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3 firefighters hurt, woman hospitalized after Atlantic City fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 23:28

3 firefighters hurt, woman hospitalized after Atlantic City fireAuthorities say three firefighters were hurt while battling a fire at an abandoned house in Atlantic City, where they rescued a woman believed to be squatting there.


Ferguson protests move to retail stores

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 23:27

Ferguson protests move to retail storesDozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.


In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 23:25

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. After Brown's death at the hands of a white police officer his legacy continues to evolve. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach, File)Michael Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.


7 hurt in Pennsylvania buggy, SUV crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 22:55

7 hurt in Pennsylvania buggy, SUV crashSeven people were injured when a sport-utility vehicle slammed into a horse-drawn buggy in Pennsylvania Dutch country.


Maine fire captain's home damaged in fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 22:42
BATH, Maine (AP) — A Thanksgiving Day blaze at a Maine house hit close to home for firefighters when the house on fire belonged to a local fire captain.

Cops: Drunken driver dozes amid traffic on highway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 22:31
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a drunken driver stopped his van and fell asleep at the wheel on a New York City highway in the middle of traffic.

U.N. torture watchdog urges U.S. to crack down on police brutality

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 21:56

Activists hold hands during a silent protest at a hearing of the United States at the Committee against Torture at the United Nations in GenevaBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Committee against Torture urged the United States on Friday to fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth and ensure that taser weapons are used only in life-threatening situations. The panel's first review of the U.S. record on preventing torture since 2006 came in the wake of racially-tinged unrest in cities across the United States this week sparked by a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. ...


Black Friday shoppers swarm to Cherry Hill Mall

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 21:38

Black Friday shoppers swarm to Cherry Hill MallAction News reporter Katherine Scott was at the Cherry Hill Mall where Black Friday shoppers are looking for the deals.


1 injured in vehicle crash in Egg Harbor Township

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 19:04

1 injured in vehicle crash in Egg Harbor TownshipPolice say one person was seriously injured in a vehicle crash in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey Thursday night.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 19:01

Yuri Montes carries boxes as she shops at Kohl's during Black Friday on Thursday Nov. 27, 2014 in McAllen, Texas, Texas. (AP Photo/The Monitor, Gabe Hernandez)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.


Eagles return from Dallas win

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 18:37

Eagles return from Dallas winThe Action Cam was at Philadelphia International Airport early Friday morning as the birds made their triumphant return.


Blaze forces 4 from West Chester home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 18:13

Blaze forces 4 from West Chester homeOfficials say a fire forced four people from their West Chester, Pennsylvania home late Thursday night.


Quotations in the News

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.