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

 

Yahoo! National News

It's showtime for Pluto; prepare to be amazed by NASA flyby

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 20:20

This image received on July 8, 2015 and made available by NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute shows Pluto from the New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) combined with lower-resolution color information from the spacecraft's Ralph instrument. (NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Pluto, reveal thyself, and Earthlings, enjoy the show.


Volunteer deputy accused in suspect's death to be arraigned

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 19:53
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who fatally shot an unarmed man faces arraigned on a second-degree manslaughter charge.

2-alarm fire destroys home in Talleyville, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 19:42

2-alarm fire destroys home in Talleyville, DelawareThe blaze broke out at 6:30 a.m. Monday at a 2-story house on Weldin Park Drive in Talleyville.


Wisconsin Governor Walker says running for U.S. president in 2016

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 19:08

Potential Republican Presidential Candidate Scott Walker talks about his campaign during the Western Conservative Summit in Denver(Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced on Monday he was joining the crowded Republican field seeking the White House in the November 2016 election. "America needs new, fresh leadership with big, bold ideas from outside of Washington to actually get things done," Walker said in a new video. "I am running for president to fight and win for the American people." (Reporting by Emily Stephenson)


Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan is crowned new Miss USA

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:48

Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan is crowned Miss USA by Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez during the 2015 Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, July 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Miss USA Olivia Jordan spoke of the need to discuss race relations en route to her pageant victory and hailed the diversity of women taking part in the contest during a post-pageant question about Donald Trump's comments on Mexican immigrants.


Family IDs missing boater found dead in Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:27

Family IDs missing boater found dead in Delaware RiverChris Allen was found Sunday evening. The father of four had just celebrated his 46th birthday on Saturday.


Firefighter hurt battling blaze in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:22

Firefighter hurt battling blaze in Camden, N.J.A firefighter suffered a minor injury while fighting a fire on the 800 block of Newton Avenue in Camden.


Clinton to propose tax incentives to encourage companies to share profits: aide

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:09

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Virginia Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson party fundraising dinnerDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday will propose tax incentives to encourage companies to share more profits with workers, according to a campaign aide. In a speech in New York in which she will lay out her economic vision, Clinton will say that workers need to benefit from the profits they are helping to produce and will cite studies showing profit-sharing can increase productivity.


UAE woman executed for killing American teacher

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 17:23
The United Arab Emirates executed a UAE woman convicted of terrorism early on Monday after the militant-inspired killing of an American kindergarten teacher in December 2014, the state news agency WAM reported. Ala'a Badr Abdullah al-Hashemi, 31, was sentenced to death on June 29 for stabbing Romanian-born Ibolya Ryan, a mother of 11-year-old twins, in the toilet of an Abu Dhabi shopping mall and attempting to bomb an American-Egyptian doctor. Hashemi was also convicted of setting up a social media account to spread militant ideology with the intention of undermining the government and, and of giving money to militant organizations for attacks, WAM reported.

Enduring and declining speech features in West Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 17:05
Below is a list of speech features studied by the West Virginia Dialect Project, some of which remain common and others that have become rare.

A push to restore pride in the way Appalachians speak

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 17:01

Kirk Hazen, left, and graduate student Jordan Lovejoy smile during an interview session in Pineville, W.V., on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Hazen is director of the Dialect Project at West Virginia University, and Lovejoy was helping him gather samples in her native Wyoming County. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)PINEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — In a sparsely populated Appalachian county, the young couple is recounting how they met while a language researcher captures their story with a high-end audio recorder.


Woman Released From Hospital After Rhode Island Beach Blast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 16:50
A witness said the injured woman "went five feet up in the air."

APNewsBreak: Diplomats: Iran announcement planned Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 13:08

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks in the garden of Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Sunday July 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)VIENNA (AP) — Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks plan to announce Monday that they've reached a historic deal capping nearly a decade of diplomacy that would curb the country's atomic program in return for sanctions relief, two diplomats told The Associated Press on Sunday.


Miss Oklahoma wins Miss USA contest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:48

Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan is crowned Miss USA by Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez during the 2015 Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, July 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma was crowned Miss USA on Sunday, wearing a hot pink strapless dress as she deftly fielded the interview portion of the competition by saying the country needed to improve race relations to beat out 50 other contestants.


Oklahoma woman named Miss USA; Trump a no-show

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:12

Newly crowned Miss USA Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma reacts after winning the 2015 Miss USA beauty pageant in Baton Rouge, LouisianaOklahoma's Olivia Jordan was crowned Miss USA on Sunday, capping weeks of controversy in the run-up to the annual beauty pageant after its co-owner Donald Trump made incendiary remarks about Mexican immigrants while announcing his run for president. Despite the controversy, no incidents or disruptions were apparent either in the audience or on stage during the live broadcast from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, carried on cable channel Reelz after NBC dropped the show over Trump's remarks. Trump, who traditionally attends, said on Saturday he would be campaigning and would not be on hand.


Authorities search for small plane overdue in Washington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:10
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Crews are searching for a small, private plane that didn't reach its destination in Lynden, Washington, on Saturday, the Washington State Department of Transportation said.

Supporters hold vigil for fired Catholic school staffer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:58
More than 100 people gathered together in support of a woman who lost her job at a Montgomery County Catholic school because of her same-sex marriage.

D'Army Bailey, National Civil Rights Museum promoter, dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:33

This Nov. 12, 2011, photo shows Adrienne Bailey and her husband Judge D'Army Bailey, civil rights activist and a founder of the National Civil Rights Museum, walk on the red carpet as they arrive with other dignitaries and guests to the 2011 Freedom Awards at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis, Tenn. Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and turn it into National Civil Rights Museum, died on Sunday, July 12, 2015, his wife said. He was 73. (Mike Maple/The Commercial Appeal via AP)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — D'Army Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and turn it into the National Civil Rights Museum, died on Sunday, his wife said. He was 73.


Man and woman wounded in Logan shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:10

Man and woman wounded in Logan shootingA man and woman were both wounded in a shooting in Philadelphia's Logan section.


Gunman killed after ambushing police near Chicago, second man found dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:03
The two officers, called to the house in a normally quiet, tree-lined neighborhood in the village of River Forest, just west of Chicago, were ambushed at the door by the suspect, said the town's deputy police chief, James O'Shea. The gunman, reported by Chicago-area media to be 24 years old, was killed in the ensuing shootout. Chicago-area media reported that the woman, believed to be the assailant's mother, was hospitalized in critical condition.