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Police: Man poses as fake doctor at Pennsylvania resort

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 03:00

 Man poses as fake doctor at Pennsylvania resortA Michigan man has been arrested on charges that he pretended to be a doctor to stay at a swanky resort in Western Pennsylvania.


A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 02:57

"This must stop," yells a protester to Missouri National Guardsmen who were posted outside the Ferguson Police Department on Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014, during protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thanksgiving started quietly in Ferguson, following protests Wednesday night that drew the smallest crowd since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.


Protests and fundraising party rub shoulders in Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 02:54
By Daniel Wallis and Emily Flitter FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - After days dealing with racially charged unrest roiling his community, the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, turned to a more relaxing challenge: a "rock 'em, sock 'em" table boxing tournament for charity. Just three blocks from where a dozen protesters stood in the snow outside a police station, demanding the arrest of a white officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August, the scene at Marley's bar on Wednesday night could hardly have been more different. ...

Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 02:52

Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet nightAs demonstrations in California heated up overnight, the robust protests in Ferguson dwindled in size and severity as Thanksgiving approached, a change from the days immediately following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.


Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 02:30

In this Nov. 25, 2014 photo, paleontology student Hillary McLean pieces back together the tusk of an ancient mastodon, part of an extensive discovery unearthed from Snowmass, Colo., inside a workroom at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains provides a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today, scientists say. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today.


Families asked to host visitors for pope's US trip

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 02:18

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput speaks during a news conference Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Philadelphia. Roman Catholic leaders in Philadelphia are predicting as many as 2 million people could turn out to see Pope Francis during his first U.S. visit as pontiff in Sept. 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those traveling to the city to see Pope Francis next year.


Longevity, icon status get toys into hall of fame

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 01:59

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the National Toy Hall of Fame shows bubbles, little green army men and the Rubik’s Cube which were inducted as new additions to the National Toy Hall of Fame. The toys enter the Rochester museum after being selected by a panel of expert judges from among a dozen finalists. (AP Photo/National Toy Hall of Fame, File)ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Before the holiday wish lists and mad buying rush each year comes a dose of nostalgia with the National Toy Hall of Fame's annual picks for enshrinement.


National Toy Hall of Fame inductees over the years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 01:52
The inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame:

AccuWeather: Mostly Cloudy, Chilly Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 01:47

 Mostly Cloudy, Chilly TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says shoppers will want to put on the old coat before heading out tomorrow to buy a new one.


PHOTOS: 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 01:38

 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day ParadeSee the sights from the 2014 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade!


Rick and Cecily recap the 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 01:37

Rick and Cecily recap the 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day ParadeIt was another successful 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Thursday.


Crowd wowed by the 95th 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 01:36

Crowd wowed by the 95th 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day ParadeThe 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade has been entertaining the area for 95 years and Thursday was no different.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 01:22

AP10ThingsToSee - An Afghan laborer pauses as he works at a charcoal shop on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. In the winter, prices of wood and charcoal rise among all other necessities for Afghans. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 01:00

File of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg attends the lunch session of The Women's Conference in Long BeachWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest member of the nine-justice court, was released from a Washington hospital on Thursday after undergoing a heart procedure, a court statement said. Ginsburg, 81, had a stent placed in her right coronary artery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday to improve blood flow after she reported discomfort following routine exercise. "Justice Ginsburg was released from the hospital this morning," court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement. ...


When do local stores open for Black Friday?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 00:10

When do local stores open for Black Friday?Check out when local stores and malls open for Black Friday.


Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 00:10

A protester is arrested outside of the St. Louis city hall Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in St. Louis. Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more state militia into Ferguson on Tuesday, after a night of protests and rioting over a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.


Police return to Hernandez home seeking sneakers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 00:07

Police return to Hernandez home seeking sneakersAuthorities have returned to the home of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez seeking sneakers they believe were worn on the night of a 2013 killing he's charged in.


Doctors deliver baby after pregnant woman killed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 23:33

Doctors deliver baby after pregnant woman killedAuthorities in Pittsburgh say an elderly driver struck and killed pregnant woman, whose baby was later delivered by cesarean section.


EU piling pressure on Google to change ways

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 23:14

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker arrives to deliver his statement on growth, jobs and investment package for Europe, Wednesday Nov 26, 2014 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.


PHOTOS: 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 23:07

 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day ParadeSee the sights from the 2014 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade!