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Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 16:02
"Even if you don't find that it's true, it's a valid rallying cry. It's just a metaphor." — Protester Taylor Gruenloh, a 32-year-old man from Florissant, Missouri, on whether or not Michael Brown had his hands raised in his deadly confrontation with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

Protesters target Black Friday sales in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 14:58

Ferguson tensionsBy Edward McAllister and Daniel Wallis FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri began targeting Black Friday sales at major retailers overnight in a new tactic to vent their anger at a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen. Kicking off their latest strategy inside a Walmart in another nearby suburb of St. Louis, about 75 demonstrators protested peacefully, chanting "Hands up, don't shoot!", bemusing bargain-hunters pushing their brimming shopping carts. ...


10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 13:51

Lights twinkle in a mall in Canberra, Australia where David Richards has set a Guinness World Record by stringing up almost 1.2 million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Guinness World Records on Friday confirmed that the 120 kilometers (75 miles) of multicolored wire strung in the shape of three interconnected giant, wrapped Christmas gifts was the world’s largest image made of Light Emitting Diode, or LED, lights. (AP Photo/AAP Image, Alan Porritt) AUSTRALIA OUT, NEW ZEALAND OUT, PAPUA NEW GUINEA OUT, SOUTH PACIFIC OUT, NO SALESYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.


University of Massachusetts cuts ties to comedian Bill Cosby

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 12:30

University of Massachusetts cuts ties to comedian Bill CosbyThe University of Massachusetts-Amherst has cut ties with alumnus Bill Cosby amid allegations by women accusing him of sexual assault.


Black Friday shopping starts on Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 12:13

Black Friday shopping starts on ThursdayMany area retailers decided to open their doors and offer their Black Friday deals a little early this year.


Serious crash closes road in Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 11:31

Serious crash closes road in Egg Harbor Township, NJPolice are investigating a serious crash in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County.


Visitors crowd Vegas buffets for a day of feasting

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

Josh Wells, 32, of Oklahoma City sits at a table with family and friends eating an unconventional Thanksgiving feast at the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Vegas visitors lined up Thursday before noon for a chance to pile plates high for an unconventional holiday on the Strip. (AP Photo/Kimberly Pierceall)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas visitors lined up early Thursday at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip.


Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 11:05
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

Authorities: Man had stun guns, machete in luggage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:53
NEW YORK (AP) — Safety officials say they've found two stun guns, a machete and other weapons in a man's checked baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Early-bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:03

Giselle Basurto, of Mexico, shops at Kmart, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. Millions of customers are expected to shop on Thanksgiving Day as many retailers remain open on a day traditionally reserved for spending time with family. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.


2 NY children rescued from snowbank

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:02
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two boys who had gone out to build a snow fort were inadvertently trapped for several hours in a Newburgh, New York, snow bank when a plow operator clearing a parking lot pushed snow over them, not realizing they were there, officials said.

US celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 09:55

A Power Ranger balloon cruises along Central Park West during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans across the country marked Thanksgiving Day with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcame nasty weather, power outages and even being buried in the snow. At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet holiday with a traditional meal.


California sees record-breaking Thanksgiving heat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 09:34
SAN DIEGO (AP) — While the East and Midwest shivered, Thanksgiving was hotter than a roasting turkey in California as a high-pressure ridge caused record-breaking highs in several cities.

Philadelphia Eagles trounce Dallas Cowboys 33-10 to top NFC East

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 09:09

Philadelphia Eagles trounce Dallas Cowboys 33-10 to top NFC EastLeSean McCoy is looking more like the NFL rushing champion of a year ago, and Mark Sanchez is getting more comfortable in Philadelphia's offense.


Fires, other incidents investigated after protests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 08:32
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Several suspected arsons and other incidents are being investigated following the violent protests that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, this week after a grand jury declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Must-have items for holiday shopping 2014

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 08:16

Must-have items for holiday shopping 2014Not every year brings "Tickle Me Elmo" fever. But generally each holiday season there are those inevitable gift cravings.


Alaska pot backer ordered to comply with subpoena

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 08:01
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A campaign-finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana.

Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 07:58

A protester shouts at the National Guard standing on duty outside the Ferguson Police Department after the grand jury verdict in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, MissouriBy Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager. Protests also dwindled elsewhere in the United States as the Thanksgiving Day holiday and wintry weather kept many indoors. ...


Oregon police dog fired for poor performance

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 07:55
CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of the police force in the Oregon coastal town of Cannon Beach, but "Cash" just didn't have what it takes.

Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 07:32

Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet nightProtesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services.