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Buy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:50
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle — one word, really — yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans.

Correction: Thailand-Six-Legged Livestock story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:44

In this photo taken Aug. 5, Boontham Puthachat, 47, holds a two-month old cricket he raises at his farm in Thanon Nang Klarn village in Nakhon Ratchasima province, northeastern Thailand. Boontham’s family is one of 30 in this village raising mounds of the profitable crisp and crunchy critters in their backyards, satisfying a big domestic appetite for edible insects, and a slowly emerging international one in countries where most diners would rather starve than sample fried grasshoppers or omelets studded with red ant eggs. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about insects being raised for food around the world, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the first cricket farm in the United States will open this year in Youngstown, Pennsylvania. The farm is in Youngstown, Ohio, and is now operating.


Testimony wrapping up in former Va. governor trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:02
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The jury is set to hear from the final witness in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

Germanwings pilots union plans strike for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:28
BERLIN (AP) — A German union representing pilots says it is planning a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits.

In town halls, U.S. lawmakers hear voter anger over illegal migrants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:24

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Hensarling speaks during the testimony of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Cordray in WashingtonBy Gabriel Debenedetti DALLAS (Reuters) - When Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling sat down with colleagues and constituents at a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch in Dallas, the first question he faced was whether Congress planned to address immigration policy and a burgeoning border crisis. While he was optimistic about long-term prospects for dealing with border security and immigration, he said, "between now and the end of this Congress, I'm a little less sanguine about it." It has been a question heard repeatedly by lawmakers this month in "town hall" district meetings punctuated - and sometimes dominated - by concerns and angry outbursts over immigration policy and the crisis caused by a flood of child migrants at the southwestern border in recent months.


University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:55

This photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, sows the exterior of Reading Senior High School in Reading, Pa. Reading's Alvernia University is planning to award as many as 20 full-tuition scholarships per year to high school graduates from Reading, one of the nation's poorest cities. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)READING, Pa. (AP) — On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former students who bucked the odds and went to college.


Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:43

This July 28, 2014 photo shows Clive Pai, a University of Illinois, Chicago physical therapy professor, left, watching as researchers affix sensors to Mary Kaye, 81 before she demonstrates a treadmill balance session at the school in Chicago. Kaye, who is supported by a safety harness, walks on a lab-built walkway that causes people to unexpectedly trip and can teach them quickly how to catch themselves and avoid falling. Falls in the elderly cost $30 billion yearly to treat and can send them spiraling into poor health and disability. Pai who came up with the idea calls it "a vaccine against falls" and says his research shows that older people's brains can learn and adapt much more quickly than previously thought. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke.


Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:28

People are seen at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in White Hills, Ariz. Gun range instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at the range by a 9-year-old with an Uzi submachine gun. (AP Photo/John Locher)A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca's death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges.


Philippine economy grows 6.4 percent in 2Q

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:11
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine economy expanded by 6.4 percent in the second quarter and tied with Malaysia as the second fastest growing in Asia during the period, officials said Thursday.

Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:55
TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO is buying the company from rival relatives.

U.S. National Security Council aware of reports that second American killed in Syria

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:34

Man holds up a knife as he rides on the back of a motorcycle touring the streets of Tabqa city with others in celebration after Islamic State militants took over Tabqa air base, in nearby Raqqa cityNational Security Council on Wednesday said it was aware of media reports that a second American associated with Islamic State militant fighters had been killed in Syria, but it could not confirm the death. "We're aware of media reporting and social media activity indicating that a second American citizen associated with ISIL has been killed in Syria," said National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden.


Asian stocks post cautious gains, Qantas surges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:25

FILE - In this Monday, March 8, 2010, file photo, a sign for Wall Street is shown near the New York Stock Exchange. Global shares were mixed Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014 after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, with Europe off to a shaky start despite a strong day in Asia. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday but gains were muted ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan.


Market Basket: Ex-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas to regain control of supermarket chain

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:40
TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — Market Basket: Ex-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas to regain control of supermarket chain .

Son found dead at home of couple involved in Stratford, NJ hospital shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:35

Son found dead at home of couple involved in Stratford, NJ hospital shootingInvestigators say a body was found at the home of the husband and wife involved in the shooting at a hospital in Stratford, New Jersey.


Philadelphia honors Taney Dragons with parade

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:32

Philadelphia honors Taney Dragons with paradeThe 13-year-old star female pitcher and her Taney Dragons teammates who thrilled Philadelphians - and many others - at the Little League World Series got to meet their favorite major league team Wednesday night.


Dominican park would halt Canadian company's mine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:27
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Lawmakers in the Dominican Republic approved a plan Wednesday to create a national park in an area where a Canadian company has sought to expand mining operations.

Grady Sizemore powers Phillies to sweep over Nats

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:22

Grady Sizemore powers Phillies to sweep over NatsPinch-hitter Grady Sizemore hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the NL East-leading Washington Nationals 8-4 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.


Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:06
PHOENIX (AP) — The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.

Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:03

Davin Galinto, left, and Dorian Ortloff recoil from a wave crashing against the board way on the Peninsula in Long Beach, Calif. during high tide on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Hurricane Marie in the Pacific Ocean west of Mexico has caused higher than normal surf along the Southern California coast Wednesday. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Jeff Gritchen)NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.


2 injured in Kensington double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:01

2 injured in Kensington double shootingPhiladelphia Police are investigating a double shooting in the city's Kensington section.