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Fact sheet: 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:42
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES CVT

Top gas mileage goes to Mitsubishi Mirage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:42

This undated product image provided by Mitsubishi shows the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES. The non-hybrid compact, five-door hatchback is rated by the federal government at 40 miles per gallon in combined city/highway travel. (AP Photo/Mitsubishi)The non-hybrid new car with the best gasoline mileage rating in the United States is not a Honda or Toyota. It's a Mitsubishi that's priced less than the average cost of a used car or truck.


Brazilian pair boosts bid for Chiquita to $658M

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:38
NEW YORK (AP) — Two Brazilian companies are raising their bid for banana company Chiquita to approximately $658 million.

Suspect choked victim, threatened to torch house, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:19

Suspect choked victim, threatened to torch house, police sayA 23-year-old Delaware man has been charged with making terroristic threats and assault in connection with two separate incidents in Harrington.


Cops: Boy, 10, says didn't mean to kill woman, 90

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:17

 Boy, 10, says didn't mean to kill woman, 90Authorities say a 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman told a Pennsylvania state trooper he was "only trying to hurt her."


Indian citizen to be executed for Pennsylvania murders

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - An Indian national convicted of killing a 10-month-old girl and her grandmother in a kidnapping for ransom gone awry has been sentenced to death in Pennsylvania. The jury's decision to hand down the death penalty on Tuesday night after convicting Raghunandan Yandamuri, 28, of two counts of first-degree murder means he is the only citizen of India on death row in the United States, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, a nonprofit group that monitors capital punishment. ...

Carbon monoxide at Colorado rec center sickens 12

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:59
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A faulty boiler used to heat the swimming pool at a recreation center in northern Colorado is believed to be the source of carbon monoxide that sickened 12 people, including at least one child who was hospitalized.

Whole Foods to roll out rankings for produce

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:50

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2010 file photo, Victor Hernandez stocks apples in the produce section at Whole Foods, in Coral Gables, Fla. Whole Foods on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good," ''better" or "best" based on the supplier's farming practices. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good," ''better" or "best" based on the supplier's farming practices.


EU considers screening for Ebola at airports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:42
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European health ministers will consider screening travelers for the Ebola virus at airports across the EU when they meet in Brussels on Thursday. Britain has already introduced entry screening as public concern has mounted about the spread of the disease from West Africa and the other 27 EU states could follow suit, an EU official said on Wednesday - although governments are free to set their own guidelines on health and medical issues. ...

EU orders Ryanair to repay aid to German airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:36

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, passengers board a Ryanair flight at Dublin Airport, Ireland. The European Commission on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 ordered Ryanair to repay more than 300,000 euros ($400,000) paid by a German airport to sustain the Irish budget airline’s business, ruling it amounted to illegal state aid. (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik, File)DUBLIN (AP) — The European Union's executive Commission has ordered Ryanair to repay more than 300,000 euros ($400,000) provided by a German airport to sustain the Irish airline's business, ruling it amounted to illegal state aid.


Kansas City diocese to settle sex abuse claims for $9.95 million

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:32
(Reuters) - The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has agreed to pay $9.95 million to settle outstanding sexual abuse claims against its priests in a bid to close the latest chapter in a long-running scandal. The settlement resolves 30 pending claims filed between 2010 and earlier this year that allege abuse by priests 20 or more years ago, the diocese said in a statement. "The diocese sincerely hopes that this settlement can bring about some closure to those hurt by abuse in the past," it said. ...

Man shot by police after attacking passengers on Connecticut bus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:21
NORWALK Conn. (Reuters) - A man wielding a box cutter who attacked passengers on a tour bus headed to a Connecticut casino has died after being shot by a state trooper, officials said on Wednesday. The man, whose identity was not released, was arrested late Tuesday after the driver steered the bus into a construction site off a major highway, state police said, and died of his gunshot wound at a hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut. ...

Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:13

Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corp Hewson speaks to journalists at a news conference at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow in FarnboroughBy Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready for use in a decade. Tom McGuire, who heads the project, said he and a small team had been working on fusion energy at Lockheed's secretive Skunk Works for about four years, but were now going public to find potential partners in industry and government for their work. ...


Town residents: Call it Christmas vacation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:13
MARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Residents in one Massachusetts town are fighting to bring back Christmas vacation.

Pot business conference draws hundreds, hoping U.S. will legalize

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:02

A production assistant collects a Cannabis plant in a state-owned agricultural farm in RovigoBy David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marijuana is illegal under federal law in the United States, but more than 300 attendees paid $500 each to attend the Cannabis Business Expo at a high-end hotel in Manhattan's Times Square, hoping to profit if it becomes legal by the end of the decade. The expo this week failed to attract any large publicly traded consumer or agriculture companies that could benefit if and when pot gets the federal blessing, and drew a mixed crowd. ...


Japanese governor says too soon for nuke restarts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 21:37
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese governor said Wednesday the country should not restart any nuclear plants until the cause of the Fukushima meltdown is fully understood and nearby communities have emergency plans that can effectively respond to another major accident.

France risks humiliating 'fail' in EU budget test

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 21:24

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin, right, and talks with Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan during the Eurogroup finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg, Monday Oct. 13, 2014. Finance ministers from the nations sharing the euro currency met ahead of Tuesday's EU finance ministers council. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)PARIS (AP) — Pencils down, papers over.


Baptist pastor sued after revelation of affairs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 21:17

The sun and clouds are reflected off a glass on the entrance of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church where a portrait of pastor Juan D. McFarland hangs on the wall on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. Montgomery attorney, Julian McPhillips announced that he filed a lawsuit Tuesday against longtime pastor Juan D. McFarland.The Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church wants to remove McFarland after being accused of having sex with the congregation members while infected with AIDS. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Juan D. McFarland is described as a man of "passion, prayer and purpose" in a three-paragraph summary on the website of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The site concludes by saying such an overview "does not begin to tell his story."


Higher views for tourists to Dubai's tallest tower

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:55

FILE - This Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 file photo shows the World's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa in background as children play next to a mosque in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Visitors to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai can now get an even more elevated view of the Middle Eastern city. The owner of the 2,717 foot-tall (828 meter) skyscraper says that starting on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, visitors can pay to ride up to a new observation deck on the 148th floor. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Visitors to the world's tallest building in Dubai can now get an even more elevated view of the Middle Eastern city.


Man charged in killings of 4 family members, dog

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:44

FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office shows Nicolas Holzer. Santa Barbara County prosecutors announced Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014 that a grand jury indicted 45-year-old Nicolas Holzer on felony charges that include special allegations. Prosecutors haven’t decided whether to seek the death penalty. Holzer remains jailed without bail. (AP Photo/Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office)SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A central California man who authorities say confessed to stabbing his elderly father and mother, his two sons and the family dog has been charged with murder and animal cruelty.