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Prosecutor: Texas man stabbed 25 times with heel

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:06
HOUSTON (AP) — A prosecutor has told jurors that a Houston woman stabbed her already injured boyfriend to death by sitting on him and striking him in the face at least 25 times with her stiletto heel.

Police officer fatally shot in upstate New York

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:48
JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has been shot to death in an upstate New York village, and the shooting suspect has also died.

Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:37

In this Aug. 27, 2012 photo, the Apple iPhone 4s, left, is displayed next to the Samsung Galaxy S III at a store in San Francisco. Apple already has won nearly $1 billion in judgments against Samsung over patent infringements involving older-model devices. Now Apple is alleging Samsung’s newest devices, such as its Galaxy S III, also copied Apple technology. Jury selection for the case begins Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is back in court this week in the heart of Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features.


USDA: Corn acres expected to shrink 4 percent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:30
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The number of acres devoted to corn is expected to shrink about 4 percent this year as farmers devote more of their land to soybeans.

National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis reopening

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:27

This March 19, 2014 photo shows a recreation of a jail cell in Montgomery, Ala. where Martin Luther King was held in 1963 at the newly-renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. The museum, which first opened in 1991, is now ready to show off new, emotionally-moving exhibits and flashy, informative interactive displays. The museum says it attracts 200,000 people every year, but the renovations are impressive enough that they could lead to a spike in visitor turnout. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — One of the first exhibits visitors see at the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis displays statues of shackled and branded black men, sitting in a line with knees near their chins, on the deck of a creaking slave ship headed across an ocean.


Two suburban New York schools get all-clear after bomb threat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:26
Two suburban New York high schools were evacuated on Monday after receiving anonymous bomb threats but were given the all-clear soon afterwards, allowing students to resume lessons, the school district said. Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak and Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor were searched by police after receiving the threats at 10:15 a.m. EDT, Lakeland Central School District said. Shrub Oak is about 35 miles north of New York City, and Cortlandt Manor is about 31 miles (50 miles) north.

Verdict reached at student's civil rights trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:25
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A verdict has been reached in the federal civil rights trial of a black art student who says three white Pittsburgh police officers wrongfully arrested and beat him.

New York state joins New York City in suing FedEx over untaxed cigarettes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 23:38

FedEx delivery truck is seen in San Diego in this file photo(Reuters) - New York state joined New York City in suing FedEx Corp for allegedly violating state and federal laws by delivering untaxed cigarettes, but the company said customer privacy prevented it from checking packages without reason. New York City accused FedEx of creating a "public nuisance" through its partnership with Shinnecock Smoke Shop to ship untaxed cigarettes to homes. An amended complaint filed on Sunday included New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman among the plaintiffs seeking more than $239 million in damages and penalties. "Not only has FedEx cheated the state out of millions in tax dollars - but many of these cigarettes may have ended up in the hands of teenagers, who are particularly vulnerable to low-priced cigarettes," Schneiderman said in a statement.


Sleeping girl, 10, shot to death through home door

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 23:01
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a 10-year-old girl was asleep in her family's Pennsylvania apartment when she was shot to death in what may have been an attempted home invasion.

Boston bombing exhibit includes shoes, runner bibs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:57

In this April 25, 2013 photo, running shoes and other items adorn a makeshift memorial near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston's Copley Square. Thousands of items from the original memorial for marathon bombing victims are going on display at the Boston Public Library in April 2014 to mark the anniversary of the attacks. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — After the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon last April, mourners began leaving thousands of items at a makeshift memorial near the finish line to honor the victims of the attacks.


Search ends for man swept away off California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:46
GUADALUPE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers have ended their search for a 43-year-old man swept to sea during a baptism ceremony on a Southern California beach.

Protesters clash with police in Albuquerque

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:44
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters angry over recent Albuquerque police shootings clashed with riot officers for more than 10 hours, calling on the police chief and other city officials to resign.

Seder planned in Nepal missing Passover supplies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:33
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a Passover crisis brewing in an unlikely location: Katmandu, Nepal.

Ariz. county loses appeal over marijuana seizure

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to overturn Arizona court rulings ordering the Yuma County sheriff to return marijuana that was seized from a woman with a California medical marijuana authorization honored by Arizona.

Deliberations resume at black art student's trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:19
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal jury has resumed deliberations in the civil rights trial of a black art student who says three white Pittsburgh police officers wrongfully arrested and beat him.

APNewsBreak: Citi Foundation to aid 10 US cities

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:17
NEW YORK (AP) — The Citi Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Citigroup Inc., will donate $50 million to improve youth employment opportunities in 10 large U.S. cities, the chairman of the organization told The Associated Press.

Crews clear road through mudslide debris

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:15

A weary searcher bows his head as he walks out of the west side of the mudslide site with a small saw on Highway 530 near mile marker 37 in Arlington, Wash., on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Periods of rain and wind have hampered efforts the past two days. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking, Pool)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Crews have cleared a path through the muck and devastation wrought by Washington's deadly mudslide, making the painstaking search for victims easier.


Surgery gives long-term help for obese diabetics

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:15

In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Heather Britton poses for a photo at her home in Bay Village, Ohio. New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients' diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good. Some patients, like Britton, have passed the five-year mark when some experts consider cure or prolonged remission a possibility. Before the study, she was taking drugs for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol; she takes none now. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)WASHINGTON (AP) — New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients' diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good.


10-year-old girl fatally shot at Pennsylvania home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:56
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a 10-year-old girl has been fatally shot in the head at her Pennsylvania home.

Court rejects new cases on birth control coverage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an early look at a challenge by religiously affiliated not-for-profit groups to the new health care law's provision on birth control coverage.