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Carter: Russian invasion of Crimea 'inevitable'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:52

In this photo provided by CBS, former President Jimmy Carter, left, talks with David Letterman on "Late Show with David Letterman," Monday March 24, 2014. Carter said during the broadcast that the Crimean annexation was "inevitable" because Russia considers it to be part of their country and so many Crimeans consider themselves Russian. But he says Russian President Vladimir Putin shouldn't be permitted to go any further. (AP Photo/CBS, Jeffrey R. Staab)NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says the Crimean annexation was "inevitable" because Russia considers the peninsula to be part of its country and so many Crimeans consider themselves Russian.


Disney to buy YouTube video producer Maker Studios

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:43

File-In this Dec. 16, 2011 file photo, crew members work on a costume at the Maker Studios in Culver City, Calif. Disney said Monday March 24, 2014, that it is buying YouTube channel operator Maker Studios for $500 million as the family entertainment giant aims to stay in front of younger audiences who are increasingly watching short videos online. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney said Monday that it is buying YouTube channel operator Maker Studios for $500 million as the family entertainment giant seeks to stay in front of younger viewers who are increasingly watching short videos online.


Convicting 5, jury nixes Madoff claim he was alone

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:40

Daniel Bonventre, right, former director of operations for investments for imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff, leaves federal court on Monday, March 24, 2014, in New York. Bonventre is among five former employees of Madoff convicted of fraud that enriched them and cheated investors out of billions of dollars. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff's claim that he carried out a nearly $20 billion fraud by himself has been firmly rejected by a jury that convicted five of his former top employees of all charges that they aided his crimes.


Two killed in shooting at Navy base in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:38

Tourists watch the USS Mahan, an Arleigh Burke class destroyer, as it heads out to the Atlantic Ocean through the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel complex near Virginia Beach in this file photoA civilian shot dead a sailor aboard a ship at a U.S. Navy base in Norfolk, Virginia, late on Monday before being killed by base security forces, naval officials said. Security services briefly shut down Naval Station Norfolk after the incident involving the two men, which occurred on board the USS Mahan destroyer while it was docked at the base's Pier 1, Navy spokeswoman Beth Baker said. The civilian had been carrying a firearm on the base in violation of rules that only allow security personnel to do so, Baker said. The sailor was an active-duty member and Navy officials were looking into the "access and credentials" of the civilian, who did have authorization to be on the installation, Baker said.


Toyota case shows it's hard to prosecute execs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:37

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. left, accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, talks about a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota over its disclosure of safety problems, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to conceal the extent of dangerous car defects at Toyota Motor Corp. were so pervasive, prosecutors say, that an exasperated employee at one point warned that "someone will go to jail if lies are repeatedly told."


Wahlberg guarantees a hit with 'Transformers'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:01

 Age of Extinction," arrives onstage at the Opening Night Presentation from Paramount Pictures at CinemaCon 2014 on Monday, March 24, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mark Wahlberg, star of the upcoming "Transformers: Age of Extinction," is promising the fourth installment of the Michael Bay-directed franchise will be a huge hit.


2 killed in shooting at Naval Station Norfolk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:36
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A sailor was shot and killed at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia and security forces killed the male civilian suspect, a base spokeswoman said.

Coastal Calif. town knows sorrows mudslides bring

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 16:01

A rusted Ford pickup truck remains buried by a mudslide in the tiny coastal town of La Conchita, Calif., Monday, March, 24, 2014. As with Oso, Wash., the coastal Southern California town of La Conchita knows the sorrows that a major mudslide can unleash. In 2005, a wall of debris slammed down from a bluff soaked by winter storms, killing 10 people and damaging or destroying 36 homes. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)As with Oso, Wash., the coastal Southern California town of La Conchita knows the sorrows that a major mudslide can unleash. In 2005, a wall of debris slammed down from a bluff soaked by winter storms, killing 10 people and damaging or destroying 36 homes.


How Dwayne Johnson kept 'Hercules' look a secret

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 15:54

Dwayne Johnson, star of the upcoming film "Hercules," is interviewed before the Opening Night Presentation from Paramount Pictures at CinemaCon 2014 on Monday, March 24, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)LAS VEGAS (AP) — It was extremely hard for Dwayne Johnson to keep his "Hercules" look under wraps while filming the Brett Ratner-directed movie in Hungary last year. But he did it for the greater good of the big reveal.


5 things to know about the Texas oil spill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 15:13

An oil containment boom is shown washed to shore on the beach area along Boddeker Rd. on the Eastern end of Galveston near the ship channel Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Galveston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Melissa Phillip)TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — WHAT HAPPENED?


