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With an eye on 2016, Louisiana's Jindal offers healthcare plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:05

Louisiana Gov Jindal attends Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon HillBy Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who is testing the waters for the 2016 presidential race, on Wednesday unveiled a set of ideas on U.S. healthcare policy that he said could take the place of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Republicans have put their call to repeal Obamacare at the center of their campaigns for November's congressional elections, but have yet to coalesce around an alternative to the health law. Jindal said his proposal could be a model for the Republican alternative.


With an eye on 2016, Louisiana's Jindal offers healthcare plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:05

Louisiana Gov Jindal attends Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon HillBy Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who is testing the waters for the 2016 presidential race, on Wednesday unveiled a set of ideas on U.S. healthcare policy that he said could take the place of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Republicans have put their call to repeal Obamacare at the center of their campaigns for November's congressional elections, but have yet to coalesce around an alternative to the health law. Jindal said his proposal could be a model for the Republican alternative.


Hong Kong's fish farms in the sky

BBC World News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:02
Boom times for Hong Kong's high rise urban fish farms
Categories: BBC World News

Former CIA official: No politics in Benghazi memo

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:02

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, prior to testifying before the House Intelligence Committee. Morrell, who edited the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi attack, answered questions from the House intelligence committee in a rare open session. The hearing provides Morrell with a chance to explain why he deleted references to al-Qaida. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA's former deputy director said Wednesday he deleted references to terrorism warnings from widely disputed talking points on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack to avoid the spy agency's gloating at the expense of the State Department.


Texas Abortion Providers to File Suit Against Restrictive Law

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:00
Clinics are challenging a sweeping anti-abortion law passed last year that requires them to meet the costly standards of ambulatory surgery centers.
    

2nd suit filed challenging Texas' new abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:57
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An advocacy group filed another federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a new provision in Texas' tough restrictions on abortion, less than a week after a federal appeals court reversed a previous suit and found that the stricter limits don't impose an undue burden on women's health.

Judge halts 2 Texas executions over drug secrecy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:52

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo, a corrections officer keeps watch outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, two days before Texas is scheduled to execute convicted killer Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, its first inmate with a new batch of lethal injection drugs obtained last month, the state prison agency again is seeking to keep the source of the drugs secret, citing threats of violence to pharmacies that sell drugs used in lethal injections. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas attorney general's office says it is appealing a federal judge's order stopping the state from executing two condemned inmates until prison officials disclose information about the supplier of a new batch of drugs that would be used to kill them.


Los Alamos resumes nuclear-waste shipments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:51

In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, and provided by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a truck hauls a shipment of nuclear waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is under a tight deadline to get nuclear waste off its northern New Mexico campus before wildfire season peaks, has begun trucking the remainder of the waste to Texas. (AP Photo/Los Alamos National Laboratory)LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory, under a tight deadline to get nuclear waste off its northern New Mexico campus before wildfire season peaks, has begun trucking containers to temporary storage in west Texas while the government's only permanent nuclear dump remains shuttered by a radiation leak.


Former U.S. analyst sentenced to 13 months in rare leak case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:48
By David Ingram WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge sentenced a former State Department analyst on Wednesday to 13 months in prison for sharing classified information about North Korea with a reporter in 2009 without authorization. Stephen Kim, 46, told U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly at a hearing that he took full responsibility for violating a law designed to protect national defense information and that he planned to restart his life after prison. "He is rightly being held accountable for his criminal conduct," Michael Harvey said in court. Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, prosecutors have brought charges in eight cases for disclosing information to a newspaper, blog or other media outlet.

Former U.S. analyst sentenced to 13 months in rare leak case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:48
By David Ingram WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge sentenced a former State Department analyst on Wednesday to 13 months in prison for sharing classified information about North Korea with a reporter in 2009 without authorization. Stephen Kim, 46, told U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly at a hearing that he took full responsibility for violating a law designed to protect national defense information and that he planned to restart his life after prison. "He is rightly being held accountable for his criminal conduct," Michael Harvey said in court. Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, prosecutors have brought charges in eight cases for disclosing information to a newspaper, blog or other media outlet.

Woman tells police about fatal shoe stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:47

Prosecutor John Jordan sets down a stiletto shoe entered into evidence during the trial against Ana Lilia Trujillo Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Houston. Trujillo, 45, is charged with murder, accused of killing her 59-year-old boyfriend, Alf Stefan Andersson with the heel of a stiletto shoe, at his Museum District high-rise condominium in June 2013. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — A Houston woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with her stiletto heel told police that her boyfriend started attacking her when he thought she was going to leave him.


Judge's order halting 2 Texas executions appealed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:44

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo, a corrections officer keeps watch outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, two days before Texas is scheduled to execute convicted killer Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, its first inmate with a new batch of lethal injection drugs obtained last month, the state prison agency again is seeking to keep the source of the drugs secret, citing threats of violence to pharmacies that sell drugs used in lethal injections. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas attorney general's office has appealed a federal judge's order stopping the state from executing two condemned inmates until prison officials disclose information about the supplier of a new batch of drugs that would be used to kill them.


Judge's order halting 2 Texas executions appealed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:44

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo, a corrections officer keeps watch outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, two days before Texas is scheduled to execute convicted killer Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, its first inmate with a new batch of lethal injection drugs obtained last month, the state prison agency again is seeking to keep the source of the drugs secret, citing threats of violence to pharmacies that sell drugs used in lethal injections. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas attorney general's office has appealed a federal judge's order stopping the state from executing two condemned inmates until prison officials disclose information about the supplier of a new batch of drugs that would be used to kill them.


Tenn. twins' autopsies show no signs of foul play

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:42

Tenn. twins' autopsies show no signs of foul playCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Autopsies have helped identify 63-year-old twin brothers who were found dead last weekend in their Chattanooga home.


Zaid Abdul-Aziz and the challenge of being a Muslim athlete

NBA - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:35
Former Sonic says misunderstanding of Islam created career obstacles.
Categories: Sports Center

House panel gets Benghazi hearing, but few answers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:34

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, prior to testifying before the House Intelligence Committee. Morrell, who edited the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi attack, answered questions from the House intelligence committee in a rare open session. The hearing provides Morrell with a chance to explain why he deleted references to al-Qaida. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA's former deputy director said Wednesday he deleted references to terrorism warnings from widely disputed talking points on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack to avoid the spy agency's gloating at the expense of the State Department.


House panel gets Benghazi hearing, but few answers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:34

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, prior to testifying before the House Intelligence Committee. Morrell, who edited the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi attack, answered questions from the House intelligence committee in a rare open session. The hearing provides Morrell with a chance to explain why he deleted references to al-Qaida. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA's former deputy director said Wednesday he deleted references to terrorism warnings from widely disputed talking points on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack to avoid the spy agency's gloating at the expense of the State Department.


EPA was concerned about NC deal on Duke ash dumps

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:33
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Agency expressed concern last year that a proposed deal between North Carolina regulators and Duke Energy to settle pollution violations at two of the company's coal ash dumps was too lenient.

Advocacy group files 2nd lawsuit challenging a new provision in Texas' strict abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:32
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Advocacy group files 2nd lawsuit challenging a new provision in Texas' strict abortion law.

Advocacy group files 2nd lawsuit challenging a new provision in Texas' strict abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:32
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Advocacy group files 2nd lawsuit challenging a new provision in Texas' strict abortion law.