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IRS grants long-delayed tax exempt status to Crossroads GPS

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 01:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has granted tax-exempt status to one of the best-known and best-funded politically active nonprofit organizations, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies.

Red Lobster enjoys sales surge after mention in Beyonce song

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 01:25
NEW YORK (AP) — Red Lobster says it's feeling the "Beyonce Bounce."

2-alarm fire forces residents from Deptford apartment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 01:22

2-alarm fire forces residents from Deptford apartmentResidents were evacuated after a 2-alarm blaze erupted inside a multi-unit apartment building in Deptford, New Jersey.


3 hurt, including toddler in Port Richmond crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 01:14

3 hurt, including toddler in Port Richmond crashA two vehicle crash left three people injured, including a toddler in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.


Note boasts rare signatures of lovebirds Napoleon, Josephine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:59

In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 photo, David Lowenherz points to the signatures of Napoleon Bonaparte and to the left, Josephine de Beauharnais, on a marriage contract, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Lowenherz, of Lion Heart Autographs, will put the document up for sale this week at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Full signatures from a pair of notorious lovebirds — Napoleon and Josephine — lend an otherwise routine 19th-century French marriage contract a rare prestige among other love notes on display at a high-end jewelry and antique showcase in Florida.


The architecture of white supremacy still evokes pain

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:57

In this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 photo, a woman stands in the doorway of then new Historic Colored Entrance at the Lyric Theatre, in Birmingham, Ala. Preservationists had to decide whether to keep reminders of The Lyric’s discarded color line before they unveiled an $11 million restoration of the 102-year-old theater, which had been closed for decades. In this case, they chose to highlight the history, installing a glass door with the etched words “Historic Colored Entrance” in the lobby wall so patrons can peer into the past. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham's segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked "COLORED," that was walled-off from the elegant lobby. He climbed a dimly lit stairwell to watch movies from the steep balcony where black patrons had to sit for generations.


City decides to pick-up Tuesday's trash, recycle collections

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:55

City decides to pick-up Tuesday's trash, recycle collectionsAfter cancelling Tuesday's trash and recycle pickups, and because of the lighter than anticipated snowfall, the Philadelphia Streets Department will conduct trash and recycling collection today.


Hawaii's Big Island declares emergency over dengue fever infections

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:54

Waikiki Beach remains closed in Honolulu, HawaiiAs a result of Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi's order people on the Big Island will be allowed to resume disposing of old tires in landfills, since tires which are left lying around are a known breeding spot for mosquitoes. There have been 250 confirmed cases of dengue fever on the island since Oct. 29, making it the largest outbreak in the state since the 1940s, according to the mayor's declaration and Hawaii health officials. Dengue fever causes flu-like symptoms and can develop into the deadly dengue hemorrhagic fever.


Noranda Aluminum files for bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:44
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of North America's biggest makers of aluminum foil is seeking bankruptcy protection to restructure, citing falling aluminum prices and other market challenges that also will force it to idle production at a Missouri smelter.

AP PHOTOS: New Hampshire voters gather to vote for president

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:38

Nicole Reitano, 24, who voted for Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., poses for a portrait outside her polling place at Broad Street Elementary in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, during the New Hampshire primary. “I felt like he was the most honest,” said Reitano, an embroiderer, of her decision to pick Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary. “He’s had the same views forever and he’s never budged. That makes me feel confident in him.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Starting at the stroke of midnight, when a handful of small towns opened their polls, tens of thousands of New Hampshire voters cast ballots Tuesday, choosing their favorites among the pack of Republicans and Democrats who hope to one day be president.


Deutsche Bank shares hit as markets fret over European banks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:24
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The CEO of Deutsche Bank reassured employees and markets that the company's finances were "rock-solid" as Europe's banks took another a beating in the stock market Tuesday.

Louisville airport checkpoint briefly shut by suspicious item

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:22
The sole security checkpoint at the Louisville International Airport in Kentucky was closed temporarily on Tuesday morning to investigate a suspicious item found in a carry-on bag, officials said. At 8:30 a.m. EST, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration closed the federal checkpoint to investigate the item found by a scanner, airport spokeswoman Trish Burke said. About 2 -1/2 hours later, the airport said on Twitter that the checkpoint had reopened.

The Latest: Slain teen's father speaks of online grounding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:18
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Latest on slain Virginia 13-year-old Nicole Lovell (all times local):

7 in critical condition after casino bus crash in snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:11
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Seven people remain in critical condition following a charter bus crash that injured three dozen during Monday's snowstorm on Interstate 95 in Connecticut.

Lonely Planet names Philadelphia top US destination for 2016

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:03

Lonely Planet names Philadelphia top US destination for 2016Lonely Planet gave some love to The City of Brotherly Love on Tuesday, ranking Philadelphia the No. 1 place to visit in the United States in 2016.


Man who served 20 years for murder he didn't commit gets $6M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:54
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who served more than 20 years in prison for a murder he did not commit has been awarded $6 million by the state of Connecticut.

Ikea recalls ceiling lamps for risk of falling glass shades

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:48
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling two types of ceiling lamps because of a risk that the glass shades might fall and injure people.

Scholars weigh in on Woodrow Wilson, Princeton and racism

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:45

FILE - This Dec. 3, 2015 file photograph shows the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J. Princeton University has started a scholarly examination of the legacy of alumnus and former President Woodrow Wilson as part of an agreement with students who staged a sit-in to protest his views on race and segregation.(AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Princeton University committee that is studying the legacy of alumnus Woodrow Wilson as it relates to race asked nine scholars to submit essays on the topic. Here are excerpts from four, taken as written on the website.


Princeton opens dialogue on alumnus Woodrow Wilson, racism

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:44

FILE- In this March 4, 1913 file photo, Woodrow Wilson takes the oath of office for his first term of the Presidency in Washington. Princeton University has started a scholarly examination of the legacy of alumnus and former President Woodrow Wilson as part of an agreement with students who staged a sit-in to protest his views on race and segregation. A Princeton official says the goal is “to try to get as many perspectives on the table as possible about Wilson and what should be done." (AP Photo/File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — How do you apply 21st-century sensibilities to the legacy of a man raised in the 19th-century South who achieved greatness in the early 20th century at an institution that didn't begin admitting blacks until the late 1940s and women until 1969?


The Latest: Greek stock market sinks to lowest since 1989

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:41

A man looks at screens displaying financial information at the Stock Exchange in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks after Asian markets tumbled Tuesday, led by a 5.4 percent slide in Tokyo. The stock index in Spain was off roughly 4 percent, while Italy's lost about 5 percent and Greece's index sank about 8 percent. Stock markets have been slump so far this year after a lackluster 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):