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President Barack Obama lands in Bay Area to attend Democratic Party events

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:35

President Barack Obama lands in Bay Area to attend Democratic Party eventsPresident Barack Obama arrived Wednesday evening in the Bay Area, where he will attend Democratic fundraiser events before his scheduled departure on Thursday afternoon.


Cab driver robbed and stabbed in Queen Village

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:22

Cab driver robbed, slashed in Queen Village section of PhiladelphiaPolice still looking for suspect who fled with $60


Rio Tinto posts $866M loss, blames deteriorating economy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 16:40
SYDNEY (AP) — Mining company Rio Tinto said Thursday it suffered a loss of $866 million in 2015 as deteriorating economic conditions around the world pressured prices of commodities such as iron ore and coal.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 16:00
"We very easily could be looking at May — or the convention." — Marco Rubio's campaign manager Terry Sullivan, indicating the Florida senator was looking for a fight that could last for months or even spill into the first contested Republican national convention since 1976.

AP news guide: A look at the turmoil in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:43

Attorney General Loretta Lynch pauses as she speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, about Ferguson, Missouri. The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the city of Ferguson after the City Council failed to approve an agreement that sought to address concerns about police and municipal court practices in the St. Louis suburb.


Nokia Q2 profit surges to $560 million buoyed by licenses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:41
HELSINKI (AP) — Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. says fourth-quarter profit grew more than 50 percent on a slight increase in sales, buoyed by income from licensing fees.

The Latest: Cliven Bundy jailed upon arriving in Portland

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:33

Lights are seen from the Narrows roadblock near Burns, Ore., as .FBI agents have surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, on Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016. The four are the last remnants of an armed group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 to oppose federal land-use policies. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):


Storm-battered cruise ship returns to New Jersey homeport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:28
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — A cruise ship battered by a major storm in the Atlantic Ocean returned to its New Jersey port on Wednesday night.

As industry shifts, Las Vegas cabs do some soul-searching

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:26

In this Feb. 9, 2016, photo, a taxi drives along Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas. The advent of Uber and Lyft in Nevada last fall has thrown the powerful Las Vegas taxi industry and its regulators into upheaval, as the taxi industry's $3-per-ride credit card processing fee and lack of an online review system look suddenly out of date. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The arrival of Uber and Lyft in Nevada last fall and a state audit accusing regulators of allowing cabs to charge $47 million in excessive fees each year have the powerful Las Vegas taxi industry and its overseers in the hot seat, facing down a recommendation that the agency be disbanded and its duties passed to another entity.


Powerful California coastal panel ousts top executive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:22
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful agency that manages development on California's coastline fired its executive Wednesday after a lengthy and, at times, emotionally charged meeting that veered from accusations about the influence of developers and lobbyists to discussions on the mundane inner workings of government.

Report: Silicon Valley's economy a mixed bag of pros and cons

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:19

 Silicon Valley's economy a mixed bag of pros and consA report card that came out Wednesday on the Silicon Valley's economy indicates that fast job growth and rising incomes are not solving problems of high housing costs and traffic.


FBI surrounds last occupiers at Oregon refuge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:13

Three SUV proceeds through the Narrows roadblock near Burns, Ore., as FBI agents have surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, on Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016. The four are the last remnants of an armed group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 to oppose federal land-use policies. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon as they yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off, prayed with supporters over an open phone line, and said later they would turn themselves in Thursday morning


4 holdouts at Oregon refuge have diverse backgrounds

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:12

An ambulance proceeds through the Narrows roadblock near Burns, Ore., as FBI agents have surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, on Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016. The four are the last remnants of an armed group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 to oppose federal land-use policies. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)The four armed activists who on Wednesday night were surrounded by the FBI at a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon have remained on the site despite the arrests of group leader Ammon Bundy and others Jan. 26 on a remote road outside the refuge. Wednesday's tense standoff between the FBI and the four occupiers was being livestreamed on the Internet.


Deputy, civilian pilot killed in Tulare County plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:11
SPRINGVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy and a civilian pilot helping with the arrest of a man in Central California were killed when their single-engine plane crashed near Springville in Tulare County, authorities said.

Armed occupiers at Oregon wildlife refuge say they will turn themselves in Thursday morning

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:03
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Armed occupiers at Oregon wildlife refuge say they will turn themselves in Thursday morning.

Ex-Anglo Irish Bank head due back in Boston court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:02

Lorraine, wife of former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm, walks with her brother-in-law Kenneth after leaving a federal courtroom in BostonThe former head of Anglo Irish Bank is due to return to a Boston federal courthouse on Thursday where he is expected to acquiesce to a U.S. effort to ship him back to his native Ireland to face criminal charges related to the bank's collapse. U.S. officials arrested David Drumm, 49, at his home in the wealthy Boston suburb of Wellesley on Oct. 10 after Irish officials asked that he be extradited to face a 33-count criminal indictment related to the collapse of the bank, which was nationalized in early 2009 in a takeover worth some 30 billion euro ($33.8 billion). U.S. court records do not indicate what lawyers plan to address at Thursday's hearing, but Ireland's weekly Sunday Business post quoted Drumm as saying in an interview that he was prepared to drop the extradition fight.


Wife of Thunder assistant coach Williams dies after crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 13:57
The crash took place in the Oklahoma City area and Ingrid Williams, 44, succumbed to the injuries on Wednesday. Monty Williams is a former NBA player and well-regarded coach around the league who is an assistant for the USA Basketball program.

Flint has highest rate of vacant homes in United States: report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 13:44

The Flint River is seen flowing thru downtown in Flint, MichiganFlint, Michigan, known for its drinking-water crisis, is also suffering a real-estate slump as the city's rate of vacant homes stands at the highest in the nation, pushing down house prices, according to a report released on Thursday. With fallout from the water emergency expected to send house prices lower, the vacancy rate may continue to rise, according to an executive at research firm RealtyTrac. "The water crisis didn't cause the root problem in Flint that's contributing to these high vacancy rates, but it's going to exacerbate the issue going forward," RealtyTrac vice president Daren Blomquist said.


No accord for NJ Transit, rail union as strike date looms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 13:23

No accord for NJ Transit, rail union as strike date loomsUnion officials say New Jersey Transit rail workers are prepared to strike if the agency doesn't improve on an offer they say would increase health premiums by hundreds of dollars per month.


2 deputies killed, suspect dead in Maryland Panera shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:58

2 deputies killed, suspect dead in Maryland Panera shootingA gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout, authorities and witnesses said.