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Los Alamos resumes nuke waste shipments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:34
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is under a tight deadline to get nuclear waste off its northern New Mexico campus before wildfire season peaks this summer, has begun trucking the remainder of the waste to Texas.

4Runner keeps rugged charm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:31

This undated photo made available by Toyota shows the 2014 Toyota 4Runner. (AP Photo/Toyota)Thirty years after its U.S. debut as a utilitarian, four-wheel drive truck with a fiberglass cover on the back, the Toyota 4Runner remains a different kind of family sport utility vehicle.


Fact sheet: 2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4X4

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:30
2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4X4

For many it's not too late to get health coverage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:28

FILE - This March 31, 2014 file photo shows applicants waiting to be called during a health care enrollment event at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond, Calif. It’s not too late to get covered. A few routes remain open for those who missed the health care law’s big enrollment deadline. Millions may be eligible for a second chance to sign up for subsidized insurance. And people who get coverage after the deadline can still avoid, or at least reduce, the fine for going uninsured. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not too late to get covered. A few routes remain open for those who missed the health care law's big enrollment deadline.


Lawyers: Marriage is for procreation potential

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:24
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for an Oklahoma clerk who refused to grant a marriage license to a same-sex couple say marriage exists for its procreative potential and that the U.S. Supreme Court agrees.

Poll: Nationwide marijuana legalization inevitable

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:19

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, a worker processes marijuana in the trimming room at the Medicine Man dispensary and grow operation in northeast Denver. Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday, April 2, 2014, by the Pew Research Center on the nation’s shifting attitudes about drug policy. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)DENVER (AP) — Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday.


Teen who climbed World Trade Center faces charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:12
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey teenager who climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center now faces charges.

Officer fired in NM over beating wants old job

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:11
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer caught on video repeatedly kicking a suspect and then giving a fellow officer a celebratory belly bump is seeking his old job back.

Supreme Court voids overall campaign donor limits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:04

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2013 file photo shows Cornell Woolridge of Windsor Mill, Md., takes part in a demonstration outside the Supreme Court in Washington as the court heard arguments on campaign finance. The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans have a right to give the legal maximum to candidates for Congress and president, as well as to parties and PACs, without worrying that they will violate the law when they bump up against a limit on all contributions, set at $123,200 for 2013 and 2014. That includes a separate $48,600 cap on contributions to candidates. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court further loosened the reins on political giving Wednesday, ruling that big campaign donors can dole out money to as many candidates and political committees as they want as long as they abide by limits on contributions to each individual campaign.


Fired Albuquerque officer in beating wants old job

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:56
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer caught on video repeatedly kicking a suspect and then giving a fellow officer a celebratory belly bump is seeking his old job back.

House GOP plan seeks health cuts to balance budget

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:52

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., center, confers with aide Conor Sweeney as he leaves a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, before a markup session where House Republicans will craft a slashing plan to try to balance the budget within 10 years. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who control the House Budget Committee pressed ahead Wednesday on a budget-balancing plan that sharply cuts spending on transportation, health care programs for the middle class and the poor, food stamps and other domestic initiatives.


18 countries ratify treaty regulating arms trade

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:48
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Eighteen countries including five of the world's leading arms exporters have officially ratified the landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on the first anniversary of its adoption by the U.N. General Assembly.

Flooding may slow search at Washington mudslide site; 29 dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:37

Service members navigate over mounds of debris as they continue their efforts to find more victims from the massive mudslide that struck OsoBy Jonathan Kaminsky DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Efforts to recover bodies following a Washington state mudslide that killed at least 29 people could be hampered in the coming weeks if melting snow runs into a clogged river at the disaster site, officials said. Over the past two days, workers at the mud pile in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, northeast of Seattle, have taken advantage of sunny skies and receding water, but more rain is expected from Thursday through Sunday. The official death toll from the mudslide, based on the number of victims' remains sent to the coroner's office, rose to 29 on Wednesday, up from 28 a day earlier, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office said. The March 22 slide was triggered when a waterlogged hillside caved in above the Stillaguamish River.


Case of toddler drowned in car seat goes to jury

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:37
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Jurors on Wednesday began deliberating the case of a man accused of killing his 2-year-old daughter by tossing her into a creek while she was still strapped into her car seat.

Dozens hurt when school bus flips in Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:35
EWING, Mo. (AP) — More than two dozen students were injured when their school bus overturned along a rural road in northeast Missouri.

Death toll hits 29 in Washington mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:20

Workers carrying hand tools and shovels walk past a U.S. flag, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, near Darrington, Wash., in the debris field of the deadly mudslide that hit the community of Oso,Wash. on March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — A county medical examiner has increased the death toll in the Washington state mudslide to 29.


Death toll rises to 29 in Washington mudslide: medical examiner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:09
(Reuters) - The death toll from the Washington state mudslide rose to 29 in the second week of recovery efforts in the tiny town of Oso, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office said on Wednesday. The death toll stood at 28 on Tuesday.

Prom dress shopping perilous for plus-size girls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 22:57

This product image released by Sydney’s Closet shows a woman modeling a plus size prom dress. Clothes shopping for plus-size teens can be frustrating in general, but shopping for a dream prom dress can be a tear-inducing, hair-pulling morass of bad design and few options _ especially for girls who want a dress that hugs the body instead of tenting it. (AP Photo/Sydney’s Closet)NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Giorno has nothing against long gowns with high waists and flowing fabric — dresses that are designed to camouflage curves on plus-size women.


High court voids overall contribution limits

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 22:52

People wait in line for the beginning of the Supreme Court 2013-2014 opening term in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. In its first major campaign finance case since the Citizens United ruling in 2010, the Supreme Court is considering whether to undo some limits on contributions from the biggest individual givers to political campaigns. The justices will hear arguments Tuesday, the second day of their new term, in a dispute between the Obama administration and Republicans who are challenging the contribution limits as a violation of First Amendment rights. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. ...


Senators set to demand release of 'torture report'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 22:22

CIA HeadquartersWASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel appears likely to demand the release of a contentious torture report that has sharply divided lawmakers and the CIA, as two centrist senators joined the push Wednesday for a summary of the review to be declassified.