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Military shell prompted evacuation of hundreds

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:27

This image provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Wednesday April 16, 2014 shows the military ordnance that caused the evacuation of between 500 and 700 homes and businesses Wednesday in Solvang Calif. The tiny town 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles is a tourist stop known for its Danish-themed shops and buildings. (AP Photo/Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Office)SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) — An old but still potentially explosive military shell that was found in an alley was safely destroyed early Thursday, ending an evacuation that emptied hundreds of homes and businesses in this Central California tourist town.

IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report released Tuesday.

Judge wants Detroit mayor to back bankruptcy plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:23

FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his third annual State of the State address to a joint session of the state Legislature in the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, officials said Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)DETROIT (AP) — Looking years ahead, the judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy said Thursday he wants assurances from the mayor and other elected leaders that they'll follow a final plan that likely cuts pensions, sheds debt and plows millions into better services.

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with first child

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:18

Chelsea Clinton speaks in A No Ceilings Conversation at Lower Eastside Girls Club in New YorkBy Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chelsea Clinton announced on Thursday that she is pregnant with the first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year," said Chelsea Clinton, 34, referring to her investment banker husband, Marc Mezvinsky, 36. Sitting with her mother in side-by-side armchairs on a stage at a New York City event on empowering women, Clinton delivered the news with a broad smile. The audience at "Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation," organized by the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, immediately broke into applause and cheers.

Judge in gay marriage case asks pointed questions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:08

Plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma's gay marriage ban arrive in court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. They are, left to right, Dr. Gay Phillips, her partner Sue Barton, Sharon Baldwin and her partner Mary Bishop. The court is to decide whether to overturn a federal judge's decision to strike down. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

Iraqi-American man convicted of killing wife in California

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:08

Alhimidi speaks next to his son Mohammed during candlelight vigil to remember his wife Shaima Alawadi outside their home in El CajonBy Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - An Iraqi-American man was found guilty by a San Diego jury on Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a killing that was first investigated as a hate crime because of a threatening note found at the scene. Kassim Alhimidi, 49, was convicted of first-degree murder by the seven-man, five-woman San Diego Superior Court jury after a two-week trial and single day of deliberations. Alhimidi's wife, 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi, was found by her daughter bloodied and dying in the kitchen of the family's home in suburban El Cajon on March 21, 2012. El Cajon police and the FBI initially investigated the killing as a possible hate crime because of a threatening note found at the scene.

Shares of Travelocity owner Sabre rise after IPO

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:58
DALLAS (AP) — Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering.

Korean Air A380 hits 2 light poles at LA airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:56
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Airbus A380 superjumbo jet hit two light poles while taxiing to its gate at Los Angeles International Airport with hundreds of passengers aboard.

2 boaters found dead in Lake Erie ID'd; 2 missing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:52
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities have identified a teenage girl and a woman whose bodies were recovered in western Lake Erie near where their partially submerged boat was found. Two men were onboard with them and are now missing.

Police: Man ate pot candy before shooting his wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:45
DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack.

Superintendent: Kids victims in cheating scandal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:39
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's state school superintendent called children the victims and adults the culprits in a cheating scandal uncovered at a Las Vegas elementary school.

Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:39

In this September 2013 photo provided by the South Dakota Attorney Generals Office a 1960 Studebaker lies upside-down where it was found by a fisherman in Brule Creek near Alcester, S.D. On April 15, 2014 authorities said the remains of Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had been found in the car near a gravel pit the girls had been headed to in 1971 to celebrate the end of the school year with classmates. (AP Photo/South Dakota Attorney Generals Office)ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.

Federal team investigating fatal Tenn. explosion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:39

This frame grab from video provided by WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tenn., shows some of the area of an explosion and fire, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at a property where several ammunition and explosives plants are based, in McEwen, Tenn. At least one person has died, and at least three people have been injured. (AP Photo/WSMV-TV)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A special investigative team of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is looking into an explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant that killed one person and injured three others.

Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:38

In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Chet Kanojia, the founder and CEO of Aereo, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in New York. The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court in late April 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week.

1 dead, 1 injured in California boating accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:38
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — What was intended to be a fun night of sailing turned deadly as one person was killed and another seriously injured when their sailboat collided with a channel marker buoy in the San Francisco Bay, authorities said Thursday.

Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:18

File of Chelsea Clinton arriving with husband Marc Mezvinsky at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit in New YorkWASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:17

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, left, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appear before an Illinois House committee meeting Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Chicago, regarding a plan to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to Chicago. Mayor Emanuel was among several officials who spoke in favor of the funding. He says the money would return dividends "well beyond" $100 million. Emanuel also says the funding would be a fitting way to welcome Obama back to his hometown. The $100 million for construction costs would be part of a new capital construction plan, which the Legislature still must approve. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the Windy City will land the president's official library.

Texas town could rebuild plant after fatal blast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:11
WEST, Texas (AP) — The mayor of a Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people says local officials are considering building a new one.

Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:10

United States Attorney General Eric Holder rubs his eye while sitting next to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback during an Interfaith Service of Unity and Hope at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan., Thursday, April 17, 2014. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, is charged with the killings Sunday of Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. Cross is also accused of killing Terri LaManno at a nearby Jewish retirement complex. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are "an affront" to the nation.

Trial ordered for teen in mob attack on motorist

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:09
DETROIT (AP) — A 16-year-old Detroit boy will stay behind bars on a $400,000 bond while awaiting trial on accusations he triggered a mob's severe beating of a suburban man who accidentally struck a 10-year-old with his pickup truck, a juvenile court judge ruled Thursday.