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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. ...


Health overhaul sign-ups edge higher

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a month to go in the 2015 open enrollment season, the Obama administration says sign-ups under the president's health care law are edging higher.

Police: Girl, 13, distributed sexual video at Bristol school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:36

 Girl, 13, distributed sexual video at Bristol schoolPolice say a 13-year-old girl sent a sexually explicit video involving two juveniles to classmates last month at a Bucks County middle school.


APNewsBreak: California unveils strictest rules on pesticide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:35

In this Sept. 27, 2012 photo provided by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, workers test soil in Yuba City, Calif. The California Strawberry Commission announced Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, awards totaling more than $1 million in recent state and federal research grants to advance the scientific knowledge on sustaining healthy soils to control plant diseases, and reduce the need for soil fumigation. The research will focus on evaluation of experimental soilborne disease management systems using biologically active soil treatments. (AP Photo/California Department of Pesticide Regulation)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce.


White House to curb methane emissions from oil, gas production

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:30

A view of the White House as snow begins to fall during expected blizzard in Washington DCBy Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s administration unveiled rules on Wednesday to slash methane emissions from oil and gas production by up to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025, its latest move to solidify the Democratic president's credentials on climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Interior proposed steps to contain leaking potent methane, the second biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions, from new drilling equipment and from old and new production facilities on public lands. ...


Woman killed in fast-moving house fire in Yeadon identified

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:20

Woman killed in fast-moving house fire in Yeadon identifiedFamily members have identified the 76-year-old woman killed in a fast-moving house fire in Yeadon, Delaware County.


Study: Sea level rise accelerating more than once thought

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's oceans are now rising at a pace far faster than they did in the past, a new study says.

Court weighs Ohio's taxation of out-of-town athletes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:12

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 file photo, former Chicago Bears player Hunter Hillenmeyer speaks during a news conference held by the Chicago Concussion Coalition in Chicago as musician and recording artist Billy Corgan, right, and Chris Nowinski, second from right, chairman of the coalition, and Chicago Alderman Latasha Thomas, left, listen. On Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments about laws that tax professional athletes and entertainers who work for short periods of time in the state. Hillenmeyer, has sued over Cleveland's interpretation of the law, saying the city unfairly imposes a 2 percent income tax based on games played in the city as a percentage of total games played. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio law that singles out professional athletes and entertainers for taxation even when they're in the state just a few days a year is unconstitutional, say several sport leagues including the NBA, NFL and NHL who want the state Supreme Court to strike the law down.


State: Court should deny appeal of man at center of 'Serial'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:10
BALTIMORE (AP) — A court should uphold the conviction of a man accused of strangling his high school sweetheart after they broke up in a case at the center of the wildly popular "Serial" podcast, Baltimore prosecutors said Wednesday.

Imprisoned member of Philadelphia radical group MOVE dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:05
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A high-ranking member of the Philadelphia radical group MOVE serving a decades-long sentence for the 1978 killing of a police officer has died in prison, corrections officials said Wednesday.

Doctor pleads no contest to wandering through home at 4 a.m.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:59
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island doctor found wandering around a stranger's home at 4 a.m. has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor trespassing charge for what he has called "an honest mistake."

London-bound flight returns to Newark due to smoke report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:57
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A United Airlines flight from New Jersey to London has returned to Newark Liberty International Airport after reports of possible smoke in the cabin.

Police chase ends in crash in Collingdale, Delaware County; 1 arrest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:53

Police chase ends in crash in Collingdale, Delaware County; 1 arrestA police chase ended with an SUV slamming into a Delaware County home Wednesday morning, and the crash left a trail of wreckage across the neighborhood.


Man arrested for stabbing 3, dumping bodies in Schuylkill River

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:48

 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.


Judge rejects request to delay Boston bombing trial

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

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)By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected the latest plea by lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to pause jury selection for his trial due to the recent attacks in Paris. Tsarnaev's lawyers on Tuesday had argued that the Paris attacks, which started with a mass shooting at a satirical newspaper and left 17 people dead after three days of violence, would stir memories of the deadly 2013 blasts at the marathon, making it harder to select an impartial jury. ...


Jazz stars gather for memorial to bassist Charlie Haden

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:38

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 1997 file photo, Jazz bassist Charlie Haden laughs with bandmates during a soundcheck at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif. Pat Metheny, Josh Redman and other jazz stars turned out for a memorial concert to celebrate the music and life of Haden, one of the most influential bassists in jazz history. Singer Ruth Cameron Haden, who hosted the gathering on Tuesday night, Jan. 13, 2015, at Town Hall, said her late husband made it his life mission "to impart and bring beauty to the world" through his music. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Metheny, Josh Redman and other jazz stars turned out for a memorial concert to celebrate the music and life of Charlie Haden, one of the most influential bassists in jazz history.


Obama pitching more access to fast Internet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:36

President Barack Obama speaks at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Obama renewed his call for Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation, including a proposal that encourages companies to share threat information with the government and protects them from potential lawsuits if they do. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is once again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet service.


School in Northeast Philadelphia closed today due to illness

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:33

School in Northeast Philadelphia closed today due to illnessA Northeast Philadelphia school is closed for cleaning Wednesday because dozens of students are sick.