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Christie's lawyer: Governor not involved in plot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:48

FILE - In a March 25, 2014 , file photo New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks during a town hall meeting in Belmar, N.J. Christie says undergoing gastric bypass surgery more than a year ago was a "life-changing decision." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)NEW YORK (AP) — A law firm hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that the governor was not involved in a plot to create gridlock near a major bridge as part of a political retribution scheme.


5 Things to Know about new candy plant in Kansas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:46
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Mars Inc. is confident in Americans' sweet tooth. The candy giant has built a $270 million plant — its first in North America in 35 years — in Kansas that will churn out millions of chocolate bars and other sweets each day.

Bride faces prison for pushing husband off cliff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:43

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 file photo, Jordan Graham, center, is flanked by defense attorneys Michael Donahoe, left, and Andy Nelson, as she leaves court in Missoula, Mont. The Montana woman who was to be sentenced Thursday for pushing her new husband to his death in Glacier National Park wants to withdraw her guilty plea to a second-degree murder charge, her lawyer said Tuesday March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Ferry, File)MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge denied a woman's attempt to withdraw her guilty plea Thursday as she faces sentencing on a murder charge for pushing her husband to his death in Glacier National Park.


6 arrests in bag theft case at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say six people were arrested after officers served more than two dozen search warrants after a months-long investigation into baggage theft at Los Angeles International Airport.

Wash. official: Fatalities to go up substantially

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:34
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities say the number of mudslide fatalities will go up substantially within the next two days.

Some of the proposals for tackling student debt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:22
President Barack Obama and lawmakers in Congress are debating how to address the issue of rising student loan debt, something experts say is contributing to the widening between the rich and everyone else. Some of the proposals:

Military: Autopsies complete in Navy base shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:20
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Autopsies have been performed on a sailor and a civilian who died in a shootout aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at a Virginia Navy base, an official said Thursday.

$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:14

In this March 26, 2014 photo, Nida Degesys, National President of the American Medical Student Association, poses for photos in her office in Sterling, Va. Degesys graduated in May 2013 from Northeast Ohio Medical University with about $180,000 in loans. The amount has already swelled with interest to about $220,000. Yet, as costly as medical school was, Degesys sees it as an investment in herself and her career, one she thinks will pay off with a higher earning potential. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.


ACLU settles suit over student's online comments

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:09

In this photo provided by Sandra Stratton is her daughter Riley Stratton. The Minnewaska, Minn., School District and Riley Stratton, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, announced Tuesday, March 25, 2014 that they have settled a lawsuit that claimed school officials violated the student's constitutional rights by viewing her Facebook and email accounts without permission. The school district has agreed to pay $70,000 to settle the 2012 case involving the former Minnewaska Area Middle School sixth-grader who is now 15 years old. (AP Photo/Courtesy Sandra Stratton)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A school district and a girl represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota have settled a lawsuit that claimed school officials violated the student's constitutional rights by viewing her Facebook and email accounts without permission.


Pope tells Obama of concern for 'religious freedom' in U.S

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:01
Pope Francis and Vatican officials on Thursday told U.S. President Barack Obama they were concerned about "religious freedom" in the United States, an apparent reference to the contraception mandate in Obama's health care plan. Obama held nearly an hour of private talks with the pope and then the president and Secretary of State John Kerry held separate talks with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and other diplomats.

UN General Assembly approves resolution calling Russian annexation of Ukraine's Crimea illegal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:56
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UN General Assembly approves resolution calling Russian annexation of Ukraine's Crimea illegal.

Lawyers: Texas should reveal execution drug source

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:48
HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys for two Texas inmates who would be the first executed with a replenished stockpile of execution drugs are challenging the prison agency's position that the supplier of the new batch should be kept secret.

Correction: BP Whiting-Oil Spill story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:46
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a March 26 story about a BP refinery spilling oil into Lake Michigan, The Associated Press misidentified the source of the initial estimate of the spill's size. That estimate came from BP through the U.S. Coast Guard, and did not originate with the Coast Guard.

Soldier's Ga. trial closes in clash over experts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:42
FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — The court-martial of an Army soldier charged with killing his pregnant wife for $500,000 in benefit money closed Thursday, with attorneys arguing whether a military judge should accept a lone medical expert's conclusion that the woman was strangled to death while the official cause of death remains undetermined.

Obama: IMF deal for Ukraine a 'major step forward'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:42
ROME (AP) — President Barack Obama says a pledge of up to $18 billion in loans to Ukraine from the International Monetary Fund is a major step forward.

Manning lawyer wants leak conviction reversed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — Convicted leaker Chelsea Manning is asking an Army general to reverse her conviction and 35-year prison sentence for sending reams of classified information to WikiLeaks.

Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:29
A small study that examined the brains of children who died found that certain abnormalities were common in autistic children but not in kids without the disorder. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases.

GSK recalls weight-loss drug Alli in U.S. on tampering concerns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:27

The GlaxoSmithKline logo is seen at the entrance of a building in LuxembourgBy Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is recalling all supplies of its non-prescription weight-loss drug Alli in the United States and Puerto Rico after customers reported finding other pills and tablets in some bottles. The British group said it believed that some U.S. bottles of Alli might not contain authentic product, adding that it was working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the retailer-level recall. GSK has received inquiries from consumers in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Texas about 20 bottles containing tablets and capsules that were not Alli. GSK said it was not immediately clear how the bottles had been tampered with or where in the supply chain the problem had occurred.


Obama invites pope to White House

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:24
President Barack Obama met Pope Francis for the first time on Thursday and invited the pontiff to visit the White House. Obama made the spontaneous invitation as he was giving Francis a symbolic gift of seeds from the White House garden after 50 minutes of private talks in the pope's library. "If you have a chance, you can come to the White House and you can see the garden," Obama said to the pope as he was explaining the gift in the presence of reporters. The Catholic Church in the United States wants the pope to visit Philadelphia in 2015 for an international gathering of families.

NC regulators missed crack in Duke coal ash dam

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:21
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Photos taken earlier this month show North Carolina regulators apparently failed to notice a large crack opening in an earthen dam holding back millions of tons of Duke Energy's coal ash near the Cape Fear River.