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Exclusive: U.S. states probing security breach at Experian unit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:58

A hand is silhouetted in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in BerlinBy Jim Finkle and Karen Freifeld BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A number of U.S. states are jointly investigating a data breach involving a subsidiary of Experian Plc that exposed the social security numbers of some 200 million people to potential criminal activity. A Vietnamese man last month confessed in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire to orchestrating the breach, so the focus of the multistate investigation will likely be on whether Experian and other parties followed laws requiring companies to properly secure consumer data and comply with breach disclosure rules. "It's part of a multistate investigation." Jaclyn Falkowski, spokeswoman for Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, said Connecticut is also looking into the matter. A spokesman for Experian, which is best known for providing consumer credit histories, declined comment on the probe, saying the company does not comment on such investigations as a matter of policy.


Miss. governor signs religious practices bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:54
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

U.S. Army names Fort Hood shooter, says had mental illness

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:53
By Lisa Maria Garza FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) - The soldier suspected of shooting dead three people before killing himself at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas was identified as Ivan Lopez, a man battling mental illness when he went on a rampage, the base commander said on Thursday. No motive was given for the shooting spree on Wednesday, which also left 16 wounded in what was the second mass killing in five years at one of the largest military bases in the United States, raising questions about security at such installations. "We have very strong evidence that he had a medical history that indicates unstable psychiatric or psychological conditions," Lieutenant General Mark Milley told reporters. Lopez, 34, originally from Puerto Rico, had been treated for depression and anxiety.

Senate panel votes to declassify report on CIA interrogations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:51

Senate Intelligence Committee chair Feinstein walks into closed hearing in Washington in this file photoBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee voted on Thursday to declassify its long-awaited report on the CIA's use of brutal interrogation methods that critics say amount to torture. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat who chairs the committee, said the vote was 11-3 to declassify what she called the "shocking" results of investigating the Central Intelligence Agency practices under Republican President George W. Bush. The vote to lift the blackout on the summary and recommendations of the 6,200-page report follows an unprecedented clash by Feinstein with the CIA, and would give the world its first official look at its regimen of interrogation and detentions in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. This is not what Americans do," Feinstein told reporters after the committee voted during a classified meeting.


Death toll in Washington state mudslide rises to 30

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:48

Snohomish County officials evaluate the scene left by a mudslide in OsoDARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - The death toll in a Washington state mudslide that wiped out a rural community last month rose to 30 on Thursday as one more body was extricated from a pile of muck and debris, the Snohomish County medical examiner's office said. A rain-soaked hillside collapsed without warning above the north fork of Stillaguamish River on March 22, unleashing a torrent of mud that roared over the river banks and across state Highway 530, engulfing some three dozen homes on the outskirts of the tiny town of Oso. ...


Obama's NSA overhaul may require phone carriers to store more data

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:46

A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen in Bluffdale, about 25 miles (40 kms) south of Salt Lake CityBy Mark Hosenball and Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's plan for overhauling the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program could force carriers to collect and store customer data that they are not now legally obliged to keep, according to U.S. officials. One complication arises from the popularity of flat-rate or unlimited calling plans, which are used by the vast majority of Americans. ...


David Letterman to retire from 'Late Show' in 2015

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:38

FILE - In this April 23, 2012 file photo provided by CBS, host David Letterman appears during a taping of his show “Late Show with David Letterman, in New York. Letterman says he plans to retire next year as host of “Late Show.” During a taping of his show Thursday, April 3, 2014, Letterman said he has informed his CBS bosses that he will step down in 2015, when his current contract expires. He told his audience he expects his departure will be “at least a year or so” from now. (AP Photo/CBS, John Paul Filo) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO ARCHIVE; NO SALES; NORTH AMERICAN USE ONLYNEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman is retiring next year as host of "Late Show."


Catholic teacher contract gets exact on behavior

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:09
CINCINNATI (AP) — The doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church is so complex the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is giving teachers a cheat sheet on some of the things that can get them fired.

Florida legislature says no dice for casinos this year

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:09
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - The Florida legislature on Thursday gave up on efforts to open the state to casino gambling, conceding that a deal "is not in the cards." A special committee on gaming failed to reach consensus on a 400-page bill that was intended to allow two "destination resort" hotel and casino complexes in the Miami area. Governor Rick Scott is negotiating with the Seminole Tribe of Florida for a casino compact to replace a lucrative five-year deal expiring next year. But Senator Garrett Richter, a Naples Republican who heads the gaming committee, said there is little chance of ratifying such a pact and still enacting the bill.

