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Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal report says that along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years. -- read full article
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:32:05 -0400 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
Sarah Palin debuts online TV channel

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits on May 3, 2013 in Houston, TexasConservative gadfly Sarah Palin ramped up her Internet profile Monday with an online TV channel where fans can savor her homespun brand of American patriotism for just $9.95 a month. Well, so am I," said the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential hopeful upon the launch of the Sarah Palin Channel (sarahpalinchannel.com). Inaugural content featured Palin, sporting a US flag necklace, encouraging Americans to develop their "God-given" energy resources as a way to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin's "aggression."

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:35:16 -0400 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
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Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance

This booking photo released by the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office shows Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H., arrested Monday, July 28, 2014 and charged with one count of felony kidnapping of Abigail Hernandez, who went missing in Conway, N.H., in October 2013, and returned home last week. Kibby will be arraigned Tuesday in district court in Conway, N.H. (AP Photo/New Hampshire Attorney General's Office)A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home last week after vanishing nine months ago.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:47:50 -0400 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

In this July 24, 2014, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Miller and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scheduled a news conference Monday, July 28, to talk about a compromise plan to improve veterans' care. (AP Photo/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:48:15 -0400 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Obama: World needs 'prosperous and self-reliant Africa'

US President Barack Obama speaks during a "town hall" meeting at the Summit of the Washington Fellowship for the Young African Leaders Initiative in Washington, DC on July 28, 2014US President Barack Obama kicked up a major outreach to Africa on Monday by urging youth leaders to build a "prosperous and self-reliant" future for the continent built on civil rights and the rule of law. Speaking a week before almost all of Africa's leaders descend on Washington for a summit, Obama said the future stability of the world depends on progress on what is still the poorest continent. "The security and prosperity and justice that we seek in the world cannot be achieved without a strong and prosperous and self-reliant Africa," Obama told 500 young Africa students and activists. Next week's meeting will attract 50 African leaders to Washington -- almost all of them, apart from pariah figures like Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, Sudan's Omar al-Bashir and Eritrea's Issaias Afeworki.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:42:19 -0400 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
U.S. proposal to ban import of boa constrictors draws backlash
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. proposal to ban the import and interstate sale of boa constrictors and four other snake species prompted protests from exotic pet owners and concern among Florida wildlife regulators who fear it could lead to more reptiles being released into the wild. In Florida, a hotbed for the exotic pet trade where the ban would be keenly felt, an estimated 150,000 Burmese pythons descended from pets have ended up in the wild, wreaking havoc on the ecologically fragile Everglades. Banning the sale of the boa, along with the reticulated python and three anaconda species, could diminish their value and compel breeders to set them free, Kristen Penney Sommers, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission official, warned in a letter sent last week to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. If approved, the federal ban would place the snake species in the same category as the Burmese python, as well as the African python and yellow anaconda, which are illegal to import or move across state lines under the Lacey Act. -- read full article
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:42:36 -0400 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Politics | view all politics news
Lew: 'Inversion' moves offshore will hurt US finances

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is pictured in Washington on July 1, 2014US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Monday that the surge in companies moving offshore via mergers to skirt US taxes could weaken the country's finances. Taking aim at "inversion" deals, Lew said Congress needs to amend tax laws to eliminate takeovers of foreign companies by US firms with the primary aim of seeking an address in a cheaper tax jurisdiction. "By allowing these transactions to continue, we run the risk of eroding our corporate tax base and undoing the progress we have made to reduce our budget deficits," he said in an opinion piece in the Washington Post. Lew said Congress should not only raise the bar in the tax laws to make inversions harder, but do so retroactively, so that the law would block the tax benefits of recent multibillion-dollar takeover deals like pharmaceutical giant AbbVie's acquisition of Dublin-based Shire Pharmaceuticals.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:41:52 -0400 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
Chinese president wields economic might on LatAm tour
Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a nine-day Latin American tour in Cuba on Wednesday, heading home with dozens of deals underlining Beijing's growing interest -- and influence -- in the region. Xi kicked off his trip at a summit of the BRICS emerging powers in Brazil, then traveled to Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba -- three countries that have often been among the most outspoken critics of US dominance over the region. His charm offensive began with the announcement by the BRICS -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- of a new $50-billion development bank and $100-billion reserve fund designed to provide an alternative to the Western-led World Bank and International Monetary Fund. "A new beginning, a new perspective, a new motivation," he said at the launch of the development bank on July 15. -- read full article
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:47:09 -0400 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
Business | view all business news
Yes, Actually, You Are in Control
Here I am staring at an email in my inbox. A response to my request, one I thought more a formality than a requirement. I sat shocked, reading that my request, albeit not rudely, was denied. My temper started to rise. Emotions roiled. "What? How dare they do this to me! They just don't understand!" Then, I stopped. The reality hit me, full... -- read full article
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:33:01 -0400 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Speaking For Dough

Speaking For DoughI will never forget the first time I spoke on stage. I was so nervous. My biggest source of worry was "what will everyone think of me?" After all I was in my early 30's and most of the folks in the audience had been in business far longer than I. This trend continued for many years. Me speaking to folks who had more business experience and me...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:25:01 -0400 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Slim down at home with P90X for Xbox Fitness

Slim down at home with P90X for Xbox Fitness

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:13:00 -0400 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
The ‘Holy Grail’ of batteries might double your smartphone’s battery life

