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Winners and losers under Obama's immigration plan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 01:09

Yulexi Plata, 14, speaks about her hopes for immigration policy during an interview in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. While the high school freshman was born in the United States and is a U.S. citizen, both of her parents are from Mexico and are living in Alabama without proper documentation. Plata hopes a new policy will allow her parents to remain in the United States and ease her fears that they will be deported. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Barack Obama unveiled one of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system in decades, shielding millions from deportation.

AccuWeather: Gradual Warming This Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 01:00

 Gradual Warming This WeekendMeteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking record warmth on the way Monday.

California Indian casinos embroiled in turmoil

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:45

This photo taken Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, shows the shuttered Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold, Calif. Federal officials closed the casino in October citing safety reasons when an armed faction of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians launched a raid, attempting to take control of the casino. Experts say historical factors and a recent influx of money, which provides income, jobs, housing and benefits to many tribal members, has helped spark such internal friction among tribes. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to controlling California's flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state.

3 years later: No charges in missing toddler case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:09

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Trista Reynolds shows Ayla Reynolds, her two-year-old daughter, who went missing on Dec. 16, 2011 from her father's home in Waterville, Maine. Three years after Ayla's disappearance, her mother Trista Reynolds wants prosecutors to bring lesser charges if they can’t prove a homicide. Maine has no statute of limitations for homicide and there’s a six-year limit for other felonies. But the limit is only three years on lesser charges. (AP Photo/Trista Reynolds, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The blood found throughout the home where Ayla Reynolds was last seen nearly three years ago is all her mother needs to demand charges — any charges — be brought against the child's father and two other adults who were with the toddler the night she disappeared, setting off the largest investigation in Maine's history.

Young patients share in a special Phillies sleepover

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:06

Young patients share in a special Phillies sleepoverSeveral young patients from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia turned in their hospital gowns and rooms for Phillies themed pajamas and a night at the ballpark.

Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:04

 that the president is granting amnesty to millions, and exceeding his constitutional authority in the process. Beyond that, their hopes of reversing his policies appear to be either a years-long lawsuit or the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment.

Race weekend steps off in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 22:47

Race weekend steps off in Philadelphia30,000 competitors are expected to take part in Saturday's Rothman 8k and Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon races.

FBI arrests two would-be Ferguson bomb suspects: law enforcement source

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 22:25

An activist artist pastes images, part of the #AllHandsOnDeck project by artist Damon Davis, on top of boarded-up businesses in FergusonBy Daniel Wallis FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday and charged with federal firearms offenses, a law enforcement official told Reuters. Word of the arrests, reported by a number of media outlets Friday, came ahead of the grand jury's widely anticipated decision on whether the white police officer who fatally shot Brown, an unarmed black teenager, should be indicted on criminal charges. The Aug. ...

Fire in sports bar spreads to vacant homes in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:55

Fire in sports bar spreads to vacant homes in KensingtonOfficials say a fire that started in a sports bar spread to two vacant homes in Philadelphia 's Kensington section early Saturday morning.

2 men sought in Upper Darby home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:53

2 men sought in Upper Darby home invasionPolice are looking for two men who forced their way into an Upper Darby, Pennsylvania home early Saturday morning.

Mother's death leads NFL player to fight domestic abuse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:06

 Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee TitansBy Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay remembers arriving at the hospital as a confused 7-year-old trying to understand why members of his family were sobbing uncontrollably. He soon learned that his mother had been shot in the back three times. The assailant, Gay's stepfather, shot himself in the head, the .38 caliber revolver landing between the bodies. Gay's mother, Carolyn Hall, was alive for five hours at the hospital before succumbing, while her husband died instantly. ...

Window washer falls onto car in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 16:30

A Toyota Camry has a caved in roof after a window washer fell at least 11 stories onto the moving vehicle in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Police say the San Francisco window washer survived the falling on Friday. (AP Photo/Lisa Leff)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A worker who fell 11 stories from a San Francisco building onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street survived but was in critical condition.

Police: Client arrested in escort's 2007 killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 16:27

This undated law enforcement booking photo provided by the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff's Office shows Lester Ralph Jones. Investigators said they have arrested Jones in the killing of a Colorado woman who led a double life as a devoted mom and a paid escort before she disappeared in 2007. Police on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 arrested Jones, 63, on charges of murder, kidnapping and arson in the death of 34-year-old Paige Birgfeld, of Grand Junction, Colo. Birgfeld's remains were found in a dry creek bed in 2012. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation's cold-case team was assigned the case. (AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Office)DENVER (AP) — A single mother who vanished from western Colorado more than seven years ago led a double life as a paid escort with many unsavory clients, investigators say.

Classroom sex abuse case to cost nearly $140M

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 16:25

Plaintiffs' attorney John Manly, right, with co-counsel Luis Carrillo, left, talks to reporters outside Los Angeles Superior Court Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, following the settlement of litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of lewd conduct against his students. The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation in the deal involving 81 students, ending a legal saga that began when Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt was arrested in 2012 and accused of blindfolding students and feeding them his semen on cookies. Plaintiff’s lawyers had planned to present evidence suggesting the school district was aware of sexual misconduct by Berndt three decades ago but failed to act until a photo processor at a pharmacy contacted police about film Berndt dropped off that showed pictures of blindfolded children and being fed some substance. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once lawyers began digging into Mark Berndt's past, they discovered a three-decade pattern of odd behavior and complaints about the teacher that school administrators either missed or ignored.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 16:02
"In the days ahead, the people's house will rise to this challenge. We will not stand idle as the president undermines the rule of law in our country and places lives at risk. ... He's damaging the presidency itself." — House Speaker John Boehner as Republicans struggled for a response on President Barack Obama's plan to reform immigration policy.

Officials prepare for Ferguson grand jury decision, urge calm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 14:39

Protesters gather for candle light vigil, protesting over the August 9 police shooting of Michael Brown, outside the Ferguson Police Department in FergusonBy Daniel Wallis FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police and protest organizers laid the groundwork on Friday for steps to avert street violence once a St. Louis-area grand jury decides whether to indict the white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August. Against the backdrop of heightened tension, the FBI arrested two men suspected of buying explosives they intended to detonate during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, a law enforcement official told Reuters. ...

Highlights from report on Newtown school shooter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 14:11
Some highlights from Friday's 114-page report from the Connecticut Office of Child Advocate that looked into the history of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza:

Boy who fell from cliff wakes from induced coma

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:56
BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) — The father of a 4-year-old boy who survived a 230-foot fall from a seaside cliff in Bodega Bay says his child has awakened from an induced coma.

Teacher charged, on leave for dragging student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:54
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A Central California physical education teacher was charged with a misdemeanor and put on leave after he tried to drag a 14-year-old girl across the concrete and into the high school's pool.

Investigation: Dangers of overcrowded taxi cabs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:53

 Dangers of overcrowded taxi cabsAn Action News hidden camera investigation caught taxi drivers in Atlantic City overcrowding their cabs in an effort to make money. It's an illegal practice that could be putting passengers in a dangerous situation.