Friday, July 25 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:15:18 GMT
Authorities hope to learn if a psychiatrist had concerns about a patient who allegedly killed a case worker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital before the doctor pulled out his own gun to protect himself.More >>
Authorities are attempting to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the...More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:12:49 GMT
The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.More >>
The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director: A day after he was fired, the band is performing with the Columbus Symphony in what is often considered its unofficial season kickoff.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:24:21 GMT
It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.More >>
It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:32:24 GMT
A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop a way to stop the blight from spreading.More >>
A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.More >>
By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press
Nine poker players from six countries passed the biggest bubble in cards early Tuesday, making the World Series of Poker main event final table and earning a shot at $10 million in November.
Mark Newhouse had been here before, finishing ninth last year. And he carried the finalists across poker's grandest threshold with the session's last hand, into a four-month break to prepare to compete for millions.
Newhouse eliminated series veteran Luis Velador in 10th place, calling Velador's all-in raise behind two bettors for the last of Velador's chips. Velador held pocket fours, Newhouse turned over pocket fives, and the community cards kept Newhouse ahead for the knockout.
"This isn't realistic to me," said William Pappaconstantinou, a 29-year-old dealer at a charity poker room in New Hampshire. The player known as "Billy Pappas" from his days as a nine-time world foosball champion sat seventh in chips after lasting through what he said was the tournament's toughest session of cards.
"I'm just a poor kid dealer trying to live a dream," he said.
He can't call himself poor anymore - the nine finalists will be paid more than $730,000 each later Tuesday, then play for the rest of their cash when the final table starts Nov. 10 back at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino.
The grind of more than 13 hours including breaks was the latest in a no-limit Texas Hold 'em marathon unfolding over thousands of hands. The nine finalists topped a field through 68 1/2 hours of cards split over seven sessions.
Three tables with 27 total players began play at noon Monday, with 11 bounced by dinnertime. Eddy Sabat was eliminated just after the break in 16th place, winning nearly $348,000, while Thomas Sarra Jr. and Oscar Kemps were out soon after, winning nearly $442,000 each.
Sabat and Kemps lost the last of their chips to 31-year-old Jorryt van Hoof of the Netherlands, who propelled to a lead that would carry him to the final table with the most chips in play. Chips don't have any monetary value in the tournament; each player must lose all of his or her chips to be eliminated, and win them all for the title and gold bracelet.
The other finalists include 23-year-old Felix Stephensen of London, 22-year-old Andoni Larrabe of Spain, 30-year-old Dan Sindelar of Las Vegas, William Tonking, 27, of Flemington, New Jersey, 27-year-old Martin Jacobson of Stockholm, and 31-year-old Bruno Politano of Ceara, Brazil.
The tournament started July 5, attracting 6,683 players over three starting days including some of poker's biggest names, including Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Johnny Chan. Only the top 10 percent of finishers saw any profit on their $10,000 buy-in.
Newhouse, 29, made his second final table at the main event in as many years - a slim prospect before the tournament began given fields of more than 6,000 contenders each year. He won more than $773,000 last year. He is the first player to make consecutive main event final tables since the World Series of Poker began delaying its final table in 2008, and the first overall since Dan Harrington did it in 2003 and 2004.
Series organizers changed the payout structure to guarantee $10 million for first place, the largest main event prize since Jamie Gold won $12 million for topping a field of 8,773 players.
Friday, July 25 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:52:11 GMT
President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...More >>
President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the...More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:46:11 GMT
The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.More >>
A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments that will try to protect the crash area...More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:46:08 GMT
An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.More >>
Palestinian hospital officials say three Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank, which has become increasingly restive because of a war between Israel and Hamas militants next door in the Gaza Strip.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:15:31 GMT
French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.More >>
French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:31:15 GMT
Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags.More >>
Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags...More >>