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PHOTOS AND VIDEOS: Incredible snow in Buffalo

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:36

 Massive snowfall in Buffalo and upstate New YorkIncredible photos and videos of the massive snowfall in Buffalo and Upstate New York from people posting on social media.


Up to 5 feet of snow in Buffalo; 3 more feet possible

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:35

Up to 5 feet of snow in Buffalo; 3 more feet possibleA new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day on Thursday, piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done.


Pot smoke triggers fire alarm at Princeton

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:53
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — It was a case of higher learning that triggered a fire alarm and forced the evacuation of 100 students from a Princeton University dormitory.

Tribal police make arrest in casino chips theft

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:31
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Tribal police in Connecticut have charged one of two suspects linked to the theft of $7,000 of gambling chips from a casino customer before punching the patron during his escape.

Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:16

FILE- This Oct. 27, 2014, file photo shows barbecue spiced turkey in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead, File)Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but — and here's something you can be truly thankful for — it probably won't empty your wallet.


Arizona sues General Motors, says it hid safety defects

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:59

Arizona Attorney General Horne speaks about weapons and drugs seized from Sinaloa cartel during "Operation Pipeline Express" at a news conference in Phoenix(Reuters) - Arizona State filed a lawsuit against General Motors Co , claiming the carmaker put the public at risk by concealing safety defects to avoid the cost of recalls.


Judge allows Port Authority toll increase

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:54
NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists will soon pay more to use the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's bridges and tunnels.

Two armed men rob gas station on camera in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:32

Two armed men rob gas station on camera in BensalemTwo robbers held up a gas station on Street Road in Bensalem, and it was all caught on camera.


Baggage handlers to strike at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:51

Baggage handlers to strike at Philadelphia International AirportAirplane passengers traveling through Philadelphia International Airport Thursday will have to add extra time to their journey.


Officer injured in 3-vehicle crash in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:34

Officer injured in 3-vehicle crash in GermantownA Philadelphia police officer was injured in a three-vehicle crash in the city's Germantown section early Thursday morning.


3 wounded, gunman killed in shooting at Florida State University library

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:34

3 wounded, gunman killed in shooting at Florida State University libraryFlorida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early Thursday in a shooting that left three others wounded.


Colorado man accused of wife's murder marked spot with X on map

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:29
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado man accused of killing his wife by pushing her off a cliff had a map with an "X" marking the spot where she fell to her death, unsealed court records show. Harold Henthorn, 58, was indicted this month for first-degree murder in the slaying of his wife, Toni Henthorn, who plunged 120 feet (37 meters) to her death at Rocky Mountain National Park in Sept. 2012. He pleaded not guilty last week. The existence of the map was disclosed in an arrest warrant affidavit unsealed on Wednesday, a copy of which was published online by Denver TV station KCNC. ...

Colorado man accused of wife's murder marked spot with X on map

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:29
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado man accused of killing his wife by pushing her off a cliff had a map with an "X" marking the spot where she fell to her death, unsealed court records show. Harold Henthorn, 58, was indicted this month for first-degree murder in the slaying of his wife, Toni Henthorn, who plunged 120 feet (37 meters) to her death at Rocky Mountain National Park in Sept. 2012. He pleaded not guilty last week. The existence of the map was disclosed in an arrest warrant affidavit unsealed on Wednesday, a copy of which was published online by Denver TV station KCNC. ...

Human rights groups release anti-surveillance tool

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:23
BERLIN (AP) — Four human rights groups have released a tool that lets users check whether their computer has been infected with surveillance software.

Human rights groups release anti-surveillance tool

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:23
BERLIN (AP) — Four human rights groups have released a tool that lets users check whether their computer has been infected with surveillance software.

After guilty plea, BGF leader looms over trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:22

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, a corrections officer stands near a gate at Baltimore City Detention Center in Baltimore. Inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, gang members used smuggled cellphones, dealt drugs and had sex with corrupt guards — several of whom they impregnated — who helped them as they ran operations of the Black Guerilla Family, according to court papers in a case alleging widespread corruption at the state-run facility. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, FIle)BALTIMORE (AP) — It seems Tavon "Bulldog" White is still in control, but this time it's from the witness stand rather than behind bars.


Police: Gunman killed after shooting at FSU

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:16

3 wounded, gunman killed in shooting at Florida State University libraryFlorida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early Thursday in a shooting that left three others wounded as hundreds studying inside the library fled or took cover in panic.


'Booze Traveler' host explores how world drinks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 17:03

In this April 19, 2014 photo released by the Travel Channel, Jack Maxwell, left, helps deliver the popular fermented beverage boza in Istanbul, Turkey. Maxwell, of Boston, will host "Booze Traveler," where he explores places, customs and cultures behind drinks around the globe. The program debuts Sunday, Nov. 24 on the Travel Channel. (AP Photo/Travel Channel)BOSTON (AP) — Jack Maxwell drinks for a living.


Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 16:57

FILE - A worker walks into Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., in this July 29, 2009 file photo. Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market. The five-year alliance was announced Wednesday Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuima, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market.


Immigrants face major hurdles in signing up to new Obama plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 16:53

A woman holds a cluster of U.S. flags during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony in OaklandBy Lawrence Hurley and Mica Rosenberg WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's televised address to the nation on Thursday may prove the easiest part of his controversial plan to relax U.S. immigration policy. Implementing it will be difficult and many people may never benefit, warn immigration lawyers. Sources close to the administration say Obama will announce that some parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents are to be given a reprieve from deportation. Up to 5 million people could benefit from the move. ...