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Crested Butte to be Bud Light's 'Whatever' town

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:34

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2009 file photo, a crowd gathers on Elk Avenue in Crested Butte, Colo., during a Mardi Gras parade celebration. Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte, are not up for a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an ad campaign. The Denver Post reports the company has agreed to pay the town $250,000 to fence off its main street and bring in more than 1,000 revelers for the Sept. 5-7 event. (AP Photo/Nathan Bilow, File)DENVER (AP) — Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" — a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign.


Suit: Church knowingly let abuser in youth program

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:33
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two 50-year-old men filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the Seventh-Day Adventist Church put a man known to abuse children in charge of its youth program in the 1970s and kept him in that position even after learning he was accused of abusing a child in its ranks.

Turner Broadcasting offering buyouts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:13

This undated photo provided by Turner shows Chairman and CEO of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., John Martin. The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner. Martin has been talking for several months about a restructuring plan he has called Turner 2020. (AP Photo/Turner)NEW YORK (AP) — The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner.


Southern California prepares for big storm surf

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:05
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California coastal areas were preparing Tuesday for the arrival of big and potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.

Ohio appoints special prosecutor for fatal police shooting at Walmart

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:00
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio's attorney general said on Tuesday he has assigned a prosecutor with experience in police-involved shootings to investigate the death of a man shot while holding a BB gun at a Dayton-area Walmart. Attorney General Mike DeWine told reporters that Mark Piepmeier of Hamilton County has been assigned as the special prosecutor for the case, which will go before a special grand jury on Sept. 22. "Mr. Piepmeier will do everything in his power to seek justice in this case." Crawford's death came a few days before the Aug. 9 fatal shooting by police in Ferguson, Missouri, of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, which is being investigated by the U.S.

Correction: Obit-Sperling story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:56

This undated photo provided by the Apollo Education Group shows John G. Sperling, founder of the Univertsity Of Phoenix. Sperling, 93, a billionaire, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at a hospital near San Francisco, according to a statement from Apollo Education Group, the parent company of the University of Phoenix. His cause of death was not disclosed. Sperling stepped down two years ago as Apollo’s executive chairman, but his legacy remains as the founder of one of the biggest disrupters of traditional higher education. (AP Photo/Apollo Education Group)PHOENIX (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about death of University of Phoenix founder John Sperling, The Associated Press reported erroneously the day that Sperling died. He died Friday, not Sunday.


US eager to cater to Chinese tourists

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:49

In this July 18, 2014 photo, South Coast Plaza General Manager Werner Escher, middle at doorway, greets Chinese tourists visiting the shopping center in Costa Mesa, Calif. Chinese tourism is surging and the mall is a popular destination that is doing what it can to keep the buses coming, from accepting China’s UnionPay card to providing Mandarin-speaking salespeople. Tourism from China to the United States has soared since the countries signed an agreement in 2007 promoting travel. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Tourism from China to the United States has soared in the last seven years. Some facts about where the tourists go, what they do and how much they spend:


4 found dead in suspected murder-suicide in Tulsa

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:34

Police wait outside an apartment early Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Tulsa, Okla. where authorities say where four people, including two young children, have been shot to death in a possible triple murder-suicide. Tulsa police say a 35-year-old man fatally shot his estranged wife, their 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son before shooting himself. Authorities say the 2-year-old girl, who wasn't related to the alleged gunman, was in the apartment during the shooting but was not hurt. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Tom Gilbert) ONLINE OUT; KOTV OUT; KJRH OUT; KTUL OUT; KOKI OUT; KQCW OUT; KDOR OUT; TULSA OUT; TULSA ONLINE OUTTULSA, Okla. (AP) — Four people, including two young children, were shot to death in a Tulsa apartment and detectives are investigating the case as a murder-suicide, police said Tuesday.


NY teen gets 5 to 15 years for wreck that killed 4

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:28

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 29, 2014, file photo, Joseph Beer is escorted from the courtroom in Mineola, N.Y., where he reached a plea deal. Beer, a New York City teenager who admitted smoking marijuana and speeding before crashing into a tree in 2012, killing four of his friends, is due to be sentenced in a Long Island courtroom. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City man who was high on marijuana and speeding at over 100 mph when he crashed his brand-new sports car into a tree on a Long Island highway, killing four of his friends, has been sentenced to 5-to-15 years in prison.


CEO named for HealthCare.gov

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:27

This undated handout photo provided by Access Health CT shows Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan. The Obama administration has picked Counihan to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds. (AP Photo/Access Health CT)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds.


Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:19

FILE - This May 21, 2013 file photo shows an iPhone in Washington with Twitter, Facebook, and other apps. Tired of that friend or relative who won't stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority. In a report released Tuesday, the Pew Research Center found that most people who regularly use social media sites were actually less likely to share their opinions, even offline. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.


Taney Dragons parade set for tomorrow

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:08

Taney Dragons parade set for tomorrowAn afternoon parade has been scheduled for Wednesday in Philadelphia to celebrate the Mid-Atlantic Little League champions Taney Dragons.


Lehigh County man dies after assault in Ocean City, Md.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:06

Lehigh County man dies after assault in Ocean City, Md.Police in Ocean City are investigating the death of a Pennsylvania man after he was apparently assaulted.


Harrowing video now used to remind drivers to stop for school bus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:06

Harrowing video now used to remind drivers to stop for school busStopping for a school bus takes only a moment, and this video illustrates just how important that moment can be.


New York teen gets five to 15 years in fatal drugged driving crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:05
A New York teenager was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison on Tuesday, a month after he admitted he had been high on marijuana when he smashed his car into a tree, killing four of his friends, said a spokesman for the Nassau County District Attorney. Joseph Beer of the New York City borough of Queens, who was 17 at the time of the October 2012 crash on Long Island, pleaded guilty in July to aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs. Prosecutors asked Nassau County Court Judge David Sullivan to sentence Beer to five to 15 years, reading aloud a letter written by the uncle of one of the victims, Peter Kanhai, 18.

New York teen gets five to 15 years in fatal drugged driving crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:05
A New York teenager was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison on Tuesday, a month after he admitted he had been high on marijuana when he smashed his car into a tree, killing four of his friends, said a spokesman for the Nassau County District Attorney. Joseph Beer of the New York City borough of Queens, who was 17 at the time of the October 2012 crash on Long Island, pleaded guilty in July to aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs. Prosecutors asked Nassau County Court Judge David Sullivan to sentence Beer to five to 15 years, reading aloud a letter written by the uncle of one of the victims, Peter Kanhai, 18.

UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:01

UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettesGENEVA (AP) — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday.


Police ID woman found murdered in NJ woods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:01

Police ID woman found murdered in NJ woodsState Police detectives are seeking help as they investigate the murder of a woman found beaten to death in Cumberland County, New Jersey.


Police ID woman found murdered in NJ woods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:01

Police ID woman found murdered in NJ woodsState Police detectives are seeking help as they investigate the murder of a woman found beaten to death in Cumberland County, New Jersey.


NY financier charged with insider trading

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:59
NEW YORK (AP) — The director of market intelligence at an investor relations firm has been arrested in New York on insider trading charges after authorities said he earned more than a half-million dollars trading illegally.