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Biden, Law & Order star in ads against sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:24
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is teaming up with "Law & Order" star Mariska Hargitay to do television ads raising awareness about domestic violence.

Court mulls secrecy of national security letters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:11
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A government lawyer argued Wednesday that national security efforts would be "hamstrung" if the FBI was barred from sending secretive demands for customer data — national security letters — to telecommunication companies, banks and other businesses.

Sen. Wyden: NSA tech spying hurts economy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:10

FILE - In this March 5, 2014, file photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. In remarks prepared for a Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 Senate Finance Committee event in Palo Alto, Calif., Wyden, a leading Senate critic of online surveillance, wants the government to stop spying on phone calls, texts and emails, saying the “digital dragnet” doesn’t make the country safer, and only hurts the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — A leading Senate critic of online surveillance wants the government to stop widespread spying on phone calls, texts and emails, saying the "digital dragnet" doesn't make the country safer, and only hurts the U.S. economy.


School bus crashes across from Northeast Philadelphia school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:05

School bus crashes across from Northeast Philadelphia schoolA school bus carrying 26 children was involved in an accident in Northeast Philadelphia, officials say.


EU seeks quick release of job boosting funds

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:05

France's President Francois Hollande, left, and Germany's Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive for a press conference during the EU jobs summit in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. European leaders will debate ways to find work for the continent's 25 million unemployed at a summit Wednesday, as popular frustration grows at authorities' failure to return the continent's economy to health. Several thousand union activists protested outside the venue, demanding a stop to government spending austerity policies and calling for reforms to encourage investment. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MILAN (AP) — The leaders of Germany, France and Italy put their differences over fiscal discipline and austerity politics aside at an EU jobs summit Wednesday, pledging instead to focus energies on quickly allocating 6.4 billion euros ($7.6 billion) already earmarked to Europe's 5 million unemployed youths.


Woman gets jail for taking toy from child's grave

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:05
ONTARIO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who was seen on surveillance video taking a stuffed animal from a child's grave has been ordered to spend a month in jail.

Muslim woman barred from Colorado pool over dress

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:04

burkiniCOMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado city is standing by its decision to turn away a Muslim woman from its recreation center pool for wearing an Islamic dress over a shirt and pants.


Gov't: AT&T to pay $105M for bogus phone charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:51

 AT&T to pay $105M for bogus phone chargesTelecom giant AT&T will pay a hefty $105 million settlement after the government accused the company of unlawfully billing wireless customers for tens of millions of dollars in bogus charges - a practice known as cramming.


Decades-old coffin found empty in Fla. school case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:45
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Anthropologists investigating the deaths of dozens of boys at a closed Florida reform school dug up a decades-old grave in Philadelphia looking for the body of one of the boys only to find a casket filled with wood.

Appeals court wrestles with secret U.S. demands for telecom records

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:37

Phone banks dedicated to FBI are shown during tour of MACC at an undisclosed location in the Chicago suburbsBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court grappled on Wednesday with a lawsuit challenging the Federal Bureau of Investigation's ability to force Internet and telecommunications firms to turn over customer records without revealing the government's demands. A lower court judge in San Francisco previously ruled such gag orders were unconstitutional in a lawsuit filed by an undisclosed telecom company. At a hearing on Wednesday, a three-judge 9th U.S. ...


Seattle school district settles rape allegation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:32
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle school district has agreed to pay $700,000 to the family of a high school student who said she was raped by another student on an overnight field trip to Olympic National Park.

For Ebola victim, US trip followed years of effort

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:22

FILE - This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., at a wedding in Ghana. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Duncan was being treated for the disease, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 said Duncan has died. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)DALLAS (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, grew up next to a leper colony in Liberia and was forced to flee from years of war before returning to his country, years later, to find it ravaged by the disease that ultimately took his life as well.


Armed man with Halloween mask robs Hatboro bank

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:15

Armed man with Halloween mask robs Hatboro bankThe Hatboro Police Department and the FBI are searching for an armed bank robber who wore a Halloween mask.


Gov't: AT&T to pay $105M for bogus phone charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:12

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler listens at left as Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Edith Ramirez speaks during a new conference in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, to announce that AT&T will pay $80 million to FTC for consumer refunds in mobile cramming case, which is part of combined $105 million settlement with FTC and FCC. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — Telecom giant AT&T will pay a hefty $105 million settlement after the government accused the company of unlawfully billing wireless customers for tens of millions of dollars in bogus charges — a practice known as cramming.


Supreme Court weighs worker pay for security checks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:10

Visitors stand in line to watch arguments on the first day of the new term of the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on Wednesday over whether companies must pay workers for time spent undergoing security checks at the end of their shifts in a case involving an Amazon.com Inc warehousing contractor. Employees of Integrity Staffing Solutions facilities in Nevada, where merchandise is processed and shipped, say they are forced to spend up to half an hour daily going through security screenings aimed at protecting against theft. They say they should be paid for their time and have asked for back wages and overtime pay. ...


Charged mom: I didn't force meds down son's throat

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:07

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2011 file photo, Gigi Jordan, right, appears in Manhattan Supreme Court with her attorney Alan Dershowitz, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, in New York. Jordan, a pharmaceuticals millionaire charged with killing her developmentally disabled son in a deluxe hotel room told jurors Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, that she didn't force drugs down his throat, as prosecutors maintain. Her son, Jude Mirra, was found dead of a drug overdose and Jordan was found on the floor in a pricey suite at Manhattan's Peninsula Hotel in February 2010. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — A pharmaceuticals millionaire charged with killing her developmentally disabled son in a deluxe hotel room told jurors Wednesday that she didn't force drugs down his throat, as prosecutors maintain.


Woman who hosted Ebola patient angry over death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:00

FILE - This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., at a wedding in Ghana. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Duncan was being treated for the disease, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 said Duncan has died. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)DALLAS (AP) — The woman hosting Thomas Eric Duncan before he was diagnosed with Ebola says she's angry his son couldn't visit him before he died.


Holder: Ferguson highlights need for collaboration

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:58

Former President Bill Clinton, left, speaks to a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, right, listens Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday said the unrest after a Missouri police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old in August shows law enforcement must directly address tensions within communities.


Questions and answers Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:56

 A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. (AP Photo/CDC, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country. Now it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.


National Christmas Tree lighting set for Dec. 4

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Christmas Tree lighting is set for Dec. 4.