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Woman now in wheelchair testifies at Boston bombing trial

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 15:25

A woman Monday recalled shielding her husband from the sight of his mangled leg, being pushed to the ground by a bystander frantically trying to extinguish the flames on her body and coming to grips with becoming a double amputee.

Fallout from racist fraternity video grows

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:07

Bianna Golodryga interviews a Sigma Alpha Epsilon official about the "shocking" clip.

GOP tries to undercut nuclear deal with warning to Iran

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers warned the leaders of Iran on Monday that any nuclear deal they cut with President Barack Obama could expire the day he leaves office. The White House denounced the GOP's latest effort to undercut the international negotiations as a "rush to war."

Obama emailed Clinton on her private address: White House

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:00
By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton exchanged emails during her time as secretary of state, the White House said on Monday, confirming the president was aware that his potential successor used a private email address for government work. Obama said in an interview with CBS on Saturday that he found out about Clinton's use of a personal email account through recent news reports, but White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama was aware of her address earlier. "The point that the president was making is not that he didn’t know Secretary Clinton’s email address.

Flight crew cite brake problem in Delta NYC accident: NTSB

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:48

A brake problem may have caused a Delta Air Lines Inc jet to skid off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport last week, according to testimony from the flight's crew, federal safety investigators said Monday. The auto brakes were set to "max," but the crew "did not sense any wheel brake deceleration" before the plane crashed into a fence, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement. Another MD-88 aircraft operated by Delta landed on the same runway 3 minutes prior to the plane that crashed, the crew of which described the braking action on the runway as "good," the agency said. Still, the National Transportation Safety Board said it is examining the weather conditions at the time of the accident.

Apple reveals watch details, thin new computer

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:33

Get the rundown on the Apple Spring Forward event from Yahoo Tech.

That time the Watergate prosecutor argued for job discrimination vs. gays

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:06
A newly unearthed legal filing reveals another, less well-known, chapter in Archibald Cox’s career.

White House: Obama emailed Hillary Clinton on her private email address

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:50

President Barack Obama exchanged emails with the then secretary of state on her private, nongovernmental account when she was in office, the White House says.

Several hurt as Amtrak train, truck collide in N.C.

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:44

The passenger train's engine toppled on its side after a collision with a tractor trailer.

Amtrak train, truck collide in North Carolina; minor injuries reported

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:39
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train and a tractor trailer truck collided in North Carolina on Monday, derailing part of the train and causing non-life threatening injuries to some of its approximately 200 passengers, local authorities said. The train had been headed to Philadelphia when it collided around noon with a truck that was hauling heavy equipment and apparently got stuck on the tracks in Halifax County, said Heather Joyner, communications director of Halifax County Emergency 911. Amtrak said on Twitter it was responding to the incident and aware of reported injuries.

Obama slaps sanctions on Venezuelan officials

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:30

The president accuses 7 officials of perpetrating human rights violations and corruption.

Wisconsin students walk out in protest over fatal police shooting

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 09:14

(Reuters) - University and high school students in Madison, Wisconsin, walked out of classes on Monday morning and marched to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, local media reported. More than 100 students, including some from Sun Prairie High School, the alma mater of Tony Robinson, the 19-year-old who was shot and killed, marched toward Wisconsin's state Capitol, and reported. Officer Matt Kenny, who shot Robinson, is on paid administrative leave while the Wisconsin Department of Justice investigates the Friday shooting. Protests and vigils in Madison over the weekend were peaceful and Police Chief Michael and Mayor Paul Soglin pledged transparency in communicating results of the investigation.

Follow the Apple Watch event live with Yahoo Tech

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 08:36

Follow along live with experts from Yahoo Tech.

Obama announces effort to boost high-tech hiring

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 08:12

The president calls on employers to ramp up training in an effort to drive up higher-income employment.

Live: Boston Marathon bombing trial

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 07:55

Follow Yahoo News' liveblog for the latest updates from inside the courtroom.

Supreme Court rejects cases on Guantanamo detainee treatment

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 07:40

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday spurned two appeals involving U.S. treatment of Guantanamo Bay detainees, barring a Syrian man from suing the United States over alleged torture and blocking the release of images purported to show evidence of a Saudi man's mistreatment. In one case, the court left in place a January 2014 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit against a Syrian former detainee, Abdul Rahim Abdul Razak al Janko. He had sought to sue the United States for damages stemming from his treatment during seven years at the U.S. facility in Cuba. Janko says he was tortured and suffered physical and psychological degradation at Guantanamo from 2002 to 2009 after being detained in Afghanistan in 2001.

Supreme Court sends Notre Dame contraception mandate challenge to lower court

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 07:10

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out an appeals court decision that went against the University of Notre Dame over its religious objections to the Obamacare health law’s contraception requirement. The justices asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision in favor of the Obama administration in light of the June 2014 Supreme Court ruling that allowed closely held corporations to seek exemptions from the provision. The court’s action means the February 2014 appeals court ruling that denied the South Bend, Indiana-based Roman Catholic university an injunction against the requirement has been wiped out. The 2010 Affordable Care Act, known widely as Obamacare, requires employers to provide health insurance policies that cover preventive services for women including access to contraception and sterilization.

Witnesses to resume describing horror of Boston Marathon bombing

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:36

The Boston Marathon bombing trial is set to resume on Monday with more witness testimony about the twin blasts that killed three people and injured 264 when they ripped through the crowd at the race's finish line on April 15, 2013. Attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, opened their case last week by bluntly declaring that the defendant and his older brother were responsible for the attack as well as the fatal shooting of a police officer three days later, in an effort to focus attention on the brother's role in the plot. Defense lawyers contend that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who died following a gunbattle with police three days after the bombing, was the driving force behind the attack, with Dzhokhar following along out of a sense of submission. By pinning the bulk of the blame on Tamerlan, defense lawyers hope to persuade the jury at U.S. District Court in Boston not to sentence their client to death.

University of Oklahoma fraternity closed due to racist video

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 02:24

A video posted online shows a group of students chanting racial epithets and making light of lynchings.

Nemtsov friend: Islamist motive for Moscow killing is nonsensical

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:33

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - A colleague of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition figure shot dead near Moscow's Red Square, said suggestions he was killed by Islamists were nonsensical and useful for the Kremlin because they deflected accusations that officials were involved. They believe that the Kremlin stood to gain from the killing -- though Russian officials have denied involvement -- and they do not believe fanatics acting alone could have shot someone dead so close to the Kremlin. "Our worst fears are coming true," Ilya Yashin, the co-leader of Nemtsov's small liberal opposition party said on Twitter late on Sunday. "The trigger man will be blamed, while those who actually ordered Nemtsov's killing will go free." "Investigators' nonsensical theory about Islamist motives in Nemtsov's killing suit the Kremlin and take Putin out of the firing line," Yashin added on Monday, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.