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With union deal, curtain falls on Met Opera's labor dispute

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:15
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The curtain will rise on Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" next month at New York's Metropolitan Opera after a deal was reached early on Wednesday with the third of its three largest unions, averting a threatened lockout. Among the provisions was the hiring of an independent analyst to monitor the Met's budget, according to The Local 1 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, or IATSE. "This wasn't easy," Matthew Loeb, the union's international president, said in a statement.

Teen biker collides with tractor trailer in Northampton County, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00

Teen biker collides with tractor trailer in Northampton County, Pa.Police say a teen on a bike collided with a tractor trailer in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.


Taney Dragons, fans gear up for Game Three

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:51

Taney Dragons' star pitcher on Sports Illustrated coverThe Taney Dragons hit the field for their third game of the Little League World Series Wednesday night.


PHOTOS: When couples first crossed paths

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:50

 When couples first crossed pathsResponding to a Florida's couple tale, Action News viewers shared their own stories of knowing their loved one before they thought they did.


Adversaries seize chance to lecture U.S. on Ferguson unrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:50
By Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Governments scolded by the United States over their human rights records have seized on racial unrest and a police crackdown in the Missouri town of Ferguson to wag their fingers back in disapproval. Adversaries and uneasy allies from Russia and Iran to China and Egypt have accused the United States of hypocrisy as images of police brandishing lethal weapons and tear-gassing protesters have been shown around the world. Many of the countries draw criticism of their own democratic credentials from independent rights group as well as the U.S. Nonetheless, activists say the events in Ferguson, where the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman has provoked 11 nights of protests, undermine the United States' credibility in criticizing others.

UK launches hunt for man with British accent on beheading video

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:48
British authorities launched a hunt on Wednesday for a man with a British accent whose voice featured on an Islamic State (IS) video purporting to show the beheading of an American journalist, as Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond voiced concern about Britons joining Islamist militants overseas. The voice appeared to come from a masked IS jihadist, dressed in black, who stood next to a kneeling James Foley in the video released online. Hammond said British intelligence services would work closely with the United States to try to identify the man and a specialist counter-terrorism police unit launched an investigation into the contents of the video.

Video of U.S. journalists is authentic: NSC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:47
Analysis of a video showing American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff indicates that the video is authentic, a U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman said. Intelligence Community has analyzed the recently released video showing U.S. "We have reached the judgment that this video is authentic.

Police have beef with shoplifting suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:41
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police have a beef with a man they say stole meat worth $2,700 from three Safeway stores in Portland, Oregon.

In deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:40

FILE- This June 20, 2014 file photo shows the Rikers Island jail with the New York skyline in the background. Over the past five years, there have been three deaths in New York City's jails in which inmates were alleged to have been fatally beaten by guards. Yet in none of those cases was anyone ever charged with a crime. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.


Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:29
The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square. Under the agreement signed Tuesday with New York's attorney ...

France wants Arabs, Iran, Security Council members to tackle Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:26
France said on Wednesday it wanted the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and regional countries, including Arab states and Iran, to coordinate action against the Islamic State, the insurgents who control parts of Iraq and Syria. "In our minds and we hope that it will be possible ... we want not only all the regional countries, including Arab states and Iran, but the five members of the Security Council, also to join this action," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told lawmakers. France's president earlier on Wednesday called for an international conference to tackle the militants.

FBI believes Foley video is authentic: GlobalPost

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:13
The FBI believes the Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley is authentic, GlobalPost reported on Wednesday. "The FBI on Wednesday morning told the Foley family they believe the video is authentic," according to GlobalPost, a Boston-based online publication that employed Foley as a freelancer. President Barack Obama, who is on vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, is likely to comment on the video later in the day, a U.S.

U.S. imposes sanctions on alleged Honduran drug gang

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:10
The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a Honduran group it alleges is responsible for smuggling tens of thousands of kilograms of cocaine each month into the United States. Treasury Department said the group, called Los Valles, is one of the most prolific drug trafficking organizations in Central America. The Treasury also targeted four businesses it said the gang used to launder drug proceeds, including three coffee production companies and a cattle and milk firm. Most of the raids took place near the Guatemalan border, where drug traffickers are suspected of moving tons of cocaine on its way from South America to the United States.

Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:55

Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice creamRepublican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.


Egypt says rolling blackouts to end in 4 months

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:48
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials promised Wednesday to end rolling power blackouts that have plagued the country within four months, blaming the outages on a fuel shortage, hot weather and poor maintenance of power plants.

Dubai's Nakheel to pay $2.1 billion in debt early

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:43
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's developer Nakheel behind the famed man-made palm-shaped islands said Wednesday it is repaying 7.9 billion dirhams, or roughly $2.15 billion this month — nearly four years before the last installment is due.

Sketch released in search for Del. peeper

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:42

Sketch released in search for Del. peeperPolice have released a sketch of a man being sought in 'peeping' case in New Castle County.


NJ hotel to pay $64,000 in Sandy gouging case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:29

NJ hotel to pay $64,000 in Sandy gouging caseA hotel in southern New Jersey has agreed to pay $64,000 to settle allegations of price gouging in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.


Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:18

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan receives a hug from a supporter in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.


Sharpton to address Mike Brown's St. Louis funeral

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:14
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown is scheduled for Monday at a church in St. Louis.