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Bighorn sheep dies after escaping from LA Zoo

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 10:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday and died after being struck by a driver who fled the scene, authorities said.

Three-year-old boy shot by playmate in Washington state: police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 10:27
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy in Washington state was shot in the mouth apparently by a 4-year-old playmate, law enforcement officials said. The boy had been playing with his neighbor late Friday at his family's Lake Stevens home, 35 miles north of Seattle, when his "father heard a loud noise coming from the bedroom," a Snohomish County Sheriff's Office statement said. The wounded boy's father told officers the bedroom door was locked and he forced it open, finding his son with a mouth injury. ...

Three-year-old boy shot by playmate in Washington state: police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 10:27
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy in Washington state was shot in the mouth apparently by a 4-year-old playmate, law enforcement officials said. The boy had been playing with his neighbor late Friday at his family's Lake Stevens home, 35 miles north of Seattle, when his "father heard a loud noise coming from the bedroom," a Snohomish County Sheriff's Office statement said. The wounded boy's father told officers the bedroom door was locked and he forced it open, finding his son with a mouth injury. ...

Man freed after 2 decades in prison to get $3.6M

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 09:22
NEW YORK (AP) — A man whose New York City murder conviction was overturned after he spent over 20 years in prison is getting $3.6 million from the state.

Cops: Dad errantly shoots, kills son while hunting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:43
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — Police say a father has accidentally shot and killed his adult son during a hunting trip in New Jersey.

Trump Taj Mahal offers to restore workers' health care

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:23

Trump Taj Mahal offers to restore workers' health careThe Trump Taj Mahal casino is offering to restore health insurance to its workers as part of a last-ditch effort to keep the struggling Atlantic City casino open.


1 dead after flames rip through condos in Horsham

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:17

1 dead after flames rip through condos in HorshamOfficials say one person was killed as flames tore through a condominium complex in Horsham Township, Montgomery County.


Missouri town on edge awaiting grand jury decision on police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:56

Woman stops to visit the memorial set up where Michael Brown was shot and killed in FergusonBy Daniel Wallis FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - An uneasy quiet settled over Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday evening after another day without a decision from a grand jury on whether to bring charges against a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teen. With the St. Louis suburb and the rest of the country waiting for an announcement, activists and police have been taking steps to avert more street violence. The Aug. 9 shooting triggered months of protests and a national debate over police violence. ...


Volunteer snow shovelers hit Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:55

Volunteers, led by the Old First Ward Community Association, gather for a shovel brigade coordinated by the City in BuffaloBy Aaron Ingrao BUFFALO (Reuters) - As temperatures near Buffalo, New York, rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbors clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding. More than 200 volunteers, called the Shovel Brigade Mob, armed themselves with shovels and headed into neighborhoods south of downtown Buffalo. The group said some residents were still stuck in their homes, days after a lake-effect system clobbered the region with up to seven feet of snow. ...


Florida State players, fans show support for shooting victims

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:49

Crime scene tape is seen in front of the library at Florida State University, in TallahasseeBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida State University football players wore commemorative stickers on their helmets for their home game against Boston College on Saturday, a show of support for three people injured on campus this week by a gunman who was later killed by police. Thousands of fans shared in the gesture with "FSU United" stickers as the university took the first steps toward returning to normal after the attack at the school's main library early Thursday morning. ...


Washington museum won't give up guns after all

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:42
LYNDEN, Wash. (AP) — A small museum in northwestern Washington says it won't be removing all of the weapons from its World War II exhibit, after all.

Bill Cosby says he does not have to 'answer to innuendos': report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:25

Actor Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New YorkLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby spoke out against a wave of sexual assault allegations but told a Florida publication he does not have to "answer to innuendos." Cosby, 77, spoke to the newspaper Florida Today on Friday, before performing his comedy routine at a theater in Melbourne, Florida. The comedian has refused to address questions about allegations made by a number of women who said he forced himself on them sexually, with some accusing him of drugging them first. ...


Boston bombing victim going home after amputation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:21
KATY, Texas (AP) — A woman injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing who had several surgeries before having part of her leg amputated recently was discharged from a rehab facility Saturday and has vowed to run the race next year.

Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:17

 Maine, Wisconsin, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon and Minnesota. During each election over the past 10 years, the lineup of top performers has been nearly the same. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America.


Florida sheriff's deputy killed in 'ambush attack' during house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 06:33
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida sheriff's deputy was killed and a fellow officer was wounded Saturday in an ambush while responding to a house fire in Tallahassee, law enforcement officials said.    The gunman was killed a short time later in a shootout with Tallahassee police officers, according to Leon County Sheriff's spokesman Deputy James McQuaig. Tallahassee police and fire officials responded with the two sheriff's deputies to a house fire about 10:15 a.m. local time on Saturday, he said. ...

Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 06:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.

University of Virginia suspends fraternal organizations in assaults probe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 06:29
(Reuters) - The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternal organizations until January after a magazine article described in detail an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the campus, the school said on Saturday. All fraternal organizations and associated social activities will shut down until Jan. 9, the beginning of the spring semester, so that students, faculty and alumni can address sexual assault and sexual violence on campus, said Teresa Sullivan, president of the prestigious state university, located in Charlottesville, about 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. ...

Three-year-old boy shot by playmate in Washington state -police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 06:22
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy in Washington state was shot in the mouth apparently by a 4-year-old playmate, law enforcement officials said. The boy had been playing with his neighbor late Friday at his family's Lake Stevens home, 35 miles north of Seattle, when his "father heard a loud noise coming from the bedroom," a Snohomish County Sheriff's Office statement said. The wounded boy's father told officers the bedroom door was locked and he forced it open, finding his son with a mouth injury. ...

Official: SD man kills 4, including self, wounds 1

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 06:09

This photo provided by the South Dakota Attorney General's office shows Colter Richard Arbach. Law enforcement officers in northeast South Dakota are looking for Arbach 22, in connection with the killing of four people and wounding of a fifth. The attorney general's office says the shooting happened early Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Sisseton. A news release says Arbach is armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Sisseton is on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, home to the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribe. (AP Photo/South Dakota Attorney General's office)A 22-year-old man apparently shot and killed three people and wounded a fourth at a home on a South Dakota Indian reservation before he killed himself early Saturday, authorities said.


Hard-working housekeeper pranked, receives surprise of her life

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 06:05

Hard-working housekeeper pranked, receives surprise of her lifeA housekeeper who has never taken a day off got the surprise of her life in an elaborate plan orchestrated by a TV show.