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Ohio regulators link seismic activity to fracking

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:29
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State regulators for the first time have linked earthquake activity in eastern Ohio to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing unsuccessfully for a drilling ban.

Virginia AG files brief supporting gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:27
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Homosexuals have the same right to marry as interracial heterosexual couples, Virginia's attorney general said Friday in papers urging an appellate court to uphold a judge's ruling that the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.

Jury deliberating sentence in shoe stabbing trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:27

FILE - In this April 8, 2014, file photo, Ana Trujillo reacts after being found guilty of killing her boyfriend in Houston. Trujillo, 45, was found guilty of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face. Jurors have begun deliberating her sentence. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer, File)HOUSTON (AP) — Jurors on Friday began deliberating the sentence of a Houston woman convicted of murder for fatally stabbing her Swedish-born boyfriend with the 5½-inch (14 centimeter) stiletto heel of her shoe.


Police: Online posts prompted deadly casino fight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:25
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno, Nev., police say they've arrested a nightclub guard accused of killing a man who posted negative comments on social media about the lounge's security.

Police: Online posts prompted deadly casino fight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:25
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno, Nev., police say they've arrested a nightclub guard accused of killing a man who posted negative comments on social media about the lounge's security.

FBI: NC inmate helped orchestrate kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:23

This image from the Wake Forest N.C. police department shows an undated photo of Frank Arthur Janssen. An elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team has safely rescued the North Carolina kidnap victim from an apartment complex in Atlanta, days after the man was reported missing from his home, the FBI said Thursday April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Wake Forest Police Department)WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prison inmate used a smuggled mobile phone to keep in touch with kidnappers holding the father of a prosecutor who helped send him away for life, federal authorities said.


FBI: NC inmate helped orchestrate kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:23

This image from the Wake Forest N.C. police department shows an undated photo of Frank Arthur Janssen. An elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team has safely rescued the North Carolina kidnap victim from an apartment complex in Atlanta, days after the man was reported missing from his home, the FBI said Thursday April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Wake Forest Police Department)WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prison inmate used a smuggled mobile phone to keep in touch with kidnappers holding the father of a prosecutor who helped send him away for life, federal authorities said.


Evacuations eased for slipping Wyoming hillside

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:19
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The odds are low for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson, a landslide expert said.

Feds ask if Boston suspect to claim mental illness

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:18
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are requesting that attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev notify them in writing if they plan to introduce any evidence that Tsarnaev had a mental illness.

Feds ask if Boston suspect to claim mental illness

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:18
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are requesting that attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev notify them in writing if they plan to introduce any evidence that Tsarnaev had a mental illness.

Feds ask if Boston suspect to claim mental illness

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:18
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are requesting that attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev notify them in writing if they plan to introduce any evidence that Tsarnaev had a mental illness.

Feds issue warning: Hackers trying to exploit 'Heartbleed' bug

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:17

PasswordHackers are targeting vulnerable networks in an attempt to exploit the "Heartbleed" bug, the U.S. Government warned on Friday.


Feds issue warning: Hackers trying to exploit 'Heartbleed' bug

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:17

PasswordHackers are targeting vulnerable networks in an attempt to exploit the "Heartbleed" bug, the U.S. Government warned on Friday.


Drug tampering at Florida lab prompts changes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:12
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors will have to drop some drug cases and are giving greater scrutiny to drugs that need to be used as evidence during trials.

Drug tampering at Florida lab prompts changes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:12
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors will have to drop some drug cases and are giving greater scrutiny to drugs that need to be used as evidence during trials.

Drug tampering at Florida lab prompts changes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:12
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors will have to drop some drug cases and are giving greater scrutiny to drugs that need to be used as evidence during trials.

Warship's namesake, Zumwalt, fought racism, sexism

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:10

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy the Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard Oct. 28, 2013. The ship that bears his name, the first of three Zumwalt-class destroyers, will be christened by Zumwalt's two daughters on Saturday April 12, 2014 at Bath Iron Works. Joining them will be his surviving son, who's a retired Marine, and other relatives.(AP Photo/U.S. Navy)BATH, Maine (AP) — Bud Zumwalt took what he learned during the tumultuous 1960s with him when he became the nation's youngest chief of naval operations, earning a reputation as a reformer who fought racism and sexism and worked to improve the lives of sailors.


Delaware doctor gets 3 years in waterboarding case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:38
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware pediatrician has been sentenced to three years in prison for waterboarding the daughter of his longtime companion by holding her head under a faucet.

Bus in crash carried underrepresented students

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:34
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials say the high school students involved in a deadly bus crash on a Northern California freeway were participating in a program that invites low-income or first-generation students to visit Humboldt State University.

Woman: 911 down when intruder breaks into home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:32
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A woman from Everett, Wash., says she called 911 at least 37 times early Thursday when an intruder broke into her home, but she couldn't get through during a statewide outage of the emergency call system.