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Lawsuit accuses Domino's Pizza of 'rampant wage violations'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 22:51
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's attorney general has sued Domino's Pizza Inc., affiliates and three franchisees alleging they underpaid workers based on payroll reports generated by the parent company's computer system.

Cosby in Montgomery County court for preliminary hearing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 22:42

Cosby in Montgomery County court for preliminary hearingBill Cosby in a Pennsylvania court for a key hearing in his criminal sex-assault case.


US new-home sales jump to highest level in more than 8 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 22:36

In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, photo, a "Sold" sign rests in front of a house under construction, in Walpole, Mass. On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in April. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans ramped up their purchases of new homes in April to the highest level since January 2008, evidence of a strong start to the spring buying season.


2-vehicle crash in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 22:31

2-vehicle crash in North PhiladelphiaFirst responders are on the scene of a two-vehicle crash in North Philadelphia.


Driver questioned, another sought in NE Philly hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 22:15

Man questioned, another sought in NE Philly hit-and-runPolice are talking to a person of interest following a hit-and-run early Tuesday morning in Northeast Philadelphia that left a man dead.


Protesters interrupt coal debate in Swedish Parliament

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 22:13
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Unruly protesters briefly interrupted a debate Tuesday in the Swedish Parliament on the future of state-owned utility Vattenfall's coal assets in Germany.

Person of interest questioned after Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 22:13

Man questioned, another sought in NE Philly hit-and-runPolice are searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man waiting for a bus in Northeast Philadelphia.


Louisiana firefighter electrocuted while horseback riding

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:58
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Louisiana firefighter has been electrocuted while riding a horse.

Cosby arrives in Montgomery County court for preliminary hearing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:52

Cosby in Montgomery County court for preliminary hearingBill Cosby arrived in court Tuesday for a key hearing on whether prosecutors have enough evidence to put the 78-year-old comedian on trial.


Algerian authorities destroy mountain of pirated CDs, DVDs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:33

In this photo taken Monday, May 23, 2016, a backoe-loader crushes illegally made CDs and DVDs in the Algerian capital, Algiers. Power shovels and bulldozers have destroyed a huge mound of 2 million illegally copied CDs and DVDs outside Algeria’s Culture Ministry, as part of a government pledge to crack down on long-rampant piracy. (AP Photo)ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Power shovels and a bulldozer have destroyed a huge mound of 2 million illegally copied CDs and DVDs outside Algeria's Culture Ministry, as part of a government pledge to crack down on long-rampant digital piracy.


Luxembourg to be quizzed over tax ruling allegation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:23
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian government says it will quiz Luxembourg over media allegations that it makes unwritten tax agreements with companies despite European Union insistence to promote full transparency on the much-criticized practice.

Fiat Chrysler names new head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:13

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, Reid Bigland, President and CEO of Alfa Romeo, North America, introduces the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider at media previews for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Tuesday May 24, 2016 announced that its U.S. sales chief, Reid Bigland, will take over the premium Italian Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands. The move comes as Fiat Chrysler struggles to relaunch the brands key to its global strategy. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Tuesday announced that its U.S. sales chief will take over the premium Italian Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands.


Greece hopes to get new loans approved by eurozone creditors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:05

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, attend a parliamentary session in Athens, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Greek parliament votes on a bill ahead of a Eurogroup meeting next week which is likely to unlock bailout funds for the country. (AP Photo/ Yorgos Karahalis )BRUSSELS (AP) — The eurozone's top official expressed optimism Tuesday that Greece's creditors will approve its reform efforts, paving the way for the payout of a new batch of rescue loans that would keep Athens from defaulting on its massive debts this summer.


Teen struck by car in Cherry Hill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:32

Teen struck by car in Cherry HillA teenager was severely injured after being struck by a car in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.


Authorities charge man in attack on woman on Metro train

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say they've filed charges against a man accused of assaulting and trying to rape a woman last month on a Metro train outside the nation's capital.

Unnamed 'Oxygen Thief' becomes self-published success

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:29

This book cover image released by Gallery Books shows "Diary of An Oxygen Thief," a 147-page fictionalized memoir first published in 2006 by a writer known as Anonymous. This year, the book reached the top 20 on both Amazon.com and iTunes, enough to interest literary agent Byrd Leavell and eventually a publisher that plans to release an e-edition this week and a paper version in mid-June 2016. (Gallery Books via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The fair-skinned man with the hoodie and dark ski cap sits on a bench outside McNally Jackson Books in downtown Manhattan, where neither patrons nor employees seem aware that he's the author of a work so in demand at the store that it's often out of stock.


Police: Woman beaten to death at Myrtle Beach motel

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:28
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Myrtle Beach police have made an arrest in the weekend beating death of an 82-year-old woman.

Bank of England chief defends warning over EU exit risk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:09
LONDON (AP) — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has defended his decision to warn on the economic risks of leaving the European Union in a heated exchange before a parliamentary committee.

Police: Human trafficking charge for Baltimore City teacher

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:09
BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say a Baltimore special education teacher has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with human trafficking and prostitution.

Report: European banks to struggle, may need to cut costs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:06
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European banks are likely to struggle to make profits in months ahead and may need to cut costs, merge or change their business strategies to return to solid health, a report said Tuesday.