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Islamic State attracts female jihadis from U.S. heartland

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 20:05
At least three Somali families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area have female relatives who have gone missing in the past six weeks and may have tried to join Islamic State, said community leader Abdirizak Bihi. In a separate case, a 19-year-old American Somali woman from St. Paul snuck away from her parents on Aug. 25 saying she was going to a bridal shower. Instead, she flew to Turkey and joined IS in Syria. Home to the biggest Somali community in the United States, the Twin Cities area of Minnesota has been plagued by terrorist recruiting since the Somali group al-Shabaab began enlisting in America around 2007.

Islamic State attracts female jihadis from U.S. heartland

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 20:05
At least three Somali families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area have female relatives who have gone missing in the past six weeks and may have tried to join Islamic State, said community leader Abdirizak Bihi. In a separate case, a 19-year-old American Somali woman from St. Paul snuck away from her parents on Aug. 25 saying she was going to a bridal shower. Instead, she flew to Turkey and joined IS in Syria. Home to the biggest Somali community in the United States, the Twin Cities area of Minnesota has been plagued by terrorist recruiting since the Somali group al-Shabaab began enlisting in America around 2007.

Melding health overhaul and taxes gets complicated

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 19:40

FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, applicants line up outside the SEIU-UHW office during a health care enrollment event, in Commerce, Calif. Potential complications await consumers as President Obama’s health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)President Barack Obama's health care law uses the tax system to subsidize coverage for the uninsured.


'Dolphin Tale' hero's new home tangled in aquarium politics

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 19:12

Director Charles Martin Smith attends the premiere of the film "Dolphin Tale 2" in Los AngelesBy Letitia Stein CLEARWATER Fla. (Reuters) - The family-friendly hit "Dolphin Tale," whose sequel opened in theaters this weekend, tells the true story of a dolphin who learns to swim without a tail. The movie ends with Winter, the tail-less dolphin, helping save the struggling Florida aquarium that rescued her. "Winter can't do those kind of shows, even if we wanted to, which we don’t," said David Yates, chief executive officer at her home, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. "Dolphin Tale" and its sequel, "Dolphin Tale 2," were filmed at the Clearwater aquarium, a sun-bleached former sewage treatment plant retrofitted as a marine animal hospital.


3 women hurt in Center City crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 18:46

3 women hurt in Center City crashThree women are hospitalized following a two-car collision in Center City.


2 troopers injured in DUI crash on Schuylkill Expressway

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 18:43

2 troopers injured in DUI crash on Schuylkill ExpresswayTwo Pennsylvania State Troopers are in the hospital after a driver suspected of DUI crashed into their patrol car.


Woman finds body in trunk of car outside California Walmart

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 18:11

Woman finds body in trunk of car outside California WalmartPolice in California say a woman discovered a man's body in the trunk of her car outside Walmart Saturday.


Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 16:46

"No Thanks" badges, wrist bands and stickers are offered to supporters as Member of Parliament and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Jim Murphy, speaks in support of the Union on the final day of his 100 Streets in 100 Days Better Together tour, in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday Sept. 13, 2014. Scotland will vote in an independence referendum on September 18. (AP Photo/PA, Jane Barlow) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVELONDON (AP) — How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.


Miss America to be crowned on Sunday in stressed Atlantic City, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 16:14

Contestants sport swimsuits during the second preliminary night of the 2015 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, New JerseyBy Sean Landis Sept 13 (Reuters) - The winner of the 2015 Miss America Pageant will be crowned on Sunday night in Atlantic City, and the wearer's glittering tiara will stand in contrast to the tarnished fortunes of this New Jersey beach town where yet another casino is slated to close this week. The newest Miss America is choreographed to walk the 50-foot runway to the tune of "There She Is, Miss America," in a hall next door to Trump Plaza, whose slated shutdown on Tuesday means the gambling mecca will have lost a third of its casinos since the start of the year. Atlantic City officials hope the 94-year-old beauty pageant, which returned to the casino-dotted Jersey Shore town last year after eight years in Las Vegas, will help revive the city in the wake of recent financial turmoil. The owner of the aging Trump Plaza is also threatening to close the enormous Trump Taj Mahal in November.


Corporal punishment widespread, but declining

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:22
CHICAGO (AP) — Allegations that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson injured one of his sons by spanking him with a tree branch are reviving a debate about corporal punishment in a country where it is on the decline but still widely practiced in homes and schools.

Neighborhood matriarch dies in South Philadelphia blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:05

Neighborhood matriarch dies in South Philadelphia blazeAn 82-year-old woman, known as the matriarch of her block, died in a fire that tore through her South Philadelphia home.


Chinese protesters march against trash incinerator

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:57
BEIJING (AP) — Residents in a southern Chinese town protested for a second day Sunday against a proposed garbage incinerator, according to witnesses, as police said ringleaders of the earlier demonstrations involving thousands that saw clashes with police should surrender.

Father of 3 fatally struck in North Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:48

Father of 3 fatally struck in North Philadelphia hit-and-runA father of three was struck and killed in a hit-and-run in North Philadelphia and police are searching for the driver.


4 injured when ambulance, car collide in New Castle County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:23

4 injured when ambulance, car collide in New Castle CountySeveral people were taken to the hospital for treatment after an ambulance, transporting a patient, collided with a car in New Castle County, Delaware.


Pia Zadora to have ankle surgery after accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:14

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 1982 file photo, actress Pia Zadora poses with Timothy Hutton, after her award received for being the new motion picture star of the year, during the 39th annual Golden Globes presentations, in Los Angeles. Zadora was hospitalized with serious head and leg injuries after a fall from a motorized golf cart driven by her teenage son near their northwest Las Vegas home. Zadora’s husband, Mike Jeffries, tells the Las Vegas Sun the singer-actress suffered a head injury and a compound ankle fracture in the Thursday evening, Sept. 11, 2014, accident. (AP Photo Lennox/McLendon, file)LAS VEGAS (AP) — According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.


Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:00

This photo provided by the Montgomery County sheriff’s office shows the booking photo of Adrian Peterson. Peterson was indicted in Texas for using a branch to spank one of his sons and the Minnesota Vikings promptly benched him for their game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 against the New England Patriots. Peterson turned himself in early Saturday at a jail in Montgomery County, near Houston, where he has a home. He was processed and released. (AP Photo/Montgomery County sheriff’s office)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players.


Mother blames race for shooting of son by police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:52
SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black.

Contractor dies in Chevron pipeline accident off Louisiana coast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:15
(Reuters) - A Chevron contractor was fatally injured and two people suffered minor injuries on Saturday while performing maintenance on a natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, a Chevron spokesman said. Chevron Pipe Line Company spokesman Gareth Johnstone said it was under investigation. "CPL regrets this tragic accident," Johnstone said in a written statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the contractor's family and friends." Johnstone said the incident caused a small amount of natural gas condensate to be released into the water but that it dissipated and containtment crews were en route to the scene.

Contractor dies in Chevron pipeline accident off Louisiana coast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:15
(Reuters) - A Chevron contractor was fatally injured and two people suffered minor injuries on Saturday while performing maintenance on a natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, a Chevron spokesman said. Chevron Pipe Line Company spokesman Gareth Johnstone said it was under investigation. "CPL regrets this tragic accident," Johnstone said in a written statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the contractor's family and friends." Johnstone said the incident caused a small amount of natural gas condensate to be released into the water but that it dissipated and containtment crews were en route to the scene.

When sinkholes open, they can swallow fortunes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:11
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums.