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Teen drowns in Kennett Square reservoir

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:51

Teen drowns in Kennett Square reservoirOfficials say a 17-year-old died after drowning in a reservoir in Kennett Square, Chester County.


Foul ball leaves girl with fractures to skull, nose

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:49

Foul ball leaves girl with fractures to skull, noseA New Jersey family wants to see better measures to protect fans at the ballpark after their own scare.


Casino hostess banned from contact with ex-clients

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:45
BALTIMORE (AP) — A casino hostess accused in a lawsuit of stealing a list of high-rolling clients from a Maryland casino where she used to work has been banned from contacting the customers until further notice.

Yoko Ono publicist sues Batali eatery in NYC over 'homophobic' flap

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:45

An employee arranges pricetags at a vegetables work bench during the opening day of upmarket Italian food hall chain Eataly's flagship store in downtown MilanYoko Ono's publicist is suing Eataly, celebrity chef Mario Batali's New York food emporium, claiming the bouncers at the popular Manhattan eatery shouted homophobic slurs at him and hurled him through a glass window. Kip Kouri suffered a gash on his leg that required stitches, cuts on his head and injuries to both knees in the assault on July 17, his lawyer, Richard Klass, said on Friday. An Eataly spokeswoman denied anyone used homophobic slurs and said security guards had to forcefully remove Kouri from the restaurant, the New York Daily News reported. "While doing so, the whole group banged into the glass window, which crashed, injuring all involved, including our guards," Cristina Villa was quoted as saying in the News story.


Orbitz says American Airlines fares back on its websites

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:40
American Airlines Group Inc airfares went back on Orbitz Worldwide Inc websites on Friday, after the two companies patched up a dispute that caused American to pull the information on Tuesday. "We are pleased that our long-standing relationship with American Airlines allowed us to quickly resolve business matters," Orbitz.com President Sam Fulton said in a statement. Orbitz, based in Chicago, sells through Orbitz.com, CheapTickets.com and other sites. Its Orbitz for Business service for corporate customers wasn't affected by the dispute.

Ex-FBI director: Grateful for support after crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:34

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo, former FBI director Louis Freeh, speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. Freeh was airlifted to a hospital Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, after a single-car crash in Vermont, authorities said. Freeh issued a statement Friday, Aug. 29, giving thanks the agents and employees of the FBI. He said, "Their devotion, vigilance and prayers have sustained me and my family." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said Friday he was grateful for the care and support he has received since he was injured this week in a Vermont car crash.


IMF board expresses confidence in Lagarde

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — The executive board of the International Monetary Fund expressed confidence Friday in IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde after receiving a briefing on a French corruption probe in which Lagarde is being investigated.

Mexico's Pemex says production to increase in 2015

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:31
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos estimates its crude production will increase to 2.4 million barrels per day in 2015, compared with the 2.35 million barrels per day it expects to produce this year, a company official said Friday.

Funeral held in Israel for Lakewood man Aharon Sofer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:29

Funeral held in Israel for Lakewood man Aharon SoferMourners have buried a religious school student from New Jersey who disappeared while hiking on the outskirts of Jerusalem.


Utah university removes Reid's name from center

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:27
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt acknowledged he was under pressure from a group of conservatives to remove Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's name from a center on campus, but he insisted politics had nothing to do with his decision to do so.

Leader of Bakken drug ring gets 20 years prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:02

FILE-This file photo provided by Washington State Department of Corrections shows Robert Farrell Armstrong, who was arrested on drug charges. Armstrong, also known as “Dr. Bob,” has been sentenced as the leader of an interstate drug ring to 20 years in prison for his role in a trafficking operation that stretched from western Washington to the oil fields of the Northern Plains. (AP Photo/Washington State Department of Corrections,File)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced the leader of an interstate drug ring to 20 years in prison Friday for his role in a major trafficking operation that stretched from western Washington to the Bakken oil fields of the Northern Plains.


Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:55

Police officers keep watch while demonstrators protest the death of black teenager Michael Brown in FergusonBy Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A police officer has resigned after pointing a rifle at protesters during racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, and another has been fired for inappropriate social media posts stemming from the two weeks of civil unrest, officials said on Friday. Violent protests erupted in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson after white police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed black 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, drawing global attention to the state of race relations in the United States. Police and demonstrators in Ferguson clashed nightly for days after the shooting, with authorities coming under fire for mass arrests and the what critics said were the use of heavy-handed tactics and military gear. At a protest on Aug. 19, Ray Albers, a police officer in the neighboring community of St. Ann, pointed his rifle at a Ferguson protester during a heated verbal exchange, an episode that was captured on video and widely circulated on social media.


Upskirt photos at Main Line store leads to arrest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:54

Upskirt photos at Main Line store leads to arrestA man is facing charges after a woman accused him of taking photos up her skirt inside a Main Line grocery store.


Philadelphia School District lays off 17 employees

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:53

Philadelphia School District lays off 17 employeesThe cash-strapped Philadelphia School District will lay off 17 central office employees as part of an elimination of 81 positions.


Power restored after fire in Wildwood, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:52

Power restored after fire in Wildwood, NJThe customers who were without power following a fire in Wildwood, New Jersey have been restored.


Manatees may lose endangered species status

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:48

In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, manatee Phoenix, foreground, who's tail was disfigured and damaged by a boat propeller, swims at the Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne, Fla. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing whether the manatee should be reclassified as a “threatened” species, which would allow some flexibility for federal officials as the species recovers while maintaining most of the protections afforded to animals listed as endangered. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)MIAMI (AP) — As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles.


Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5 million to Buffett son: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:41

Rosa Parks in a 1988 file photo.(Reuters) - A foundation controlled by the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett has paid $4.5 million for hundreds of artifacts belonging to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, a lawyer for Parks' heirs said on Friday. The artifacts, which include Parks' Presidential Medal of Freedom and a postcard signed by Martin Luther King Jr., were purchased by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation on Aug. 20, said Detroit-area attorney Lawrence Pepper. "For lack of a better term, she was a pack rat," said Arlan Ettinger, president of Guernsey's auction house in New York, where most of the material was stored. Parks, who died in 2005, became a symbol of the civil rights movement by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955.


Suriname leader's son pleads guilty to US charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:39
NEW YORK (AP) — The son of the president of Suriname pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges he sought to offer a home base in his South American country to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Some Texas National Guard troops on border using food handouts: lawmaker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
By Jim Forsyth AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Some of the Texas National Guard troops dispatched to the Texas-Mexico border have been relying on charities and food banks for their meals due to the way the state is paying the troops, a state representative said on Friday. "Essentially, the Guard is directing these soldiers to temporarily finance their own deployment," said Rene Oliveira, a Democratic state representative from the border city of Brownsville. The Texas National Guard said in a statement it has "made inquiries to local food banks to help service members who may have existing financial hardships." It added that members of the deployment are "fully resourced." The Texas National Guard said it is providing a per diem for meals on a normal state payroll schedule, with payments made twice a month.

At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:24

This March 23, 2008 photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. The Obama administration has offered a wide range of assessments of the threat to U.S. national security posed by Islamic State extremists in an area straddling eastern Syrian and northern and western Iraq, and whose actions include last week’s beheading of American journalist James Foley. Some officials say the group is more dangerous than al-Qaida. Yet intelligence assessments say it currently couldn’t pull off a complex, 9-11-style attack on the U.S. or Europe. (AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office)WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.