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Exclusive: Atlantic City recovery costs reach $1.7 million and growing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:02

The illuminated Trump Taj Mahal Casino is seen from an empty rooftop parking lot at dusk in Atlantic City, New JerseyNew Jersey is spending at least $1.7 million, more than twice as much as previously known, on professionals mainly from the audit firm Ernst & Young LLP (EY) to turn around distressed gambling hub Atlantic City. The city's tax base shrank by two-thirds in five years because of casino competition from neighboring states, prompting Governor Chris Christie, now a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, to appoint emergency manager Kevin Lavin in January. Under Lavin, EY [ERNY.UL] billed $1.25 million for its second phase of work, currently underway, to develop a long-term recovery strategy, according to documents obtained through a public records request.


AccuWeather: Humidity Dropping Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:48

 Humidity Dropping TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says Thursday and Friday also look great. Humidity ticks-up over the weekend.


Feds: Man retaliated against FBI agent via Craigslist sex ad

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:47
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been charged with stalking and harassing an FBI agent who had investigated him by posting a fake Craigslist sex ad that included the agent's phone number and address.

Wisconsin's Walker signs NBA arena spending plan for Milwaukee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:39

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Wisconsin Governor Walker speaks to attendees at the RedState Gathering in AtlantaWisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday signed a bipartisan financing plan passed by state lawmakers calling for taxpayers to contribute $250 million toward building a new downtown arena for the National Basketball Association's Milwaukee Bucks. The financing plan will pay for half of the cost of the new arena and is a key step in keeping the Bucks in the city where they have played for 47 years. "We see this as a great deal," Walker, a candidate for the 2016 Republican U.S. presidential nomination, said at a signing ceremony at the State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin.


Few drug tests ordered for welfare users in Maine so far

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:37
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage hailed drug screenings for certain welfare recipients as a way to protect taxpayer dollars. But since the program was launched a few months ago, only a handful of recipients have been ordered to take tests and most people who have lost their assistance have done so because they failed to show up, the administration said.

Man pleads guilty to collecting Social Security for dead mom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:29
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has pleaded guilty to collecting over $250,000 in Social Security benefits intended for his mother for more than 16 years after she died.

Car slams into utility pole in Hockessin

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:13

Car slams into utility pole in HockessinA driver was taken to the hospital after her car slammed into a utility pole in Hockessin, Delaware.


Man charged with killing Memphis officer says he is indigent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:10

FILE- This undated photo released by the Memphis Police Department shows Tremaine Wilbourn. The ex-con accused of killing Memphis, Tenn., Police Officer Sean Bolton, turned himself into federal authorities Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, after a two-day manhunt and will appear in county court Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. (Memphis Police Department via AP, FIle)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An ex-convict charged with fatally shooting a Memphis police officer during a struggle told a judge Wednesday that he is indigent and he was appointed a public defender.


Flowers by Zoe recalls hoodies, jackets over strangulation risk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:00
Flowers by Zoe is recalling girls' hooded sweatshirts and jackets because the drawstrings can catch on objects and pose a strangulation risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday. The recall by the Melville, New York, company covers about 122 girls' zippered striped hoodies, or hooded sweatshirts, and tie-dye jackets, the commission said in a statement. The Indonesian-made hoodies and jackets were sold at children's specialty retailers, such as Kids Only in Los Angeles and Kids Biz in Dallas, the commission said.

Defense wants access to clothing in ex-officer murder case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:58
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An attorney for a former South Carolina policeman charged in a motorist's slaying wants prosecutors to produce the clothing worn by both the officer and victim and allow the defense team to inspect those items in the Charleston area.

Arrest in killing of man walking home from Northeast Philadelphia bar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:57

Arrest in killing of man walking home from Northeast Philadelphia barPolice say they've arrested the man who killed a 21-year-old who was walking home from a bar in Northeast Philadelphia.


Arrest made in killing outside Northeast Philadelphia bar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:51

Arrest in killing of man walking home from Northeast Philadelphia barPolice say they've arrested the man who killed a 21-year-old after a confrontation outside a bar in Northeast Philadelphia.


Arrested made in killing outside Northeast Philadelphia bar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:49

Arrest in killing of man walking home from Northeast Philadelphia barPolice say they've arrested the man who killed a 21-year-old after a confrontation outside a bar in Northeast Philadelphia.


Toll hikes considered for Tacony-Palmyra, Burlington-Bristol Bridges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:46

Toll hikes considered for Tacony-Palmyra, Burlington-Bristol BridgesA proposed toll hike is expected to come up for a vote Wednesday night in Burlington County, New Jersey.


Woman dead in cell had said she didn't want to die in jail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:42
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Footage recorded by police body cameras shows a woman saying she had medical problems and didn't want to die in an Ohio jail cell about 15 hours before she was found dead there.

Fact sheet: 2015 Ford C-Max Energi

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:38

This image made available by Ford shows the 2015 Ford C-MAX Energi. The C-Max is sold as either a plug-in hybrid with onboard gasoline engine or as a non-plug-in hybrid with a gasoline four-cylinder supplemented by onboard-generated electric power. (Ford via AP)2015 Ford C-Max Energi


Fuel economy for Ford C-Max Energi most apparent in city

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:37

This image made available by Ford shows the 2015 Ford C-MAX Energi. The C-Max is sold as either a plug-in hybrid with onboard gasoline engine or as a non-plug-in hybrid with a gasoline four-cylinder supplemented by onboard-generated electric power. (Ford via AP)Ford's first dedicated hybrid for North American consumers, the C-Max gasoline-electric hybrid hatchback, is turning out to be an acquired taste. Sales are declining for the second straight year, lower gas prices have led the C-Max and other hybrids to lose their luster and Consumer Reports predicts the plug-in C-Max Energi's reliability to be worse than average.


Southwest plane skids off runway in Orlando; no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:35
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Southwest Airlines plane went nose down into a grassy area off a taxiway at Orlando International Airport as it was being moved from a passenger gate to a maintenance hangar.

JAILHOUSE INTERVIEW: Mass killing suspect speaks his mind

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:34

 Mass killing suspect speaks his mindThe man accused of slaughtering eight family members on Saturday agreed to a face-to-face interview.


Allies of pivotal civil rights victim reflect 50 years later

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:26

In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, photo, Ruby Sales, founder and director of The SpiritHouse Project, an Atlanta-based nonprofit dealing with discrimination, sits for a photo in Atlanta. Fifty years after Jonathan Daniels was shot dead by an ardent segregationist in Alabama, the people who stood with him then lament today’s killings of blacks by police and the racially motivated slaying of nine black worshippers as stark reminders of the country’s persistent racial divide. “Race relations today in the United States are an extension of that time period,” Sales said. (AP Photo/David Goldman)KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Fifty years after Jonathan Daniels was shot dead by an ardent segregationist in Alabama, the people who stood with him then lament today's killings of blacks by police and the racially motivated slaying of nine black worshippers as stark reminders of the country's persistent racial divide.