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Fact sheet: 2014 Buick Regal

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 42 min ago
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Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent repair job

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 47 min ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts are taking a spacewalk to replace a dead computer and get their orbiting home back up to full strength.

U.S. factory activity expands in April, pace stalls

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 6 min ago

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in SpartanburgThe U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in April though the rate of growth was slightly lower than expected as inventories fell, but factory output growth hit its fastest pace in three years, an industry report showed on Wednesday. Financial data firm Markit said its preliminary or "flash" U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index dipped to 55.4 in April from 55.5 in March.


Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 33 min ago

This illustration provided by Google highlights a new Google Maps Street View snapshots feature, which allow users to see what specific neighborhoods and landmarks looked like at different periods during the past seven years that Google Inc. has been dispatching camera-toting cars to take pictures for its maps. This image shows what the Howard Theater in Washington looked like in July 2009, left, and after renovation in May 2012, right. (AP Photo/Google)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.


Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 33 min ago

This illustration provided by Google highlights a new Google Maps Street View snapshots feature, which allow users to see what specific neighborhoods and landmarks looked like at different periods during the past seven years that Google Inc. has been dispatching camera-toting cars to take pictures for its maps. This image shows what the Howard Theater in Washington looked like in July 2009, left, and after renovation in May 2012, right. (AP Photo/Google)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.


Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 52 min ago

This artist's rendering provided by Plus Pool, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, shows the proposed floating pool which is to be positioned in New York's East River close to the Brooklyn shore. The pool, which is scheduled to open in 2016, would be the first of its kind because it's made of filtration material designed to make dirty river water safe for swimming. The Manhattan skyline is in the background. (AP Photo/Plus Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim.


APNewsBreak: Clemency after 10 years in prison?

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 54 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Florida woman denied flight in NC with oxygen tank

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 49 min ago
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Florida woman says an airline worker at a North Carolina airport refused to allow her to fly home with an oxygen tank because she didn't have the proper paperwork.

Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 57 min ago

Material on Australian shore examined in jet huntUnidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday. The ...


APNewsBreak: Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 25 min ago

John Wayne Gacy's police arrest photo from Dec. 21, 1978.CHICAGO (AP) — Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing — one he didn't commit.


Feds: New laws, oversight needed after Texas blast

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 45 min ago
The Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people a year ago could have been prevented — and agencies at all levels haven't done enough to change the circumstances that led to the catastrophe, ...

Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 55 min ago

Jon Bon Jovi takes part in a ribbon cutting ceremonyJon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless ...


9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 1 min ago

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, Kelvin Melton is shown. A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Authorities have said the kidnapping was retaliation for Colleen Janssen's prosecution of Melton for his involvement in a 2011 shooting. Melton, a high-ranking member of the Bloods gang, orchestrated the abduction from behind bars using a cellphone, the indictment said. (AP Photo/Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, File)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.


Delay sought in loud music killing trial

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 10 min ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida man charged with murder in the killing of a teenager during an argument over loud music are asking that his retrial be delayed.

Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 59 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions using geothermal mapping to give households personalized rundowns of steps to save energy. Gdansk, Poland, is proposing to require officials to debate ideas from citizens.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 2 min ago

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Washington state county eyes building ban after deadly mudslide: reports

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 37 min ago

Rescue workers work in a debris field left by a mudslide in OsoSnohomish County was on Wednesday to consider a six-month ban on new construction in landslide-prone areas countywide after a slide last month that killed 41 people, local media reported. A rain-soaked hillside collapsed above the Stillaguamish River on March 22 unleashing a torrent of mud that swallowed up a stretch of state highway and about three dozen homes near the small community of Oso, about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office said the remains of 41 victims had been recovered from the slide that buried the river valley neighborhood in the Cascade mountain foothills. U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday visited the site, offering condolences to the families of victims, encouragement to rescue workers and promises of government support.


Dead teen's mother claims negligence in deadly California crash: report

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 53 min ago

A makeshift memorial sits beside Interstate 5 in Orland, California(Reuters) - The mother of a 17-year-old student who was among 10 people killed in a highway crash in northern California earlier this month has sued FedEx Corp for negligence, California-based City News Service reported. More than 30 others were injured when a FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a highway median and slammed into a bus on Interstate 5 about 90 miles north of Sacramento. FedEx and the family's attorney did not immediately respond to requests for comment. "We remain focused on providing support to those affected and cooperating with the authorities as they conduct their investigation," FedEx said in a statement, according to CNS.


Missouri executes convicted killer in 1993 cattle-stealing plot

Yahoo! National News - 17 hours 30 min ago

Death row inmate William Rousan seen in a photo released by the Missouri Department of CorrectionsBy Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Missouri on Wednesday executed a man who had been convicted in 1993 of murdering an elderly farming couple in a plot to steal their cattle, a state official said. William Rousan, 57, was pronounced dead at 12:10 a.m. (1.10 a.m. EDT) at a state prison in Bonne Terre, said Mike O'Connell, a spokesman for the state's Department of Public Safety. Rousan was sentenced to death for the murder of 62-year-old Grace Lewis and life in prison without parole for the murder of her 67-year-old husband Charles. Authorities said he was the mastermind in a siege that included his son and his brother, Robert, a spokeswoman for Missouri's top lawyer said.


Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

Yahoo! National News - 17 hours 55 min ago

01 a.m. Wednesday. He was sentenced to death for killing 62-year-old Grace Lewis in 1993 and was sentenced to life in prison for killing her 67-year-old husband. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections)BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.