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Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:16
People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

Hiker photographed bear before it killed him

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:51

In this Sept. 21, 2014 photo taken by hiker Darsh Patel and provided by the West Milford Police Department, a bear approaches 22-year-old Patel in New Jersey's Apshawa Preserve. Patel was mauled to death by the bear shortly after the photo was taken. (AP Photo/Darsh Patel via West Milford Police Department)WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to death.


Cops: Hospital worker accused of rape kept working

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:46
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say a hospital allowed a nursing assistant to continue working there for three months after a patient reported being raped by him.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:46

In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 photo, an Iranian Jewish man lights candles at the at the tomb of Harav Oursharga, one of the holiest Jewish sites in Iran, in the city of Yazd 420 miles (676 kilometers) south of capital Tehran. More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimages like many others in the Islamic Republic until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


150 California roosters used for fights euthanized

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:21
DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say about 150 fighting roosters have been euthanized after being discovered at a home in Southern California.

White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:19

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, a jar of biodiesel fuel sits on display during the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association meeting in Altoona, Iowa. A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Dozens of tax perks would have been extended through the end of next year, including breaks for race horse owners, manufacturers of electric motorcycles and improvements at NASCAR tracks. Other recently expired tax breaks include tax credits for biodiesel, for coal produced in Indian country, and breaks for energy-efficient homes and commercial buildings. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.


6abc School Closings and Delays

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:07

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Vehicle hits, kills 6-year-old checking mailbox

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:03
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio state troopers say a 6-year-old boy was fatally struck by a vehicle after crossing a road to check his grandparents' mailbox.

Darren Wilson says "I know I did my job right" in exclusive interview with George Stephanopoulos

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 22:58

Darren Wilson says "I know I did my job right" in exclusive interview with George StephanopoulosFerguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old's shooting death.


Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 22:46

Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snowOne of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow.


Brown's mother: Ferguson decision 'heartbreaking'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 22:44
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown's mother says it has been a "sleepless, very hard, heartbreaking and unbelievable" time for her since the announcement that a grand jury didn't indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson for killing her son.

AccuWeather Maps: Wednesday's expected snowfall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 22:21

 Wednesday's expected snowfallAccuWeather has updated information on Wednesday's storm track and expected snowfall.


Developers look to create underground NYC park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 22:19

This undated artist's rendering provided by The Lowline shows a deep underground park that could be created in a 116-year-old abandoned trolley terminal below the Lower East Side. For this project-in-the-works, the latest solar technology will illuminate the subterranean space, filtering the sun via a collector at street level. (AP Photo/The Lowline)NEW YORK (AP) — Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees.


Ferguson officer testified he feared for his life in confrontation with teen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 22:16
By Laila Kearney and Letitia Stein (Reuters) - The white police officer recalled that he felt like a powerless child sitting inside his patrol vehicle as the fist of a black teenager swung through his open window. Just moments later, 28-year-old Darren Wilson would fatally shoot Michael Brown, 18, in an incident that has sharply divided the country amid conflicting accounts of what happened in the middle of a street in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9. ...

Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 22:09

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old, on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cristina Fletes-Boutte, Pool)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old.


Ferguson officer says he never wanted to kill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 22:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he "never wanted to take anybody's life" and feels sorry about the death of Michael Brown.

Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 21:13

A man and a woman leave an hhgregg store Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. An Ohio lawmaker has proposed triple pay for retail employees who work on Thanksgiving and protection from being disciplined or fired if they refuse to work the holiday. State Rep. Mike Foley’s legislation stemmed from a phone call from a Cincinnati woman saying she and her 82-year-old mother were both scheduled to work their retail jobs on Thanksgiving.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving — an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day.


U.S. issues travel warning for Djibouti over terror threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:58
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United States has issued a warning to travelers citing "specific threats from terrorism" aimed at Western and local interests in the east African nation of Djibouti. Djibouti hosts U.S. and French military bases and is an ally in the U.S.-led fight against militant Islam. Somali al Qaeda-linked militants have previously attacked Djibouti, saying it was to punish the east African state for contributing to an African Union force in Somalia. ...

2 FBI agents shot, injured in St. Louis area

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:41

2 FBI agents shot, injured in St. Louis areaAn FBI spokeswoman says two special agents have been shot in St. Louis County, and that it is not directly related to the Ferguson protests.


Broken elevator traps disabled Connecticut residents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:37
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Disabled and other residents are trapped in their six-story building in Connecticut due to a broken elevator that may not be fixed for up to a month.