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Man gunned down playing pool in Juniata bar

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 41 min ago

Man gunned down playing pool in Juniata barPolice say a man died after being shot inside a bar while playing pool in Philadelphia's Juniata section Monday night.

Downed wires suspend DC-Philly Amtrak service

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 47 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Downed wires have suspended Amtrak service between Washington and Philadelphia, and are affecting riders of Maryland Area Regional Commuter trains.

Amtrak shuts down service on Northeast Corridor

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 49 min ago

 Service remains suspended on parts of Northeast CorridorDowned wires have prompted officials to shut down all Amtrak train service on the Northeast Corridor between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Mitsubishi to build new car plant in Indonesia

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 54 min ago
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Tuesday it will build a new car factory in Indonesia as part of a plan to raise its production capacity in the country from 160,000 to 240,000 vehicles per year.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 55 min ago

Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, sits with other members of the delegation during official talks with the Maldives government in Male, Maldives, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Fayaz Moosa)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Police: Girl, 15, found unconscious in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 9 min ago

 Girl, 15, found unconscious in Northeast PhiladelphiaA 15-year-old girl was discovered in a wooded area of Northeast Philadelphia with bruises on her body, police say.

Wildfires rage in California drought, hundreds forced to flee

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 29 min ago
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews were battling about a dozen major wildfires across California on Tuesday that have forced thousands of people to flee, damaged or destroyed more than 100 buildings, and charred thousands of acres of drought-stricken forest. Three years of drought in the most populous U.S. state has forced farmers to let fields lie fallow and left communities reliant on well water, with bone-dry brush fueling wildfires in temperatures of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius). ...

Compromise made in tax hike for Pascagoula

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 30 min ago
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The Pascagoula City Council and Pascagoula School District have reached a compromise on a property tax hike and the city approved its $62 million budget for 2015 -- just three hours before the midnight deadline.

ACCUWEATHER: Morning Showers, Afternoon Sun

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 34 min ago

 Morning Showers, Afternoon SunMeteorologist David Murphy says Wednesday is Sun-day.

US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 45 min ago

In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, photo, farm workers, from left, Carlos Sanchez, Francisco Zuniga, and Alejandro Zuniga, pick tobacco leaves on Chris Haskins' farm in Chatham, Va. Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They’re the last holdovers from a price-support and quota system that had guaranteed minimum prices for most of the 20th century, sustaining a way of life that began 400 years ago in Virginia. (AP Photo/Johnny Clark)DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.

France's Orange offers $4.4B for Spain's Jazztel

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 56 min ago
MADRID (AP) — France's Orange has offered 3.4 billion euros ($4.4 billion) to buy the operations of Spanish telecommunications company Jazztel.

World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 19 min ago
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The World Bank says the Palestinian economy is expected to shrink by 4 percent in 2014 after seven years of largely aid-driven growth.

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 8 min ago

Smoke and haze from a wildfire more than 50 miles away darkens the sky over a shopping center parking lot in Sparks, Nev., late Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2014. The wildfire, about 60 miles east of Sacramento, forced the evacuation of 133 homes. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)WEED, Calif. (AP) — A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.

Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 34 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 47 min ago
"Neither today, nor yesterday, nor in the previous days did Ukrainian forces shell any residential areas." — Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, commenting on fresh shelling that killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

NY boat crash: Criminal case ends, lawsuits await

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 29 min ago

File- This Nov. 20, 2013, shows defendant Jojo John appearing during his arraignment hearing at the Rockland County Courthouse in New City, N.Y. John pleaded guilty in June to vehicular manslaughter and admitted that he was drunk at the time. He's expected to be sentenced Tuesday to two years behind bars. (AP Photo/The Journal News, Ricky Flores, Pool,File)NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — The criminal case stemming from a boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiancé's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.

Asia stocks lower on caution over Fed meeting

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 48 min ago

FILE - This March 4, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of building near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. World stock markets sank Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting.

Mom charged in son's 1991 murder is due in court

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 57 min ago
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom.

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 17 min ago

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, a reputed member of the Los Solidos street gang shows his tattoo to police in Hartford, Conn. Police said the tattoo of a theater mask with the words "laugh now cry later" is a tell-tale sign of the Los Solidos street gang. Although they still wear tattoos, police said gang members are shying away from wearing their colors in an effort to avoid being detected by authorities. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold.

Fatal police shooting in Utah fuels racial controversy

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 24 min ago
By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - A private autopsy has found a 22-year-old black man shot dead by police in Utah was fired at from behind six times, said a lawyer for the man's family. Authorities say the man was shot dead when he lunged at officers with a sword. The fatal shooting of Darrien Hunt in Saratoga Springs last Wednesday has raised tensions in the mostly white, fast-growing community 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. Last month police shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, leading to a wave of violent protests in the community. ...