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S. Korea to shut down joint industrial park with N. Korea

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 18:15

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013, file photo, North Korean workers assemble jackets at a factory of a South Korean-owned company at the jointly-run Kaesong Industrial Complex, in Kaesong, North Korea. South Korea says Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 it will halt operations at joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North's recent rocket launch. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday that it will shut down operations at a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North's recent rocket launch, accusing the North of using hard currency from the park to develop its nuclear and missile programs.


Europe stocks gain, Asia down ahead of Yellen testimony

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 17:59

A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Asian stock markets fell for a third consecutive day Wednesday, beset by nerves about shaky global growth, falling oil prices and possible capital shortfalls at major European banks. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)European stocks were higher Wednesday ahead of testimony from the Federal Reserve chief that could either ease market turmoil or add to it. Asian markets mostly fell in a spillover sell-off from the previous day's losses on Wall Street.


Nissan quarterly profit up on healthy sales; keeps forecasts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 17:22

Visitors walk past a Nissan car at its global headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. says its fiscal third quarter profit grew 25 percent to 127.2 billion yen ($1.1 billion) on strong sales. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan reported Wednesday a 25 percent increase in fiscal third-quarter profit to 127.2 billion yen ($1.1 billion) on strong sales.


Post-conviction hearing in Adnan Syed wraps after 5 days

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 17:17

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East in Baltimore prior to a hearing in Baltimore. An alibi witness who was never called, cell phone data that was misrepresented and other legal failures more than justify a new trial for Syed, his defense lawyer argued Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 closing an unusual hearing prompted by the popular "Serial" podcast's extensive re-examination of the murder case. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBALTIMORE (AP) — A retired Baltimore judge who'll determine whether a man convicted of a killing at the center of popular podcast "Serial" deserves a new trial says the five-day post-conviction hearing that concluded Tuesday garnered more attention than any other proceeding he'd seen in the state.


Baby dies in Los Angeles shooting after bullet pierces wall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 16:59
A one-year-old girl was killed on Tuesday when a bullet from an apparent gang-related shooting pierced the wall of her Los Angeles home and struck her in the head, law enforcement officers said. The toddler was in her crib when a gunman opened fire on a converted garage in Compton, south of downtown Los Angeles, the County Sheriff's Department said. The area is one of the most violent in Los Angeles County, with 475 violent crimes, including eight homicides, in the past six months, data compiled by the Los Angeles Times shows.

Parole hearing set for Robert Kennedy killer Sirhan Sirhan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 16:48

 He says he doesn't remember fatally shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a crowded kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The Jerusalem native, now 71, has given no inkling that he will change his story at his 15th parole hearing set for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in San Diego. He is serving a life sentence that was commuted from death when the California Supreme Court briefly outlawed capital punishment in 1972. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — For nearly 50 years, Sirhan Sirhan has been consistent: He says he doesn't remember fatally shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a crowded kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.


The Latest: European markets solid as focus turns to Fed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 16:38

A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Asian stock markets fell for a third consecutive day Wednesday, beset by nerves about shaky global growth, falling oil prices and possible capital shortfalls at major European banks. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):


Nissan quarterly profit up on healthy sales; keeps forecasts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 16:35
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan says its fiscal third quarter profit grew 25 percent to 127.2 billion yen ($1.1 billion) on strong sales.

Ferguson asks for changes to reform deal, drawing criticism

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 16:26

Mike Brown Sr., center, listens to part of the public comment portion of the Ferguson city council meeting in Ferguson on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, where the consent decree with the United States Department of Justice was being talked about. The Ferguson city council voted to approve a modified version of the consent decree. This picture was shot as a panorama on an iPhone. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson City Council has asked the U.S. Department of Justice for seven changes to a deal to reform the city's courts and policing systems, a move that drew swift criticism from both the department and many residents.


Carlsberg Q4 profits hit by continuing decline in Europe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 15:50
HELSINKI (AP) — Carlsberg says poor sales in Europe more than halved its fourth-quarter profit despite a slight increase in overall revenue, and the Danish brewer gave a guarded outlook for the year.

Gas prices dropping in Fresno but still high compared to rest of nation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 15:33

Gas prices dropping in Fresno but still high compared to rest of nationWe are paying more at the pump than the rest of the country. According to AAA, the average price of regular gas is $2.50 in our state which is roughly 80 cents more than the national average.


Fresno fire asks people to check smoke alarms in hopes of saving homes and lives

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 15:24

Fresno fire asks people to check smoke alarms in hopes of saving homes and livesFresno firefighters say many of the homes they've responded to this year have smoke detectors but they were not working.


Aussie lawmakers gifted designer watches, think they're fake

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 15:18
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's former prime minister and two other politicians were gifted designer watches by a Chinese businessman — but initially kept them only because they thought the 40,000 Australian dollar ($28,000) timepieces were fake.

Records fall as winter heat wave hits Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 15:17

Ian Kellam, of Costa Mesa, fires a shot as he and friends play Disc Golf at a course in Central Park in Huntington Beach, Calif. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. A midwinter heat wave baked Southern California again Tuesday, breaking more February records as temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s even as the Santa Ana winds that stoked the atmosphere began to fade. (Ed Crisostomo/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDITLOS ANGELES (AP) — A midwinter heat wave baked Southern California again Tuesday, breaking more February records as temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s even as the Santa Ana winds that stoked the atmosphere began to fade.


Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 15:08

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a primary night rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. At his side are his wife Melania Trump, left, and daughter Ivanka Trump, right. (AP Photo/David Goldman)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies.


Jury to decide fate of NY officer in stairwell shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 14:49

Police Officer Peter Liang, center, exits the courtroom during a break in closing arguments in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York. Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors will return to court as they consider whether a rookie police officer who shot an innocent man in a dark public housing stairwell accidentally discharged his weapon, as he says, or whether he acted out of recklessness and did little to help the dying victim, as the prosecution contends.


Ferguson City Council seeks changes to DOJ reform agreement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 14:13

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson's cost of implementing reforms spelled out in a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice could approach $4 million in the first year alone, according to new estimates that further raise questions about whether Ferguson can afford it. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson City Council agreed Tuesday to most proposals in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department that would reform the city's courts and policing systems but also asked for several changes, including some limiting the city's cost.


The Latest: DOJ says Ferguson creating 'unnecessary delay'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 13:55

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson's cost of implementing reforms spelled out in a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice could approach $4 million in the first year alone, according to new estimates that further raise questions about whether Ferguson can afford it. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a police and court reform agreement between Ferguson and the U.S. Department of Justice (all times local):


Victim of flare-gun attack at Panera describes incident

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 13:35

Victim of flare-gun attack at Panera describes incidentWhile Durham police continue to investigate, the victim tells ABC11 he realized who the attacker was during a struggle for the weapon the man used to shoot him in the face in a restroom at the popular restaurant.


Victim of flare-gun attack at Panera describes incident

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 13:35

Victim of flare-gun attack at Panera describes incidentWhile Durham police continue to investigate, the victim tells ABC11 he realized who the attacker was during a struggle for the weapon the man used to shoot him in the face in a restroom at the popular restaurant.