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Fugitive nabbed after dining in same restaurant as marshal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:41
By Kevin Murphy Kansas City, Missouri (Reuters) - Former fugitive Virgil Tillman will have plenty of time to contemplate his unfortunate choice of restaurants as he sits in jail. Wanted on weapons and drugs charges by three counties in two states, Tillman was spotted at a pricey restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, by a fellow diner - an off-duty deputy U.S. marshal who had been pursuing him for two months, said acting chief deputy U.S. marshal for Kansas, Matt Cahill, on Thursday. The marshal, who just happened to pick the same place to have dinner on Sunday night, recognized Tillman from photos, Cahill said. He also recognized Tillman's dining companion, a woman he had interviewed about the fugitive who denied knowing his whereabouts, Cahill said.

Digital billboards aiding in search for 8-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:36

This undated handout image provided by the FBI shows the wanted poster for Kahlil Malik Tatum. Washington D.C. police are searching for 8-year-old Relisha Tenau Rudd, below, who was reported missing last week, and Tatum, who is charged with killing his wife in Maryland. Law officers issued arrest warrants for Tatum after he was charged with first-degree murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. (AP Photo/FBI)WASHINGTON (AP) — Digital billboards along the East Coast from Georgia to Maryland are displaying photographs of a slaying suspect from the Washington, D.C., area and a missing girl authorities say could be with him.


Microsoft unveils Office for iPad

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:31
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is unveiling Office for the iPad, a software suite that includes programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and works on rival Apple's hugely popular tablet computer.

Ga. soldier convicted in death of pregnant wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:27
FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — An Army soldier accused of strangling his pregnant wife so he could pocket $500,000 in benefit money was convicted Thursday by a military judge in a case that hinged on dueling medical experts who couldn't agree on how the woman died.

House approves bill to stop cut to Medicare docs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:25

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2013, file photo, the U.S. Capitol dome is silhouetted by the sunrise. Doctors who treat Medicare patients would get a last-minute reprieve from a scheduled 24 percent cut in their reimbursements from the government under a bill that’s on track to pass the House. It would be the 17th time Congress has stepped in with a temporary fix to a poorly designed Medicare fee formula that dates to a 1997 budget law. House action comes after efforts to permanently fix the formula appear to have fizzled. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday passed legislation to give doctors a yearlong reprieve from a looming 24 percent cut in their payments from Medicare.


Arizona man pleads not guilty in killing of boy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:22
PHOENIX (AP) — A 27-year-old Arizona man has pleaded not guilty in the fatal stabbing of his 12-year-old half-brother.

NC regulators missed crack in Duke coal ash dam

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:22

NC regulators missed crack in Duke coal ash damPhotos taken earlier this month show that North Carolina regulators apparently failed to notice a large crack opening in an earthen dam holding back millions of tons of Duke Energy's coal ash near the ...


Soldier convicted of murder in death of pregnant wife at apartment on Georgia base in 2011

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:16
FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Soldier convicted of murder in death of pregnant wife at apartment on Georgia base in 2011.

Six arrested in crackdown on luggage thefts at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:16
A crackdown on theft by luggage handlers at Los Angeles International Airport has netted six arrests along with jewelry, electronics and clothing stolen from passengers' baggage, law enforcement officials said on Thursday. The arrests came after airport police and the Los Angeles Police Department served 25 search warrants late on Wednesday as part of an investigation focused on current and former employees of companies hired by airlines to handle luggage, police said. "It's a disappointment, but a fact of life, that sometimes a few people will succumb to the temptations at LAX," Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon said in a statement. Of the six people arrested, four were taken into custody on suspicion of receiving stolen property and two were held on outstanding warrants, said Los Angeles Airport Police spokeswoman Sergeant Belinda Nettles.

Polygamist sect leader Jeffs out of hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:14

FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011, file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows polygamist leader Warren Jeffs in Huntsville, Texas. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says Jeffs is no longer hospitalized and has been returned to prison in East Texas. Agency spokesman Robert Hurst confirmed Thursday, March 27, 2014, that Jeffs was discharged from Hospital Galveston, a TDCJ facility southeast of Houston. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice, File)GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs is no longer hospitalized and has been returned to prison in East Texas.


Turkey moves to block YouTube

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:09
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities were moving to block access to YouTube on Thursday following similar action against Twitter, the country's state-run news agency said.

Space station awaits for Russian craft after delay

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:00

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-12M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Steven Swanson, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts is on track to arrive at the International Space Station after a delay.


Mudslide crews face daunting task in body search

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:54
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Firefighter Jeff McClelland uncovered a body on the moon-like surface that blankets what used to be the community of Oso. Suddenly, he realized the dead man's son and brother were among the volunteers scouring the debris field.

Mexican restaurants in U.S. squeezed by surging lime prices

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:51
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Mexican restaurants in the United States are being squeezed by a sudden jump in the price of limes, an essential ingredient, which has led managers in places like San Antonio that are a hotbed for the cuisine to alter recipes. "Mexico received some heavy rains that destroyed a large amount of the lime crop, so with limited supplies we are seeing lime prices skyrocket," Bryan Black, director of communications for the Texas Department of Agriculture, said on Thursday. John Berry, who runs La Fonda, a prominent Mexican restaurant in San Antonio, said on Thursday the price he pays for a case of limes has jumped to nearly $100 from $14 last year. Serving a margarita without a lime garnish is burning at the heart of Louis Barrios, who runs the family-owned Mexican restaurant chain "Los Barrios." But he's doing without.

Christie's lawyer: Governor not involved in plot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:48

FILE - In a March 25, 2014 , file photo New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks during a town hall meeting in Belmar, N.J. Christie says undergoing gastric bypass surgery more than a year ago was a "life-changing decision." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)NEW YORK (AP) — A law firm hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that the governor was not involved in a plot to create gridlock near a major bridge as part of a political retribution scheme.


5 Things to Know about new candy plant in Kansas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:46
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Mars Inc. is confident in Americans' sweet tooth. The candy giant has built a $270 million plant — its first in North America in 35 years — in Kansas that will churn out millions of chocolate bars and other sweets each day.

Bride faces prison for pushing husband off cliff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:43

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 file photo, Jordan Graham, center, is flanked by defense attorneys Michael Donahoe, left, and Andy Nelson, as she leaves court in Missoula, Mont. The Montana woman who was to be sentenced Thursday for pushing her new husband to his death in Glacier National Park wants to withdraw her guilty plea to a second-degree murder charge, her lawyer said Tuesday March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Ferry, File)MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge denied a woman's attempt to withdraw her guilty plea Thursday as she faces sentencing on a murder charge for pushing her husband to his death in Glacier National Park.


6 arrests in bag theft case at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say six people were arrested after officers served more than two dozen search warrants after a months-long investigation into baggage theft at Los Angeles International Airport.

Wash. official: Fatalities to go up substantially

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:34
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities say the number of mudslide fatalities will go up substantially within the next two days.

Some of the proposals for tackling student debt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:22
President Barack Obama and lawmakers in Congress are debating how to address the issue of rising student loan debt, something experts say is contributing to the widening between the rich and everyone else. Some of the proposals: