Home •  Personal Links •  Other Links •  Downloads •  Contact Information
 

 

Current News Headlines

Last Updated 8/4/2015 3:01:38 AM EST


Home •  Popular Politics •  Most Viewed •  Highest Rated •  The Economy •  Science •  Politics •  Technology •  Business •  Entertainment •  Oddly Enough

Most Popular Political Stories:


Home •  Popular Politics •  Most Viewed •  Highest Rated •  The Economy •  Science •  Politics •  Technology •  Business •  Entertainment •  Oddly Enough

Most Viewed:

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Copyright (c) 2015 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved

GOP forum in N.H.: More cattle call than debate

Fourteen of the 17 Republican candidates show up, but they're hamstrung by the format.




2 dead, 22 hurt in New Hampshire tent collapse

Officers surround the scene of a tent collapse in Lancaster, N.H., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Authorities say the circus tent collapsed when a severe storm raked the New Hampshire fairground. (Sebastian Fuentes via AP)A circus tent collapses as a severe storm rakes a northern New Hampshire fairground.




Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2015 file photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Joe Manchin says he will back a Republican bill cutting off federal aid for Planned Parenthood. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year's presidential and congressional elections.




Jury keeps death penalty as option for Colorado movie gunman Holmes

Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes listens during his arraignment in CentennialJames Holmes, the Colorado movie massacre gunman, could face the death penalty after jurors found on Monday that aggravating factors including the cruel nature of his crimes counted for more than mitigating ones such as mental illness. The panel of nine women and three men will now hear from victims of the July 2012 rampage at a midnight screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." They will then deliberate on whether the 27-year-old shooter should be executed by lethal injection. Holmes, who killed 12 people and wounded 70, showed no reaction as the verdicts were delivered, staring straight ahead, hands in pockets.




Bottle in car of Ohio man shot by police held fragrance: coroner

University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing's body camera shows driver Samuel Dubose pulled over during a traffic stop in CincinnatiDuBose was pulled over by police officer Raymond Tensing on July 19 because the vehicle he was driving did not have a front license plate. DuBose handed him the bottle, marked as gin, and told him it was air freshener. About a minute later, the two men struggled after DuBose, 43, refused Tensing's request to step out of the car.




Suspected killer of Memphis officer surrenders after manhunt
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer in Memphis over the weekend surrendered to authorities on Monday after an extensive manhunt and being placed on the state's most-wanted fugitives list, the sheriff's office said. Tremaine Wilbourn is suspected of shooting Officer Sean Bolton, 33, multiple times during a scuffle after the officer pulled up to a parked car and apparently interrupted a drug deal, Memphis police said. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office said on its Twitter feed that Wilbourn was in custody.

Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report

File photo of Obama shaking hands with Castro as they hold a bilateral meeting during the Summit of the Americas in Panama CityBy Jason Szep and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the weeks leading up to a critical annual U.S. report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world’s worst offenders, human rights experts at the State Department concluded that trafficking conditions hadn’t improved in Malaysia and Cuba. The State Department’s senior political staff saw it differently — and they prevailed. A Reuters examination, based on interviews with more than a dozen sources in Washington and foreign capitals, shows that the government office set up to independently grade global efforts to fight human trafficking was repeatedly overruled by senior American diplomats and pressured into inflating assessments of 14 strategically important countries in this year’s Trafficking in Persons report.




Comic Amy Schumer, Sen. Schumer call for better gun control

Senator Chuck Schumer and actress Amy Schumer hold a press confernce on gun violence.NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.




Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances

FILE - In this July 23, 2012, file photo, James Holmes, who is charged with killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 more in a shooting spree in a crowded theatre in 2012, sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial reached a decision Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, on whether to keep the death penalty as an option for Holmes. The jury deliberated for less than three hours, starting Thursday after Holmes' parents made an emotional plea for their son's life because he is mentally ill. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial declined to rule out the death penalty Monday as they move toward sentencing James Holmes, finding his defense failed to persuade them to show him mercy.




