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Teen test driving Lamborghini dies in crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 03:49

Teen test driving Lamborghini dies in crashA New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail.


Widow: Husband died because of hairy chest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 03:44

 Husband died because of hairy chestA widow whose husband suffered a heart attack on a Southwest Airlines flight says her husband's hairy chest played a role in his death.


Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 03:33

Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablazePolice say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof.


Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 03:30
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go.

St. Louis officer retires amid inquiry into video

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:34
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a suspended St. Louis County officer who had been assigned to patrols in Ferguson has retired amid a review of 2012 video in which the officer calls himself "a killer" and makes incendiary comments about religion and U.S. political leaders.

5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:30

FILE - This undated image released by Disney - Marvel shows, from left, Zoe Saldana, the character Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, the character Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in a scene from "Guardians Of The Galaxy".(AP Photo/Disney - Marvel, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie to even approach $1 billion globally.


Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:29

This July 11, 2014 aerial photo shows Trump Plaza, left, and Caesars Atlantic City, right, on the Atantic City N.J. Boardwalk. A report issued Aug. 29, 2014 by Wall Street firm Fitch Ratings predicts much of the gambling revenue from Trump Plaza and two other casinos closing down soon, Revel and the Showboat, will remain in Atlantic City after they are gone. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos will close this weekend and a third will shut down in two weeks.


Police investigate fatal hit-and-run accident in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:20

 Man found dead in Logan not victim of hit-and-runPolice are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident in Philadelphia's Logan section Saturday morning.


NYC union: Cops not to blame for drugged-out death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:54
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of a New York City police union says officers shouldn't be held responsible for the death of a drugged-out man in custody.

Police ID Likely Homicide Victim Without Finding a Body

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:53
Bloody debris and clothing led police to investigate the likely homicide.

California appeals teacher tenure ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:48
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or raise the standards for obtaining them.

NYC police investigate tot's death after day care

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:58
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating the death of a 14-month-old girl after she was picked up from day care.

Corvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:56

FILE - In this March 3, 2014 file photo, one of eight Chevrolet Corvettes is removed from a sinkhole in the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. Officials at the Corvette Museum are scheduled to meet and expected to decide what to do about a sinkhole that opened up earlier this year and boosted visitors. Options are to leave it, completely fill it in and partially fill it in. (AP Photo/Daily News, Alex Slitz)A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won't be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.


Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:49

In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, Sophia McIntosh stands for a photo outside a construction site where she works as a shop steward, in New York. The latest federal data shows about 7.1 million Americans were employed in construction-related occupations last year and only 2.6 percent were women. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter.


In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:19

FILE- In this April 11, 2013, file photo, a home in the process of being raised is seen in the Broad Channel section of Queens, New York. Days before a self-imposed deadline meant to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, New York City’s home-repair program goal is 17 percent away from the 500 projects started and 500 reimbursement checks sent by Labor Day, but officials say they need only finalize paperwork to reach it. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A city home-repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, and officials say they're positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence.


Man found stabbed multiple times in Cobbs Creek

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:41

Man found stabbed multiple times in Cobbs CreekPolice are investigating a Saturday morning stabbing that left a man wounded in the Cobbs Creek section of Philadelphia.


Man critical after West Philadelphia shooting; suspect in custody

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:37

Man critical after West Philadelphia shooting; suspect in custodyPolice say a suspect is in custody after a shooting in West Philadelphia that critically wounded a 34-year-old man late Friday night.


How Lego Blocks Helped Solve Cold Case Murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:31
Suspect may have brought young son as distraction to crime, cops say.

Driver killed after striking pole in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:24

Driver killed after striking pole in South PhiladelphiaPolice say a driver was killed after his vehicle struck a utility pole in South Philadelphia Saturday morning.


Girl, 3, drowns in pool; brother, 4, is critical

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:24
LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl has drowned in a backyard swimming pool in New York, and her 4-year-old brother has been rushed to the hospital in critical condition.