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After 23 million rides, no deaths in U.S. bike share programs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:09

The growth of city cyclingBy Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yanking a bicycle from the docking station outside New York's Grand Central Terminal, a helmetless rider slung a golf bag full of clubs over his shoulder and, along with another rider wearing headphones but no helmet, merged into rush hour traffic. Against all odds - including novice riders, refusal to wear bike helmets and the daily crush of weaving, horn-blaring traffic - not a single rider in New York City's bike share program has been killed since it launched in May 2013, a Citi Bike representative said. ...


Atlantic City's Revel Casino says it will close next month after failing to line up a buyer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:05
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Revel Casino says it will close next month after failing to line up a buyer.

Mayor: Woman dies after being stranded in floods

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:52

A stranded motorist sits on top his car as he awaits rescue from the flooded Southfield Freeway, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Dearborn, Mich. The Michigan State Police issued an advisory Monday evening, urging drivers to avoid non-essential use of all metro Detroit freeways after heavy rain and thunderstorms left roads flooded and impassable. Interstate 75 at I-94 in Detroit has been shut down in both directions, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit mayor says a woman has died in a vehicle that was stranded in about 3 feet of water after heavy rains caused widespread flooding in southeastern Michigan.


Connecticut Republicans to vote in primary on Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:31

Connecticut Governor Malloy offers rebuttal regarding remarks made by Louisiana Governor Jindal following National Governors Association event hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington(Reuters) - Connecticut Republicans went to the polls on Tuesday to choose a candidate to take on the state's Democratic incumbent governor, Dannel Malloy, in the November elections. Tom Foley, a Greenwich businessman and former ambassador to Ireland whom Malloy narrowly defeated four years ago, is facing off against John McKinney, the minority leader of the State Senate. The Hartford Courant has endorsed McKinney, whose district includes Newtown, for the Republican nomination, in part because it said he has the trust of Democrats, who will almost certainly hold onto their majority in the state legislature. Malloy is hoping to turn his response to the mass shooting in late 2012 at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school, which left 20 children and six adults dead, into a strength.


North Carolina woman arrested after teen fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:50
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been arrested and accused of helping her son with a video in which he set himself on fire as part of the "fire challenge" trend on social media.

Family of US man held in NKorea to make statement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:46

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, file image taken from video, U.S. citizen Jeffrey Edward Fowle, of Miamisburg, Ohio, speaks at an undisclosed location in North Korea. The family of Fowle, who has been charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea, is expected to attend a news conference on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in an effort to help his case, about 10 days after he pleaded with the U.S. government to intervene. (AP Photo/APTN, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — The wife and three children of an American man charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea are planning to attend a news conference in an effort to help his case, about 10 days after he pleaded with the U.S. government to intervene.


US budget deficit running below last year

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:35

US budget deficit running below last yearHelped by increasing revenues and spending restraint, the federal government is on track to record the lowest annual deficit in six years. The Treasury Department issues its report Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern. ...


Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP spill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:21

n this Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo, third-generation fisherman Randy Slavich, left, and deckhand John Hoffmann pull in oysters in Lake of Second Trees in St. Bernard Parish, La.. Oyster harvests along the Gulf Coast have declined dramatically in the four years since the BP oil spill. Even after a slight rebound last year, thousands of acres of Louisiana oyster beds are producing less than a third of what they did before the nation’s worst offshore oil disaster. (AP Photo/Stacey Plaisance)HOPEDALE, La. (AP) — Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed in Lake Machias, a brackish body opening into the Gulf of Mexico. For generations, this has been a bountiful lake for harvesting oysters, long before millions of gallons of oil spilled off Louisiana's coast in 2010.


4 people shot in 2 separate shootings in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:53

4 people hurt in 2 separate shootings in Atlantic CityPolice say 4 people were shot in two separate shooting incidents that happened within an hour of each other in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


4 people shot in violent Atlantic City shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:32

4 people hurt in 2 separate shootings in Atlantic CityPolice say 4 people were shot during a violent shooting spree early Tuesday morning in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


Genesis Prize launches global innovation challenge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:22
NEW YORK (AP) — A global competition looking for innovative projects to take on the world's problems is getting underway.

3 people shot outside Atlantic City apartment complex

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:05

4 people hurt in 2 separate shootings in Atlantic CityPolice say three people were shot outside an Atlantic City, New Jersey apartment complex early this morning.


AccuWeather: Heavy Rain on the Way

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:01

 Rain today, heavy at timesMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says rain could cause localized flooding late Tuesday into Wednesday morning.


Storm forecasters adding extra layers to warnings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:41

This graphic provided by NOAA's Storm Prediction Center shows a severe weather outlook for April 27, 2011. The Storm Prediction Center is adding two threat levels to its U.S. weather outlooks so people aren't surprised by really bad storms on days with just a "slight risk" of tornadoes, hail or high winds. Beginning Oct. 22, 2014, forecasters can say whether slight risk days are "enhanced" or "marginal." Other categories remain, including "high" and "moderate." (AP Photo/NOAA)The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said Monday it will add two threat levels to its weather outlooks so people aren't surprised by really bad storms on days with just a "slight risk" of tornadoes, hail or high winds.


Ebola: Questions, answers about an unproven drug

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next?

Russia food ban hurts Moldova, bad omen for others

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:24

In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 photo, Moldovan farmer Sergiu Calmac stands at his apple orchard in Harbovat, Moldova. Two weeks before Russia banned most food from the West, it placed a similar embargo on produce closer to home, in Moldova, a small eastern European country seeking deeper ties with the European Union. Farmers there, in one of the poorest corners of Europe, are already feeling the pain, with some deciding not to harvest some of their fruit and vegetables at all this season. (AP Photo/Vitalie Plotnic)HARBOVAT, Moldova (AP) — Farmer Sergiu Calmac watches as row upon row of juicy red apples once destined for Russia ripen, fall to the ground and start to rot. Two weeks before Russia banned most food from the West, it placed a similar embargo on produce closer to home in Moldova, a small Eastern European country seeking deeper ties with the European Union.


Fire burns over 3 California firefighters; all OK

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 14:45
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three trapped firefighters had to deploy their personal fire shelters as a rapid wind shift sent a Northern California wildfire burning over their location Monday, authorities said. All three survived with no serious injuries.

Teen held on $1 million bail in death of girl, 6

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:44

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the FBI shows Jenise Wright. Authorities say a 17-year-old has been arrested in the death and sexual assault of Wright, a 6-year-old girl whose body was found near the mobile home park she vanished from last weekend. (AP Photo/FBI, File)PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The parents of a 6-year-old Washington girl found slain last week sat in a courtroom as a judge ordered a 17-year-old boy under investigation in the child's death and sexual assault held on $1 million bail.


Convicted killer, rapist argues to skip sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:39
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments on whether a man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student in 2012 can skip his sentencing.

Murder suspect challenges 'youthful offender' law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:37
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager charged in the rape and murder of his math teacher is expected to appear in court as his lawyers seek to have him tried as a minor.