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Ikea recalls ceiling lamps for risk of falling glass shades

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:48
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling two types of ceiling lamps because of a risk that the glass shades might fall and injure people.

Scholars weigh in on Woodrow Wilson, Princeton and racism

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:45

FILE - This Dec. 3, 2015 file photograph shows the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J. Princeton University has started a scholarly examination of the legacy of alumnus and former President Woodrow Wilson as part of an agreement with students who staged a sit-in to protest his views on race and segregation.(AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Princeton University committee that is studying the legacy of alumnus Woodrow Wilson as it relates to race asked nine scholars to submit essays on the topic. Here are excerpts from four, taken as written on the website.


Princeton opens dialogue on alumnus Woodrow Wilson, racism

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:44

FILE- In this March 4, 1913 file photo, Woodrow Wilson takes the oath of office for his first term of the Presidency in Washington. Princeton University has started a scholarly examination of the legacy of alumnus and former President Woodrow Wilson as part of an agreement with students who staged a sit-in to protest his views on race and segregation. A Princeton official says the goal is “to try to get as many perspectives on the table as possible about Wilson and what should be done." (AP Photo/File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — How do you apply 21st-century sensibilities to the legacy of a man raised in the 19th-century South who achieved greatness in the early 20th century at an institution that didn't begin admitting blacks until the late 1940s and women until 1969?


The Latest: Greek stock market sinks to lowest since 1989

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:41

A man looks at screens displaying financial information at the Stock Exchange in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks after Asian markets tumbled Tuesday, led by a 5.4 percent slide in Tokyo. The stock index in Spain was off roughly 4 percent, while Italy's lost about 5 percent and Greece's index sank about 8 percent. Stock markets have been slump so far this year after a lackluster 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):


The Latest: Areas of Cape Cod hit hardest by latest storm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:40

Plows move snow off Main street in Hyannis, Mass., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop up to 18 inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. (Ron Schloerb/The Cape Cod Times via AP)BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the cleanup of the storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and was forecast to dump more snow on the Mid-Atlantic states (all times local):


Man shot and killed in West Philadelphia ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:36

Man shot and killed in West Philadelphia ID'dPolice have identified a man who was shot and killed in West Philadelphia.


Economic losses from U.S. January storm around $2 billion: Aon Benfield

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:32

A man walks along a street covered by snow during a winter storm in WashingtonA winter storm that struck the eastern seaboard of the United States in January caused around $2 billion in economic losses, and hundreds of millions of dollars in insured losses, reinsurance broker Aon Benfield said on Tuesday. The storm brought "prodigious snowfall, high winds, coastal flooding, freezing rain, ice, sleet and severe thunderstorms," to the region, killing 58 people, Aon Benfield said in its monthly global catastrophe report. A prolonged period of Arctic cold and snowfall in East Asia, also in January, caused a further nearly $2 billion in economic losses during the month, Aon Benfield said.


US wholesale businesses trim stockpiles in December

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale businesses cut their stockpiles and registered lower sales for the third straight month in December.

Ferguson, Missouri, council to vote on police reform plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:09

Partially burned American flag lies on the street near the spot where Michael Brown was killed before an event to mark the one-year anniversary of the his death in FergusonMayor James Knowles III said the vote is scheduled during a council meeting that begins at 7 p.m. CST. The fatal shooting of unarmed Michael Brown, 18, by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson exposed tension between the city government and the largely black community.


Gov't report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:06

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sign is photographed at the agency's federal headquarters in Atlanta. A new government report on health insurance has implications for the presidential campaign. Out Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, the National Health Interview Survey says eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents without health insurance. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.


Gas below $2 a gallon at some stations in Bay Area

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 22:59

Gas below $2 a gallon at some stations in Bay AreaHeads up if you're hitting the road, some places are selling gas below $2 a gallon in the Bay Area.


Police: Ohio newborn appears to have died from dog bite

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 22:11
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 3-day-old boy has died from an apparent dog bite in northeast Ohio.

After challenging holiday, Sears to speed up store closings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 22:11

FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, shoppers walk into Sears in Peabody, Mass. After a “challenging” holiday shopping season, Sears is accelerating the closing of some of its stores. Shares fell nearly 3 percent in Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 premarket trading. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Following a "challenging" holiday season, Sears will accelerate the closure of some of its stores.


Bring on the drones: Mediterranean sees severe overfishing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 22:00
BRUSSELS (AP) — Experts say almost all species in the Mediterranean are still overfished despite decades of seeing stocks dwindle — and that is forcing the European Union to consider creative solutions like using drones or space technology to catch fraudulent fishermen.

CVS meets 4Q profit forecasts, reaffirms 2016 outlook

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 21:54

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, file photo, workers for a private clearing company keep the walkways of a CVS Pharmacy clear of snow in Beckley, W.Va. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, CVS Health Corp. reports financial earnings. (Brad Davis/The Register-Herald via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITCVS Health's fourth-quarter profit rose 13 percent, as acquisition gains helped the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager meet Wall Street's earnings expectations.


Goodyear reports 4Q loss on hefty charge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 21:44

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, file photo, the Goodyear Blimp Spirit of Innovation takes off for a flight over Super Bowl fan sites from the airport in Livermore, Calif. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, Goodyear Tire reports financial results. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Tuesday swung to a fourth-quarter loss on charges and tire sales fell, but the results still topped Wall Street expectations.


Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 21:33

Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in ChesterPolice say a pedestrian has suffered serious injuries after being struck by vehicle in Chester.


PennDOT crews prepare roads for snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 21:22

PennDOT crews prepare roads for snowPennDOT says it has over 300 plows ready to handle whatever Mother Nature brings on Tuesday.


Storm preps in NJ community include leaf bales

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 21:18

Storm preps in NJ community include leaf balesSome unique berms are being tested as a way to hold back the tide and halt flooding in one Jersey shore community.


Italian bank UniCredit earnings drop amid market turmoil

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 21:04
MILAN (AP) — Italian lender UniCredit says its earnings dropped in the fourth quarter, on a day its shares were being battered amid broad concerns over the country's banking system.