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Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:38

CORRECTS AGE TO 54 This photo provided by the Southampton Town Police Department on Long Island shows celebrity chef Todd English, 54, after his arrest early Sunday morning, Aug 31, 2014 in Southampton, N.Y., where he was charged with driving while intoxicated. English has opened a number of restaurants around the country, including Olives, Figs, and Fish Club. He's also been a regular on television programs including "Iron Chef USA." Authorities say he posted $1,500 bail at Southampton Town Justice Court. (AP Photo/Southampton Town Police Department)SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.


Joan Rivers' daughter: 'Keeping our fingers crossed'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:37

 'Keeping our fingers crossed'Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.


End is here for Showboat Casino in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:36

End is here for Showboat Casino in Atlantic CityThe show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel.


Dozens arrested at Made in America music festival in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:31

Woman sits after she was handcuffed by the authorities during the Made in American music festival in Los Angeles(Reuters) - Seven people were arrested on Sunday at the Made in America music festival in downtown Los Angeles, following an opening day that left more than two dozen people in handcuffs, police said. During Sunday's show at Grand Park there were four felony arrests, including one for battery and the rest for possession of narcotics, besides three misdemeanor arrests, including one charge of public drunkenness, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Another 23 people were given alcohol citations, an LAPD police spokeswoman said. So far about 27,000 tickets have been scanned for Sunday's full day of events, including top-billed stars John Mayer and Kanye West later in the evening.


Made in America still a hit despite weather delay

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:26

Made in America still a hit despite weather delayMade in America ended in perfect tune even after concert goers were briefly evacuated Sunday due to severe thunderstorms moving through the area.


Dad of woman who helped kill 3 honors victims

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:26

This Aug. 29, 2014 photo provided by KLAS-TV 8 News Now, shows Todd Woodruff in Las Vegas. Woodruff, the father of Amanda Miller, whose June rampage with her husband, Jerad Miller, left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead, visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down. Woodruff told KLAS-TV that he realizes his daughter caused a lot of hurt and he will never forget the three victims. (AP Photo/KLAS-TV 8 News Now) LAS VEGAS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITLAS VEGAS (AP) — The father of a woman whose June rampage with her husband left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down, saying he was still in disbelief and thinks about the victims' families every day.


Council Rock HS students ID'd as 3 killed in Poconos crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:26

Council Rock HS students ID'd as 3 killed in Poconos crashThree Council Rock High School South students have been identified as those killed in a SUV crash in the Poconos.


PHOTOS: Made in America 2014 in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:25

 Made in America 2014 in PhiladelphiaThe 'Made In America' concert rocked Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend.


Ferguson police start wearing body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:17
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old have started wearing body cameras.

California school retires divisive Arab mascot

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:14
THERMAL, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.

All five aboard small plane killed in crash at Colorado airport

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:04
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - All five people aboard a single-engine airplane died after it crashed on Sunday in a field beside a runway during an attempt to land at a northern Colorado airport, authorities said. Peter Knudson, spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, said the Piper PA-46 aircraft went down shortly before noon near the Erie Municipal Airport, about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Denver. Knudson said the plane took off from Centennial Airport, south of Denver, with five people aboard, and was landing in clear weather at the Erie airport when it crashed. Emergency crews found three people dead inside the wreckage of the six-seat airplane when they arrived at the scene, said Roger Rademacher, assistant fire chief with Mountain View Fire Rescue.

99-year-old woman making 1,000 dresses for charity

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:02

99-year-old woman making 1,000 dresses for charityAn Iowan woman named Lillian Weber sews a dress a day for charity. She hopes to finish her 1,000th dress by her 100th birthday


Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:30

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011, file photo, travelers wait in line with their luggage at Miami International Airport before traveling Cuba in Miami. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans and Cuban-Americans fly in and out of Cuba each year thanks to the liberalization of U.S. and Cuban travel rules over the last five years. On Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, the Cuban government will enact new rules meant to take a big bite of that traffic, sharply limiting the amount of goods people can bring into Cuba in their luggage, and ship by boat from abroad. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)HAVANA (AP) — A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon.


Aftershock hits California's Napa Valley

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:02
(Reuters) - California's Napa Valley, the site of a strong and damaging earthquake a week ago, was shaken by a small aftershock early on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, measuring magnitude 3.2, occurred five miles southwest of Napa. There were no immediate reports of damage. It was one of many aftershocks that have occurred since Aug. 24 when a magnitude 6.0 quake struck, the biggest to hit California's Bay Area in 25 years, injuring more than 200 people and damaging dozens of buildings. ...

NY storms end Electric Zoo music festival, halt U.S. Open, delay flights

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:59

Arthur Ashe Stadium sits empty as rain falls on the court at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New YorkSevere thunderstorms on Sunday forced an early end to New York's Electric Zoo music festival, delayed flights at area airports and injured two people after a lightning strike near a Bronx beach. Open in Queens, New York, interrupted the Made In America outdoor concert in Philadelphia and shut down the Electric Zoo electronic music festival on Randalls Island in New York, which ended early for a second year in a row. "We apologize to fans, but your safety is our main concern," Electric Zoo organizers said in a Tweet explaining why the three-day festival was cut short by "extreme weather." Thousands of concertgoers were told to leave.


Bundy son pulls kids from schools over knife

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:44
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A son of rancher Cliven Bundy has withdrawn his children from Clark County schools after his daughter was barred from carrying a pocket knife on school grounds.

After unrest over shooting, Ferguson police now wear body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:29

Protesters march with their hands up as they call for a thorough investigation of the shooting death of teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on a street in front of the White House in WashingtonPolice officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday. Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States. The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents. The policy has the support of scores of law enforcement agencies and the American Civil Liberties Union.


Phillies trade John Mayberry Jr. to Toronto Blue Jays

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:21

Phillies trade John Mayberry Jr. to Toronto Blue JaysThe Phillies have traded outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays.


Officers' random act of kindness to student in need

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:54

Officers' random act of kindness to student in needWhen two officers saw a child in need, they did what they could to make sure the student was ready for the school year.


Made in America resumes after weather delay, evacuation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:17

Made in America resumes after weather delay, evacuationMade in America in back in tune after concert goers were briefly evacuated due to severe thunderstorms moving through the area.