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PYT owner responds to LeSean McCoy tiny tip controversy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 02:51

PYT owner responds to LeSean McCoy tiny tip controversyThe owner of a Philadelphia burger joint has responded to criticism he has received after posting an image that allegedly shows a tiny tip left by Eagles running back LeSean McCoy.


Texas students airlifted to hospital after taking unknown pills

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 02:48
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Five middle school students were airlifted to a Houston-area hospital on Wednesday after taking unknown pills, school officials said. The eighth-grade students - three boys and two girls - at El Campo Middle School, 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Houston, suffered symptoms such as elevated heart rates after taking pills they likely received from another student. No further information on the condition of the students was immediately available. "It was a pill of some kind," said Mark Pool, the El Campo school superintendent. ...

Utah hotel settles case with immigration officials

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 02:48
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An upscale hotel chain has agreed to pay about $2 million to settle allegations that 43 Utah employees working in the country illegally had returned to work after they were flagged by an immigration audit and fired, according to federal authorities.

Woman charged with running down man with child in car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 02:38

Woman charged with running down man with child in carPolice in Delaware say a domestic dispute ended with a woman hitting a man with her car, and they say there was a child in the vehicle when she did it.


New York trial opens for mother accused of killing autistic boy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 02:16
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Socialite Gigi Jordan murdered her autistic son to avoid dealing with his developmental disorder, prosecutors said at the start of her trial on Wednesday, but the defense said it was a mercy killing to protect the boy from being raped by his father. "She wanted to ease his suffering," Allan Brenner, lead defense attorney for Jordan, a self-made millionaire pharmaceutical executive, told a jury at the state's Supreme Court in Manhattan.  Jordan, 54, is accused of overdosing her 8-year-old son, Jude Mirra, with prescription pills in a ritzy Manhattan hotel room in 2010.

Trump Entertainment gets interim operating cash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 02:10

Trump Entertainment gets interim operating cashA Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday agreed to allow Trump Entertainment Resorts to temporarily continue operations using cash owed to billionaire Carl Icahn, the company's sole secured lender.


New York's 'Subway Vigilante' won't face marijuana charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 02:02
New York City's "Subway Vigilante," who made headlines in the 1980s for shooting four teenagers on a train, has had charges dismissed in a recent marijuana-dealing case, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Bernhard Goetz, 66, was arrested in December for allegedly selling a small amount of pot to an undercover police officer in Manhattan's Union Square Park. A Civil Court judge dismissed the misdemeanor charges on grounds that prosecutors missed the deadline to pursue a trial. At a time when New York City's crime rate was high, the "Subway Vigilante" case raised issues of race relations and sparked a fierce debate about what steps victims and frustrated New Yorkers could take to fight back against perceived threats.

Police say they ID'd 5 teens in ice bucket prank

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:53
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police said they have identified five teenage suspects involved in dumping bodily fluids on a 15-year-old autistic teen who thought he was participating in the "Ice Bucket Challenge."

Moyes reign costs Man U $90M but sponsorship soars

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:52
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The wall of fame of Manchester United managers still informs Old Trafford visitors that a "new chapter has begun" under David Moyes. In reality, it was a short, painful chapter in United history that will cost around $90 million, the club disclosed on Wednesday.

Severe storms forecast for Detroit, schools close early

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:50
(Reuters) - A forecast of severe thunderstorms for the Detroit metro area on Wednesday afternoon prompted Detroit public schools to dismiss students early and city officials to warn residents of possible flooding. The National Weather Service issued a "hazardous weather outlook" for parts of southeast Michigan, with thunderstorms, the potential of localized flash flooding and wind gusts of around 60 mph (96 kph). Detroit officials asked residents to help prevent flooding by clearing storm drains of leaves and other trash in front of homes and businesses. Storms could develop through about 8 p.m. in the Detroit area south to the Ohio border, said Bryan Tilley, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

California to mandate paid sick leave under new law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:40
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California businesses will have to provide paid sick leave to most employees under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, the latest move to aid low-income workers in the most populous U.S. The bill would require employers to provide up to three days of annual paid sick leave to workers, who would accrue the time off at a rate of one hour per 30 hours worked. Last autumn, the Democratic governor signed a bill raising the minimum wage in the state to $10 an hour by 2016. When the new law takes effect next July, California will become the second state in the country, after Connecticut, to require paid days off for employees who are ill, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Sheriff's officials report first death from earthquake that shook California wine country

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:39
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sheriff's officials report first death from earthquake that shook California wine country.

Atty: 2nd girl in Slender Man case unfit for trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:37
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A psychologist has determined the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate 19 times in an attempt to please a fictional character called Slender Man has mental health problems that make her unfit to stand trial, her attorney contends.

Ferrari president Montezemolo to leave the company

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:31

Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, left, and outgoing Ferrari President Luca Di Montezemolo attend a press conference in at the Ferrari headquarters in Maranello, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Fiat-Chrysler announced that Ferrari president Montezemolo will leave the company next month amid a disappointing season by the flagship Formula One team and before an imminent stock listing of merged parent company Fiat-Chrysler. The statement from Ferrari's parent company said Montezemolo will depart on Oct. 13 following Ferrari's 60th anniversary celebration of sales in the United States. Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne will take on the Ferrari job in the immediate term. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — After more than two decades presiding over one of the biggest and most successful teams in Formula One, Luca Di Montezemolo is stepping down as president of Ferrari.


Woman shot in the face in Queen Village apartment dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:29

Woman shot in the face in Queen Village apartment diesPolice say they are questioning several people after a woman was shot in the face on Monday night in Philadelphia's Queen Village section.


Former exotic dancer sues Cowboys' owner Jones for sexual harassment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:28

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry JonesBy Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - A former exotic dancer has filed a harassment suit seeking at least $1 million from Jerry Jones, claiming the Dallas Cowboys owner sexually assaulted her five years ago. An attorney for Jones denied the accusations made against one of the best-known team owners in the National Football League and called the lawsuit filed on Monday a "money grab." "These allegations are completely false," attorney Levi McCathern said on Wednesday. "This is nothing more than an attempt to embarrass and extort Jerry Jones." The plaintiff, Jana Weckerly, claimed in the lawsuit that Jones fondled her breasts and genitals and forced her to touch his. "I’m just not going to comment on it." (This version of the story was refiled to change byline from Marice Jones to Marice Richter, no change to text) (Writing by Jon Herskovitz;


Russian gas supplies to Poland drop by a quarter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:28
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russian natural gas deliveries to Poland have dropped by almost a quarter this week, the country's gas monopoly said Wednesday, forcing it to stop supplying gas on to Ukraine.

Woman charged with running down man with car following dispute

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:26

Woman charged with running down man with car following disputePolice in Delaware say a domestic dispute ended with a woman hitting a man with her car, and they say there was a child in the vehicle when she did it.


Ex-Rep. Rivera's associate gets 6 mos. time served

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:24
MIAMI (AP) — A past associate of former Republican U.S. Rep. David Rivera will spend no more time in jail for violating federal campaign finance laws in a case that has identified the former congressman as an unindicted co-conspirator, a federal judge decided Wednesday.

Tropical storm Odile forms off Mexico's Pacific Coast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:21
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical storm Odile formed on Wednesday off Mexico's Pacific Coast and is due to strengthen overnight as it moves toward the famous beach resort of Acapulco, which was hit hard by storms and record flooding last year. On Wednesday morning, Odile was about 220 miles (350 km) south-south-west of the port of Lazaro Cardenas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The major cargo hub of Lazaro Cardenas remained open. Odile was moving at three miles per hour (5 km per hour) with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 kph), the NHC said. ...