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Dad who sang to dying infant son thanks mourners

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 15:06

This image from the memorial video for Ashley Picco and her son Lennon James shows Randy Roberts leading a prayer at the beginning of the service Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Loma Linda University Church in Loma Linda, Calif. (AP Photo/Loma Linda University Church, Picco Memorial)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A grieving father who sang the Beatles' ballad "Blackbird" as his infant son clung to life told mourners Saturday that he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers and support after a video of the tender moment gained widespread Internet attention.


Obama: US public not misled on health care law

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 14:55

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his news conference at the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — President Barack Obama says the American public was not misled about certain provisions of his health care law.


Parnell concedes in Alaska gubernatorial race

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:52

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2011 file photo, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell gestures while speaking about the nation's oil and gas policies at the National Press Club in Washington. Parnell conceded Saturday Nov. 15, 2014 in the state's gubernatorial race, issuing a statement a day after independent candidate Bill Walker was declared the winner. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell conceded the gubernatorial race Saturday, issuing a statement a day after independent challenger Bill Walker was declared the winner.


Chileans design a 'bike that can't be stolen'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:14

In this Nov. 8, 2014 photo, a rider pedals on a bike trail next to the “Yerka Project,” a prototype design for an “unstealable bike” in Santiago, Chile. Commuters in Latin America and elsewhere have been taking advantage of the construction of designated cycling lanes, storage racks and bike share programs to ditch cars for bikes, which are cheaper and environmentally friendly. The big setback is that they’re easy to steal. Now, three young Chilean engineers have set out to put a brake on that with a design that allows the rider to connect the tube seat with the lower pole so the bike can’t be stolen without breaking it. (AP Photo/Luis Andres Henao)SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — It's a bicyclist's dream: a bike that can't be stolen.


Crimefighters: Reward offered in armed robbery of Juniata business

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:12

 Reward offered in armed robbery of Juniata businessA reward is being offered to find the armed suspect who got away with thousands in the brazen robbery of a check cashing business in Philadelphia's Juniata section.


Army veteran dies of injuries after hotel assault in N. Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:11
(Reuters) - An Army veteran injured and burned during an assault in a North Carolina hotel room a week ago died of his injuries on Saturday, authorities said. Stephen Patrick White, 46, of Greensboro, was assaulted on Nov. 9, Greensboro police said. He died in hospital on Saturday. Police and firefighters found White unconscious and burned in a hotel room after responding to a fire alarm and reports of a man screaming at the city's Battleground Inn. Police arrested the man who was screaming, identified as Garry Joseph Gupton, 26. ...

U.S. official sees action on immigration before year-end

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:10

A woman holds a cluster of U.S. flags during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony in OaklandBy Andrea Shalal SIMI VALLEY Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to announce a series of executive actions on immigration issues before the end of the year, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said on Saturday, a move that could anger Republican lawmakers. Johnson told a conference at the Reagan Presidential Library that the current immigration system had serious problems and reforms were clearly needed. Given the failure of Congress to pass legislation, the Obama administration could resolve some issues under existing legal authorities, he said. ...


Man stabbed in possible road rage incident in Warminster

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:06

Man stabbed in possible road rage incident in WarminsterPolice are investigating a case of possible road rage after a man stabbed another driver at a busy intersection in Warminster, Bucks County.


Penn State president to review Freeh report on Sandusky scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:05

Penn State president to review Freeh report on Sandusky scandalPenn State's president announced his decision to finally review a report on the school's response to the Jerry Sandusky scandal.


Police: 14-year-old boy accidentally shot in Darby Township

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:00

 10-year-old boy accidentally shot with father's gun in Darby TownshipPolice say a 14-year-old boy in Darby Township, Delaware County, was sitting in an SUV when he was accidentally shot.


US Airways flight makes emergency landing en route to Philly

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 12:22

US Airways flight makes emergency landing en route to PhillyA US Airways flight en route to Philadelphia had to make an emergency landing after possibly losing an engine.


