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Van, taxi latest NY lodging option for bold, cheap visitors

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:17

In this Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, photo, Jonathan Powley holds the keys to the vehicles he rents on Airbnb, including a decommissioned New York City taxi, in the Queens borough of New York. While parked vehicles make up only a fraction of the thousands of Airbnb listings in New York City, they provide an option for adventurous, budget-minded visitors seeking a place for far less than the $200-and-up most hotels charge. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — There's no electricity, no running water, no bathroom.


Top US Democrat is against Iran deal

BBC World News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:16
Leading US Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer announces that he is breaking ranks with President Barack Obama by opposing the Iran nuclear deal.
Categories: BBC World News

Retiring: 6 Strategies to Extend Savings Without Working Longer

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:13
Working into your mid-60s isn’t always an option, but planning ahead to maximize Social Security, reducing taxes and using a reverse mortgage can help stretch savings.









Eye Shape May Help Distinguish Predator From Prey

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:13
An analysis of 214 species suggests a link between pupil shape and an animal’s ecological niche as a hunter or an animal concerned about being hunted.









Chicago police OK independent stop-and-frisk evaluations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:13

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, left, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department will allow independent evaluations of its stop-and-frisk procedures that critics have said targeted blacks under an agreement announced Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 with the American Civil Liberties Union, an agreement that comes as police departments across the United States are under intense scrutiny about the way they treat minorities. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Department will allow independent evaluations of its stop-and-frisk procedures that critics say target blacks under an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union announced Friday, as police nationwide face scrutiny about how they treat minorities.


49ers linebacker Aldon Smith released after latest arrest

NBA - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:10
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Linebacker Aldon Smith has been released by the San Francisco 49ers after his latest arrest. The team announced the move Friday, hours after Smith was let out of jail. “It’s a sad day,” 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said. “This is a day that doesn’t have anything to do about football.” […]
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49ers linebacker Aldon Smith released after latest arrest

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:10
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Linebacker Aldon Smith has been released by the San Francisco 49ers after his latest arrest. The team announced the move Friday, hours after Smith was let out of jail. “It’s a sad day,” 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said. “This is a day that doesn’t have anything to do about football.” […]
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49ers linebacker Aldon Smith released after latest arrest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:10
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Linebacker Aldon Smith has been released by the San Francisco 49ers after his latest arrest. The team announced the move Friday, hours after Smith was let out of jail. “It’s a sad day,” 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said. “This is a day that doesn’t have anything to do about football.” […]

Mourinho signs new Chelsea deal

BBC World News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:07
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho signs a new four-year deal to remain at the Stamford Bridge club until at least 2019.
Categories: BBC World News

Utah prison fires 2, disciplines 3 after inmate's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:07

FILE - This image provided by the Utah Department of Corrections shows inmate Ramon C. Estrada. Utah prison officials have fired two workers and disciplined three others after investigating the death of Estrada, an inmate who went without dialysis for days when providers failed to show up for treatment. (Utah Department of Corrections via AP, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah prison officials fired two workers on Thursday and disciplined three others after investigating the death of an inmate who went without dialysis for days when providers failed to show up for treatment,


Pope to use Lincoln's Gettysburg lectern in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:05

Pope to use Lincoln's Gettysburg lectern in PhiladelphiaWhen Pope Francis speaks outside Philadelphia's Independence Hall in September, he will stand at the same lectern that President Abraham Lincoln used to deliver the Gettysburg Address.


US economy adds 215K jobs and moves Fed closer to rate hike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:04

FILE - In this Thursday, June 18, 2015 file photo, from left, Sgt. Garret Baganz, Spc. Tyler Sonsoucie and Spc. Ian Sokol work on a ecotech engine during an automotive skills class at Fort Hood, Texas. The men are participants in Shifting Gears, a program sponsored by General Motors that teaches automotive skills and tries to match participants with dealerships around the country. The Labor Department releases employment data for July on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (Deborah Cannon/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUTWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market just demonstrated that it may be nearing full health more than six years after the Great Recession — and showed why the Federal Reserve may be about to raise interest rates from record lows.


Nigeria to establish weapons factory

BBC World News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:02
Nigeria is to set up a domestic weapons factory in an effort to cut its dependence on imported arms, President Muhammadu Buhari says.
Categories: BBC World News

Slow down in Port Gamble, a New England village in Washington woods

NBA - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:01
Browse the general store. See the local-history museum. Mountain-bike. Or just watch the boats sail past and ponder the town’s timberland past and uncertain future.
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Slow down in Port Gamble, a New England village in Washington woods

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:01
Browse the general store. See the local-history museum. Mountain-bike. Or just watch the boats sail past and ponder the town’s timberland past and uncertain future.
Categories: Sports Center

Slow down in Port Gamble, a New England village in Washington woods

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:01
Browse the general store. See the local-history museum. Mountain-bike. Or just watch the boats sail past and ponder the town’s timberland past and uncertain future.

Bounty hunter: Texted tip led to raid on police chief's home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:00

Brent Farley speaks to the media while holding up a piece of paper listing his offences during a news conference held at Durango Jail in Phoenix, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Authorities said they are investigating whether a group of armed bounty hunters who mistakenly swarmed the Phoenix police chief's home were the victims of a prank. Farley, 43, is facing one count each of disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing. (Isaac Hale/The Arizona Republic via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — An anonymous tip via text led a group of armed bounty hunters to swarm the Phoenix police chief's home in search of a fugitive, the owner of a bond-recovery company said in a jailhouse interview.


VIDEO: 'They want the atheists silenced'

BBC World News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 02:00
A friend of a blogger murdered in Bangladesh says Islamists in the country, and even the country's government, "want the atheists to be silenced".
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England on verge of Ashes glory

BBC World News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 01:59
England are close to regaining the Ashes after another dominant display against Australia on day two of the fourth Test.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Tensions as migrants arrive on Kos

BBC World News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 01:56
The BBC's James Reynolds speaks to migrants as they arrive on the Greek island of Kos, hoping for a better life.
Categories: BBC World News