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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.


This Week in the Civil War

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:01
This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Aug. 31: The Fall of Atlanta.

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.


Witness: Woman struck by 2 hit-and-run drivers in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:28

Woman dies after being struck by 3 cars in LoganA witness told police the victim was struck by one vehicle and run over by a second in Philadelphia's Logan section. Neither driver stopped.


Man shot, robbed of $70,000 in supermarket parking lot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:21

Man shot, robbed of $70,000 in supermarket parking lotPolice say a man was shot and robbed of $70,000 in the parking lot of a supermarket in Northeast Philadelphia.


Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:17
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is ...

Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:06

FILE - A Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter aircraft sits near a hangar at Barnes Air National Guard Base, in Westfield, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 file photo. The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.


Largest UK retailer warns on profits, shares drop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:58
LONDON (AP) — Tesco shares have dropped sharply after Britain's largest retailer by revenue issued another profit warning and slashed its dividend to shareholders by 75 percent.

Woman struck by 2 hit-and-run drivers in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:43

 Woman struck by 2 hit-and-run drivers in LoganA woman is hospitalized after police say she was struck by one vehicle and run over by a second in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section.


Woman struck by 2 hit-and-run drivers in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:41

 Woman struck by 2 hit-and-run drivers in LoganA woman is hospitalized after police say she was struck by one vehicle and run over by a second in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section.


Woman struck, run over by vehicle in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:12

 Woman struck by 2 hit-and-run drivers in LoganPolice are investigating an accident where a woman was struck by a vehicle and run over in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section Friday morning.


Tractor trailer overturns on WB I-76 near Roosevelt Boulevard; ramp closures

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:08

Tractor trailer overturns on WB I-76 near Roosevelt BoulevardA tractor trailer carrying eggs overturned on the westbound Schuylkill Expressway overnight, blocking some ramps to and from City Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard.


Key events in the history of Malaysia Airlines

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:06
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Key dates in the history of Malaysia Airlines from its start as a one route airline until its almost unfathomable double passenger jet disasters in 2014.

India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:43

Indian and Japanese students walk together near a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at Global Indian International School in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto.


California passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:25

A cyclist exits the entryway to the Main Quad at Stanford University in StanfordCalifornian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. The measure, passed unanimously by the California State Senate, has been called the "yes-means-yes" bill. It defines sexual consent between people as "an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity". Governor Jerry Brown must sign the bill into law by the end of September.


Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:17
BEIJING (AP) — Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

Tractor trailer overturns near I-76 WB and Roosevelt Boulevard; ramp closures

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:11

Tractor trailer overturns on WB I-76 near Roosevelt BoulevardPolice say a tractor trailer overturned along the exit ramp between Roosevelt Boulevard and the Schuylkill Expressway westbound early Friday morning.