The ‘Holy Grail’ of batteries might double your smartphone’s battery lifeResearchers from Stanford including former U.S. Secretary of Energy and Nobel laureate Steve Chu are currently working on “fixing” lithium-ion batteries in order to offer a longer charge to various devices that require such batteries, including smartphones and electric cars. A battery has three components including an anode that discharges electrons, a cathode to receive them and an electrolyte to provide electrons. Stanford researchers are trying to create a battery that has lithium in the anode as well, not only in the electrolyte. “Of all the materials that one might use in an anode, lithium has the greatest potential. Some call it the Holy Grail,” Stanford professor and leader of the research team Yi Cui said. “It is very lightweight

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:14:45 -0400 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Golf-European Ryder Cup points table
July 28 (Reuters) - European Ryder Cup points table on Monday: World points list 1. Sergio Garcia (Spain) 317.40 2. Justin Rose (England) 261.33 3. Martin Kaymer (Germany) 245.87 4. Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) 193.77 5. Luke Donald (England) 162.44 European points list 1. Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 3,051,298 2. Victor Dubuisson (France) 2,631,723 3. Jamie Donaldson (Wales) 2,398,824 4. ... -- read full article
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:45:42 -0400 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Golf-PGA Tour FedExCup points table
July 28 (Reuters) - PGA Tour 2014 FedExCup points table onMonday (U.S. unless stated): 1. Jimmy Walker 2,364 points 2. Bubba Watson 2,135 3. Matt Kuchar 1,855 4. Dustin Johnson 1,769 5. Jim Furyk 1,680 6. Jordan Spieth 1,670 7. Chris Kirk 1,542 8. Brendon Todd 1,516 9. Martin Kaymer (Germany) 1,510 10. Zach Johnson 1,504 11. Patrick Reed 1,498 12. Rory McIlroy (N. Ireland) 1,432 13. Harris English 1,432 14. Webb Simpson 1,398 15. Kevin Na 1,366 16. Sergio Garcia (Spain) 1,351 17. Adam Scott (Australia) 1,345 18. Ryan Moore 1,320 19. Brian Harman 1,314 20. ... -- read full article
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:46:15 -0400 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Entertainment | view all entertainment news
Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary

FILE - This Jan. 10, 2014 file photo shows Laura Jane Grace, formerly known as Tom Gabel, of the band Against Me!, in New York. Grace, 33, publicly came out as transgender in 2012. She was born Tom Gabel and performed with the Florida-based band since 1997. At 6-2, with a mostly black wardrobe worthy of a rocker, Grace recalls the days before she was "out" and on the hunt for women's clothes. Grace said she usually shops online, shares a shoe size with her wife (a women's 10) and picks up specialty pieces in boutiques during road trips with the band that last for weeks. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:14:27 -0400 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shop
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The co-owner of the Las Vegas shop featured in the reality show "Pawn Stars" hopes a shopping center he's proposing will lure the long lines of tourists who visit his famous store. -- read full article
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:28:18 -0400 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
Science | view all science news
Is Your Life Story Written in Your Poop?
In a new experiment, researchers studied gut and saliva bacteria in two people over a year, to investigate how microbial communities in people's bodies, called their microbiota, changed over time. The study participants provided stool and saliva samples nearly every day during the study period, and chronicled their daily health and behavior, including their diet, exercise, bowel movements and mood, using a diary app. The ratio then returned to normal when the study participant returned home, according to the study, led by Lawrence David, an assistant professor at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. In the other study participant, an intestinal infection with Salmonella, resulted in the permanent decline of most gut bacterial types, which were replaced by genetically-similar species, according to the study published today (July 24) in the journal Genome Biology. -- read full article
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:49:51 -0400 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: How to Watch it Live Online

Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: How to Watch it Live OnlineThe Delta Aquarid meteor shower is peaking from tonight (July 28) into Tuesday (July 29), and even if you can't catch the cosmic show in person, you can still see live views of the annual shower online. The online Slooh Community Observatory will host a webcast featuring the Delta Aquarid meteor shower as seen from Arizona and the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa, weather permitting. Astronomers predict that the peak of the shower will produce about 16 meteors per hour, Slooh representatives said. While the Delta Aquarid shower usually isn't spectacular, this year it falls during a new moon, meaning the dim "shooting stars" should stand out against the dark night sky.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:55:47 -0400 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
Health | view all health news
How Ebola Virus Spreads From Sick Animals And Among Humans
People caring for infected individuals- from friends and relatives who may be taking care of the diseased at home or the doctors treating the ill in hospitals- are among the most commonly infected. -- read full article
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:59:33 -0400 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
How the Ebola Virus Spreads to Humans
People caring for infected individuals- from friends and relatives who may be taking care of the diseased at home or the doctors treating the ill in hospitals- are among the most commonly infected. -- read full article
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:15:23 -0400 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
Law | view all law news
Holloway disappearance hits cold case file
None of the three suspects in the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway will be charged, the Aruban public prosecutor's office said today. Hans Mos, the island nation's chief public prosecutor, said there was not enough evidence to take the case to trial.
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Girl who shielded mom is a hero at school
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Travel | view all travel news
Incredible photos of secret ruins
Polish photographer takes incredible images of derelict buildings but refuses to divulge their location.
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:38:41 EDT - CNN.com - Travel
9 of the world's intriguing piers
"Bridges to nowhere" to some, architectural icons and centers of entertainment for others; these piers are worth visiting.
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:46:12 EDT - CNN.com - Travel
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