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Supreme Court takes up drug company dispute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is wading into a patent dispute between rival pharmaceutical companies over a multiple sclerosis treatment.

Sentencing set for man who shot at White House

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:13

FILE - This Nov. 21, 2011 file artist rendering shows Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, center, before Magistrate Judge Alan Kay, left, in Washington. From left are, U.S. Assistant Attorney George P. Varghese, a public defender David Bos, Ortega-Hernandez, and Judge Kay. Ortega-Hernandez, an Idaho man who pleaded guilty to shooting at and hitting the White House is set to be sentenced. Prosecutors say Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez should spend 27 years in prison for the 2011 shooting. His sentencing is scheduled for Monday afternoon. No one was injured, but prosecutors say Ortega-Hernandez hit the executive mansion about eight times and did nearly $100,000 in damage. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to shooting at and hitting the White House is set to be sentenced.


Mudslide death toll rises; rains expected to ease

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:08
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The rains that have bedeviled crews searching for victims in the debris field from the deadly Washington state mudslide are expected to ease this week, but searchers faced other challenges at the site like household chemicals and sewage.

Coroner IDs man shot by police at Georgia college

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:38
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A coroner has released the identity of a 20-year-old man who was shot by campus police at Georgia's Columbus State University this weekend.

Monday is the deadline to sign up for health law

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:35
Monday is the deadline to sign up for private health insurance in the new online markets created by President Barack Obama's health care law. So far, about 4 out of every 5 people enrolling have qualified for tax credits to reduce the cost of their premiums.

No more oil found near Indiana refinery spill

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:53
WHITING, Ind. (AP) — The Coast Guard says crews didn't find any more oil during the latest search of the Lake Michigan shore following last week's spill at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery.

Detroit expected to file updated adjustment plan

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:48
DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit plans to file an updated bankruptcy restructuring plan to pay off its creditors.

Hourslong protest turns to 'mayhem' in Albuquerque

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:21
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's mayor said that a more than 10-hour protest over recent police shootings turned from peaceful into "mayhem," as officers in riot gear clashed with hundreds of protesters who blocked traffic, tried to get on freeways and shouted anti-police slogans.

Beloved pets also lost, displaced by mudslide

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

Tom Gent looks out over horses kept in the rodeo area of the Darrington Fairgrounds in Darrington, Wash., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Gent is caring for horses who were displaced by the massive mudslide that hit the area last Saturday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — After a rescue worker called her animal clinic saying dogs had been extracted from the destruction left behind by a massive mudslide, veterinary assistant Cassna Wemple and her colleagues raced to this small Washington town near the debris field.


Ocean garbage frustrates search for Flight 370

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:02

Ocean garbage frustrates search for Flight 370Sometimes the object spotted in the water is a snarled fishing line. Or a buoy. Or something that might once have been the lid to an ice box. Not once — not yet at least — has it been a clue. Anticipation ...


Amazon workers on strike in Germany

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 17:59

An Amazon employee blows a whistle during a strike action at Amazon's logistics center in Bad Hersfeld, central Germany, Monday, Sept. 25, 2013. Hundreds of Amazon.com Inc. workers stage a strike in Germany and the union says there will be more to come in the run-up to Christmas unless the online retailer raises wages. The one-day warning strike Monday at Amazon’s distribution centers in Bad Hersfeld and Leipzig were the latest of several as the ver.di union pushes for wage agreements similar to those governing retail and mail-order workers. (AP Photo/dpa, Uwe Zucchi)BERLIN (AP) — Workers at one of Amazon.com's German distribution centers are on strike in a dispute over wages.


Police: 3 die in Indianapolis apartment shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 17:49
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police say three people have died after a shooting at an apartment complex in Indianapolis.

