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Voices of gratitude, defiance at Boston bombing memorial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 03:19
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, other leaders and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing shared messages of thanks and defiance on Tuesday at a tribute to the three people killed and 264 wounded in the attack exactly one year ago. From Patrick Downes, who lost a leg when a pair of homemade bombs ripped through the crowds at the race's finish line, to Biden, speakers recalled how those on the scene, from police officers to spectators, reacted immediately to help the wounded amid the chaos on April 15, 2013. Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who managed the response to the attack in the final year of his two decades in office, recalled the struggles of the families of Martin Richard, 8, Krystle Campbell, 29, and Chinese national Lu Lingzi, 23, who died in the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001.

Authorities looking for suspects in NC kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 03:19
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal prosecutor said agents were still looking for more suspects in the abduction of a North Carolina prosecutor's father as a judge denied bond Tuesday for five people arrested last week.

Officials: Massive San Francisco blaze accidental

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 03:13
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco fire officials say a massive blaze that barreled through an apartment building construction site last month was accidental, not arson.

Correction: Fatal Shooting-Victims story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 03:08
LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — In a story April 14 about victims of the shootings at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, The Associated Press erroneously identified the mother of the 14-year-old victim as Mindy Losen. Her last name is Corporon.

US eyes more action against Russia if talks fail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 02:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the U.S. is eyeing a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but any new move against Moscow is unlikely until after a diplomatic meeting later this week in Geneva.

Wife of bomb suspect got triple-slaying subpoena

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 02:53
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The attorney for the wife of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect says a federal grand jury asked her for items that belonged to one of the victims in a triple slaying in a Boston suburb nearly three years ago.

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 02:50

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, musician Robin Thicke performs during Macy's Passport presents Glamorama 2012 at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Thicke's "Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)" was the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, April. 7, to Sunday April 13:

Could police have prevented the Boston bombings?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 02:49

FILE - This combination of file photos shows brothers Tamerlan, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with police several days later, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured and is held in a federal prison on charges of using a weapon of mass destruction. A year after the bombings, prosecutors said they have a trove of evidence to use against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, including surveillance video showing him placing one of the bombs just yards from Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who died in the blast. (AP Photos/Lowell Sun and FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims' throats had been sliced in a home on a tree-lined street, marijuana and cash strewn over their bodies.

Man accused of abusing girls in 'Maidens Group'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 02:48
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing girls who lived in his Minnesota group's camp as part of a "Maidens Group" is facing 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct.

Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 02:48

FILE - This May 18, 2013 file photo shows Hannah Hooper, left, and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove performing as part of Party in the Park at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Grouplove's, “Ways to Go,” was the most viral track on Spotify, from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP, file)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday April 7, to Sunday April 13, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

Supremacist appears in court on murder charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 02:47

U.S. Attorney Berry Grissom, right, and Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe, left, listen to a question during a news conference in Overland Park, Kan., Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against white supremacist, Frazier Glenn Cross, who is accused in a shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City on Sunday. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist has made his first appearance in court on charges he killed three people in a shooting spree at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 02:35
App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 14, 2014:

Man who disrupted Supreme Court gets time served

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 02:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been sentenced to time served.

Arraignment delayed in California killings case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 02:32

CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO STEVEN-This combination of undated photos from the Megan's Law website shows suspects, Steven Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested on Friday, April 11, 2014, on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. Anaheim police said detectives in Santa Ana and Anaheim launched a joint investigation after the naked body of Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 21, was found in the conveyor belt of a recycling plant last month. The probe led detectives to connect the men to her slaying, and the disappearance of three women who frequented a Santa Ana neighborhood known for drug dealing and prostitution. (AP Photo/Megan's Law)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Arraignment has been postponed for two convicted sex offenders accused of raping and killing four women in Southern California.

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 02:29

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2012 file photo released by Point Foundation shows Robin Thicke performing at "Voices On Point" Concert & Gala in Los Angeles. Thisck's “Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. & Pharrell was the top selling song on iTunes for the week ending June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Point Foundation, Colin Young-Wolff)iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 14, 2014:

Judge delays Guantanamo hearing over defense FBI concerns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 02:17

Yemeni Ramzi bin al Shibh appears at his arraignment as an accused 9/11 co-conspirator in this courtroom sketch at Guantanamo Bay Navy BaseBy Lacey Johnson FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A military hearing for five men accused of conspiring in the September 11, 2001, attacks was derailed on Tuesday over concerns that defense attorneys were being spied upon by the FBI. Defense attorneys insisted they could not proceed with the pretrial hearing in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, because of the possibility of FBI involvement, and the presiding military judge, Army Colonel James Pohl, opted to end the hearing early on Tuesday and cancel Wednesday's scheduled session. ...

Latest storm breaks snow records in Detroit, Flint

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 01:59

A stop sign is covered in snow in Detroit, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. A spring storm left roads slippery across Michigan and shattered seasonal snowfall records in Detroit and Flint. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — The National Weather Service says Detroit and Flint, Mich., have experienced their snowiest winters on record.

Biden: Boston Marathon survivors are inspiration

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 01:51

Heather McDade, of Boston, right, reacts while watching a tribute ceremony with others on an over-sized outdoor monitor, Monday, April 14, 2014, on Boylston Street, in Boston. The ceremony is being held for those killed and injured in the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon a year ago. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says the courage shown by Boston Marathon survivors and those who lost loved ones is an inspiration for other Americans dealing with loss and tragedy.

Media group names award after AP's Niedringhaus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 01:43

FILE - In this April 7, 2005 file photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses in Rome. Niedringhaus, 48, was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on April 4, 2014, when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. The International Women's Media Foundation announced Tuesday, April 15, 2014, that it has created a new award for courage honoring Niedringhaus. The award is funded with a $1 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a private family foundation that seeks to improve the lives of the world’s poor and marginalized _ often the subjects of Niedringhaus’ photographs. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A women's media group has created a new award for courage honoring Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan, the group announced Tuesday.

U.S. appeals court upholds hazardous air pollution rule

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 01:37
By Lawrence Hurley and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a victory for the Obama administration, a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a regulation that would limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants, starting next year. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit could help spur utility companies to shut down some coal-fired plants due to the costs of complying with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule. The EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) applies to 1,400 of the country's largest power plants and would come into force in 2015, or in some cases, 2016.