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AP PHOTOS: Turkey farmers connect with NYC buyers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:47

In this Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, photo, a gang of Broad Breasted Whites roam their paddock before they are harvested for Thanksgiving at Violet Hill Farm, in West Winfield, N.Y. The turkeys' lives are starkly different from their factory farm brethren as the nearly 250 fully-pastured turkeys spend their time roaming a constantly cycling series of green spaces. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)WEST WINFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — On a cold and rainy November morning, farmers Mary Carpenter and Paul Dench-Layton waded arm-in-arm into the large soggy paddock that's home to their Broad Breasted Whites, nearly 250 gobbling, barking, and bumbling Thanksgiving turkeys.


Protesters return to riot-scarred Ferguson streets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:41
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters returned to the riot-scarred streets of Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after crowds looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

U.S. judges overturn gay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:20

Steven Gibson and Mark Hightower celebrate after their marriage ceremony at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little RockBy Steve Barnes and Emily Le Coz LITTLE ROCK, Ark./JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - U.S. district judges on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional same-sex marriage bans in Arkansas and Mississippi, separately overturning measures that voters approved a decade ago in both socially conservative Southern states. Judges Kristine Baker in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Carlton Reeves in Jackson, Mississippi, ruled that the bans on gay matrimony denied guarantees of equal protection under the law for gay couples. ...


AccuWeather: Winter Storm Warnings Posted

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:48

 Rain, Wet Snow TodayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says rain moves in before dawn Wednesday and changes to wet snow.


Police order protesters off Ferguson streets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:39

A police officer approach a police vehicle after a protester has thrown a smoke device from the crowd Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. 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/David Goldman)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Officers have ordered protesters off Ferguson streets after what had been several hours of largely peaceful demonstrations.


Window washer fights for life after 11-story fall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:30

A San Francisco policeman photographs the scene where a window washer fell 11 stories onto a moving car Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in San Francisco. Police said the San Francisco window washer has survived the fall. The man, whose name and age were not immediately available, was transported to a hospital with critical injuries. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 58-year-old window washer who fell 11 stories from a building onto a moving car is "fighting for his life" and opens his eyes when relatives speak to him, his family said Tuesday.


Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:30

Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaksAttorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, while the officer insisted in his first public statements that he could not have done anything differently in the confrontation.


Thanksgiving travel with a side of wintry weather

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:29

Thanksgiving travel with a side of wintry weatherWhether you are traveling through 30th Street Station, Philadelphia International Airport, or the roadways, wintry weather may cause your travel plans to not be as smooth as your gravy.


Domestic violence in NYC reflects the world

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:14
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New York City's legal counsel said Tuesday that police receive more than 770 reports of domestic violence every day — a figure the head of the U.N. women's agency said reflects what is happening in the world.

Woman who faked son's cancer gets probation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:00

This Nov. 25, 2014 photo provided by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office shows Sandy Ngyuen, 28, who collected tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions after lying about her 6-year-old son having cancer and was sentenced Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 to five years of probation and 90 nights in jail. Nguyen pleaded guilty to one count each of charitable fraud and child abuse. (AP Photo/Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver woman who collected tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions after lying about her 6-year-old son having cancer was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and 90 nights in jail.


Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans overturned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:45

FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 20, 2014, attorney Cheryl Maples, left, and her colleague attorney Jack Wagoner leave federal court in Little Rock, Ark. A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.


Domestic violence in NYC reflects the world

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:40
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New York City's legal counsel says the police receive more than 770 reports of domestic violence every day — a figure the head of the U.N. women's agency says reflects what is happening in the world.

Night of peaceful protesting in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:35

Night of peaceful protesting in PhiladelphiaSeveral hundred protesters marched through Philadelphia Tuesday after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, declined to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.


Federal judge rules Mississippi gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:19
(Reuters) - A U.S. district judge on Tuesday struck down Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. But the judge, Carlton Reeves, put enforcement of his ruling on hold for two weeks to give state officials time to file an appeal. The decision was the latest in a string of recent court rulings overturning prohibitions on gay marriage across the United States. (Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky in New Orleans; Editing by Steve Gorman)

2 men charged with trying to support Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:58
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of two Minnesota men accused of planning to join the Islamic State group was stopped at an airport by FBI agents before traveling to the Middle East, but the other man slipped by authorities, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday.

AP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems.

Anger at Ferguson case based on emotion, evidence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:21

Protesters demonstrate on the day after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for killing Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.


Woman struck by bus in Brewerytown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:08

Woman struck by bus in BrewerytownPhiladelphia police are investigating a bus accident in Brewerytown which injured a woman.


In blow to tax negotiators, Obama threatens veto

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:05

U.S. President Obama talks about immigration reform in ChicagoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday to veto a deal still under negotiation in Congress that would make several expiring business tax breaks permanent. The warning marks a major setback to House and Senate negotiators who were trying to reach a deal on so-called "tax extender" breaks worth some $440 billion over 10 years. "The President would veto the proposed deal because it would provide permanent tax breaks to help well-connected corporations while neglecting working families," White House spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman said in a statement. ...


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:03

Demonstrators hold up their hands during a protest Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Philadelphia, the day after a grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed 18-year-old black Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: