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Underwriters: Hole-in-ones at Greenbrier Classic too short

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:30
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The $192,000 in payouts to fans attending the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic last month is now in dispute.

Buses for pope's visit to park at Philadelphia stadiums

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:27

Buses for pope's visit to park at Philadelphia stadiumsBuses and RVs will fill the parking lots at Philadelphia's sports complex for Pope Francis' visit next month.


After blast, RI asks Coast Guard to remove old power lines

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:26
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo wants the Coast Guard to remove abandoned power cables near state beaches after a corroded copper cable was identified as the likely cause of an explosion that injured a beachgoer.

Cleveland seeks to discipline officers in 137-shot barrage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:16
CLEVELAND (AP) — Thirteen Cleveland police officers who fired guns during a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed people after a high-speed chase have been notified that they face administrative discipline.

Eighteen military paratroopers struck by lightning in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:15
None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, said Staff Sergeant Deshannon Austin, a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, where the troops were housed. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. on Wednesday during a training exercise involving the firing of live ammunition at targets, he said. Ten of the paratroopers remained under medical observation on Thursday, he said.

Former red light camera CEO pleads guilty in Chicago bribe scheme

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:11
The former chief executive of a red-light camera company that used to run Chicago's controversial traffic cameras pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal bribery charges. Karen Finley, 55, entered her plea before U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall who said the former CEO of Australian camera firm Redflex Traffic Systems will be sentenced in February - after a trial of a co-conspirator - to a maximum of five years in federal prison. According to a federal indictment, Finley, former city worker John Bills, and Bills' friend Martin O'Malley, who worked as a contractor for Redflex, conspired for Bills to receive $570,000 in cash, an Arizona condo and other kickbacks.

AccuWeather: Humid, Spotty Downpours Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:48

 Humid, Spotty Downpours TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says overnight rain could be heavy enough to cause poor drainage area flooding.


Former President Jimmy Carter to be treated for brain cancer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:47

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter attends the 2008 Democratic National Convention in DenverBy David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Thursday that his cancer has spread to his brain and he will start radiation treatment for it later in the day, adding that his fate was "in the hands of God." Carter, 90, held a news conference on his condition barely a week after announcing he had undergone surgery for liver cancer. Carter served as president from 1977 to 1981 and became active in humanitarian causes and monitoring elections after leaving office. Asked on Thursday if he had any regrets, Carter said he wished he had sent one more helicopter in the failed attempt to rescue the Iran hostages, adding that he would have been re-elected had the effort succeeded.


Rescuers respond to crane accident in Manayunk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:44

Rescuers respond to crane accident in ManayunkRescuers are responding to a crane accident in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia.


Prosecutor reviews report on officer's shooting of teenager

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:39
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Memphis says she is reviewing a report on the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer to determine whether criminal charges are warranted.

Poll: Majority in US wants gov't to curb prescription costs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:36

FILE - In this June 14, 2011, file photo, various prescription drugs on the automated pharmacy assembly line at Medco Health Solutions, are displayed in Willingboro, N.J. A new poll out Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, finds that Americans strongly support government action to control prescription drug costs, regardless of their political affiliation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, "Obamacare." A new poll finds Americans worried about medication costs and broadly supporting government action to curb drug prescription prices.


Route 611 closed in Warrington Twp., Pa. after crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:24

Route 611 closed in Warrington Twp., Pa. after crashRoute 611 in Warrington Township, Pa. is closed after a crash.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:02

AP10ThingsToSee - Pelicans fly over Oladal island in Lima, Peru on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Suspect named in fatal stabbing in Ohio mall parking lot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:57
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say they've identified a suspect in a fatal Ohio mall parking lot stabbing.

At busy crossing, pedestrians need passport to enter Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:47

In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, photo, a man headed into Mexico stops at a fountain as fellow travelers approach the entrance to the Mexico border crossing in San Ysidro, Calif. Starting late Wednesday, Aug. 19, pedestrians going to Tijuana from San Diego at the San Ysidro crossing must choose between a line for Mexicans who get waved through, and a line for foreigners. Foreigners must show a passport, fill out a form and - if staying more than a week - pay for a six-month permit. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Walking into Mexico at the nation's busiest border crossing with the United States is no longer an uninterrupted stroll for foreigners.


1980s 'preppy rapist' Alex Kelly now a skydiving instructor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:42

FILE - In this March 3, 2005 file photo, Alex Kelly listens during testimony at his parole hearing in Suffield, Conn. Kelly spent 10 years in prison after being convicted of rape in 1997. He became known as the “preppy rapist” for eight years, living as a fugitive in Europe before surrendering in 1995. After his release, Kelly worked for six years for Connecticut Parachutists Inc., headquartered at the Ellington Airport, rising to president of the organization before being asked to resign in 2014. Officials of the skydiving club said Kelly is trying to buy the airport, which would give him control over the club’s lease. (AP Photo/Bob Child, Pool, File)ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Alex Kelly gained international infamy as the "preppy rapist" two decades ago while living an adrenaline-fueled life as a jet-set fugitive in Europe — skiing, hang gliding and mountain climbing before surrendering to face rape charges in Connecticut.


Engineers to fill fatal sinkhole that reopened in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:34

This image made from video provided by the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, shows the property where a sinkhole reopened, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Seffner, Fla. The sinkhole reopened in the exact same location where one swallowed a man as he slept in his bed more than two years ago. The new hole is 17 feet wide by 20 feet deep,according to code enforcement director Ron Spiller. (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office via AP)SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) — Engineers have started to fill in a sinkhole near Tampa that reopened two years after it swallowed and killed a man while he was sleeping in his home.


California land quickly sinking in drought costs farmers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:32

This July 23, 2015 photo provided by the California Department of Water Resources shows The Russell Avenue bridge, over the Delta Mendota Canal in Firebaugh, Calif., The drought has caused the bridge to subside until there’s almost no space between bottom of bridge decking and canal water surface. A NASA scientist says in a report released Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 that parts of California’s Central Valley are sinking faster than ever as groundwater is being pumped during the state’s historic drought. (Florence Low/ California Department of Water Resources via AP)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Land in Central California's agricultural region is sinking so quickly because of the state's historic drought that it is forcing farmers to spend millions of dollars upgrading irrigation canals and putting roads, bridges and other infrastructure at risk.


Popular foods taking on new hues without artificial dyes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:28

In this photo from July 29, 2015, bottles of liquid colored with plant-based natural colors are displayed at the offices of GNT in Tarrytown, N.Y. Several major food makers are hoping to win over customers by vowing to rid their products of artificial ingredients. But replicating the vivid colors Americans have to expect without synthetic dyes presents technical and regulatory challenges, and in some cases will mean new hues for popular products. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Mozzarella cheese at Panera restaurants won't be as glaringly white. Banana peppers in Subway sandwiches won't be the same exact shade of yellow. Trix cereal will have two fewer colors.


Teen, grandpa die in fire caused by discarded marijuana pipe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:23
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy and his disabled Vietnam veteran grandfather have been killed in an apartment fire caused by a marijuana pipe the man had been smoking, authorities said.