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Judge weighs bid to dismiss child sex abuse claim against Cosby

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 20:03

Comedian Bill Cosby and his wife Camille arrive at the Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts in WashingtonLawyers for comedian Bill Cosby and a woman accusing him of sexually abusing her as a child were due to face off in a California courtroom on Thursday over a defense bid to dismiss her lawsuit for reasons related to the statute of limitations. Cosby, 78, whose career and public image as the model American family man have been shattered by mounting allegations of sexual misconduct, lost a previous bid to fend off the same lawsuit on similar grounds last year. Cosby has called Huth's account a fabrication and asserted that her case against him grew out of a failed extortion attempt.


EU approves data protection reform, boosting privacy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 20:01
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday approved new data protection rules to strengthen online privacy, streamline legislation between the 28 member states and boost police and security cooperation.

Police investigating after elderly couple found dead inside Del. home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:46

Police investigating after elderly couple found dead inside Del. homeNeighbors tell Action News the couple has not been seen since fall 2015.


More UMass student protesters arrested during second sit-in

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:42
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — University of Massachusetts officials say police arrested 19 student protesters who were among those occupying an administrative building on the school's Amherst campus.

Florida man claims stand-your-ground in road rage death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:33
PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man is seeking to have a murder charge against him dropped based on the state's stand-your-ground law.

Amid EU vote uncertainty, Bank of England keeps rates steady

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:28
LONDON (AP) — Bank of England policymakers voted unanimously on Thursday to keep interest rates on hold amid concerns about whether Britain will leave the European Union.

Romania discusses Black Sea drilling with Russia's Lukoil

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:14
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's energy minister has discussed a Russian-U.S.-Romanian drilling project in the Black Sea where more than 30 billion cubic meters (1,060 billion cubic feet) of natural gas have been discovered.

EU approves security plan to track airline passenger info

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:10

Passengers walk with their luggage on the main road to Zaventem Airport in Brussels on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. A wildcat strike of air traffic controllers has paralyzed Brussels airport after their guild rejected a compromise aimed at solving a conflict over a pension reform. The strike action comes at a time when traffic was already reduced at the airport in the wake of the March 22 attacks. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers on Thursday approved a scheme to share airline passenger information that can be used to track foreign fighters heading to and from conflict areas like Syria and Iraq.


Rising N. Korea gas prices put pinch on traffic in capital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:03

In this Feb. 22, 2016 photo, a customer talks to a gas station attendant in Pyongyang, North Korea. Gas stations have been springing up all over Pyongyang over the past few years, reflecting a major increase in traffic. But with gas prices going up, drivers in Pyongyang are starting to feel some pain at the pump, which might not be good news for the isolated country’s shifting domestic economy. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge)PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang drivers are feeling some pain at the pump as rising gas prices put a pinch on what has been major traffic growth over the past few years — and that might not be good news for the isolated country's shifting domestic economy.


Trump baffles with question about former Penn State coach Joe Paterno

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:03

Trump baffles with question about former Penn State coach Joe PaternoDonald Trump was showing off his knowledge of all things Pennsylvania during a Pittsburgh rally Wednesday night when he asked a baffling question - about Penn State's famed football coach.


The Latest: Putin: Meldonium not performance-enhancing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:57

 No deal yet on direct air links to EgyptMOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's marathon call-in TV show (all times local):


Man killed after scooter, car collide in Kensington hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:52

Man killed after scooter, car collide in Kensington hit-and-runPolice found the striking vehicle, but the driver remains at-large.


Russian Fighters Buzz US Navy Destroyer at Close Range

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:49

Russian Fighters Buzz US Navy Destroyer at Close RangeOne pass at 30 feet caused wakes by the ship, U.S. officials said.


Kobe Bryant scores 60 points in final NBA game

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:17

Kobe Bryant scores 60 points in final NBA game"It's hard to believe it happened this way," Bryant said. "I'm still shocked about it."


Suspect in dismemberment slaying charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:43

John Charlton appears in court at the King County Jail Courtroom in Seattle on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Charlton was arrested for investigation of homicide after police said human remains were found over the weekend in a homeowner's recycling bin. (Grant Hindsley/seattlepi.com via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSEATTLE (AP) — A man authorities say dismembered a mother of three in her suburban home and then dumped her body parts in a Seattle recycling bin was charged with first-degree murder.


Eurozone inflation rate revised up to zero in March

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:42
LONDON (AP) — The latest bout of falling prices across the 19-country eurozone has ended— after just a single month.

Can't hold up this lip-lock: Couple kisses through robbery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:41
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Nothing can stop true love, or at least a good kiss. Not even armed robbers.

Resident pistol whipped in Kensington home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:12

Resident pistol whipped in Kensington home invasionPolice are searching for three men who carried out a home invasion robbery in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood.


Out of control car slams into porch of house in Burlco

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 16:47

Out of control car slams into porch of house in BurlcoA car slammed into the porch of a home in Riverside, New Jersey.


Unilever sales fall 2 percent in first quarter of 2016

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 16:46
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Consumer products giant Unilever, the owner of brands including Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Lipton and Dove, says its first quarter sales dropped 2 percent to 12.5 billion euros ($14 billion) from the same period last year as it was hit hard by exchange rate fluctuations and "fragile" consumer demand.