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For-profit Corinthian to sell most campuses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department have reached an agreement that has 85 of the company's 100-plus campuses going up for sale and 12 others closing.

Hurricane Arthur makes landfall on North Carolina coast: NHC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:44
MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Arthur made landfall on the North Carolina coast late on Thursday evening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The center of Arthur hit at about 11:15 p.m. EDT (0315 GMT) near Cape Lookout at the southern end of the Outer Banks with winds gusting to 101 mph (163 kph) the Miami-based forecasters said. (Reporting by David Adams; Editing by Eric M. Johnson)

Hurricane Arthur makes landfall on North Carolina's Outer Banks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:40

Hurricane Arthur over the Atlantic is shown in this photo from the International Space Station and tweeted by European Space Agency astronaut GerstBy Chris Keane NAGS HEAD, N.C, (Reuters) - The first hurricane of the Atlantic season made landfall on the North Carolina coast Thursday night, a windy, wet party-pooper that forced thousands of vacationers to scrap their July Fourth holiday plans amid evacuation orders. Hurricane Arthur crossed the coast near Cape Lookout at the southern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks at 11:15 p.m. EDT (0315 GMT), with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (160 kph), earning it Category 2 status on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Moving northeast at 18 mph (30 kph), Arthur is the first hurricane to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy devastated New York and New Jersey in October 2012 and caused $70 billion in estimated damage. After scything through the Outer Banks, Arthur is expected to move toward the northeast over cooler water on Friday, diminishing in strength and posing little risk to the northeastern United States, forecasters said.


UN approves peacekeeping budget after tough debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:18
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly's budget committee approved the budget for its far-flung peacekeeping missions Thursday after contentious negotiations pitting wealthy countries against developing nations.

Boston Pops' annual July Fourth show a day early

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:10

Shelli Keisling, of Cocoa Beach, Fla. waits for the start of a concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July concert was moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) — With the season's first hurricane bearing down on New England, Boston hosted the Boston Pops Fourth of July outdoor concert and fireworks show Thursday, a night earlier than planned and just ahead of drenching rain.


Solid US job gains pointing to a stronger recovery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:03

the Cleveland Career Fair in Independence, OhioWASHINGTON (AP) — The 5-year-old U.S. recovery is gaining momentum from a surprisingly robust job market and moving the economy closer to full health.


Veteran dies waiting for ambulance in VA hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:02

New Mexico Veterans Affairs health care system interim director James Robbins, center, talks about patient wait times, while Dr. Meghan Gerety, left, and associate director Pamela Crowell listen during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. VA officials acknowledged that a recent audit highlights problems with wait times for veterans in New Mexico. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veteran Affairs hospital cafeteria — 500 yards from the emergency room — died after waiting around 20 minutes for an ambulance, officials confirmed Thursday.


1 critical in Frankford double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:49

1 dead, 1 injured after gunfire erupts in FrankfordTwo people were hospitalized including one man critically after a shooting in Frankford.


July 4? Arthur moves celebrations to 3rd or 5th

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:47

Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Thompson, right, of Detroit, and Megan Schinker, 13, of Stow, Ohio, watch a reading by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick during a concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July concert was moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)NEW YORK (AP) — As Americans prepared to celebrate the nation's 238th birthday, Hurricane Arthur forced several East Coast cities to switch the dates of their Fourth of July shows and officials in the drought-stricken West urged caution in setting off fireworks.


AccuWeather: Another Stormy Night

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:43

 Another Stormy NightMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking strong storms with drenching downpours tonight.


Hurricane Arthur makes landfall at Outer Banks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:41

Hurricane warning flags fly in a Hatteras Village neighborhoodKILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Arthur has made landfall near the southern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks.


Hurricane Arthur makes landfall near southern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:35
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Arthur makes landfall near southern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Police: Man shot toddler to torture her dad

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:21

Michigan State Police stand near the site of the previous day's fatal shooting in Inkster, Mich. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Police have arrested a suspect believed to have fatally shot a 2-year-old girl in front of her father on Tuesday before turning the gun on the man and a 12-year-old girl, according to Michigan State Police. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Coates)INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of killing a 2-year-old Detroit-area girl shot her in front of her father to torture him, state police said Thursday.


Hurricane Arthur strengthens to Category 2

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:20

Hurricane Arthur strengthens to Category 2Hurricane Arthur has strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane, with winds increasing to 100 mph as it nears the North Carolina coast.


Retired U.S. Navy commander pleads guilty in bribery scandal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:56
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A retired U.S. Navy commander pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges on Thursday in connection with a wide-ranging corruption investigation of a Singapore-based defense contractor. Edmond Aruffo, the 45-year-old former manager of Glenn Defense Marine Asia's operations in Japan, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in San Diego to a single count of conspiracy to commit bribery as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. He is the seventh defendant charged in the bribery scandal and the fourth to plead guilty in the high-profile case. "There is an old navy saying: Not self but country," U.S. Justice Department Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said.

California wildfires grow in north, south

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:52

30 a.m. and prompted the mandatory evacuation of 200 homes. Firefighters attacked the 150-acre blaze in the air and on the ground. The fire destroyed two homes and an outbuilding and was 15 percent contained at nightfall, state fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser said. (AP Photo/KNSD-TV)JULIAN, Calif. (AP) — Crews scrambled Thursday to corral a wildfire that burned two homes in Southern California and threatened hundreds of others as an older, larger blaze endangered more homes in rural Northern California.


Victim in New Castle County double shooting dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:43

Victim in New Castle County double shooting diesPolice say one of the victims in a double shooting in New Castle County, Delaware has died from his injuries.


Hot dog eaters weigh in on eve of famed NY contest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:43

CORRECTS POSITION OF THOMAS AND SUDO- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio watches hot dog eating contestants Sonya Thomas, left, and Miki Sudo, right, during a news conference to promote the upcoming Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot-Dog Eating Contest tomorrow Thursday, July 3, 2014, at City Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — Competitive eaters prove that size does not always matter.


Woman injured when large branch hits car in Del.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:35

Woman injured when large branch hits car in Del.A woman in Mill Creek, Delaware was injured when a fallen branch struck her car while she was still inside.


How strong is that drink? Calculator helps figure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:30

Graphic shows alcohol content of certain popular drinks; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — How strong is that pina colada? Depending on how it's made, it could contain as much alcohol as two glasses of wine.