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As Israel votes, Netanyahu takes swipe at Arabs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:06

As Israel votes, Netanyahu takes swipe at ArabsWith his political future in question, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday made a list-ditch appeal to hard-liners as the country went to the polls in a tight parliamentary election, saying that high Arab voter turnout was endangering his right wing party's dominance.


United flight diverted after man rushes toward cockpit: ABC News

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:04
A United Airlines flight to Denver returned to a Washington airport late on Monday when a passenger shouting about jihad rushed toward the cockpit before other passengers grabbed him, ABC News said. United Flight 1074, carrying 33 passengers and six crew members, returned to Washington Dulles International Airport when the passenger "failed to comply with crew instructions," airline spokesman Luke Punzenberger said in a statement. A spokesman for Washington's airport authority said the passenger was taken to a hospital for observation. Passenger Donna Tellam told ABC News, "At one point when his head was down he said there were jihadists in the cargo hold and he did say jihad a couple times." She said the man was held down by passengers until flight attendants put plastic restraints on his arms.

Video shows passenger subdued on United Airlines flight; plane forced to return to Dulles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:00

Video shows passenger subdued on United Airlines flight; plane forced to return to DullesA United Airlines spokesman says a flight headed from Washington, D.C., to Denver had to return to Dulles International Airport after a passenger failed to comply with crew instructions.


Cops: Woman on meth kills husband she mistakes for intruder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:55

 Woman on meth kills husband she mistakes for intruderPolice say a Pennsylvania woman high from smoking methamphetamine has fatally shot her husband after mistaking him for an intruder.


Penn State frat suspended over Facebook page with nude pics

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:51

Penn State frat suspended over Facebook page with nude picsA fraternity at Penn State University has been suspended as police investigate allegations that members used a secret Facebook page to post photos of nude women, some of whom appeared to be sleeping or passed out.


Ice jam pushes up into Ohio cemetery, toppling headstones

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:38
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Huge chunks of ice that broke up along a northern Ohio river pushed into a low-lying cemetery and toppled Civil War-era headstones while damaging fences, trees and a roadway at two parks.

Hunt Brothers rules rural pizza market from gas stations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:30

In this Feb. 6, 2015 photo, Maria Witkowski prepares a Hunt Brothers Pizza at the Rightway Foodmart in Andersonville, Tenn. Hunt Brothers Pizza is quietly winning over the rural South by slipping into places big-name pizza chains probably couldn’t survive. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)ANDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If you're looking for pizza along the Andersonville Highway between the Museum of Appalachia and a mountain lake created by the Tennessee Valley Authority, your best bet may be the same place where you buy your bait and fill up your car.


Connecticut teen charged with fatal stabbing over spilled coffee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:20
By Richard Weizel BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old Connecticut boy will be arraigned on Tuesday in Juvenile Court in Bridgeport for fatally stabbing a 52-year-old man after he inadvertently spilled coffee on the teen while leaving a restaurant, police said. Antonio Muralles, a native of Guatemala, was leaving a McDonald's restaurant in Stamford with a cup of coffee on March 11 when he "inadvertently bumped into the young teen," spilling coffee on him, police said. The teen was arrested at his home in Stamford and is set to be arraigned on Tuesday. Police said James McLamb, 22, of New Haven, had been in custody in New Haven after being arrested on an unrelated weapons charge on Saturday, and was brought to Stamford and arraigned on Monday in Superior Court.

Motorcyclist dies from injuries after colliding with horse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:20
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead and his wife injured after the motorcycle they were on collided with a horse and rider in New Mexico.

Work crew ruptures gas main in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:18

Work crew ruptures gas main in WilmingtonA work crew in Wilmington, Delaware ruptured a 2-inch gas main Tuesday morning.


Swastikas painted in Jewish fraternity in Tennessee's Vanderbilt University

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:14
(Reuters) - Three swastikas were spray-painted in the house of a Jewish fraternity in Vanderbilt University in Tennessee and the school is investigating the incident as a hate crime, a university official said on Tuesday. "Regardless of who is responsible and what the motivation was, the university condemns the reprehensible depiction of this symbol that since the time of Nazi Germany has come to be associated with hate, anti-Semitism, violence, death and murder," Susan Wente, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, said in a statement. The Vanderbilt incident comes days after the University of Oklahoma expelled two members of a fraternity who led a racist chant on a bus.

Ohio woman accused of decapitating 3-month-old daughter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:12

Ohio woman accused of decapitating 3-month-old daughterA woman in Ohio is accused in the brutal death of her own baby.


Cops: Woman on meth kills husband she mistakes for intruder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 22:56
KNOX DALE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman high from smoking methamphetamine has fatally shot her husband after mistaking him for an intruder.

Boeing's SC plant delivers first 787-9 aircraft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 22:10
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft assembled at the company's South Carolina plant has been delivered.

AP PHOTOS: Lotusland gardens mix whimsy, conservation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 22:10

This Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 photo shows a working horticultural clock that was installed in 1955 in the Topiary Garden at Lotusland, in Montecito, Calif. Although the plantings and decorations have changed many times over the years, it now has three different succulent varieties surrounding zodiac signs and is encircled by a fourth low-growing succulent, Senecio mandraliscae. Lotusland is open from mid-February through mid-November. (AP Photo/Pamela Hassell)MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Ganna Walska, a wealthy Polish opera singer, created the Lotusland garden in her own likeness — beautiful, eccentric, intelligent, quixotic, romantic, spiritual — on a private estate here about 100 miles north of Los Angeles.


Plane safely returns to JFK Airport after bird strike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:53
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a plane has safely returned to Kennedy Airport after a bird strike.

Flock of turkeys stops traffic, triggers motorcycle crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:37
MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a flock of turkeys crossing the road stopped traffic and triggered a crash that injured a motorcyclist near Pittsburgh.

Man throws spilled stones at burning truck to save driver

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:24
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — The driver of a dump truck that crashed in western New York and became engulfed in flames is crediting a passing motorist with a strong throwing arm for saving his life.

3 swastikas found at Jewish fraternity house

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:13
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University officials have launched a hate crime investigation after three swastikas were found spray-painted inside a Jewish fraternity house.

Penn State professor arrested in Miami after rant on plane

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:03

Penn State professor arrested in Miami after rant on planeAn associate sociology professor at Penn State University faces disorderly conduct charges after being removed from an American Airlines flight.