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Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay to open stores in Netherlands

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 23:33
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company says it plans to open up to 20 new stores in the Netherlands over the next two years, creating thousands of new jobs in a nation recently hit by the closure of a major chain of stores.

Appeals court delays release of NJ's 'Bridgegate' co-conspirators list

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 23:22
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday postponed a deadline for prosecutors in New Jersey to reveal a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the so-called "Bridgegate" criminal case involving allies of Governor Chris Christie. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a last-minute emergency request from one of the people on the list, less than two hours before U.S. prosecutors were set to file the names in federal court in New Jersey. The document could make clear how many Christie associates were aware of an alleged scheme to close down lanes at the George Washington Bridge in what prosecutors claim was an act of political retribution against a local mayor.

Bottling company loses labor dispute after U.S. high court detour

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 23:21
The soft drink bottling company that succeeded in reining in U.S. presidential powers by challenging the way President Barack Obama appointed National Labor Relations Board members has lost the underlying dispute that prompted that Supreme Court battle. A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that there was "no merit" to Noel Canning Co's latest appeal of a 2012 NLRB finding that the Yakima, Washington-based company had violated labor law by failing to comply with a collective bargaining agreement. Noel Canning objected to the board's decision, arguing that some members of the NLRB panel that handled the matter were so-called recess appointees improperly named to the board by Obama without U.S. Senate approval.

Rescue underway after floor collapses in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 23:20

Person rescued after floor collapses in West PhiladelphiaFirefighters and rescue crews are on the scene of an apparent basement rescue in West Philadelphia.


Target names Nordstrom exec as chief merchandizing officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 23:17

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 2, 2016, file photo, Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell speaks to a group of investors at the company's annual meeting in New York. Target says it has named Mark Tritton, who was an executive vice president of Nordstrom, to be its next chief merchandizing officer. It also said that Jason Goldberger, president of Target.com, will add the title of chief digital officer, a new role. The changes underscore how CEO Cornell is shaping a new management team as he overhauls the chain. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Target is poaching Nordstrom for its new chief merchandizing officer, a crucial position and the one who determines what appears on store shelves.


Prosecutor to appeal in ex-player's gay hate crime case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:58
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A prosecutor says he'll appeal a judge's ruling that violence or violent threats based solely on a victim's sexual orientation aren't considered a hate crime under West Virginia law.

Bail bondsman helps police catch teenage kidnapping suspects

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:54
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida bail bondsman was in the right place to help stop three teenagers accused of kidnapping a man from the parking garage of a Tampa condominium complex.

Battling sides drag Hitler, IS into Britain's EU debate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:47

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron addresses members of a World Economic Forum event focusing on Britain's EU referendum in London, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain's referendum campaign grew increasingly edgy Tuesday after Prime Minister David Cameron suggested that a British EU exit would make the Islamic State group happy and the EU president lashed out at London's ex-Mayor Boris Johnson for comparing the bloc's aims to those of Adolf Hitler.


Philadelphia illegal dumpers face consequences

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:46

Philadelphia illegal dumpers face consequencesConstruction is booming in Philadelphia, but the problem is not all builders or residents are playing by the rules.


Work starts on new pipeline bringing Azeri gas to Italy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:39

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, speaks with his Georgian Giorgi Kvirikashvili during their meeting in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Tsipras and Kvirikashvili with other officials from Turkey, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and Italy will participate in a ceremony of launch of the construction of Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Construction work is starting on a new pipeline project bringing Azeri gas through northern Greece and Albania to Italy, reducing Europe's energy dependency on Russia.


St. Louis officer charged with 2011 murder of black man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:39
Jason Stockley, 35, was arrested on Monday at his home in Houston, Texas by St. Louis police and the U.S. Marshals, St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office spokeswoman Susan Ryan said. Stockley, who is white, shot into Anthony Lamar Smith's car on Dec. 11, 2011, sparking a high speed chase. Stockley was a passenger in a police SUV that chased the 24-year-old Smith at speeds reaching 80 miles per hour, a statement from the prosecutor's office said.

NTSB: Amtrak 188 engineer 'greatly influenced' by rock incident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:31

 Amtrak engineer went 'from distraction to disaster' in secondsThe engineer of an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, was "greatly influenced" by an incident in which a nearby commuter train was struck by a rock, a federal regulator said Tuesday.


Copperhead snake bites worker at home improvement store

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:30
DENVER, N.C. (AP) — A poisonous snake in a tree in the gardening department has bitten an employee at a home improvement store in North Carolina.

Tejano music star Emilio Navaira dies at age 53 in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:14

Navaira of U.S. accepts his award for Best Tejano Album for "De Nuevo" at 9th annual Latin Grammy Awards in HoustonGrammy Award-winning musician Emilio Navaira, who helped take Tejano music from a Texas-based regional genre to international acclaim, has died at the age of 53, police and his publicist said on Tuesday. Police in New Braunfels, about 40 miles (65 km) northeast of San Antonio, said they were called to Navaira's home on Monday night after receiving a report of an unconscious man who was not breathing.


Air turbulence injures flight attendants on flight to Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:14
A Southwest Airlines flight from Boston to Chicago encountered strong turbulence that injured two flight attendants and forced the plane to land early on Tuesday for safety reasons, the airline said. Southwest Airlines Flight 147 hit turbulence after taking off from Logan International Airport and returned to Boston, where the two flight attendants were hospitalized with unspecified injuries, Southwest spokeswoman Michelle Agnew said.

The Latest: Bergdahl court-martial start delayed to February

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:13
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a pre-trial hearing ahead of a pending court-martial for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local):

Pennsylvania could be an electoral tipping point

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:07

Pennsylvania could be an electoral tipping pointPennsylvania could be the keystone of the Electoral College and the ultimate arbiter of whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


Police shoot and kill man during gun battle south of Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:01
RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man was shot and killed by police during a shootout near Atlanta.

Teacher sorry for comparing special needs student to Hitler

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 21:58
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school teacher has apologized for writing emails saying that accommodating a special needs student was similar to appeasing Adolf Hitler.

Striking Pennsylvania teachers performing community service

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 21:53
HERNDON, Pa. (AP) — Striking teachers in one central Pennsylvania school district have decided to perform community service instead of picketing.