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Dogs that killed Michigan man will be euthanized

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 06:09
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A couple charged with second-degree murder after their two dogs fatally mauled a Michigan jogger agreed Friday to give up ownership of the animals and have them euthanized.

Bomb squad called after device found in Cherry Hill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 06:07

Bomb squad called after device found in Cherry HillThe Bomb Squad was called after a device was found on a walking trail in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.


Death of New York man a homicide caused by police choke hold -autopsy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:59

Esaw Garner is shown during the funeral for her husband Eric Garner at Bethel Baptist Church in Brooklyn New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The death of a man during an arrest last month in New York City was caused by a choke hold by a police officer, the chief medical examiner's office said on Friday, declaring the death a homicide. Eric Garner's dying moments as he struggled for breath on a Staten Island sidewalk after police arrested him for peddling untaxed cigarettes on July 17 were captured in bystanders' videos, and prompted outrage and questions about police tactics. The autopsy results released on Friday appear to settle any remaining doubts the police officer's choke hold helped kill him. The city's police force has been banned from using the maneuver for more than 20 years, and the city has said it is investigating why the practice appears to persist.


States try to land Tesla despite Nevada groundwork

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:58
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A sprawling industrial park near Reno has become the focus of Tesla's unusually secretive site selection process for its $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork there is no guarantee that the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming.

US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:44

In this June 23, 2014 photo, job seekers wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. The government issues the July jobs report on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)WASHINGTON (AP) — A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.


Floor of UCLA's famed Pauley Pavilion to be replaced after water main break

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:40

Workers try to clear water from the floor of Pauley Pavillion on the UCLA campus from a broken thirty inch water mainBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The wooden floor of UCLA's famed Pauley Pavilion, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, will be replaced after it was flooded this week when a major water main broke, the school's athletic director said on Friday. The large pipe under Sunset Boulevard, just north of the University of California at Los Angeles, ruptured under nearby Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday, spouting a 40-foot geyser and sending some 20 million gallons of water across the north end of campus. The flood swamped campus athletic fields, underground parking garages and several buildings, including Pauley Pavilion, the arena built in 1965 which has become famous as home to the university's basketball teams. Most of those facilities were back to normal, athletic director Dan Guerrero said in an Internet message to students on Friday, but Pauley Pavilion's entire wooden floor would be replaced with a new "state of the art" court.


1 dead after crash on Route 40 in Bear, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:37

1 dead after crash on Route 40 in Bear, Del.One person is dead after a crash on Route 40 in Bear, Delaware.


UCLA will replace flooded Pauley Pavilion floor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:34

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power "Y" shaped juncture where a water rupture occurred, involving two main trunk lines is seen on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles Thursday, July 31, 2014. Work crews have stopped the last of the water gushing from a 30-inch pipe some 30 hours after it burst. Damage costs have yet to be pegged from the rupture of the pipeline that spewed more than 20 million gallons of water in the midst of California's worst drought in decades. The break in the 93-year-old pipe left a swath of the UCLA campus including its basketball arena swamped with water. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The famed hardwood court at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion will be replaced because of damage caused when 20 million gallons of water cascaded onto campus from a broken water main, the school announced Friday.


Google, Facebook pay for shuttles to use San Francisco bus stops

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:34

A San Francisco police officer stands in front of a Google commuter bus after clearing demonstrators blocking its path in the Mission District in San FranciscoBy Jennifer Baires SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Commuter shuttles run by Google Inc, Facebook Inc and other Silicon Valley companies began paying on Friday to make stops at San Francisco bus stations after protests blamed them for gentrification. The private buses, which for years have taken tech workers from San Francisco to their offices in Silicon Valley, have in recent months drawn criticism from groups who say that by catering to well-paid professionals, the buses lead to higher rents in diverse, low-income neighborhoods. ...


Steps North Texas city has taken to save water

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:31
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Wichita Falls in North Texas near the border with Oklahoma is dealing with a persistent drought that's in its fourth year. The main lake for residential water use was just 22 percent full Friday. The city's two reservoirs are on a trajectory to run dry by August 2016, according to the Texas Water Development Board. Here is a look at the steps the city has taken to conserve its dwindling water supply while providing water to 150,000 people in the Wichita Falls area:

Moody's upgrades Greece's credit rating

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:23
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Moody's ratings agency has upgraded Greece's government bond rating , predicting a gradual decline of the national debt.

Parched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:18

FILE - In this July 25, 2014 file photo, Bud Gossett looks for artifacts near a turn-of-the-century washing machine, foreground, one of several visible signs of the town of Hasell, Texas, submerged under Lake Arrowhead for nearly 60 years and now visible due to a persistent drought. The North Texas city, trying to deal with its dwindling water supply, hopes that adding a biodegradable palm oil-and-lime-based product to the surface of a lake will cut the evaporation rate of the 6,000 acres lake which is the town's primary water supply. (AP Photo/Wichita Falls Times-Record-News, Claire Kowalick, File)LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city already has deployed two unusual techniques to try to cope with a persistent and lengthy drought, and Wichita Falls just added a third, more extreme tool to try to deal with its dwindling water supply.


Trial exposes CEO's calls, texts to Va. first lady

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:15

Jonnie Williams, right, former Star Scientific CEO, heads into the Federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., with two of his lawyers, Toby Vick , center, and Reid H. Weingarten, right, for the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife exchanged 1,200 text messages and phone calls with the CEO of a dietary supplement company in less than two years, including 52 in one day, according to evidence presented Friday intended to contradict the businessman's claim their relationship was strictly business.


Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:11

In this undated photo released by the Center for Disease Control, a Aeromedical Biological Containment System which looks like a sealed isolation tent for Ebola air transportation is shown. On Thursday afternoon July 31, 2014, officials at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital said they expected one of the Americans to be transferred there "within the next several days." The hospital declined to identify which aid worker, citing privacy laws. (AP Photo/Center for Disease Control)NEW YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta next week for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.


One man killed in police-involved shooting in Winslow Township

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:09

One man killed in police-involved shooting in Winslow TownshipAuthorities are investigating a deadly police-involved shooting in Winslow Township, Camden County.


Sudanese family 'very tired,' thankful for freedom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:08

Meriam Ibrahim, left, and her husband, Daniel Wani, of Sudan, are greeted by family and friends shortly after arriving in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, July 31, 2014. Ibrahim, who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence that was later overturned, will make their new home in New Hampshire. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The husband of a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence said Friday the family is healthy but "very tired" and grateful for the global efforts to free his wife.


Reward offered after man struck, killed on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:05

Reward offered after man struck, killed on I-95A $1,500 reward is being offered as the investigation into a deadly hit-and-run on Interstate 95 in South Philadelphia continues.


Report disputes mom's claim in school altercation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:03
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A report commissioned by school officials disputes a Northern California mom's claim that she did not put her hands on a boy she accused of bullying her daughter, a newspaper reported.

S&P 500 has its worst week in 2 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:03

Trader Benedict Willis, left, calls out as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. U.S. markets steadied on Friday a day after a major sell-off. Investors focused on a relatively strong jobs report, which showed the U.S. economy created 209,000 jobs in July, the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks declined for a second day Friday, adding to the massive sell-off the day before and giving the market its worst week in two years.


Law changed to allow 'unlocking' cellphones

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers.