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Firm cuts US online gambling estimate 30 percent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:11
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Morgan Stanley lowered its estimate of the U.S. Internet gambling market on Tuesday to $3.5 billion by 2017, down from a previous forecast of $5 billion.

Report out on marathon bombing suspect's friend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:04
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A friend of one of the Boston marathon bombing suspects threatened an FBI agent and a Massachusetts state trooper with a long pole and was fatally shot by the agent just moments after he had agreed to give a statement about his involvement in a triple slaying, a Florida prosecutor said Tuesday.

NY jury deciding fate of former al-Qaida spokesman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:03

FILE - In this undated image made from video and provided by by Al-Jazeera, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, is shown. Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and spokesman still maintains that there was justification for the September 11, 2001 attacks orchestrated by al-Qaida upon the United States. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who is being tried in a New York City courtroom for conspiring to kill Americans, is using courtroom theater, intentionally or not, to press his case that the United States is such a bully in the Middle East that even killing civilians was justified. (AP Photo/Al-Jazeera, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury on Tuesday began considering the fate of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, a Kuwaiti clergyman who became al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks and warned in widely circulated videos that the "storm of airplanes" would not end.


NTSB: Chicago train traveling 25 mph before crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:03

FILE - In this March 24, 2014 file photo, a Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at the O'Hare Airport station after it derailed early in the morning, injuring more than 30 people, in Chicago. Had the crash occurred during the day, when the trains are often full and the escalator packed with luggage-carrying travelers, far more people likely would have been injured, some even killed, said Joseph Schwieterman, a transportation expert at DePaul University. (AP Photo/NBC Chicago, Kenneth Webster, File) MANDATORY CREDITCHICAGO (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a Chicago commuter train was traveling at a normal 25 mph before it crashed, jumping its tracks and screeching up an escalator at one of the world's busiest airports.


Reports say bombing suspect's friend had long pole

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:53
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A friend of one of the Boston marathon bombing suspects threatened an FBI agent and a Massachusetts state trooper with a long pole and was fatally shot by the agent just moments after he had agreed to give a statement about his involvement in a triple slaying, a Florida prosecutor said Tuesday.

Obama: Russia's military now controls Crimea

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:45
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — President Barack Obama says there's no expectation that Russian forces will be dislodged from Crimea by force.

'It's gone.' Community copes with deadly mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:38
OSO, Wash. (AP) — First there was a "whoosh." Elaine Young said she thought it might be a chimney fire, a rush of air that lasted about 45 seconds. But when she stepped outside there was ominous silence. Something felt very, very wrong.

Obama expresses worry Russia moving on Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:38

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, right, as they pose for a group photo on the last day of the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — With no sign of Russia abandoning the Crimean Peninsula, President Barack Obama said Tuesday he's concerned that Moscow will move deeper into Ukraine and warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that that would be a bad choice.


Obama warns Russia against further Ukraine advance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:30
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is concerned about further encroachment by Russia into Ukraine.

Obama sends prayers to Washington amid mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:19
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans to send their thoughts and prayers to Washington state as search operations continue following a devastating mudslide.

Navy: Base shooting suspect didn't bring own weapon; disarmed petty officer, then shot sailor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:41
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Navy: Base shooting suspect didn't bring own weapon; disarmed petty officer, then shot sailor.

Court: Company can move forward with Lexmark suit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a competitor of printer maker Lexmark International Inc. can move forward with a lawsuit accusing the company of disparaging its business.

Team brought in to remove crashed Colorado plane

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:12

This photo provided by the Ouray County Plaindealer shows rescue personnel examining the tail second of a plane on Saturday, March 22, 2014 after it was recovered from the Ridgeway Reservoir south of Montrose. Colo. The plane believed to be carrying five people crashed into a reservoir in southwestern Colorado and authorities say all are feared dead. Divers are to be used Sunday to search for victims and to recover the rest of the plane. (AP Photo/Ouray County Plaindealer, Patrick Moore) MANDATORY CREDITRIDGWAY, Colo. (AP) — An aviation salvage team is being brought in to pull the wreckage of a single-engine plane from a reservoir in southwestern Colorado.


Navy: Sailor, civilian suspect killed at Va. base

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:01
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A sailor was fatally shot aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at the world's largest naval base late Monday, and security forces killed the lone suspect, according to the Navy.

Disney World among casualties of US-Venezuela spat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 21:54

Disney World among casualties of US-Venezuela spatU.S.-Venezuela relations have been deteriorating for years, and for members of the socialist-governed county's better off, the failed diplomacy is suddenly endangering a dearly held value: Disney World. ...


Mid-Atlantic, New England brace for nor'easter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 21:54

Early morning commuters walk through snow flurries in Washington, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. As the East Coast shivers through an unusually cold early spring, parts of the Mid-Atlantic and New England are bracing for a nor'easter that could bring additional snow. The National Weather Service says a powerful low pressure system will develop off the Mid-Atlantic coast Tuesday night. Where and how much snow falls will depend on the storm's track, according to the weather service. But, cold temperatures and windy conditions will cover the Mid-Atlantic states north into New England. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)BOSTON (AP) — As the East Coast shivers through an unusually cold early spring, parts of the Mid-Atlantic and New England are bracing for a nor'easter that could bring more snow.


Obama meets Putin ally with Ukraine still in mind

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 21:50

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, right, as they pose for a group photo on the last day of the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The thrust of his diplomatic efforts still focused on Ukraine, President Barack Obama met Tuesday with a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin as he continued his efforts to isolate Moscow over its incursion into Crimea.


FCC: Thousands of hotels don't offer direct 911

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 21:47
DALLAS (AP) — Tens of thousands of hotels don't allow guests to directly reach emergency services when they dial 911, according to a national survey taken after a 9-year-old girl couldn't call for help while her mother was being stabbed to death in a Texas motel.

Justices tackle health law birth control coverage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 21:17

A group of people organized by the NYC Light Brigade and the women's rights group UltraViolet, use letters in lights to spell out their opinion, in front of the Supreme Court, Monday, March 24, 2014, in Washington. Holding the "H" in "Hands" is Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. The Supreme Court is weighing whether corporations have religious rights that exempt them from part of the new health care law that requires coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices are weighing whether corporations have religious rights that exempt them from part of the new health care law that requires coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge.


Girl shaves head for pal, breaks school dress code

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 21:16
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado girl who shaved her head to support a friend who went bald because of cancer treatment has been told she violated her school's dress code.