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More mudslide victims found as state seeks new aid

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:22

An American flag hangs from the only cedar post left standing at the scene of a deadly mudslide, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Oso, Wash. (AP Photo/The Herald, Sofia Jaramillo, Pool)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Estimated financial losses from the deadly Washington mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday in a letter asking the federal government for a major disaster declaration.


Man who shot at White House sentenced to 25 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:19
By David Ingram WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Idaho man who fired a rifle at the White House in 2011 was sentenced on Monday to 25 years in prison, lawyers said. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, 23, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., for firing at least eight rounds with a semi-automatic rifle. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were not in Washington at the time, and no one was hurt. Bullets narrowly missed Secret Service officers guarding the White House, U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen said in a statement.

No homes fully rebuilt under NYC Sandy program

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:13
NEW YORK (AP) — A year and a half after Superstorm Sandy decimated New York City's coastline, a city-run program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes has only begun construction on three houses, and officials say they will need another $1 billion from the federal government in order to help every homeowner in need.

4 hurt, 400 evacuated after Washington plant fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:12
A large explosion and fire Monday at a natural gas processing plant on the Washington-Oregon border injured four workers, led to the evacuation of about 400 people from nearby farms and homes, and sent a mushroom cloud of black smoke high into the air

Deadline dash: Glitches slow health care sign-ups

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:02

People line up to enroll for health insurance at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Monday, March 31, 2014. The deadline is just hours away to sign up for insurance in the first enrollment period under President Barack Obama's signature health care law. (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Jerry Lara) RUMBO DE SAN ANTONIO OUT; NO SALESWASHINGTON (AP) — In a flood of last-minute sign-ups, hundreds of thousands of Americans rushed to apply for health insurance Monday, but deadline day for President Barack Obama's overhaul brought long, frustrating waits and a new spate of website ills.


Official number of mudslide victims rises to 24

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:02
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say the official death toll from the deadly Washington state mudslide has increased to 24.

Police chief praises officer restraint in protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:02

Riot police launch tear gas toward activists in downtown Albuquerque, N.M. following a 10-hour protest around the city, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Hundreds of protesters marched past riot police in Albuquerque on Sunday, days after a YouTube video emerged threatening retaliation for a recent deadly police shooting. The video, which bore the logo of the computer hacking collective Anonymous, warned of a cyberattack on city websites and called for the protest march. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A day after a peaceful protest over recent Albuquerque police shootings turned violent, the city's new police chief commended officers for showing remarkable restraint.


Police chief praises officer restraint in protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:02

Riot police launch tear gas toward activists in downtown Albuquerque, N.M. following a 10-hour protest around the city, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Hundreds of protesters marched past riot police in Albuquerque on Sunday, days after a YouTube video emerged threatening retaliation for a recent deadly police shooting. The video, which bore the logo of the computer hacking collective Anonymous, warned of a cyberattack on city websites and called for the protest march. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A day after a peaceful protest over recent Albuquerque police shootings turned violent, the city's new police chief commended officers for showing remarkable restraint.


Police: No shooter on Maryland university campus

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:01
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Stevenson University has lifted a lockdown after police determined there was no shooter on campus.

GOP Michigan Rep. Camp to retire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Dave Camp, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and an advocate for overhauling the federal tax code, announced Monday that he will retire after 24 years in Congress.

Official death toll from Washington state mudslide rises to 24

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 05:55
DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - The official death toll from a catastrophic mudslide in Washington state has risen to 24, up from 21, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office said on Monday. A statement issued by the coroner's office said the remains of 17 of the victims of the March 22 disaster have now been positively identified, including Sonoah Heustis, a 4-month-old infant and two other children aged 5 and 6. (Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

Washington authorities say number of people confirmed dead from mudslide rises from 21 to 24

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 05:51
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Washington authorities say number of people confirmed dead from mudslide rises from 21 to 24.

Man kills New York officer with his service weapon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 05:42
JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A police officer responding to a disturbance at an upstate New York business was killed with his own service weapon by a gunman who was then fatally shot by another officer Monday morning, authorities said.

Pipe pieces from NYC explosion sent to Washington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 05:40
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators are moving to a lab in Washington to examine damaged gas and water mains from the scene of an explosion that leveled two Manhattan buildings and killed eight people.

Woman on Mississippi's death row gets new trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 05:39
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A death row inmate who prosecutors say recruited her son in a plot to kill her husband will get a new trial, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Monday in a rare order for a prisoner awaiting execution.

Washington mayor signs marijuana decriminalization bill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 05:39

Marijuana plants are displayed for sale at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in SeattleDistrict of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray on Monday signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of up to an ounce (28 grams) of marijuana in the U.S. capital. Proponents had backed the marijuana measure as an issue of fairness. A study by the American Civil Liberties Union had shown that blacks in Washington were eight times more likely to be arrested for pot than people of other races. Decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana in the District of Columbia is part of a nationwide trend to lessening penalties for marijuana.


U.S. court shuts telemarketing scam that targeted elderly: FTC

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 05:38
A scam in which telemarketers targeted elderly victims' bank accounts - stealing more than $20 million by impersonating government and bank officials through fake companies - was shut down by a U.S. court, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday. The FTC accused Ari Tietolman, Marc Ferry and others of setting up a boiler room in Canada to cold-call senior citizens and others, saying they were from the government or from the victim's bank and were selling fraud protection and pharmaceutical benefit services or other services. Once the seniors were convinced to give their bank account information, the group would withdraw money without authorization, the FTC said. "They targeted and called senior citizens and lied to them to get their bank account information.

Man's body found during search for missing girl

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 05:36

Washington Metro Police and cadets search in Kenilworth Park in Washington, Monday, March 31, 2014. Police have been searching the park in northeast Washington since last week for clues in the case of eight-year-old Relisha Rudd, last seen in the company of Kahlil Tatum, a janitor at the homeless shelter where she lived with her mother and brothers.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — Five days after police started searching a sprawling park in northeast Washington for a missing 8-year-old girl, officers found the body of a man who apparently committed suicide there, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Monday.


New Mexico governor calls for calm after protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 05:34

Riot police launch tear gas toward activists in downtown Albuquerque, N.M. following a 10-hour protest around the city, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Hundreds of protesters marched past riot police in Albuquerque on Sunday, days after a YouTube video emerged threatening retaliation for a recent deadly police shooting. The video, which bore the logo of the computer hacking collective Anonymous, warned of a cyberattack on city websites and called for the protest march. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A day after hundreds of people clashed with Albuquerque riot officers over police shootings, Gov. Susana Martinez said Monday that she understands the public's frustration but called on protesters to remain calm while federal officials investigate.