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Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:38

A man and woman walk away from Franklin Regional High School after more then a dozen students were stabbed by a knife wielding suspect at the school on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and is being questioned. (AP Photo/Tribune Review, Brian F. Henry) PITTSBURGH OUTMURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him.


Student charged as adult in Pennsylvania stabbing rampage: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:32
(Reuters) - A 16-year-old Pennsylvania student was charged as an adult with multiple counts of attempted homicide and assault in the stabbing rampage that left 22 people wounded at his high school on Wednesday, a police official said. Murrysville police Captain Rob Liermann identified the teen as Alex Hribal and said he faced four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault. A preliminary hearing is expected in seven to 10 days, he added. (Reporting by Elizabeth Daley; Editing by Dina Kyriakidou)

Death toll rises to 36 in Washington state mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:30

Members of communities affected by the Oso mudslide participate a candlelight vigil at the Community Center in Darrington, Washington(Reuters) - The death toll in a mudslide that buried much of a rural Washington state community last month rose to 36 on Wednesday after medical examiners extricated one more body from the rubble. A rain-soaked hillside collapsed without warning above the north fork of the Stillaguamish River on March 22, unleashing a torrent of mud that engulfed some three dozen homes on the outskirts of the tiny community of Oso. The death toll had stood at 35 on Tuesday. President Barack Obama will stop in Oso on April 22 and plans to view the devastation and meet with families of those affected by the disaster, as well as first responders and recovery workers.


Islam critic: Brandeis turned honor into a shaming

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:23

In this Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 photo, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, writer of the film "Submission," which criticized the treatment of women in traditional Islam and led to the murder of Dutch film director Theo Van Gogh, talks to a reporter in New York. Brandeis University in Massachusetts is taking heat from some of its own about plans to give an honorary degree to Ali, who has made comments critical of Islam. (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada)BOSTON (AP) — Brandeis University has transformed an accolade into "a moment of shaming" by withdrawing a plan to give an honorary degree to a Muslim women's advocate who has made comments critical of Islam, she said Wednesday.


Detroit's emergency manager rebuffs new art sale proposal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:20

Detroit's emergency manager Kevyn Orr arrives for an interview with Thomson Reuters in New YorkDetroit's emergency manager Kevyn Orr showed little enthusiasm on Wednesday for a new proposal from a bond insurer to sell or securitize the insolvent city's world-class art collection. The collection, housed at the Detroit Institute of Arts, has been in question since Detroit filed for an $18 billion municipal bankruptcy last July, the largest in U.S. history. But bond insurer FGIC Corp, which insurers $1.1 billion of the city's pension debt, said on Wednesday it had received proposals from "credible third parties" for acquiring or monetizing the collection that would generate $1 billion to $2 billion for the bankrupt city, considerably more than Orr's current plan. The DIA's collection includes famous works such as Van Gogh's 'Bank of the Oise at Auvers' (1890), Henri Matisse's 'The Window' (1916), and Bruegel's 'Wedding Dance' (1566).


Ohio man pleads guilty to trying to buy girl, 10

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:04
CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal authorities say a northeast Ohio man has pleaded guilty to charges alleging he tried to buy a 10-year-old girl to engage in illegal sexual activity.

Knife-wielding student wounds 22 in Pennsylvania school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:52

A student stabbed or slashed around 20 others at the Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania about 20 miles east of PittsburghBy Elizabeth Daley MURRYSVILLE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - A 16-year-old student wielding two knives went on a stabbing rampage in the hallways of a Pittsburgh-area high school on Wednesday, wounding 22 people before he was tackled by an assistant principal, officials said. The attacker moved furtively through Franklin Regional High School halls, stabbing his victims in the torso and slashing their arms and faces, students and officials said. The unidentified sophomore suspected in the attack was in police custody, said Tom Seefeld, chief of police in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. Then two seniors were running down the hall and we followed them out of the school." The attacker, described by a classmate as a quiet person who kept to himself, started his rampage at around 7:13 a.m. (11:13 GMT), walking along the hallways to several classrooms at the school in Murrysville, 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, officials said.


