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Nissan and scandal-hit Mitsubishi in talks on partnership

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 14:07

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2015 file photo, Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan Motor Co., unveils the Nissan IDS Concept vehicle in the media preview for the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo. Scandal-plagued Mitsubishi Motors Corp. may have a suitor, Nissan Motor Co., headed by auto-industry turnaround guru Carlos Ghosn. Both companies acknowledged Thursday, May 12, 2016, they were in talks on various issues, including a possible partnership involving stake ownership.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)TOKYO (AP) — Scandal-plagued Mitsubishi Motors Corp. may have a suitor, Nissan Motor Co., headed by auto-industry turnaround guru Carlos Ghosn.


Storm at anti-counterfeiting group after Alibaba joins

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 13:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversy over Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's admittance into a respected Washington-based anti-counterfeiting coalition intensified Wednesday when board members received an anonymous email threatening a mass defection unless Alibaba is pushed out, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press.

Public nude photo planned in Cleveland before GOP convention

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:47
CLEVELAND (AP) — A New York photographer known for taking pictures of groups of naked people is planning a photo shoot with 100 nude women in Cleveland, a day before the Republican National Convention opens there.

Alexie and Danticat host evening of words and music

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:29

FILE- In this Nov. 14, 2007, file photo, Sherman Alexie poses for a picture at the 58th National Book Awards in New York. Award-winning writers Sherman Alexie and Edwidge Danticat have presided over a two-hour “Selected Shorts” program that included readings and musical performances. Commentary and jokes were added by the two featured authors Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Manhattan’s Symphony Space. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — For a reading jointly hosted by award-winning writers Sherman Alexie and Edwidge Danticat, the night began with three microphones and a guitar on stage.


Exxon Beaumont CDU overhaul to be slowed by accident: sources

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:18
The overhaul of the small crude distillation unit at Exxon Mobil Corp's 344,600 barrel per day (bpd) refinery in Beaumont, Texas is expected to be slowed due to a fatal accident, sources familiar with plant operations said. A contract worker died after he was struck by a portion of a giant heat exchanger included in the overhaul of the 110,000 bpd Crude A CDU at about 12:30 a.m. CDT (0530 GMT) on Wednesday, the sources said. An Exxon spokesman declined to discuss the pace of planned maintenance at the refinery.

Enrollment in state-funded preschool inched up in 2014-15

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:05
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of 3- and 4-year-olds in state-funded classrooms rose slightly during the 2014-15 school year to almost 1.4 million, according to a national preschool report released Thursday.

Ta-Nehisi Coates nixes NY brownstone over media attention

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:44
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning nonfiction author, journalist and comic book writer Ta-Nehisi Coates says he and his family won't be moving into a recently purchased New York City brownstone because of media attention.

Outdoors become classroom for many preschoolers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:43

Outdoors become classroom for many preschoolersA program for children is thinking outside the box. In fact, the whole point is being outside.


Glimpse inside the historic Divine Lorraine Hotel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:32

Glimpse inside the historic Divine Lorraine HotelThe line to get in the doors of the iconic Divine Lorraine Hotel snaked around two blocks Wednesday night.


Asian shares mostly lower following Wall Street decline

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:24

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes are falling early Wednesday, May 11, 2016, a day after their biggest gain in two months. Office supply companies Office Depot and Staples are tumbling after a judge blocked their plans to merge. Consumer stocks are plunging after Macy’s slashed its profit forecast and reported a steep drop in earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Asian shares were mostly lower on Thursday after a weak session on Wall Street, though Southeast Asian markets gained following recent rallies in oil prices. Tokyo shares fell as the yen remained at a relatively high level versus the dollar, hurting prospects for exporters' profits.


At least 4 injured in shooting on Chicago's South Side

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:19
CHICAGO (AP) — At least four people have been shot in Chicago's Park Manor neighborhood on the city's South Side.

Missouri man put to death for killing deputy, 2 others

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:14

This undated photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Earl Forrest. Forrest, 66, is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday, May 11, 2016, for killing Dent County Sheriff’s Deputy Joann Barnes and two other people in 2002. It would be Missouri's first execution in 2016. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP)BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A man who killed two people in a drug dispute and a sheriff's deputy in a subsequent shootout was put to death Wednesday in what could be Missouri's last execution for some time.


Outdoors becomes classroom for many preschoolers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:09

Outdoors become classroom for many preschoolersA program for children is thinking outside the box. In fact, the whole point is being outside.


Victim shot and killed in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:44

Victim shot and killed in TrentonPolice are investigating a deadly shooting in Trenton.


Man, 27, shot in leg in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:37

Man, 27, shot in leg in South PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a shooting in South Philadelphia that sent a man to the hospital.


What's in Trump's returns? A look at how he plays tax game

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:13

 What’s he hiding? A speculative look at what he doesn’t want voters to see. (Trump Presidential Campaign via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump told The Associated Press this week "there's nothing to learn" from all those income tax returns he won't release until an ongoing audit wraps up.


Hyperloop One shows off super-speed propulsion technology

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:08

A recovery vehicle and test sled sit on a track after a test of a Hyperloop One propulsion system, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in North Las Vegas, Nev. The startup company opened its test site outside of Las Vegas for the first public demonstration of technology for a super-speed, tube based transportation system. (AP Photo/John Locher)NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A low-profile block of aluminum zipped across a short stretch of what looked like railroad tracks Wednesday before crashing into a tuft of sand and sending a small cloud into the clear skies of the desert north of Las Vegas.


Police: Man on tirade shot dead outside Houston clinic

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:03
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who witnesses said went on a tirade after rescheduling a mental health clinic appointment was shot dead by the owner of a neighboring business in Houston.

Questions linger about Prince's choice of doctor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:55

Questions linger about Prince's choice of doctorIf Prince was seeking help for a problem with prescription drugs, it would make sense for him to turn to a California addiction specialist known for new ideas on treatment.


Alabama death row inmate asks court to halt his execution

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:50
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers for an Alabama death row inmate asked an appellate court Wednesday to halt his upcoming execution, saying strokes and dementia have rendered him mentally incompetent in the 30 years since he was convicted of killing a Mobile police officer.