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Putin seeks to charm, insists Russian economy on the mend

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 20:55

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens for a question during his annual call-in show in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Putin says Russian and Egyptian officials so far have failed to agree on security procedures needed to restore direct flights between the two nations, which were halted by Moscow after the downing of a Russian passenger jet. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)MOSCOW (AP) — Mixing wry jokes with economic statistics, Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to reassure the nation during his annual marathon call-in TV show Thursday, promising that its troubled economy will rebound and vowing to make other countries reckon with Russia's interests.


UN climate panel to explore 1.5-degree warming goal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 20:37

FILE - This is a Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 file photo of birds as they fly past at sun set as smoke emits from a chimney at a factory in Ahmadabad, India. The U.N.'s scientific panel on climate change will write a special report on how to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) compared with pre-industrial times. Temperatures have already risen almost 1 degree C (1.8 F) since humans started burning fossil fuels — the biggest source of greenhouse gases — on an industrial scale in the 19th century. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)STOCKHOLM (AP) — The U.N.'s scientific panel on climate change will write a special report on how to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) compared with pre-industrial times.


Authorities say headless body belonged to escaped inmate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 20:33
WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a headless body found in North Carolina last week belonged to a prisoner who escaped from a jail last month.

Homes evacuated, no injuries in Louisiana train derailment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 20:25
SCOTT, La. (AP) — Officials say more than 100 homes were evacuated after a train derailment in Louisiana, but no injuries were reported.

Diana Ross okay after limo crash in Bethlehem

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 20:25

Diana Ross okay after limo crash in BethlehemOne of the world's most famous entertainers went on to perform in the Lehigh Valley Wednesday night after being in an accident.


Florida pilot injured in glider crash, is recovering

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 20:20
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida pilot is recovering after authorities say he crash landed an amateur-built glider.

Judge weighs bid to dismiss child sex abuse claim against Cosby

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 20:03

Comedian Bill Cosby and his wife Camille arrive at the Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts in WashingtonLawyers for comedian Bill Cosby and a woman accusing him of sexually abusing her as a child were due to face off in a California courtroom on Thursday over a defense bid to dismiss her lawsuit for reasons related to the statute of limitations. Cosby, 78, whose career and public image as the model American family man have been shattered by mounting allegations of sexual misconduct, lost a previous bid to fend off the same lawsuit on similar grounds last year. Cosby has called Huth's account a fabrication and asserted that her case against him grew out of a failed extortion attempt.


EU approves data protection reform, boosting privacy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 20:01
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday approved new data protection rules to strengthen online privacy, streamline legislation between the 28 member states and boost police and security cooperation.

Police investigating after elderly couple found dead inside Del. home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:46

Police investigating after elderly couple found dead inside Del. homeNeighbors tell Action News the couple has not been seen since fall 2015.


More UMass student protesters arrested during second sit-in

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:42
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — University of Massachusetts officials say police arrested 19 student protesters who were among those occupying an administrative building on the school's Amherst campus.

Florida man claims stand-your-ground in road rage death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:33
PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man is seeking to have a murder charge against him dropped based on the state's stand-your-ground law.

Amid EU vote uncertainty, Bank of England keeps rates steady

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:28
LONDON (AP) — Bank of England policymakers voted unanimously on Thursday to keep interest rates on hold amid concerns about whether Britain will leave the European Union.

Romania discusses Black Sea drilling with Russia's Lukoil

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:14
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's energy minister has discussed a Russian-U.S.-Romanian drilling project in the Black Sea where more than 30 billion cubic meters (1,060 billion cubic feet) of natural gas have been discovered.

EU approves security plan to track airline passenger info

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:10

Passengers walk with their luggage on the main road to Zaventem Airport in Brussels on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. A wildcat strike of air traffic controllers has paralyzed Brussels airport after their guild rejected a compromise aimed at solving a conflict over a pension reform. The strike action comes at a time when traffic was already reduced at the airport in the wake of the March 22 attacks. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers on Thursday approved a scheme to share airline passenger information that can be used to track foreign fighters heading to and from conflict areas like Syria and Iraq.


Rising N. Korea gas prices put pinch on traffic in capital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:03

In this Feb. 22, 2016 photo, a customer talks to a gas station attendant in Pyongyang, North Korea. Gas stations have been springing up all over Pyongyang over the past few years, reflecting a major increase in traffic. But with gas prices going up, drivers in Pyongyang are starting to feel some pain at the pump, which might not be good news for the isolated country’s shifting domestic economy. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge)PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang drivers are feeling some pain at the pump as rising gas prices put a pinch on what has been major traffic growth over the past few years — and that might not be good news for the isolated country's shifting domestic economy.


Trump baffles with question about former Penn State coach Joe Paterno

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 19:03

Trump baffles with question about former Penn State coach Joe PaternoDonald Trump was showing off his knowledge of all things Pennsylvania during a Pittsburgh rally Wednesday night when he asked a baffling question - about Penn State's famed football coach.


The Latest: Putin: Meldonium not performance-enhancing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:57

 No deal yet on direct air links to EgyptMOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's marathon call-in TV show (all times local):


Man killed after scooter, car collide in Kensington hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:52

Man killed after scooter, car collide in Kensington hit-and-runPolice found the striking vehicle, but the driver remains at-large.


Russian Fighters Buzz US Navy Destroyer at Close Range

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:49

Russian Fighters Buzz US Navy Destroyer at Close RangeOne pass at 30 feet caused wakes by the ship, U.S. officials said.


Kobe Bryant scores 60 points in final NBA game

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:17

Kobe Bryant scores 60 points in final NBA game"It's hard to believe it happened this way," Bryant said. "I'm still shocked about it."