Darren Wilson opens up a year after Michael Brown’s death

FILE - This 2014 file photo provided by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office is Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo.  (AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, File)A year after fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo., the former police officer reflects on a year spent in relative seclusion.





Home •  Popular Politics •  Most Viewed •  Highest Rated •  The Economy •  Science •  Politics •  Technology •  Business •  Entertainment •  Oddly Enough

Highest Rated:

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Copyright (c) 2015 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved

GOP forum in N.H.: More cattle call than debate

Fourteen of the 17 Republican candidates show up, but they're hamstrung by the format.




2 dead, 22 hurt in New Hampshire tent collapse

Officers surround the scene of a tent collapse in Lancaster, N.H., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Authorities say the circus tent collapsed when a severe storm raked the New Hampshire fairground. (Sebastian Fuentes via AP)A circus tent collapses as a severe storm rakes a northern New Hampshire fairground.




Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2015 file photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Joe Manchin says he will back a Republican bill cutting off federal aid for Planned Parenthood. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year's presidential and congressional elections.




Jury keeps death penalty as option for Colorado movie gunman Holmes

Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes listens during his arraignment in CentennialJames Holmes, the Colorado movie massacre gunman, could face the death penalty after jurors found on Monday that aggravating factors including the cruel nature of his crimes counted for more than mitigating ones such as mental illness. The panel of nine women and three men will now hear from victims of the July 2012 rampage at a midnight screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." They will then deliberate on whether the 27-year-old shooter should be executed by lethal injection. Holmes, who killed 12 people and wounded 70, showed no reaction as the verdicts were delivered, staring straight ahead, hands in pockets.




Bottle in car of Ohio man shot by police held fragrance: coroner

University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing's body camera shows driver Samuel Dubose pulled over during a traffic stop in CincinnatiDuBose was pulled over by police officer Raymond Tensing on July 19 because the vehicle he was driving did not have a front license plate. DuBose handed him the bottle, marked as gin, and told him it was air freshener. About a minute later, the two men struggled after DuBose, 43, refused Tensing's request to step out of the car.




Suspected killer of Memphis officer surrenders after manhunt
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer in Memphis over the weekend surrendered to authorities on Monday after an extensive manhunt and being placed on the state's most-wanted fugitives list, the sheriff's office said. Tremaine Wilbourn is suspected of shooting Officer Sean Bolton, 33, multiple times during a scuffle after the officer pulled up to a parked car and apparently interrupted a drug deal, Memphis police said. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office said on its Twitter feed that Wilbourn was in custody.

Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report

File photo of Obama shaking hands with Castro as they hold a bilateral meeting during the Summit of the Americas in Panama CityBy Jason Szep and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the weeks leading up to a critical annual U.S. report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world’s worst offenders, human rights experts at the State Department concluded that trafficking conditions hadn’t improved in Malaysia and Cuba. The State Department’s senior political staff saw it differently — and they prevailed. A Reuters examination, based on interviews with more than a dozen sources in Washington and foreign capitals, shows that the government office set up to independently grade global efforts to fight human trafficking was repeatedly overruled by senior American diplomats and pressured into inflating assessments of 14 strategically important countries in this year’s Trafficking in Persons report.




Comic Amy Schumer, Sen. Schumer call for better gun control

Senator Chuck Schumer and actress Amy Schumer hold a press confernce on gun violence.NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.




Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances

FILE - In this July 23, 2012, file photo, James Holmes, who is charged with killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 more in a shooting spree in a crowded theatre in 2012, sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial reached a decision Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, on whether to keep the death penalty as an option for Holmes. The jury deliberated for less than three hours, starting Thursday after Holmes' parents made an emotional plea for their son's life because he is mentally ill. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial declined to rule out the death penalty Monday as they move toward sentencing James Holmes, finding his defense failed to persuade them to show him mercy.




Darren Wilson opens up a year after Michael Brown’s death

FILE - This 2014 file photo provided by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office is Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo.  (AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, File)A year after fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo., the former police officer reflects on a year spent in relative seclusion.





