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Casino ship still stuck in waters off Ga., SC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:32

In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, the casino boat Escapade, with 123 people aboard, is grounded off the coast of Tybee Island, Ga., Wednesday, July 16, 2014. No injuries or medical issues had been reported among the 96 passengers and 27 crew members aboard the boat according to Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony L. Soto. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A casino boat that ran aground during its first gambling cruise from Savannah remained stuck offshore for a second day Thursday as the Coast Guard reviewed salvage plans for risks of fuel leaks or dangers to the few remaining crew members onboard.


Japan approves joint missile study, export to US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:31
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets.

Friendship Ends in Murder When Teens Kill Best Friend

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:23
In a look back at how a friendship ended in murder, here is a timeline of events of leading up to and after Skylar Neese's death.

5th Christie aide questioned on traffic jams

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:22
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The aide New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has picked to be his next chief of staff says she had no knowledge of or involvement in politically motivated lane closures near the George Washington Bridge last year.

President Obama to visit I-495 bridge in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:20

President Obama to visit I-495 bridge in DelawarePresident Barack Obama will be in Delaware to visit the site of the closed Interstate 495 bridge in Delaware as part of a transportation funding push.


Strong earthquake jolts Alaska near Canada border

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:50
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seismologists say a strong earthquake rattled a section of Alaska and Canada's Yukon Territory.

Police: 2 Suspects in bank robbery gang members

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:47
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California say two suspected bank robbers who took three women hostage and were killed in a resulting shootout with officers were gang members.

5th Christie aide to be questioned on traffic jams

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:46
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The aide New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has picked to be his next chief of staff is set to be the fifth person from his administration to appear before lawmakers investigating politically motivated traffic jams.

Ex-Miss Delaware sues to regain title

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:41

Ex-Miss Delaware sues to regain titleA woman stripped of her Miss Delaware title last month for being too old is suing state pageant officials and the Miss America organization.


NYC Jury awards shoplifter $500K for broken ankle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:36
NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn jury has awarded more than $500,000 to a man who sued the city for a broken ankle he suffered during an arrest for shoplifting.

Jerry Sandusky son discusses alleged sexual abuse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:35

This June 27, 2014 image released by OWN shows Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, airing on OWN on Thursday, July 17. Matt Sandusky says he enjoyed spending time with the family at their central Pennsylvania home _ except when it came time to go to bed. The Oprah Winfrey Network on Wednesday, July 16, released a clip of Winfrey’s interview with Matt Sandusky, who alleges he was sexually abused by his father. (AP Photo/Harpo, Inc., George Burns) MANDATORY CREDIT: GEORGE BURNSHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An adopted son of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is providing details of the alleged sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of his father.


Florida Legislature asks judge to delay new map

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:28
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for the Florida Legislature and the state's election supervisors have asked a judge to delay any changes to the state's congressional districts until after the November elections.

Woman dead, man hurt after house explodes in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:21

Woman dead, man hurt after house explodes in OhioAuthorities say a house in northeast Ohio has exploded, leaving one woman dead and a man injured with second- and third-degree burns.


White House sees labor force dropouts getting back into the game

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:14

Job seekers stand in line to meet prospective employers at a career fair in New York CityBy Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it expects America's strengthening economy will temporarily halt the troubling decline in the share of workers who have jobs or are looking for one. First, if the labor force participation rate continued to decline sharply as it has since the 2007-09 recession, it could mean higher rates of inflation lurk around the corner and will require the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates soon. At just under 63 percent, the participation rate has dropped to its lowest levels since the 1970s. Economists at the White House, however, said their analysis of labor market history suggested much of the recent decline in the rate was because a weak economy had led out-of-work Americans to put off their jobs hunts.


Theater shooting judge tells DA to clarify email

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:58
DENVER (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shootings case has ordered prosecutors to clarify a statement they made to victims, saying it could be misinterpreted.

Union negotiator: Close to averting NY rail strike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:56

A conductor punches tickets aboard the Long Island Rail Road, in the Queens borough of New York, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Negotiations aimed at avoiding a walkout at the nation's largest commuter railroad resumed Wednesday after Gov. Andrew Cuomo prodded both sides to find an agreement that would keep 300,000 daily riders from being forced to find alternate ways of getting in and out of New York City. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The chief negotiator for Long Island Rail Road unions said Thursday they were "very, very close" to averting a weekend strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad after Gov. Andrew Cuomo became directly involved in the talks.


3 dead in California bank robbery, gunbattle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:56

3 dead in California bank robbery, gunbattleCars and houses were riddled with bullets during a high-speed chase and hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV after a bank robbery Wednesday that led to the deaths of a hostage and two robbers, police said.


Workers to return to Navy Yard building in Feb.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:53
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — An admiral says workers will start returning in February to the Washington Navy Yard building were 12 were fatally shot last year.

Bolivia on verge of legalizing work from age 10

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:38

In this June 30, 2014 photo, Abigail, 11, sells pastries on a street in El Alto, Bolivia. While most of the rest of the world is trying to diminish child labor, Bolivia is on the verge of becoming the first nation legalize it from age 10. Under the legislation, 10-year-olds can work as long as they are under parental supervision and also attend school. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Alicia weaves through El Alto's stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colorful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lovers.


3 vehicles crash on Northeast Extension in Montgomery County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:35

3 vehicles crash on Northeast Extension in Montgomery CountyThree vehicles collided on the Northeast Extension in Montgomery County on Thursday morning.