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Moldova gets gas from Romania through new pipeline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:54
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A new pipeline has been opened that will pump gas from Romania to Moldova in an attempt to reduce the former Soviet republic's dependence on Russian energy.

Time Warner Cable has widespread outages

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:53

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2009, file photo, a Time Warner Cable truck is parked in New York. Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours, early Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.


2 rescued from disabled boat 2 miles from falls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:53

 An aerial view of the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of Niagara FallsNIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two boaters were about two miles from the brink of Niagara Falls when they were rescued from their disabled vessel by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.


AP source: American militant said killed in Syria

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:34

This March 23, 2008 photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. On Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, a U.S. official said McCain, a U.S. citizen, is believed to have been killed in Syria and was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office)NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.


Driver charged in market crash denied lower bail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:11
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has refused to lower bail for the driver accused of causing a deadly crash at a New Jersey farmers market.

Driver charged in market crash denied lower bail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:11
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has refused to lower bail for the driver accused of causing a deadly crash at a New Jersey farmers market.

Man stabbed, two bodies discovered along Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:18

Man stabbed, two bodies discovered in Schuylkill River in Fairmount ParkA man who had been stabbed 9 times told police he was tied up and driven around before he and two other bound men were thrown into the river.


UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:52
Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says. The ...

Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:22

Crowds of people throw tomatoes at each other, during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta, in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometers outside Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction. At the annual fiesta in Bunol on Wednesday, trucks dumped 125 tons of ripe tomatoes for some 22,000 participants, many from abroad to throw during the hour-long morning festivities. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)BUNOL, Spain (AP) — The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction.


Huge flames destroy vacant house in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:13

Huge flames destroy vacant house in CamdenFirefighters battled huge flames at a vacant house in Camden, New Jersey early Wednesday morning.


Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:09

FILE - In this April 28, 2014 file photo, a large size figure of Godzilla in a diorama is on display at Cheepa's gallery in Tokyo. At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition. Experts say the chemical reactions used to make old movies stored far greater detail than was visible with the limited projection technology of the era, as well as with subsequent digital updates. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa, File)TOKYO (AP) — At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.


Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:01

Contractors pull loose bricks from the roof of an earthquake damaged 36,000 square foot former boat shop on Mare Island Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Vallejo, Calif. The building dates from 1904 and was used by the Navy. The bayside city that twice was briefly the capital of California sustained more than $5 million in damage and dozens of injuries. It was the latest blow to a town that has weathered years of bankruptcy and is now beset by gangs and crime. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention.


Police: Robbers steal $100K from food distribution center in Fishtown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:16

Robbers, posing as police, steal $100K from food distribution center in FishtownPolice say suspects posing as officers robbed a food distribution center in Philadelphia's Fishtown section early Wednesday morning.


Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:34

Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist waves to supporters while speaking at a victory party after Florida's primary election, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Crist defeated Nan Rich, a former Senate Democratic leader who has been campaigning for governor longer than Crist has been a Democrat. He is the first person in Florida to win the nomination for governor as a Republican and a Democrat. At right is Crist's wife Carole. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office.


Arizona treasurer claims victory in Republican primary for governor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:31

Ducey smiles after voting in Paradise Valley, PhoenixBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona state treasurer and businessman Doug Ducey claimed victory on Tuesday in the race to be the Republican nominee to replace outgoing Governor Jan Brewer, who has clashed repeatedly with the White House over illegal immigration. With border security issues high on the political agenda, Ducey held a convincing lead of 37 percent in the six-way race after most of the ballots had been counted. His closest rival, ex-mayor Scott Smith, took some 22 percent of the vote. Christine Jones, 46, a former internet hosting company executive, finished third.


AP source: American militant said killed in Syria

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:16

This March 23, 2008 photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. On Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, a U.S. official said McCain, a U.S. citizen, is believed to have been killed in Syria and was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office)NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official has said.


3 bodies of family members found in Oregon lake

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:12

This photo provided by the Washington County, Ore., Sheriff's Office shows a search underway Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, for family members of a child who apparently drowned Monday at Henry Hagg Lake, a reservoir in Gaston, Ore., west of Portland. "Deputies fear there may be additional drowning victims," the sheriff's office said in a press release. (AP Photo/Washington County Sheriff)GASTON, Ore. (AP) — It was supposed to be a pleasant lakeside picnic for a 42-year-old mother, her 25-year-old daughter, teenage son and 3-year-old grandson.


Video games come of age as spectator sport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:09
NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros."

Conflicts weighing heavily on German consumers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:59
BERLIN (AP) — A closely-watched survey shows economic expectations among German consumers have "completely collapsed" over concerns about the conflicts in Iraq, Israel and Ukraine.

Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:45

Police walk near garbage cans where a baby was found Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Kearns, Utah. Police say the newborn, who was left in the trash can near his mother's home, is in extremely critical condition. Unified Police Detective Jared Richardson says a woman who lived nearby heard what she thought was a kitten meowing in the trash bin on Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)KEARNS, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause statement shows.