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CEO named for HealthCare.gov

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:27

This undated handout photo provided by Access Health CT shows Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan. The Obama administration has picked Counihan to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds. (AP Photo/Access Health CT)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds.


Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:19

FILE - This May 21, 2013 file photo shows an iPhone in Washington with Twitter, Facebook, and other apps. Tired of that friend or relative who won't stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority. In a report released Tuesday, the Pew Research Center found that most people who regularly use social media sites were actually less likely to share their opinions, even offline. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.


Taney Dragons parade set for tomorrow

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:08

Taney Dragons parade set for tomorrowAn afternoon parade has been scheduled for Wednesday in Philadelphia to celebrate the Mid-Atlantic Little League champions Taney Dragons.


Lehigh County man dies after assault in Ocean City, Md.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:06

Lehigh County man dies after assault in Ocean City, Md.Police in Ocean City are investigating the death of a Pennsylvania man after he was apparently assaulted.


Harrowing video now used to remind drivers to stop for school bus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:06

Harrowing video now used to remind drivers to stop for school busStopping for a school bus takes only a moment, and this video illustrates just how important that moment can be.


New York teen gets five to 15 years in fatal drugged driving crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:05
A New York teenager was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison on Tuesday, a month after he admitted he had been high on marijuana when he smashed his car into a tree, killing four of his friends, said a spokesman for the Nassau County District Attorney. Joseph Beer of the New York City borough of Queens, who was 17 at the time of the October 2012 crash on Long Island, pleaded guilty in July to aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs. Prosecutors asked Nassau County Court Judge David Sullivan to sentence Beer to five to 15 years, reading aloud a letter written by the uncle of one of the victims, Peter Kanhai, 18.

New York teen gets five to 15 years in fatal drugged driving crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:05
A New York teenager was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison on Tuesday, a month after he admitted he had been high on marijuana when he smashed his car into a tree, killing four of his friends, said a spokesman for the Nassau County District Attorney. Joseph Beer of the New York City borough of Queens, who was 17 at the time of the October 2012 crash on Long Island, pleaded guilty in July to aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs. Prosecutors asked Nassau County Court Judge David Sullivan to sentence Beer to five to 15 years, reading aloud a letter written by the uncle of one of the victims, Peter Kanhai, 18.

UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:01

UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettesGENEVA (AP) — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday.


Police ID woman found murdered in NJ woods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:01

Police ID woman found murdered in NJ woodsState Police detectives are seeking help as they investigate the murder of a woman found beaten to death in Cumberland County, New Jersey.


Police ID woman found murdered in NJ woods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:01

Police ID woman found murdered in NJ woodsState Police detectives are seeking help as they investigate the murder of a woman found beaten to death in Cumberland County, New Jersey.


NY financier charged with insider trading

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:59
NEW YORK (AP) — The director of market intelligence at an investor relations firm has been arrested in New York on insider trading charges after authorities said he earned more than a half-million dollars trading illegally.

More testimony in Philly child rape case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:59

More testimony in Philly child rape casePhiladelphia prosecutors are calling more trial witnesses to describe the ordeal a 5-year-old suffered after she was abducted from school.


Colorado's anti-pot 'lab rat' campaign hits snag

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:43
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A provocative anti-marijuana campaign aimed at Colorado youths has angered marijuana activists for its tag line, "Don't Be a Lab Rat." Now a Colorado school system is declining to display a human-size cage used in the campaign.

Remember Netscape browser? Class of '18 doesn't

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:34
MILWAUKEE (AP) — If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan.

Jerusalem police search for missing US student

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:29

A photograph of Aaron Sofer, 23, is nearby as people listen during a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Lakewood, N.J. Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for the young New Jersey religious student who went missing during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week. Sofer of Lakewood, New Jersey, has been missing since Friday when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. Rosenfeld said that police have launched an extensive search for Sofer, who is an ultra-Orthodox student at a yeshiva — a Jewish religious school. Sofer's parents have flown to Israel. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a U.S. religious student who disappeared while on a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week.


Florida police dog killed by lightning strike

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:26

In a March 9, 2014 photo, Panama City Beach Cpl. Jason Gleason hugs his K-9 partner, Argo, during a K-9 Veterans Memorial Service in Parker, Florida. Argo died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, after he was struck by lightning from a passing thunderstorm in Panama City Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/The News Herald, Heather Leiphart) MANDATORY CREDITPANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A lightning strike from a passing thunderstorm in Florida killed a Panama City Beach police dog named Argo.


NJ student goes missing after hike in Jerusalem

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:17

Plea for help after NJ student goes missing in IsraelIsraeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a young New Jersey religious student who went missing during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week.


Man pinned by 6,000-pound boulder in yard, dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:06
RAYMOND, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a man who tried to dig around a 6,000-pound boulder in his yard became pinned under the rock and died.

Taney Dragons parade route released

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:05

Taney Dragons parade set for tomorrowAn afternoon parade has been scheduled for Wednesday in Philadelphia to celebrate the Mid-Atlantic Little League champions Taney Dragons.


Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.