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Thousands mourn former Boston Mayor Tom Menino

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:43

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Angela Menino, widow of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, stand at the casket as Menino lies in state at Faneuil Hall, in Boston, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Tom Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He was 71. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Suzanne Kreiter, Pool)BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of people braved rain, snow and stinging winds Sunday to pay their final respects to former Boston Mayor Tom Menino — the vast majority the ordinary Bostonians he touched during his more than 20 years in office.


Buses carrying Washington Redskins in pregame crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:08

 Washington Redskins at Minnesota VikingsBy John Clarke (Reuters) - Two buses carrying the National Football League's Washington Redskins crashed on Sunday morning on a highway exit ramp in Minneapolis on the way to play against the Minnesota Vikings, according to state police. The accident, which caused no major injuries, occurred around 8:15 a.m. when one of the state police squad cars escorting the team crashed into a guard rail and came to rest in front of the buses, causing one bus to rear end the other, said Lieutenant Eric Roeske, a state police spokesman. ...


Prosecutors: 2 men indicted in crossbow shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:06

 2 men indicted in crossbow shootingA southern New Jersey man accused of shooting an acquaintance in the leg with a crossbow has been indicted on attempted murder charges.


Cardinal Dolan: 30 percent of NY parishes to merge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:05
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Sunday announced plans for the merger of almost a third of the parishes in the Archdiocese of New York, one of the largest reorganizations in the archdiocese.

Decades after New York molesting conviction, Friedman fights to clear name

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:05
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jesse Friedman, whose conviction as a teenage child molester was portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film "Capturing the Friedmans," is not giving up his decades-long campaign to clear his name. Friedman has asked a court to review evidence in his case, one of the most notorious in the history of New York's Long Island, contending that prosecutors coached and intimidated child witnesses into making false allegations. A judge could issue a ruling on his request any day now. ...

Obama makes final campaign push, hoping to avert electoral rout

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 05:40

U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a campaign event for the re-election of Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy while at Central High School in BridgeportBy Jeff Mason BRIDGEPORT Conn. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a final push on Sunday to help struggling Democrats before this week's midterm elections, making campaign stops in Connecticut and Pennsylvania to try to avert a "shellacking" at the polls like the one in 2010. After a 2014 political season spent mostly behind the scenes at high-dollar fundraisers, Obama spent the past several days on the road, making appearances in states where his low popularity ratings are seen as less of an albatross to Democrats running for office than in other close races across the country. ...


Police: Man robs four Subways because 'Jared Diet' failed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 05:12

 Man robs four Subways because 'Jared Diet' failedAn 18-year-old man's failed journey to weight loss could be to blame for a string of Subway restaurant robberies in Alabama.


Eagles top Texans 31-21

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 05:05

Sanchez helps Eagles top Texans 31-21The Philadelphia Eagles topped the Houston Texans 31-21 on Sunday.


Man robs four Subways because 'Jared Diet' failed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 04:34

 Man robs four Subways because 'Jared Diet' failedAn 18-year-old man's failed journey to weight loss could be to blame for a string of Subway restaurant robberies in Alabama.


Evangelical college gay rights stand causes uproar

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 04:30
WENHAM, Mass. (AP) — D. Michael Lindsay thought he was on safe political ground when he signed the letter.

Maryland man charged with threatening to kill Obama in email

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 04:18
By John Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 42-year-old Maryland man accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and first lady Michele Obama in an explicit email strewn with racist remarks was in custody on Sunday, the United States Secret Service said. Christopher Perkins O'Brien, of Annapolis, was arrested on Thursday and charged with making a violent threat against the president and threatening bodily harm against the presidential family in an email sent to the White House website on Oct. 16, according to court documents. ...

Woman loses wedding ring in Halloween candy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 04:17

Woman loses wedding ring in Halloween candyAn Arizona woman is searching for her wedding ring after she says she accidentally gave it away with Halloween candy.


FAA discussions on Ferguson flight restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 03:58
After 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, the Federal Aviation Administration agreed to a police request to ban air traffic in more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding the town for 12 days, even though police privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters during violent street protests, according to recorded conversations obtained by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act.

Branson goal is travel to distant points on Earth

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 03:51

In this video grabbed image, billionaire Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson, pauses before a news conference in which he saluted the bravery of test pilots, and vowed to find out what caused the crash of his prototype space tourism rocket that killed one crew member and injured another in Mojave, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo blew apart about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the Mojave airfield after being released from a carrier aircraft Friday. (AP Photo/Scott Fain)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Virgin Galactic spaceship destroyed in an explosion high over the Mojave Desert was designed to take tourists on a fleeting thrill ride through the lower reaches of space.


Kenya's Kipsang, Keitany win NYC Marathon crowns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 03:47

Wilson Kipsang of Kenya crosses finish line to win men's professional division of the 2014 New York City Marathon in Central Park in ManhattanBy Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wilson Kipsang won a lucrative duel to the finish to join compatriot Mary Keitany in a Kenyan sweep of the men's and women's races at a cold, windy New York City Marathon on Sunday. Kipsang and Keitany both pulled away in the last Central Park stretch, with Kipsang's victory bringing him a $600,000 payday as the win also gave him the $500,000 World Marathon Majors bonus. "Of course I was thinking about it," Kipsang said about the bonus.


Redskins' bus in minor accident

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 03:44
The Washington Redskins had a rather scary trip to Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, as the bus carrying players and coaches was involved in an accident.

Sanchez makes debut for Eagles with Foles hurt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 03:41

Sanchez makes debut for Eagles with Foles hurtQuarterback Mark Sanchez is playing for the Eagles for the first time after starter Nick Foles was hurt in the second quarter against the Houston Texans.


'Nightcrawler,' 'Ouija' tie for box office lead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 03:27

In this image released by Open Road Films, Jake Gyllenhaal appears in a scene from the film, "Nightcrawler." (AP Photo/Open Road Films, Chuck Zlotnick)NEW YORK (AP) — In a scary close finish, the Jake Gyllenhaal crime thriller "Nightcrawler" and the board-game adaptation "Ouija" tied for first at the box office with $10.9 million each over the Halloween weekend.


Sister of Pa. doctor hailed as hero in Nigeria

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 02:41

Sister of Pa. doctor hailed as hero in NigeriaThe number of those being infected by the Ebola virus would undoubtedly be higher were it not for one doctor in Nigeria who almost single-handedly stopped the virus from spreading in that country.


To salvage his presidency, Obama faces pressure to reboot - but will he?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 02:32

Obama campaigns for Democratic candidates at Wayne State University in Detroit, MichiganBy Matt Spetalnick and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A reshuffling of President Barack Obama’s staff looks all but certain after Tuesday's congressional elections, which are likely to bring humbling losses to his Democratic party and could add to pressure on him to reboot his presidency. Forecasters say that Republicans, who have made Obama's unpopularity a top issue in the elections, are in a strong position to capture the six seats they need to take over the Senate from Democrats. They are also expected to expand their majority in the House of Representatives. ...