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Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:06

 Rain This Afternoon and EveningMeteorologist David Murphy says Wednesday looks very warm..


Hillary Clinton's emails contained only one with a foreign official

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:03
A review of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails performed by her staff turned up just one email with an official from a foreign government, Britain, Clinton's office said in a statement on Tuesday. Clinton's office reviewed the emails sent from her personal account in order to identify work-related records to turn over to the State Department. She mainly communicated with foreign officials by phone or in person, not via email, her office said.

Suspect charged in death of PennDOT worker

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:01

Suspect charged in death of PennDOT workerPolice have made an arrest in the accident that killed a Pennsylvania Turnpike employee last year.


Philly DA Seth Williams charges 3 more Pa. lawmakers in lobbyist probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:57

Philly DA Seth Williams charges 3 more Pa. lawmakers in lobbyist probeThree more lawmakers from Philadelphia have been charged in an influence-peddling probe once dropped by the state's top prosecutor.


Jury in Boston bombing trial sees photos of writing in boat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:56

This undated forensics photograph made by the FBI, provided by the U.S. Attorney's office and presented as evidence during the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Boston, shows handwriting on the bullet-riddled, blood-stained wall of a boat. The prosecution presented the photo as evidence of the handwritten note found inside the boat where Tsarnaev was captured April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Mass., four days after the bombings. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office)BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday saw photographs of a blood-stained, hand-scrawled note speckled with bullet holes inside the boat he was captured in days after the deadly 2013 attack.


Court OKs automatic solitary for Virginia death-row inmates

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:53
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia can continue to automatically house death-row inmates in solitary confinement, even though a judge who ruled otherwise might have been correct in calling those conditions "dehumanizing," a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Apple's Tim Cook cites record sales and "unbelievable" year

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:52

In this Monday, March 9, 2015 photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook applauds at the conclusion of the Apple "Spring Forward" launch event in San Francisco. Cook took a figurative victory lap at his company’s annual shareholder meeting Tuesday, one day after he announced details about the new smartwatch Apple plans to sell next month. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook took a figurative victory lap at his company's annual shareholder meeting, one day after he announced details about the new smartwatch Apple plans to start selling next month.


Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:51

President Barack Obama waves he arrives to speak at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Tuesday, March 10, 2015, about his plan to clamp down on the private companies that service federal student debt. More than 40 million Americans are in debt thanks to their education, and most of their loans come from Uncle Sam. So President Barack Obama is aiming to clamp down on the private companies that service federal student debt with a presidential memorandum he signed Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)ATLANTA (AP) — Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system.


As race for UN chief begins, new campaigns demand a woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:51

In this combination of file photos, seven high-profile women who have been mentioned as possible contenders for the post of United Nations Secretary General are shown. On Sunday, March 8, 2015, a campaign that seeks the first female Secretary General will launch WomanSG.org to feature around a dozen women it says are outstanding possible candidates with political experience. Every few weeks, another group of possible candidates will be posted online. From top left are UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova; International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde; Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. From left on the bottom row are European Union Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva; former New Zealand Prime Minister and Administrator, United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara; Alex Brandon; Laurent Gillieron; Michael Probst; John Minchillo; Kirsty Wigglesworth; Mikhail Klimentyev, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At a private working lunch for the five most powerful members of the United Nations Security Council, the conversation turned to the question of the next U.N. secretary-general.


Clinton says should have used government email address

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:51

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a press conference at the United Nations in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday she should have used a government email account as U.S. secretary of state, though she said she violated no rules, in her first public remarks over a controversy that could cloud her expected bid for the White House. Clinton, the presumed front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, has come under fire for using a private email account for official business when she was the top U.S. diplomat because of concerns that she hid important facts about her tenure and put her correspondence at a security risk. "I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department, because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal emails instead of two," Clinton said at a press conference at the United Nations in New York. "Looking back, it would've been better if I'd simply used a second email account and carried a second phone." Clinton said she had provided to the State Department all of her emails that could possibly be work-related for archiving purposes.


Houston Ship Channel spill cleanup to take several days

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:47
LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — Efforts to clean up one of the nation's busiest seaports after a collision between two vessels on the Houston Ship Channel spilled a flammable chemical were expected to take at least several days, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Tuesday.

Police ID person struck by car in Edgewater Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:45

Police ID person struck by car in Edgewater ParkAuthorities have released the name of the person who was struck by a vehicle in Edgewater Park, New Jersey Monday night.


