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Thousands of Greek professionals protest pension reform plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:57
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of Greek lawyers, doctors, engineers and other professional groups are marching peacefully through central Athens to protest drastic new income cuts under planned pension reforms.

Sex abuse scandal rocks exclusive New England prep school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:57

Sex abuse scandal rocks exclusive New England prep schoolMIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — For more than a century, St. George's School has been part of the pedigree of some of America's richest and most influential families. Astors, Vanderbilts and Bushes have attended the exclusive boarding school, where students can go sailing, play on world-class squash courts or simply enjoy a sweeping view of the sea from the hilltop campus.


European Central Bank leaves key interest rate unchanged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:46
LONDON (AP) — European Central Bank leaves key interest rate unchanged.

Japan's economy minister grilled over report he took bribes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:26

Japan's Economy and Fiscal Minister Akira Amari speaks during a session of the Audit Committee at the upper house of Parliament in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Amari was grilled in parliament Thursday by opposition lawmakers over a report that he accepted bribes from a construction company. He denied any wrongdoing and promised an investigation. (Kazunari Fujikake/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITTOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy minister was grilled in parliament Thursday by opposition lawmakers over a report that he accepted bribes from a construction company. He denied any wrongdoing and promised an investigation.


Slick Roads Spark More Than 100 Accidents, Strand 'Hundreds' in DC Area

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:24
Less than 2 inches of snow fell in DC.

Dubai's DP World, Russian fund form ports joint venture

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:53
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai-based port operator DP World and the Russian Direct Investment Fund say they are launching a joint venture to develop ports, transportation and logistics infrastructure in Russia.

Paris 2024 Olympic bid secures $2 million sponsorship deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:50
PARIS (AP) — Leaders of the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics have secured a 2 million euros ($2.2 million) sponsorship deal with the operator of France's national lottery.

Young Chinese scale Great Firewall to flood Taiwan media

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:49

A young Chinese couple take a souvenir picture at Taiwan's Alishan Square, a commercial area set up by Taiwanese government near Qianmen Street in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. For the first time, a huge number of Chinese web users are clamoring to scale the Great Firewall to access websites banned within China. Driven by nationalistic sentiments, they are defying the government-built cyber barrier not for forbidden knowledge but to flaunt their unswerving patriotism and unconditional claim over Taiwan, a breakaway province where a pro-independence political party has won the latest presidential election, a sign that the hearts and minds of Taiwanese people are pulling further away from the mainland China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — The Facebook page of Taiwan's president-elect was flooded Thursday with tens of thousands of pro-China comments following a campaign by young mainlanders to jump the country's "Great Firewall" into normally forbidden overseas social media to express displeasure over the recent election.


Union president says Miami officer stabbed in face at casino

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:46
MIAMI (AP) — A Miami police officer is recovering after being stabbed in the face by a patron at Magic City Casino.

Wilmington officer charged, fired after off-duty incident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:32

Wilmington officer charged, fired after off-duty incidentWilmington police say an officer was arrested after an off-duty incident and fired from the department.


Student says 'ISIS' in Pledge, gets pulled from high school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:30
ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school student has been pulled out of classes and reported to police for substituting "ISIS" for the "United States of America" during the Pledge of Allegiance.

Sheriff: Louisiana man fatally shot after hostage standoff

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 18:59
PORT BARRE, La. (AP) — Authorities in central Louisiana have fatally shot a man after a four-hour hostage standoff with police at a home.

Mustafa Koc, head of Turkey's top industrial group, dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 18:57
ISTANBUL (AP) — A hospital has announced that Mustafa Koc, the chairman of Turkey's top industrial conglomerate, has died. He was 55.

Mario Woods' mother accepts his diploma 7 weeks after SFPD shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 18:29

Mario Woods' mother accepts his diploma 7 weeks after SFPD shootingExactly seven weeks after Mario Woods was shot by San Francisco police, his mother accepted the high school diploma he earned.


Annie McCormick reports on snow preps

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 18:29

Annie McCormick reports on snow prepsAction News reporter Annie McCormick reports on the snow preps from the Schuylkill Expressway.


European stock markets inch higher, Asia slides

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 18:24

European stock markets inch higher, Asia slidesEuropean stocks edged higher ahead of a central bank meeting Thursday while Asian markets fell, surrendering early gains as oil drifted down and sentiment remained fragile. KEEPING SCORE: Europe started ...


IS attacks fuel storage tanks in Libya's major oil terminal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 18:23
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan officials say Islamic State militants have attacked one of the country's major oil terminals, setting storage tanks on fire at the coastal Ras Lanuf facility.

Audit: Vegas cabs overcharging public by $47 million a year

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:53
LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the cash you doled out for a Las Vegas cab ride hurt your wallet, it's not all in your head — auditors in Nevada also think taxi rates are outrageous.

Political fallout from Flint, Michigan water crisis spreads

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:45

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, MichiganBy Timothy Gardner and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - President Barack Obama pledged to offer support for the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan on Wednesday and environmental regulators were set to provide Congress with information about their role. Blame is swirling after a switch in the water supply to the financially strapped city of 100,000 north of Detroit led to elevated levels of lead in drinking water. "What is inexplicable and inexcusable is once people figured out that there was a problem there and that there was lead in the water, the notion that immediately families weren't notified, things weren't shut down," Obama said in an interview with CBS.


Delay in Flint water response 'inexplicable and inexcusable,' Obama tells CBS

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:45
President Barack Obama said in an interview on Wednesday that it was "inexplicable and inexcusable" that families in Flint, Michigan, were not immediately informed that the city's drinking water had elevated levels of lead. "What is inexplicable and inexcusable is once people figured out that there was a problem there and that there was lead in the water, the notion that immediately families weren't notified, things weren't shut down," Obama told CBS. "That shouldn't happen anywhere," Obama said in an excerpt of the interview released by CBS.