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

 

Yahoo! National News

Texas students take aim at Jefferson Davis campus statue

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 05:53

A statue of Jefferson Davis is seen on the University of Texas campus, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Austin, Texas. As University of Texas administrators consider a request to remove a statue that symbolizes the Confederacy, the number of memorials in Texas honoring the Confederate cause and its leaders continues to grow. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)DALLAS (AP) — Pity Jefferson Davis, if you will. Vandals have defaced his statue on the University of Texas campus, most recently with the words "Davis must fall" and "Emancipate UT." Student leaders are also seeking to remove from the Austin campus the century-old statue that recognizes the president of the Confederacy.


Official: 4 killed in small-plane crash on Atlanta highway

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 05:52

 4 killed in small-plane crash on Atlanta highwayA small passenger airplane dropped from the sky, grazed the hood of a tractor-trailer and crashed into an Atlanta interstate Friday, killing all four people aboard and starting an intense fire on the busy highway.


BBQ restaurant panned for plan to give white diners discount

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 05:47
MILLIKEN, Colo. (AP) — A barbecue restaurant in northern Colorado is being criticized for its plan to give white customers a 10 percent discount.

Patriot Act renewal splits GOP presidential hopefuls

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 05:46

FILE - In this April 15, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks in Washington. Republican senators eyeing the presidency split over the renewal of the Patriot Act surveillance law, with civil libertarians at odds with traditional defense hawks who back tough spying powers in the fight against terrorism. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators eyeing the presidency split over the renewal of the Patriot Act surveillance law, with civil libertarians at odds with traditional defense hawks who back tough spying powers in the fight against terrorism.


NYC judge declares mistrial in 1979 Etan Patz murder case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 05:46

Hernandez appears in Manhattan Criminal Court in New YorkBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - A judge declared a mistrial on Friday in the marathon trial of Pedro Hernandez, who had confessed to killing Etan Patz, the New York City boy whose 1979 disappearance raised awareness of the plight of missing and abducted children and their families. Immediately after state Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley's mistrial ruling, Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon requested a second trial for Hernandez. The decision came after the jury, in its 18th day of deliberations at the court in Manhattan, told the judge for a third time that it was unable to reach a unanimous verdict. "We are frustrated and very disappointed that the jury has even unable to reach a decision," said Stan Patz, the boy's father.


School nutrition director suspended for serving up old meat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 05:38
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A school nutrition director has been suspended after serving 4- to 6-year-old pork to students.

Ex-Ohio State band director files defamation suit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 05:34
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former director of Ohio State University's marching band filed a new lawsuit Friday claiming the school has damaged his reputation so much that he can't find work despite previously being among the most respected directors in the field.

APNewsBreak: 'Animal House' frat loses appeal, recognition

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 05:27

FILE - This June 9, 2006 file photo shows the Alpha Delta fraternity at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. The college has rejected an appeal by a fraternity accused of branding new members, ending efforts by the Greek organization that partly inspired the 1976 movie "Animal House" to remain recognized on campus. Alpha Delta appealed last month after a campus judiciary committee at the Ivy League school withdrew the fraternity's recognition as a student organization. That appeal has been denied and the decision to withdraw recognition stands, according to a statement the college provided to The Associated Press on Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has rejected an appeal by a fraternity accused of branding new members, ending efforts by the Greek organization that partly inspired the 1976 movie "Animal House" to remain recognized on campus.


Thieves targeting unlocked cars in Bucks County neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 05:20

Thieves targeting unlocked cars in Bucks County neighborhoodOfficials are urging residents in and around Buckingham Township to lock up their vehicles and their garages after several reports car break-ins.


Man convicted in gun death of police officer following chase

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 05:16
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A man accused of killing a police officer who chased him after a traffic stop and of trying to kill the officer's partner was found guilty of murder on Friday.

Deadline may force compromise on U.S. surveillance law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 05:13

An undated aerial handout photo shows the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters building in Fort Meade, MarylandBy Patricia Zengerle and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leaders insist that spy agencies continue to have access to data on Americans' telephone calls despite a court ruling that the practice is illegal, but aides said on Friday they may have to compromise on proposed reforms of the program before it expires on June 1. Senate aides said the deadline could force supporters and opponents of the bulk data collection program to work out a deal before May ends. Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Majority Leader, and Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, defended the data collection shortly after a federal appeals court three-judge panel in New York ruled the practice illegal on Thursday. McConnell and Burr vowed to fight efforts to scale back the phone surveillance, a counter-terrorism measure in the USA Patriot Act, known as Section 215.


US economy rebounding with solid if unspectacular job gains

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 05:05

In this April 22, 2015 photo, a sign at a recruiting station for Leslie's Pool supplies boasts that it is a great place to work during a National Career Fairs job fair, in Chicago. The Labor Department releases employment data for April on Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested that employers are helping fuel a durable if still subpar recovery.


San Francisco dismisses 8 criminal cases because of texts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 04:52
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco prosecutors say they have already dismissed eight criminal cases as a result of racist and homophobic text messages involving 14 city police officers.

St. Louis Zoo welcomes 850-pound bear _ via FedEx

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 04:50

This April 30, 2015 photo provided by the St. Louis Zoo shows Kali, a 2 1/2-year-old, 850-pound male polar bear shortly before he left Buffalo (NY) Zoo for his new home, the soon-to-open McDonnell Polar Bear Point at the Saint Louis (Mo) Zoo. (Kelly Ann Brown/Buffalo Zoo via AP)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sometimes, shipping an 850-pound beast can be a real bear.


Pa. senator charged with DUI in motorcycle crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 04:50

Pa. senator charged with DUI in motorcycle crashA high-ranking state senator injured in a weekend motorcycle accident was charged Friday with drunken driving for the third time in 20 years.


40 dogs found living in filthy Lakewood home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 04:48

40 dogs found living in filthy Lakewood homeMore than 40 dogs were rescued after they were found living inside a home that was covered in filth.


Ex-NFL player Stevens, Solo's husband, sentenced to jail for drunken driving

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 04:47
Former National Football League player Jerramy Stevens, the husband of U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Friday on drunken driving charges stemming from a January arrest in a Los Angeles suburb. Stevens, who pleaded no contest last month to one count each of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content, was also ordered to attend a two-year outpatient alcohol program and placed on four years probation, Los Angeles prosecutors said. The 35-year-old Stevens, who played for the Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers during nine seasons in the NFL, was arrested in the Los Angeles suburb of Manhattan Beach on Jan. 19 after a police officer spotted him driving a van without headlights.

Colorado movie gunman's neighbor got bad feeling at booby-trapped door

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 04:46
By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - A neighbor of James Holmes told the jury at his trial that she got a bad feeling when she went to the door of his apartment on the night in July 2012 that he was massacring a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater. Biology student Kaitlyn Fonzi testified that she went back downstairs to her boyfriend and they called police, who discovered that Holmes had rigged the apartment with explosive devices. Holmes had set music to start playing very loudly in his apartment after he left for the theater, hoping an annoyed neighbor would call the police. This week, jurors heard how Holmes, a former neuroscience graduate student, planned to divert first responders by destroying his apartment while he opened fire on the audience at the Century 16 multiplex.