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Riders briefly stuck during amusement park outage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 05:21
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A power outage at a New Jersey amusement park left some patrons briefly stuck on rides, but no injuries were reported.

Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 05:20

 Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq, Turkey and Jordan. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.


Anti-euro party strong in German state votes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:49

Leader of the 'Alternative for Germany' , AfD , party, Bernd Lucke, , left, and the top candidate of the AfD in Brandenburg state, Alexander Gauland, celebrate in Potsdam, eastern Germany, after first results for the state elections in Brandenburg, , Sunday Sept. 14, 2014. An exit poll indicates that an upstart anti-euro group has won seats in two more German state legislatures in regional elections. The ARD television exit poll put support for the Alternative for Germany party at 10 percent or more in Sunday’s elections in the eastern states of Thuringia and Brandenburg. It won its first seats in a state legislature two weeks ago. AfD advocates ending the euro in its current form but also has appealed to protest voters with tough talk on crime and immigration. (AP Photo/dpa,Jens Buettner)BERLIN (AP) — A new party that has expanded its anti-euro stance into a broader appeal to protest voters won seats in two more German state legislatures Sunday, building on recent momentum and intensifying a headache for established parties.


Public housing safety policy can hit whole family

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:29

In this Aug. 26, 2014, photo, Wanda Coleman clutches her aching knee while watching television in her bedroom in New York, surrounded by things she is going to leave behind when she goes to a homeless shelter. Coleman is about to be evicted from her public housing apartment, partly for her son's criminal activity, due to "One Strike and You're Out" policies. Under federal public housing guidelines, a whole family can be evicted for one family member’s alleged criminal activity, even if it occurred elsewhere and no one in the household knew about it. (AP Photo/Rachelle Blidner)NEW YORK (AP) — Wanda Coleman sits in the New York City public housing apartment where she's lived for 25 years, surrounded by empty rooms, bare walls and suitcases lined up by the front door.


Police search three states for suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:19
(Reuters) - Police pushed ahead on Sunday with a massive manhunt in three states for a gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania state troopers two days ago, shooting to death one of them and injuring the other. The search is focusing on a three-state area around northeast Pennsylvania, Trooper Connie Devens of the Pennsylvania State Police said on Sunday afternoon. The shooting occurred outside a state police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pennsylvania, about 11 p.m. on Friday, authorities have said. On Sunday, the Times-Tribune of Scranton, Pennsylvania, posted a video on its website showing police searching deep woods near the barracks for evidence in the case.

Colorado deputies find 2 missing boys

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:07
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Two boys missing in rugged forest north of Rocky Mountain National Park were found alive and well.

'No Good Deed' defeats 'Guardians' at theaters

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 03:51

FILE - This Jan. 4, 2014 file photo shows actor Idris Elba at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, Calif. The Sony thriller “No Good Deed,” which stars Elba as an escaped convict and Taraji P. Henson as the innocent he terrorizes, opened on top of the box office with $24.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters.


Power outage at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 03:49

Power outage at Six Flags Great Adventure in New JerseyOfficials say a power outage shut down several rides at Six Flags Great Adventure on Sunday.


Crimefighters: Who killed Jamie Molina?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 03:46

 Who killed Jamie Molina?A reward is being offered and the family of a Camden vendor who was gunned down is hoping it will help them get closure.


Victim had helped Ohio man charged in 4 killings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:54

FILE-This undated file photo provided by Crawford County, Ohio, Sheriffs Office shows Donald Hoffman. Police records show one of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings. Billy Jack Chatman told Bucyrus police two days before he was found dead that he had called an ambulance for Donald Hoffman against Hoffman’s wishes after the man collapsed on his floor. The bodies of Chatman and another man were found Sept. 1. Two other bodies were found the next day. Hoffman has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder and robbery. His arraignment is scheduled for Monday. (AP Photo/Crawford County Ohio Sheriff Office, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press.


Health officials warn of Sea-Tac measles exposure

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:19
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials are warning that people may have been exposed to measles at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Obama 'shocked' by Ray Rice video, supports NFL suspension, aide says

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:16

File of Baltimore Ravens running back Rice warming up during the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII football practice in MetairiePresident Barack Obama was shocked by the video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee and the White House believes the NFL's indefinite suspension of the former Baltimore Ravens star is appropriate, his chief of staff said. "The president was shocked by what he saw, let's put it that way," Denis McDonough said on Sunday on the NBC program "Meet the Press." The Ravens released Rice, 27, on Monday after the video, published on the TMZ website, showed him punching Janay Palmer, now his wife, in an Atlantic City casino elevator.


Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:04

In a July 16, 2014 photo, Minneapolis police officer Mike Kirchen, right, chats with Mascud Abdi, 13, left, and Mahad Ahmed, 10, while on patrol in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis. For the last year, the U.S. Department of Justice has been working with the city of Minneapolis to develop a national model of community policing within a community of color. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTWhen he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn't take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department's 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic.


Warminster highway renamed for Officer Brad Fox

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:58

Warminster highway renamed for Officer Brad FoxA stretch of Route 263 in Warminster, Buck County was dedicated Sunday morning in memory of a fallen Plymouth Township officer on what would've been his 37th birthday.


Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:45

FILE -- In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Dominika Stanley, left, the mother of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones sits next to Aiyana's father Charles Jones in attorney Geoffrey Fieger's office in Southfield, Mich. A judge won't delay the trial of a Detroit police officer who accidentally killed 7-year-old Aiyana Jones during a raid, despite his attorney's concerns that a "media frenzy" following a police shooting in Missouri could harm his client's right to an impartial jury. Detroit Officer Joseph Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter. Wayne County Judge Cynthia Hathaway said Weekley's trial will start Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 as planned. This is Weekley's second trial. The first ended without a verdict in June 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)DETROIT (AP) — A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew.


Police: Pregnant woman killed in Frankford shooting; baby critical

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:40

 Pregnant woman killed in Frankford shooting; baby criticalA pregnant woman has died after being shot in the face in the Frankford section of Philadelphia and her baby is in critical condition, police say.


Police: Pregnant woman shot and killed in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:36

 Pregnant woman killed in Frankford shooting; baby criticalA pregnant woman has died after being shot in the face in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, police say.


Portugal bank slated for sale gets new management

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:13
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Bank of Portugal has appointed a new senior management team to run Novo Banco, a bank which the government wants to sell and recoup the 3.9 billion euros ($5 billion) taxpayers provided to resolve Portugal's biggest financial scandal.

Santa Monica using $1M to evaluate its happiness

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:10

People exercise on the beach Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. Santa Monica won a $1 million civic improvement grant from the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge last year. While other cities awarded similar funding are looking into expanding recycling efforts or child-reading projects, Santa Monica is planning a Wellbeing Festival in the fall and a citywide survey asking residents what it can do to make them feel better about themselves. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — As Eileen Brown and her dog stand on a bluff at Santa Monica's Palisades Park and survey endless miles of sparkling blue ocean, clear skies and shimmering sandy beaches, she ponders how life could possibly get any better in this corner of paradise.


Miss America to buff Atlantic City's image

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:07

Miss America to buff Atlantic City's imageThis struggling seaside gambling resort has been in the national news for all the wrong reasons lately: a rash of casino closings, thousands of unemployed workers, and a domestic violence case involving a former NFL star.