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Teen arrested in fatal shooting of war veteran

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:49
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of shooting and killing an Army veteran on a sidewalk in the San Fernando Valley.

Veterans, soldiers enjoy massive DC concert

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:46

From left, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Zac Brown, sing on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, during the Concert for Valor. The Veterans Day event is hosted by HBO, Starbucks and Chase and is free and open to the public. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Military veterans and active-duty service members were among the swarm of music fans who packed the National Mall on Tuesday for a free Veterans Day concert, bouncing to Rihanna, head-banging to Metallica and cheering protest anthems from Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and others.


Nation's last big icebreaker endures despite age

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:39

FILE - In this March 10, 2010, file photo, a 25-foot harbor patrol boat passes by the 399-foot U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star as it sits moored at a dock in Seattle. The United States' last vessel capable of breaking through the heaviest ice of the Arctic Circle, and resupplying the U.S. polar research station there, is scheduled to leave San Francisco Bay on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. While Russia and China have dozens of icebreakers, opposition in Congress to funding means the U.S. has just one heavy-duty one, already a decade past its decommissioning date. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The last U.S. icebreaker capable of crushing through the thickest ice of the Antarctic and Arctic resumed its mission after the latest repairs to postpone its already past-due retirement.


Father of Los Angeles Lakers player shot to death in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:47
(Reuters) - The father of a player for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers was shot to death in Philadelphia over the weekend, the team said in a statement on Tuesday. Lakers guard Wayne Ellington, who joined the team this year, said in a statement he and his family were "devastated by the news of my father's murder." The Philadelphia Daily News reported that the father, 57-year-old Wayne Ellington, was found in a car on Sunday with a gunshot wound to the head and died later at a local hospital. Philadelphia police could not be immediately reached for details of the shooting. ...

Man shot in the head in North Philadelphia

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

Man shot in the head in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was found with a gunshot wound to the head in North Philadelphia.


TroubleShooters: Honoring a New Jersey veteran's final wish

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:34

 Honoring a New Jersey veteran's final wishIn a special Veteran's Day edition of Action News TroubleShooters, we are helping the children of a local veteran honor his final wish.


Father of LA Lakers player ID'd as victim in Germantown homicide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:18

Father of LA Lakers player ID'd as victim in Germantown homicideAction News has learned that the father of a Los Angeles Lakers player was shot and killed over the weekend in Philadelphia's Germantown section.


Skakel settles lawsuit against HLN's Nancy Grace

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:57

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, television host Nancy Grace arrives at the 7th annual GLSEN Respect Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel settled a lawsuit Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, against television commentator Nancy Grace and others over comments made on her HLN network show in 2012 about the murder case against him. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel has settled a lawsuit against television commentator Nancy Grace and others over comments made on her HLN network show in 2012 about the murder case against him.


Doctor who had Ebola leaves New York City hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:55

Dr. Craig Spencer, who was the first Ebola patient in New York City, smiles during a news conference at New York's Bellevue Hospital, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Spencer was released from the hospital on Tuesday, where medical team members were cheering, 19 days after he was diagnosed with the virus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Hugging the health workers who cared for him, a doctor who recovered from Ebola said Tuesday he was a living example of effective treatment and urged support for those combating the virus' outbreak in West Africa.


Man shot in the back in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:47

Man shot in the back in WilmingtonPolice are investigating a shooting in Wilmington that left a man seriously wounded.


4 hurt in crash between school bus, car in Princeton, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:36

4 hurt in crash between school bus, car in Princeton, New JerseyFour people were injured in a serious crash involving a school bus and a car in Princeton, New Jersey.


U.S. civil rights champion John Doar dies

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

U.S. President Obama awards a 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom to former U.S. Assistant Attorney General Doar during ceremony in the East Room of the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Doar, who played a pivotal role in the fight for civil rights as a U.S. Justice Department official in the 1960s and later served as a special counsel in Congress' investigation of the Watergate scandal, has died at age 92. The New York Times quoted his son Robert as saying he died at his Manhattan home on Tuesday of congestive heart failure. As assistant attorney general for civil rights from 1960 to 1967, Doar found himself in the middle of the battle to end racial segregation in the U.S. South and ensure voting and other rights for blacks in the region. ...


New York doctor now free of Ebola discharged from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:56

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio hugs Dr. Craig Spencer as he is discharged from Bellevue Hospital after being stricken by Ebola in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York doctor who has recovered from Ebola left the hospital on Tuesday and urged support for U.S. health workers treating patients in West Africa so they do not face "stigma and threats" when they return home. The discharge of Dr. Craig Spencer, who worked with Ebola patients in Guinea and had been held in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center since he was diagnosed with the virus on Oct. 23, means no one in the United States is being treated for the disease. ...


Shipping lines, union blame each other for West Coast port backups

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:47

Cargo containers are ready for transportation at the Port of Los AngelesBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tension over prolonged labor talks between maritime shippers and the union representing 20,000 West Coast dockworkers has erupted in public as the two sides blamed each other for escalating cargo congestion at the two busiest U.S. container ports. As of Tuesday, 14 freighters were anchored waiting for space to enter the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, where container cargo traffic has been backing up for about a month, delaying deliveries of last-minute holiday merchandise, port and retail officials said. ...


Colorado man trapped for three days between department store walls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:38
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado man was pulled to safety on Tuesday after rescuers cut through the wall of a department store where he had been trapped for three days after plunging from the building's roof, authorities said. Paul Felyk, 35, was rescued from between the walls of a Marshalls store in Longmont, about 35 miles north of Denver, police spokesman Sergeant Matt Cage said. Felyk sustained injuries to his lower extremities and remains hospitalized where he is also being treated for dehydration, Cage said, adding that he will likely face criminal charges when he recovers. ...

Judge: Should legal pot affect criminal sentences?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:30
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon delayed the sentencing of a convicted marijuana smuggler, saying a national trend in legalizing the drug could affect how seriously the crime is punished.

Wounded Iraq War veteran, anti-war activist dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:26
SEATTLE (AP) — Tomas Young, a wounded Iraq War veteran who was an outspoken critic of the conflict and the subject of the 2007 documentary "Body of War," has died. He was 34.

Californians arrive home after Russian detention

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:17

Liana Randazzo, right, hugs her father Joe after she arrived at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Randazzo was one of the four U.S. students who traveled to Russia for a leadership conference and had their trip cut short and ordered home after Russian authorities said they had the wrong visas. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four students returned home to smiles and hugs from family and friends in the U.S. Tuesday after being briefly detained in Russia during a student leadership conference.


School demonstrates 'active shooter' system

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:56

Officers from the Methuen, Mass., police department carry training weapons as they search the halls of a school during a demonstration in Methuen, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. School and police officials have unveiled a new system to detect and track a gunman that they say is the first in operation in a public school. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — With students off for the Veterans Day holiday, a simulated school shooting at a Methuen grammar school on Tuesday showed what "active shooter" technology could do to help police catch a gunman if the horrible threat ever strikes as it has at other schools across the country.


Yahoo buys digital ad service BrightRoll for $640M

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:50
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is buying digital video advertising service BrightRoll for $640 million in the Internet company's latest attempt to boost its revenue after years filled mostly with financial futility.