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Mass. woman pleads guilty to slamming kids' heads on floor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:23
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to nine months in jail for slamming her four young children's heads into the floor of a Springfield grocery store while high on drugs.

Burberry to allow online buying of clothes right off runway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:00
LONDON (AP) — Luxury retailer Burberry says it will combine its menswear and womenswear catwalk shows into a single presentation twice a year and allow buyers to purchase items right off the runway.

Protesting chauffeurs disrupt access to Paris airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:56

Chauffeurs, one holding the French flag, drive their vehicles during a demonstration in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Hundreds of French chauffeurs are staging a counter-protest after repeated demonstrations by taxi drivers against looser industry regulations. Tensions have mounted between taxis and chauffeured car services like Uber throughout Europe, with taxis claiming the smartphone-based services are operating outside of the law. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)PARIS (AP) — Protesting chauffeurs have moved to Paris' city center after having disrupted access to the Charles de Gaulle airport for a few hours, amid tensions between traditional taxis and app-based car services as the government loosens regulations in the evolving sector.

NYC police say drone hits Empire State Building

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:44
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man was arrested after he apparently lost control of a small drone that crashed into the Empire State Building.

7 Moments That Mattered in the Democratic Presidential Debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:36
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton faced off one-on-one for the first time.

Snow sculptors from across the nation compete in Wisconsin

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:18

Dave Andrews works on his team's snow sculpture entitled "“The Doormaster,” depicting an an old man controlling worm holes ,Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 in Lake Geneva, Wisc. Fifteen teams are taking part in the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship, which began Wednesday with judging set for Saturday morning along Geneva Lake. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (AP) — Fifteen teams of snow sculptors from 11 states have gathered in Wisconsin to compete to be named the best in the nation.

Officials: Death of boy found near highway ruled a homicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:16
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a 5-year-old boy whose remains were found wrapped in a blanket and packed in a suitcase by the side of a Massachusetts highway has been ruled a homicide.

Local residents open main blocked India-Nepal border point

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:12

Local residents of Nepal and India living near the border cross a bridge at Birgunj, Nepal, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Vehicles have passed through the main border point between the two nations after local residents forcibly removed barriers set up by ethnic protesters who for months have been demanding changes in the new constitution. (AP Photo/Jiyalal Sah)KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Vehicles passed through the main border point between Nepal and India on Friday after frustrated local residents forcefully removed barriers set up by ethnic protesters who blockaded the border to demand changes in the new constitution.

PennDOT ready for morning snowy commute

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 19:29

PennDOT ready for morning snowy commutePennDOT has 180 crews working to help commuters get through the snowy Friday morning travel.

NATO chief meets EU defense ministers to discuss cooperation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 19:28

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, center, is flanked by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, right, and Netherlands’ Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert as they pose for a picture at the Maritime Museum prior to an informal meeting of EU defense ministers in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)AMSTERDAM (AP) — NATO's chief met Friday with European Union defense ministers to discuss boosting cooperation between the military alliance and the 28-nation bloc to tackle looming threats to the region.

U.S. Air Force says plans test F-35 deployment this month

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:56
The U.S. Air Force will deploy four Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets to a different U.S. air base this month as it assesses whether the new warplane can be declared combat-ready by August as planned, a senior officer told Reuters on Thursday. Major General Jay Silveria, who heads the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, said the F-35 jets would be sent from the Nevada base to Mountain Home Air Force Base in southwestern Idaho later this month. The deployment would include pilots, mechanics, spare parts, equipment and the plane's computerized logistics system to test the ability to deploy the plane for combat, he said.

Conn. governor critical of town considering arming teachers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:55
KENT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town is considering a program that trains teachers to use guns in the event of an active shooter, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has come down hard on the idea.

Folks prepare for snowy commute on Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:19

Wintry mix makes for a messy commute on FridayCommuters are preparing for a snowy Friday morning as they head to work and school.

Albania passes 10-year moratorium to stop cutting wood

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:07
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Albanian Environment Ministry says Parliament has passed a 10-year moratorium on chopping down trees for industry or export purposes.

Toyota posts $5.4 billion quarterly profit, raises forecast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:05

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2015, file photo, Toyota Motor Corp.'s booth is crowded with visitors in the media preview of the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo. On Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, Toyota Motor Corp. reports financial results. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)TOKYO (AP) — Toyota's quarterly profit rose nearly 5 percent as the weaker yen and cost reductions offset declining sales in some markets. The automaker raised its full-year earnings forecast.

Super Bowl home rental prices not meeting stratospheric hopes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:04

A Santa Clara resident, who asked to be identified as Qat Johnson, walks outside her home in Santa ClaraBy Deborah M. Todd SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Some San Francisco Bay Area residents hoping to rent their homes for thousands of dollars a night to deep-pocketed Super Bowl attendees are finding themselves short of the goal line. While vacation rental companies, including Airbnb, HomeAway and others, report doing a brisk business in advance of this weekend's Super Bowl 50, some of their most expensive offerings have found no takers. Airbnb said it has booked housing for more than 11,000 guests into Bay Area rentals for Super Bowl weekend, but 85 percent of bookings were for $300 per night or less.

Woman charged in teen's death says she, too, was bullied

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:20

This undated photo provided by Tammy Weeks shows her daughter, Nicole Lovell, posing when she was 10 in Blacksburg, Va. The 13-year-old girl was found dead just across the state line in Surry County, N.C., and two Virginia Tech students are charged in the case. (Tammy Weeks via AP)BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Natalie Keepers told a judge that she was bullied — just like the 13-year-old girl she is accused of plotting to kill.

Honda's latest air bag recall to total 5.7 million cars

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:24
TOKYO (AP) — Honda Motor Co. said Friday that it would recall 5.7 million cars worldwide in the latest round of recalls involving Takata Corp. air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel into the vehicle.

Chinese using carpooling apps to get ride home for holidays

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:10

 mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese. The apps give an alternative to pricey airfares and hard-to-score train tickets. (AP Photo/Paul Traynor)SHANGHAI (AP) — The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:02
"I call this money blood money ... coming out of the pockets of hardworking Americans." — Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland to Martin Shkreli as the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee grilled the entrepreneur over skyrocketing drug prices.