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Samsung 'puzzled' as smartphone launch upstaged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:22

A woman walks by the advertisement of Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 27, 2014. The global launch of Samsung's latest smartphone is being upstaged by South Korean mobile network companies. SK Telecom, South Korea's largest mobile carrier, said it will start selling the Galaxy S5 on Thursday, two weeks before the scheduled sales launch on April 11. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The global launch of Samsung's latest smartphone has been upstaged by South Korean mobile network companies.

Peace Corps aims to boost recruiting, diversity

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:19
DETROIT (AP) — The leader of the Peace Corps elaborated on the group's plans to simplify the application process for prospective volunteers and to expand and further diversify the applicant pool during a speech Wednesday at the Michigan university where the agency traces its roots.

Ex-BP engineer seeks sentencing delay

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 15:02
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former BP engineer has asked for a delay in his sentencing on an obstruction of justice charge related to the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

Bride faces sentencing for Glacier park killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:58

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 woman who admitted to pushing her husband off a cliff eight days after they were married is due to be sentenced Thursday, even as she attempts to retract her guilty plea to avoid a potential life prison sentence.

California drought spurs mini gold rush in Sierra

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:52
COLFAX, Calif. (AP) — There's gold in them dry hills!

US official: NY terror case a win for civil courts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:44

In this courtroom sketch, from left, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith stands next to his attorney, Stanley Cohen, as courtroom deputy Andrew Mohan, reads the verdict and Judge Lewis Kaplan, right, listens, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at federal court in New York. Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman. The verdict came after about six hours of deliberation over two days in the case against Abu Ghaith, the highest-ranking al-Qaida figure to face trial on U.S. soil since the attacks. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)NEW YORK (AP) — A jury's conviction of the al-Qaida spokesman who warned Americans that the "storm of airplanes" would not stop after the Sept. 11 attacks prompted Attorney General Eric Holder to claim victory for the civil court system, signaling terror suspects arrested in the future in the U.S. or abroad will routinely face justice in civil courts rather than military tribunals.