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Many Americans have no retirement savings: Fed survey

Yahoo News - 1 hour 9 min ago

Elderly couples view the ocean and waves along the beach in La JollaMany Americans are not financially prepared for retirement, with almost a third of working adults without savings or a pension, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Wednesday. The Fed's 2014 Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking found that about 38 percent of the more than 5,800 respondents have either no intention to retire or plan to keep working for as long as possible. "Thirty-one percent of non-retirees have no retirement savings or pension, including nearly a quarter of those older than 45," the Fed said.


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Sleeping man brutally beaten in SW Phila. home invasion, restaurant robbery

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Sleeping man brutally beaten in SW Phila. home invasion, restaurant robberyPolice need your help finding the man who they say severely beat a man during a home invasion robbery in Southwest Philadelphia.


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Theft of copper cable causes major disruption on NYC subways

Yahoo News - 1 hour 12 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said.
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Federal appeals court rejects Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court struck down a key abortion restriction in Arkansas on Wednesday, agreeing with a lower court judge that it was inappropriate to ban most abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat.
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Fact sheet: 2015 GMC Sierra HD

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This undated photo made available by General Motors shows the 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab. (GM via AP)2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain 4WD Crew Cab SLT


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Sierra All Terrain does it all for serious truck enthusiasts

Yahoo News - 1 hour 16 min ago

This undated photo made available by General Motors shows the 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Double Cab. (GM via AP)Trucks aren't bare-bones workhorses anymore and GMC's new Sierra HD All Terrain pickup proves it.


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Yahoo must face email spying class action: U.S. judge

Yahoo News - 1 hour 27 min ago

The Yahoo logo is shown at the company's headquarters in SunnyvaleA U.S. judge ordered Yahoo Inc to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegally intercepting the content of emails sent to Yahoo Mail subscribers from non-Yahoo Mail accounts, and using the information to boost advertising revenue. In a decision late Tuesday night, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California said people who sent emails to or received emails from Yahoo Mail subscribers since Oct. 2, 2011 may sue as a group under the federal Stored Communications Act for alleged privacy violations. Holders of non-Yahoo Mail accounts accused Yahoo of copying and then analyzing their emails, including keywords and attachments, with a goal of creating "targeted advertising" for its subscribers, in addition to detecting spam and malware.


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Florida college ends use of students for vaginal probe training

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By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida community college under fire for allowing female sonography students to perform vaginal probes on one another as part of their class instruction said it will cease the practice for good. The announcement by Valencia College on Tuesday followed a lawsuit filed on May 14 by two students who accused the school of bullying them into enduring the invasive probes and threatening their academic standing if they did not participate. The school in Orlando has said using volunteers, including students, for medical sonography training is a nationally accepted practice.
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Arrest made in Wilmington murder

Yahoo News - 1 hour 38 min ago

Arrest made in Wilmington murderWilmington police have made an arrest from a murder back in December.


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Man dead after car crashes off Connecticut overpass

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One man was killed and a second person was in serious condition after their car plunged off a Connecticut interstate highway overpass early on Wednesday, state police said. The incident occurred around 5:45 a.m. when a pickup truck drove through a highway guardrail and fell a "significant distance" to a street below, said Sergeant Shane Hassett of the Connecticut State Police.
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Baby in respiratory distress found at Atlantic City casino

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A baby is in critical condition after authorities found the child in respiratory arrest at an Atlantic City casino.
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Canadian 15-year-old seeks bail in Florida murder case

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By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - The 15-year-old son of the Canadian consul general in Miami who faces murder charges from a botched drug deal will seek to be released on bond at a hearing Wednesday in Miami. Marc Wabafiyebazu has pleaded not guilty and is being held in jail awaiting trial as an adult. An afternoon bond hearing was scheduled in Florida state court.
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NSA chief urges 'safe' Internet under equivalent of Law of the Sea

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National Security Agency (NSA) Director Admiral Michael Rogers smiles at a Reuters CyberSecurity Summit in WashingtonBy Eric Auchard and David Mardiste TALLINN (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency chief called on Wednesday for an "open, reliable and safe" Internet governed by international rules akin to the Law of the Sea, while deflecting critics who say NSA spying has undermined public trust in the cyberworld. Admiral Michael Rogers spoke a few days after the U.S. Senate rejected a bill to extend spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone records, putting the program in doubt shortly before its expiry on June 1.


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Traveling with your dog will cost you _ sometimes hundreds

Yahoo News - 2 hours 3 min ago

In this April 2014 photo provided by B.L. Ochman, Ochman poses with dog Benny, an 80-pound labradoodle in New York's Central Park. Hotels ranging from major chains to small outposts are capitalizing on the wave of travelers who bring their dogs, some by charging for perks that pamper pets and others by expanding fees. What started as a basic, one-time pet fee has blossomed into a per-night charge at many places and costs that can total hundreds. (Dominique Milbank/Courtesy of B.L. Ochman via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Having an 80-pound Labradoodle as a travel buddy means B.L. Ochman can quickly separate the hotels that love dogs from those that just put up with them.


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Appeals court strikes down Arkansas 12-week abortion ban

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(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down an Arkansas law that banned abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy, upholding a lower court's decision last year that had blocked the law. The Arkansas law violates a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy at a point before the viability of the fetus, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit said. Two doctors challenged the Arkansas law, which had granted exceptions to protect the life of the mother and for pregnancy resulting from rape or incest.
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EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams

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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks in Washington. The Obama administration issued new rules Wednesday to protect the nation's drinking water and clarify which smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands are covered by anti-pollution and development provisions of the Clean Water Act. McCarthy said the rule will only affect waters that have a "direct and significant" connection to larger bodies of water downstream that are already protected. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new government rules protecting small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday.


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Fmr. Pa. Senator Rick Santorum launching second White House run

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Fmr. Pa. Senator Rick Santorum launching second White House runA spokesman for Rick Santorum says the former Pennsylvania senator is running for president.


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Former Obama legal adviser Meltzer dies

Yahoo News - 2 hours 20 min ago
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard Law School professor who served briefly as a top legal adviser to President Barack Obama has died. Daniel Meltzer was 63.
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Lawyer: Suburban Chicago man to plead guilty in terror case

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CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for a suburban Chicago man accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria says her client intends to change his plea to guilty.
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Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict

Yahoo News - 2 hours 32 min ago
The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.
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