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1 person injured in Logan house blaze

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:11

1 person injured in Logan house blazeOne person was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire in Philadelphia's Logan section.


Scandal-hit VW brand sees sales drop in German market

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:00
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen AG saw sales fall in its home market as it struggles to overcome a scandal over cars that cheated on diesel emissions tests.

Albania to probe failed privatization of power utility

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:53
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Parliament launched an investigation of the botched sale of its power corporation, which reportedly cost the state 414 million euros.

Bird strike causes plane to make emergency landing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:44
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a plane flying from New York to Tennessee made an emergency landing in West Virginia after striking a bird.

Attorneys seek permission to film hearing in slain teen case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:40
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A judge is considering whether to allow defense attorneys to film a preliminary hearing for a former Virginia Tech student charged with plotting a teenager's slaying.

Spokesman: More than 30 dogs rescued from hoarder house fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:45
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — More than 30 dogs were rescued from a fire at what authorities in South Florida called a hoarder house.

Has China's slowdown bottomed out? Growth at 6.7 pct in 1Q

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:36

A man walks between vehicles in the parking lot of a refitting factory in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province Friday, April 15, 2016. China's economic growth slowed in the first quarter to 6.7 percent compared with the previous year, according to official data released Friday, April 15, 2016. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUTHONG KONG (AP) — China's economic growth slowed in the first quarter to 6.7 percent, largely in line with expectations, but its slowest pace since the global financial crisis.


House GOP to miss budget deadline amid divisions in caucus

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:35

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 29, file 2015 photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico’s Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On Monday, April 11, 2016, Puerto Rico released a new proposal to restructure part of its $70 billion debt to buy time to implement a fiscal growth plan as multimillion-dollar payments loom for a U.S. territory facing dwindling cash reserves. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are departing Washington having missed a deadline to pass their long-stalled budget and not appearing to be trying very hard to revive it.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:10
"I don't let myself off the hook. I don't find parts in any of this that makes me feel the slightest bit good about myself." -Charles Manson cult follower Leslie Van Houten, who was recommended for parole from prison after serving 46 years for participating in the 1969 murder of wealthy grocer and his wife.

A glance at China's latest economic numbers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:19
China's economic growth slowed in the first three months of this year to its slowest pace since 2009 during the global financial crisis. The data raised hopes that the world's second-largest economy may be stabilizing.

Fred Hayman, stylish godfather of Rodeo Drive, dies at 90

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:18

RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT AGE TO 90 - FILE - In this May 31, 2011 file photo, Fred Hayman poses for photographers after receiving the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Hayman, the dapper entrepreneur whose vision transformed a nondescript Southern California street called Rodeo Drive into one of the world's pre-eminent fashion districts, has died at age 90. Known affectionately as the godfather of Rodeo Drive, Hayman died Thursday, April 7, 2016 at his home in Malibu, Calif.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Hayman, the dapper entrepreneur whose vision transformed a nondescript Southern California street into one of the world's pre-eminent fashion districts, earning him the sobriquet "Godfather of Rodeo Drive," has died at age 90.


AP Exclusive: Alaska Air Guard recounts skiers' rescue

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:16

Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Brock Roden discusses the rescue of two skiers stranded on an Alaska ice field earlier in the week at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Roden and the others were dropped off by a helicopter and had to ski nearly 15 miles on the Harding Ice Field, trying to reach two skiers who had been stranded by four days in blizzard-like conditions. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A locator beacon carried by two skiers stranded on an Alaska ice field made their rescue far easier than it might have been, according to members of the Alaska Air National Guard


New York primary brings campaign tension to a boil _ again

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:08

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is greeted by supporters Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats clashed on a Brooklyn debate stage while Republicans courted donors in Manhattan as "New York values" framed the 2016 race for the White House Thursday night, just days before the state's high-stakes presidential primaries in both parties.


Candidates for job of world's top diplomat face questions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 13:35

Former Macedonian Foreign Minister Srgjan Kerim gestures as he address U.N. General Assembly members about his candidacy for U.N. Secretary General, Thursday April 14, 2016 at U.N. headquarters. The United Nations is taking a historic step to open up the usually secret process of selecting the next secretary-general, giving all countries the chance to question candidates on issues. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nine candidates seeking to become the world's top diplomat answered a total of about 800 questions over the past three days from ambassadors and advocacy groups in the first move in the U.N.'s 70-year history to open up the usually secret selection of the next secretary-general.


Four soldiers injured in Humvee crash in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 13:32
Four soldiers were injured, two of them critically, when their military vehicle overturned on a New Jersey highway on Thursday, state police said. The accident temporarily closed southbound lanes on the New Jersey Turnpike around South Brunswick as emergency crews worked to extricate the soldiers from the Humvee, state police said. Photos of the crash posted on Twitter by state police show the military vehicle on its roof, with one wheel visibly missing.

Documentary explores healing journeys after Newtown shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 13:26

In this undated motion picture still image provided by Participant Media and Vulcan Productions, the cast performs a scene in the stage production, "A Rockin' Midsummer Night's Dream," a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's play, which was put on in Newtown, Conn., by Broadway professionals with children from the community. "Midsummer in Newtown", a movie documentary about that stage production and its role in helping the community heal from the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, debuts on April 17, 2016, at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. (Participant Media and Vulcan Productions via AP)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tain Gregory lost a friend in the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school. Jimmy Greene lost a daughter.


Texas campus slaying suspect said family made him leave

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 13:19

In this Friday, April 8, 2016 booking photo released by Austin Police Department, Meechaiel Criner is seen. Court records show that Criner a 17-year-old runaway accused in the campus killing of a University of Texas student claimed he left home because his grandmother's religious beliefs demanded that teenagers his age go "make their own way in the world." (Austin Police Department via AP)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old runaway who's been arrested in the campus killing of a University of Texas student claimed he left home in August because his grandmother's religious beliefs demanded that teenagers his age go "make their own way in the world," according to court records obtained by The Associated Press.


Aretha Franklin celebrates 74th birthday in Manhattan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 13:16

Music executive Clive Davis, singer Aretha Franklin and NY-Rep. Charles Rangel attend Aretha Franklin’s 74th Birthday Celebration at the Ritz-Carlton on Thursday, April 14, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin was in the mood for celebrating, and not just because she had a birthday party.


Mom accused of killing sons seeks no death penalty, 3 trials

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:56
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three sons out of jealousy at the attention her husband gave them is asking a judge to toss her confession, split the case into three trials and remove the death penalty as a possibility.

Asian stocks slip as investors mull China growth report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:50

FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are edging lower early Thursday, April 14, 2016. Tech stocks are falling after dour projections from Seagate Technology, and bank stocks are slipping. Strong first-quarter results from Delta are giving airlines a boost. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks mostly edged lower on Friday as investors assessed a report on Chinese quarterly economic growth while Japanese shares dropped after an earthquake. Market players were also watching for cues on currencies and other policies from a meeting in Washington, D.C., of financial ministers and central bank governors of the Group of 20 leading industrial nations.