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Search for clues after 2 women found murdered in Mayfair home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:59

Search for clues after 2 women found murdered in Mayfair homePhiladelphia police are investigating a double-murder mystery in Mayfair, after two women were found shot execution-style in a home.


LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:55

Models pose with LG Electronics' 77-inch Ultra organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TV during a press unveiling in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. LG Electronics Inc. is sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology for TVs, announcing two new giant models with ultra-high definition screens. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology.


Rape, robbery reported in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:42

Rape, robbery reported in North PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a reported rape and robbery in North Philadelphia.


Minivan crashes, burns in Mt. Laurel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:00

Minivan crashes, burns in Mt. LaurelAn out-of-control minivan crashed in a parking lot in Burlington County and then burst into flames.


Strong California earthquake causes injuries, damage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:40

Strong California earthquake causes injuries, damageThe largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California's wine country on Sunday.


Bottle shock: Napa Valley quake shatters prized wine collections

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:19

Fallen wine bottles are seen at Cult Following Wine Bar after an earthquake in Napa, CaliforniaBy Jim Christie NAPA Calif. (Reuters) - Prized collections and wooden casks crashed to cellar floors when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Napa Valley on Sunday, but damage to the famous wine region at the start of harvest time might be limited to a handful of wineries and warehouses. Wineries closest to the city of Napa and the earthquake's epicenter reported the most serious losses after the pre-dawn jolt, but the extent of damage was still unclear. At Saintsbury, around a mile (1.6 km) from the epicenter, co-founder Richard Ward said "we saw a lot of action." The wine library with samples of Saintsbury vintages since 1981 was hit hard and about 400 bottles were destroyed, while empty barrels came crashing down, creating a big mess. Ward's wife, Linda Reiff, said "this whole thing was knee deep with solid broken glass." Harvest at Saintsbury was due to start Monday and Ward said "We'll probably put that off a couple of days." The quake that struck at 3:20 a.m. (1020 GMT) was centered 6 miles (10 km) south of Napa and injured dozens of people, damaged historic buildings, set some homes on fire and caused extensive power outages around the picturesque town of Napa.


Brown supporters from near and far form striking Ferguson tableau

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:13

Messages written on papers and masks are displayed on a board along Canfield Drive where Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in FergusonBy Nick Carey and Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - When the call came just after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in this St. Louis suburb, Reggie Jones didn't hesitate. A friend had asked the 40-year-old screen printer to make the trip from his home in Charlotte, North Carolina, and produce a T-shirt to help support the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot dead by Officer Darren Wilson. Standing on the side of the road where protests have been held every night for two weeks, Jones sells T-shirts bearing the silhouette of a man with his hands up and the words, "Please Don't Shoot - R.I.P. Michael Brown." Sixty percent of the $10 he charges goes to the Brown family, the rest covers costs. "This community has been hurt bad by Michael Brown's death," Jones said.


Search for clues after 2 women found murdered in Mayfair home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:05

Search for clues after 2 women found murdered in Mayfair homePhiladelphia police are still looking for answers in the murders of two women who were found shot execution style in a home in Mayfair.


Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:53

Dr. Eric De Jonge of Washington Hospital Center conducts a Medicare house call at the home of patient Beatrice Adams, in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams' daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure or pain from a list of chronic illnesses.


Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:50

This Aug. 21, 2014, photo shows health care tax forms 8962 and1095-A, in Washington. Who thinks about taxes around Labor Day? If you value your tax refund and you’re one of millions getting a health insurance tax credit under President Barack Obama’s health care law, it’s not too early. If you worked a lot of overtime, or maybe your spouse got a higher-paying job, arcane connections between the health law and taxes can reduce or even eliminate your refund. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day?


Koch 101: Some basics on the billionaire brothers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:45

FILE - This March 4, 2014 file photo shows William Koch, brother of Charles Koch and David Koch interviewed in New York. The Kochs are demonized by Democrats, who lack a liberal equal to counter their weight, and not entirely understood by Republicans, who benefit from their seemingly limitless donations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A primer on the Koch brothers and their role in politics.


6 thoughts from William Koch on family, politics

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:44

FILE - This March 4, 2014 file photo shows William Koch, brother of Charles Koch and David Koch interviewed in New York. The Kochs are demonized by Democrats, who lack a liberal equal to counter their weight, and not entirely understood by Republicans, who benefit from their seemingly limitless donations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Six thoughts from William Koch, on family, money and politics. From an interview with The Associated Press:


Ferguson's old quarter a world away from protests

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:38
By Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Images of rioting and demonstrations after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, have provoked outrage across the world. Yet just a 10-minute drive from where Michael Brown was killed on Aug. 9, signs of the unrest that has beset the poorer neighborhoods of this St. Louis suburb are strikingly absent. The sometimes violent protests have had little visible impact on the quiet tree-lined streets of Ferguson's historic district, where some of the city's grandest houses are located and many of its white residents live. We are far away enough from the isolated parts of Ferguson and are virtually unaffected," said Ruth Brown, a 72-year-old white woman, sitting on a white couch in the spacious living room of her 130-year-old home.

Wildfire threatens 150 northern California homes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:51
WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A fast-growing wildfire in Northern California has forced the evacuation of about 150 homes near of the historic town of Weaverville.

Strong California quake causes injuries, damage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:55
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A large earthquake caused significant damage in California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, sending at least 70 people to a hospital, igniting fires, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.

Suspect in Los Angeles-area shootings detained

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suspect in a series of shootings that killed three people and wounded four others within the span of an hour Sunday in the Los Angeles area was taken into custody following a standoff, police said.

Key events following the death of Michael Brown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:09

Attorney General Eric Holder participates in closed door meeting with students at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.


Guide to developments in Ferguson police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:07

Father of slain teen Michael Brown, Michael Brown, Sr., left, and Reverend Al Sharpton, right, gesture to the crowd at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. Louis. Tomorrow all I want is peace," Brown Sr. told hundreds of people in St. Louis’ largest city park Sunday during brief remarks at a festival that promoted peace over violence. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Tensions that flared after a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown have started to ease. Here's a look at key elements of the Aug. 9 shooting and the unrest that followed in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson:


Kansas lawyer is 'go to guy' in battle against Obama on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:05

People are seen through a barrier fence walking through the entry point into Mexico at the United States-Mexico border crossing in BrownsvilleBy Mica Rosenberg and Jeff Mason NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama prepares to announce major immigration policy changes, conservative attorney Kris Kobach is fighting a case in federal court he says has the potential to “torpedo” the president’s plans. Kobach, the Republican secretary of state of Kansas, is an architect of laws in several states to combat illegal immigration. He is also the most prominent figure among a small group of lawyers working to punch legal holes in Obama's immigration policies. Obama has pledged to act alone in the face of congressional inaction on immigration reform, and an announcement could come in early September.


Survey: Economists say Fed is on 'the right track'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:39
NEW YORK (AP) — A majority of economists believe the Federal Reserve is doing the right things to help repair the U.S. economy, according to a survey released Monday by the National Association of Business Economists.