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Man's body found in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:36

Man's body found in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a death in Northeast Philadelphia.


Survey: US businesses add jobs at slowest pace in 3 years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:30

In this Thursday, March 3, 2016, photo, Sweet Tomatoes restaurant general manager Valerie Zimmerman, left, interviews Patricia Troutman, of Loganville, Ga., from right, Sabrina Britt, of Clarkston, Ga., and Nino Alexander, of Lithonia, Ga., for positions during a recruiting event at the Georgia Department of Labor office in Atlanta. On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in April. (AP Photo/David Goldman)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added jobs at the slowest pace in three years in April, a private survey found, a sign that slower growth and volatile financial markets could be weighing on hiring.


US services firms grow at faster pace in April, positive sign for economy after weak growth at the start of 2016

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — US services firms grow at faster pace in April, positive sign for economy after weak growth at the start of 2016.

Man's body found at home in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:06

Man's body found in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death in Northeast Philadelphia.


US productivity shrinks again in first quarter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:59

In this Wednesday, March 23, 2016, photo, dog groomer Brittany Sarcione works on Chloe, at Bark of the Town, in North Andover, Mass. On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, the Labor Department issues preliminary data on productivity in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)WASHINGTON (AP) — The productivity of American workers fell again in the first three months of the year, while labor costs for employers rose at the fastest pace in more than a year.


Prince's death: The view from front lines of drug epidemic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:55

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents an award at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. On the front lines of America's fight against a drug-abuse epidemic, there have been emotional, sometimes contradictory reactions to news that investigators are looking into whether Prince died of an overdose. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — On the front lines of America's fight against a drug-abuse epidemic, there have been emotional, sometimes contradictory reactions to news that investigators are looking into whether Prince died of an overdose.


Germany raises tax income forecast, bolstering budget plans

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:48

German Finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble arrives for the cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Schaeuble will presents the latest tax estimate for Germany later the day. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) — Germany has raised its forecast for government tax income thanks to a healthy economy and low unemployment, bolstering its insistence that it can continue to avoid running up new debt.


SUV slams into suburban New York CVS, injuring 5

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:37

In this May 3, 2016 frame from video, police tape blocks off a CVS pharmacy after a vehicle went through it in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Authorities say multiple people suffered injuries after the accident. (News 12 Westchester via AP) MANDATORY CREDITYORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say five people have been hurt after an SUV slammed into a store in suburban New York.


Feds end probe into Bowling Green police minority hiring

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:35
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has told city officials in Bowling Green, Kentucky, it has ended its investigation into minority hiring practices at the city's police department.

9 more workers at closed school face abuse charges, 16 total

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:27
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Nine more employees of a now-closed Massachusetts school for boys with autism and behavioral disorders have been charged with physically abusing students, raising the number of employees charged to 16.

Abduction, murder leaves Navajo community heartbroken

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:22

Abduction, murder leaves Navajo community heartbrokenThe stranger walked with 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike into the hills of a remote area of the Navajo Nation known for its breathtaking views and the monolithic rock outcropping that stands as a beacon for miles.


Freight moving again through DC derailment site

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — A CSX spokesman says freight has begun moving again through the site of a weekend train derailment in Washington.

Airbus advises rotor checks of Norway helicopter crash model

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:20
HELSINKI (AP) — Airbus Helicopters, the manufacturer of the EC-225LP helicopter that crashed in western Norway last week, killing all 13 people on board, has sent an advisory to all customers using the same Airbus model to inspect the suspension bars and fittings of the main rotor, which came loose from the aircraft just before it crashed on a tiny island, the company.

Trump would need to sway broader group of voters in November

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:19

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by his wife Melania, right, and daughter Ivanka, left, as he arrives for a primary night news conference, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)DENVER (AP) — Nomination within his grasp, Donald Trump would need to win over a broader group of voters in November beyond those who have helped clear the Republican presidential field for him.


Person rescued from interior building collapse in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:04

Person rescued from interior building collapse in West PhiladelphiaFire crews were on the scene of a interior building collapse in West Philadelphia.


New Orleans man found competent for trial in teen's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:56
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 54-year-old New Orleans man accused of fatally shooting a 14-year-old and wounding the boy's teenage brother in retaliation for being bumped off his bicycle has been found competent to stand trial.

NY-based firm's founder sues decorator over $845K yacht bill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:55
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Billionaire Thomas Golisano is suing his Rochester-based interior decorator, claiming she overcharged him hundreds of thousands of dollars for furnishings for his 240-foot Florida yacht.

US trade deficit in March smallest in 16 months

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:51

FILE - In this Thursday, March 3, 2016, file photo, a sailboat makes its way past the container ship MSC Ivana as she is unloaded at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for March. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the depths of the recession seven years ago.


Producers Dairy expands their operation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:38

Producers Dairy expands their operationOne of Fresno's oldest businesses opens a new plant.


Meet the next sport of the modern age: Drone racing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:30

This Friday, March 18, 2016, photo shows drones readied prior to races held by the Drone Racing League at a vacant mall in Hawthorne, Calif. In drone racing, a crash means bits of plastic go flying, a replacement is grabbed, and no harm done. For now, bragging rights are the main stakes. Drone racing leagues would love to follow sports like poker into the mainstream with big TV audiences and sponsorships. But getting sponsors and fans is also a race against time. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Decked out in high-tech goggles, pilot Steve Zoumas dives low and sees the final gate zooming toward him: a 20-foot-tall metal-framed box ringed with neon. Boom! His sight goes black. The crowd lets out a collective "Whoa!" as pieces of his aircraft, which has just smashed into a concrete barrier, go flying.