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32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:36

32 teens escape from Nashville detention centerThirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling through a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and more than half of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.


McDonald's robber gets away in a cab

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:32

McDonald's robber gets away in a cabPhiladelphia police are looking for a suspect who held up a McDonald's restaurant then made his getaway in a cab.


Muscular dystrophy telethon raises $56.9 million

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:31
CHICAGO (AP) — The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon raised more than $56.9 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend.

Greece seeks to ease emergency taxes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:16
PARIS (AP) — Finance officials from Greece have started talks in Paris with the country's rescue creditors, and are hoping to ease emergency taxes that have helped fuel recession.

New York man gets prison for fatal asphalt toss

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:11
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who threw a 10-pound chunk of asphalt through the windshield of a passing car, killing the driver, has been sentenced to two to six years in prison.

Swiss urged to toughen anti-corruption law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:09
GENEVA (AP) — Advocacy group Transparency International is criticizing Swiss law as too soft on financial corruption.

Atlantic City's Revel Casino goes dark after just 2 years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:05

Revel Casino closes, Trump Plaza gets OK to closeRevel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.


9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:58

In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, artist Stephen Layne works on a sculpture of boxing heavyweight champion Joe Frazier in Philadelphia. Next year, the sculpture is expected to be placed near the city's sports stadiums, ending a hurdle-strewn saga that included fundraising problems and the death of the original sculptor. Frazier died in 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.


Florida-bound Delta flight diverted over reclining seat dispute

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:52
An argument over leg room and reclining seats forced a Florida-bound flight from New York to divert to a different airport late on Monday, the third such incident of a midair disruption caused by passengers in about a week. Delta Air Lines said that "out of an abundance of caution" the captain of Flight 2370 from New York La Guardia to West Palm Beach chose to land instead at the closest airport, Jacksonville, where local law enforcement removed one passenger. The witness said one of the women became loud and abusive when a flight attendant was called. The aircraft later flew on to West Palm Beach where it landed shortly after 11 p.m., a couple of hours late.

Atlantic City's $2.4B Revel casino closes for good

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:47

Atlantic City's Revel Casino goes dark after just 2 yearsRevel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.


Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:33

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) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.


Guilty plea from Pa. man for killing wife in front of kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:16

Guilty plea from Pa. man for killing wife in front of kidsA Pennsylvania man accused of killing his wife in front of their three children pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Tuesday morning.


Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:02

A Pro-Russian rebel prepares arms for the the assault on the positions of Ukrainian army in Donetsk airport, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. (AP Photo/Mstislav Chernov)BRUSSELS (AP) — While Ukraine's leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country's battered economy.


Cops: Groom charged in brawl during wedding cruise

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:56
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A groom became "handsy" with a pregnant waitress at his wedding reception and tried to pour alcohol down her throat, then resisted arrest after getting into a fight with her boyfriend, police said.

Casey Anthony judge retires, joins private firm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:52
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge who gained an international audience while presiding over Casey Anthony's murder trial is retiring from the bench, but not from the courtroom.

WWII vet, 86, beaten outside Ohio hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:39
CINCINNATI (AP) — An 86-year-old World War II veteran was recovering Tuesday after being beaten outside a southwest Ohio hospital where he was visiting his ailing wife, authorities said.

Maryland doctor with sex charge surrenders license

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:37
CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A Maryland physician at the center of a medical licensing scandal is surrendering his license to practice medicine to resolve charges that he molested a female patient.

Scottish opinion poll knocks the British pound

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:28
LONDON (AP) — The British pound slipped sharply after an opinion poll showed that those advocating Scottish independence from the United Kingdom have gained ground, a little more than two weeks before the vote.

Convicted bomber faces immigration fraud charges in Detroit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:25
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - A Chicago woman convicted of a 1969 supermarket bombing in Israel and indicted on U.S. Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 66, was accused of immigration fraud and arrested at her home in October by federal agents. A federal indictment alleges she failed to reveal her criminal history when she immigrated from Jordan in 1995 and again when she was naturalized as a U.S. According to the federal indictment, Odeh and members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine were convicted by an Israeli military court for the supermarket bombing, which killed two people, and for placing a bomb at the British consulate in Jerusalem.

PHOTOS: Chase Utley's penthouse available to rent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:17

 Chase Utley's penthouse available to rentThe penthouse put up for sale by Phillies second basemen Chase Utley last year is now available to rent for $17,500/month.