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On 5th anniversary of health care law, no end to debate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 20:25

FILE - In this March 23, 2010. file photo, President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. When President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act five years ago, he visualized a time when the political hyperbole would be silenced and ordinary people would see that the health care law improved their lives. The White House signing ceremony on Mar. 23, 2010 was an applause-filled celebration. “When I sign this bill,” Obama said, “all of the overheated rhetoric over reform will finally confront the reality of reform.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act five years ago, he visualized a time when the political hyperbole would be silenced and ordinary people would see that the health care law improved their lives.


More cash-strapped Americans turn to tax refund advances

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 19:51

In this March 21, 2015 photo, Brittney Freison, dressed as Lady Liberty, waves to motorists near the Liberty Tax Service office in Berea, Ohio. Wary of rising fees, federal regulators are eyeing ways they can assert tighter oversight upon paid tax preparers who cater to an expanding market of cash-strapped families anxious for their tax refunds. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)WASHINGTON (AP) — Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the fees.


Colombia drug debate revived as herbicide deemed carcinogen

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 19:30

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2006, file photo, a plane sprays coca fields in San Miguel, on Colombia's southern border with Ecuador. The new labeling on Thursday, March 19, 2015, of the world’s most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer could jeopardize the future of an aerial spraying program in Colombia that is the cornerstone of the U.S.-backed war on drugs. (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez,File)BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The new labeling of the world's most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for an aerial spraying program in Colombia that is the cornerstone of the U.S.-backed war on drugs.


Bloomsburg baseball player dismissed for Mo'ne Davis tweet

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 19:01

Bloomsburg baseball player dismissed for Mo'ne Davis tweetA Bloomsburg University baseball player has been dismissed from the team for an offensive Twitter post about Little League World Series star Mo'ne Davis.


Police: Man shoots 12-year-old of ex-girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 18:47

 Man shoots 12-year-old son of ex-girlfriendA 12-year-old Philadelphia boy was shot during an argument between his mother and her ex-boyfriend, police say.


Train cars hauling methanol derail in central Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 18:38

Train cars hauling methanol derail in central TexasTexas authorities say a dozen train cars have derailed near Valley Mills, including five tanker cars carrying methanol.


Train cars hauling methanol derail in central Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 13:11
VALLEY MILLS, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities say a dozen train cars have derailed near Valley Mills, including five tanker cars carrying methanol.

Villanova ends March Madness run in 71-68 loss to NC State

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 11:45

Villanova ends March Madness run in 71-68 loss to NC StateThe Villanova Wildcats were knocked out of the NCAA March Madness tournament with a 71-68 loss to NC State on Saturday.


AccuWeather: Winter Winds Return Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 11:40

 Breezy And CoolerMeteorologist Adam Joseph says spring will be put on hold for a few more days.


7 siblings die in Brooklyn house fire, officials eye hot plate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 11:28

7 siblings die in Brooklyn house fire, officials eye hot plateSeven siblings from an Orthodox Jewish family were killed early Saturday when a fire tore through their Brooklyn home after they had gone to bed, a tragedy that authorities believe was caused by a malfunctioning hot plate left on for the Sabbath.


Girl, 11, wounded in accidental shooting in Wissinoming

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 11:21

Girl, 11, wounded in accidental shooting in WissinomingAuthorities say an 11-year-old girl was wounded in what appears to be an accidental shooting in Philadelphia's Wissinoming section.


Dozens of illegal dirt bikes, ATVs seized in day long round-up

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 11:20

Dozens of illegal dirt bikes, ATVs seized in day long round-upPolice seized more than 60 dirt bike and ATVs in what could be the largest one-day round-up of illegal vehicles in Philadelphia.


Police raid club of pot activist who quit TV job on air

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 11:07
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police served search warrants at marijuana activist Charlo Greene's Alaska Cannabis Club after receiving reports of illegal marijuana sales.

1 teen killed, 4 injured in Delaware crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 10:50

1 teen killed, 4 injured in Delaware crashA 17-year-old girl was killed and four other teens were injured in a crash in Laurel, Delaware.


Machete-Wielding Man at Airport Dies: Cops

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 10:40
Passengers described a terrifying scene.

LeSean McCoy: Eagles panicked

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 10:30
LeSean McCoy, who was traded to the Buffalo Bills from Philadelphia earlier this month, said the Eagles overreacted by signing DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews.

Body found stuffed in barrel near California city hall

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 10:24
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — A man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday after a body was found stuffed inside a plastic barrel that was dumped in front of Sonoma's city hall in California wine country, authorities said.

Police: Suspect shot at New Orleans airport has died

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 09:17

 six Mason jars with cloth wicks soaked in gasoline. (AP Photo/Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office)KENNER, La. (AP) — A machete-wielding man who was shot during a bizarre rampage at New Orleans' international airport died Saturday afternoon, shortly after authorities revealed that he had also been carrying a bag of Molotov cocktails when the melee began.


Off-duty officer posted booze photo before fatal accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 08:41

Off-duty officer posted booze photo before fatal accidentTwo New Jersey police officers remained hospitalized in critical but stable condition on Saturday, a day after they were injured in a wrong-way crash in New York City that killed another officer and a friend.


Officials identify 7 siblings killed in Brooklyn house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 08:40

7 siblings die in Brooklyn house fire, officials eye hot plateAuthorities say seven siblings, ranging in age from 5 to 16 years old, died when a fire tore through their two-story Brooklyn home after they had gone to bed.