Home •  Popular Politics •  Most Viewed •  Highest Rated •  The Economy •  Science •  Politics •  Technology •  Business •  Entertainment •  Oddly Enough

The Economy from CNNMoney.com

Economic news - CNNMoney.com

© 2015 Cable News Network LP, LLLP.

Puerto Rico's other crisis: It's running out of water
The island's economy is a mess. Now its people are suffering from a major drought and water rationing.

Puerto Rico's crisis ... in 2 minutes
Read full story for latest details.

UK asks austerity-weary workers to suggest new budget cuts
The British government wants austerity-weary public sector workers to come up with ideas for how to save even more money in their departments.

China's huge factory sector is struggling
China's factories hit an unexpected speed bump in July, hiking concerns about slower growth in the world's second-largest economy.

America's Act II: Will the economy come back?
Read full story for latest details.

Greek bank shares crash 30% as market reopens
The Greek stock market crashed more than 20% after opening for the first time in five weeks.

The mysteries of the $10 redesign
Read full story for latest details.

Russia cuts rates again to prevent deeper slump
Read full story for latest details.

Get ready: Puerto Rico is likely to default August 1
Read full story for latest details.

Greek stock market to reopen, with restrictions
The Athens stock exchange will reopen on Monday, five weeks after authorities shut it down as Greece teetered on the brink of financial collapse.


Home •  Popular Politics •  Most Viewed •  Highest Rated •  The Economy •  Science •  Politics •  Technology •  Business •  Entertainment •  Oddly Enough

Science News:

Science News Headlines - Yahoo News

Copyright (c) 2015 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved

Philae lander shows there's more to comets than soft dust

Accomazzo SOM of ESOC reacts after successful landing of Philae lander on comet 67P/ Churyumov-GerasimenkoBy Victoria Bryan and Maria Sheahan BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The comet lander Philae may be uncommunicative at the moment, but the pictures and measurements it took after it touched down on a comet in November have shown scientists that the comet is covered with coarse material, rather than dust, and is harder than expected. European scientists celebrated an historic first when Philae landed on a comet called 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November after a 10-year journey through space aboard the Rosetta spacecraft. As it landed, Philae bounced and ended up in shadow, where its batteries soon ran out.




U.S. Air Force closely following SpaceX blast probe: general
The U.S. Air Force is involved in and closely following a SpaceX-led investigation into the explosion that destroyed an unmanned Falcon 9 rocket minutes after liftoff from Florida on June 28, a top general said on Friday. Lieutentant General Samuel Greaves, who heads the Air Force Space and Missiles Systems Center, did not address those concerns directly.

U.S. drones capture breath samples from humpback whales in study
Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Cape Cod have begun using a helicopter-style drone to monitor humpback whales off the coast, collecting breath samples from their blowholes and taking aerial pictures. The scientists first deployed the 32-inch "hexacopter" drone in July to help assess the health of whales living in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, about 45 miles (72 km) east of Boston, where there is significant ship traffic and pollution, Woods Hole said in a release on Monday. It swooped down to 10 feet above seal level to collect 20 breath samples from 16 whales," according to the release.

Star Trek-style home elevator could replace stairlifts
By Matthew Stock For people living in a house with more than one storey, stairlifts or home elevators are often a necessity of life as they get older and find it harder to get up and down the stairs. Normal stairlifts have the disadvantage of being a permanent and visible addition to a staircase, while traditional home elevators are bulky and often impractical for most homes. A company in England is hoping their novel design will fill the gap in the market for a new kind of home elevator.

Earth's 'magnetic personality' much older than previously thought

An artist's depiction of Earth's magnetic field deflecting high-energy protons from the sun four billion years agoBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Earth's magnetic field has been a life preserver, protecting against relentless solar winds, streams of charged particles rushing from the Sun, that otherwise could strip away the planet's atmosphere and water. "It would be a pretty barren planet without it," said University of Rochester geophysicist John Tarduno. Researchers on Thursday said evidence entombed in tiny crystals retrieved from the outback of western Australia indicates the magnetic field arose at least 4.2 billion years ago, much earlier than previously believed.




