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European stock markets inch higher, Asia slides

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 18:24

European stock markets inch higher, Asia slidesEuropean stocks edged higher ahead of a central bank meeting Thursday while Asian markets fell, surrendering early gains as oil drifted down and sentiment remained fragile. KEEPING SCORE: Europe started ...


IS attacks fuel storage tanks in Libya's major oil terminal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 18:23
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan officials say Islamic State militants have attacked one of the country's major oil terminals, setting storage tanks on fire at the coastal Ras Lanuf facility.

Audit: Vegas cabs overcharging public by $47 million a year

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:53
LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the cash you doled out for a Las Vegas cab ride hurt your wallet, it's not all in your head — auditors in Nevada also think taxi rates are outrageous.

Political fallout from Flint, Michigan water crisis spreads

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:45

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, MichiganBy Timothy Gardner and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - President Barack Obama pledged to offer support for the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan on Wednesday and environmental regulators were set to provide Congress with information about their role. Blame is swirling after a switch in the water supply to the financially strapped city of 100,000 north of Detroit led to elevated levels of lead in drinking water. "What is inexplicable and inexcusable is once people figured out that there was a problem there and that there was lead in the water, the notion that immediately families weren't notified, things weren't shut down," Obama said in an interview with CBS.


Delay in Flint water response 'inexplicable and inexcusable,' Obama tells CBS

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:45
President Barack Obama said in an interview on Wednesday that it was "inexplicable and inexcusable" that families in Flint, Michigan, were not immediately informed that the city's drinking water had elevated levels of lead. "What is inexplicable and inexcusable is once people figured out that there was a problem there and that there was lead in the water, the notion that immediately families weren't notified, things weren't shut down," Obama told CBS. "That shouldn't happen anywhere," Obama said in an excerpt of the interview released by CBS.

GM's Cadillac opens China factory to target luxury market

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:40
SHANGHAI (AP) — General Motors Co. opened a Cadillac factory in China on Thursday to target the country's growing but crowded luxury car market.

BART announces all trains to be outfitted with working cameras

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:13

BART announces all trains to be outfitted with working camerasBART announced Wednesday that all train cars will be soon be outfitted with working cameras.


GM unites car-sharing services under new brand 'Maven'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 16:56

In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, Lyft driver Nancy Tcheou waits in her car after dropping off a passenger as a taxi cab passes her in San Francisco. The final destination is a mystery, but General Motors is taking another step on its fast-moving journey into new ways of getting around. The company on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, announced that it’s formed a brand called “Maven” that will run its car-sharing ventures, including a new one that will begin competing with ZipCar next month in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and spread to other metro areas later this year. GM executives said they expect their main business model of selling cars to people will continue to be large, but they also see big changes coming with ride- and car-sharing. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)DETROIT (AP) — The final destination is a mystery, but General Motors is taking another step on its fast-moving journey into new ways of getting around.


San Francisco 49ers formally introduce head coach Chip Kelly

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 16:46

San Francisco 49ers formally introduce head coach Chip KellySan Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke have formally introduced Chip Kelly as the team's new head coach.


Last run for current SAT this week; new one debuts in March

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 16:25

In this photo taken Jan. 17, 2016, Katerina Maylock, with Capital Educators, teaches a college test preparation class at Holton Arms School in Bethesda. The current version of the SAT college entrance exam is having its final run, when thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A new revamped version debuts in March. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — The current version of the SAT college entrance exam has its final run this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A new revamped version debuts in March.


Bay Lights set to return for Super Bowl 50 and beyond

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 16:19

Bay Lights set to return for Super Bowl 50 and beyondThe Bay Lights are coming back Jan. 30 and their dazzle is expected to last much longer than before.


Hong Kong bourse boss not fan of China's market intervention

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 16:05
HONG KONG (AP) — The head of Hong Kong's stock exchange says recent moves by Beijing to prop up sagging share prices were futile but it won't stop the exchange from expanding ties with mainland Chinese counterparts.

Deutsche Bank announces $7.3 billion annual loss for 2015

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 15:35
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank says it expects an annual loss of 6.7 billion euros ($7.3 billion) for 2015, compared with a net profit of 1.69 billion euros the previous year.

Pass the dogfish nuggets? Seafood industry rebrands 'trash'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 15:10

In this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 photo redfish are displayed at the Portland Fish Exchange in Portland, Maine. Fishermen are being forced to start adapting more quickly to changing fish stocks in ocean and market new species based on what is available. As a result, more former “trash” fish such as redfish, dogfish and skate are the wave of the future in sustainable fishing. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Call them fish sticks for millennials. At any rate, Dana Bartholomew is banking on college students warming up to "Sharck Bites."


Indonesia starts construction of high-speed rail line

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 14:56
WALINI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia broke ground on a high-speed rail line between the capital Jakarta and Bandung, officially marking the start of the three-year construction project.

Oregon governor calls on feds to act against armed group

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 14:55
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's governor said she's frustrated with the way federal authorities are handling an armed group's continued occupation of a national wildlife refuge and it's time to end it.

Governor's emails show debate over blame for Flint water

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 14:40

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. With the water crisis gripping Flint threatening to overshadow nearly everything else he has accomplished, the Republican governor pledged a fix Tuesday night during his annual State of the State speech. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A day after doctors reported high levels of lead in Flint children, Gov. Rick Snyder's top aide told him the "real responsibility" for the city's water issues rested with local government officials, emails show.


Bills hire NFL's first full-time female assistant coach

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 14:03

FILE - A May 2015 photo shows Kathryn Smith of the Buffalo Bills NFL football team. The Bills promoted Smith to be their special teams quality control coach, making her the first full-time female member of an NFL coaching staff. The team announced the move in a release Wednesday night, Jan. 20, 2016. Smith was an administrative assistant this season for Bills assistant coaches under Rex Ryan, with whom she has worked for seven years. (AP Photo/File)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL has its first full-time female coach.


Cheap oil, good for consumers, is slamming stocks. Why?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 14:01

FILE - In this Thursday, July 16, 2015, file photo, a customer re-fuels her car at a Costco in Robinson Township, Pa. The plunging price of oil in 2016 is dragging stock markets to their worst start to a year ever, even though low fuel prices are great for consumers and most companies. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is drowning in oil.


Facebook's sports product to launch during NFL championships

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 13:21

 Matchup, Friends, Experts and Stats. The Matchup provides a quick summary of what's happening chronologically in the game, with a scoring summary and the most recent plays. Users can like, comment and share every play. (Facebook via AP)There's a new stadium in town. Actually, in every town.