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Judges hearing gay marriage case appear divided

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 02:10

As viewed through a fisheye lens, Anna Simon of Denver carries a sign about the state of her marriage to her partner at a protest outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Denver on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The protest, sponsored by Support Marriage Equality in Colorado, was held as a federal appeals court weighs inside the Denver courthouse whether to give an important victory to gay couples' right to marry in Utah and Oklahoma. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — Judges on a federal appeals court panel appeared sharply divided Thursday in their questions to attorneys at a hearing over whether to uphold a lower court's ruling that struck down Utah's gay marriage ban.


Teen charged with hate crime in beating of driver

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 02:07

Cars enter local business at the scene of an attack on Wednesday at the street corners of Morang and Balfour on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Detroit. A suburban Detroit man was in critical condition Thursday with severe head injuries after a neighborhood mob beat and kicked him when he stopped to check on a 10-year-old boy who stepped from a curb into the path of his pickup. The 54-year-old man, whose name was not released, was being treated at a Detroit hospital as police scoured the east side neighborhood where he was attacked Wednesday afternoon. The boy, David Harris, was expected to recover from his injuries, according to Desmond Key, who said he was the 10-year-old's uncle. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — A Detroit teenager was charged Thursday with assault and a hate crime in the brutal mob beating of a suburban motorist who stopped to help a boy he accidentally struck with his pickup truck.


Authorities balk at financier's effort to be freed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 02:04
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are objecting to a request by a Venezuelan financier to be released from prison while he awaits sentencing in July in a Connecticut-based fraud scheme, saying he's a flight risk.

Judge: Ind. must recognize gay couple's marriage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 02:03
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the state must recognize a gay couple's out-of-state marriage before one of the women, who has cancer, dies.

'It's a Small World' turns 50 with sing-along

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 02:01
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The timeless Disney tune "It's a Small World" that wafts through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year, and on Thursday, Disney parks worldwide hosted a global sing-along.

Air Force launches spy satellite from Florida

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 01:54
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Air Force has launched a new spy satellite.

Rough seas prolonged rescue of family, sick baby

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 01:42

This photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows the Kaufman family disembarking from the USS Vandegrift on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, following their rescue at sea on April 6. Six days after the family of four found themselves helpless and adrift in a sailboat far into the Pacific with a vomiting and feverish 1-year-old aboard, a Navy warship delivered them safely to shore, where they had begun their attempted around-the world voyage before the child was born. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eric and Charlotte Kaufman had already struggled for days, pounded by waves, aboard their disabled sailboat by the time skydiving National Guardsmen answered their distress call from hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast, and their vomiting, feverish, 1-year-old daughter could not have withstood much more.


Senator committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 01:41

 What Are the Priorities, How Effective?" . (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is asking the U.S. Agency for International Development to turn over all records about a Twitter-like program it secretly built in Cuba.


FBI adds 'Family Annihilator' to 10 most wanted list decades after crime

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 01:32
The FBI added a man known as the "Family Annihilator" to its top 10 most wanted list on Thursday, nearly four decades after the brutal murders of his wife, mother and three sons in Maryland. The former U.S. Department of State employee, William Bradford Bishop Jr., has been on the run since 1976 and could be hiding in plain sight, the FBI said. "When Bishop took off in 1976, there was no social media, no 24-hour news cycle," Steve Vogt, special agent in charge of the FBI's Baltimore Division, said in a statement. He was last seen at a Jacksonville, North Carolina, sporting goods store, where he bought a pair of sneakers, the FBI said.

Feds: 'Excessive force' use in Albuquerque police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 01:25
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said institutional reform centered on more training and tools for officers is needed to curb the "patterns of excessive force" that were turned up by a civil investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department.

