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Saint's remains return to Hawaii permanently

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 47 min ago

FILE - In this 1883 file photo provided by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mother Marianne Cope, a nun who dedicated her life to caring for exiled leprosy patients on Kalaupapa in Hawaii, poses for a photographer. St. Marianne Cope’s remains will arrive in a hearse Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu for a ceremony. The remains will be kept in a cabinet in the cathedral. (AP Photo/Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, File)HONOLULU (AP) — The remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii.


Sony surprises with first quarter profit

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 47 min ago

Visitors walk past a logo of Sony at Sony Building in Tokyo Thursday, July 31, 2014. Sony reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from buildings and its stake in a video-game maker. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker.


Ceremony to mark return of saint to Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 57 sec ago

FILE - In this 1883 file photo provided by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mother Marianne Cope, a nun who dedicated her life to caring for exiled leprosy patients on Kalaupapa in Hawaii, poses for a photographer. St. Marianne Cope’s remains will arrive in a hearse Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu for a ceremony. The remains will be kept in a cabinet in the cathedral. (AP Photo/Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii.


Los Angeles pipe rupture: A look at the numbers

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 7 min ago

a broken 30-inch water main under Sunset BoulevardA torrent of water spewed from a nearly century-old pipe that burst in Los Angeles, shutting down a section of Sunset Boulevard and inundating the campus of UCLA. Here are some of the numbers behind Tuesday's rupture:


AP Exclusive: Study finds panthers kill livestock

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 7 min ago

FILE- In this Jan. 30, 1997 file photo, An adult male Florida panther growels as he leaves his shipping container to enter his new home at Big Cypress National Preserve, Fla. A University of Florida study has found that as the Florida panther population has rebounded, ranchers are loosing more cattle to panther attacks. The study will help determine how to compensate ranchers for their losses. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith, File)IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.


Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 8 min ago

Worker Ruben Monter mops up the floor at Pauley Pavillion Wednesday July 30, 2014 in Los Angeles. A ruptured 93-year-old water main on Tuesday left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.


Portland settles suit by officer who honored Nazis

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 11 min ago

In this image from video, date not known, Mark Kruger. a Portland police officer speaks in Portland, Ore. Once-forgotten plaques placed by Kruger in a city park to honor five Nazi-era German soldiers have come back to haunt the city. The officer, Capt. Mark Kruger, threatened to sue the city last year over texts sent by a top police official to an officer characterizing him as a Nazi sympathizer. Instead of going to court, the city settled, agreeing to give Kruger 80 hours of vacation and $5,000. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Michael Lloyd)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once-forgotten plaques placed by a Portland police officer in a city park to honor five Nazi-era German soldiers have come back to haunt the city.


Homeowner who triumphed over Trump is moving on

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 12 min ago

Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino towers over Vera Coking's three story rooming house Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. The decrepit boarding home owned by the Atlantic City woman who has been turning down multi-million dollar offers for the building in the shadow of Trump Plaza since the 80’s is now up for auction. With a reserve price of only $199,000, the fate of the house has gone down along with the city’s casino industry. On July 31, the property, at 127 South Columbia Place, will go up for auction. As recently as eight years ago, Donald Trump was willing to pay at least 10 times that amount so he could expand Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."


Woman, 80, dies, pilot injured in San Diego crash

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 18 min ago
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing an 80-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 46 min ago
"President Putin says that he's committed to ensuring that our workers can get on to the site. Well, we've now tried four days in a row and we can't get on to the site and this is heartbreaking." — Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Dutch and Australian police efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of the Malaysian airliner disaster in war-torn east Ukraine.

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 7 min ago

This Nov. 29, 2013, file photo shows a part of the HealthCare.gov website, photographed in Washington. If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to receive dated and inaccurate financial aid amounts from the government, say industry officials, advocates and other experts. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov website last fall.


Century-old pipe break points to national problem

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 30 min ago

The site of a water main break is shown near UCLA Wednesday July 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. A ruptured 93-year-old water main on Tuesday left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.


Firefighters keep Yosemite blaze far from sequoias

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 32 min ago

The remains of a burned home lie in the Foresta community in Yosemite National Park in California on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite and redeploying firefighters battling another fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento. (AP Photo/Al Golub)YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in Yosemite National Park made a new run that firefighters quickly stopped, and containment lines have kept it from threatening some treasured trees that are among the largest and oldest living things on earth.


Pipe that spewed 20M gallons near UCLA shut off

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 44 min ago

The site of a water main break is shown near UCLA Wednesday July 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. A ruptured 93-year-old water main on Tuesday left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Work crews have stopped the last of the water gushing from a 30-inch pipe near the University of California, Los Angeles some 30 hours after it burst.


Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 55 min ago

A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S5 smartphone is displayed at the company's showroom in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter.


Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 21 min ago

Plane Crashes in to San Diego Parking LotSAN DIEGO (AP) — A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.


Archbishop says he didn't mismanage abuse scandal

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 21 min ago

Archbishop John Nienstedt talks with a reporter at his office in St. Paul, Minn. Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Archbishop Nienstedt met with reporters after a law firm hired by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis finished its investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct with adults by Archbishop Nienstedt.(AP Photo/Craig Lassig)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign, despite criticism that he and other local Roman Catholic Church leaders concealed allegations about abusive priests, and he again dismissed allegations of sexual misconduct of his own.


FBI brings key witness in Oklahoma bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 27 min ago
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal employee who managed operations at the building bombed in Oklahoma City in 1995 is set to testify about surveillance cameras as the FBI attempts to show there are no unreleased videos of the attack.

Jury deliberations to begin in kidnapped-baby case

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 37 min ago
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jurors are set to begin deliberating in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures.

Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:52

Lyons volunteer coordinators Lucy Banta, right, and Ed Kean help sandbag a neighborhood while steady rains fell over Lyons, Colo., which was hit hard in the previous year's flooding, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. High and low pressure systems, combined with typical summer monsoon weather, drew the abundant moisture to Colorado. More rain is forecast Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Heavy rain has brought much-needed moisture to Colorado's drought-stricken plains and has tested the recovery efforts in the foothill communities hit hard by flooding in September.