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CR-V is America's most fuel-efficient SUV

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:14

This undated product imaged provided by Honda shows the 2015 Honda CR-V. (AP Photo/Honda)America's best-selling sport utility vehicle for a decade, the Honda CR-V, is an even smarter buy for 2015 with added features, updated styling and improved fuel economy.


Foster dad pleads guilty in hot car death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:13
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A foster dad pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter for leaving a 10-month-old girl inside a sweltering car outside of his house in July while he and his partner smoked marijuana.

Hiker took cell phone photos of bear before fatal New Jersey mauling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:10

BEAR ATTACK1(Reuters) - A hiker who was mauled to death by a black bear in September took photos of the lumbering animal just before the fatal attack in a heavily wooded area of northern New Jersey, police said Wednesday. Authorities in West Milford have released the photos taken from the cell phone of Darsh Patel, 22, of Edison, New Jersey, just before what experts said was a rare attack on a human by a black bear. Patel's phone was found in the woods where he was hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve, about 40 miles northwest of New York City, with a bite mark through it, police said. ...


Hiker took cell phone photos of bear before fatal New Jersey mauling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:10

BEAR ATTACK1(Reuters) - A hiker who was mauled to death by a black bear in September took photos of the lumbering animal just before the fatal attack in a heavily wooded area of northern New Jersey, police said Wednesday. Authorities in West Milford have released the photos taken from the cell phone of Darsh Patel, 22, of Edison, New Jersey, just before what experts said was a rare attack on a human by a black bear. Patel's phone was found in the woods where he was hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve, about 40 miles northwest of New York City, with a bite mark through it, police said. ...


Midday Glance: Silver companies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:03
Shares of some top silver companies are down at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.03 or 1.1 percent, to $2.58. Pan American Silver Corp. fell $.37 or 3.5 percent, to $10.22. Silver Standard Resources Inc. ...

Trucker charged in I-78 crash that killed 3 people

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:49

Trucker charged in I-78 crash that killed 3 peopleA truck driver is facing a number of charges following a crash on Interstate 78 back in May that left three people dead.


Omaha zoo announces birth of rare white lion cub

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:46

In this photo provided Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 by the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium a white male cub nurses at the Omaha, Neb., zoo. Zoo officials say the cub is one of three born late last week, two boys and one girl, to Ahadi, one of the zoo's lionesses. (AP Photo/Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha zoo officials say one of its lionesses has given birth to a rare white cub.


Banker who lived to 109 credited unlisted number

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:43
JERMYN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania banker and philanthropist who said the key to his longevity was having an unlisted phone number has died at age 109.

U.S. Ebola survivors say thankful for 'second chance'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:37

Amber Vinson hugs caregivers before her release from Emory University Hospital in AtlantaBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six of the nine Ebola patients treated in the United States in recent months met for the first time on Wednesday, saying their ordeals fighting the virus have not dampened their desire to help others and that they are grateful to be alive. Speaking together in an interview on NBC's "Today" show, they said while they have experienced some stigma following their treatments, they also have seen many acts of kindness. "There's been a mix, there's been a lot of scrutiny," said Dr. ...


Man dead after stabbing in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:33

Man dead after stabbing in North PhiladelphiaA man is dead after a stabbing on Wednesday morning in North Philadelphia.


See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:29

In this Nov. 6, 2014 photo, Shelah Barr of Happy Hounds Massage gives a massage to Dewie, 2, at the home of Laurie Ubben in San Francisco. Practitioners say massage can be a preventive measure for younger animals and rehabilitative for older ones by boosting flexibility, circulation and immunity. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)PHOENIX (AP) — Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting.


At 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:29

In this Nov. 20, 2014 photo, Dr. John Fankhauser, left, shows his temperature reading to Carmel Clements, right, a supervising nurse with the Mecklenburg County Health Department, outside his temporary home at the SIM headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Fankhauser is one of the more than 2,600 people who have undergone the 21-day ritual ordered by the federal government to guard against cases of Ebola from slipping into the country from West Africa. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)NEW YORK (AP) — For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina, watching movies, playing cards and huddling around a fire pit — with no other campers around.


US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,208

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:24
As of Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at least 2,208 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

Judgment in favor of retired ATF agent voided

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:18
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has voided his earlier ruling that favored a retired federal agent who alleged the government breached a settlement of a complaint that threats made against him weren't properly examined after his undercover investigation of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

Man wounded after several shots fired in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:16

Man wounded after several shots fired in WilmingtonPolice say a man was left wounded after several shots were fired in Wilmington, Delaware Wednesday morning.


VIDEO: Vernon Odom reports on the snowy holiday travel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:07

 Vernon Odom reports on the snowy holiday travelOne of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges.


VIDEO: John Rawlins reports on PennDOT's snow efforts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:07

 John Rawlins reports on PennDOT's snow effortsPennDOT was working hard to stay ahead of the storm Wednesday as snow began to fall across the region.


UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos to step down

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:05
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos plans to step down after more than four years of traveling the world to get aid to victims of natural disasters and conflicts from Syria to Central African Republic.

Vernon Odom reports on the snowy holiday travel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:05

 Vernon Odom reports on the snowy holiday travelOne of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges.


AccuWeather Maps: Tracking today's snow

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:02

 Tracking today's snowAccuWeather has updated information on Wednesday's storm track and expected snowfall.