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Philadelphia cabbie gets tip of lifetime: almost $1,000

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 04:01
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An anonymous passenger brightened a Philadelphia cab driver's night with the tip of a lifetime: nearly $1,000 on a $4.31 fare.

Need help filing out your tax return? Don't call the IRS

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:57

FILE In this April 13, 2014 file photo, the Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building is seen in Washington. The IRS is cutting taxpayer services to historically low levels just as President Barack Obama's health law will make filing a federal tax return more complicated for millions of families. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of President Barack Obama's health law. But they shouldn't expect much help from the Internal Revenue Service.

AP PHOTOS: US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier heads to sea

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:55

With the city of Seattle in the background, Operations Specialist 2nd Class Maria Camacho watches for other ships as the USS John C. Stennis Navy aircraft carrier sails from Naval Base Kitsap, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Bremerton, Wash. The carrier sailed to Naval Magazine Indian Island, Wash., in order to take on ammunition before a training mission in the Pacific Ocean near San Diego, Calif. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John Stennis has left Puget Sound for a training mission after a $240 million overhaul.

U.S. settles long-running corruption case against Teamsters union

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:51
By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department agreed on Wednesday to reduce and ultimately end more than two decades of government oversight of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, saying the union has made significant strides to cut ties with organized crime. The agreement between Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan and the Teamsters, which is the dominant union in the U.S. trucking industry, would dismiss a 1988 racketeering case against the union. It must be approved by U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska. ...

Questioning of prospective jurors to begin in Tsarnaev trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:50

In this Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, file courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, left, is depicted beside U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right, as O'Toole addresses a pool of potential jurors in a jury assembly room at the federal courthouse, in Boston. Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Tuesday, Jan. 13, to suspend jury selection in his trial for at least a month because the recent terrorist attacks in France have again placed the marathon bombings "at the center of a grim global drama." (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)BOSTON (AP) — Prospective jurors who made it through the first round of cuts in Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's federal death penalty trial face individual questioning as the second phase of jury selection begins Thursday.

Man jumps in front of San Francisco train, snarling morning commute

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:49
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Commuters were faced with major delays across San Francisco on Wednesday morning after a man jumped in front of a train and was killed, forcing officials to shut down most lines running through downtown, Bay Area Rapid Transit officials said. The man, who was apparently bent on committing suicide, died after being struck by a train at the city's Powell Street Station, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said. He was not identified by authorities. ...

NY judge tosses lawsuit against Indian PM over 2002 violence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:46
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has tossed out a lawsuit accusing India's prime minister of failing to do enough to stop religious riots.

US Marshals: Man who stabbed 3, dumped bodies in Schuylkill River arrested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:43

 Man who stabbed 3, dumped bodies in Schuylkill River arrestedU.S. Marshals have arrested the man accused of stabbing three men and dumping their bodies in the Schuylkill River.

Suspect in suburban LA shootings denies murder charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:33
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man accused of killing four people during a five-day August shooting rampage around suburban Los Angeles has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

PHOTOS: Most Wanted by US Marshals

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:31

 Most Wanted by US MarshalsSee photos of the suspects being sought by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Nevada rancher's son arrested on federal land outside Vegas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:27
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say the son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has been arrested on federal land on parole violations and a drug court arrest warrant.

'Globes' won for NBC; CBS was most-watched overall last week

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:27
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS held tight to its customary most-watched status last week, beating all rivals in prime-time viewership and claiming 13 of the Top 20 shows.

Volunteers search for missing wallaby in Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:26
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Volunteers were searching a wooded area north of Seattle for a missing marsupial who bounded away from its crate during a transfer to a local petting zoo last week, putting the animal at risk for predators, its guardian said on Wednesday. Bella, a 6-year-old wallaby, streaked across a highway and down toward a river in Arlington, 45 miles north of Seattle, after the wire on her kennel got loose as she was moved to the Outback Kangaroo Farm, an exotic animal petting zoo, owner Joey Strom said. ...

2 US climbers expected to reach top of Yosemite peak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:20

 a free climb of El Capitan, the largest monolith of granite in the world, a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park. El Capitan rises more than 3,000 feet above the Yosemite Valley floor. The first climber reached its summit in 1958, and there are roughly 100 routes up to the top. (AP Photo/Tom Evans, elcapreport)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two climbers vying to finish the once-seemingly impossible challenge of scaling a sheer slab of granite in California's Yosemite National Park without climbing aids are closing in on the top of the 3,000-foot (900-meter) peak.

Documents detail escape try by victim in Idaho killings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:10
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A fast-food restaurant manager tried to escape a gunman by jumping out a drive-thru window before being shot and killed as part of a violent rampage that left two other people dead, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.

Official: Delaware National Guard base increases security

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:04
The Delaware National Guard increased security Wednesday at its air base after different vehicles approached its gate this week, then left.

Chiquita closing North Carolina headquarters after buyout

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:58
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chiquita Brands International will close its corporate headquarters in North Carolina after its buyout, the banana producer said Wednesday.

Apple, Google reach new settlement in high-tech wage case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:56
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A revised settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired with other Silicon Valley companies to block more than 60,000 high-tech employees from getting better job offers.

Al Qaeda Says It 'Laid the Plan' for Paris Massacre

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:56
Terror group's Yemen affiliate claims direct responsibility, praises murderers.

Two endangered monkeys die at Louisiana zoo after being left out in cold

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:54

A month-old cotton-top Tamarin monkey is seen with its parents at their enclosure in the Biblical Zoo in JerusalemBy Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Two monkeys belonging to a species that is critically endangered died at a Louisiana zoo after they were left out overnight in the cold by a caretaker, officials said on Wednesday. The cotton-top Tamarins, weighing less than a pound and distinguishable by their shock of white hair, were among three that were kept outside overnight last week in temperatures that dipped into the 30s Fahrenheit at the Alexandria Zoo in central Louisiana. One of the monkeys survived, officials with the city of Alexandria, which owns the zoo, said. ...