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Chicago woman sues Starbucks for putting too much ice in drinks

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 27 sec ago

A barista pours a drink at a newly designed Starbucks coffee shop in Fountain Valley, CaliforniaA Chicago woman has sued Starbucks Corp in federal court, claiming the world's largest coffee chain puts too much ice in chilled drinks, and is seeking $5 million. Filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago last week by Stacy Pincus, the lawsuit said Starbucks iced coffee and iced tea drinks contain less than the advertised amount of beverage. "Starbucks' advertising practices are clearly meant to mislead consumers when combined with the standard practice of filling a cold drink cup with far less liquid than the cup can hold," the lawsuit charged.


Student killed during burglary at New Jersey college frat

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 1 min ago
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A student was shot and killed Monday during a burglary at a fraternity house near the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the university president said in a statement.

Puerto Rico government bank misses payment, talking with creditors

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 18 min ago

The Government Development Bank (GDB)in San Juan Puerto RicoSAN JUAN/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank, the main funding source for the U.S. commonwealth's public agencies, said it reached a tentative restructuring deal with some major creditors hours after declaring it would skip a $422 million debt payment. The agreed framework is "a vital first step" that needs both restructuring legislation from the U.S. federal government and participation from all of the GDB’s creditors in order to work, the bank said in the statement issued late on Sunday. Puerto Rico overall faces $70 billion in debt, a staggering 45-percent poverty rate and a shrinking population as it enters the most dire stretch of its fiscal crisis.


U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 55 min ago

People celebrate with ice cream at Seattle City Hall after a Seattle City Council meeting in which the council voted on raising the minimum wage in SeattleThe Seattle law's supporters hailed the court's action, which left intact a lower court ruling backing the measure, as a defeat for "the big business lobby" that has taken aim at minimum wage hikes. The International Franchise Association and the businesses that challenged the measure did not target the actual wage hike. Instead, they argued that it was unfair for Seattle to exclude local franchises of big companies like McDonald's and Burger King from the small companies that the law gives three extra years to pay employees at least $15 per hour.


A look at US hospitals with high profits from patient care

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 17 min ago
A study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs includes a list of the 10 U.S. hospitals with the highest profit from patient care services in fiscal year 2013.

Study: 7 of 10 most profitable US hospitals are nonprofits

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 21 min ago

 Seven of the 10 most profitable hospitals are nonprofits, including Carle in Urbana, where hospital tax exemptions are headed for a contentious court battle. The research on hospital profits comes as city officials in several states are pressuring hospitals to justify their tax-exempt status. (Robin Scholz/The News-Gazette via AP)Researchers analyzed why some hospitals make big profits and found a surprise: Seven of the 10 most profitable hospitals are nonprofits, including one in Urbana, Illinois, where hospital tax exemptions ...


Solar-powered plane departs California on round-the-world flight

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 21 min ago

"Solar Impulse 2", a solar-powered plane piloted by Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland, flies over the Golden Gate bridge in San FranciscoBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A solar-powered airplane midway through an attempt to circle the globe began the next leg of its history-making journey on Monday, departing northern California on a relatively short 16-hour flight to Arizona, the project team said. The spindly, single-seat experimental aircraft dubbed Solar Impulse 2 took off just after 5 a.m. local time from San Francisco on a flight that will take it over the Mojave Desert before its planned arrival in Phoenix shortly before 9:30 p.m. The lengthy duration of Monday's flight, which an airliner would make in just two hours, stems from a cruising speed more akin to that of a car, requiring pilots to practice meditation and hypnosis in training to stay alert for long hours.


