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Snow continues to fall lightly in West Chester

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 19:06

Snow brings slippery conditions, minor crashes across the regionThe snow appears to be sticking around in West Chester, Pennsylvania.


Japan Internet company SoftBank's profit suffers over Sprint

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 18:58

A man walks past a sign of SoftBank in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Japanese telecommunications and Internet company SoftBank is reporting an 88 percent drop in fiscal third quarter profit as it struggles to turn around its U.S. carrier Sprint. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — Japanese telecommunications and Internet company SoftBank is reporting an 88 percent drop in fiscal third quarter profit as it struggles to turn around its U.S. carrier Sprint.


AccuWeather: Clouds, Some Sun, Breezy Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 18:22

 Snow Ends; Some Sun, Breezy TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says lingering morning snow showers end early. Arctic air roars into our area this weekend.


2 injured in kitchen fire in Point Breeze

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 18:22

2 injured in kitchen fire in Point BreezeTwo people were injured in a kitchen fire in Philadelphia's Point Breeze section.


Officer injured during foot chase in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 18:22

Officer injured during foot chase in Southwest PhiladelphiaA Philadelphia police officer was hurt during a foot pursuit in Southwest Philadelphia.


7 On Your Side: Zombie debts aren't easy to get rid of

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 18:19

 Zombie debts aren't easy to get rid of7 On Your Side takes a look at a number of those subscriptions that bill you automatically and are really difficult to get rid of.


Destruction of Moscow kiosks sparks anger among activists

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 18:15
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian activists and political commentators have criticized Moscow authorities over the late-night destruction of kiosks around the city.

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.