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NYPD monitoring Britain terror precautions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 00:02
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says the city is closely following developments overseas after Britain raised its terror threat level.

Correction: Synthetic Drug Overdoses story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:56

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Cass County Sheriff's Department in Fargo, N.D., shows Charles Carlton, of Katy, Texas. Carlton, who pleaded guilty to distributing chemicals that resulted in the synthetic drug deaths of two teens in the Grand Forks, N.D., area was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Fargo to 20 years and six months in prison. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Cass County Sheriff's Department, File)FARGO, N.D. (AP) — In a story Aug. 28 about the sentencing of a man in a North Dakota drug case, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Debbie Bjerk, whose son Christian Bjerk died after ingesting a synthetic drug. She said, "There are no human words I can say today that can convey the magnitude of our loss," not "There are no healing words I can say today that can convey the magnitude of our loss."


Woman dies after being struck by 3 cars in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:55

 Woman struck by 3 cars in Logan was topless, crossed against the lightA woman has died after police say she was struck by three vehicles early Friday in the Logan section of Philadelphia.


Lawnmower argument leads to stabbing in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:45

Lawnmower argument leads to stabbing in TrentonPolice say an argument over a lawnmower led to a stabbing in New Jersey's capital city.


Marines deactivate decorated 'Walking Dead' unit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:45

FILE -In this July 3, 1968 file photo, Marines of the first battalion, ninth marines ride on a lightweight tank-like vehicle carrying four 106mm recoilless rifles near Khe Sanh in Vietnam. The Marine Corps is holding a deactivation ceremony on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, for the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, a battalion nicknamed the “Walking Dead.” (AP Photo/Stone)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."


More than a dozen injured in bus crash at Chicago's O'Hare airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:44
A shuttle bus crash on Friday at O'Hare International Airport injured at least 13 people, four of them seriously, Chicago fire officials said. The bus hit a concrete median at about 6:30 a.m. on a road leading to terminals at O'Hare, the country's second busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic, said Fire Chief Juan Hernandez.

Surveillance video released of shooting, $70k robbery in Northeast Philadelphia parking lot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:13

Surveillance video released of shooting, $70k robbery in Northeast Philadelphia parking lotPhiladelphia Police have released surveillance video of Thursday's ambush, shooting and robbery in a Pathmark parking lot.


PHOTOS: Most Dangerous Counties

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:09

 Most Dangerous CountiesTime magazine published its list of most dangerous counties, and a New Jersey county came in at #1.


Fiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:08
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. investors should soon be able to buy stock in Chrysler for the first time in seven years.

Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:45

In this photo taken on Aug. 20, 2014, Matt Gest pours a beer at Estabrook Park Beer Garden in Milwaukee. Traditional beer gardens are back in Milwaukee County parks, as some parks departments nationwide are starting to embrace once-banned alcohol to shore up their budgets. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)MILWAUKEE (AP) — Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!" — the German equivalent of "cheers."


Lawyer: Case against Maserati cop car driver silly

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:22

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2014, file photo, provided by Eric Clark, a Maserati resembling a police cruiser sits parked along the shore in Quincy, Mass. The lawyer for a Braintree man facing charges of impersonating a police officer for driving around the Maserati painted to resemble a police cruiser calls the case against his client “silly.” (AP Photo/Eric Clark, File)BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — The lawyer for a Massachusetts man facing charges of impersonating a police officer for driving around a Maserati painted to resemble a police cruiser calls the case against his client "silly."


Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:16

Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois, poses in an exam room in Urbana, Ill., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Extra health checks are part of protocols campuses throughout the United States have in place as they prepare for as many as 10,000 students from Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where more than 1,000 people have died in the worst Ebola outbreak in history. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.


Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:03

In this June 10, 2014 file photo, amiibo characters for Wii U are on display at the Nintendo booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, in Los Angeles. Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo." Nintendo announced the 12 characters on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, that will be part of its upcoming toys-meet-game franchise set for release later this year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."


Closing arguments expected in trial of Virginia ex-governor, wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:03
Closing arguments were scheduled on Friday in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, who are charged with accepting gifts and sweetheart loans from a businessman. District Court Judge James Spencer prepared instructions for the jury after prosecutors wrapped up their case on Thursday. McDonnell, a Republican, and his wife, Maureen, face a 14-count indictment charging they accepted $177,000 in gifts and loans from dietary supplement entrepreneur Jonnie Williams Sr. in exchange for promoting his company and its main product, the anti-inflammatory Anatabloc.

Family sues Georgia police after death in custody

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:55
ATLANTA (AP) — The family of a man who died after Atlanta-area police used stun guns on him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former officers and the city, the family's lawyer said.

In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:22

FILE- In this Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, the Tribute in Light rises above buildings during a test in New York. While the plaza at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will be closed to the public, during the September 11 commemoration ceremony and much of the rest of the day, it will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight for those who want to pay respects and view one of the anniversary's most evocative traditions, the twin beams called the Tribute in Light. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date.


Officials: school bus driver had prior DUI arrest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:22
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials examined a school bus company's records after one of its drivers was charged with driving drunk with 20 children on her bus, and authorities learned the woman had been arrested before on a DUI charge.

NYC developer makes changes in 'poor door' design

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:17

2696903NEW YORK (AP) — A developer and city officials say some changes have been negotiated in a plan for a so-called "poor door" for less-affluent residents of a Manhattan skyscraper.


Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:50

FILE - In this June 6, 2014 file picture persons walk with shopping bags in Hamburg, Germany. A closely-watched survey shows economic expectations among German consumers have "completely collapsed" over concerns about the conflicts in Iraq, Israel and Ukraine. The GfK institute said Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014 its latest index of economic expectations slid 35.5 points in August to 10.4 — the largest one-month decline since the survey began in 1980. Its headline forward-looking consumer climate indicator also fell to 8.6 for September from 8.9 in August. (AP Photo/dpa, Bodo Marks,file)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to 0.3 percent in August, a worrying sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank to take drastic steps to save a stalling recovery.


Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:46

 Joan Knows Best?" in New York. Two police officials say Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctor’s office to a New York City hospital, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.