Yahoo News - Top Stories

08/29/2015 12:50 AM
UN climate talks: the sticking points

Dozens of issues have stymied negotiations on a global climate pact, now into their third decade under the auspices of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)The 195-nation UN climate talks resume Monday when rank-and-file diplomats gather in Bonn to lay the foundation for a global climate pact to be inked in December. Dozens of issues have stymied the negotiations, now into their third decade under the auspices of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). All countries agree that greenhouse-gas emissions which drive warming must be curbed.

08/29/2015 12:48 AM
The Latest: Jamaica advances fastest in both 4x100 relays

Allyson Felix of the United States, center, takes the baton from English Gardner during a women's 4x100m relay round one at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):

08/29/2015 12:13 AM
Stafford, Bortles shine as Lions beat Jaguars 22-17

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) runs before being brought down by Detroit Lions strong safety James Ihedigbo (32) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Matthew Stafford didn't even need Calvin Johnson to carve up the Jacksonville Jaguars.

08/29/2015 12:08 AM
Tropical storm weakens, but leaves 20 dead in Caribbean

Strong winds and waves batter the coast as Tropical Storm Erika approaches Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, Friday, August 28, 2015. Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday over the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that included several people killed on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

08/28/2015 11:55 PM
Smith sharp as Chiefs rout Titans 34-10 in preseason game

Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West (35) runs from Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) during the second half of a preseason NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs' Alex Smith knows exactly how much weight Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota feels as the first-round pick tries to turn around the fortunes of Tennessee.

08/28/2015 11:52 PM
Eaton closes in on decathlon gold at worlds; Toth wins walk

United States' Ashton Eaton competes in the men's discus throw decathlon at the World Athletic Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)BEIJING (AP) — Ashton Eaton is closing in on another decathlon world title, and keeping the world record in sight, too.

08/28/2015 11:43 PM
Austria truck death suspects to appear in court

People light candles next to a banner reading 'Europe,your hand is covered with blood' in front of the Eastern railway station, in Budapest on August 28, 2015 to comnemorate 71 dead migrants found in a truck in AustriaFour people arrested after the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants were found in a truck in Austria will appear before a judge in Hungary Saturday, officials said as the discovery sent shock waves through Europe. The truck, found Thursday on a motorway near the Slovakia and Hungary borders, was carrying refugees believed to be fleeing the war in Syria, and included a toddler and three young boys, Austrian police said. The grisly discovery highlighted the dangers faced by migrants fleeing conflict and hardship in the Middle East and Africa even once they reach Europe, with many putting their fate in the hands of profit-hungry people smugglers.

08/28/2015 11:38 PM
Vin Scully to return for record 67th year with Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully sits in his booth during the third inning of a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The voice of summer in Los Angeles plans to return next year.

08/28/2015 11:36 PM
Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD, Patriots beat Panthers 17-16

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks to pass under pressure from Carolina Panthers' Wes Horton (96) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again.

08/28/2015 11:31 PM
IndyCar drivers back at work with heavy hearts

Tributes to English driver Justin Wilson are displyed on cars during practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series GoPro Grand Prix of Sonaom at Sonoma Raceway on August 28, 2015 in Sonoma, CaliforniaJustin Wilson was on the minds of IndyCar drivers as they got back to work less than a week after the British driver died of injuries suffered in last weekend's race. Three of the six series championship contenders were among the five fastest in the first practice session for Sunday's season-ending Sonoma Grand Prix. American Graham Rahal, who is 34 points behind championship front-runner Juan Pablo Montoya entering the season finale, was .1326 of a second outside Power's top time.

08/28/2015 11:22 PM
7 killed, 2 injured in poison exposure at China paper mill
BEIJING (AP) — Seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill in central China, authorities said Saturday, in the latest in a spate of deadly accidents to strike the country involving dangerous chemicals.

08/28/2015 11:14 PM
Dominica prime minister says Erika leaves 20 dead

A couple looks out at a rough sea as Tropical Storm Erika moves away from the area in Guayama, Puerto Rico, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The storm was expected to dump up to 8 inches of rain across the drought-stricken northern Caribbean as it carved a path toward the U.S. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Erika drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday after leaving a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people and left another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

08/28/2015 11:12 PM
Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, Illinois head coach Tim Beckman talks to defensive back Taylor Barton (3) during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Western Kentucky at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Illinois fired coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday, Aug. 29, 2015, saying preliminary results of an investigation found some truth to allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb, File)CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries.

08/28/2015 11:00 PM
Storm kills at least 20 in Dominica, menaces Haiti

Traffic passes debris left by Tropical Storm Erika on the seafront in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on August 28, 2015Tropical Storm Erika left at least 20 people dead when it swept over the tiny island nation of Dominica, officials reported, as the system barreled through the Caribbean threatening Haiti. While crews rushed to search for survivors and clean up scenes of chaos on Caribbean islands, Haitian authorities issued travel restrictions and opened emergency shelters ahead of the storm's arrival. The US state of Florida declared a state of emergency and Cuba issued an alert as well, as the storm, which is forecast to weaken Saturday, rolled their way.

