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California cancer patient with amnesia identified by family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:56
A Southern California cancer patient unable to recall her identity or family since she was found dazed on a street four months ago has finally reconnected with relatives after a nephew spotted her on the evening news, media reported on Thursday. The woman, whose Facebook image has circulated widely on the Internet and was previously known only as Sam, was identified on Wednesday night as Pennsylvania native Ashley Manetta, 53, according to San Diego's NBC television affiliate. The TV station, which originally broke the story about a California cancer patient with amnesia, said the two siblings then spoke by telephone.

Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:54

 Their Greek-issued credit cards were suddenly declined and they were left nearly penniless. Strangers from two Greek Orthodox churches in Queens came to their rescue, giving them survival cash until their flight home to Greece this Friday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.


Asia shares down on US jobs report

BBC World News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:53
Shares in Asia were trading in negative territory on Friday after a mixed jobs report from the US, described by analysts as "solid but far from great".
Categories: BBC World News

Oklahoma court to look at blocking Tulsa grand jury probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:48
The Oklahoma Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider whether to stop a grand jury investigation into an embattled sheriff whose longtime friend and volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man.

Smoke subsides after hazardous rail spill in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:46

Smoke rises from a CSX train carrying flammable and toxic gas in Maryville, Tenn., Thursday, July 2, 2015. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in the middle of the night in eastern Tennessee, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people and sending dozens to the hospital with respiratory issues and nausea.


Police detain man found in NC mall with rifle, ammunition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:45
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say they have detained a man walking through a mall with an assault rifle, a bulletproof vest, and multiple rounds of ammunition.

Hopeful Start to Greek Debt Negotiations Quickly Soured

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:43
Why Alexis Tsipras took the extreme step of a referendum remains puzzling. But a look at the events reveals missed chances between Greece and its creditors that led him to think a deal was impossible.









Bollywood-themed improv group brings unconventional wit to Seattle

NBA - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:43
India’s first theatrical improv company, Improv Comedy Mumbai, is performing in Seattle this week as guests of local company Unexpected Productions.
Categories: Sports Center

Bollywood-themed improv group brings unconventional wit to Seattle

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:43
India’s first theatrical improv company, Improv Comedy Mumbai, is performing in Seattle this week as guests of local company Unexpected Productions.
Categories: Sports Center

Bollywood-themed improv group brings unconventional wit to Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:43
India’s first theatrical improv company, Improv Comedy Mumbai, is performing in Seattle this week as guests of local company Unexpected Productions.

Driver killed after crashing into tree on Roosevelt Boulevard

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:42

Driver killed after crashing into tree on Roosevelt BoulevardA man was killed after crashing his car into a tree along Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia.


Colorado camp resort for pot users falls through

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:38
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A planned pot-friendly ranch resort in southwest Colorado has been snuffed before it opened. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities such as hiking and fishing.

Brazil cyclist killed at World Police and Fire Games near Washington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:32
A Brazilian cyclist was killed and two other riders were critically injured in a crash on Thursday during an international bicycle race near Washington, D.C., police said. One cyclist blew out a tire and lost control, colliding with the other two riders at the annual World Police and Fire Games, which drew some 12,000 first responders and law enforcers to compete in sporting events in the Washington area, police said. Carlos Silva, 48, died from his injuries a few hours after the early-afternoon crash in Dumfries, Virginia, about 35 miles (56 km) south of Washington, Prince William County police said.

Business Ties Made by Jeb Bush as Florida Governor Turned Lucrative When He Left Office

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:31
The former Florida governor is finding a steady source of income in speeches for corporations, industry trade groups and other organizations.









Timeline: BP oil spill, litigation at a glance

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:25
(Reuters) - BP Plc reached a $18.7 billion settlement to end five years of litigation following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It is the largest settlement with a single entity in U.S. history, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The following is a timeline of key events: * April 20, 2010, RIG EXPLODES: An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig at the Macondo exploration well kills 11 workers and releases millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The well is capped in mid-July. BP ultimately sets aside $42 billion to pay for cleanup costs, damages and penalties. ...

BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement over deadly 2010 spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:25

File photo of fire boat response crews battling the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon off LouisianaBy Terry Wade and Kristen Hays HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in U.S. history. Under the agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the states, BP will pay at least $12.8 billion for Clean Water Act fines and natural resource damages, plus $4.9 billion to states. The preliminary settlement, subject to all sorts of variables, avoids a substantial amount of further litigation.


White House says hopes BP settlement to help Gulf region recover from spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:25
The White House said on Thursday it was pleased to see an agreement reached with BP to end litigation over environmental damage and human casualties caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. "While we have not had a chance to review this agreement in detail, we are pleased to see that this historical agreement will help repair the damage done to the local economies of the gulf and to the wetlands, wildlife and fisheries impacted so severely by the Deep Water Horizon spill," White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters traveling on Air Force One.