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'Landmark' trade deal on slashing tech tariffs agreed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:03
BERLIN (AP) — Major trade powers have reached a deal to cut tariffs on around 200 technology products, a decision that could pave the way for lower prices for consumers.

Theater gunman's family called him mentally ill, violent

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:01

Theater gunman's family called him mentally ill, violentThe family of the man who killed two people and wounded nine others before killing himself at a crowded showing of "Trainwreck" showing said he was mentally ill and so violent that they needed police help to keep him away.


Female prison worker back to court for charges in New York escape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:00

File photo of Joyce Mitchell suspected of having smuggled contraband into the prison in Plattsburgh New YorkThe female prison worker accused of smuggling tools to two inmates who recently staged a daring escape from an upstate New York facility will be arraigned on criminal charges next week, her lawyer said on Friday. Joyce Mitchell, 51, who worked as a training supervisor at Clinton Correctional Facility, will be arraigned at the Plattsburgh County Court on July 28, said her attorney Steve Johnston.


Woman gets life after her teen hit man killed wrong target

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 23:38
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman was sentenced to life in prison Thursday, more than two years after prosecutors say she hired a teen to kill a man, and he killed the wrong man by mistake.

Mitsubishi plans to stop work at Illinois plant, find buyer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 23:22
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors says it plans to stop U.S. production at its facility in central Illinois and sell the plant.

Missouri girl helps saves grandpa thanks to science project

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 23:14
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 10-year-old St. Louis girl is being credited for helping save her grandfather's life after noticing, thanks to her earlier science fair project, that he was having a stroke.

Former Virginia governor appeals corruption conviction again

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 23:10
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell filed a petition Friday for the entire 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to consider his conviction on corruption charges. The move comes after a three-judge appeals panel unanimously upheld the convictions earlier this month.

Wife of theater shooter removed guns from home because of his mental state, 2008 documents say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 23:05
CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — Wife of theater shooter removed guns from home because of his mental state, 2008 documents say.

Lifestyle changes may guard aging brain against memory loss

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:58

This photo provided by the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows Michael Gendy of King, N.C. Gendy continues to exercise after participating in a Wake Forest School of Medicine study that found aerobic activity may lower a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s. (Cagney Gentry/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain.


Departures resuming at LaGuardia terminal after outage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:48
NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines flights are resuming at LaGuardia Airport's Terminal C after an hourslong power outage resulted in dozens of cancellations.

Charleston shooter hearing delayed at govt, defense request

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:45
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A hearing scheduled for next week in the case of the suspected South Carolina church shooter now facing dozens of new charges has been delayed.

Sentence upheld: 25 years in jail for 80-year-old Miami imam

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:40
MIAMI (AP) — An 80-year-old Muslim cleric who was sentenced to 25 years in jail for financing the Taliban in Pakistan had his sentence upheld at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

Police: Theater gunman was 'drifter' who planned to escape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:26

Theater gunman's family called him mentally ill, violentThe movie theater gunman who stood up about 20 minutes into the showing of "Trainwreck" and began firing into the crowd, killing two people, was described as a drifter from Alabama whose escape plan was thwarted by police officers who arrived almost immediately, authorities said Friday.


Transportation Chief: 4 Airlines probed for price-gouging after Amtrak crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:08

 4 Airlines probed for price-gouging after Amtrak crashTransportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving four airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after an Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.


Cosby mural removed amid details of sex, drugging claims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:03

Cosby mural removed amid details of sex, drugging claimsA Philadelphia mural featuring Bill Cosby has been painted over as new details emerge of his testimony in a sexual-assault lawsuit.


Hogan 'still feeling strong' after 2nd round of chemotherapy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 21:52
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he is "still feeling strong" after his second five-day round of chemotherapy.

Ohio court records: Remains of fetus likely were discarded

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 21:49
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Remains of an infant that died before birth probably were discarded with other medical waste rather than being saved for the burial planned by the family, according to court documents in the mother's lawsuit against a northeast Ohio hospital.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 21:42

A Lafayette Police Department vehicle blocks an entrance at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, La., following a shooting, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Nuns bake high-end cheesecakes to help support monastery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 21:39

In this Thursday, July 16, 2015 photo, Sister Patricia removes cheesecakes from an oven at New Skete Kitchens in Cambridge, N.Y. The nuns of New Skete lead a cloistered life marked by prayer, contemplation and baking cheesecakes, lot’s of cheesecake. The small group of fiercely self-reliant nuns in upstate New York have long sold cheesecakes online, continuing a centuries-old tradition of monastic orders producing fine foods to pay expenses. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. (AP) — In the midst of quiet lives of prayer, a handful of nuns have sliced out a niche as bakers of high-end cheesecakes, so rich and creamy in flavors of chocolate, amaretto and key lime that they seem downright sinful.


Police take 3 hours to respond to sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 21:10
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police reports show that an elderly woman waited three hours for Milwaukee police to respond to her call for help after she was sexually assaulted.