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Fresno State students start Fall semester

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:18

Fresno State students start Fall semesterA projected 23,882 students - the largest number in university history - will begin class in Fresno State's 105th year.


California wine train orders off black women's book club

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:09

California wine train orders off black women's book clubMembers of a mostly black women's book club say a luxe Napa Valley wine train kicked them off because of their race.


Boston bombing juror would have voted for life, not death: media

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 21:39

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonOne of the 12 jurors who voted to sentence Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death would have opted for life had he known that one of the victims' families wanted the defendant spared, he told Boston's WBUR radio. The juror, 23-year-old Kevan Fagan, said he did not know that the parents of 8-year-old Martin Richard had urged prosecutors in an open letter on the front page of the Boston Globe in April to seek life in prison for the ethnic Chechen rather than the death penalty.


Toyota plans $16M expansion of Indiana forklift factory

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 21:39
COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Toyota plans to spend $16 million to renovate and expand a central Indiana factory where it builds three-and four-wheel forklifts and other equipment.

Priest gets prison for sexual abuse during Philly to LA flight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 21:31

Priest gets prison for sexual abuse during Philly to LA flightA California-based Catholic priest was sentenced Monday to six months in prison followed by six months of home confinement for groping a sleeping woman seated next to him on an airliner.


Boston Marathon trial juror addresses death penalty decision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 21:23
BOSTON (AP) — A juror in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says he probably would not have voted for the death penalty had he known that the families of some victims preferred a life sentence.

VIDEO: Humpback whale does backflip off Nova Scotia coast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 20:41

 Humpback whale does backflip off Nova Scotia coastWhale watchers got a once-in-a-lifetime experience off the coast of Nova Scotia, where they saw a humpback whale do a backflip straight toward their boat!


I-95 North back open after multi-vehicle crash in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 20:33

I-95 North back open after multi-vehicle crash in Delaware CountyTraffic is moving again on I-95 in Delaware County after a multi-vehicle crash.


Connecticut mom's murder case delayed by evidence backlog

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 20:02
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The prosecution of a Connecticut woman charged with killing her two children by poisoning them with antihistamines is being delayed because of a backlog in state police investigations.

Cargo ship runs aground in the Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 19:52

Cargo ship runs aground on the Delaware RiverA cargo ship ran aground late Monday night on the Delaware River near Salem City, New Jersey.


Authorities find letters from prison threatening 3 officers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 19:15
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Authorities in Rhode Island are investigating after two anonymous letters were sent from a state prison threatening to kill three corrections officers and other staff.

Katrina's unclaimed dead conjure memories of her ravages

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 19:14

Thomas and Carol Muniz, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, walk past the entrance to the New Orleans Katrina Memorial in New Orleans, LouisianaOn Saturday, 10 years to the day after Katrina's devastating landfall in Louisiana, city dignitaries will gather at the burial site, known as the Hurricane Katrina Memorial. "Nobody has ever come searching for their loved one in the memorial, as far as I know," said Dr. Frank Minyard, the longtime coroner of Orleans Parish, who helped to build the monument before retiring last year. The stories of those buried inside remain unknown despite the exhaustive efforts of coroners who conducted autopsies on some 900 bodies recovered from around greater New Orleans.


China cuts interest rates as stocks fall; other Asian markets rebound

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 19:03

Dow jumps more than 300 points after China interest-rate cutChina has cut interest rates for fifth time in nine months in a new effort to shore up slowing economic growth. The move came as Chinese stocks fell Tuesday for a fourth day.


As stock prices sink, ordinary Americans keep their heads up

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 18:57

Trader Thomas Kay looks at screens in his booth before the opening bell, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. World stock markets plunged on Monday after China's main index sank 8.5 percent, its biggest drop since the early days of the global financial crisis, amid deepening fears over the health of the world's second-largest economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as anxious investors send stock prices plunging, many Americans are sounding a rather different note:


China and Japan stocks fall, other Asian markets rebound

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 18:55

Dow jumps more than 300 points after China interest-rate cutChinese stocks fell Tuesday for a fourth day, hitting an eight-month low amid signs Beijing was no longer buying shares to stem a price slide, and Japanese stocks also dropped. But other Asian and European markets bounced back from a day of heavy losses.


Appeals court rules on lawsuit over renaming of Forrest Park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 18:48
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Court of Appeals has ruled that a Memphis chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans can sue over the renaming of three Confederacy-themed parks.

Crash blocks several lanes of I-95 in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 18:37

I-95 North back open after multi-vehicle crash in Delaware CountyA multi-vehicle crash slowed rush hour traffic on I-95 in Delaware County.


6 injured after bus crashes into building in Queens

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 18:17

6 injured after bus crashes into building in QueensA casino bus crashed into a three-story brick building in Rego Park on Monday afternoon, sheering off a large part of the structure and injuring six people, authorities said.


Russia cancels short-lived Wikipedia ban

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 17:41
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday canceled a ban on the Russian-language Wikipedia, which barely lasted a few hours and caused a storm among Russian online users.

Major sinkhole shuts down Kensington road

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 17:39

Large sinkhole shuts down Kensington roadCrews from Philadelphia Gas Works and Philadelphia Water Department continue to work on getting a sinkhole repaired in the city's Kensington section.