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Barneys New York to pay $525,000 in racial profiling settlement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:14

The sign on an awning of a Barneys New York retail store is seen in New YorkBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barneys New York [DBWLDB.UL] has agreed to pay $525,000 to settle a lawsuit over claims that it targeted black and Latino customers for credit-card fraud checks and surveillance while they shopped in its luxury clothing stores, city officials said on Monday. The lawsuit followed claims last fall that the store falsely accused two African-American customers of credit card fraud at the Barneys store in Manhattan, sparking protests and calls to boycott the chain. "Profiling and racial discrimination remain a problem in our state, but not one we are willing to accept," New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement. "This agreement will correct a number of wrongs, both by fixing past policies and by monitoring the actions of Barneys and its employees to make sure that past mistakes are not repeated," he said.


Philly has early edge in Democratic convention bid

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:13
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of five cities bidding for the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia appears to hold an early edge with a track record of hosting the major gathering — not to mention that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden have family ties to the state.

Ex-Virginia governor's onetime top aide testifies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:13

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, is surrounded by media as he walks to the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va. on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, as his corruption trial enters its third week. McDonnell and his wife are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the former CEO of a nutritional supplements company in exchange for promoting his products. They could face decades in prison if convicted. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The onetime chief of staff to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he had no idea at the time that his boss had received thousands of dollars in gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman.


Ex-Market Basket CEO decries 'onerous' terms

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:08
BOSTON (AP) — The former CEO of the Market Basket supermarket chain says "onerous" terms are preventing him from regain control of the company from relatives amid a bitter feud that has prompted employee walkouts and customer boycotts in three New England states.

Judge extends temporary halt to Ohio executions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Ronald Phillips. The Sept. 18, 2014 execution of Phillips for the rape and death of Sheila Marie Evans, his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter in 1993, has been put on hold following a ruling by federal Judge Gregory Frost to delay executions scheduled for September, October and November, as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination being used to carry out the death penalty. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has extended a months-long moratorium on executions in Ohio into next year as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination being used to carry out the death penalty.


US stock move higher on corporate news, earnings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:56

FILE - This Jan. 4, 2010 file photo shows an entrance to a Wall Street subway station in New York. U.S. stocks are opening higher Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, as tensions ease in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving higher as investors turn their focus to corporate news and as tensions ease in Ukraine.


Sign for nun removed; some found it depressing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:54
WATER MILL, N.Y. (AP) — A street sign memorializing a nun killed in a hit-and-run has been removed after residents called it depressing.

Missionaries return to US, in Ebola quarantine

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:52
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three missionaries who worked with patients infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia have returned to the United States.

Six people dead after chase and wreck in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:46

Six people dead after chase and wreck in TexasA high-speed pursuit ended with a fatal accident in League City on Sunday evening, killing six people


FBI taking over Missouri police shooting of teen

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:20
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police say the FBI is taking over the investigation of a suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager.

Dog thrown from car on Garden State Parkway victim of two crimes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:20

Dog thrown from car on Garden State Parkway victim of two crimesInvestigators say a dog that apparently was thrown out of a moving car on the Garden State Parkway is recovering from severe injuries.


Obama directs funds to fight terrorists in Africa

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:18

FILE - This Aug. 6, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama as he takes a question at a news conference at the end of the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit at the State Department in Washington. Obama directed $10 million in emergency Pentagon spending to help France fight terrorists in northwest Africa. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday directed $10 million in emergency Pentagon spending to help France fight terrorists in northwest Africa.


PHOTOS: 12 arrests in 2 Phila. prostitution stings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:10

 12 arrests in 2 Phila. prostitution stingsA total of 12 men have been arrested after two recent prostitution stings in Philadelphia.


Barneys to pay $525K in NY shopper-profiling probe

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:38
NEW YORK (AP) — Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year.

Immigration hearing for man linked to UN deaths

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:30
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man suspected in the deaths of two United Nations peacekeepers in 1980 is due for a hearing in immigration court.

Corruption trial of Virginia governor, wife, enters third week

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:21

former Virginia Governor McDonnell and wife MaureenBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - The corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife Maureen enters its third week on Monday after testimony that centered on the former first lady's behavior. McDonnell, a Republican, and his wife face 14 counts of corruption and bribery for allegedly accepting $165,000 in gifts and loans from businessman Jonnie Williams Sr. in exchange for supporting his former company Star Scientific, a dietary supplements maker. Testimony during the trial's second week centered on Maureen McDonnell's behavior, with former staffers portraying a volatile first lady who yelled at aides. Matt Conrad, McDonnell's deputy chief of staff, said under questioning by prosecutors on Friday that aides were worried that if some of the gifts hidden by Maureen McDonnell were also intended for the governor they needed to be recorded on financial disclosure forms.


Police: Arguments leads to shooting in Feltonville, 4 hit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:07

 Arguments leads to shooting in Feltonville, 4 hitPolice say an argument led to a shooting that wounded four people in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia.


Honduran teens, mom navigate life after US reunion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:07

In this July 24, 2014 photo, Nicole Valerio Zelaya, center, 12, sits with her mother Denia Zelaya, right, and her sister Anita Medina Zelaya, 16, at their mother's home in Miami. The family, originally from Honduras, has been reunited in Miami, having arrived separately. As thousands of Central American children have come across the Southwest border these past months, this family found each other again. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — Denia Zelaya arrived early at the Miami International Airport. She had last seen her eldest daughter nearly 10 years earlier, when she'd kissed a sleeping Anita and then slipped out of her family's house.


AP PHOTOS: Lunar show illuminates world's skies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 21:35

A girl plays with a dog as a perigee moon, also known as a supermoon, rises in Madrid, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)People around the world this weekend looked up at the sky to view a lunar phenomenon: the supermoon.


Family files lawsuit after police use Taser on 8-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 21:32

Family files lawsuit after police use Taser on 8-year-old girlThe babysitter had called police because the girl had knife. Police then fired Taser darts into the 8-year-old girl's chest, forcing her to drop the weapon