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Nintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:23

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, shoppers take escalators painted with the logos of Nintendo and Super Mario characters at an electronics store in Tokyo. Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3DS video-game machine sales. But the Japanese company behind Super Mario and Pokemon games stuck to its annual forecasts Wednesday, July 30, 2014 for a 20 billion yen ($196 million) profit on 590 billion yen ($5.8 billion) sales. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3DS video-game machine sales.


Prison for fraudster who lied about booking Bieber

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:14
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison.

I-76 East reopens after vehicle overturns in Conshohocken

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:13

I-76 East reopens after vehicle overturns in ConshohockenAll eastbound lanes of the Schuylkill Expressway are back open after a vehicle overturned in the left lane.


Fla. baby survives after being left in hot minivan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:00
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 2-month old baby is recovering after being left for about an hour inside a hot minivan parked outside a doctor's office in Florida.

Crash slows traffic on I-76 East in Conshohocken

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:56

Philadelphia narcotics officers arrestedAn overturned vehicle is slowing traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway in Conshohocken. Eastbound traffic was down to one lane.


Water main break, geyser flood UCLA campus, strand motorists

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:40

A man walks through flood water up stairs from a parking structure outside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena in Los AngelesBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A major water main ruptured underneath a street near the University of California, Los Angeles on Tuesday, unleashing a 20-foot-tall geyser and millions of gallons of water that flooded part of campus and stranded motorists on nearby streets. The water gushed across the north end of the campus for several hours, submerging athletic fields and pouring into an underground parking structure, where motorists were caught in water up to their wheel wells, Los Angles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. The deluge happened as California suffers through a record drought that has prompted state and local authorities to impose water-use restrictions on residents, such as fines for wasting even a few gallons on excessive lawn-watering. Workers were removing inches of standing water from the floor of the UCLA basketball team's Pauley Pavilion, which in 2012 underwent a multi million-dollar renovation, university spokesman Ricardo Vazquez said.


Trial continues in case over Oklahoma City bombing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:38
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man is set to bring at least four witnesses to the stand Wednesday in his quest to persuade a federal judge that the FBI has not adequately searched for security-camera videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Europe could show way for clog maker Crocs' revival

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:34
By Emma Thomasson BERLIN (Reuters) - The success of Crocs Inc in Europe, where the U.S. shoemaker has focused on its trademark colorful foam clogs rather than branching into other products, proves the brand has a future despite difficulties at home, its European head said. Crocs, founded in Boulder, Colorado in 2002, quickly built a cult following for its springy-soled clogs, selling more than 300 million pairs of shoes.

EPA hears praise, criticism of new air rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:26

Clean air advocates cheer as Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, speaks at a rally outside an Environmental Protection Agency hearing, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Atlanta. Utility and coal companies are expected to argue Tuesday against proposals from the Obama administration that would force a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2030 from 2005 levels. The EPA is holding three public hearings on the proposal in Atlanta, Denver and Washington. (AP Photo/David Goldman)DENVER (AP) — To retired coal miner Stanley Sturgill, the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules limiting pollution from power plants doesn't do enough to protect the public's health.


Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:00

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., with his lawyer John L. Brownlee on the second day of his and his wife Maureen's corruption trial, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Alexa Welch Edlund)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.


US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:31

Mary McLaurin calling out to a patient hidden on the other side of a signJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.


Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:17

Theodore "Dutch'' Van KirkThe last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia.


Indian online retailer Flipkart raises $1 billion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:14
MUMBAI, India (AP) — India's largest online e-commerce company, Flipkart, raised $1 billion in new capital this week as the company gears up for competition with Amazon's push into the Indian market.

US sues Pennsylvania over police fitness tests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:55
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania State Police, one of the nation's largest forces, is faced with ending the physical fitness tests it gives to applicants for state trooper positions or defending in court a practice that the federal government says illegally discriminates against women.

Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:27

Rick Ogden who lost his home in the Sand Fire, waits for fire updates from officials at the evacuation center in Shingle Springs, Calif., on Monday, July 28, 2014. Their home of 12 years was completely destroyed at 2pm on Saturday.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento.


Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:25

water rushes into the air after a water main burst on Sunset BoulevardLOS ANGELES (AP) — A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the school's famed basketball arena.


PG&E charged with obstruction over San Bruno blast

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:13
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury charged Pacific Gas & Electric on Tuesday with lying to federal investigators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that killed eight people and leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010.

Argentina talks go long as debt deadline looms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:47

Mediator Daniel Pollack arrives for a meeting in New York, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Argentina's government says it will make another effort to make a deal with U.S. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina's economy minister says two sides locked in a dispute over the country's bonds have finally talked with one another on the eve of a deadline to avoid default.


Broken water main floods UCLA; people rescued

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:41

Broken water main floods UCLA; people rescuedA broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air.


Body found in wooded area behind store in Del.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:37

Body found in wooded area behind store in Del.Delaware State Police are investigating the death of a person whose body was found in a wooded area behind a store in Elsmere.