08/28/2015 11:00 PM
Blue Jays hit 3 HRs in 5-3 win over Tigers

Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson celebrates a solo home run during third-inning baseball game action against the Detroit Tigers in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTORONTO (AP) — A full house welcomed the surging Blue Jays home from an eight-game road trip, roaring with approval at another big win for the AL East leaders.

08/28/2015 10:39 PM
White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. addresses the jury from the witness stand during his capital murder trial in the Johnson County Courthouse on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Olathe, Kan. Miller is charged with the April 13, 2014 shooting deaths of three people outside of Overland Park Jewish facilities in suburban Kansas City. (Shane Keyser /The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people.

08/28/2015 10:09 PM
Ex-Subway ad exec says he didn't know of Fogle's sex crimes
NEW YORK (AP) — A former executive who was in charge of Subway's advertising says he wasn't aware of pitchman Jared Fogle's criminal sexual conduct with minors.

08/28/2015 10:02 PM
Latin music academy protests Trump's immigration proposals
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is drawing protests from another Latino organization — this time, one based in the music industry.

08/28/2015 09:58 PM
One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins

The exterior of the HI-SEAS habitat on the northern slope of Mauna Loa in Hawaii is seen in this March 10, 2015 image, courtesy of the University of Hawaii in Mauna LoaSix people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. In a place with no animals and little vegetation around, they closed themselves in at 3:00 pm Hawaii time (0100 GMT Saturday), marking the official start to the 12-month mission. Crew member Sheyna Gifford described the team as "six people who want to change the world by making it possible for people to leave it at will," she wrote on her blog,

08/28/2015 09:52 PM
Donald Trump speaks at $100-per-person event near Boston

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers questions from the media after speaking at a rally at the TD Convention Center, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) — Donald Trump held a $100-per-person campaign event — which he repeatedly insisted wasn't a fundraiser — outside of Boston on Friday evening as he backpedaled on his previous pledge not to accept contributions for his campaign.

08/28/2015 09:46 PM
Bolt back in relay, chases 3rd gold at worlds in Beijing

Men's 200m gold medalist Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates on the podium at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)BEIJING (AP) — Usain Bolt handed his shoes to a volunteer after the 200 meters and the person took off with them.

08/28/2015 09:45 PM
Cecil and Caitlyn heat up the Halloween costume wars early

This image released by Costumeish shows a man holding a fake lion head while dressed as a dentist, a costume referring to the Minnesota dentist who who killed Cecil the lion. The Halloween wars over pop culture costumes heated up early this time around. Petitions and social media outrage are flying over a blood-spattered dentist's smock paired with a Cecil-like lion head, along with a replica of Caitlyn Jenner's joyful lingerie outfit for her coming out on the cover of Vanity Fair. (Costumeish via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween?

08/28/2015 09:38 PM
Planned Parenthood sues Alabama over end to Medicaid funds
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood Southeast on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics.

08/28/2015 09:35 PM
Former prep school student convicted of sex charges

Owen Labrie talks with one of his attorneys Jaye Rancourt, right, as his parents Denise Holland and Cannon Labrie talk in the lobby as they wait outside the courtroom for the verdict in his trial at Merrimack County Superior Court on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Concord, N.H. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of Senior Salute, in which seniors try to romance and have intercourse with underclassmen before leaving the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

08/28/2015 09:18 PM
Walker: More Iraq combat, but no more boots on ground, yet

Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a meet and greet with local residents, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Greenfield, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is calling for U.S. forces in Iraq to engage in direct combat to defeat "radical Islamic terrorists" in the Middle East.

08/28/2015 09:16 PM
Oregon's first-week depth chart gives Adams the nod

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams heads to the locker room after a closed NCAA college football practice in Eugene, Ore. Transfer Adams is listed atop Oregon's depth chart at quarterback heading into the first week of the season. Adams, an FCS All-American, joined the No. 7 Ducks just two weeks ago after passing the final math class he needed to graduate from Eastern Washington. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITTransfer Vernon Adams is listed atop Oregon's depth chart at quarterback heading into the first week of the season.

08/28/2015 09:16 PM
China fears keep markets on edge as stocks rally

Investors monitor screens showing stock market movements at a brokerage house in Shanghai on August 18, 2015Top global markets ended the week Friday largely recovered from China-induced panic selling, but market watchers remain worried the turmoil in the world's number two economy will drag down global growth. "There still does not seem to be the macro foundations for indices to fully recover from their corrections, as concerns over China and uncertainty over Fed rate hikes continue to linger," said IG Markets analyst Angus Nicholson. On Friday, Moody's slashed its 2016 growth forecast for leading G20 economies to 2.8 percent from 3.1 percent, predicting contractions in Brazil and Russia and lower demand for manufactured goods in Korea and Japan due to China.

08/28/2015 09:15 PM
LSU's Cameron treated for cancer, continuing job
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said Friday that has been treated successfully for prostate cancer and plans to maintain his regular coaching duties this season.

