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Cheese bests Mac in quest for Obama's Thanksgiving turkey pardon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:36
By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday pardoned a turkey named Cheese to mark the country's Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, when roasted turkey is the traditional main course. Obama, in a light-hearted ceremony before a small group of White House visitors, said that pardoning Cheese would surely be the "most talked-about executive action" he has taken this month. ...

Pennsylvania mom accused of plotting murders of daughter's ex-boyfriend, 2 others

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:24

Pennsylvania mom accused of plotting murders of daughter's ex-boyfriend, 2 othersNew Jersey authorities say state police have foiled a Pennsylvania woman's plot to enlist a hitman to murder her daughter's ex-boyfriend, his sister and the sister's boyfriend.


A burden further south, snow makes ski areas giddy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:21
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Ski areas across northern New England were giddy Wednesday at the prospect of a major Thanksgiving snowstorm that is bringing early season skiers to the slopes and offering a promising start to the winter season.

Moment by moment lead to killing of Ferguson teen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:20

FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, Lesley McSpadden, center, drops rose petals on the blood stains from her 18-year-old son Michael Brown who was shot and killed a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 9. With a grand jury’s decision this week not to indict police officer, Darren Wilson for Brown’s killing, prosecutors released thousands of pages of testimony, interviews and documents that shine new and often harsh light on the events that unfolded in this suburb’s darkest hours. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach, File)The two friends' morning intersected by chance in the parking lot of the Canfield Green apartment complex. Dorian Johnson had been up since 7 a.m. on this overcast August Saturday and after getting dressed, he was ready for a smoke — on any other morning a carefree ritual for easing into his day's routine in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.


Beloved dog returned safe to Montco. family

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:16

Beloved dog returned safe to Montco. familyA Montgomery County family is extra thankful this Thanksgiving holiday after being reunited with their beloved dog.


Girl, 12, saves 4-year-old sister from house fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:08
HOMESTEAD, Pa. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl saved her 4-year-old sister by carrying her out of their burning home in the Pittsburgh suburbs.

'Dancing With The Stars' season finale: Mirrorball champions crowned (SPOILER ALERT)

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:08

 Mirrorball champions crowned (SPOILER ALERT)'Dancing With The Stars' Season 19 finally comes to an end and the Mirrorball champions are crowned. (SPOILERS AHEAD).


U.S. FAA proposes requiring fix for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:53

The tail wing of a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft is pictured at the Singapore AirshowBy Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration proposed on Wednesday requiring a fix for Boeing Co's 787-8 Dreamliner, following "numerous reports of failures of proximity sensors" on the high-tech plane's wings. A sensor failure could cause the plane to go off the runway while landing on a short runway or in adverse weather, the FAA said in a proposed airworthiness directive scheduled to be published on Friday. The directive, if adopted, would affect 15 planes registered in the United States, the FAA said. FAA actions are often followed by non-U.S. airlines. ...


Elderly woman killed in Upper Merion crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:45

Elderly woman killed in Upper Merion crashPolice are investigating a crash in Upper Merion that claimed the life of an elderly woman Wednesday morning.


Elderly woman killed in Upper Merion crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:45

Elderly woman killed in Upper Merion crashPolice are investigating a crash in Upper Merion that claimed the life of an elderly woman Wednesday morning.


Gov. Christie declares state of emergency for New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:43

Gov. Christie declares state of emergency for New JerseyGovernor Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency for New Jersey as a winter storm hits the area.


Gov. Christie declares state of emergency for New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:43

Gov. Christie declares state of emergency for New JerseyGovernor Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency for New Jersey as a winter storm hits the area.


Pregnant woman shot, killed in NYC; baby survives

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:43
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old pregnant woman has been shot and killed in New York City but doctors were able to save her baby.

Woman in San Diego revenge scheme pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:31
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego woman pleaded guilty to a felony charge of stalking in connection with a bizarre rape-solicitation scheme carried out against a couple who outbid her for her dream house.

$1.8M verdict upheld in 'American Sniper' case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:24
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge has rejected a request from the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle to order a new trial or toss a jury's verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

$1.8M verdict upheld in 'American Sniper' case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:24
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge has rejected a request from the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle to order a new trial or toss a jury's verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

Fact sheet: 2015 Honda CR-V

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:14
2015 Honda CR-V Touring AWD

Fact sheet: 2015 Honda CR-V

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:14
2015 Honda CR-V Touring AWD

CR-V is America's most fuel-efficient SUV

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:14

This undated product imaged provided by Honda shows the 2015 Honda CR-V. (AP Photo/Honda)America's best-selling sport utility vehicle for a decade, the Honda CR-V, is an even smarter buy for 2015 with added features, updated styling and improved fuel economy.


CR-V is America's most fuel-efficient SUV

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:14

This undated product imaged provided by Honda shows the 2015 Honda CR-V. (AP Photo/Honda)America's best-selling sport utility vehicle for a decade, the Honda CR-V, is an even smarter buy for 2015 with added features, updated styling and improved fuel economy.