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Ventura: 'American Sniper' made him SEAL castout

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 00:30
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he no longer feels welcome at Navy SEALs reunions since publication of a book that accused him of making disparaging remarks about the special operations force.

Coast Guard busts sailboat out of Arctic ice

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 00:29
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has freed a Canadian sailboat that became trapped in Arctic ice off the north coast of Alaska.

Officials: Sump pump odor prompted Pa. evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 00:03
SKIPPACK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities were awaiting lab results Monday to identify the cause of a mysterious smell that led to a voluntary evacuation of about 150 homes in suburban Philadelphia.

White House trims 2014 deficit projection to $583 billion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 23:55
By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House lowered its U.S. federal deficit forecast for the 2014 fiscal year by $66 billion to $583 billion on Friday on the basis of gathering economic momentum as evidenced by gains in hiring. "The deficit has been cut by more than half as a share of the economy, representing the most rapid sustained deficit reduction since World War Two, and it continues to fall," acting White House budget director Brian Deese said in a statement. The White House projection shows that, even thought debt is on a declining path, it would reach 72 percent of GDP in 2024 instead of 69 percent as originally estimated, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget noted. The White House said it revised its forecast in the so-called mid-session review because the national unemployment rate has come down more rapidly than expected.

Police officer slain by killer who sought fame

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 23:54

A person lays on the ground near evidence markers as officials investigate the scene where a Jersey City Police Department officer was shot and killed while responding to a call at a 24-hour pharmacy, Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Officer Melvin Santiago was shot in the head while still in his police vehicle as he and his partner responded to an armed robbery call at about 4.a.m., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement. Fulop said officers responding to the robbery call shot and killed the man who shot Santiago. He was not immediately identified.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Melvin Santiago had dreamed of being a police officer since he was a boy, seeking to follow in the footsteps of his uncle.

Samsung suspends China supplier over child labor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 23:50
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children.

Man United clinches $1.3bn Adidas kit deal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 23:48

FILE - This is a Saturday, March 8, 2014 file photo of Manchester United's Wayne Rooney as he shouts instructions to teammates during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns Stadium in West Bromwich, England. Manchester United on Monday July 14, 2014 secured the most lucrative kit deal in football, announcing that Adidas has agreed to pay $1.3 billion over 10 years to take over the sponsorship from Nike. The deal, worth 75 million pounds ($128 million) a year from 2015, was announced after Nike decided that trebling the cost of its existing 13-year equipment supply contract was not good value for the company. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)Manchester United has secured the most lucrative kit deal in football, announcing that Adidas has agreed to pay $1.3 billion over 10 years to take over the sponsorship from Nike.

Community College of Phila. closed Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 23:46

Community College of Phila. closed MondayThe Community College of Philadelphia will be closed for the rest of the day Monday because of a power outage.

George W. Bush has partial knee replacement on left leg

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 23:43
Former U.S. President George W. Bush has undergone surgery for a partial replacement of his left knee, six weeks after having a similar procedure on his right knee, his spokesman said on Monday. The outpatient procedure was conducted on Saturday at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago by Dr. Richard Berger of Midwest Orthopaedics, who had worked on Bush's right knee in late May. Bush, who turned 68 a week ago, is an active mountain biker and golfer. "President and Mrs. Bush are on their way back to Dallas this morning," said Bush spokesman Freddy Ford.

UN set to authorize cross-border aid to Syrians

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 23:43
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a resolution that would authorize cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians in rebel-held areas in desperate need of food and medicine, without government approval.

Police: Couple arrested for sex on top of Chipotle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 23:40

 Couple arrested for sex on top of ChipotlePolice in Newark, Delaware have arrested a man and woman who were allegedly having sex on top of a Chipotle store.

Police: Suspect arrested in death of La. woman

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 23:38
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A suburban New Orleans man wanted in death of his girlfriend found bludgeoned to death in her bathtub has been arrested in Texas and the three children he disappeared with have been found.

Boarding house once sought by Trump up for auction

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 23:10
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former boarding house at the center of a David and Goliath battle between an elderly woman and Donald Trump is going up for auction.

Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 23:08
U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is transitioning to regular active duty status, having completed therapy and counseling following his return from captivity in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said on Monday. Bergdahl, who was released in May after five years as a Taliban prisoner of war in Afghanistan, is being assigned to work at the Army North headquarters at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, the department said in a statement. Officials characterized the move as "the final phase of the reintegration process." The Pentagon also said the Army was still investigating the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance from his post in Afghanistan and subsequent capture by Taliban militants. The New York Times reported that he would meet with Major General Kenneth Dahl, who is leading the investigation.

Federal officer fires weapon at pro-Israel rally

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 22:46
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's officials say nobody was hurt when a federal officer fired a single shot while attempting to break up an altercation during a pro-Israel demonstration in Los Angeles.

Panama Canal cost overrun claim headed to Miami arbitration court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 22:43

A worker walks at the Panama Canal expansion project site during an organized tour by the Panama Canal authorities in Panama CityBy Zachary Fagenson and David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - A $180 million claim involving the Panama Canal's disputed $1.6 billion cost overrun is headed to arbitration court in Miami next week, canal officials said on Monday. The $180 million claim by the consortium working on the massive canal expansion project is the first of several disputed construction costs that could end up in the hands of the Miami arbitrators. The cost overrun temporarily halted work on the massive expansion project in February, and the Panama Canal Authority now says the project is on track to open in January 2016. Additional hearings for other claims may also go to arbitration should the canal authority and the construction consortium fail to reach a settlement under two other mechanisms established in the original contract, canal officials told Reuters.

Artist creates 'empowering' wearable sculptures

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 22:30

In this July 10, 2014 photo, artist-activist Linda Stein runs her hand over the surface of one of her sculptural avatars, a wearable piece of art made of found objects designed to empower and protect the wearer, during a workshop and interactive gallery experience at her studio in New York. Stein's artwork grew out of her sense of vulnerability in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Her studio and living space are only blocks away from the attack site in lower Manhattan. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Stein wants people to armor themselves in her art.

Fire destroys restaurant owned by terror suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 22:30
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A fire has destroyed a New York restaurant owned by a man charged last month with plotting vengeance attacks against members of the U.S. military and the Muslim community.

Sump pump odor blamed for Skippack Township evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 22:01

Sump pump odor blamed for Skippack Township evacuationsAuthorities say an odor that prompted a voluntary evacuation of about 100 homes in Skippack Township is due to an organic compound coming from the sump pumps in the basements.

Judge bars filming of James Holmes exam, for now

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 22:00
DENVER (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shootings case has told a doctor not to video-record the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes, at least until a hearing on the matter.