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'Hitman: Agent 47' trailer takes aim at Comic-Con

Yahoo - Top Stories - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:14

 Agent 47," in Singapore. (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox, Reiner Bajo)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The first trailer for "Hitman: Agent 47" was unloaded at Comic-Con.


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Thousands take to N.Y. streets to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza

Yahoo - Top Stories - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:11
By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City on Friday evening to protest Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip and demand an end to the violence that has already killed nearly 850 Palestinians. Waving Palestinian flags and signs condemning Israel for the offensive, many called for an end to U.S. aid to the country. We just want them to live like human beings," said Ramsey Jamal, 37, a Palestinian-American from Montgomery, New York. Israel began its offensive earlier this month, citing a surge in rocket attacks launched from Hamas militants in Gaza.
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Thousands take to N.Y. streets to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza

Yahoo - World - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:11
By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City on Friday evening to protest Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip and demand an end to the violence that has already killed nearly 850 Palestinians. Waving Palestinian flags and signs condemning Israel for the offensive, many called for an end to U.S. aid to the country. We just want them to live like human beings," said Ramsey Jamal, 37, a Palestinian-American from Montgomery, New York. Israel began its offensive earlier this month, citing a surge in rocket attacks launched from Hamas militants in Gaza.
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Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

Yahoo - Top Stories - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:08
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.
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Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

Yahoo - Top Stories - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:07

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. Wood took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during his execution in Arizona on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.


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Israel agrees to 12-hour Gaza ceasefire

Yahoo - Top Stories - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:04
Israel has agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire in fighting with militants in the Gaza Strip to start at 8 a.m. (1 a.m. EDT) on Saturday, a military spokeswoman said. The spokeswoman said that during the brief truce, troops would keep searching for tunnels used by militants and that the military will "respond if terrorists choose to exploit this time to attack Israel Defense Forces personnel or fire at Israeli civilians." "Gaza civilians who have been requested to vacate from their residents are to refrain from returning," the spokeswoman said.
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Israel agrees to 12-hour Gaza ceasefire

Yahoo - World - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:04
Israel has agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire in fighting with militants in the Gaza Strip to start at 8 a.m. (1 a.m. EDT) on Saturday, a military spokeswoman said. The spokeswoman said that during the brief truce, troops would keep searching for tunnels used by militants and that the military will "respond if terrorists choose to exploit this time to attack Israel Defense Forces personnel or fire at Israeli civilians." "Gaza civilians who have been requested to vacate from their residents are to refrain from returning," the spokeswoman said.
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Wildfire managers tap military for aid in U.S. West

Yahoo - World - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:03

Smoke rises from the Carlton Complex Fire near WinthropBy Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - Wildfire managers have turned to the U.S. Department of Defense for immediate access to two military C-130 aircraft retrofitted to carry retardant, boosting their forces they face the largest blaze in Washington state history. The U.S. Forest Service has its own fleet of over 20 air tankers, but it has in the past called on the military to offer its aircraft to aid in suppressing wildfires. This year, blazes that have raged across hundreds of thousands of acres (hectares) of forests and grasslands in Washington state and Oregon triggered the call for the two C-130 aircraft, Steve Gage, assistant operations director for fire and aviation with the U.S. Forest Service, told reporters in a conference call on Friday. In addition, chronic drought has parched much of California, New Mexico and Arizona, heightening the risk and intensity of wildfires.


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Top Asian News at 1:00 a.m. GMT

Yahoo - World - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:02
SNIZHNE, Ukraine (AP) — It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It had been a noisy day in this eastern Ukrainian town, residents recounted. Plenty of military equipment was moving through. But still it was hard to miss the bulky missile system, also known as a Buk M-1. It left deep tread marks in the asphalt as it rumbled by in a small convoy.
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Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar

Yahoo - Top Stories - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:02
PHOENIX (AP) — A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.
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'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

Yahoo - Top Stories - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:00

This May 2012 photo provided by Open Road Media shows Bel Kaufman at home in New York. Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high school, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at age 103. (AP Photo/Open Road Media)NEW YORK (AP) — Bel Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high school, died Friday at age 103.


