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Dann Cuellar's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade preview

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:30

Dann Cuellar's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade previewDann Cuellar takes us on a special behind the scenes preview of the annual 6abc/Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade.

VIDEO: Chad Pradelli reports on snow in Lehigh Valley

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:19

 Chad Pradelli reports on snow in Lehigh ValleyThe strongest punch of wintry weather was in the Lehigh Valley.

Fake doctor gets 23 years for sex assault on 9-year-old Colorado girl

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:13
By Keith Coffman (Reuters) - A Colorado man convicted of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl while posing as an immigration facility doctor to gain access to her family's home was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years to life in prison, prosecutors said. Kenneth Dean Lee, 58, was convicted in August of sexual assault on a child, kidnapping, false imprisonment, burglary, criminal impersonation and invasion of privacy charges, the Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office said in a statement. ...

Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:40

A protester is arrested outside of the St. Louis city hall Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in St. Louis. Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more state militia into Ferguson on Tuesday, after a night of protests and rioting over a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.

FedEx Freight workers in Louisville vote against union membership

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:29
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Drivers at a Louisville facility of FedEx Corp's trucking unit voted on Wednesday against union representation, dealing a blow to a concerted effort by the Teamsters to unionize the Memphis-based company. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has won three secret ballot petitions at FedEx Freight since the beginning of October, its first ever wins against FedEx. But the union has also lost three ballots and withdrawn three others. The Teamsters have also recently targeted Con-way Freight, a unit of logistics firm Con-way. (Reporting By Nick Carey)

Affidavit: US man kept Syria travel plot secret

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:16
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State group had left some clues on Facebook that authorities said hinted at radical ideals but was still able to hide weeks of planning from his parents, according to recently unsealed court documents.

U.S. judge puts Arizona's 'revenge porn' bill on hold

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:03
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday put on hold enforcement of Arizona's "revenge porn" law that made it a felony to post online nude images of others without their consent, after a rights group said the measure was too broad and state attorneys agreed it should be revisited.     U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton's order came at the request of the state attorney general's office and the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing booksellers, newspapers and others in a federal lawsuit against the law. ...

Man shot 4 times in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:26

Man shot 4 times in Newark, DelawareAuthorities say a man was found shot multiple times in Newark, Delaware.

San Diego State fraternities halt parties after anti-rape march fracas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:55
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Fraternities and sororities at San Diego State University have suspended all social activities until their members undergo sexual assault prevention training after disturbances erupted during an anti-rape march, a university official said on Wednesday. "We've got a problem - there's a problem at universities all across the country - with sexual assault and so we are supportive of this decision by the Greek community," university spokesman Greg Block said in announcing the move. ...

Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

Autopsy suggests beheading victim fought back

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:47
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An autopsy shows the woman who was beheaded at an Oklahoma food-processing plant apparently tried to fight off her attacker, who had a serrated cooking knife.

Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:37

FILE - This handout file photo taken Sept. 2, 2014, provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a 39-year-old woman, the first participant enrolled in VRC 207, receiving a dose of the investigational NIAID/GSK Ebola vaccine at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. The experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday. The vaccine is designed to spur the immune system’s production of anti-Ebola antibodies, and people developed them within four weeks of getting the shots at the National Institutes of Health. Half of the test group received a higher-dose shot, and those people produced more antibodies, said the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (AP Photo/NIAID, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.

Sharpton gathers families of 3 men killed by cops

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:35

Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, second from right, hugs Kimberly Michelle Ballinger, the domestic partner of Akai Gurley, while Al Sharpton, left, speaks at the National Action Network headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. On the day before Thanksgiving, Sharpton brought together the families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Akai Gurley, all black men recently killed by police officers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown and relatives of two other unarmed black men killed by police officers joined hands with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday and prayed for justice amid days of protests over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who killed Brown.

East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:20

Cars make their way through the Washington bridge in New YorkBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel. The nor'easter that formed over the Gulf of Mexico brought rain to cities including New York and Boston. Higher elevations in New England will see about a foot of snow, National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Orrison said on Wednesday. "Either way, travel is not going to be in a good state," Orrison said. ...

4 people shot at Pennsylvania mall barbershop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:10
READING, Pa. (AP) — Four people have been shot at an eastern Pennsylvania strip mall barbershop where another shooting happened a day earlier.

Humane Society offers reward in Alaska dog hanging

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:04
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward for information about the death of a dog in Alaska that was found hanging from a tree with its throat slashed, the organization said Wednesday.

Homeless man beaten to death in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:55
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say they are looking for a group of "cowards" who beat a homeless man to death as he slept in an alley in downtown San Francisco.

Missing woman found dead, stepfather charged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:51
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting his stepdaughter and burying the 33-year-old woman in his yard.

Police identify man found after Ferguson car fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:47
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say that a 20-year-old man whose dead body was found inside a car in Ferguson, Missouri, after riots erupted had been intentionally set on fire.

Arizona appeals panel rules no secret testimony in Arias murder case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:45

Jodi Arias speaks to defense attorney Jennifer Willmott in the Maricopa County Superior Courtroom in PhoenixBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona appeals court tossed out a ruling on Wednesday by a judge presiding over the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias to allow a witness to testify out of the public eye. Arias, who faces the death penalty, was found guilty at a sensational trial last year of killing her 30-year-old ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix-area home. He had been stabbed multiple times, his throat had been slashed and he had been shot in the face. ...