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Baseball's Cardinals say committed to finding truth about data breach

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 03:58
Federal authorities are investigating the Cardinals to determine who, if anyone connected with the baseball team, was involved in the data breach concerning Astros' trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports. "These are serious allegations that don’t reflect who we are as an organization," William DeWitt Jr. said in a statement. There is evidence that officials of the Cardinals, who won the 2006 and 2011 World Series and are one of the sport's most respected franchises, broke into the Astros' network of special databases, according to a report in the New York Times on Tuesday.

Berkeley mayor: Investigation points to water-damaged wood in deadly balcony collapse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 03:56
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Berkeley mayor: Investigation points to water-damaged wood in deadly balcony collapse.

AT&T hit with $100M fine, company vows to fight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 03:50

FILE - In this May 14, 2014 file photo, an AT&T logo on a store in Dedham, Mass. AT&T Mobility LLC has been hit with a $100 million fine for offering consumers “unlimited” data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they hit a certain amount. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which regulates the telecommunications industry, says the company misled consumers with the plans. Officials say the company would slow speeds dramatically at times, to levels lower than advertised. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a record $100 million fine for offering consumers "unlimited" data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount. The company says it will fight the charges.


Deputy marshal dies of cancer linked to 9/11 response

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 03:46
NEW YORK (AP) — A deputy U.S. marshal has died of cancer linked to the 2001 World Trade Center response.

Former NAACP official Dolezal has violated ethics rules: Spokane lawmaker

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 03:43

NBC handout shows Washington state civil rights advocate Rachel Dolezal on the NBC News "TODAY" show in New YorkFormer Washington state NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who has drawn national attention after being accused of lying about her racial background, has violated ethics rules while heading a police oversight commission, the Spokane city council president said on Wednesday. Investigators hired by the city in eastern Washington to probe a whistleblower complaint found that Dolezal had publicly named citizens who made complaints against police officers in violation of a confidentiality agreement, and also engaged in "workplace harassment," City Council President Ben Stuckart said.


US to abandon Chinese-owned Waldorf at UN General Assembly

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 03:32

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, a taxi passes in front of the fabled Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. The State Department will abandon decades of tradition at the annual UN General Assembly this fall by setting up shop in a hotel other than New York’s famed Waldorf-Astoria, which was purchased last year by a Chinese company. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department will abandon decades of tradition this fall at the annual U.N. General Assembly by setting up shop in a hotel other than New York's iconic Waldorf-Astoria, which was purchased last year by a Chinese company.


Teen felt something bump into his leg before shark attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 03:30

In this image taken from video provided by New Hanover Regional Medical Center, 16-year-old Hunter Treschl, of Colorado Springs, Colo., speaks during an interview at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The teen was seriously wounded in a shark attack. "We were just playing around in the waves, and I felt a hit on my left calf," Treschl said in a videotaped interview released Tuesday night by the hospital where he is being treated. "I thought it felt like a big fish, and I started moving away. And then the shark bit my arm _ off." (New Hanover Regional Medical Center via AP)OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — Hunter Treschl and his cousin were "playing around in the waves" at a North Carolina beach when he felt something bump into his left calf.


FBI: Man shot outside of Arkansas Air Force base dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 03:29

This Feb. 17, 2013 booking photo provided by the Pulaski County Sheriff's office in Little Rock, Ark. shows Larry McElroy. On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, authorities said McElroy, an armed man who was shot by guards on Monday outside the Little Rock Air Force Base, has died. Investigators said he drove his SUV over a curb outside the base's main gate and struck a sign, then guards shot him after he exited the vehicle holding a rifle. (AP Photo/Pulaski County Sheriff's Office)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An armed man who was shot by guards after crashing his SUV while trying to break into an Arkansas military base has died, authorities said Wednesday.


Feds: 2nd man arrested in Islamic State plot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 03:28
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a second man has been charged in the investigation involving a New York City college student accused of plotting with the Islamic State terror group.

Frat member pleads to misdemeanor in ski resort vandalism

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 03:19
GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — A member of a now-closed University of Michigan fraternity has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge connected to vandalism at a ski resort.

Report: West Virginia has highest drug overdose death rate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 03:17
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has the highest rate of overdose deaths in the U.S., according to a report released Wednesday, further spotlighting Appalachia's festering drug abuse problem that is also fueling a rise in hepatitis C in one of the nation's poorest regions.

Prosecutor: Worker discussed hiring inmates to kill husband

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:59

Joyce Mitchell heads into Plattsburgh City Court for her hearing, Monday, June 15, 2015, in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Mitchell is charged with helping convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat escape from Clinton Correctional Facility. (Rob Fountain/Press-Republican via AP)PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security facility had discussed hiring them to kill her husband, a district attorney confirmed Wednesday.


Producer: Cowboy film is real, but Eastwood pitch was not

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:53

This undated booking photo provided by the Montana Department of Corrections shows Matthew McClintock who is on probation for a 2010 conviction for deceptive practices. Montana officials are now investigating McClintock for soliciting investments for what they say is a fake film project. A Helena judge has ordered him to stop raising money for the project until a hearing is held in August, 2015, on whether to issue a permanent injunction against McClintock’s fundraising. (AP Photo/Montana Department of Corrections)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Matthew McClintock arrived in full Western garb stretched over his 6-foot, 5 inch frame to pitch a potential investor on a documentary about early Montana cowboys. He said he was talking to Clint Eastwood about narrating the film's opening, he mentioned his friendship with former first lady Barbara Bush and the two men bonded over serving in the Vietnam war.


No 'Concrete Leads' That Inmates Have Fled Far From Prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:48
Today marks 12th day in the search for Richard Matt and David Sweat.

FAA expects to clear U.S. commercial drones within a year

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:46

Airplane flies over a drone during the Polar Bear Plunge on Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkU.S. commercial drone operations could take flight on a large scale by this time next year, as federal regulators finalize rules allowing widespread unmanned aerial system use by companies, according to congressional testimony on Wednesday. A senior Federal Aviation Administration official said the agency expects to finalize regulations within the next 12 months. "The rule will be in place within a year," FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker said in testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee.


US first lady promotes key topic in Milan: eating wisely

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:44

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama participates in a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Michelle Obama is in Milan on the second leg of a European trip that puts an international spin on her core initiatives. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MILAN (AP) — Michelle Obama took her campaign for healthy eating overseas on Wednesday, but let it slip that she still has work to do at home.


Jury foreman who used cellphone in court released on bond

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:40
WILSON, N.C. (AP) — The jury foreman ordered to spend 30 days in a North Carolina jail for using his cellphone in the jury room is out on bond.

Witnesses: Man begged for help before dying in burning bus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:36
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Witnesses say a central California man trapped in a burning bus where he lived was pounding on a window and begging for help before he died in the flames.

AT&T hit with $100M fine for 'unlimited' data plans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:33

AT&T hit with $100M fine for 'unlimited' data plansAT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a record $100 million fine for offering consumers "unlimited" data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount.


Atlantic City casino workers plan protest over benefit cuts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:25

People walk along the boardwalk during sunset in Atlantic City, New JerseyThe largest union representing workers at Atlantic City, New Jersey's hard-hit casinos plan to rally outside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort on Wednesday to protests a bankruptcy court-approved cut to benefits for some 1,000 casino workers. The protest over cuts sought by billionaire investor Carl Icahn in exchange for keeping the casino open comes at a time when the Jersey Shore resort city is suffering as gambling revenue drops and casinos close. Gamblers placed about $2.74 billion in bets at Atlantic City casinos last year, down 4.5 percent for the year and well below the $5.2 billion peak in 2006 before neighboring states allowed casinos to open.