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US employers add 142K jobs, fewest in 8 months

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 21:36

US employers add 142K jobs, fewest in 8 monthsWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months.


Records: Gov. Nixon kept routine after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 21:16

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2014 file photo Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at a news conference in Ferguson, Mo., dealing with the aftermath of the police shooting of Michael Brown. Nixon was flying out of St. Louis around noon on Aug. 9, unaware that at that very moment a white policeman was fatally shooting an unarmed black 18-year-old just a couple of miles from where he had delivered a commencement speech. Nixon couldn’t have foreseen what was about to unfold over the coming days, but questions have been raised about whether he could have responded faster. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was flying out of St. Louis around noon on Aug. 9, about the same time as a white policeman was fatally shooting an unarmed black 18-year-old a couple of miles from where Nixon had just delivered a college commencement speech.


Ga. man charged with murder in son's hot car death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:58

FILE - In a Thursday, July 3, 2014 file photo, Justin Ross Harris, the father of a toddler who died after police say he was left in a hot car for about seven hours, weeps as he sits at his bond hearing in Cobb County Magistrate Court, in Marietta, Ga. On Thursday,, Sept. 4, 2014, a Cobb County grand jury indicted Harris on multiple charges, including malice murder, felony murder and cruelty to children. The malice murder charge indicates that prosecutors believe that Harris intentionally left his son Cooper in the hot car to die. (AP Photo/Marietta Daily Journal, Kelly J. Huff, Pool, File)MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man whose toddler son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours has been charged with murder in a case that has drawn widespread attention amid prosecutors' claims that he intentionally left the boy alone.


Music acts look to Groupon, LivingSocial for help

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:53

Music acts look to Groupon, LivingSocial for helpNEW YORK (AP) — Websites like Groupon have become the go-to place for folks looking for that half-off deal on a manicure, a two-for-one offer for a fancy dinner or that all-inclusive trip that won't break the bank. But increasingly, it's also becoming the place for music fans to scoop up deep discounts on concert tickets, CDs and more for top-name acts.


Boy in Florida Amber Alert found safe; father arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:44

Boy in Florida Amber Alert found safe; father arrestedAuthorities say a 4-year-old autistic boy with ties to the Philly area has been found safe and well in Florida after an Amber Alert.


Defense: Police chief's son was racially profiled

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:42

 Police chief's son was racially profiledA defense attorney says the son of an eastern Pennsylvania police chief is innocent of charges that he pointed a gun at county detectives and alleges that his client was racially profiled.


Video sites need China's OK to air foreign content

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:30

In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, Chinese celebrities attend the party for Sohu's online streaming website to share their passion for U.S. TV shows in Beijing, China. Every foreign TV show and movie shown on Chinese online streaming sites will have to be approved by authorities by April or else go offline, the country’s broadcast regulator said Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 in a tightening of control over the online industry. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING (AP) — Every foreign TV show and movie shown on Chinese online streaming sites will have to be approved by authorities or else go offline early next year, the country's broadcast regulator said Friday, tightening control over the online industry.


US approves expansion of Great Lakes sanctuary

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 19:41

In this May 22, 2011 photo released by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a diver is shown at the Florida wreckage in the expanded boundary waters of Lake Huron near Alpena, Mich. The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Michigan has received federal approval to expand its size nearly tenfold and boost preservation of scores of additional shipwrecks in Lake Huron. The only national sanctuary in fresh water announced Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 that the Obama administration approved the years-in-the-making effort to extend it from about 450 square miles to 4,300 square miles. The expansion, which incorporates the waters off Alcona, Alpena and Presque Isle counties in Michigan and to the international border with Canada, also doubles the number of estimated shipwrecks to about 200. (AP Photo/Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary)DETROIT (AP) — The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in northern Michigan has received federal approval to expand its size nearly tenfold and boost the preservation of scores of sunken vessels in an area of Lake Huron once known as "Shipwreck Alley."


New Orleans council clears Uber, others to offer luxury online taxi service

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 19:35

Limousine driver Shuki Zanna holds up his iPhone displaying transportation app Uber as he waits for customers in Beverly Hills(Reuters) - New Orleans lawmakers cleared online for-hire car firms such as Uber on Thursday to offer luxury taxi-like services in the city, handing the fast-growing sector a partial legal victory. Under the new ordinance, Uber will be allowed to provide its Uber Black service, which enables passengers to connect with drivers of luxury cars via a smartphone app. The council did not vote on whether to authorize popular and less expensive ridesharing services like UberX and Lyft, which have been the focal point of legal challenges from taxi cab firms and regulators around the globe. "We embraced technology and new ways of doing things," Jared Brossett, who chairs the council's transportation committee, said in a statement after the vote.


