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Let's make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:56

FILE - In this May 26, 2015,, file photo, trader Peter Tuchman, left, works the post that handles Time Warner Cable on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, after Charter Communications announced it is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. Companies around the world announced mergers and acquisitions worth $2.3 trillion, according to figures from data provider Dealogic, the second-best half-year total on record and the highest amount since 2007, when $2.6 trillion of deals were announced. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy.


Body identified as man who fell into manhole during flooding

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:43
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A body found in Syracuse's underground sewer system has been identified as that of a man who disappeared after falling into an open manhole while trying to help a motorist stranded on a flooded street.

Owner of Maine inn made $900,000 through essay contest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:37
CENTER LOVELL, Maine (AP) — State police say the owner of a Maine inn who held an essay contest to give away her business made more than $900,000 through the endeavor.

Bone-dry West Coast states curb July 4 fireworks displays

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:22

People watch as fireworks explode over San Francisco Bay during the 75th anniversary celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge in San FranciscoBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Authorities battling dozens of large wildfires along the parched U.S. West Coast are clamping down on Independence Day fireworks displays over fears that wayward sparks could trigger fresh blazes. Communities in Washington state and Oregon have imposed restrictions or outright bans on fireworks, while Cupertino, California, joined Alaska's largest city of Anchorage in canceling signature fireworks shows because of drought concerns. "I suggest to show our patriotism, fly U.S. flags, not fireworks," said Erin Janssens, Fire Chief in Portland, Oregon.


Florida burglary suspect cries when he realizes judge is former classmate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:18

Florida burglary suspect cries when he realizes judge is former classmateWhen a man in south Florida made a court appearance on a burglary charge recently, he got quite the surprise, reports WSVN in Miami.


Vendors in Los Angeles parks may be forced to move along

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:15

Teresa De Leon, 54, works as a street vendor in Griffith Park, Los AngelesLourdes Segura and Teresa De Leon, sitting on folding chairs by a playground at a Los Angeles park, have neatly set out anything a child might want, from tiny firework snappers that crackle on pavement to Doritos chips. Thousands of Los Angeles street vendors, many of them unauthorized immigrants in a city that has increasingly sought to show support to migrants, may soon be forced out of parks where they peddle ice cream, toys, trinkets, dresses hung on tree branches and other items. "It's been quite a while since the police bothered us," De Leon, 54, an immigrant from El Salvador, said in Spanish.


PHOTOS: Suspects in Delaware drug investigation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 18:55

 Suspects in Delaware drug investigationAuthorities in Delaware announced charges against 35 suspects in Operation "In the House."


Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 18:52

FILE - This Thursday, June 25, 2015 file photo shows a striking taxi driver holding a placard which read, "Stop Uber, Stop listening," referring to the new US spying report in France, during a taxi drivers demonstration in Paris, France. French authorities took two Uber managers into custody for questioning on Monday over "illicit activity" involving its low-cost service. The detentions came amid rising tensions between the government and the ride-hailing company, which culminated last week in a violence-marred taxi strike that blocked roads around the country. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)PARIS (AP) — Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers.


Dozens charged, more sought in Delaware drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 18:48

Dozens charged, more sought in Delaware drug bustAuthorities in Delaware have arrested two dozen people and are searching for nearly a dozen more in a massive bust targeting violent criminals and drug traffickers in Kent and Sussex County.


Dozens charged, others sought in Delaware drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 18:47

Dozens charged, more sought in Delaware drug bustAuthorities in Delaware have arrested two dozen people and are searching for nearly a dozen more in a massive bust targeting violent criminals and drug traffickers in Kent and Sussex County.


1 dead after vehicle slams into tractor-trailer in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 18:26

1 dead after vehicle slams into tractor-trailer in ChesterA driver was killed on I-95 in Delaware County when police say he rammed into the back of a stopped tractor trailer.


AccuWeather: Nice Today, A Cloudy, Damp 4th

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 17:27

 Nice Today, A Cloudy, Damp 4thMeteorologist David Murphy says showers are possible at times on Saturday, but fireworks are probably okay.


BP to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 17:12

FILE- In this June 4, 2010 file photo, a worker picks up blobs of oil with absorbent snare on Queen Bess Island at the mouth of Barataria Bay near the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La. BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion settlement Thursday, July 2, 2015, that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant’s oil spill in 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick goo and threatened delicate marshes, BP has agreed to pay a record settlement to affected states in hopes of bringing an end to a legal drama that has cost the company billions.


Oregon man jailed on suspicion of killing parents dies after suicide attempt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:47
Jeremy Daniel Ringquist, 38, has been held since June 25 at the Lane County jail in Eugene on two counts of aggravated murder. Police said the bodies found in the freezer of the home in Springfield, about 110 miles (180 kilometers) south of Portland, were those of Randy and Karen Ringquist, both in their 60s.

Wisconsin man accused of threatening to kill President Obama

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:40
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man is being detained in a mental health facility after authorities say he told a security guard he planned to kill President Barack Obama.

Authorities: Suspect high on meth during Arizona killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:20

In this July 1, 2015 photo, Pinal County sheriff's deputies and investigators dig behind a home in Maricopa, Ariz., looking for clues in the disappearance of Michael and Tina Careccia. The bodies of the couple were recovered from a property near their home. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says officers arrested 38-year-old Jose Valenzuela and booked him into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. (David Kadlubowski/The Arizona Republic via AP) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT - NO MAGS- NO SALES - MANDATORY CREDITFLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The mystery surrounding a missing Phoenix-area couple has been solved with the discovery of their bodies buried 6 feet under a yard and the arrest of a suspect, who told authorities he was high on methamphetamine the night of the killings.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:05
"If the court approves this proposal, BP will be getting off easy and 'we the people' will not be fully compensated for the natural resource damages that we suffered, and the law requires that the public is made whole for those damages." — Jacqueline Savitz, U.S. vice president for Oceana, after the oil giant agreed to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to nearly $54 billion.

Louisiana man freed from death row last year dies of cancer: report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 14:37
Glenn Ford, 65, who was diagnosed with lung cancer, passed away Monday at a home provided by the nonprofit group Resurrection After Exoneration, which assists freed prisoners, Ford's attorney, William Most, told the Times. Ford, a black man, was convicted by an all-white jury in the 1983 robbery and murder of Isadore Rozeman, a 56-year-old Shreveport watchmaker, who was found shot to death behind the counter of his jewelry shop.

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 14:33

 results of a blood test showing their chances for developing the disease are high. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?


Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 14:23

 Amazon. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again.