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Police designate couple 'prisoners' after killing of American in Bali

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:47

The daughter of an American woman found dead inside a suitcase in Bali gestures while in custody in a police station in DenpasarBy Trisha Sertori DENPASAR Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police on Friday formally designated an American couple prisoners in connection with the death of a Chicago-based woman whose body was found in a bloodied suitcase on the resort island of Bali. No charges have been pressed over the murder of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, whose battered body was found by a taxi driver outside the St. Regis luxury hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Tuesday. Her daughter, Heather Mack, 19, and boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21, were arrested on Wednesday and detained as suspects. Police designated the two prisoners after they were held for more than 48 hours, as is the practice in Indonesia, their lawyer said.


'62 Ferrari sold at auction for $34 million

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:43

1962-63 Ferrari 250 GTO BerlinettaCARMEL, Calif. (AP) — A rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO once owned by a famed racing driver and Olympic gold medalist has sold for $34.65 million.


Chemical-filled tea burns woman at Utah restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:21

Chemical-filled iced tea burns woman at Utah restaurantJan Harding and her husband had just arrived at a Utah restaurant for a relaxing lunch with friends when she filled her cup with sweet tea from a self-serve beverage station.


Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:17
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is ...

Al Qaeda tells family to press U.S. to negotiate hostage release

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:14

An unidentified prisoner reads a newspaper in a communal cellblock at Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval BaseAl Qaeda told the family of a U.S. hostage kidnapped three years ago in Pakistan to press their government to exchange him for prisoners held by the United States, in a message posted on the Internet on Friday. Warren Weinstein, who was kidnapped in 2011 in Lahore where he worked for a U.S. consulting company, was last seen in a video recording released in December. In the latest message, al Qaeda said it had been demanding to exchange Weinstein for members of the group held by the United States for "no guilt except that they acted in defense of the Muslim ummah (nation)" - an apparent reference to inmates held at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. "Your government wants Warren Weinstein to die in prison so that it may absolve itself of responsibility regarding his case," the message said.


Maine men charged with digging up 2 relatives

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:03
STANDISH, Maine (AP) — Three men are charged with digging up the cremated remains of two relatives and moving them to another cemetery in Maine.

HK economy slows as China tourists spend less

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:57
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong cut its forecast for the economy on Friday after quarterly growth fell to its lowest in nearly two years on a sharp drop in spending by Chinese tourists.

Turmoil, tear gas give way to hope in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:53

Turmoil, tear gas give way to hope in FergusonCounty police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of protesters as the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer avoided violence Thursday.


Update on Philly schools funding crisis expected today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:39

Philly schools funding crisis deadline arrives; update expected todayQuestions about whether Philadelphia schools will open on time and if layoffs will be necessary are expected to be addressed Friday morning.


Funding deadline today for Philadelphia School District

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:29

Philly schools funding crisis deadline arrives; update expected todayQuestions about whether Philadelphia schools will open on time and if layoffs will be necessary are expected to be addressed Friday morning in Spring Garden.


Stocks mostly gain as Ukraine rhetoric dialed down

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:00

FILE - This Jan. 4, 2010 file photo shows an historic marker on Wall Street in New York. The U.S. stock market crept up in midday trading Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, following a mixed batch of corporate news. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets mostly rose Friday, cheered by the prospect of more gains on Wall Street and a sense that Ukraine tensions are easing.


National Moment of Silence held in Philly, dozens of U.S. cities

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:38

National Moment of Silence held in Philly, dozens of U.S. citiesThousands attended protest vigils for an unarmed black Missouri teenager fatally shot by a white police officer, and for other victims of alleged police brutality.


Web marketer stands trial amid China crackdown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:26
BEIJING (AP) — The founder of a web marketing company has pleaded guilty to helping delete Internet posts and spreading false information to make money and gain followers, Chinese media reported Friday, using the case to praise a government crackdown on online expression.

Police investigate possible premeditated murder of U.S. tourist in Bali

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:15

The daughter of an American woman found dead inside a suitcase in Bali gestures while in custody in a police station in DenpasarBy Trisha Sertori DENPASAR Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police said on Friday those responsible for the killing of an American woman, whose remains were found inside a bloodied suitcase on the resort island of Bali, could face the death penalty if the case is deemed premeditated murder. No charges have so far been pressed over the murder of Chicago-based Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, whose battered body was found in the suitcase outside the St. Regis luxury hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali, earlier this week. Her daughter, Heather Mack, 19, and boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21, were arrested on Wednesday and detained as suspects. Bali police spokesman Hery Wiyanto confirmed police were looking at the possibility of premeditated murder, a crime that carries the death sentence.


HK news boss counters rival's fake obit with video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:52
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-democracy media magnate has appeared in a humorous video to counter an obituary of him published in a rival paper.

Obama steps into another racially charged incident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:44

President Barack Obama speaks about the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., his second statement to the media during the Obama family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as the nation's first black president.


San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:32

FILE - In this April 1, 1960 file photo, Candlestick Park is shown in San Francisco. Candlestick Park, known for its bone-numbing winds, the Catch and the earthquake-rocked 1989 World Series is officially closing after more than a half century of hosting sporting and cultural events. In a bow to historical symmetry, the Stick's finale will be a performance Thursday by Paul McCartney, 48 years after the Beatles' last scheduled concert lit up the venue. (AP Photo/File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park — the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.


809-pound tiger shark fed to Texas poor, homeless

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:29
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — An 809-pound tiger shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month has been cooked and served to more than 90 poor and homeless Texans.

Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:22

The Elio, a three-wheeled prototype vehicle, is shown in traffic in Royal Oak, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Instead of spending $20,000 on a new car, Paul Elio is offering commuters a cheaper option to drive to work. His three-wheeled vehicle The Elio will sell for $6,800 car and can save on gas with fuel economy of 84 mpg. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.


Obama's involvement in 3 racially charged cases

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:15
President Barack Obama has called for peace and calm in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot over the weekend by a white police officer. Obama has been involved in other high-profile cases with racial overtones: the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watchman and the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates.