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Dash cam catches dramatic rescue of man from burning SUV

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 17:57
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A dash cam camera in an Anchorage police cruiser caught dramatic video of an officer and four citizens rescuing a man whose arm was trapped under a burning sport utility vehicle.

Man hospitalized after shooting in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 17:46

Man hospitalized after shooting in CamdenAn unidentified man was found shot and wounded in Camden, New Jersey.


China's Midea makes offer for German robot maker Kuka

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 17:34
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese appliance maker Midea made a takeover offer Wednesday for German industrial robot maker Kuka, a move that it says would help it capture a larger share of the "future service robots market."

Police investigate arson, shooting in Wynnefield

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 17:25

Man, 19, critically wounded in Wynnefield arson, shootingPolice are working to unravel the connection to an arson and shooting in Philadelphia's Wynnefield neighborhood.


UN refugee agency urges private sector to help fund shelters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 17:22

A woman hungs on his laundery near her tent in front of the wired fence that separate Greece and Macedonia at a makeshift refugee camp on the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Sunday, May 15, 2016. Thousands of stranded refugees and migrants have camped in Idomeni for months after the border was closed. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency is launching an unprecedented appeal to the private sector to help pay for shelters for 2 million refugees worldwide amid a "huge shortfall in funds" for that purpose.


2 dead after small plane crashes near airfield in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 17:20
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Two people were killed Tuesday evening after a small World War II-era plane crashed and exploded into flames near a Phoenix-area airport, authorities said.

Transgender 'milestones' took decades; more lawsuits likely

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:28

FILE - In this May 9, 2106 file photo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington after North Carolina sued the federal government in a fight for a state law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The federal government made headlines last week by suing North Carolina for discriminating against transgender people and then following up with guidance on how to accommodate transgender students. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — With two milestone developments in the federal government's policy on gender issues, last week was heady for transgender people and advocates.


Hoping for a blockbuster, studios plan movie on Tetris game

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:26

FILE - This May 22, 2009, shows the puzzle video game Tetris at Barcade in the Brooklyn section of New York. The $80 million project is the first from the newly formed Threshold Global Studios, a joint venture between Chinese entertainment investor Bruno Wu's Seven Star Works and producer Larry Kasanoff's California-based Threshold Entertainment Group. Chinese-American movie studio hopes to produce in a sci-fi thriller based on the popular 1980s video game Tetris. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)BEIJING (AP) — It lacks the building blocks of characters and a plot for now, but a Chinese-American studio hopes to turn the Tetris video game into a blockbuster movie.


Clinton discloses millions in book royalties, speaking fees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:10

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center, arrives to speak at a get out the vote event at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., Monday, May 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton has filed financial documents showing that in 2015 she earned more than $5 million in royalties from her book "Hard Choices" and about $1.5 million in speaking fees before she launched her presidential campaign.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:01
"We just won Kentucky! Thanks to everyone who turned out. We're always stronger united." — Hillary Clinton in a Twitter post despite the race being too close to call. Clinton later lost Oregon's primary to rival Bernie Sanders.

New skin care product containing salmon roe smooths skin

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 14:47

New skin care product containing salmon roe smooths skinCould something you order for dinner at a restaurant actually help smooth your skin? Yes, it turns out salmon contains the secret ingredient in a new skin care product.


SJ passes travel bans to NC, Mississippi over transgender laws

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 14:29

SJ passes travel bans to NC, Mississippi over transgender lawsThe City of San Jose is taking a stand against two states accused of passing discriminatory laws by passing a resolution banning non-essential travel to North Carolina and Mississippi.


Bracelet honoring fallen soldier returned to his mother

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 13:56
KATY, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman hopes to find the original owner of a bracelet engraved with the name of her son, an Army veteran who was killed in Iraq, after it turned up hundreds of miles away in Minnesota.

Hoping for a blockbuster, Tetris game inspires movie

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 13:42

FILE - This May 22, 2009, shows the puzzle video game Tetris at Barcade in the Brooklyn section of New York. The $80 million project is the first from the newly formed Threshold Global Studios, a joint venture between Chinese entertainment investor Bruno Wu's Seven Star Works and producer Larry Kasanoff's California-based Threshold Entertainment Group. Chinese-American movie studio hopes to produce in a sci-fi thriller based on the popular 1980s video game Tetris. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)BEIJING (AP) — It could be a blockbuster. At least that's what a Chinese-American movie studio hopes to produce in a sci-fi thriller based on the popular 1980s video game Tetris.


Oregon county says no to Nestle water-bottling plant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 13:37

FILE - In this May 5, 2016 file photo, ballot measure yard signs regarding the issue of moving a Nestle spring water bottling plant into the small community, are shown in Cascade Locks, Ore. Oregon's scenic Columbia River Gorge is the stage for one of the hottest disputes in Oregon's Tuesday, May 17, 2016 primary — a proposal by Nestle to build a bottled water plant in Cascade Locks, using water from a mountain spring. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in an Oregon county imposed a ban on commercial water bottling on Tuesday, killing a plan in which Nestle would have built a water-bottling plant in the job-scarce town of Cascade Locks in the scenic Columbia River Gorge.


Former Safeway security guard facing animal cruelty charges in dog's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 13:29

Former Safeway security guard facing animal cruelty charges in dog's deathA former San Francisco Safeway security guard accused of kicking a dog that later died after being fatally struck by a car has been arrested and is now facing animal cruelty charges.


Photo of father comforting sick son in shower goes viral

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 13:20

Photo of father comforting sick son in shower goes viralA powerful picture of a father cradling his sick son in the shower went viral, despite being removed by Facebook.


South Carolina passes bill banning abortion after 19 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:59

FILE - In this Monday, May 2, 2016 file photo, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks with reporters outside the Jasper County office building in Ridgeland, S.C., after a briefing on a $4.5 billion container terminal South Carolina and Georgia are jointly building on the Savannah River. The South Carolina Legislature passed a bill Tuesday, May 17, 2016, prohibiting abortion after 19 weeks, becoming the 17th state to pass the restrictive ban. The legislation will now head to Gov. Haley's desk. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith, File)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Legislature passed a bill Tuesday prohibiting abortion after 19 weeks, becoming the 17th state to pass the restrictive ban.


Q&A: Federal investigation into deadly Amtrak derailment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:57

Members of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) votes on a motion to adopt an explanation for the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train that derailed in Philadelphia last year, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, during their board meeting in Washington. Board members, from left are; T. Bella Dihn-Zarr, Ph.D. vice chair, Christopher Hart, chairman, Robert Sumwalt, member, and Earl Weener, Ph.D., member. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say the engineer of a speeding Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia last year likely was distracted after hearing that a nearby commuter train had been hit by a rock. Eight people were killed. Four of them were ejected through emergency windows that broke open when train cars slid off the tracks, investigators said. More than 200 people were hurt.


Hong Kong in lockdown as Chinese official attends meeting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:54

A pro-democracy activist, right, waves banner and shout slogans against pro-government protesters, left, outside the convention center where the Chinese Communist Party's third-highest ranking official, Zhang Dejiang, gave a speech during a visit to Hong Kong, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Hong Kong authorities rolled out a massive security operation on Tuesday as they braced for protests during a top Beijing official's visit to the semiautonomous city, where tensions are rising over Chinese rule.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities stepped up security for a top Chinese government official's appearance at a business conference Wednesday, preventing pro-democracy protesters from getting anywhere close to the venue.