Picky Eating in Kids Tied to Anxiety, Depression
Almost everyone knows a 4-year-old who's never eaten an apple, subsists off hot dogs and spaghetti or eats only white food. But a new study suggests that such picky eating isn't the norm, and that it may even hint at future mental health issues, in some cases. Children who are selective eaters are likelier to develop anxiety, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the study, published today (Aug. 3) in the journal Pediatrics.

Measles Vaccine: Images of Sick Kids May Convince Skeptics
The best ways to convince people of the benefits of vaccinations may be to show them pictures of a child with measles or to have them read a description of the disease written by a mom whose child was infected, according to a new study. These ways are more effective than showing people information summarizing recent research that shows there is no link between vaccines and an increased risk of autism in children, the researchers found. The researchers found that directing people's attention to the risks posed by not getting vaccinated by showing them the pictures of sick children and having them read a mom's written account of her child's disease changed their attitudes, leading them to think more positively about vaccinations, study author Zachary Horne, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, said in a statement.

Cold Comfort: Why Office Air Conditioning Is Biased Against Women
Office building managers who set air conditioners to frigid temperatures are not only sending shivers up the spines of workers, they're also wasting money and energy, a new study finds. Air-conditioning and heating standards in office environments were originally set based on the resting metabolic rates — a measure of how much energy a person uses at rest — for males, the researchers said. In fact, the standards were developed in the 1960s to accommodate the resting metabolic rate of a 40-year-old man who weighs 154 lbs. (70 kilograms), they said.

Is Our Universe a Fake?

Is Our Universe a Fake?Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's leading thinkers exploring humanity's deepest questions. Kuhn is co-editor, with John Leslie, of "The Mystery of Existence: Why Is There Anything at All?" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). Kuhn contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.




International Astronomical Union Meeting Kicks Off in Hawaii

International Astronomical Union Meeting Kicks Off in HawaiiMore than 3,500 astronomers and space scientists from 75 countries are expected to attend the XXIX (29th) International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly meeting, being held from Aug. 3 to Aug. 14.





Home •  Popular Politics •  Most Viewed •  Highest Rated •  The Economy •  Science •  Politics •  Technology •  Business •  Entertainment •  Oddly Enough

Politics:

Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News

Copyright (c) 2015 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved

Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump

Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose together on stage before the start of the Voters First Presidential Forum in ManchesterBy Steve Holland MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme on Monday for 14 Republican presidential candidates who tested their messages at a New Hampshire forum to start a pivotal week on the campaign trail. Facing their first face-to-face debate on Thursday in Cleveland, the candidates got in some warm-up action at the Voters First Forum. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina got in what was arguably the zinger of the night when he declared himself uniquely qualified to take on Democrat Hillary Clinton in a general election matchup in November 2016.




Senate blocks Planned Parenthood defunding measure

Protesters gather outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, CaliforniaBy Susan Cornwell and Alex Wilts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican legislation to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood failed to gather enough support in the U.S. Senate on Monday, halting at least for now moves to punish the women's health group for its role in gathering fetal tissue from abortions for medical research. Senate Democrats succeeded in stopping the bill on a procedural vote. It received 53 votes, with 46 senators opposing it.




Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report

File photo of Asian leaders joining hands as they pose at the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in NaypyitawBy Jason Szep and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the weeks leading up to a critical annual U.S. report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world’s worst offenders, human rights experts at the State Department concluded that trafficking conditions hadn’t improved in Malaysia and Cuba. The State Department’s senior political staff saw it differently — and they prevailed. A Reuters examination, based on interviews with more than a dozen sources in Washington and foreign capitals, shows that the government office set up to independently grade global efforts to fight human trafficking was repeatedly overruled by senior American diplomats and pressured into inflating assessments of 14 strategically important countries in this year’s Trafficking in Persons report.




