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Shrinking Kodak takes on new role: startup landlord

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 03:30

In this July 15, 2015 photo, road signs mark a corner inside the expansive Eastman Business Park campus in Rochester, N.Y. Kodak considered selling its 1,250-acre business park to a smaller company after emerging from bankruptcy, but has instead been courting new businesses to the site, with the promise of access to plentiful utilities, infrastructure and Kodak's specialty technical and industrial capabilities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The chemical know-how and machines that spooled out countless miles of film are being eyed for medical marijuana and solar cells, while the private rail line now carries tomatoes alongside coal as photography pioneer Kodak, its bankruptcy behind it, embraces a new role: startup landlord.


AP Exclusive: Gulf oil wells lingering with temporary seals

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 03:26

FILE - This Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 file photo shows vessels assisting in the drilling of the Deepwater Horizon relief well on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana at sunset. The BP leak, the worst-ever in offshore U.S. waters, occurred at a well that the company was in the process of temporarily closing. The accident killed 11 workers and spilled up to 172 million gallons of oil. Federal officials defend their well safety efforts since then, and there have more permanent closures. There were 25,928 permanently sealed wells in mid-May 2015, up 10 percent from 23,468 at the end of the BP spill, according to the AP analysis of federal data. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Five years after the Obama administration promised to move swiftly to permanently plug unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, even more shafts are lingering for longer periods with only temporary sealing, an investigation by The Associated Press shows.


Uncle: Suspect in shooting of 5 showed no emotion at arrest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 03:18

This Friday, July 17, 2015, booking photo provided by the Aroostook County Jail shows Anthony Lord. The former convict shoot multiple people during a rampage across several northern Maine towns, state police said Friday, July 17, 2015. (Aroostook County Jail via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBENEDICTA, Maine (AP) — The suspect in a criminal rampage across several northern Maine communities that left two people dead showed no emotion and revealed no clues about his motive when he was arrested, the suspect's uncle said Saturday.


Judge rules California cab companies can sue Uber over ads

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 03:16
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled California taxicab companies can sue competitor Uber over advertising statements that it offers the safest rides on the road.

Kansas congressional staffer sentenced for child sex charges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:58
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former staffer for U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has been sentenced to 12 months in prison in a Kansas child- sex case.

Employee shot at Center City bookstore; gunman sought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:55

Employee shot at Center City bookstore; gunman soughtPhiladelphia police are searching for the gunman who shot an employee at a Center City adult bookstore.


A man, his kids, and a phalanx of security: Obama in Central Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:51

Obama walks in Central Park in New YorkHelicopters whirling overhead, a phalanx of New York police officers on scooters to shoo away tourists, and about 50 anxious Secret Service agents fanning out in front, to the sides, and to the rear. President Barack Obama - who has often chafed at the confines of his office - was in Manhattan this weekend, trying to spend some time with his daughters and show them a good time in the big city. With 18 months left in office, Obama is both working hard on a long to-do list of things he wanted to accomplish as president, but also looking forward to the next chapter of his life, when he can move around with more freedom.


Texas man navigates traffic while filming wife giving birth

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:18
HOUSTON (AP) — Video shows a Houston-area man filming his wife giving birth to their 10-pound baby son next to him as he drives through traffic in an unsuccessful effort to reach a birthing center in time.

Chicago bar patron shot by man questioning his citizenship

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:16
CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a man posing as a Chicago police officer shot another man in the face with a pellet gun during an argument at a bar in which he questioned the victim's citizenship and national origin.

Man serving life terms in 2002 murder of 2 seeks new trial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:16
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole in the strangulation deaths of a pharmacist and his girlfriend in northeastern Pennsylvania more than a dozen years ago is seeking a new trial, arguing that the court should not have removed his chosen attorney.

Woman shot in the head in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:12

Woman shot in the head in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a 26-year-old woman was shot in the head in North Philadelphia.


DC State Fair to feature marijuana growing contest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the District of Columbia State Fair will include a marijuana growing contest.

Texan celebrating 21st birthday accidentally shoots himself

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 01:46
DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a Dallas man accidentally killed himself while firing his gun in celebration at his 21st birthday party.

NC lawmakers get behind March 15 presidential primary

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 01:33
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislators appear to have settled on a new presidential primary date next year.

Exclusive: Tennessee suspect texted friend link to Koranic verse before attack

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 01:07

A mugshot of Abdulazeez from a DUI charge in April in Hamilton CountyThe suspected gunman in Thursday's attack that killed four U.S. marines and a navy officer returned from a trip to Jordan in 2014 angry about conflicts in the Middle East and the reluctance of regional governments and the United States to intervene, a close friend of his told Reuters on Saturday.


Pilot makes emergency landing at golf course in bad weather

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 01:02
PARSONSFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Maine sheriff's department says the pilot of a small plane made an emergency landing on a golf course after heavy rain and fog made flying dangerous.

California brush fire forces evacuation of more than 300 campers: fire officials

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 00:35

An air tanker makes a drops at the North Fire near Phelan(Reuters) - Dozens of children were among more than 300 people evacuated from campgrounds early Saturday morning as firefighters battled brush fires burning in Southern California's drought-parched foothills, fire officials said. It has charred more that 125 acres northwest of San Bernardino, according to an online U.S. Forest Service post. At least five campgrounds near the fire were evacuated, sending 300 campers, including 130 children with special needs, to a nearby high school, the Los Angeles Fire Department tweeted.


Barber leads effort to unify Charlotte as trial looms

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 00:27

This undated photo provided by shows 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell of Charlotte, N.C. Ferrell was shot to death by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick. Kerrick was arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter and his trial is scheduled to start on Monday, July 20, 2015 . Investigators say Kerrick shot Ferrell, who was unarmed, 10 times during an investigation of a possible home invasion. (Courtesy Vaughn Wilson/FAMU Athletics via AP)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As North Carolina's largest city braces for the trial of a former police officer accused in the killing of an unarmed black man, an unlikely coalition of barbers, clergy and law enforcement is working to improve relations between the black community and police in Charlotte — and to head off possible violence once the trial ends.


Four killed by possible carbon monoxide in Maine cabin: authorities

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 00:25
The deceased were discovered by family members at about 8 p.m. local time, said Steve Cordwell, a dispatcher in Oxford County, Maine. The people were found in a cabin that has no electricity in Byron, a small rural town in northwest Maine. Cordwell said authorities believe carbon monoxide poisoning caused the deaths, but the investigation is ongoing.

Dirt on parking garage caused collapse at Watergate complex

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 00:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say dirt on the top of a three-story parking garage at the famed Watergate complex in Washington caused the partial collapse on May 1 that injured two people.