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Moody's drops Atlantic City credit rating, fears default

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:31
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Wall Street is looking at Atlantic City's financial future, and doesn't like what it sees.

Delaware Valley gets ready for Nor'easter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:23

Delaware Valley gets ready for Nor'easterResidents and businesses are making preparations for the approaching Noreaster.


Cops: Trooper applicant charged based on police test answers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 02:00
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man applying to become a state trooper has been arrested after saying during a polygraph pretest that he had sex with an underage girl four years ago.

Winter's first big snow expected in U.S. Northeast this weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 01:59

A woman walks in front of a snow clearing machine at New York's Central Park ZooBy Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Up to 8 inches of snow is expected to fall over parts of the Northeast this weekend, and a wintry mix could make for a messy Monday morning commute in New York, Boston and other cities, the National Weather Service said on Friday. Rhode Island, parts of Connecticut and central Massachusetts were expected to be hit the hardest from twin snowstorms, beginning Friday evening and followed by a second storm late Sunday. "Bring it on!" said Tom Meyers, spokesman for Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton, Massachusetts, about 50 miles west of Boston. The weather service said the same system that brought heavy snow to the southern Plains would bring a wintry mix to the mid-Atlantic and New England at the start of the weekend.


Mannequin on billboard spurs 911 calls about possible jumper

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 01:57
SPERRY, Iowa (AP) — A mannequin sitting atop a billboard in Des Moines County prompted several 911 calls from people who feared someone was about to take a leap.

11-year-old girl killed in East Oak Lane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 01:25

11-year-old girl killed in East Oak Lane crashA young girl has died following a two vehicle crash in the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.


GoPro, NHL in deal to bring cameras closer to the action

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 01:23
NEW YORK (AP) — GoPro has signed a deal with the NHL to bring its wearable cameras closer to the action on the ice and let viewers see games from the perspective of players and referees.

Student stopped at airport over Arabic flashcards wins $25K

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 01:09
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A college student detained at an airport over Arabic language flashcards that included the word "bomb" has won a $25,000 settlement from the federal government.

Expedia buys booking site Travelocity for $280M in cash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 01:08
NEW YORK (AP) — Expedia has acquired travel booking site Travelocity from the Sabre Corp. for $280 million in cash.

Delco firefighter, charged with arson, now accused of child rape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 01:05

Fmr. Delco firefighter, charged with arson, now accused of child rapeA volunteer firefighter from Delaware County, who was charged with arson back in August, is now being accused of raping more than one dozen children.


Virginia bar suspends law license of convicted ex-governor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:53
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has suspended former Gov. Bob McDonnell's license to practice law, citing his felony public corruption convictions.

Baby's face eaten in ferret attack in Darby Borough

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:47

Baby attacked by 3 ferrets in Darby homeA one-month-old baby is hospitalized after losing up to 25 percent of her face after being attacked by three ferrets inside her home.


One suit dropped, one remains in dispute between MLK's children

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:23

Bernice King and Martin Luther King, III attend a service on the 25th anniversary of the King Holiday in AtlantaBy David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - One of two lawsuits involving the children of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been dropped, possibly signaling a thaw in their tense relations as they continue to fight over the sale of his Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. Bernice King said in a statement late Thursday that her father's estate had voluntarily dropped its August 2013 lawsuit against the non-profit Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, which she heads. King's sons, Dexter King and Martin Luther King III, acting as majority board members of their father’s estate, had sought to revoke the center’s right to use King's name and image unless Bernice King was removed as CEO. Bernice King said the estate's decision to drop the suit vindicated the King Center's position on its licensing rights and offered a promising sign that the feud pitting the children against one another was on the road toward reconciliation.


At U.S. airports, record number of firearms found in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:14

Passengers make their way in a security checkpoint at the International JFK airport in New YorkA record number of firearms was found at U.S. airport security checkpoints in 2014, and more than four out of five guns were loaded, the Transportation Security Administration said on Friday. The number of firearms leapt 22 percent to an all-time high of 2,212 last year, more than triple the number in 2005, the TSA said in its 2014 summary. A loaded .38-caliber revolver was found at New York's La Guardia airport clipped to a 94-year-old man's belt. "The most common excuse that we hear from people is that they forgot they had their firearms with them," said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein.


Pedestrian dead after being struck by 4 cars in I-495 hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:13

Pedestrian dead after being struck by 4 cars in I-495 hit-and-runDelaware State Police say a pedestrian is dead after being struck by four different hit-and-run vehicles on I-495 in Edgemoor.


UPDATED MAPS: Saturday's Nor'easter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:49

 Saturday's Nor'easterAccuWeather has updated information on a Nor'easter expected to bring a mix of snow and rain to the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys.


Police: 14-year-old Chicago-area boy stabs brother to death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:45
SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old boy stabbed his 16-year-old brother to death in the Chicago suburb of South Chicago Heights.

China blocks VPN services that skirt online censorship

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

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, computer users sit near a monitor display with a message from the Chinese police on the proper use of the Internet at an Internet cafe in Beijing, China. China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech companies and specialists said Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. The virtual private network provider Golden Frog wrote on its blog that the controls have hit a wide swath of VPN services. The popular provider Astrill informed its users this week that the controls have started hitting iPhone access to services such as Gmail. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)BEIJING (AP) — China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech companies and specialists said Friday.


Teen accused in crime spree charged with statutory rape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:28
LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — One of two teenagers suspected in a multistate crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks has returned to Kentucky to face several charges including statutory rape.

Flames erupt in car with bad battery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:26

Flames erupt in car with bad batteryA car owner says a bad battery may be responsible for a vehicle catching on fire in the Logan section of Philadelphia Friday morning.