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Official: Man scaled White House fence, arrested

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a man has been arrested after he climbed over a fence at the White House.

Albuquerque police website under cyberattack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:03
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department's website was hit by a cyberattack Sunday, days after threats from a group reported to be the hacker collective Anonymous.

No objects from search linked yet to Flight 370

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 05:43

A ground crewman guides a RAAF AP-3C Orion along the tarmac as it returns from the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday he was hopeful clues will emerge soon to help find Flight 370 even though searchers again failed to find jet debris, as relatives of Chinese passengers on the plane protested in Malaysia to demand the government apologize over its handling of the search. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)PERTH, Australia (AP) — Despite what Australia called an "intensifying search effort," an international hunt Sunday by aircraft and ships in the southern Indian Ocean found no debris linked to the Malaysian jet that vanished more than three weeks ago.


7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 03:57
LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) — Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.

'Noah' rises to top of box office with $44M debut

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 03:01

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Emma Watson in a scene from "Noah." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Niko Tavernise, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — After weathering a sea of controversy, "Noah" arrived in first place at the weekend box office.


Retirees help caregivers cope with hospital stays

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:42

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Janet Lipson, left, acting as a caregiver, is counseled by volunteer David Wolffe, and observed by Caregiver Center Director Randi Kaplan, of Montefiore Medical Center, during a training session at the hospital, in the Bronx borough of New York. A program at the medical center recruits retirees and specially trains them to help overwhelmed family members cope with a scary hospital stay, for their own health, and so they can better care for their loved one. The coaches offer more than emotional support and a sympathetic ear. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)WASHINGTON (AP) — Edwin Pacheco was in and out of the hospital for months. He'd survived one organ transplant and desperately needed another. But he wasn't the only one suffering. Few people asked how his wife was holding up as she kept vigil, cornered hard-to-understand doctors and held job and family together.


NYC mayor's next big push: affordable housing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:39

FILE- In this Feb. 25, 2014 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference at P.S. 130 in New York. As state lawmakers settle in on a plan to fund pre-kindergarten in New York City, de Blasio is beginning to focus on other items in his progressive agenda. De Blasio will set his sights on massively expanding affordable housing, hiking wages for the working class and overhauling the city's recovery from Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Now that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn to the next items on his sweeping liberal agenda: massively expanding affordable housing, increasing wages for the working class and overhauling the city's recovery from Superstorm Sandy.


Rural residents confront higher health care costs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:21

Rural residents confront higher health care costsBill Fales wanted a new baler and a better irrigation system for the 700-acre ranch where he raises grass-fed beef cattle, but he scrapped those plans when he saw his new health insurance premiums. His ...


Accused ‘Craigslist killer' says two potential victims escaped death: paper

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:15
By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - A woman dubbed the so-called Craigslist killer suspect, who is accused of luring a man to his death through the classified ad website, claims two other men responded to her online post but failed to show up to their planned meetings, according to a jailhouse interview published on Sunday. The accused killer, Miranda Barbour, 19, who in an earlier interview said she had killed at least 22 people, named Big Lake, Alaska; "They are looking for full bodies," Barbour told reporter Francis Scarcella in the jailhouse interview. But they will find body parts." Barbour and her husband, 22-year-old Elytte Barbour, have pleaded not guilty to the stabbing and strangling in November of Troy LaFerrara, 42, whose body was found dumped in an alley in Sunbury.

Fans rampage after University of Arizona basketball defeat

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:02
By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - Basketball fans went on a rampage, lobbing bottles and firecrackers, outside the University of Arizona after the school's team narrowly lost to the University of Wisconsin in an NCAA tournament game, police said on Sunday. Tucson police in riot gear used pepper spray on the unruly crowd late on Saturday and arrested 15 people on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and unlawful assembly, a police statement said. The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Arizona Wildcats 64-63 in overtime at the National Collegiate Athletic Association men's tournament game.

Rural residents confront higher health care costs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 01:47
DENVER (AP) — Bill Fales wants a new baler and a better irrigation system for the 700-acre ranch where he raises grass-fed beef cattle, but after seeing his new health insurance premiums, those plans have been set aside.

New corps of military lawyers help rape victims

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:19

FILE - In this March 19, 2014 file photo, Brig Gen. Jeff Sinclair arrives to the Fort Bragg courthouse, for his sentencing hearing, in Fort Bragg, N.C. Sinclair, who was accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate, plead guilty to lesser charges in a plea deal reached with government prosecutors. As part of the Special Victims Counsel, Capt. Cassie L. Fowler said her sole mission was to protect the woman at the center of the case against Sinclair. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Andrew Craft, File) MANDATORY CREDITFORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — As an Army general faced court-martial for sexual assault this month, a young military lawyer sat each day in the front row of the gallery, a few feet behind the prosecutors.


Photos found at slide site; missing number drops

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:01
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of family photographs and albums are among the personal belongings being recovered by crews searching for victims at a massive debris site left by the deadly mudslide in Washington state.

Rhode Island workers, retirees mull pension deal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 23:47
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The fate of Rhode Island's landmark pension overhaul — a model cited in other states wrestling with escalating retirements — now hinges on the votes of the same government workers and retirees who sued to block the law.

Man: 86-year-old NY shooter wanted victims evicted

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 21:55
NEW YORK (AP) — An 86-year-old man shot his grandson in the head, killed the grandson's girlfriend and then took his own life because he believed the couple was taking advantage of his ailing daughter and living in her home, the grandson said in an interview published Sunday.

Schumer: Improve security at 1 World Trade Center

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 21:13
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for security improvements at the 1 World Trade Center after authorities said a series of daredevils sneaked in to the nation's tallest skyscraper in recent months.

Pa. Craigslist killing suspect says 2 never showed

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 20:50
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A woman charged along with her newlywed husband with killing a man she met through Craigslist tells a newspaper that two other men had responded to her ad for companionship but never showed up.

Officials: Reality TV star Benzino shot by nephew

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 20:14

 Atlanta” and former co-owner of The Source magazine. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Reality TV star Benzino was injured after being shot by his nephew on a Massachusetts highway Saturday while riding in a funeral procession for a family member, according authorities and Benzino's hip-hop magazine.


Small-town Washington state mayor finds new role after mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 19:12

Darrington Mayor Rankin hugs a Snoqualmie Tribal Elder after the tribe announced it would donate towards the Oso landslide rescue efforts in DarringtonBy Jonathan Kaminsky DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Days after a Washington state mudslide left dozens dead and missing, Dan Rankin stood in a high school gymnasium and hugged tight a teenage girl reeling from the loss of her sister. Before the March 22 disaster, Rankin's main tasks as mayor of the small logging town of Darrington included overseeing town council meetings and resolving property line disputes in the community of about 1,350 people. But since the mudslide about 10 miles west of town, Rankin's job has been transformed into that of comforting the grieving and articulating their anguish to the outside world. Along with those who lost their homes and relatives, nearly everyone in Darrington is mourning a friend or acquaintance lost in the disaster, and usually more than one.


Number of missing from Washington slide plummets

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 11:27

Searchers pause for a moment of silence at the scene of a deadly mudslide Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Besides the more than two dozen bodies already found, many more people could be buried in the debris pile left from the mudslide one week ago. Ninety people are listed as missing. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Pool)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — As crews using heavy equipment, dogs and their bare hands searched in heavy rain for more victims from a deadly Washington landslide, authorities said Saturday that the number of people believed missing had dropped substantially.