US Hiring Sizzles in Health Care and Restaurants

Friday, 04 September 2015 13:12 Written by
U.S. hiring is hot in health care and hospitality. Health care and social assistance employers added more than 56,000 jobs in August, led by hospitals and health service providers. The social assistance category, which includes child and elderly care, gained nearly 16,000. Restaurants and bars added more than 26,000 jobs. Professional and business services, which include accountants and attorneys, gained 33,000. Manufacturing had a tougher month. The sector lost 17,000 jobs in August as makers…
San Francisco Island Now for Sale at $5 Million, From $22 Million
Friday, 04 September 2015 12:45 Written by
The only privately-held island in San Francisco Bay is on sale with a massive price cut. Red Rock Island hit the market in 2012 for $22 million before it was slashed to $9 million, but now it can be yours for $5 million. The 5.5-acre property is mostly rock and minerals, and its previous owners boasted of its potential gas reserves. But with a possible outcry from San Francisco residents over the prospect of drilling…
Tiger cub found in Southern California residential community
Friday, 04 September 2015 12:16 Written by
LOS ANGELES A 3-month-old tiger cub has been found in a small Southern California town, a humane society said on Friday, and it was unclear where it came from. The Ramona Humane Society in San Jacinto, 70 miles (110 km) east of Los Angeles, said on its Facebook page the male cub was found on Thursday and that California Department of Fish and Wildlife staff took it to an exotic animal sanctuary. The humane society…
New York City teacher arrested for flying drone at U.S. Open stadium
Friday, 04 September 2015 12:16 Written by
NEW YORK A New York City public school teacher was arrested early on Friday on reckless endangerment and other charges after a drone he was operating crashed into the stands in a stadium where a U.S. Open tennis match was underway, police said. There were no spectators seated in the area at Louis Armstrong Stadium where the small drone crashed on Thursday night, and no one was hurt, police said. Daniel Verley, 26, was charged…
Undocumented immigrant to stand trial in San Francisco waterfront shooting
Friday, 04 September 2015 12:16 Written by
SAN FRANCISCO An undocumented immigrant accused of shooting a woman along San Francisco's famous waterfront in a killing that has ratcheted up the national debate over immigration will stand trial on murder and weapons charges, a judge ruled on Friday. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez was charged with murder and illegal possession of a firearm in the July 1 shooting of Kathryn Steinle, 32, as she walked arm-in-arm with her father along Pier 14 near the Ferry…
Toyota to Invest $50M in Car-Tech Research at Stanford, MIT
Friday, 04 September 2015 12:13 Written by
Toyota is investing $50 million with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in hopes of gaining an edge in an accelerating race to phase out human drivers. The financial commitment announced Friday will be made over the next five years at joint research centers at the schools located in Silicon Valley and another technology hub in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Toyota has hired robotics expert Gill Pratt to oversee research aimed at developing artificial intelligence…
Marine killed in helicopter accident was at 'high-risk' training: officials
Friday, 04 September 2015 12:12 Written by
A U.S. Marine who died at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina this week was participating in "high-risk" training when a helicopter made a hard landing, killing him and injuring 11 others, the U.S. Marine Corps said on Friday. Staff Sergeant Jonathan Lewis, 31, was participating in a course on helicopter rope suspension techniques, the Marines said. Assigned to an anti-terrorism security team based in Yorktown, Virginia, he worked in communications as a radio chief. The…
Thousands attend funeral to honor Texas deputy killed in ambush shooting
Friday, 04 September 2015 12:12 Written by
HOUSTON Thousands attended the Houston funeral of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday in a ceremony that gathered law enforcement officers from across the state and is being used to show Texas' appreciation of its police. Goforth, 47, was fatally shot on Aug. 28 as he fueled a patrol car at a Houston-area gas station in a case the Harris County sheriff has tied to the "Black Lives Matter," campaign against police violence. Hundreds…
Nissan to recall about 300,000 vehicles in U.S. to fix console panel
Friday, 04 September 2015 12:12 Written by
Nissan Motor Co Ltd's North America unit said it would recall about 300,000 vehicles in the United States and 28,000 vehicles in Canada to adjust a console panel. The affected vehicles have a console trim panel that may catch the driver's shoe and potentially impede smooth pedal operation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on its website. (1.usa.gov/1gTUbLb) Nissan North America is expected to begin the recall by mid-October, the U.S. vehicle safety…
Ebay Seller Who Sued for Negative Feedback Must Pay $19K
Friday, 04 September 2015 12:00 Written by
An eBay seller who sued two customers over their negative feedback online has been ordered to pay $19,250 to cover their legal fees. This week, a judge ordered Med Express Inc., a refurbished medical equipment seller who sued back in 2013, to pay for the two Ohio lawyers who defended the case pro bono. Med Express filed a lawsuit for libel in Medina County's Court of Common Pleas in Ohio in 2013, claiming that their…

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