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NATO chief meets EU defense ministers to discuss cooperation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 19:28

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, center, is flanked by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, right, and Netherlands’ Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert as they pose for a picture at the Maritime Museum prior to an informal meeting of EU defense ministers in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)AMSTERDAM (AP) — NATO's chief met Friday with European Union defense ministers to discuss boosting cooperation between the military alliance and the 28-nation bloc to tackle looming threats to the region.


U.S. Air Force says plans test F-35 deployment this month

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:56
The U.S. Air Force will deploy four Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets to a different U.S. air base this month as it assesses whether the new warplane can be declared combat-ready by August as planned, a senior officer told Reuters on Thursday. Major General Jay Silveria, who heads the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, said the F-35 jets would be sent from the Nevada base to Mountain Home Air Force Base in southwestern Idaho later this month. The deployment would include pilots, mechanics, spare parts, equipment and the plane's computerized logistics system to test the ability to deploy the plane for combat, he said.

Conn. governor critical of town considering arming teachers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:55
KENT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town is considering a program that trains teachers to use guns in the event of an active shooter, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has come down hard on the idea.

Folks prepare for snowy commute on Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:19

Wintry mix makes for a messy commute on FridayCommuters are preparing for a snowy Friday morning as they head to work and school.


Albania passes 10-year moratorium to stop cutting wood

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:07
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Albanian Environment Ministry says Parliament has passed a 10-year moratorium on chopping down trees for industry or export purposes.

Toyota posts $5.4 billion quarterly profit, raises forecast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:05

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2015, file photo, Toyota Motor Corp.'s booth is crowded with visitors in the media preview of the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo. On Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, Toyota Motor Corp. reports financial results. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)TOKYO (AP) — Toyota's quarterly profit rose nearly 5 percent as the weaker yen and cost reductions offset declining sales in some markets. The automaker raised its full-year earnings forecast.


Super Bowl home rental prices not meeting stratospheric hopes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:04

A Santa Clara resident, who asked to be identified as Qat Johnson, walks outside her home in Santa ClaraBy Deborah M. Todd SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Some San Francisco Bay Area residents hoping to rent their homes for thousands of dollars a night to deep-pocketed Super Bowl attendees are finding themselves short of the goal line. While vacation rental companies, including Airbnb, HomeAway and others, report doing a brisk business in advance of this weekend's Super Bowl 50, some of their most expensive offerings have found no takers. Airbnb said it has booked housing for more than 11,000 guests into Bay Area rentals for Super Bowl weekend, but 85 percent of bookings were for $300 per night or less.


Woman charged in teen's death says she, too, was bullied

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:20

This undated photo provided by Tammy Weeks shows her daughter, Nicole Lovell, posing when she was 10 in Blacksburg, Va. The 13-year-old girl was found dead just across the state line in Surry County, N.C., and two Virginia Tech students are charged in the case. (Tammy Weeks via AP)BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Natalie Keepers told a judge that she was bullied — just like the 13-year-old girl she is accused of plotting to kill.


Honda's latest air bag recall to total 5.7 million cars

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:24
TOKYO (AP) — Honda Motor Co. said Friday that it would recall 5.7 million cars worldwide in the latest round of recalls involving Takata Corp. air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel into the vehicle.

Chinese using carpooling apps to get ride home for holidays

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:10

 mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese. The apps give an alternative to pricey airfares and hard-to-score train tickets. (AP Photo/Paul Traynor)SHANGHAI (AP) — The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:02
"I call this money blood money ... coming out of the pockets of hardworking Americans." — Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland to Martin Shkreli as the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee grilled the entrepreneur over skyrocketing drug prices.

NFL shows off technologies to prevent concussions at Moscone Center

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 15:47

NFL shows off technologies to prevent concussions at Moscone CenterAs part of the lead up to Super Bowl 50 the National Football League is showing off technologies it is funding to help prevent concussions among players.


NFL will pay Super Bowl halftime volunteers following questioning by ABC7 News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 15:45

NFL will pay Super Bowl halftime volunteers following questioning by ABC7 NewsABC7 News has learned the National Football League has decided to pay 500 people recruited as volunteers for the Super Bowl Halftime show on Sunday.


EXCLUSIVE: ABC7 News speaks with man Mario Woods is accused of stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 15:27

 ABC7 News speaks with man Mario Woods is accused of stabbingFor the first time, the man who says he was stabbed by Mario Woods speaks exclusively to ABC7 News reporter Vic Lee about the encounter.


Furniture giant IKEA loses its trademark in Indonesia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 15:18
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — There is Samsung of South Korea, Sony of Japan, BMW of Germany and IKEA of Indonesia. Wait! IKEA of Indonesia? Yes, at least in Indonesia, if not worldwide.

New Jersey man arrested after drone crashes into Empire State Building

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:46
The 29-year-old man was taken into custody after a small aircraft he was piloting struck the iconic building before coming to rest on the 35th floor on Thursday evening, the New York City Police Department said. The man asked building security personnel for his drone back after they retrieved it, but instead they called authorities, a police spokesman said. The local NBC affiliate in New York identified the man as Sean Nivin Riddle.

NFL shows off technologies to prevent concussions at Moscone Center

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:46

NFL shows off technologies to prevent concussions at Moscone CenterAs part of the lead up to Super Bowl 50 the National Football League is showing off technologies it is funding to help prevent concussions among players.


Subway riders dismiss NYPD plan to wake snoozing passengers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:39

A rush hour commuter shuts her eyes while riding the F train in Manhattan, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. About half of all crimes committed in New York City's subway system involve victims who have fallen asleep, a fact that prompted the city's police commissioner to say this week that officers who patrol the system should be waking slumbering passengers for their own good. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Even in the city that never sleeps, there's at least one place New Yorkers value a little shuteye.


7 On Your Side reveals Super Bowl party tips

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:36

7 On Your Side reveals Super Bowl party tipsIf you're getting a group of friends together for the Super Bowl, these simple steps will help you have a great party and enjoy the game, too.


Suspect in custody after man killed in Feltonville shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:33

Suspect in custody after man killed in Feltonville shootingPolice say one person is in custody after a shooting that left a man dead in the city's Feltonville section.