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At Portland's Ferguson protest, boy hugs officer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 10:01

At Portland's Ferguson protest, boy hugs officerA touching photo of a white police officer hugging an African-American boy at a Portland protest this week has drawn heavy attention on social media.


Ex-New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, 82, hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 09:51

FILE- In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo speaks from the podium at the Game Changers Awards at Skylight Soho in New York. Officials say New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, has been hospitalized. The governor's office says Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, the elder Cuomo is being treated for a heart condition. A gubernatorial spokeswoman says the 82-year-old former three-term governor is in good spirts and is thankful for the best wishes and support he's received. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, has been hospitalized.


Missing Southwest Philadelphia woman found safe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 09:32

Missing Southwest Philadelphia woman found safePolice say a 66-year-old woman who went missing from Southwest Philadelphia was found safe.


Missing Southwest Philadelphia woman found safe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 09:32

Missing Southwest Philadelphia woman found safePolice say a 66-year-old woman who went missing from Southwest Philadelphia was found safe.


Utah mother of man fatally shot by police charged

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 09:28
SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — A Saratoga Springs woman whose son was fatally shot by police is facing criminal charges stemming from a confrontation with officers from the same department during an unrelated traffic stop.

Utah mother of man fatally shot by police charged

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 09:28
SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — A Saratoga Springs woman whose son was fatally shot by police is facing criminal charges stemming from a confrontation with officers from the same department during an unrelated traffic stop.

Teen, missing for 4 years, found safe behind false wall in Georgia home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 08:42

Teen, missing for 4 years, found safe behind false wall in Georgia homeA boy was reunited with his mother after calls to police led officers to his hidden location inside his father's home.


Local shoppers spend big with Small Business Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 08:38

Local shoppers spend big with Small Business SaturdayWith Black Friday behind us, many local businesses are hoping that shoppers spend big with Small Business Saturday.


AP: Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown, resigns

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 07:53

Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown, resignsThe Associated Press is reporting that Ferguson officer Darren Wilson has resigned in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.


Ferguson demonstrators begin 120-mile march to Missouri state capital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 07:44

A protester burns an American flag outside the Ferguson Police Department Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Missouri (Reuters) - Activists in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday began a 120-mile march to the state capital to protest the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer, a case that has rekindled a national debate over U.S. race relations. The seven-day march to Jefferson City, organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, began with more than 150 people setting out from the Canfield Green Apartments, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed on Aug. 9 by Officer Darren Wilson. ...


Ferguson officer Darren Wilson who shot Michael Brown resigns

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 07:43

Ferguson officer Darren Wilson who shot Michael Brown resignsFerguson officer Darren Wilson has resigned in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, his attorney said Saturday.


Attorney: Ferguson officer Darren Wilson resigns in wake of fatal shooting of Michael Brown

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 07:27
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorney: Ferguson officer Darren Wilson resigns in wake of fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

Taxes on $59M Montana island estate protested

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 07:23
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A California real estate investor wants the state of Montana to lower his property tax bill by reducing the assessed value of a home he built on an island in Flathead Lake from $41.8 million to $9.8 million.

Poster of missing Ohio St player shown before game

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 06:58

This photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 and provided by Ohio State university shows college football player Kosta Karageorge in Columbus, Ohio. The mother of a missing Ohio State football player has told police he texted her about his prior concussions the morning he disappeared. A missing-person report filed with Columbus police Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, 2014, says Karageorge told his mother he was sorry if he was an embarrassment but concussions had his head messed up. The 6-foot-5 senior missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and has not been heard from. (AP Photo/Ohio State University, Jay LaPrete)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State's football stadium went silent Saturday as an announcer called out the name of a missing football player while a police poster seeking information on his disappearance appeared on the scoreboard.


Small plane lands on busway; pilot uninjured

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 06:54
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say the pilot of a single-engine plane escaped injury after making an emergency landing on a new busway in Connecticut.

Police: 5 arrested after boy hidden inside home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 06:49

child was found in a homeJONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Police found a 13-year-old boy hidden behind a false wall inside a home and arrested the boy's father and four other people who denied knowing anything about the teen, authorities said.


Obama buys 17 titles at independent bookstore

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 06:46

President Barack Obama, left, shops with his daughters, Sasha, center, and Malia, at Politics and Prose bookstore for "Small Business Saturday," on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tried to draw attention to independently owned businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, a day that is increasingly being marketed as one for deal-hungry consumers to remember to patronize these mom-and-pop outlets while doing their holiday shopping.


Teen shot in Wilmington charged with falsely reporting robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 06:25

Teen shot in Wilmington charged with falsely reporting robberyWilmington police say a 15-year-old boy who reported being shot during a robbery actually shot himself, and is now facing charges.


Police: NJ man fled crash to avoid yelling girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 06:11

 NJ man fled crash to avoid yelling girlfriendPolice in New Jersey say a man told officers he fled the scene of an auto accident because he "didn't want to deal with his girlfriend yelling at him."


Group demands Washington decrease wolf population

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 06:06
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A billboard campaign in Washington state aims to reignite a debate that splits the Pacific Northwest: Do wolves belong?