The Latest: Evidence speaks for Grim Sleeper's 10 victims

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 23 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Grim Sleeper trial (all times local):

Twitter lawsuit partly dismissed over U.S. information requests

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 24 min ago

A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in ZenicaSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday partly dismissed a lawsuit filed by Twitter Inc in which the social media company argued it should be allowed to publicly disclose more details about requests for information it receives from the U.S. government. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in Oakland, California also gave Twitter the opportunity to re-file its lawsuit to include more details about government decision-making, in order to try to move its claims forward. (Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Bill Rigby)


Drink Flint water? White House does not know if Obama will

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 26 min ago

The top of the Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint, MichiganThe White House said it does not know whether President Barack Obama will drink filtered city water when he visits Flint, Michigan on Wednesday for the first time since a drinking water crisis began there. Flint, a city of 100,000 mostly poor African Americans, was under the control of a state manager when, to save money, it switched its water supply in 2014 from Detroit's system to the Flint River. Flint switched back to Detroit's system in October.


Man charged for attempting to attack Jewish synagogue in Florida

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 27 min ago
A South Florida man appeared before a federal judge in Miami on Monday to face charges for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction at a synagogue in Aventura, Florida, according to court documents. James Medina, 40, of Hollywood, Florida was arrested on Friday as a result of an undercover operation after he tried to use an explosive that law enforcement had made inoperable. The Federal Bureau of Investigation began watching Medina after he began expressing anti-Semitic views and a wish to attack a synagogue in conversation.

Orlando cops on leave during fatal shooting investigation

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 28 min ago
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man carrying an imitation firearm have been placed on customary administrative leave during an investigation, authorities said Monday.

Detroit teachers to consider next move after mass sick-out

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 29 min ago

Detroit teachers march outside the district headquarters, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed Monday and more than 45,000 students missed classes after about half the district's teachers called out sick to protest the possibility that some of them will not get paid over the summer if the struggling district runs out of cash. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Teachers in Detroit are considering their next move after they effectively shut down the financially strapped school district on Monday, giving nearly 45,000 schoolchildren an unscheduled day off. The educators stopped short of calling it a strike, instead saying they called a massive sick-out in response to an announcement that the district wouldn't be able to pay teachers who deferred part of their salaries to get checks during the summer months.


Officials: FBI thwarts plot against Florida Jewish center

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 32 min ago
MIAMI (AP) — A man's planned explosive attack on a South Florida Jewish center was thwarted by the FBI through an undercover operation involving a dummy bomb, authorities said Monday.

Outrage over college's plans to sell political memorabilia

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 33 min ago

In this Friday, April 29, 2016 photo, attorney Bruce Rubenstein, a collector of left-wing political memorabilia, stands in front of a 1920s drawing by political cartoonist Art Young on April 29, 2016 inside his office in Hartford, Conn. Rubenstein is threatening to sue the University of Hartford which plans to sell a political memorabilia collection to which Rubenstein donated hundreds of items. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — One of America's largest troves of political and campaign memorabilia is headed for the auction block, spurring protests from some who do not want to see it divided up and sold to private collectors.


The Latest: Former prisoner cleared of '64 NYC killing

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 33 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the exoneration of a Virginia man more than 50 years after a prosecutor says he was wrongfully convicted in a New York City killing (all times EDT):

WhatsApp is what's out in Brazil

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 35 min ago

Women check their cell phones as they walk on the sidewalk in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, May 2, 2016. A Brazilian judge investigating a drug ring has ordered cell phone operators to block the messaging app WhatsApp for 72 hours. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The popular WhatsApp messaging service is not working in Brazil, apparently as a result of an ongoing judicial battle.


Man in custody after barricade at National Guard armory

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 37 min ago
PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a man barricaded himself inside a National Guard armory in Maryland for about three hours before being taken into custody. No one was injured.

Police: 9-year-old reports mother, brother shot in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 49 min ago
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A 9-year-old girl called 911 to report her brother had been shot to death and her mother was shot multiple times at an Ohio home, police said Monday.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal in shareholder suit against BP

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 51 min ago

Poggy fish lie dead stuck in oil in Bay Jimmy near Port Sulpher, LouisianaThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined a request from shareholders seeking to revive their class action lawsuit against BP claiming the British oil company misrepresented its safety procedures prior to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The court left in place a September 2015 ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that refused to certify the lawsuit filed by investors who bought shares in the 2-1/2 years before the spill. The appeals court said some of the investors might have bought the stock even knowing the risk, and these investors may still sue BP individually.