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Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

Yahoo! National News - 17 hours 14 min ago

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia (SCEJA) President Atsushi Morita reveals a “Light Pink/White” model of the PlayStation Vita during SCEJA press conference in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn't arrive at stores here until February.


US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

Yahoo! National News - 20 hours 4 min ago

FILE - This March 26, 1947, file photo shows Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover calling the communist party of the United States a "Fifth Column" whose "goal is the overthrow of our government" during testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington. Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. Hoover teamed up on a highly classified project, code-named “Washtub,” with the newly created Air Force Office of Special Investigations, headed by Hoover protege and former FBI official Joseph F. Carroll. (AP Photo/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.


Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

Yahoo! National News - 20 hours 6 min ago

FILE - This March 25, 2014 file photo shows House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., leaving a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The chairs of both the House and Senate intelligence committees prodded President Barack Obama on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, to take decisive action against the growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil. "His foreign policy is in absolute free-fall," Rogers said of President Barack Obama. In a separate interview Sunday California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein who heads the Senate intelligence panel said Obama efforts to combat Islamic state group are perhaps "too cautious." "This is a group of people who are extraordinarily dangerous," she said. "And they'll kill with abandon." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say.


Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

Yahoo! National News - 20 hours 8 min ago

Concert goers leave the Made in America Festival after the grounds are evacuated due to thunderstorms on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.


Japan rolls out campaign to stockpile toilet paper

Yahoo! National News - 20 hours 38 min ago

Satoshi Kurosaki, an industry executive who is leading the toilet pear campaign, shows the emergency stock toilet paper at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry during an event marking Monday’s national disaster prevention day in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. On national disaster prevention day, Japan’s government is urging people to stock up on toilet paper, because more than 40 percent of the nation's supply comes from a high-risk earthquake zone. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)TOKYO (AP) — A message Japan began delivering Monday is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don't wait until it's too late to think about toilet paper.


49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence

Yahoo! National News - 20 hours 41 min ago

San Francisco 49er defensive end Ray McDonald is seen in an undated photo provided by the San Jose Police Department. McDonald, 29, was arrested early Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 by San Jose Police on felony domestic violence charges. San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol says McDonald was taken into custody after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood. (AP Photo/San Jose Police Department)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said.


Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

Yahoo! National News - 20 hours 45 min ago

In this photo taken Friday May 9, 2014, Jack Ma, founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, speaks to newly weds employees of the company during a group wedding held 102 couples in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province. Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant’s U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.(AP Photo) CHINA OUTBEIJING (AP) — Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.


A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel

Yahoo! National News - 21 hours 58 min ago

FILE - This July 23, 2014, file photo, shows the Showboat Casino Hotel, left, and the Revel Casino Hotel along the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. Revel is shutting down a little over two years after opening with high hopes of revitalizing Atlantic City’s struggling gambling market. The hotel closes Monday, Sept. 1, followed by the casino Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)A look at key moments in the history of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel:


US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

Yahoo! National News - 22 hours 5 min ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.

Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

Yahoo! National News - 23 hours 20 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from Perry's account that disavowed the post.

China manufacturing growth slowed in August

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:06
BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing growth decelerated in August due to weaker global demand and a slowdown in domestic investment, two surveys showed Monday.

Man shot and killed in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:55

Man shot and killed in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was found shot and killed in Southwest Philadelphia.


Northern California wildfires show slower growth

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:54
HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:48

Gov. Bobby Jindal of LouisianaThe measure, signed into law by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in June and due to take effect Sept. 1, would require doctors who perform abortions to have patient admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their practice. "Plaintiffs will be allowed to operate lawfully while continuing their efforts to obtain privileges," Federal Judge John deGravelles wrote in the decision. Abortion rights activists applauded the decision, the latest in a string of rulings against similar measures, saying it would give doctors more time to seek hospital privileges. "Today’s ruling ensures Louisiana women are safe from an underhanded law that seeks to strip them of their health and rights," said Nancy Northup, president and chief executive of the Center for Reproductive Rights, which sued to block the law on behalf of three of the state's five clinics.


Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:38

CORRECTS AGE TO 54 This photo provided by the Southampton Town Police Department on Long Island shows celebrity chef Todd English, 54, after his arrest early Sunday morning, Aug 31, 2014 in Southampton, N.Y., where he was charged with driving while intoxicated. English has opened a number of restaurants around the country, including Olives, Figs, and Fish Club. He's also been a regular on television programs including "Iron Chef USA." Authorities say he posted $1,500 bail at Southampton Town Justice Court. (AP Photo/Southampton Town Police Department)SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.


Joan Rivers' daughter: 'Keeping our fingers crossed'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:37

 'Keeping our fingers crossed'Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.


End is here for Showboat Casino in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:36

End is here for Showboat Casino in Atlantic CityThe show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel.


Dozens arrested at Made in America music festival in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:31

Woman sits after she was handcuffed by the authorities during the Made in American music festival in Los Angeles(Reuters) - Seven people were arrested on Sunday at the Made in America music festival in downtown Los Angeles, following an opening day that left more than two dozen people in handcuffs, police said. During Sunday's show at Grand Park there were four felony arrests, including one for battery and the rest for possession of narcotics, besides three misdemeanor arrests, including one charge of public drunkenness, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Another 23 people were given alcohol citations, an LAPD police spokeswoman said. So far about 27,000 tickets have been scanned for Sunday's full day of events, including top-billed stars John Mayer and Kanye West later in the evening.


Made in America still a hit despite weather delay

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:26

Made in America still a hit despite weather delayMade in America ended in perfect tune even after concert goers were briefly evacuated Sunday due to severe thunderstorms moving through the area.


Dad of woman who helped kill 3 honors victims

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:26

This Aug. 29, 2014 photo provided by KLAS-TV 8 News Now, shows Todd Woodruff in Las Vegas. Woodruff, the father of Amanda Miller, whose June rampage with her husband, Jerad Miller, left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead, visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down. Woodruff told KLAS-TV that he realizes his daughter caused a lot of hurt and he will never forget the three victims. (AP Photo/KLAS-TV 8 News Now) LAS VEGAS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITLAS VEGAS (AP) — The father of a woman whose June rampage with her husband left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down, saying he was still in disbelief and thinks about the victims' families every day.