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Man struck by SEPTA bus in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 09:10

Man struck by SEPTA bus in Port RichmondPolice say a pedestrian suffered serious injuries after he was struck by a SEPTA bus in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.


Laughs, tears for U.Va. student Hannah Graham

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 08:56

File-This undated file photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va. police department shows University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Laughs mixed with tears as students, friends, and family gathered to remember Graham, whose disappearance two months ago prompted a massive monthlong search that ended in tragedy and criminal charges. Nearly 1,000 members of the community attended a celebration of life ceremony Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at West Potomac High School, Graham's alma mater. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department, File)ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Hannah Graham was so smart that when her high school teacher was grading tests and came across a wrong answer, she would check the answer key and make sure there wasn't some kind of mistake. As often as not, the answer key was wrong, not Graham.


Ice rink in NYC's Central Park shuts for season

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 08:34

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2011 file photo, the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team practices at Lasker rink in New York's Central Park. ice rink is closed for the season, leaving skaters and hockey players searching for an alternative. An announcement on the Lasker Rink’s Website says the facility will be closed for the 2014-2015 skating season because its refrigeration plant must be replaced. The rink at the northern side of Central Park has been formally known as Trump Lasker Rink since Donald Trump took over running it in 2001. Managers of the rink did not return a call seeking comment Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City's Central Park ice rinks is closed for the season, leaving skaters and hockey players searching for an alternative.


Papers signed by famous '30s FBI man found in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 07:45
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Record-keepers examining long-forgotten documents in a courthouse have found some unremarkable depositions with a noteworthy signature: Melvin Purvis Jr., the FBI man famous for tracking down John Dillinger and other gangsters in the 1930s.

Obamacare enters new phase over the weekend with little fanfare

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 07:34

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 David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's plan to extend private health coverage to the uninsured entered a new uncertain phase on Saturday as U.S. government-backed online insurance marketplaces opened their 2015 plans to millions of potential enrollees. The HealthCare. ...


Dog hitches ride on ambulance when owner rushed to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 07:28

Dog hitches ride on ambulance when owner rushed to hospitalA dog named Buddy didn't wait for an invitation when his 85-year-old owner had to go to the hospital.


Couple gives UW-Madison largest individual gift

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 07:22
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates have given the school $100 million, the largest gift from individual donors in the school's history.

US cities brace for protests off Ferguson decision

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 07:07

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video provided by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Police identified Wilson, 28, as the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014 in Ferguson. Police departments across the country are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict Wilson. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)BOSTON (AP) — From Boston to Los Angeles, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.


At Clinton center, the past and the future collide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 06:35

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at an event dealing with women's economic issues at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Bill Clinton always said presidential campaigns must be about the future, but Hillary Rodham Clinton's potential White House bid is bound to bring up the past.


7 hospitalized in Harrington, Delaware crash; driver cited

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 06:21

7 hospitalized in Harrington, Delaware crash; driver citedDelaware authorities are investigating a crash involving a tow truck and a car that sent seven people, including five children, to hospitals.


Airplanes warned to avoid Alaska volcano airspace

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 06:13
The National Weather Service on Saturday warned airplanes to avoid airspace near an erupting Alaska volcano as it spewed ash 30,000 feet above sea level.

Coal exec's image looms in deadly blast case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 06:06

FILE - In this May 20, 2010 photo, Massey Energy Company Chief Executive Officer Don Blankenship pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The former CEO who oversaw the West Virginia mine that exploded in 2010, killing 29 people, has been indicted on federal charges related to a mine safety investigation. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said a federal grand jury indicted Blankenship on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Facing criminal charges in the deadliest U.S. coal mine disaster in four decades, ex-coal baron Don Blankenship has fallen silent for the first time in a while.


AP PHOTOS: A look at 'Clown U.' for Macy's parade

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:59

Volunteers, Macy's employees and Big Apple Circus clowns participate in warmups at "Clown U." under the the Big Apple Circus tent, in New York's Lincoln Center, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. A one-day training session was held for people who want to be among the thousand or so clowns in the Thanksgiving Day Parade. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — About 300 volunteers, most of them Macy's employees, spent Saturday at "Clown U." to learn how to be clowns in the Thanksgiving Day Parade.


Ferguson protesters decry report officer Wilson may return to work

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:55
By Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Activists protesting the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri expressed anger on Saturday after the city's police chief said the officer could return to work if a grand jury does not charge him criminally. The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which saw weeks of sometimes violent protests following the Aug. 9 shooting, is on edge as the jury decides whether the officer, Darren Wilson, will face charges for the shooting of Michael Brown. ...

McDonald's won't buy Simplot's GMO potato

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:55
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.'s new genetically modified potato. But one of the company's oldest business partners — McDonald's — hasn't.

Woman sues owners of dog killed by her pit bulls

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:50
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman whose four pit bulls entered her neighbors' yard through a hole in the fence and killed their 10-year-old beagle is suing them for $1 million.

Ebola-Stricken Surgeon Arrives in Nebraska for Treatment

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:28
The plane carrying a surgeon stricken with Ebola landed in Nebraska today, making him the tenth patient to be treated for the virus in the United States.

FDA approves Lemtrada for multiple sclerosis

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:00
NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lemtrada, a treatment for relapsing multiple sclerosis made by the drugmaker Genzyme.

Montana issues road kill salvage permits

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 04:57
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — More than 800 permits have been issued almost a year after Montana set up a method to legalize collection of road kill.

Ratepayers file suit over California nuclear plant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 04:07
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ratepayers have sued Southern California Edison Co. and state electric power regulators for $3 billion in federal court over allegations the defendants have illegally collected millions in monthly electric bills from more than 17 million customers since a nuclear power plant was shuttered last year.