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Recaro recalls over 39,000 child safety seats

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:53

Recaro recalls over 39,000 child safety seatsRecaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.


Designer sues Barnes & Noble over backpack profits

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:42
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York fashion student is claiming in a federal lawsuit that she designed a backpack for Barnes & Noble and hasn't made any money off the top-selling bag.

Florida woman shoots grandson, 7, after mistaking him for intruder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:37
A 7-year-old Florida boy was in critical but stable condition on Tuesday after being shot by his grandmother, who mistakenly thought he was an intruder, sheriff's officials said. Linda Maddox, 63, was asleep with her twin grandsons in Tampa after the boys' father had gone to work, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. Thinking it was an intruder, she fired a shot in the dark from a .22-caliber revolver she kept by the bed, authorities said.

Johnny Manziel middle finger overshadows Cleveland Browns' loss to Washington Redskins

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:37

Johnny Manziel middle finger overshadows Cleveland Browns' loss to Washington RedskinsIf the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there's not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job.


Murder warrant issued in Texas roller rink slaying

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:24
GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A murder warrant has been issued for a suspect in a fatal stabbing during a fight at a North Texas roller skating rink that left two people dead and five hurt.

PHOTOS: 2014 Famous Deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:13

 2014 Famous DeathsThe names and faces of those who have passed this year.


Egypt picks Saudi consultancy to draft Suez plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:21
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has selected a Saudi consultancy to draw up the plan for the government's mega project to transform the Suez Canal waterway into a hub of international investment and free trade zones.

PHOTOS: Officer hurt in shootout in Tacony

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:21

 Officer hurt in shootout in TaconyAction News was there after an exchange of gunfire between 3 officers and a suspect.


$7,000 missing from fund for shooting victim

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:58
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say roughly $7,000 is missing from an account established for the family of a man who was fatally shot during an argument inside a movie theater.

Ex-Romanian politician, oil tycoon dies at 64

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:55

File - In a Sept. 6, 2007 file picture Romanian oil tycoon Dinu Patriciu, gestures during an interview with the Associated Press, in Bucharest Romania. Dinu Patriciu, an emblematic politician from Romania’s early post-communist years whose later career as an oil tycoon was marred by legal troubles, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the age of 64, in a London hospital, said former Prime Minister Petre Roman.(AP Photo/Marius Nemes, File)BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Dinu Patriciu, an emblematic politician from Romania's early post-communist years whose later career as an oil tycoon was marred by legal troubles, died Tuesday after a series of illnesses. He was 64.


Man shot several times inside car in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:49

Man shot several times inside car in WilmingtonPolice say a man was shot several times inside a car in Wilmington, Delaware early Tuesday morning.


Officer grazed in the head during shootout in Tacony; suspect dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:35

Officer released from hospital after shootout in Tacony; suspect deadA Philadelphia police officer is recovering after a shootout in the city's Tacony section that left a suspect dead.


Officer grazed in the head after shooting in Tacony, suspect dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:14

Officer released from hospital after shootout in Tacony; suspect deadOffcials say a Philadelphia police officer was grazed in the head after a shooting in the city's Tacony section early Tuesday morning.


Officer grazed in the head after shooting in Tacony, suspect dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:49

Officer grazed in the head after shooting in Tacony, suspect deadOffcials say a Philadelphia police officer was grazed in the head after a shooting in the city's Tacony section early Tuesday morning.


Officer wounded in Tacony shooting, suspect dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:52

Officer released from hospital after shootout in Tacony; suspect deadOffcials say a Philadelphia police officer was grazed in the head after a shooting in the city's Tacony section early Tuesday morning.


In New Orleans, a change in police command

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:32

FILE - In this Monday, May 13, 2013, file photo, New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas announces the issuance of an arrest warrant in connection with a shooting, during a news conference in front of police headquarters, in New Orleans. On Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, Serpas said he is leaving after four years on the job. Serpas has come under fire from officers upset by changes to rules for off-duty work and to disciplinary policies that sent scores of officers out of the department. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year, but violent crime still plagues New Orleans and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas.


BHP plans asset split, posts $13.8 billion profit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:15
SYDNEY (AP) — BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, said Tuesday it plans to split off some of its smaller assets into a separate company, as it posted a $13.8 billion annual profit.

Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:14

Protesters run when the police shoot tear gas in Ferguson, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer have entered their second week. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:


Police come under 'heavy gunfire' in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:06
(Reuters) - Police came under "heavy gunfire" and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago. "Not a single bullet was fired by officers despite coming under heavy attack (on Monday night)," State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson told a news conference, adding that police had confiscated two guns from protesters. ...

US won't reveal records on health website security

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:26

FILE - This March 1, 2014 file photo shows part of the website for HealthCare.gov in Washington. The Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's signature health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)WASHINGTON (AP) — After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.