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

 

Yahoo! National News

NYC lawsuit says inmate, 77, suffered broken arms after fall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:34
NEW YORK (AP) — The legal guardians for a 77-year-old woman in Rikers have sued New York City and a corrections officer, saying the inmate's arms were broken when she was shoved to the ground after throwing a paper medicine cup.

Denmark's Lykketoft elected next General Assembly president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:30
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations General Assembly on Monday unanimously elected Denmark's former parliament speaker Mogens Lykketoft as president of its 70th anniversary session where he said his top priorities will be to ensure that world leaders "join hands" to eradicate extreme poverty, keep climate change at bay, and promote economic growth.

3 new dog breeds join American Kennel Club pack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:26

This December 2012 photo provided by the American Kennel Club shows a lagotto Romagnolo dog in Orlando, Fla. The lagotto Romagnolo, the berger Picard and the miniature American shepherd are joining the American Kennel Club's roster of recognized dog breeds and will be eligible as of July 1, 2015, to compete in the AKC's shows, the organization announced Monday, June 15. That means they could appear at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club dog show as soon as next year. (Thomas Pitera/American Kennel Club via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — An Italian truffle-sniffer, a French sheep herder nurtured back from near-extinction and a small Californian shepherd are joining the American Kennel Club's roster of recognized dog breeds.


Defense seeks mistrial in ex-Vanderbilt football players rape case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:16
Attorneys for two former Vanderbilt University football players convicted of raping an unconscious female student asked a judge on Monday to declare a mistrial, arguing that a juror withheld his own status as a sexual assault survivor to get on the jury. Prosecutors said the juror did not see himself as a victim in that case, which involved a consensual sexual relationship with an adult male when he was a teenager, and his failure to disclose it should not result in a mistrial. Judge Monte Watkins said he expected to rule within eight days on the request from attorneys for Cory Batey, 21, and Brandon Vandenburg, 22, to set aside the January verdict.

Delaware's first medical marijuana dispensary set to open

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:13

Delaware's first medical marijuana dispensary set to openDelaware's first medical marijuana dispensary is getting ready to open its doors later this month.


Outlook murky for Obama's trade pact in Congress, Clinton weighs in

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:04

McCarthy participates in a news conference after a Republican caucus meeting at the Capitol in WashingtonBy Krista Hughes and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hopes of reviving the White House's drive for a Pacific trade pact looked increasingly uncertain on Monday as no clear path forward for it in Congress emerged and presidential contender Hillary Clinton said her fellow Democrats' concerns with the pact were legitimate. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said key legislation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement only needed to be handled by the end of summer, with no date nailed down for further action in Congress.


Bird flu likely spread on equipment, workers, rodents, wind

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:04
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The bird flu that's devastated some Midwestern farms likely spread by several means — on machinery and workers, by rodents and possibly even on the wind, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a new report released Monday.

Vast data warehouse raises HealthCare.gov privacy concerns

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:02

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is shown on a laptop screen in Portland, Ore. A government data warehouse stores information forever on millions of consumers seeking coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law. That's raising concerns about privacy at a time when major breaches have become common. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A government data warehouse that stores personal information on millions of HealthCare.gov customers is raising privacy concerns at a time when major breaches have become distressingly common.


South Carolina sheriff's deputy charged in shooting death of wife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:59
A South Carolina sheriff's deputy has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife, authorities said on Monday. Matthew Jordan Blakley shot his wife, Candace Blakley, 24, with a rifle in their North Augusta home on Saturday evening, according to a police affidavit. Blakley was fired from his job after he was arrested on Sunday, Aiken County Sheriff's spokesman Captain Eric Abdullah said.

