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Fire destroys several businesses in Atlantic City, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:24

Fire destroys several businesses in Atlantic City, N.J.A fire in Atlantic City, New Jersey has destroyed several businesses and left seventeen people displaced.

Ex-Marine who caught jumper among Carnegie Heroes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:24
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A retired Marine who caught a woman as she jumped from the upper deck of a stadium following an Oakland Raiders game was among 21 people honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

Bomb scare empties Sandy Hook school in Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:24
(Reuters) - A bomb scare on Wednesday emptied Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, the replacement for the school where 26 people were massacred in 2012, the school district said. The scare in Monroe, Connecticut, was considered of little or no threat, and staff and students have evacuated the building, the district said in a telephone voice message to parents. "All students are safe, all staff are safe, everyone is absolutely fine," it said. The scare is being investigated and the school day will end early, the message said. ...

CDC confirms first US case of Ebola virus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:20

CDC confirms first US case of Ebola virusFederal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

U.S. Ebola patient traveled to Texas via Brussels: Canada official

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:17
(Reuters) - The first patient diagnosed in the United States with an Ebola infection traveled from Liberia to Texas via Brussels, Canadian chief public health officer Greg Taylor said on Wednesday. U.S. health officials said on Tuesday that the man sought treatment six days after arriving in Texas on Sept. 20. (Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Correction: Buffalo Silos-Beer Ad story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:16
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Sept. 30 about a beer advertisement being installed on grain silos, The Associated Press erroneously reported the company that paid for the ad. The ad was paid for by Buffalo-based Labatt USA, not Toronto-based Labatt Breweries.

PHOTOS: 14 arrested in Pa. steroid, prescription drug case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:13

 14 arrested in Pa. steroid, prescription drug caseA total of 14 people were arrested in connection with an investigation into the distribution of both anabolic steroids and prescription drugs.

5 reasons bonds may be less safe than you think

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:06

In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, traders work in the ten-year bond pit on the floor of the CME Group in Chicago. Main Street investors have poured a trillion dollars into bonds since the financial crisis, and helped send prices soaring. As fund managers and regulators fret about an inevitable sell-off, the bigger fear is that when people go to unload, there won’t be anyone to buy. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)NEW YORK (AP) — Burned by the stock-market crash during the financial crisis, investors have poured a trillion dollars into bond funds in the past six years. They like the interest payments that bonds throw off, and that their prices barely move day to day.

Lexus compact sedan winning buyers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:03

This undated photo provided by Toyota shows the 2015 Lexus IS 250. (AP Photo/Toyota, David Dewhurst Photography)A showy exterior, V-6 power, nimble handling and the lowest starting price tag of any Lexus sedan are proving to be a winning formula for the Lexus IS compact sedan.

New Oklahoma procedures increase sedative fivefold in executions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma set up new procedures on executions that include increasing by five times the dosage of a controversial sedative that was among the drugs used in a botched execution in April, which prompted the state to suspend lethal injections. The new procedures, announced late on Tuesday, allow the corrections department director to choose from four lethal injection options, two that increases the dose of Midazolam to 500 milligrams, the amount Florida uses in executions, from 100 milligrams. ...

Destruction of Syria weapons facilities to begin

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:58
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons facilities is expected to begin this month, and the first of the 12 facilities should be destroyed by the end of November, the organization tasked with eliminating the country's chemical weapons program says.

Brookfield wins Revel Casino auction, but loser vows to fight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:51
By Tom Hals (Reuters) - An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management won the auction for Atlantic City, New Jersey's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel with a $110 million bid, but within hours the losing bidder told Reuters he planned to fight the sale in court. Asked if he would challenge the auction result in court, Florida developer Glenn Straub told Reuters by phone: "absolutely." The auction for the hotel and casino, which cost $2.4 billion to build, concluded early Wednesday. Straub said he was analyzing the bid from Brookfield when the auction was declared over. ...

Notorious Florida speed trap ended as city closes police department

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:42
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A 50-year-old nationally recognized speed trap in north central Florida came to an end as of midnight Wednesday after the city of Waldo voted to disband its police department. The Waldo city council turned over law enforcement duties Wednesday morning to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, according to sheriff spokeswoman Becky Butscher. ...

Canada's Club Coffee sues Keurig Green Mountain for $600 million

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:40
(Reuters) - Canada's Club Coffee said it was suing K-cup coffee pod maker Keurig Green Mountain Inc for engaging in anti-competitive measures to maintain a near monopoly and keep single-serve coffee prices artificially high. Club Coffee is seeking $600 million in damages and said Keurig was spreading "baseless and disparaging lies" about competitors' coffee pods to mislead consumers and coerce third parties into exclusive agreements. Club Coffee said it made coffee pods for Keurig brewers and sold them at lower prices than Keurig's own K-Cup packs. ...

List of 21 people being honored as Carnegie Heroes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:37
Winners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Tuesday:

Police say ambush suspect is making errors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:32

Lt. Col. George Bivens points to images of the pipe bombs that police say were left by trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein in the Pennsylvania woods, at a news conference in Blooming Grove Pa., Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. The bombs were not deployed, but they were fully functional and could have been set off by either a trip wire or a fuse, Bivens said. In background is John Brosnan, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Philadelphia office. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender.

Fact sheet: 2015 Lexus IS 250

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:28
2015 Lexus IS 250

Infamous speed trap town's police force disbanding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:19
WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The City Council of a tiny north Florida town known as one of the nation's worst speed traps has voted to disband its small police force.

FBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:18

This file photo combo shows from left to right serial killers the Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Son of Sam killer David Berkowitz. Several studies show that most serial killers start their lives as sociopaths by torturing or killing pets. For years, the FBI has filed animal cruelty crimes with a variety of others under the heading of “other,” making them hard to find, hard to count and hard to track. That’s changing. The FBI announced this month it would make animal cruelty a Group A felony with its own category, the same way crimes like homicide, arson and assault are listed in the agency’s Uniform Crime Report Program. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out those pet abusers before their behavior worsens and give a boost to prosecutions, an animal welfare group says.

PHOTOS: Jon Runyan's $5.8 million NJ home for sale

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:03

 Jon Runyan's $5.8 million NJ home for saleFmr. Eagles player and outgoing Rep. from New Jersey Jon Runyan has put his Mount Laurel home up for sale.