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Berlin taxi drivers hail city's Uber ban

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:24
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin taxi drivers are celebrating a decision by authorities to ban the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city.

Family of slain child says it will sue NYC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:23
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a 6-year-old New York City boy stabbed to death in a public housing elevator has notified the city that it is planning a $281 million lawsuit.

Teens shot near playground in South Philadelphia

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

Teens shot near playground in South PhiladelphiaThe search is on for the gunman who shot two teens in South Philadelphia.


Deputies: Man calls 911 after assaulting woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:07
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials in Florida say a man called 911 on himself after sexually assaulting a woman who had responded to a Craigslist ad for a cleaning job.

Korean Air to halt Kenya flights

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:07
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Korean Air Lines Co. will suspend flights to Kenya in what it said Thursday is a measure to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Good Samaritan helps mom whose tires were slashed in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:49

Good Samaritan helps mom whose tires were slashed in Northeast PhiladelphiaTires were slashed on nearly a dozen cars in Northeast Philadelphia and a Good Samaritan stepped in to help one of the victims.


Good Samaritan helps tire slashing victim in NE Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:38

Good Samaritan helps mom whose tires were slashed in Northeast PhiladelphiaTires were slashed on nearly a dozen cars in Northeast Philadelphia and a Good Samaritan stepped in to help one of the victims.


Communities across US recover after floods

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:32
NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths.

Man in clown mask robs 7-Eleven in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:27

Man in clown mask robs 7-Eleven in Northeast PhiladelphiaTwo masked men, one wearing a clown mask, made off with cash from a 7-Eleven store in Northeast Philadelphia.


Couple sentenced for stealing from disabled man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:01
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman has admitted she pretended to be disabled in order to befriend a developmentally disabled man and steal from him.

Police test mental health of daughter of American tourist killed in Bali

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:29

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 Thursday ran psychiatric tests on the teenage daughter of an American woman found dead inside a suitcase on the resort island of Bali. Police arrested the daughter, Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21, on Wednesday after a taxi driver found a battered body in a suitcase outside the St. Regis luxury hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali. The body was identified by hospital officials as Chicago-based Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62. Neither Mack nor Schaefer has been charged but police have detained them as suspects.


Together 48 years, couple fights NC marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:16

In this Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 photo, Lennie Gerber, left, and her spouse, Pearl Berlin, laugh while at their home in High Point, N.C. The couple, who have been together 48 years and legally married in Maine in 2013, have a federal challenge pending against North Carolina's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — On the summer night Ellen Gerber and Pearl Berlin committed to spending their lives together, the No. 1 song was "When A Man Loves A Woman."


Economic growth falls to zero in second quarter in 18 countries that use the euro

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:01
BRUSSELS (AP) — Economic growth falls to zero in second quarter in 18 countries that use the euro .

Online sites shake up hidebound retailing in India

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:46
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Finding a way into India's vast but vexing market has long frustrated foreign retailers. Now, overseas investors are pouring billions of dollars into e-commerce ventures that are circumventing the barriers holding back retail powers such as Wal-Mart and Ikea.

S. Korea cuts key rate for 1st time in 15 months

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:22

 "Deposit interest, the lowest 2.6 percent - the highest 4.1 percent." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank cut its key interest rate for the first time in 15 months on Thursday, providing support to an economy dragged down by the shock of a ferry sinking that killed hundreds of teenagers.


China Mobile first half profit falls 8.5 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:00
BEIJING (AP) — China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone carrier by number of subscribers, said Thursday its first-half profit fell 8.5 percent as the company rolled out fourth-generation service.

School board votes to send back sex-ed textbook

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:57
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The Fremont school board is sending back to the publisher a sex-education textbook after complaints from parents that it is too graphic for ninth-graders.

Feral horse fight brewing in New Mexico village

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:36

This still image from video from May 31, 2014 shows a stray horse outside of a Placitas, New Mexico, neighborhood attempting to chew a steering wheel of a car. For decades, the free-ranging horses have roamed this small mountain hamlet in New Mexico where they often gallop on residents' property and dash along roads. Federal officials say they plan on removing the horses roaming on nearby federal land after some residents complained the 125 or so horses have damaged the landscape amid drought conditions.(AP Photo/Russell Contreras)PLACITAS, N.M. (AP) — For decades, free-ranging horses have roamed this mountain village in New Mexico, galloping on residents' property, dashing along roads and attracting tourists and wildlife fans hoping to catch a glimpse.


Stanford professor 1st woman to win top math prize

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:22

This undated photo provided by Professor Maryam Mirzakhani via Stanford shows her on the university's campus. On Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, the Iranian-born Stanford University professor became the first woman to win math’s highest honor, the Fields Medal. The prize is awarded every four years to mathematicians 40 years old or younger. It was established in 1936. (AP Photo/Maryam Mirzakhani via Stanford)WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal.


Californians to vote on $7.5 billion water plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:09

Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, left, meets with Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, during the Senate session, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot and authorize billions in borrowing to pay for new reservoirs, groundwater cleanup and habitat restoration. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Driven to action by the state's historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November.