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Seder planned in Nepal missing Passover supplies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:33
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a Passover crisis brewing in an unlikely location: Katmandu, Nepal.

Ariz. county loses appeal over marijuana seizure

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to overturn Arizona court rulings ordering the Yuma County sheriff to return marijuana that was seized from a woman with a California medical marijuana authorization honored by Arizona.

Deliberations resume at black art student's trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:19
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal jury has resumed deliberations in the civil rights trial of a black art student who says three white Pittsburgh police officers wrongfully arrested and beat him.

APNewsBreak: Citi Foundation to aid 10 US cities

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:17
NEW YORK (AP) — The Citi Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Citigroup Inc., will donate $50 million to improve youth employment opportunities in 10 large U.S. cities, the chairman of the organization told The Associated Press.

Crews clear road through mudslide debris

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:15

A weary searcher bows his head as he walks out of the west side of the mudslide site with a small saw on Highway 530 near mile marker 37 in Arlington, Wash., on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Periods of rain and wind have hampered efforts the past two days. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking, Pool)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Crews have cleared a path through the muck and devastation wrought by Washington's deadly mudslide, making the painstaking search for victims easier.


Surgery gives long-term help for obese diabetics

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:15

In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Heather Britton poses for a photo at her home in Bay Village, Ohio. New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients' diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good. Some patients, like Britton, have passed the five-year mark when some experts consider cure or prolonged remission a possibility. Before the study, she was taking drugs for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol; she takes none now. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)WASHINGTON (AP) — New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients' diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good.


10-year-old girl fatally shot at Pennsylvania home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:56
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a 10-year-old girl has been fatally shot in the head at her Pennsylvania home.

Court rejects new cases on birth control coverage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an early look at a challenge by religiously affiliated not-for-profit groups to the new health care law's provision on birth control coverage.

Supreme Court takes up drug company dispute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is wading into a patent dispute between rival pharmaceutical companies over a multiple sclerosis treatment.

Sentencing set for man who shot at White House

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:13

FILE - This Nov. 21, 2011 file artist rendering shows Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, center, before Magistrate Judge Alan Kay, left, in Washington. From left are, U.S. Assistant Attorney George P. Varghese, a public defender David Bos, Ortega-Hernandez, and Judge Kay. Ortega-Hernandez, an Idaho man who pleaded guilty to shooting at and hitting the White House is set to be sentenced. Prosecutors say Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez should spend 27 years in prison for the 2011 shooting. His sentencing is scheduled for Monday afternoon. No one was injured, but prosecutors say Ortega-Hernandez hit the executive mansion about eight times and did nearly $100,000 in damage. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to shooting at and hitting the White House is set to be sentenced.


Mudslide death toll rises; rains expected to ease

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:08
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The rains that have bedeviled crews searching for victims in the debris field from the deadly Washington state mudslide are expected to ease this week, but searchers faced other challenges at the site like household chemicals and sewage.

Coroner IDs man shot by police at Georgia college

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:38
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A coroner has released the identity of a 20-year-old man who was shot by campus police at Georgia's Columbus State University this weekend.

Monday is the deadline to sign up for health law

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:35
Monday is the deadline to sign up for private health insurance in the new online markets created by President Barack Obama's health care law. So far, about 4 out of every 5 people enrolling have qualified for tax credits to reduce the cost of their premiums.

No more oil found near Indiana refinery spill

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:53
WHITING, Ind. (AP) — The Coast Guard says crews didn't find any more oil during the latest search of the Lake Michigan shore following last week's spill at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery.

Detroit expected to file updated adjustment plan

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:48
DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit plans to file an updated bankruptcy restructuring plan to pay off its creditors.

Hourslong protest turns to 'mayhem' in Albuquerque

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:21
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's mayor said that a more than 10-hour protest over recent police shootings turned from peaceful into "mayhem," as officers in riot gear clashed with hundreds of protesters who blocked traffic, tried to get on freeways and shouted anti-police slogans.

Beloved pets also lost, displaced by mudslide

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

Tom Gent looks out over horses kept in the rodeo area of the Darrington Fairgrounds in Darrington, Wash., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Gent is caring for horses who were displaced by the massive mudslide that hit the area last Saturday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — After a rescue worker called her animal clinic saying dogs had been extracted from the destruction left behind by a massive mudslide, veterinary assistant Cassna Wemple and her colleagues raced to this small Washington town near the debris field.


Ocean garbage frustrates search for Flight 370

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:02

Ocean garbage frustrates search for Flight 370Sometimes the object spotted in the water is a snarled fishing line. Or a buoy. Or something that might once have been the lid to an ice box. Not once — not yet at least — has it been a clue. Anticipation ...


Amazon workers on strike in Germany

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 17:59

An Amazon employee blows a whistle during a strike action at Amazon's logistics center in Bad Hersfeld, central Germany, Monday, Sept. 25, 2013. Hundreds of Amazon.com Inc. workers stage a strike in Germany and the union says there will be more to come in the run-up to Christmas unless the online retailer raises wages. The one-day warning strike Monday at Amazon’s distribution centers in Bad Hersfeld and Leipzig were the latest of several as the ver.di union pushes for wage agreements similar to those governing retail and mail-order workers. (AP Photo/dpa, Uwe Zucchi)BERLIN (AP) — Workers at one of Amazon.com's German distribution centers are on strike in a dispute over wages.


Police: 3 die in Indianapolis apartment shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 17:49
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police say three people have died after a shooting at an apartment complex in Indianapolis.