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

 

Yahoo! National News

Judge halts execution, cites drug source secrecy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:12

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo, a corrections officer keeps watch outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, two days before Texas is scheduled to execute convicted killer Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, its first inmate with a new batch of lethal injection drugs obtained last month, the state prison agency again is seeking to keep the source of the drugs secret, citing threats of violence to pharmacies that sell drugs used in lethal injections. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday stopped the scheduled execution of a serial killer in Texas, saying justice department officials must disclose information to the inmate's lawyers about the supplier of a new batch of drugs that would be used to kill him.


222 skydivers to try for world record in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:10
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A team of 222 veteran skydivers from around the world will step off a small squadron of airplanes in the Arizona skies this week and float down in formation to try to shatter a world record, organizers said on Wednesday. "The team is very optimistic that we can do this," said Gulcin Gilbert, a skydiver and spokeswoman for the group, World Team. "Everything seems to be going well so far." Skydivers representing 28 countries will take part in the event in Eloy, Arizona. Gilbert said the complex, record-breaking maneuver is most likely to take place on Thursday at SkyDive Arizona, a popular facility in the desert about 65 miles south of Phoenix.

Schlafly beer trademark flap headed to trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:06
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A family dispute between a prominent conservative activist in St. Louis and her beer-making nephew is headed to federal trademark court.

Scientists create wiring diagram for mouse brain

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:01

This image provided by the Allen Institute for Brain Science on March 28, 2014 shows a top-down view of connections originating from different cortical areas of the mouse brain. The research published Wednesday, April 2, 2014 is the first brain-wide wiring diagram for a mammal at such a level of detail. While it does not reveal every connection between each of the rodent's 75 million brain cells, it shows how parts of the brain are connected. (AP Photo/Allen Institute for Brain Science)NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have created a detailed, three-dimensional wiring diagram of the mouse brain. That should help researchers seek clues about how the human brain works in health and disease.


Former CIA official denies allegations on Benghazi

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:53

An unclassified talking points document is shown as former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, before the House Intelligence Committee. Morrell, who edited the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi attack, answered questions from the House intelligence committee in a rare open session. The hearing provides Morrell with a chance to explain why he deleted references to al-Qaida. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The former deputy director of the CIA insisted on Wednesday that he didn't edit the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi attack due to political pressure to protect President Barack Obama and onetime Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Official: Weapon found linked to prosecutor death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:48

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office shows Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, 57, who was shot and killed on Jan. 31, 2013, in Kaufman, Texas. A dive team has recovered a weapon from a North Texas lake that authorities say was used in the fatal shooting of Hasse, authorities said Wednesday, April 2, 2104. (AP Photo/Kaufman County Sheriff, File)DALLAS (AP) — A dive team has recovered a weapon from a North Texas lake that authorities say was used in the fatal shooting of a prosecutor last year, authorities said Wednesday.


Los Alamos resumes nuke waste shipments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:34
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is under a tight deadline to get nuclear waste off its northern New Mexico campus before wildfire season peaks this summer, has begun trucking the remainder of the waste to Texas.

4Runner keeps rugged charm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:31

This undated photo made available by Toyota shows the 2014 Toyota 4Runner. (AP Photo/Toyota)Thirty years after its U.S. debut as a utilitarian, four-wheel drive truck with a fiberglass cover on the back, the Toyota 4Runner remains a different kind of family sport utility vehicle.


Fact sheet: 2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4X4

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:30
2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4X4

For many it's not too late to get health coverage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:28

FILE - This March 31, 2014 file photo shows applicants waiting to be called during a health care enrollment event at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond, Calif. It’s not too late to get covered. A few routes remain open for those who missed the health care law’s big enrollment deadline. Millions may be eligible for a second chance to sign up for subsidized insurance. And people who get coverage after the deadline can still avoid, or at least reduce, the fine for going uninsured. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not too late to get covered. A few routes remain open for those who missed the health care law's big enrollment deadline.


Lawyers: Marriage is for procreation potential

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:24
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for an Oklahoma clerk who refused to grant a marriage license to a same-sex couple say marriage exists for its procreative potential and that the U.S. Supreme Court agrees.

Poll: Nationwide marijuana legalization inevitable

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:19

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, a worker processes marijuana in the trimming room at the Medicine Man dispensary and grow operation in northeast Denver. Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday, April 2, 2014, by the Pew Research Center on the nation’s shifting attitudes about drug policy. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)DENVER (AP) — Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday.


Teen who climbed World Trade Center faces charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:12
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey teenager who climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center now faces charges.

Officer fired in NM over beating wants old job

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:11
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer caught on video repeatedly kicking a suspect and then giving a fellow officer a celebratory belly bump is seeking his old job back.

Supreme Court voids overall campaign donor limits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:04

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2013 file photo shows Cornell Woolridge of Windsor Mill, Md., takes part in a demonstration outside the Supreme Court in Washington as the court heard arguments on campaign finance. The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans have a right to give the legal maximum to candidates for Congress and president, as well as to parties and PACs, without worrying that they will violate the law when they bump up against a limit on all contributions, set at $123,200 for 2013 and 2014. That includes a separate $48,600 cap on contributions to candidates. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court further loosened the reins on political giving Wednesday, ruling that big campaign donors can dole out money to as many candidates and political committees as they want as long as they abide by limits on contributions to each individual campaign.


Fired Albuquerque officer in beating wants old job

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:56
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer caught on video repeatedly kicking a suspect and then giving a fellow officer a celebratory belly bump is seeking his old job back.

House GOP plan seeks health cuts to balance budget

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:52

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., center, confers with aide Conor Sweeney as he leaves a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, before a markup session where House Republicans will craft a slashing plan to try to balance the budget within 10 years. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who control the House Budget Committee pressed ahead Wednesday on a budget-balancing plan that sharply cuts spending on transportation, health care programs for the middle class and the poor, food stamps and other domestic initiatives.


18 countries ratify treaty regulating arms trade

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:48
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Eighteen countries including five of the world's leading arms exporters have officially ratified the landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on the first anniversary of its adoption by the U.N. General Assembly.

Flooding may slow search at Washington mudslide site; 29 dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:37

Service members navigate over mounds of debris as they continue their efforts to find more victims from the massive mudslide that struck OsoBy Jonathan Kaminsky DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Efforts to recover bodies following a Washington state mudslide that killed at least 29 people could be hampered in the coming weeks if melting snow runs into a clogged river at the disaster site, officials said. Over the past two days, workers at the mud pile in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, northeast of Seattle, have taken advantage of sunny skies and receding water, but more rain is expected from Thursday through Sunday. The official death toll from the mudslide, based on the number of victims' remains sent to the coroner's office, rose to 29 on Wednesday, up from 28 a day earlier, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office said. The March 22 slide was triggered when a waterlogged hillside caved in above the Stillaguamish River.


Case of toddler drowned in car seat goes to jury

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:37
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Jurors on Wednesday began deliberating the case of a man accused of killing his 2-year-old daughter by tossing her into a creek while she was still strapped into her car seat.