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Netflix snags deal for 'Gotham' television series

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 20:43
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix Inc. has struck a deal with Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution to run the television series "Gotham" worldwide following its first season.

School bus, 2 other vehicles collide in Wynnefield

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 20:41

School bus, 2 other vehicles collide in WynnefieldAt least one person has been injured in a 3-vehicle crash involving a school bus in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia.


US missionary who had Ebola to discuss recovery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 20:17
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) — The doctor who oversaw treatment of two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in west Africa says he doesn't know if a third sick American will be coming to his Atlanta hospital.

Review: 'Sims 4' aspires to greatness and fails

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 20:07

This undated publicity photo released by Electronic Arts/Maxis shows the video game, "The Sims 4." Unlike their predecessors, this breed of more emotional Sims are able to multitask and achieve multiple personal aspirations, ranging from finding a soul mate to becoming a best-selling author. When aspirations are achieved or whims are fulfilled, Sims are now granted points for much-needed rewards, like the ability to skip meals or get promoted at work. (AP Photo/Electronic Arts/Maxis, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — I knew I'd have issues with "The Sims 4" the moment I realized it wasn't possible to buy a dishwasher for the fabulous couple I'd created to live their virtual little lives to the fullest in Oasis Springs, one of the game's two idyllic neighborhoods. The cost wasn't a concern. I was flush with Simoleons — the game's goofy currency — from selling their novels and masterpieces in the mail.


2 N.C. men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 19:57

In an an Aug. 12, 2014 photo, Henry McCollum sits on death row at Central Prison in Raleigh, N.C. He and his half brother Leon Brown have spent more than three decades in prison for the rape and murder of 11-year-old Sabrina Buie in 1983. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, lawyers for Lawyers for 50-year-old McCollum and 46-year-old Brown will ask for their release, saying DNA analysis of a cigarette butt found at the crime scene in Robeson County link it to a man serving a life sentence for a similar rape and killing that took place a month later. The Center for Death Penalty Litigation says that man was the real killer of Sabrina Buie in 1983. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Travis Long) MANDATORY CREDIT, TV AND TV WEBSITES OUTOne of North Carolina's longest-serving death-row inmates and his half brother are being freed after three decades in prison after another man's DNA was discovered on a cigarette butt left near the body of a girl the siblings were convicted of killing.


Boy sues to wear makeup for driver's license photo

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 19:46

Boy sues to wear makeup for driver's license photoA 16-year-old in South Carolina sued the state's Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday because the agency won't allow him to take a driver's license photo wearing makeup.


Cyclist fatally stabbed days before marriage proposal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 19:44

Cyclist fatally stabbed days before marriage proposalPolice say a Connecticut man who was biking from Maryland to Miami to propose to his girlfriend was fatally stabbed by a homeless man outside a McDonald's restaurant.


5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 19:39

5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past highTOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister picked five women for his Cabinet on Wednesday, matching the past record and sending the strongest message yet about his determination to revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders.


NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade organizers say gay group to march under own banner for 1st time

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 19:32
NEW YORK (AP) — NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade organizers say gay group to march under own banner for 1st time.

Indonesia's oil minister named corruption suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:54

In this May 22, 2013 photo, Indonesian Energy And Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik arrives for a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia's anti-graft commission has named Wacik as a suspect in a corruption case, making him the third active cabinet minister to be named as corruption suspect. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's anti-graft commission said Wednesday it is investigating the country's minister of energy and mines for alleged corruption.


Fuel price hike looms for Indonesia's new leader

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:11

 how to wean the country off fuel subsidies that make gasoline almost as cheap as bottled water. Each year the subsidies cost Indonesia billions of dollars that economists agree would be better spent on creating jobs and building badly needed roads, schools and hospitals in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The first item on the to-do list of Indonesia's president-elect is one that successive leaders have struggled with, and could be his toughest: how to wean the country off fuel subsidies that make gasoline almost as cheap as bottled water.


Photo hacking rekindles digital privacy worries

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:08

FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Oscarsat the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. As the celebrity photo-hacking scandal has made clear, privacy isn't what it used to be. Whether famous or seemingly anonymous, people from all walks of life put all sorts of things online or into cloud-based storage systems, from vital financial information to the occasional nude photo. Periodic cases of hacking fuel outrage, but there's no retreat from digital engagement or any imminent promise of guaranteed privacy. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)As the celebrity photo-hacking scandal has made clear, privacy isn't what it used to be.


Teen sues DMV after being told to remove makeup

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:05

Boy sues to wear makeup for driver's license photoA 16-year-old in South Carolina sued the state's Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday because the agency won't allow him to take a driver's license photo wearing makeup.


Heavy smoke billows inside day care in East Mount Airy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:04

Heavy smoke billows inside day care in East Mount AiryFirefighters battled heavy smoke inside a day care in Philadelphia's East Mount Airy section early Wednesday morning.


U.S. says Islamic State video of journalist's killing is authentic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 17:47

Still image from video of Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighterAn Islamic State video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff in reprisal for U.S. National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said on Wednesday. Intelligence Community has analyzed the recently released video showing U.S. President Barack Obama is in Estonia ahead of a NATO summit in Wales later this week.


Cory Gardner says he's 'a new kind of Republican'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 17:44

FILE - In this March 1, 2014 file photo, Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., officially announces his candidacy for the U.S. Senate at Denver Lumber Company in Denver. Gardner will run against Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. Rep. Gardner on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 released the second of two ads touting his support for renewable energy and over-the-counter birth control pills, calling himself “a new kind of Republican” as he tries to unseat Democratic Sen. Udall in a state that has become increasingly reluctant to elect members of the GOP. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider, File)DENVER (AP) — Senate candidate Cory Gardner has released a pair of campaign ads reaching out to Colorado's all-important centrist voters, who have soured on some GOP positions, and cast himself as a "new kind of Republican" who supports over-the-counter birth control pills and renewable energy.


EU assesses sports sanctions against Russia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 17:21

FILE- In this Sept.12, 2011 file photo then European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, right, and Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk address the media, at the European Council building in Brussels. Tusk was chosen by European leaders to be the next president of the European Council. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations are looking at sporting sanctions to punish Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis but diplomats say the immediate targeting of high-profile events like the 2018 World Cup is unlikely at this stage.


Russia's Putin in Mongolia for 5-hour visit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 17:21

Mongolia's President Elbegdorj Tsakhia, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet at the State Palace in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Putin held talks with his Mongolian counterpart on Wednesday during a five-hour working visit to a traditional friendly neighbor amid soaring tensions with Washington and NATO over a Kremlin-backed offensive in Ukraine. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with his Mongolian counterpart on Wednesday during a five-hour working visit to a traditional friendly neighbor amid soaring tensions with Washington and NATO over a Kremlin-backed offensive in Ukraine.


Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 17:16
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing ground declared an economic disaster area by the federal government just 14 years ago.

UK says not ruling out airstrikes against Islamic State, says hostage video genuine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 17:09

A video purportedly showing threats being made to a man Islamic State named as David Haines by a masked IS fighter in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic StateBritain's foreign minister said on Wednesday Islamic State's seizure of a British hostage did not make airstrikes on the militants more likely, but said he wasn't ruling that option out. IS released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, and issued a threat against a British hostage warning governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State". "If we judge that airstrikes could be beneficial ... then we will certainly consider them. He said the IS militant who appeared in the Sotloff video appeared to be the same man with an apparently British accent whose voice was featured in the video of the beheading of U.S.