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Co-author: Sniper did not want to name Ventura

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:17
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The co-author of "American Sniper" testified Thursday that former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle did not want to name former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura as the man Kyle allegedly punched in a California bar in 2006.

VA secretary: Albuquerque staff acted properly

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:16

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson speaks to reporters Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque after visiting with staff. Gibson said staffers at Albuquerque’s VA hospital responded properly when a veteran collapsed and died in medical center's cafeteria. Hospital staff faced scrutiny after the death of 71-year-old Jim Napoleon Garcia, who received CPR on the floor while an ambulance was called to take him to an emergency room 500 yards away last month. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said Thursday that staffers at Albuquerque's VA hospital responded properly when a veteran died after collapsing in the medical center's cafeteria.


Fire in Temple University high rise on North Broad Street

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:14

Fire in Temple University high rise on North Broad StreetPhiladelphia firefighters were called to the scene of a fire inside a Temple University high rise building on North Broad Street.


UN chief calls for Ukraine crash investigation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:13
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general says "there is clearly a need for a full and transparent international investigation" into the plane crash in Ukraine.

NY transit strike averted, tentative contract deal reached

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:13

Commuters leave a Long Island Railroad train at Pennsylvania Station in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A threatened strike on New York's Long Island Rail Road was averted on Thursday when the transit authority and labor unions reached a tentative contract deal, bringing relief to thousands of riders who had been dreading a painful commute. The announcement came after Governor Andrew Cuomo urged leaders from the state-controlled Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the eight unions representing about 5,400 rail workers to meet at his New York City office to resolve their differences. "There's no doubt there was a very wide gulf that had to be crossed and the good news is that they did," Cuomo said at a press conference where he was flanked by Thomas Prendergast, the MTA's chairman and CEO, and Anthony Simon, the unions' chief negotiator. The unions had threatened to walk out over the weekend, leaving roughly 145,000 weekday riders on the nation's busiest commuter railroad scrambling to travel between New York City and the suburbs and harming the region's businesses.


Official: Fewer kids detained recently at border

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:03
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officials say a region in South Texas overwhelmed by immigrant children illegally crossing into the U.S. has detained fewer minors in the last 10 days.

2 Fla. cases of mosquito virus contracted in US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:02
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Health officials are reporting the first domestically-acquired infections in the United States of a mosquito-borne virus that has spread rapidly through the Caribbean.

Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:58

This photo taken with a fisheye lens on July 3, 2014 shows Microsoft Corp. signage outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft on Thursday, July 17, 2014 announced it will lay off up to 18,000 workers over the next year. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to make its own devices.


Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:58

This photo taken with a fisheye lens on July 3, 2014 shows Microsoft Corp. signage outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft on Thursday, July 17, 2014 announced it will lay off up to 18,000 workers over the next year. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to make its own devices.


Westbrook: Basketballs and baskets of clothes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:58

In this June 24, 2014 photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbook poses for a portrait in New York. Westbrook partnered with Barneys New York to create an exclusive collection of menswear called Westbrook–XO-Barneys New York, available on Thursday, July 17. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Go shopping with powerhouse basketball player Russell Westbrook — whose colorful style has made headlines outside of sports — and you'll probably be surprised by his favorite section: the sale rack.


Westbrook: Basketballs and baskets of clothes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:58

In this June 24, 2014 photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbook poses for a portrait in New York. Westbrook partnered with Barneys New York to create an exclusive collection of menswear called Westbrook–XO-Barneys New York, available on Thursday, July 17. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Go shopping with powerhouse basketball player Russell Westbrook — whose colorful style has made headlines outside of sports — and you'll probably be surprised by his favorite section: the sale rack.


UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:57
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain says the U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday morning on Ukraine.

Car sinks in New Jersey lake; passengers sought

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:56
LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — A car that was in an accident with a dump truck has ended up submerged in a New Jersey lake, and rescue crews are working to remove people who may have been inside.

Car sinks in New Jersey lake; passengers sought

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:56
LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — A car that was in an accident with a dump truck has ended up submerged in a New Jersey lake, and rescue crews are working to remove people who may have been inside.

Explosion levels home in Coatesville

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:53

Explosion levels home in CoatesvilleA Chester County family is out of their home tonight after an explosion caused their entire house to collapse.


Timeline of the California bank robbery and chase

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:52
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — At 2:11 p.m. on Wednesday, police in the California city of Stockton received a report of a bank robbery in progress, police said. What follows is a summary by police of the subsequent hour-long chase and furious gunbattle that ended in the deaths of two suspects and a hostage.

Timeline of the California bank robbery and chase

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:52
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — At 2:11 p.m. on Wednesday, police in the California city of Stockton received a report of a bank robbery in progress, police said. What follows is a summary by police of the subsequent hour-long chase and furious gunbattle that ended in the deaths of two suspects and a hostage.

Holocaust Museum opens UN archive on WWII crimes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:47

FILE - This, Feb. 23, 2012, file photo shows Bridget Sisk, chief of Archives and Records Management Section (ARMS) at the United Nations, as she views a 1947 negative file during a special tour of U.N. historical archives. A largely unknown archive documenting thousands of cases against World War II criminals, from Hitler to many average participants in the Holocaust who were never brought to trial, are being made public and unrestricted for the first time at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington after being locked away for decades at the United Nations. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files — files that now, for the first time, can be viewed in their entirety by the public.


Lawsuit filed in LA woman's pummeling by patrolman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:45

FILE - In this July 1, 2014 image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles a woman while punching her in the head on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. Attorneys for Marlene Pinnock, the woman who was seen on video being punched by a CHP officer, will hold a news conference Thursday, July 17, 2014 with updates on the case. CHP seized her medical records and clothing from the July 1 incident earlier this week. Pinnock's attorneys have said they're planning to file suit. (AP Photo/David Diaz,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman seen in a video being pummeled by a California Highway Patrol officer alongside a Los Angeles freeway filed a civil rights lawsuit Thursday.


TV show puts 'fast and slow lanes' on DC sidewalk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:43

As part of their Mind Over Masses television show, National Geographic divided a one block-long sidewalk into two sections; one for cell phone users and the other for those not using a cell phone in downtown Washington, Thursday, July 17, 2014. The walkway warnings were put there by the brains behind a National Geographic television show as part of a behavioral science experiment. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedestrians walking along sidewalk in the nation's capital Thursday found themselves with a choice.