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AccuWeather: Winter Storm WARNING issued

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:41

 Winter Storm WARNING issuedMeteorologist David Murphy says rain will change to accumulating wet snow for much of the region during the day on Wednesday.


Pennsylvania Turnpike: 11 disciplined over porn

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:26
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission officials said Tuesday the agency has disciplined 11 people for using its email system to forward and receive pornography.

Suspect sexually assaulted Delaware teen, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:24

Suspect sexually assaulted Delaware teen, police sayA 24-year-old man is under arrest in Delaware, accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.


VW policy for Tenn. plant sets off labor scramble

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:11

FILE - In this July 12, 2013, photo, employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., work on the assembly of a Passat sedan. Volkswagen's recently unveiled "Community Organization Engagement" policy has set off a flurry of activity among both union supporters and opponents of on both sides of the Atlantic as they try to shape what could be a vital precedent for the UAW _ and for other German and Asian automakers with plants in the region.(AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — In rival camps located about a mile apart, both supporters and opponents of the United Auto Workers' efforts to unionize their first foreign auto plant in the South say a new labor policy at the Volkswagen factory is going to help them.


Tater Tots appealing to hipsters and home cooks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:07

This Nov. 17, 2014 photo shows Tater Tots in Concord, N.H. Proust had his madeleine, Phillip Casaceli has his deep-fried tater tots. "To me, what people are looking for is that iconic kind of Tater Tot that brings them back to their youth and I think that's really where ours separate us from the rest," said Casaceli. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)Tater Tots have come a long way from your school lunch tray.


Clergy protest grand jury decision near Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:05

Rev. Shaun Jones, assistant pastor at Mount Zion Baptist Church in St. Louis, chants with protesters as they occupy an intersection outside the St. Louis County Police Department headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Clayton, Mo., in response to the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Clergy and others who blocked morning traffic in the St. Louis suburb where the Ferguson grand jury decision was announced have ended their protest without any apparent arrests being made.


Trump seeks repayment of $150K in driveway rent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:58
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump is seeking to get back nearly $150,000 in rent he paid on a driveway leading to the now-closed Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City.

Nurse who had Ebola asks bridal shop for refunds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:51

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2014, file photo, Amber Vinson, 29, the Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola, speaks at a news conference after being discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Vinson is requesting refunds from the Ohio bridal shop she visited, but the store says the reimbursements aren’t feasible because it had to temporarily close and lost significant business. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is requesting refunds from the Ohio bridal shop she visited, but the store says the reimbursements aren't feasible because it had to temporarily close and lost significant business.


Police: Man annoyed by noise threw table at car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:51
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Police say a Maine man upset by the sound of a passing car's exhaust threw a table at the vehicle and then punched its teenage driver.

Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:49

In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, Shirin Vala, 65, who is an essential tremor patient, uses a Liftware Spoon to eat without spilling at her home in Oakland, Calif. Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing it’s money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Not surprisingly, the company that has brought the driverless car and Internet glasses is bringing a unique improvement to the utensils. Built with hundreds of algorithms, these specially designed spoons make it much easier for people with tremors and Parkinson’s Disease to eat without spilling. The spoons sense a shaking hand and make instant adjustments to stay balanced. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.


U.S. farm sector profits slump as expenses rise: USDA

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:37

Farm workers ride in an old pick-up truck during planting season on the Chino family farm in Rancho Santa Fe, CaliforniaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Net farm income in the United States is now forecast to be $96.9 billion, down 21 percent from a year ago and the lowest since 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The 2014 forecast was revised down sharply from $113.2 billion in August. The USDA said falling crop receipts and rising livestock receipts largely offset each other and that higher expenses were the main driver of the decline in net income. (Reporting by Ros Krasny; Editing by Bill Trott)


U.S. authorities need to build trust on race issues: U.N. rights chief

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:31

Jordan's Prince Zeid al-Hussein High Commissioner for Human Rights attends news conference at UN in GenevaGENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. authorities need to tackle a "deep and festering" mistrust in some sectors of the population and examine how race relations affect law enforcement, the U.N.'s human rights chief said on Tuesday. About a dozen buildings in surburban Ferguson, Missouri, burned overnight and police fired tear gas at protesters angry that a grand jury had cleared police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...


Double arm transplant recipient thanks doctors in Boston

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:24

Will Lautzenheiser hugs his partner Angel Gonzalez at a news conference to announce Lautzenheiser's successful double arm transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital in BostonBOSTON (Reuters) - A 40-year-old quadruple amputee on Tuesday thanked the Boston surgeons who performed a rare dual arm transplant on him last month and described the experience of getting the new limbs as surreal. Will Lautzenheiser, who lost his arms and legs to a streptococcal infection in 2011, said he has limited function in the new arms, which are encumbered by wrappings to help with healing. The arms were attached from an anonymous donor in a nine-hour operation at Brigham & Women's Hospital. ...


Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:24

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2014, file photo, handlers steer Thomas the Tank Engine and Paddington Bear balloons through the parking lot at CitiField in New York. The two balloons were taken for practice runs along with four other new character balloons in preparation for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thomas the Tank Engine will be the parade's largest balloon by helium volume and the one containing the most balloon fabric ever used on one character. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)NEW YORK (AP) — It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.


Ferguson police Officer Wilson thanks supporters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:16
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson has thanked those who have supported him since he shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown during a confrontation in August.

Man barricades himself inside VOA center

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:10
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say a man with a knife has barricaded himself in a Volunteers of American center.

PHOTOS: Protest in Philly over Ferguson decision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:58

 Protest in Philly over Ferguson decisionProtesters marched throughout Philadelphia in response to the grand jury's decision in the Ferguson case.


City Council subpoenas Boston University president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:58
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston City Council has taken the unusual step of issuing a subpoena to the president of Boston University to compel him to appear at a hearing on diversity at city colleges.

Andrew Card to lead Franklin Pierce University

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:54
RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card has been named Franklin Pierce University's fifth president.

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:46

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, file photo, watches are on display at Kmart in New York. The Friday after Thanksgiving has long been the day to grab the best bargains of the holiday shopping season. But new data from various companies that track the specials now say Thanksgiving is taking that crown, at least online. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.