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

 

Yahoo! National News

Toyota pledges $1M toward Detroit bankruptcy deal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:38
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota has pledged $1 million toward the Detroit Institute of Arts' goal to raise $100 million to prevent the sale of art in Detroit's bankruptcy and help city pensioners.

Scientists ask bird oglers to help study puffins

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:27

In this photo made Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, an Atlantic puffin flies back to its burrow after catching a beak full of small fish to feed its chicks on Eastern Egg Rock, a small island off the coast of Maine. The Audubon Society, which maintains three web cameras on another island, wants bird lovers to contribute research to a project scientists hope will help save Atlantic puffins in Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)EASTERN EGG ROCK, Maine (AP) — Wanted: puffinologists. No experience necessary.


Gov't to sell $67B in Treasurys next week

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says it will sell $67 billion in Treasury securities next week as part of its regular quarterly refunding auctions.

Teen arrested after body found in Texas motel tub

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:14
HOUSTON (AP) — Police say the body of a man who was beaten, choked and stabbed was found in a Houston motel bathtub and a 17-year-old man has been arrested in his death.

Syracuse chief: No. 1 party school label not OK

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:12

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2014 file photo, Syracuse fans celebrate after the team defeated Duke in an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y. The Princeton Review’s annual rankings of campus life issue, released Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, put the Orange at No. 1 on the list of the nation’s top party schools. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The chancellor of Syracuse University says his college's ranking as the nation's top party school is a "wake-up call" for change.


300 rescued when Tahoe paddle-wheeler hits sandbar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:03

Tahoe Queen stuck near South Lake TahoeAuthorities are investigating why a paddle-wheel boat ran aground in Lake Tahoe, prompting rescuers to evacuate about 300 people aboard.


NYPD: Bus driver arrested in Times Square crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 20:59

In this photo downloaded off the New York City Fire Department Twitter Site, emergency personnel respond to a collision between two double-decker busses on New York City’s Times Square, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The Theater District accident injured 13 people, three of them seriously. (AP Photo/New York City Fire Department)NEW YORK (AP) — One of the drivers involved in a double-decker tour bus crash that injured 14 people in Times Square has been arrested.


Police kill gun-wielding man at Ohio Wal-Mart

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 20:51
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southwest Ohio say a man brandishing a gun inside a Wal-Mart store has been shot to death by police.

2 vehicles collide outside Wawa store in Bala Cynwyd

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 20:33

2 vehicles collide outside Wawa store in Bala CynwydA two-vehicle crash slowed traffic on a busy Montgomery County commuter route Wednesday morning.


Fast-moving blaze damages North Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:48

Fast-moving blaze damages North Philadelphia homeOfficials say a fast-moving blaze damaged a house in North Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.


Video shows woman attacked on doorstep in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:30

Video shows woman attacked on doorstep in North PhiladelphiaPolice are on the hunt for three suspects who attacked and robbed a woman on her doorstep in North Philadelphia.


Mom who did 124 mph with kids in car sent to jail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:27

This undate image provided via the Scarborough Maine Police's Facebook page shows Cheryl Gilson. The Maine mother busted for driving 124 mph with her two children in the car in April has been sentenced to six months in jail, and police say she's now facing a driving under the influence charge. (AP Photo/Scarborough Maine police department)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine mother busted for driving 124 mph with her two children in the car in April has been sentenced to six months in jail, and police say she's now facing a driving under the influence charge.


More tests ordered on Pa. boy's body after autopsy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:20

More tests ordered on Pa. boy's body after autopsyAuthorities say it will take more time to determine what killed a 9-year-old boy whose decomposing body was found on the third floor of a central Pennsylvania home last week.


Final remarks to jury coming up in porch shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:16

Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)DETROIT (AP) — Closing arguments are next in the trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed stranger on his porch after he heard a series of poundings before dawn one day last fall.


HK court: Tycoon can sue Google over autocomplete

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:06

FILE - In this March 22, 2009 file photo, Albert Yeung, left, chairman of the Hong Kong media conglomerate Emperor Entertainment Group and his wife attend the premiere of his film " Shinjuku Incident " as part of the kickoff for The 33rd Hong Kong International Film Festival in Hong Kong. A court has ruled that the Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over its autocomplete results suggesting he has links to organized crime. In a judgment released Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, the court dismissed the Internet search giant's objections to tycoon Albert Yeung's defamation lawsuit.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)HONG KONG (AP) — A court has ruled that a Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over its autocomplete results suggesting he has links to organized crime.


Kansas Republican senator Roberts fights off Tea Party challenger

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:34

U.S. Senator Roberts addresses a news conference as he discusses his opposition to a vote on START Treaty on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Carey Gillam and Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - Veteran Republican Senator Pat Roberts fought off a Kansas primary challenge by a Tea Party-backed doctor who had promised a "family feud" with his distant relative President Barack Obama if elected, results on Wednesday showed. Roberts secured 48 percent of the vote and Milton Wolf 41 percent in the four-candidate field, according to final but unofficial results, the Kansas secretary of state said. In primary battles ahead of November's midterm elections, Roberts' showing marked a victory for an incumbent Republican, a pattern that played out more broadly as voters went to the polls in other U.S. states on Tuesday. Missouri, Michigan and Washington state also held primaries.


PHOTOS: Woman found dead in Pennypack Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:29

 Woman found dead in Pennypack ParkAction News was in the air and on the ground as police investigated the death of Connie McClain-Murray of Northeast Philadelphia.


Walgreen to acquire rest of UK drug chain Alliance Boots, won't pursue tax inversion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:11
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Walgreen to acquire rest of UK drug chain Alliance Boots, won't pursue tax inversion.

Report to shed light on woman's death in Pennypack Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:04

Report may shed light on woman's death in Pennypack ParkThe medical examiner's report is expected to shed more light later today on the death of woman whose body was found in Pennypack Park.


HK court: Tycoon can sue Google over autocomplete

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:26
HONG KONG (AP) — A court has ruled that a Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over its autocomplete results suggesting he has links to organized crime.