Obama administration faces criticism over human trafficking report

U.S. President Obama delivers remarks at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit in WashingtonSeveral U.S. politicians sharply criticized the Obama administration on Monday over an annual global report on human trafficking in response to a Reuters article chronicling how senior U.S. diplomats had watered down rankings of more than a dozen strategically important countries. Democratic Senator Bob Menendez called the account “alarming & unacceptable if true”, tweeting that “we must get to the bottom of this” at a Senate hearing set for Thursday to review the 2015 Trafficking in Persons report. A Reuters examination, based on interviews with more than a dozen people in Washington and foreign capitals, showed that the State Department office set up to independently grade global efforts to fight human trafficking was repeatedly overruled by senior diplomats and pressured into inflating assessments of 14 countries in this year’s report.




As South Carolina debates Confederate flag, controversy spreads to other states that display it

Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag Outside SC Statehouse Grow In Wake Of Race-Fueled Charleston Church ShootingEven if it is taken down at the South Carolina statehouse, the Confederate battle flag is still deeply entrenched in parts of the American South.




South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley calls for removal of Confederate flag
In a press conference Monday afternoon, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley joined those calling on state lawmakers to remove the Confederate flag from a war memorial on the state Capitol grounds. The announcement comes days after the massacre of nine members of Charleston's historic Emanuel church by alleged gunman Dylann Roof. Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric hosted a live stream of Gov. Haley's address and was joined for discussion by Morris Dees, co-founder of Southern Poverty Law Center and Jon Ward, Yahoo Senior Political Correspondent.

Uniquely Nasty: Original documents and White House recordings

Uniquely Nasty PromoThe memos and audio used in the reporting of the Yahoo News documentary "Uniquely Nasty."




Uniquely Nasty: The blockbuster novel that haunted gay Washington

Advise and Consent - IsikoffAllen Drury's "Advise and Consent" was the reason many DC insiders stayed in the closet for as long as they did.




Uniquely Nasty: Washington power broker Robert Gray’s ‘double life’

Robert Gray IsikoffDespite being one of the most powerful men in DC, Gray confided that there was a time early in his career when he lived in mortal fear that J. Edgar Hoover would discover his biggest secret: that he was gay.




Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face Life

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face LifeAmerican soldier and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion over his disappearance from an Afghan outpost in 2009 and could face life in confinement, the Army announced today. As part of the deal, the Taliban five were relocated to Qatar. After Bergdahl's dramatic return to the U.S., the Army launched an investigation into whether the soldier willfully left his post in Afghanistan before he was taken by the Taliban in 2009, as some Afghan war veterans alleged.





Home •  Popular Politics •  Most Viewed •  Highest Rated •  The Economy •  Science •  Politics •  Technology •  Business •  Entertainment •  Oddly Enough

Technology:

Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News

Copyright (c) 2015 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved

Samsung glamor days over as it fights to save mobile market share

People pose with mobile devices in front of projection of Samsung logo in this picture illustration taken in ZenicaBy Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - For four years Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has basked in the success of its Galaxy smartphones, making billions of dollars competing with Apple Inc in the premium mobile market. The coming years are set to be more somber for the South Korean tech giant, as it is forced to slash prices and accept lower margins at its mobile division in order to see off competition from rivals including China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Xiaomi Inc in the mid-to-low end of the market. Behind Samsung's reality-check is the fact it is stuck with the same Android operating system used by its low-cost competitors, who are producing increasingly-capable phones of their own.




Tech lift to productivity overlooked? The Fed doesn't think so

A woman points to a job listing on an employment websiteBy Ann Saphir SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) - Steve Gutmann used to have a basement that he never used. His Honda Civic sat idle in front of his Portland, Ore. house.  Now strangers use Getaround.com to book Gutmann’s $6-an-hour car for errands and travelers stay in his newly refurbished basement apartment, listed at $115 a night on AirBnb. Gutmann and a business partner are developing a new app that lets people get more use out of their possessions. ...




German carmakers buy Nokia maps to fend off digital rivals

A view of Nokia's annual general meeting in HelsinkiBy Edward Taylor and Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmakers BMW , Audi and Mercedes , will pay around 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) to buy Nokia's maps business, beating out high-tech rivals for location services seen as key to the future of self-driving cars. Germany's three premium carmakers will hold equal stakes in the business, known as HERE, clubbing together to keep the assets away from Internet rivals such as Uber [UBER.UL] of Silicon Valley and China's Baidu and Tencent . The deal has an enterprise value of 2.8 billion euros, including liabilities of nearly 300 million euros, for which Nokia will compensate the carmakers, the Finnish company said on Monday.




