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Radisson Hotel in Mali attacked; 170 hostages taken

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 18:59

 3 confirmed dead in attack on Mali hotel in capitalMen shouting "God is great" and armed with guns and throwing grenades stormed into the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital Friday morning and seized 170 hostages.

AccuWeather: Sunny, Breezy, Cooler Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 18:13

 Sunny, Breezy, Cooler TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the weekend looks even cooler, but nice for football fans and marathon runners.

Civil rights leaders, police differ over protest response

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 16:16

In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 photo, Jeremiah Ellison, center right, son of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, stands near police during a protest at the Minneapolis Police Department 4th Precinct building in Minneapolis. People were protesting the fatal shooting of Jamal Clark by Minneapolis police on Sunday. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Civil rights leaders appealed Thursday for Minneapolis police to exercise restraint but the head of the police union said officers should get tougher with protesters after a night of tense confrontations over the fatal shooting of a black man by an officer.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 16:01
"We might as well take down the Statue of Liberty." — Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., before the U.S. House voted to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to the United States.

Nevada court tells hospital not to pull plug in Reno case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 15:50
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that a Reno hospital must keep a 20-year-old comatose college student on life-support, pending a review of the legality of a medical standard used to determine she was brain dead.

Parole denied again for convict in 1976 school bus hijacking

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 15:42

This Nov. 9, 2015, photo released by the California Department of Corrections, shows Fredrick Woods. Woods is one of three men convicted in the kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver nearly 40 years ago in Chowchilla, Calif. The California Board of Parole Hearings is scheduled to meet Nov. 19, 2015 to decide if Woods should be paroled. Woods' accomplices, brothers James and Richard Schoenfeld, have already been paroled.(California Department of Corrections via AP)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The last of three men convicted of hijacking a school bus full of California children nearly four decades ago was denied parole for the 16th time.

House passes bill to slow Syrian refugees despite Obama veto threat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 15:35

U.S. Speaker of the House Ryan holds news conference on Syrian refugee bill on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Megan Cassella and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives, defying a veto threat by President Barack Obama, overwhelmingly passed Republican-backed legislation on Thursday to suspend Obama's program to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next year and then intensify the process of screening them. The measure, quickly drafted this week following the Islamic State attacks in Paris on Friday that killed 129 people, was approved on a vote of 289-137, with 47 of Obama's 188 fellow Democrats breaking with the White House to support it. It would require that high-level officials - the FBI director, the director of national intelligence and homeland security secretary - verify that each Syrian refugee poses no security risk.

Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 15:22

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle arrives at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Fogle is due to formally plead guilty and be sentenced on charges of trading child pornography and paying for sex with minors. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jared Fogle emerged from obscurity to become the unlikely face of one of the nation's biggest restaurant chains, earning a small fortune by touting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle that included Subway sandwiches.

Latest: 2 arrests during night of protests in Minneapolis

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 15:02

At the 4th Precinct in North Minneapolis, protesters demanded answers over the death of Jamar Clark who was shot and killed by police. Civil rights leaders appealed Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, for Minneapolis police to exercise restraint but the head of the police union said officers should get tougher with protesters after a night of tense confrontations over the fatal shooting of a black man by an officer. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked days of demonstrations (all times local):

South Korea considers opt out for child monitoring app

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 14:49
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is deciding whether it will allow parents to opt out of installing a monitoring app on their children's smartphones following criticism the system encourages a surveillance culture and has security flaws.

Police searching for missing elderly man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 14:36

Police searching for missing elderly manPolice are seeking the public's help in locating 84-year-old Richard Cooper of Moorestown Township, New Jersey.

Arizona sisters testify they were beaten, imprisoned by parents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 14:22

Fernando and Sophia Richter is pictured in this handout booking photoThe oldest of three sisters who prosecutors said were held captive in Arizona by their mother and stepfather for two years testified on Thursday the siblings endured regular beatings and were terrified they would be killed if they ran away. The girls' parents, Fernando Richter, 36, and Sophia Richter, 34, have been charged with keeping their three daughters in prison-like conditions, beating them with belts and sticks and confining them in their bedrooms or closets with music or static blaring constantly. “We were only allowed out of our room to go to the bathroom,” the middle daughter, now 15, testified on Wednesday.

High school Sex Ed teaching 'Yes means yes' rape prevention

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 14:03

In this Oct. 8, 2015, photo, Justin Pace reads along with classmates during a ninth-grade Teen Talk High School class at Carlmont High School in Belmont, Calif. Sex education in some American high schools is evolving beyond pregnancy and disease prevention to include lessons aimed at curbing sexual assaults. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)BELMONT, Calif. (AP) — This is the new look of high school sex ed: A roomful of teens, 14-year-olds mostly, is told that a girl and boy meet at a school dance. The boy drives her home. They kiss. What happens next, over the girl's protests, leaves him confused and her crying, no longer a virgin.

Minneapolis NAACP chief calls for release of videos in fatal police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 13:59

A police officer tells a women to back up as she photographs him in front of a north Minneapolis police precinct in MinneapolisBy Brendan O'Brien MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The head of the Minneapolis NAACP on Thursday joined protesters in demanding that authorities release videos of an altercation earlier this week in which a police officer shot an unarmed black man to death. Nekima Levy-Pounds, president of the Minneapolis National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said there have been "so many false narratives spun by the Minneapolis Police Department as to what has happened." "Enough is enough," she told about 75 protesters and members of the media at a news conference outside the police precinct near where Jamar Clark, 24, was shot early Sunday. Community activists have said Clark was unarmed and claim he was handcuffed when he was shot shortly during an altercation with two police officers.

Crews continue cleanup after Northwest storm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 13:44

Siri Erickson-Brown uses a "farm boat," an old Sears canoe with a shovel for a paddle, to float across the flooded Snoqualmie River and to her home about a half-mile away, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Carnation, Wash. Cleanup crews took to the streets Wednesday in Washington state after a powerful storm killed three people, cut power to more than 350,000 residents and flooded rivers. The winds on Tuesday exceeded 100 mph in some areas of the Inland Northwest, where fallen trees were blamed for the deaths. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — Well over 100,000 customers were prepping for a third night without power in Washington state Thursday after a storm killed three people and prompted an emergency declaration from the governor.

Pistol-packing pastors ready to defend their flock

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 13:32

Pistol-packing pastors ready to defend their flockAn Action News investigation looked into the debate raging among members of local clergy, as to whether they should be allowed to carry guns while in the pulpit.

Asian stocks pause as Fed-fueled rally fades

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 13:20

FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks edged mostly lower in midday trading Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, as traders weighed a mix of company earnings news. Health care stocks were among the biggest decliners after UnitedHealth Group cut its earnings forecast. Payments company Square soared in its market debut. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)HONG KONG (AP) — A rally in Asian stock markets paused Friday, as enthusiasm faded over the Federal Reserve's hint that interest rate increases will be gradual.

6 injured when 2 vehicles collide in Newport, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 13:07

6 injured when 2 vehicles collide in Newport, Del.At least six people were reportedly injured in a two-vehicle crash in Newport, Delaware, Thursday evening.

AccuWeather: Soggy to Sunny

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 12:56

 Sunny, Breezy, Cooler TodayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking dry, but much cooler air moving in.

Woman who died in Paris raid had been under surveillance

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 12:53

Woman who died in Paris raid had been under surveillanceHasna Aitboulahcen lived a secular life, drinking alcohol and rarely visiting a mosque, but police say she died an extremist's death: blowing herself up by detonating a suicide vest.