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UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:36

Vitaly Churkin, the Russian Federation’s ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during an U.N. Security Council emergency meeting called at Russia's request to discuss the growing crisis in Ukraine, Sunday, April 13, 2014, at United Nations headquarters. The meeting comes as the new Ukrainian government declared it would deploy armed forces to quash an increasingly bold pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern region. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council met late Sunday in emergency session as violence escalated in eastern Ukraine, hours before a Monday morning deadline for pro-Russia protesters to lay down their arms or face Ukrainian troops.


Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:57

This photo provided by the Utah County jail shows Megan Huntsman, who was booked into the Utah County jail on suspicion of killing six of her newborn children over the past decade. Seven dead babies were found in a garage at a Pleasant Grove home where Huntsman lived up until 2011. (AP Photo/Utah County Jail) Courtesy Utah County JailPLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman accused of killing several babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered seven tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.


Husband of woman accused of killing babies ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:39

This photo provided by the Utah County jail shows Megan Huntsman, who was booked into the Utah County jail on suspicion of killing six of her newborn children over the past decade. Seven dead babies were found in a garage at a Pleasant Grove home where Huntsman lived up until 2011. (AP Photo/Utah County Jail) Courtesy Utah County JailPLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) — Family and neighbors identified the estranged husband of the Utah woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years as Darren West, a convict who has been in prison.


With $41.4M, 'Captain America' holds off 'Rio 2'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:19

 The Winter Soldier." (AP Photo/Marvel-Disney)NEW YORK (AP) — "Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas.


Gunman kills 3 at Kansas City-area Jewish sites

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:16

A Kansas State Trooper stands near the location of a shooting at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan., Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing a doctor and his teenage grandson before heading to a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, authorities said.


Over 200,000 cheer UConn champion basketball teams

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:12

Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie gestures during a celebration of UConn's championships in the NCAA men's and women's tournaments, at a rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn., on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nothing like a big win to draw big crowds. But back-to-back victories bring out the biggest.


Doctor, grandson ID'd as 2 of 3 killed in Kansas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:00

A Kansas State Trooper stands near the location of a shooting at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan., Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Family members have identified two of the three people killed in attacks at Jewish-affiliated facilities near Kansas City as a man and his 14-year-old grandson.


Family of ex-Marine in Iran sees hope of freedom

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:52

FILE - This undated file photo released by his family via FreeAmir.org shows Amir Hekmati. Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine being held in Iran over the past two years on accusations of spying for the CIA. The semiofficial ISNA news agency reported Saturday, April 12, 2014 that an appeals court has overturned a death sentence of an American man convicted of working for the CIA, instead sentencing him to 10 years in prison. Iran charged Hekmati with receiving special training and serving at U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan before heading to Iran for his alleged mission. Hekmati's father, a professor at a community college in Flint, Michigan, has said his son is not a CIA spy. (AP Photo/Hekmati family via FreeAmir.org, File)DETROIT (AP) — The family of a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran since his 2011 arrest on spying charges is hopeful that he could be released soon because of recent developments in his case, including his conviction for a lesser offense, a family spokesman said Sunday.


Tribe banks on syrup for sweet relief from poverty

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:30

In this photo made Friday, March 21, 2014, Leah Moffitt, right, and Roger Socabasin drill holes while tapping maple trees on land owned by the Passamaquoddy tribe near Jackman, Maine. The impoverished tribe hopes to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in the state. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)PRENTISS TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — The members of the Passamaquoddy tribe have looked under their feet for a bottled water plant and have turned to the sky for a wind farm. But it's the forest that will be the first to deliver as the impoverished tribe seeks to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in Maine.


NFL player Aldon Smith arrested at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:28

Defensive end Aldon Smith of University of Missouri with NFL Commissioner Goodell after being selected seventh overall pick by 49ers in 2011 NFL football Draft in New York(Reuters) - Police at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday arrested a National Football League player from the San Francisco 49ers for making a false bomb threat to screeners, officials said. Aldon Smith, 24, had been randomly selected for a secondary screening at the airport by a Transportation Security Administration agent, airport police Sergeant Karla Ortiz said. When police talked to Smith at the gate he again became uncooperative and was taken into custody, Ortiz said. He was taken to the Los Angeles Police Department and booked on a charge of making a false report of a bomb threat, she said.


