Yahoo! National News

Hawaii's Big Island declares emergency over dengue fever infections

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:54

Waikiki Beach remains closed in Honolulu, HawaiiAs a result of Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi's order people on the Big Island will be allowed to resume disposing of old tires in landfills, since tires which are left lying around are a known breeding spot for mosquitoes. There have been 250 confirmed cases of dengue fever on the island since Oct. 29, making it the largest outbreak in the state since the 1940s, according to the mayor's declaration and Hawaii health officials. Dengue fever causes flu-like symptoms and can develop into the deadly dengue hemorrhagic fever.


Noranda Aluminum files for bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:44
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of North America's biggest makers of aluminum foil is seeking bankruptcy protection to restructure, citing falling aluminum prices and other market challenges that also will force it to idle production at a Missouri smelter.

AP PHOTOS: New Hampshire voters gather to vote for president

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:38

Nicole Reitano, 24, who voted for Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., poses for a portrait outside her polling place at Broad Street Elementary in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, during the New Hampshire primary. “I felt like he was the most honest,” said Reitano, an embroiderer, of her decision to pick Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary. “He’s had the same views forever and he’s never budged. That makes me feel confident in him.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Starting at the stroke of midnight, when a handful of small towns opened their polls, tens of thousands of New Hampshire voters cast ballots Tuesday, choosing their favorites among the pack of Republicans and Democrats who hope to one day be president.


Deutsche Bank shares hit as markets fret over European banks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:24
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The CEO of Deutsche Bank reassured employees and markets that the company's finances were "rock-solid" as Europe's banks took another a beating in the stock market Tuesday.

Louisville airport checkpoint briefly shut by suspicious item

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:22
The sole security checkpoint at the Louisville International Airport in Kentucky was closed temporarily on Tuesday morning to investigate a suspicious item found in a carry-on bag, officials said. At 8:30 a.m. EST, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration closed the federal checkpoint to investigate the item found by a scanner, airport spokeswoman Trish Burke said. About 2 -1/2 hours later, the airport said on Twitter that the checkpoint had reopened.

The Latest: Slain teen's father speaks of online grounding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:18
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Latest on slain Virginia 13-year-old Nicole Lovell (all times local):

7 in critical condition after casino bus crash in snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:11
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Seven people remain in critical condition following a charter bus crash that injured three dozen during Monday's snowstorm on Interstate 95 in Connecticut.

Lonely Planet names Philadelphia top US destination for 2016

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:03

Lonely Planet names Philadelphia top US destination for 2016Lonely Planet gave some love to The City of Brotherly Love on Tuesday, ranking Philadelphia the No. 1 place to visit in the United States in 2016.


Man who served 20 years for murder he didn't commit gets $6M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:54
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who served more than 20 years in prison for a murder he did not commit has been awarded $6 million by the state of Connecticut.

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.