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Data firm: San Francisco Bay Area sells record number of million-dollar homes amid tech boom

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:47
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Data firm: San Francisco Bay Area sells record number of million-dollar homes amid tech boom.

NYC mayor hosts reform talk after chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:44
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor says now is the time to transform the relationship between police and minority residents.

Cops: Demoted worker kills CEO before killing self

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:43
CHICAGO (AP) — A demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown Chicago high-rise in the city's bustling financial district, police said.

Student settles suit over mistaken beer purchase

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:40
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A college student who says she fled in terror when undercover officers who thought she had illegally bought beer swarmed her SUV has reached a $212,500 settlement with the state of Virginia.

Homeowner who fought off Trump is moving on

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:25

Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino towers over Vera Coking's three story rooming house Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. The decrepit boarding home owned by the Atlantic City woman who has been turning down multi-million dollar offers for the building in the shadow of Trump Plaza since the 80’s is now up for auction. With a reserve price of only $199,000, the fate of the house has gone down along with the city’s casino industry. On July 31, the property, at 127 South Columbia Place, will go up for auction. As recently as eight years ago, Donald Trump was willing to pay at least 10 times that amount so he could expand Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."


Cops: 1 dead, 1 critical after high-rise shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:20
CHICAGO (AP) — A shooting inside a downtown Chicago high-rise on Thursday has left one man dead and another in critical condition in the city's bustling financial district, according to police.

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:18

Protesters occupy the Madison, Wisconsin state capitol June 14, 2011MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The fight over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's signature policy achievement, a law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public employees, ended Thursday with the state Supreme Court declaring it to be constitutional.


Jury seated in Georgia peanut salmonella trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:07
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A jury has been seated to hear the trial of three people charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:06

 GOP-led House gives the go-aheadA sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.


Weak earnings sink US stocks; Whole Foods slides

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:05

FILE - This April 22, 2010, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks slumped Thursday, July 31, 2014, as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are sharply lower following weak corporate earnings. Exxon Mobil and Whole Foods slumped.


Chicago police: 1 man dead, 1 critical after shooting in downtown high-rise office building

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:05
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police: 1 man dead, 1 critical after shooting in downtown high-rise office building.

Crashed drone carried contraband aimed at South Carolina prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:01

A HEXO+ drone prototypeBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A drone being flown in a novel attempt to smuggle phones, marijuana and tobacco into a South Carolina maximum security prison crashed outside its walls, authorities said on Wednesday. The contraband smuggling attempt has been under investigation since the wreckage was discovered in April outside the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, said state Department of Corrections spokeswoman Stephanie Givens. Officials believe it was the first time an unmanned aircraft had been used in an effort to breach prison walls in the state, Givens said. Illegal cellphones, an issue in prisons nationwide, have drawn particular alarm in South Carolina.


Cops: 2 people shot in downtown Chicago high-rise

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:01
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say two people have been shot inside a downtown high-rise office building.

Attacker choked woman in Southwest Philadelphia, police say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00

Attacker choked woman in Southwest Philadelphia, police sayPolice have arrested a man for a brutal assault on a woman in Southwest Philadelphia.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 23:57

10ThingsToSee - Hotel security officers guard at an entrance door of a hotel room set aside for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in Beijing, China Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 23:55

FILE- In this Jan. 30, 1997 file photo, An adult male Florida panther growels as he leaves his shipping container to enter his new home at Big Cypress National Preserve, Fla. A University of Florida study has found that as the Florida panther population has rebounded, ranchers are losing more cattle to panther attacks. The study will help determine how to compensate ranchers for their losses. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith, File)IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.


Sudan woman who faced death over faith heads to US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 23:53
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, which was later overturned, left Europe on Thursday for the United States, where she will make her new home.

Police say 2 shot in downtown Chicago high-rise office building

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 23:51
CHICAGO (AP) — Police say 2 shot in downtown Chicago high-rise office building.

Candidate lives as homeless person for a week

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 23:47

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari holds a media availability to respond to Gov. Jerry Brown's address to the American Federation of Teachers AFT, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles Friday, June 11, 2014.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Republican candidate for governor said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn.


Prosecutor: Woman kidnapped baby to raise as own

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 23:45
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Colorado woman faked a pregnancy and kidnapped her newborn nephew in Wisconsin in hopes of passing him off as her own.