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10 Things to Know for Friday

Associated Press Top Stories - 1 hour 2 min ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
Categories: Newspapers

Jimmy Howard Out of Game 4 With Flu

Boston Globe - 1 hour 3 min ago
The Red Wings starting goaltender was a late-scratch from Game 4 due to a bout with the flu.

Categories: Newspapers

Oregon Panel Recommends Switch to Federal Health Exchange

N.Y. Times Headlines - 1 hour 4 min ago
Repairing the state’s troubled website would be far more expensive in a year when the Democratic governor, John Kitzhaber, is already dealing with political fallout.

Categories: Newspapers

Disney World Has a Homeless Problem

Time - 1 hour 9 min ago

Those employees at the happiest place on earth? Many of them are homeless parents, according to the Associated Press. Many Walt Disney World employees cannot afford the average $800 per month rent while being paid minimum wage ($8.03 per hour) working at the park. Meanwhile, any one person pays about $100 just for admission into Orlando’s theme parks.

1,216 families in Florida’s Osceola Country are living out of hotels because they cannot afford to do anything else and because the county does not have any shelters. Many small hotel owners—running mom-and-pop businesses—have complained to the county sheriff that families are overcrowding rooms and unable to pay long-term. Some have even filed lawsuits. (Larger, more expensive hotels that house many of the tourists visiting Disney World don’t have to deal with the same issue.)

Advocates blame the problem on low wages and comparatively high rent given those salaries in the 300,000 person county. According to census figures, the median income in Osceola County is just $24,128 a year.

Walt Disney World, the area’s largest employer, may have to fork out more money (up to $10) to its employees as contracts are being negotiated with the resort’s biggest union group.


Categories: Magazines

Julie Menin is new city Consumer Affairs head

NY Daily News - 1 hour 10 min ago
Julie Menin, a former community board chairwoman in lower Manhattan and ex-restaurateur, was appointed to head the city’s Consumer Affairs department Thursday. Menin promised to end the onslaught of fines that the city slaps on small businesses.
Categories: Newspapers

Police Say Teens Killed Amish Family's Pet Donkey

ABC News - 1 hour 13 min ago
3 Pennsylvania teenagers charged with shooting Amish family's pet donkey to death
Categories: Television News

Rabbit Heads Left in 2 Sisters' Mailboxes

ABC News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Police investigating after rabbit heads left in sisters' mailboxes in western Massachusetts
Categories: Television News

Woman who killed ex convicted of trying to kill son

NY Daily News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Linda Cooney, 64, was convicted in a Las Vegas courtroom of attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon, stalking and intimidating a witness for the 2011 shooting that left her son paralyzed. In 1993 she was acquitted in the shooting death of her ex after claiming it was in self-defense.
Categories: Newspapers

Man Faces Accessory Charge In New Bedford Death

Boston Globe - 1 hour 19 min ago
A Providence, R.I. man has been arrested in Georgia on an accessory charge in the death of a man in New Bedford last week.

Categories: Newspapers

Henrik Zetterberg in the Red Wings Lineup for Game 4

Boston Globe - 1 hour 19 min ago
Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg is back in the Detroit lineup for the first time since before the Olympic break.

Categories: Newspapers

Live Updates: Bruins at Red Wings

Boston Globe - 1 hour 19 min ago
The Bruins look to leave Detroit with a 3-1 series lead as they take on the Red Wings in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Game 4 Preview Bergeron Named Selke Finalist

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Live Updates: Yankees at Red Sox

Boston Globe - 1 hour 19 min ago
Felix Doubront and CC Sabathia face off in the series finale from Fenway Park, with Shane Victorino making his season debut for the Red Sox. Game 23 Lineups: Victorino Returns

Categories: Newspapers

Tech Giants Settle Antitrust Hiring Suit

N.Y. Times Headlines - 1 hour 20 min ago
Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe reached an agreement with plaintiffs over charges that the companies conspired not to hire one another’s employees.

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Justin Bieber detained at LAX as he returns from Asia: report

NY Daily News - 1 hour 21 min ago
The Biebs is back stateside — and again being questioned. U.S. Customs officials have spent hours speaking to Justin Bieber after he flew into LAX airport Thursday following an Air Singapore flight from Tokyo, E! Online reports.
Categories: Newspapers

Connie Marrero, oldest living Major League Baseball player, dies at 102

Portland Press Herald - 1 hour 22 min ago
A fan favorite in the early 1950s, Marrero was already a pitching legend in Cuba by the time he joined the Washington Senator at age 39.
Categories: Newspapers

Chicago Subway uses bulletproof case to protect employees

NY Daily News - 1 hour 24 min ago
A South Side Subway sandwich shop appears to be going the extra protective mile by installing a bullet-proof case around their sandwich station and cash register — and they’re not exactly alone.
Categories: Newspapers

'Zero Motivation,' 'Point and Shoot' Top Tribeca

ABC News - 1 hour 25 min ago
'Point and Shoot,' 'Zero Motivation' top Tribeca Film Festival awards
Categories: Television News
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