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Jefferson-signed Vermont statehood deal at auction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:07
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An act of Congress signed by Thomas Jefferson in 1791 declaring Vermont as the 14th state to join the union is up for auction.

Jefferson-signed Vermont statehood deal at auction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:07
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An act of Congress signed by Thomas Jefferson in 1791 declaring Vermont as the 14th state to join the union is up for auction.

Carl Icahn bought home of woman who took on Trump

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:05
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is the person who bought an Atlantic City property that earned its owner folk hero status for resisting decades of overtures from developers including Donald Trump.

Cleveland to pay $3 million over police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:05
CLEVELAND (AP) — The relatives of two people killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire in 2012 will split a $3 million settlement from the city of Cleveland, the attorney for one of the families said Tuesday.

Man gets prison in Hindenburg-inspired house blast

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:02
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A suicidal man who got the idea to blow up his house after watching a TV show about the Hindenburg explosion was sentenced Tuesday to five to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to more than two dozen charges stemming from the blast.

Man gets prison in Hindenburg-inspired house blast

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:02
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A suicidal man who got the idea to blow up his house after watching a TV show about the Hindenburg explosion was sentenced Tuesday to five to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to more than two dozen charges stemming from the blast.

NTSB: Gov't aircraft regulations apply to drones

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:01

FILE - In this March 12, 2014 file photo, a drone flies over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. The government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday in a setback to small drone operators chafing under Federal Aviation Administration restrictions. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday in a setback to small drone operators chafing under Federal Aviation Administration restrictions.


Toxic plume spreading at defense plant, tests show

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:56
BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — A plume of toxic groundwater from a former suburban New York defense plant is getting renewed scrutiny.

Vehicle drives off Kelly Drive, plunges into Schuylkill River

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:55

Vehicle plunges into Schuylkill River in Fairmount ParkEmergency crews are on the scene of where a vehicle plunged into the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.


Renault Winery in NJ files for bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:54

Renault Winery in NJ files for bankruptcyThe Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City has filed for bankruptcy protection.


Renault Winery in NJ files for bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:54

Renault Winery in NJ files for bankruptcyThe Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City has filed for bankruptcy protection.


Timeline: Ferguson, Missouri police shooting and investigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:50
(Reuters) - A St. Louis County grand jury is expected to decide by the end of November whether to indict white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. A timeline on the shooting and investigation follows. Aug. 9 - While driving a police SUV, Wilson encounters Brown and a friend of Brown's walking down the street about midday. Accounts differ but witnesses agree there was a confrontation and Wilson fired multiple shots at Brown, killing him. Autopsies found that Brown had been shot at least six times. ...

Oklahoma court: American entitled to tax refunds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:50
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court says American Airlines is entitled to sales tax refunds that could total more than $1 million.

Man sought for allegedly using fake $100 bills

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:46

Man sought for allegedly using fake $100 billsWest Conshohocken Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who they say is wanted for passing counterfeit bills.


Decision expected on 2nd Philadelphia casino

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:32

Decision expected on 2nd Philadelphia casinoThe city of Philadelphia will soon learn whether it's getting a second casino.


U.S. hits Georgia-based debt collector with fraud charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:29
By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal authorities announced fraud charges against a Georgia-based debt collection company and seven of its employees on Tuesday, saying they used threats of jail and other hardball tactics to convince more than 6,000 people to cough up money the company said they owed. According to a criminal complaint filed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, the company, Williams Scott & Associates, known as WSA, collected more than $4 million by claiming in phone calls to victims that it had been hired by the U.S. ...

3 Americans, 1 Briton killed in Jerusalem attack identified

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:23

3 Americans, 1 Briton killed in Jerusalem attack identifiedOfficials have identified the four people, including three American citizens, killed in an attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem.


Charles Manson granted license to wed devoted fan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:20

Charles Manson granted license to wed devoted fanMass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.


National Guard prepares for more Ferguson unrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:20

National Guard prepares for more Ferguson unrestAs a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, Missouri's governor has again activated the National Guard in an effort to avoid more unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.


Maine's Sen. King to vote against Keystone pipeline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Angus King of Maine, who was seen as a swing vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, on Tuesday said he will vote "no" on the legislation for the controversial project. In a statement, the independent senator said: "Congress is not – nor should it be – in the business of legislating the approval or disapproval of a construction project." He also said he is frustrated that U.S. President Barack Obama has not made a decision on the future of the pipeline and urged him to decide soon. (Reporting by Timothy Gardner and Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)