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EBay, PayPal outline plans for after split

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:41

This photo combination shows logos for eBay, left, and PayPal, outside the companies' corporate headquarters in San Jose, Calif. When eBay and PayPal split up on Friday, July 17, 2015, they'll face different challenges than they did as a combined company. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Jeff Chiu)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When eBay and PayPal split up on Friday, they'll face different challenges than they did as a combined company.


Police: 2 Marines, 1 police officer injured in Chattanooga shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:38

 2 Marines, 1 police officer injured in Chattanooga shootingAt least three people, two Marines and one police officer, were injured in a shooting Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to law enforcement officials.


The Latest: Court grants delay to inmate set for execution

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:24

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Clifton Lamar Williams. Williams is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday, July 16, 2015 for the July 2005 slaying of Cecelia Schneider in Tyler, Texas. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The latest on a Texas inmate who was scheduled to be executed Thursday for the killing of a 93-year-old woman (all times CDT):


Officer down in shooting in Chattanooga, mayor says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:10

 2 Marines, 1 police officer injured in Chattanooga shootingA law enforcement officer has been shot in an incident near a Naval Operation Support Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to the city's mayor.


Scientists search soil for clues after mystery beach blast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:09
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A team of scientists is hoping to dig up clues about what led to a mysterious blast on a Rhode Island beach that sent a woman flying into a jetty.

Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:03

 No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of FreedomPresident Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.


Fmr. President George H.W. Bush hospitalized after fall at home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:57

Fmr. President George H.W. Bush hospitalized after fall at homeFormer President George H.W. Bush, at 91 the oldest living former president, was hospitalized Thursday in fair condition after breaking a bone in his neck during a fall.


Former heart surgeon to head Mormon Church's board

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:57
Russell Nelson takes over the position as president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the second-highest governing body of the Utah-based church, from Boyd Packer, who died earlier this month at his home in Salt Lake City. Nelson was "set apart," the Mormon term for the official appointment, on Wednesday by the faith's president, Thomas Monson, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement. The 12 members of the Quorum serve under the direction of the Church's First Presidency, a governing body of three men made up of Monson and two counselors.

Woman deemed oldest US veteran set for flight to meet Obama

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:53
DETROIT (AP) — A 110-year-old woman believed to be the nation's oldest veteran is preparing to visit Washington on an honorary trip that includes meeting President Barack Obama. There's just one glitch: She wants a jacket to wear with her official trip T-shirt, because she doesn't have "Michelle Obama arms."

South Carolina judge extends order sealing church massacre documents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:51

Dylann Roof (R), the 21-year-old man charged with murdering nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston last month, is helped to his chair by chief public defender Ashley Pennington during a hearing at the Judicial Center in CharlestonBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina judge on Thursday extended for another week a temporary order sealing court documents and silencing lawyers and others involved in the case of the slayings of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston last month. Ninth Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson cited concern about "any graphic pictures of the victims dead on the floor of the church or 911 calls that might have recorded the sounds of victims." Suspected gunman Dylann Roof sat quietly in a gray striped prison suit and shackles next to a public defender during a 30-minute hearing in which the judge set July 11, 2016, for the start of the trial. A defense attorney told the hearing Roof's competency to stand trial is not an issue and that he has a high school certificate.


Suspect set home on fire in Talleyville, Delaware, police say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:47

Suspect set home on fire in Talleyville, Delaware, police sayA Wilmington man has been charged with setting Monday's fire in Talleyville that killed a family's cat.


AccuWeather: A Refreshing Breeze

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:42

 A Refreshing BreezeMeteorologist Karen Rogers says we have a beautiful day with much lower humidity.


2015 ESPY Awards Nominees and Winners

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:39

2015 ESPY Awards Nominees and WinnersFind out who's taking home the top prizes tonight at the 2015 ESPY Awards.


Radnor Twp. man facing child pornography charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:20

Radnor Twp. man facing child pornography chargesAuthorities have arrested a Radnor Township man for allegedly possessing child pornography.


2 Confederate monuments vandalized in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:14
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A vandalized Confederate monument in Charlotte, North Carolina has been removed from Old City Hall and relocated to a city warehouse for cleaning.

Lasers pointed at planes flying over New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:11

Lasers pointed at planes flying over New JerseyThe Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after 11 commercial flights reported they were illuminated by lasers while flying over New Jersey.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:01

AP10ThingsToSee - Models stand in a mirrored room during a presentation by Thom Browne at Men's Fashion Week in New York, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


As Amazon turns 20, a look at its biggest bets

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:56

FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks on stage for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone, in Seattle. Amazon launched on the web twenty years ago on July 16, 1995. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has come a long way from selling books out of a Seattle garage.


Charleston Shooting Suspect Competent to Stand Trial, Lawyer Says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:54
The accused shooter's trial date is scheduled for July 11, 2016.

Rhode Island man arrested for 41st time

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:52
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who has already been arrested 40 times in two states faces a lengthy prison sentence after his 41st arrest.