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Disqualified tribal candidate persists in campaign

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:30

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo presidential candidate disqualified from the race is holding out hope that election officials and tribal lawmakers will provide a way for him to remain on the ballot, despite the long odds.


Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:30

 16-feet tall, 36-foot long, 7-tons with a duckbill on its head and a hump-like sail on its back. Throw in those killer claws, tufts of feathers here and there, and no teeth _ and try not to snicker. And if that’s not enough, it ate like a giant vacuum cleaner. (AP Photo/Michael Skrepnick, Dinosaurs in Art, Nature Publishing Group)WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.


Olympic hero Rulon Gardner mementos up for auction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:24

Rob Olson of Erkelens & Olsen Auctioneers displays Rulon Gardner's memorabilia at his auction house Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 in Salt Lake City. Next to it are dozens of medals the Greco-Roman wrestler won during his career, countless knives and watches. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday in Salt Lake City.


Olympic hero Rulon Gardner mementos up for auction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:24

Rob Olson of Erkelens & Olsen Auctioneers displays Rulon Gardner's memorabilia at his auction house Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 in Salt Lake City. Next to it are dozens of medals the Greco-Roman wrestler won during his career, countless knives and watches. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday in Salt Lake City.


Unilever: prices falling in Europe, China weak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:05
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Unilever PLC, the maker of consumer products including Dove soaps, Lipton teas and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, says it saw price deflation in Europe's largest markets in the third quarter.

Unilever: prices falling in Europe, China weak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:05
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Unilever PLC, the maker of consumer products including Dove soaps, Lipton teas and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, says it saw price deflation in Europe's largest markets in the third quarter.

California prisons to end racial lockdown policy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:49
(Reuters) - The California prison system has agreed to settle a long-running civil rights lawsuit by ending race-based lockdowns of inmates, court records show. The 21-page stipulated settlement, which has not been filed in court but was published online by the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, provides for lockdowns in the prison system of the country's most populous state to now cover all inmates in a certain area or specific inmates deemed to pose a threat. For lockdowns exceeding 14 days, the settlement also requires wardens to make plans for inmates to participate in outdoor activities. ...

Daimler net profit up 49 percent in 3rd quarter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:34
BERLIN (AP) — Automaker Daimler says its net earnings rose by nearly half in the third quarter as revenue rose 10 percent and the company booked a one-time gain from the sale of a stake in a maker of heavy-duty engines.

Pernod Ricard growth returns, despite China slump

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:11
PARIS (AP) — Pernod Ricard SA, maker of Absolut vodka and Martell cognac, has returned to growth after Asian, Middle Eastern and African markets stemmed a monthslong slide, but sales in China continued to decline steeply.

Nokia in $950 million Q3 profit on growing sales

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:04
HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia Corp. appears to have turned around its fortunes after the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft, reporting a third-quarter net profit of 747 million euros ($950 million), from a loss of 91 million euros a year earlier. Sales growth was 13 percent compared to 2013.

PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:47
SAN DIEGO (AP) — There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal.

China manufacturing fails to fire in October

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:34
BEIJING (AP) — A gauge of the health of China's manufacturing industry inched higher in October but factory output was at a five-month low in a sign of slowing domestic and foreign demand.

Police track Indiana slaying suspect's movements

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:25

This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's office shows Darren Vann. Vann, 43, of Gary, Ind., was charged Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in the death of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy, whose body was found Friday night at a Motel 6 in nearby Hammond, Ind. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty says Vann confessed to Hardy's slaying and directed police to six bodies in Gary. (AP Photo/Lake County Sheriff's Office)CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Investigators are using the cellphone records of an Indiana man already charged in the slayings of two women to pinpoint his movements after he told police he liked to check on the status of bodies he'd previously stashed after a fresh kill, authorities said.


Exclusive: U.S. plans to plug coal royalty loophole padding export profits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:21
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is drafting rules designed to close an accounting loophole that in recent years has helped coal companies boost export profits and likely cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, people familiar with the plan said. American taxpayers by law are due a 12.5 percent royalty on the sales of millions of tons of coal pulled each year from federal land that mining companies lease. ...

AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:05

In this Oct. 8, 2014, photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference following a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York. A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.


2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:06

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's ParliamentA masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms.


Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:03

In this June 5, 2014 photo, people walk in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.


AP PHOTOS: Brazil's poor, Rousseff's solid support

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:00

In this Oct. 20, 2014 photo, an election campaign sign hangs next to a shack home in a shantytown on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil's poorest will make their voice heard on Sunday, Oct. 26 in the second-round vote of a presidential election. They're expected to resoundingly support incumbent Dilma Rousseff and her Workers’ Party, thanks to a host of social programs that have helped lift tens of millions out of hand-to-mouth survival, providing them with tiny but steady sources of income. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Children play amid tumbledown shacks in some of Rio de Janeiro's poorest hillside "favela" slums, places where armed drug traffickers lay down the law, stray bullets fly and raw sewage oozes into the streets.


Sneak peek at new Century 21 store in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:49

Sneak peek at new Century 21 store in Center CityThere was a special sneak peek party on Wednesday for the new 95,000 square foot Century 21 department store at The Gallery.


Postal workers appeal to Harvard president

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:47
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The American Postal Workers Union is calling on Harvard University's president to oppose a business arrangement between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, or resign her seat on the office supply company's board.