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Delta gives Bombardier boost, buying struggling C Series jet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:28
NEW YORK (AP) — Bombardier's fledgling new jet, the C Series, got a much-needed boost Thursday with one of the world's largest airlines committing to add the plane to its fleet.

Delta says pricing, economics was key to choosing Bombardier jets

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:28
Delta Air Lines Inc weighed both the pricing and overall economics of Bombardier's CSeries line before deciding to order 75 of the narrowbody jets, the U.S. carrier's incoming Chief Executive Ed Bastian said on Thursday. Bastian said the Quebec government's decision to invest n the CSeries last year gave the U.S. airline more confidence to choose the jets, adding that it "brings Bombardier in as the third competitor into the mainline aircraft market place with Boeing and Airbus.

Eagle cam catches cat being fed to eaglets

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:28
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cat lovers may be less inclined to view an online livestream of a family of bald eagles in Pittsburgh after the webcam showed two adult eagles feeding a feline to their eaglets.

Georgia couple sues Snapchat over car crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:22

Georgia couple sues Snapchat over car crashA couple is suing Snapchat, claiming that the social media app's "speed filter" tempted a woman to drive too fast, causing a crash.

2 ex-officers get probation for illegal Maryland gun sale

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:21
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Two former law enforcement officers indicted in an illegal firearms sale have been sentenced to probation.

Lucian Freud portrait could fetch $29 million at Christie's

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:19

Christie's employees look towards a family portrait from 1992 by Lucian Freud, at their auction rooms in London, Thursday, April 28, 2016. The painting valued at 18 million UK pounds (26.25 million US dollars) will be auctioned on June 30 in the Defining British Art sale. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON (AP) — Christie's is selling a Lucian Freud painting of his pregnant daughter as part of a sale representing centuries of British portraiture.

Report: Lego denial of Ai Weiwei order due to mistake

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:18
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, whose family owns the Lego group, says "an internal mistake" led the company to deny a bulk order last year from Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who wanted toy bricks for an exhibition in Australia.

Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation for more than $3 billion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:16

Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation for more than $3 billionComcast is buying DreamWorks Animation for approximately $3.55 billion.

Exclusive: No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:08

The Arizona-Mexico border fence near NacoBy Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal agents who patrol the U.S. border with Mexico want 23 more miles (37 km) of fences, better radios and more aerial drones to tighten the southern frontier, according to an unpublished U.S. government study that influences budget requests. The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border. Front runner Donald Trump and rival Ted Cruz have both pledged to build a border wall, a project that could cost several billion dollars.

Volkswagen CEO apologized in person to Obama over scandal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:04

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller attends the company's annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Mueller sketched out a wide-ranging transformation of the company that will see it focus more on electric vehicles and services like car-sharing as it seeks to get past its scandal over cheating on diesel emissions tests. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's CEO says he apologized in person to U.S. President Barack Obama for the carmaker's emissions scandal, in which it rigged its cars to cheat on diesel engine pollution tests.

New trial date sought for former officer in motorist's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:02
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor is seeking a change in the trial date for a white former North Charleston police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black motorist.

Reputed 'El Chapo' associate pleads guilty in Chicago court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:56
CHICAGO (AP) — A reputed associate of Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has pleaded guilty to helping move more than $1.5 million in drug money between the U.S. and Mexico.

Miami police officer shoots, kills man seen stabbing woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:50
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a man after he heard a woman screaming for help in Miami.

Labrador helps save Arizona man stranded in snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:41
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Police say a man wearing only a T-shirt during a snowstorm would have frozen to death at the base of an Arizona mountain had it not been for an alert 2-year-old black Labrador mix.

Caitlyn Jenner uses women's room at Trump hotel, posts video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:39
NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner has taken up Donald Trump's offer and used the women's restroom at one of his luxury buildings.

Suspended teacher: Students call themselves idiot, retarded

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:38
WESTMINSTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina school district has suspended a special education teacher after she used the terms "idiot," ''stupid" and "retarded" in a letter requesting her students be exempted from taking standardized tests.

JetBlue to launch NY LaGuardia-Boston flights, aiming at business travelers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:31

A pamphlet displaying details in a pouch on a special JetBlue media flight in New YorkJetBlue said it would move some of its LaGuardia-Florida flights to nearby Newark Liberty airport to free up take-off slots for the new Boston flights, now that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has made it easier for airlines to grow at Newark. The moves take aim at United Continental Holdings Inc, which has a grip on Newark air service, and more crucially Delta Air Lines Inc and American Airlines Group Inc, which operate hourly flights from LaGuardia to Boston.

Four University of Georgia students killed in car crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:30
Four University of Georgia students were killed and another was critically injured after their car veered into oncoming traffic on a state highway, authorities said on Thursday. The five women were traveling north in Oconee County near the university in Athens late on Wednesday when their car entered the southbound lane for unknown reasons, the Georgia State Patrol said in a statement. The car was then hit on the passenger side by another vehicle, the patrol said.

Police: Man groped woman prior to jumping White House fence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a man who jumped over the White House fence earlier this week had minutes earlier groped a female college student and previously robbed others of a cellphone and purse.

Bombardier announces Delta deal in boost for troubled plane

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:12
MONTREAL (AP) — Canadian plane maker Bombardier has received a major boost from Delta Air Lines, which has placed a firm order for 75 CS100 aircraft with options for an additional 50 more in what would be the largest order for the Montreal company's troubled CSeries passenger jet program.