4 arrested in World Trade Center jump

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 15:09

James Brady, left, and Andrew Rossig, right, two parachutists who jumped from One World Trader Center in September 2013, are accompanied by attorney Timothy Parlatore to surrender to police, in New York, Monday, March 24, 2014. Monday's arrests come eight days after a 16-year-old was arrested on charges of climbing up to the top of the nation's biggest skyscraper. Police had no immediate information on Monday's arrests. They had said they were looking for two parachutists seen floating near the building Sept. 30. The defense attorneys say three accused jumpers and an alleged accomplice on the ground are expecting to face felony burglary charges. The attorneys say the defendants are experienced BASE jumpers, the acronym stands for "building, span, antenna, earth." The lawyers say the men took care to keep from endangering anyone. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Three extreme-skydiving enthusiasts accused of parachuting off the 1 World Trade Center tower last fall were arrested Monday, authorities said, in a second criminal case in two weeks arising from surreptitious stunts at the nation's tallest skyscraper.


LA doctors practice speeding up trauma care

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 15:05

In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 photo, Dr. Bruce Gewertz, Surgeon-in-Chief, Chair of the Department of Surgery , Vice-President for Interventional Services and Vice-Dean of Academic Affairs showcases his Surgical Simulation and Training Laboratory in the Department of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The operating room of the future is being tested in an ongoing experiment aimed at breaking down barriers that bog down care through open communication and better use of technology. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Before the car-wreck victim reached the emergency room, doctors, residents and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center knew what to expect by glancing at their smartphones.


Videos key to NY case against bin Laden in-law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 14:37

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) — One 2002 al-Qaida propaganda video — titled "Convoy of Martyrs" — features Osama bin Laden's son-in-law preaching over still-horrific scenes of a plane flying into one of the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11. Another shows the son-in-law looking at bin Laden admiringly as the al-Qaida leader boasts that he knew the attack would make both towers fall.


Feds reach out to kids over online predators

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 14:14
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents are reaching out to children to get them to use street smarts online in a nationwide push to prevent sexual exploitation cases.

US, allies seek to isolate Russia; Moscow shrugs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 14:12

President Barack Obama talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron as they participates in a G7 Leaders meeting at Catshuis, the official residence of the Dutch Prime Minister, in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — As the United States redoubled efforts to pressure Russia out of its aggressive pose, the Russian annexation of Crimea began to take root and Moscow shrugged off President Barack Obama's drive to isolate Vladimir Putin's government.


Internet company Mega plans New Zealand listing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 13:38
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Mega Ltd., the Internet file-storage company launched last year by indicted entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, announced plans Tuesday to list on New Zealand's stock market.

New U.S. West Coast energy projects face tough opposition

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 13:15
By Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - The West Coast of the United States, long a battle ground for industrial and environmental interests, is set for another round of disputes as the region attracts key energy projects. Huge new oil and gas fields have changed the way energy is transported across the United States, opening up the prospect of gas exports to Asia and increasing shipments of oil by rail. As this happens, the West Coast, from California to Washington, has become a major focus for energy developers. Veresen Inc's Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Coos Bay, Oregon, received approval from the Department of Energy on Monday to export gas to needy importers in Asia.

Bodies of five killed in plane crash found in Colorado reservoir

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:58
Divers have found the bodies of five people in a small plane that plunged into a reservoir in southwestern Colorado, but their remains will not be recovered until specialized salvage crews arrive, authorities said on Monday. The single-engine Socata TBM700 crashed on Saturday into the Ridgway Reservoir about 25 miles south of Montrose, Colorado. "Rescue operation divers have been successful in locating all five victims inside the wreckage of the plane," Ouray County spokeswoman Marti Whitmore said in a statement. Whitmore said the plane is upside down and submerged under at least 50 feet of water amid deep silt.

Fire forces evacuation of Manhattan office building; no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:24
(Reuters) - A small fire erupted in a Manhattan office building's duct work late on Monday evening that sent smoke into Midtown and caused the building to be evacuated, officials and media said. Emergency calls reported smoke on the lower levels of the 48-story Time & Life Building late on Monday evening, New York Fire Department spokesman Danny Glover said, adding there were no injuries and the fire was out by about 11 p.m. EDT.

Report: Obama to give up NSA's phone call sweep

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

FILE - This Thursday, June 6, 2013, file photo, shows a sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The New York Times reported late Monday, March 24, 2014, that the Obama administration this week will propose that Congress overhaul the NSA's electronic surveillance program. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls.