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HP to pay $100 million to settle case tied to Autonomy deal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:55

FILE - In this Sept. 20. 2010 file photo, the corporate logo for Hewlett-Packard Co. is displayed at an HP Innovation Summit, in New York. Hewlett-Packard's ill-fated purchase of software maker Autonomy will cost another $100 million, the company reported Tuesday, June 9, 2015, as the personal computer and printer maker prepares to settle class-action litigation tied to the 2011 deal. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard's ill-fated acquisition of software maker Autonomy will cost another $100 million, as the personal computer and printer maker prepares to settle class-action litigation tied to the 2011 deal.

White House press briefing room evacuated amid security concern

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:46

White House press briefing room evacuated amid security concernThe White House briefing room was briefly evacuated Tuesday amid security concerns.

New Jersey's top court sides with Christie on pensions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:46

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Politics and Eggs breakfast meeting at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College,Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. Christie is finishing a two-day swing through the nation's earliest presidential primary state as he considers a run for the Republican nomination for president.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top court sided with Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday in a legal fight with public worker unions over pension funds, sparing a new state budget crisis this month but leaving unanswered questions about how the state will pay for the pensions it has promised as Christie prepares to announce whether he'll run for president.

Attorney general to investigate indicted Washington auditor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:39
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's attorney general said Tuesday he is opening a criminal investigation into state Auditor Troy Kelley, separate from the federal theft, tax dodging and other charges he faces.

Husband, hospitalized wife fatally shot at Texas hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:31
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Police say a hospitalized woman and her husband were shot and killed in her Central Texas hospital room.

Group seeks charges against Cleveland cops in boy's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:31

FILE- In this Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, demonstrators block Public Square Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Cleveland, during a protest over the police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. A group of civil rights leaders, activists and clergy plans to seek arrest warrants for two police officers involved in the shooting death Rice. The group plans to make court filings Tuesday, June 9, 2015, under an Ohio law allowing private citizens with knowledge of a case to file affidavits charging an offense and asking a judge to issue arrest warrants. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — A group of activists, clergy and attorneys went to court Tuesday to try to get two white police officers charged in the fatal shooting of a black 12-year-old boy holding a pellet gun, but a legal expert and even the attorneys pushing for the action say that the case must go through a grand jury to obtain a felony indictment against the officers.

Split ruling on New Hampshire parking meter 'Robin Hoods'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:11
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The conduct of a band of self-styled "Robin Hoods" who feed about-to-expire meters while following parking enforcement officers is protected under the First Amendment, though the city of Keene has a right to pursue an injunction against them in the interests of public safety, New Hampshire's highest court ruled Tuesday.

U.S. appeals court upholds restrictive Texas abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:11
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld the main provisions of a restrictive Texas abortion law including one that requires clinics to have certain hospital-grade facilities, a regulatory hurdle critics said was designed to shutter abortion providers. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit allowed for the 2013 law to be applied across the state, although it exempted a clinic in the southern city of McAllen, saying its distance from other clinics would cause an undue burden on women in that area. Americans United for Life, which backed the law, said the decision would protect "women from substandard abortion facilities and practices." Abortion rights advocates have said such requirements are unnecessary, especially when an abortion is medically induced.

Pentagon says British lab received live anthrax samples

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:06
The Pentagon on Tuesday added Britain to the list of countries that received live anthrax samples from the U.S. military. The samples were sent to a company in Britain in 2007, a spokesman for Britain's Health and Safety Executive said.

Police evacuate building near U.S. Capitol after bomb threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:52
Authorities evacuated people from several floors of a U.S. Senate office building on Tuesday after receiving a bomb threat by telephone, U.S. Capitol Police said. Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said Capitol Police received the call and are investigating a report of suspicious package in room G-40 of the Dirksen building, part of the complex near the U.S. Capitol. "Several floors in the (Dirksen building) have been evacuated as a precaution while the USCP continues to investigate," Schneider said in a statement.