EU regulators to decide on NXP, Freescale deal by September 4

A car enters the Freescale Semiconductor Inc plant in ToulouseBRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union competition authorities will decide by Sept. 4 whether to allow Dutch chipmaker NXP to acquire U.S. rival Freescale in a $11.8 billion deal. NXP sought EU approval last week, according to a filing on the European Commission site on Monday. The EU antitrust regulator can clear the deal unconditionally or demand concessions to allay competition concerns. It can also extend its review to a full-scale investigation if it has deeper worries. NXP's security chips are used in security cards, government passports and building ID tags. ...




U.S. court to hear lawsuits over 'net neutrality' in December
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 4 in lawsuits that challenge the Federal Communications Commission's "net neutrality" rules, which prevent broadband providers from blocking or slowing Internet traffic, the court said on Monday. USTelecom, a trade group for broadband providers, and other opponents of the rules sued the FCC this year, saying the commission violated various laws, regulations and procedures when it passed the rules. The dispute is being heard in Washington by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Sprint names new CFO in management shake-up

The logo of U.S. mobile network operator Sprint Corp is seen at a Sprint store in San Marcos, California(Reuters) - Sprint Corp, the No. 3 U.S. cellular operator, said Chief Financial Officer Joseph Euteneuer will be leaving the company and named Tarek Robbiati as his successor in one of many executive changes announced on Monday. Robbiati, who will join in late August, stepped down as chief executive of Australian financial services provider FlexiGroup Ltd in June. The 50-year old has previously served as deputy CFO of Telstra Corp Ltd, Australia's leading telecoms company, Sprint said.




Largest plane in the world to perform test flights in 2016


Stunning footage of cranes crashing through buildings

Stunning footage of cranes crashing through buildingsTechnically Incorrect: As the Queen Juliana Bridge in Holland is being restored, two of the project's cranes mysteriously collapse.




EFF is building a stronger 'Do Not Track' browser setting


With data doubling every 15 months, Queensland looks for archive provider

With data doubling every 15 months, Queensland looks for archive providerThe sunshine state is seeking a long-term solution to building a digital archive that will hold its 40 petabytes of data.





Home •  Popular Politics •  Most Viewed •  Highest Rated •  The Economy •  Science •  Politics •  Technology •  Business •  Entertainment •  Oddly Enough

Business:

Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Copyright (c) 2015 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved

Asian shares shake off losses, oil firms

TSE employee looks at monitors at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in TokyoAsian shares extended gains on Tuesday, shrugging off downbeat economic data overnight that had pressured Wall Street, focusing instead on a key U.S. jobs report that could give valuable pointers to the timing of the Federal Reserve's planned interest rate increase. Crude oil prices firmed after plunging overnight, with U.S. crude adding about 0.8 percent to $45.52 a barrel.




U.S. factory activity dips; consumer spending cools

A customer shops in the pharmacy department of a Target store in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkU.S. factory activity slipped in July and consumer spending advanced at its slowest pace in four months in June, indicating the economy lost some momentum recently. The sluggish economic data did not change economists' expectations that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates this year, given a tightening labor market. "We expect growth momentum to re-accelerate over the next few months, providing the Fed with the necessary confidence they need to raise rates in September," said Millan Mulraine, deputy chief economist at TD Securities in New York.




China stock exchanges step up crackdown on short-selling

An investor checks on his mobile phone in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in HangzhouBy Nathaniel Taplin and Saikat Chatterjee SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China stepped up its crackdown on short-selling of shares on Tuesday, unveiling rules that make it harder for speculators to profit from hourly price changes, as some of the nation's major brokerages suspended their short-selling businesses. China's stock exchanges and market watchdogs are cracking down on short-selling as part of a broad government-orchestrated effort to prevent a collapse in the country's markets, which have lost about 30 percent of their value since peaking in June. On Tuesday, as the markets regained ground, major brokerages Citic Securities and Huatai Securities said they would temporarily halt their short-selling services.




