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Police: Man left child in car at Delaware casino

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:55

 Man left child in car at Delaware casinoDelaware State Police have arrested a Maryland man for leaving his child unattended in a car while he was gambling in a casino.


Seismic activity calms down near Iceland volcano

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:37

In this aerial view, fountains of lava, up to 60 meters high, spurt from a fissure in the ground on the north side of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. The alert warning for the area surrounding Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano remained at orange on Tuesday, indicating that it is showing increased unrest with greater potential for an explosive eruption. (AP Photo/Stefano Di Nicolo)LONDON (AP) — Experts say the seismic activity near the Bardarbunga volcano on Iceland is calming down while tall fountains of fire and lava continue to lick the air along a volcanic fissure, producing a huge plume of steam and gas.


ABC News: New video appears to show execution of Steven Sotloff by ISIS

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:35

New video appears to show execution of Steven Sotloff by ISISA new video appears to show the execution of Steven Sotloff, the second American killed by a self-professed member of the Islamist terror group ISIS.


Last call at Atlantic City's Revel: a few bettors, $5 bottles, state cops

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:32

People walk on the boardwalk in front of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic CityBy Daniel Kelley ATLANTIC CITY N.J. (Reuters) - Shortly before sunrise on Tuesday, Morgan Capezzera reclined on the roulette table at the Revel Casino in her bikini and snapped a selfie before the Atlantic City gambling hall shut its doors for good. "I love Revel," said Capezzera, 30, of Toms River, New Jersey, who spent most of the day at the casino. "I lost, but I don't care." She was one of few fans who came out for the closing night of a two-year-old casino once heralded by Governor Chris Christie as a new model for the down-on-its-luck New Jersey shore gambling hub. The $2.4 billion project this year went into bankruptcy for the second time in its short history and is one of four Atlantic City casinos to announce that it would shut its doors this year, taking a heavy toll on the budget in a city where the property tax base is expected to fall to $10 billion by 2015, less than half its 2010 level.


New York driver chains neck to pole, hits gas pedal, gets decapitated

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:07
A 51-year-old man decapitated himself in New York's Bronx borough by chaining his neck to a pole, getting into his car and stomping on the gas, police said on Tuesday. Police said Tomas Rivera, of Port Jervis, New York, about 70 miles northwest of New York City, went to Longfellow Avenue in the Bronx at about 9:20 a.m. and wrapped a chain around a pole.

It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:05
NEW YORK (AP) — Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.

Leak leads to hazmat response at Sunoco refinery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:02

Leak leads to hazmat response at Sunoco refineryRescuers were called to the Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook after a leak from one of the tanks.


NTSB: Pilot in Ohio crash was trying to turn back

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:57
CLEVELAND (AP) — The pilot of a small plane told a ground controller that he was not climbing fast enough and asked for permission to turn around just before his rented aircraft plummeted to the ground last week, killing all four college students aboard, a National Transportation Safety Board report said.

Dump truck crashes on I-295 in West Deptford

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:49

Dump truck crashes on I-295 in West DeptfordA crash involving a dump truck slowed traffic on I-295 in Gloucester County Tuesday morning.


Seniors stage seated protest, block intersection in Spring Garden

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:43

Seniors stage seated protest, block intersection in Spring GardenResidents of a Philadelphia senior living facility staged a seated protest, blocking an intersection in Spring Garden.


Guardsman accused of child sex abuse due in court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:42
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio National Guardsman suspected of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and his stepdaughter also is accused of abruptly sending a fourth adopted daughter out of state and threatening the children in the family with a similar fate to keep them from talking about what they knew, according to court documents.

Tractor-trailer overturns on Pa. Turnpike off-ramp in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:38

Tractor-trailer overturns on Pa. Turnpike off-ramp in BensalemA tractor trailer overturned early Tuesday, slowing traffic on an off-ramp of from the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bensalem.


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.