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Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 22:04

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, Barbie dolls, a Mattel product, are displayed in a Walmart store in Robinson Township, Pa. Mattel's fourth-quarter earnings released Friday Jan. 30, 2015 gave the first details on what contributed to a weak performance that led to the resignation of its chairman and CEO. Barbie sales fell 12 percent, though that wasn't as bad as the third quarter's 21 percent drop. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


This Week in the Civil War

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 22:01
This Week in the Civil War for Sunday, Feb. 1: Robert E. Lee made commander-in-chief of all Confederate forces, 13th Amendment proposal to abolish slavery passes U.S. House.

UK to launch 100,000 genomes project as Obama backs DNA drive

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 21:50
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Gene research is getting a boost on both sides of the Atlantic, with scientists in England set to launch a project on Feb. 2 to analyze 100,000 entire human genomes and U.S. President Barack Obama backing a big new DNA data drive. Obama will announce the U.S. plan to analyze genetic information from more than 1 million American volunteers on Friday as a central part of an initiative to promote so-called precision medicine, officials said. The 100,000 genomes project in England, meanwhile, was first unveiled by the British government two years ago -- but the 11 centers charged with collecting samples will only begin full-scale recruitment from next week. Such large-scale genomic research has become possible because the cost of genome sequencing has plummeted in recent years to around $1,000 per genome.

A timeline of 'Suge' Knight's legal and medical troubles

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 21:33

FILE - This August 2008 file photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight. A lawyer for Knight says the Death Row Records founder was at the wheel of a car that struck two men, killing one, in a Los Angeles suburb. The accident in Compton occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, File)A look at Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight's troubles over the past 20 years:


How can Google snap its stock out of its stupor?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:23

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2012 file photo, attendees at the National Retail Federation listen to a discussion about Google Wallet, in New York. Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars. The latest letdown came Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, with the release of Google's fourth-quarter financial results. The earnings were well below analysts' predictions, marking the fifth consecutive quarter that Google Inc. hasn't cleared a key hurdle for publicly held companies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's digital ad prices and the company's expensive investments in far-out technology has trimmed its profit margins.


Cold-stunned turtles rehabilitated in New Orleans, released

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:14

Suzanne Smith, Stranding & Rescue Coordinator of Marine Mammals & Sea Turtles for the Audubon Nature Institute, releases an endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle, which was rescued in New England, and rehabilitated by the institute, into the Gulf of Mexico, 24 miles off the coast of Louisiana, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. The institute released nearly two dozen of the more than 1,200 cold-stunned young Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were stranded in November and December in New England. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Nearly two dozen turtles that were stranded by cold weather last year in Massachusetts have successfully undergone rehab and have been returned to waters off Louisiana's coast.


ACCUWEATHER MAPS: Sunday night's possible snowfall

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:57

 Sunday night's possible snowfallAccuWeather is tracking the possibility of accumulating snow Sunday night into Monday.


Accuweather: Windy, Tumbling Afternoon Temperatures

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:40

 Temps Tumble, Snow Likely Sunday NightMeteorologist David Murphy says snow appears likely Sunday evening into Monday.


Smart Spending: Why investors are applauding Amazon earnings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:40

In this Dec. 1, 2014 photo, Teresa Clark fills an order at the Amazon fulfillment center in Lebanon, Tenn. Shares of Amazon.com jumped over 8 percent in aftermarket trading after the e-commerce giant beat quarterly profit expectations by a mile, the company announced, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com Inc.'s fourth-quarter earnings roundly beat analyst expectations, sending the Seattle e-commerce giant's stock soaring 11 percent in premarket trading Friday. Here's a closer look at what investors applauded and hope continues.


Residents escape flames inside Southwest Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:31

Residents escape flames inside Southwest Philadelphia homeResidents escaped a fire inside a Southwest Philadelphia house early Friday morning.


U.S. proposes effort to analyze DNA from 1 million people

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:12
By Toni Clarke and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has proposed analyzing genetic information from more than 1 million American volunteers as part of a new initiative to understand human disease and develop medicines targeted to an individual's genetic make-up. At the heart of the initiative, to be announced on Friday by President Barack Obama, is the creation of a pool of people - healthy and ill, men and women, old and young - who would be studied to learn how genetic variants affect health and disease. The near-term goal is to create more and better treatments for cancer, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), told reporters on a conference call on Thursday.

U.S. proposes effort to analyze DNA from 1 million people

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:12
By Toni Clarke and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has proposed analyzing genetic information from more than 1 million American volunteers as part of a new initiative to understand human disease and develop medicines targeted to an individual's genetic make-up. At the heart of the initiative, to be announced on Friday by President Barack Obama, is the creation of a pool of people - healthy and ill, men and women, old and young - who would be studied to learn how genetic variants affect health and disease. The near-term goal is to create more and better treatments for cancer, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), told reporters on a conference call on Thursday.

Accuweather: Temps plunge, snow possible Sunday night

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:02

 Temps Tumble, Snow Likely Sunday NightAfter Arctic cold settles in, Accuweather is tracking another chance of snow Sunday night.


Accuweather: Temps plunge, snow possible Sunday night

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:02

 Temps plunge, snow possible Sunday nightAfter Arctic cold settles in, Accuweather is tracking another chance of snow Sunday night.


Accuweather: Temps plunge, snow possible Sunday night

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:02

 Temps plunge, snow possible Sunday nightAfter Arctic cold settles in, Accuweather is tracking another chance of snow Sunday night.


On Super Bowl Sunday, veggies are most popular food

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:58
CHICAGO (AP) — While the gladiators of the NFL are clashing in Phoenix at the Super Bowl, the titans of food will be fighting for supremacy at spreads across the country.

Suge Knight surrenders to police after fatal hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:49

Suge Knight surrenders to police after fatal hit-and-runDeath Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has turned himself in to police in connection with a deadly hit-and-run near Los Angeles on Thursday.


Suge Knight surrenders to police after fatal hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:49

Suge Knight surrenders to police after fatal hit-and-runDeath Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has turned himself in to police in connection with a deadly hit-and-run near Los Angeles on Thursday.


Suge Knight surrenders to police after fatal hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:49

Suge Knight surrenders to police after fatal hit-and-runDeath Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has turned himself in to police in connection with a deadly hit-and-run near Los Angeles on Thursday.


Suge Knight named person of interest in fatal hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:13

Suge Knight surrenders to police after fatal hit-and-runDeath Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has turned himself in to police in connection with a deadly hit-and-run near Los Angeles on Thursday.