Oil prices edge up after 5 percent fall, but outlook weak

A customer holds a nozzle to fill up his tank in a gasoline station in NiceOil prices edged up in early Asian trading on Tuesday following a sharp 5 percent drop in the previous session, as high global production and a weakening economic outlook, especially in Asia, prompted analysts to warn of further falls. Oil output by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached the highest monthly level in recent history in July, and production could rise further if Iran achieves a plan to raise output by 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) as soon as sanctions are lifted.




Tech lift to productivity overlooked? The Fed doesn't think so

A woman points to a job listing on an employment websiteBy Ann Saphir SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) - Steve Gutmann used to have a basement that he never used. His Honda Civic sat idle in front of his Portland, Ore. house.  Now strangers use Getaround.com to book Gutmann’s $6-an-hour car for errands and travelers stay in his newly refurbished basement apartment, listed at $115 a night on AirBnb. Gutmann and a business partner are developing a new app that lets people get more use out of their possessions. ...




As oil falls below $50, analysts eye 'mid-price' era

A worker fills a tank with subsidized fuel at a fuel station in JakartaBy Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A slump in oil below $50 a barrel - a level it has held above for most of the past decade - has raised the prospect of a new era of lower prices, although a return to super-cheap oil seems unlikely. Prices below $50 for the two crude oil benchmarks, North Sea Brent and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) , were the norm prior to 2005. Brent averaged just $18.37 a barrel in the 1990s, WTI $19.70 a barrel, and both only broke above $50 for the first time in late 2004.




AIG profit beats estimates, boosts buyback by $5 billion

The AIG logo is seen at its building in New York's financial districtAmerican International Group Inc , the largest commercial insurer in the United States and Canada, reported a quarterly operating profit that breezed past analysts' estimates, and boosted its share buyback by up to $5 billion. The results were primarily driven by investments in one of China's biggest insurers and earnings from the insurer's stake in aircraft lessor AerCap, but lower underwriting at most of its units caused concern. S&P Capital IQ analyst Cathy Seifert said AIG only beat because of income from a company it had essentially taken off its balance sheet.




Brazil presents another hurdle in Monsanto's bid for Syngenta

A woman runs past Swiss agrochemicals maker Syngenta's logo in front of the company's headquarters in BaselBy Caroline Stauffer SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Seed giant Monsanto Co.'s unwanted takeover bid with Switzerland's Syngenta AG would face strong resistance in Brazil should it go forward, farmers and lawyers said, a hurdle that could delay or force major concessions to the $45 billion deal. Much of the public focus on the move has revolved around potential antitrust questions in the United States and the European Union, but challenges could also likely arise from emerging agricultural powers such as Brazil and China. In particular Brazil, the second-largest market for Monsanto and Syngenta, is crucial to the future of both companies.




Toyota books third straight first-quarter profit record on cost cuts, currency gains

A visitor walks between Toyota Motor Corp's cars displayed at the company's showroom in TokyoBy Minami Funakoshi TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp posted a third straight year of record first-quarter net profit on Tuesday, easily beating analyst estimates, as costs cuts and currency gains made up for slightly weaker vehicle sales. April-June profit jumped 10 percent to 646.39 billion yen ($5.22 billion) versus the 607.5 billion yen average estimate of 11 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Operating profit rose 9.1 percent to 756 billion yen on revenue that grew 9.3 percent. ...




UK starts RBS sell-off with $3.3 billion stake sale

The logo of Royal Bank of Scotland is seen at office building in ZurichBritain has sold a 2.1 billion pound ($3.3 billion) stake in Royal Bank of Scotland to kick off the disposal of its holding seven years after bailing out the bank. Finance Minister George Osborne on Tuesday hailed the sale as "an important first step in returning the bank to private ownership" and said it was right to start selling the stake at a loss to the price paid for the shares in 2008. "While the easiest thing to do would be to duck the difficult decisions and leave RBS in state hands, the right thing to do for the economy and for taxpayers is to start selling off our stake," Osborne said.





