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A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel

Yahoo News - 55 min 57 sec ago

FILE - This July 23, 2014, file photo, shows the Showboat Casino Hotel, left, and the Revel Casino Hotel along the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. Revel is shutting down a little over two years after opening with high hopes of revitalizing Atlantic City’s struggling gambling market. The hotel closes Monday, Sept. 1, followed by the casino Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)A look at key moments in the history of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel:


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Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

Yahoo News - 57 min 13 sec ago
BEIJING (AP) — Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.
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NYC's huge West Indian Day Parade set to step off

Yahoo News - 1 hour 32 min ago

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2013, file photo, dressed in costume, Kelva Joseph makes her way along Eastern Parkway in the Brooklyn borough of New York during the West Indian Day Parade. The annual parade is set for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Brooklyn. It echoes traditional pre-Lenten Carnival festivities and features dancers wearing elaborate, often feathered costumes. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Caribbean culture is set to get its annual spotlight in New York City, where the West Indian Day Parade is one of the year's biggest outdoor events — and political see-and-be-seen spots.


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Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Yahoo News - 1 hour 39 min ago

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed as he visits Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO (AP) — Japanese government and business leaders are pledging support for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's effort to modernize his country's economy.


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China manufacturing growth slowed in August

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:06
BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing growth decelerated in August due to weaker global demand and a slowdown in domestic investment, two surveys showed Monday.
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Man shot and killed in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:55

Man shot and killed in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was found shot and killed in Southwest Philadelphia.


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Dozens arrested at Made in America music festival in Los Angeles

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:31

Revellers lounge on the lawn in between acts at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia(Reuters) - Seven people were arrested on Sunday at the Made in America music festival in downtown Los Angeles, following an opening day that left more than two dozen people in handcuffs, police said. During Sunday's show at Grand Park there were four felony arrests, including one for battery and the rest for possession of narcotics, besides three misdemeanor arrests, including one charge of public drunkenness, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Another 23 people were given alcohol citations, an LAPD police spokeswoman said. So far about 27,000 tickets have been scanned for Sunday's full day of events, including top-billed stars John Mayer and Kanye West later in the evening.


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Made in America still a hit despite weather delay

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:26

Made in America still a hit despite weather delayMade in America ended in perfect tune even after concert goers were briefly evacuated Sunday due to severe thunderstorms moving through the area.


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Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:23
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a disparaging tweet from his personal account about the Democratic district attorney he's charged with unlawfully trying to oust was unauthorized.
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Ferguson police start wearing body cameras

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:17
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old have started wearing body cameras.
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99-year-old woman making 1,000 dresses for charity

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:45

99-year-old woman making 1,000 dresses for charityAn Iowan woman named Lillian Weber sews a dress a day for charity. She hopes to finish her 1,000th dress by her 100th birthday


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Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:32

Louisiana Governor Jindal speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in AmesBy Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS La. (Reuters) - A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked a Louisiana law that advocates say would likely have closed of all five abortion clinics in the state. The measure, signed into law by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in June and due to take effect Sept. 1, would require doctors who perform abortions to have patient admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their practice. "Plaintiffs will be allowed to operate lawfully while continuing their efforts to obtain privileges," Federal Judge John deGravelles wrote in the decision. Abortion rights activists applauded the decision, the latest in a string of rulings against similar measures, saying it would give abortion doctors more time to seek the hospital privileges.


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Aftershock hits California's Napa Valley

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:02
(Reuters) - California's Napa Valley, the site of a strong and damaging earthquake a week ago, was shaken by a small aftershock early on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, measuring magnitude 3.2, occurred five miles southwest of Napa. There were no immediate reports of damage. It was one of many aftershocks that have occurred since Aug. 24 when a magnitude 6.0 quake struck, the biggest to hit California's Bay Area in 25 years, injuring more than 200 people and damaging dozens of buildings. ...
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NY storms end Electric Zoo music festival, halt U.S. Open, delay flights

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:59

Arthur Ashe Stadium sits empty as rain falls on the court at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New YorkSevere thunderstorms on Sunday forced an early end to New York's Electric Zoo music festival, delayed flights at area airports and injured two people after a lightning strike near a Bronx beach. Open in Queens, New York, interrupted the Made In America outdoor concert in Philadelphia and shut down the Electric Zoo electronic music festival on Randalls Island in New York, which ended early for a second year in a row. "We apologize to fans, but your safety is our main concern," Electric Zoo organizers said in a Tweet explaining why the three-day festival was cut short by "extreme weather." Thousands of concertgoers were told to leave.


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Bundy son pulls kids from schools over knife

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:44
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A son of rancher Cliven Bundy has withdrawn his children from Clark County schools after his daughter was barred from carrying a pocket knife on school grounds.
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US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:37
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.
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After unrest over shooting, Ferguson police now wear body cameras

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:29
Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday. Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States. The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents. The policy has the support of scores of law enforcement agencies and the American Civil Liberties Union.
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Phillies trade John Mayberry Jr. to Toronto Blue Jays

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:21

Phillies trade John Mayberry Jr. to Toronto Blue JaysThe Phillies have traded outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays.


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Severe thunderstorms shut down concerts, delay flights

Nj News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:15
Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning. The Associated Press http://connect.nj.com/user/njoapnews/index.html
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Officers' random act of kindness to student in need

Yahoo News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:54

Officers' random act of kindness to student in needWhen two officers saw a child in need, they did what they could to make sure the student was ready for the school year.


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