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Toy makers' new darlings: tiny critics on YouTube

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:18

In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo Evan and Jillian, no last name given, of EvanTubeHD, try NBA Heros, by Jazwares, at the TTPM Holiday Showcase, in New York. Evan has over 800 million views on EvanTubeHD, where he reviews toys. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — A snaggletooth eight-year-old. A middle schooler with a punk rocker bob cut and big earrings. Tween siblings with a penchant for playing.


Embattled charter school owes district $2.6 million

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:10

Embattled charter school owes district $2.6 millionLeaders in the Philadelphia school district met Wednesday to discuss the next steps it will take against a struggling charter school that suddenly had to scale back, leaving hundreds of students looking for a new school.


Mom guilty of manslaughter in autistic son's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:08

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2011 file photo, Gigi Jordan, the multimillionaire mother charged with killing her autistic 8-year-old son, appears in Manhattan Supreme court in New York. Jordan was convicted by a jury of manslaughter Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 and faces up to 25 years in prison when sentenced. (AP Photo/File, Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — A health care millionaire who fatally drugged her developmentally disabled son was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday in what her defense portrayed as a mercy killing by a mother trying to escape a labyrinth of fear and despair.


Mega Millions jackpot goes to winner in NY after $321M drawing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 01:36

Mega Millions jackpot goes to winner in NY after $321M drawingOne lucky person in New York won the $321 million Mega Millions jackpot, the eighth-largest prize in the game's history.


US stocks gain as oil price rebounds from low

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 01:19

The facade of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. European stock markets bounced back Wednesday Nov. 5, 2014 from the sell-off triggered by lower growth forecasts. Asian shares mostly fell and oil plumbed fresh lows. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gained in midday trading as energy prices stabilized and following the completion of the midterm elections that saw Republicans take control of the Senate.


New York socialite guilty of manslaughter in death of autistic son

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 01:19
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A wealthy New York socialite accused of killing her 8-year-old autistic son in a posh Manhattan hotel room was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter on Wednesday, said prosecutors, who had sought a second-degree murder conviction. Gigi Jordan, a self-made millionaire and former pharmaceutical executive, faces a sentence of up to 25 years for the 2010 poisoning death of son, Jude Mirra. "Gigi Jordan showed no mercy to her son, and should receive none at the time of her sentencing," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement. ...

Gap expanding quickly in Asia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 01:08
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. has announced plans to expand quickly in Asia as it tries to tap into growing demand there.

Ukraine to halt subsidies to rebel-held areas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 01:03
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine will freeze budget subsidies for the eastern territories controlled by pro-Russian separatists, the prime minister announced Wednesday — a move that could worsen the already grievous economic conditions there.

Washington, D.C., voters OK legal pot, but congressional hurdles remain

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 01:02

DC Cannabis Campaign sign is seen with other signs in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - District of Columbia voters have overwhelmingly approved legalizing marijuana, but pot smokers in the U.S. capital still need congressional approval before they can legally light up. Washington voters passed Initiative 71, 65 percent to 28 percent on Tuesday, joining Oregon and Alaska in victories that add fuel to the pot legalization movement. But Congress, which has constitutional oversight of the U.S. capital city, can disapprove a measure within a review period of 30 business days. ...


PHOTOS: Search for Carlesha Freeland-Gaither

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 00:49

 Search for Carlesha Freeland-GaitherAuthorities have released new images of a person of interest in the abduction of 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither.


Chicago Lucas museum: 'palace for Jabba the Hutt'?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 00:43

This architectural rendering provided by the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art shows the design of the planned Lucas Museum of Narrative Art along Chicago's lakefront. Beijing-based architect Ma Yansong visited Chicago to unveil drawings of the futuristic-looking structure and said that the museum financed by Star Wars director George Lucas is the most important project he's undertaken. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art)CHICAGO (AP) — The sketches of "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' Chicago museum show a flowing white building topped with a hovering ring. The newly unveiled architectural designs for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art were drawing a range of reaction on Wednesday, from snide comments to forthright admiration.


Malfunction closes 2 Czech nuclear reactors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 00:30
PRAGUE (AP) — An official says a damaged water pipe has forced the closure of two of the four nuclear reactors at a Czech power plant.

Women providing LA adventure club a new challenge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 00:16

In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, Martin Bloom, Adventurers Club of Los Angeles president, walks around the main meeting room in Los Angeles. For members of this venerable institution that has been meeting once a week since 1921, their biggest challenge may be deciding whether to admit women to what has always been a "gentleman-only" club. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of them have hiked across a hundred or more countries. Others have dived deep into the oceans off every continent.


PHOTOS: Orphaned baby otter rescued in California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 23:35

 Orphaned baby otter rescued in CaliforniaAn orphaned baby otter is receiving round-the-clock care after being found abandoned on a Bay Area beach.


Financier, 70, facing 20 years prison, to not withdraw guilty plea

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 23:24

Walsh exits following his sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in ManhattanBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stephen Walsh, a former minority owner of the New York Islanders professional hockey team, has decided not to withdraw his guilty plea to swindling investors in a $554 million fraud, even after a federal judge said he deserved the maximum 20 years in prison. Walsh, 70, will instead try to persuade U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum in Manhattan to impose a lesser punishment. In a letter to the judge, his lawyer indicated that federal prosecutors will not oppose the effort. ...


US stocks rise in early trade; Devon Energy jumps

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 22:38

The facade of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. European stock markets bounced back Wednesday Nov. 5, 2014 from the sell-off triggered by lower growth forecasts. Asian shares mostly fell and oil plumbed fresh lows. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising in early trading as investors welcome some positive earnings reports.


Son, brothers of S. Korean ferry owner convicted

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 22:34

FILE - In this July 25, 2014 file photo, Yoo Dae-gyun, center, the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner, is surrounded by the reporters upon his arrival at Incheon District Prosecutors' Office in Incheon, South Korea. A South Korean court convicted three relatives of the sunken ferry's owner Yoo Byung-eun and other associates for corruption on Wednesday, Nov. 5, about four months after the tycoon was found dead on the run. On Wednesday, Yoo's eldest son, Yoo Dae-gyun, was sentenced to three years in prison over embezzlement and breach of trust, according to Incheon District Court spokesman Jang Joon Ah. Two brothers of Yoo Byung-eun were convicted of similar corruption charges. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Han Jong-chan, File) KOREA OUTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court convicted three relatives of the sunken ferry's owner and other associates for corruption on Wednesday, about four months after the tycoon was found dead on the run.


Hungary tax chief admits ban from visiting US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 22:15
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The head of Hungary's tax authority acknowledged in a report published Wednesday that she has been banned from entering the United States because of suspected links to corruption.

Boy donates projectile point to Smithsonian

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 22:15
BEACH HAVEN, N.J. (AP) — A Virginia boy has donated a prehistoric projectile point that he found along the New Jersey shore to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

WWII grenade removed from basement of NY home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 22:08
ALBION, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a live hand grenade from World War II has been removed from a western New York home.