Colorado high court upholds firing of workers for medical pot use

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:58

A woman smokes a marijuana blunt at Denver's annual 4/20 marijuana rally in front of the state capitol building in downtown DenverThe Colorado Supreme Court ruled on Monday that companies may fire their employees for off-the-job use of medical marijuana that is permitted under state law because cannabis remains outlawed by the federal government. The 6-0 opinion, with one justice sitting out the case, affirmed two lower-court decisions siding against Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic fired in 2010 from his job as a customer service representative for Dish Network Corp after testing positive for marijuana. The Colorado-based satellite television company said Coasts' use of pot, even if consumed at home while off-duty, violated its "zero tolerance" anti-drug policy.


Military: Armed civilian shot near gate at Arkansas air base

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:55

A member of an Air Force security detail guards the front gate of little Rock Air Force Base near Jacksonville, Ark., Monday, June 15, 2015. Military officials said two people were hospitalized after shots were fired when a civilian attempted to enter Little Rock Air Force Base. The Jacksonville police department said the would-be intruder was injured and taken into custody. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Guards shot and critically wounded a civilian outside a sprawling Air Force base in Arkansas on Monday after the man drove his SUV over a curb near the main gate, crashed through a sign and got out of the vehicle holding a rifle, the base commander said.


Montgomery Co. man who mailed ricin to romantic rival sentenced to prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:53

Montgomery Co. man who mailed ricin to romantic rival sentenced to prisonThe Montgomery County man who confessed to mailing the deadly poison ricin to a romantic rival learned his fate.


Cleanup work underway after massive water main break in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:52

Cleanup work underway after massive water main break in West PhiladelphiaCleanup and repair work are underway after a massive water main break caused flooding and prompted evacuations in a West Philadelphia neighborhood.


Police: 2-year-old girl found dead in woods was placed there

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:51
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 2-year-old girl found dead in a ravine had been placed there by someone because it was too far for her to walk by herself, a county police official said Monday, adding that authorities are investigating the case as a homicide.

California court rules for city in affordable housing fight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:44

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2009 file photo, a residential area is seen in San Jose, Calif. California cities have broad authority to require builders to include a percentage of affordable housing in new projects, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday, June 15, 2015. The decision keeps affordable housing requirements approved in more than 170 California cities intact, including San Francisco and cities in Silicon Valley, where skyrocketing housing prices have led to calls for more affordable housing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California cities have broad authority to require builders to set aside a percentage of units in new projects for affordable housing, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.


Little worry at Jersey shore after NC shark attacks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:43

Little worry at Jersey shore after NC shark attacksNews of two shark attacks a little over an hour apart in North Carolina had people talking Monday, but there was little concern among beachgoers at the New Jersey shore.


U.S. justices refuse to restore North Carolina abortion ultrasound law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:31

A protester holds a copy of the bible outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building in WashingtonThe Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by the state of North Carolina to revive its law requiring women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound of the fetus performed and described to them by a doctor. The high court let stand a December appeals court ruling that struck down the 2011 law as unconstitutional because it forced doctors to voice the state's message discouraging abortion. North Carolina lawmakers had argued that requiring narrated ultrasounds would provide crucial information to women making an irrevocable decision, even if they chose to avert their eyes and not listen to the explanation of the displayed fetus images.


Pool incident investigation turned over to Texas Rangers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:30
MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors have called in the Texas Rangers to investigate an incident in which a white police officer Is seen on video pushing a bikini-clad black teenage girl to the ground and brandishing his gun at other black teens.

Baltimore takes aim at liquor stores after Freddie Gray riots

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:30

A protestor on a bicycle thrusts his fist in the air next to a line of police, in front of a burning CVS drug store, during clashes in BaltimoreDozens of Baltimore liquor stores damaged in rioting over the death of Freddie Gray are likely to be excluded from city recovery help, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said on Monday. Long-standing concerns about zoning and community complaints about liquor stores in poor neighborhoods mean they could be barred from loans and other financial aid, she said. Many of the stores do not meet zoning laws and Baltimore needs alternatives, such as grocery stores to improve impoverished neighborhoods, Rawlings-Blake said.