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Iraqi PM: Plot to attack US, Paris Subways

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:16

 US not aware of subway attack plotIraq's prime minister said Thursday his country's intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an attack on subway systems in the United States and Paris.


Powerball ticket worth $1 Million sold in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:13

Powerball ticket worth $1 Million sold in PhiladelphiaOne Powerball ticket worth $1-million was sold in Philadelphia for Wednesday's drawing.


Obama says 'significant gap' in global effort to fight Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:13

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in New YorkBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Thursday that there was still a "significant gap between where we are and where we need to be" in the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and appealed for more countries to help. An outbreak that began in a remote corner of Guinea has taken hold of much of neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing nearly 3,000 people in just over six months. Senegal and Nigeria have recorded cases but, for now, contained them. ...


Senators: Widen Medicaid program for frail seniors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen U.S. senators from both parties are calling on the Obama administration to broaden a Medicaid program for the nation's frailest seniors, calling it a proven alternative to pricier nursing home care as states seek to limit long-term medical costs.

AccuWeather: Afternoon drizzle and spotty showers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:01

 Afternoon drizzle and spotty showersMeteorologist David Murphy says it's cloudy, damp and very windy today.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:35

AP10ThingsToSee - Law enforcement officers gather before a funeral service for Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Scranton, Pa. Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein, of Canadensis, who has been charged with killing one trooper and wounding another outside the barracks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


UN Arms Trade Treaty to take effect in December

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:32
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An ambitious treaty designed to regulate the multibillion-dollar global arms trade will take effect on Dec. 24 after it was ratified Thursday by five more countries.

US Bank refunding $48M to credit card customers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Bank is refunding about $48 million in the latest federal settlement by a major bank over improper billing for extra credit card products that customers didn't receive.

Car carrier spins out, blocks part of I-476 SB

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:29

Car carrier spins out, blocks part of I-476 SBCar carrier spins out, blocks part of I-476 SB


Pilot avoids beach crowd, crash-lands in ocean

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:13
HONOLULU (AP) — A former Alaska bush pilot safely avoided beachgoers when he crash-landed his small airplane in the ocean just off a beach on Oahu's North Shore after running out of fuel.

Clear Channel Spectacolor takes producing steps

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:03

 The Musical," at the St. James Theatre in New York. Clear Channel Spectacolor, an outdoor advertising giant with massive billboards and digital screens across Times Square, has taken the unprecedented step of helping produce "Side Show." The show, about a pair of conjoined twins during the vaudeville era, opens this fall at the St. James Theatre, fresh off a well-received run in Washington, D.C. The show has been reimagined and directed by Bill Condon. (AP Photo/Side Show, Bruce Glikas)NEW YORK (AP) — The new Broadway revival of "Side Show" has a new producer and it's not hard to guess where they'll want to promote the show.


Chase, police shooting snarl San Francisco traffic

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:52
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A high-speed car chase ended with a crash and the fatal shooting of a carjacking suspect in downtown San Francisco, where morning traffic was snarled while police investigated.

Connecticut ex-governor sentencing postponed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:52
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has agreed to postpone the sentencing of former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland until January.

Iraqi PM: Plot to attack New York, Paris subways imminent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:45

 Plot to attack US, Paris SubwaysIraq's prime minister says his country's intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an imminent attack on subway systems in United States and Paris.


Police: Man armed with hypodermic needle robs Old City Dunkin Donuts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:40

 Man armed with hypodermic needle robs Old City Dunkin DonutsPhiladelphia police are searching for man armed with a hypodermic needle who robbed an Old City Dunkin Donuts.


3rd American aid worker who contracted Ebola has been released from Nebraska hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:39
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — 3rd American aid worker who contracted Ebola has been released from Nebraska hospital.

Nuremberg stenographer's mementos to be auctioned

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:36

This photo dated Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, shows medals and Nazi armbands at an auction house in Anchorage, Alaska. Those items are among World War II items, including carbon copies of Nuremberg trial transcripts, that are being auctioned off Saturday through the Alaska Auction Co. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Carbon copies of transcripts and other mementos from the Nuremberg trials following World War II are being auctioned off in Alaska on Saturday.


Woman hit by California officer gets $1.5 million

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:20

This Aug. 10, 2014 file photo shows Marlene Pinnock during an interview in Los Angeles. A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a newly reached settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign. CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow confirmed the settlement in an emailed statement Wednesday night Sept. 24, 2014 and an attorney for Marlene Pinnock confirmed the terms for The Associated Press. (AP Photo/John Hopper, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.


Police: Shoplifting suspects stole TVs from Shoprite

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:19

 Shoplifting suspects stole TVs from ShopriteEgg Harbor Township police are searching for two shoplifting suspects who stole two televisions from a supermarket.


Prime minister says Iraq has uncovered plot to attack subways in Paris and the United States

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:16
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime minister says Iraq has uncovered plot to attack subways in Paris and the United States.