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Appeals court in Va. upholds health care subsidies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 01:00
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance under the Obama administration's health care reform law.

Massive Williston fire causes flight cancellations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:58

Smoke rises from the site of a fire in an industrial area of Williston, N.D. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Authorities have set up an evacuation zone within a half-mile radius of Red River Supply, the site of the fire. No injuries were immediately reported. Red River Supply provides services to oil companies working in North Dakota's oil patch. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A manager at Williston's airport says all flights in and out of the oil patch town have been canceled because of smoke at the scene of a massive fire.


Colorado's gay marriage ban heads to federal court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:58
DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for six gay couples seeking to overturn Colorado's same-sex marriage ban will make their case before a federal judge in Denver Tuesday, hoping to add to the favorable court rulings nationwide that have given momentum to their cause.

Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:56

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Ashland County Sheriff's Office shows Jordie L. Callahan. A jury there found Callahan guilty of forced labor, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and a drug charge in March. His sentencing is Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Ashland County Sheriffs Office, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — A man convicted of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio could receive life in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Youngstown.


Federal appeals court in Virginia rules in Obama administration's favor on health subsidies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:56
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal appeals court in Virginia rules in Obama administration's favor on health subsidies.

Father posts photo of sexually abused son online in donation plea

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:51
Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood, who last week said he did not take issue with the father's initial response to the alleged assault, on Tuesday said police were "bewildered" when they saw the picture of the 11-year-old boy, shown sleeping, online. "Once you put that out there, he just lost what little cloak of anonymity he already has." Raymond Frolander was arrested on Friday after the father called 911 to report he had interrupted a sexual assault on his son.

Couple gunned down near Rite Aid in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:44

Couple gunned down near Rite Aid in Northeast PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia police continue to investigate the shooting of a couple outside a Rite Aid Monday night.


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.