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Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:36
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.

Punishment phase in shoe stabbing case begins

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:34

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) — Jurors are hearing about the criminal history of a Houston woman convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto shoe heel before deciding her sentence.


Suspect in LA police shooting wanted to be officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:32

Los Angeles police officers stand outside the West Traffic Division station Tuesday, April 8, 2014, after an officer was shot and wounded inside the station Monday evening. A gunman who opened fire inside the police station, hitting one officer several times, was hospitalized early Tuesday in critical condition after he was wounded in the ensuing gunbattle, authorities said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut )LOS ANGELES (AP) — The suspect in a police station shooting had been licensed to work as a security guard and to carry a firearm, and had even once applied to become a Los Angeles police officer.


Work underway to recover last Corvette from hole

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:26
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Workers are digging away to retrieve the last of eight classic Corvettes gobbled up by a giant sinkhole beneath a museum in Kentucky.

Pentagon: Shooting at NC Marine base accidental

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:23
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says the fatal shooting of a Marine on guard duty at a North Carolina base appears to have been an accident.

Philadelphia Old City fire destroys landmark clothing store

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:15
A fire destroyed a long-time apparel store in Philadelphia's Old City on Wednesday along Market Street, one of the city's busiest thoroughfares, officials said. The fire at the shop called Suit Corner broke out about 9:15 a.m. ET and was brought under control in less than 90 minutes, said Philadelphia Fire Department Captain Clifford Gilliam. The store, located near the historic Liberty Bell and Independence Hall landmarks, has been in business for more than a half century, officials said.

Fact sheet: 2014 Audi RS 7

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:13
2014 Audi RS 7

Mississippi River closed in Iowa after barge hits bridge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:08
(In April 8 story, corrects ownership of bridge to Canadian Pacific not Union Pacific, paragraph 4.) By Michael Hirtzer (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday closed the Mississippi River at Sabula, Iowa, after a barge struck a railroad bridge, said Eric Washburn, bridge administrator for the agency's Eighth District Western Rivers Bridge Branch. "The investigators will have to inspect the bridge and make a determination if it needs repairs," added Tim Marriott, enforcement chief for the Coast Guard's upper Mississippi River sector.

Physicist wins $1.3M tech prize for data storage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:07

This photo made available by the Technology Academy Finland, TAF, shows Professor Stuart Parkin in Stanford, United States, in March 2014. 'Big data' pioneer Parkin is the winner of this year's Millennium Technology Prize. He has invented the GMR read head, a key component of the hard disk drive. The million-euro award will be handed out in Helsinki, Finland, in May. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Technology Academy Finland, Rick English) FINLAND OUTHELSINKI (AP) — Anyone who uses large data centers, cloud services, social networks or gets music and film online can thank British-American physicist Stuart Parkin.


Police: 1 hurt in Iowa State crowd disturbance

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00
AMES, Iowa (AP) — A student is seriously injured after a rowdy crowd overturned cars and toppled light poles near the Iowa State University campus during an annual celebration designed to showcase the educational establishment, its students and alumni, authorities said Wednesday.

Military: Marine fatally shot colleague at NC base

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:53
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine is in custody after military officials say he shot and fatally wounded a colleague with his M4 rifle while standing guard at the main gate of a North Carolina base.

Family's sailing trip with baby spurs debate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:48

FILE - This undated file image provided by Sariah English shows Eric and Charlotte Kaufman with their daughters, Lyra, 1, and Cora, 3. None of the three federal agencies that helped rescue the ill 1-year-old and her family from their broken down sailboat about 900 miles off Mexico's Pacific coast plan to seek reimbursement for the cost of the operation. Officials from the Navy, Coast Guard and California Air National Guard said Tuesday, April 8, 2014, they don't charge for search-and-rescue missions. "We don't want people in trouble at sea to hesitate to call for help for fear they'll be charged for assistance," said Lt. Anna Dixon of the 11th Coast Guard District, which oversaw the operation but did not send vessels or aircraft to the stranded sailboat. She said that helping at sea is a time-honored tradition and a requirement of international maritime convention. The Navy warship that picked up the family on Sunday is expected to reach San Diego on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sariah English. File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy warship is expected to reach San Diego Wednesday afternoon carrying a family whose sailboat broke down 900 miles off the Mexican coast while their 1-year-old daughter was covered in a rash, vomiting and suffering from diarrhea and a fever.


DHS secretary reevaluating deportation priorities

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday he's re-evaluating the Obama administration's deportation priorities to make certain they're focused on national security, public safety and border security, amid growing pressure from the Latino community and President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats.

Officer shot at station released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:37

Los Angeles police officers stand outside the West Traffic Division station Tuesday, April 8, 2014, after an officer was shot and wounded inside the station Monday evening. A gunman who opened fire inside the police station, hitting one officer several times, was hospitalized early Tuesday in critical condition after he was wounded in the ensuing gunbattle, authorities said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut )LOS ANGELES (AP) — The officer shot several times by a gunman who opened fire inside a Los Angeles police station has been released from a hospital.


Fla. bitcoin case tests money laundering limits

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:32

This combo made with undated booking photos made available by the Miami-Dade Corrections Department shows Mitchell Adber Espinoza, left, and Pascal Reid. The February 2014 arrests of Reid and Espinoza marked the first time any state has brought money laundering charges involving bitcoins, according to Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. And it’s likely to be a closely-watched test of whether criminal law can adapt to new digital forms of payment. (AP Photo/Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Dept.)MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two police officers burst through a hotel room door with guns drawn, yelling "Police! Get Down!" just after an alleged money laundering transaction went down. But instead of briefcases stuffed with a drug dealer's cash, this exchange involved an undercover officer with supposedly stolen credit cards and the virtual currency bitcoin.


Police: Pa. student flashed 2 knifes, injured 20

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:29

A woman walks onto the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A police chief says a 16-year-old boy "was flashing two knives around" when he injured 19 students and a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal at a high school near Pittsburgh.


Obama to attend NYC Sharpton conference

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:08

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and Rev. Al Sharpton are presented with portraits during the opening ceremonies of the National Action Network convention in New York, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The 16th annual convention will run through April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton opened his annual civil rights conference, which will include a speech by President Barack Obama, amid revelations about his cooperation with the FBI in a 1980s mob investigation.


4 students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:04
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A student armed with a knife went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning, leaving as many as 20 people injured, including four students who suffered serious wounds, authorities said.

Colorado tumbleweeds overrun drought areas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:01

This November 14, 2013, photo shows a snowplow clearing tumbleweed from the roadway on County Road-V near Ordway, Colo. Parts of Colorado are being overrun with tumbleweeds because of the drought affecting much of the western U.S. Crowley County, high plains country of ranching and farming east of Pueblo, has spent $108,000 since November _ more than a third of its annual budget _ clearing roads and bridges of tumbleweed to make sure residents and emergency vehicles can move.(AP Photo/Crowley County)ORDWAY, Colo. (AP) — Mini-storms of tumbleweed have invaded the drought-stricken prairie of southern Colorado, blocking rural roads and irrigation canals, and briefly barricading homes and an elementary school.


Police say 16-year-old assailant used two knives in Pennsylvania school attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:57
MURRYSVILLE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - The 16-year-old boy suspected of stabbing 20 people at his suburban Pittsburgh high school on Monday used two knives in the attack, Murrysville, Pennsylvania, police chief Thomas Seefeld told reporters. Seefeld noted that a student or staff member at the school pulled the fire alarm when the attack began. "The fire alarm being pulled probably assisted with evacuating the school," Seefeld said. (Reporting by Elizabeth Daley; Writing by Scott Malone)