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Cosby hearing continues Wednesday in Montco court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 20:08

Cosby hearing continues Wednesday in Montco courtBill Cosby will be back in Montgomery County Court today.

Coast Guard investigates tanker crash on Mississippi River

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 20:06
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard is investigating an accident on the Mississippi River involving an empty oil tanker.

Germany considers $5,450 limit on cash transactions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:58
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is considering introducing a limit of 5,000 euros ($5,450) on cash transactions in an effort to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism.

China top economic planner predicts 6.5 to 7 percent growth

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:36
BEIJING (AP) — China's top economic planner on Wednesday predicted that world's second-biggest economy will grow between 6.5 and 7 percent this year.

Water officials vote to extend California drought emergency

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:29

Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, crosses a snow covered meadow after conducting the second manual snow survey of the season at Phillips Station near Echo Summit, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. The survey showed the snowpack at 130 percent of normal for this site at this time of year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — State water regulators voted to extend emergency conservation measures because of a drought, even though an increase in rain and snow this winter has improved California's snowpack.

EasyJet owner launches ultra-low budget grocery in UK

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 18:52
LONDON (AP) — The founder of budget airline EasyJet has stepped into Britain's grocery aisle.

Eurozone economy 'losing steam' amid market turmoil

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 18:40

Pedestrians are reflected on an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 chart at a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Asian shares stumbled Wednesday as another steep drop in the price of oil reinforced worries about the potential impact on the world economy of job cuts and reduced investment in the energy industry. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)LONDON (AP) — The economic recovery in the 19-country eurozone lost steam in January, a closely watched survey found Wednesday, a sign that the turmoil in global financial markets is beginning to weigh on business activity.

Algeria: 8 convicted in vast, high-level oil corruption case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 18:22
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian court has fined German and Italian companies and convicted eight people of corruption or related crimes in a vast trial into wrongdoing around state-run oil giant Sonatrach.

Huge cargo ship that went adrift for days towed to Spain

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 18:13

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 and provided by the Prefecture Maritime Atlantique, the 164-meter (538-foot) cargo ship"Modern Express" is towed as it drifts off the coast of France. Rescuers successfully diverted a cargo ship threatening to run aground in southwestern France after five days adrift, and started towing it Tuesday toward the Spanish port of Bilbao. (Loic Bernardin/Prefecture Maritime Atlantique via AP)MADRID (AP) — A large cargo ship that went adrift last week in the Bay of Biscay is nearing the northern Spanish port of Bilbao following a towing operation that has lasted days.

3 teens arrested in deadly shooting at Seattle homeless camp

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 18:01

A contract worker cleans-up trash as men continue to sleep behind him under an overpass near where police arrested three teenage boys the day before in connection with a January shooting at a Seattle homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' that left 2 people dead and three others wounded, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — Three teen brothers suspected in a drug-related shooting that left two people dead and three wounded at a well-known Seattle homeless camp will remain in custody.

Prosecutor smells crime, charges utility for huge gas leak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 17:37

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2016 file photo, Tera Lecuona, resident of the heavily-impacted Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles, holds a protest sign during a hearing in Granada Hills over a gas leak at Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon Storage Facility. California’s attorney general is suing Southern California Gas Co. over a massive out-of-control natural gas leak. Attorney General Kamala Harris said the company violated several state laws and failed to report the leak to necessary agencies for three days after it was discovered in October. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Top prosecutors in Los Angeles County and the state of California are the latest to make moves against a utility for a massive and still-flowing gas leak, joining a growing group that now includes several levels of government along with parts of the private sector.

Greek journalists strike as part of anti-bailout action

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 17:35

Store workers take part in a protest against planned reforms in the country's pension system outside the Labour ministry in Athens, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. The Greek government launched a new round of negotiations with rescue creditors Monday over the course of the country's latest bailout program, amid highway blockades and angry union reaction to proposed pension reforms that are central to the talks.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek journalists have walked off the job ahead of a general strike set to disrupt services across the country to protest pension reforms that are part of the country's third international bailout.

DNA traces found of U.S. Marines killed in helicopter crash off Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 17:06

Search for 12 Marines off the North Shore of OahuThe death toll of 12 Marines ranks the incident among the worst training mishaps the U.S. military has suffered during the last decade. The DNA traces were recovered during search and rescue missions that ended on Jan. 19, and the families of the dead Marines were informed, the Marine Corps said in a statement. "None of the 12 Marines that were involved in the January 14 mishap have been recovered," it added.

Broncos send rookie Ryan Murphy home after being detained by police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:04
Broncos rookie safety Ryan Murphy has been sent back to Denver after being detained as part of a prostitution sting.

Indiana business fears fallout from gay rights failure

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:02
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana corporate leaders warned that the failure of the Republican-controlled Legislature to enact a law protecting gay, lesbian and bisexual people from discrimination could rebound on business, making it harder to recruit talented employees and sell the state as an attractive place to live.

Tornadoes in the South; snow in Plains and Upper Midwest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 15:34

Todd Thompson delivers mail in the snow Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Waterloo, Iowa. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning until early Wednesday for a stretch of Iowa starting in the southwest corner, through central Iowa and into much of the northeast region of the state. (Matthew Putney/The Courier via AP) MANDATORY CREDITJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tornadoes touched down in Mississippi and Alabama as thunderstorms swept through the area Tuesday, while a powerful snowstorm buried parts of Colorado and Nebraska in more than a foot of snow before crawling into the Upper Midwest.

Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 15:33

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. Scientists say the hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting a variety of dangerous illnesses. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)DALLAS (AP) — Health officials on Tuesday reported that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America.

Oldest death row inmate in Georgia, age 72, is executed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:51

This undated photo provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows Brandon Astor Jones in Georgia. Jones, a 72-year-old death row inmate, is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. He was convicted in the 1979 killing of a convenience store manager. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia executed a 72-year-old man, its oldest death row inmate, early Wednesday for the killing of a convenience store manager during a robbery decades ago.

Georgia executes oldest death row inmate for 1979 murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:44

Handout of Georgia's oldest death row inmate, 72-year-old Brandon Astor JonesA 72-year-old man convicted of murdering a convenience store manager in a 1979 robbery in Atlanta's suburbs was executed in Georgia early on Wednesday, corrections officials said. Brandon Astor Jones, the oldest inmate on the state's death row, died by lethal injection at 12:46 a.m. at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Jones' death was delayed nearly six hours following a flurry of appeals by his attorneys.

Detroit pot shops to get 30 days to apply for license

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:41
DETROIT (AP) — Medical marijuana shops in Detroit will have 30 days beginning March 1 to apply to legally operate in the city under new laws.