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APNewsBreak: Buyer will extend closing date for Revel casino

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:22

This May 30, 2014 photo shows the HQ day club at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City N.J. The $2.4 billion casino closed on Sept. 2, 2014, but its sale is being delayed by objections from HQ and other tenants at the casino who are afraid their $16 million investment will be wiped out if the new buyer is allowed to ignore their leases. On Sunday Feb. 8, Florida developer Glen Straub said he's willing to extend the closing date for the sale until issues including HQ's appeal are resolved. The sale was supposed to close on Monday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Florida developer in line to buy Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel says he's willing to wait a while to get the deal done.


Millersville University student found dead ID'd, boyfriend facing charges

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:21

Millersville University student found dead ID'd; boyfriend charged with assaultA Millersville University student was found dead in her dorm room and officials say her boyfriend is now facing charges.


Obama, Katy Perry team up against domestic abuse at Grammys

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:47

Katy Perry performs "By The Grace of God" at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los AngelesBy Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A powerful trio formed by President Barack Obama, pop star Katy Perry and a survivor took their fight against domestic abuse to the Grammy Awards on Sunday and exhorted artists to use their power to stop violence against women and girls. Obama appeared at music's biggest night via a pre-recorded video stating that nearly one in five women in America has been a victim of rape or attempted rape and one in four women has experienced domestic violence. "It's not OK and it has to stop," Obama said. "Artists have a unique power to change minds and attitudes and getting us talking and thinking about what matters." Obama asked the millions of viewers of the CBS telecast to go to the site ItsOnUs.org to make a pledge to stop violence.


Man fatally shot in the abdomen in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:30

Man fatally shot in the abdomen in North PhiladelphiaA man has died from his wounds after he was shot in North Philadelphia.


Paparazzi not responsible for deadly car crash involving Bruce Jenner

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:35

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy walks past a severely damaged vehicle at the scene of a four-car crash involving Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Jenner in MalibuPaparazzi photographers were not responsible for a deadly traffic accident involving Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner, who appeared uninjured in the four-car crash on a California highway this weekend, police said on Sunday. Jenner, who has become the object of intense media attention since reports that he planned to become a woman, was accustomed to attracting photographers, said Sergeant Philip Brooks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department station in Malibu/Lost Hills.


Evacuations remain after wildfire chars California towns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:21

This image provided by Jim Stimson shows the Round fire burning at Wheeler Crest near Bishop Calif. Friday Feb. 6, 2015. Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, burned nearly 11 square miles and forced about 150 people to leave two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada. (AP Photo/Jim Stimson via CalFire)SWALL MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — Ira Hanson milled around an evacuation center near tiny Swall Meadows on Sunday afternoon, not quite sure what to do after learning that the dream home he and his late wife had built 30 years earlier was damaged in a wildfire that consumed 40 homes and buildings.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:12

Ukrainian soldiers unload supplies near Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. The government-held town of Debaltseve, a key railway junction, has been the epicenter of recent battles between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian government troops. For two weeks, the town has been pounded by intense shelling that knocked out power, heat and running water in the dead of winter. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Two injured in small plane crash near U.S. Army base in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:54
A small, single-engine plane crashed on Sunday in a wooded area near Fort Meade, a U.S. Army base in Maryland, injuring two men, state police said. The victims are identified as pilot Jeffry P. Barnett, 57, of Glen Burnie, and Thomas L. Cline, 82, of Silver Spring. Emergency responders found the plane upside down on the edge of Fort Meade, which is located between Baltimore and Washington and home to the National Security Agency and United States Cyber Command.

Another dayslong snowstorm threatens to clobber New England

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:45

A worker uses a front-end loader to remove piled snow Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, from a street in Marlborough, Mass. A long duration winter storm was forecast to begin Saturday night and remain in effect for a large swath of southern New England until the early morning hours Tuesday. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)BOSTON (AP) — Winter-weary New England braced Sunday for another round of snow that threatened to bear down on the region into the workweek and pile up to 2 feet in some areas.


