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US marshals in NYC shootout; suspect wounded

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:52

John F. Kennedy AirportNEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities say a fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges was wounded during a shootout with U.S. marshals who tracked him down in Queens, New York.


Set times released for Made in America festival

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:48

Set times released for Made in America festivalThe Made in America music festival is this weekend in Philadelphia. We already knew who was playing, but on Wednesday, the concert promoters announced the set times for the acts.


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

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:41

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.


Correction: Dwindling Bathhouses story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:33

 lack of interest. A generation ago, bathhouses thrived at society’s fringes, offering a discreet haven for friends and lovers to meet. Now, as homosexuality heads mainstream and hooking up is done online, competition means change for bathhouses. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Aug. 23 about the declining number of gay bathhouses The Associated Press reported erroneously that Todd Saporito, the CEO of Ohio-based Flex Spas, ran the Gay Games that were held in Cleveland. Saporito held events at his bathhouse and nightclub in conjunction with the games but was not involved in running the event.


PHOTOS: Man stabbed, bodies found in Schuylkill River

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:30

 Man stabbed, bodies found in Schuylkill RiverThe Action Cam was on the ground and Chopper 6 HD overhead as police investigated a grisly find in Fairmount Park.


Military officials: Jet in Virginia crash was based in Massachusetts; status of pilot unknown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:25
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Military officials: Jet in Virginia crash was based in Massachusetts; status of pilot unknown.

Jasper Johns aide admits stealing, selling artwork for $6.5 million

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:20

Artist Jasper Johns exits the Manhattan federal courthouse in New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former assistant to renowned American contemporary artist Jasper Johns pleaded guilty on Wednesday to selling nearly two dozen of his works without Johns' knowledge. James Meyer, 52, pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen property in Manhattan federal court before U.S.


Police: Husband shot wife, himself in Stratford hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:13

 Wife dies after husband shoots her, self in Stratford hospitalPolice say a husband shot his wife, then himself, inside a hospital room in Stratford, New Jersey.


Police: 911 botches call about child locked in car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:51
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 911 dispatcher is in trouble over his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car, police said.

Sheriff's office: Military jet crashes in western Virginia; State Police en route to scene

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:36
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Sheriff's office: Military jet crashes in western Virginia; State Police en route to scene.

Fact sheet: Hyundai Santa Fe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:35
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Hyundai's top SUV making sales gains

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:34
The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size sport utility vehicle stands out from the crowd for its attractive styling, comfortable ride, value pricing, surprising standard features and warranty.

Alarm as Nicaragua starts canal route survey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:28

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, Rodolfo Molina, an 81-year-old retired mechanic, dries rice for storage outside his home where he has lived for 40 years in Rivas, Nicaragua. Rivas is the town where the first phase of an Inter-Oceanic canal is planned to be built in 2014. Teams from the China-based HKND Group have been interviewing property owners in Rivas, alarming homeowners who fear they'll lose their homes. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Teams of assessors accompanied by soldiers and police have begun surveying properties along the route of Nicaragua's planned interoceanic canal, taking quick steps toward the start of a vast project the country has dreamed of for more than a century.


Released U.S. hostage says overwhelmed by welcome home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:28

Curtis, an American writer released this week after nearly two years of captivity in Syria, talks to reporters near his mother's home in CambridgeAn American writer released this week after nearly two years of captivity in Syria said he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of attention he received after returning home, he told reporters on Wednesday. Peter Theo Curtis, 45, returned to the United States late Tuesday after being released on Sunday. He was captured in 2012 and held by Nusra Front, al Qaeda's official wing in Syria and rivals to the militant group Islamic State.


Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:12

Riken Center for Development Biology director Ryoji Noyori speaks to the media after submitting the government-affiliated research center's organizational overhaul plan to Japanese education, culture, sports and science minister at the ministry in Tokyo Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Riken, the Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research, said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results. Riken scientists said they are still trying to match results reported in two papers published by the journal Nature in January and then retracted in July. But they refused to say whether or not they expected to succeed in doing so. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUTTOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.


Appeal for soldier convicted in '03 grenade attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:57
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait will have an appeal in military court.

Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:50

FILE - This May 27, 2011 file photo shows American journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., in Boston. Journalists James Foley and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title “freelance journalist.” The role of freelancers, who make a living by selling individual stories to multiple outlets, has expanded across conflict zones in recent years with the spread of technology and social media. While some are cautious and well-trained, others take major risks in hopes of getting a picture or story that no one else has, and thus is more valuable. And they often lack the institutional support staff writers receive if they get into trouble in a conflict zone. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all had one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."


Hotel suite celebrates Boston rock club The Rat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:47
BOSTON (AP) — One of Boston's swankiest hotels is paying tribute to a dingy rock club.

Hurricane Cristobal seen passing west of rain-lashed Bermuda

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:33

Tropical Storm Cristobal is seen in a NASA Goes Satellite infrared imageBy Daniel Wallis MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Cristobal is expected to pass well west of Bermuda on Wednesday, where a tropical storm watch is in effect and heavy rain is likely, the National Hurricane Center said. Centered about 425 miles (685 km) west of Bermuda, Cristobal was moving north at 12 miles per hour (19 km per hour) with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph), the NHC said. "Cristobal has a large wind field.


Released Hostage Peter Theo Curtis Back in US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:21
American writer and journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned to the United States Tuesday, two days after his release by his captors in Syria following 22 months as a hostage of Syrian militants believed to be allied with Jabhat al-Nusra.