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Former broker who had affair with client challenges firing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:29

In this photo taken Monday, May 9, 2016, Ami Forte a former broker at Morgan Stanley poses for a photo in St. Peterburg, Fla. Forte who had affair with client is challenging her firing. Forte says bank knew about relationship with Roy Speer, the co-founder of Home Shopping Network, and that all trades were above-board. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Roy Speer, the co-founder of Home Shopping Network, was a Florida billionaire once listed on the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans.


AP Interview: Michael Brown's mom's book recalls death, life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:25
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lezley McSpadden was taking a cigarette break from her grocery store job when a friend called to say someone had been shot in the street near Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson.

Oxygen masks for pets hope to save more lives

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:02

Oxygen masks for pets hope to save more livesIn Florence Township, Burlington County, there is an initiative to save lives, and in this case, it's about the lives of pets.


Swarm of bees causes NJ businesses to close

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:49

Swarm of bees causes NJ businesses to closeA swarm of bees took over the center of town in Merchantville, Camden County causing some businesses to close up shop.


Philadelphia serial bank robber strikes again

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:44

Philadelphia serial bank robber strikes againThe FBI and Philadelphia Police are searching for a serial bank robber who struck again on Monday afternoon.


Escaped inmate Arthur Buckel captured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:43

Escaped inmate Arthur Buckel capturedThe escaped inmate who had been the subject of a massive manhunt in New Jersey is back in custody.


Wayward tire slams into Berks County school bus

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:41

Wayward tire slams into Berks County school busA wayward tire bounced through traffic on Route 222 in Spring Township, Berks County Monday afternoon before slamming through the windshield of a school bus.


Bicyclist struck by car in Mercer County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:40

Bicyclist struck by car in Mercer CountyPolice in Mercer County are investigating an accident involving a bicyclist.


Uber drivers, if employees, owed $730 million more: U.S. court papers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:33

An Uber car is seen parked with the driver's lunch left on the dashboard in Venice, Los AngelesDrivers who worked for ride-hailing service Uber [UBER.UL] in California and Massachusetts over the past seven years would have been entitled to an estimated $730 million in expense reimbursements had they been employees rather than contractors, according to court documents made public on Monday. Uber and smaller rival Lyft are attempting to settle lawsuits by drivers who contend they should be classified as employees and therefore entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gasoline and vehicle maintenance. The figure is based on rates for mileage reimbursement set by the U.S. government and on data provided by Uber Technologies Inc.


Giving first responders lifesaving tools for Fido

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:29

Oxygen masks for pets hope to save more livesFlorence Twp., fire department receives a donation of oxygen pet masks and other first aid items


2 confirmed dead in Oklahoma as tornadoes hit Plains

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:16

Rain falls in Eagle, Neb., Monday, May 9, 2016. The National Weather Service says a tornado briefly touched down on the southeast edge of Lincoln, Neb., and there were reports of baseball-sized hail is falling in the area. (Ted Kirk/The Journal-Star via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; KOLN-TV OUT; KGIN-TV OUT; KLKN-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tornadoes destroyed homes, overturned vehicles and stripped the bark from trees Monday as they churned across Oklahoma, part of a strong series of storms that hit the Plains.


Lawyers: Bundy intended occupation to end up in civil court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:09
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ammon Bundy intended the takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge to lead to a civil court taking up the constitutionality of federal land-management policy, according to court documents filed Monday.

Doctors to evaluate Hawaii man accused of 3 killings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:05
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A defense attorney for a man accused of killing his wife and two children on the Big Island of Hawaii is asking for a panel of doctors to evaluate his mental fitness.

Asian shares mostly lower but little changed, Japan up

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:52

Specialist Meric Greenbaum works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, May 9, 2016. U.S. stocks are starting the week slightly higher following two weeks of losses. Weak economic reports from China are pushing the prices of fuels and precious metals lower. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares meandered in lackluster trading Tuesday after an overnight drop in oil prices. But a fresh promise of stimulus from Beijing helped to counter pessimism over weak trade data from China for April.


4 seriously injured in Hockessin crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:22

3 seriously injured in Hockessin crashFour people are seriously injured after a crash in Hockessin, Delaware.


Kansas City detective dies after being shot during carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:10
The detective died from his injuries at about 3.30 pm (1630 EDT) after undergoing surgery at an area hospital, said Terry Zeigler, the police chief for the department in Kansas City, Kansas. After the detective was shot on Monday, the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Curtis Ayers, drove off in the officer's vehicle before ditching it for a number of cars that he stole as he fled, the last of which he crashed into a highway bridge post, police said. Afterward, Ayers shot a motorist whose car he tried to steal, but she was able to drive away, the Kansas City Star newspaper reported.

Large tornado hits south of Oklahoma City, two dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 09:59
A large and violent tornado hit an area south of Oklahoma City on Monday, causing at least two deaths and reducing at least three homes to splinters, authorities said. The hardest-hit areas were about 70 to 80 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, where a tornado reported to be more than a mile wide ripped through the area. One person was killed in Garvin County, about 60 miles south of Oklahoma City, when a home was destroyed by a twister, an emergency official said.

Muslim student misidentified as 'Isis Phillips' in yearbook

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 09:57

Bayan Zehlif, 17, speaks during a news conference on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Anaheim, Calif. Zehlif has posted a photo on Facebook of herself in a hijab with the name "Isis Phillips" underneath it as it appears in the Los Osos High School yearbook. She writes in the post that she's "extremely saddened, disgusted, hurt and embarrassed." She says the school told her it was a "typo" but she says, "I beg to differ." (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A Muslim high school student said Monday she's hurt after being mistakenly identified in her Southern California yearbook as "Isis Phillips."


Trial opens in case of Chicago store owner shot by police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 09:54
CHICAGO (AP) — Trial opened Monday in a federal lawsuit brought by a man seeking millions of dollars in damages after he was shot multiple times by Chicago police officers responding to a robbery at his store.

2 confirmed dead in Oklahoma as tornadoes hit Plains

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 09:50

2 confirmed dead in Oklahoma as tornadoes hit PlainsTornadoes swept across portions of the Plains on Monday, killing two people in Oklahoma including an elderly man who was inside a home that was torn apart by one of the violent storms.