Report: Automakers fail to fully protect against hacking

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:36

FILE - In this June 18, 2012 file photo, Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, according to an analysis of information that manufacturers provided to Sen. Markey. Markey asked automakers a series of questions about the technologies and any safeguards against hackers built into their vehicles. He also asked about how the information that vehicle computers gather and often transmit wirelessly is protected. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)WASHINGTON (AP) — Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, according to an analysis of information that manufacturers provided to a senator.


Islamic State hostage's family still hopeful she is alive

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:34

In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. A statement that appeared on a militant website commonly used by the Islamic State group claimed that Mueller was killed in a Jordanian airstrike on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the militant group's main stronghold. The IS statement could not be independently verified. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw) MANDATORY CREDITPRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The parents of a 26-year-old American who has been held hostage for more than a year by Islamic State extremists were clinging to hope Sunday that their daughter is alive, having yet to receive information confirming otherwise.


Feds: Child wrongly taken away from mom 2 days after birth

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:06

 Child wrongly taken away from mom 2 days after birthShe was 19, a brand-new mother with a developmental disability. Two days after giving birth to her daughter, the state took the infant away and placed her in foster care.


Feds: State wrongly took mom's child 2 days after birth

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 08:53

 Child wrongly taken away from mom 2 days after birthShe was 19, a brand-new mother with a developmental disability. Two days after giving birth to her daughter, the state took the infant away and placed her in foster care.


North Philadelphia shooting victim walks to firehouse

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 08:42

North Philadelphia shooting victim walks to firehousePolice are investigating the shooting of man in North Philadelphia.


Teen arrested in mall shooting; only 1 of 3 victims targeted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 08:39

Tarod Thornhill is seen in an undated photo provided by the Allegheny County Police Department. Thornhill, 17,was arrested early Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at a residence in Brackenridge, Pa., and charged as an adult with aggravated assault, attempted homicide, and recklessly endangering other people in a Saturday shooting at a Pittsburgh-area mall. Police Chief Douglas Cole said two men and a woman were shot, including the man who was targeted. He said the two men were in critical condition, while the woman was in stable condition. (AP Photo/Allegheny County Police Department)MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A teenager who police say opened fire at a Pittsburgh-area mall, shooting his intended target as well as a couple, was arrested early Sunday after police used surveillance footage and an Instagram photo to link the suspect to the shooting.


Millersville University student found dead in dorm room

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 08:35

Millersville University student found dead ID'd, boyfriend facing chargesOfficials say a female student was found dead in her dorm room at Millersville University on Sunday.


Officials: 25 people killed in Egyptian soccer match riot

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 08:15
A riot broke out Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 25 people, authorities said.

AccuWeather Maps: Monday's Wintry Mix

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 08:10

 Monday's Wintry MixAccuWeather is tracking a wintry mix for Monday in portions of the 6abc viewing area.


SpaceX calls off launch of space weather satellite

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 08:03

In this Nov. 24, 2014 photo made available by NASA, workers conduct a light test on the solar arrays on NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft (DSCOVR) in Titusville, Fla., near Kennedy Space Center. The spacecraft will observe Earth, but its primary objective will be to monitor outbursts from the sun that could disrupt communications and power back on Earth. (AP Photo/NASA, Ben Smegelsky)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX called off Sunday's planned launch of a deep-space observatory — and a revolutionary rocket-landing attempt — after a critical radar-tracking system failed.


U.S. judge puts $94.5 million Atlantic City casino deal on hold

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 07:43

People walk outside the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City(Reuters) - A federal judge in New Jersey on Sunday called a temporary halt to the pending sale of bankrupt Revel Casino in Atlantic City and scheduled a hearing on Monday on a motion to block some of the terms of the $94.5 million deal. U.S. District Court Judge Jerome B. Simandle ordered an emergency hearing for 3 p.m. in the proposed sale of the property to Florida developer Glen Straub, who could lose his $10 million deposit if the deal does not close by Monday's deadline.