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IRS says cyberattacks more extensive than previously thought

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 03:38

Computer keyboard letters stacked in the word 'pass' are placed on the plate of integrated circuit in WarsawThe U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said Monday a hacking attack into one of its computer databases revealed in May was much more extensive than previously thought, with nearly three times as many taxpayers hit by data theft. The IRS said in late May the tax return information of about 114,000 U.S. taxpayers had been illegally accessed by cyber criminals over the preceding four months, with another 111,000 unsuccessful attempts made. A new review has identified 220,000 additional incidents where data was breached, the tax collection agency said.


With fist-bump, Trump reports for jury duty in N.Y.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 03:32

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures after arriving for jury duty at Manhattan Supreme Court in New YorkBy Nate Raymond and Alana Wise NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reported for jury duty in New York on Monday in a black limousine, signing autographs and giving a fist-bump to a supporter as he took a break from the campaign trail. Trump, the front-runner in a crowded Republican field, appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court to join fellow New Yorkers to possibly be selected to cast a verdict in a trial. Trump was greeted by a throng of reporters and television crews numbering around 100 people.


Indicted lawmaker: Probe possible prosecutorial misconduct

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 03:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — Indicted U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah suggested Monday that his racketeering case was tainted by prosecutorial misconduct and called on a pair of influential House committees to review it for unconstitutional or unlawful behavior.

Office of Minnesota dentist who shot Zimbabwe lion reopens without him

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 03:29

A woman hangs a sign on the front entrance of the River Bluff Dental clinic during a protest against the killing a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, MinnesotaThe dental practice of a Minnesota hunter whose killing of Zimbabwe's best-known lion, Cecil, sparked widespread criticism from animal lovers around the world reopened on Monday without him, the practice said in a statement. The River Bluff Dental practice in a Minneapolis suburb had been closed since late July and became a center of protests when Walter Palmer, 55, was identified publicly as the hunter who killed Cecil, a well-known 13-year-old rare black-maned lion. Operations resumed on Monday without Palmer present, River Bluff Dental said in a statement that declined further comment.


San Jose police investigate fatal officer-involved shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 03:27

San Jose police investigate fatal officer-involved shootingSan Jose police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting at a strip mall in the 3100 block of Senter Road. Police say the suspect reached for a handgun and two officers fired their weapons.


States raising taxes, fees and debt to pay for road repairs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 03:08

In this Aug. 13, 2015 photo, the cash price for gasoline is shown on a changeable sign at a gas station in Seattle. Washington state recently approved a 16-year, $16 billion transportation plan that raises fuel taxes, vehicle fees and bonding. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren't waiting around.


Man who dressed as Batman for hospitalized children dies in highway crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 03:01

Man who dressed as Batman for hospitalized children dies in highway crashAuthorities say a man known for visiting hospitalized children dressed as Batman died in a crash on a western Maryland highway after his Batmobile had engine trouble.


Father backs truck over toddler at campsite, killing her

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 03:00
CUBA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say a man accidentally backed a pickup truck over his toddler daughter, killing her, while he prepared to unload an all-terrain vehicle at a campsite.

Dump truck crash slows traffic on I-95 in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:58

Dump truck crash slows traffic on I-95 in DelawareA crash involving a dump truck slowed traffic on I-95 in Delaware Monday morning.


Latest on athlete unions: QB says team 'fine' with ruling

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:50

Northwestern football players are reflected in a helmet during drills at practice at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Kenosha, Wi. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the National Labor Relations Board's decision preventing Northwestern University football players from unionizing (all times are local):


Police: Stolen replica of Papa John's Camaro recovered

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:50

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, file photo, Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John Schnatter's 1971 Chevy Camaro is shown at the Papa John's 3000th North American Store Celebration in Burbank, Ill. Officials say the Camaro is among three vehicles stolen during a Detroit-area event showcasing classic cars on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. (Ross Dettman/AP Images for Papa John's, File)DETROIT (AP) — Police say a Chevrolet Camaro used in promotions for pizza chain Papa John's has been found after it was among three vehicles stolen from around a Detroit-area event showcasing classic cars.


Photo crew brings tiger, wolves and bobcat to Packard Plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:42
DETROIT (AP) — A spokeswoman for the owner of Detroit's Packard Plant says photographers brought a tiger, bobcat and two wolves to the property without permission.

Dig at Colonial battleground uncovers fort's stone walls

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:38

Archaeologist David Starbuck poses near a stone wall unearthed at Lake George Battlefield Park on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Lake George, N.Y. An archaeological dig at the 18th-century military site in the southern Adirondacks has uncovered large sections of stone walls that are believed to have been constructed within a larger British fortification that was never completed more than 250 years ago. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — An archaeological dig at an 18th-century military site in the southern Adirondacks has uncovered large sections of stone walls that are believed to have been constructed within a larger British fortification that was never completed more than 250 years ago.


'Call 911': Man says Siri made the call that saved his life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:31
WATERHILL, Tenn. (AP) — A Middle Tennessee teen is alive, thanks to Siri.

Man nabbed in Trinidad pleads not guilty in 1999 NY slaying

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:27

Detectives escort a bearded Balkumar Singh to Nassau County Court, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Mineola, NY. Singh was arrested in Trinidad this year after 16 years on the run on charges related to the fatal shooting of a man outside a New York wedding in 1999. Singh entered a plea of not guilty. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A man arrested in Trinidad after 16 years on the run in the fatal shooting of a man outside a suburban New York wedding apologized Monday as he was led into a Long Island courthouse.


Rescuers from person from burning home in Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:24

Rescuers pull person from burning home in Chester CountyOne person was hospitalized after a house fire in Chester County Monday afternoon.


UN: 12-year-old girl had 'brutal ordeal' in Africa attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A 12-year-old girl who says she was raped by a U.N. peacekeeper in Central African Republic went through "a most brutal ordeal," the U.N. children's agency said, and the United Nations pledged again Monday to fully investigate all allegations of sexual misconduct and hold perpetrators accountable.

GlaxoSmithKline reopens plant where Legionnaires' found

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:17
ZEBULON, N.C. (AP) — Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline says a North Carolina plant is reopening after the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease was discovered last week.

Philadelphia police continue search for missing 12-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:00

Philadelphia police continue search for missing 12-year-old girlPhiladelphia police are asking for the public's help in their search for a missing 12-year-old girl.


Ex-Virginia gov. renews plea to remain free during appeal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 01:07
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has made a final plea to a federal court to let him remain free while he appeals his public corruption convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court.