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Court says suit over frozen woman can proceed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:17
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A family that claims a woman was frozen to death in a hospital morgue after she was prematurely declared dead can proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Appeals court: 1 Texas execution back on schedule

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:12

This handout image provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows convicted killer Tommy Lynn Sells, who is scheduled to die Thursday, April 3, 2014. On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, a federal appeals court threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted the upcoming execution. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution.

NASA cuts ties with Russia except on space station

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:10

Members of the ISS crew, U.S. astronaut Swanson and Russian cosmonaut Skvortsov speak with relatives as Russian cosmonaut Artemyev tests a space suit during pre-launch preparations at the Baikonur cosmodromeLOS ANGELES (AP) — After insisting that space relations wouldn't be altered by earthly politics, NASA on Wednesday said it was severing ties with Russia except for the International Space Station.

Rainier Beach set to play in Dick’s Sporting Goods High School National Tournament

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:09
Rainier Beach will face Findlay Prep (Nev.) in the quarterfinals of the eight-team tournament on Thursday in a game televised on ESPNU.

U.S. to let public see how Medicare pays doctors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:09

A woman waits to work with a volunteer navigator to find a health care plan at the Community Service Society in New YorkThe Obama administration announced on Wednesday that it will for the first time reveal how much Medicare pays individual doctors for medical services and procedures, including MRIs and CT scans. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will release on April 9 massive amounts of data on more than 880,000 individual doctors and other health professionals in all 50 states who participate in Medicare's Part B fee-for-service program, which covers physician fees and out-patient services. The information, which includes doctors' names and addresses and summaries of their services, had been barred from public release by court injunction for more than 30 years until last May when a federal judge in Miami lifted the ban in response to a motion by Dow Jones, publisher of the Wall Street Journal. The American Medical Association, the flagship lobby group for doctors, had fought against lifting the injunction.

Officials: 1 dead, 14 injured at Fort Hood

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:07

Krystina Cassidy, left, and Dianna Simpson attempt to make contact with their husbands who are stationed inside Fort Hood while standing outside of the Bernie Beck Gate on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas. One person was killed and 14 injured in the shooting, and officials at the base said the shooter is believed to be dead. (AP Photo/ Tamir Kalifa)FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — One person was killed and 14 injured in a shooting Wednesday at Fort Hood, and officials at the base said the shooter is believed to be dead.

Washingtonians Get to Know Democrat They Picked Over the Mayor

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:06
“We’re a wonderful, growing city,” Muriel E. Bowser told reporters one day after she defeated Mayor Vincent C. Gray in the Democratic primary.

DealBook: Commodity Chief Blythe Masters to Leave JPMorgan Chase

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:05
The departure of Ms. Masters comes as the bank prepares to sell its physical commodities business to a Swiss trading firm for $3.5 billion.

News Analysis: Power Surge for Donors as Terrain Is Reshaped on Campaign Money

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:59
A Supreme Court decision eradicating a key campaign finance limit is expected to widen the world of high-dollar fund-raising now dominated by “super PACs” and big-spending political nonprofit groups.

Hope for Negotiations Stays Alive in Mideast

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:55
Even as the Palestinian leadership took formal steps on Wednesday to gain the benefits of statehood outside the negotiation process, the parties appeared ready to seek a formula for continuing the negotiations.

Pennsylvania high court won't hear Sandusky appeal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:55

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2013 file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, leaves the Centre County Courthouse after attending a post-sentence motion hearing in Bellefonte, Pa. On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Sandusky lost his bid for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review his child molestation conviction, but other legal avenues remain open. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state's highest court on Wednesday said it would not review Jerry Sandusky's child molestation conviction. But other legal avenues remain open to the former Penn State assistant football coach.

Health Enrollment Numbers Lift Democratic Hopes

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:48
Democrats are talking up the contrasts between their agenda and the newly released Republican budget plan that would cut health care and education spending and change Medicare.

Fake Meats, Finally, Taste Like Chicken

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:48
Demand is growing from younger consumers seeking a more healthful or more ethical diet, but innovation is pushed by investors who see a potential solution to big problems.

Seahawks offensive coaches take in UW's Pro Day

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:46
The University of Washington held its annual Pro Day today, which was largely a showcase for QB Keith Price, who was not invited to the NFL Combine.
Categories: Sports Center

Utah governor signs bill to beef up adoption rules

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:45
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Single mothers will no longer be able to travel to Utah to put kids up for adoption without first notifying their children's fathers now that state legislators have changed a law that critics said cleared a path for kidnapping and fraud.

U.S. official says several killed in Fort Hood shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:43
HONOLULU (Reuters) - A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Wednesday that several people appeared to have been killed in the shooting incident at Fort Hood military base in Texas, but he declined to offer specific numbers. (Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Peter Cooney)

EU set to roll out big space project

BBC World News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:40
The European Union begins the roll-out on Thursday of the biggest Earth-observation programme ever conceived - with the launch of the Sentinel-1a radar satellite from French Guiana.
Categories: BBC World News

With Fire TV, Amazon Seeks a Beachhead in the Living Room

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:35
The company’s new device, called Amazon Fire TV, will marry its video library with content from other providers.

Appeals court allows Texas executions to proceed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:33

The death chamber is seen through the steel bars from the viewing room at the federal penitentiary in Huntsville, TexasBy Jon Herskovitz and Heide Brandes AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court overturned a temporary stay of execution on Wednesday for two Texas inmates challenging the state's lack of disclosure about the supplier of the drugs to be used in their lethal injections this month. The decision puts back on track an execution scheduled for Thursday evening that had been suspended temporarily earlier on Wednesday by a federal judge in Houston, who found that Texas has hidden information about the supplier of the drugs. U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore ordered the state to disclose, under seal, information regarding its execution drug, finding that Texas had provided information about the process by which the inmates would be executed and "masked information about the product that will kill them." The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said the case might be different if the state were using a drug never before used or unheard of, whose efficiency was completely unknown, which was not the case.

Hagel says people killed, wounded in 'terrible tragedy' at Fort Hood

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:30
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday that people had been killed and wounded in a "terrible tragedy" at Fort Hood in Texas, which was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009. "It's a terrible tragedy. We know there are casualties, both people killed and injured," Hagel told a news conference in Honolulu, where he was meeting with Asian defense ministers.