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Philippine central bank raises interest rates

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:37
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine central bank raised key interest rates by a quarter percentage point Thursday for the second time in six weeks to stifle inflation.

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Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:37

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


HK regulator sues China conglomerate, ex-chairman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:32
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong regulators said Thursday they are suing state-owned Chinese conglomerate Citic and its former chairman in a bid to compensate investors over a huge loss related to a bungled bet on Australia's currency.

Vehicle slams into homes in Palmyra

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:28

Vehicle slams into homes in PalmyraAn out-of-control driver slammed into a parked car and two homes in Camden County, New Jersey.


Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder charge; awaiting 'culpable homicide' ruling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:26

Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder; full verdict expected FridayA judge in South Africa has found Oscar Pistorius not guilty of the charge of murder, but has yet to deliver her decision on the charge of 'culpable homicide.'


EU agrees to introduce new sanctions on Russia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:16
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has decided to slap new economic sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, diplomats said Thursday.

Florida's new insurance sector may be 'accident waiting to happen'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:06

Crews work to clean up sand washed onto the roadway at the Crescent Lake neighborhood in PensacolaBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - As Florida seeks to revive its private home insurance market after almost a decade without a hurricane, homeowners are pouring $6 billion a year in premiums into a new generation of small, in-state insurance companies with an unproven record of withstanding a major hurricane. A consumer-oriented rating agency, Weiss Rating, recently awarded the companies a median grade of C-minus, and even without a major storm to drive up claims, 11 of them have already failed in Florida since 2006, according to state records. “This is an accident waiting to happen," said Gavin Magor, senior financial analyst with Weiss, a national agency with a reputation for tough ratings based in Jupiter, Florida. Responding to the Weiss ratings, Robert Hartwig, president of the Insurance Information Institute, a trade association, said all the companies meet state regulations, noting that other rating agencies gave higher grades.


Man found shot on road in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:00

Man found shot on road in DelawareA late-night shooting sent a 21-year-old man to the hospital with serious injuries in Glasgow, Delaware.


1 injured in store fire in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 18:29

1 injured in store fire in West PhiladelphiaOfficials say one person was injured in a fast-moving store blaze in West Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


Driver crashes twice within minutes in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 18:13

Driver crashes twice within minutes in CamdenPolice say a driver is in the hospital after crashing twice within minutes of each other in Camden, New Jersey early Thursday morning.


Police chase driver onto SEPTA tracks in Lansdowne, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 18:09

Police chase driver onto SEPTA tracks in Lansdowne, Pa.Police chased a driver wanted for traffic violations onto SEPTA tracks in Lansdowne, Delaware County early Thursday morning.


Police search for armed suspect in NE Philadelphia 7-Eleven robbery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 18:00

Police search for armed suspect in NE Philadelphia 7-Eleven robberyPolice are searching for the armed suspect who robbed a 7-Eleven store in Northeast Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


Timeline leading to dad's arrest in 5 kids' deaths

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:19
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man is accused killing his five children and dumping their bodies along a road in Alabama. Here is a timeline of events leading to his arrest and the discovery of the bodies, according to court records and authorities:

Police chase driver onto SEPTA tracks in Lansdowne, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:07

Police chase driver onto SEPTA tracks in Lansdowne, Pa.Police chased a driver wanted for traffic violations onto SEPTA tracks in Lansdowne, Delaware County early Thursday morning.


AccuWeather: Warm and Humid, Late Storms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:06

 Warm and Humid, Late StormsMeteorologist David Murphy says thunderstorms late today and tonight could bring drenching downpours.


China's auto sales slow in August

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 16:50
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales growth decelerated further in August to 8.5 percent while sales of popular SUVs surged by nearly a third.

Honolulu approves plan to move homeless

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 16:39

In this photo taken Monday Sept. 8, 2014, Jim Trevarthen, 62, watches the surfers near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Trevarthen is one of many homeless people who is unhappy with the city's proposals to ban sitting and lying down on sidewalks in the tourist mecca. Honolulu's city council is set to vote Wednesday on a sit-lie ban in Waikiki and Honolulu, aiming to keep homeless people out of sight after pressure from the tourism industry. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — In Hawaii's popular Waikiki neighborhood — a renowned destination for surfing and mai tais — people were lying down near the entrance to Macy's, human waste was on the sidewalk, and parents had to explain to their children why people were begging for money.


San Francisco 49ers suspend broadcaster over Ray Rice comments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:27
The National Football League's San Francisco 49ers suspended one of its radio broadcasters on Wednesday following comments he made regarding former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice's domestic violence case, the team said. Commentator Ted Robinson will be suspended for the team's next two games after questioning the actions of Rice's wife, Janay Palmer. Rice was shown in video footage from February punching Palmer, who was then his fiancee, inside an elevator at a New Jersey casino, her head hitting a rail before she crumples to the floor.

San Francisco 49ers suspend broadcaster over Ray Rice comments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:27
The National Football League's San Francisco 49ers suspended one of its radio broadcasters on Wednesday following comments he made regarding former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice's domestic violence case, the team said. Commentator Ted Robinson will be suspended for the team's next two games after questioning the actions of Rice's wife, Janay Palmer. Rice was shown in video footage from February punching Palmer, who was then his fiancee, inside an elevator at a New Jersey casino, her head hitting a rail before she crumples to the floor.

Missouri lawmakers expand gun in schools, cities

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:59
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns in schools and residents to openly carry firearms in cities on Thursday by overriding a veto of legislation by Gov. Jay Nixon.