EBay, Icahn settle proxy fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 01:17

FILE - In this March 16, 2010 file photo, financier Carl Icahn poses for photos upon arriving for the 32nd annual New York City Police Foundation Gala in New York. Under a deal announced Thursday, April 10, 2014, Icahn is backing down from his push to remake eBay, settling an acrimonious dispute just ahead of what promised to be an awkward annual shareholders meeting. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ebay and billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn have settled their proxy fight ahead of the company's annual meeting.


Long-sought diplomat added to FBI's 'most wanted'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 01:05

This handout image provided by the Montgomery County, Md., Police Department shows an age-progressed bust of William Bradford Bishop Jr. Bishop, a diplomat suspected of killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 has been added to the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives." Bishop Jr. allegedly bludgeoned his family to death in their suburban Washington home. (AP Photo/Montgomery County, Md., Police Department)WASHINGTON (AP) — A diplomat suspected of killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 was added to the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" on Thursday, bringing new attention to a case that has long frustrated authorities.


DOJ: Albuquerque police used 'patterns of excessive force'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 01:01

Protesters block traffic Sunday March 30, 2014, in front of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M. during a rally against recent police shootings. Hundreds of protesters marched past riot police in Albuquerque on Sunday, days after a YouTube video emerged threatening retaliation for a recent deadly police shooting. The video, which bore the logo of the computer hacking collective Anonymous, warned of a cyber attack on city websites and called for the protest march. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)Officers need more training and tools to ensure they can protect the community.


School stabbing victim's thought: Will I die?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:58

Brett Hurt, 16, a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., and a victim of the stabbings that took place their on April 9, talks about the attack during a news conference as his mother mother Amanda Leonard looks on, Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, Pa. Authorities have charged Alex Hribal, 16, with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault in the attacks. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — One of the victims of a knife attack at a high school near Pittsburgh says he was terrified he might die when he realized he had been stabbed in the back.


Mom: Girl killed in Fla crash innocent, passionate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:57
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — The mother of the little girl killed when a car crashed into a Florida daycare center says her daughter was sitting at a table waiting for her afternoon snack when the wreck happened.

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:56

10ThingsToSee - Hotel security officers guard at an entrance door of a hotel room set aside for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in Beijing, China Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


La. congressman in kiss tape says he won't resign

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:40

This photo taken Nov. 21, 2013 shows then-newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. waiting to be sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington. McAllister says he's asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says shows the congressman kissing a female staffer in his congressional office in Monroe, La. McAllister, only in office a little over four months, attracted national attention because of his endorsement from the bearded men of the "Duck Dynasty" reality TV show. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)MONROE, La. (AP) — Despite calls for his resignation, a Louisiana congressman videotaped kissing a married woman who is not wife says he will not step down from the seat.


Foster Farms salmonella outbreak continuing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:38
LIVINGSTON, Calif. (AP) — A salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken isn't over and has now infected 524 people in 25 states and Puerto Rico, federal health officials said.

Mudslide survivor holding son describes terror

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:31

Washington mudslide survivor Amanda Skorjanc, left, talks to the media with her partner Ty Suddarth at Harborview Medical Center, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Seattle. On March 22, Skorjanic said she was trapped in a pocket formed by her broken couch and pieces of her roof with her infant son. Skorjanic had two broken legs and a broken arm. (AP Photo/The Herald, Dan Bates, Pool)SEATTLE (AP) — The lights in Amanda Skorjanc's home started to flicker and shake. When she looked outside, she saw a cascade of mud and debris crashing down the hillside and nearby houses "exploding" from its force.


Sebelius: 7.5 million now signed up

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:29

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 10, 2014, before the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the HHS Department's fiscal Year 2015 budget. Sebelius said 7.5 million Americans have now signed up for health coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. That's a 400,000 increase from the 7.1 million that Obama announced last week at the end of the law's open enrollment period. The figure exceeded expectations, a surprise election-year success for the law after a disastrous roll-out. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Enrollment for the president's health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing President Barack Obama and the Democrats bigger coverage numbers to tout in the face of election-year attacks.