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Man sought after 2 toll booth robberies in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:21

Man sought after 2 toll booth robberies in DelawareDelaware State Police say someone robbed the same Newark toll plaza twice in three days.


Concern over dwindling number of rare Indian polo ponies

BBC World News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:20
Why the 'original polo ponies' are under threat
Categories: BBC World News

New Comcast online video service for its Internet customers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:20

This June 11, 2013 photo shows the Comcast Corp. logo during The Cable Show 2013 convention in Washington. Comcast on Monday, July 13, 2015 announced it will launch a streaming video service as it faces growing intrusions from companies like Netflix and a rising number of customers who are becoming more mobile, using tablets and phones for entertainment. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast, the country's largest cable company, is offering its own online video alternative as people spend fewer hours watching live TV and more time using tablets and phones for entertainment.


Day 3 of NAACP conference focuses on criminal justice reform

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:14

Day 3 of NAACP conference focuses on criminal justice reformThe NAACP convention continued Monday in Center City, and one of the big themes of the day was criminal justice reform. The group also heard from Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey. And of course everyone is waiting for President Obama's visit on Tuesday.


Iraq Begins Military Operation to Drive ISIS From Anbar Province

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:14
A United-States-led coalition carried out 39 airstrikes in Iraq overnight, but it was unclear if the Iraqi operation would have the support of various tribal forces.









US man held in IS-inspired bomb plot

BBC World News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:09
The son of Boston police captain has been accused of planning to explode to pressure-cooker bombs at US universities.
Categories: BBC World News

US boy scouts end ban on gay adults

BBC World News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:08
The Boy Scouts of America unanimously approves a resolution to end the organisation's ban on gay adults working as leaders.
Categories: BBC World News

Jail clerical error acknowledged in church shooting gun buy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:06

DYLANN ROOF INCULPÉ DE MEURTRES APRÈS LA TUERIE DE CHARLESTONLEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A jail clerk made a mistake when entering information about the location of a drug arrest for church shooting suspect Dylann Roof, the first in a series of missteps that allowed Roof to purchase a gun he shouldn't have been able to buy two months before the attack, authorities said.


Clinton gets tough on Wall Street, vows to tighten oversight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:05

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at New School in the Manhattan borough of New York CityBy Luciana Lopez and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton toughened her stance against Wall Street on Monday, vowing to tighten oversight of the financial industry and warning of serious risks in the "shadow banking" industry. In her first major economic speech of the 2016 election campaign, Clinton assailed financial institutions in detailed terms as she pledged to cut the income gap and spur wage growth for ordinary Americans. The Democratic front-runner stopped short of calling for the break-up of big banks as some liberal Democrats have sought.


Danh Vo and Bert Kreuk’s Legal Battle Pits Artist Against Collector

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:02
A judge in Rotterdam has ordered the artist Danh Vo to complete an art installation for Mr. Kreuk, a Dutch collector, or face daily fines.









Cleveland woman mauled to death by pit bull at family's home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:56
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a Cleveland woman who was mauled to death by a pit bull had been visiting relatives at a home where the dog was kept.

California begins to regain control of prison health care

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:55

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2009 file photo, J. Clark Kelso, the federally appointed receiver overseeing the medical care in the state's prison system, is seen outside of Folsom State Prison in Folsom, Calif. California on Monday, July 13, 2015 began regaining responsibility for its prison health care system after nearly a decade of federal control and billions of dollars in improvements. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Monday began regaining responsibility for its prison health care system after nearly a decade of federal control and billions of dollars in improvements.


Massachusetts man suspected of plotting Boston Marathon-style attack arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:53
Authorities said on Monday they had arrested the son of a Boston police captain who was building bombs in his apartment and planned to attack a crowded university campus cafeteria on behalf of the Islamic State militant group. Alexander Ciccolo, 23, was arrested on July 4 for the unlawful receipt of multiple guns, the U.S. Justice Department said in a news release. Ciccolo has received mental health treatment since childhood, according to sources familiar with the family.

Starbucks-led coalition seeks to engage 100,000 at-risk youth

NBA - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:49
The move underscores Starbucks’ frequent use of its brand power to address social issues dear to Schultz’s heart.
Categories: Sports Center

Starbucks-led coalition seeks to engage 100,000 at-risk youth

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:49
The move underscores Starbucks’ frequent use of its brand power to address social issues dear to Schultz’s heart.
Categories: Sports Center

Starbucks-led coalition seeks to engage 100,000 at-risk youth

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:49
The move underscores Starbucks’ frequent use of its brand power to address social issues dear to Schultz’s heart.

Driver who fled police ordered to trial in deaths of 2 kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:48
DETROIT (AP) — A man has been ordered to stand trial in the deaths of two Detroit children during a high-speed chase with police.

Drag racer convicted of killing mom, 3 sons in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:47
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A drag racer has been convicted of crashing into a family on a Philadelphia boulevard, killing a mother and three of her young sons.

Arctic drilling support vessel heading to Oregon for repair

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:45
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Shell oil company will send a damaged ship carrying equipment required for Arctic offshore oil drilling from Alaska back to the West Coast for repairs.

Missouri inmate presses federal appeals to halt execution

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:38

This Dec. 1, 2013 photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows David Zink, who was convicted of abducting and killing 19-year-old Amanda Morton in 2001. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri inmate who killed a 19-year-old woman in 2001 after sexually assaulting her and tying her to a cemetery tree pressed appeals with two federal courts Monday, a day before his scheduled execution by lethal injection.