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Cost estimate of Los Angeles-area gas leak hits $665 million

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:55
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An energy company says expected costs from a massive gas leak near Los Angeles have ballooned to $665 million.

Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel's Cuban takeover

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:52

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, left, poses with the models who participated in the presentation of his "cruise" line for fashion house Chanel, at the Paseo del Prado street in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. With the heart of the Cuban capital effectively privatized by an international corporation under the watchful eye of the Cuban state, the premiere of Chanel 2016/2017 "cruise" line offered a startling sight in a country officially dedicated to social equality and the rejection of material wealth. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — The afternoon sun was still baking central Havana when Mabel Fernandez and her 14-year daughter took their spot facing the Prado, a grand colonial boulevard hung with lights and loudspeakers for a fashion show by French luxury label Chanel.


AP sources: John Kasich dropping out of presidential race

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:50

 John Kasich dropping out of presidential raceOhio Gov. John Kasich is leaving the Republican presidential contest, giving Donald Trump a clear path to his party's nomination.


The Latest: Inmate advocate decries transfer of inmates

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:49
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the New Orleans sheriff's plan to reduce violence at the jail he runs by shipping inmates to other jurisdictions. (all times local):

Man assaults friend with chemical spray at mall

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:45
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials say a 20-year-old man assaulted a friend with a chemical spray at a mall.

Energy company: California gas leak to cost $665 million, more than double earlier estimates

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:41
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Energy company: California gas leak to cost $665 million, more than double earlier estimates .

Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone name

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:41

A man uses his iPhone near an Apple retails store in Beijing, China, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on its products. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags.


21 indicted in New Jersey theft, carjacking ring (PHOTOS)

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:26

21 indicted in New Jersey theft, carjacking ring (PHOTOS)A total of 21 people were indicted on racketeering charges after an investigation into a car theft ring in New Jersey that, investigators say, partly relied on carjackings.


Wreckage of Captain Cook's ship Endeavour may be in U.S. harbor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:18

A small sailing boat sails past the replica of the famous 18th century ship The EndeavourThe wreckage of the Endeavour, the storied British ship that 18th-century explorer Captain James Cook sailed through the uncharted South Pacific, may lie a few hundred feet off Rhode Island's coast in Newport Harbor, researchers said Wednesday. The 105-foot (32-meter) long, three-masted bark, later renamed the Lord Sandwich, had been hired out by the British Royal Navy as a troop transport when it was one of 13 ships deliberately sunk by the British in 1778 in an effort to blockade the harbor. New research by the Rhode Island Marine Archeology Project indicates it was one of a group of five of the 13 vessels sunk in an effort to prevent French forces from coming to the aid of the rebellious American colonies, said Kathy Abbass, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission.


The Latest: Police ID suspect in deadly campus stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:17
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the deadly stabbing of a student at Fort Valley State University in central Georgia (all times local):

Government wants regional group out of nuke fuel lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:04
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An economic development group shouldn't be allowed into South Carolina's lawsuit against the U.S. Energy Department, attorneys for the federal government argued in court papers filed this week.

Philadelphia-bound American Airlines flight diverted to Manchester for ill passenger

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:59

Philadelphia-bound American Airlines flight diverted to Manchester for ill passengerAn American Airlines flight headed to Philadelphia was diverted for a time at the Manchester Airport due to a sick passenger, an airline spokesman told Action News.


Virginia man sentenced in church attack plot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:58
RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to 17½ years in federal prison for plotting to shoot up or bomb synagogues and black churches.

Teens kidnapped after high school prom fight off attacker

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:55
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two California teens kidnapped following their high school prom managed to escape after one of them wrested a gun away from their attacker and then pistol-whipped him, authorities said.

French tourist dies while snorkeling in the Florida Keys

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:55
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 55-year-old French tourist died while snorkeling in the Florida Keys.

A waiting game for companies hoping to do business in Cuba

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:54

In this Wednesday, April 20, 2016, photo, smarTours tour director Pamela Boudrot, center, and local tour guide Enedis Tamayo, left, lead a group of tourists in Havana. The thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations has many small and medium-sized companies thinking about doing business with the nation that has largely been off-limits for more than half a century. Greg Geronemus, owner of smarTours, based in New York, began planning to increase his Cuba business two years ago, when he ran 15 tours. He expects to run 45 tours to Cuba this year, most of them leaving from Miami. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)NEW YORK (AP) — The thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations has many small and medium-sized companies thinking about doing business with the nation that has largely been off-limits for more than half a century. Most companies, however, will have to wait.


Government reports drop in overall crime in nation's schools

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:50

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2010, file photo, a security camera hangs on the side of the Skyline School in Portland, Ore. The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation. The report indicated that schools are taking steps to reduce crime. About 75 percent used security cameras during the 2013-2014 school year and more than 9 in 10 controlled access to their buildings. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.


Powerball jackpot at $348 million, approaching top 10 U.S. payouts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:43
The Powerball jackpot has grown past $300 million for the first time since January when three tickets for the game split $1.6 billion, a record for any U.S. lottery. Seventeen consecutive drawings have produced no winner, lottery officials said. If no one wins the drawing on Wednesday night, the Powerball could reach about $400 million, which would place it in the top 10 of U.S. lottery prizes ever, California lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said.

European court OKs crackdown on e-cigarettes, packaging

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:36

FILE- In this Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, Kathleene, an electronic cigarette store employee, smokes an electronic cigarette in Paris. The European Union’s top court has approved on Wednesday May 4, 2016 new rules requiring plain cigarette packs, banning menthol cigarettes and regulating the growing electronic cigarette market.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the growing electronic cigarette market.


SEC charges unregistered brokers with misusing investor money

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:24

A sign for the SEC is pictured in the foyer of the Fort Worth Regional Office in Fort WorthWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. securities regulator on Thursday charged two unregistered brokers, James Trolice and Lee Vaccaro, for allegedly using money raised for their limited liability companies to pay bills and gamble.