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

 

Yahoo! National News

Distillers: Stiff whiskey law stifles town's boozy revival

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:55

Jesse James Dupree, the singer of the hard rock band Jackyl, gestures at a copper still the Full Throttle distillery in Trimble, Tenn., on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Dupree's plans to build his own distillery next door to Full Throttle are on hold because he doesn’t want to have to conform to a state law setting a legal definition for which spirits can be marketed as "Tennessee Whiskey." (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)TRIMBLE, Tenn. (AP) — Booze, bikes and rock 'n' roll.


New Arizona governor avoids major issues with apparent ease

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:31

File - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey gives his state-of-the-state address as Arizona House speaker David Gowan, left rear, and Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs listen at the Capitol in Phoenix. Ducey faces several tough challenges in the coming weeks as he responds to Republican-passed bills on hot-button issues like abortion, guns and Common Core, presenting a dilemma as he seeks appeal to the conservative and pro-business wings of his party.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Less than three months into his tenure, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has largely managed to avoid having to make the tough political decisions that could have alienated him with the two wings of the Republican Party he has courted.


Suspect in massive Los Angeles arson fire seen in video: L.A. Times

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:22

Los Angeles city firefighters battle a massive fire at a seven-story downtown apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles(Reuters) - A suspect who sparked a massive arson fire last year that gutted a multi-story apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles was captured on surveillance tape reviewed by authorities, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday. The video showed the suspect parking a car on the 110 Freeway before walking into the building with "cans of fuel," the paper said, based on a recording of a community meeting last week addressed by Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Ruda. Fire department representatives could not be immediately reached for comment.


AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:09

In this Thursday, March 12, 2015 photo, trucks travel along I-45 near Huntsville, Texas. Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)DETROIT (AP) — Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:02
"We have developed a very refined system in Europe and most of us are in agreement that this system is optimal. If we were to add more psychological tests or modify the way we test, then we can still not change a situation like this." — Dr. Hans-Werner Teichmueller, head of the German Aviation Medical Practitioners Association, on how Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may not have been detected as mentally unfit to fly.

Knight Foundation to fund 32 projects to improve cities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — A foundation is awarding grants to 32 innovative projects working to improve cities, totaling $5 million in funding.

Officers talk to man wounded in mobile home park killings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:49
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Detectives have interviewed a 22-year-old man who survived a weekend shooting that left a woman and her roommate's toddler dead at a Washington mobile home park, a sheriff's officer said Monday.

Parents of dead student sue Clemson University, fraternity

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:45
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The parents of a 19-year-old Clemson University student who died last year after falling from a highway bridge during a pre-dawn fraternity run sued the university, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and three of its members for $50 million on Monday. Tucker Hipps' body was found by police last September beneath a highway bridge over a lake near the Clemson, South Carolina campus when he didn't return from the run with other fraternity pledges. The two civil suits, which seek $25 million each, allege that Hipps died as a result of a confrontation with a fraternity member over breakfast food he was told to bring that morning. Hipps then went over the railing of the bridge into shallow water in Lake Hartwell head first, the lawsuits said, adding that a fraternity member shone a flashlight into the dark water below but took no further action to locate the student.

Detroit panel OKs raises for city officials: Detroit Free Press

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:07

Downtown Detroit is seen through a window from the State Of Michigan offices in DetroitBy Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - Just months after Detroit officially exited the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a panel on Monday recommended raises of 2.5 percent for city council members and the city clerk, to start next fiscal year, a newspaper reported. The Detroit Elected Officials Compensation Commission, which determines whether elected officials can receive raises, voted unanimously on Monday night to support the pay hikes, the Detroit Free Press said. The move would bring the salary for the clerk and council members to $78,761 from $76,840 and the council president's to $82,776 from $80,757, the paper said. City Council President Brenda Jones and City Clerk Janice Winfrey made the request earlier in March.


Solar-powered plane lands in China on round-the-world flight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 13:26

Ground crew members move a solar powered plane into a hangar after it landed at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Chongqing early Tuesday after a 20-hour, 1,375-kilometer (854 mile) flight from Mandalay, Myanmar, on the fifth leg of the plane's attempt to circumnavigate the globe. (AP Photo) CHINA OUTBEIJING (AP) — A groundbreaking solar-powered plane successfully flew from Myanmar to central China early Tuesday as part of an historic round-the-world journey promoting renewable energy use.


NYC blast probe highlights problem of stealing gas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:57

 untrained schemers rigging up pipes to save money by siphoning natural gas. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Nancy Borowick, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — It was a run-of-the-mill complaint — a smell of gas — with a troubling explanation: Someone had improperly tapped into a Manhattan building's gas line, and it was leaking.


US treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:38

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks at the start of a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing Monday, March 30, 2015. In the meeting Lew expressed "deep concern" about the curbs in proposed bank security and anti-terrorism rules. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew pressed Chinese leaders to suspend proposed curbs on foreign security technology and said a Beijing-led regional bank should work in partnership with existing institutions.


Popular Darby Township man killed in house fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:33

Popular Darby Township man killed in house fireNeighbors are remembering a popular Darby Township man who was killed in a house fire Monday night.


Teen shot in foot in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:23

Teen shot in foot in West PhiladelphiaA teenager is hospitalized after being shot in West Philadelphia Monday night.


Colorado cinema gunman's mother prays for son to be spared death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:19

James Holmes sits in Arapahoe County District Court in DenverBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The mother of Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes says in a new book that she prays prosecutors "stop this quest for death" and allow her son to plead guilty and avoid possible execution, a California newspaper reported on Monday. Details of Arlene Holmes' book were disclosed in an interview that she and her husband, Bob, granted to the Del Mar Times, in which the couple maintained that their son is mentally ill and his life should be spared. James Holmes, 27, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder stemming from a shooting rampage at a cinema in suburban Denver in July 2012. Twelve moviegoers were killed and 70 others wounded when Holmes opened fire inside the theater during a midnight viewing of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty for the southern California native if he is convicted.


Asian stocks gain on economic data, China stimulus hopes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:17

FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks are starting the week sharply higher Monday, March 30, 2015, led by energy companies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive economic data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China.


New Hampshire authorities: Mother killed daughters, self

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:15

A memorial appears on display in front of a home, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Bedford, N.H., where New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Jay McCormack said police received a 911 call Saturday regarding a deceased woman at the home. He says when officers arrived, they found two more people dead. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — A 34-year-old woman shot and killed her two young daughters at their New Hampshire home before killing herself, authorities said Monday.


Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:12

Indiana Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, left, D-Anderson, and Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, call for the repeal of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a press conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, March 30, 2015. Republican legislative leaders say they are working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance.


Report: Hawaii supervisor manipulated veterans' benefit data

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:10

File - This June 9, 2014 file photo shows the outside of the Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center in Honolulu. A supervisor at the Veterans Administration office in Honolulu was manipulating data to make it look like the agency was processing veterans' benefits claims faster than they actually were, according to a new report by the VA Office of Inspector General. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia, File)HONOLULU (AP) — A supervisor at the Veterans Administration office in Honolulu was manipulating data to make it look like the agency was processing veterans' benefits claims faster it actually was, according to a new report by the VA Office of Inspector General.


A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:53

Indiana Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, left, D-Anderson, and Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, call for the repeal of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a press conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, March 30, 2015. Republican legislative leaders say they are working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers scrambled Monday to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where measures aimed at preventing government from infringing on people's religious beliefs have been introduced this year.