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Sinkhole that proved popular at Corvette Museum will be filled

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:33
A sinkhole that swallowed eight cars inside the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky will be filled even though it has become a tourist attraction that sharply increased attendance and revenue, the museum’s board decided on Saturday. The board had voted in June to attempt to keep part of the hole open, but the cost of retaining walls and other construction would exceed $1 million, officials at the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, said in a statement. “We really wanted to preserve a portion of the hole so that guests for years to come could see a little bit of what it was like," museum executive director Wendell Strode said in the statement. Three will be restored - the 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype know as the Blue Devil, a 1962 Corvette and a 1992 convertible that was the millionth Corvette produced.

Barista-stand owner faces prostitution charge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:29
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The owner of bikini coffee stands in Washington state banked more than $2 million in just three years because her baristas were also selling sex acts, according to local prosecutors.

Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:18

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, the Hilltop Women's Reproductive clinic is photographed in El Paso, Texas. A federal judge Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.


Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:11
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean, the Coast Guard said.

Fighter War Machine extradited to Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:00
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he beat his ex-girlfriend and then fled to California.

Fighter War Machine extradited on assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:37
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he beat his ex-girlfriend and then fled to California.

Hundreds march in Ferguson to protest police shooting: local media

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:04
(Reuters) - Hundreds of marchers took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, local media reported, with protesters calling for justice three weeks after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot the 18-year-old Brown on Aug. 9. The shooting sparked violent protests in the St. Louis suburb and drew global attention to race relations in the United States. For days after the shooting, police and demonstrators in Ferguson clashed nightly, with authorities criticized for mass arrests and the use of military gear, which some observers described as heavy-handed tactics.

Off-duty fire captain delivers his own baby on highway in Illinois

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

Off-duty fire captain delivers his own baby on highway in IllinoisDan Lynch, a fire captain, delivered his own daughter this week on a highway in Illinois.


F-16s dispatched for unresponsive pilot of small plane near D.C.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:33
(Reuters) - Two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to check on a small plane that entered restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and the fighter pilots observed the person at the controls to be unconscious before the plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, officials said. The pilot of the Cirrus SR22 propeller plane took off from Waukesha County Airport in Wisconsin and had been destined for Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. Coast Guard said in a statement. The pilot had stopped responding to radio calls.

6 dead in North Carolina house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:24

6 dead in North Carolina house fireAuthorities say six people have died in a house fire in eastern North Carolina.


Sam's bid to be first openly gay NFL player on hold

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:14

 Preseason-St. Louis Rams at Miami Dolphins(Reuters) - Defensive end Michael Sam's dream of becoming the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold on Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season. The 24-year-old, a standout with the University of Missouri who had announced he was gay in February, was one of 22 players cut in final roster moves by the Rams to reach the limit before the NFL's 4 p.m. ET deadline on Saturday. The journey continues." Rams coach Jeff Fisher, who spoke to Sam by phone before the final roster moves were announced, said it had simply been "a football decision" to cut the defensive end.


Factbox: Defensive end Michael Sam

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:12
(Reuters) - Factbox on defensive end Michael Sam, whose bid to become the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season on Saturday. EARLY PROMISE Attended Hitchcock High School in Hitchcock, Texas where he played football, both as a defensive end and offensive tackle. Recruited by a number of colleges, he accepted a scholarship with the University of Missouri where he became a consensus All-American and co-defensive player of the year in the Southeastern Conference as a senior in 2013.

Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:51

A rescued miner, center, is greeted by another miner while being helped by a rescue worker as he leaves the El Comal gold and silver mine in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday.


Girl, 9, dies; trapped in sand at Oregon beach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:33

Rescuers try to dig girl out of Oregon sand caveLINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl died when a sand hole collapsed on her at a beach, police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City said.


1 dead in two-car crash in Tuckahoe, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:25

1 dead when limo bus, SUV collide in Tuckahoe, NJNew Jersey State Police say one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Tuckahoe, Cape May County.


Census: Orca population in Puget Sound falling

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:24
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — With two new deaths this year and no new calves since 2012, the population of endangered killer whales in the Puget Sound continues to decline.

Six people die in fire at North Carolina mobile home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:21
(Reuters) - Six people have died in a fire at a mobile home in rural North Carolina, and investigators are seeking to find the cause of the deadly blaze, police said on Saturday. The fire at the home just outside the town of Garland was reported to emergency responders at 1 a.m. local time on Saturday, and firefighters found bodies inside the residence, the Sampson County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. There was no sign of foul play, but investigators were still processing evidence, the sheriff's department statement said.

6 die in fire at eastern North Carolina home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:13

This Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 photo shows the burned remains of a mobile home in Garland, N.C. An early Saturday fire killed six people inside, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, James Robinson)GARLAND, N.C. (AP) — A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people, authorities said.


Strong odor in several Pa. counties prompts over 600 calls to PECO

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:10

Strong odor in several Pa. counties prompts over 900 calls to PECOA strong odor of gas throughout parts of Montgomery, Delaware, Chester and Bucks counties has prompted hundreds of calls to PECO.


Girl digging on Oregon beach dies after sand hole collapses on her

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:03
(Reuters) - A 9-year-old girl who was digging in a large sand hole on an Oregon beach suffocated and died after the sand caved in around her and other beachgoers were unable to dig her out in time, police said on Saturday. The girl, identified as Isabel Grace Franks, was playing Friday evening on the beach in Lincoln City, about 80 miles southwest of Portland, when she was buried in a hole between 2 and 4 feet deep, the Lincoln City police said. The girl was under the sand for between five and seven minutes before she was pulled out, Lincoln City Police Sergeant Randy Weaver said. The girl, who was visiting Lincoln City with her parents from Sandy, Oregon, was unconscious and not breathing when she was pulled out from the collapsed sand hole.