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Armed man with Halloween mask robs Hatboro bank

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:15

Armed man with Halloween mask robs Hatboro bankThe Hatboro Police Department and the FBI are searching for an armed bank robber who wore a Halloween mask.


Gov't: AT&T to pay $105M for bogus phone charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:12

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler listens at left as Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Edith Ramirez speaks during a new conference in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, to announce that AT&T will pay $80 million to FTC for consumer refunds in mobile cramming case, which is part of combined $105 million settlement with FTC and FCC. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — Telecom giant AT&T will pay a hefty $105 million settlement after the government accused the company of unlawfully billing wireless customers for tens of millions of dollars in bogus charges — a practice known as cramming.


Supreme Court weighs worker pay for security checks

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

Visitors stand in line to watch arguments on the first day of the new term of the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on Wednesday over whether companies must pay workers for time spent undergoing security checks at the end of their shifts in a case involving an Amazon.com Inc warehousing contractor. Employees of Integrity Staffing Solutions facilities in Nevada, where merchandise is processed and shipped, say they are forced to spend up to half an hour daily going through security screenings aimed at protecting against theft. They say they should be paid for their time and have asked for back wages and overtime pay. ...


Charged mom: I didn't force meds down son's throat

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:07

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2011 file photo, Gigi Jordan, right, appears in Manhattan Supreme Court with her attorney Alan Dershowitz, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, in New York. Jordan, a pharmaceuticals millionaire charged with killing her developmentally disabled son in a deluxe hotel room told jurors Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, that she didn't force drugs down his throat, as prosecutors maintain. Her son, Jude Mirra, was found dead of a drug overdose and Jordan was found on the floor in a pricey suite at Manhattan's Peninsula Hotel in February 2010. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — A pharmaceuticals millionaire charged with killing her developmentally disabled son in a deluxe hotel room told jurors Wednesday that she didn't force drugs down his throat, as prosecutors maintain.


Woman who hosted Ebola patient angry over death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:00

FILE - This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., at a wedding in Ghana. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Duncan was being treated for the disease, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 said Duncan has died. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)DALLAS (AP) — The woman hosting Thomas Eric Duncan before he was diagnosed with Ebola says she's angry his son couldn't visit him before he died.


Holder: Ferguson highlights need for collaboration

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:58

Former President Bill Clinton, left, speaks to a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, right, listens Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday said the unrest after a Missouri police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old in August shows law enforcement must directly address tensions within communities.


Questions and answers Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:56

 A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. (AP Photo/CDC, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country. Now it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.


National Christmas Tree lighting set for Dec. 4

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Christmas Tree lighting is set for Dec. 4.

Mali to UN: Consider a rapid intervention force

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:47
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Mali's foreign minister urged the United Nations on Wednesday to consider creating a rapid intervention force to fight extremist groups in the African country's troubled north, warning that the region "once again runs the risk of becoming the destination of hordes of terrorists."

'7th Heaven' actress Sarah Goldberg dies at 40

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:37

'7th Heaven' actress Sarah Goldberg dies at 40The actress and Chicago native passed away in her sleep on September 27


California juvenile camp therapist pleads not guilty to molesting teen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:33
(Reuters) - A former California juvenile detention camp therapist has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy whom she was treating, the Los Angeles County prosecutor said on Wednesday. Ana Patricia Moennich faces up to six years in state prison if convicted of having "sexual relations" with the boy during therapy sessions between April and November 2013 at Camp Mendenhall, outside Los Angeles, the County District Attorney's Office said in a statement. ...

Man pleads guilty in male prostitution ring case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:30

Man pleads guilty in male prostitution ring caseA southern New Jersey man is facing five years in prison after pleading guilty to human trafficking in a case involving male prostitution.


2 New York police officers charged in sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:29
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two police officers from New York have been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an Atlantic City casino.

SEPTA expands weekend overnight subway service

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:25

SEPTA expands weekend overnight subway serviceSEPTA announced on Wednesday that it will expand its weekend overnight subway service.


U.S. to screen travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries: CNN

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Travelers arriving in the United Stated from Ebola-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will face mandatory screening measures for the deadly virus as soon as this weekend, according to a media report on Wednesday. The additional screening could also be extended to passengers from other nations struggling with the outbreak, CNN reported, citing the U.S. government. Countries in West Africa, where the deadly Ebola outbreak is centered, are already supposed to screen passengers before they are allowed to depart. ...

Several displaced by South Jersey apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:00

Several displaced by South Jersey apartment fireOfficials say a Burlington, New Jersey apartment was damaged by smoke and flames late Tuesday night.


Closing arguments begin in double murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:54

Closing arguments begin in double murder trialClosing arguments began Wednesday in the trial of a man charged in the slayings of a baby and her grandmother killed in what authorities have called a botched kidnapping plot.


Court hears dispute over pay for security checks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:54

In this Oct. 7, 2014, photo, a police officer is dwarfed amid the marble columns of the Supreme Court in Washington. Some warehouse workers who fill orders for Amazon.com customers say they spend up to 25 minutes after every shift waiting to pass through security checks to make sure they aren't stealing from the online retailer. But they don't get paid for the extra time. The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by two former staffers at a Nevada warehouse who claim they should be compensated for time spent in security screenings under the Fair Labor Standards Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going through security checkpoints each day.


AccuWeather: Sunny, Blustery Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:52

 Sunny, Blustery TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says cooler temperatures arrive tomorrow.


Kerry appeals to countries to step up efforts to combat Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:44
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday appealed to the international community to do more to help contain the spread of Ebola, and urged countries not to shut their borders. Speaking alongside his British counterpart, Philip Hammond, Kerry also appealed to airlines to keep flying to West Africa. "I am here this morning to make an urgent plea to countries in the world to step up even further," Kerry said. ...