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Judge dismisses 'pyramid scheme' lawsuit versus Herbalife, CEO

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 23:37

A Herbalife logo is shown on a poster at a clinic in the Mission District in San FranciscoU.S. District Judge Dale Fischer in Los Angeles, who dismissed a version of the complaint in March, said on Tuesday the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System did not show the defendants defrauded shareholders by concealing the company's inability to track retail sales. The judge also said that CEO Michael Johnson's reducing his Herbalife stake by a net 12 percent over roughly one year, while "undeniably large," did not raise suspicions, nor did disclosures that top executives expected "some form of disciplinary action" over the company's business practices. "Herbalife openly disclosed that it was susceptible to legal challenge precisely because its practices occupy the gray area between legitimate multi-level marketing company and illegal pyramid scheme," Fischer wrote.


Correction: Movie Theater Shooting-Car story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 23:31

This undated photo provided by the Lafayette Police Department shows the car John Russel Houser was driving before he opened fire in a movie theater July 23, 2015, in Lafayette, La. Lafayette police said in an email Tuesday, July 28, that they are releasing the photographs in hopes that people may have seen the blue 1995 Lincoln Continental and may remember encountering Houser. (Lafayette Police Department via AP)LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — In a story July 28 about the Louisiana movie theater shooting, The Associated Press misspelled the gunman's middle name. His name is John Russell Houser, not Russel.


William R. White, former Tuskegee Airman, dies at 88

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 23:30
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) — William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.

Afghan Officials Say Taliban Leader Dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 23:28
Announcement made as Kabul, Taliban engage in peace talks.

Search for 14-year-old Florida boaters enters sixth day

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 23:25

14-year-olds Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen are showing in this handout provided by the United States Coast Guard in MiamiThe search for two 14-year-old boys from Florida who went missing while on a fishing trip in the Atlantic Ocean entered a sixth day on Wednesday, with the U.S. Coast Guard saying there was still a chance they may survive their ordeal. Authorities are looking for the boys as far north as Charleston, South Carolina, in an area that extends 100 miles offshore, having expanded the search zone on the basis of Atlantic Ocean currents. Charleston is more than 500 miles north of where Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen launched their boat in Jupiter on Friday.


Death of woman in jail cell prompts Texas House committee meeting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:50

A child holds a sign of Sandra Bland, who died in police custody, during a rally against police violence in New YorkA Texas House of Representative committee plans to meet on Thursday to look into conditions that led to the death of Sandra Bland, a black motorist whose apparent suicide in jail has raised questions about what role race played in her treatment. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw and a county sheriff who has been a critic of inadequate jail facilities were expected to testify at the Texas House Committee of County Affairs hearing. "This isn't to beat up on somebody," state Representative and committee chairman Garnet Coleman was quoted as saying by broadcaster KHOU.


London-bound BA flight lands in Montreal after bomb threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:37
By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - A British Airways flight from Las Vegas to London made an emergency landing in Montreal early on Wednesday due to concern that a bomb threat had been made, an airport spokesman said. BA flight 274 from Las Vegas to London's Heathrow airport landed safely at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport just before 6 a.m. EDT (1000 GMT), airport spokesman Francois Asselin said.

Fact sheet: 2015 Chevrolet Suburban

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:33
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Bigger is better in 2015 Chevrolet Suburban

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:33
Bigger is better this year in Chevrolet's largest sport utility vehicle, the Suburban.

Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:23

FILE - This Oct. 21, 1954 file photo shows Dr. Frederick C. Robbins, new chief of pediatrics and contagious diseases at Cleveland City Hospital, after the announcement that he, Dr. John Enders and Dr. Thomas Weller were awarded the Nobel prize for medicine. The 1954 Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded for work with fetal tissue that led to developing a vaccine against polio. (AP Photo)NEW YORK (AP) — Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science.


Fire damages room at Penn State engineering building

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:44

Fire damages room at Penn State engineering buildingPenn State says a late-night fire damaged a classroom and left the building smelling like smoke.


Leg amputated to rescue man pinned under train in NE Philly

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:38

Leg amputated to rescue man pinned under train in NE PhillyA 46-year-old man is hospitalized after being struck by a freight train in Northeast Philadelphia.


Correction: Lake Erie Algae story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:35

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, the City of Toledo water intake crib is surrounded by algae in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. Toledo has detected the first signs in Lake Erie of the dangerous toxin that resulted in a water crisis last year that left 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan without safe tap water for two days announced Monday, July 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — In a story July 28 about toxins in lakes, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the affiliation of Milt Miller. He is restoration manager for Grand Lake St. Marys, not Lake Erie.


1 dead, 10 injured as church van crashes into train in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:27
CINCINNATI (AP) — A van carrying vacation Bible school students crashed through a crossing gate into the side of a freight train at a southwest Ohio rail crossing, killing an adult passenger and injuring nine children and the driver, authorities said Wednesday.

Crash closes WB Pa. Turnpike in Lower Moreland

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:07

Multi-vehicle crash on WB Pa. Turnpike in Lower MorelandThe westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike are closed in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County after a crash.


1 dead,1 injured in New Castle, Delaware double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:02

1 dead,1 injured in New Castle, Delaware double shootingGunfire has left one man dead and another wounded in New Castle, Delaware.


Afghan Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Has Died

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:26
Announcement made as Kabul, Taliban engage in peace talks.

Traffic-cone-carrying carjacker behind bars in Haddonfield, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:19

Traffic-cone-carrying carjacker behind bars in Haddonfield, police sayAuthorities have arrested the man they say carjacked a retired priest after robbing a pharmacy while carrying a traffic cone in Haddonfield


Maine land giveaway essay contest ends amid lack of entries

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:19
WHITEFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman holding an essay contest to give away 47 acres of woodlands has abandoned the effort because she didn't get enough entries.

Leg amputated to rescue man pinned under train in Philly

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:05
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a man is in critical condition after a surgical team had to amputate his leg when he became pinned underneath a freight train in Philadelphia.