'No evidence' of pre-collision fire in deadly California crash: NTSB

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:27

A Fed-Ex truck and a chartered bus carrying high school students are engulfed in flames after crash in Orland, CaliforniaAn investigation into the northern California crash between a FedEx truck and bus that killed 10 people last week has turned up "no evidence" of a pre-collision fire, contrary to a witness report, authorities said on Sunday. A witness in a car the truck clipped before crashing into the bus reported flames shooting from underneath the truck's cab before the fatal collision. Further investigation found no evidence of that, said Mark Rosekind, a National Transportation Safety Board member. "There is no evidence of pre-impact fire located at the accident scene, on the median or on the highway," Rosekind told a news conference.


3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:20

A Kansas State Trooper stands near the location of a shooting at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan., Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A man opened fire outside a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing two people before driving over to a retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, authorities said.


BLM to pursue effort to end dispute with rancher

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:11

Tyler Lewis, from St. George, Utah, stands in the middle of north bound I-15 with his gun near Bunkerville, Nev. while gathering with other supporters of the Bundy family to challenge the Bureau of Land Management on April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years.


Strong storms cross Plains; 1 tornado reported

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:58
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Strong thunderstorms are bringing rain and hail from the southwestern U.S. and Plains states to the upper Midwest, and at least one tornado has been reported.

Nevada ranching family claims victory as government releases cattle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:54

A protester waves the U.S. flag near the Bureau of Land Management's base camp where seized cattle, that belonged to rancher Cliven Bundy, are being held at near BunkervilleBy Jennifer Dobner BUNKERVILLE, Nevada (Reuters) - U.S. officials ended a stand-off with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert on Saturday, calling off the government's roundup of cattle it said were illegally grazing on federal land and giving about 300 animals back to the rancher who owned them. The dispute less than 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas between rancher Cliven Bundy and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management had simmered for days. Bundy had stopped paying fees for grazing his cattle on the government land and officials said he had ignored court orders. Anti-government groups, right-wing politicians and gun-rights activists camped around Bundy's ranch to support him in a standoff that tapped into long-simmering anger in Nevada and other Western states, where vast tracts of land are owned and governed by federal agencies.


UN Security Council meets late Sunday on Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:39

Vitaly Churkin, the Russian Federation’s ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during an U.N. Security Council emergency meeting called at Russia's request to discuss the growing crisis in Ukraine, Sunday, April 13, 2014, at United Nations headquarters. The meeting comes as the new Ukrainian government declared it would deploy armed forces to quash an increasingly bold pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern region. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting at Russia's request amid growing violence in eastern Ukraine.


Opponents carve anti-pipeline message into field

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:32

In this photo provided by Lou Dematteis, a huge crop art image protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline covers an 80 acre corn field outside of Neligh, Neb., on April 12, 2014. The image was created by the farmers, ranchers and Native American tribes of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance in collaboration with artist John Quigley. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Lou Dematteis)NELIGH, Neb. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast have stamped a massive message of resistance into a Nebraska field that is in the project's path.


Utah woman arrested after police find 7 dead infants at home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:26
(Reuters) - A Utah woman was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder on Sunday after police found the decomposing bodies of seven infants stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in her former home, authorities said. The current owners of the home in Pleasant Grove, Utah, called police on Saturday after finding an infant's remains while cleaning out their garage, Pleasant Grove Police Captain Michael Roberts said. Police found six other newborns, all wrapped in separate cardboard boxes, Roberts said. Megan Huntsman, 39, was arrested and booked into the Utah County jail on suspicion of six counts of murder early Sunday, and the investigation is continuing, Roberts said.

Officials identify 2 killed when truck topples

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:15
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts men working on high-tension power lines are dead after their bucket truck tipped over while they were in the basket more than 100 feet in the air.

Minn. man who shot, killed teens heads to trial

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

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2012 file photo, a keep out sign stands at the property of Byron David Smith, in Little Falls, Minn. The Little Falls man who claimed he was defending his home from teens who had been terrorizing him for months goes on trial Monday, April 14, 2014, for their murders. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUTLITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — After a central Minnesota man repeatedly shot a teen who entered his home, he dragged the boy's bloodied body into a basement workshop, authorities say, sat down — and waited.