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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.


California candidate leads in race after death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:26
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash.

Pa. Trooper hurt in barracks ambush taken to NYC hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:23

Pa. Trooper hurt in barracks ambush taken to NYC hospitalA Pennsylvania state police trooper who was shot and wounded by a sniper two months ago has been taken to a hospital in New York City.


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

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:20

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.


Trooper hurt in barracks ambush taken to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:17
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state police trooper who was shot and wounded by a sniper two months ago has been taken to a hospital in New York City.

Businesses cash in as women chase bigger butts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 02:43

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.


Woman found dead on park trail, son alive nearby

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 02:32
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Investigators are looking at surveillance video and conducting interviews, but they have yet to identify any suspects in the killing of a 23-year-old woman whose body was found at a New Mexico park.

Man struck and killed in parking lot of Wendy's in Winslow Township

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 02:29

Man struck and killed in parking lot of Wendy's in Winslow TownshipAuthorities say a man was struck and killed by a car while he walked in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in southern New Jersey.


Justices review racial makeup of Alabama districts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 02:01

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, people wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington to listen to oral arguments in a voting rights case. In last week’s elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority.Black Democrats say the GOP did it by misusing a landmark voting-rights law, intended to ensure the right to vote for southern blacks, to instead limit their voting strength. Republicans, they argue, relied too heavily on race to draw new electoral maps following the 2010 census.The case goes before the Supreme Court Wednesday. Last year a conservative majority on the court effectively blocked a key component of the Voting Rights Act, and this case will be watched closely for signs that the rest of the law could be in peril. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In last week's elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority.


African grey parrot stolen from zoo found unharmed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:32
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — An African grey parrot that was reported stolen from a southern New Jersey zoo was found unharmed, walking along a local roadway.

NY farm pays fine for refusing lesbian wedding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:31
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A rural New York wedding venue whose owners were fined $13,000 for refusing to host a lesbian wedding has stopped booking ceremonies.

$3M awarded after addict dies in California jail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:30
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County must pay $3 million to the family of a heroin addict who died of an asthma attack while detoxing in jail, a federal jury determined.

15-year-old cancer patient shot and killed outside home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:28

15-year-old cancer patient shot and killed outside homeA teenager suffering from cancer was killed while moving his family's car on Saturday night.


Body found in Wilmington park; death ruled 'suspicious'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:27

Body found in Wilmington park; death ruled 'suspicious'Wilmington police are investigating the discovery of a body in a park Tuesday morning.


Barnes being extradited to Philadelphia today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:26

Barnes being extradited to Philadelphia todayKidnapping suspect Delvin Barnes is on his way from Virginia to Philadelphia today to be tried in the abduction of Carlesha Freeland Gaither.


Boy survives 230-foot fall from California cliff

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:25
BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy suffered broken bones but survived falling more than 200 feet from a seaside cliff and landing on a rocky beach in Northern California, authorities and his family said.

Fire shuts down child care at the YMCA in Abington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:23

Fire shuts down child care at the YMCA in AbingtonAn early morning fire shut down child care services Tuesday at the YMCA in Abington, Montgomery County.


Biden: Military veterans are 'spine of the nation'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:22

Vice President Joe Biden lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. in honor of Veterans Day. 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/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is saluting military veterans, calling them not only the heart and soul, but the spine of the nation.