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Family of US man held in NKorea to make statement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:46

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, file image taken from video, U.S. citizen Jeffrey Edward Fowle, of Miamisburg, Ohio, speaks at an undisclosed location in North Korea. The family of Fowle, who has been charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea, is expected to attend a news conference on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in an effort to help his case, about 10 days after he pleaded with the U.S. government to intervene. (AP Photo/APTN, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — The wife and three children of an American man charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea are planning to attend a news conference in an effort to help his case, about 10 days after he pleaded with the U.S. government to intervene.


US budget deficit running below last year

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:35

US budget deficit running below last yearHelped by increasing revenues and spending restraint, the federal government is on track to record the lowest annual deficit in six years. The Treasury Department issues its report Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern. ...


Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP spill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:21

n this Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo, third-generation fisherman Randy Slavich, left, and deckhand John Hoffmann pull in oysters in Lake of Second Trees in St. Bernard Parish, La.. Oyster harvests along the Gulf Coast have declined dramatically in the four years since the BP oil spill. Even after a slight rebound last year, thousands of acres of Louisiana oyster beds are producing less than a third of what they did before the nation’s worst offshore oil disaster. (AP Photo/Stacey Plaisance)HOPEDALE, La. (AP) — Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed in Lake Machias, a brackish body opening into the Gulf of Mexico. For generations, this has been a bountiful lake for harvesting oysters, long before millions of gallons of oil spilled off Louisiana's coast in 2010.


4 people shot in 2 separate shootings in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:53

4 people hurt in 2 separate shootings in Atlantic CityPolice say 4 people were shot in two separate shooting incidents that happened within an hour of each other in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


4 people shot in violent Atlantic City shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:32

4 people hurt in 2 separate shootings in Atlantic CityPolice say 4 people were shot during a violent shooting spree early Tuesday morning in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


Genesis Prize launches global innovation challenge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:22
NEW YORK (AP) — A global competition looking for innovative projects to take on the world's problems is getting underway.

3 people shot outside Atlantic City apartment complex

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:05

4 people hurt in 2 separate shootings in Atlantic CityPolice say three people were shot outside an Atlantic City, New Jersey apartment complex early this morning.


AccuWeather: Heavy Rain on the Way

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:01

 Rain today, heavy at timesMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says rain could cause localized flooding late Tuesday into Wednesday morning.


Storm forecasters adding extra layers to warnings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:41

This graphic provided by NOAA's Storm Prediction Center shows a severe weather outlook for April 27, 2011. The Storm Prediction Center is adding two threat levels to its U.S. weather outlooks so people aren't surprised by really bad storms on days with just a "slight risk" of tornadoes, hail or high winds. Beginning Oct. 22, 2014, forecasters can say whether slight risk days are "enhanced" or "marginal." Other categories remain, including "high" and "moderate." (AP Photo/NOAA)The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said Monday it will add two threat levels to its weather outlooks so people aren't surprised by really bad storms on days with just a "slight risk" of tornadoes, hail or high winds.


Ebola: Questions, answers about an unproven drug

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next?

Russia food ban hurts Moldova, bad omen for others

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:24

In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 photo, Moldovan farmer Sergiu Calmac stands at his apple orchard in Harbovat, Moldova. Two weeks before Russia banned most food from the West, it placed a similar embargo on produce closer to home, in Moldova, a small eastern European country seeking deeper ties with the European Union. Farmers there, in one of the poorest corners of Europe, are already feeling the pain, with some deciding not to harvest some of their fruit and vegetables at all this season. (AP Photo/Vitalie Plotnic)HARBOVAT, Moldova (AP) — Farmer Sergiu Calmac watches as row upon row of juicy red apples once destined for Russia ripen, fall to the ground and start to rot. Two weeks before Russia banned most food from the West, it placed a similar embargo on produce closer to home in Moldova, a small Eastern European country seeking deeper ties with the European Union.


Fire burns over 3 California firefighters; all OK

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 14:45
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three trapped firefighters had to deploy their personal fire shelters as a rapid wind shift sent a Northern California wildfire burning over their location Monday, authorities said. All three survived with no serious injuries.

Teen held on $1 million bail in death of girl, 6

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:44

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the FBI shows Jenise Wright. Authorities say a 17-year-old has been arrested in the death and sexual assault of Wright, a 6-year-old girl whose body was found near the mobile home park she vanished from last weekend. (AP Photo/FBI, File)PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The parents of a 6-year-old Washington girl found slain last week sat in a courtroom as a judge ordered a 17-year-old boy under investigation in the child's death and sexual assault held on $1 million bail.


Convicted killer, rapist argues to skip sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:39
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments on whether a man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student in 2012 can skip his sentencing.

Murder suspect challenges 'youthful offender' law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:37
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager charged in the rape and murder of his math teacher is expected to appear in court as his lawyers seek to have him tried as a minor.

Celebrities reflect on Robin Williams' death at 63

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:06

FILE - This Nov. 18, 2006 file photo shows comedians Robin Williams, from left, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal posing after hoasting "Comic Relief" at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (AP Photo/Keith Shimada, File)Celebrity colleagues and admirers of Robin Williams shared their reactions Monday to his death at age 63 in an apparent suicide:


Brutality and 'The Beast': why child migration to U.S. is slowing down

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:04

Women hold their children while disembarking from a plane at the Soto Cano military base in ComayaguaBy Gabriel Stargardter ARRIAGA Mexico (Reuters) - When 26-year-old unemployed Honduran Javier Soto tried to sneak into the United States earlier this year, he breezed all the way through to northern Mexico before he was finally caught. He made another attempt last week but this time he made it only as far as Arriaga, a wild-west railroad town, in southern Mexico. He was stopped in his tracks by immigration officials fanning out to deter migrants from clambering onto 'La Bestia', or "The Beast", a network of cargo trains bound north. Pickups carrying immigration agents and police took Soto and fellow migrants by surprise as they tried to hitch a ride on the train in Arriaga, sending them running off into the night.


Storm victims likely to decide Hawaii Senate race

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:25

US Sen. Brian Schatz, left, and Linda Kwok Schatz attend the Democratic Unity Breakfast, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 in Honolulu. The breakfast is traditionally held after Hawaii elections and is attended by both winners as well as losers. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Robert Gavel was too busy Monday helping a crew repair a home savaged by Tropical Storm Iselle to consider that his hard-hit community on Hawaii's Big Island would likely decide who would become the state's next U.S. senator.


Police: Several arrested in unrest near St. Louis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:23
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised when the officer approached with his weapon drawn and fired repeatedly, according to two men who said they witnessed the shooting that sparked two nights of unrest in suburban St. Louis.

Thieves steal $300,000 worth of valuables from Moorestown homes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:45

Thieves steal $300,000 worth of valuables from Moorestown homesPolice are looking for the thieves who have stolen more than $300,000 in valuables from homes in Moorestown, New Jersey.