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Obama won't replace JFK on New Jersey building

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 22:24
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama's name will not replace John F. Kennedy's on a New Jersey town-owned building after all.

Casino closures brings mass unemployment filing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 22:16

The Showboat Casino Hotel, which closed Sunday, is seen next to the Revel Casino Hotel, right, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel. Its casino will close early Tuesday morning. Revel is shutting down a little over two years after opening with high hopes of revitalizing Atlantic City's struggling gambling market. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of newly laid-off casino workers began filing for unemployment Wednesday morning, the first attendees at an assistance center that expects to process 5,000 workers over the next three days.


Taco Bell worker groped by customer in drive-thru, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 22:07

Taco Bell worker groped by customer in drive-thru, police sayA Florida man is facing charges for grabbing more than what he ordered at a Taco Bell.


Connecticut home invasion killer seeks new trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:55
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — One of two men convicted in the killings of a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 Connecticut home invasion is seeking a new trial, saying recordings of non-emergency police phone lines were withheld from the defense.

Behind Big Macs, a drama over corporate control

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:45
NEW YORK (AP) — Behind those Big Macs and Whoppers is a hidden drama over corporate control.

MIT fraternity suspended after woman's window fall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:21
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology fraternity has been suspended by the university and the national organization after a woman fell from a third-story window during a party.

Starbucks sorry for not serving woman with dog

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:14
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Starbucks has apologized to a 24-year-old woman who said she wasn't allowed in a Rochester-area store because she had a service dog.

Drexel Univ. residence hall evacuated due to chemical leak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:10

Drexel Univ. residence hall chemical leak declared under control after evacuationsEvacuations have been ordered at a residential building on the campus of Drexel University due to a chemical leak.


Foundation, not NYC, running 9/11 events

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:05
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, the Sept. 11 foundation is in charge of New York City's annual 9/11 anniversary ceremony.

Girl who survived 19 stab wounds returns to school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:03
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The 12-year-old Wisconsin girl who nearly died after she was stabbed 19 times is back in school.

Netflix snags deal for 'Gotham' television series

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 20:43
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix Inc. has struck a deal with Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution to run the television series "Gotham" worldwide following its first season.

School bus, 2 other vehicles collide in Wynnefield

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 20:41

School bus, 2 other vehicles collide in WynnefieldAt least one person has been injured in a 3-vehicle crash involving a school bus in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia.


US missionary who had Ebola to discuss recovery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 20:17
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) — The doctor who oversaw treatment of two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in west Africa says he doesn't know if a third sick American will be coming to his Atlanta hospital.

Review: 'Sims 4' aspires to greatness and fails

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 20:07

This undated publicity photo released by Electronic Arts/Maxis shows the video game, "The Sims 4." Unlike their predecessors, this breed of more emotional Sims are able to multitask and achieve multiple personal aspirations, ranging from finding a soul mate to becoming a best-selling author. When aspirations are achieved or whims are fulfilled, Sims are now granted points for much-needed rewards, like the ability to skip meals or get promoted at work. (AP Photo/Electronic Arts/Maxis, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — I knew I'd have issues with "The Sims 4" the moment I realized it wasn't possible to buy a dishwasher for the fabulous couple I'd created to live their virtual little lives to the fullest in Oasis Springs, one of the game's two idyllic neighborhoods. The cost wasn't a concern. I was flush with Simoleons — the game's goofy currency — from selling their novels and masterpieces in the mail.


2 N.C. men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 19:57

In an an Aug. 12, 2014 photo, Henry McCollum sits on death row at Central Prison in Raleigh, N.C. He and his half brother Leon Brown have spent more than three decades in prison for the rape and murder of 11-year-old Sabrina Buie in 1983. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, lawyers for Lawyers for 50-year-old McCollum and 46-year-old Brown will ask for their release, saying DNA analysis of a cigarette butt found at the crime scene in Robeson County link it to a man serving a life sentence for a similar rape and killing that took place a month later. The Center for Death Penalty Litigation says that man was the real killer of Sabrina Buie in 1983. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Travis Long) MANDATORY CREDIT, TV AND TV WEBSITES OUTOne of North Carolina's longest-serving death-row inmates and his half brother are being freed after three decades in prison after another man's DNA was discovered on a cigarette butt left near the body of a girl the siblings were convicted of killing.


Boy sues to wear makeup for driver's license photo

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 19:46

Boy sues to wear makeup for driver's license photoA 16-year-old in South Carolina sued the state's Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday because the agency won't allow him to take a driver's license photo wearing makeup.


Cyclist fatally stabbed days before marriage proposal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 19:44

Cyclist fatally stabbed days before marriage proposalPolice say a Connecticut man who was biking from Maryland to Miami to propose to his girlfriend was fatally stabbed by a homeless man outside a McDonald's restaurant.


5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 19:39

5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past highTOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister picked five women for his Cabinet on Wednesday, matching the past record and sending the strongest message yet about his determination to revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders.


NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade organizers say gay group to march under own banner for 1st time

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 19:32
NEW YORK (AP) — NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade organizers say gay group to march under own banner for 1st time.

Indonesia's oil minister named corruption suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:54

In this May 22, 2013 photo, Indonesian Energy And Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik arrives for a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia's anti-graft commission has named Wacik as a suspect in a corruption case, making him the third active cabinet minister to be named as corruption suspect. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's anti-graft commission said Wednesday it is investigating the country's minister of energy and mines for alleged corruption.