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PHOTOS: Overnight flooding in South Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:10

 Overnight flooding in South JerseyUp to 9 inches of rain led to flooding, evacuations and property damage in Atlantic and Cumberland Counties.


Kellogg wants suppliers to report carbon emissions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:13
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Kellogg said Wednesday it will step up efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions in its supply chain as part of a broader initiative designed to be more environmentally friendly.

U.S. Coast Guard restricts traffic near lower Mississippi River terminal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:08
(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said it restricted traffic to one way in the vicinity of the International Matex Tank Terminals near Gretna, Louisiana, on the lower Mississippi River early Wednesday following a multi-vessel collision. A Maltese-flagged vessel, Flag Gangos, lost control near mile marker 97.4 on the river on Tuesday evening and collided with Liberian-flagged vessel Pamisos and a barge, Web 235, which were both moored at the terminal for transfer operations, the Coast Guard said. Number six fuel oil was being transferred from the barge when it broke free, and some oil was discharged into the river from a transfer hose, the Coast Guard said. The hose was immediately shut after the incident, according to the Coast Guard.

AccuWeather: Clouds Break For Sun

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:43

 Clouds Break For SunAccuWeather says after a damp start, we'll see clouds break for some sun.


Games, WeChat boost Tencent profit to $949 million

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:42
BEIJING (AP) — China's Tencent Holdings Ltd., which operates online games and the popular WeChat messaging service, said Wednesday its quarterly profit rose 59 percent due to strong growth in its mobile business.

Ahead of the Bell: US retail sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:17

US retail sales flat in JulyThe Commerce Department releases retail sales data for July. The report will come out Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. SALES STEADY?: Economists forecast that retail sales rose 0.3 percent last month, according ...


AccuWeather: Rain gradually clears

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:52

 Clouds Break For SunAccuWeather says the rain will gradually clear out today, and less humid weather is on the way.


Memorial service set for boy stabbed at playground

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:13
CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A memorial service is planned for a 9-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed at a western Michigan playground.

Sources: Justin Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:00

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo made available by the Miami Beach Police Dept., shows Justin Bieber at the police station in Miami Beach, Fla. According to two people directly involved with the case, Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges in his January arrest in South Florida after what police initially described as an illegal street drag race. The two people told The Associated Press Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, that the 20-year-old pop star would plead guilty to misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest without violence charges. Bieber also will agree to take an anger management course and make a charitable donation. (AP Photo/Miami Beach Police Dept., File)MIAMI (AP) — Pop singer Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges over his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street race, two people involved in the case told The Associated Press.


Officer hurt after suspected DUI driver slams into cruiser in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:56

Officer hurt after suspected DUI driver hits police cruiser in Atlantic CityPolice say a suspected DUI driver slammed into a police cruiser, injuring an officer in Atlantic City, N.J. early Wednesday morning.


More thunder, lightning complicate NW wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:00

A massive, dramatic dust storm moves toward a barn near Harrington Wash., Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014. More often associated with the Southwest the dust storm blew through Eastern Washington and north Idaho on Tuesday evening in advance of thunderstorms, lightning and rain. (AP Photo/Lacey Hirst)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has authorized the state fire marshal to send structural firefighters and equipment to help local fire crews battle a new wildfire that is threatening more than 130 homes in southern Oregon's Jackson County.


Congress on board with Obama's Iraq plans

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:23

FILE - This Sept. 1, 2013, file photo shows Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va, as he talks with media before entering a classified members-only briefing on Syria by senior administration officials on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq.


Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:17

FILE - In this March 2, 2010, file photo, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer speaks in Santa Clara, Calif. Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The team says the sale closed Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Ballmer finally has an NBA outlet for his rah-rah displays of emotion as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.


Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:13

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2013, file photo shows a part of the HealthCare.gov website, photographed in Washington. The administration is warning hundreds of thousands of consumers they risk losing taxpayer-subsidized health insurance unless they act quickly to resolve issues about their citizenship and immigration status. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law.


Bacall's legend more than just acting and Bogart

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:41

FILE - In this Feb. 1950 file photo actor Humphrey Bogart, left, and his wife, actress Lauren Bacall, appear at the Stork Club in New York. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Bacall had one of those incredible lives.


Revenue report due as Atlantic City casinos close

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:52

In this Wednesday July 23, 2014 photograph, People walk past the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. The Revel Casino Hotel will close its doors on Sept. 10, 2014 after failing to find a buyer in bankruptcy court, company officials announced Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When the pressure of an oversaturated market became unbearable this year, some of Atlantic City's oldest casinos either closed their doors or announced plans to do so.


Robin Williams hanged self but no answer as to why

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:33

FILE - This March 27, 2010 file photo shows actor Robin Williams speaking at The 24th American Cinematheque Awards honoring Matt Damon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Although police have now revealed how Robin Williams committed suicide, the Oscar-winning actor's fans, friends and even family continue to struggle to understand why someone who spread so much joy throughout the world could find so little in his own life that he decided to stop living.


Asia stocks drift as Iraq, Ukraine tensions simmer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:53

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, as tensions over Ukraine and Iraq eased, giving investors the confidence to dip into riskier assets. European shares drifted. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)MUMBAI, India (AP) — Asian stocks drifted on Wednesday as investors remained cautious amid uncertainty over potential conflict in Ukraine and Iraq plus new numbers showing a slowdown in Japan's economy.


Shooting of black teen highlights racial divide in Missouri town

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:45
By Nick Carey and James B. Kelleher FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, and subsequent violent protests, highlight a stubborn racial divide in a St Louis suburb that has struggled to build healthy relations between blacks and whites. African Americans, allegedly excluded from buying homes in many St. Louis neighborhoods in an illegal practice called redlining, found Ferguson a hospitable place to set down roots.  "Most of the communities around Ferguson have gone from all Caucasian to all African-American over a 40-year period,” said Terry Jones, a political science professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Ferguson, on St. Louis' northern border, is relatively mixed, with 63 percent of the residents African American and 34 percent white, according to 2010 U.S. Census data. To some Ferguson residents, the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, symbolizes how African Americans are treated unfairly in a town still run by a Caucasian minority.

Police won't release name of officer who shot teen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:22
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton pressed police Tuesday to release the name of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in suburban St. Louis, and he pleaded for calm after two nights of violent protests over the young man's death.