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FDA effort aims to curb smoking in LGBT community

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:05

This image provided by the Food and Drug Administration shows a poster from the agency's "This Free Life" campaign, the FDA's latest anti-smoking campaign, which takes aim at young adults in the LGBT community, who officials say are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as their peers. (Food and Drug Administration via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration's latest anti-smoking campaign takes aim at young adults in the LGBT community, who officials say are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as their peers.


Iran's atomic chief visits Prague to talk nuclear business

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:01

Iran's vice president and nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi addresses media during a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)PRAGUE (AP) — With sanctions lifted, the head of Iran's nuclear program came to talk business with Czech leaders.


Man, 32, shot and killed in Kensington after argument, identified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:57

Man, 32, shot and killed in Kensington after argument, identifiedPhiladelphia police have identified a man shot and killed Friday afternoon in Kensington.


Atlantic City avoids default, makes $1.8M bond payment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:55

Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small, left, and Mayor Don Guardian, right, speak at a news conference in Atlantic City, N.J., Monday, May 2, 2016, at which the mayor announced the city had made a bond payment that it had threatened not to make. The cash-strapped city is trying to fight off a proposed state takeover of its finances. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Financially strapped Atlantic City scraped together enough money to make a $1.8 million bond payment Monday morning, narrowly avoiding becoming the first New Jersey municipality to default on its debt in 78 years.


Officers fatally shoot man while executing search warrant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:53
ALAMO, Tenn. (AP) — The weekend shooting death of a man by officers executing a search warrant at a home has prompted an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the agency said Monday

Suspect charged for fatal Point Breeze shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:51

Suspect charged for fatal Point Breeze shootingThe suspect in a fatal shooting in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia has been charged.


New Chicago high-rise will be city's biggest Chinese property deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:49

The logo of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties in Hong KongChina's largest commercial property company, Dalian Wanda, and a Chicago real estate developer on Monday announced they will build a $900 million skyscraper, the largest-ever real estate investment by a Chinese company in Chicago. Builders will break ground this summer on the Vista Tower, a 95-story condominium and hotel complex that will be Chicago's third-largest skyscraper, the two companies and Chicago city officials said in a statement. Last week, affiliates of Chicago-based Magellan Development Group and Beijing-based Wanda Group completed a land purchase for the building, which will have 406 residential units, the 200-room Wanda Vista luxury hotel and approximately 9,000 square feet of retail space.


Ferrari names Fiat Chrysler chief Marchionne as CEO

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:42

Ferrari names Fiat Chrysler chief Marchionne as CEOMILAN (AP) — Sergio Marchionne took full control of super sports carmaker Ferrari NV, adding the CEO title on Monday to that of chairman as he positions the carmaker in the luxury goods space and seeks to regain Formula 1 glory.


Apartment intruder runs into room with sleeping kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:39

Apartment intruder runs into room with sleeping kidsIt was a terrifying experience for a family at an apartment complex in Pine Hill, New Jersey on Sunday morning.


Teen accidentally kills self while posing with gun, police say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:38

Teen accidentally kills self while posing with gun, police sayA teenage boy in India is dead after authorities say he accidentally shot himself while taking a selfie.


Police: Woman arrested; called man's phone over 300 times

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:17
MILFORD, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman has been charged with harassment after police say she called a man's cellphone more than 300 times in one day.

New York businesses to cut trash by half in 'Zero Waste' plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:17

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a news conference to announce sweeping effort to combat gun violence in New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 30 New York City businesses, including Whole Foods Market Inc, Walt Disney Co's ABC and Anheuser Busch, have agreed to cut the trash they send to landfills by half by June, the mayor's office said on Monday. The "Zero Waste Challenge" is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's ambitious goal to reduce the city's waste output by 90 percent by 2030, through increased recycling, reduced packaging and composting. "We're doing what we can to make recycling and composting as accessible as possible to New Yorkers, but everyone will need to do their part to make a more sustainable New York City a reality," de Blasio said in a statement.


White House: Puerto Rico debt situation requires 'urgent response'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:16
The White House said on Monday it hopes a deal between Puerto Rico and its creditors to discuss restructuring the U.S. territory's debts will press Congress to act to give the island badly needed restructuring authority. "I sure hope it creates a new sense of urgency for Congress to address this situation," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told a briefing. "This situation requires an urgent response and Republicans in Congress have been dragging their feet for too long," he added.

Iowa dental school apologizes for laughing gas mix-up

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:12
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa dental school is apologizing for accidentally exposing more than 100 child patients to potentially unsafe levels of nitrous oxide.

Prince siblings in probate court in 1st hearing on estate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:11

Tyka Nelson, center, the sister of Prince, is escorted by unidentified people as she leaves the Carver County Courthouse Monday, May 2, 2016, in Chaska, Minn. where a judge confirmed the appointment of a special administrator to oversee the settlement of Prince's estate. The pop singer died on April 21 at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Five of Prince's six surviving siblings appeared in court Monday for the first hearing to start sorting out an estate certain to be worth millions, a task complicated because the star musician isn't known to have left a will.


2 sentenced in Camden heroin mill case (PHOTOS)

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:08

2 sentenced in Camden heroin mill case (PHOTOS)Two suspects who pleaded guilty after an investigation into a drug ring operating in Camden, New Jersey have been sentenced.


Ex-employee accused of killing car dealer, stealing cars

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:02
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Fayetteville man who used to work for a used car dealer was charged with stealing cars and killing his former boss, who had disappeared for about five days before he was discovered slain at the dealership, police said.

Classes resume at Emmaus High School after bullets found in bathroom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 01:01

Classes resume at Emmaus High School after bullets found in bathroomClasses have resumed at Emmaus High School in Lehigh County after bullets were found in a bathroom.


Sandusky in court for molestation case appeal hearing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:52

Sandusky in court for molestation case appeal hearingFormer Penn State assistant football coach and convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky walked into court with a defiant tone Monday morning, imploring the press to listen to defense arguments for a new trial.


Bodies of famed U.S. climbers Lowe, Bridges found in Himalayas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:48
The bodies of renowned U.S. mountaineers Alex Lowe and David Bridges, who died in a 1999 avalanche in the Himalayas, have been found by another pair of climbers, according to a charity founded and run by Lowe's widow. Climbers David Goettler of Germany and Ueli Steck of Switzerland were preparing for an attempt to reach the summit of Shishapangma in Tibet, the world's 14th-highest peak, when they discovered two bodies encased in ice on a glacier, the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation said on its website on Friday. The bodies had clothing and backpacks that matched the gear Lowe and Bridges were wearing when they disappeared.