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Justices back company seeking legal fees from government

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled unanimously in favor of an Iowa trucking company that was trying to recover $4.7 million in legal fees from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after a class action lawsuit against the company was thrown out.

Markets Right Now: Fed outlook on rates weighs on stocks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 23:49
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

France estimates $1.3 billion boost from Euro 2016

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 23:35
PARIS (AP) — French Sports Minister Patrick Kanner says hosting the European Championship will provide an impact of $1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) on France's struggling economy.

2 girls charged in fatal school fight waive arraignments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 23:31
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Two 16-year-old girls charged with conspiracy in a Delaware high school restroom assault that left another girl dead have waived arraignment and are now scheduled for trial.

Ex-college students face hearing in slaying of girl, 13

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 23:24

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Blacksburg Police Department shows Virginia Tech student David Eisenhauer, who was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Lovell. Prosecutors may reveal more details Friday, May 20, 2016, during a hearing in the case against Natalie Keepers and Eisenhauer accused of plotting to kidnap and murder Lovell, who authorities say climbed out a window to rendezvous with them last January. (Blacksburg Police Department via AP, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors may reveal more details Friday in the case against two former Virginia Tech students accused of plotting to kidnap and murder a socially awkward 13-year-old girl who authorities say climbed out a window to rendezvous with them after midnight last January.


Egypt gets $25 billion loan from Russia for nuclear plant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 23:10
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has announced a $25 billion loan from Russia for the building of a nuclear power plant.

Bipartisan deal in House to help Puerto Rico with $70B debt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 23:07
In a breakthrough, House Republicans and Democrats have struck a deal with the White House to help rescue Puerto Rico from $70 billion in debt. A revised bill introduced late Wednesday would create a control ...

Jury deliberating in Colorado theater shooting civil trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 23:04

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 11, 2016 file photo, a colorful sign decorates the entrance of the Cinemark Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo. Closing arguments are expected in a civil trial over whether the company that owns a Colorado movie theater should have done more to prevent a shooting that left 12 people dead. Attorneys could make their final appeals to jurors on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors are deliberating in a civil trial over whether the owner of a Colorado movie theater should have done more to prevent a 2012 shooting that left 12 people dead.


Housing police cruiser, car collide in Northern Liberties

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 23:02

Housing police cruiser, car collide in Northern LibertiesA Philadelphia housing police cruiser and another car collided in the Northern Liberties section.


IMF: Greece needs easier debt terms but write-off not needed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 23:01
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is calling on Greece's European creditor nations to ease the country's debt repayment terms substantially, but agrees that no outright cut to the loans is needed.

Cash is king: Swiss defend huge 1,000-franc bank note

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:56
GENEVA (AP) — The eurozone is scrapping its 500-euro ($564) note out of concern over its popularity with money launderers. But Switzerland is making clear that it sees no need to kill off its own 1,000-franc bill — currently worth $1,018.

Ex-boxing champ faces hearing for altercation with woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:50
CRAFTON, Pa. (AP) — Former lightweight boxing champ Paul Spadafora faces a preliminary hearing on charges he put a woman in a semi-headlock at a Pittsburgh-area bar, drank some of her beer and then threw her to the ground when she went outside to call police.

9 deaths, no charges raise questions about oversight agency

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:47

In this Wednesday, April 20, 2016 photo, sisters Patricia Ann Jirak, left, and Catherine Jirak Monetti, pose holding a photograph of their sister, Carolyn, in Mineola, N.Y. Carolyn Jirak is one of the disabled people who have died in state care since 2013 in Suffolk County with abuse or neglect allegations, yet none has resulted in criminal charges. The sisters contend Carolyn's death followed weeks of mistreatment. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Little more than names and incident numbers appear on a Long Island medical examiner's list of nine developmentally disabled people who died in state care since 2013, but this much is known for sure: All the deaths came under a cloud of abuse or neglect allegations, and none resulted in criminal charges.


Senate approves bill strengthening report of campus assaults

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:46

Senate approves bill strengthening report of campus assaultsThe state Senate has unanimously approved a bill aimed at strengthening reporting of sexual assaults on college campuses.


'Supergirl' lands on CW's Monday schedule

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:45
NEW YORK (AP) — "Supergirl" flies from CBS to the CW network's supernatural-heavy lineup on Mondays this fall, when the network will also premiere a romantic comedy about an impending apocalypse and a drama where a young detective hears the voice of her long-dead dad.

Egypt plane crashes in Mediterranean; terror attack possible

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:44

Egypt plane crashes in Mediterranean; terror attack possibleAn EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete early Thursday morning, Egyptian and Greek officials said.


Thailand bans motorbike-hailing services Uber and Grab

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:31
BANGKOK (AP) — Traveling on two wheels is often the best way to maneuver through Thailand's notorious traffic. However, the Department of Land Transport has put the brakes on motorbike-hailing services offered by Uber and Grab barely two months after they started.

Man shot in neck by deputy in South Carolina dies of wound

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:28
TAYLORS, S.C. (AP) — A man who was shot in the neck by a sheriff's deputy in South Carolina has died.

Top U.S. House Democrat: Puerto Rico bill restructuring process 'can work'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:22

U.S. House Minority Leader Pelosi takes part in a news conference after a meeting with representatives from the Chambers Senators and Deputies of Mexico in Mexico CityWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers have found a workable compromise to address Puerto Rico's debt crisis with legislation that includes a workable restructuring process and other provisions, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement on Thursday. "We will do our part to act expeditiously in providing President Obama with a list of qualified candidates for appointment to the oversight board," Pelosi added. (Reporting by Susan Heavey)


The great road trip returns this summer thanks to cheap gas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:17

FILE - In this Monday, May 16, 2016, file photo, travelers stand in line to go through the TSA security checkpoint at O'Hare International airport in Chicago. More travelers are expected to take to the roads and sky this summer thanks to lower gas prices and an upbeat economy. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Grab your sunglasses, a giant cup of coffee and prepare to hit the highway: 2016 is shaping up to be the summer of the road trip.