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Healthy US hiring should make 2014 best since 1999

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:44

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2014 file photo, Joe Wilhelm, left, a recruiter with payment processing company First Data Corp., shakes hands with U.S. Army Spc. Vincent Knowles, at a job fair that was part of a "transition summit" intended to provide employment and educational information to soldiers who may exit military service in the next year, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The Labor Department releases employment data for December 2014 on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The best year for U.S. hiring since 1999 likely ended with another solid gain in December, supporting expectations that the United States will strengthen further even as overseas economies stumble.


Govt considering using Internet, smartphones for 2020 census

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:40

In this photo provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, tabulators in Washington record the information from the more than 120,000 enumerators who gathered data for the 1940 U.S. Census. The days of the census taker with a clipboard in hand may be numbered. Instead, the U.S. Census Bureau is testing digital means of counting Americans this year, from asking people to fill out their forms on the Internet instead of through the mail to giving their employees smartphones instead of paper to complete their counts. (AP Photo/National Archives and Records Administration)WASHINGTON (AP) — The days of the census taker with clipboard in hand may be numbered. The Census Bureau plans to test digital tools in preparation for the 2020 census, a change that could save millions of dollars.


Coming to a car near you: auto technology at CES

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:30

Visitors use the Autonomous Experience Simulator at the Visteon booth Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at the International CES in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Self-driving cars garner much of the attention, but in reality, we're years away from tooling around in something like Knight Rider's KITT. Coming sooner to a car near you: smartphone apps on dash displays, cruise control that adapts to cars around it, remote engine starting and more.


Texas city that prepared for oil boom now waits for bust

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:25

In this photo made Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, a well pump works at sunset on a farm near Sweetwater, Texas. At the heart of the Cline, a shale formation once thought to hold more oil than Saudi Arabia, Sweetwater is bracing for layoffs and budget cuts, anxious as oil prices fall and its largest investors pull back. (AP Photo/LM Otero)SWEETWATER, Texas (AP) — Just two years ago, this Texas town known mostly for its annual rattlesnake roundup seemed to be on the brink of a transformation.


Albuquerque bus crashes through woman's home, seven injured

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 15:32
By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - An Albuquerque city bus collided with another vehicle then rammed into a woman's house on Thursday, injuring seven people, police said. Antonia Lucero told media she was watching television when a lime green ABQ RIDE bus crashed through the front of her single level house around 10:30 a.m. local time. "All of a sudden, like the wall just came in and hit the couch 'cause I was against the wall that got hit, and it threw me off," broadcaster KOAT News quoted Lucero as saying. ...

Arizona sheriff's lawyers ask judge not to pursue contempt charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 15:05

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio watches as actor Steven Seagal addresses the media about a simulated school shooting in Fountain HillsBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Lawyers defending Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio urged a federal judge on Thursday not to proceed with contempt charges against the lawman and his department over the violation of court orders in a 2007 racial-profiling case. A frustrated U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow asked attorneys last month in the high-profile trial to submit court papers by a Thursday deadline regarding possible charges that could be leveled against Arpaio, who bills himself as "America's Toughest Sheriff". ...


More than 20 hurt in tour bus crash in rural Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 15:01

In a photo provided by the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, Yuma County Sheriff’s deputies investigate the scene of a tour bus that rolled over in Yuma, Ariz., on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. The bus crashed while on an agricultural sightseeing trip near the Arizona-Mexico border, injuring 23 people. (AP Photo/Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, Alfonso Zavala)YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A tour bus flipped onto its side Thursday while on an agricultural sightseeing trip near the Arizona-Mexico border, injuring more than 20 people.


Oil bust will hurt housing in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 14:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — The oil boom that lifted home prices in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana is coming to an end.

Nissan, NASA to work on autonomous car technology

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 14:00

FILE - In this July 26, 2012 file photo, men walk in front of the logo of Nissan Motor Co. at its global headquarters in Yokohama near Tokyo. Japanese automaker Nissan and NASA are teaming up to advance the technology behind cars that drive themselves. Yokohama-based Nissan Motor Co. and NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California, announced Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 a five-year research-and-development partnership for autonomous vehicle systems so they can eventually be applied to commercially sold cars. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan and NASA are teaming up to advance the technology behind cars that drive autonomously.


Vermont governor re-elected after failing to win majority

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:34

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin delivers his inauguration speech on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Andy Duback)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin was sworn in to a third two-year term after his failure to win a majority of the popular vote in November forced state lawmakers to decide the winner on Thursday.


Protecting your electronics in cold weather

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:53

Protecting your electronics in cold weatherThe frigid temperatures can take a toll on our electronic devices like cell phones but here are some ways to prevent your gadgets from going dark.


Presley's 1st record, 'My Happiness,' auctions for $300,000

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:48

Priscilla Presley cuts the eight-tiered birthday cake during the 80th birthday celebration for her late ex-husband Elvis Presley at Graceland, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. A large crowd gathered for the celebration even though the temperature was below 20 degrees. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Brad Vest)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An acetate recording of the ballad "My Happiness," the first song Elvis Presley ever recorded, sold at auction Thursday night for $300,000.


President Obama proposes free community college program

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:33

President Obama proposes free community college programPresident Barack Obama on Thursday proposed making community college free "for everybody who is willing to work for it."


How well are you staying warm in the cold?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:31

How well are you staying warm in the cold?In bitterly cold weather, the goal is to dress to keep warm - armed with our thermal imaging camera, we put several people to the test.


Firefighters battle blaze at Peddler's Village restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:30

Firefighters battle blaze at Peddler's Village restaurantBucks County fire crews were called to battle a 2-alarm restaurant fire in the Peddler's Village shopping center.


Grand jury recommends criminal charges against Pa. AG Kathleen Kane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:29

Grand jury recommends criminal charges against Pa. AG Kathleen KaneAction News has learned that a Pennsylvania grand jury has recommended criminal charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.


Andrae Crouch, legendary gospel figure, dies at 72

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:50

Andrae Crouch, legendary gospel figure, dies at 72Andrae Crouch, a legendary gospel performer, songwriter and choir director whose work graced songs by Michael Jackson and Madonna and movies such as "The Lion King," has died. He was 72


APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:33

This summer 2014 photo provided by Cassandra C., shows Cassandra, a teen who does not give her last name, who is confined in a room at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., where she is being forced to undergo chemotherapy. The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, that state officials are not violating the rights of the 17-year-old by forcing her to undergo cancer chemotherapy she does not want. (AP Photo/Cassandra C.)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl being forced by state officials to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer said Thursday she understands she'll die if she stops treatment but it should be her decision.


Man killed in Southwest Philadelphia gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:26

Man killed in Southwest Philadelphia gunfireGunfire broke out in Southwest Philadelphia leaving one man dead.


Dad accused of tossing girl off bridge called lawyer 'God'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:04

This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Jail shows John Jonchuck. The 25-year-old faces a first-degree murder charge after throwing his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge on the approach to the Sunshine Skyway, early Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Pinellas County Jail)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just 12 hours before police said John Jonchuck threw his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge — perhaps while she was still alive — the father calmly told a sheriff's deputy he didn't want to hurt himself or his little girl and had "new clarity in his life."