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Solar plane suspends journey in Hawaii after battery damage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:52

FILE - In this July 3, 2015, file photo, ground crew push the Solar Impulse 2, a solar powered airplane, towards the hangar after landingat the Kalaeloa Airport in Kapolei, Hawaii. The Solar Impulse team said in a news release early Wednesday, July 15, 2015, that they are suspending the around-the-world journey in Hawaii, after the plane suffered battery damage during its flight to the islands. The team will continue the attempt, but irreversible damage caused by overheating batteries has grounded the flight until at least April. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)HONOLULU (AP) — A team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world said Wednesday it is suspending the journey in Hawaii after the plane suffered battery damage during its record-breaking flight to the islands.


Co-worker stabs, kills US Airways employee, police say

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:49

Workplace stabbing happened early Wednesday.

       

Ku Klux Klan fliers show up in South Carolina neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:47
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Residents in a predominantly black South Carolina neighborhood say fliers have been distributed claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan.

Priest, 70, gets 12 years for child porn, sex assault

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:44

Richard James Kurtz amassed more than 2,300 images of victimized children.

       

Barclays Deputy Chairman Michael Rake Is Preparing to Depart

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:34
The news comes a week after the bank’s chief executive, Antony Jenkins, was ousted in a move orchestrated by the independent directors.









Barclays Deputy Chairman Michael Rake Is Preparing to Depart

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:34
The news comes a week after the bank’s chief executive, Antony Jenkins, was ousted in a move orchestrated by the independent directors.









5 ways to finally get promoted from your entry-level job

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:29

It's rough wanting more, but feeling indefinitely stuck at the lower rungs of the ladder.

       

British Gas to cut gas prices by 5%

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:27
British Gas cuts household gas prices by 5%, its second gas price reduction in six months, but critics say the cut is too small
Categories: BBC World News

Neighbor dispute leads to shooting in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:27

Shovel threat leads to shooting in Port Richmond, police sayPhiladelphia police say a dispute between neighbors led to gunfire in the Port Richmond section of the city.


Depp's wife summoned over dog import

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:25
Amber Heard, the actress wife of Johnny Depp, is summoned to appear in court over allegations she smuggled the couple's dogs into Australia.
Categories: BBC World News

Medicaid at 50: Inequities, politics, never-ending controversy

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:14

Poorest of the poor struggle to get health coverage in many states.

       

UK unemployment total up by 15,000

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:09
UK unemployment rose for the first time in more than two years in the March-to-May period, according to the latest official figures.
Categories: BBC World News

CAR conflict 'funded by blood timber'

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:07
Lucrative deals by European companies to export "blood timber" to the EU have helped fund the war in the CAR , campaign group Global Witness says.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge considers life sentence in Indianapolis explosion case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:00

FILE - In this July 10, 2013 file photo, Mark Leonard walks to a hearing in Indianapolis. Leonard, accused of planning a deadly 2012 home explosion that gutted an Indianapolis subdivision, faces 53 counts including charges of murder, arson, conspiracy to commit arson and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A judge is set to consider whether an Indianapolis man should be eligible for a life without parole prison sentence after a jury convicted him of murder, arson and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud in a home explosion that gutted a subdivision and killed two neighbors.


Pottstown apartment building evacuated after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:53

Pottstown apartment building evacuated after shootingPolice evacuated residents after a shooting at a Montgomery County apartment complex.


Stars make case for 'strong BBC'

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:49
Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, JK Rowling and others put their names to an open letter calling on the Prime Minister to protect the BBC from cuts to its service.
Categories: BBC World News

Atlas V rocket delivers GPS satellite to orbit

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:43

Rocket liftoff occurred on time at 11:36 a.m. ET

       

The Subtle Escape: Video shows El Chapo break out of prison

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:42

There he goes! Mexican drug lord escaped through a hatch in his prison shower.

       

Family 'optimistic' after Bush 41 falls, breaks neck bone

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:42

Bush is in fair condition, a hospital spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

       

What you need to know about the future of currency

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:30

Going cashless could boost the economy, and thwart criminal activities.