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Kathleen Sebelius, a lightning rod for critics, resigns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:12

FILE - In this Monday, March 4, 2013, file photo, Wal-Mart Foundation President Sylvia Mathews Burwell stands on stage in the East Room of the White House in Washington, as President Barack Obama announced he would nominate Burwell to head the Budget Office. In a sign that the White House is seeking to avoid a nomination fight, an official said Obama was tapping Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace Kathleen Sebelius, who has resigned as Health and Human Services Secretary. Burwell was unanimously confirmed by the Senate for her current post. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — For five years, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been a lightning rod for critics of President Barack Obama's health care law. But with sign-ups exceeding expectations and a new face soon to be in charge at HHS, the White House is eager to see if the poisonous atmosphere might give way to more pragmatic efforts aimed at fixing problems with the nation's newest social program.


Kathleen Sebelius, a lightning rod for critics, resigns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:12

FILE - In this Monday, March 4, 2013, file photo, Wal-Mart Foundation President Sylvia Mathews Burwell stands on stage in the East Room of the White House in Washington, as President Barack Obama announced he would nominate Burwell to head the Budget Office. In a sign that the White House is seeking to avoid a nomination fight, an official said Obama was tapping Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace Kathleen Sebelius, who has resigned as Health and Human Services Secretary. Burwell was unanimously confirmed by the Senate for her current post. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — For five years, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been a lightning rod for critics of President Barack Obama's health care law. But with sign-ups exceeding expectations and a new face soon to be in charge at HHS, the White House is eager to see if the poisonous atmosphere might give way to more pragmatic efforts aimed at fixing problems with the nation's newest social program.


Evacuations eased for slipping Wyoming hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:06
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A landslide expert says the odds are low for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson.

Evacuations eased for slipping Wyoming hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:06
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A landslide expert says the odds are low for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson.

Evacuations eased for slipping Wyoming hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:06
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A landslide expert says the odds are low for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson.

Evacuations eased for slipping Wyoming hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:06
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A landslide expert says the odds are low for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson.

Evacuations eased for slipping Wyoming hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:06
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A landslide expert says the odds are low for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson.

Evacuations eased for slipping Wyoming hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:06
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A landslide expert says the odds are low for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson.

Evacuations eased for slipping Wyoming hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:06
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A landslide expert says the odds are low for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson.

Evacuations eased for slipping Wyoming hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:06
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A landslide expert says the odds are low for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson.

Evacuations eased for slipping Wyoming hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:06
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A landslide expert says the odds are low for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson.

Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:05

FILE - In this April 8, 2014 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address at Marketo’s 2014 Marketing Nation Summit in San Francisco. Clinton, the former Democratic senator from New York is due to speak Thursday, April 10, before the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. meeting at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience.


Suspect in deadly Fla. day care crash to remain in jail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:02

This Thursday, April 10, 2014 booking photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Office shows Robert Alex Corchado, 28, after he was arrested and placed in the Orange County Jail in Orlando, Fla. Corchado is the suspected hit-and-run driver in a crash at a day care center in Winter Park, Fla., which claimed the life of a 4-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Orange County Sheriff's Office)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man who authorities say drove an SUV that crashed into another vehicle, sending it spinning into a daycare center where a girl was killed and 14 people were injured, was ordered Friday to stay in jail until a judge can determine whether he is a flight risk.


Tenn. teen hit by car, killed while changing tire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:52
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who was trying to change a flat tire alongside Interstate 24 in Tennessee has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.

Tenn. teen hit by car, killed while changing tire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:52
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who was trying to change a flat tire alongside Interstate 24 in Tennessee has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.

Tenn. teen hit by car, killed while changing tire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:52
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who was trying to change a flat tire alongside Interstate 24 in Tennessee has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.

Tenn. teen hit by car, killed while changing tire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:52
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who was trying to change a flat tire alongside Interstate 24 in Tennessee has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.

Tenn. teen hit by car, killed while changing tire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:52
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who was trying to change a flat tire alongside Interstate 24 in Tennessee has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.

Tenn. teen hit by car, killed while changing tire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:52
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who was trying to change a flat tire alongside Interstate 24 in Tennessee has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.

Tenn. teen hit by car, killed while changing tire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:52
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who was trying to change a flat tire alongside Interstate 24 in Tennessee has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.