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Service restored in Washington 911 outage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:08
SEATTLE (AP) — Some emergency 911 calls to dispatch centers throughout Washington and parts of Oregon failed to go through in the early morning hours Thursday because of a problem with the system operated by CenturyLink, the phone company and emergency officials said.

Dozens evacuated in Wyoming as ground slips

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 00:02
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Dozens of Jackson residents who were evacuated after land began shifting on a hillside in this Wyoming resort town waited Thursday to find out if and when they can return home.

Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:57

A United States Military Academy cadet checks computers at the Cyber Research Center at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The West Point cadets are fending off cyber attacks this week as part of an exercise involving all the service academies. The annual Cyber Defense Exercise requires teams from the five service academies to create computer networks that can withstand attacks from the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.


Woman convicted in shoe stabbing case testifies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:44

Ana Trujillo reacts after being found guilty of killing her boyfriend, after the jury deliberated less than two hours, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Houston. Trujillo, 45, was found guilty of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)HOUSTON (AP) — A woman convicted of murder for stabbing her Swedish-born boyfriend to death with a 5 ½-inch (14 centimeter) stiletto shoe heel testified Thursday that she had a history of being abused by men, and told jurors that her first husband sexually assaulted her.


Woman convicted in shoe stabbing case testifies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:44

Ana Trujillo reacts after being found guilty of killing her boyfriend, after the jury deliberated less than two hours, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Houston. Trujillo, 45, was found guilty of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)HOUSTON (AP) — A woman convicted of murder for stabbing her Swedish-born boyfriend to death with a 5 ½-inch (14 centimeter) stiletto shoe heel testified Thursday that she had a history of being abused by men, and told jurors that her first husband sexually assaulted her.


2-year-old boy fatally shot in South Bend yard

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:41
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — South Bend police say a 2-year-old boy was fatally shot while playing in a relative's front yard in a neighborhood just a few blocks south of the University of Notre Dame campus.

Dozens evacuated in Wyoming as ground slips

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:38
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Dozens of Jackson, Wyo., residents who were evacuated after land began shifting on a hillside in the resort town are waiting to find out if and when they can return home.

Murphy named AP news editor for Tenn., Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:38

FILE - This Aug. 10, 2005 file photo shows Associated Press writer Brian Murphy in New York. Murphy, a longtime foreign correspondent who has covered and directed stories from bases in Europe and the Middle East, has been named The Associated Press news editor for Tennessee and Kentucky. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)ATLANTA (AP) — Brian Murphy, a longtime foreign correspondent who has covered and directed stories from bases in Europe and the Middle East, has been named The Associated Press news editor for Tennessee and Kentucky.


Albuquerque police await US findings on reform

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:34
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When Albuquerque police fatally shot a homeless camper in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains on March 16, the long-simmering anger at the police force in New Mexico's largest city finally coalesced into violent protest.

Attorney: Stabbing rampage came out of nowhere

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:33

Alex Hribal, center, the suspect in the stabbings at the Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh, is taken from a district magistrate after he was arraigned on charges in the attack on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Export, Pa. Authorities say Hribal has been charged after allegedly stabbing and slashing at least 19 people, mostly students, in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The 16-year-old boy charged in a stabbing spree at a high school outside Pittsburgh was not troubled and his family didn't see any sign that he was capable of violence, his attorney said Thursday, deepening the mystery over what prompted the rampage that injured 21 students and a security guard.


Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:30

 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.


Putin warns Europe about Ukraine gas debt

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

Putin warns Europe about Ukraine gas debtDragging much of Europe into his fight with Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged European leaders Thursday to quickly help Ukraine settle its gas debt to Russia to prevent an imminent shutdown ...


IMF official: Bold actions needed for recovery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:05

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference during the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Lagarde said the global economy is finally turning the corner after a deep recession but the recovery remains too weak. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Thursday the global economy is finally turning the corner after a deep recession but the recovery remains too weak.


Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:02

 cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space. The U.N.’s expert panel on climate change is under pressure from both sides this week in Berlin, Germany, as it considers whether geoengineering should be part of the toolkit that governments use to keep global warming in check. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)BERLIN (AP) — It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space.


Dartmouth receives anonymous $100M donation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 22:59

Dartmouth UniversityDartmouth College has received an anonymous gift of $100 million, the largest single donation in its 244-year history. College officials say half of the amount will support the "Cluster Initiative" ...


Gay marriage's win streak tested in appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 22:58

Euell Santistevan of Denver holds a rainbow flag during 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) — With its recent string of high-profile victories in federal court, the gay marriage movement is hoping to build momentum to help it attain its long-held goal: a Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.


Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom on target in DC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 22:54

Visitors to the Tidal Basin view the cherry blossom trees as they begin to bloom, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's famous cherry blossom trees reached peak bloom Thursday, just in time to provide a colorful finale to the city's spring festival, the National Park Service said.


Source: NC kidnapping may be linked to gang cases

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 22:39

This image from the Wake Forest N.C. police department shows an undated photo of Frank Arthur Janssen. An elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team has safely rescued the North Carolina kidnap victim from an apartment complex in Atlanta, days after the man was reported missing from his home, the FBI said Thursday April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Wake Forest Police Department)WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A man kidnapped from his North Carolina home may have been targeted because of his daughter's work as a prosecutor on drug and gang cases, a federal law enforcement official said Thursday.


Man survives several hundred-foot mountain fall

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 22:24
WEARE, N.H. (AP) — A hiker fell several hundred feet down a mountain and crawled in the snow for seven hours to get help.

A blank look, followed by bloodshed at high school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 22:15

Alex Hribal, center, the suspect in the stabbings at the Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh, is taken from a district magistrate after he was arraigned on charges in the attack on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Export, Pa. Authorities say Hribal has been charged after allegedly stabbing and slashing at least 19 people, mostly students, in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed with students at their lockers or chatting with friends.