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en-US Copyright (c) 2014 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:26:19 -0400 5 Yahoo News - Top Stories http://news.yahoo.com/topstories/ http://l.yimg.com/rz/d/yahoo_news_en-US_s_f_p_168x21_news.png Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil moneyANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Most Alaskans will receive nearly $1,900 for this year's share of the state's oil wealth that's distributed annually to residents just for living here.
  • Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Most Alaskans will receive nearly $1,900 for this year's share of the state's oil wealth that's distributed annually to residents just for living here.
  • Fed chief Yellen's remarks at press conference
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The following are highlights of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks at a press conference on Wednesday following the conclusion of the U.S. central bank's two-day policy meeting. ON INTEREST RATE PATH PROJECTIONS "I would say there is relatively little upward movement in the (federal funds rate) path, and I would view it as broadly in line with what one would expect with a very small downward reduction in the path for unemployment and a very slight upward change in the projection for inflation. "So most participants in deciding on the path ... ...
  • Yellen: Fed balance sheet to take years to shrink
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says "it could take until the end of the decade" to shrink the Fed's record investment portfolio to more normal levels.
  • Directors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalled
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new guild study says women and minorities were largely shut out of the ranks of TV directors again last season.
  • NASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/nasas-maven-spacecraft-reaches-mars-weekend-170713380.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/4yn1xSmd.6vw5hc3LJbi4A--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/b286d086a06ef9245f0f6a7067000330.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, technicians work on NASA’s next Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN), at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet in September 2014 following a 10-month journey spanning more than 440 million miles. If all goes well, Maven will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, technicians work on NASA’s next Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN), at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet in September 2014 following a 10-month journey spanning more than 440 million miles. If all goes well, Maven will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)" border="0" /></a>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars, get ready for another visitor or two.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/texas-woman-set-die-starvation-child-9-172038568.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/mEnlI.we0Prb6fCzARC.1g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3B4b2ZmPTUwO3B5b2ZmPTA7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/b11dd77c7c77e1245f0f6a706700efc6.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Lisa Ann Coleman. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Coleman is set for execution for the 9-year-old Davontae Williams&#039; starvation death 10 years ago. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)" align="left" title="This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Lisa Ann Coleman. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Coleman is set for execution for the 9-year-old Davontae Williams&#039; starvation death 10 years ago. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)" border="0" /></a>HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the scheduled Wednesday evening execution of a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend&#039;s 9-year-old son a decade ago.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • NYC praised as most vegan-friendly in US
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/group-nyc-vegan-friendly-wins-veggie-sculpture-190058518.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/0g5xPvg90Qm1rP39KftMfg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/ce4afa5aa05ff9245f0f6a706700fcca.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="The New York skyline rendered in vegan-friendly vegetables attracts attention outside of New York&#039;s City Hall, where The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals declared that New York is the nation&#039;s most vegan-friendly city, Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014. On hand for the City Hall presentation was the actor Alan Cumming who praised the city&#039;s commitment to vegan restaurants. (AP Photo/Jonathan Lemire)" align="left" title="The New York skyline rendered in vegan-friendly vegetables attracts attention outside of New York&#039;s City Hall, where The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals declared that New York is the nation&#039;s most vegan-friendly city, Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014. On hand for the City Hall presentation was the actor Alan Cumming who praised the city&#039;s commitment to vegan restaurants. (AP Photo/Jonathan Lemire)" border="0" /></a>NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan&#039;s skyline never looked so appetizing.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • On eve of secession vote, UK's fate hangs on a divided Scotland
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/scots-support-independence-lags-eve-referendum-102400474--sector.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/VAPcn1_2TolQAi26YvSOHQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/final-day-campaigning-scottish-referendum-20140917-114856-197.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="The Final Day Of Campaigning For The Scottish Referendum Ahead Of Tomorrow&#039;s Historic Vote" align="left" title="The Final Day Of Campaigning For The Scottish Referendum Ahead Of Tomorrow&#039;s Historic Vote" border="0" /></a>By Guy Faulconbridge and Alistair Smout EDINBURGH (Reuters) - On the eve of Scotland&#039;s independence referendum, the fate of the United Kingdom rests on hundreds of thousands of wavering Scottish voters as opinion polls showed supporters of the 307-year union just a whisker ahead of secessionists. In an intense final day of campaigning, leaders of both sides beseeched Scots to seize the reins of history in a vote that has divided families, friends and lovers but also electrified this country of 5.3 million. ...</p><br clear="all"/>
  • UK traders gear up for long night before Scottish vote result
    By Nigel Stephenson LONDON (Reuters) - London's trading rooms are gearing up for an extra long shift to cover Scotland's independence referendum and drafting in extra staff, anticipating a surge in activity when the result comes through early on Friday. The vote on whether Scotland should end its 300-year-old union with England was set for a nail-biting finish. Three polls on Wednesday put opponents of independence slightly ahead, though many voters remained undecided. The final result could come any time between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. ...
  • Muted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meeting
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/muted-expectations-obama-rouhani-meeting-181951815--politics.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/s.15g2G7BgdtnSwf4OJ9kA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/10c28a6aa09ffa245f0f6a706700cc82.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, after he spoke by telephone earlier in the day with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the first conversation between American and Iranian leaders in more than 30 years. One year ago, Obama and Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries’ leaders. In late September 2014 both men are scheduled to again be in New York for United Nations meetings but expectations for even a handshake are more muted than they were last fall. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, after he spoke by telephone earlier in the day with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the first conversation between American and Iranian leaders in more than 30 years. One year ago, Obama and Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries’ leaders. In late September 2014 both men are scheduled to again be in New York for United Nations meetings but expectations for even a handshake are more muted than they were last fall. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)" border="0" /></a>WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries&#039; leaders.</p><br clear="all"/>

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