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Strong Utah ski season expected when lifts launch

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:40
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Buoyed by an improving economy and renewed buzz about Utah's ski scene thanks to Vail Resort's recent purchase of the state's largest resort, ski officials are expecting one of the best seasons in recent memory when lifts turn on later this month.

Newtown High School target of social media threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:32
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A threat on social media has prompted authorities to bar visitors from a Newtown, Connecticut, high school near where an elementary school shooting massacre occurred two years ago.

Apparent suicide may be Florida amputee sought in parents' murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:27
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Detectives are investigating the possible suicide of a man in Tennessee who may be a missing quadruple Florida amputee sought in connection with his parents’ murder, Florida police said on Tuesday. Sean Petrozzino, 30, had been called a “person of interest” by Orange County, Florida detectives last week after his parents were found shot to death in their home. Memphis police said they believe Petrozzino shot himself in his car Monday evening after he was pulled over for making an illegal U turn, The Commercial Appeal newspaper reported. ...

Chicago gains its second three-star Michelin restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:25
By Richard Leong (Reuters) - Chicago cemented its reputation as a top dining destination on Tuesday with Michelin's award of its highest three-star ranking to Grace restaurant, making it the city's second eatery to earn the distinction. Grace joins the Windy City's Alinea in ranking among the just over 100 Michelin three-star establishments around the world. "It confirms Chicago is truly one of the most exciting U.S. ...

Boy survives long fall down California oceanside cliff

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:19
(Reuters) - A 4-year-old boy on a family hike on California's scenic northern coast fell 230 feet (70 meters) down an oceanside cliff but managed to survive and was conscious when rescuers reached him on the rocky shore below, a fire official said on Tuesday. After the fall off the scenic promontory on Monday at Bodega Head State Park, two paramedics were lowered in a metal basket by ropes and found the boy crying, suffering bone fractures and major injuries, Bodega Bay firefighter Lou Stoerzinger said. Rescuers were relieved when they found the boy alive, he said. ...

Factbox: How Ebola spreads and started

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:16
(Reuters) - West Africa is struggling with the worst Ebola outbreak on record that has killed at least 4,950 people. Two nurses in the United States and one nurse in Spain have contracted Ebola outside of Africa but survived. The following are some facts about the outbreak: Ebola has killed 4,950 people out of 13,241 confirmed, probable and suspected cases, almost all in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, according to the U.N.'s World Health Organization. ...

America marks Veterans Day with parades, freebies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:04

Al Willis, a Montford Point Marine, salutes during a ceremony on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at the The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in Philadelphia. Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)NEW YORK (AP) — Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I.


Businesses cash in as women chase bigger butts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:02

In this Oct. 30, 2014 photo, Kelly Brabants, foreground, leads her "Booty by Brabants" class at The Club by George Foreman III gym in Boston. The class, started by Brabants a year ago, fits in 120 squats in 45 minutes. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)NEW YORK (AP) — Gym classes that promise a plump posterior are in high demand. A surgery that pumps fat into the buttocks is gaining popularity. And padded panties that give the appearance of a rounder rump are selling out.


4 Amish relatives die in van crash after funeral

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 04:49
AIRVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Four members of an Amish family died after their hired van was struck by a cement truck as they traveled home from a funeral in central Pennsylvania.

4 hurt in overturned school bus crash in Princeton, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 04:42

4 hurt in crash between school bus, car in Princeton, New JerseyEmergency crews are on the scene of a serious crash involving a school bus in Princeton, New Jersey.


School bus involved in crash in Princeton, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 04:37

4 hurt in crash between school bus, car in Princeton, New JerseyEmergency crews are on the scene of a serious crash involving a school bus in Princeton, New Jersey.


Factbox: Ebola cases in the United States

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 04:34
(Reuters) - Nine cases of Ebola have been seen in the United States since the beginning of August. No one in the United States is currently being treated for the disease. Only one person has died in the United States of Ebola, a Liberian man who was treated at a hospital in Dallas, Texas. The following are details of cases of the hemorrhagic fever seen in the United States: NEW YORK DOCTOR Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, returned to the United States on Oct. 17 via Belgium after working for Doctors Without Borders charity in Guinea. He tested positive for Ebola on Oct. ...

