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Walmart introduces new dress code, employees must buy own clothes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 07:13

Walmart introduces new dress code, employees must buy own clothesWalmart says its employees will have to purchase clothing required under a new dress code at their own expense, something many employees say they can't afford.


Stand Up To Cancer TONIGHT on 6abc

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 07:10

Stand Up To Cancer TONIGHT on 6abcThe stars will shine again tonight to put the spotlight on cancer at the "Stand Up To Cancer" telethon on 6abc.


Philly teachers get resourceful amid budget cuts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 07:07

Philly teachers get resourceful amid budget cutsThousands of Philadelphia students return to school Monday and their teachers are hard at work preparing for the new school year, despite dire budget cuts.


Diverted flight carrying Americans takes off from Iran

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 07:03
A chartered aircraft carrying about 100 U.S. "It ... has taken off," the official said of the Fly Dubai aircraft. The plane had left Bagram airbase in Afghanistan several hours late, but failed to update its flight plan, the official said. As a result, Iranian officials first asked it to turn around and then to land when told it did not have enough fuel to return to Afghanistan, the official said.

Unresponsive, private U.S. plane crashes off coast of Jamaica

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 07:02

Map PlaneA small U.S. private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica on Friday after veering far off its course toward southwest Florida and triggering a U.S. security alert that prompted a fighter jet escort. A New York county official said that Larry Glazer, a real-estate executive from Rochester in New York, and his wife, Jane Glazer, were aboard the plane. The United States Coast Guard also joined the search with an HC-130 Hercules airplane and a helicopter, as well as a Coast Guard Cutter en route. The pilot stopped responding to radio calls about an hour after take-off from Greater Rochester International Airport in New York and was headed to Naples Municipal Airport in Florida, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said.


IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:53

FILE - In this March 5, 2014 file photo, former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Internal Revenue Service has lost emails from five more employees who are part of congressional probes into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, the tax service disclosed Friday. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has lost emails from five more employees who are part of congressional probes into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, the tax service disclosed Friday.


65th anniversary of notorious mass shooting in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:52

65th anniversary of notorious mass shooting in CamdenSaturday is the 65th anniversary of one the country's most notorious crimes - 13 innocent people were killed and three injured - and it happened right here in our area.


Bear chases bow hunter up tree, bites his leg

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:49
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A bow-hunter was attacked by a bear while looking for deer near the southwest Washington city of Longview.

Policeman charged with 8 assaults freed on bond

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:35

Daniel Holtzclaw, left, an Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting women he encountered while on patrol in neighborhoods near the state Capitol, is pictured in a courtroom along with his attorney, Scott Adams, second from right, for a hearing on whether to cut his bond from $5 million to $139,000, in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer charged with sexually assaulting at least eight women was released on $500,000 bond Friday two days after his bond was reduced from $5 million, even though a prosecutor said he was a danger to the community.


In Puebla, New Jersey's Christie is a rock star

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:30

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reaches over a stadium railing to shake hands with cheering students as he visits a school in Puebla, Mexico, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. On the last day of Christie's three-day visit to Mexico, the potential 2016 contender put his people skills to the test in the city of Puebla, where students packed the bleachers of an outdoor field waving Mexican, American, and New Jersey Flags. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)PUEBLA, Mexico (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was greeted like a rock star on the final day of his trade mission to Mexico. But the three-day trip is unlikely to change perceptions that the Republican governor needs to establish his foreign policy credentials before he jumps into a potential presidential run.


Alaska Airlines agrees to pay $500,000 over 2010 cockpit fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:25
(Reuters) - Alaska Airlines has agreed to pay $500,000 in civil penalty claims after an electrical fire ignited in a Boeing 737-400 cockpit in 2010 while it was parked at a gate in Anchorage, the Justice Department said on Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration's probe into the incident found the fire was caused by chafed wiring from an improperly positioned metal clamp that attaches an air hose to an overhead panel, U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan said in a statement. "Alaska Airlines has an uncompromising commitment to safety and compliance," said Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Halley Knigge.

Marijuana legalization vote erupts in name-calling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:22
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's upcoming vote on whether to legalize marijuana has generated a name-calling dispute between a congressman who wants to overhaul federal marijuana policy and a prominent district attorney who has been speaking out about the dangers of pot.

Atlantic City's Taj Mahal experiencing money problems

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:17

Atlantic City's Taj Mahal experiencing money problemsAtlantic City's casino industry is dwindling and now there is word that the Trump Taj Mahal is experiencing money problems.


Former United Commercial Bank exec agrees to guilty plea

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:14
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A former bank executive has agreed to plead guilty in a U.S. Thomas Yu was charged with securities fraud and other criminal counts in 2011, amid allegations that he helped conceal loan losses at San Francisco-based United Commercial Bank. UCB's former chief operating officer Ebrahim Shabudin was charged alongside Yu. UCB, the ninth-largest bank to fail during the financial crisis, catered to California's Asian community and expanded rapidly before regulators closed it.

US doctor infected with Ebola in stable condition

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:12

Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of the division of infectious diseases in the department of internal medicine at the Nebraska Medical Center, left, speaks as SIM USA President Bruce Johnson, center, and SIM Liberia country director Will Elphick, right, listen, at a news conference in Omaha, Neb., Friday Sept. 5, 2014, on the condition of ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, who is treated at the center. Sacra, who served with North Carolina-based charity SIM, is the third American aid worker infected by the Ebola virus. He will begin treatment in the hospital's 10-bed special isolation unit, the largest of four such units in the U.S. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is sick but in stable condition and communicating with his caregivers at the Nebraska Medical Center, officials said Friday.


Defense: Ban TV camera from theater shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:08
DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes asked the judge to bar television coverage inside the courtroom, saying it would violate Holmes' right to a fair trial.

No class-action suit for Darden restaurant staff, U.S. judge rules

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:07
District Judge William Dimitrouleas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, signed an order early this week decertifying the class, which could have numbered as many as 218,000 people, according to court records. Each server can instead file an individual lawsuit against the company, Dimitrouleas wrote. The workers are considering their next moves, said a spokeswoman for David Lichter, one of the plaintiffs' attorneys on the suit. The Orlando-based company is the largest U.S.

Detroit needs to shed debt to afford improvements: witness

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:02
By Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit could not afford to undertake a series of necessary improvements without a court-approved plan to shed a chunk of its debt, a city consultant testified on Friday at a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing. Charles Moore, a senior managing director at restructuring firm Conway MacKenzie Inc, said the six areas of Detroit's government that have been targeted for $1.7 billion of reinvestment initiatives running through June 30, 2023, were essential for the city to provide adequate levels of services to residents and businesses. ...

President Obama, NATO allies agree to take on ISIS threat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:00

President Obama, NATO allies agree to take on ISIS threatThe U.S. and 10 of its key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going after them with military might.


Judge accused of hitting wife enters court program

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:55

U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, right, appears in Fulton County Court Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 to face charges of misdemeanor battery, in Atlanta. Under terms agreed to Friday, Fuller, from Alabama, will be allowed to enter a court program to resolve a misdemeanor battery case against him that involved allegations he hit his wife during a fight at an Atlanta hotel. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brant Sanderlin) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUTATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge from Alabama accused of hitting his wife in an Atlanta hotel room can have a misdemeanor battery charge dismissed if he completes a court program that includes domestic violence intervention.