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Xiaomi beats Samsung in Chinese smartphone market

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:50

Apple Fans Are Going Bonkers Because A Chinese Startup Appears To Be Copying Everything Apple DoesSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Xiaomi, a Chinese handset maker little known in the West, overtook tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. to become China's top-selling smartphone brand in the second quarter, a market research company said Tuesday.


NY doctor: 'Odds are' patient doesn't have Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:47

 'Odds are' patient doesn't have EbolaA man who recently visited West Africa and had a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms was placed in isolation at a New York hospital on Monday and was being tested for possible Ebola but likely didn't have it, health officials said.


Hurricane Bertha expected to weaken on Tuesday: NHC

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:42
(Reuters) - Bertha, the second hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season, is expected to weaken on Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Monday. The hurricane is located about 490 miles (790 km) west of Bermuda, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 km per hour), NHC said. "Bertha will pass about midway between the U.S. east coast and Bermuda on Tuesday." (Reporting by Debasis Mohapatra in Bangalore;

Plane leaves Liberia with 2nd American with Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:42

Plane leaves Liberia with 2nd American with EbolaA special plane transporting the second American infected with Ebola has left Liberia's capital en route to Atlanta.


Sinking feeling for Southwest Philadelphia homeowners

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:37

Sinking feeling for Southwest Philadelphia homeownersThere's a house in Southwest Philadelphia that could actually be sinking, and it might be just one of many.


Man shot and killed in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:36

Man shot and killed in West PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a fatal shooting of a man in West Philadelphia Monday afternoon.


Vigil held for slain Upper Darby mother, ex-boyfriend named 'person of interest'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:34

Vigil held for slain Upper Darby mother, ex-boyfriend named 'person of interest'They crowded onto Emerson Avenue in Upper Darby Monday night and stood in front of the home where 38-year-old Masako Griffin was murdered.


Wash. ferry tip hasn't led to missing Oregon woman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:31
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — The San Juan County, Washington, sheriff's office says it is working with the local community and the Washington State Ferries system but so far has been unable to confirm a report that a missing Dundee, Oregon, woman might be in the San Juan Islands of northwest Washington.

Sacramento news anchor to be arraigned in high-end shoplifting case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:28
A Sacramento-area television news anchor charged with grand theft and burglary over the alleged theft of Coach wallets from an outlet store will be arraigned later this month, court documents showed on Monday. Sabrina Rodriguez was charged last week in connection with a 2013 incident in which merchandise was stolen from a store in the Sacramento suburb of Folsom, Rodriguez' station, Fox40, said on its website. Rodriguez will be arraigned on three felony charges including conspiracy on August 29, according to case information obtained from the Sacramento Superior Court. Rodriguez turned herself in last Thursday, more than a year after a warrant was issued for her arrest in the case, said Jason Browning, a spokesman for Folsom Police.

House collapses at scene of Camden car crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:28

House collapses in Camden, police investigateAuthorities responding to a car crash in Camden ended up being on the scene of a house collapse, as well.


Jim Brady dies: Reagan aide, gun control advocate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:24

FILE - This Feb. 11, 2000 file photo shows former White House press secretary for President Reagan James Brady, left, in a group photo following a dedication ceremony for the new James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. From left are, Brady, presidential press secretaries Joe Lockhart (Clinton), Jerald terHorst (Ford), Larry Speakes (Reagan), Mike McCurry (Clinton) and Pierre Salinger (Kennedy). A Brady family spokeswoman says Brady has died at 73. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A major trait that endeared Jim Brady to the Washington press corps was his sense of humor, especially when he made fun of his own boss.


House collapses in Camden, police investigate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:22

House collapses in Camden, police investigateAuthorities responded to a house collapse late Monday night in Camden.


Groups: US political effort in Cuba hurts aid work

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:19

In this July 11, 2014, photo, Manuel Barbosa, 25, shows a tattoo of his “Revolution” cultural group during an interview with The Associated Press in Santa Clara, Cuba. Fernando Murillo contacted Barbosa, a founder of the group, while working on a clandestine operation by the Obama administration that dispatched Latin American youth to Cuba under the cover of health and civic programs to provoke unrest. Barbosa said he was initially open to collaboration with the foreigners but was never told they were working for the U.S. "They presented themselves as a non-governmental organization," Barbosa said. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. program in Cuba that secretly used an HIV-prevention workshop for political activism was assailed Monday by international public health officials and members of Congress who declared that such clandestine efforts put health programs at risk around the world.


Suspected gunman arrested in fatal shooting of 3-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:16

Suspected gunman arrested in fatal shooting of 3-year-oldPolice have arrested the suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old girl in Philadelphia's Grays Ferry section.


Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:15

Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire planIsrael and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a bruising monthlong war that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives.


Married nearly 62 years, couple dies 4 hours apart

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:13

In this July, 2014 photo provided by their granddaughter Melissa Stone, Don Simpson, 90, and his wife Maxine, 87, share time together in Sloan's home in Bakersfield, Calif. The couple, married 62 years, died four hours apart July 21, 2014, while lying next to each other, their family said. (AP Photo/Melissa SloanBAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — After nearly 62 years of marriage, little separated Don and Maxine Simpson — not even death.


Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 3-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:37

Suspected gunman arrested in fatal shooting of 3-year-oldPolice have arrested the suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old girl in Philadelphia's Grays Ferry section.


APNewsBreak: Historic deal for Corps dam pollution

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:15

FILE - This Oct. 24, 2006 file photo shows the Ice Harbor dam on the Snake River in Pasco, Wash. For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking legal settlement that could have broad implications for the Corps' hundreds of dams nationwide. The Corps announced in a settlement on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, that it will immediately notify the conservation group that filed the lawsuit of any oil spills among its eight dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers in Oregon and Washington. (AP Photo/Jackie Johnston,File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking legal settlement that could have broad implications for the Corps' hundreds of dams nationwide.


Lawmaker pleads to misdemeanor; faced 17 felonies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:18

Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford, left, listens as his attorney Thomas Durkin speaks with reporters at the federal building Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Chicago after a court hearing where Ford pleaded guilty to misdemeanor tax fraud. The Chicago Democrat pleaded guilty to one count of delivering a false federal income tax return for 2007 as part of a plea deal. Prosecutors alleged that Ford made false statements to a bank to get a $500,000 increase on a line of credit starting as early as 2005. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker who faced nearly 20 felony bank-fraud charges that could have landed him in prison for decades pleaded guilty Monday to a single misdemeanor tax charge for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of $3,782.


Police: Bottle bomb thrown at historic Germantown home built in 1774

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:13

 Bottle bomb thrown at historic Germantown home built in 1774Philadelphia police are searching for the person who tossed a soda bottle bomb at a historic house in Germantown.