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NY soldier missing since Korean War identified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 22:30
ITHACA, N.Y (AP) — U.S. military officials say the remains of a central New York soldier have been identified more than 60 years after he died during the Korean War.

From vintage to city chic: holiday decor trends

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

In this photo provided by Pier 1 Imports, Jazz Age-style motifs are a strong trend this holiday, and this beaded tree swag ornament hits the trend head on. For those who love to decorate, there’s no time like the holidays for adding some fun, festive touches to our living spaces. (AP Photo/Pier 1 Imports)For those who love to decorate, there's no time like the holidays for adding fun, festive touches to our living spaces. This year, there's something for many tastes and styles.


Sharing music: a personal gift made easy by tech

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 22:12

In this photo provided by Milktape Mixtape Co., music aficionados can personalize their holiday playlists by loading the songs onto fun USB drives like this one that resembles a cassette tape. The device, created by Milktape Mixtape Co., retails for $15 at milktape.com. (AP Photo courtesy of Milktape Mixtape Co.)Luke Maguire Armstrong doesn't pen a holiday letter to friends. The guitar player and songwriter prefers to communicate musically.


Attorney: Eric Frein denied access to lawyer

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

 Eric Frein denied access to lawyerPolice refused to tell the ambush suspect who eluded capture in the Pennsylvania woods for 48 days that his family hired an attorney for him the night he was captured, the lawyer said Monday.


Oy vey, holidays! Does Hanukkah wannabe Christmas?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 22:05

This undated image provided by Neal Hoffman shows a Hanukkah toy called The Mensch on a Bench. Hoffman is Jewish, his wife is Catholic and he came up with the idea for the toy when his son asked for an Elf on the Shelf toy. Hoffman made a prototype of Mensch on a Bench in 2013 and sold out in 10 days; this year he’s producing 50,000 to be sold through major toy retailers. It’s one of a number of Hanukkah toys and products inspired by Christmas. (AP Photo/Neal Hoffman, Sharon Elaine Photography)NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas has Elf on the Shelf. Now Hanukkah has Mensch on a Bench — not to mention Maccabee on the Mantel.


Officer in burning cruiser: Teen rescuer is hero

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 21:58
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia police officer says a teenager who helped pull him from a burning squad car is his hero.

Teen gifts: ideas for hard-to-buy-for big kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 21:55

This photo provided by Nordstrom shows Friends with Benefits Stingray Headphone Cap Set for Taylor. A good gift for teenagers is one that is new and different that allows them to show who they are, says Gregg Andrews, Nordstrom’s fashion creative director. “They want things that are unique that expresses their individuality, and that they’re the first to have,” he said. (AP Photo/Nordstrom)They are finicky and fickle, and might be updating their wish lists as often as their Instagram accounts. Do you have any idea what to buy the teenagers on your holiday shopping list this year?


Slow-moving lava sets house ablaze in Hawaii town

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 21:48

Slow-moving lava sets house ablaze in Hawaii townAfter months of slowly making its way toward communities on Hawaii's Big Island, it took a stream of lava just 45 minutes to burn down an empty house.


South Korean ferry captain gets 36 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 21:45

South Korean ferry captain gets 36 years in prisonA South Korean ferry captain was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in prison for negligence and abandoning passengers when his ship sank earlier this year.


US fights cybercrime from suburban office parks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 21:32

A specialist works at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Ground zero in the nation’s fight against cybercrime hides in plain sight, in a nondescript suburban office building with no government seals or signs. Only after passing a low-key receptionist stationed on the seventh floor does one see the metal detectors, personal cellphone lockers and a series of heavy doors marked “classified” _ all leading to the auditorium-sized National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)ARLINGTON, Virginia (AP) — Ground zero in the nation's fight against cybercrime hides in plain sight, in a nondescript suburban office building with no government seals or signs.


The sweet side of growing beets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 21:14

This photo shows beets growing in a garden in New Paltz, New York. No need to rush beet harvest, especially this time of year; just pull, as needed, from the ground. (AP Photo/Lee Reich)Red orbs are rising out of the soil in my garden, demanding to be pulled. I will pull them, but not all at once.


Hole swallows car outside Tampa Bay-area home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 21:07
HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — Six Tampa Bay-area families were evacuated after a car fell into a hole that developed in a driveway.

Civil rights protesters could get records cleared

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 21:01
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor in South Carolina plans a hearing early next year to clear the trespassing convictions of 10 people who tried to desegregate a lunch counter in 1961.

Lehigh Valley communities get ready for Winter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 20:39

Lehigh Valley communities get ready for WinterLehigh Valley communities are making preparations for the upcoming winter months.


Mormon church admits founder Joseph Smith had about 40 wives

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 20:32

A genealogy chart hangs on a wall as people research records to work on their genealogy in the Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at Brigham Young University in Provo(Reuters) - The Mormon church has admitted that founder Joseph Smith married about 40 women including a 14-year-old and others who were already the wives of his followers, having maintained for nearly 200 years that he was monogamous. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has tried to gloss over aspects of its history, including the polygamy practiced by Smith and Brigham Young, who helped found Salt Lake City, Utah, the headquarters of the Mormon church. ...


House fire knocks out power in Port Richmond neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 19:59

House fire knocks out power in Port Richmond neighborhoodOfficials say a house fire caused a power outage in a Port Richmond neighborhood in Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.


Flames erupt inside Montgomery County YMCA

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 19:37

Flames erupt inside Montgomery County YMCAOfficials say flames erupted in a room inside the YMCA building in Abington, Pennsylvania early Monday morning.


Man critically wounded in Southwest Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 19:36

Man critically wounded in Southwest Philadelphia shootingPolice say a man was critically wounded after a shooting in Southwest Philadelphia late Monday night.


Eagles QB Mark Sanchez greets diehard fans at postgame Philly cheesesteak stop

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

Eagles QB Mark Sanchez greets diehard fans in postgame Philly cheesesteak stopOnly Action News was there as diehard fans caught up with a triumphant Mark Sanchez, fresh from his blowout victory over the Panthers.


Eagles QB Mark Sanchez thrills diehard fans with postgame Philly cheesesteak stop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 19:05

Eagles QB Mark Sanchez greets diehard fans in postgame Philly cheesesteak stopOnly Action News was there as diehard fans caught up with a triumphant Mark Sanchez, fresh from his blowout victory over the Panthers.