NH woman in deadly bike crash challenges bloodwork

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 19:16
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — Lawyers for an unlicensed New Hampshire driver charged with driving into a group of bicyclists, killing two of them, are seeking to suppress blood samples from evidence in her upcoming trial.

Trapped men start to come out of Bosnian coal mine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 19:14
ZENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Rescuers on Friday were pulling out some of the 34 miners who had been trapped deep inside a coal mine that collapsed in central Bosnia.

Quadruple murder suspect arrested at Tampa hotel, autistic 4-year-old son found safe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:43
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Quadruple murder suspect arrested at Tampa hotel, autistic 4-year-old son found safe.

Man hospitalized after being shot in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:37

Man hospitalized after being shot in North PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital in North Philadelphia Thursday night.


Lufthansa nixes over 200 flights as pilots strike

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:34

FILE - In this April 2, 2014 file picture Lufthansa aircrafts are parked as Lufthansa pilots went on a three-days-strike in Frankfurt, Germany. A union representing pilots at Lufthansa says they will stage a six-hour strike Friday targeting short- and medium-haul flights from Frankfurt.The Vereinigung Cockpit union said Thursday Sept. 4, 2014 the strike will run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (1500 to 2100 GMT; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT). (AP Photo/Michael Probst,File)BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa has canceled more than 200 short-haul flights as a result of a planned six-hour strike by pilots at Frankfurt airport, its main hub.


ECB action alone can't lift gloom over Europe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:31

President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi is on his way to a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, following a meeting of the ECB governing council. The European Central Bank has cut its interest rates and announced a new stimulus program that involves buying financial assets, a bid to salvage a weak economic recovery. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)LONDON (AP) — Europe has gotten another dose of stimulus. But the latest medicine by itself will not bring life to an economy that over the past six years has slid from crisis to crisis.


Starbucks plans new store designs - upscale in Seattle, speedy in New York

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:14

The logo of a Starbucks Coffee store is pictured in Boca Raton, FloridaStarbucks Corp on Friday announced two new types of stores aimed at capturing the growing demand for upscale reserve coffee and a separate test of an "express" store in Manhattan offering speedy service in a city where a "New York minute" is more like a nanosecond. The moves from the world's biggest coffee chain come as it faces growing competition from high-end craft coffee sellers such as Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Blue Bottle Coffee and Intelligentsia, as well as from fast-food chains ranging from McDonald's to Dunkin Donuts to newcomer Chick-fil-A. Starbucks said it plans to open a "first of its kind" 15,000-square-foot small-batch reserve roastery in the hipster Capitol Hill neighborhood of its Seattle home market in December. The new roastery is expected to give Starbucks the potential to expand its reserve lineup from 15 to 30 offerings. Some recent Starbucks reserve coffees sell for $15 to $50 for an 8-ounce package.


Manhole cover blown off after underground fire, explosion in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 18:03

Manhole cover blown off after underground fire, explosion in Center CityOfficials say an underground fire and explosion blew off a manhole cover and damaged a basement in Center City Philadelphia late Thursday night.


Father, son in Florida Amber Alert have Philly ties

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 17:57

Boy in Florida Amber Alert found safe; father arrestedAn Amber Alert has been issued for a 4-year-old boy and his father, from Florida, and the pair has ties to the Philadelphia area.


Man shot dead getting into car in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 17:24

Man shot dead getting into car in ChesterPolice say a man was shot while getting into his car in Chester, Pennsylvania late Thursday night.


Hawaii community eyes slowly approaching lava

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 17:21

In this Sept. 3, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey, fluid lava streams from the June 27 lava flow from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii. The June 27 lava flow is named for the date it began erupting from a new vent. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory issued a warning Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 to a rural community in the path of a lava flow on Hawaii's Big Island, as the molten rock moved to within a mile of homes. Observatory scientists said lava from the Kilauea volcano could reach the Kaohe Homesteads in five to seven days if it continues advancing through cracks in the earth. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — Rural Hawaii residents still recovering from a recent tropical storm are keeping a nervous eye on slowly advancing lava that may reach their community within a week.