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Views of the ECB stimulus from those who must make it work

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 17:27

lpida Yiannaka, left, serves customers in her wine bar Vini Platea in the historic center of old Nicosia within the Cypriot capital’s Venetian-built walls on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. The summer will be key to making the call whether to expand or not. Yiannaka needed a 10,000 euro start-up loan from a local bank to get the bar going. She said the banks made her jump through hoops to secure even that small amount. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The fate of the European Central Bank's aggressive plan to stimulate the economy out of stagnation lies with the 340 million people in the 19-country euro alliance.


Nevada considering strict condom regulation for porn films

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 17:27

In this Jan. 21, 2015, photo, adult film actress Jillian Janson signs autographs for fans at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas. The idea that porn stars might have to wear protection in productions filmed in Nevada generated a buzz among some of the 25,000 attendees collecting autographs from porn stars posing in fishnet stockings and bustiers. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, a condom use requirement could follow.


For first-time visitor, Havana is charming - and complicated

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 17:25

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2015, file photo, a woman leads a girl by the hand to the Malecon as the sun sets in Havana, Cuba. Everyone warns you Old Havana is a facade, but it's impossible not to be taken by its charms. For a foreigner who isn't coming with predetermined notions of Cuba as global boogeyman or socialist paradise, each alley and avenue, each conversation with a Cuban, complicates the picture. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Everyone warns you Old Havana is a facade, but it's impossible not to be taken by its charms.


2 Marines die when military helicopter crashes in California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 17:21
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — The military says two Marines were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Southern California.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 16:01
"We will not rule out any possibility, and we are verifying all information thoroughly. We will not give up until the very end to rescue the two so we can go home together." — Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama, who was working to save two hostages held by the Islamic State group.

Doctors group urges measles shots as Disneyland outbreak spreads

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 15:51
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The leading U.S. pediatrician group on Friday urged parents, schools and communities to vaccinate children against measles in the face of an outbreak that began at Disneyland in California in December and has spread to more than 80 people in seven states and Mexico. The American Academy of Pediatrics said all children should get the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella between 12 and 15 months of age and again between 4 and 6 years old. "A family vacation to an amusement park – or a trip to the grocery store, a football game or school – should not result in children becoming sickened by an almost 100 percent preventable disease," Errol Alden, the group's executive director, said in a statement. The California Department of Public Health has reported 68 confirmed measles cases among state residents since December, most linked to an initial exposure at Disneyland or its adjacent Disney California Adventure Park.

Man wrongly convicted 4 decades ago freed from prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 15:22

Christine Mumma, director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, left, and Cheryl Sullivan, staff attorney, hug Joseph Sledge after a special session of superior court in Whiteville, N.C. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Sledge, 70, was freed from prison Friday, after a panel of judges found that he was wrongly convicted in the stabbing deaths of a mother and daughter nearly four decades ago. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman)WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — For the third time in less than six months, a North Carolina inmate was exonerated by DNA evidence and freed after spending decades in prison for a wrongful murder conviction.


California bars judges from Boy Scouts membership

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 13:24
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays.

Sleet, snow kick off winter storm in Northeast

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 13:08

45 p.m. EST, shows a storm system over the Atlantic Ocean with a back-end surface trough that is causing some snow to develop across parts of southern New England. A larger developing storm system is located just due northwest of the Gulf of Mexico with a large precipitation shield over most of the Lower Mississippi River Valley. This system is expected to impact New England later this week. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A fast-moving coastal storm expected to blast several major cities along the Northeast's busy Interstate 95 corridor this weekend has begun with sleet and snow.


Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 13:04

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He was 83.


1 teen dead, 2 wounded in Wilmington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:52

1 teen dead, 2 wounded in Wilmington shootingAuthorities say one teen is dead and two others are wounded after a triple shooting in Wilmington.


Rehearing sought for 2 cleared of insider trading in NY

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:43
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York filed a petition Friday seeking a rehearing in the case of two men whose insider-trading convictions were overturned by a federal appeals panel that said the men were too far removed from the inside information to be prosecuted.

Baby attacked by ferrets in Darby home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:35

Baby attacked by ferrets in Darby homeA one-month-old baby is hospitalized after losing up to 25 percent of her face after being attacked by pet ferrets inside her home.


Teen fatally shot in the chest in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:34

Teen fatally shot in the chest in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a teen boy has died after he was shot in the chest in North Philadelphia.


20 displaced after North Philadelphia boarding house shuts down

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:33

20 displaced after North Philadelphia boarding house shuts downApproximately 20 people have been displaced after a court order called for the closure of a boarding house in North Philadelphia.


2 women found dead in parking lot in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:33

2 women found dead in parking lot in KensingtonPolice are investigating the discovery of two women found dead in a parking lot in Kensington.


Nevada considering strict condom regulation for porn films

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:04

In this Jan. 21, 2015, photo, adult film actress Jillian Janson signs autographs for fans at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas. The idea that porn stars might have to wear protection in productions filmed in Nevada generated a buzz among some of the 25,000 attendees collecting autographs from porn stars posing in fishnet stockings and bustiers. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, a condom use requirement could follow.


NY man whose murder conviction was overturned dies in crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:59
LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York man who served nearly 18 years in prison before his conviction on a charge he killed his wife was overturned has died in a car crash.

NASA spacecraft almost to Pluto: Smile for the camera!

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:59

This combination of images made by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 2002 and 2003 shows Pluto at different angles. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is nearing the end of its nine-year voyage to Pluto, and has just over 100 million miles to go before getting there in July 2015. Starting Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, it will begin photographing the mysterious, unexplored, icy world once deemed a planet. (AP Photo/NASA, ESA, M. Buie)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's showtime for Pluto.


Atlantic City versus Detroit: Who is better off?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:12
By Hilary Russ and Megan Davies (Reuters) - "At least we're not Detroit," Atlantic City's Mayor joked just last week during his state of the city address. Don Guardian, who took the helm a year ago after two decades of promoting the city's tourism and businesses, may want to start eating those words. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Thursday appointed an emergency management team for the troubled gambling destination. Some now think Atlantic City is bound to follow the Motor City's path into Chapter 9 bankruptcy.