One child dead in hit-and-run crash at Orlando, Florida day care

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:39

Parents wait behind as police consult after several children were injured after being struck by a vehicle at a KinderCare Learning Center in Winter ParkORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - One child died and a dozen people were injured in a hit-and-run crash at an Orlando-area day care center on Wednesday afternoon, according to media reports citing hospital officials. The 13 victims, mostly children, were hospitalized after a car crashed into the day care center, an official with the Florida Highway Patrol said. The condition of several of the injured victims was "very, very serious," added highway patrol spokeswoman Cindy Williams. (Reporting by Barbara Liston; Writing by David Adams; Editing by Eric Walsh)


Judge: Christie ex-aides can withhold documents

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:33

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly waits in court for a hearing, in Trenton, N.J. Kelly and Bill Stepien, two former associates of Christie, do not have to hand over documents to a legislative committee investigating the traffic jam scandal engulfing the governor, a New Jersey judge ruled Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, Pool, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two former associates of Gov. Chris Christie do not have to hand over documents to a legislative committee investigating the traffic jam scandal engulfing the governor, a New Jersey judge ruled Wednesday.


Jury mulls whether woman is eligible for execution

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:31

Marissa Devault looks at the jury as they are polled after finding her guilty of first degree murder, in Maricopa County Superior Court, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Phoenix. Devault was convicted for bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer in what prosecutors said was a failed bid to collect on a life insurance policy to repay about $300,000 in loans from her boyfriend. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle)PHOENIX (AP) — A prosecutor urged a jury on Wednesday to find that an Arizona woman convicted of killing her husband with a hammer is eligible for the death penalty, saying the 2009 crime was carried out in an especially cruel manner for the purpose of collecting life insurance.


1 child dead, 11 hurt in Florida day care crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:19

A Florida state trooper, center, escorts a group of parents to a day care center to pick up their children after a vehicle crashed into the center, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Winter Park, Fla. At least 15 people were injured, including children. (AP Photo/John Raoux)WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A Florida hospital says a child has died from injuries suffered when a car slammed into an Orlando-area day care center.


Teen suspect charged as adult in school stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:17

A parent consoles their child as the leave Franklin Regional High School after more than a dozen students were stabbed by a knife wielding suspect at the school on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and is being questioned. (AP Photo/Tribune Review, Sean Stipp) PITTSBURGH OUTEXPORT, Pa. (AP) — Police have identified and charged a 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing and slashing 21 fellow students and a security guard at a Pennsylvania high school.


Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:12
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information.

UConn hoping to capitalize on championships

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:09

Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma, left, is greeted by Connecticut men's basketball player DeAndre Daniels, right, after Auriemma arrived on campus with his team for a rally celebrating its NCAA championship, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Campus celebrations are winding down after two nights of championship parties, yet the off-court excitement could be just beginning at the University of Connecticut.


Hospital: A child has died from injuries suffered when a car slammed into a Florida day care

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:07
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Hospital: A child has died from injuries suffered when a car slammed into a Florida day care.

10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 06:57

10ThingstoSeeSports - China goalkeeper Zhang Yue lets the ball slip past for a goal by U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe during the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Commerce City, Colo., on Sunday, April 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


US senators urge full enforcement on steel imports

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 06:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senators seeking to protect jobs is calling on President Barack Obama's administration to fully enforce trade laws in deciding whether imported steel reinforcing bar from Turkey and Mexico unfairly undercuts U.S. prices.

12 kids hurt in Orlando-area day care center crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 06:45

A Florida state trooper, center, escorts a group of parents to a day care center to pick up their children after a vehicle crashed into the center, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Winter Park, Fla. At least 15 people were injured, including children. (AP Photo/John Raoux)WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A car smashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, injuring 15 people, at least 12 of them children, and officers have found the SUV that started the chain-reaction crash then left the scene, officials said.


Woman pulled from mudslide rubble shares her story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 06:43
SEATTLE (AP) — A woman pulled from the rubble of the Washington mudslide along with her infant son is starting to recover physically from her ordeal after six surgeries, but she and her doctor acknowledged Wednesday that the emotional healing will take a very long time.

Report on power grid threats mishandled

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 06:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal energy regulators improperly allowed widespread access to a sensitive document that outlined specific locations where the nation's electric grid is vulnerable to physical threats, a government investigator said Wednesday