Saturday, April 19, 2014

National News

Oklahoma City bombing museum sees technology boost
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A memorial and museum about the Oklahoma City bombing is in the midst of a $7 million upgrade ahead of the 20-year anniversary of the attack in hopes of better portraying to visitors how different the world was at the time.

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6 million cards
Michaels Stores Inc. says Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.

CBO: Minimum wage boost would cost firms $15B
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would force businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries in 2017.

Guilty plea in shooting at Va. college inside mall
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Virginia mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges.

Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings
BOSTON (AP) - Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago.

Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her six babies
PROVO, Utah (AP) - Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage.

NTSB: No evidence of pre-impact fire in CA crash
RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Federal investigators say they haven't found any physical evidence that a FedEx truck was on fire before it slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in Northern California.

Nevada rancher says U.S. may have damaged his cows
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada rancher says he's trying to determine whether federal agents damaged any of his cattle before they released hundreds of rounded-up bovines in a showdown with angry protesters over the weekend.

Ohio man sits at corner with 'I AM A BULLY!' sign
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man is sitting on a street corner with a sign declaring he's a bully as part of his sentence for harassing a neighbor and her disabled children.