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Health care push comes to bars, nail salons

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 21:03

Enroll America organizer Neil Rickett visits restaurants and bars to make a pitch for health coverage to bartenders, waitresses and other staffers, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Philadelphia. Nail salons, mosques and bars are just a few of the places where the pitch for health care coverage can be heard. As the second sign-up period under President Barack Obama’s health care law begins Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, advocates are employing new tactics and expanding old ones to reach people who need insurance. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The pitch for health care coverage is being made at nail salons, pizzerias, mosques and even bars.


'I Love Ferguson' signs, T-shirts lift morale in protest-hit town

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 21:03

A sign is seen on a street before the verdict by the grand jury in the indictment of Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, MissouriBy Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, bear two hallmarks of the months of sometimes violent protests that followed the August police shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. One is boarded-up shop windows, the other, ever-present "I Love Ferguson" signs, T-shirts and stickers. The signs were dreamed up by the city's former mayor, Brian Fletcher, 55, a week after the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown provoked rioting in which businesses were burned out. ...


Removal of PNB letters under way; road closures announced

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 20:51

All PNB letters removed; road closures in effectFor the second time in three months, demolition crews are focusing their attention on the top of a landmark building in Center City Philadelphia.


Hopes and fears as health law sign-up season opens

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 19:51

FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, Loretha Cager talks with an applicant at MNSure's call center in St. Paul, Minn. When MNsure launched Oct. 1, 2013, the help line had only 22 staffers, who were quickly overwhelmed by frustrated shoppers. More than 300 call center workers will be standing by this year, and more than 1,000 trained "assisters" will be available statewide to provide free in-person help to anyone needing guidance in signing up for the first time or renewing. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)WASHINGTON (AP) — The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health overhaul opened, with hopes that this time consumers will have a positive experience. Obama says about a half-million people logged into the federal government's website on Saturday, the first day of open enrollment.


Bill Cosby faces allegations of sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 19:47

 Bill Cosby won't address allegationsBill Cosby's upcoming appearance on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" has been canceled amid a growing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in past decades.


Tale of 2 QBs when Eagles and Packers meet

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 19:30

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Hagel: US needs game-changing military innovation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 17:36

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addresses the media at the Airman's Event during his visit to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. The Pentagon will spend an additional $10 billion to correct deep problems of neglect and mismanagement within the nation's nuclear forces, Hagel declared Friday, pledging firm action to support the men and women who handle the world's most powerful and deadly weapons. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom)SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Wary of a more muscular Russia and China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the Pentagon will make a new push for fresh thinking about how the U.S. can keep and extend its military superiority despite tighter budgets and the wear and tear of 13 years of war.


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.