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Officials: US Army soldier from South Carolina dies in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 11:23
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Army says a soldier from South Carolina has died during a non-combat incident at a military facility in Iraq.

US Citizen Among 27 Dead in Mali Hotel Attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 11:21
Gunmen have taken 170 people hostage at a hotel in the capital city of Mali, according to a Radisson representative.

Man hospitalized after Wilmington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 11:20

Man hospitalized after Wilmington shootingA 19-year-old man is hospitalized after a shooting in Wilmington.

Man who landed gyrocopter at Capitol pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 11:17

File photo of man taking pictures of a gyrocopter that was flown onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol as it is towed from the west front lawn in WashingtonA Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds to publicize campaign finance reform pleaded guilty on Friday to a reduced charge. Douglas Hughes, 62, a mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one felony count of operating as an airman without an airman's certificate. A date for Hughes's sentencing has not been set but his attorney, Mark Goldstone, asked Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to give him probation.

Man taken into custody after allegedly waving around sword inside Midtown Apple Store

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 10:45

 Man waved sword around inside Manhattan Apple StoreIt happened around 4 p.m. Friday at the 59th Street and 5th Avenue Apple Store location. Two NYPD officers were inside the store at the time and the man with the sword was taken into custody.

The Latest: Feds reject releasing video of fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 10:42

This undated photo released by his sister Javille Burns shows Jamar Clark, who was fatally shot in a confrontation with police on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Minneapolis. The state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Wednesday, Nov. 18, which is leading an outside investigation of Sunday's fatal shooting of the unarmed black man, released the names of two Minneapolis police officers involved as Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze. (Jamar Clark/Javille Burns via AP)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked days of demonstrations (all times local):

Parts of Midwest see 1st snowstorm of the season

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 10:37

People walk about as first snow of the year falls, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The National Weather Service says heavy snowfall was expected Friday afternoon into early Saturday in parts of northwest and north central Iowa. Meteorologist Kevin Skow says the heaviest snow ban is expected to fall from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, down to Dubuque. (Brian Powers/The Des Moines Register via AP) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDITPIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The first significant wintry storm of the season began making its way across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest on Friday, leading to slick roads in some areas.

Hotel attack in Mali's capital leaves at least 20 dead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 10:36

Hotel attack in Mali's capital leaves at least 20 deadIslamic extremists armed with guns and grenades stormed the Radisson hotel in Mali's capital Friday.

Chipotle E. coli outbreak reaches six states, shares tumble

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 10:31

Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in San Francisco, CaliforniaBy Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 40 people have fallen ill with E. coli food poisoning after eating at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in six different states, federal health officials said on Friday, sending shares of the burrito chain to an 18-month low. The outbreak expanded with new Chipotle-linked E. coli cases reported in California, Ohio, New York and Minnesota, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The CDC said 45 people got sick from the E. coli O26 outbreak strain, and of those, 43 reported eating at Chipotle.

Reservation loses funding for suicide prevention program

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 10:24
PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — The only suicide prevention outreach program on a South Dakota Indian reservation where at least 20 people have killed themselves this year will end in December due to lack of funding, tribal officials said Friday.

Missouri students want to help pick new university leaders

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 10:24

Concerned Student 1950 member Shelbey Parnell speaks during a Board of Curators listening session on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Columbia, Mo. Students laid out concerns and suggestions about dealing with racial issues on campus. (Daniel Brenner/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Some University of Missouri students told the system's governing board Friday that they want to play a part in deciding who will be the next chancellor at the flagship campus in Columbia and the next president of the university system, and said the school needs more faculty of color.

The Latest: Snow, ice covering roads in northwest Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 10:14

Bridger Wagner, 3, plays in the snow in front of his house during the first snow of the season Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Joe Ahlquist/The Argus Leader via AP)The latest developments in a storm bringing snow to parts of the Midwest. All times local:

Pregnant woman fatally stabbed; baby survives attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 10:04
NEW YORK (AP) — A 22-year-old pregnant woman was stabbed to death on Friday in a New York City apartment and investigators have a suspect into custody.

Passenger removed from Gov. Christie's flight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 09:51

Passenger removed from Gov. Christie's flightGov. Chris Christie was traveling from San Francisco to Boston when a passenger had to be removed from the plane before takeoff.

Georgia to hire auditing firm after voters' data released

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 09:41
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state said Friday that he will hire auditing firm Ernst & Young to review the entire office, days after a lawsuit revealed that news media and political parties had received the Social Security numbers and other personal information about Georgia's 6 million voters.

Protesters call for peace at vigil for slain Minneapolis man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 09:35

Protesters keep warm near a fire pit in the street outside the Black Lives Matter encampment, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in front of the Minneapolis Police Department's Fourth Precinct in Minneapolis. The fatal shooting of Jamar Clark, a black man, by a Minneapolis police officer, has pushed racial tensions in the city's small but concentrated minority community to the fore, with the police precinct besieged by the makeshift encampment and many protesters. A candle light vigil was planned for the evening. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered outside a Minneapolis police precinct on a cold Friday night to call for peace and release of videos after a black man was fatally shot by an officer.

Obama plea to Supreme Court: Save my immigration plan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 09:34

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) during a town hall meeting at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Obama urged young people in predominantly Muslim Malaysia on Friday to reject the “terrible vision” that drove the Paris attacks, offering an alternative vision in which traditional cultures coexist with a diverse modern world. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration appealed to the Supreme Court Friday to rescue its plans to shield from deportation millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Concealed-carry applications surge in Pa. since Paris attacks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 09:32

Concealed-carry applications surge in Pa. since Paris attacksIn the aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris, some Pennsylvania counties have seen a sharp surge in concealed-carry gun permit applications.

PHOTOS: Most Wanted DUI fugitives in Montgomery County

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 09:26

 Most Wanted DUI fugitives in Montgomery CountyAs the holiday travel season begins, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department is looking to get these fugitive DUI offenders off the road.

QB Mark Sanchez to start for Eagles against Tampa Bay

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 09:21

QB Mark Sanchez to start for Eagles against Tampa BayMark Sanchez will start at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in place of injured Sam Bradford.