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BASF sells textile chemicals business to Archroma

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:01
BERLIN (AP) — Chemical and oil company BASF SE says it is selling its textile chemicals business to Swiss-based Archroma for an undisclosed amount.

Putin cheered in Serbia, seeks pipeline backing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:58

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin review honor guard during a welcome ceremony in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Putin arrived in Serbia on Thursday for talks that are expected to focus on economic issues and energy, including construction of the South Stream gas pipeline that has been opposed by the European Union. (AP Photo/Vasily Maximov, Pool)BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Greeted by enthusiastic chants of "Putin! Putin!," Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a military parade Thursday in Slavic ally Serbia, where he held talks on economic issues, including on the South Stream gas pipeline opposed by the European Union.


Philip Morris Int'l 3Q profit falls 8 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:48

FILE - This Jan. 17, 2008 file photo shows a pack of Marlboro cigarettes in Bremen, Germany. Cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc., which sells Marlboros and other U.S. brands abroad, on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 said its third-quarter profit dropped 8 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Philip Morris International's third-quarter profit dropped 8 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar.


CBS debuts stand-alone streaming service

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:44

CBS debuts stand-alone streaming serviceCBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. The news comes a day ...


Police: Mom pulled girl's hair, separated scalp from skull

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:34

 Mom pulled girl's hair, separated scalp from skullA western Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges that she pulled her 6-year-old daughter's hair so hard it separated her scalp from her skull and caused bleeding.


Denmark wants answers on wanted man missing in Turkish custody: foreign minister

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:32
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish officials will travel to Turkey to establish the fate of a wanted Danish man whose family says is missing from Turkish custody, the foreign minister said, before criticising the Turkish authorities for being unresponsive on the case. The man, who is known in Denmark only by the initials BH, is wanted by Danish police for the attempted murder in Copenhagen in February 2013 of newspaper columnist and outspoken critic of Islam, Lars Hedegaard. ...

Girl rats out father's drug operation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:29

Girl rats out father's drug operationPolice say a child turned in her own father for an elaborate drug growing operation in Berks County.


Americans say avoiding international air travel over Ebola outbreak: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:23

A passenger wears a mask as he exits the International JFK airport in New YorkBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nearly half of Americans are so concerned about the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa and infected two U.S. nurses who treated a Liberian Ebola victim in Texas that they are avoiding international air travel, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday. The poll results come as health officials said the second nurse infected at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas had flown from Ohio to Texas with a slight fever the day before she was diagnosed. ...


Jackknifed tractor trailer shuts down Pa. Turnpike in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:23

Jackknifed tractor trailer shuts down Pa. Turnpike in Bensalem, fuel spilling into Neshaminy CreekA jackknifed tractor trailer has shut down a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bensalem, Bucks County.


NFL consultants send newsletter on Ebola to all teams

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:15
(Reuters) - The NFL's infectious disease consultants, in a newsletter sent to team doctors and trainers outlining the primary facts of the Ebola virus, said they do not currently recommend screening for possible contact with infected patients. The newsletter, to be shared with players and staff, was written by the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network and sent to all 32 National Football League teams earlier this week, the league said on Thursday. ...

With foxes scarce, hunting clubs target coyotes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:13

In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 photo, hunt master William T. Stuart, from Fairfield County Hounds, collects the hounds for a hunt, in Bridgewater, Conn. At the last fox-hunting club in the state, it’s been three years since the last fox sighting and coyotes have become the hunters’ new quarry. Coyotes run fast and in rugged terrain they are nearly impossible to catch. None were caught this day. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)BRIDGEWATER, Conn. (AP) — American fox-hunting is a sport so steeped in tradition that riders still wear ties and blazers and cry out "Tally ho!" at the sight of prey. But it is adapting to one dramatic change: Coyotes have displaced foxes in the wild and become the hunters' new quarry.


U.S. transportation security chief to retire: Homeland Security

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:13

U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center in Arlington VirginiaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration will retire after four and a half years leading the 60,000-employee agency, the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday. John Pistole, who has led TSA since June 2010, has overseen security operations at more than 450 airports around the United States, the department said. Pistole "has been integral in leading TSA's transformation to a risk-based, intelligence-driven counterterrorism agency dedicated to protecting our transportation systems," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. ...


Suspect in California wildfire pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:10
WEED, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say the man facing an arson charge for a wildfire that tore through a Northern California town appeared to want to destroy an apartment complex where he once lived.

Fan dispute at Fla. debate prompts finger-pointing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:10

Democratic challenger Charlie Crist waits for Florida Gov. Rick Scott to start their second debate, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 in Davie, Fla. Scott delayed the start of the debate because of an electric fan below Crist's podium. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It's no secret in Florida that former Gov. Charlie Crist likes to stay cool by using a portable fan.


NY AG: Most NYC Airbnb listings violate the law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:10
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly three-quarters of the New York City listings offered by the short-term rental service Airbnb violate city or state laws, New York state's attorney general charged Thursday.

Police: Man killed for jumping on bed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:55

 Man killed for jumping on bedPolice in Berks County say a man was killed after jumping on a bed Tuesday.


No time to cook? Maybe a cyber sous chef can help

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:34

No time to cook? Maybe a cyber sous chef can helpIf the only thing standing between you and a home cooked meal is the time and energy to shop and prep, a new breed of would-be cyber sous chefs wants to help get you cooking.


California city rejects migrant shelter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:32
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California city has rejected a plan to convert a vacant nursing home into a shelter for unaccompanied children arrested by the Border Patrol.

Seattle: more needed to improve oil train safety

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:17
SEATTLE (AP) — With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil-train accident and improve the city's ability to respond.

Philadelphia prison beating sparks investigation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:15

Philadelphia prison beating sparks investigationA beating inside Philadelphia's largest prison is prompting an investigation and talk of a lawsuit and the suspect is a prison guard.