2 charged after man dies from mistakenly drinking herbicide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:40
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man died after he mistakenly drank herbicide that was stored in a soft drink bottle he bought from two men, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Cyber attack hits Madison, Wisconsin, after police shooting of teen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:37

Police Officer Robert Olsen is seen in an undated handout picture released by the DeKalb County Police Department in GeorgiaCyber attackers are targeting city and county computer systems in Madison, Wisconsin, in retaliation for the shooting death of a 19-year-old unarmed black man by police in the Wisconsin capital, city officials said on Tuesday. The cyber attack was hitting the police department as well as other city and county websites with varying levels of intensity, blocking legitimate Internet traffic to and from the governmental agencies, officials said. Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, were working to trace and apprehend the culprits, said Paul Kronberger, Madison's chief information officer. The people who do this kind of attack are very skilled." The attack, which began Monday afternoon, was thought to be initiated by Anonymous, an international network of activist computer hackers, in response to the fatal shooting of Tony Robinson by a white Madison police officer on Friday.


Nearly 11.7 million signed up for Obamacare health insurance: HHS

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:07

A man sits at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaBy Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly 11.7 million people have either signed up or re-enrolled for insurance coverage under the U.S. healthcare reform law, more than the 9.1 million predicted by the Obama administration,health officials said on Tuesday. As of Feb. 22, about 8.8 million signed up in one of the 37 states that use online exchanges operated by the federal government and 2.85 million were in the 14 states, and Washington, D.C., that operate their own exchanges, the Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement. The Democratic-backed Affordable Care Act, narrowly passed by Congress in 2010 over unified Republican opposition, aimed to help millions of Americans without health insurance obtain coverage. The online exchanges, or marketplaces, are geared toward those who do not receive insurance through their employer and provide tax subsidies on a sliding scale to make health coverage affordable for low-income people.


ESPN: Eagles close to trading Nick Foles for Sam Bradford

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:07

 Eagles to trade Nick Foles for Sam BradfordAccording to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles are closed to trading quarterback Nic Foles to the St. Louis Rams for Sam Bradford.


Obama announces changes for student loan repayment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:06

Obama makes brief remarks before signing a presidential memorandum, a Student Aid Bill of Rights to Help Ensure Affordable Loan Repayment, in the Oval Office in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton ATLANTA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told students at Georgia Tech on Tuesday he wants to make the process of repaying student loans easier to understand and manage. Obama signed a “student aid bill of rights” and spelled out an assortment of policy tweaks and projects to try to make it easier for people with student loans to pay back their debt. “We're going to require that the businesses that service your loans provide clear information about how much you owe, what your options are for repaying it, and if you're falling behind, help you get back in good standing with reasonable fees on a reasonable timeline,” Obama told a raucous crowd of more than 9,500 students. Obama has asked the Treasury and Education departments and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to report by Oct. 1 on whether bankruptcy laws or other laws or regulations should be changed for student loans.


Butt-injection convict tells paper she has Netanyahu crush

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 03:58

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Padge Gordon, also known as Padge Victoria Windslowe. The former madam who bragged of doing black-market "body sculpting" on thousands of women was convicted of murder Monday, March 9, 2015, in the death of a dancer whose heart stopped after nearly half a gallon of silicone was injected into her buttocks. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former madam whose black-market "body sculpting" led to a dancer's death says she's the ruler of her own "Madamic" kingdom and dreams of ruling the world.


Southbound I-95 reopens outside DC after tanker overturns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 03:55

This handout photo provided by the Prince George's County, Md., Fire Department shows an overturned tanker on Interstate 95 in Laurel, Md., Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Interstate 95 was closed in both directions in the Laurel area after officials say a tanker truck carrying bio-diesel fuel overturned across southbound lanes. The tanker overturned Tuesday morning in southbound lanes south of state Route 198. Local media are showing aerial shots of the tanker lying across four lanes of traffic and pushing into jersey barrier walls along the median. (AP Photo/Assistant Fire Chief Paul Gomez, Prince George's County, Md., Fire Department)LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Two of Interstate 95's 4 southbound lanes just north of the Capital Beltway in Maryland have reopened after officials say a tanker truck overturned, spilling about 400 gallons of bio-diesel fuel.


Judge dismisses suit over Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 03:53
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol.