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U.S. asks North Korea to release U.S. citizens 'out of humanitarian concern'

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 10 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Monday requested that the North Korean government release three U.S. citizens currently detained there "out of humanitarian concern" and grant one of them special amnesty to seek medical care. Three U.S. citizens - Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller - asked the American government for help returning home on Monday in rare interviews with CNN set up by the North Korean government. Bae is serving a 15-year sentence, others are awaiting trial. "There is no greater priority for us than the welfare and safety of U.S. citizens abroad ... ...

Driver flips over on Lincoln Drive in East Falls

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 27 min ago

Driver flips over on Lincoln Drive in East FallsPolice say a driver was injured when his car overturned on Lincoln Drive in the East Falls section of Philadelphia early Monday morning.


Woman shot and wounded in leg in Olney

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 29 min ago

Woman shot and wounded in leg in OlneyPolice say a woman was shot and wounded in the leg in the Olney section of Philadelphia early Monday morning.


Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 32 min ago

Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 yearsThe most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.


Police: Virginia girl, 2, left in a van, dies

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 34 min ago
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old girl who was left in a van for an extended period of time has died in Virginia.

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 44 min ago

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2012 file photo shows the wrecked Subaru Impreza in which four people died as it is loaded onto a flatbed truck on the Southern State Parkway in West Hempstead, N.Y., after and early-morning accident. At the wheel was a New York teenager, Joseph Beer, who had smoked about $20 worth of marijuana, before getting into the car with four friends, and driving over 100 mph before crashing into trees with such force that it split the car in half. As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a spike in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided over whether toking before taking the wheel in fact leads to more accidents. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.


NY West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 47 min ago

Food vendors prepare jerk chicken in drum cookers along Eastern Parkway before the start of the annual West Indian Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York Monday, Sept 1, 2014. Hours before the parade, police reported multiple shootings overnight, one of them deadly, near the route for the political see-and-be-seen event, which celebrates Caribbean culture and echoes traditional pre-Lenten Carnival festivities. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled the streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a Caribbean celebration and political see-and-be-seen event that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway.


No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 24 min ago

In this Aug. 23, 2014 photo, Keith Stephens stands at a rally in support of policeman Darren Wilson, in St. Louis. Wilson is the white officer who shot unarmed, black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Like many Americans, Stephens has formed strong opinions about the case. (AP Photo/Jesse Washington)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception.


Markets drift as Wall Street has day off

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 26 min ago

FILE - The New York Stock Exchange is shown, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 file photo taken in New York. Global stock markets were muted Thursday Aug. 28, 2014 ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)LONDON (AP) — Ahead of a raft of economic developments this week, financial markets started the week on a lackluster note Monday as Wall Street was closed for the Labor Day holiday.


Homeowner interrupting burglary is fatally stabbed

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 27 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City say an intruder stabbed a couple who interrupted a burglary at their home, killing the man and injuring his wife.

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 29 min ago

This Oct. 2, 2013, file photo shows Vicki Maturo, of Culver City, Calif., as she protests against the government shutdown outside the federal building in Los Angeles. The election of 2014 is an election of contradictions. A surly electorate holds President Barack Obama in low regard and gives Congress even worse marks, yet for all their anger, a historic few are motivated enough to vote and those that do are poised to "keep the bums in." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.


Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 29 min ago

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, watches Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi drink a bowl of green tea during a tea ceremony at a tea hut of the Omotesenke, one of the main schools of Japanese tea ceremony, in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Modi was on his official visit to Japan. (AP Photo/Yuya Shino, Pool)TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.


Florida power utilities fear return of ‘Green Governor' Crist

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 33 min ago

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist greets supporters outside the North Miami Public Library in Miami in this file photoBy David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations. Now, as the Republican-turned Democrat bids to return to the governor's mansion, it may be payback time. Florida's three largest utilities have poured money into the re-election campaign of Republican incumbent Governor Rick Scott in an expensive and closely watched political battle for the nation's largest swing state. ...


South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 37 min ago
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina.

Police search for missing man in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 46 min ago

Police search for missing man in Strawberry MansionPolice are seeking the public's help in finding a missing man from Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section Sunday.


Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 10 min ago

Guests leave the lobby of Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City NJ on Monday, Sept 1, 2014, after it closed its hotel. Revel is one of three Atlantic City casinos that will have shut down in a two-week period ending Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel.


Warmer weather expected around California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 10 min ago
HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire in a far Northern California forest that has led to the evacuation of 250 homes are bracing for warmer, dryer weather.

Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 20 min ago

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama greets supporters before speaking on the economy at the Milwaukee Laborfest in Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee. The last time President Barack Obama came to Wisconsin to celebrate workers' rights on Labor Day, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that was to come just months later as public employees fought unsuccessfully to retain their ability to collectively bargain. Now, four years later, as the architect of the law that stripped unions of that power faces re-election, Obama is coming back to Milwaukee for an event also featuring Gov. Scott Walker's Democratic challenger Mary Burke. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections.


David Muir takes over at ABC's 'World News'

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 22 min ago

In this Wed., Aug. 27, 2014 photo provided by ABC, Diane Sawyer, left, signs off on her last broadcast as anchor of "World News," with new anchor, David Muir, right, looking on in New York. Among the stories Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor in early September, is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education. (AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute, file)NEW YORK (AP) — Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education.


Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 24 min ago
PEACH BOTTOM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.