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Kyle attorney: No proof by Ventura of defamation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:44
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A lawyer for the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle asked a jury Tuesday to reject a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

Hunt on for large, exotic snake in New Jersey lake

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:43
JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — Traps have been set amid reports of a large exotic snake that animal control officers and a private reptile expert have been hunting for in New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong (hoh-PAHT'-cong).

SugarHouse Casino breaks ground on $164 million expansion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:40

SugarHouse Casino breaks ground on $164 million expansionSugarHouse Casino broke ground Tuesday on a $164 million expansion to its Delaware Riverfront property.


Lanes reopen after trucks collide on Pa. Turnpike NE Extension

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:38

Lanes reopen after trucks collide on Pa. Turnpike NE ExtensionAll southbound lanes are back open after a crash involving two tractor trailers on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


Gunman fires 17 shots at 2 men in Holmesburg

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:36

Gunman fires 17 shots at 2 men in HolmesburgPolice are looking for the gunman who fired seventeen shots at two males in Philadelphia's Holmesburg section early Tuesday morning.


Manhunt on for armed bandits in $181,000 heist at Atlantic City casino

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:34
By Daniel Kelley AVON-BY-THE-SEA N.J. (Reuters) - A manhunt was underway on Tuesday for masked bandits who reportedly stole roughly $181,000 in an armed robbery at Caesar's Atlantic City casino in New Jersey, police said. Authorities were tight-lipped about the robbery, but the Press of Atlantic City reported that two men, one of whom displayed a gun, stole two cash boxes at around 6 a.m. on Monday before fleeing in a car. The robbery was being investigated by the New Jersey State Police Casino Gaming Bureau, an indication, the newspaper said, that the thieves struck a gaming area of the casino. In 2012, two men walked into the same casino, pepper-sprayed a blackjack dealer, and grabbed 23 chips worth $5,000 each.

Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:32
HOUSTON (AP) — A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor in Texas a decade ago is facing a new charge in Houston — that he urinated on candy at a drug store.

US Airways cancels Philly to Israel flight; Delta, United also cancel flights to Israel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:23

FAA prohibiting all US to Israel flights for 24 hoursUS Airways has cancelled it's flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Tel Aviv, Israel over security concerns.


Father and son robbed during home invasion in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:22

Father and son robbed during home invasion in FrankfordPolice are investigating a home invasion where a father and son were robbed in the Philadelphia's Frankford section early Tuesday morning.


US Airways cancels Philly to Israel flight over security concerns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:21

FAA prohibiting all US to Israel flights for 24 hoursUS Airways has cancelled it's flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Tel Aviv, Israel over security concerns.


Fire burns in industrial part of North Dakota town

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:18

Emergency vehicles respond to a large fire at Red River Supply, an oil supply company, in an industrial section of Williston, N.D. in the early Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The site is near three oil companies and a rail line, just east of Williston's downtown. Explosions could be seen and heard at the scene, but it wasn't immediately clear what caught on fire. No injuries were immediately reported. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A massive fire broke out early Tuesday at an oil supply company in an industrial part of the western North Dakota oil patch town of Williston.


Attorney: Ventura has failed to prove defamation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:45
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney for the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle says former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has failed to prove he was defamed in Kyle's book.

Obama admin. says health subsidies will continue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.

Delta cancels all Israel flights over missile fear

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:38

Delta cancels all Israel flights over missile fearDelta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.


White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says health subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to flow for the time being despite a major setback delivered by a federal appeals court.

Visitors flock to Ann Arbor for plant's lone bloom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:26
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A plant that has called the University of Michigan home for the past 80 years is about halfway through its one-time-only flowering process.

Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:25
NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.

Envoy: Gaza cease-fire draft circulating UN

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:25
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinian U.N. envoy says a draft U.N. resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip will be formally circulated to the Security Council.

Home invasion, chase leads to arrest in Upper Merion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:19

Home invasion, chase leads to arrest in Upper MerionA man is in police custody following a home invasion in Upper Merion Township.


PHOTOS: Home invasion and chase in Upper Merion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:18

 Home invasion and chase in Upper MerionAuthorities say a man burst into home, demanded money, then led police on a chase.