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FTC says AT&T misled customers over unlimited data

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut by the company — slowing their ability to open web pages or watch streaming video.

Feds: Engineer's sleepiness caused derailment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:23

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2013 file photo, a Metro-North passenger train is derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx borough of New York. The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 that the sleep-deprived engineer nodded off at the controls of the commuter train just before taking a 30 mph curve at 82 mph, causing the derailment that killed four people and injured more than 70. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A sleep-deprived engineer nodded off at the controls of a commuter train just before taking a 30 mph curve at 82 mph, causing a derailment last year that killed four people and injured more than 70, federal regulators said Tuesday.


Polo mogul convicted again in fatal DUI crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:16
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida jurors for a second time have convicted the founder of the International Polo Club in a fatal drunken-driving crash.

New 'Call of Duty' video game due out next week

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:13
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest installment in the blockbuster "Call of Duty" video game franchise goes on sale next week, and retailers including Best Buy and Wal-Mart will sell a special edition of the game beginning one day early.

Group wants court review of reactor license

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:43
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An environmental group asked a federal court Tuesday to review its claim that California's last operating nuclear power plant is violating federal law and should be shut down at least temporarily.

Postal audit: More monitoring for tracking program

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:42

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 3006 file photo, mail for one route in the Mid-City section of New Orleans is sorted and waits to be picked up by recipients at the New Orleans post office. An internal Postal Service audit says about 49,000 pieces of mail were monitored during the last fiscal year under a far-reaching federal surveillance program and more oversight is needed to ease privacy concerns. Under the program, called “mail covers,” information on the outside of a piece of mail is recorded for use in law enforcement investigations. Postal Service spokeswoman Toni DeLancey says it is used only under limited circumstances.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal Postal Service audit says about 49,000 pieces of mail were monitored during the last fiscal year under a far-reaching federal surveillance program and more oversight is needed to ease privacy concerns.


New York law firm wins case over $44 million in fees charged to developer's widow

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:42
By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY N.Y (Reuters) - Rejecting claims that a Manhattan real estate mogul's widow fell under her lawyers' "Svengali-like influence," New York's top court has ruled that her estate must pay the law firm $44 million in fees for a few months' work. The Court of Appeals on Tuesday said Alice Lawrence, the widow of developer Sylvan Lawrence, was a sophisticated client who understood the risks she was taking in switching from an hourly-fee arrangement to a contingency agreement. ...

Couple in Sacramento shooting spree to be charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:40
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The couple accused of a bloody Northern California shooting spree that killed two sheriff's deputies, wounded a third and left a motorist fighting for his life will be charged Tuesday with murder, attempted murder and carjacking, authorities said. Marcelo Marquez, known to federal authorities as Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, and Janelle Marquez Monroy terrorized communities on the eastern edge of Sacramento Oct. 24, starting with the shooting of Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver in the parking lot of a motel. ...

UN General Assembly condemns US Cuba embargo

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:37

The shadow of self-employed Juan Carlos Lazo is cast on the cement next to his motorized bicycle which he uses to sell donuts along the Malecon in Havana, Cuba, early Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. The U.N. General Assembly is expected to vote on Tuesday to condemn the U.S. commercial, economic and financial embargo against Cuba for the 23rd year in a row. The embargo was first enacted in 1960 following Cuba's nationalization of properties belonging to U.S. citizens and corporations. Sanctions against the Caribbean nation were further strengthened to a near-total embargo in 1962. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted Tuesday for the 23rd year in a row to condemn the U.S. commercial, economic and financial embargo against Cuba.


Obama to make statement about Ebola at White House at 2:55 p.m. ET

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will make a statement about the Ebola outbreak response on the South Lawn of the White House at 2:55 p.m. ET (1855 GMT) on Tuesday, the White House said. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Bill Trott)

Bombing suspect's friend convicted of lying to FBI

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:29

Robel PhilliposBOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been convicted of lying during the investigation into the 2013 attack.