Home •  Popular Politics •  Most Viewed •  Highest Rated •  The Economy •  Science •  Politics •  Technology •  Business •  Entertainment •  Oddly Enough

Entertainment:

Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News

Copyright (c) 2015 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

State police search for suspect in shooting outside concert

FILE - In this June 28, 2015, file photo, Big Sean arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Authorities say a shooting happened late Monday, Aug. 3, outside the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J., where hip hop artists J. Cole and Big Sean performed at the venue. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — State police with K-9 dogs are searching the woods for a person suspected of shooting two people outside a hip-hop concert in central New Jersey.




2 women dead from suspected drug overdoses at music fest
POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Two young women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds, prompting calls for an investigation and concern over the use of drugs at youth-oriented events.

2 wounded in shooting outside hip-hop concert in New Jersey

FILE - In this June 28, 2015, file photo, Big Sean arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Authorities say a shooting happened late Monday, Aug. 3, outside the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J., where hip hop artists J. Cole and Big Sean performed at the venue. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — State police say two people have been wounded in a shooting outside a hip-hop concert in central New Jersey and a suspect is still at large.




Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 9-15
Aug. 9: Comedian-director David Steinberg is 73. Actor Sam Elliott is 71. Singer Barbara Mason is 68. Actress Melanie Griffith is 58. Actress Amanda Bearse ("Married ... With Children") is 57. Rapper Kurtis Blow is 56. "Today" co-host Hoda Kotb is 51. Actress Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files") is 47. Actor Eric Bana is 47. "Good Morning America" co-anchor Chris Cuomo is 45. Actor Thomas Lennon ("Reno 911!") is 45. Bassist Arion Salazar (Third Eye Blind) is 45. Rapper Mack 10 is 44. Actress Anna Kendrick ("Pitch Perfect") is 30.

Drake unveils new Raptors uniforms during a Toronto concert
TORONTO (AP) — Rapper Drake took the wraps off new uniforms for the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

Streep finds her inner rocker in 'Ricki and the Flash'

This photo provided by courtesy of Sony Pictures shows, Rick Springfield, left, as Greg and Meryl Streep, as Ricki, performing at the Flash at the Salt Well in TriStar Pictures' "Ricki and the Flash." The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Aug. 7, 2015. (Bob Vergara/Sony Pictures via AP)Early on in "Ricki and the Flash," Ricki (Meryl Streep) gets a call that disarms her before she's even decided to pick it up. With smoky eyes, braided rocker hair and a swagger that suggests skin that's as thick as her leather pants, this doesn't seem like a woman who would back down from a challenge.




50 Cent says expenses $108,000 a month; $72,000 for mansion

FILE - In this July 20, 2015, file photo, Actor Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson attends the premiere of "Southpaw" at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York. The rapper says in a Connecticut bankruptcy court filing Monday, Aug. 3, he spends about $108,000 a month on his expenses, including $5,000 for gardening. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)HARTFORD, CONN. (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent says in a Connecticut bankruptcy court filing he spends $108,000 a month on his expenses, including $5,000 for gardening.




Amazon drama 'Hand of God' is actors' delight, stars say

Ron Perlman, left, and Dana Delany participate in the "Hand of God" panel at the Amazon Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ron Perlman is reveling in his role in Amazon's "The Hand of God" and the expanding TV world.




Cult satirist Stewart retires from 'Daily Show'

US President Barack Obama speaks with Jon Stewart, host of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," during a taping of the show in New York, July 21, 2015Not even Barack Obama wants to see him go. The content and guests on the last program on Comedy Central are a closely guarded secret, but it is scheduled to last an hour, twice as long as normal. "Let me make something clear, I'm not dying," joked Stewart last week as fans wondered how they could follow a new presidential race without him slamming the candidates four nights a week.





Home •  Popular Politics •  Most Viewed •  Highest Rated •  The Economy •  Science •  Politics •  Technology •  Business •  Entertainment •  Oddly Enough

Oddly Enough:



Back •  Personal Links •  Other Links •  Downloads •  Contact Information