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Teacher placed on leave for using racial epithet in lesson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 20:33
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Newport News, Virginia, high school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after using a racial epithet while discussing the use of derogatory names.

Federal judge in Philly OKs $50 million Comcast settlement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 20:26
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia has approved a $50 million class-action settlement between cable TV giant Comcast and its customers.

Catching up with Anne-Marie Slaughter on work-life balance

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 20:25

 Women, Men, Work, Family," by Anne-Marie Slaughter. (Random House via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Anne-Marie Slaughter is back on the train from her home in Princeton, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C., but only a couple of days a week and in a new capacity: private-sector big thinker on foreign politics and family policy in the digital age.

Giant pumpkin stolen from South Dakota yard in 'brazen' move

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 20:04
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Matthew Murraine wants to know who swiped his 100-pound pumpkin.

Wax figure of Francis causes confusion in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 20:03

In this photo provided by Hillary Karsten, a wax likeness of Pope Francis is driven through the streets of New York City, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 as Pope Francis himself was heading toward St. Patrick’s Cathedral to give an evening prayer service. The likeness itself can be seen at Madame Tassaud’s in New York City. (Courtesy of Hillary Karsten via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A publicity stunt featuring a life-size wax figure of Pope Francis appearing to wave from the back of a convertible caused some confusion before the real pontiff showed up in New York City.

More road, SEPTA station closures go into effect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 19:29

More road, SEPTA station closures go into effectAs of 6:00 a.m. Friday, pedestrians must go through metal detectors to enter the secure perimeter established in Center City in advance of Pope Francis' visit.

Customers line up for new iPhone in Ardmore

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 18:55

Customers line up for new iPhone in ArdmoreAbout two dozen customers lined up early Friday morning in Ardmore, Pennsylvania to get their hands on the new iPhone.

Christian right summit speakers list: Trump yes, Jeb no

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 18:09

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Trump talks with fellow candidate Bush during a commercial break at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in ClevelandWhen several thousand Christian conservative activists gather in Washington on Friday, they will hear from Donald Trump and seven other Republican presidential candidates. Bush, who was not invited to the Values Voter Summit last year, was not able to attend this year, his campaign said. A Bush spokeswoman said he had offered to send a video message to the event, but a summit spokesman said the offer was declined.

Majority of Americans support Pope's call for action on climate: poll

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 18:06
A majority of Americans agree with Pope Francis' call for world leaders to do more to combat climate change, with more than twice as many supporting the pope's message on the environment as opposing it, according to a poll released on Friday. Just 26 percent of the 1,832 adults polled Sept. 17-21 said they disagreed with Francis' call. In his address to Congress on Thursday - the first by any pope - Francis cited his July missive, titled "Laudato Si (Praise Be)" in urging action.

Police: Mobile home fire is suspicious

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 17:49

 Mobile home fire is suspiciousPolice in Delaware have deemed a two-alarm fire in Newark suspicious.

Driver injured in crash on I-76 in University City

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 17:27

Driver injured in crash on I-76 in University CityA driver was injured after crashing his vehicle on Interstate-76 in University City.

Man shot in the head in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 17:17

Man shot in the head in Strawberry MansionA 50-year-old man is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section.

Argentinian couple makes journey to see pope in Philly

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 16:28

Argentinian couple makes journey to see pope in PhillyAmong the thousands of pilgrims flocking to the city, is a couple from the pope's homeland of Argentina.

Some millennials digging into news, contrary to stereotype

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 16:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't believe everything you see tweeted, shared or posted about the millennial generation being uninformed.

Saudi prince arrested on sex crime charge at Los Angeles mansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 15:50
A Saudi prince has been arrested on charges of trying to force a worker at a Beverly Hills estate to perform oral sex, Los Angeles police said on Thursday. Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 28, was arrested on Wednesday and was released on $300,000 bond the next day, according to police and online jail records. The Los Angeles Police Department's special consul division said the prince does not have diplomatic immunity, according to the Los Angeles Times and KCBS-TV.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 15:06
"Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated. Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves." — Pope Francis exhorting Congress in a speech to embrace immigrants.

How not to panic about possibly meeting Pope Francis

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 15:05

FILE- In this Sept. 22, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis hugs a young woman as he arrives for a meeting with youths in downtown Cagliari, Italy. According to protocol, the general public should refrain from hugging the pontiff during his September 2015 visit. The instruction is commonly ignored by those caught up in the moment if meeting the pope for the first time. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The pope has arrived. What do we do? Hugs? Selfies? Curtsies? How formal should we be with a man who telephones average people out of the blue and accepts pizza deliveries in the popemobile? Should we follow the advice of House and Senate leaders, who told lawmakers to avoid handshakes or conversations with Pope Francis as he entered the chamber for his speech in Congress on Thursday? Here's some etiquette advice from a few experts skilled at being "in the wallpaper" of such VIP visits, the protocol officers who spend weeks or months planning every detail and know the taboos:

The Latest: 4 killed in crash were international students

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 14:49

REMOVES REFERENCE TO NUMBER OF DEAD - Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal collision involving a charter bus and a "Ride the Ducks" amphibious tour bus on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — The latest on a crash between an amphibious tour vehicle and a charter bus in Seattle (all times local):

American doctor cured of Ebola continues his work in Liberia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 13:24

In this Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 photo, Dr. Rick Sacra reviews patient cases with Dr. Anna Chon at the Family Health Center in downtown Worcester, Mass., where he advises doctors in training. Sacra contracted the deadly Ebola virus while delivering babies in a missionary-run hospital in Liberia a year earlier. He was the first of America’s handful of Ebola survivors to return to West Africa last January. He also went in April and July to work at a hospital outside Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, and plans to return in November. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts doctor cured of Ebola last year is continuing the medical missions to Liberia that he's done for the greater part of his adult life.

San Diego Padres crowd grows by 1 infant fan during game

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 13:09
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A woman who went to see the San Diego Padres left as a brand new madre.