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Clash between police, Arizona fans repeats past

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:19
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Repeating a scene from 13 years ago, several hundred Arizona fans and Tucson police clashed in the streets late Saturday following the University of Arizona basketball team's loss to Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament.

Congress: GM twice failed to fix defect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:58
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect in 2005 but canceled both of them without taking action, according to a memo released Sunday by the House subcommittee investigating GM's handling of the defect and a subsequent recall.

Albuquerque police face protests, cyberattack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:39
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters marched past riot police in downtown Albuquerque on Sunday, days after a YouTube video emerged threatening retaliation for a recent deadly police shooting.

10 Things to Know about Wrigley Field

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:29
CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field is turning 100 this year. Here are 10 things you might not know about the ballpark:

Washington mudslide victims remembered at tearful church services

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:17

An excavator moves a tree trunk as search work continues in the mud and debris from a massive mudslide that struck Oso near Darrington, WashingtonBy Jonathan Kaminsky and Bryan Cohen DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Local churches offered prayers on Sunday for dozens of people dead and missing from last week's devastating mudslide in Washington state and words of solace for grieving families and friends, many of whom are still waiting for news of loved ones who vanished. The official death toll from the March 22 catastrophe northeast of Seattle stood at 18, based on the number of victims whose bodies have been recovered and positively identified by medical examiners. But Snohomish County authorities have acknowledged finding 10 more sets of remains that have yet to be identified, putting the overall presumed body count at 28.

Delphi told panel GM approved ignition switches below specifications

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:08

A General Motors logo is seen on a vehicle for sale at the GM dealership in CarlsbadBy Richard Cowan, Eric Beech and Paul Lienert WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co approved ignition switches for cars that have been linked to 13 deaths, even though the parts did not appear to meet the company's specifications, officials of Delphi Automotive told U.S. congressional investigators. In a memo released on Sunday by the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, documents provided by GM and a federal regulator provided "unsettling" information, according to Republican Representative Tim Murphy, who leads a subcommittee of the panel. The memo was released ahead of Tuesday's testimony from GM Chief Executive Mary Barra, who will appear at the committee's first public hearing on the recalls. She is likely to be asked why it took GM so long to identify and address the ignition switch problem.

Students' jobs pay off tuition at 7 work colleges

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:08

In this Oct. 16, 2013 photo released by Sterling College, student Weylin Garnett, left, of Corinth, N.Y., and college President Matthew Derr install a new sign on the Logging Shop during the Fall 2013 All-College Work Day at the college in Craftsbury, Vt. At Sterling and six other schools across the country are required to work as part of their education, which gives them a discount on their tuition, and some leave school debt-free. (AP Photo/Sterling College, Christian Feuerstein)CRAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Many students spend years after college working off tens of thousands of dollars in school debt. But at seven "Work Colleges" around the country, students are required to work on campus as part of their studies — doing everything from landscaping, growing and cooking food to public relations and feeding farm animals — to pay off at least some of their tuition before they graduate.

Official: Man scaled White House fence, arrested

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a man has been arrested after he climbed over a fence at the White House.

Albuquerque police website under cyberattack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:03
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department's website was hit by a cyberattack Sunday, days after threats from a group reported to be the hacker collective Anonymous.

No objects from search linked yet to Flight 370

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 05:43

A ground crewman guides a RAAF AP-3C Orion along the tarmac as it returns from the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday he was hopeful clues will emerge soon to help find Flight 370 even though searchers again failed to find jet debris, as relatives of Chinese passengers on the plane protested in Malaysia to demand the government apologize over its handling of the search. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)PERTH, Australia (AP) — Despite what Australia called an "intensifying search effort," an international hunt Sunday by aircraft and ships in the southern Indian Ocean found no debris linked to the Malaysian jet that vanished more than three weeks ago.

7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 03:57
LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) — Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.

'Noah' rises to top of box office with $44M debut

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 03:01

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Emma Watson in a scene from "Noah." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Niko Tavernise, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — After weathering a sea of controversy, "Noah" arrived in first place at the weekend box office.

