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European car chiefs 'reeling' from Ford warning

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:09

Worker cleans the floor next to a Fiat 500 X, in preparation for the press conference during the press day at the Motor Show in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. European carmakers are hoping to impress with new models at this week's Paris Motor Show and prove they have come out stronger from years of economic trouble and cost-cutting. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says fellow car bosses "are still reeling" from the profit warning that rival Ford announced on the eve of the biennial gathering in Paris.


Supreme Court takes up housing bias case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time in recent years, the Supreme Court will consider taking away a powerful legal tactic the Obama administration and others have used to combat housing discrimination.

Teachers accused of having threesome sex with student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:02

Teachers accused of having threesome sex with studentOfficials say two teachers are accused of having a threesome with a Louisiana high school student.


Supreme Court takes no immediate action on gay marriage cases

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:56

A gay couple holds hands during a rally in support of the United States Supreme Court decision on marriage rights in San DiegoBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday took no action over whether it plans to take up the question of whether states can ban gay marriage. The seven different cases pending before the court were not mentioned in a list of new cases the court agreed to hear on Thursday ahead of its new term, which starts on Monday. The move does not necessarily mean the court will decline to hear the cases during the new term. It often takes more time to consider particularly noteworthy or complicated cases before deciding whether to take them up. ...


ECB's Draghi gives no hint of more stimulus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:55

President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi walks in front of the ECB governing council prior to their meeting in Naples, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is expected Thursday to underline the bank's willingness to deploy more economic stimulus measures, a stance that could send the euro skidding even lower. And a drop in the currency — which helps eurozone exporters and could nudge up worryingly low inflation — might be the most effective stimulus to come out of the ECB's monthly meeting. (AP Photo/Lapresse, POOL)NAPLES, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi underlined the bank's willingness to ramp up its stimulus efforts with large-scale bond purchases if needed — but otherwise offered no new economic help at the bank's meeting Thursday.


Killer of New Jersey rabbi's wife out of prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:33
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A confessed hit man who was paid to help kill a New Jersey rabbi's wife in 1994 has been released from prison.

Officials: About 80 people being monitored for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:32

 About 80 people being monitored for EbolaHealth officials in Texas say about 80 people are being monitored for symptoms of Ebola.


Patient Placed in Isolation in Hawaii Over Ebola Concerns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:31
A person in Hawaii was placed in isolation after exhibiting possible symptoms consistent with Ebola, state health officials said.

Sandy Hook school bomb scare 'low to no threat'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:19
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A bomb threat phoned in to the Sandy Hook School that forced its evacuation was "complex," but was considered "low to no threat," Newtown's schools superintendent told parents.

Lawmakers grill new EU economy chief amid doubts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:35

Lawmakers grill new EU economy chief amid doubtsBRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers on Thursday grilled the 28-nation bloc's incoming economy chief, Pierre Moscovici, because many fear he cannot be trusted to properly enforce rules limiting government deficits.


2 firefighters retire during Atlantic City blaze

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:30
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two Atlantic City fire battalion chiefs had to walk off the job and retire while fighting a blaze that destroyed four buildings and displaced 17 people.

Wonga agrees to write off debts for thousands

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:02
LONDON (AP) — Payday lender Wonga has agreed to write off the debts of 330,000 people it admits shouldn't have gotten loans in the first place.

More than 4,000 hogs die in fire at NC farm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:57
EAGLE SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — A fire at a farm in central North Carolina has killed more than 4,000 hogs.

Greenland calls for early elections next month

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:51
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Greenland has called for early elections next month after four government members quit and the prime minister went on leave amid a scandal involving the use of public funds.

European Central Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at record low 0.05 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:46
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at record low 0.05 percent.

Texting apps required gear for Hong Kong protests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:44

A student protester gets emotional while pleading for a peaceful resolution, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 in Hong Kong. The student leaders of the protests are warning that if the territory's top official doesn't resign by tomorrow, they will step up their actions -- including occupying several important government buildings. They'd be risking another round of confrontations with police, who are unlikely to let government buildings be stormed. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)HONG KONG (AP) — Just as protesters in Egypt depended on Twitter three years ago, the latest digital tools have become required gear for tens of thousands of people demanding democratic reforms on the streets of Hong Kong.


Man, 19 shot in the neck in West Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:02

Man, 19 shot in the neck in West KensingtonPolice say a 19-year-old male was shot in the neck in Philadelphia's West Kensington section Thursday night.


California probes near-death escape of 12 firefighters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:01
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California forestry officials have opened an inquiry into a life-threatening ordeal faced by 12 firefighters who were nearly engulfed by flames in the Sierra Nevada last month before a helicopter pilot flew to the scene and led them to safety. The team had already crawled into foil-lined personal fire shelters - a survival measure of last resort - before they were spotted by the pilot as columns of fire raced up a canyon at them, igniting whole trees along the way. ...

ECB buying bundles of loans could spur lending

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:57

President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi sits at the table prior to the start of the ECB governing council meeting in Naples, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is expected Thursday to underline the bank's willingness to deploy more economic stimulus measures, a stance that could send the euro skidding even lower. And a drop in the currency — which helps eurozone exporters and could nudge up worryingly low inflation — might be the most effective stimulus to come out of the ECB's monthly meeting. (AP Photo/Lapresse, POOL)The European Central Bank plans to start buying a type of bonds known as asset-backed securities. The move is aimed at spurring bank lending to companies and getting a slack economy moving again.


Blogger indicted for photographing Mississippi senator's wife

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:57
(Reuters) - A political blogger accused of breaking into a Mississippi nursing home and photographing U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's bedridden wife now faces felony burglary charges, his lawyer said. Clayton Kelly was indicted for burglary, attempted burglary, and conspiracy to commit burglary, the lawyer, Kevin Camp, said late on Wednesday. ...