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Amazon's far-reaching ambitions, lack of profits, unnerve investors

Yahoo - Top Stories - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:56

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos discusses his company's new Fire smartphone in Seattle, WashingtonBy Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's message to investors has always been clear: trust in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. Some on Wall Street wonder if Amazon may have bitten off more than it can chew. After an unusually busy first half of the year that saw the online retailer spend on developing everything from mobile phones and Hollywood-style production to grocery deliveries, investors are ready to see it curtail its ambitions and start delivering sustainable profits. "It does get frustrating when they continue to spend quarter after quarter and they don't let the revenue flow through," said Michael Scanlon, who manages $3.5 billion at Manulife Asset Management and holds shares of Amazon.


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Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

Yahoo - Top Stories - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:55

Shoppers encounter empty shelves as they shop Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Market Basket supermarket in Haverhill, Mass. A decades-long family feud, which brought about the ouster of Arthur T. Demoulas as CEO of the privately held company, led to a worker revolt, customer boycotts and empty shelves in the grocery chain's stores in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. More than 100 Massachusetts legislators and mayors, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan have publicly supported the employees. (AP Photo)WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.


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California state senator facing additional charge

Yahoo - Top Stories - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:46

FILE - In this March 26, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building in San Francisco. Yee, charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown now also faces a racketeering charge. A federal grand jury on Friday, July 25, 2013 filed the additional charge against Yee. The grand jury says Yee took bribes in exchange for votes in favor of several legislative bills, including one on medical marijuana. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury on Friday charged a state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.


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California state senator facing additional charge

Yahoo - World - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:46

FILE - In this March 26, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building in San Francisco. Yee, charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown now also faces a racketeering charge. A federal grand jury on Friday, July 25, 2013 filed the additional charge against Yee. The grand jury says Yee took bribes in exchange for votes in favor of several legislative bills, including one on medical marijuana. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury on Friday charged a state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.


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Argentina debt talks deadlocked as default looms

Yahoo - World - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:44
NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina's negotiations with creditors to resolve a dispute over $1.5 billion in unpaid debts remained deadlocked following talks Friday, setting it on a course for a possible catastrophic default next week.
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Salma Hayek pulls trigger on 'Everly' at Comic-Con

Yahoo - Top Stories - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:41

Salma Hayek, left, and director Joe Lynch attend the RADiUS-TWC "Everly" panel on Day 2 of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 25, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — For Salma Hayek, her role in "Everly" was her toughest yet.


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Browns' Manziel: "I've made some rookie mistakes"

Yahoo - Top Stories - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:39

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel talks to reporters on the eve of the first practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Berea, Ohio, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo)BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Like reading a blitz, Johnny Manziel knew the questions about his off-field wildness were coming. So the Browns quarterback struck first.


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Obama, Central American leaders meet on child migrants

Yahoo - Top Stories - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:37

President of El Salvador Salvador Sanchez Ceren (L), President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina (2-L) and President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez (R) listen while US President Barack Obama speaks to the press on July 25, 2014 in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama met with three Central American leaders to try to get control of an humanitarian crisis triggered by a tide of child migrants crossing the southern US border. Obama's won pledges of support from the presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and repeated his appeals to Central American parents not to send their kids north. They also pledged to pursue the smugglers that prey upon migrants desperate to reach the United States and to "counter misinformation about US immigration policy" that encourages the exodus. The US president, in remarks to reporters following the hour-and-a-half long meeting stressed that Americans feel "great compassion" for the child migrants, who have often endured tremendous suffering before and during their journey.


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Obama, Central American leaders meet on child migrants

Yahoo - World - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:37

President of El Salvador Salvador Sanchez Ceren (L), President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina (2-L) and President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez (R) listen while US President Barack Obama speaks to the press on July 25, 2014 in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama met with three Central American leaders to try to get control of an humanitarian crisis triggered by a tide of child migrants crossing the southern US border. Obama's won pledges of support from the presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and repeated his appeals to Central American parents not to send their kids north. They also pledged to pursue the smugglers that prey upon migrants desperate to reach the United States and to "counter misinformation about US immigration policy" that encourages the exodus. The US president, in remarks to reporters following the hour-and-a-half long meeting stressed that Americans feel "great compassion" for the child migrants, who have often endured tremendous suffering before and during their journey.


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