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Janay Rice 'foggy' on inside elevator

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:45
Janay Rice tells ESPN that it's "hard to accept being called a 'victim'" and "never in my life have I seen abuse, nor have I seen any woman in my family physically abused."

Cops: Woman drops cocaine baggie in Pa. police station

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:32

 Woman drops cocaine baggie in Pa. police stationAuthorities say a woman being cited for public drunkenness in Pennsylvania accidentally dropped a baggie of crack cocaine on the police station floor


St. Louis-area mall closes on Black Friday as Ferguson protests spread

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:30

Anjana Patel cleans up the damage from Monday's riots at her store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old has stoked passions nationwide, triggering debates over the relations between black communities and law enforcement. (AP Photo/David Goldman)By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators shut down a shopping mall near Ferguson, Missouri, at the start of the holiday shopping season on Friday as protests over the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer turned against some retailers around the country. After a mostly quiet Thanksgiving Day, protesters were out in force again on Friday to decry Monday's decision by a grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb. ...


U.S. Black Friday shopping marked by thinner crowds, protests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:14

A Walmart employee helps a customer with a 50" TV on sale for $218 on Black Friday in BroomfieldBy Nandita Bose and Nathan Layne WEST HARTFORD, Conn./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. Across the United States, shoppers were greeted by protesters at hundreds of stores - some calling for higher wages at Wal-Mart Stores Inc , others protesting the decision of a grand jury not to indict a white police officer in the August shooting of an 18-year-old unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri. ...


Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:11

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, Nikki Jones, of Spanish Lake, Mo, holds a button in support of Michael Brown while visiting the community in the apartment development near where he was fatally shot in Ferguson, Mo. After Brown's Aug. 9 shooting death at the hands of a white police officer his legacy continues to evolve. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton, File)NEW YORK (AP) — For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.


Son arrested after woman run over, killed in Maine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:08
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of running over and killing his mother in Maine before fleeing nearly a week ago.

Turkey goes through windshield, becomes family's Thanksgiving dinner

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:01

Turkey goes through windshield, becomes family's Thanksgiving dinnerCall it a Thanksgiving miracle, a turkey's curse or just plain old fate. A North Texas family was treated to a giant turkey after the bird came smashing through the windshield of a big rig driving past their home


Vegas scooter rider dead in crash on Thanksgiving

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 06:54
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a scooter rider who died after a car ran a red light and triggered a five-vehicle crash in Las Vegas on Thanksgiving.

NY dealership ceiling partly collapses, killing 1

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 06:48
NEW YORK (AP) — A car dealership's ceiling partially collapsed as construction workers demolished one of its buildings Friday, killing a worker trapped by the rubble as three others scrambled to safety, officials said.

Man dies after shooting at Mexican consulate, other sites in Texas capital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 06:40
By Jim Forsyth and Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A man apparently upset about U.S. immigration policy was fatally shot on Friday after firing more than 100 rounds of ammunition at buildings including the Mexican consulate, a U.S. courthouse and police headquarters in the Texas capital, police said. Police identified the gunman as Larry McQuilliams, 49, an Austin resident with a criminal history. ...

Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 06:39

People wait to cross a street in front of a Shell filling station with the electric indicator showing a liter of regular gas price, top, at 148 yen, or $1.25, per liter (554 yen, or $4.69 per gallon) in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. It is also a panacea as pump prices fall, giving individuals more disposable income and lowering costs for many businesses. Partly because of the shale oil boom in the U.S., the world is awash in oil but demand from major economies is weak so prices are falling. The latest slide was triggered by OPEC’s decision Thursday to leave its production target at 30 million barrels a day. Member nations of the cartel are worried they’ll lose market share if they lower production. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.


Lawsuit accuses Wells Fargo of biased lending in Chicago area

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 06:23

The Wells Fargo bank branch in Golden, Colorado(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co was sued on Friday by Cook County, Illinois, which accused the largest U.S. mortgage lender of targeting black, Hispanic and female borrowers with predatory and discriminatory lending in the Chicago area.


Ferguson protesters surprise Macy's Black Friday shoppers in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 05:47
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 200 people angered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, sought to disrupt Black Friday shopping in New York with a protest in front of Macy's flagship store. A small group of the protesters took their rally to the Manhattan department store's ground floor for a few minutes, as staff and shoppers seeking post-Thanksgiving bargains looked on in apparent surprise. Some shoppers took pictures of the protests with their cell phones. ...

Cats in Oregon van get outpouring of donations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 05:39
ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — Rescue workers in Eastern Oregon say they have received an outpouring of donations for 68 cats found nearly three weeks ago hoarded in a van, some in desperate shape.

Police: Pa. man stabbed for eating Thanksgiving dinner early

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 05:21

 Pa. man stabbed for eating Thanksgiving dinner earlyPolice say a Pennsylvania woman chased her boyfriend around a dining room and stabbed him in the chest because he started eating Thanksgiving dinner while she slept off a bender.


NYC panel nears decision on police chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 05:21

File - A large group yells out at a rally to protest the death of Eric Garner, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Amid the fallout from a grand jury's decision in the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri, a panel in New York City is quietly nearing its own conclusion about another combustible case involving the death of an unarmed man at the hands of police. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the fallout from a grand jury's decision in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri, a panel in New York City is quietly nearing its own conclusion about another combustible case involving the death of an unarmed man at the hands of police.


Authorities: 1 dead, 1 injured in Egg Harbor crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 05:14

 1 dead, 1 injured in Egg Harbor crashOne person was killed and another was seriously injured when a car went off a southern New Jersey roadway and struck a tree on Thanksgiving Day.


New York State blocks free medical services at event

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 05:11
By Sascha Brodsky NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state health officials have stopped a nonprofit group from providing free medical care to thousands of patients lacking health insurance during a four-day dental conference that starts Friday.  The nonprofit, Remote Area Medical, had raised $3 million and enlisted hundreds of volunteer doctors and other medical workers to offer a range of health services, including dental care, new eyeglasses and other services. The group had planned to treat about 7,000 patients at the New York Sate event. ...

With monkey on the lam, Florida neighborhood goes bananas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 05:08
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida authorities vowed on Friday to capture a monkey last seen running through a Tampa neighborhood that they described as "three-foot tall, brown and fast." A resident initially reported seeing a fleet-footed monkey running through a yard in the middle of a sunny Thanksgiving Day afternoon, Tampa police said. An hour later, another caller spotted a monkey about a dozen blocks away, near a bridge on a road that is several miles (km) from downtown Tampa. ...

'Gray Thursday' makes for smoother Friday shopping

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 05:05
Those hunting for bargains at Minnesota retailers Friday morning found that Black Friday's steady slide back into Thanksgiving Day made for smoother shopping. By sunrise Friday, it was clear that the post-Thanksgiving ...