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Police: 2 young boys missing after Pa. woman slain

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:08
DREXEL HILL, Pa. (AP) — State police in Pennsylvania have issued an Amber Alert for two small children reportedly taken from a Philadelphia-area home after a woman was slain.

Despite recovery, Bank of England maintains rates

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:02
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England has opted to keep its main interest rate on hold at a record low 0.5 percent despite the ongoing strength of the U.K. economy.

China tightens control over mobile Internet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:55
BEIJING (AP) — In the cat-and-mouse game of free flow and control of information, China has made its move against the latest information-sharing technology.

Amber Alert for 2 children after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:36

2 boys from Amber Alert safe; suspect at large after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.Authorities have issued an Amber Alert after police say a man killed his wife in Drexel Hill and fled with their two children.


Americans worry that illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:07

Demonstrators hold signs from an overpass during a protest against people who immigrate illegally on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Indianapolis. What was once a debate over how to fix a broken immigration system and provide a path to citizenship for millions has now become a race to decide how to boost border patrols and send immigrants quickly back to their countries of origin. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)By Alistair Bell KINGSTON New Hampshire (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. immigration policy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Americans are deeply worried that illegal immigration is threatening the nation's culture and economy. Seventy percent of Americans - including 86 percent of Republicans - believe undocumented immigrants threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs, according to the poll. ...


Amber Alert for 2 children after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:28

Amber Alert for 2 children after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.Authorities have issued an Amber Alert after police say a man killed his wife in Drexel Hill and fled with their two children.


Amber Alert for two children after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:06

Amber Alert for 2 children after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.Police have issued an Amber Alert after a man allegedly killed his wife in Drexel Hill early Thursday morning and fled with their two children


Woman killed inside Drexel Hill home, husband flees with children

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:56

Amber Alert for 2 children after mother killed in Drexel Hill, Pa.Police say a woman was killed inside her Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania home and her husband fled with two children early Thursday morning.


Russia bans imports of meat, fish, milk and fruit from US, EU, Australia, Canada, Norway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:38
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia bans imports of meat, fish, milk and fruit from US, EU, Australia, Canada, Norway.

New 'trashy' reality TV show focuses on recyclers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:10

TerraCycle Inc. founder Tom Szaky sits on a table made from old doors in a meeting room with walls of recycled soda bottles at the company Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. Founded in 2001 by then-20-year-old Princeton student Szaky, TerraCycle works to collect and transform a range of hard-to-recyle items, from potato chip bags to cigarette butts, into colorful consumer products. A new reality show launching Aug. 8 will focus on the New Jersey-based recycling company. The reality docu-drama called “Human Resources,” chronicles what it’s like to work at the Trenton-based company. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new show wants to redefine the meaning of trashy television.


Musician dad of girl killed in Newtown plans album

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:10

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, Jimmy Greene, left, kisses his wife Nelba Marquez-Greene as he holds a portrait of their daughter, Sandy Hook School shooting victim Ana Marquez-Greene, at a news conference in Newtown, Conn., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. Jimmy Greene, an internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader, is preparing an album, called “A Beautiful Life,” inspired by his daughter. He plans to play selections from the album Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at the Litchfield, Conn., Jazz Festival. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — After his 6-year-old daughter was killed in the Newtown school shooting, Jimmy Greene found a homemade book on her desk titled "Ana's flower book for Dad." The booked was filled with page after page of beautifully drawn flowers in different colors and shapes.


California insurer pays out in buckets, literally

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:59
(Reuters) - A California insurer has paid a $21,000 court settlement in more than a dozen buckets of coins to an elderly man who alleged an employee assaulted him when he tried to buy insurance, the Los Angeles Times reported. It took eight representatives of Rancho Cucamonga-based Adriana's Insurance to deliver 16 to 18 buckets of hard currency to the lawyer representing 76-year-old Andres Carrasco, who sued the company in 2012, the Times reported on Wednesday. His attorney, Antonio Gallo, told the newspaper the retired bus driver "feels like he is disrespected." Carrasco reached a settlement with the company and expected to be paid by July 25, but the company told Gallo they would not issue a check, the Times reported. Adriana's Insurance and Gallo did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:08
The Associated Press-GfK poll on Congress and politics was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 24-28. It is based on online interviews of 1,044 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

Japan architects sell a lifestyle on global stage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:07

In this June 18, 2014 photo, Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto looks at a scale model of a building he designed at his office in Tokyo. A new generation of Japanese architects believes the world has fallen out of love with the 20th century steel and concrete skyscraper. They are pushing a human-friendly alternative that some say have roots in the elegant simplicity of the traditional Japanese tea house. Instead of pursuing monuments that cry out with a message of economic or corporate power, these Pritzker Prize-winning architects are scoring success with a uniquely Japanese reinterpretation of the past. Fujimoto, like other rising Japanese architects, is busy working all over the world, including Germany, the U.S., France and China. Eighty percent of his work is from outside Japan, and half of his staff is non-Japanese. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — A new generation of Japanese architects believes the world has fallen out of love with the 20th century steel and concrete skyscraper. They are pushing a human-friendly alternative that some say has roots in the elegant simplicity of the traditional Japanese tea house.


Nestle profit falls on stronger Swiss franc

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:56
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Nestle SA saw its sales and profits fall in the first half of the year due largely to a stronger Swiss franc.

Summary of gay marriage cases before appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:26

Kelly Noe, right, stands with her partner Kelly McCracken, as Noe holds a birth certificate for their daughter that has both of their names on it, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Cincinnati. The couple are plaintiffs in the Ohio gay marriage case heard Wednesday in Cincinnati. A three judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in six gay marriage fights from four states, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Wednesday on six gay marriage fights from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee on Wednesday, setting the stage for one ruling. Each case deals with whether statewide gay marriage bans violate the Constitution. A look at them:


Gay marriage cases from 4 states go before judges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:24

Hundreds of gay marriage supporters rally on Fountain Square, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Cincinnati. Three judges of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati are set to hear arguments Wednesday in six gay marriage fights from four states, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)CINCINNATI (AP) — Judges Martha Craig Daughtrey and Deborah L. Cook made it clear fairly quickly they stood on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate. Their colleague, Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, however, gave fewer hints as to where he may come down when the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decides the fate of gay marriage bans in four states.


LA stowaway had mental treatment for past attempts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:13

This combination of four 2014 booking photos released by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Marilyn Hartman. Federal law enforcement officials say Hartman tried at least three times to breach airport security before she was able to get through a checkpoint without a boarding pass at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The woman who flew from San Jose to Los Angeles without a boarding pass was a homeless loner who was briefly ordered into mental treatment earlier this year because of her past attempts to sneak aboard flights, officials said.


Gay marriage cases from 4 states go before judges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:59

Hundreds of gay marriage supporters rally on Fountain Square, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Cincinnati. Three judges of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati are set to hear arguments Wednesday in six gay marriage fights from four states, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)CINCINNATI (AP) — Two federal appeals court judges have made it clear they're on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate while a third has given fewer hints.


Chinese student drowns at US host family's pool

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:53
ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Police say a Chinese exchange student has drowned in his California host family's pool.