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Man pleads guilty in Ugandan counterfeiting, other scams

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 03:27
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty in a counterfeit money scheme based in Uganda, along with several other scams in which he was free on bond when he got caught passing a bogus $100 bill at a Pennsylvania coffee shop.

US man jailed for killing German teen

BBC World News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 03:24
A Montana man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for killing a German exchange student he found in his garage.
Categories: BBC World News

House GOP pushes tax cuts despite veto threat over cost

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 03:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are pushing through a series of tax cuts this week affecting millions of businesses and individuals, despite White House veto threats over the cost.

Town requests probe after prostitute steals sergeant's gun

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 03:20
KENSINGTON, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California town plans to request an independent investigation into how its police chief handled the probe of a sergeant who allegedly had his gun stolen by a prostitute at a Nevada hotel room, a newspaper reported.

Will Smith says he's got the music 'bug'

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 03:19

Actor Will Smith poses for photographers at the screening of Focus, at a central London cinema, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith may be "Gettin' "Jiggy Wit It" again. He says he's hoping to return to hip-hop and never stopped recording privately.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Meet Amanda Knox's Rocker Fiance

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 03:19
Amanda Knox got an early Valentine's Day present this year as her father confirmed to ABC News that she is engaged to be married.

Correction: NC Shootings-Muslim Reaction story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 03:09

A woman places flowers at a makeshift memorial next to murder victim Deah Shaddy Barakat's car at the Finley Forest condominium complex Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 in Chapel Hill, NC . Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, of Chapel Hill, is accused of shooting Barakat, 23, Yusor Mohammad, 21, of Chapel Hill; and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh, the day before. Hicks is being held in the Durham County jail with no bond. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy)In a story Feb. 11 about reactions to the shootings of three Muslims in North Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on incorrect information from Chapel Hill officials, the full name of one of the victims. The name of the newlywed wife was Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, not Yusor Mohammad.


Correction: Three Killed-North Carolina story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 03:06
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — In a story Feb. 11 about the shooting deaths of three Muslim students, The Associated Press erroneously reported, based on incorrect information from Chapel Hill officials, the full name of one of the victims. The name of the newlywed wife was Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, not Yusor Mohammad.

Utah mother pleads guilty to killing six newborns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 03:03

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, Megan Huntsman, accused of killing six of her newborn babies and storing their bodies in her garage, appears in court, in Provo, Utah. Huntsman appears set to take a plea deal Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Prosecutors and attorneys for Huntsman have reached a resolution and requested a special setting for a hearing Thursday morning in Provo, Utah, online court records show. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool, File)PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah mother accused of killing six of her newborn babies and storing their bodies in her garage pleaded guilty to murder Thursday.


Study: World dumps 8.8 million tons of plastics into oceans

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 03:02

Jenna Jambeck, an environment engineering professor at the University of Georgia, holds a plastic baggie with trash collected last fall from a clean up at Panama Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) conference in San Jose, Calif. Each year about 8.8 million tons of plastic ends up in the world oceans, a quantity much higher than previous estimates, according to a new study that tracked marine debris from its source. (AP Photo/Seth Borenstein)SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Each year about 8.8 million tons of plastic ends up in the world oceans, a quantity much higher than previous estimates, according to a new study that tracked marine debris from its source.


N Korea launches propaganda slogans

BBC World News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 03:01
North Korea has launched a series of new slogans to celebrate the country's 70th anniversary, urging citizens to work towards a "socialist fairyland".
Categories: BBC World News

Study Finds Rising Levels of Plastics in Oceans

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 03:00
The amount of debris is likely to increase tenfold over the next decade unless nations start disposing of trash responsibly, new research suggests.






City Room: Big City Book Club Discusses ‘The Assistant’

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 02:59
Join the Big City Book Club for an online discussion of Bernard Malamud’s 1957 novel “The Assistant,” tonight at 6:30 Eastern time.

Mexican boy with massive tumor now living in New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 02:51

This Jan. 30, 2015 photo provided by Kristean Alcocer shows Jose Antonio Ramirez Serrano recovering from his surgery at his home in Rio Rancho, N.M. Ramirez Serrano, 11, who had portions of a massive tumor removed is living comfortably in Rio Rancho with his family as he prepares for more treatment. Kristean Alcocer of the First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho said Ramirez Serrano and his family are staying in a rented Rio Rancho home thanks to donations from church members. (AP Photo/Kristean Alcocer)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had portions of a massive tumor removed in New Mexico is living comfortably in an Albuquerque suburb with his family as he prepares for more treatment.


Greek 'compromise' possible - Merkel

BBC World News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 02:51
Germany's Chancellor Merkel says a compromise is possible, amid a stand-off with Greece over the terms of its bailout.
Categories: BBC World News

4. Truffle Butter (feat. Drake & Lil Wayne) - Nicki Minaj

iTunes Top Ten - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 02:49
Truffle Butter (feat. Drake & Lil Wayne)
Nicki Minaj

Release Date: December 15, 2014
Total Songs:
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
Price: $1.29
Copyright ? 2014 Cash Money Records Inc.
Categories: iTunes Top Ten

6. Chandelier - Sia

iTunes Top Ten - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 02:49
1000 Forms of Fear
Sia

Release Date: May 29, 2014
Total Songs: 12
Genre: Pop
Price: $5.99
Copyright ? 2014 Monkey Puzzle Records, under exclusive license to RCA Records
Categories: iTunes Top Ten

7. Only One (feat. Paul McCartney) - Kanye West

iTunes Top Ten - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 02:49
Only One (feat. Paul McCartney) - Single
Kanye West

Release Date: December 31, 2014
Total Songs: 1
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
Price: $1.29
Copyright ? 2014 Good Music Distributed By Def Jam, A Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Categories: iTunes Top Ten

8. Bitches N Marijuana (feat. ScHoolboy Q) - Chris Brown X Tyga

iTunes Top Ten - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 02:49
Fan of a Fan the Album (Deluxe Version)
Chris Brown X Tyga

Expected Release Date: February 20, 2015
Total Songs: 16
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
Price: By Song Only
Copyright ? 2015 RCA Records and Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records
Categories: iTunes Top Ten

10. Elastic Heart - Sia

iTunes Top Ten - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 02:49
1000 Forms of Fear
Sia

Release Date: May 29, 2014
Total Songs: 12
Genre: Pop
Price: $5.99
Copyright ? 2014 Monkey Puzzle Records, under exclusive license to RCA Records
Categories: iTunes Top Ten