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Man barricaded in Chicago-area business makes bomb threat: reports

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:52
(Reuters) - A man barricaded himself inside a Chicago suburban pasta company on Thursday and told police he had an explosive device, according to local media reports. The man is an employee of Rana Meal Solutions in Bartlett, a Chicago suburb about 33 miles northwest of Chicago, and is refusing to cooperate with police, according to the Chicago Tribune. Neither Bartlett police nor a Rana representative was immediately available for comment. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski)

AP NewsBreak: Mine safety violations down

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of chronic safety violators among mine operators has fallen sharply in recent years, according to government figures released Thursday.

Nearly 3 years prison for Ponzi schemer ex-partner

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:34
MIAMI (AP) — A former law partner of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge.

Boston Herald apologizes for Obama 'watermelon' cartoon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:29
BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Herald has apologized for an editorial cartoon about the recent White House security breaches featuring U.S. President Barack Obama that made a watermelon reference. The cartoon, which appeared on Wednesday, depicted Obama brushing his teeth while an unidentified man, presumably an intruder, sits in a bathtub behind him asking, "Have you tried the new watermelon-flavored toothpaste?" A historic U.S. racist stereotype held that black people are particularly fond of watermelons. Obama is the United States' first black president. ...

2 troopers injured in search for Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:14

2 troopers injured in search for Eric FreinState police say two troopers have suffered injuries while searching for the fugitive suspected of ambushing a northeastern Pennsylvania barracks.


State police: 2 troopers in Frein search injured

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:13

2 troopers injured in search for Eric FreinState police say two troopers have suffered injuries while searching for the fugitive suspected of ambushing a northeastern Pennsylvania barracks.


Prosecutors want death penalty drug info shielded

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:06
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio prosecutors are pushing for laws that would shield the identity of pharmacies making a specialized dose of a lethal drug.

Makeshift system offers Detroit water hookup

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:58

A makeshift water connection to a fire hydrant has been fashioned Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 outside the 1515 Broadway coffeehouse in Detroit, Mich. A system of plastic pipe, garden hoses, duct tape and towels is providing water service to the coffeehouse and an adjoining jewelry store as city repairs to the water system serving the businesses are on hold, officials said. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)DETROIT (AP) — A makeshift system of plastic pipe, garden hoses, duct tape and towels is providing water service to a downtown Detroit coffeehouse and an adjoining jewelry store as city repairs to the water system are on hold.


Emaar Malls shares jump 12 percent on listing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:57

An Emirati trader checks the stocks of Emaar Malls on the screen at the Dubai Financial Market in United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Shares in the owner of the Middle East's largest mall jumped over 12 percent in the first day of trading on the Dubai stock exchange after its initial public offering. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shares in the owner of the Middle East's largest mall jumped a little past 12 percent Thursday in the first day of trading on the Dubai stock exchange after its initial public offering.


Woman dies in fall at Pennsylvania park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:56

Woman dies in fall at Pennsylvania parkAuthorities say a woman trying to retrieve a camera she had dropped died in a fall at a state park in western Pennsylvania.


Senate hopeful grilled at Alaska fisheries debate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:56

Sen. Mark Begich, left, and his Republican challenger, former state attorney general Dan Sullivan, tangled Wednesday night Oct. 1, 2014 at a debate on fishing issues in a high school auditorium in Kodiak, Alaska. The Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sullivan was grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest ports in the U.S. Fishing is Alaska's top industry and employs about one-tenth of the state's population. (AP Photo/KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan got grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate Wednesday night with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest fishing ports in the U.S.


Slovakia: gas from Russia still down 50 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:55
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia says its gas supplies from Russia are down 50 percent for a second day.

Suit: Toll-taker told not to say 'God bless you'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:52
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — A former Garden State Parkway toll collector has filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying a supervisor told her to stop saying "God bless you" to motorists.

Family of teen with terminal cancer upset over road construction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:48

Family of teen with terminal cancer upset over road constructionA major construction project in Camden County that hopes to ease congestion for millions of drivers has brought nothing but headaches and sleepless nights for one family.


Killer of New Jersey rabbi's wife out of prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:43

Killer of New Jersey rabbi's wife out of prisonA confessed hit man who was paid to help kill a New Jersey rabbi's wife in 1994 has been released from prison.


More than 80 people had direct or indirect contact with Ebola patient - Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:41
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - More than 80 people were exposed in some way to the patient infected with Ebola, a spokeswoman for Dallas County's public health department said on Thursday. The department said 12 to 18 people came into direct contact with the Ebola patient and the rest came into contact with members of that group. They are all being monitored and no one has shown any symptoms, said Erikka Neroes, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services. ...

Cancer patient's family worries over disruptive construction project

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:37

Family of teen with terminal cancer upset over road constructionA major construction project in Camden County that hopes to ease congestion for millions of drivers has brought nothing but headaches and sleepless nights for one family.


Philadelphia set to cut ribbon on new boardwalk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:35

Philadelphia set to cut ribbon on new boardwalkBikers and runners on Philadelphia's Schuylkill River Trail already travel past iconic sites like the art museum and Boathouse Row. Now they get to walk on water.


Potato harvest schools Maine teens in hard work

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:32

In this photo made Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, Nick Powers, 16, drives a 60,000-pound load of potatoes from a field to a storage facility in Mapleton, Maine. Powers is a junior at Presque Isle High School, one of a half-dozen schools that close for up to three weeks each autumn as kids help to bring in the potato crop. Educators and farmers are clinging to a tradition that give farmers much-needed help and puts money in the pockets of teenagers. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)BLAINE, Maine (AP) — In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations.


New claims cite illegal actions by Missouri police in race protest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:31

Demonstrators protesting the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown hold placards towards Barney's Sports Pub where supporters of officer Darren Wilson gathered in St. Louis, MissouriBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Four more people caught up in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed the police killing of a black teenager, have joined a lawsuit alleging illegal assaults and detentions by "rogue" police officers. The amended complaint, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, seeks approximately $60 million and claims police used "wanton and excessive force" as they dealt with protests after the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...