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Chiquita to talk with potential buyers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:26
NEW YORK (AP) — Not even a month after flatly rejecting a takeover bid by two Brazilian companies, Chiquita softened its stance and will open its books to them.

US stocks are mixed following two days of losses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:24

FILE - This July 15, 2013 file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Worries over the timing of a U.S. rate hike, economic weakness in China and an impending referendum on Scottish independence kept a lid on global stock markets Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were drifting between small gains and losses on Wednesday following two days of losses. Worries over the timing of a U.S. rate increase and economic weakness in China kept trading subdued.


Ohio judge declines to delay order on early voting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:24
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has declined to suspend his order expanding early voting in Ohio this fall while the state appeals the decision.

Boys stabbed after basketball dispute in Levittown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:23

Boys stabbed after basketball dispute in LevittownTwo boys are recovering from stab wounds they received after a dispute on a basketball court in Bucks County.


Spanish banking titan Emilio Botin dead at age 79

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:22

FILE - In this June 17, 2006 file photo, banker Emilio Botin attends a shareholders meeting in Santander, Spain. Spanish banking magnate Botin, who built the country’s Banco Santander into a global financial giant, has died of a heart attack Tuesday night, Sept 9, 2014. He was 79. Botin was known for his hands on leadership of the bank and turned the small institution run by his father into the eurozone’s largest by market capitalization through a series of acquisitions. He also transformed it into a major banking player in Latin America. (AP Photo/Juan Manuel Serrano, File)MADRID (AP) — Spanish banking magnate Emilio Botin, who built the country's Banco Santander into a global financial giant and was widely seen as the nation's most influential business leader, has died of a heart attack, the company said Wednesday. He was 79.


Job fair targets laid-off casino workers in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:21

Job fair targets laid-off casino workers in Atlantic CityThousands of recently laid-off casino workers in Atlantic City are getting some help finding new jobs.


Nigerian agency: Video doesn't show syringe attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:13
HOUSTON (AP) — Nigerian aviation officials say a preliminary review of security video shows no evidence that a U.S. air marshal was stabbed with a syringe at the airport in Lagos (LAY'-gohs).

German startup factory Rocket launches IPO

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:06

FILE - The Aug. 28, 2013 file photo shows transportation boxes of the fashion retailer Zalando during a news conference in Berlin, Germany. Germany's startup factory Rocket Internet AG said it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange this year. The privately held company has launched dozens of online businesses around the world, often copying successful rivals. The announcement Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 comes a week after one of its main investments, fashion retailer Zalando, itself revealed plans for an IPO. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, announced Wednesday that it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange.


Judge denies Pedro Bravo a new trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:56
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A judge denied a new trial for a Miami man convicted of murdering a University of Florida student in a fit of jealous rage.

Felon caught on Twitter holding guns faces prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:56
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston gang member who posted photos of himself on Twitter holding guns even though he wasn't allowed to have weapons is set to be sentenced Wednesday to prison.

U.S. wholesale stocks barely rise; third-quarter growth estimates cut

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:53

The meter shown on the back of the Arenson Oil and Propane delivery truck during a stop in Sandwich, IllinoisThe Commerce Department said on Wednesday wholesale inventories edged up 0.1 percent, the smallest rise since July of last year, after a 0.2 percent gain in June. The component that goes into the calculation of GDP - wholesale stocks excluding autos - was flat. The rise in overall stocks at wholesalers in July was well below the 0.5 percent increase that Wall Street had anticipated, leading some economists to lower their GDP growth estimates for the July-September quarter. A report last week showed stocks of manufactured goods at factories rose only 0.1 percent in July.


Prosecutors rest in Ga. trial of peanut producers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:45
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of three peanut producers charged in a deadly national salmonella outbreak traced to a rural Georgia plant.

Prosecutor accuses Florida sheriff of letting out violent prisoners

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:38
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida sheriff accused of contempt of court for releasing prisoners for brief furloughs from jail hit back on Wednesday saying the case is racially motivated. State Attorney Willie Meggs asked a circuit court judge on Tuesday to cite Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young for contempt of court for allowing inmates to leave jail, many without escort. Gadsden, in north Florida, is 55 per cent black, the state's only county with a majority black population, according to the latest census.

Sheriff: South Carolina man killed 5 children at the same time; authorities not sure how, why

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:27
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff: South Carolina man killed 5 children at the same time; authorities not sure how, why.

U.S. mortgage applications fall to lowest since Dec 2000: MBA

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:21

A band of fog envelops downtown DenverThe Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home purchase demand, fell 7.2 percent in the week ended Sept. 5. Fixed 30-year mortgage rates averaged 4.27 percent in the week, up from 4.25 percent the week before.


Women's colleges address transgender applicants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:10

In this Sept. 9, 2014, transgender student Calliope Wong poses for a photograph on the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. Women’s colleges are revisiting policies around enrolling transgender students. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)BOSTON (AP) — Women's colleges are revisiting policies around enrolling transgender students as institutions of higher learning — single-sex, coed and those with religious affiliations — demonstrate varying degrees of acceptance for changing norms.


Catalini named AP New Jersey statehouse reporter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:03
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Michael Catalini, an enterprising political journalist covering the U.S. Senate, has been named the New Jersey statehouse reporter for The Associated Press.

Florida quadruple murder suspect denies role in killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:44
By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A man suspected by authorities of killing four people in Florida and dumping their bodies by a roadside insists that he wasn't responsible for the gruesome crime. Adam Matos, 28, is jailed on charges of aggravated assault in Pasco County, Florida. Matos told the Tampa Bay Times in an interview from jail on Tuesday that he's innocent. "All the fingers point to me." Matos was taken into custody on Friday as police swarmed the Floridan Palace Hotel in downtown Tampa to rescue a 4-year-old boy holed up with him.

U.S. NHTSA to probe engine stalls on 2007 Chrysler minivans

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:23

A Dodge sign is illuminated at the 2009 New York International Auto ShowThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday said its Office of Defects Investigation is assessing "the scope, frequency and safety consequences" of alleged engine stalling after refueling in the Chrysler vans. A spokesman for Chrysler Group, a unit of Fiat SpA , on Wednesday said the automaker "will actively support NHTSA's efforts to investigate" the claims, adding that the agency's investigation notice "cites no injuries or accidents related to this reported condition." NHTSA said it had received eight complaints from consumers related to the issue. Another complaint posted in February said "vehicle stalls immediately after filling gas tank" and that the stalling "has happened repeatedly in traffic." NHTSA has received numerous complaints about the same problem on the Chrysler Town & Country, a companion model to the Grand Caravan, including 20 complaints on the 2004 Town & Country and 25 complaints on the 2005 Town & Country.


Britain and France secure EU's top economic jobs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:19

European Commission President elect Jean-Claude Juncker gestures as he addresses the media on the attribution of portfolios to the Commissioners-designate at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and France have secured two top positions on economic and financial policy-making in the new European Commission as the 28-nation bloc's executive arm seeks to revive anemic growth and fight unemployment.