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Fire damages apartment building in Lower Pottsgrove

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:23

Fire damages apartment building in Lower PottsgroveFirefighters battled an apartment building fire in Lower Pottsgrove Monday morning.


Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:30

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 8, 2009, file photo, a bottle of Maker's Mark bourbon is dipped in red wax during a tour of the distillery in Loretto, Ky. Kentucky bourbon makers have stashed away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation due to resurgent demand for the venerable brown spirit. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.


Maine woman sues GM after suffering burn

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:25
YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman who says she suffered a third-degree burn from a heated seat in Chevrolet Suburban has sued General Motors.

Man recovering after shooting in New Castle Co.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:19

Man recovering after shooting in New Castle Co.Authorities say a man is home from the hospital after being shot in New Castle County, Delaware.


Lawyer: NYC subway stabbing was self-defense

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:10
NEW YORK (AP) — A defense lawyer says a man accused of drunkenly stabbing three people on a New York City subway platform was just defending himself.

Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:00

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, third grade teacher Melissa Grieshober teaches a math lesson at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del. Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.


Madden ratings guru has the players' attention

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:28

In this Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 photo, Donny Moore poses for a photo in front three computer screens he uses to rate NFL football players for the Madden NFL video football game at EA Sports in Orlando, Fla. Moore is the "ratings czar" for "Madden NFL," the man responsible for making sure the popular video game's virtual avatars accurately reflect their real-life counterparts. (AP Photo/John Raoux)DENVER (AP) — Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms.


NY's Met Opera, two unions reach tentative deal to avert lockout

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:26

Union orchestra musicians of New York's Metropolitan Opera perform as they attend a rally with chorus members and others near Lincoln Center in New York City(Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera reached tentative contract agreements on Monday with unions representing its orchestra and chorus, federal mediators said, after tense negotiations that had threatened to derail the new season due to open next month. "These were difficult and highly complex negotiations, and I wish to commend the parties for their resolve in addressing multiple and complex issues," said Allison Beck, deputy director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The agreements with Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, which represents the orchestra, and the American Guild of Musical Artists, which represents the chorus, were reached "after many hours of intense negotiations," Beck said. "We are grateful for their commitment to the collective bargaining process and grateful most of all that the Metropolitan Opera, one of the world's premier cultural institutions, will continue providing outstanding operas for all to enjoy," Beck said.


Teen threatened to shoot students at school, police say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:18

Teen threatened to shoot students at school, police sayA 15-year-old boy arrested Sunday on suspicion of posting online threats to shoot students at Southern California schools apparently did so as a prank, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.


Sensata to buy Schrader Intl in $1 billion deal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:11
Sensata Technologies plans to inflate its presence in pressure sensing equipment with a $1 billion deal to buy privately held Schrader International, which makes tire pressure monitoring sensors.

I-65 reopens at site of Tenn. tanker explosion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:54
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The site where a tanker truck exploded and caught fire on Interstate 65 in Middle Tennessee has reopened to traffic.

Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:25

In this Tuesday, July 29, 2014 photo, customers enter a Family Dollar store on Plaza Boulevard, in Kinston, N.C. There’s now a bidding war for Family Dollar, with Dollar General offering about $9.7 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree’s bid of $8.5 billion. (AP Photo/Kinston Free Press, Janet S. Carter)GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There's now a bidding war for Family Dollar, with Dollar General offering about $8.95 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid.


EU pledges $168m to offset Russia sanctions cost

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:10
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission is pledging 125 million euros ($168 million) to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia's ban on food imports from the 28-nation bloc.

2 dead, 2 hurt in Arkansas freight train collision

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:56

In this photo provided by the Lawrence County Sheriff, wreckage burns at the site of a railroad collision in Hoxie, Ark. on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Arkansas State Police said two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others injured in the early morning accident. It's at least the second head-on collision involving the company's trains since 2012, when two collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle that June, which killed three crew members and injured a fourth. (AP Photo/Lawrence County Sheriff via The Jonesboro Sun)Two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others were injured when two freight trains collided head-on in northeast Arkansas early Sunday, Arkansas State Police said. The collision happened ...


Patient advocates say insurers avoiding the sick

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:36

In this Aug. 11, 2014, photo, Charis Hill, who has a rare form of arthritis that affects the spine, poses in Capitol Park in Sacramento, Calif. Hill has health insurance under one of the new plans offered through the health care law, could not afford the medication required for her condition because of the plan's high copays. As a result she's has had to get financial assistance from the drug manufacturer. Hill says riding her bike helps manage her arthritic condition. Advocates for patients with serious health problems say that one of the main goals of the new health care law is being undermined. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.


China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:25

A woman walks past the Mercedes-Benz's dealer showroom in Beijing, China Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. China's government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry.


Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:23
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to Ferguson to help restore order to the St. Louis suburb after a week of that has seen several violent protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

National Guard troops sent to Ferguson by Missouri governor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:13

National Guard troops sent to Ferguson by Missouri governorMissouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.


Couple assaulted on Kelly Drive; suspects at large

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:52

Couple assaulted on Kelly Drive; suspects at largePolice are looking for two men who assaulted a couple along Kelly Drive.


Cuban photographer: Do you recognize this girl?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:26

In this 1994 photo made by William Castellanos, a young girl looks solemnly out of a wooden raft. Thousands of Cubans were building makeshift rafts and throwing them into the sea after then-President Fidel Castro said anyone who wanted to leave could flee. Castellanos grabbed his old F-3 Nikon camera and began taking photos. Castellanos now lives in Miami and is working on an exhibit of his images. (AP Photo/William Castellanos)MIAMI (AP) — In the photo, a girl crouches on a wooden raft, surrounded by solemn men. Her large brown eyes stare intently at the camera. A few wisps of her dark hair float in the breeze.