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VIDEO: Vernon Odom reports on the snowy holiday travel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:07

 Vernon Odom reports on the snowy holiday travelOne of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges.


VIDEO: John Rawlins reports on PennDOT's snow efforts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:07

 John Rawlins reports on PennDOT's snow effortsPennDOT was working hard to stay ahead of the storm Wednesday as snow began to fall across the region.


UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos to step down

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:05
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos plans to step down after more than four years of traveling the world to get aid to victims of natural disasters and conflicts from Syria to Central African Republic.

Vernon Odom reports on the snowy holiday travel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:05

 Vernon Odom reports on the snowy holiday travelOne of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges.


AccuWeather Maps: Tracking today's snow

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:02

 Tracking today's snowAccuWeather has updated information on Wednesday's storm track and expected snowfall.


Man paralyzed by police urges retrial decision

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:00
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Defense attorneys for a young black man paralyzed after being shot by a white city police officer during a traffic stop contend his life is being endangered by a prosecutor's delay in deciding whether to retry him on some criminal counts.

Endangered orangutan born at Indiana zoo

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:54

In this Nov. 25, 2014 photo provided by the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo a baby female Sumatran orangutan is held by her mother, Tara, at the zoo in Fort Wayne, Ind. The baby, born Saturday, is the only Sumatran orangutan born in the United States this year, although two other orangutans also are pregnant, according to the zoo. (AP Photo/Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo)FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — There's a new, hairy baby at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. And she's especially rare.


FBI: Texas investigators stole rare comic books

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:53
HOUSTON (AP) — Two Houston-area investigators are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in rare comic books while working an embezzlement case.

Texas man dies after crashing vehicle in parking lot stunt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:38
DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas man doing high-speed spins in his sports utility vehicle at a Dallas-area Wal-Mart parking lot died after his car crashed into a loading dock, trapping him inside, and caught fire, police said on Wednesday. North Richland Hills police said they responded to reports of reckless driving at the mostly empty parking lot early Tuesday morning and found the vehicle stuck in a pile of wooden pallets, engulfed in flames. The unidentified driver reportedly drove in circles backward, doing "donuts" before crashing, police said. ...

Free Uber rides to Philadelphia Int'l Airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:35

Free Uber rides to Philadelphia Int'l AirportHoliday travelers headed to Philadelphia International Airport can get a free ride there today.


California man dead, sons missing at Pyramid Lake

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:34
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 76-year-old California man has been found dead and the search for his two sons has been discontinued after their boat was found capsized in northern Nevada.

FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:33

In this Nov. 18, 2014, photo, a researcher simulates a check done for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICS, at the FBI’s criminal justice center in Bridgeport, W.Va. NICS did about 58,000 checks on a typical day in 2013. That surged to 145,000 on Black Friday. (AP Photo/Matt Stroud)BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.


VIDEO: Annie McCormick reports on snow from Allentown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:33

 Annie McCormick reports on snow from AllentownThe snow is falling in Allentown, and it's the fun stuff - the packable snow good for making snowballs and snowmen.


John Rawlins reports on PennDOT's snow efforts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:30

 John Rawlins reports on PennDOT's snow effortsPennDOT was working hard to stay ahead of the storm Wednesday as snow began to fall across the region.


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg recovering after heart procedure

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:27

Justice Ginsburg attends the lunch session of The Women's Conference in Long BeachBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a heart procedure at a Washington hospital on Wednesday after reporting discomfort following routine exercise, a court statement said. Ginsburg, 81, was resting comfortably after having a stent placed in her right coronary artery and is expected to be discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center within 48 hours, the statement said. A stent is a mesh tube used to improve blood flow in clogged arteries. ...


John Rawlins reports on PennDOT's snow preps

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:26

 John Rawlins reports on PennDOT's snow effortsPennDOT was working hard to stay ahead of the storm Wednesday as snow began to fall across the region.


Leveled strip club's owner sues over gas explosion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:13
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The owner of a strip club that was destroyed in a natural gas explosion in Massachusetts has sued the utility for $5 million, claiming the company was deprived of years of "generous" income.

Native Americans ask Buffalo, NY, to rename island

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:12
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two Native American women have asked the city of Buffalo to rename Squaw Island because they say the term is antiquated and offensive.

Police: Man duped resort by faking being a doctor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:11
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Michigan man has been jailed on charges that he stayed at a posh southwestern Pennsylvania resort and ran up a $16,000 tab by pretending to be a heart surgeon and golf pro who was in town to interview for a job at a nearby hospital.

Delaware student killed remembered as driven, feisty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:06

Delaware student killed remembered as driven, feistyThe University of Delaware community is remembering a student killed in a car accident as an ambitious, hard-working young woman who liked to sit in the front row, and had an infectious and feisty personality.