Listen Live Follow Us On:
For Email Marketing you can trust

 

Yahoo! National News

Accused Russian spy loses bid to have U.S. charges dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:49
A Russian citizen accused by U.S. authorities of posing as a banker in New York in order to spy for his government lost a bid to have the case against him dismissed on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan rejected Evgeny Buryakov's request to have the charges thrown out, saying the government's allegations were adequate to support the indictment. Buryakov and two other Russians were charged in February with conspiring to gather economic information on behalf of Russia’s foreign intelligence service known as the SVR.

UN: Expect 11.2 billion population by the end of the century

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:38
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Move over: The world's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Earth by the end of this century.

Congressman Fattah says 'never participated in illegal activity'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:34
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah, who was indicted on Wednesday in a racketeering conspiracy case, said in a statement that he had "never participated in any illegal activity" or misused taxpayer dollars while in office.

Ohio Cop Involved in Shooting Indicted for Murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:31
Authorities release body cam video showing a cop killing a man during stop.

Doctors amputate leg to free man hit by train in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:20
Doctors in Pennsylvania amputated the leg of a man pinned under a freight train early on Wednesday in an attempt to save his life, railroad officials said. The 46-year-old man, who has not been identified, was walking along the CSX Corporation railroad line in Northeast Philadelphia at about 2 a.m. when the engineer spotted him and began to brake, railroad spokesman Rob Doolittle said. Two physicians worked at the scene to try to save the man by amputating his leg, said Dr. Steven Parrillo, director of EMS and disaster medicine at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Taliban Leader Died 2 Years Ago, Afghan Officials Say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:16
Announcement made as Kabul, Taliban engage in peace talks.

Traffic advisory sign briefly changed to anti-police message

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:10
BALTIMORE (AP) — Public works officials say someone changed a message on a contractor's portable traffic advisory sign in west Baltimore to a profane anti-police quote.

Twitter stock tumbles as user growth stalls

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:09

Specialist Glenn Carell, foreground, works with traders at his post that handles Twitter, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Twitter sank 10 percent after reporting sluggish customer growth. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Tepid user growth and ongoing uncertainty about its leadership dragged Twitter's stock to its lowest level in over a year Wednesday, even though the short-messaging service reported sharply quarterly higher revenue.


160-pound python killed in rural Missouri neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:02
JONESBURG, Mo. (AP) — A resident of a Missouri neighborhood where a nearly 15-foot-long Burmese python was roaming for days has killed the snake.

Woman surrenders after hit-and-run that killed 4-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:02

Woman surrenders after hit-and-run that killed 4-year-oldA woman has surrendered to police following a hit-and-run earlier this year that left 4-year-old boy dead.


Teen charged as adult in death of California 8-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:40

Teen charged as adult in death of California 8-year-oldProsecutors said Wednesday they have charged a 15-year-old boy as an adult in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town.


Teen charged with murdering eight-year-old California girl

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:38
A 15-year-old boy was charged as an adult on Wednesday with sexually assaulting and murdering an 8-year-old girl whose body was discovered in a recycling bin at a residential complex in Santa Cruz, California, officials said. Adrian Jerry Gonzalez was charged with lying in wait before kidnapping and killing Madyson Middleton, who was last seen on Sunday evening riding a scooter at the Tannery Arts Center housing complex, Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeffrey Rosell told reporters. Police said Middleton knew the teen who lured her to his family's apartment at the center, which offers affordable housing to artists, and killed her.

Arrest made in shooting of Delaware gas station worker

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:37

Arrest made in shooting of Delaware gas station workerPolice have made an arrest in a robbery and shooting at a gas station near Wilmington, Delaware last week.


Charges dropped against Chinese woman in trade secrets case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:33
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has dismissed charges against the wife of a Chinese billionaire who was accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies.

Texas AG: Office has received more Planned Parenthood videos

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:30

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testifies during a Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood videos covertly recorded that target the abortion provider, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Texas is one of a number of GOP-controlled states that have launched investigations after the release of videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss how to harvest tissue for research from aborted fetuses. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday that his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again taking on the biggest abortion provider in the U.S.


Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:26
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Colorado theater shooter's dad saw wide-eyed smirk before

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:09

FILE - This file photo released on Sept. 20, 2012 by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office shows Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. While on the stand on July 28 and 29, 2015, Robert Holmes testified that his son came home from winter break from graduate school in 2011, several months before the shooting, and was making odd facial expressions which his parents had not seen in him before. (AP Photo/Arapahoe County Sheriff via AP)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes came home on winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions, but his father didn't suspect at the time that he was descending into mental illness.


Prosecutors charge California teen as adult in death of 8-year-old girl in artist complex

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:08
Prosecutors charge California teen as adult in death of 8-year-old girl in artist complex.

South Carolina mom charged with burying newborn in yard

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:01
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a South Carolina woman they say hid her pregnancy and buried her newborn son in her backyard when he died.

New Mexico dispatcher who hung up on caller resigns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 01:52
Matthew Sanchez resigned late on Tuesday without giving a reason, Melissa Romero, a spokeswoman for the Albuquerque Fire Department said in an email. Sanchez had earlier been removed from the dispatch center while fire officials investigated the June 26 emergency call about a 17-year-old boy who had suffered a fatal gunshot. The dispatcher's handing of the call sparked controversy and the city's fire chief described the incident as serious.