U.S. Navy SEAL training flows into mainstream fitness

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 17:03

US NAVY SEALS JOG AT PHILIPPINE NAVY HEADQUATERS IN SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES.By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Training for U.S. Navy SEALs, the special operations force, follows a warrior tradition that harkens back to Samurais, but fitness experts say the tough regime is gaining popularity with entrepreneurs, corporate executives, lawyers and elite athletes. "We look at training as being as important to our life as eating and sleeping," said retired Navy SEAL commander and fitness instructor Mark Divine, the author of "8 Weeks to SEALFIT: a Navy Seal's Guide to Unconventional Training for Physical and Mental Toughness." SEALFIT draws on the varied, high-intensity interval training of CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, calisthenics, strongman exercises, yoga, and martial arts.


Orson Welles' camera, other items up for auction

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:27

This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows Orson Welles' personal copy of a souvenir program from his classic 1941 film, "Citizen Kane," which is among the legendary actor, director and scriptwriter's items consigned by his daughter, Beatrice Welles, that will be offered by Heritage Auctions in New York City on April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions)PHOENIX (AP) — The youngest daughter of director and writer Orson Welles is giving film buffs a chance to buy some of his personal possessions, including a camera, scripts and photos from the set of "Citizen Kane."


Test accurately rules out heart attacks in the ER

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

In this Saturday, March 29, 2014 photo, people attend the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session and Expo in Washington. A large study in Sweden found that a blood test plus the usual electrocardiogram of the heartbeat were 99 percent accurate at showing which patients could safely be sent home rather than be admitted for observation and more diagnostics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.


New York state joins NYC in suing FedEx for shipping untaxed cigarettes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:48

An all-electric FedEx delivery truck is seen in San Diego(Reuters) - New York state joined New York City in suing package delivery company FedEx Corp for allegedly violating state and federal laws by illegally delivering contraband cigarettes to people's homes. The City of New York had sued FedEx last December, accusing the company 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 the State of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman among the plaintiffs, and sought more than $239 million in damages and penalties. The New York state alleged that FedEx knowingly shipped nearly 400,000 cartons of unstamped cigarettes to homes in the state, depriving it of $15, $27.50 or $43.50 on each carton in tax revenue.


Orson Welles' camera among 70 items up for auction

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:36
The youngest daughter of director and writer Orson Welles is giving film buffs a chance to own some of his personal possessions, and that's just how he would want it.

Australian PM vows search for jetliner will go on

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:22

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, center, addresses the media with former Defense Force Chief Angus Houston, left, and Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss at RAAF base Pearce on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Bullsbrook, near Perth, Australia. Abbott said the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is "an extraordinarily difficult exercise" but that it will go on as long as possible. Abbott said Monday that although no debris has been found in the southern Indian Ocean that can be linked to the plane missing for more than three weeks, the searchers are "well, well short" of any point where they would scale the hunt back. (AP Photo/Paul Kane, Pool)PERTH, Australia (AP) — The weekslong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is "an extraordinarily difficult exercise" but it will go on as long as possible, Australia's prime minister said Monday.


In a century at Wrigley, innovations abound

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:39

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2013, file photo, the Los Angeles Dodgers play the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Wrigley Field has been the site of so much heartbreak that some fans who spend their whole lives waiting for a winner ask their families, if they can pull it off, to sneak their ashes inside to be scattered in the friendly confines _ a final resting place to keep on waiting. But before years turned into decades and decades turned into a century without a World Series title, Wrigley Field was in first time and time again in changing the way we watch baseball and the experience for fans in ballparks around the country. The historic ballpark will celebrate it's 100th anniversary on April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)CHICAGO (AP) — It's hard to think of Wrigley Field as anything but a place of heartbreak — a place where fans wait, season after season, for an elusive World Series title that never comes.


Albuquerque police face hundreds of protesters

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:26

Albuquerque police face off with protesters Sunday, March 30, 2014, in downtown Albuquerque, N.M. during a protest against recent police shootings. Hundreds of protesters marched past riot police in Albuquerque on Sunday, days after a YouTube video emerged threatening retaliation for a recent deadly police shooting. The video, which bore the logo of the computer hacking collective Anonymous, warned of a cyberattack on city websites and called for the protest march. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque mayor said late Sunday that a more than 10-hour protest over recent police shootings has turned from peaceful into "mayhem," as officers in riot gear clashed with protesters who blocked traffic, tried to get on freeways and shouted anti-police slogans.