Retirees help caregivers cope with hospital stays

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:42

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Janet Lipson, left, acting as a caregiver, is counseled by volunteer David Wolffe, and observed by Caregiver Center Director Randi Kaplan, of Montefiore Medical Center, during a training session at the hospital, in the Bronx borough of New York. A program at the medical center recruits retirees and specially trains them to help overwhelmed family members cope with a scary hospital stay, for their own health, and so they can better care for their loved one. The coaches offer more than emotional support and a sympathetic ear. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)WASHINGTON (AP) — Edwin Pacheco was in and out of the hospital for months. He'd survived one organ transplant and desperately needed another. But he wasn't the only one suffering. Few people asked how his wife was holding up as she kept vigil, cornered hard-to-understand doctors and held job and family together.

NYC mayor's next big push: affordable housing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:39

FILE- In this Feb. 25, 2014 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference at P.S. 130 in New York. As state lawmakers settle in on a plan to fund pre-kindergarten in New York City, de Blasio is beginning to focus on other items in his progressive agenda. De Blasio will set his sights on massively expanding affordable housing, hiking wages for the working class and overhauling the city's recovery from Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Now that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn to the next items on his sweeping liberal agenda: massively expanding affordable housing, increasing wages for the working class and overhauling the city's recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

Rural residents confront higher health care costs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:21

Rural residents confront higher health care costsBill Fales wanted a new baler and a better irrigation system for the 700-acre ranch where he raises grass-fed beef cattle, but he scrapped those plans when he saw his new health insurance premiums. His ...

Accused ‘Craigslist killer' says two potential victims escaped death: paper

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:15
By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - A woman dubbed the so-called Craigslist killer suspect, who is accused of luring a man to his death through the classified ad website, claims two other men responded to her online post but failed to show up to their planned meetings, according to a jailhouse interview published on Sunday. The accused killer, Miranda Barbour, 19, who in an earlier interview said she had killed at least 22 people, named Big Lake, Alaska; "They are looking for full bodies," Barbour told reporter Francis Scarcella in the jailhouse interview. But they will find body parts." Barbour and her husband, 22-year-old Elytte Barbour, have pleaded not guilty to the stabbing and strangling in November of Troy LaFerrara, 42, whose body was found dumped in an alley in Sunbury.

Fans rampage after University of Arizona basketball defeat

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:02
By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - Basketball fans went on a rampage, lobbing bottles and firecrackers, outside the University of Arizona after the school's team narrowly lost to the University of Wisconsin in an NCAA tournament game, police said on Sunday. Tucson police in riot gear used pepper spray on the unruly crowd late on Saturday and arrested 15 people on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and unlawful assembly, a police statement said. The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Arizona Wildcats 64-63 in overtime at the National Collegiate Athletic Association men's tournament game.

Rural residents confront higher health care costs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 01:47
DENVER (AP) — Bill Fales wants a new baler and a better irrigation system for the 700-acre ranch where he raises grass-fed beef cattle, but after seeing his new health insurance premiums, those plans have been set aside.

New corps of military lawyers help rape victims

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:19

FILE - In this March 19, 2014 file photo, Brig Gen. Jeff Sinclair arrives to the Fort Bragg courthouse, for his sentencing hearing, in Fort Bragg, N.C. Sinclair, who was accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate, plead guilty to lesser charges in a plea deal reached with government prosecutors. As part of the Special Victims Counsel, Capt. Cassie L. Fowler said her sole mission was to protect the woman at the center of the case against Sinclair. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Andrew Craft, File) MANDATORY CREDITFORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — As an Army general faced court-martial for sexual assault this month, a young military lawyer sat each day in the front row of the gallery, a few feet behind the prosecutors.

Photos found at slide site; missing number drops

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:01
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of family photographs and albums are among the personal belongings being recovered by crews searching for victims at a massive debris site left by the deadly mudslide in Washington state.