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79-year-old player joins Dubuque elementary band

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:44
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity to his playing.

After attack, officials kill 4 bears in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:29
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials have killed four bears after an attack on a woman in a suburban subdivision.

Obama deplores Kansas City violence, says U.S. ready to aid probe

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:21
President Barack Obama on Monday deplored the shootings at Kansas City-area Jewish centers, saying at an Easter season prayer breakfast there was no place for anti-Semitism or other religious-based hatred. The federal government will provide whatever assistance is needed to investigate the attacks that killed three people on Sunday, the president said at the White House. It was unfortunate that synagogues and Jewish community centers would feel they needed to step up security ahead of the Passover holiday, he added.

Police seek answers after 7 dead babies found

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:12

crime scene at a house in Pleasant Grove, UtahPLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) — Police in Utah are questioning a mother and family members about the killings of seven babies whose bodies were found stuffed in cardboard boxes in a garage.


NSA spy report among potential Pulitzer contenders

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 21:44

FILE - A Sunday, June 9, 2013, file photo provided by The Guardian newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the U.S. National Security Agency, in Hong Kong. A report that revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort is among the top finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. The stories were based on thousands of documents handed over by Snowden. The reports were published by Barton Gellman of The Washington Post and Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewan MacAskill of The Guardian. (AP Photo/The Guardian, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism's highest honor, will be announced Monday.


Feds revisit safety rules after Calif. bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 21:36
RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — Federal transportation authorities are investigating ways to minimize death and injuries in bus crashes following the fiery wreck that left 10 dead when a FedEx truck slammed into a tour bus carrying high school students in Northern California.

Hearing set for man accused in Fla. day care crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:42
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man accused in a crash that killed a 4-year-old girl and injured 14 people at a central Florida daycare center is expected back in court for a bond hearing.

Police ID supremacist as Kansas shootings suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:37

This photo provided by 41ActionNews, shows Frazier Glenn Cross. Cross is accused of killing three people outside of Jewish sites near Kansas City, Sunday April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/41ActionNews)OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.


Judge set to issue key Ohio gay marriage ruling

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:15

Attorney Al Gerhardstein, left, stands with several same-sex couples at a news conference, Friday, April 4, 2014, in Cincinnati. Civil rights attorneys are arguing in Federal Court on Friday that a federal judge should prohibit Ohio officials from enforcing the state's ban on gay marriage. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge is expected to issue what could be the most sweeping ruling yet for gay marriage in Ohio by ordering the state to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in states that allow same-sex marriage.


With new health law, insurers target diabetics

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:13

With new health law, insurers target diabeticsDiabetics beware. Your insurance company is looking for you. As hundreds of thousands of diabetics get health coverage under the federal law, insurance companies are aggressively targeting this glut of ...


Boston Marathoners vow to take back New England's sacred race

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:07

Chorney and Burnstein train for the Boston Marathon in BostonIt means you're in the home stretch of the Boston Marathon, and all of the early morning runs in the dark New England winters, and all the wild cheering from family and friends, and all your memories about Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson and Uta Pippig, are about to carry you across the finish line. "I can't even imagine when I turn onto Boylston," said Katie O'Donnell. It's going to be incredibly emotional." Last year, O'Donnell, 38, a doctor at Boston Children's Hospital, didn't finish the race after completing more than 25 miles. There was no "left on Boylston" for O'Donnell and a throng of other marathoners.


NSA surveillance report among Pulitzer contenders

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:47

FILE - A Sunday, June 9, 2013, file photo provided by The Guardian newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the U.S. National Security Agency, in Hong Kong. A report that revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort is among the top finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. The stories were based on thousands of documents handed over by Snowden. The reports were published by Barton Gellman of The Washington Post and Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewan MacAskill of The Guardian. (AP Photo/The Guardian, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism's highest honor, will be announced Monday.


Supremacist ID'd as suspect in Kansas attacks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:43
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.

Teachers returning to school where 22 were stabbed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:06

A bouquet of flowers is taped to a stairway rail near the closed entrance to Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh, on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Murrysville, Pa. A knife wielding student injured over 20 people in a stabbing attack there on April 9. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The doors are reopening at the Pittsburgh-area high school where 21 students and a security guard were injured in a stabbing rampage five days ago.


Jury to be picked in US trial of Egyptian preacher

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:56

FILE- In this Oct. 9, 2013 file courtroom drawing, defense attorney, Jeremy Schneider, left, represents accused terrorist Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, center, in Manhattan federal court, in New York. Jury selection begins Monday, April 14, 2014, in the New York trial of the Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida. (AP Photo/ Elizabeth Williams, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a disabled Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, in part by trying to create a training camp in Oregon 15 years ago.


A look at your chances of getting audited by IRS

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:36

Chart shows the number of enforcement officers, and the share of returns that are audited.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;The Internal Revenue Service audited less than 1 percent of the income tax returns filed last year. But your odds of getting audited vary greatly, depending on income.


Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:34

FILE - This March 26, 2014 file photo shows Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday’s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to police tax returns. This year, the IRS will have fewer agents auditing returns than at any time since at least the 1980s.Taxpayer services are suffering, too, with millions of phone calls to the IRS going unanswered. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years.


Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:33

In this Wednesday, March 19, 2014 photo, an Uber taxi driver drives his car through a street in New Delhi, India. Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. The company has in the last year started operating in 18 cities in Asia and the South Pacific including Seoul, Shanghai, Bangkok, Hong Kong and five Indian cities. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)MUMBAI, India (AP) — Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in the U.S., Uber faces a slew of competitors using similar technology.


Trying to combat growing drug trade in oil patch

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:32

The lights of Williston, N.D. shine in the background of oil pumps on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Williston is the hub of North Dakota's oil boom - a boom that some say could go on for decades, as new technology has made it possible to drill for oil that had been difficult to reach. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The blood-drenched man had survived a brutal attack: Beaten with brass knuckles, shocked with a stun gun, slashed with a razor blade, then dumped 40 miles away in Montana, he staggered to a farmhouse for help. His path eventually led authorities back to a quiet backyard in this oil boom town.


Official says sub will be used in search for jet

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:19
Search crews will for the first time send a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday to try to determine whether underwater signals detected by sound-locating equipment are from the missing ...