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Dressed to Protest: Greek anger spreads to middle class

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:27

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 file photo, a lawyer waves his tie as others shout shout slogans during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens. Greek lawyers have been on strike for four months against austerity measures that impose heavy taxes on self-employed professionals. Greek lawyers have been on strike for four months against austerity measures that impose heavy taxes on self-employed professionals. Prime minister Alexis Tsipras won a vote in parliament early Monday May 23, 2016, that will heap more taxes on a dwindling number of Greeks able to pay them. Whereas previous protests against austerity cuts drew violent street demonstrations featuring hooded youths throwing firebombs, this time it’s suited middle classes professionals revolting in what’s been dubbed the “necktie movement”. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Alexis Tsipras doesn't wear a tie, but a growing number of his critics do.


Statesville police release name of man hit by officer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:20
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have released the name of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a Statesville police officer.

Appeals court reverses fraud finding against Bank of America

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:17
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed a jury's finding that Bank of America Corp. was liable for fraud for its actions before the economy collapsed in 2008. It also negated a more than $1.2 billion penalty imposed after trial.

Deputies search for 2 suspects after elderly woman's death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:13
HANCOCK, Md. (AP) — Police are searching for two suspects in connection with the death of an 81-year-old Maryland woman.

Deputies: Chattanooga lawyer and son dead after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:04
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A retired Chattanooga attorney and his son are dead in what authorities are calling a domestic incident.

Cabrini College professor struck, killed by car in Wayne

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 22:49

Cabrini College professor struck, killed by car in WayneA Cabrini College professor has died after he was hit by a motor vehicle.


Prostitute gets 20 years in prison in child's beating death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 22:43

Prostitute gets 20 years in prison in child's beating deathA prostitute who admitted to beating her 4-year-old daughter to death in a Delaware motel room has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.


Woman, girl hospitalized following separate shark attacks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 22:42
Officials say an 11-year-old girl and a 57-year-old woman were taken to hospitals after they were bitten by sharks at separate locations in Florida.

Romania prosecutors probe car death tied to pharma scam

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 22:38

In this May 10, 2016 picture the Dan Condrea, the head of pharmaceutical company Hexi Pharma walks surrounded by media to the prosecutor's office in Bucharest, Romania. A person who was killed when a car slammed into a tree Sunday, May 22, 2016, hasn’t been identified but police say they found identity documents in the car belonging to the CEO of the pharmaceutical company Hexi Pharma.(AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru) ROMANIA OUTBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's general prosecutor's office on Monday ordered an investigation of a car crash fatality which has been connected to a high-profile pharmaceutical scam.


UK restaurant owner guilty of manslaughter in allergy death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 22:37
LONDON (AP) — A British man was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday after being convicted of manslaughter because a customer at his Indian restaurant died of a peanut allergy.

Man robbed, beaten outside South Philadelphia cheesesteak place

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 22:31

 Assault, robbery outside Jim's Steaks on South StreetPolice are looking for the suspect who allegedly robbed, and beat a man outside of Jim's Steaks.


Connecticut police come to the rescue of a baby deer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 22:24

In a photo provided by the Hartford, Conn., Police Department, a fawn that was rescued by a resident is curled up in a police car in Hartford, Conn.,after it was found on the highway next to its mother, who had been hit by a car. The resident brought the fawn to the front door of the Hartford Police Department. Police turned the deer over to the state’s environmental department. It has been brought to a rescue farm. (Hartford Police Department via AP)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have come to the rescue of a baby deer whose mother died.


Clinton email probe winding down as GOP tries to up pressure

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 22:20

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011, file-pool photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hands off her mobile phone after arriving for a meeting in The Hague, Netherlands. FBI agents probing whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server imperiled government secrets appear close to completing their work, a process experts say will likely culminate in a sit-down with the former secretary of state. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI agents probing whether Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server imperiled government secrets appear close to completing their work, a process experts say will likely culminate in a sit-down with the former secretary of state.


Police: Burglary suspect, crashes car; passenger killed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 22:11
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a burglary suspect who was being chased by his victim ended up wrecking his car and killing a female passenger.

Officials: 2 people wounded in shooting near park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 22:04
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Birmingham, Alabama, say a boy playing basketball in a public park was grazed by a bullet and a man was shot in the shoulder when the occupants of two nearby vehicles opened fire on each other.

Police in North Carolina release name of man hit by officer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 21:59
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a marked police car in North Carolina.

Teen killed ID'd in triple shooting in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 21:53

Teen killed ID'd in triple shooting in North PhiladelphiaPolice have identified the 18-year-old man, killed in a triple shooting in North Philadelphia.


Police fatally shoot alleged Florida car burglar

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 21:23
HALLANDALE, Fla. (AP) — A police officer fatally shot a man who was trying to flee from authorities who were investigating reports of car burglaries in the South Florida community of Hallandale Beach, authorities said Monday.

Uber deal shows divide in labor's drive for role in 'gig economy'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 21:23

An Uber sign is seen in a car in New YorkThe deal falls short of actual union representation, and it has revealed sharp divisions among labor advocates about how to address a central reality of the so-called gig economy: The classification of workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Under the terms of its agreement with Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], the Machinists will form an “Independent Drivers Guild” that will be able to intervene with the company on behalf of wrongly terminated drivers and negotiate for benefits, such as disability insurance and roadside assistance. The Machinists also agreed to refrain for five years from organizing strikes or unionizing drivers and said they would not push regulators to change the status of drivers from contractors to employees.


Man robbed outside South Philadelphia cheesesteak place

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 21:14

 Assault, robbery outside Jim's Steaks on South StreetPolice are looking for the suspect who allegedly robbed a man outside of Jim's Steaks.