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California sues Uber in startup's latest legal woe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 23:14

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, at podium, answers questions while standing with members of his staff and the Los Angeles District Attorney's office during a news conference about the ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in San Francisco. California prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against Uber over the ridesharing company's background checks and other allegations, adding to the popular startup's worldwide legal woes. Meanwhile, Gascon said Tuesday that Uber competitor Lyft has agreed to pay $500,000 and change some of its business practices to settle its own lawsuit. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California prosecutors sued Uber over the ride-booking company's driver background checks and other allegations, adding to the popular startup's legal woes in the U.S. and around the world.


Revel seeks to switch buyers for closed casino

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 22:54

Revel seeks to switch buyers for closed casinoRevel wants a bankruptcy judge to let it scrap a deal to sell itself to a Canadian firm, and instead let the runner up buy the shuttered New Jersey casino.


Sweden targets Pirate Bay again after complaint

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 22:36
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police have raided a server room in Stockholm in an action targeting the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay.

Water main break causes Kensington Streets to flood

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 22:34

Water main break floods Kensington streetsA water main break in Philadelphia's Kensington section caused large amounts of water to pour from several streets.


Break causes large amounts of water from Kensington streets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 22:19

Water main break floods Kensington streetsA water main break in Philadelphia's Kensington section is causing large amounts of water to pour from several streets.


Dr. Phil's startup launches video visits with U.S. therapists

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 22:08

McGraw talks about cyber-bullying during a hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Doctor On Demand is the latest Silicon Valley startup to bet that people will turn to mobile devices for confidential counseling. The company has launched a web and mobile service to connect people with its network of U.S. psychologists. The Doctor On Demand app is available on mobile devices with both Google Inc's Android and Apple Inc's iOS platforms. Doctor On Demand was founded by daytime talk show personality Dr. Phillip McGraw, popularly known as Dr. Phil, as well as his son Jay McGraw and entrepreneur Adam Jackson. ...


Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 22:08

FILE - First lady Michelle Obama visits the cafeteria as she has lunch with school children at Parklawn elementary school in Alexandria, Va., in this Jan., 25, 2012 file photo. A massive year-end spending bill released Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014doesn’t allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama, as House Republicans had sought. But it would ease standards that require more whole grains in school foods. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.


France makes new effort to encourage hiring

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 22:08

French Economy minister Emmanuel Macron leaves the Elysee Palace following a press conference in Paris, Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014 to present new measures to boost French economy. The embattled Socialist-led government is making its second push this year to energize the labor market in Europe's second-largest economy, after a top economic official called the previous plan "a failure." (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)PARIS (AP) — Creating jobs in France is proving harder than expected.


Drexel University student stabbed during fight on campus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:50

Drexel University student stabbed in fight on campus released from hospitalA Drexel University student was hospitalized early Wednesday after being stabbed during a fight involving 5 other students on campus.


Two die in Dallas fire at senior apartment complex: reports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:35
(Reuters) - Two people died and three were injured on Wednesday in an large, early morning fire at an assisted-living apartment complex for senior citizens in Dallas, Texas, local media reported. CBS said firefighters were searching the 200-unit Gatewood Apartments after the fire was extinguished, to make sure more people were not trapped inside the complex, which has 300 residents. The three injured people were hospitalized for breathing problems following smoke inhalation, the Dallas Morning News reported. ...

Charity set up after Marathon bombing to close

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:08
BOSTON (AP) — A charity created to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings is winding down operations.

Bensalem coin thieves tie up owner, customer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 20:43

Bensalem coin thieves tie up owner, customerBensalem police say one of the suspects in a collectible coin robbery in Bensalem revealed his face on camera before leaving the store.


Man robbed at gunpoint of $7K in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 20:41

Man robbed at gunpoint of $7K in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating an armed robbery in Northeast Philadelphia.


Researchers stymied by hackers who drop fake clues

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 20:16
LONDON (AP) — It's a hacker whodunit.

Tourist gets community service for scaling Brooklyn Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 19:08
NEW YORK (AP) — A French tourist will have to spend 240 hours cleaning a Manhattan jail for scaling the Brooklyn Bridge to take photos.

Reward in Shane Montgomery case grows to $65,000

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:53

Reward in Shane Montgomery case grows to $65,000The reward for information leading to a missing 21-year-old West Chester University student is now up to $65,000.


Couple gives Cracker Barrel waitress the tip of a lifetime

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:30

Couple gives Cracker Barrel waitress the tip of a lifetimeA couple noticed a waitress was driving an old, beat up car to work, so they decided to buy her a new one just in time for Christmas


1 dead in Sicklerville crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:08

1 dead in Sicklerville crashCamden County officials are investigating a two vehicle crash that has left the driver dead.


Detainee Zubaydah a key figure in Senate report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 17:11

FILE - This undated file photo provided by U.S. Central Command shows Abu Zubaydah at an unknown location. Zubaydah was the CIA’s guinea pig. He was the first high-profile al Qaida terror suspect captured after the Sept. 11 attacks and the first to vanish into the spy agency’s secret prisons, the first subjected to grinding white noise and sleep deprivation tactics and the first to gasp under the simulated drowning of waterboarding. Zubaydah’s stark ordeal became the CIA’s blueprint for the brutal treatment of terror suspects, according to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report released Tuesday. (AP Photo/U.S. Central Command, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Abu Zubaydah was the CIA's guinea pig.


Missouri executes man convicted of killing former neighbor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 16:56
By David Beasley and Carey Gillam ATLANTA/KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri early on Wednesday executed a man convicted of the 1998 killing of an elderly former neighbor, state officials said, the second inmate put to death in the United States within hours. Paul Goodwin, 48, received a lethal injection at a state prison in Bonne Terre and was pronounced dead at 1.25 a.m. CST (0725 GMT), Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell said. ...