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Report: NSA eyed preset strikes in cyberattacks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 04:41

The NSA is developing an automatic malware-killerThe National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, creating the risk of accidentally starting a war, according to a new report based on interviews with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Officer hurt after suspected DUI driver hits police cruiser in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 04:36

Officer hurt after suspected DUI driver hits police cruiser in Atlantic CityPolice say a suspected DUI driver hit a police cruiser in Atlantic City, injuring an officer who was directing traffic around flooding.

Car plows into music store in Mill Creek, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 04:32

Car plows into music store in Mill Creek, DelawareAuthorities are trying to determine what caused a motorist to lose control of her vehicle and slam into a business in Mill Creek, Delaware.

Robin Williams: Bay Area made him feel normal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 04:30

FILE - In this file photo from Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, actor Robin Williams hugs San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series in San Francisco. Williams was everywhere in San Francisco, it seemed, as he made a place for himself in the everyday fabric of a city where he once said he passed for normal. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams was everywhere in San Francisco, it seemed, as he made a place for himself in the everyday fabric of a city where he once said he passed for normal.

Daughter of Robin Williams faced online abuse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 04:25

Daughter of Robin Williams faced online abuseNEW YORK (AP) — Robin Williams' daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called "cruel and unnecessary" messages following her father's death, a move that has prompted Twitter to explore how it handles such situations.

US victims of Hamas terror attacks go after bank

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 04:24
NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Averbach was seated on a packed commuter bus in Jerusalem in 2003 when a Hamas suicide bomber disguised as an Orthodox Jew set off an explosion that left the New Jersey native paralyzed.

Atlantic City aims to counter bad publicity with ad campaign

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 04:21
Atlantic City's supporters have launched an ad campaign to reverse what they see as an onslaught of bad publicity about the New Jersey seaside resort, where four of 12 casinos have recently announced plans to close. Full-page ads to appear on Thursday in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Newark Star-Ledger and Wall Street Journal show the city's beach earlier this month during a free concert by country stars Lady Antebellum attended by 65,000 people. Atlantic City Alliance, the marketing agency behind the city's "Do AC" slogan, bought the ads, which will run two days after the city's newest casino, the $2.4 billion Revel, said it would shut down after less than three years in business. "The image is that this city is dead," said Liza Cartmell, the president of the Atlantic City Alliance.

Los Angeles police investigate shooting of unarmed black man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 04:01
By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles police are investigating the shooting death of an unarmed black man by an officer during an "investigative stop" that led to a struggle, a police spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The incident on Monday night in the city's southern Newton district came two days after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by police in Missouri triggered protests and riots. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said the shooting occurred after the suspect allegedly tried to grab an officer's gun. "The actual struggle occurred because the suspect was going for the officer's gun," LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado told Reuters.

Jodi Arias seeks delay of penalty phase retrial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:56

Jodi Arias, right, looks at her defense attorney Jennifer Wilmott during a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz. Arias is asking for a delay in the penalty phase retrial of her murder case while a judge considers whether to allow one of her attorneys to quit the proceedings. She was convicted last year in the 2008 murder of her ex-boyfriend, but the jury deadlocked on a sentence. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias asked a judge Wednesday to postpone the second penalty phase of her murder trial, explaining she would no longer represent herself if one of her two attorneys is allowed to quit the case.

Father of dead driver lashes out at Tony Stewart in newspaper interview

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:56

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart, of the number 14 car, speaks with crew members in the garage during practice for the Daytona 500 qualifying at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach(Reuters) - The father of a race car driver fatally struck by NASCAR's Tony Stewart over the weekend lashed out in a newspaper interview at the three-time champion for not seeing his son standing on the track. Sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. died on Saturday when Stewart's car hit the 20-year-old as he was walking on the dirt track in Canandaigua, New York, to confront Stewart after his car bumped Ward's. "Apparently, Tony Stewart was the only one driving out there who didn't see him," Kevin Ward Sr. told the Syracuse Post-Standard on Tuesday.

App to hail taxis, limos launches in Las Vegas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:54
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone, even if they can't use the popular ridesharing apps available in many other U.S. cities.

High-res photo satellite launched from California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:49
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A satellite designed to produce high-resolution images of Earth from space has been successfully launched from a military base on California's Central Coast.

Probation for suspect in Utah mall shooting plot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:47
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who faced up to 15 years in prison in a mass shooting plot at an upscale mall has been sentenced to probation and is receiving mental health treatment.

7-Eleven clerk assaulted during robbery in Oxford Circle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:44

7-Eleven clerk assaulted during robbery in Oxford CirclePolice say a 7-Eleven clerk was pistol whipped during a robbery in Philadelphia's Oxford Circle section early Wednesday morning.

Ukraine death toll spikes as attacks intensify

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:39
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine came under intensified shelling Wednesday as the U.N. revealed that the death toll from the fighting between government troops and separatists has nearly doubled in the last two weeks.

Immigration judge sues over recusal from cases

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:34
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An immigration judge has sued the Justice Department, alleging that an order recusing her from hearing the cases of Iranian immigrants because of her involvement in the Iranian-American community is discriminatory.

'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:24

This Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 photo provided by Catlin Seaview Survey shows Marine protected reefs in the Florida Keys, Fla. U.S. government scientists hope people will soon be able to go online and get a 360-degree view of reefs and other underwater wonders, much like Google Map’s “street view” lets people look at homes. (AP Photo/Catlin Seaview Survey)ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders.

Revel casino still talking with potential bidders

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:21

In this Wednesday July 23, 2014 photograph, People walk past the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. The Revel Casino Hotel will close its doors on Sept. 10, 2014 after failing to find a buyer in bankruptcy court, company officials announced Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A day after announcing it will shut down next month, Revel Casino Hotel told a bankruptcy court judge it is still negotiating with potential buyers.

Florida man pleads guilty in global toxin shipping scheme

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:18
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man has pleaded guilty to making deadly toxins and shipping them to customers across the globe, among them a British woman plotting to kill her mother who is a London magistrate, U.S. authorities said on Wednesday. Jesse Korff, 19, of LaBelle, about 80 miles (130 km) northwest of Miami, marketed the toxins ricin and abrin through an illegal Internet site called Black Market Reloaded, which facilitated the sale of illegal goods with the digital currency Bitcoin, according to prosecutors. Aside from the London transaction, Korff also made sales in 2013 to customers in New Delhi, Vienna and Ryomgand, Denmark, with the fate of the poison in those cases unknown, New Jersey U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman, Matthew Reilly, said. One of Korff's alleged customers, Kuntal Patel, was arrested in January on charges of slipping the toxin abrin into the Diet Coke of her mother, who sits on the bench at Thames magistrates' court, British media reported at the time.

Oklahoma looks for limited medical test of marijuana-related product

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:17
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said on Wednesday she would support a limited medical trial in her state for a derivative of marijuana that has been used in other states to treat toddlers with rare conditions that can cause seizures and strokes. Her office said CBD is not intoxicating and research suggests it may be effective to treat toddlers with rare conditions that cause seizures and strokes. "I do not support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana," Fallin said. "I do support allowing potentially life-saving medicine to find its way to children in need." According to NORML, a group seeking to legalize the responsible use marijuana, as of June, 10 states in this year's legislative season have enacted laws seeking to provide limited access to medical marijuana products that contain high levels of CBD and virtually no THC for qualified, typically pediatric patients.