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Affidavit: US man kept Syria travel plot secret

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:16
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State group had left some clues on Facebook that authorities said hinted at radical ideals but was still able to hide weeks of planning from his parents, according to recently unsealed court documents.

U.S. judge puts Arizona's 'revenge porn' bill on hold

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:03
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday put on hold enforcement of Arizona's "revenge porn" law that made it a felony to post online nude images of others without their consent, after a rights group said the measure was too broad and state attorneys agreed it should be revisited.     U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton's order came at the request of the state attorney general's office and the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing booksellers, newspapers and others in a federal lawsuit against the law. ...

Man shot 4 times in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:26

Man shot 4 times in Newark, DelawareAuthorities say a man was found shot multiple times in Newark, Delaware.

San Diego State fraternities halt parties after anti-rape march fracas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:55
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Fraternities and sororities at San Diego State University have suspended all social activities until their members undergo sexual assault prevention training after disturbances erupted during an anti-rape march, a university official said on Wednesday. "We've got a problem - there's a problem at universities all across the country - with sexual assault and so we are supportive of this decision by the Greek community," university spokesman Greg Block said in announcing the move. ...

Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

Autopsy suggests beheading victim fought back

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:47
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An autopsy shows the woman who was beheaded at an Oklahoma food-processing plant apparently tried to fight off her attacker, who had a serrated cooking knife.

Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:37

FILE - This handout file photo taken Sept. 2, 2014, provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a 39-year-old woman, the first participant enrolled in VRC 207, receiving a dose of the investigational NIAID/GSK Ebola vaccine at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. The experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday. The vaccine is designed to spur the immune system’s production of anti-Ebola antibodies, and people developed them within four weeks of getting the shots at the National Institutes of Health. Half of the test group received a higher-dose shot, and those people produced more antibodies, said the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (AP Photo/NIAID, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.

Sharpton gathers families of 3 men killed by cops

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:35

Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, second from right, hugs Kimberly Michelle Ballinger, the domestic partner of Akai Gurley, while Al Sharpton, left, speaks at the National Action Network headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. On the day before Thanksgiving, Sharpton brought together the families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Akai Gurley, all black men recently killed by police officers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown and relatives of two other unarmed black men killed by police officers joined hands with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday and prayed for justice amid days of protests over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who killed Brown.

East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:20

Cars make their way through the Washington bridge in New YorkBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel. The nor'easter that formed over the Gulf of Mexico brought rain to cities including New York and Boston. Higher elevations in New England will see about a foot of snow, National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Orrison said on Wednesday. "Either way, travel is not going to be in a good state," Orrison said. ...

4 people shot at Pennsylvania mall barbershop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:10
READING, Pa. (AP) — Four people have been shot at an eastern Pennsylvania strip mall barbershop where another shooting happened a day earlier.

Humane Society offers reward in Alaska dog hanging

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:04
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward for information about the death of a dog in Alaska that was found hanging from a tree with its throat slashed, the organization said Wednesday.

Homeless man beaten to death in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:55
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say they are looking for a group of "cowards" who beat a homeless man to death as he slept in an alley in downtown San Francisco.

Missing woman found dead, stepfather charged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:51
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting his stepdaughter and burying the 33-year-old woman in his yard.

Police identify man found after Ferguson car fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:47
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say that a 20-year-old man whose dead body was found inside a car in Ferguson, Missouri, after riots erupted had been intentionally set on fire.

Arizona appeals panel rules no secret testimony in Arias murder case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:45

Jodi Arias speaks to defense attorney Jennifer Willmott in the Maricopa County Superior Courtroom in PhoenixBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona appeals court tossed out a ruling on Wednesday by a judge presiding over the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias to allow a witness to testify out of the public eye. Arias, who faces the death penalty, was found guilty at a sensational trial last year of killing her 30-year-old ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix-area home. He had been stabbed multiple times, his throat had been slashed and he had been shot in the face. ...

Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:34

This still image taken from a surveillance video played at a news conference held by Cleveland Police, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, shows Cleveland police officers arriving at Cudell Park on a report of a man with a gun. Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, after he reportedly pulled a replica gun at the city park. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.

Creed singer Scott Stapp claims he's broke and homeless

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:22

Creed singer Scott Stapp claims he's broke and homelessScott Stapp's band Creed was once one of the most popular music groups in the United States, but the singer now claims he is penniless and living at a Holiday Inn.

Authorities: Mom tried to put hit on daughter's ex

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say a Pennsylvania woman has been arrested for paying an undercover officer she thought was a hit man to kill her daughter's ex-boyfriend and two other people.

Report: Babies switched at birth cannot be returned to biological parents

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:06

 Babies switched at birth cannot be returned to biological parentsFour years ago two babies --a boy and a girl - were accidentally switched at birth at a hospital in South Africa and raised by the wrong mothers.

Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:00

45 a.m. EST shows a long frontal boundary extending from the Atlantic Ocean into the eastern Gulf of Mexico, which is causing a line of rain showers and thunderstorms to develop over the southeastern United States. Behind this front, there is subsidence stabilizing a small area from Wisconsin into the lower Mississippi River Valley which is clearing up the skies. Florida is mainly being affected by the heavy line of thunderstorms with isolated cells off to the east of the Carolinas. A complex low pressure system is also currently over the Northern Plains causing a mixture of rain and snow to fall across this area and other regions of the country. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.