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Mini Hardtop adds 2 doors, keeps tight handling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:05

This undated photo made available by MINI USA shows a 2015 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door. (MINI USA via AP)The Mini Cooper Hardtop has oodles of personality, go-kart handling and now, of all things, four doors and a big, color-changing "mood ring" on the dashboard.


Man shot trying to enter air base in Arkansas dies at hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:05
Larry McElroy, 43, was brandishing a rifle as he tried on Monday to enter the base outside of Little Rock that is home to an air transport division, according to federal, military and local officials. According to reports from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, McElroy said he believed that the leadership of the base had planted listening devices in his home and was spying on him.

N. Korea says it has been hit by worst drought in 100 years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:04

FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, rice plants grow from the cracked and dry earth in Ryongchon-ri in North Korea's Hwangju County. North Korea says it has been hit by its worst drought in a century, resulting in extensive damage to agriculture. The official Korean Central News Agency said in a report Tuesday, June 16, 2015 the drought has caused about 30 percent of its rice paddies to dry up. Rice plants normally need to be partially submerged in water during the early summer. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has been hit by its worst drought in a century, resulting in extensive damage to agriculture.


FBI: Man tied to Texas shooting wanted to attack Super Bowl

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:02

This undated law enforcement booking photo from the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Department shows Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem. Kareem, 43, also known as Decarus Thomas, has been charged with helping plan an attack on a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas that ended with two men being killed in a shootout with police. An indictment filed in federal court in Phoenix alleges that Kareem hosted the gunmen in his home beginning in January and provided the guns they used in the May 3 shooting in Garland, Texas.(Maricopa County Sheriff's Department via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — Calling him "off-the-charts dangerous," authorities said a Phoenix man helped orchestrate a shooting at an anti-Islam event in Texas and had aspirations to join the Islamic State terrorist organization and attack the Super Bowl.


Fact sheet: 2015 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 22:50
BASE PRICE: $21,700 for base Cooper; $25,100 for Cooper S.

Woman who dropped son into zoo cheetah pit gets probation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 22:41
CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman who dropped her toddler into a Cleveland zoo's cheetah pit has been sentenced to a year of probation that includes counseling and parenting classes.

Ex-police chief of speed trap town cleared of wrongdoing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 22:32
WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The former police chief of a tiny north Florida town known as an infamous speed trap has been cleared of wrongdoing by a state commission after officers accused him of setting a ticket quota and acting unethically.

Drug overdose deaths rise across the United States: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 22:07
Deaths by drug overdose have been on the rise in the United States, with a majority of states recording increases from 2009 to 2013, according to a study released on Wednesday. Nearly 52 percent of the deaths were related to prescription drugs. West Virginia had the highest number of drug overdose deaths per capita in the time period studied, with 33.5 fatalities for every 100,000 people, according to the report, while North Dakota had the lowest, with 2.6 per 100,000.

Woman found dead in Logan home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:52

Phone call leads police to woman's body in LoganAuthorities told Action News that a man called his family and told them he allegedly killed his girlfriend.


Tiger Kills Man After Escaping Zoo During Floods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:36
A man has been killed by a white tiger that escaped from Tbilisi's zoo during floods in the Georgian capital.

A factor in shark attack increase: More people in water

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:29

Emergency responders assist a teenage girl at the scene of a shark attack in Oak Island, N.C., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Mayor Betty Wallace of Oak Island, a seaside town bordered to the south by the Atlantic Ocean, said that hours after the teenage girl suffered severe injuries in a shark attack Sunday a teenage boy was also severely injured. (Steve Bouser/The Pilot, Southern Pines, N.C. via AP) MANDATORY CREDITPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal wildlife protections are helping sharks rebound, but they aren't the sole reason for the uptick in encounters between sharks and humans. Expanding human populations and growing use of beaches are major factors too, scientists say.


Goldman to summer interns: Don't stay in the office overnight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:27
Goldman Sachs Group Inc has told its summer investment banking interns not to stay in the office overnight in a bid to improve working conditions for its junior staff. The move, according to company sources and confirmed by a Goldman spokesman, illustrates how Wall Street banks are seeking to curb excessive hours worked by young employees who see internships and entry-level jobs as a chance for a lucrative investment banking career. Goldman and other banks have taken steps over the last several years to encourage junior employees, known as analysts and associates, to take time off in a profession notorious for all-nighters and 100-hour work weeks.

Town pays $650,000 to family of woman, 89, shot by police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:22
WARMINSTER, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia suburb is paying a $650,000 settlement to the family of an 89-year-old woman accidentally shot and killed by its police department during a standoff with a drunken suspect.

Trial date set for Delaware officer charged with assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:45
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A trial has been scheduled for November for a Delaware police corporal charged with assault.

Roommates testify at hearing in Virginia student death case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:25
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The man accused in the April slaying of his roommate and fellow University of Mary Washington student said he had a physical confrontation with the woman before she was found bound and strangled, the victim's other roommates testified Tuesday.

Minnesota funeral home closed due to unsanitary conditions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:25
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials have shut down a suburban Twin Cities funeral home accused of letting bodies decompose.

Authorities: Man tries to blow up foreclosed home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:01
LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a South Florida man who didn't want a bank to sell his foreclosed home tried to blow it up using a bowling ball as an explosive.

Shark attack survivor: Fish was 'biting up my left arm'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 19:41

Emergency responders assist a teenage girl at the scene of a shark attack in Oak Island, N.C., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Mayor Betty Wallace of Oak Island, a seaside town bordered to the south by the Atlantic Ocean, said that hours after the teenage girl suffered severe injuries in a shark attack Sunday a teenage boy was also severely injured. (Steve Bouser/The Pilot, Southern Pines, N.C. via AP) MANDATORY CREDITA teen seriously wounded after a shark attack in North Carolina says he felt the big fish before he saw it and didn't realize what it was until it was "biting up my left arm."


Police search for thief who steals Philadelphia cabs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 19:33
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are seeking the suspect who has stolen a dozen cabs in nine days in Philadelphia.

Puppies get loose in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 19:04
LOWER MORELAND, Pa. (AP) — Police had to round up some puppies after the van that was transporting them hit a truck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Montgomery County.