Yahoo U.S. News · 6:22 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A spokesman for the Rev. Billy Graham says the evangelist has generally been weaker since his 95th birthday celebration last month but his vital signs are good.
Yahoo Business · 6:22 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co CEO Dan Akerson will step down next month and be replaced by GM "lifer" and global product chief Mary Barra, a sign that the development of new vehicles will be the paramount focus of the company that emerged from bankruptcy four years ago. The appointment of Barra, 51, is at once groundbreaking - she will be the first woman to lead a global automaker - and yet also very traditional. Her father is a long-time GM employee and Barra has spent her entire 33-year career at the No. 1 U.S. automaker. Barra's ascension also marks the re-emergence of an engineer at the helm of GM, a company long dominated by financial executives who were sometimes criticized by investors as lacking experience on the product side of the business.
Yahoo Business · 6:16 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
Congress enacted Section 302 of the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) in an attempt to reduce corruption by prohibiting employers from giving to unions or unions receiving from employers any "thing of value" subject to a few exceptions. The federal Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit decided in 2012 that intangible organizing assistance offered by an employer to a union, if demanded or given in payment, violated Section 302 (UNITE HERE Local 355 v. Mulhall). ...
Yahoo U.S. News · 6:15 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
RENO, Nevada (Reuters) - A Nevada couple and four young children reported missing on Sunday in a remote mountain range northeast of Reno were found safe by rescue workers on Tuesday huddled in a canyon, a dispatch supervisor for the Pershing County Sheriff's Office said. The couple had taken the children, who range in age from 3 to 10, on an outing to an abandoned mining camp in the Seven Troughs range of northwestern Nevada on Sunday to play in the snow, authorities said. ...
Yahoo Business · 6:15 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
By Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Budget negotiators in the Congress have reached an agreement on Tuesday that, if approved by the House and Senate, could restore some order to the nation's chaotic budget process and avoid another government shutdown on January 15. The chief negotiators, Democratic Senator Patty Murray and Republican Representative Paul Ryan, were to announce details at a news conference at 6 p.m. ET (2300 GMT). The most immediate result would be to avoid starting the new year with another government shutdown on January 15. The government was partially closed from October 1 to October 16 after a battle over Obamacare held up passage of a measure to fund the government.
Yahoo Business · 6:13 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - During three decades of working for Bernard Madoff, Frank DiPascali said knew his boss was running an illegal scheme. But the longtime aide also maintained he believed Madoff's claims that he had hidden assets to cover his customers' liabilities - until a meeting in Madoff's office one evening in late 2008. The whole goddamn thing is a fraud.'" Only days later, Madoff was under arrest. DiPascali's testimony came during the trial of five former Madoff employees accused of helping pull off a Ponzi scheme that cost investors an estimated $17 billion.
Yahoo U.S. News · 6:07 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart — and that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else's heart in its place.
Washington Business Journal · 6:07 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
Hines Global REIT Inc. has made a major investment by Nationals Park, where it recently acquired 55 M St. SE for an undisclosed sum.
Hines disclosed the sale Tuesday afternoon. The 267,399-square-foot building, developed by Monument Realty and MacFarlane Partners, is nearly 90 percent leased to tenants including the D.C. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, and Sayres and Associates Corp. The nine-story building was completed in 2009 as part of a larger wave of construction…
Yahoo Business · 6:07 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
The Internet is going wild over a recently discovered patent application filed by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. [wsj-quote ticker="JPM" name="JPMorgan Chase & Co." realTimeChannel="/quotes/nls/jpm" ...
Yahoo U.S. News · 6:05 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
WASHINGTON (AP) — Comet ISON, once optimistically called the comet of the century, is dead, the victim of a way-too-close brush with the sun. It was barely a year old.
Yahoo U.S. News · 6:03 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has awarded nearly $80 million to the family of a New Mexico woman who died in 2002 when a tractor-trailer struck her car and buried it in sand, suffocating the woman as teachers and students at a nearby school frantically tried to dig her out.
Yahoo Business · 6:02 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $65 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, with votes expected in both houses by week's end.
Washington Business Journal · 6:01 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
Greenwood Racing Inc. is upping the ante in the Prince George’s County casino war.
The owner of Parx Casino outside Philadelphia has revised its bid for the proposed Parx Casino Hotel & Spa in Fort Washington, formally offering to fully fund the design and construction for two grade-separated interchanges — one at Indian Head Highway and Old Fort Road, and the other at Indian Head Highway and Livingston/Palmer roads.
The last-minute offer (which Greenwood argues must be considered despite its…
Yahoo Business · 5:58 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
A top lawmaker in Florida is calling for a legislative hearing on abuses at the state's juvenile prisons run by the troubled for-profit contractor Youth Services International. Darren Soto, one of the leading Democrats in the Florida Senate, sent letters Tuesday to fellow lawmakers and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, which oversees the more than $100 million in state contracts held by YSI.
Yahoo U.S. News · 5:57 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A modest snowstorm pushed through New England on Tuesday, causing messy travel conditions and widespread school and government closures along the Eastern seaboard despite bringing less accumulation than expected.
Yahoo Business · 5:55 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
The suit over Mr. Ergen's purchases of LightSquared debt before Dish bid for the wireless satellite company's assets is set to proceed.
Yahoo U.S. News · 5:53 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
New York taxi drivers are putting out a pinup calendar for 2014, playfully displaying pot bellies and copious body hair in a tongue-in-cheek challenge to a popular beefcake calendar produced each year by buff and brawny city firefighters. The NYC Taxi Drivers calendar features cabbies posing in various stages of undress - a shirtless Yasar lies on a back seat, bare-chested Darek straddles a cab's roof and fully clad Waseem blows a kiss toward the camera. "They're an under-appreciated class of individuals," said Phil Kirkman, a writer and filmmaker who conceived of and created the calendar along with photographer Shannon McLaughlin. Proceeds go to University Settlement, a local group that provides social services to poor immigrant families.
Yahoo U.S. News · 5:52 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — A joint wave from the Air Force One, a shared dinner, and a long flight home. President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush shared quality time Tuesday as they returned from Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa.
Yahoo U.S. News · 5:50 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
MIAMI (AP) — A $100 million lawsuit has been filed against a Florida billionaire over a 2012 helicopter crash in the Bahamas that killed a prominent tax attorney.
Yahoo Business · 5:44 PM, Tuesday, 12/10
Big utility Entergy's plan to spin off its electricity-transmission business hit a wall on Tuesday when regulators in Mississippi scuttled the transfer of assets in their state.