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Assistant superintendent resigns from Coatesville Area school district

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:39

Assistant superintendent resigns from Coatesville Area school districtThe assistant superintendent of an embattled suburban Philadelphia school district has stepped down a month after his former boss was charged with stealing district funds and violating ethics rules.


Couple in Ga. shot dead after responding to Craigslist offer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:39
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A 28-year-old man was charged Tuesday with killing a couple who traveled to rural Georgia seeking to buy a 1966 Ford Mustang through an advertisement placed on Craigslist, an online classified ad service.

National leaders tell UVa sororities to avoid frat bid night

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:34
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Sororities at the University of Virginia have been told to stay away from fraternity recruitment events scheduled Saturday.

North Dakota: oil producers aim to cut radioactive waste bills

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:29

An environmental group employee holds a used filter sock in BismarckBy Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - North Dakota's oil industry is pushing to change the state's radioactive waste disposal laws as part of a broad effort to conserve cash as oil prices tumble. The waste, which becomes slightly radioactive as part of the hydraulic fracturing process that churns up isotopes locked underground, must be trucked out of state. The most common form of radioactive waste is a filter sock, a mesh tube resembling a sandbag through which fracking water is pumped before it's injected back into the earth.


Delaware aims to beat out Iowa, be 1st with digital licenses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:27

Delaware aims to beat out Iowa, be 1st with digital licensesDelaware is hoping to be the first to state in the country to allow drivers to use an app on their smartphones as their official driver's license.


Cop tells teens to stop seeking snow shoveling jobs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:26

Cop tells teens to stop seeking snow shoveling jobsTwo enterprising teens who were looking to make some money shoveling snow ran afoul of a New Jersey town's ordinance and were told by police to stop.


Food market in Point Breeze robbed at gunpoint

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:22

Food market in Point Breeze robbed at gunpointPhiladelphia police are searching for two suspects who held up a food market at gunpoint in the city's Point Breeze section.


Facebook launching Trending Super Bowl for the big game

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:11

This image provided by Facebook, shows the apps Trending Super Bowl hub. As the latest step in Facebook's focus on sports, it is launching Trending Super Bowl for Sunday's NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the new England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. It will be a dedicated real-time hub where followers can not only check the scoreboard module, but also read content posted by professional media, celebrities and friends, and view video and official photos from the game. (AP Photo/Facebook)PHOENIX (AP) — As Facebook's latest step into sports, the social media giant is launching Trending Super Bowl — a real-time hub for content from Sunday's game between the Patriots and Seahawks.


Boeing, U.S. Army start work on new AH-64 Apache multiyear deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:10
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials from Boeing Co and the U.S. Army said on Wednesday they had begun discussions about a multiyear agreement to buy about 240 AH-64 Apache helicopters from fiscal 2017 to 2021, a deal that analysts say could be worth around $4 billion. U.S. Army acquisition chief Heidi Shyu recently signed a document allowing both sides to begin work on a multiyear agreement, with an eye to securing approval from the defense secretary by March 2016, Colonel Jeff Hager, Apache program manager, told reporters at an event hosted by Boeing. Mark Ballew, Boeing's head of business development for attack helicopters, told Reuters that the multiyear agreement could include options for about 100 international sales of the attack helicopter, which would add to its overall value.

Thief steals narcotics from pharmacy in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:44

Thief steals narcotics from pharmacy in KensingtonPhiladelphia police are searching for an armed robber who targeted a supermarket pharmacy in the city's Kensington section.


Renowned architect Hadid settles defamation lawsuit with critic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:39

Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid speaks at a news conference to mark the opening of Wangjing SOHO, in BeijingBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Renowned architect Zaha Hadid has settled her lawsuit accusing the New York Review of Books and architecture critic Martin Filler of defaming her in a recent book review, for which both have apologized. Both sides agreed to end the case on Jan. 23, according to a filing in the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan.


2 suspects sought in North Philadelphia Family Dollar robbery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:34

2 suspects sought in North Philadelphia Family Dollar robberyPhiladelphia police are searching for two men who robbed a North Philadelphia Family Dollar store.


Judge tosses convictions of 9 S. Carolina black men who integrated whites-only lunch counter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:31
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Judge tosses convictions of 9 S. Carolina black men who integrated whites-only lunch counter.

More warm temperature records fall in the Northern Plains

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:22

In this Jan. 26, 2015 photo, melted snow collects in a low-lying area near the State Capitol in Bismarck. As a blizzard slams the Northeast, the Northern Plains are seeing record-warm temperatures for the middle of winter. Colder temperatures are expected to return soon. (AP Photo/Mike McCleary)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Warm Pacific air blanketing the Dakotas continues to set records in the two states, with temperatures reaching into the 50s, 60s and even 70s.


Nintendo's nine-month profit jumps on cheap yen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:03
TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo reported a nearly six-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year Wednesday and raised its earnings forecast as a cheap yen masked weak sales.

Ex-Los Alamos scientist to be sentenced in nuke spy sting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:02
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced.

Stock market opens higher after strong Apple, Boeing results

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 22:48
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is opening high after impressive earnings from Apple and Boeing.

Nissan recalls SUVs to fix electrical shorts, hood latches

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 22:39
DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires.

Fed is expected to remain 'patient' about a first rate hike

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 21:57

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, left, is acknowledged by International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, right, with British Prime Minister David Cameron, during a roundtable meeting at the IMF in Washington. Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, it is widely expected to repeat the pledge it made in December: That it will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows.


Museum vows to reopen after thieves swipe historic gold

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 21:44

A vehicle is seen smashed into the window of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Thieves in the SUV smashed through the glass doors of the museum and made off with gold nuggets on display. (AP Photo/Kristin Bender)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold nuggets on display.