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As snow ends in Buffalo, worries about collapses, floods

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:03

As snow ends in Buffalo, worries about collapses, floodsA snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday.


Police, protest groups to announce conduct pact

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:03
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Police and government leaders are preparing to outline an agreement reached with activist groups spelling out how protesters associated with those organizations will conduct themselves following a grand jury announcement in the Ferguson case.

Man shot girlfriend, daughter before killing self

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:02
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho authorities say initial findings indicate a Twin Falls County man used a shotgun to kill his longtime girlfriend and one of her five children before using the same weapon to kill himself.

Woman improves after scarf caught in conveyor belt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:59
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hospital officials say a University of Utah student employee who was choked as her scarf was caught in a conveyor belt has improved to fair condition.

93-year-old woman marks 75 years with same company

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:58

In a Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 image from video, Frances Moore, 93, puts a tag on a necklace at Bromberg & Co. jewelry in Mountain Brook, Ala. Moore, who has worked for the company for 75 years, is the longest-tenured employee ever at a family-owned company that dates to 1836. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. (AP) — Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939, and she's still there.


University of Delaware students involved in VFW brawl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:52

University of Delaware students involved in VFW brawlA group of students from the University of Delaware could face charges following a large fight in Wilmington.


PHOTOS: Massive sinkhole swallows trucks in Bethlehem

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:41

 Massive sinkhole swallows trucks in BethlehemImages from the Action Cam and Chopper 6 show a massive sinkhole that has swallowed trucks in Bethlehem Twp., Pa.


Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:33

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of television-over-the-Internet service Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company's technology, in New York. Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome. Kanojia said in a statement Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, on the company’s website that the Supreme Court decision “effectively changed the laws that had governed Aereo’s technology, creating regulatory and legal uncertainty.” (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.


Police investigate stabbing in Marcus Hook, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:30

Police investigate stabbing in Marcus Hook, Pa.Police are investigating a stabbing that left one person injured in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania Friday morning.


Outfitter who maimed prey for clients sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:26
DENVER (AP) — A western Colorado outfitter who captured and maimed mountain lions and bobcats to make hunting easier for clients has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.

CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:25

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, Allergan CEO David Pyott, left, and Actavis CEO Brenton Saunders, are interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Pyott is set to rake in an estimated $100 million in “golden parachute” payments, according to a study done by pay-tracking firm Equilar at the request of The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.


Widespread flooding ahead for snowy western New York: officials

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:13

People carrying shovels walk in the street beside tall snowbanks in BuffaloBy Sarah Irwin EVANS N.Y. (Reuters) - Warm temperatures and rain were forecast for the weekend in the city of Buffalo and western New York, bringing the threat of widespread flooding to the region bound for days by deep snow. Areas where several feet of snow fell this week should brace for significant, widespread flooding, the National Weather Service warned on Friday. Swept by lake effect storms, parts of western New York including Buffalo, received as much as seven feet (2 meters) of snow, an amount equal to a year's worth of accumulation for the region. ...


Agency: Newtown shooter's mental health issues were accommodated, not appropriately treated

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:01
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Agency: Newtown shooter's mental health issues were accommodated, not appropriately treated.

Arrests after Ferguson protesters block traffic

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 00:59
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Three people face charges after another night of protests in Ferguson.

Connecticut dad pleads not guilty in hot car death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 00:44
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut father charged with causing his 15-month-old son's death by leaving him in the car for hours on a hot July day has pleaded not guilty.

Round 2: Buffalo faces another wintry wallop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 00:41

 Buffalo faces another wintry wallopA new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day on Thursday, piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done.


Pentagon reforms personnel bill payment system to curb predatory sales

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 00:40

U.S. Secretary of Defense Hagel gestures next to Strategic Command commander Adm. Haney at a news briefing to announce reforms to the nuclear enterprise at the Pentagon in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon, in a bid to curb predatory sales targeting U.S. military personnel, has decided to bar troops from automatically deducting funds from their salaries to pay for consumer goods such as cars or computers, a defense official said on Friday. The Defense Department's allotment bill payment system was used by military personnel to make $3.7 billion in payments in 2012, and one-third of that amount was handled by institutions suspected of abusing the system, the official said. Beginning Jan. ...


Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 00:34

Albert Garcia, right, smiles while posing for a photo with his attorney Raymond Aab, outside State Supreme Court in New York, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. New York City has agreed to pay $437 thousand to the ex-McDonalds worker who was acquitted nearly a decade ago on charges he slipped shards of glass into a police officer’s Big Mac. Garcia sued the city, charging that the police officer involved manufactured the whole affair and investigating detectives covered for him. (AP Photo/Jake Pearson)NEW YORK (AP) — A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago has won a $437,000 settlement from the city after arguing the officer fabricated the story to win money by suing the fast food restaurant.


5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 00:30

This photo provided by the Louisiana State Police shows the wreckage of a sport utility vehicle that was involved in an accident that killed five people in Calhoun, La., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. A 16-year-old boy driving relatives from Texas to a vacation in Disney World apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing the vehicle to veer off the highway and roll over, killing three children and two adults, authorities said Thursday. (AP Photo/Louisiana State Police)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their "dream trip" was to be a reality.


House Republicans sue over Obama's healthcare law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 00:27

Park of Cambridge wears cast for her broken wrist with "I Love Obamacare" written upon it prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's arrival to speak about health insurance at Faneuil Hall in BostonBy Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday filed a long-anticipated lawsuit challenging the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law over employer-based coverage and payments to insurers, according to court documents. The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Washington against the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Treasury, targets a decision to delay implementation of the law's employer mandate, which requires employers with more than 50 employees to offer healthcare coverage. ...