Nevada finally establishes a court of appeals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 04:25

In this Oct. 8, 2014, photo, the Supreme Court of Nevada prepares to hear oral arguments at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas. Justice hasn't always been swift in Nevada, which until last week's election was one of 10 states in the nation without an intermediate court of appeals. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Justice hasn't always been swift in Nevada, which until last week's election was one of 10 states in the nation without an intermediate court of appeals.


Woman sentenced for kidnapping mother, infant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 04:10
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for kidnapping a Pennsylvania woman and her infant after escaping police custody at a hospital while she was pregnant.

Ceremonies, concerts mark Veterans Day in U.S. capital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 04:02

Metallica performs with U.S. military personnel during the Concert for Valor on the National Mall on Veterans' Day in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson ARLINGTON Va. (Reuters) - The U.S. capital marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery where Vice President Joe Biden said the 23 million U.S. veterans were the backbone of the nation. The commemoration at Arlington, where more than 40,000 military personnel and their families are buried, was part of events that include a giant concert in Washington featuring such stars as Bruce Springsteen and Rihanna. A bugler played "Taps" after Biden laid a wreath at Arlington's Tomb of the Unknowns. ...


Man dead in Memphis may be amputee wanted in Fla.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:46

In an image from surveillance video provided by the Orange County, Fla.,Sheriff’s Office, Sean Petrozzino, a 30-year-old quadruple amputee, is seen at a bank ATM on Nov. 4, 2014, the day his parents were shot. Orange County detective had been looking for Petrozzino for the past week after the bodies of 64-year-old Nancy Petrozzino and 63-year-old Michael Petrozzino were found fatally shot inside their Orlando home. Orange County detectives on Tuesday, Nov. 11, traveled to Memphis to determine whether Petrozzino was the driver who shot himself to death after being pulled over by Memphis police officers during a Monday evening traffic stop. (AP Photo/Orange County, Fla.,Sheriff’s Office)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As a teenager who had survived a devastating bacterial infection that left him a quadruple amputee, Sean Petrozzino wowed those around him with his upbeat attitude.


Defense pleased N.J. teens in football scandal to be tried as juveniles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:39
By Sascha Brodsky (Reuters) - Lawyers for New Jersey high school football players charged in a hazing scandal that led to the remainder of the season being canceled praised on Tuesday a prosecutor's decision to charge their clients as juveniles. “This was a fair decision because this case properly belongs only in a juvenile court,” said Pamela Brause, a lawyer for one of the seven defendants from Sayreville War Memorial High School. “Only the most severe cases belong in an adult court. ...

Students file suit over sexual abuse by teacher at Michigan school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:37
(Reuters) - Five boys who allege they were sexually harassed or assaulted by a teacher at a Michigan school filed suit against the school district on Tuesday, charging that the district failed to provide a safe environment, a lawyer for the students said. The suit was filed in federal court on behalf of five former students at Grand Rapids University Prep Academy who say they were harassed or assaulted by Jamila Williams, a former math teacher. Williams was sentenced to 8 to 15 years prison in October 2013 for having sex with her teenage students, according to local media reports. ...

Wisconsin veteran buried, 47 years after going missing in action

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:31
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A Vietnam War veteran from Wisconsin was laid to rest on Tuesday in a Veterans Day ceremony, 47 years after he was severely wounded in a battle near the Cambodian border and died of his wounds shortly after being captured. James VanBendegom was buried with full military honors in a cemetery in the city of Kenosha, where dozens of his family members, local veterans and combat-unit comrades gathered to commemorate and pay tribute to his life and service, his family said. ...

Moderates look to wield clout in GOP-led Senate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:27

FILE - In this May 16, 2014 file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, accompanied by Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, speaks at a news conference at the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan, Maine. Collins was quite popular around Election Day, fielding calls from President Barack Obama, Republican leaders and Democratic leaders. It was more than just congratulations; both parties have an incentive for courting Collins. Next year, the three-term centrist from Maine will be among several moderates wielding considerable clout in the Republican-led Senate, a group that includes independent Angus King and a handful of Democrats from Republican states (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Soft-spoken Republican Sen. Susan Collins is quite popular these days, fielding calls from President Barack Obama, members of the GOP leadership and top Democrats Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer.