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Hobby Lobby executive's Bible museum: priceless artifacts, scholarly doubts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 20:06

Handout image of an artist's rendering showing the exterior of the proposed Museum of the Bible, located two blocks from the National Mall in Washington, D.C.By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hobby Lobby's Steve Green hopes his planned $800 million Museum of the Bible in Washington and its priceless collection can satisfy both scholars and casual visitors. But with Hobby Lobby a household word after the craft store chain's contentious victory in a Supreme Court ruling over contraception, scholars and analysts worry that despite its vast holdings the museum will give a narrow interpretation of one of the most influential and debated books in history. ...


EU investigates Amazon's tax practice

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 20:03

European Commissioner for Competition Joaquin Almunia addresses the media at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. The European Union’s competition authority is opening a formal investigation of Amazon’s European corporate income tax practices. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's competition authority on Tuesday opened an investigation into Amazon's corporate income tax practices on suspicion the online retailer is benefiting from an illegal rebate to stash away most of its profits made in the 28-nation bloc.


Police: 4-year-old took heroin to day care

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 19:34
SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a 4-year-old girl took hundreds of packets of heroin to her day care center and began passing it out, thinking it was candy.

Ebola lawsuits would face high hurdles in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 19:02

A general view of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in seen in DallasBy Jessica Dye NEW YORK (Reuters) - Potential suits against the Dallas, Texas hospital that sent home a patient later diagnosed with Ebola face long odds in the face of state medical malpractice laws. Texas tort-reform measures have made it one of the hardest places in the United States to sue over medical errors, especially those that occurred in the emergency room, according to plaintiffs’ lawyers and legal experts. ...


Woman caught on camera stealing family's Halloween display in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:12

Woman caught on camera stealing family's Halloween display in Port RichmondA Philadelphia family that was getting into the Halloween spirit was singled out by a thief who used the cover of night to commit the crime.


Funky robots display Japan's latest technologies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:09

A TE Connectivity Japan staff member demonstrates how to control remotely its dinosaur robot "TE Saurus" by a smart phone during the annual CEATEC Japan advanced technologies show in Chiba, east of Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. With a Sharp Aquos ZETA mobile phone model, users can make the 6.5-meter (21 feet, 4 inches) long, 2.1-meter (6 feet, 11 inches) tall dinosaur robot to walk forward and backward, jump, move its head, hands and legs up and down, left and right, open and close its mouth by touching the screen panel and make it bark by shaking the handheld. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO (AP) — A smartphone-controlled dinosaur, synchronized cheerleaders and a ping pong-playing spider are some of the robot technology showcased at the CEATEC Japan electronics exhibition.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:57

This March 6, 2014 image provided by AAA Foundation via DanCampbellPhotography.com shows a driver during the Cognitive Distraction Phase II testing in Salt Lake City. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse. (AP Photo/DanCampbellPhotographer.com via AAA Foundation)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


AccuWeather: Morning Showers, Thunderstorm possible tonight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:41

 Morning Showers, Thunderstorm possible tonightMeteorologist David Murphy says a second round of showers and possible thunderstorms arrives later this evening.


Union: Philadelphia teacher contract cancellation a cowardly act

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:36

Union outraged over cancelled contract, Philadelphia's 'war on teachers'The Philadelphia School Reform Commission announced Monday that it has canceled its contract with the teachers' union, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.


Romania lifts freeze placed on Lukoil over probe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:26
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Russian crude producer Lukoil says Romanian authorities have lifted a freeze on its assets and activity that was placed as a result of a probe into tax evasion and money laundering worth 230 million euros ($290 million).

AccuWeather: Morning Showers, A Nice Afternoon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:04

 Morning Showers, Thunderstorm possible tonightMeteorologist David Murphy says a second round of showers and possible thunderstorms arrives later this evening.


Global stocks lower after Wall Street decline

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 16:14

In this Oct. 2, 2014 photo, the statue of George Washington on the steps of Federal Hall faces the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks opened higher Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, as investors assessed corporate news. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)BANGKOK (AP) — Global stocks were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street edged down and the World Bank trimmed its Asian growth forecast.


Delaware mother charged after daughter brings heroin to daycare

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 15:30
(Reuters) - A Delaware mother was arrested on Monday after her four-year-old daughter unknowingly brought roughly 250 packets of heroin to her daycare, and passed them out to classmates thinking they were candy, police said. Ashley Tull, 30, of Selbyville was charged with drug possession and endangering the welfare of a child after her daughter brought the drugs to the Hickory Tree Child Care Center on Monday morning, Delaware State Police said in a statement. ...

New studies point out dangers of 'talking' to car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 15:09

This March 6, 2014 image provided by AAA Foundation via DanCampbellPhotography.com shows a driver during the Cognitive Distraction Phase II testing in Salt Lake City. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse. (AP Photo/DanCampbellPhotographer.com via AAA Foundation)WASHINGTON (AP) — Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.


Southern California tutor arrested over cheating scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 14:07
(Reuters) - A private Los Angeles-area tutor was arrested and charged on Monday for illegally changing grades for three high school students, police said. Timothy Lance Lai, 29, was charged with one count of felony burglary and four counts of felony fraud after he was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, the Newport Beach police said in a statement. Lai, who fled the United States after the investigation started, broke into Corona Del Mar High School last year and installed a USB device that recorded keystrokes on a teacher's computer, the police said. ...

Samsung expects lowest profit in over 3 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:23

Middle school students try out Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 4 at the company's showroom in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday its third-quarter operating profit is estimated to have fallen to the lowest level in more than three years, as Galaxy handsets sales slow. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The world's biggest smartphone maker is suffering a stunning financial decline in the face of intense competition from Apple Inc. and upstart Chinese brands.


California oyster farm settles with U.S. government, agrees to close

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:13

Two customers enjoy oysters outside the oyster shack at Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, CaliforniaSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California oyster farm has settled its years-long lawsuit against the federal government and agreed to cease operations by the end of the year, the company said on Monday, ending a high-profile case that split the environmental community. Drakes Bay Oyster Company, based in the Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco, agreed to end its challenge of the U.S. Department of the Interior's decision not to renew its 40-year lease on public land. ...


Talking to your car can be dangerous, studies say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:54

This March 6, 2014 image provided by AAA Foundation via DanCampbellPhotography.com shows a driver during the Cognitive Distraction Phase II testing in Salt Lake City. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse. (AP Photo/DanCampbellPhotographer.com via AAA Foundation)WASHINGTON (AP) — Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.


Mississippi family gunfight leaves two dead, two wounded

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:49
By David Minsky (Reuters) - Two family members killed each other and wounded two relatives in a gunfight following a domestic altercation in rural northeast Mississippi last week, a law enforcement official said on Monday. Mickey Sudduth and his father-in-law Robert Mize both fatally shot each other outside Mize's home near Aberdeen after a dispute involving Sudduth's estranged wife Jennifer on Friday afternoon, Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said. ...

Court clears the way for gay marriage expansion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:45

Cindy Bednarz and wife Lisa Bednarz attend same-sex marriage rally in Salt Lake CityWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States and may have signaled that it's only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states.