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Study: Hotter days in US mean less cold cash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:30

FILE - In this July 25, 2014, file photo, a roofer works under the midday sun in Gilbert, Ariz. Hotter days mean less cold cash for Americans, according to a new study matching 40 years of temperatures to economics. Days that averaged about 77 degrees ended up reducing people’s income by about $5 a day, when compared to days that were about 20 degrees cooler. A county’s average economic productivity decreases by nearly 1 percent for every degree Fahrenheit that the average daily temperature is above 59, says a new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper released Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hotter days mean less cold cash for Americans, according to a new study matching 40 years of temperatures to economics.


DUI suspected in California crash that hurt 12

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:17
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say 12 people have been injured in a three-vehicle crash in suburban Los Angeles caused by a suspected drunken driver.

Families of 10 Newtown school victims file lawsuit against gunmaker, distributor, store

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:12
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Families of 10 Newtown school victims file lawsuit against gunmaker, distributor, store.

14 cities get Bloomberg 'innovation team' grants

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:06
NEW YORK (AP) — Fourteen cities ranging from Long Beach, California, to Jerusalem are getting up to $3 million from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation to create "innovation teams" to jump-start new approaches to poverty, public safety, job growth and other issues, the foundation announced Monday.

As many as 5 dead in Montgomery County shootings; gunman still at large

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:50

 4th scene in Pennsburg; suspect barricade in SoudertonAction News has confirmed that five people are dead after shootings at three separate locations in Montgomery County.


After 3 years, search for Ayla Reynolds goes on

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:38

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Trista Reynolds shows Ayla Reynolds, her 2-year-old daughter, who went missing in December 2011 from her father's home in Waterville, Maine. It's been nearly three years since 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds disappeared from her home, but Maine State Police Sgt. Jeff Love, the lead investigator in the case, vows to never give up the search. (AP Photo/Trista Reynolds, File)WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — It's been nearly three years since 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds disappeared from her Waterville home, yet Maine State Police Sgt. Jeff Love, the lead investigator in the case, vows to never give up the search.


Woman, 2 others killed in Montgomery County shootings; gunman still at large

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:30

As many as 5 dead in Montgomery County shootings; gunman still at largeAction News has confirmed that three people are dead after shootings at two separate locations in Montgomery County.


Kansas reports tornado, snow in same day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:54
HARPER, Kan. (AP) — Kansas weather is often unpredictable but Sunday was a particularly odd day in the state.

Woman shot and killed in Lower Salford; 2nd victim shot in Lansdale

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:52

As many as 5 dead in Montgomery County shootings; gunman still at largePolice are investigating 2 shootings they say may be related in Montgomery County.


Trees stolen from Maine Christmas tree farm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:41
NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — The owner of a Maine Christmas tree farm says customers are taking advantage of his business' honor system by stealing trees and wreaths.

Friends try to correct record on UVa rape story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:34

 most important that they didn't encourage her to report the attack and that they were more concerned about their reputations than her well-being. (AP Photo)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three friends of an alleged victim of gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house say a magazine article wrongly portrayed them as uncaring students who were more concerned about their reputations than her well-being.


'Gone with the Wind' premiere sparked tension

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:07

In this image released by Turner Classic Movies, Vivien Leigh appears in character as Scarlett O'Hara, left, and Hattie McDaniel as Mammy, in the film, "Gone with the Wind." 75 years after the premiere of the movie, Gone with the Wind, research is shedding light on the racial tensions that existed at the time between the producer and City of Atlanta officials. Emory University film studies professor, Matthew Bernstein, has conducted extensive research into the archives of the film's producer, David O. Selznick. His findings illustrate some of Selznick's concerns with the city's treatment of the film's black stars at the Dec. 15, 1939 premiere. (AP Photo/Turner Classic Movies)ATLANTA (AP) — Seventy-five years after the premiere of the movie "Gone with the Wind," research is shedding light on the racial tensions that existed at the time between the producer and city of Atlanta officials.


Woman shot and killed in Lower Salford; 2nd victim shot in Lansdale

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:06

Woman shot and killed in Lower Salford; 2nd victim shot in LansdalePolice are investigating 2 shootings they say may be related in Montgomery County.


5 people escape from hostage crisis in Sydney cafe

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:19

5 people escape from hostage crisis in Sydney cafeFive people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during Monday morning rush hour.


PHOTOS: Hostage situation erupts in Sydney café

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:15

 Hostage situation erupts in Sydney caféFive people ran out a fire exit of a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at the height of Monday morning rush hour.


5 people escape from Sydney cafe in hostage crisis

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:01

5 people escape from hostage crisis in Sydney cafeFive people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during Monday morning rush hour.


CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:45

This photo provided by U.S. Central Command, shows Abu Zubaydah, date and location unknown. When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogations methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical. In one of several memos that would form the legal underpinnings for brutal interrogation techniques, the CIA was told that Abu Zubbaydah could lawfully be place din a box with an insect, kept awake for days at a time and repeatedly slapped in the face. (AP Photo/U.S. Central Command)WASHINGTON (AP) — When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical.


Clouds Linger

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:37

 Clouds linger, sun peaks throughMeteorologist Karen Rogers says clouds will break for some sunny breaks today.


PHOTOS: Hostage situation erupts in Sydney café

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:32

 Hostage situation erupts in Sydney caféFive people ran out a fire exit of a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at the height of Monday morning rush hour.


3 Hostages Flee Sydney Chocolate Shop

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:28
Police have not said how many people being held in cafe.