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Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:58

This photo taken with a fisheye lens on July 3, 2014 shows Microsoft Corp. signage outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft on Thursday, July 17, 2014 announced it will lay off up to 18,000 workers over the next year. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to make its own devices.


Westbrook: Basketballs and baskets of clothes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:58

In this June 24, 2014 photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbook poses for a portrait in New York. Westbrook partnered with Barneys New York to create an exclusive collection of menswear called Westbrook–XO-Barneys New York, available on Thursday, July 17. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Go shopping with powerhouse basketball player Russell Westbrook — whose colorful style has made headlines outside of sports — and you'll probably be surprised by his favorite section: the sale rack.


Westbrook: Basketballs and baskets of clothes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:58

In this June 24, 2014 photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbook poses for a portrait in New York. Westbrook partnered with Barneys New York to create an exclusive collection of menswear called Westbrook–XO-Barneys New York, available on Thursday, July 17. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Go shopping with powerhouse basketball player Russell Westbrook — whose colorful style has made headlines outside of sports — and you'll probably be surprised by his favorite section: the sale rack.


UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:57
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain says the U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday morning on Ukraine.

Car sinks in New Jersey lake; passengers sought

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:56
LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — A car that was in an accident with a dump truck has ended up submerged in a New Jersey lake, and rescue crews are working to remove people who may have been inside.

Car sinks in New Jersey lake; passengers sought

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:56
LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — A car that was in an accident with a dump truck has ended up submerged in a New Jersey lake, and rescue crews are working to remove people who may have been inside.

Explosion levels home in Coatesville

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:53

Explosion levels home in CoatesvilleA Chester County family is out of their home tonight after an explosion caused their entire house to collapse.


Timeline of the California bank robbery and chase

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:52
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — At 2:11 p.m. on Wednesday, police in the California city of Stockton received a report of a bank robbery in progress, police said. What follows is a summary by police of the subsequent hour-long chase and furious gunbattle that ended in the deaths of two suspects and a hostage.

Timeline of the California bank robbery and chase

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:52
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — At 2:11 p.m. on Wednesday, police in the California city of Stockton received a report of a bank robbery in progress, police said. What follows is a summary by police of the subsequent hour-long chase and furious gunbattle that ended in the deaths of two suspects and a hostage.

Holocaust Museum opens UN archive on WWII crimes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:47

FILE - This, Feb. 23, 2012, file photo shows Bridget Sisk, chief of Archives and Records Management Section (ARMS) at the United Nations, as she views a 1947 negative file during a special tour of U.N. historical archives. A largely unknown archive documenting thousands of cases against World War II criminals, from Hitler to many average participants in the Holocaust who were never brought to trial, are being made public and unrestricted for the first time at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington after being locked away for decades at the United Nations. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files — files that now, for the first time, can be viewed in their entirety by the public.


Lawsuit filed in LA woman's pummeling by patrolman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:45

FILE - In this July 1, 2014 image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles a woman while punching her in the head on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. Attorneys for Marlene Pinnock, the woman who was seen on video being punched by a CHP officer, will hold a news conference Thursday, July 17, 2014 with updates on the case. CHP seized her medical records and clothing from the July 1 incident earlier this week. Pinnock's attorneys have said they're planning to file suit. (AP Photo/David Diaz,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman seen in a video being pummeled by a California Highway Patrol officer alongside a Los Angeles freeway filed a civil rights lawsuit Thursday.


TV show puts 'fast and slow lanes' on DC sidewalk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:43

As part of their Mind Over Masses television show, National Geographic divided a one block-long sidewalk into two sections; one for cell phone users and the other for those not using a cell phone in downtown Washington, Thursday, July 17, 2014. The walkway warnings were put there by the brains behind a National Geographic television show as part of a behavioral science experiment. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedestrians walking along sidewalk in the nation's capital Thursday found themselves with a choice.


TV show puts 'fast and slow lanes' on DC sidewalk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:43

As part of their Mind Over Masses television show, National Geographic divided a one block-long sidewalk into two sections; one for cell phone users and the other for those not using a cell phone in downtown Washington, Thursday, July 17, 2014. The walkway warnings were put there by the brains behind a National Geographic television show as part of a behavioral science experiment. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedestrians walking along sidewalk in the nation's capital Thursday found themselves with a choice.


Washington state says marijuana brownies OK, but no lollipops

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:42
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Marijuana stores in Washington state can sell pot in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods but cannot put the drug in candies, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, according to newly released rules. Washington became the second U.S. state to allow recreational sales of marijuana to adults on July 8 when its first retail stores opened under a heavily regulated and taxed system approved by voters in November 2012. The state's Liquor Control Board, which regulates the fledgling marijuana sector, published the guidelines on Wednesday for the packaging and labeling of marijuana edibles.

APNewsBreak: Shipwreck's gold inventory released

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:34
CINCINNATI (AP) — Deep-sea explorers recovered millions of dollars in gold and silver and a slew of personal items that are a virtual time capsule of the California Gold Rush, according to newly unsealed court documents obtained by The Associated Press that provide the first detailed inventory of a treasure trove being resurrected from an 1857 shipwreck at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Doctor wants to videotape Holmes for better record

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:32
DENVER (AP) — A doctor who will evaluate James Holmes' sanity says he wants to videotape the examination because it will provide a more accurate and thorough record than handwritten notes.

Constable shoots fleeing suspect in Lehigh Co.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:24

Constable shoots fleeing suspect in Lehigh Co.A Lehigh Valley man is recovering in the hospital after a state constable's attempt to serve a warrant ended in gunshots.


North Texas storms blamed for rain, travel delays

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:22

White Rock lake is seen in the foreground as storm clouds linger over the Dallas city skyline, Thursday, July 17, 2014. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch through Friday afternoon for the Dallas-Fort Worth area and points north, including Denton, Gainesville, Sherman and Denison. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS (AP) — Storms dumped nearly a foot of rain in parts of North Texas and delayed air and highway travel Thursday.


Threat rises in U.S. from mosquito-borne chikungunya virus

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:22
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - The first two locally acquired cases of a painful mosquito-borne viral illness, chikungunya, have been reported in Florida, the health officials confirmed on Thursday. One case was reported in Miami Dade County and the other in Palm Beach County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working closely with the Florida Department of Health to determine how the patients contracted the virus, officials announced. Chikungunya has surfaced widely across the continental United States but until now the cases have not been transmitted by local mosquitoes, which raises the threat.

Earthquake risk increased for one-third of US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:22

This undated handout image provided by the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows an updated federal earthquake risk map. A new map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the US and lowers it for nearly a quarter of the nation. The U.S. Geologic Survey updated Thursday its national seismic hazard maps for the first time since 2008, taking into account research from the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the Japanese coast and the surprise 2011 Virginia temblor. (AP Photo/USGS)WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth of the nation.