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Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 11 min ago

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2013 file photo, a woman using a phone walks past Apple's logo near its retail outlet in Beijing. Apple reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.


James Holmes' attorneys appeal sanity exam order

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 11 min ago
DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes are appealing a judge's order requiring a second sanity evaluation to the state's Supreme Court.

For Wrigley, it's party of a century

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 13 min ago

Baseball fans wait to enter Wrigley Field on the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the ballpark, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.


Man charged with murder in nursing home deaths

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 15 min ago

A police officer cleans up crime scene tape as they investigate the scene of a homicide at Lexington Nursing & Rehabilitation Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Houston. Guillermo Correa, 56, is accused of using the armrest of his wheelchair to beat two of his roommates to death a the nursing home is facing a capital murder charge, police said Wednesday. Correa was in custody after being formally charged following the Tuesday evening incident. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — A Houston nursing home resident accused of using the armrest of his wheelchair to beat two of his roommates to death is facing a capital murder charge, police said Wednesday.


Some notable social media gaffes, missteps

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 18 min ago
A feel-good Twitter request by the New York Police Department asking for pictures of people posing with officers quickly turned ugly when hundreds instead posted shots of baton-wielding cops battling protesters and taking down suspects. Other recent examples of Twitter gaffes:

Justice Department's criminal division names new No. 2

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 20 min ago

U.S. prosecutors Miller and Nardini talk with a reporter at the end of a news conference in RomeBy Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has named Marshall Miller as the new No. 2 official in its criminal division, after a spate of departures thinned its top ranks, according to an internal memo obtained on Wednesday. Miller, who was most recently chief of the criminal division at the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn, is now the deputy head of the 600-lawyer criminal division at department headquarters in Washington, said a DoJ memo dated April 17. "He's done a great job in Brooklyn," said John Buretta, Miller's predecessor in the criminal division until last November when he joined the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore.


Connecticut man charged in Yale hoax threat

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 29 min ago
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged with making a call during the Thanksgiving holidays in which he falsely claimed an armed man was on the way to shoot up Yale University, police said Wednesday.

Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 31 min ago

A plane takes off at Mineta San Jose International Airport, Monday, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. A 15-year-old boy scrambled over a fence at the airport, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii, Sunday. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu said the teen did not remember the flight from San Jose. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — For all the tens of billions of dollars the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes.


Former Fortune 500 exec indicted in fatal NH crash

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 32 min ago
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former Fortune 500 executive has been indicted on murder charges in a New Hampshire crash in December that killed a Vermont man and his pregnant wife.

5 things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Green

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 37 min ago

This April 13, 2014 photo provided by Tavern on the Green, shows a newly renovated dining room at Tavern on the Green in New York. The once-grand restaurant in Central Park, which has been closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday, April 24, 2014 under new management. (AP Photo/Tavern on the Green, Robin Caiola)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the once-grand restaurant in Central Park:


5 things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Green

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 37 min ago

This April 13, 2014 photo provided by Tavern on the Green, shows a newly renovated dining room at Tavern on the Green in New York. The once-grand restaurant in Central Park, which has been closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday, April 24, 2014 under new management. (AP Photo/Tavern on the Green, Robin Caiola)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the once-grand restaurant in Central Park:


Businessman charged with violating Iran export ban

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 38 min ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The owner of a Pennsylvania company that makes steel-processing equipment has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on a charge he conspired to illegally sell an $800,000 machine to an Iranian firm.

Businessman charged with violating Iran export ban

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 38 min ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The owner of a Pennsylvania company that makes steel-processing equipment has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on a charge he conspired to illegally sell an $800,000 machine to an Iranian firm.

San Francisco sues landlords who evicted tenants for Airbnb

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 38 min ago
By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The city of San Francisco sued two landlords on Wednesday for allegedly evicting tenants to rent out rooms on such websites as Airbnb, opening a new front in a controversy over increasingly popular home-rental services. In separate lawsuits filed by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, the city named two groups of defendants that it called the "most egregious" offenders because they evicted disabled tenants before listing rooms online for as much as $595 a night. The lawsuits have come amidst a broader crackdown on illegal rentals in San Francisco, where the rental services, which also include Homeaway.com and VRBO.com, have been blamed for pushing up housing prices because they remove rooms from the rental market. Sites like Airbnb, which help landlords list rooms and take a cut of the payments, have operated in a legal gray area in many U.S. markets - and sometimes outright illegally in cities including San Francisco, which outlaws rentals for less than 30 days.

San Francisco sues landlords who evicted tenants for Airbnb

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 38 min ago
By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The city of San Francisco sued two landlords on Wednesday for allegedly evicting tenants to rent out rooms on such websites as Airbnb, opening a new front in a controversy over increasingly popular home-rental services. In separate lawsuits filed by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, the city named two groups of defendants that it called the "most egregious" offenders because they evicted disabled tenants before listing rooms online for as much as $595 a night. The lawsuits have come amidst a broader crackdown on illegal rentals in San Francisco, where the rental services, which also include Homeaway.com and VRBO.com, have been blamed for pushing up housing prices because they remove rooms from the rental market. Sites like Airbnb, which help landlords list rooms and take a cut of the payments, have operated in a legal gray area in many U.S. markets - and sometimes outright illegally in cities including San Francisco, which outlaws rentals for less than 30 days.

Medal of Honor nominee recounts deadly attack

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 45 min ago

U.S. Army Specialist Kyle White, right, shakes hands with North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, left, after talking about his role during an ambush on his platoon in eastern Afghanistan that earned him the Medal of Honor during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For U.S. Army Sergeant Kyle White, the firefight began without warning.


Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 46 min ago

FILE - In this April 9, 2013, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters about gun control at the Capitol in Washington. To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it’s the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian. Reid has been relentless in his criticism against the wealthy industrialists Charles and David Koch (kohk), who fund a network of conservative groups. Now, Republicans are adjusting their plans and going after the 74-year-old Democratic Senate leader. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed.


4th grader sells pot in northern Colorado

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 47 min ago
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus.

APNewsBreak: Oklahoma court could face impeachment

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 50 min ago
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of the Oklahoma House drafted a resolution Wednesday seeking the impeachment of state Supreme Court justices who granted a delay of execution to two death row inmates.

Sinkhole in Florida seems to be opening again

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 53 min ago
THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — A sinkhole that was plugged over the weekend between two houses in a sprawling Florida retirement community appears to be opening again.