U.S. Supreme Court won't stop Texas execution over state refusal to name lethal drug supplier

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:08
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court won't stop Texas execution over state refusal to name lethal drug supplier .

Supreme Court to decide Texas execution drug case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:01

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011 file photo, a corrections officer keeps watch outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, a federal appeals court threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas attorneys tell the U.S. Supreme Court it's not in the public interest to stop a serial killer's execution until the state releases information about the new supply of drugs that would be used to kill him.


Obama signs cancer research bill in memory of girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:01

President Barack Obama talks to Jake Miller, left, accompanied by Ellyn Miller, behind Jake, brother and mother of Gabriela Miller, before signing into law the H.R. 2019, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — A 10-year-old girl who died of brain cancer is leaving a legacy for other sick children in a new law signed by President Barack Obama.


Fort Hood gunman's attack mystifies hometown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:00

Puerto Rico National Guard handout photo shows U.S. soldier SPC Lopez in the Sinai Peninsula during his service with the 295th Infantry of the PR National GuardGUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico (AP) — He grew up in Puerto Rico and played percussion in his high school band. He spent a decade working as a police officer and serving in the National Guard, part of that time as a peacekeeper in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. And then he joined the U.S. Army.


NYC warden transferred after inmate cell death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:53
NEW YORK (AP) — The warden of the 2,100-inmate New York City jail where a mentally ill veteran "baked to death" in an overheated cell in February has been demoted and transferred to another unit that doesn't house mentally ill inmates.

Hillary Clinton promotes 2030 anti-poverty effort

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:45

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah prepare to embrace after she delivered the keynote address at the launch of the U.S. Global Development Lab, on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in New York. Clinton has helped launch a campaign aimed at ending extreme global poverty by 2030. The U.S. Agency for International Development is undertaking the anti-poverty effort with 32 partners from private industry and the academic world. Shah announced the campaign in New York on Thursday. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has helped to announce a new campaign that aims to harness science and technology to end extreme global poverty by 2030.


New Jersey man guilty of murder in daughter's car-seat drowning death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:36
A New Jersey man was found guilty of first-degree murder on Thursday for tossing his toddler daughter, strapped in her car seat weighted down by a tire jack, into a frigid creek, prosecutors said. Arthur Morgan III, 29, faces life in prison without parole for the murder committed during a court-approved visit with 2-year-old Tierra Morgan-Glover in November 2011. Two days after Morgan failed to bring the girl back to her mother, the child's body was found submerged in a stream by a group of teenagers playing in Shark River Park, about 35 miles west of Trenton, New Jersey. The prosecutor said the girl was alive when the car seat hit the water.

Factbox: Fort Hood shooting is the latest at U.S. military bases

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:35
(Reuters) - A U.S. Army soldier on Wednesday opened fire in two administration buildings on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas, killing three service members and injuring 16 others before taking his own life. March 24, 2014 - Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, 35, a civilian truck driver, shot dead a sailor aboard the USS Mahan destroyer at a U.S. Navy base in Norfolk, Virginia, before being killed by base security forces. September 16, 2013 - Aaron Alexis, 34, who worked for a defense contractor, killed 12 people and wounded four others in a shooting spree at the Navy Yard in Washington before he was slain by police. November 5, 2009 - Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 people and injured more than 30 at Fort Hood, Texas, gunning down unarmed soldiers in a medical building with a laser-sighted handgun in what he later called retaliation for U.S. wars in the Muslim world.

Growing demand for US apartments pushing up rents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:27

In this Thursday, March, 27, 2014 photo, Marc Caswell, who recently moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles, poses for a photo in front of his newly rented apartment in the Los Feliz district of Los Angeles. Rising rents in San Francisco compelled Marc Caswell to move to Los Angeles in September. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)These are good times for U.S. landlords. For many tenants, not so much.


FBI still reviewing Indiana man's artifacts stash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:23
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — FBI agents on Thursday were still removing thousands of artifacts ranging from arrowheads to shrunken heads and Ming Dynasty jade from a house in rural central Indiana.

Senate panel votes to release CIA torture report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:15

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaks after a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 3, 2014, as the panel votes to approve declassifying part of a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects puts the onus on the CIA and a reluctant White House to speed the release of one of the most definitive accounts about the government's actions after the 9/11 attacks. Members of the intelligence community raised concerns that the committee failed to interview top spy agency officials who had authorized or supervised the brutal interrogations. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House said it would instruct intelligence officials to cooperate fully.