Fiat Chrysler North American labor chief retires ahead of talks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:48
By Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said its North American labor chief Al Iacobelli has retired less than two months before company negotiations with the United Auto Workers union. Iacobelli, 55, will be replaced by Glenn Shagena, 52, FCA's former head of human resources in Mexico, effective immediately, the company said on Tuesday. A spokesman for the UAW, which represents about 35,700 Fiat Chrysler workers in the United States, declined to comment.

Texas woman's death after cosmetic injections ruled homicide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:45
DALLAS (AP) — The February death of a Dallas woman who had cosmetic injections at a salon to increase the size of her buttocks has been ruled a homicide.

Hasidic Jews may sue NY towns they accuse of discrimination, judge rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:44
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge ordered two New York municipalities in the Catskills foothills to face a lawsuit accusing them of discriminating against Hasidic Jews by trying to stop them from moving in. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest said Bloomingburg, a village in Sullivan County with about 400 residents, must face claims by the developer of a 396-unit townhouse complex that it violated federal civil rights and fair housing laws by trying to stop the project, which has been marketed in English- and Yiddish-language newspapers. The Manhattan judge also said Mamakating, a town of 12,000 of which Bloomingburg is a part, must face claims it improperly blocked the conversion of a property into a mikvah, a bath used by Hasidic Jews for ritual immersion and purification.

Mother says Chicago school didn't protect son from sex abuse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:34
CHICAGO (AP) — A woman is suing Chicago's school district, alleging that her son was sexually abused by two of his kindergarten classmates last year and that school officials didn't do enough to stop it, even after learning of the abuse.

A year later, California drought-relief money is unspent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:31

In this June, 4, 2015, photo, farmworkers collect boxes of food from the state at a park in Firebaugh, Calif. The state is providing food through emergency drought relief funds to farmworkers unemployed during California’s relentless drought. Although the drought-assistance package has helped communities across California cope with the driest conditions in recent memory, millions of dollars remain untapped more than one year after it was provided, showing how slowly the wheels of government can turn even in a crisis. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)FIREBAUGH, Calif. (AP) — More than $320 million that was supposed to be rushed to drought-stricken California communities sits unspent in government bank accounts more than a year after lawmakers voted to use the money to provide water, protect wells from contamination and upgrade outdated water systems.

Cop cleared in 137-shot case pleads not guilty to assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:30
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (AP) — A Cleveland officer cleared in the fatal shooting of two people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire has pleaded not guilty to beating up his twin brother four days after his acquittal.

Small-town airports close as fewer pilots take to skies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:07

In this June 1, 2015 photo, Gene Martin, owner of Martin Field, center, helps instructor Scott Currie, left, and 12-year-old flight student Pierce Turner, right, push an Aeronca Chief aircraft from it's parking spot onto the runway, in South Sioux City, Neb. Martin recalls when teenagers would bike out to the airfield and pay for flight lessons with the money they earned from paper routes. Now, young people seem more interested in video games or driving cars, Martin said. The number of flight instructors at his field as fallen from 12 to 3, and they’re not especially busy. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For the first time in 60 years, airplanes won't be roaring down the runway at the airstrip in Onawa, Iowa, this summer. Racing dragsters will.

N.Y. court says dog owners cannot be sued over bicycle collisions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:06
A cyclist who collided with a dog in New York's Central Park cannot sue its owners, the state's top court ruled on Tuesday, saying riders should be careful not to cross paths with animals that are a constant public presence. In two similar lawsuits, bicyclists said a 2013 decision by the Court of Appeals that allowed a woman to sue the owner of a cow she crashed into with her van should apply to domestic pets. "In public parks, one regularly encounters dog owners with their unrestrained canine companions," Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam wrote, "whereas one ... certainly never expects to see someone taking his or her cow for a walk in the neighborhood." The cases involved Wolfgang Doerr, who was injured in 2009 after crashing into a 45-pound shepherd mix on Central Park's bicycle loop road, and Cheryl Dobinski, who fell from her bike in 2012 when she tried to avoid two German shepherds that ran onto the road near their rural home south of Buffalo.

AccuWeather: Warm and Humid, Spotty Storms Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:53

 Warm and Humid, Spotty Storms TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says humidity drops-off tonight and tomorrow.