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Armored car company to reimburse New Jersey casino

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:42
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An armored car company will reimburse an Atlantic City casino after nearly $21,000 fell from the roof of one of its trucks.

Florida condo's name gets tainted by extremists

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:34
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A planned South Florida condo that shared its name with a group of Islamic extremists is getting a new identity.

China investigating managers at VW joint venture

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:27
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese anti-corruption agency said Tuesday it is investigating one current and one former manager at Volkswagen's main joint venture in China.

Report: Philadelphia drivers get into more crashes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:09

 Philadelphia drivers get into more crashesThe City of Brotherly Love's drivers get into car accidents more than those in any other major city in the country according to the 10th Annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report".


Austrian vice chancellor, finance minister resigns

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:59

FILE - In this May 7, 2013 file photo Austrian Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Michael Spindelegger from the Austrian People's Party speaks during a press conference after the weekly cabinet meeting at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria. Austrian’s vice chancellor and finance minister has announced he is stepping down, citing criticism from his own political party over his refusal to accelerate plans for tax reform. Spindelleger also said Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 that he is giving up his function as head of the conservative People’s Party, the junior government coalition partner of the Social Democrats. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)VIENNA (AP) — Austria's vice chancellor and finance minister has announced he is stepping down, citing criticism from his own political party over his refusal to accelerate tax reform plans.


Gunman sought in West Philadelphia shooting incident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:42

Gunman sought in West Philadelphia shooting incidentPolice are searching for the gunman who sent a man to the hospital in West Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.


Police rescue New Mexico woman from car after 'kidnap' text to sister

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:31
By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - A New Mexico woman who texted her sister to say she was being kidnapped in a car by a man with a weapon was rescued by police who used the message to track down and arrest the driver after a high-speed chase through central Albuquerque, police said. Using the description and license plate the sister provided, police found the car and tried to pull it over, Tanner Tixier, a spokesman for the city's Police Department, said in a statement on Monday.

SHOW BITS: A last hurrah for 'Breaking Bad'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:24

Robin Dearden, from left, Bryan Cranston, Michelle Dockery and Christina Hendricks arrive at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.


U.S. scientist pleads guilty to taking government laptop to China

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:19

A Chinese woman adjusts a Chinese national flag next to U.S. national flags before a Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting, part of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in BeijingThe scientist was fired in April 2012 from Sandia National Laboratories, a government-owned research facility operated by Sandia Corporation that is responsible in part for ensuring the safety of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. Huang also pleaded guilty to making a false statement to a counterintelligence officer in June 2011, the U.S.


Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:28

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, file photo, a casket containing the body of Michael Brown is wheeled out of Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Hundreds of people gathered to say goodbye to Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer on Aug. 9. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Cohen, Pool, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The choir sang, the preachers shouted and the casket stayed closed. The body was taken to the cemetery, and Michael Brown was laid to rest.


Woman seeks to erase atomic spying case conviction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:24

Miriam Moskowitz leaves federal court with her lawyer Guy Eddon, Monday Aug. 25, 2014 in New York after trying to clear her name after she was convicted in 1950 of conspiracy in the run-up to the atomic spying trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Moskowitz, 98, of New Jersey, said after a brief court hearing that she needs an official vindication that she was wrongly convicted when she was sentenced to two years in prison. She filed the request two weeks ago, saying documents now prove the government withheld evidence that would have exonerated her. (AP Photo/Lawrence Neumeister)NEW YORK (AP) — A 98-year-old woman convicted on a conspiracy charge in the run-up to the atomic spying trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg found a much different atmosphere in court Monday than she encountered when she was convicted in 1950.


Beloit College's Mindset List for Class of 2018

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:18
Every year, Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, releases its Mindset List to give a snapshot of how the incoming freshmen class views the world. The list for the Class of 2018:

Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages: Reuters-IPSOS Poll

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:08

Still image from undated video of a masked Islamic State militant holding a knife speaking next to man purported to be James Foley at an unknown locationBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages, despite the posting of an Islamic State video last week depicting the beheading of a U.S. In the same poll, most Americans felt the United States should intervene somehow in Iraq, although overwhelming numbers oppose any U.S. Thirty-one percent said the United States should provide humanitarian aid to refugees from the conflict areas and 21 percent said Washington should launch air strikes to support Iraqi government forces. The United States has begun a program of limited air strikes in Iraq in response to advances by the Islamic State.


Guatemala declares state of emergency for drought

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:10
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government has declared a state of emergency in 16 of the country's 22 provinces because of a drought that has caused major agricultural losses in Central America.

'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:51

'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards"Modern Family" won a record-tying fifth best comedy series Emmy Award and a dominant "Breaking Bad" captured the top drama award and a trio of acting honors in Monday's ceremony, which took a somber turn as Robin Williams was remembered with restraint and grace by his longtime friend, Billy Crystal.


Cristobal strengthens into hurricane off Bahamas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:51

Tropical Storm Cristobal(lower right)form near the Bahamas on August 24, 2014The spinning center of Tropical Storm Cristobal was slowly moving away from the central Bahamas on Monday, leaving behind severe flooding that marooned several communities across a swath of soaked Caribbean islands.


Justice Scalia speaks at Idaho water conference

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:48

Snake River Basin Adjudication Judge Eric Wildman, seated, signs the SRBA Decree at the Boise Center on the Grove in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, August 25, 2014. Dignitaries on the stage include current Idaho governor C.L. "Butch" Otter, second from right, and former Idaho governor Dirk Kempthorne, second from left. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia praised Idaho's completion of a nearly 30-year process negotiating water rights as a successful exercise in state rights and local control.


Late school bus in Wilmington worries parents

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:29

Late school bus in Wilmington worries parentsThe wheels on the bus went round and round, much longer than normal Monday for about a dozen young children in Wilmington.


Police: Bullet barely misses toddler in Darby, Pa. home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:24

 Bullet barely misses toddler in Darby, Pa. homePolice in Darby, Pa. are looking for two men after a shooting on Sunday night in which a bullet went through a home and barely missed a toddler in a crib.


Police questioning man in connection with Mayfair double murder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:22

Police questioning man in connection with Mayfair double murderPhiladelphia police are questioning a man in connection with the murders of two women who were found shot execution style in a home in Mayfair.