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Justices skeptical of Tyson Foods in class-action case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to sustain a multimillion dollar judgment against Tyson Foods Inc. in a pay dispute with more than 3,000 workers at a pork-processing plant in Iowa.

Lufthansa strike still on for now on despite court decision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:36

Cancelled flights appear on a board in a terminal of the airport as flight attendants of Lufthansa airline went on strike for the fourth day in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa and thousands of passengers at its German hubs braced for more delays and cancellations — even as the airline and the union for striking flight attendants said late Tuesday they were open to mediation.

5 killed when cyclone hits Yemen island, United Nations says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:32
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. humanitarian officials say five people have been killed in a cyclone that hit Yemen on Monday.

Obama likely to sign revised defense bill into law: White House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:32

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action event in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama will likely sign a revised version of the National Defense Authorization Act into law because he believes it contains important provisions, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday. "What the president does believe though is that there are a number of provisions in the NDAA that are important to running and protecting the country. "That certainly does not reflect a change in our position, or the intensity of our position, about the need to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay," Earnest said.

In this town, every vote counts _ race decided by just 1

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:23
PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — All those reminders that every vote counts came true in a commissioner race in a small North Carolina town, where a candidate won by just one vote.

Fidelity Investments was among victims in U.S. hacking case: source

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:15
Fidelity Investments was among the victims in a large hacking case unveiled by U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday, a person familiar with the matter said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Fidelity was referenced as a large Boston-based financial corporation in a court filing on Tuesday, the source said, as U.S. prosecutors unveiled criminal charges accusing three men of helping run a sprawling series of hacking and fraud schemes.

Pair sought for charity jar theft in Lansdale, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:14

Pair sought for charity jar theft in Lansdale, Pa.Police are looking for the woman who stole charitable donations from a jar and the man who was with her.

Manhattan's building boom a quandary for aging office complex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:09

An interior view of 390 Madison Avenue, an office building in midtown Manhattan in New York that is undergoing a complete re-construction in New YorkA new skyline rising across Manhattan poses a challenge for the owners of the city's aging office buildings as they face expensive overhauls in order to compete against a wave of amenity-rich towers nearing completion. Manhattan has the oldest office infrastructure in the world, and record levels of available space by 2017 will test the moxie of landlords who are losing top tenants to the new buildings mostly going up in Lower Manhattan and on the West Side. Firms such as Time Warner Inc, News Corp, L'Oreal and Conde Nast, among others, already have moved or agreed to relocate either downtown at the developing new World Trade Center complex, or the West Side's new Hudson Yards district.

Three bodies found in burning SUV outside California home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:06
Police in Southern California are investigating the suspected slaying of three unidentified men found in a burning sport utility vehicle parked in the driveway of a house in suburban Los Angeles, authorities said on Tuesday. A resident at the home in the city of Orange, about 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Los Angeles, called emergency officials on Monday to report the flaming vehicle, said Orange police spokesman Lieutenant Fred Lopez. The large SUV is not owned by anyone at the house, Lopez said, and after firefighters extinguished the blaze the three bodies were found to be so badly burned that their genders were not immediately identifiable.

New York charges 44 with sweeping fraud in heating oil industry

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:05
New York City officials on Tuesday charged 44 people and nine companies with systematically cheating thousands of residential and commercial heating oil customers out of tens of millions of dollars for nearly a decade. Indicted companies are F&S Distribution, G&D Petroleum Transportation, G&D Heating Oil, Casanova Fuel Oil, Express Petroleum, 4th Avenue Transport, All-Boro Transportation, Enterprise Transportation and Century Star Fuel. The indictments reference approximately $34 million in wrongful proceeds, although Vance said it was likely the companies had collected far more in illicit profits.

The Latest: Denmark cautiously welcomes UK reform demands

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:04

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron thinks during a question and answer session after he delivers a speech on EU reform and the UK’s renegotiation, in London, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Cameron on Tuesday formally launched his bid to renegotiate Britain's membership within the European Union, setting out four key demands for EU reform. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest reaction to Britain's demands for European Union reform. All times local.

Terminally ill Texas man who saw new 'Star Wars' film dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:03
SPRING, Texas (AP) — A terminally ill "Star Wars" fan who requested an advance screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has died less than a week after watching the movie.

Prosecutor: Man in Facebook killing case had nothing to fear

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:02
MIAMI (AP) — A man claiming self-defense in the 2013 fatal shooting of his wife — whose bullet-riddled body he posted a photo of on Facebook — had nothing to fear from her and killed her because she was threatening to leave him, a Florida prosecutor told a jury Tuesday.

Armed deputy patrolling at Oregon college following shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:00
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An armed sheriff's deputy has started patrolling an Oregon college where a gunman killed nine people and himself last month.

40 Colorado sheriffs oppose Guantanamo detainee transfer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 01:52

FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 file photo shows a guard tower looming over a federal prison complex which houses a Supermax facility outside Florence, in southern Colorado. The prison is among those being assessed by a team of Pentagon officials as potential sites to house Guantanamo detainees amid the Obama administration's stalled effort to close the controversial facility. Fifty sheriffs across Colorado have written to the White House to oppose any plan to move Guantanamo detainees to the state. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley,File)DENVER (AP) — Forty sheriffs in Colorado wrote to the White House to oppose any plan to move detainees from the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to prisons in the state.

Delaware to name National Guard headquarters for Beau Biden

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 01:47
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware will name its National Guard headquarters in New Castle for Beau Biden.

Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane due in court for perjury hearing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 01:47

Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane due in court for perjury hearingPennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is due in court for the latest hearing on charges linked to her alleged leak of grand jury material.

Mental evaluation ordered for suspect in Capitol attack plot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 01:43
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge ordered Tuesday that an Ohio man charged with plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol undergo a mental evaluation to assess whether he is competent to stand trial.

The Latest: FBI in contact with police in boy's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 01:41
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The latest on the murder charges against two local marshals in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy (all times local):

Vietnam vet pushes for national memorial for 9/11 veterans

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 01:37

Jan C. Scruggs, visits the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Scruggs, who led efforts to build the memorial on the National Mall, is calling for a national memorial for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, even though violence in those countries is still claiming the lives of service members. The Commemorative Works Acts stipulates that a decade must pass before work can begin on a memorial, but supporters of the idea say the war on terror may never end. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jan Scruggs knew as a young Army infantryman returning from Vietnam that his fellow veterans and his entire country needed a place to go to heal.