Surgeon with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 12:17

In this April 2014 photo provided by the United Methodist News Service, Dr. Martin Salia poses for a photo at the United Methodist Church's Kissy Hospital outside Freetown, Sierra Leone. Salia has tested positive for Ebola and will be flown, on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, to the Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha, Neb., for treatment. (AP Photo/United Methodist News Service, Mike DuBose) MANDATORY CREDITOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone arrived in Nebraska Saturday for treatment at a biocontainment unit where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated.


4 workers die after chemical leak at Texas plant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 12:10

This undated image shows a sign a a DePont Facility in Laporte, Texas. A chemical leak occurred around 4 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, inside an operations building at the DuPont facility, in La Porte, an industrial suburb 22 miles east of Houston. Four workers received medical treatment and a fifth employee remained missing after the chemical leak. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Marie D. De Jesus)LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — Four workers were killed and one was injured Saturday during a hazardous chemical leak at a DuPont industrial plant in suburban Houston, company officials said.


Georgia developer still trying to build coal plant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 12:06

In this Nov. 12, 2014 photo, a sign supporting the proposed Plant Washington, a coal-fire power plant, sits near the site where it would be built in Sandersville, Ga. Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel. The project, which is being developed by Allied Energy Services, is an outlier. If constructed, Plant Washington would be one of just two planned coal plants in the United States to dodge pending rules from President Barack Obama’s administration severely restricting carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon dioxide is the chief greenhouse gas blamed for global warming. Still, analysts question whether the estimated $2 billion project, which will be built near Sandersville, Georgia, makes financial sense right now. (AP Photo/Ray Henry)SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel.


U.S. Ebola victim Thomas Duncan remembered at memorial in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:54
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Family and friends remembered Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the United States to die from Ebola, at a memorial service in Dallas on Saturday. About three dozen mourners gathered for an intimate ceremony at Wilshire Baptist Church, where Duncan's fiancée Louise Troh, 54, is a member of the congregation. "I'm trying to find the right words to say about my son Eric on his funeral day," said Nowai Korkoya, Duncan's mother, in remarks read by a grandson. "It's hard to accept that you are no longer here Eric, my beautiful boy. ...

Police: Veteran beaten by man he met at bar dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:29
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An Army veteran beaten by a man he met at a bar died Saturday afternoon, nearly a week after being hospitalized with burns so bad that parts of both arms had to be amputated, police and his partner said.

Workers die after chemical leak at DuPont plant near Houston

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:27
(Reuters) - Four workers died and a fifth was hospitalized Saturday after a chemical leak at a DuPont facility near Houston, the company said. The workers were performing routine maintenance tasks at the company's manufacturing facility in La Porte, Texas, when the chemical, methyl mercaptan, began to leak at around 4 a.m. Central Time (5 a.m. ET), spokesman Aaron Woods said. Woods would not say how the company learned of the leak, but said that the Harris County Medical Examiner pronounced four of the workers dead at the scene. ...

New Jersey girl shot by brother playing with gun, mother charged

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:08

New Jersey girl shot by brother playing with gun, mother chargedPolice say the mother of the child was in the shower when her 12-year-old son found an unsecured 9MM handgun and accidentally shot his 9-year-old sister.


4 killed in chemical leak at Houston-area plant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 09:56

4 killed in chemical leak at Houston-area plantFour workers were killed and one was injured Saturday during a hazardous chemical leak at a suburban Houston industrial plant, DuPont officials said.


Washington state health exchange shuts down

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 09:15

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Nelly Kinsella demonstrates the Washington Healthplanfinder website, in Seattle. The Washington state health exchange is about to open its virtual doors for a second round of signing people up for insurance. The people who run the public-private partnership promise it will be easier this time around. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's health care exchange shut down after the first few hours of open enrollment Saturday as state officials and software engineers tried to resolve a problem with tax credit calculations.