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Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list of billionaires

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:41

FILE - In this May 5, 2014 file photo, Microsoft co-founder and Berkshire Hathaway board member Bill Gates speaks during an interview with Liz Claman on the Fox Business Network in Omaha, Neb. Forbes on Monday, March 2, 2015 said that Gates's net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last year. That put him at the top of the magazine's list of the world's billionaires for the second consecutive year. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The world's richest person got even richer this year. And a basketball superstar-turned-owner made the list for the first time.

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New York Times Headlines - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:40
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Arizona jury to resume deliberations in Jodi Arias death penalty case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:40

Jodi Arias sits in the Maricopa County Superior Courtroom in PhoenixA jury in Phoenix is due to resume deliberating on Monday whether Jodi Arias should be put to death for murdering her ex-boyfriend in 2008, after a penalty phase retrial ended last week in the closely watched case. Arias, a 34-year-old former waitress from Salinas, California, was convicted of the murder in 2013, but jurors at the original trial deadlocked on whether she should be executed. A new jury was seated in October. The defense pleaded with jurors for Arias' life at closing arguments last week, saying she was remorseful, has had a long struggle with mental illness and was emotionally and physically abused as a child.

Under the Dome: The climate film taking China by storm

BBC World News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:39
Chinese climate film inspired by baby's tumour goes viral
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NYC rent-stabilized leases off-limits in bankruptcy: court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:38
A U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday that an elderly Manhattan woman's rent-stabilized lease could not be seized and sold to satisfy her creditors after she filed for bankruptcy, a decision that could affect more than 2 million New Yorkers. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Mary Santiago-Monteverde's lease, which she has had for more than four decades, qualified as a "local public assistance benefit" that state law places off-limits to bankruptcy creditors. Santiago-Monteverde, who is in her 80s and pays about $700 a month rent in the East Village, filed for bankruptcy in 2011 after her husband died because she could not pay off credit card debt, according to court papers. In November, the New York Court of Appeals, the state's top court, rejected claims by Santiago-Monteverde's bankruptcy trustee, John Pereira, that only cash payments from the government count as public assistance.

Ex-first lady of Virginia appeals corruption convictions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:37
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell has appealed her public corruption convictions.

U.S. judge rules Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:36
By Carson Vaughan LINCOLN, Neb. (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday ruled Nebraska's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in a decision that could allow same-sex couples to marry in the state within a week. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon issued a preliminary injunction in the case brought by seven same-sex couples in the state, calling Nebraska's ban an "unabashedly gender-specific infringement of the equal rights of its citizens." Bataillon denied a state request to stay his decision but said his injunction would take effect on March 9 to assuage Nebraska officials' concerns of possible administrative turmoil. Nebraska state officials quickly appealed the ruling to the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. "The definition of marriage is an issue for the people of Nebraska, and an activist judge should not substitute his personal political preferences for the will of the people," Governor Pete Ricketts said in a statement.

Judge puts AG's attempt to investigate Google on hold

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:33
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi attorney general's attempt to investigate Google is on hold for at least four more months.

What next for Russia's opposition?

BBC World News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:33
Does Nemtsov murder mark watershed for Russia opposition?
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VIDEO: How strong is Iraq's army?

BBC World News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:23
Iraq's army is battling an jihadist insurgency - but how strong is the force?
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VIDEO: Video captures fatal police shooting

BBC World News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:23
A video captures the moment three US police officers shoot dead a homeless man during a scuffle in the Skid Row area of central Los Angeles.
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Sunderland win Brown red card appeal

BBC World News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:15
The FA rescinds Sunderland defender Wes Brown's red card in his side's loss at Manchester United on Saturday.
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Police surround Myanmar students

BBC World News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:09
Riot police in Myanmar surround a monastery in which some 300 students taking part in a protest march are camping en route to Yangon.
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Income-based bus fares in Seattle

BBC World News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:06
Seattle's transport system has introduced a ticketing system this week that charges riders based on their income.
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Google to offer own cellular network plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:04

Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, talks during a conference during the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates.

Fire ravages Cape Town mountains

BBC World News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00
More than 100 South African firefighters are battling wildfires on the mountains around Cape Town.
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Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list

BBC World News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 23:59
Bill Gates is declared the richest man in the world for the 16th time by Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires.
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4 missionaries detained in Venezuela expected home Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 23:55
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Four North Dakota missionaries caught up in escalating political tension between the U.S. and Venezuela are expected home on Tuesday after spending a couple of days on a Caribbean Island recovering from their ordeal.

YouTube names its 2015 Music Award Winners

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 23:54

BeyonceBeyoncé, Big Sean, Drake and Ed Sheeran feature among the 50 artists who will be picking up an award from the Google-owned video sharing platform at a special online-only event scheduled for March 23.

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4th person dies as result of shootings in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 23:53
TARBORO, N.C. (AP) — Another person has died from injuries suffered in a shooting spree in North Carolina, bringing the death toll to four, including the suspected killer.