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Jewish family battles Spain museum over art looted by Nazis

Yahoo News - 13 min ago

 When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled Germany ahead of the Holocaust in 1939, the Jewish couple had to surrender their masterpiece in exchange for their lives. What they disagree on is who owns the painting now. Are the owners the descendants of Cassirer or the Spanish museum that acquired the painting decades ago in good faith. On Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, the case will be argued in a federal appeals court. (Jonathan Petropolous via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the epic, 16-year battle over a priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree: When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled Germany ahead of the Holocaust, they surrendered their Camille Pissarro masterpiece in exchange for their lives.


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Plans to restore NASA mission control room remain in limbo

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HOUSTON (AP) — Plans to restore the NASA mission control room that served as the nerve center when man first reached the moon have been discussed for more than 20 years, but its restoration and preservation remain in limbo.
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Report: Company sold turf product after learning of defects

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WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The country's leading maker of artificial sports turf sold more than 1,000 fields to towns, schools and teams nationwide after its executives knew they were falling apart faster than expected and might not live up to lofty marketing claims, according to an investigation by a news organization.
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No. 5 Penn State headed to Rose Bowl, misses College Football Playoff

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No. 5 Penn State headed to Rose Bowl, misses College Football PlayoffPenn State has been ranked No. 5 in the College Football Playoff poll and will play in the Rose Bowl.


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Penn State ranked No. 5 in College Football Playoff, headed to Rose Bowl

Yahoo News - 22 min 29 sec ago

No. 5 Penn State headed to Rose Bowl, misses College Football PlayoffPenn State has been ranked No. 5 in the College Football Playoff and will play in the Rose Bowl.


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Veterans begin to assemble near Dakota Access protest camp

Yahoo News - 35 min 14 sec ago

Veterans begin to assemble near Dakota Access protest campCANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Military veterans started to gather Sunday near the main Dakota Access pipeline protest camp, where they'll join the several hundred people who are against the four-state, $3.8 billion project that's largely complete.


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Deadly police chase prompts debate over tire-slashing device

Yahoo News - 39 min 52 sec ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A police chase that killed three people has Pennsylvania officials debating the use of tire-slashing devices to prevent suspects from fleeing during traffic stops.
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Rare weasel-like mammal makes a comeback in Washington state

Yahoo News - 40 min 59 sec ago

In this Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, photo, a Pacific fisher takes off running after being released into a forest at Mount Rainier National Park, Wash. Pacific fishers, forest-dwelling weasel-like mammals whose numbers have declined in the West Coast over the decades, are slowly making a comeback in Washington state. The fisher was among 10 captured days earlier in British Columbia, and then released Friday as part of a multi-year effort to restore them to their historic range. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Pacific fishers have declined on the West Coast over the decades, but the forest-dwelling, weasel-like mammals are slowly making a comeback in Washington state.


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Hoax leads hundreds who served time in crowded jail to sue

Yahoo News - 44 min 57 sec ago
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — About 1,800 people who have been spent time in a crowded New Jersey jail have inundated federal court officials with lawsuits after an apparent hoax led them to believe money from a settlement was waiting for them.
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5 more victims' names released in Gatlinburg wildfires

Yahoo News - 57 min 59 sec ago
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Emergency officials have released the names of five more victims in the wildfires that ravaged the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
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Penn State hopes for playoff, Temple awaits bowl destination

Yahoo News - 1 hour 3 min ago

Penn State hopes for playoff, Temple awaits bowl destinationAll fans of Temple University and Penn State football have their eyes on the College Football Playoff Selection Show on Sunday to see where their teams land.


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The Latest: Navy veteran among 100s set to protest

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Law enforcement vehicles line a road leading to a blocked bridge next to the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline protest (all times local):


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Up to a foot more snow expected for Hawaii mountaintops

Yahoo News - 1 hour 7 min ago

This photo provided by Grant Matsushige, an Instrumentation Specialist at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, shows the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island covered in snow as seen from Waimea, Hawaii on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter storm warning for the summits of Hawaii's Big Island as wind and snow engulf the high peaks. (Grant Matsushige/Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope via AP)MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — More snow is expected to fall on Hawaii mountaintops as a winter storm warning goes into effect through Monday morning.


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Botched balloting keeps tiny Kansas town from dissolving

Yahoo News - 1 hour 10 min ago

This July 9, 2015 photo, shows the Central Prairie Coop grain elevator in Frederick, Kan.,the town's only operational business. The residents of the small central Kansas town decided to dissolve the town and called for the election required by state law. But a mistake by poll workers led to people outside the town voting, and keeping it alive as an incorporated city. (Jacob Byk/The Hutchinson News via AP)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The central Kansas town of Frederick has dwindled over the decades to just 10 people, and its only real expense is a $55-a-month electric bill for a half-dozen or so street lights that illuminate the unpaved streets.


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Morton County sheriff defends tactics against pipeline protesters

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Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, takes part in an interview with Reuters at his office in Mandan, North DakotaThe sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois, said in an interview late on Saturday that he hoped protesters would be peaceful while waiting for federal authorities to resolve questions about a permit to tunnel under the Missouri River. The 1,172-mile (1,885-km) Dakota Access Pipeline, owned by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP, is mostly complete, except for a segment planned to run under Lake Oahe, a reservoir formed by a dam on the Missouri River.


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Sense of duty draws U.S. veterans to Dakota pipeline protest

Yahoo News - 1 hour 21 min ago

Veterans attend a Sioux tribal welcome meeting at Sitting Bull College as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, in Fort Yates, North Dakota, U.S.In the back reaches of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp, U.S. military veterans, armed with saws, hammers and other tools, are quietly building barracks, an infirmary and a mess hall. Despite the bitter cold and an evacuation order from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the veterans hope to erect enough space to house at least several hundred peers making their way into the Oceti Sakowin Camp here in Cannon Ball. Some felt it was their patriotic duty to defend protesters, especially since Native Americans have historically had an active presence in the U.S. military.


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Fire officials investigating cause of Boston-area fire

Yahoo News - 1 hour 30 min ago
BOSTON (AP) — Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused the huge blaze that ripped through a Boston-area neighborhood, displacing about 60 families but "miraculously" resulting in no serious injuries or deaths.
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3 children safe after armed men steal Christmas presents in Mayfair home invasion

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3 children safe after armed men steal Christmas presents in Mayfair home invasionThree children are safe after armed men broke into a Mayfair home, held their father at gunpoint, and stole their Christmas presents, police say.


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24 dead in Oakland warehouse fire, more expected

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24 dead in Oakland warehouse fire, more expectedOfficials in Oakland, California, say the death toll has risen to 24 from a fire that ripped through a converted warehouse.


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Cheers greet British veteran, 89, as he starts his new job

Yahoo News - 1 hour 43 min ago
LONDON (AP) — An 89-year-old army veteran who made national headlines in Britain with a newspaper ad seeking work has started his new job.
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