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Trump Taj Mahal casino workers authorize strike in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:15

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino is illuminated at dusk in Atlantic City, New JerseyThe union membership vote, conduced all day on Thursday, gives the employees' negotiating committee the power to call a strike if it feels such a move is warranted. About a thousand people would potentially walk out, including bartenders, cocktail waitresses, bellmen, cooks and housekeepers, according to Ben Begleiter, a spokesman for UNITE HERE Local 54. The union is fighting moves by Carl Icahn to slash healthcare and pension benefits.


'Minions' teddy breaks Colorado girl's fall from third floor window

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:13
A stuffed teddy bear from the hit animated movie "Minions" is credited with breaking the fall of a 5-year-old Colorado girl who suffered only minor injuries after tumbling from a third-story apartment window, police said on Friday. The child was playing in a bedroom when she accidentally fell backwards out of an open window, Colorado Springs police said in a statement. "Fortunately, when the child fell out of the window she continued holding on to a stuffed Minion teddy bear that is believed to have cushioned her fall," the statement said.

‘Appreciate the little things,’ says teen survivor of plane crash

NBA - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:11
Autumn Veatch, the Bellingham teenager who made national news with her tale of survival, talks about being an “average person that was put in an extraordinary position.”
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‘Appreciate the little things,’ says teen survivor of plane crash

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:11
Autumn Veatch, the Bellingham teenager who made national news with her tale of survival, talks about being an “average person that was put in an extraordinary position.”
Categories: Sports Center

‘Appreciate the little things,’ says teen survivor of plane crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:11
Autumn Veatch, the Bellingham teenager who made national news with her tale of survival, talks about being an “average person that was put in an extraordinary position.”

Exclusive: Uber, Lyft face disability access questions from Massachusetts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:10

A woman wearing a Uber T-shirt checks her phone while Uber riders and driver-partners take part in a rally on the steps of New York City Hall against proposed legislation limiting for-hire vehicles in New YorkBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Massachusetts attorney general's office is examining how Uber and Lyft ensure equal access for people with disabilities, a spokeswoman for the attorney general told Reuters, adding to numerous other business issues facing the two companies. Disabilities rights activists have questioned how Uber Technologies Inc [[UBER.UL] and Lyft drivers handle passengers in wheelchairs and the blind, but the Massachusetts inquiry appears to be the first from an attorney general, opening a new area of scrutiny for the companies. The Massachusetts AG's civil rights division reached out to the companies this week to discuss issues related to equal access, spokeswoman Jillian Fennimore said.


Obama meets Detroit woman believed to be oldest veteran

NBA - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:10
Emma Didlake was a 38-year-old wife and mother of five when she signed up for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943
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Obama meets Detroit woman believed to be oldest veteran

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:10
Emma Didlake was a 38-year-old wife and mother of five when she signed up for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943
Categories: Sports Center

Obama meets Detroit woman believed to be oldest veteran

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:10
Emma Didlake was a 38-year-old wife and mother of five when she signed up for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943

Trains collide near Johannesburg

BBC World News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:08
About 300 people are injured as two trains collide near Johannesburg in South Africa, medics tell the BBC.
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Police: Suspected shoplifter dies after parking garage jump

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:03
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A suspected shoplifter ran from store security and jumped over a railing at a Rhode Island shopping mall, falling 25 feet to her death, authorities said.

Man convicted of killing Cleveland policeman gets new trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:01
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Cleveland man sentenced to death for killing a police officer 15 years ago can have a new trial because prosecutors improperly excluded a black woman from the jury, a federal judge in Toledo has ruled.

Major League Soccer Players Union releases 2015 salaries

NBA - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:00
The Major League Soccer Players Union has released the 2015 salaries for all 20 of the league’s teams. And with the usual caveat that these shouldn’t be taken as gospel, there is plenty of intrigue to unpack here. Orlando City midfielder Kaka is the league’s highest-paid player, with his guaranteed compensation topping out at $7,165,500 […]
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Major League Soccer Players Union releases 2015 salaries

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:00
The Major League Soccer Players Union has released the 2015 salaries for all 20 of the league’s teams. And with the usual caveat that these shouldn’t be taken as gospel, there is plenty of intrigue to unpack here. Orlando City midfielder Kaka is the league’s highest-paid player, with his guaranteed compensation topping out at $7,165,500 […]
Categories: Sports Center

Major League Soccer Players Union releases 2015 salaries

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:00
The Major League Soccer Players Union has released the 2015 salaries for all 20 of the league’s teams. And with the usual caveat that these shouldn’t be taken as gospel, there is plenty of intrigue to unpack here. Orlando City midfielder Kaka is the league’s highest-paid player, with his guaranteed compensation topping out at $7,165,500 […]

UCLA’s hospital system victim of cyber-attack

NBA - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 03:56
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Information on as many as 4.5 million people was stored on servers that were accessed during cyber-attacks beginning last year against the hospital system of the University of California, Los Angeles, officials said Friday. UCLA Health said in a statement that while there’s no evidence that hackers acquired personal or medical […]
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UCLA’s hospital system victim of cyber-attack

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 03:56
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Information on as many as 4.5 million people was stored on servers that were accessed during cyber-attacks beginning last year against the hospital system of the University of California, Los Angeles, officials said Friday. UCLA Health said in a statement that while there’s no evidence that hackers acquired personal or medical […]
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UCLA’s hospital system victim of cyber-attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 03:56
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Information on as many as 4.5 million people was stored on servers that were accessed during cyber-attacks beginning last year against the hospital system of the University of California, Los Angeles, officials said Friday. UCLA Health said in a statement that while there’s no evidence that hackers acquired personal or medical […]

Tornados hits Illinois towns but no significant injuries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 03:56

The twisted wreckage of several grain bins lie in a heap Friday July 17, 2015 in Cameron, Ill., the morning after a tornado swept through the city. At least three tornadoes hit communities in the northwest corner of Illinois and the central part of the state late Thursday, causing extensive damage but no significant injuries, officials said. (Steve Davis/The Register-Mail via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCAMERON, Ill. (AP) — At least three tornadoes hit communities in the northwest corner of Illinois and the central part of the state late Thursday, causing extensive damage but no significant injuries, officials said.


Chattanooga shooter's motivation still unknown: FBI

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 03:55
(Reuters) - Federal investigators are still looking into what motivated a shooter who killed four Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday and as yet have no indication he was inspired by the militant group Islamic State, an FBI official said on Friday.