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Atlantic City's newest tourism push touts entertainment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 00:13
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Threatened with extinction but with no one having yet told it to stop, the organization that promotes Atlantic City to other parts of the country has a new campaign touting the seaside resort's entertainment offerings.

Boy, 3, found dead in obscure location in Florida home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 00:11
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Police say the body of a 3-year-old boy has been found inside the Florida home where he lived with his father.

Firefighter injured battling house fire in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 00:08

Firefighter injured battling house fire in Strawberry MansionA firefighter was injured in a fast-moving fire that damaged a house in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section early Friday morning.


Black man found hanging from Mississippi tree last seen alive at casino

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:56
By Therese Apel JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - A black man found hanging by a bed sheet from a tree in Mississippi whose death is under investigation by the FBI had last been seen over two weeks earlier by a friend who dropped him off at an area casino, local authorities said. The man, identified by the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP as Otis Byrd, 54, went missing on March 2 and was found in a wooded area about half a mile from his home in western Mississippi on Thursday, the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office said. It is not clear whether the man was killed or committed suicide, Jackson-based FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jason Pack said.

Student group decries Janet Napolitano's remark on protest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:40

FILE - In this March 18, 2015 file photo, University of California president Janet Napolitano talks with Gov. Jerry Brown during a UC Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco. Napolitani publicly apologized Thursday, March 19, 2015, for calling chants by students protesting tuition hikes “crap,” a remark overheard on an open microphone at the regents meeting Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A student group is criticizing University of California President Janet Napolitano for calling chants by students protesting tuition hikes "crap," a remark picked up by a microphone that prompted her apology.


Magazine publisher Meredith finds success focusing on women

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:35

In this Feb. 25, 2015 photo, Meredith Corp. CEO Stephen Lacy stands outside his office at the company's Des Moines, Iowa, headquarters. Meredith, a company that started out as magazine with the simple goal of helping farmers find success in the early 1900s, has survived depression, recession, the internet and an increasingly crowded field of magazine competitors to become the nation’s top publisher focused on women, reaching more than 200 million people a month. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The nation's top publisher of magazines and websites for women has its origins in a journal sold door-to-door featuring tips to help farmers get ahead in the early 1900s.


Penn State students to protest over frat nude photo postings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:31

Penn State students to protest over frat nude photo postingsPenn State University students plan to demonstrate Friday against a fraternity accused of posting photos of nude or partly nude women, some asleep or passed out, on an invitation-only Facebook page.


Boy, 5, hurt in mom's road rage crash needs facial surgery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:21
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old Syracuse boy will need reconstructive facial surgery after his mother intentionally rammed her minivan into her ex-boyfriend's car.

2nd boy, 15, arrested in killing of Philadelphia dog walker

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:15
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A second 15-year-old boy wanted in the slaying of a Philadelphia man who was out walking his dog has been arrested.

Burned body found in boarding home in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:12

Burned body found in boarding home in West PhiladelphiaPolice say the body of a burned female was found inside a boarding home in West Philadelphia Friday morning.


Board reviewing Ohio Wal-Mart shooting suggests body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:40
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A community board tasked with reviewing the fatal police shooting of a man carrying an air rifle in a southwestern Ohio Wal-Mart store has recommended that city police officers wear body cameras in an effort to strengthen accountability to the public.

Bronx man sentenced in rat poison death of 5-year-old son

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:31

This undated photo provided by the Bronx County District Attorney's office in New York shows Leonardo Espinal. The 49-year-old Bronx man has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for lacing his children's pizza with rat poison after he discovered that his ex-wife was seeing another man. Prosecutors say Leonardo Espinal was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty last month to the 2012 murder of his 5-year-old son and the attempted murder of his 7-year-old daughter. (AP Photo/Bronx County District Attorney's office)NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man will spend 20 years to life in prison for killing his 5-year-old son and sickening his 7-year-old daughter with poison-laced pizza.


Correction: Boston Marathon Bombing story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:28
BOSTON (AP) — In a story March 18 about the Boston Marathon bombing trial, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by a prosecutor in court, misidentified the brand of plastic container used by the bombers. It was not Tupperware, but a different brand.

Mississippi Man Found Hanging From Tree

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:51
Feds launch preliminary civil rights investigation in death of black man.

Fire sweeps through NY poultry barn, killing 50,000 chickens

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:41
CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say about 50,000 chickens have been killed in a fire that swept through a barn at a New York poultry farm near the Canadian border.

NYC mayor: Landlords who help homeless can get cash reward

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:17
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking New York City landlords to make vacant units in their buildings available to homeless families in exchange for cash rewards.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:10

A woman uses tinted glass to watch a solar eclipse through a telescope outside a shopping mall in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, March 20, 2015. Clouds obscured the sun for most of the time the eclipse took place. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


This Week in the Civil War

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:01
This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, March 22: Lincoln visits Grant at his Virginia headquarters.

Schools nationwide struggle with substitute teacher shortage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:00

In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 photo, substitute teacher Jodi Smith teaches a fifth grade class at Riverside Intermediate School in Fishers, Ind. School districts throughout the country have reported struggles to find substitute teachers. Smith has a master’s degree in international affairs and knows she could earn more money elsewhere. But she works as a substitute teacher about three to four days a week, mostly to keep the same schedule as her children, who are in fifth and eighth grades. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Carrie Swing wasn't alarmed when her fifth-grade daughter, Ivy, spent a day in a first-grade classroom at her San Francisco school, filling out worksheets and helping younger students read because no substitute could be found for her absent teacher.


'Lincoln Speaks' exhibit shows words' transformative power

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 20:49

This Sunday, Feb. 5, 1865 photo made available by the Library of Congress shows President Abraham Lincoln in Washington. This image is last photo in the president's last photo session during his life. (AP Photo/Library of Congress, Alexander Gardner)NEW YORK (AP) — Pages of handwritten speeches, terse military communiques jotted by the Civil War commander in chief, many documents signed with the familiar "A.Lincoln" — these make up a major portion of an illuminating exhibit titled, "Lincoln Speaks: Words that Transformed a Nation."