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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.

1 dead after flames rip through Horsham town homes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 05:43

1 dead after flames rip through condos in HorshamOfficials say one person was killed as flames tore through three town homes in Horsham Township, Montgomery County.

Correction: Wintry Weather story

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 05:35

Heavy equipment moves snow at the Central Terminal that was removed from south Buffalo neighborhoods after heavy lake-effect snowstorms on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Nov. 21 about the Buffalo snowstorms, The Associated Press reported erroneously that warmer temperatures could make the snow heavier. Warmer temperatures alone would not increase the snow's weight.

Activist Sharpton calls for probe into police shooting of NYC man

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 05:17

Reverend Al Sharpton speaks about the death of Akai Gurley at the National Action Network in HarlemBy Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton on Saturday called for an investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed man by a New York police officer inside a dark stairwell at a Brooklyn housing project. New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said the Thursday night shooting of Akai Gurley, 28, might have been unintentional, with the officer's gun accidentally discharging. ...

Woman who was raped, burned dies in Kansas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 05:04
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 36-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning, police said, just over a week after she was found in a Wichita park with severe burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head.

Obama's day off: Golf with baseball great Derek Jeter

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 05:00

U.S. President Obama signs two Presidential Memoranda associated with his Executive Actions on immigration from his office on Air Force One upon his arrival in Las VegasNORTH LAS VEGAS Nev. (Reuters) - Of all the more than 200 rounds of golf Barack Obama has played as president, his outing on Saturday will probably prove to be a highlight: Teeing it up with New York Yankees great Derek Jeter. Obama's foursome included Jeter, Brian Greenspun, who is owner of the Las Vegas Sun, and businessman and Democratic donor Stephen Cloobeck. They played at Shadow Creek Golf Club, an exclusive course owned by MGM Resorts International. Jeter retired from the Yankees in September after a Hall of Fame career. His golf game will likely need some improvement. ...

Storms raise hope in California drought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:56
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hours of steady rain Saturday from northern California's third winter storm in a week raised hopes that the state was moving out of its driest three years in history - while still deeply locked in drought.