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Gaza war deals blow to Israel's tourism industry

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:44

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, known by the Jews as the Temple Mount, is seen in Jerusalem's Old City. 2014 was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when this summer’s 50-day war between Israel and Hamas prompted jittery travelers to cancel trips en masse. Merchants in Jerusalem’s Old City say the feel the sting. The area’s cobblestone streets are typically chock full of tourists visiting the holy sites within the storied walls. But they've been eerily empty over the summer. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — It was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas prompted jittery travelers to cancel trips en masse, leaving empty hotel rooms and barren tourist sites in their wake.


As protests persist, suspects sought in shootings of two Missouri officers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:41
(Reuters) - Police were seeking suspects on Sunday in what appeared to be the unrelated shootings of two police officers in and near the Missouri city of Ferguson, which remains on edge after a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer last month. The Saturday night shooting of an officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson did not seem linked to peaceful protests occurring elsewhere in the city, police said, nor was it connected to a separate shooting involving an off-duty police officer in St. Louis early Sunday. ...

Phillies lose to Braves 2-1 to end season

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:54

Phillies lose to Braves 2-1 to end seasonThe Atlanta Braves finished a disappointing late-season collapse with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.


Sen. Durbin to seek probe of air center sabotage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:25
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago's two international airports to a halt.

Search for trooper killing suspect shifts slightly

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:22
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The delicate search for a survivalist charged with killing a trooper more than two weeks ago shifted slightly over the weekend in the dense woods that authorities fear may be booby-trapped, state police said Sunday.

Police: Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wanted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:18

 Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wantedAuthorities searched Sunday for two men suspected of shooting and wounding a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last month.


Police: 15 hurt in Miami nightclub shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:17

 15 hurt in Miami nightclub shootingPolice say 15 people have been hurt in a shooting at a Miami nightclub and that the youngest victim is 11 years old.


FBI agents invented a defendant to catch a judge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:56
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — To catch a Philadelphia municipal judge they suspected of corruption, FBI agents invented a defendant — complete with a staged arrest and court appearances.

Harris says working 24/7 to restore Chicago FAA site

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:40

A view of an exterior of the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration in AuroraWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Harris Corp on Sunday said it was working to install new equipment and conduct repairs at a Chicago-area air traffic control site that was set ablaze by a field technician on Friday in an incident that has continued to snarl U.S. air traffic over the weekend. "Our team is on site working 24/7 with the (Federal Aviation Administration) to install new equipment and restore service to full capacity as quickly as possible," Harris spokesman Jim Burke said in a statement emailed to Reuters. ...


Washington's 'The Equalizer' debuts with $35M

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:35

In this image released by Columbia Pictures, Denzel Washington appears in a scene from the film, "The Equalizer." (AP Photo/Sony, Columbia Pictures, Scott Garfield)NEW YORK (AP) — Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller "The Equalizer" to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.


Police ID NC woman killed in ATV accident in W.Va.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:34
ROCK, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a woman died after her all-terrain vehicle plunged about 150 feet down the side of a mountain in West Virginia.

Police catch last of 13 boys who escaped from Tennessee detention center

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:25
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE (Reuters) - The last of 13 boys who escaped Friday night from a troubled Tennessee youth detention facility was caught on Sunday by a police officer on routine patrol, police said. The 16-year-old boy told police he had been hiding in a wooded area since escaping out the front gate of the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. ...

Storms drench parts of Arizona, Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 02:51

Damage to trees and homes after heavy winds and rain, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Scottsdale. Intense storms swept through the Southwest on Saturday, snapping trees and shrouding metropolitan Phoenix in cascading showers while also bringing flooding to parts of Nevada. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX (AP) — Residents of the Phoenix area were greeted Sunday morning by toppled trees and debris-littered streets.


Truck fire blocks I-95 near Woodhaven Road

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 02:26

Truck fire blocks I-95 near Woodhaven RoadA truck fire resulted in all northbound lanes of I-95 to be shut down near Woodhaven Road in Northeast Philadelphia.


1000 veterans line up for free marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 02:22

Extracting Innovations COO Seth Cox shows Navy veteran Hikima Nukes how to make active butter for edibles at the Grow 4 Vets cannabis giveaway at the DoubleTree Hotel Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Veterans who RSVPed for the event were given gift bags with cannabis seeds, infused candy bars and a cannabis tincture. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Michael Ciaglo)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A marijuana giveaway for veterans attracted about 1,000 people to a Colorado hotel.


Suspicious fire traps residents in East Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 01:33

Suspicious fire traps residents in East Mt. AiryPolice are investigating a suspicious fire that injured two people at an apartment building in the East Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.


Bankruptcy's end more clear than Orr's future

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 01:33

FILE - In this March 14, 2013, file photo, Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr, left, speaks at a news conference in Detroit as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who appointed Orr, listens. Orr's success in shepherding Detroit through its historic bankruptcy will leave him unemployed, at least temporarily, when and if his task in the Motor City is complete. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — Kevyn Orr's success in shepherding Detroit through its historic bankruptcy will leave him unemployed, at least temporarily, when and if his task in the Motor City is complete.


One teenager dead, 3 injured in New York stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:47
(Reuters) - A 14-year-old boy died from a wound to the chest and three other teenagers were injured early on Sunday in stabbings in New York City's Bronx borough, police said. Two 18-year-old men also were stabbed in the chest and a 17-year-old boy in the shoulder, police said. They were in stable condition at a local hospital on Sunday morning. Identities of the victims were not released. No arrests have been made and the investigation was continuing, police said. The attacks occurred at an apartment complex and WCBS 880 Radio in New York reported that a party was going on there at the time. ...

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:40

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcanoFinally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery Sunday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash.


Quadruple shooting in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:38

Quadruple shooting in North PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating an early morning shooting in North Philadelphia that sent four people to the hospital.