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Investigation finds claw machines are rigged to steal your money

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:32

Investigation finds claw machines are rigged to steal your moneyAn investigation by a popular blogging service found the software that runs claw machines allows owners to rig them to make the most profit possible.


Gas leak prompts evacuations in Hamilton Twp., Atlantic Co.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:30

Gas leak contained, evacuations over in Hamilton Twp., Atlantic CountyA construction crew struck a gas main, causing a leak and prompting the evacuation of an Atlantic County neighborhood Tuesday morning.


Manhunt underway in Fox Lake

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:09

Manhunt underway in Fox LakeA manhunt is underway in far north suburban Fox Lake. Police said they are looking for two men who should be considered armed and dangerous.


2 children injured after 2 pickup trucks collide in Camden County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:56

2 children injured after 2 pickup trucks collide in Camden CountyPolice are investigating a crash that injured two children Tuesday morning in Winslow Township, New Jersey.


Pope Francis asks bullied Chicago girl to 'be courageous' while singing for him

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:55

Pope Francis asks bullied Chicago girl to 'be courageous' while singing for himPope Francis, speaking from the Vatican via satellite, asked a teenage girl from Chicago to sing for him as he sought prayers for his upcoming trip to the United States.


Michigan House panel mulls 2 lawmakers' fitness for office

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:48

Rep Cindy Gamrat, R-Plainwell, faces a large group of media as the House Select Committee on the Qualifications of Reps Courser and Gamrat meets in the House Appropriations room on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. The committee held the first of several disciplinary hearings for two lawmakers, Republican Reps. Todd Courser and Gamrat, who are accused of misusing public resources to hide an extramarital affair. (Dale G. Young/The Detroit News via AP)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan legislative committee on Tuesday held a disciplinary hearing for two conservative lawmakers accused of misusing public resources to hide an affair, including by sending a false, sexually explicit email claiming one of them had sex with a male prostitute.


Woman with MS delivers own granddaughter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:46

Woman with MS delivers own granddaughterA 51-year-old mother with Multiple Sclerosis gave birth to her own grandchild, acting as a surrogate for her daughter. And the pregnancy had a very unexpected and welcome side-effect.


Funeral director charged with abuse of corpse after decaying bodies found

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:41

Funeral director charged with abuse of corpse after decaying bodies foundA West Philadelphia funeral home director has been charged after decomposing bodies were found inside the business, which police say was operating with an expired license.


California to end notorious decades-long isolation, unlimited segregation of most gang leaders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:38
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California to end notorious decades-long isolation, unlimited segregation of most gang leaders.

Warrant: Suspect left bite marks on dead 2-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:37

 Suspect left bite marks on dead 2-year-oldAuthorities have charged a Winston-Salem man in the death of a 2-year-old boy who they say had bite marks on various parts of his body that were caused by the suspect.


Mother, 2 girls struck by vehicle in Lakewood, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:33

Mother, 2 girls struck by vehicle in Lakewood, NJA mother and her two young daughters were injured after being struck by a vehicle in Lakewood, New Jersey.


Family stuck in Portugal 6 months after delivering twins early

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:33

Family stuck in Portugal 6 months after delivering twins earlyBack in May, Kim Spratt went into labor while on vacation with her husband in Portugal and delivered twins four months early.


On the run: Suspect in Raleigh rape and two shootings - one fatal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:29

 Suspect in Raleigh rape and two shootings - one fatalRaleigh police are searching for a 21-year-old man in connection with two shootings, one fatal, and the rape of a 15-year-old girl


Allegedly drunk woman sticks out tongue in New Jersey mug shot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:29

Allegedly drunk woman sticks out tongue in New Jersey mug shotA woman arrested in New Jersey on charges of public nuisance, public consumption of alcohol and interfering with police stuck her tongue out at the camera during the taking of her mug shot.


Police: Teen impersonates officer, tries to stop real cop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:26
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teenager has been accused of impersonating law enforcement and trying to stop a driver who turned out to be a real police officer.

Man dies after Georgia deputy uses stun gun on him

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:23
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say a man who led sheriff's deputies on a car chase has died after being shot with a stun gun.

WWII vet transmitted news of Japanese surrender 70 years ago

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:19

In this Aug. 12, 2015 photo, World War II veteran Stephen Dennis poses in Mechanicville, N.Y. Dennis enlisted in the Navy soon after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Less than a year later, he survived one of the Pacific’s fiercest naval battles. On the day Japan formally surrendered to end WWII, the young sailor from upstate New York was transmitting the news to the world that the bloodiest conflict in history was officially over. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Stephen Dennis remembers Sept. 2, 1945, well. It was the day the Japanese officially surrendered in World War II and the day he helped news organizations get the word out about it to the world.


Ex-Jared Foundation director to plead guilty in child porn case: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:15
Russell Taylor, who was executive director of the Jared Foundation that focuses on child obesity, is charged in a federal complaint with production and possession of child pornography. Fogle, who became famous after losing a lot of weight on a diet based on Subway sandwiches, asked a federal judge on Aug. 19 to accept a guilty plea to charges of child pornography and traveling for illicit paid sex with minors. Subway fired Fogle when reports of the plea agreement emerged.

Justice Department sides with Planned Parenthood in lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:15
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is telling a federal judge that Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program appears to violate federal law.

Kentucky clerk still won't issue gay marriage licenses, in defiance of Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:11

Kentucky clerk still won't issue gay marriage licenses, in defiance of Supreme CourtA county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" - this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.