house fire

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

6-week-old among 5 killed in New Jersey house fireA fire stoked by strong winds swept through a three-story house in New Jersey early Sunday, killing five people including a 6-week-old baby.


Firefighter identified as Good Samaritan struck by car on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 08:39

Firefighter identified as Good Samaritan struck by car on I-95A 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.


Typhoon Hagupit hits Philippines; 3 dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 08:14

Typhoon Hagupit hits Philippines; 3 deadTyphoon Hagupit knocked out power, left at least three people dead and sent nearly 900,000 into shelters before it weakened Sunday.


Carbon monoxide in New Jersey kills 2, sickens 12

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 07:58

Carbon monoxide in New Jersey kills 2, sickens 12Carbon monoxide killed two people in a recording studio at a converted factory building and sickened a dozen others, authorities said.


RI court hears $60M dispute with Catholic order

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 07:58
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The niece of a woman who gave more than $60 million to a now-disgraced Catholic order is asking the Rhode Island Supreme Court to let her sue so the money can go somewhere more deserving.

Top earning private college presidents in 2012

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 07:57
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, the top 10 earners among private college presidents in 2012 were:

Report: Many presidents earn more than $1 million

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 07:55

FILE - In this May 21, 2005 file photo, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson is shown during commencement excercises in Troy, N.Y. Three dozen college presidents at private colleges and universities made more than a $1 million dollars in 2012, with the highest earner bringing home $7.1 million in compensation, according to a survey of the 500 private schools with the largest endowments. The highest earner was Shirley Ann Jackson at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her compensation included a pay out of nearly $5.9 million that had been set aside over a decade as a retention incentive, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s report released Sunday. (AP Photo/Tim Roske)WASHINGTON (AP) — Three dozen college presidents at private colleges and universities made more than $1 million in 2012, with the highest earner bringing home $7.1 million in compensation, according to a survey of the 500 private schools with the largest endowments.


6-week-old among 5 killed in New Jersey house fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 07:42

Firefighters carry the body of a victim from a burned three-story, single-family house Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in East Orange, N.J. Four people, ranging in age from six weeks to 78 years, were killed in an early morning fire at the house. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A fire stoked by strong winds swept through a three-story house early Sunday, killing five people including a 6-week-old baby.


Shane Montgomery's family turns to Eagles fan for help, reward at $50,000

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 07:18

Shane Montgomery's family turns to Eagles fan for help, reward at $50,000The family of Shane Montgomery is hoping that Philadelphia Eagles fans can lend a helping hand in the search for the missing college student.


Carolers in New York tweak classics to protest police violence

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 06:56

Protesters sing Christmas carols at Grand Central Station denouncing the recent decisions by two grand juries in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amid a sea of holiday shoppers, about 30 protesters, among them professional opera singers, gathered on Sunday in midtown New York to sing Christmas carols modified with lyrics lamenting recent cases of police violence against African American males.  The event, which drew smiles from onlookers, was in contrast to more charged protests, including a night earlier in Seattle, where people threw rocks at police, and in Berkeley, California, where looters smashed store windows. ...


Passage of time makes proving Cosby claims tough

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 06:53

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla. Legal experts say any case centering on decades-old sexual assault allegations against Cosby would face hurdles. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Any case against Bill Cosby — who in recent weeks has seen a flurry of decades-old sexual assault allegations, a lawsuit and a police investigation into a molestation claim — would rely on conflicting testimony, and possibly jurors' emotions, legal experts say.


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

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 06:43

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 van at a storage facility in Southwest Philadelphia.


Couple cleared of daughter's death attend church

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 06:41

In this photo provided by the David House Agency, an international crisis firm, American couple Matthew, left, and Grace Huang, smile while aboard an airliner following their departure from the Gulf Arab nation of Qatar on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, . The Los Angeles couple had been detained in the country after their arrest in January 2013, on murder charges following the death of their 8-year-old daughter Gloria, who was born in Ghana. (AP Photo/The David House Agency)PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — An American couple detained in Qatar before being cleared in the death of their 8-year-old daughter attended a church service in Southern California where worshippers greeted them with a standing ovation.


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.