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Police arrest Los Angeles Walmart workers during protests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 23:18
(Reuters) - Police have arrested 23 people outside a Los Angeles-area Walmart protesting what they say are the company's low wages and its retaliation against employees who pushed for better working conditions, organizers and a police spokesman said on Friday. The arrests on Thursday evening were the culmination of several hours of protest by a number of Walmart workers in California, according to labor group The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, or UFCW. ...

Suspect in Virginia kidnapping pleads not guilty to 2005 rape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 23:09

Jesse Matthew is pictured in this booking photoBy John Clarke FAIRFAX Va. (Reuters) - The man charged with abducting a University of Virginia student who later turned up dead pleaded not guilty on Friday in a separate rape case. Jesse Matthew, 32, of Charlottesville, Virginia, faces three felony charges in a 2005 case in which police say he sexually assaulted a 26-year-old woman walking home from a grocery store in the Washington suburb of Fairfax, Virginia. At Friday's hearing, Fairfax County Circuit Court Chief Judge Dennis Smith said the trial would start March 9. ...


23 arrested at California Walmart protest on pay

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 22:31
PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — A protest at a Los Angeles-area Walmart focusing on better wages has ended in some two dozen arrests.

NYC mayor opposes police chokehold bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 22:02
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton are opposing a measure that would make police chokeholds a crime.

Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:46

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2013 file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix. Hundreds of immigrants who have been denied bail under a strict Arizona law will now have the opportunity to be released after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 in the closely watched case. The high court kept intact a lower-court ruling from three weeks ago that struck down the law, which was passed in 2006 amid a series of immigration crackdowns in Arizona over the past decade. Arpaio and County Attorney Bill Montgomery defended the law before the courts. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.


$45M awarded to Tacony dungeon victim, but unlikely to be paid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:41

$45M awarded to Tacony dungeon victim, but unlikely to be paidA Philadelphia woman, a victim of unspeakable torture, has been awarded $45 million, but it's unlikely she'll ever see a dime.


Navy inquiry cites complacency in sub fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:37

FILE - In this April 8, 2014, file photo, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The senator said Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, he wants to hold a congressional hearing on Navy firefighting and training to determine whether Congress should allocate additional funding. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Shipyard firefighters and Navy crews participated in 54 fire drills over a three-year period but nothing prepared them for an arson that swept through a submarine and burned for hours on end, exhausting firefighters and crippling a $900 million nuclear submarine.


Deadly shooting in KFC parking lot in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:35

Deadly shooting in KFC parking lot in Newark, DelawarePolice say a 20-year-old man was shot and later died after someone opened fire in the parking lot of a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Newark, Delaware Thursday


Firefighters battle high-rise apartment blaze in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:32

Firefighters battle high-rise apartment blaze in North PhiladelphiaOfficials say firefighters battled a high-rise apartment blaze in North Philadelphia late Thursday night.


Cold temps bring first sighting of snow this season

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:30

Cold temps bring first sighting of snow this seasonOh, what a difference a day makes!


Cecily Tynan's Winter Weather Outlook

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:22

Cecily Tynan's Winter Weather OutlookSee what Cecily Tynan has to say about the upcoming winter.


AP PHOTOS: A look at Greece's recession journey

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:20

FILE In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002 file photo, fireworks illuminate the ancient Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, in Athens. On this day, Greece joins the first wave of countries to use euro banknotes and coins. Though considered a triumph for the country, fears were voiced that Greece had cooked the books to join and that Europe had turned a blind eye. (AP Photo/Aris Messinis, File)The Greek recession is over.


Accused kidnapper Delvin Barnes due for bail hearing today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:57

Accused kidnapper Delvin Barnes due for bail hearing todayA man accused of grabbing a Philadelphia woman off the street and trying to kill a Richmond teen weeks earlier is due in federal court in Pennsylvania on Friday.


Accused kidnapper Delvin Barnes due for bail hearing today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:57

Accused kidnapper Delvin Barnes due for bail hearing todayA man accused of grabbing a Philadelphia woman off the street and trying to kill a Richmond teen weeks earlier is due in federal court in Pennsylvania on Friday.


Message from Islamic State group leader emerges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:55

Message from Islamic State group leader emergesIn a recording released days after he was reported to be wounded in an airstrike, the leader of the Islamic State group said the U.S.-led coalition's campaign had failed and it would eventually have to send ground troops into battle.


Message from Islamic State group leader emerges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:55

Message from Islamic State group leader emergesIn a recording released days after he was reported to be wounded in an airstrike, the leader of the Islamic State group said the U.S.-led coalition's campaign had failed and it would eventually have to send ground troops into battle.


Ahead of the Bell: US retail sales

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:35

 US Retail SalesThe Commerce Department releases retail sales data for October on Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. MODEST GAIN: Economists forecast that retail sales rose a slim 0.2 percent last month, according to a survey ...


Ahead of the Bell: US retail sales

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:35

US retail sales rise ahead of holiday shoppingThe Commerce Department releases retail sales data for October on Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. MODEST GAIN: Economists forecast that retail sales rose a slim 0.2 percent last month, according to a survey ...


National Cathedral to host first Muslim prayer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time.

Another US Doctor Contracts Ebola in West Africa

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:11
A surgeon from Sierra Leone and a permanent resident of the United States who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to receive treatment for the deadly virus, according to a government official.