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Prince William and wife Kate thrilled at second baby news

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:55

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge sit on Centre Court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in LondonBy Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Prince William said on Monday he and wife Kate were thrilled to be expecting their second baby, after news of the pregnancy was released early because the Duchess had been suffering from morning sickness. The baby will be fourth-in-line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles, father William and elder brother George, the couple's first child born in July last year. The announcement was made on Monday after Kate was forced to pull out of an official engagement at the University of Oxford because she was feeling unwell. "We're immensely thrilled, it's great news, early days but I'm hoping that things settle down, she feels a bit better," Prince William told reporters on the visit.


Families mark 20th anniversary of Pa. plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:50
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — The families of 132 passengers and crew killed when USAir flight crashed near Pittsburgh International Airport 20 years ago are gathering one last time to remember the tragedy.

Missouri poised to vote on 72-hour abortion wait

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:43

In this April 8, 2014 photo abortion rights supporters gather at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City. Already among the leaders in abortion restrictions, Missouri could be poised to enact a 72-hour waiting period, one of the nation’s longest mandatory waiting periods for women wanting to terminate a pregnancy. (AP Photo/The Jefferson City News-Tribune, Gerry Tritz)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Already among the leaders in abortion restrictions, Missouri could be poised to enact one of the nation's longest mandatory waiting periods for women wanting to terminate a pregnancy.


New video shows Ray Rice knocking fiancee unconscious

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:36

New video shows Ray Rice knocking fiancee unconsciousBaltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended two games for the domestic violence incident.


Activist pleads guilty in Ohio for P&G HQ protest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:20
CINCINNATI (AP) — One of nine Greenpeace activists charged in a protest at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters pleaded guilty Monday to a single felony count.

Despite struggles, Philadelphia opens new schools

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:19
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has opened three new public high schools in an effort to show the troubled district is still trying to innovate despite the specter of massive layoffs.

Christie to hold Atlantic City summit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:15

Christie to hold Atlantic City summitNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will convene a summit on the future of Atlantic City.


Chile police probe apparent murder of U.S. teaching assistant

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:13
Police in Chile said on Monday they were investigating the apparent murder of a young U.S. Erica Hagan, a 22-year-old recent graduate of Georgetown College in Kentucky, was in Chile on an exchange program. She was working as a teaching assistant in English and religious education at the Colegio Bautista, the two colleges said. Consul Jeffrey Vick told Radio Bio Bio that he had traveled to Temuco to speak with local authorities, as well as to identify and repatriate the body.

Perdue recalls 700 pounds of chicken, some shipped to our area

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:12

Perdue recalls 700 pounds of chicken, some shipped to our areaPerdue is recalling some chicken shipped to our region.


Chicago apartment fire kills four children, injures two adults

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:07
A fire that swept through a Chicago apartment building early Monday killed four children and injured two adults critically, police said. The fire, which began around 3 a.m., displaced 50 other people, according to Chicago police spokeswoman Janel Sedevic. The four children who died ranged in age from 5 to 15, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Will Knight. The injured adults fled the flames by jumping from the third floor of apartment building in the Roseland neighborhood on the city's south side, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Mountain lion attacks boy, 6, in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:57

Mountain lion attacks boy, 6, in CaliforniaAuthorities in Northern California are searching for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy and began dragging him away before his father and another man fought the animal off.


Bodies of 5 Bosnian miners recovered, buried

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:56

Bosnian coal miners carrying the coffin of one of their 5 colleagues killed when a gas explosion caused part of a mine to collapse in Raspotocje, Bosnia, during the funeral ceremony in the town of Zenica, 70 kms north of Sarajevo, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. On September 4, the ceiling in one of the mines shafts in collapsed, leaving 34 coal miners trapped in the tunnel. A rescue operation was undertaken and 24 hours later 29 miners were rescued, while 5 were found dead. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)ZENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Families and friends have buried five Bosnian miners whose bodies were recovered from a coal mine pit that collapsed last week when a 3.5-magnitude earthquake hit the central town of Zenica.


'Chicago Fire' actress Molly Glynn fatally struck by falling tree during storm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:55

'Chicago Fire' actress Molly Glynn fatally struck by falling tree during stormChicago actress Molly Glynn, who had a recurring role on NBC's "Chicago Fire" and performed in many of the city's theatres, died Saturday morning after she was hit by a falling tree in a north suburban forest preserve on Friday, according to relatives and police.


Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:46

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2001, file photo, S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, poses in a replica of "The Dwarf Grill," the original restaurant he started in Atlanta in 1946. A spokesman said Cathy, who started the postwar diner in Atlanta that grew into the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, died early Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty by building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but drew unwanted attention for the Cathy family's opposition to gay marriage.


Parkinson's, cancer findings earn medical prizes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:34

This combination of undated photos provided by the The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation shows Dr. Alim Louis Benabid, of Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France, left, and Dr. Mahlon Delong of Emory University in Atlanta. The pair will share the Lasker award for clinical medical research for developing a surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease, the foundation announced Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Lasker Foundation)NEW YORK (AP) — Key discoveries about breast cancer, Parkinson's disease and the body's handling of defective proteins have earned prestigious medical awards for five scientists.


Brooklyn show looks at mystique of 'killer heels'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:13

 The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe" highlights shoes from the 1600s to the present and is open from Sept. 10 through Feb. 15. (AP Photo/Rachelle Blidner)NEW YORK (AP) — It may be Fashion Week in Manhattan, but 'Killer Heels' are coming to Brooklyn.


Famous George Washington painting to be restored

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:12

painting of George Washington by artist Gilbert Stuart from 1796WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades.


US indexes slip; Yahoo gains on Alibaba IPO

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:08

FILE - This Jan. 4, 2010 file photo shows an entrance to a Wall Street subway station in New York. U.S. stocks are edging lower in early trading Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, pulling the market back from a record high close last week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes moved mostly lower in early trading Monday after the market reached a record high last week. Campbell Soup fell after the company said its 2015 income would miss expectations. Yahoo, which owns a stake in Alibaba, rose in anticipation of the giant Chinese technology company going public.


At a glance: Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 21:48
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judges have been striking down gay marriage bans at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year invalidated the core of a federal law that defined marriage as only between a man and a woman for determining federal benefits.

Cities prepare for warm climate without saying so

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 21:35

In this July 22, 2014 photo, a couple strolls along the Grand River waterfront in Grand Haven, Mich., near its convergence with Lake Michigan. Local officials say they have taken steps to protect water quality in the river and are preparing to meet with consultants to discuss ways to make the area more resilient as the planet warms. But many use words such as "sustainability" or "resilience" to describe such measures. Especially in conservative strongholds, they're reluctant to speak of global warming. (AP Photo/John Flesher)GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — With climate change still a political minefield across the nation despite the strong scientific consensus that it's happening, some community leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe local consequences without triggering explosions of partisan warfare: Just change the subject.