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Fact sheet: 2015 Ford C-Max Energi

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:38

This image made available by Ford shows the 2015 Ford C-MAX Energi. The C-Max is sold as either a plug-in hybrid with onboard gasoline engine or as a non-plug-in hybrid with a gasoline four-cylinder supplemented by onboard-generated electric power. (Ford via AP)2015 Ford C-Max Energi


Fuel economy for Ford C-Max Energi most apparent in city

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:37

This image made available by Ford shows the 2015 Ford C-MAX Energi. The C-Max is sold as either a plug-in hybrid with onboard gasoline engine or as a non-plug-in hybrid with a gasoline four-cylinder supplemented by onboard-generated electric power. (Ford via AP)Ford's first dedicated hybrid for North American consumers, the C-Max gasoline-electric hybrid hatchback, is turning out to be an acquired taste. Sales are declining for the second straight year, lower gas prices have led the C-Max and other hybrids to lose their luster and Consumer Reports predicts the plug-in C-Max Energi's reliability to be worse than average.


Southwest plane skids off runway in Orlando; no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:35
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Southwest Airlines plane went nose down into a grassy area off a taxiway at Orlando International Airport as it was being moved from a passenger gate to a maintenance hangar.

JAILHOUSE INTERVIEW: Mass killing suspect speaks his mind

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:34

 Mass killing suspect speaks his mindThe man accused of slaughtering eight family members on Saturday agreed to a face-to-face interview.


Allies of pivotal civil rights victim reflect 50 years later

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:26

In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, photo, Ruby Sales, founder and director of The SpiritHouse Project, an Atlanta-based nonprofit dealing with discrimination, sits for a photo in Atlanta. Fifty years after Jonathan Daniels was shot dead by an ardent segregationist in Alabama, the people who stood with him then lament today’s killings of blacks by police and the racially motivated slaying of nine black worshippers as stark reminders of the country’s persistent racial divide. “Race relations today in the United States are an extension of that time period,” Sales said. (AP Photo/David Goldman)KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Fifty years after Jonathan Daniels was shot dead by an ardent segregationist in Alabama, the people who stood with him then lament today's killings of blacks by police and the racially motivated slaying of nine black worshippers as stark reminders of the country's persistent racial divide.


AG Kathleen Kane to address charges against her

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:18

AG Kathleen Kane to address charges against herFacing pressure to resign, Kane plans to publicly address the criminal charges leveled against her last week.


Texas county deputy fired after police dog dies in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:18
Officials in a Texas county fired a deputy whose police dog died after he left it in his patrol car for more than 20 hours on a hot day, the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday. The dog handler, Latham Roldan, is thought to have let the dog, Jola, in the patrol car earlier this week without activating any of the systems the sheriff's office has in place to protect dogs from the heat, the office said. Roldan said he forgot the dog was in the car, the sheriff's department said.

Calif. airport terminal briefly evacuated due to grenade in carry-on

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:17

Calif. airport terminal briefly evacuated due to grenade in carry-onA terminal at the Ontario International Airport was temporarily evacuated after a grenade was found in a carry-on bag during screening Wednesday morning.


5 journalists win Cabot Prize for coverage of Latin America

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:14

In this May 27, 2015 photo, Associated Press correspondent Mark Stevenson poses for a photo in Mexico City. Stevenson is among the five journalists honored with the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the oldest prize in international journalism. Stevenson will be honored by the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism for his work covering Latin America and the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists from The Associated Press, The New York Times, GloboNews in Brazil and Bolivia's Pagina Siete won this year's Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean.


Going on vacation? Your cats can enjoy luxury digs, too

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:02

In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, Boris, a Russian blue cat, stands on a playhouse for cats at Morris Animal Inn in Morristown, N.J. Boris is being pampered in ways traditionally reserved for dogs just a few years ago. The number of feline guests at this trendsetting pet hotel have gone up, as have estimates of the number of feline pets in the United States. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Boris and Anastasia vacation, they prefer to stay in a deluxe three-story suite, dine on tuna mackerel and lobster consommé, and spend their time on an iPad.


Judge delays trial in corn seed theft case until February

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:45
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has delayed the trial of a Chinese man accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies.

Video in Cincinnati cop's fatal shooting now with prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:43
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police dash-camera video from the fatal shooting of a Cincinnati police officer in June has been turned over to a prosecutor who pledges he won't willingly make it public.

Kidnap suspect pleads not guilty to threatening prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:20
OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl and raping her over the course of nine months has pleaded not guilty to charges that he threatened the lead prosecutor in the case.

2nd man charged in theft of $150K left behind by ATM workers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:19
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — A second man who allegedly made off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash mistakenly left behind by ATM workers in New Jersey has been arrested, police said.

Pennsylvania beauty queen jailed on fake cancer charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:12
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania beauty queen has been jailed on charges she faked having leukemia to benefit from fundraisers, and will be stripped of her title.

AG Kathleen Kane to discuss charges against her

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:51

AG Kathleen Kane to address charges against herFacing pressure to resign, Kane plans to publicly discuss the criminal charges leveled against her last week.


JOIN THE ACTION: Rainbows after the storm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:44

 Rainbows after the stormAction News viewers sent us photos of the rainbows that appeared after Tuesday evening's storms.


Suspected thief said nothing to ex-wife about Stradivarius

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:40

 The case contained a famous Stradivarius that had been stolen from Totenberg in 1980, most likely by Johnson. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Philip Johnson was dying of pancreatic cancer when he brought his former wife, Thanh Tran, to the basement of his home in Venice, California. Under a tarp that was weighted down with bricks was a violin case with a combination lock.


More evacuations ordered as Northern California blaze grows

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:40

In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, photo, a section of brush flares up near power lines at the Willow Fire in Mohave Valley, Ariz. Authorities said 300 firefighters are battling the fire amid strong winds and low humidity. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that forced some California residents to flee their home for a second time in recent weeks is rapidly growing, prompting authorities to order more evacuations.


Navy: 2 injured in fire aboard aircraft carrier in Atlantic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:38
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says two people were injured after a fire erupted aboard the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier while a fighter jet was undergoing refueling.