08/28/2015 09:12 PM
Misfiring Gunners won't fluster Wenger

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (bottom) has a shot at goal past Liverpool's Dejan Lovren during their English Premier League match at the Emirates stadium, on August 24, 2015Arsene Wenger refuses to panic about Arsenal's spluttering start even though the Gunners boss admits his side aren't firing on all cylinders. Wenger's men head to Newcastle on Saturday looking to win for just the second time in their first four Premier League matches. A goalless draw against Liverpool on Monday left the north Londoners already lagging five points behind leaders Manchester City after a worrying repeat of the slow opening that eventually doomed their title challenge last season.

08/28/2015 09:08 PM
New York police: Missing ironworker, known for job site songs, found dead in apparent suicide
NEW YORK (AP) — New York police: Missing ironworker, known for job site songs, found dead in apparent suicide.

08/28/2015 09:06 PM
IndyCar drivers find comfort in getting back to work

Rita Panike, of Redding, Calif., looks over t-shirts paying tribute to Justin Wilson before practice for the IndyCar auto race Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif. IndyCar is headed into a somber championship weekend as the paddock mourns the death of popular driver Justin Wilson instead of celebrating its season finale. Wilson, of Great Britain, died Aug. 24 from injuries sustained at Pocono Raceway. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — IndyCar drivers got back to work Friday, climbing into their cars as a distraction — albeit a temporary one — from their grief over Justin Wilson's death.

08/28/2015 08:51 PM
The Latest: Toth leads 50K walk after 15K at worlds

Men's 200m gold medalist Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates on the podium at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):

08/28/2015 08:33 PM
Redskins say QB Griffin to miss Ravens game
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will miss Saturday's exhibition game at Baltimore because of a concussion, reversing an earlier decision to let him play.

08/28/2015 08:29 PM
Spieth misses Barclays cut to lose No. 1 ranking

Jordan Spieth of the United States watches his tee shot on the 15th hole during the second round of The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club on August 28, 2015 in Edison, New JerseyJordan Spieth's reign as world number one came to an abrupt end after a missed cut at the Barclays ensured Rory McIlroy would return to top spot. The Masters and US Open champion had toppled McIlroy from the number one ranking two weeks ago with a runner-up finish to Jason Day at the PGA Championship. Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson was the halfway leader of the $8.25 million tournament, the first leg of the US PGA Tour playoffs.

08/28/2015 08:28 PM
Despite volatility, on-air rampage difficult to predict

This undated photo provided by WDBJ-TV, shows Vester Lee Flanagan II, who killed WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Flanagan was a former employee at WDBJ who appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDITROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seemed to stray into the type of violent behavior that would have put him on the radar of police or mental health professionals.

08/28/2015 08:28 PM
Stewart claims he didn't see man on track before fatal crash

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Stewart says in court papers filed Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, that he didn’t see fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. walking along the track before striking and killing him during a dirt track race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, File)NEW YORK (AP) — NASCAR star Tony Stewart said he didn't see a driver walking on a dirt track in upstate New York last year before he struck and killed him, and noted the racer was impaired by marijuana and shouldn't have been outside his car, according to court papers filed Friday.

08/28/2015 08:24 PM
'Django Unchained' actress gets community service

FILE - This Sept. 14, 2014 file photo shows actress Daniele Watts, left, and Brian Lucas speaking during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles. The "Django Unchained" actress Watts has been ordered to perform community service after a judge refused to buy her apologies to Los Angeles police she'd accused of racial profiling. Watts and her boyfriend, Lucas, were sentenced Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, to 15 hours of community labor. (AP Photo/KABC-TV, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts has been ordered to perform community service after a judge refused to buy her apologies to Los Angeles police she'd accused of racial profiling.

08/28/2015 08:10 PM
Brazil recession: GDP plunges 1.9 percent in second quarter

In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 photo, people look at job postings in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. With an economy in recession, along with growing inflation and unemployment, President Dilma Rousseff has the worst approval rating for any president since Brazil’s return to democracy. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The bottom seems to have fallen out of Brazil's economy, with the government reporting Friday that the gross domestic product plunged 1.9 percent in the second quarter alone, once again throwing the nation into a technical recession.

08/28/2015 07:47 PM
Brazil tumbles into recession

The assembly line at Nissan's Industrial Complex in Resende, west of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Februrary 3, 2015Brazil has slipped into recession, the government said Friday, deepening the gloom in the world's seventh largest economy already battered by falling commodity prices, political crisis and a corruption scandal. Brazil is now in its biggest contraction for six years and with the 2015 slump forecast to extend in milder form through 2016, economists believe the country is headed for the longest recession since 1931. Brazil's economy has been tailing off for four years, ever since the end of a boom fueled by commodity exports, principally to China.

08/28/2015 07:38 PM
Prosecutors: No retrial for white officer who shot black man

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2015, file photo, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Randall "Wes" Kerrick sits at the defense table during his manslaughter trial in Charlotte, N.C. State attorneys on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, decided against retrying Kerrick, who shot and killed an unarmed black man after his trial ended in a deadlock last week. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool, File)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state prosecutors announced Friday that they won't retry a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, saying that talking with jurors after the mistrial helped convince them they cannot get a conviction.



© Copyright 2007 - All Rights Reserved. - Powered By Internet Advertising, LLC - Site Development & Management