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University of Delaware releases statement on student killed in crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:08

University of Delaware releases statement on student killed in crashOne person is dead and two others are in critical condition after a collision in Bear, Delaware.


US Steel to build new headquarters in Pittsburgh

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:04

This artist rendering provided Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 by United States Steel, Corp., depicts a proposed building that the company announced would become its company's world headquarters in Pittsburgh. The building would be part of the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins’ redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site. It would replace the current headquarters in the 64-story U.S. Steel Tower, downtown Pittsburgh's highest building. (AP Photo/United States Steel, Corp.)PITTSBURGH (AP) — United States Steel Corp. announced Monday it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site by the NHL's Penguins.


Glass shattering? Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:59

FILE - This Dec. 7, 2011 file photo shows former U.S. Defense Undersecretary Michele Flournoy, preparing for a bilateral meeting in Beijing, China. Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation.


Oregon police told to remove altered badge images backing Ferguson officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:58
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Portland's police chief ordered three officers on Monday to remove an image of the Oregon city's police badge from their Facebook pages that had been altered to show support for a policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. "I was alerted to these images this morning and immediately ordered their removal through the officers' chain of command. The image displayed does not represent this organization and was very inflammatory in nature," Police Chief Mike Reese said in a statement. ...

Teens punished for prank on autistic classmate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:58
CLEVELAND (AP) — Three teens who admitted to dumping urine, tobacco and spit on a 15-year-old autistic classmate during an ice bucket prank were ordered Monday to do community service and write apology letters to the victim and his family.

Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday bestowed America's highest civilian honor on trailblazers in the arts, sports and politics, along with a couple of entertainers who are among his personal favorites.

2 teenage victims named in Cleveland home shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:55
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two teenagers killed in shootings at a Cleveland home where a pregnant woman and her fetus also were killed.

Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:44

FILE - In this file Feb. 11, 2014 image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Mo., is officer Darren Wilson at a city council meeting in Ferguson. A grand jury said Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 that it has reached a decision about whether to indict Wilsoin in the shooting death of Michael Brown, according to a lawyer for Brown's family. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb.


Timeline: Ferguson, Missouri police shooting and investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:43
(Reuters) - A St. Louis County grand jury has reached a decision in the investigation into the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson, Missouri, policeman Darren Wilson in August, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said on Monday. The decision will be disclosed later on Monday. A timeline on the shooting and investigation follows. Aug. 9 - While driving a police SUV, Wilson encounters Brown and a friend of Brown walking down the street about midday. ...

Storm on menu for some Thanksgiving travelers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:42
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A nor'easter is expected to develop Wednesday along the East Coast just as millions of travelers are heading to their Thanksgiving destinations.

Son sought after woman run over, killed in Maine

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:40
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police say a man has run over and killed his mother in Maine and taken off, possibly out of state.

1 of 3 victims from FSU shooting is paralyzed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:39
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In the frantic moments at the Florida State University campus library last week, bullets struck 21-year-old student Farhan "Ronny" Ahmed three times, including a shot that severely damaged his spine and left him paralyzed from the waist down, his sister said on Monday.

Hagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defense secretary

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:38

Obama Announces Resignation Of Chuck Hagel As Defense SecretaryBy Phil Stewart and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the first major change to Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago, and Republicans, who now control both houses of Congress, are looking for a new approach from the White house. ...


U.S. Coast Guard to fly 193 wayward turtles from Boston to Florida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:36
BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it would transport 193 endangered sea turtles by plane from Massachusetts to Florida after they got trapped in frigid waters off Cape Cod. The rare Kemp's Ridley turtles are being treated for shock at a New England Aquarium animal care center in Quincy, 9 miles south of Boston, after being rescued by the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in recent days. ...

Security breach eyed at US embassy in Yemen

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:32
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating a potential security breach involving a corrupt U.S. embassy worker in Yemen who processed fraudulent visas that allowed several applicants to enter the United States, according to court papers filed in New York City.

Man sentenced in heroin death of Pickens' grandson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:31
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man will serve four months in prison after acknowledging in a plea deal with North Texas prosecutors that he caused the death of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens' grandson by injecting him with heroin.

Texas couples ask U.S. court to allow same-sex marriage in state

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:30
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Two same-sex couples filed a motion in federal court in San Antonio on Monday seeking enforcement of a judge's decision that would allow gay marriage in Texas. A federal judge ruled in February that the Texas state ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. But the judge declared a stay of the decision, meaning the ban stayed in effect. The case has gone to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has set a hearing for Jan. 9. ...

Salmonella in 10 states linked to raw sprouts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:28

Salmonella in 10 states linked to raw sproutsRaw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning in 10 states including Pennsylvania.


Florida 'warning shot' case ends in plea deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:27
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A woman accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was self-defense took a plea deal in a case that first got attention because her attorneys used Florida's "stand your ground" law in its defense, arguing that she feared for her life before discharging the weapon.

Governor's book gets scrutiny in immigration suit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:26
PHOENIX (AP) — A book by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that provides behind-the-scenes details of her handling of the state's 2010 landmark immigration law is facing scrutiny in a legal challenge of the contentious statute.