Investment adviser sentenced to 30 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:24
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia investment adviser was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for committing fraud that fueled a bank's collapse, cost investors millions of dollars and turned the accused banker into a fugitive who was ultimately — and mistakenly — declared dead.

Mystery Deepens as Officials Comb Video for Broncos Fan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:17
Police are still combing through hours of surveillance footage from Thursday's Broncos game after a 53-year-old father went missing during halftime.

Heiress leaves $40 million to Va. boarding school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:17

 a $40 million bequest from a Standard Oil heiress who liked to drive around in an Oldsmobile station wagon. Ruth Bedford of Westport, Connecticut, died in June at age 99. She volunteered with the Red Cross in England during World War II, worked as a stage manager on Broadway, and was known to enjoy a glass of Scotch. (AP Photo/Foxcroft School)MIDDLEBURG, Va. (AP) — Officials at a small boarding school in northern Virginia hunt country were stunned to receive the largest-ever gift to a secondary girls' school: a $40 million bequest from a Standard Oil heiress who liked to drive around in an Oldsmobile station wagon.


Dallas nurse becomes fourth Ebola patient discharged from Emory hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:56

Recovered Ebola Patient Amber Vinson Remarks After Release From Hospital(Reuters) - A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday after being found free of the virus and thanked God and her family for helping her recover. "I sincerely believe that with God all things are possible," said nurse Amber Vinson, who looked vibrant at a news conference with the health workers who treated her. Vinson is the fourth patient successfully treated for Ebola at Emory's hospital. ...


Woman's marriage to half-uncle legal, N.Y. top court rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:01
By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY N.Y.(Reuters) - Nearly a century after the same court annulled a marriage between an uncle and his half-niece, New York's top court said on Tuesday that a woman's union with her half-uncle was lawful. U.S. immigration officials in 2007 said Vietnamese citizen Huyen Nguyen's marriage in 2000 to her mother's half-brother, U.S. citizen Vu Truong, was void and sought to deport her. A federal appeals court asked the New York Court of Appeals to decide whether such marriages were lawful. Nguyen was aged 19 and Truong was 24 when they got married. The U.S. ...

Dozens hurt when Amtrak train collides with truck in Indiana

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:51
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two dozen people suffered minor injuries when a Chicago-bound Amtrak passenger train collided with a semi-tractor trailer at a crossing in northern Indiana on Tuesday morning, officials said. The train was traveling from Indianapolis with 56 passengers and three crew members when it stuck the truck north of Lafayette, Indiana, said Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari. Of the 24 injured, 16 were treated on the scene and released and eight were taken to IU White Memorial Hospital in Monticello, said Monticello Fire Department Assistant Chief Robert W. Hickman. ...

Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:50

This July 2014 photo provided by Samuel Avery shows a 2014 Chevy Volt plug in Hart County, Ky. Avery, who is a professional solar installer, built both the garage and panel installation. A growing number of electric-vehicle owners are powering their cars with solar energy from panels on their homes. (AP Photo/Samuel Avery)DETROIT (AP) — Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.


Penn St. board votes down new look at 2012 report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:38

File-This July 12, 2012, file photo shows former FBI director Louis Freeh speaking about the Freeh Report during a news conference in Philadelphia. Penn State’s trustees are getting together to discuss a 2-year-old report by former FBI director Louis Freeh’s team that concluded Joe Paterno and top administrators concealed key facts about Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of children to avoid bad publicity. The topic for the Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, meeting in State College, Pa., is a push by alumni members to re-examine the report, which many alumni feel used flimsy evidence and unfairly blamed the school’s football culture for Sandusky’s criminal acts. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State's trustees aren't going to take a fresh look at the 2012 report the university commissioned into how the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal was handled.


Colorado man disappears during Denver Broncos game

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:29

Colorado man disappears during Denver Broncos gameRelatives of a Broncos fan who went missing during last week's game are wondering how a man with no known health or personal problems could seem to vanish without a trace.