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Museum traces fragments of Star-Spangled Banner

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 00:37

This photo taken Sept. 5, 2014 shows the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington exhibit of the flag that inspired the national anthem 'Star-Spangled Banner'. Years ago parts of the flag were snipped off and handed out as mementos and the Smithsonian has been reacquiring some of those fragments and adding to their collection. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic — in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry — the Smithsonian Institution would like to know.


Army officer denied entry to his daughter's high school for wearing his uniform

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 00:33

Army officer denied entry to his daughter's high school for wearing his uniformThe Lt. Col. was told his uniform may 'offend students.'


Woman accused of aiming gun at kids over clarinet

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 00:08
CLIFTON, Colo. (AP) — A western Colorado woman is accused of pointing a rifle at several children in a neighboring backyard because she was upset that an 11-year-old boy was playing his clarinet outside.

Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 23:52

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 4, 2014 file photo, a monument to Ukrainian poet and writer Taras Shevchenko is silhouetted against an apartment building with a sign advertising Russia's natural gas giant Gazprom, in Moscow, Russia. Poland has resumed deliveries of gas to Ukraine that it had halted after its own supplies from Russia dropped this week, the state pipeline operator said Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. The statement by Gaz-System S.A. suggests gas flows from Russian supplier Gazprom are once again meeting Poland's daily demand. State gas company, PGNiG, said that on Thursday it still registered some deficit compared to the ordered amount, but that the shortfall was lower than on Wednesday, when supplies were 45 percent short of demand. The spat between Poland and Russia came amid concerns that Moscow is ready to use its energy exports as a political weapon over the crisis in Ukraine."We do not treat the situation as a crisis," Zawisza said. "It is just one incident." (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has resumed deliveries of gas to Ukraine that it had halted after its own supplies from Russia dropped this week, the state pipeline operator said Friday.


Police: Woman, 40, used boy, 13, for sex, drugs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 23:47

RxLATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Police have charged a 40-year-old Pennsylvania woman with having sex with a 13-year-old boy and then making him fake a toothache so he could get painkillers for her.


2 kids who shared turkey sandwich sickened; 1 dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 23:34

2 kids who shared turkey sandwich sickened; 1 diesOne child died and one child is hospitalized after the two kids shared a turkey sandwich in Oregon and then went swimming.


Christina Regusters found guilty of school abduction, sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 23:14

Christina Regusters found guilty of school abduction, sex assaultA jury found Christina Regusters guilty of having abducted a 5-year-old girl from a West Philadelphia school and sexually assaulting her.


US sanctions target key Russia economic sectors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 23:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States hit Russia Friday with a new round of economic sanctions, levying penalties on Russia's largest bank and expanding financing restrictions on major energy and defense companies.

Amanda Todd suspect linked to dozens of cases

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 23:06
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A prosecutor says a Dutch man suspected of possessing child pornography and blackmailing and harassing victims over the Internet with naked images of themselves may have victimized as many as 40 people in the Netherlands alone, and several dozen in other countries, including the United States and Britain.

Verdict reached in Philly school abduction, sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 23:03

Christina Regusters found guilty of school abduction, sex assaultA jury has reached a verdict in the case of a 5-year-old girl who was abducted from school in West Philadelphia and sexually assaulted.


Couple to trial after dresser deaths of toddlers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 23:00
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of his toddler daughters who were pinned under a falling dresser.

Vet accused of treating people pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 22:42

A Podiatrist in ManhattanGREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Greeley, Colorado, veterinarian accused of treating people has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges.


Rebuilding slow after New Jersey boardwalk fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 22:28
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Rebuilding is slow one year after a fire devoured more than four blocks of boardwalk and destroyed more than 50 businesses in two New Jersey shore towns.

US business stockpiles up 0.4 percent in July

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 22:23

In this July 30, 2014 photo, flexible fuel operator John Lewis sprays air on tubes that make up the fuel bundle assembly at the GE Hitachi plant in Castle Hayne, N.C. The Commerce Department reports on business inventories for July on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Mike Spencer)WASHINGTON (AP) — Stockpiles held by U.S. businesses rose by a moderate amount in July while sales increased at the fastest pace in three months.


Surveillance released in NE Philadelphia 7-Eleven armed robbery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 22:18

Surveillance released in NE Philadelphia 7-Eleven armed robberyPolice have released surveillance video of an armed suspect who robbed a 7-Eleven store in Northeast Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


Dad accused of killing 5 kids, dumping bodies waives 1st court appearance in South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 22:11
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Dad accused of killing 5 kids, dumping bodies waives 1st court appearance in South Carolina.

Venezuela's Maduro vows legal action against Harvard professor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 22:07

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends the handover ceremony of the Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) in CaracasBy Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for legal action against a former government official who now teaches at Harvard University and wrote an opinion piece that contributed to a fall in the nation's bond prices earlier this week. Ricardo Hausmann, a Venezuelan planning minister in the 1990s, wrote that Venezuela was in arrears across various sectors of the economy and had "defaulted" on its people. "So, should Venezuela default on its foreign bonds?" he asked. Combined with pessimism on Wall Street over lack of market-friendly reforms, last week's article on Project Syndicate, a web portal that carries opinion pieces on global affairs, hit Venezuelan bond prices.


Things to know from California's truancy report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 22:07
The California attorney general's office released a report Friday documenting truancy in the state. This year, for the first time, the data was broken down by race and income level as well as geography. Some of the most notable findings:

Woman arrested after three dead babies found in filthy Massachusetts home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 21:41
By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - Police have arrested a woman after the bodies of three infants were found amid the squalor and vermin of a condemned southern Massachusetts home from which state officials previously rescued four children, officials and media said on Thursday. But the cause of death and the gender of the infants found at the home in Blackstone, about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Boston, was unknown, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early told reporters. "The house is in squalor," Early said. "The house is filled with vermin. ...

Navy searches for pilot after jets crash into sea

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 21:20

Navy searches for pilot after jets crash into seaPentagon officials say two U.S. Navy jets have crashed into the western Pacific Ocean and that one pilot was rescued and a search is on for the other.