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Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 19:06

Smoke billows from an explosion in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Suicide bombers exploded themselves in downtown Jakarta on Thursday while gunmen attacked a police post nearby, a witness told The Associated Press. Local television reported more explosions in other parts of the city. (Christian Hubel via AP) MANDATORY CREDITYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Burberry sales edge up after improvements in China

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 19:04
Luxury goods maker Burberry says its retail revenue rose 1 percent in the last three months of 2015, as its critical market in mainland China returned to growth.

Patty Hearst prosecutor James Browning dies at 83 in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 18:57

FILE - In this April 15, 1974 file photo, U.S. Attorney James L. Browning Jr., holds a bank surveillance photo which the FBI said resembled Patricia Hearst in San Francisco, Calif. Browning, who led the prosecution of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst during a sensational 1976 trial, died Tuesday , Jan. 12, 2016, in Arizona, according to his brother, David Browning. He was 83. (AP Photo,File)PHOENIX (AP) — The lead prosecutor in the case that sent newspaper heiress Patty Hearst to jail in what was then one of the most sensational trials in U.S. history has died in Arizona. He was 83.


California wingsuit flier dies after jump from Arizona cliff

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 18:54

This Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 photo provided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety shows an area of the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness in Marble Canyon, Ariz., a rugged, desolate landscape that is hard to navigate, where a California man died while wingsuit flying among the remote cliffs on the Arizona-Utah border, authorities said. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A California man has died while wingsuit-flying among remote cliffs on the Arizona-Utah border, authorities said.


Not just water: City says river's charm is key to well-being

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 18:26

 City folks, who say having a vibrant river flow past their streets, parks and buildings is essential to their community’s identity and well-being. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A picturesque Colorado river with a peculiar French name is the latest prize in the West's water wars, where wilderness advocates usually line up against urban and industrial development.


2 officers injured after police car collision in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 18:20

2 officers injured after DUI crash in Kensington, police sayTwo Philadelphia police officers were injured after an unmarked police car was struck in the Kensington neighborhood.


AccuWeather: A Milder Afternoon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 18:18

 A Milder AfternoonMeteorologist David Murphy says it's even milder on Friday. The weekend begins wet.


French fashion body beefs up security ahead of runway shows

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:57
France's fashion federation is ratcheting up security at ready-to-wear shows during next week's Paris Fashion Week in the wake of November's attacks.

A look at the 10 highest US lottery jackpots

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:20

Drivers pass a billboard where the word "billion" has replaced "million" to show the correct amount of the jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The top prize, now at more than $1 billion, is the largest lottery jackpot in the world. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)Three winning tickets were sold in a record $1.6 billion Powerball drawing, the largest lottery jackpot in the world.


In record Powerball game, a look at winners and losers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:15

Tim Jackson buys Powerball tickets at Coach Liquor in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. A lottery official says the estimated Powerball jackpot will be over a billion. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When the largest-ever lottery prize is finally awarded, the winners and losers will extend well beyond the lucky few who hit the jackpot and the multitudes of disappointed ticket buyers. Here's a breakdown of how Powerball affects the players, the public and others.


AP News Guide: A look at the record Powerball drawing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:09

A lottery players wait in line to purchase Powerball tickets at a Pilot convenience store, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in Tallapoosa, G . (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Three winning tickets were sold in a record $1.6 billion Powerball drawing.


3 winning Powerball tickets to split $1.5 billion prize

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 16:15

3 winning Powerball tickets to split $1.6 billion prizeWinning tickets sold California, Florida and Tennessee. There are second prize tickets in Pa. & N.J.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 16:02
"There's nothing to apologize for. When you have a problem with the boat, you apologize the boat had a problem? No, and there was no looking for any apology. This was just standard nautical practice." — Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to "CBS This Morning," revealing that the U.S. government had not apologized as a condition for the release of 10 U.S. Navy sailors detained in Iran.

At least 3 winning Powerball tickets to split $1.5 billion prize

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 15:49

3 winning Powerball tickets to split $1.6 billion prizeSo far the winning tickets were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee. There could still be more winners.


Three winning Powerball tickets to split $1.5 billion prize

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 15:45

3 winning Powerball tickets to split $1.6 billion prizeSo far the winning tickets were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee. There still could be more winning tickets.


AP News Guide: A look at the record Powerball drawing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 15:30

A lottery players wait in line to purchase Powerball tickets at a Pilot convenience store, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in Tallapoosa, G . (AP Photo/John Bazemore)At least three winning tickets were sold in a record $1.5 billion Powerball drawing, according to a California lottery official, and more winners could still be revealed.


Police: Bones near San Francisco's Alamo Square are human

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 15:23
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say the human bones found in planters outside a home belonged to a child and another person.

The Latest: Winning tickets also sold in Tennessee, Florida

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 15:17

A clerk hands a ticket with five computer quick picks to a customer for Wednesday's Powerball jackpot at the Mobil Mart in Methuen, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The latest on Wednesday's Powerball drawing (all times local):


Winning Powerball tickets in California, Florida, Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 15:17

7-Eleven store clerk M. Faroqui celebrates after learning the store sold a winning Powerball ticket on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 in Chino Hills, Calif. One winning ticket was sold at the store located in suburban Los Angeles said Alex Traverso, a spokesman for California lottery. The identity of the winner is not yet known. (Will Lester/The Sun via AP) MANDATORY CREDITLOS ANGELES (AP) — At least three winning tickets were sold in a record $1.5 billion Powerball drawing, including one in Florida, one in Tennessee and one in suburban Los Angeles, a California lottery official said.


Accused Colorado clinic shooter intends to plead guilty, expects execution: report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 15:14

Robert Lewis Dear, 57, accused of shooting three people to death and wounding nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last month, attends his hearing at an El Paso County court in Colorado SpringsThe man accused of fatally shooting three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last year told a Denver television station that he wants to plead guilty and expects to be executed, the CBS affiliate reported on Wednesday. In a phone call from the El Paso County jail where he is being held without bond, Robert Lewis Dear told a reporter with KCNC-TV that he wants to act as his own lawyer and is willing to pay for his crimes. El Paso County District Attorney Dan May said after a court hearing last month that he has not decided if his office will seek the death penalty.