Latest World News
- January 26 2015 00:13: Greek vote is a rejection of failed plans, not austerity: UK's Osborne - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
The Greek election result is not a defeat of austerity but a defeat of failed economic plans and should act as a reminder to Britain that it needs to stick to what it is doing, finance minister George Osborne said on Monday. Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election on Sunday, promising that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors were over. "People get tired of economic failure, they tired of rising unemployment ... what you see is not a defeat of austerity, it is a defeat of economic plans that don't work and in Britain we have got an economic plan that is working," Osborne told BBC radio.
Latest U.S. News
- January 26 2015 00:12: Panic attack, bad back: Theater shooting brings jury excuses - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he'd be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.
Latest Business News
- January 25 2015 23:57: Oil falls more than 1 percent as euro tumbles after Greek election - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Oil slid more than 1 percent on Monday, with U.S. crude falling close to a six-year low, after Greek election results heightened uncertainty in the euro zone and depressed the bloc's currency against the dollar. Greece's left-wing Syriza appeared on course to trounce the ruling conservatives in Sunday's snap election, setting up a possible confrontation with international creditors. March Brent crude fell 71 cents to $48.08 a barrel by 0718 GMT, wiping out light gains made on Friday after the death of Saudi King Abdullah, but it was off an early low of $47.85. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for March delivery was trading down 69 cents at $44.90 a barrel.
Latest Tech News
- January 26 2015 00:03: Motorola returns to China with launch of Moto X, Moto X Pro, and Moto G - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
Motorola has a history of operating in China stretching all the way back to 1987, and today the company marks its return to "the biggest and most exciting smartphone market" with the launch of its full smartphone portfolio. This morning, Motorola President and COO Rick Osterloh announced the 2014 Moto X and LTE-capable Moto G for the Chinese market, along with a Moto X Pro that is essentially a rebadged Nexus 6. The Moto Hint Bluetooth earpiece is also coming to China, along with the Moto Maker phone customization service and, eventually, the Moto 360 smartwatch. China will be the first country in Asia to get the benefit of Moto Maker "in the next few months," but availability of the 360 watch looks to be a bit further out.
Latest Entertainment News
- January 25 2015 23:41: Seekers of the Hollywood Sign disrupt nearby neighborhood - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage, not to a deity but to something similar — the people they see on TV and in the movies.
Latest Sports News
- January 25 2015 23:17: NFL's Sherman gets shots in against under-pressure Patriots - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
With Super Bowl 49 still a week away, Seattle Seahawks defensive standout Richard Sherman was already getting his shots in against the New England Patriots. The outspoken quarterback was skeptical that the Patriots would ever be punished, even if the NFL finds they purposely underinflated the footballs used in the playoff win over Indianapolis that sent them into the Super Bowl -- where they'll take on reigning champions Seattle. Probably not," Sherman said as selected Seahawks players met the press shortly after arriving in Phoenix.
Latest Science News
- January 25 2015 21:07: Giant asteroid set to buzz Earth, poses no threat - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - An asteroid measuring about a third of a mile (half a kilometer) in diameter will make a relatively close, but harmless pass by Earth Monday night, NASA said. The asteroid will pass about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Earth, roughly three times farther away than the moon. "While it poses no threat to Earth for the foreseeable future, it's a relatively close approach by a relatively large asteroid, so it provides us a unique opportunity to observe and learn more," astronomer Don Yeomans, with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, said in a statement. The asteroid, which orbits the sun every 1.84 years, was discovered 11 years ago by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research, or LINEAR, telescope in New Mexico.
Latest Politics News
- January 25 2015 23:13: New Jersey's Christie launches political action committee - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign.