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Army: Ft. Lee shooter a female soldier; possibly shot self

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:07

 Ft. Lee shooter a female soldier; possibly shot selfThe Army says early reports indicated that a female soldier turned a gun on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself, at Fort Lee in Virginia.


Apple to replace defective iPhone batteries

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:04

Apple to replace defective iPhone batteriesIf your iPhone 5 battery is dying too quickly, you may be eligible for a replacement from Apple.


All clear at Fort Lee after active shooter report

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:49

 Ft. Lee shooter a female soldier; possibly shot selfThe all clear has been given at Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia after an active shooter was reported there.


Zimbabwe seeks China's aid as Mugabe meets Xi

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:46

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, left, looks on as his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping applauds during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Mugabe met with Xi on a visit to China hoping the long-time ally and economic giant can help the African nation's ailing economy. (AP Photo/Diego Azubel, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday on a visit to China hoping the long-time ally and economic giant can help the African nation's ailing economy.


Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:39

FILE - In a Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 file photo, a customer purchases a meal at a Burger King restaurant in Marseille-Provence airport, in Marignane, France. Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons in hopes of creating a new, publicly traded company with its headquarters in Canada. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)MIAMI (AP) — Burger King is in talks to buy doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create a new holding company headquartered in Canada, a move that could shave its tax bill.


American soccer player Tim Howard has book deal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:22

FILE - In this Saturday, June 26, 2010, file photo, United States goalkeeper Tim Howard clenches his fist during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)NEW YORK (AP) — American soccer hero and international celebrity Tim Howard has advanced to the next round of fame: a book deal.


'All clear' given after active shooter report at Fort Lee in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:16

Helicopter crashes in Cape May CountyAuthorities have given the "all clear" after investigating a reported active shooter situation at the Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia.


Active shooter reported at Fort Lee in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:08

Helicopter crashes in Cape May CountyAn active shooter has been reported at the Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia.


US new-home sales drop 2.4 percent in July to annual rate of 412,000

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — US new-home sales drop 2.4 percent in July to annual rate of 412,000.

Wildfire burns near Gold Rush-era boomtown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:01
WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.

PHOTOS: Car breaks apart in fatal Hatfield, Pa. crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:51

 Car breaks apart in fatal Hatfield, Pa. crashA violent, fatal crash left a car in pieces overnight in Hatfield, Pa.


Active shooter reported at Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia; base put on lockdown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:40
FORT LEE, Va. (AP) — Active shooter reported at Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia; base put on lockdown.

10 things to know about Florida citrus, greening

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:30
LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — A disease called greening is threatening to wipe out a vital part of Florida's economy and identity: the state's $9 billion citrus industry. Here are 10 things to know about Florida citrus, its history and the disease now imperiling the industry:

Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:30

In this Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 photo, people walk by the Bellagio, in Las Vegas. This year, hotels will take in a record $2.25 billion in revenue from fees and surcharges, 6 percent more than in 2013 and nearly double that of a decade ago, according to a new study. Nearly half of the increase can be attributed to new surcharges and hotels increasing the amounts of existing fees. (AP Photo/John Locher)NEW YORK (AP) — Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.


Tribe's casino plan roils quaint Martha's Vineyard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:17
AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — On the western tip of Martha's Vineyard, bright clay cliffs and a red brick lighthouse draw visitors as they pile out of cars and tour buses and head up to this town's scenic overlook.

Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:13
Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.

Four bodies found floating off Florida coast prompt search, questions

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:09

154346906JR001_U_S_COAST_GUThe bodies were discovered in debris in the Atlantic Ocean near Hollywood, Florida, on Sunday, but no boat or boat wreckage was seen in the area, about 20 nautical miles (37 km) off the coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said. A Coast Guard vessel searched overnight for any signs of a boat, additional bodies or people in distress, and a search by air was to resume early on Monday, said Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss. Two people boating near Hollywood between Miami and Fort Lauderdale spotted two male bodies early on Sunday and alerted the Coast Guard, which began a search.


Library without books debuts at Florida’s newest college

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:45

Handout photo shows the exterior of Florida Polytechnic University's Innovation, Science and Technology building pictured in LakelandBy Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - The library opening with the first day of classes on Monday at Florida's newest college features a sunlit arched roof and cozy reading chairs - but not a single book. A fully digital library is among the futuristic features of Florida Polytechnic University's striking dome-shaped building, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. "It's a boldly relevant decision to go forward without books," said Kathryn Miller, the university's director of libraries. Rising along a drab stretch of highway between Tampa and Orlando, Florida Polytechnic envisions building a technology corridor in the image of Silicon Valley.


Plane diverted during online Sony PlayStation gaming attack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:38

Plane diverted during online Sony PlayStation gaming attackAn American Airlines flight carrying a Sony Online Entertainment executive was diverted at the same time as hackers were targeting Sony's PlayStation Network.


On video: Mother, children mistakenly pulled over by Texas police at gunpoint

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:09

 Mother, children mistakenly pulled over by Texas police at gunpointPolice were looking for a tan-colored Toyota driven by four adult male suspects. With their guns drawn, the officers instead pulled over a burgundy-colored Nissan driven by a mother with four young children inside