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Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:54

In this 2012 photo provided by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press, an employee at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum in Mansfield, Mo., prepares to handle Wilder’s original manuscript of "Pioneer Girl." The original version, written likely in the late 1920s, was written on tablet paper with lead pencil. The South Dakota State Historical Society Press plans to publish an annotated version of "Pioneer Girl" this fall. (AP Photo/South Dakota State Historical Society Press)PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of frontier living.


Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:42

Governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in FergusonAnger boiled over again when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store - the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing.


Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Williams' death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:30

FILE - This Nov. 9, 2009 file photo shows Zelda Williams, left, with her father Robin Williams at the premiere of "Old Dogs," in Los Angeles. Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at the age of 63. The magnitude of the shock over Williams’s death has been matched only by the outpouring of grief for his loss. “I'll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay," said his 25-year-old daughter, Zelda Williams. "He was always warm, even in his darkest moments.” (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing.


Los Angeles dad owes $250,000 in child support

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:26

Los Angeles dad owes $250,000 in child supportA self-described "celebrity trainer and coach" has been enjoying a lavish lifestyle in Los Angeles, while owing nearly $250,000 in child support in Wisconsin.


Bicyclist tested for DUI after Toms River crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 02:53

Bicyclist tested for DUI after Toms River crashA bicyclist was undergoing toxicology tests after being struck and injured by a car in Toms River, N.J.


Drunk commuter stabs three men on New York City subway platform

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 02:13
A drunken commuter stabbed and wounded three men with a knife as he got off a subway train arriving at New York's Grand Central Terminal early on Saturday morning, police said. Ivan DeLeon, 38, got into a dispute after a bumping into a child that was with the three men who were trying to board the train, Annette Markowski, a New York Police Department spokeswoman, said. DeLeon was belligerent and appeared to be drunk, Markowski said. The argument escalated on the subway platform as DeLeon slashed and stabbed at the three men with a folding knife, wounding one in his arm, another in his stomach and the third in his chest, Markowski said.

Woman steals San Diego police car, chase ensues

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 02:06
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A woman stole a San Diego Police patrol car then led authorities on a freeway chase for about 40 miles before she was arrested.

Delays for SC nuclear plant pressure industry

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 01:03

FILE - This April 9, 2012 file photo shows the working nuclear reactor at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, S.C. The delays in the nuclear industry are adding up, adding hundreds of millions of dollars to already expensive projects. The latest announcement came from SCANA Corp., which expects a year-long delay in the completion of its two reactors under construction in South Carolina. That announcement raised questions about whether an identical plant under construction by the same builders in Georgia will also see expensive delays. (AP Photo/Jeffery Collins, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Expensive delays are piling up for the companies building new nuclear power plants, raising fresh questions about whether they can control the construction costs that crippled the industry years ago.


Cops: Drunken subway rider stabs 3 on NY platform

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:53
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a drunken straphanger has stabbed three men on a subway platform in New York City.

Chips are down for Atlantic City's hard-luck Revel Casino

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:40

File of a view from the boardwalk of several casinos in Atlantic City, New JerseyWhen the $2.4 billion Revel Casino opened its doors in 2012, the curvy blue-glass tower was hailed as the wave of the future for Atlantic City, New Jersey. "You don't expect to see a two-year-old property close," said Alan Woinski, president of Gaming USA, an industry consultancy and newsletter publisher. Its sleek, dramatic design was supposed to be its prime attraction, but critics say the structure was too grandiose, and its cavernous gaming floor often feels dead. By most accounts, the Las Vegas buzz that the Revel's backers hoped to recreate is conspicuously missing.


Funeral held for SW Phila. fire victims; cause 'undetermined'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:39

Funeral held for SW Phila. fire victims; cause 'undetermined'Four young children killed in a fire on Gesner Street in Southwest Philadelphia last month were laid to rest Saturday.


Deadly motorcycle accident in Elk Twp

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:27

Deadly motorcycle accident in Elk TwpA crash in Gloucester County has claimed the life of a motorcyclist.


Argument leads to deadly shooting in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:14

Argument leads to deadly shooting in West PhiladelphiaPolice say a deadly shooting in West Philadelphia was the result of an argument inside a take-out restaurant.


Bicyclist struck, critically injured in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:02

Bicyclist struck, critically injured in LoganA man riding his bike home from work is hospitalized in critical condition after colliding with an SUV.


From campaign driver to a top aide on Obama break

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:53

Anita Decker Breckenridge, President Barack Obama's top-ranking adviser on his vacation to Martha's Vineyard, stands near an American flag in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Once a driver and secretary for Barack Obama, Anita Decker Breckenridge now is the president’s top-ranking adviser on his vacation to Martha's Vineyard, responsible for a high-powered operation that's a far cry from their humble early journeys together. Breckenridge was an early hire for Obama's U.S. Senate campaign in 2003. She'd drive him across Illinois in search of votes, arguing over what radio station to listen to and keeping their eyes peeled for a Subway or Panera Bread to get lunch. The times have changed. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — One of President Barack Obama's top-ranking advisers on his vacation is a former political operative who drove the candidate around Illinois during his Senate campaign a decade ago and then served as personal secretary in the White House.


Ohio State trustees won't reinstate band director

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:33

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2013 file photo, Ohio State University marching band director Jonathan Waters leads the band in "Carmen Ohio" following a NCAA football game against San Diego State at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State officials say there is no recent record of campus police attending an annual ritual where marching band members entered Ohio Stadium in their underwear. The Midnight Ramps were cited in an investigation into the band's "sexualized culture" that resulted in Waters’ July 24 firing. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Adam Cairns, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio State trustees have decided against reinstating the university's marching band director, who was fired after an investigation showed he knew about, but failed to stop, a sexualized band culture.


Hemp homecoming: Rebirth sprouts in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:22

In this Aug. 1, 2014 photo, Tony L. Brannon, Murray State University's agriculture dean, shows hemp seeds taken from a plant at the school's research farm in Murray, Ky. Researchers and farmers are producing the state’s first legal hemp crop in generations. Hemp has turned into a political cause in the Bluegrass state. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Call it a homecoming for hemp: Marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin is undergoing a rebirth in a state at the forefront of efforts to reclaim it as a mainstream crop.


Native Americans connect to past through gardens

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:49

In this July 10, 2014 photo, Lilah White, left, and Natalie Cree Arguijo carry plants during a gardening exercise with the American Indian Center in Chicago. The center is using gardens to teach urban Native American youth about the importance of their connection to the land. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)CHICAGO (AP) — A train roars by as Native American children and instructors climb up a railroad embankment in Chicago, headed toward a barren patch of land that they'll transform into a garden with edible and medicinal plants.


Sheriff: Pair may have plotted to kidnap more kids

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:46

These images provided by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office shows the booking photo of Stephen Howells II, left, and Nicole Vaisey, who was arraigned late Friday Aug. 15, 2014 on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them from a roadside farm stand. (AP Photo/St. Lawrence County Sheriff)CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — A couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters were prowling for easy targets and may have also planned to abduct other children, a sheriff said Saturday.


2 killed in Alloway Township crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:26

2 killed in Alloway Township crashNew Jersey State Police are investigating an overnight accident that claimed the lives of two people.