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Nevada's Attorney General charges Bitcoin-fueled poker website -newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 14:05
(Reuters) - Nevada's Attorney General has charged the operator of an online poker website that accepted Bitcoin for running it without a license, the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper reported on Monday. Bryan Micon's Seals with Clubs poker site was shut down in February, the newspaper reported, and an arrest warrant filed on Monday in Las Vegas Justice Court charged Micon with operating an unlicensed interactive gaming system. The newspaper said Attorney General Adam Laxalt had set a Tuesday news conference to announce details of the case.

Capitol Hill Buzz: Dems push higher pay for Senate workers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 13:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports about a Senate cafeteria worker who makes so little money he is homeless are prompting calls for change from Democrats on Capitol Hill.

Summations expected in Hamptons rape trial of NYC executive

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 13:14

FILE - In this April 8, 2015 file photo, former New York City investment banker Jason Lee walks with his wife Alicia into Suffolk County Court in Riverhead, N.Y., where Lee faces charges he raped a woman from Ireland that he took home after celebrating his birthday at a Hamptons nightclub. Closing arguments are scheduled in the trial of Lee who has pleaded not guilty and his defense attorney has argued the sex was consensual. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected to be held Tuesday in the trial of a New York City investment banker accused of raping an Irish tourist on Long Island.

Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 13:07
BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

5 people shot, 2 of them fatally, near church during funeral

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 13:02

A New York City police detective investigates the scene of a shooting in which two people were killed and three others wounded outside Emmanuel Church of God in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Police said a wake was being held in the church at the time of the shooting. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Two people have been killed and at least three others injured in a shooting outside a New York City church where a funeral was in progress.

Enola Gay co-pilot's flight logs, Hiroshima plans for sale

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 13:01

This undated photo provided by Bonhams shows personal flight logs of the co-pilot of the U.S. B-29 Superfortress that dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Japan that will be put up for auction in New York this week. The logs are part of an 11-lot archive of Capt. Robert Lewis’ documents from his service during World War II. (Courtesy of Bonhams via AP)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Of the 12 men who flew aboard the Enola Gay the day the U.S. B-29 Superfortress dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima 70 years ago this summer, none knew the four-engine bomber better than Capt. Robert Lewis.

U.S. Supreme Court set to hear pivotal gay marriage arguments

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 13:01
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are set on Tuesday to hear arguments on whether the Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, taking up a contentious social issue in what promises to be the year's most anticipated ruling. The decision, due by the end of June, will determine whether gay marriage will be legal nationwide. The arguments center on gay marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, four of the 13 states that currently prohibit it. All eyes will be on conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, who may cast the deciding fifth vote on a court closely divided on gay rights.

Bill seeks to expand coverage for Hawaii fertility law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:33

Piilani Smith talks about a bill that would help unmarried or same-sex couples and single women greater access to fertility treatments on Monday, April 27, 2015, in Honolulu. Hawaii mandates insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization, but the rule only applies to heterosexual, married couples. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — A proposal in Hawaii's Legislature would expand a state mandate on fertility treatments to include same sex couples and single women, updating a law that now only offers such benefits to women who are married to men.

Florida city drops legal fight; ex-mayor to be reinstated

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:22
MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) — A former mayor of a south Florida city who was acquitted of federal corruption charges is set to be reinstated.

Nuclear attack survivors, 70 years later, now fading away

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:12

Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow, at right, participates in a march against nuclear weapons Sunday, April 26, 2015, in New York. At 83, she is part of a generation of nuclear attack survivors that is quickly disappearing. (AP Photo/Cara Anna)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — What a nuclear attack didn't take from them, old age will.

Special Report: Uploaded photos creating facial recognition database

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:10

 Uploaded photos creating facial recognition databaseWhat you may not realize is that your face in your online photos has not only been recorded, but uploaded, analyzed, and digitized countless times.

Teen who fought cancer treatment heads home from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:08

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, file photo, Jackie Fortin of Windsor Locks, Conn., speaks outside the Connecticut Supreme Court in Hartford, Conn., shortly after the court ruled the that state child protection officials aren't violating the rights of her 17-year-old daughter by forcing the girl to undergo cancer chemotherapy she doesn't want. Fortin's daughter has finished that treatment and is expected to be released from the hospital, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was released Monday from a hospital where she had been confined since December.

Hatboro couple relieved family in Nepal survived

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:01

Hatboro couple relieved family in Nepal survivedA local couple in Hatboro, Montgomery County has a very close connection to the situation in Nepal.

Police: School shooter said he didn't plan to hurt students

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:54
SEATTLE (AP) — A 16-year-old boy who fired two gunshots Monday inside a Washington state high school, hitting no one before a teacher tackled him, told detectives he never intended to hurt any students, a police spokesman said.

Massive fire breaks out in East Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:50

Massive fire breaks out in East BaltimoreA massive fire engulfed a building in East Baltimore Monday night.

San Francisco Uber user robbed, beaten by driver: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:38
By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A man who requested a late-night ride from the ridesharing service Uber in San Francisco over the weekend was robbed by a driver, who refused to let him leave, then chased and assaulted him before taking his cell phone and debit card, police said. "This man called an Uber, it's not fair to say he got into one," she said. Asked if the rider's Uber request had been validated by any Uber driver, Downed declined to comment, citing the police investigation. The man, who was in his 30s and not named, was visiting the city's Marina District and ordered a ride through the Uber app around 1 a.m. local time on Saturday, San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Officer Carlos Manfredi said on Monday.

Filmmaker among 4 Americans killed on Everest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:12

This July 2008 photo provided by Cory Freyer shows Thomas Ely Taplin. The documentary filmmaker from Colorado was an American killed in a Mount Everest avalanche triggered by the recent earthquake that shook Nepal. Taplin's wife, Freyer, said Monday, April 27, 2015, that he was working on a documentary about the community of climbers at the base camp and had been there only a short time when the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck. (Cory Freyer via AP)A documentary filmmaker from Colorado was among four Americans killed in a Mount Everest avalanche triggered by the earthquake that shook Nepal.

In US-Japan talks, China is the elephant in the room

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:11

President Barack Obama, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit the Lincoln Memorial, looking toward the Washington Monument, on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet on Tuesday, a major subtext of their discussions will be the world leader not in the room — Chinese President Xi Jinping.

'Good kid': Lawyer pleads for Boston Marathon bomber's life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:05

FILE - This undated file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013, by the FBI shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev’s life is on the line as his lawyers return to federal court to make their case that he should be spared the death penalty. Tsarnaev’s defense team is set to begin presenting witnesses on Monday, April 27, 2015, in the penalty phase of his trial, the stage that will determine whether he is executed or spends the rest of his life behind bars. Tsarnaev, 21, already has been convicted of 30 federal charges in the twin bombings that killed three spectators and injured more than 260 others near the marathon’s finish line on April 15, 2013. Seventeen of those charges carry the possibility of the death penalty. (AP Photo/FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers pleaded with a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother.