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Sprint names new CEO after dropping T-Mobile bid

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:22

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Bolivian billionaire Marcelo Claure, founder of Brightstar Corp., is interviewed following a news conference in Miami. Sprint on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 said it is replacing its longtime CEO Dan Hesse with Claure on the heels of a report that it is dropping its bid for rival wireless carrier T-Mobile. Sprint says the 43-year-old Claure will replace Hesse on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint's new owner is replacing its longtime CEO with a Bolivian billionaire and entrepreneur after dropping its bid for rival wireless carrier T-Mobile US.


'Ebola victim' dies in Saudi Arabia

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:20
A man being treated for Ebola-like symptoms dies in Saudi Arabia, in what could be the latest outbreak's first fatality outside Africa.
Categories: BBC World News

Mets give away a Phillies toy truck

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:18

Mets give away a Phillies toy truckCould the rivalry between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets be over?


Columbia Gorge fire: 70 households told to flee

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:17
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AP source: BofA agrees to pay $16-$17B in US deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:15

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014, file photo, a Bank of America sign is photographed in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the matter says Bank of America has agreed to pay between $16 billion and $17 billion to settle an investigation into its sale of mortgage-backed securities before the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America tentatively agreed to pay between $16 billion and $17 billion to settle an investigation into its sale of mortgage-backed securities before the financial crisis, a person directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.


Rwandan sought for war crimes stopped at US border

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:15
HOULTON, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says it arrested a 42-year-old Rwandan citizen at the border of Maine and Canada who is wanted for war crimes.

Heavy floods hit Bosnia and Serbia

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:14
At least one person is reported killed as floods hit Serbia and Bosnia, three months after heavy flooding killed almost 80 people in the region.
Categories: BBC World News

Arizona county proposes hiring ban, extra charges for smokers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:13
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Smokers seeking a job in one Arizona county need not apply and current employees would pay the price for lighting up under a controversial proposal by its top administrator. Pima County Manager Chuck Huckelberry said the proposed smoking ban for new employees, and medical insurance surcharges of up to 50 percent for current employees who use tobacco, is a matter of dollars and common sense. "This proposal is based on years of research regarding the negative effects of tobacco and nicotine on the health of individuals," Huckelberry said in a memo to the county board of supervisors late last month, "and the staggering costs to employers providing health coverage." Under the new initiative, applicants for county jobs would have to sign an affidavit saying that they have been tobacco- and nicotine-free for one year and pass a test to prove it. The southern Arizona county already bans smoking on its property under a policy that went into effect in January, 2013.

Seattle man accused in ax killings to undergo evaluation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:11
A 45-year-old Seattle man accused of killing his mother and stepfather with an ax last month is being sent to Western State Hospital to undergo a mental-health evaluation.

Ebola results negative for New York patient at Mount Sinai

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:09

Ebola results negative for New York patient at Mount SinaiOfficials with Mount Sinai Hospital in New York say a patient has tested negative for the Ebola virus.


Texas man facing stiff charges for pot brownies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:06
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A 19-year-old Texas man who could face years in prison for making brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil says he's fearful of the outcome.

Mother-son firefighters hurt, killed in Kentucky

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:02
Jonathan French was among the first to answer the call for help, as usual, when a van was ablaze along an interstate in the middle of the night. The third-generation firefighter was working alongside his mother, another volunteer firefighter, when they were struck by a tractor-trailer early Wednesday, killing the son and injuring his mother, police said.

Woods fit to start US PGA at Valhalla

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:02
Tiger Woods recovers from a back injury and declares himself fit to start the US PGA at Valhalla on Thursday.
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Nigel Williams-Goss invited to elite basketball camp

WA Huskies - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:01
A few months ago Nigel Williams-Goss flirted with the idea of leaving Washington after one year and bolting to the NBA draft.
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Woman tried 3 times to get past airport security

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:00

This undated photo released by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Marilyn Hartman. Federal law enforcement officials say Hartman tried at least three times to breach airport security before she was able to get through a checkpoint without a boarding pass at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who took a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket tried at least three times that day to breach airport security before she managed to board the plane, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday.


Death at Pennsylvania gas well blamed on human error, poor supervision

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:58
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - An explosion at a Chevron Corp gas well in southwestern Pennsylvania that killed a man in February was caused by an inexperienced contract worker who was improperly supervised, according to a state report released on Wednesday. Ian R. McKee, a 27-year-old native of Warren, Pennsylvania, was incinerated in the blast when he went to investigate the hissing sound of gas escaping at high pressure from the Lanco 7H well in Greene County, where he worked. The report by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection blamed the Feb. 11, 2014, disaster on errors by an inexperienced worker - not McKee - and the supervisor who failed to make sure a lock pin was tightened properly. “We are reviewing the DEP reports,” said Kent S. Robertson, a spokesman for Chevron in San Ramon, California.

Tenn. mom charged with taking meth while pregnant going to rehab: officials

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:57
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - Tennessee prosecutors are temporarily delaying their pursuit of an assault charge against a woman for allegedly taking methamphetamine while she was pregnant, so they can see how she does in drug treatment, officials said on Wednesday. Mallory Loyola, 26, of Madisonville in eastern Tennessee, was the first woman arrested under the controversial new state law after both she and her newborn baby tested positive for the illegal drug last month, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Prosecutors plan to see how she does in treatment and then decide how to handle the assault charge, Stephen Crump, district attorney general, said on Wednesday.

U.S. should drop charges against USS Cole bombing suspect, defense says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:56
By Lacey Johnson FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - The United States should drop charges against a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of masterminding the 2000 bombing of a U.S. warship off Yemen because the U.S. military planned similar attacks during World War Two, defense lawyers argued on Wednesday. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi Arabian national of Yemeni descent, is charged with orchestrating a suicide bombing against the USS Cole using a boat filled with explosives in a Yemeni port. The video was produced by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, a precursor of the Central Intelligence Agency. The United States cannot charge Nashiri for war crimes if it condones the use of concealed explosive boats as an acceptable form of naval warfare, said Air Force Captain Daphne Jackson, a defense attorney.

Spiked Sprint-T-Mobile deal may mean lower prices

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:54
NEW YORK (AP) — The collapse of Sprint's push to buy T-Mobile US could mean fresh options in wireless plans and lower prices for U.S. consumers. But in the long run, tougher competition on prices could lead to slower service and slower expansion of coverage.

VIDEO: Scientist's tattoo of Rosetta probe

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:53
One of the scientists who worked on the Rosetta project has a tattoo of the probe landing on the comet on his leg.
Categories: BBC World News