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Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:34

FILE - In this April 1, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, makes a statement on the Affordable Care Act, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Potential complications await consumers as Obama’s health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away.


Miss New York crowned as Miss America 2015

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:06

Miss New York crowned as Miss America 2015Miss New York Kira Kazantsev has been named the new Miss America, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown.


Britain mourns slain ISIS hostage; another under threat

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:01

Britain mourns slain ISIS hostage; another under threatBritish aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said Sunday as they grieved his death at the hands of Islamic State militants in Syria.


PHOTOS: 2015 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:57

 2015 Miss America pageant in Atlantic CityCheck out highlights from this year's Miss America pageant in Atlantic City.


New Yorker Kira Kazantsev 'Happy' to be crowned Miss America

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:57

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev reacts after being announced winner of the 2015 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, New JerseyNew Yorker Kira Kazantsev won the coveted 2015 Miss America Pageant crown on Sunday, a "three-peat" for contenders from the Big Apple. As part of the competition, Kazantsev, 23, sang Pharrell William's song "Happy", keeping time by tapping a red plastic cup. Wearing a long-sleeved, backless white gown and clutching red roses, the newest Miss America walked the runway with a wide smile and waved to a cheering crowd in Atlantic City, where the 94-year-old beauty pageant returned last year after eight years in Las Vegas. Kazantsev's win marked New York's third consecutive Miss America title.


Asian stocks tumble on disappointing China data

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:31
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks tumbled Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum.

Navy identifies pilot presumed dead after crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:27
LEMOORE, Calif. (AP) — A Navy fighter pilot presumed dead after two jets crashed in the far western Pacific Ocean was identified Sunday as Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26-year-old native of Lake Arrowhead, Calif.

Pregnant woman killed, baby still critical in Frankford shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:25

Pregnant woman killed, baby still critical in Frankford shootingA pregnant woman was fatally shot in Philadelphia's Frankford section and the woman's infant daughter is still fighting for her life.


Samsung accuses LG execs of damaging its products

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:18
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives from rival LG Electronics Inc. of vandalizing its washing machines at stores in Germany earlier this month and has asked for an official investigation.

Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:46

This photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Cpl. Byron Dickson. Dickson was killed as he left the barracks in Blooming Grove, Pa. State police spokesman Trooper Tom Kelly said investigators hope to soon interview Trooper Alex Douglass, who was injured in the attack, to get additional information on the attack. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police)BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.


U.S. Navy identifies pilot presumed dead in Pacific Ocean crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:10
Navy on Sunday identified a fighter jet pilot who is presumed dead following a mid-air collision with another jet over the western Pacific Ocean. The missing pilot is Lieutenant Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., a 2009 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, the Navy said in a statement. Poloski went missing Friday after two F/A-18 Hornet jets collided west of Wake Island, about 2,300 miles (3,700 km) west of Hawaii. The Navy conducted a 36-hour search over 3,000 square miles for the pilot and his aircraft but called off the search on Saturday, saying Poloski was thought to be dead.

Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:55

The leader of Sweden’s Social Democrats, Stefan Lofven, leaves a polling station in Stockholm during the Swedish general elections, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule. (AP Photo/TT, Jonas Ekstromer ) SWEDEN OUTSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:00

In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks to the media with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Turkey. Kerry is in Ankara to press Turkey to join an international coalition against the Islamic State. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


WWII vet, preschooler who were best buds reunited for play date

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:58

WWII vet, preschooler who were best buds reunited for play dateA close, unlikely friendship between a preschooler and a World War II vet who were neighbors has survived one of them moving away


Officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feud

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:47

In this Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 photo, Pastor Bill Dunfee, left, of New Beginnings Ministries Church, greets supporters of The Fox Hole strip club as they protest against his church in Warsaw, Ohio. Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other's establishments over a years-long feud. Dunfee and men from the Warsaw church have protested outside the Foxhole North strip club in New Castle. The business has responded with Sunday morning protests outside the church, including a recent one by topless dancers. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other's establishments over a years-long feud.


Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:27

In this November 1989 photo, Tommy Thompson holds a $ 50 pioneer gold piece retrieved earlier in 1989 from the wreck of the gold ship Central America. Thompson led a group that recovered millions of dollars worth of sunken treasure only to end up involved in court cases brought by dozens of insurance companies laying claim to the treasure. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Lon Horwedel)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.


Correction: Treasure Hunter Fugitive-ABRIDGED

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:24

In this November 1989 photo, Tommy Thompson holds a $ 50 pioneer gold piece retrieved earlier in 1989 from the wreck of the gold ship Central America. Thompson led a group that recovered millions of dollars worth of sunken treasure only to end up involved in court cases brought by dozens of insurance companies laying claim to the treasure. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Lon Horwedel)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story Sept. 13 about a treasure hunter being sought as a fugitive, The Associated Press reported erroneously that bank wraps for $10,000 bills were found in his mansion after he failed to appear at a hearing. The bank wraps were for $10,000.


Panthers deactivate Greg Hardy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:40
The Carolina Panthers placed defensive end Greg Hardy on the inactive list for Sunday's home opener against the Detroit Lions.

LAPD mistakes 'Django Unchained' actress for prostitute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:12

LAPD mistakes 'Django Unchained' actress for prostitute'Django Unchained' actress Daniele Watts claims she was accosted by LAPD officers who mistook her for a prostitute.


Brief power outage at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:03

Brief power outage at Six Flags Great Adventure in New JerseyOfficials say a brief power outage caused the shut down of several rides at Six Flags Great Adventure on Sunday.