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Wendy's investigating 'unusual activity' on payment cards

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:15

Wendy's investigating 'unusual activity' on payment cardsWendy's says it is investigating reports of "unusual activity" on payment cards that had been used at some of its restaurants.


Philadelphia eyes use of drones for emergencies, services

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:07

Philadelphia eyes use of drones for emergencies, servicesOfficials in Philadelphia are looking at the idea of using drones to aid in public safety and improve government services, including aiding emergency crews in handling fires, storms and other dangerous conditions.


In Atlantic City: pride, anger, worry as city teeters on edge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:04

A man looks at the ocean through the windows of the Playground Pier in Atlantic CityBy Hilary Russ ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - Inside the dimly lit Moose Lodge 216 last September in Atlantic City, Frank D'Alonzo discussed a few of the ideas he has heard over the years to revitalize the cash-strapped New Jersey gambling hub. Brimming with promise but ground down by poverty, Atlantic City is trying to reinvent itself even as it teeters on the edge of fiscal ruin.


FTC sues DeVry for deceiving students on job prospects

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 03:45

The Federal Trade Commission building is seen in WashingtonThe U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against DeVry University, run by DeVry Education Group Inc, accusing it of deceiving students about post-graduate job prospects. DeVry Education's share price dropped as low as $19.18 on news of the FTC lawsuit but recovered to $19.82 in midafternoon, down about 16.5 percent from Wednesday's opening trades. The FTC accused the school of being deceptive in saying that 90 percent of DeVry graduates found work in their field within six months of graduation.


Wife of U.S. pastor freed by Iran files for legal separation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 03:37

Naghmeh Abedini is pictured in the home of her parents in West Boise, IdahoNaghmeh Abedini previously said in a message to supporters that became public last fall that her husband had been abusive and suffered from a pornography addiction. Naghmeh Abedini said on Wednesday that her husband, freed earlier this month, had threatened the end of their marriage.


Challenger disaster: McAuliffe's students go on to teach

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 03:01

In this 1985 photo, high school teacher Christa McAuliffe rides with her daughter Caroline during a parade down Main Street in Concord, N.H. McAuliffe was one of seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion on Jan. 28, 1986. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Thirty years after the Concord High School class of '86 watched social studies teacher Christa McAuliffe and six astronauts perish when the space shuttle Challenger broke apart on live TV, a number of them have gone into teaching — and some wonder if, indirectly, the tragedy affected them enough that they wanted to make a difference, as she did.


Who is paying for the presidential race? Some answers coming

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:34

In this Jan. 26, 2016, photo, supporters hold photos of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump including one of Trump with Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in hopes of getting them autographed during a campaign event at the Roundhouse Gymnasium in Marshalltown, Iowa. Americans will soon get a look at the presidential picks of some of the nation’s richest donors and a progress report on the money flow inside the presidential campaigns. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans will soon get a look at the presidential picks of some of the nation's richest donors and a progress report on the money flow inside the presidential campaigns.


U.S. court hears arguments on transgender student using boys' bathroom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:32

A man holds a flag as he takes part in an annual Gay Pride Parade in TorontoA U.S. appeals court heard arguments on Wednesday over whether a high school in Virginia should be ordered to allow a transgendered student to use the boys’ bathroom, even though he was born a biological female. The student, Gavin Grimm, a 16-year-old junior at Gloucester High School, is suing the Gloucester County School Board over its restroom policy. Joshua Block, the lead attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which brought the case, told the three-judge panel the policy violated constitutional guarantees of equal protection, and Title IX, the federal law that bars sexual discrimination.


Police investigate possible luring attempt in Evesham Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:30

Police investigate 2 possible luring attempts in South JerseyPolice are investigating a possible luring attempt in Evesham Township, New Jersey.


FBI: Man who plotted attack also wanted to kill Israelis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:18

 Man who plotted attack also wanted to kill IsraelisA Milwaukee man arrested on a charge of trying to buy machine guns to carry out an attack on a Masonic temple to "defend Islam" had first wanted to travel to the Middle East and kill Israelis but abandoned that plan as unworkable, federal agents said in court documents.


Allentown man dies from CO poisoning after snow blocks car tailpipe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:16

Allentown man dies from CO poisoning after snow blocks car tailpipeA 55-year-old Allentown man is the latest victim of carbon monoxide poisoning from this weekend's snow storm.


Student questioned after threat to Center City charter school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:13

No threat at Center City charter school after morning scarePolice are questioning a student after an online threat was made against a Philadelphia charter school.


Michael Nutter joins Columbia University faculty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:57

Michael Nutter joins Columbia University facultyFormer Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has landed a new job.


Philadelphia schools reopen after Blizzard of 2016

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:46

Philadelphia schools reopen after Blizzard of 2016At James Dobson Elementary School in Manayunk, the sidewalks were clear and treated, and the school was ready to welcome the students back.


Things to know about arrests of activists from Oregon refuge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:41

Law enforcement personnel work at the airport, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Burns, Ore. Authorities were restricting access on Wednesday to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge being occupied by an armed group after one of the occupiers was killed during a traffic stop and eight more, including the group's leader Ammon Bundy, were arrested. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO LOCAL INTERNET; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBURNS, Ore. (AP) — The FBI arrested the leaders of an armed group that has occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon for more than three weeks during a traffic stop that left one dead. Here is a rundown of what happened and what it means:


Bikram Choudhury, hot yoga founder, ordered to pay nearly $6.5M in damages in harassment lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:38

Bikram Choudhury, hot yoga founder, ordered to pay nearly $6.5M in damages in harassment lawsuitThe founder of Bikram yoga has been ordered to pay nearly $6.5 million in a lawsuit that claimed he sexually harassed and wrongfully fired an adviser.


Arrests of Oregon standoff leaders leaves 1 person dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:36

Arrests of Oregon standoff leaders leaves 1 person deadThe Oregon nature preserve being occupied by an armed anti-government group was surrounded by law-enforcement agents Wednesday, a day after one of the occupiers was killed by officers during a traffic stop and eight others, including the group's leader Ammon Bundy, were arrested.


Ex-police chief: Deputy had no reason to shoot unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:32
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former police chief testified that a sheriff's deputy had no legitimate reason to open fire when he shot and paralyzed an unarmed, young black man.

UN chief wants clean energy investments doubled by 2020

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:21
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general is challenging investors around the world to at least double their investments in clean energy by 2020.

Wendy's probing likely fraudulent payment-card charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:14

A Wendy's Co restaurant is pictured in Monrovia"Reports indicate fraudulent charges may have occurred elsewhere after payment cards were legitimately used at some restaurants," Wendy's spokesman Bob Bertini told Reuters in an email statement. Large retailers such as Target Corp and Home Depot Inc have been victims of security breaches in recent years.