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Strong odor in several Pa. counties prompts over 900 calls to PECO

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:18

Strong odor in several Pa. counties prompts over 900 calls to PECOA strong odor of gas throughout parts of Montgomery, Delaware, Chester and Bucks counties has prompted hundreds of calls to PECO.


Bittersweet weekend in Atlantic City as Showboat Casino set to close

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:13

Bittersweet weekend in Atlantic City as Showboat Casino set to closeIt's a bittersweet holiday weekend in Atlantic City. While many are spending Labor Day weekend enjoying the boardwalk and the beach, thousands are facing the prospect of unemployment.


3 young people killed, 3 hurt northeastern Pa. crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:14

3 young people killed, 3 hurt in northeastern Pa. crashAuthorities say three young people are dead and three others hurt after an SUV crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.


Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:13
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the humanitarian mission.

Vintage racing crash kills Connecticut man

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:09
SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police say a vintage racing enthusiast is dead after a crash during a race in Connecticut.

Fighter 'War Machine' sent to Nevada to face assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:58
The professional fighter known as "War Machine" was in custody in a Las Vegas jail on Saturday after being transferred from Southern California, where he was arrested for assault stemming from an ex-girlfriend's accusation that he beat her in Nevada. Jonathan Koppenhaver, an Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor, was released from jail in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, on Wednesday to be transported to Nevada, said Captain Don Aguilar, a spokesman for the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. Koppenhaver, 32, was in custody on charges including battery resulting in substantial harm, battery by strangulation and assault with a deadly weapon, according to the website for the Clark County detention center in Las Vegas.

Woman, 77, struck in West Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:49

Woman, 77, struck in West Philadelphia hit-and-runPolice are investigating a hit-and-run accident in West Philadelphia that sent a 77-year-old woman to the hospital.


3 juveniles killed, 3 hurt in SUV rollover

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:06
LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say three juveniles are dead and three others hurt after an SUV crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Cops Charge Woman With Bikini Barista Prostitution Ring

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:39
A Washington woman has been charged with running a multi-million dollar prostitution ring from the "bikini barista" stands she owned and operated.

Sinkhole that proved popular at Corvette Museum will be filled

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:33
A sinkhole that swallowed eight cars inside the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky will be filled even though it has become a tourist attraction that sharply increased attendance and revenue, the museum’s board decided on Saturday. The board had voted in June to attempt to keep part of the hole open, but the cost of retaining walls and other construction would exceed $1 million, officials at the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, said in a statement. “We really wanted to preserve a portion of the hole so that guests for years to come could see a little bit of what it was like," museum executive director Wendell Strode said in the statement. Three will be restored - the 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype know as the Blue Devil, a 1962 Corvette and a 1992 convertible that was the millionth Corvette produced.

Barista-stand owner faces prostitution charge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:29
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The owner of bikini coffee stands in Washington state banked more than $2 million in just three years because her baristas were also selling sex acts, according to local prosecutors.

Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:18

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, the Hilltop Women's Reproductive clinic is photographed in El Paso, Texas. A federal judge Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.


Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:11
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean, the Coast Guard said.

Fighter War Machine extradited to Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:00
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he beat his ex-girlfriend and then fled to California.

Fighter War Machine extradited on assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:37
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he beat his ex-girlfriend and then fled to California.

Hundreds march in Ferguson to protest police shooting: local media

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:04
(Reuters) - Hundreds of marchers took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, local media reported, with protesters calling for justice three weeks after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot the 18-year-old Brown on Aug. 9. The shooting sparked violent protests in the St. Louis suburb and drew global attention to race relations in the United States. For days after the shooting, police and demonstrators in Ferguson clashed nightly, with authorities criticized for mass arrests and the use of military gear, which some observers described as heavy-handed tactics.

Off-duty fire captain delivers his own baby on highway in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:03

Off-duty fire captain delivers his own baby on highway in IllinoisDan Lynch, a fire captain, delivered his own daughter this week on a highway in Illinois.


F-16s dispatched for unresponsive pilot of small plane near D.C.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:33
(Reuters) - Two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to check on a small plane that entered restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and the fighter pilots observed the person at the controls to be unconscious before the plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, officials said. The pilot of the Cirrus SR22 propeller plane took off from Waukesha County Airport in Wisconsin and had been destined for Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. Coast Guard said in a statement. The pilot had stopped responding to radio calls.

6 dead in North Carolina house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:24

6 dead in North Carolina house fireAuthorities say six people have died in a house fire in eastern North Carolina.


Sam's bid to be first openly gay NFL player on hold

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:14

 Preseason-St. Louis Rams at Miami Dolphins(Reuters) - Defensive end Michael Sam's dream of becoming the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold on Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season. The 24-year-old, a standout with the University of Missouri who had announced he was gay in February, was one of 22 players cut in final roster moves by the Rams to reach the limit before the NFL's 4 p.m. ET deadline on Saturday. The journey continues." Rams coach Jeff Fisher, who spoke to Sam by phone before the final roster moves were announced, said it had simply been "a football decision" to cut the defensive end.