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Key events in the history of Malaysia Airlines

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:06
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Key dates in the history of Malaysia Airlines from its start as a one route airline until its almost unfathomable double passenger jet disasters in 2014.

India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:43

Indian and Japanese students walk together near a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at Global Indian International School in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto.


California passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:25

A cyclist exits the entryway to the Main Quad at Stanford University in StanfordCalifornian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. The measure, passed unanimously by the California State Senate, has been called the "yes-means-yes" bill. It defines sexual consent between people as "an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity". Governor Jerry Brown must sign the bill into law by the end of September.


Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:17
BEIJING (AP) — Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

Tractor trailer overturns near I-76 WB and Roosevelt Boulevard; ramp closures

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:11

Tractor trailer overturns on WB I-76 near Roosevelt BoulevardPolice say a tractor trailer overturned along the exit ramp between Roosevelt Boulevard and the Schuylkill Expressway westbound early Friday morning.


Tractor trailer overturns near I-76 WB and Roosevelt Boulevard

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:10

Tractor trailer overturns on WB I-76 near Roosevelt BoulevardPolice say a tractor trailer overturned along the exit ramp between Roosevelt Boulevard and the Schuylkill Expressway westbound early Friday morning.


Inflation rate in eurozone drops to 0.3 percent in August in further sign of economic weakness

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:00
BRUSSELS (AP) — Inflation rate in eurozone drops to 0.3 percent in August in further sign of economic weakness.

Crews battle flames inside North Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:48

Crews battle flames inside North Philadelphia homeCrews were on the scene of a fire inside a home in North Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Feds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:36

In this Aug. 21, 2014 photo Jim Corbin, a plant protection specialist with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, walks through the forest near Bryson City, N.C., looking for wild ginseng plants. The legal ginseng hunting season begins Sept. 16, and Corbin and his colleagues are spreading harmless yellow dye on the plant’s roots to discourage poachers. He says dealers are alerted not to buy plants with the dyed roots. But with wild ginseng root fetching upward of $900 a pound, untold numbers of poachers have taken to local forests. (AP Photo/Mitch Weiss)ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.


USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:11

FILE -This Sept. 30, 2011 file photo shows a collection of giant African land snails in Miami. The Giant African Snail eats buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Department of Agriculture is trying to stop them. Since June, USDA has seized more than 1,200 of the large snails, also known as Giant African Land Snails, all of them traced back to one person in Georgia who was illegally selling them. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.


Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:05

In this photo from Aug. 14, 2014, John Wirtz, Chief Product Officer of Hudl, speaks of his company's product in Lincoln, Neb. Hudl is a software company that has developed a way to immediately get game film to coaches after games and break down and separate different plays by type. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone.


Dozens of planes grounded in German pilot strike

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:41

Aircraft of German carrier Germanwings are grounded at the airport in Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday morning, Aug. 29, 2014. Thousands of passengers are feeling the impact of a pilots strike in Germany after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed over a long-running dispute regarding wages and early retirement benefits. Germanwings, a subsidiary of Germany's biggest airline Lufthansa, said up to 15,000 passengers were affected by Friday's strike which started at 6 a.m. and was to last until noon local time (0400-1000 GMT). (AP Photo/dpa, Bodo Marks)BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of passengers are feeling the impact of a pilots strike in Germany after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed over a long-running dispute regarding wages and early retirement benefits.


Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:24
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

Cops: Angry passenger attacks worker at LaGuardia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:54
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an angry passenger punched and kicked an airline employee while looking for his bag at New York's LaGuardia Airport.

In Texas, big school finance questions remain

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:04
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Pumping an extra $3.4 billion into Texas public schools didn't convince a judge that the state is adequately funding classrooms. But how much more money it will take — and how those funds should be divvied up — isn't likely to get sorted anytime soon.

Missing Montana college student found dead in Idaho mountains

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:59
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A Montana college student whose disappearance prompted a search by hundreds of police and volunteers was found dead from injuries sustained in a car accident in the mountains of central Idaho, authorities said late on Thursday. The body of Lucius Robbi, 21, of Orleans, California, was found in his 1997 Subaru near the remote resort town of Stanley, according to Boise County Sheriff Ben Roeber. Robbi vanished after he set off on Aug. 19 for the University of Montana campus in Missoula from Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, where he had worked as a guide for a second summer at a company that offers trips on the Payette River. Search efforts aided by an online campaign tied to a Facebook page called "Finding Lucius" drew hundreds to hunt for Robbi and his Subaru, with two orange kayaks strapped to its roof, across vast stretches of mountainous terrain in Idaho and Montana.

Suds, faith found at California laundromat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:55

In this Aug. 13, 2014, photo, people sift through donated food before doing their laundry for free at a laundromat during a Laundry Love event in Huntington Beach, Calif. Laundry Love is a growing faith-driven movement that helps people change their lives by letting them change into clean clothes. The organization partners with local laundromats and helps those who are homeless or struggling financially by doing their laundry for free. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.


Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:45
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.

Miley Cyrus' date turns self in, posts bail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:30

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Miley Cyrus, left, stands with Jesse Helt holding her award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night Aug. 28, 2014. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night.


Autopsy doesn't say why Oklahoma inmate writhed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:28

FILE - This June 29, 2011 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett. An autopsy report on Lockett's problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused him to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An autopsy on an Oklahoma inmate who died after his troubled execution was halted concluded that he was killed by the lethal drugs, but it doesn't explain why he writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after the process began.