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North Korea sentences U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years hard labor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:52
By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea sentenced U.S. Miller joins Kenneth Bae to become the second American currently serving a hard labor sentence in North Korea. A third, Jeffrey Fowle, is awaiting trial. "He committed acts hostile to the DPRK while entering the territory of the DPRK under the guise of a tourist last April," the short statement said.

Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:45

A tomato is about to hit two women taking a selfie during a tomato fight in front of the Royal Palace turning Amsterdam's central Dam square into a red pulpy mess Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Entrepreneurs have seized upon Russia's boycott of European produce to set up a tomato-throwing fight. The idea is lifted from Spain's famed annual "La Tomatina" festival. The Dutch event is being marketed as a protest, but participants say they're mostly looking forward to smacking friends and strangers with overripe tomatoes. Wearing goggles is strongly advised. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)AMSTERDAM (AP) — Hundreds of young Dutch men and women turned Amsterdam's central Dam square into a blizzard of red goop on Sunday, as they pelted each other mercilessly with overripe tomatoes.


3 rescued after plane goes down in Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:29
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Air National Guard says it rescued three people after a small plane went down near Beluga Mountain, northwest of Anchorage.

Police: Pregnant woman shot in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:16

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


PHOTOS: SEPTA's 'Dude It's Rude' campaign

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:10
SEPTA has unveiled its new passenger etiquette campaign which calls for riders to not be rude.

Libya's elected parliament fires central bank head

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:04
CAIRO (AP) — Libya's newly elected parliament on Sunday fired the president of the central bank after he tried to prevent funds that had been allocated for the lawmakers from leaving the bank, according to the country's official news agency.

World's top paddlers tackle Md. whitewater course

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:53

Russian kayaker Nikita Gubenko begins a training run at the Adventure Sports Center International in McHenry, Md., , on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. He is among the athletes competing in the 2014 Canoe Slalom World Championships to be held at the course Sept. 17-20. (AP Photo/David Dishneau)MCHENRY, Md. (AP) — The rushing, boulder-strewn river at the Adventure Sports Center International looks nothing like a level playing field. But it is, for athletes in this week's canoe and kayak whitewater slalom world championships.


Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 20:36

Scottish independence could mean messy divorceHow do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.


Family: Remember British worker for helping others

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 20:13

 Remember British worker for helping othersBritish aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said Sunday as they grieved his death at the hands of Islamic State militants in Syria.


Islamic State attracts female jihadis from U.S. heartland

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 20:05
At least three Somali families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area have female relatives who have gone missing in the past six weeks and may have tried to join Islamic State, said community leader Abdirizak Bihi. In a separate case, a 19-year-old American Somali woman from St. Paul snuck away from her parents on Aug. 25 saying she was going to a bridal shower. Instead, she flew to Turkey and joined IS in Syria. Home to the biggest Somali community in the United States, the Twin Cities area of Minnesota has been plagued by terrorist recruiting since the Somali group al-Shabaab began enlisting in America around 2007.

Islamic State attracts female jihadis from U.S. heartland

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 20:05
At least three Somali families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area have female relatives who have gone missing in the past six weeks and may have tried to join Islamic State, said community leader Abdirizak Bihi. In a separate case, a 19-year-old American Somali woman from St. Paul snuck away from her parents on Aug. 25 saying she was going to a bridal shower. Instead, she flew to Turkey and joined IS in Syria. Home to the biggest Somali community in the United States, the Twin Cities area of Minnesota has been plagued by terrorist recruiting since the Somali group al-Shabaab began enlisting in America around 2007.

Melding health overhaul and taxes gets complicated

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 19:40

FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, applicants line up outside the SEIU-UHW office during a health care enrollment event, in Commerce, Calif. Potential complications await consumers as President Obama’s health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)President Barack Obama's health care law uses the tax system to subsidize coverage for the uninsured.


'Dolphin Tale' hero's new home tangled in aquarium politics

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 19:12

Director Charles Martin Smith attends the premiere of the film "Dolphin Tale 2" in Los AngelesBy Letitia Stein CLEARWATER Fla. (Reuters) - The family-friendly hit "Dolphin Tale," whose sequel opened in theaters this weekend, tells the true story of a dolphin who learns to swim without a tail. The movie ends with Winter, the tail-less dolphin, helping save the struggling Florida aquarium that rescued her. "Winter can't do those kind of shows, even if we wanted to, which we don’t," said David Yates, chief executive officer at her home, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. "Dolphin Tale" and its sequel, "Dolphin Tale 2," were filmed at the Clearwater aquarium, a sun-bleached former sewage treatment plant retrofitted as a marine animal hospital.


3 women hurt in Center City crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 18:46

3 women hurt in Center City crashThree women are hospitalized following a two-car collision in Center City.


2 troopers injured in DUI crash on Schuylkill Expressway

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 18:43

2 troopers injured in DUI crash on Schuylkill ExpresswayTwo Pennsylvania State Troopers are in the hospital after a driver suspected of DUI crashed into their patrol car.


Woman finds body in trunk of car outside California Walmart

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 18:11

Woman finds body in trunk of car outside California WalmartPolice in California say a woman discovered a man's body in the trunk of her car outside Walmart Saturday.


Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 16:46

"No Thanks" badges, wrist bands and stickers are offered to supporters as Member of Parliament and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Jim Murphy, speaks in support of the Union on the final day of his 100 Streets in 100 Days Better Together tour, in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday Sept. 13, 2014. Scotland will vote in an independence referendum on September 18. (AP Photo/PA, Jane Barlow) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVELONDON (AP) — How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.


Miss America to be crowned on Sunday in stressed Atlantic City, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 16:14

Contestants sport swimsuits during the second preliminary night of the 2015 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, New JerseyBy Sean Landis Sept 13 (Reuters) - The winner of the 2015 Miss America Pageant will be crowned on Sunday night in Atlantic City, and the wearer's glittering tiara will stand in contrast to the tarnished fortunes of this New Jersey beach town where yet another casino is slated to close this week. The newest Miss America is choreographed to walk the 50-foot runway to the tune of "There She Is, Miss America," in a hall next door to Trump Plaza, whose slated shutdown on Tuesday means the gambling mecca will have lost a third of its casinos since the start of the year. Atlantic City officials hope the 94-year-old beauty pageant, which returned to the casino-dotted Jersey Shore town last year after eight years in Las Vegas, will help revive the city in the wake of recent financial turmoil. The owner of the aging Trump Plaza is also threatening to close the enormous Trump Taj Mahal in November.


Corporal punishment widespread, but declining

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:22
CHICAGO (AP) — Allegations that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson injured one of his sons by spanking him with a tree branch are reviving a debate about corporal punishment in a country where it is on the decline but still widely practiced in homes and schools.

Neighborhood matriarch dies in South Philadelphia blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:05

Neighborhood matriarch dies in South Philadelphia blazeAn 82-year-old woman, known as the matriarch of her block, died in a fire that tore through her South Philadelphia home.