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TOUGH LESSON Union tricks teachers into prolonging membership

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 08:56
AP Rob Wiersema teaches high school economics, and he knows the merits of a simple cost-benefit analysis. Leaving the Michigan Education Association, he surmised, made economic sense. Another professional association he found, offered better benefits at a lower cost. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT But his simple economics become complicated. The union didn’t want him to go. In December 2012, Michigan passed a Right to Work law, which allowed teachers and other workers to keep their jobs without…
Ex-Morgan Stanley Banker Sues Google Over ‘Vile’ Material
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 08:56
A former Morgan Stanley banker suedGoogle Inc. (GOOG) in the U.K. in a bid to force the world’s biggestsearch engine operator to remove abusive comments about him onwebsites it hosts. Daniel Hegglin is seeking an interim order from a Londoncourt to take down information posted by an unknown person thathis lawyer Hugh Tomlinson said is defamatory.
Google sued by ex-racing chief Max Mosley over sex-party images
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 08:56
Google Inc. was sued by Max Mosley at a London court for showing images of the former Formula One president at a sex party. Mosley is asking the court to compel Google to stop gathering and publishing the images, saying the world's largest search provider has breached rules on the use of private information and data protection, according to a statement from his law firm Payne Hicks Beach.
Yukos shareholders say would talk to Russia over $50 billion compensation
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 08:44
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Shareholders of former Russian oil producer Yukos would be willing to discuss with Russia a court’s decision to award them $50 billion in compensation, a spokesman for holding company GML said on Tuesday. “We have always been ready to negotiate with the other side. GML made many attempts to do so ahead of initiating this arbitration and received no response,” the spokesman said, after the court in the Hague ordered that Russia…
New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping 14-year-old in October to be arraigned
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 08:22
This booking photo released by the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office shows Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H., arrested Monday, July 28, 2014 and charged with one count of felony kidnapping of Abigail Hernandez, who went missing in Conway, N.H., in October 2013, and returned home last week. Kibby will be arraigned Tuesday in district court in Conway, N.H. (AP Photo/New Hampshire Attorney General's Office)The Associated Press CONCORD, N.H.
Steel ‘cross’ will stay at WTC memorial, court says
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 08:22
There will be no separation between this steel "cross" and the World Trade Center memorial. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected a bid by American Atheists Inc. to remove the famed cross-shaped steel beams that survived the 9/11 attacks from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The federal appeals panel sided with Manhattan federal Judge Deborah Batts' ruling last year that the relic's historical importance outweighs potential concerns over…
Driver fleeing crash dies after SUV goes into Philly river
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 07:22
PHILADELPHIA – Authorities say a driver fleeing a Philadelphia traffic accident died after his sport utility vehicle plunged into the Delaware River. Police said the vehicle had struck several parked cars just north of Old City on Monday evening and then fled. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Officials said the SUV was on an underpass at Penn's Landing when it went up a grassy incline, crashed through a metal fence and landed in the river shortly before 6…
NYC woman finds wedding dress lost after Superstorm Sandy
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 07:22
NEW YORK – When a New York City dry cleaners was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, the only item to survive was Nicole Pagliaro's wedding dress. But her name was lost to owner Hector Pacheco, who reopened after more than a year and in a new location. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Pagliaro had brought the dress to him after her 2012 wedding. When the storm swamped and shuttered the Staten Island store, she assumed it was lost.
What a shot! 37 sports photos
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 07:04
Belinda Hocking of Australia competes in the women's 100-meter backstroke Friday, July 25, during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. More than 4,500 athletes from 71 countries and territories are participating in the multisport event, which is held every four years like the Olympics.
Google Sued by Max Mosley for Showing Sex Party Images
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 06:55
Google Inc. (GOOG) was sued by Max Mosleyat a London court for showing images of the former Formula Onepresident at a sex party. Mosley is asking the court to compel Google to stopgathering and publishing the images, saying the world’s largestsearch provider has breached rules on the use of privateinformation and data protection, according to a statement fromhis law firm Payne Hicks Beach.
 

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