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'Chicago Fire' actress Molly Glynn fatally struck by falling tree during storm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:55

'Chicago Fire' actress Molly Glynn fatally struck by falling tree during stormChicago actress Molly Glynn, who had a recurring role on NBC's "Chicago Fire" and performed in many of the city's theatres, died Saturday morning after she was hit by a falling tree in a north suburban forest preserve on Friday, according to relatives and police.


Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:46

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2001, file photo, S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, poses in a replica of "The Dwarf Grill," the original restaurant he started in Atlanta in 1946. A spokesman said Cathy, who started the postwar diner in Atlanta that grew into the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, died early Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty by building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but drew unwanted attention for the Cathy family's opposition to gay marriage.


Parkinson's, cancer findings earn medical prizes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:34

This combination of undated photos provided by the The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation shows Dr. Alim Louis Benabid, of Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France, left, and Dr. Mahlon Delong of Emory University in Atlanta. The pair will share the Lasker award for clinical medical research for developing a surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease, the foundation announced Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Lasker Foundation)NEW YORK (AP) — Key discoveries about breast cancer, Parkinson's disease and the body's handling of defective proteins have earned prestigious medical awards for five scientists.


Brooklyn show looks at mystique of 'killer heels'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:13

 The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe" highlights shoes from the 1600s to the present and is open from Sept. 10 through Feb. 15. (AP Photo/Rachelle Blidner)NEW YORK (AP) — It may be Fashion Week in Manhattan, but 'Killer Heels' are coming to Brooklyn.


Famous George Washington painting to be restored

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:12

painting of George Washington by artist Gilbert Stuart from 1796WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades.


US indexes slip; Yahoo gains on Alibaba IPO

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:08

FILE - This Jan. 4, 2010 file photo shows an entrance to a Wall Street subway station in New York. U.S. stocks are edging lower in early trading Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, pulling the market back from a record high close last week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes moved mostly lower in early trading Monday after the market reached a record high last week. Campbell Soup fell after the company said its 2015 income would miss expectations. Yahoo, which owns a stake in Alibaba, rose in anticipation of the giant Chinese technology company going public.


At a glance: Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 21:48
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judges have been striking down gay marriage bans at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year invalidated the core of a federal law that defined marriage as only between a man and a woman for determining federal benefits.

Cities prepare for warm climate without saying so

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 21:35

In this July 22, 2014 photo, a couple strolls along the Grand River waterfront in Grand Haven, Mich., near its convergence with Lake Michigan. Local officials say they have taken steps to protect water quality in the river and are preparing to meet with consultants to discuss ways to make the area more resilient as the planet warms. But many use words such as "sustainability" or "resilience" to describe such measures. Especially in conservative strongholds, they're reluctant to speak of global warming. (AP Photo/John Flesher)GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — With climate change still a political minefield across the nation despite the strong scientific consensus that it's happening, some community leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe local consequences without triggering explosions of partisan warfare: Just change the subject.


First full week of Detroit bankruptcy trial next

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 21:30

First full week of Detroit bankruptcy trial nextDETROIT (AP) — A trial to determine Detroit's path out of bankruptcy is entering its first full week after four days of evidence last week.


Treasury to limit profitability of overseas shifts

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 21:24
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday the Obama administration will decide "in the very near future" what actions it can take to make it less profitable for U.S. companies to shift their legal addresses to other countries.

PHOTOS: Mourners gather for Joan Rivers' funeral

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 21:08

 Mourners gather for Joan Rivers' funeralFamily and friends gathered at a star-studded funeral service in New York City Sunday for comedy legend Joan Rivers.


Atlanta Hawks' co-owner admits racially charged email

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 20:45

Atlanta Hawks' co-owner admits racially charged emailLess than one month after the Clippers' sale ended Donald Sterling's ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a racially charged disclosure from its owner.


Police search Schuylkill River near Boathouse Row

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 20:44

Police search Schuylkill River near Boathouse RowFirst responders are searching the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park after a report of a person in the water.


Shooting victim crashes enroute to hospital in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 20:43

Shooting victim crashes enroute to hospital in West PhiladelphiaA shooting victim is hospitalized in critical condition after being involved in a traffic accident on the way to the hospital.


Developer presumed dead in crash revamped NY city

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 20:23

Jamaican Marine Police return to the Port Antonio Marina after a fruitless search for a plane that crashed into the ocean near Port Antonio, Jamaica, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. A small plane flew down the Atlantic Coast and beyond Friday before finally crashing in the waters off Jamaica. The fate of the two or more people aboard was not immediately known. Maj. Basil Jarrett of the Jamaican Defense Force said the plane went down northeast of the coastal town of Port Antonio and the military dispatched two aircraft and a dive team. (AP Photo/Everard Owen)KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A developer presumed dead with his wife in a private plane crash near Jamaica had an "uncanny instinct" for revitalizing properties and an "incalculable" impact on his western New York hometown's resurgence from crumbling industrial center to trendy destination for young professionals, friends and colleagues said.


America's wealth gap 'unsustainable,' may worsen: Harvard study

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:06
The widening gap between America's wealthiest and its middle and lower classes is "unsustainable", but is unlikely to improve any time soon, according to a Harvard Business School study released on Monday. The study, titled "An Economy Doing Half its Job", said American companies - particularly big ones - were showing some signs of recovering their competitive edge on the world stage since the financial crisis, but that workers would likely keep struggling to demand better pay and benefits. "We argue that such a divergence is unsustainable," according to the report, which was based on a survey of 1,947 of Harvard Business School alumni around the globe, and which highlighted problems with the U.S. The results marked an improvement from a 2012 Harvard Business School survey of its alumni showing 58 percent of respondents expecting a decline in U.S.

Prince William and Kate expecting 2nd child

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:48

Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, expecting 2nd childBritain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their second child.


Japan says economy contracted 7.1 percent in 2Q

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:19

FILE - In this March 1, 2014 photo, a worker adjusts the net at a construction site in Tokyo. Japan says revised data show its economy contracted at an annual rate of 7.1 percent in April-June. The data released Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, showed business investment fell more than estimated earlier. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy shrank more sharply in the second quarter than first estimated and the latest indicators suggest only a modest bounce back since then.


Car slams into restaurant, ruptures gas line in Northeast Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:12

Car slams into restaurant, ruptures gas line in Northeast Phila.A driver crashed into a Northeast Philadelphia restaurant, rupturing a gas line, then fleeing the scene.


Some police agencies not racially balanced

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:10

FILE - In this July 25, 2012 file photo, palm trees frame the Anaheim City Hall in Anaheim, Calif. Police maintained a heavy presence on the streets of Anaheim to guard against further violent protests in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by officers. The mother of Manuel Diaz condemned the unrest that has roiled the city, saying she did not want them to become her son's legacy. The killing of an unarmed black man by an officer in a nearly all-white police department in suburban St. Louis refocused the country on the racial balance between police forces and the communities they protect. But an analysis by The Associated Press found that the racial gap between black police and the communities where they work has narrowed over the last generation, particularly in departments that were once the least diverse. A much larger disparity now divides the low number of Hispanic officers in police departments. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)An Associated Press analysis of Census Bureau data and Justice Department figures about law enforcement found that Hispanics are more often underrepresented in police departments around the country than are blacks.