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Sanofi makes $9.3 billion bid for American firm Medivation

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 5 min ago
PARIS (AP) — Drug maker Sanofi says it has made a $9.3 billion bid for San Francisco pharmaceutical firm Medivation, part of the firm's effort to expand its portfolio of cancer treatments.

Aetna tops Street 1Q forecasts, hikes 2016 forecast

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 5 min ago

Aetna tops Street 1Q forecasts, hikes 2016 forecastAetna's first quarter earnings slid nearly 7 percent as enrollment dipped, but the nation's third-largest health insurer topped Wall Street expectations and hiked its 2016 profit forecast.


21-year-old mother Destiny Dawson missing in Brooklyn, last seen April 20

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 7 min ago

21-year-old mother Destiny Dawson missing in Brooklyn, last seen April 20Authorities say 21-year-old Destiny Dawson was reported missing on Wednesday, April 21, by her boyfriend after leaving the apartment around 8:30 p.m. the day before and never returning home.


New York City Hall subpoenaed in connection to mayor's fundraising probe

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 18 min ago

New York City Hall subpoenaed in connection to mayor's fundraising probeNew York City Hall has been subpoenaed in connection to the investigation into Mayor Bill de Blasio's fundraising investigation.


Stray bullet grazes man filling car with gas in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 24 min ago

Stray bullet grazes man filling car with gas in North PhiladelphiaA man hit by a bullet survived with just a bruise after he was hit by a stray bullet in North Philadelphia.


Vatican crackdown on tax cheats flagged in oversight report

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 30 min ago
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's financial watchdog said Thursday it received 544 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, thanks in part to beefed-up efforts to flag potential tax cheats who are using the Vatican bank to hide money.

UK: Jet incident near Heathrow did not involve drone

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 31 min ago
LONDON (AP) — A British Airways jet reported to have hit an object as it came in to land at Heathrow Airport this month did not strike a drone as first thought, the British government said Thursday.

Obama wants $1.9B to fight Zika: Where does it stand?

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 32 min ago

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev., joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, to call on congressional Republicans to approve President Barack Obama's emergency supplemental request to fight the Zika virus. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request for emergency money to combat the Zika virus has been sitting before Congress for more than two months, and there's no obvious path forward despite a growing threat in the hot summer months and increasing public anxiety.


4 injured in 2-car crash in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 39 min ago

4 injured in 2-car crash in Strawberry MansionCrews say the collision was so intense, a towing company had to pry the vehicles apart.


LG Electronics' profit jumps on strong appliance sales

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 51 min ago

People pass by a poster advertising LG Electronics' G5 smartphone at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 28, 2016. LG Electronics Inc. reported a stunning jump in its first-quarter earnings as its high-end home appliance sales offset a loss for its smartphone business. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. reported a stunning jump in its first-quarter earnings as its high-end home appliance sales offset a loss for its smartphone business.


Car crashes into building in Plainfield; 2 dozen evacuated

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 7 min ago

Car crashes into building in Plainfield; 2 dozen evacuatedThe car crashed into the Watchung Avenue storefront just before 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.


Boy, 14, dies after being struck by car in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 26 min ago

Boy, 14, dies after being struck by car in New CastleAccording to a statement released by the Colonial School District, the teen was a student at George Read Middle School.


Man with autism disappears during Prospect Park field trip

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 29 min ago

Man with autism disappears during Prospect Park field tripPolice are looking for a missing man with autism who wandered away during a field trip in Brooklyn.


Man wounded in leg after shooting in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 39 min ago

Man wounded in leg after shooting in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice are questioning one person following a shooting in Southwest Philadelphia.


Russia launches 1st rocket from new space facility

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 53 min ago

Russia launches 1st rocket from new space facilityMOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday successfully launched the first rocket from its new space facility after a last-minute delay the day before.


Man shot filling car with gas in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 17 hours 1 min ago

Stray bullet grazes man filling car with gas in North PhiladelphiaA man realizes a bullet just misses wounding him, while filling his car with gas from a can.


Home long thought to be Monroe's turns out to be guest house

Yahoo! National News - 17 hours 51 min ago

In this Thursday, April 21, 2016 photo, Executive Director of The James Monroe Highland Foundation, Sara Bon-Harper, gestures in front what was considered the home of former President James Monroe in Charlottesville, Va. The house which is shown from the back was a guest house built in 1818. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)For decades, a modest farmhouse in central Virginia was thought to be what remained of President James Monroe's home in Charlottesville, Virginia. It turns out, historians were wrong.


Electrolux sees strong rise in first quarter profit

Yahoo! National News - 17 hours 55 min ago
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux says its first-quarter income rose 158 percent to 875 million kronor ($108 million), citing increasing demand in Europe and North America.

Sony sees less red ink, postpones outlook because of quake

Yahoo! National News - 17 hours 56 min ago
TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported an 88.4 billion yen ($818 million) loss in January-March, a smaller flow of red ink than a year earlier, but it postponed Thursday giving its annual outlook until May, citing damage from major earthquakes in southwestern Japan earlier this month.

Gov't launches new website for student loan borrowers

Yahoo! National News - 18 hours 23 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs.