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Coke beats Street 4Q forecasts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 20:12
ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola Co. (KO) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.24 billion.

Lock of Lennon's hair expected to fetch $10K at auction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 20:10

This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows a 4-inch lock of hair that was collected by a German hairdresser who trimmed John Lennon's hair before he started shooting "How I Won the War." Heritage Auctions says the lock of hair is expected to sell for $10,000 at a Dallas auction later this month. (Heritage Auctions via AP)DALLAS (AP) — A lock of hair snipped from the head of John Lennon as the Beatle prepared for a film role is expected to sell for $10,000 at a Dallas auction later this month.


California 'shaken baby' case in vanguard of new legal challenges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 20:02

Handout photo of Suzanne JohnsonAfter 17 years in prison for an infant's death at her San Diego daycare center, Suzanne Johnson is in the forefront of legal challenges to "shaken baby syndrome" as courts catch up with medical advances in understanding the mechanisms of childhood brain trauma. Appeals such as Johnson's are occurring with greater frequency at both the federal and state level, said Deborah Tuerkheimer, a Northwestern University law professor who wrote a book on the subject. "Criminal convictions are final, and science moves on," she said.


Police: 4 die in roll-over crash in central New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 19:45
LEMITAR, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say four people are dead including a young mother and her toddler after their vehicle was involved in a roll-over crash in central New Mexico.

Train crash in Germany kills at least 8, injures 150

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 19:20

Train crash in Germany kills at least 8, injures 150Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least eight people and injuring some 150, police


Delaware roads ready for snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 19:04

Delaware roads ready for snowDelDot crews are ready for snowy conditions in Delaware.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:48

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 file photo, people wait to leave the besieged town of Madaya, northwest of Damascus, Syria, where Doctors Without Borders says dozens of people have died of starvation since September. (AP Photo, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Spain: Trash fire causes rail commuter chaos in Barcelona

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:32
MADRID (AP) — Tens of thousands of commuters in the Spanish city of Barcelona are facing travel chaos as smoke from a fire filled railway tunnels and forced authorities to suspend train service.

PennDOT crews prepare roads for snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:25

PennDOT crews prepare roads for snowPennDOT has over 300 plows ready for snow road conditions.


Train crash in Germany kills at least 4, injures scores

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:02

Train crash in Germany kills at least 8, injures 150Two trains crashed head-on in southern Germany early Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead and 40 seriously injured, the German news agency dpa said. More than three hours after the crash, emergency services were still trying to reach people trapped in the wreckage.


Georgia law giving police grand jury access may face change

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 17:51

In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, District Attorney Robert James reads through the charges after a grand jury indicted Officer Robert Olsen in the shooting death of Anthony Hill in Decatur, Ga. Police officers facing indictment in Georgia have a privilege that the average citizen doesn’t have and that even police don’t have in other states. Georgia law requires that a law enforcement officer be notified in advance that a grand jury will hear his or her case. The officer is also allowed to sit in on the entire proceeding and make a statement at the end that prosecutors can’t question. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — After a naked, mentally ill black veteran was shot dead by a white police officer last March in an Atlanta suburb, the officer was allowed a privilege ordinary citizens don't get, and even police officers don't get anywhere except in Georgia: He sat in on the grand jury session considering the shooting and addressed the grand jurors without facing cross-examination.


Sanofi reports flat 2015 earnings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 17:31
PARIS (AP) — French drug maker Sanofi says its bottom line was roughly stable last year as it advanced efforts to reshape its drug portfolio and pursue research and development tie-ups in oncology and diabetes.

Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:26

FILE - In this May 30, 2013, file photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. The wife of a former senior leader of the Islamic State has been charged in federal court with contributing to the death of Mueller. The Justice Department on Feb. 8, 2016 announced charges against 25-year-old Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, who's also known as Umm Sayyaf. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Jo. L. Keener, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department says.


Japan worried about 2020 problem, or life after the Olympics

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:12

Japan worried about 2020 problem, or life after the OlympicsJapan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors. ...


eSports goes mainstream

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 15:28

eSports goes mainstreamForget about football, there is another sport that's booming in the Bay Area -- professional video gaming.


Three killed following brief police chase, fiery crash in San Francisco identified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 15:10

Three killed following brief police chase, fiery crash in San Francisco identifiedThree men who died in a fiery crash following a brief police chase after they attended NFL Experience in San Francisco Saturday have been identified.


Beyonce pays tribute to Black Panther Party during Super Bowl 50 halftime show in Santa Clara

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 14:23

Beyonce pays tribute to Black Panther Party during Super Bowl 50 halftime show in Santa ClaraThis weekend's Super Bowl performances included star studded support for Mario Woods and others killed by police.


I-TEAM: Searching for San Francisco home mail theft suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 13:41

 Searching for San Francisco home mail theft suspectA $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of taking mail from a San Francisco home while wearing a PG&E vest.


Web Extra: Healthcare Problem Solver

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 13:10

 Healthcare Problem SolverIf you've ever received a surprise medical bill you know it can be difficult to figure out where it came from, and if it was something that should have been covered by insurance. What you may not realize is that your benefits package may include a free service that could have helped you through the process. And even if you have to pay for it, it might be worth it.


Troubleshooters: Resolving Medical Billing Issues

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 13:09

 Resolving Medical Billing IssuesMounting medical bills can sink anyone into a deep well of debt. In fact, some studies show medical bills are the single biggest cause of consumer debt across the country. Sometimes those bills come as a surprise and sometimes they're incorrect.