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Pandora Is Said to Have Held Talks About Selling Itself

New York Times Headlines - 2 hours 1 min ago
Pandora, whose stock has fallen more than 60 percent since October, is said to be working with Morgan Stanley to meet with potential buyers.









Police: Couple set up hotel for inmate during manhunt

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 1 min ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Nevada couple set up a hotel room for a murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Los Angeles jail last month.

U.S. sanctions three for Islamic State activities

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 3 min ago
The U.S. Treasury blacklisted three people on Thursday for working for Islamic State, including one it said was a senior oil official and another it said had recruited Gulf nationals for the militant group as early as March 2014. One of those sanctioned is Faysal Ahmad Ali al-Zahrani, a Saudi citizen, who the Treasury said is responsible for Islamic State's oil and gas activities in areas of northeastern Syria. Husayn Juaythini, born in a refugee camp in Gaza, was also sanctioned and was trying to establish a foothold for Islamic State in Gaza, the Treasury said.

Meryl Streep on panel diversity: We're all Africans, really

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 4 min ago

 We're all Africans, reallyThe Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled Thursday in the debate about diversity in the movie industry, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-white panel by telling reporters that "we're all Africans, really."


Trump settles lawsuit against Univision

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 4 min ago

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Clemson University Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Pendleton, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Univision said Thursday they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.


Last occupier of Oregon wildlife refuge says he surrenders, ending weekslong standoff

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 8 min ago
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Last occupier of Oregon wildlife refuge says he surrenders, ending weekslong standoff.

Last occupier at Oregon wildlife refuge says on webstream he has surrendered

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 9 min ago
(Reuters) - David Fry, the remaining occupier at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, said on a live webstream on Thursday that he has surrendered, after a 41-day armed standoff with law enforcement. Fry's phone connection to the live webstream appeared to become disconnected after his statement. (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Chris Reese)

Congress approves permanent Internet access tax ban

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 12 min ago

Internet LAN cables are pictured in this photo illustration taken in SydneyThe U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states' taxing Internet access, sending the measure to President Barack Obama for signing into law. By a vote of 75-20, the Senate gave final approval to a bill toughening enforcement of U.S. duties on foreign goods, which contains the permanent extension of the "Internet Tax Freedom Act." The measure also would ban some taxes on digital goods and services and will put an end to a series of temporary extensions on the tax prohibitions. The legislation, however, fails to address calls for better enforcement of state sales tax collections related to Internet purchases, something that brick-and-mortar businesses have long sought.


House report details EPA missteps in Colorado mine spill

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 12 min ago

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015 file photo, water flows through a series of retention ponds built to contain and filter out heavy metals and chemicals from the Gold King mine chemical accident, in the spillway about 1/4 mile downstream from the mine, outside Silverton, Colo. A U.S. House probe of the mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that EPA workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible, according to documents released Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 by a U.S. House committee. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)DENVER (AP) — A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible, according to documents released Thursday by a U.S. House committee.


UW’s Travis Feeney, Cory Littleton invited to NFL combine

WA Huskies - 2 hours 14 min ago

Notably, UW receiver Jaydon Mickens and running back Dwayne Washington were not invited to the NFL combine.
Categories: Sports Center

Man due to plead guilty to shooting at Connecticut mosque

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 14 min ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is expected to plead guilty to a federal hate crime for shooting at a mosque next to his home shortly after the deadly attacks in Paris.

Philadelphia taxi, limo drivers protesting Uber X, Lyft in Center City

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 16 min ago

Philadelphia taxi, limo drivers protesting Uber X, Lyft in Center CityPhiladelphia taxi and limo drivers have taken to the streets of Center City to protest against ride sharing programs Uber X and Lyft.


Manatees flock to 72-degree springs to escape cold

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 16 min ago

Manatees crowd into 72-degree springs, seeking warmth from cold Gulf temperatures, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River Fla. Like most sensible creatures, manatees _ the sea cows that live in the waters around Florida _ seek warmth when it’s cold. On Thursday morning, roughly 500 of the gentle, aquatic giants crowded into the Three Sisters Springs as temperatures along Florida’s Gulf Coast dipped below 50 degrees. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (AP) — Like most sensible creatures, manatees — the sea cows that live in the waters around Florida — seek warmth when it's cold.


Man convicted in death of officer hit by another driver

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 20 min ago
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York man was convicted Thursday in the death of a police officer responding to a crash on the Long Island Expressway even though the officer was struck and killed by another motorist.

5 Arrested in Connection With East Village Gas Explosion

New York Times Headlines - 2 hours 23 min ago
Four of those arrested were charged with involuntary manslaughter in the blast on Second Avenue last year that killed two men and reduced three buildings to rubble.









How to Watch the Democratic Debate in Milwaukee

New York Times Headlines - 2 hours 23 min ago
Thursday night’s Democratic debate from Milwaukee is available on a number of platforms, including PBS and CNN.









Brazil aims for Zika vaccine in a year

BBC World News - 2 hours 24 min ago
Brazil health officials say they expect to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus ready for testing in about a year.
Categories: BBC World News

5 indicted in 2015 New York City gas explosion that killed 2

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 27 min ago

FILE - In this March 27, 2015 file photo, a pile of debris remains at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York. The Manhattan district attorney and others make an announcement on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, about the investigation into the March 2015 explosion that killed two people and leveled three buildings in the East Village. (Nancy Borowick/The New York Times via AP, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — A building owner and four others were arrested Thursday on manslaughter, negligent homicide and other charges in connection with a gas explosion last year that killed two people and leveled three Manhattan buildings.


Arkansas judge charged for infant son's death in hot car

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 28 min ago
An Arkansas judge whose infant son died last year when left strapped in a car safety seat for five hours in the summer heat was charged on Thursday with misdemeanor negligent homicide. The judge, Wade Naramore of Hot Springs, Arkansas, summoned police to his home on July 24, 2015, when he said he discovered the 2-year-old child unresponsive, still secured in the car’s back seat. Naramore, 36, surrendered to Hot Springs authorities Thursday morning and was released on $5,000 bond, officials said.

Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 28 min ago

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015 file photo, Len Don Diego, marketing manager for content at the DraftKings daily fantasy sports company, works at his station at the company's offices in Boston. Daily fantasy sports companies have said their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016. ESPN and DraftKings ended an exclusive advertising deal, and FanDuel confirmed it was laying off 55 workers in its Orlando, Fla., office. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)BOSTON (AP) — Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016.