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Asian stocks gain on economic data, China stimulus hopes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:17

FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks are starting the week sharply higher Monday, March 30, 2015, led by energy companies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive economic data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China.


New Hampshire authorities: Mother killed daughters, self

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:15

A memorial appears on display in front of a home, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Bedford, N.H., where New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Jay McCormack said police received a 911 call Saturday regarding a deceased woman at the home. He says when officers arrived, they found two more people dead. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — A 34-year-old woman shot and killed her two young daughters at their New Hampshire home before killing herself, authorities said Monday.


Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:12

Indiana Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, left, D-Anderson, and Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, call for the repeal of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a press conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, March 30, 2015. Republican legislative leaders say they are working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance.


Report: Hawaii supervisor manipulated veterans' benefit data

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:10

File - This June 9, 2014 file photo shows the outside of the Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center in Honolulu. A supervisor at the Veterans Administration office in Honolulu was manipulating data to make it look like the agency was processing veterans' benefits claims faster than they actually were, according to a new report by the VA Office of Inspector General. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia, File)HONOLULU (AP) — A supervisor at the Veterans Administration office in Honolulu was manipulating data to make it look like the agency was processing veterans' benefits claims faster it actually was, according to a new report by the VA Office of Inspector General.


A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:53

Indiana Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, left, D-Anderson, and Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, call for the repeal of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a press conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, March 30, 2015. Republican legislative leaders say they are working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers scrambled Monday to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where measures aimed at preventing government from infringing on people's religious beliefs have been introduced this year.


Men Dressed as Women Shot Outside NSA Gate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:41
Two men dressed as women attempted to "penetrate" NSA entry point, officials said.

Police: Man who drank 36 beers crashes into Utah house

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:32

A truck rests half in a home in Rose Park Utah Monday, March 30, 2015, after the driver failed to make a turn. Officers conducted a field sobriety test and took the driver to the station for further tests. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Scott G Winterton)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into the side of a house in Salt Lake City acknowledged drinking 36 beers and doing cocaine.


'Bernie' case prosecutor seeks recusal, says he's a witness

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:29
CARTHAGE, Texas (AP) — The Texas district attorney who was to prosecute for a second time the man whose murder conviction inspired the movie "Bernie" has asked to recuse himself on the eve of a pretrial hearing, saying he's become a witness.

Marathon bombing jurors see autopsy photos, prosecutors rest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:20

In this March 5, 2015 file courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial in Boston. Prosecutors rested their case against Tsarnaev on Monday, March 30, 2015, after jurors saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.


Indiana to clarify 'religious freedom' law, Georgia, N.C. bills stall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:58

Demonstrators gather to protest a controversial religious freedom bill in IndianapolisIndiana Republicans pledged on Monday to clarify a new "religious freedom" law, while similar proposals stalled in Georgia and North Carolina after businesses and activists said such measures could be used to discriminate against gays. Arkansas lawmakers, however, signaled they would move forward with their own bill, even after Indiana was rebuked by companies and executives including Wal-Mart Stores Inc , Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook, and Eli Lilly and Co . Indiana's law, signed by Governor Mike Pence last week, was perceived as going further than those passed in 19 other states, giving businesses a right to refuse services on religious grounds.


Missing UC Berkeley student found dead on Los Angeles freeway

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:54

Missing UC Berkeley student found dead on Los Angeles freewaySoccer players and organizations across the country are coming together in their grief after a UC Berkeley player was found dead after leaving a fraternity party near USC.


Jury awards $38.5 million-plus in fatal shooting at plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:52
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The families of two women killed by a co-worker at a northeast Philadelphia plant 4½ years ago were awarded $38.5 million in punitive damages from a security guard firm on Monday.

Parents of Colorado theater shooter pray for victims daily

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:36

File--In this file photograph taken on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, Robert Holmes, far right, father of theatre shooting suspect James Holmes, heads into a pre-trial readiness hearing in Centennial, Colo., in the murder trial of his son, who is charged with killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 more in a shooting spree in a crowded theatre in Aurora, Colo., in July 2012. Bob Holmes and his wife Arlene, told the Del Mar Times in the couple's first interview since the theatre massacre that Arlene Holmes has written a book and says that she prays for the victims daily "by name and by wound." (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)DENVER (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes writes in a new book that she prays for the victims daily, naming each of the 12 people who were killed and the 70 others who were injured.


Boston bombing jury hears of grisly deaths, defense calls first witness

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:32

News crews photograph pieces of shrapnel taken from the body of Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell and presented as evidence in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The two youngest people killed by the Boston Marathon bombing were torn apart by one of the blasts that ripped through the crowd at the finish line, medical examiners testified on Monday as prosecutors wound up their case against accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and defense attorneys began calling witnesses. Massachusetts' Chief Medical Examiner Henry Nields showed the jury 8-year-old Martin Richard’s bloodstained gray New England Patriots T-shirt with holes that correlated with injuries to the child’s torso. On the 15th day of testimony in Tsarnaev's trial at Boston federal court, Nields said a piece of shrapnel appeared to have gone straight through Richard's body. Shrapnel from the same homemade pressure cooker bomb that killed Richard punched through Chinese exchange student Lingzi Lu's legs, causing the 23-year old to bleed to death within minutes, Boston medical examiner Katherine Lindstrom testified.


Prosecutors: Fmr. Philadelphia drug cops on trial looted millions in cash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:28

 Fmr. Philadelphia drug cops on trial looted millions in cashLawyers for six former police officers charged with stealing millions of dollars in cash and drugs while working undercover attacked the Justice Department case Monday as a fable crafted by 19 drug dealers and a dirty colleague.


Arizona governor vetoes bill shielding names of officers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:25

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2104 file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey speaks to supporters at the Republican election night festivities in Phoenix. Arizona’s governor Gov. Doug Ducey faces a deadline to sign or veto a bill requiring law enforcement agencies to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months. Ducey must act Monday, March 30, 2015, on the bill approved by the Arizona Legislature. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed legislation Monday requiring law enforcement agencies to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months, nixing a bill that was inspired by last year's events Ferguson, Missouri, and similar incidents around the country.


German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:22

Flags representing differents nations are deployed during ceremony with family members of victims in front of a stele, a stone slab erected as a monument, set up in memory of the victims in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Sunday, March 29, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain Tuesday killed all 150 people aboard, and has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. Authorities believe the 27-year-old German deliberately sought to destroy the Airbus A320 as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot's license.


Source: Darby Township man killed in house fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:02

Popular Darby Township man killed in house fireA Darby Township man was killed in a house fire, a source tells Action News.


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:00

Rescue workers work at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, Monday, March 30, 2015. European investigators are focusing on the psychological state of a 27-year-old German co-pilot who prosecutors say deliberately flew a Germanwings plane carrying 150 people into a mountain, a French police official said Monday. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, Pool)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


US offer for climate treaty: Up to 28 percent emissions cut

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:00

FILE - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama, flanked by senior adviser Brian Deese, left, and Christina Goldfuss, managing director of the Council on Environmental Quality, speaks at Energy Department in Washington. In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 28 percent as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House’s plans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans.