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U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 11 min ago
U.S. health officials are warning Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.

Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 12 min ago

Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari discusses issues related to poverty in California during a news conference outside of the River City Food Bank in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Kashkari said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn. A video crew documented his week. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the nation's most populous state.


No trades for Phillies, Amaro says some were close

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 13 min ago

No trades for Phillies, Amaro says some were closeThe Major League Baseball trade deadline has passed with no movement from the Philadelphia Phillies.


U.S. to modernize poultry inspections to boost food safety

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday it will modernize its decades-old inspection methods for poultry in an attempt to crack down on food-borne illness. USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will require all poultry companies to take measures to prevent Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination, rather than addressing contamination after it occurs. "The United States has been relying on a poultry inspection model that dates back to 1957 ... ...

SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 21 min ago
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies said Thursday, as the airline has been urged by animal rights activists to terminate the relationship.

Medicare drug premiums to rise for 2nd year

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 23 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says premiums for prescription drug plans will rise in 2015 for the second year in a row.

Colorado to begin offering licenses for immigrants

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 23 min ago
DENVER (AP) — Thousands of immigrants have signed up to take advantage of a Colorado law that allows them to get drivers' licenses and identification cards beginning Friday, a heavy demand causing frustration for those who must wait.

Colorado to begin licenses for immigrants

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 25 min ago
DENVER (AP) — Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants who are in the country illegally or have temporary legal status.

Disney hopes to break record with book bag giveaway

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 28 min ago

Disney hopes to break record with book bag giveawayDisney along with local volunteers joined with people across the country to try to set a world record and they did it all while helping children in need.


DelDOT: Southbound lanes of I-495 reopening at 5pm today

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 29 min ago

 Southbound lanes of I-495 reopening at 5pm todayThe Delaware Department of Transportation says they will be reopening the southbound lanes of I-495 at 5pm today.


Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 1 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

Man pleads guilty in deaths of girls, fiancee

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 1 min ago
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road in 2008, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancée's death three years later, pleaded guilty in both cases Thursday.

Colorado woman guilty of kidnapping newborn nephew

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 3 min ago

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Tipton, Iowa Sheriff shows Kristen Rose Smith of Aurora, Colo., who is accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him outside a gas station in Iowa. (AP Photo/Tipton Sheriff, File)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury has convicted a woman of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him outside an Iowa gas station in freezing temperatures.


1 dead, 1 injured in Long Island skydive accident

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 3 min ago
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A skydiving accident on Long Island has killed one man and seriously injured another.

Jury convicts Colorado woman of kidnapping Wisconsin newborn, abandoning him in frigid temps

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 4 min ago
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jury convicts Colorado woman of kidnapping Wisconsin newborn, abandoning him in frigid temps.

Home owned by Trump holdout auctioned for $530,000

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 4 min ago

Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino towers over Vera Coking's three story rooming house Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. The decrepit boarding home owned by the Atlantic City woman who has been turning down multi-million dollar offers for the building in the shadow of Trump Plaza since the 80’s is now up for auction. With a reserve price of only $199,000, the fate of the house has gone down along with the city’s casino industry. On July 31, the property, at 127 South Columbia Place, will go up for auction. As recently as eight years ago, Donald Trump was willing to pay at least 10 times that amount so he could expand Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."


Target taps outsider as CEO for needed shakeup

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 4 min ago

This undated image provided by Target Corp. shows newly named CEO Brian Cornell. The Minneapolis-based company on Thursday, July 31, 2014 said that it named the PepsiCo executive to the top spot, replacing John Mulligan, who had been acting as interim chief executive since May. (AP Photo/Target Corp.)NEW YORK (AP) — Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 5 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA report: CIA officers read Senate emails, showed 'lack of candor' to investigators.

Man on FBI 'most wanted' list arrested in Mexico, sent to Louisiana

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 5 min ago
(Reuters) - A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list suspected of raping and murdering a woman in her mobile home in 2008 was captured in Mexico and sent earlier this week to Louisiana to face prosecution, an FBI spokeswoman said on Thursday. Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara, a Mexican laborer, stands accused of breaking into the trailer of 26-year-old Wanda Barton, raping her and then stabbing her to death in the presence of her 4-year-old stepson. Guevara, who lived in the same mobile home park in Lake Charles, 200 miles (322 km) west of New Orleans, was charged in 2008 with second-degree murder, aggravated rape and aggravated burglary. Guevara surrendered to Mexican authorities after an extensive investigation by U.S. officials in both the United States and Mexico, the FBI said.

A look at the impact of Wisconsin's union law

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 8 min ago
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most state workers likely spells the end of the three-year legal fight over Gov. Scott Walker's signature initiative. Here are five repercussions of the ruling: