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Citizen-scientists: Uncle Sam wants you to fight Zika!

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 16:06

In this May 5, 2016 photo, student Chloe Colston, 15, labels a cup for mosquito larva collection at her school in Mahanttan, KS. The mosquitoes that can spread the disease Zika are already buzzing in places around the United States but the U.S. government could use a little help figuring out exactly where. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says high school students can do this important work using plastic cups and brown paper towels, mapping hotspots for mosquito controllers. (AP Photo/Josh Replogle)MIAMI (AP) — The mosquitoes that can spread Zika are already buzzing among us. The U.S. government could use some help figuring out exactly where.


Even on US turf, culture clashes make China firms tough foes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 15:06

In this Friday, May 6, 2016, photo, Tang Energy CEO Patrick Jenevein poses for a photo in his office in Dallas. Several months earlier, Tang Energy won an arbitration case arising from a contract with Aviation Industry Corp., a conglomerate owned by the Chinese government. AVIC has challenged the ruling in federal court, arguing that as an arm of the Chinese government, it isn't subject to American arbitrators. (AP Photo/LM Otero)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies have found it can be tough to do business in China. Now, as more Chinese firms invest in the United States, they're finding it can be hard to contend with Chinese companies on American turf, too.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 15:01
"I think I'm running on common sense. I think I'm running on what's right. I don't think in terms of labels." — Donald Trump in a recent interview with The Associated Press on how some of his policy ideas, such as trade and national defense, run counter to the Republican Party.

Pilot's body found in small plane wreckage in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 14:24
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pilot was found dead in the wreckage of a small plane crash in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles hours after it disappeared from radar amid foggy, cloudy conditions, authorities said Sunday.

Hours after dad gives up, son in Utah entrapment case caught

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 14:15

This photo provided by Centerville Police shows Flint Wayne Harrison, 51. Utah police are searching for two suspects, Flint Wayne Harrison and Dereck James Harrison, after a woman and her four teenage daughters were lured to a house and tied in a basement before they managed to escape, authorities said Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (Centerville Police via AP)PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — A woman and her four teenage daughters who were lured to a Utah house and tied up in the basement were thrilled and relieved to learn the father and son charged in the bizarre attack were in custody in Wyoming, authorities said Sunday.


Verizon, unions set to return to bargaining table

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 14:12
WASHINGTON (AP) — Verizon and union officials representing about 39,000 striking landline and cable workers in nine eastern states and Washington, D.C., agreed to restart negotiations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

In surprising turnabout, Oklahoma eyes Medicaid expansion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 13:44

Jennifer Parrott, a certified nurse practitioner, does charting at the Oklahoma Health Sciences Emergency Department, in Oklahoma City, in Oklahoma City, Friday, May 13, 2016. Republican leaders in Oklahoma are moving toward a plan to expand its Medicaid program to bring in billions of federal dollars from President Obama's new health care system. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republican leaders in this conservative state are now confronting something that alarms them even more: a huge $1.3 billion hole in the budget that threatens to do widespread damage to the state's health care system.


Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 13:32

FILE - In this May 13, 2014 file photo, a Google self-driving car goes on a test drive near the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. The problem, say transportation researchers, is that people will use them too much. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. The problem, say transportation researchers, is that people will use them too much.


Coast Guard calls off search for passenger missing from cruise ship off Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 13:10

The large seawall that protects Galveston from major storms and the rising waters of the Gulf of Mexico is seen on Galveston IslandThe cruise ship alerted the Coast Guard on Friday that Samantha Broberg, 33, was missing and might have fallen overboard about 195 miles (315 km) from the Texas coast. The Coast Guard said in a statement that its 8th District command center had coordinated 20 hours of aerial searching with a combined search area of more than 4,300 square miles.


Trump aide dismisses audio tape as Democrats raise character issue

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:56

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Eugene OregonBy Ginger Gibson and David Lawder WASHINGTON, 2016 - A top aide to Donald Trump said on Sunday he did not believe the Republican presidential front-runner posed as his own spokesman to brag about his personal life, a controversy that came as Democrats sharpen their attacks on the billionaire's character. The Washington Post released an audio recording on Friday of a man who identified himself as Trump publicist "John Miller" and talked about the real estate tycoon's romantic encounters in a 1991 conversation with a People magazine reporter. After listening to the tape while appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" show, senior Trump adviser Paul Manafort said he did not believe it was the Republican candidate's voice despite his past admissions of sometimes using a pseudonym.


Kenyan runners win San Francisco's Bay to Breakers race

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:55

Kenyan runners win San Francisco's Bay to Breakers raceKenya's Isaac Mukundi Mwangi was the first racer to cross the finish line in San Francisco's 105th annual Bay to Breakers race Sunday, followed by female winner Caroline Chepkoech who also from Kenya.


Pittsburg officials consider installing cameras along Highway 4 after shootings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:34

Pittsburg officials consider installing cameras along Highway 4 after shootingsShootings are a problem throughout the East Bay, so the Pittsburg City Council will vote Monday whether to install cameras along Highway 4 to help keep the community safe.


Coast Guard halts search for missing cruise ship passenger

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:14
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a search in the Gulf of Mexico for a passenger missing from a cruise ship that sailed out of Galveston, Texas.

Nintendo eyeing filmmaking for growth after Mariners sale

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:52
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is eyeing the movie business for growth.

Interstate in Arizona closed due to 100-mile police chase

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:45
ASH FORK, Ariz. (AP) — Interstate 40 near Ash Fork was closed in both directions Sunday afternoon after a tractor-trailer rig led police on a 100-mile chase.

Senator Schumer urges TSA to put more dogs on security line

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:42

Senator Schumer urges TSA to put more dogs on security lineSenator Charles Schumer is urging the Transportation Security Administration to put more dogs on the passenger-screening line to reduce long delays for travelers going through security at New York City airports.


Man in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times by roommate in Harlem

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:39

Man in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times by roommate in HarlemThe stabbing happened shortly after 6 a.m. in a building on Frederick Douglass Boulevard Near West 149th Street.


Texas bus company in crash has faced vehicle problems before

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:34

Texas bus company in crash has faced vehicle problems beforeThe small South Texas bus company involved in a rollover crash that killed eight people and injured 44 others had twice been ordered by Louisiana state inspectors in 2015 to take one of its buses off the ...


EXCLUSIVE: Ride along with NYPD commander during crackdown on ATVs, illegal motorcycles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:31

 Ride along with NYPD commander during crackdown on ATVs, illegal motorcyclesTeams of NYPD officers are looking for roving bands of motorcyclists and individuals who they say could possibly pose a danger to the public. In recent months, they have sought to end what they describe as 'reckless driving' by individuals and groups.


Trump, Biden at Penn graduation as parent, grandparent

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:19

Trump, Biden at Penn graduation as parent, grandparentBoth Donald Trump and Joe Biden are scheduled to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania, but not on the stage as politicians - they'll be in the audience as parent and grandparent.