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Closure notices sent to Trump Plaza workers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 06:38

Closure notices sent to Trump Plaza workersJob losses at Trump Plaza when the Atlantic City casino shuts down in September will be even worse than expected.


Officials: Gasoline caused mystery odor in homes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 06:30

Kourtnay Loughin waits with neighbors for her home to be tested by officials for an odor that begun a voluntary evacuation, Monday, July 14, 2014, in Skippack, Pa. Residents of 150 suburban Philadelphia homes are being allowed to return as their houses are tested after a voluntary evacuation overnight due to a mysterious odor. Officials are awaiting lab results to try to identify the substance responsible for Sunday evening’s problem in the neighborhood in Skippack. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)SKIPPACK, Pa. (AP) — Gasoline-tainted groundwater caused the mysterious smell that led to a voluntary evacuation of more than 150 homes in suburban Philadelphia, authorities said Monday.


Mary Robinson named UN envoy for climate change

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 06:23
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed former Irish president Mary Robinson as his special envoy for climate change.

Fire Chief: Gasoline to blame for Skippack odor, evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 06:20

 Gasoline caused mystery odor in Skippack homesOfficials in Skippack Township have determined that gasoline was the cause for a mysterious odor overnight.


Woman's body found in duffle bag in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 06:14

Woman's body found in duffle bag in KensingtonPhiladelphia police are investigating the discovery of a young woman's body inside a duffle bag in Kensington.


Chemicals found in Torresdale, homes evacuated

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 06:10

Chemicals found in Torresdale, homes evacuatedHomes in Philadelphia had to be evacuated after police say they found a dangerous stock of chemicals inside a Torresdale apartment. They believe it was part of a drug lab.


Haslam-owned truck-stop chain to pay $92M fine

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 06:09

File- This May 29, 2013, file photo shows Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam during a news conference in Cleveland. Authorities say the truck-stop company owned by Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised rebates and discounts. The agreement was signed by attorneys for the nation's largest diesel retailer Friday. The agreement does not protect any individual at Pilot from prosecution and requires the company to cooperate with an ongoing investigation of current and former employees. Haslam has said he was unaware of the scheme. Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam is not involved in Pilot's day-to-day operations. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay a $92 million penalty for cheating customers out of promised rebates and discounts, authorities announced Monday.


Answers on link between injection wells and quakes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:58

Graphic shows earthquakes in Oklahoma over the past three days; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes of its wastewater.


Judge backs Denver County clerk over gay marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:51
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado judge who ruled last week that the state's ban on same-sex nuptials was unconstitutional refused on Monday to stop the Denver County clerk from giving out marriage licenses to gay couples, court records show. Denver became the second county in the state to issue the permits to same-sex couples, just hours after another judge ruled on Thursday in favor of the county clerk in Boulder, who has issued more than 120 of them since late June. As in the case of Boulder, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers had sought an injunction to stop Denver County clerk Debra Johnson from handing out the licenses.

Ohio hiker collapses and dies on popular Grand Canyon trail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:44
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A 47-year-old Ohio man collapsed and died while hiking a popular trail in the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, a park official said on Monday. Andrew Sammler was declared dead at the scene near the North Kaibab Trail on Friday while hiking with three others, according to park spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski. The cause of death has yet to be determined. Sammler, of Lancaster, Ohio, became separated from the group when he collapsed and another hiker initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Shedlowski said. ...

Killer sought after innocent woman gunned down

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:38

Killer sought after innocent woman gunned downWilmington police made a plea for help on Monday as they search for those responsible after an innocent woman was shot and killed.


Egypt added to Obama's Africa Summit list

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:32
Egypt has been invited by the United States to attend next month's African leaders summit in Washington, a White House spokesman said on Monday, reversing a decision not to let Egypt participate. Egypt was suspended from the African Union after last year's military overthrow of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-led government. The U.S. invitation was extended after Egypt was allowed back into the African Union. "When the invitations were first issued, both Egypt and Guinea Bissau were suspended from the AU.

Online campaign raises nearly $300,000 for Texas shooting survivor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:24

Cassidy Stay stands with grandfather as she addresses a memorial service for members of the Stay family who were murdered Wednesday in Spring, TexasBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - An online campaign has raised nearly $300,000 for Cassidy Stay, the teenage survivor of a shooting attack in suburban Houston last week in which her parents and four siblings were killed. The "Stay Family Tragedy - Cassidy Stay Fund" campaign on GoFundMe.com is meant to help with funeral, medical and other expenses. Police said Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, entered the Stay house posing as a delivery man and searching for his former wife, the sister of Cassidy's mother. She was released from a hospital on Friday and addressed a memorial on Saturday, wiping away tears but smiling as she spoke of her parents, Stephen Stay, 39, and Katie, 33, and her two brothers and two sisters, aged 4 to 14.


Manager of New Jersey diner pleads guilty in murder for hire plot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:22
By David Jones NEWARK N.J. (Reuters) - A former manager of the Tick Tock Diner in Clifton, New Jersey, pleaded guilty on Monday to hiring a hit man to murder his uncle, who co-owns the popular eatery, prosecutors said. In exchange for Georgios Spyropoulos admitting to a charge of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, prosecutors at his sentencing on Sept. 19 will recommend sending him to prison for 10 years, said acting state Attorney General John Hoffman. Spyropoulos, 46, of Clifton, also faces up to five years of supervised release. ...

Chicago police's misconduct files policy praised

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:21
CHICAGO (AP) — A new policy will make public all completed investigations of Chicago police misconduct instead of treating them as personnel matters, a move that a law school professor involved in the litigation that led to the change says will bring transparency to a department that has long been dogged by a reputation for brutality and a code of silence.

Bill would speed removals of Central American kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Texas lawmakers announced legislation Monday to speed removals of tens of thousands of Central American kids from the U.S.-Mexico border, as Washington searched for a solution to the growing crisis.

Bull gores Alaska rodeo promoter at his own event

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:13

In this photo taken Saturday July 12, 2014, injured rodeo promoter Frank Koloski gives a thumbs up from his bed at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Koloski was gored by a bull Saturday while participating in the "double mugging" event, in which one cowboy on a horse ropes a steer while another on foot tries to wrestle the animal to the ground. (AP Photo/Tara Koloski)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Rodeo cowboy Frank Koloski has been gored before, but never at an event he sponsored.


Man claims self-defense in shooting seen on video

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:12

This booking photo released by the Stamford Police Department shows Dayron Wills, charged with spraying gunfire into a crowd early Sunday, July 13, 2014, outside a downtown Stamford, Conn., nightclub. Five were injured, and the incident was captured in video taken on a mobile phone by someone standing near the shooting. (AP Photo/Stamford Police Department)STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man caught on video spraying gunfire into a crowd outside a nightclub, injuring five people, was ordered held on $1 million bail Monday while insisting he was defending himself during a fight with other people.


Dump truck overturns on Route 73

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:03

Dump truck overturns on Route 73A dump truck accident in Pennsauken, New Jersey caused traffic problems during the Monday afternoon rush hour


Operators praised in surrender of rampage suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:00
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two 911 operators are being praised for bringing a peaceful end to an armed standoff after three people were shot to death and two others wounded in a Southern California neighborhood rampage.