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Lawyer wants some charges dismissed in jewelry store heists

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 20:59
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for a woman accused in a string of armed jewelry store robberies across the South says some of the charges against her should be dismissed because they don't qualify as a "crime of violence."

Startup wants to put self-driving big rigs on US highways

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 20:31

This Thursday, May 12, 2016, photo shows an Otto driverless truck at a garage in San Francisco. An 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one behind the wheel might seem reckless to most people, even in an age when a few driverless cars already are cruising some city streets. But robot-loving Anthony Levandowski is betting autonomous big rigs will be the next big thing on the road to creating a safer and saner transportation system. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Picture an 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one but a robot at the wheel.


Activists scale Madrid building to protest US trade talks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 20:12

Greenpeace activists begin to hang a banner on one of the two Gate to Europe towers in Plaza de Castilla, Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Greenpeace activists have scaled an emblematic Madrid office building to hang a banner protesting the free-trade deal being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union. Greenpeace said the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, threatens to undo many health, social and environmental protection measures. (AP Photo/Paul White)MADRID (AP) — Greenpeace activists have scaled an emblematic Madrid office building to hang a banner protesting a free trade deal being negotiated between the U.S. and European Union.


Striking Belgian prison workers damage justice ministry

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 20:01
BRUSSELS (AP) — Dozens of Belgian trade unionists and prison workers who have been on a three-week strike to demand an end to austerity and better working conditions have broken into the justice ministry in Brussels and damaged part of the building. Police pushed them back with tear gas.

Coroner: Fat clots killed woman during Brazilian butt-lift

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 19:59
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office says fat clots clogged the arteries of a 29-year-old West Virginia woman who died following cosmetic surgery at a Hialeah clinic.

Fire damages home in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 19:56

Fire damages home in Strawberry MansionA fast-moving fire damaged a home in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.


Greek lawmakers to vote on more austerity over weekend

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 19:46
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government says its latest austerity measures bill will be submitted to Parliament by Wednesday at the latest, which would see lawmakers vote on the legislation by Sunday — before a meeting of eurozone finance ministers who will discuss whether to release more bailout funds for the debt-ridden country.

Video shows bear roaming in Chadds Ford, Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 19:28

Video shows bear roaming in Chadds Ford, Delaware CountyNew video shows a bear on the loose in Delaware County.


South Carolina deputies look for man who ran from courthouse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 19:27
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in South Carolina are searching for a man just sentenced on drug charges who ran out of the county courthouse.

BBC to shut popular food site to save money despite backlash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 19:26
LONDON (AP) — Anyone with a favorite recipe on the BBC's foodie website would be wise to bookmark it fast — the popular site is to be shuttered as a cost-cutting measure.

Again, Home Depot rises above the retail fray

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 19:24

FILE - In this Monday, July 13, 2015, file photo, Vicente Aguiar loads garage door trims into his pickup truck outside a Home Depot in Hialeah, Fla. Home Depot reports financial results on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Home Depot topped expectations for the first quarter thanks in part to mild weather and the company, riding a strong rebound in housing, lifted its outlook for the year.


Pastor who accused Whole Foods of slur on cake drops lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 19:07
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gay Texas pastor who sued Whole Foods alleging that a cake he bought from the grocer had an anti-gay slur written on it in icing has dropped his lawsuit.

Police: Abused baby twins in Bucks Co. had broken bones

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 18:58

 Abused baby twins in Bucks Co. had broken bonesTwo Bucks County parents are charged with abusing twin baby girls, leaving them with injuries that included broken bones.


4 cited in Mother's Day brawl at Atlanta area restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 18:56
EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — Police in the Atlanta area have identified four people seen fighting in a video of a Mother's Day brawl that went viral.

Boston men jailed for Trump-inspired hate crime attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 18:32
Two Boston brothers accused of urinating on and beating a homeless Mexican man and telling police "Donald Trump was right: All these illegals need to be deported," were sentenced to prison on Monday, prosecutors said. Scott Leader, 38, and Steve Leader, 30, had previously pleaded guilty to indictments charging them with causing bodily injury while committing a civil rights violation, as well as assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, among other charges. Scott Leader was sentenced to three years in prison and Steve Leader was sentenced to 1-1/2 years, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.

A look at Huawei, a fast-rising smartphone brand

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 18:12
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The rise of Huawei Technologies Ltd.'s 6-year-old smartphone brand by-the-numbers:

Singapore probes Hyundai cars for sudden acceleration

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:23

A Singapore taxi company ComfortDelGro's Hyundai taxi is reflected off the glass of an office building on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Singapore. Singapore's Land Transport Authority is investigating Hyundai vehicles following reports of accidents involving sudden acceleration while reversing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's Land Transport Authority said Tuesday it is investigating Hyundai vehicles following reports of accidents involving sudden acceleration while reversing.


Funeral for woman killed in Maryland shooting spree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:18
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A funeral is being held for a Maryland woman who police say was fatally shot by a federal security officer now charged in three deaths.

Companies propose deep-water wind farms off Hawaii shores

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 16:36

This Nov. 2013, photo provided by Principle Power shows a WindFloat Prototype (WF1) operating at rated power (2MW), 3.1 miles offshore of Aguadoura, Portugal. Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii's shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands. Two companies have proposed offshore wind turbine projects for federal waters off Oahu as Hawaii pushes to meet its aggressive renewable energy goals. Hawaii has set a goal for its utilities to use 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2045. (Joshua Weinstein/Principle Power via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHONOLULU (AP) — Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii's shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands.


Russia says no IMF aid for Ukraine unless it pays its debt

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 16:25
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it won't support a much-needed International Monetary Fund aid package for Ukraine unless it stipulates a debt repayment to Russia.