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Ga. soldier pleads guilty in 2011 militia slayings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:50
LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) — An Army soldier has pleaded guilty in a southeast Georgia courtroom to shooting a former military colleague to protect an anti-government militia group.

NJ's largest paper, Star-Ledger, cuts 40 news jobs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:39
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest newspaper says it is cutting about 170 jobs, including 25 percent of its newsroom positions, as it moves to consolidate operations and cut costs.

At a Glance: Details about Fort Hood gunman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:28
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Officials at Fort Hood have released few details about the gunman who killed three people before taking his own life in a shooting Wednesday at the sprawling Army base. Here's what we know about the gunman.

Suspected Fort Hood shooter showed no suicidal tendencies-U.S. Army Secretary

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:07
(Reuters) - The suspected shooter who killed three people at the U.S. Army base in Fort Hood before killing himself was being seen by a psychiatrist and showed no signs of violence or suicidal tendencies, U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh said on Thursday. McHugh also told a U.S. Senate committee there was no indication that the soldier was involved with any extremist organizations. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Paul Thomasch)

Jury back deliberating tot's creek-toss death case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:38
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Jury deliberations have resumed at the trial of a New Jersey man accused of tossing his 2-year-old daughter into a creek in her car seat, weighted down with a tire jack so she would sink.

Delta jet makes emergency landing at JFK airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:08
NEW YORK (AP) — A Delta jet from Atlanta bound for New York's LaGuardia Airport was diverted to John F. Kennedy Airport because of a problem with its hydraulic system.

Lake Arthur to raise salaries for mayor, aldermen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:04
LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) — The Lake Arthur Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to raise the salaries of the next mayor and slate of aldermen.

Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:53
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said.

Pastor: Mom in bathtub case once hit kids with van

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:33

ADDS DATE PHOTO WAS MADE - This Tuesday, April 1, 2014 booking photograph released by the Allegheny County Police shows Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, who is charged with drowning her 3-year-old son and leaving his 6-year-old brother in critical condition Tuesday morning after she allegedly pushed the boys underwater in a bathtub, then sat on them at their McCandless, Pa. home. Schlemmer, 40, was jailed without bond after arraignment early Wednesday on charges including criminal homicide, aggravated assault and child endangerment. (AP Photo/Allegheny County Police)MCCANDLESS, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman accused of drowning one of her young sons and critically injuring another in a bathtub backed into the boys with her van 10 months ago, her pastor said.


Twitter still blocked despite Turkish court ruling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:21
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey was still blocking Twitter on Thursday, despite a high court ruling against the ban.

Native American tribe may seek to hunt bison inside Yellowstone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:08

A bison walks in Yellowstone National ParkBy Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - The Nez Perce tribe once hunted bison in what is now Yellowstone National Park, and some tribal leaders want to revive the practice, which ended with Western settlement and the near total extermination of the once-vast U.S. bison herds. Today, remnants of the bison, or buffalo, herds still roam the grasslands and river valleys of Yellowstone, a huge park that covers parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. The park lands, in which hunting is illegal, once made up a key segment of the Idaho tribe's traditional hunting grounds, and some Nez Perce leaders say they should again be able to hunt buffalo inside the park. "Before there was a park, there was a tribe," Nez Perce Chairman Silas Whitman said.


Native American tribe may seek to hunt bison inside Yellowstone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:08

A bison walks in Yellowstone National ParkBy Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - The Nez Perce tribe once hunted bison in what is now Yellowstone National Park, and some tribal leaders want to revive the practice, which ended with Western settlement and the near total extermination of the once-vast U.S. bison herds. Today, remnants of the bison, or buffalo, herds still roam the grasslands and river valleys of Yellowstone, a huge park that covers parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. The park lands, in which hunting is illegal, once made up a key segment of the Idaho tribe's traditional hunting grounds, and some Nez Perce leaders say they should again be able to hunt buffalo inside the park. "Before there was a park, there was a tribe," Nez Perce Chairman Silas Whitman said.


European parliament adopts 'net neutrality' law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:52
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Parliament has adopted a "net neutrality" law, barring Internet service providers from giving preferential treatment to some kinds of traffic, such as video streaming, when it profits them. The fear was providers would hog bandwidth, slowing the Internet for others.

Cambodia's Angkor temples added to Street View

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:50

FILE - In this June 28, 2012 file photo, a police officer stands guard at Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap province, some 230 kilometers (143 miles) northwest Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The spectacular temples of Cambodia’s historic Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google’s Street View. The Internet giant said in a statement Thursday, April 3, 2014 that Street View now includes more than 90,000 photographic panoramas of the area, and allows viewers to zoom in to study carvings and other artistic and archaeological details. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The spectacular temples of Cambodia's Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google's Street View, a boost to the impoverished country's tourism industry that also adds urgency to efforts to preserve the sprawling historic site.


Delta jet makes emergency landing at JFK

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 17:43
NEW YORK (AP) — A Delta jet from Atlanta bound for LaGuardia Airport was diverted to John F. Kennedy Airport due to a problem with its hydraulic system.

Quest to ID remains brings mystery after mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 17:26

Medical investigator Deb Hollis, left, pets therapy dog Paddy on a break as handler Christi Dudzik, center, looks on with Jennie Thommen at the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Everett, Wash. The office is processing the remains of victims from the March 22 mudslide in nearby Oso, Wash., that has killed at least 29. Another 13 people are unaccounted for.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — As medical examiners painstakingly piece together the identities and lives of the 29 people known killed when a mudslide wiped out a small Washington community, one mystery troubles them.


Craft beer distribution battle brews in Florida legislature

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 17:11

Kristin Masson serves beers at Tequesta Brewing Co. in TequestaBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Beer fans line up every winter at Intuition Ale Works in north Florida for the annual tapping of Underdark, a world-class dark brew aged for a year in bourbon barrels that sells out quickly even at $15 a bottle. But a bill pending in the Florida Senate that would cut into Underdark's profit has craft beer-makers crying foul. The law would force craft brewers to sell their bottled and canned beer directly to a distributor. If they want to sell it in their own tap rooms, they would then have to buy it back at what is typically a 30-40 percent mark-up without the bottles or cans ever leaving the brewery, according to Joshua Aubuchon, a lawyer and lobbyist for the Florida Brewers Guild.


Obama says 'heartbroken' over Fort Hood shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:36

U.S. President Obama makes a statement about the shooting at Fort Hood in Texas while in ChicagoBy Jeff Mason CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he was "heartbroken" that another shooting had occurred at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas. "We are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened," Obama told reporters in Chicago, where he was traveling for Democratic fundraisers. "We're heartbroken that something like this might have happened again." On his flight back to Washington, Obama held a conference call with the Defense Department and FBI about the shooting, the White House said. Participants included Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, and FBI Deputy Director Mark Giuliano.


Shooter kills three, wounds 16 at Fort Hood base in Texas: commander

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:36
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A soldier suffering from mental health issues killed three people and wounded 16 others at the Fort Hood U.S. Army base in central Texas on Wednesday before turning a gun on himself and committing suicide, the base's commander said. Lieutenant General Mark Milley declined to identify the shooter and said there were no indications that the incident was linked to terrorism. (Writing by Jon Herskovitz; editing by Paul Thomasch)

Report says blacks, Latinos losing economic ground

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 15:23

 Jobs Rebuild America,” noted that African Americans are twice as likely as whites to be unemployed. The unemployment rate for blacks was 12 percent in February, compared to 5.8 percent for whites. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — African-Americans and Latinos are losing economic ground when compared with whites in the areas of employment and income as the United States pulls itself out of the Great Recession, the latest State of Black America report from the National Urban League says.