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Prime minister says Iraq has uncovered plot to attack subways in Paris and the United States

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:16
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime minister says Iraq has uncovered plot to attack subways in Paris and the United States.

Turf restoration work continues on National Mall

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 22:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is starting the second phase of a restoration project to allow grass to grow on the National Mall.

Police: Grandma leaves baby in car to watch movie

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 22:37
TYLER, Texas (AP) — An East Texas woman is accused of going to a movie and leaving her five-month-old granddaughter in a locked car in the parking lot.

Illegal activities boost Spain's GDP by $11 bln

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 22:25
MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Statistics Institute says money generated by drug trafficking, prostitution, smuggling and illegal gambling contributed some 9 billion euros ($11.4 billion) to the national economy last year.

Bodies found during search for source of odor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 22:04
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Authorities investigating a noxious odor that prompted evacuations in a San Francisco Bay Area city discovered two bodies inside a residence.

Person rescued from burning home in Darby

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 21:55

Person rescued from burning home in DarbyThe fast-moving fire broke out at 1:00 a.m. Thursday on Pine Street near Poplar Street in Darby.


Suspect captured but UVa student still missing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 21:52

Suspect captured but UVa student still missingA man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition - but there is still no sign of the student, authorities said.


Suspect captured, but UVa student still missing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 21:45

Hannah GrahamGALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition — but there is still no sign of the student, authorities said.


Federal court: Walker campaign probe a state issue

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 21:15

Gov. Scott Walker mingles with veterans after giving a speech in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. On Wednesday, a federal appeals court removed one barrier to restarting an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Walker and more than two dozen conservative groups, a legal setback for the Republican who is locked in a tough re-election campaign. (AP Photo/M.L. Johnson)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday removed one barrier to restarting an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups, a legal setback for the Republican who is locked in a tough re-election campaign.


'Eau de Revolution': Cuba scents honor Che, Chavez

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 21:00

Two bottles of cologne, one called "Ernesto" honors guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara, and "Hugo," for the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez are shown in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. The two scents so far have generic bottles and simple printed labels bearing only their names. But the colognes developer, Labiofam, is developing more attractive bottles and labels with hopes of putting the colognes on sale in Cuba and internationally. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)HAVANA (AP) — Call it "Eau de Revolution."


Woman accused of killing mom to steal her newborn

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:33
RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — A Tennessee woman is charged with murder after authorities say she gunned down a northwest Georgia woman because she wanted the mother's newborn baby.

China, Spain ink $4 billion in business deals

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:21

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, right, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang inspect an honor guard during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — China and Spain signed business deals worth $4 billion on Thursday as Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy visited the Asian powerhouse to seek support for Spain's struggling economy.


Britain's Sky signs new 5-year deal with NFL

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:08
LONDON (AP) — British broadcaster Sky Sports has signed a new expanded five-year deal with the NFL to show more than 80 games per season from 2015.

'Fantasy sword' used in Berks Co. robberies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:51

'Fantasy sword' used in Berks Co. robberiesInvestigators north of Reading, Pa. are looking for a man who held up two gas stations in Bethel Township using something called a fantasy sword.


Global solar flight to start, end in Abu Dhabi

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:12
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft is planned to start and finish its first round-the-world flight from the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi, a government-backed renewable energy company in the oil-rich Gulf federation said Thursday.

Bad U.S. roads force "just in time" manufacturers to plan for 'just in case'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:03
By James B. Kelleher (Reuters) - Some of America’s leanest manufacturers share a fat secret. Companies like Whirlpool and Caterpillar are making costly additions to their otherwise sinewy supply chains to compensate for aging U.S. roads that are too potholed and congested for "just in time" delivery. Some opt to keep more trucks and inventory on the road. Others are leasing huge "just in case" warehouses and guarded parking lots on the edges of big cities. ...

3 suspects arraigned for attack on gay couple in Center City Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:03

3 suspects arraigned for attack on gay couple in Center City PhiladelphiaAll three suspects accused of attacking of a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia earlier this month were arraigned overnight.


3 charged in attack on gay couple in Center City Philadelphia surrender to police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:01

3 suspects arraigned for attack on gay couple in Center City PhiladelphiaAll three suspects accused of attacking of a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia earlier this month were arraigned overnight.


Malaysia's Proton unveils its first compact car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 18:57

From right, Proton's Chairman Mahathir Mohamad, Proton's Chief Executive Abdul Harith Abdullah and Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai, pose for photos next to the Malaysian automaker's new model "Iriz" during its launch in Tanjung Malim, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Proton launched its first small car Iriz on Thursday, hoping to bolster its fortunes amid fierce competition from foreign and domestic rivals. Proton also hopes the Iriz, its first 1.3 liter engine car, will help snatch back market share from domestic compact car maker Perodua and reinvigorate plans to increase overseas sales. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's national carmaker Proton launched its first small car on Thursday, hoping to bolster its fortunes after ceding ground to foreign and domestic rivals.


3 charged with beating gay couple are free on bail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 18:40

In this undated combination of images provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, Philip R. Williams, left, Kathryn G. Knott and Kevin J. Harrigan are shown. The three suburban Philadelphia defendants are being charged in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a city street. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The three young adults charged with beating a gay couple during a night out on the town in Philadelphia have been released on bail.