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

 

Yahoo! National News

Union workers, SEPTA reach tentative deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:09

Union workers, SEPTA reach tentative dealUnion negotiators and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority reached a tentative contact deal Friday night, averting the possibility of a strike.


Ebola costs encourage budget flexibility among U.S. Republicans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:08
By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Worries about Ebola are chipping away at some congressional Republicans' support for maintaining across-the-board spending caps on U.S. government agencies and the military. An increasing number of Republicans are speaking out in favor of Ebola "emergency" funds, which would be passed outside of the normal budget process, and would not require offsetting spending cuts or explicit sources of revenue. ...

2 pedestrians struck,1 dead in Northeast Philadelphia crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 19:54

2 pedestrians dead in Northeast Philadelphia crashPolice say two people were struck and one is dead after a Roosevelt Boulevard accident in Northeast Philadelphia Saturday morning.


Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 19:33

Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotionsThe explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert. ...


SEPTA, union reach a deal; strike averted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 18:53

Union workers, SEPTA reach tentative dealOfficials announced that a deal has been reached between SEPTA and the Transit Workers Union and workers will not be going on strike.


Woman struck by 2-vehicles in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 18:47

Woman struck by vehicle in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a woman was struck by two-vehicles in front of Temple University Hospital in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Jehovah's Witnesses to pay $13.5 million in California sex abuse ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 17:05
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO Calif. (Reuters) - A Californian judge has ordered the Jehovah's Witnesses to pay $13.5 million to a man who was sexually abused in the 1980s by a church leader, attorney for the victim said on Friday. Church elders had assigned a man to work with Jose Lopez on bible studies, even though they knew he had admitted to molesting another boy in 1982, because they felt he was "repentant", Lopez's attorney Irwin Zalkin said. ...

Alaska mine project splits major state industries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 16:45

FILE - In this July 13, 2007 file photo, workers drill test holes at the Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay in Southwest, Alaska. The Pebble Mine is an environmentalist rallying cry, a potential copper and gold mine at the headwaters of one of the world’s richest salmon runs that the Obama administration is blocking, and an unusually-potent wedge issue in development-happy Alaska that could help Democratic Sen. Mark Begich survive a strong challenge for his seat. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A potential copper and gold mine at the headwaters of one of the world's richest salmon runs is both an environmentalist rallying cry and a potent issue in development-happy Alaska that could help Democratic Sen. Mark Begich survive a strong re-election challenge.


Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 16:11

File- This Oct. 30, 2014, file photo shows Gay Soriano, left, talking with daughter Gabby, 11, as her brother Titan, 13, and father Rick walk nearby and along a memorial for victims of a deadly school shooting nearly a week earlier, in Marysville, Wash. One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died late Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SEATTLE (AP) — Another of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.


Third victory parade in 5 years charms Giants fans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 16:11

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner holds the World Series MVP trophy during the victory parade for the 2014 baseball World Series champions, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants celebrated a third World Series victory in five years with a ticker-tape parade, and it seemed everyone had a story about brought them to rainy downtown San Francisco.


It's time to fall back an hour, get extra shut-eye

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 16:03

FILE - Custodian Ray Keen checks the time on a clock face after changing the time on the 97-year-old clock atop the Clay County Courthouse, in this Nov. 6, 2010 file photo taken in Clay Center, Kan. Most Americans will be able to get an extra hour of sleep Sunday Nov. 2, 2014 thanks to the annual shift back to standard time. Officially, the change occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people will set their clocks back before hitting the sack Saturday night. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring.


Virgin Galactic's allure: space and celebrities

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 15:45
The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson's goal of starting passenger flights next spring. Information about Virgin Galactic, its backers, and its goals:

2 children, woman hit by car in Halloween crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 15:42
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police in Vancouver, Washington, say two 7-year-old girls and a 20-year-old woman were seriously hurt Friday night when they were hit by a car while trick-or-treating.

3 girls trick-or-treating killed in hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 15:20

Police and emergency respoders at the scene where three teenage girls trick-or-treating in costume were hit by a vehicle and killed while walking across a Southern California intersection in Santa Ana Calif., Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says the girls were hit while in a crosswalk near an elementary school early Friday evening. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Paul Rodriguez)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes were killed by a hit-and-run driver at a Southern California intersection Friday night, authorities said.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 15:02
"It's a real setback to the idea that lots of people are going to be taking joyrides into the fringes of outer space any time soon. There were a lot of people who believed that the technology to carry people is safely at hand." — John Logsdon, retired space policy director at George Washington University, after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo blew apart during a test flight.

Virgin Galactic says space tourism rocket lost

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 13:45

This image from video by KABC TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in Southern California's Mojave Desert on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight, a witness said Friday. (AP Photo/KABC TV)MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A witness says Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert.


Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 13:02

File- This Oct. 30, 2014, file photo shows Gay Soriano, left, talking with daughter Gabby, 11, as her brother Titan, 13, and father Rick walk nearby and along a memorial for victims of a deadly school shooting nearly a week earlier, in Marysville, Wash. One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died late Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SEATTLE (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.


Three trick-or-treating teenage girls killed in California hit and run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:38
(Reuters) - Three teenage girls were killed while trick-or-treating in southern California on Friday evening when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver, authorities said. The girls, ranging in age from 13 to 15, were in costume and carrying candy bags when they were hit while walking across a Santa Ana street at around 6:45 p.m., said Orange County Fire Authority Captain Steve Concialdi. All three were pronounced dead on the scene, Concialdi said. "It's a horrific accident, very tragic," he said. ...

Hawaii pair took photos, prodded fiery lava with golf clubs: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:31

Construction crews try to divert lava from Mt. Kilauea from a home in the village of Pahoa, HawaiiBy Karin Stanton PAHOA Hawaii (Reuters) - Two Hawaii residents have been charged with trespassing after police found the man and woman snapping pictures within five feet of a slow-moving river of molten lava that is threatening a nearby village, police said. Hawaii County police responding to a report on Thursday evening also found the pair with two golf clubs, each with a ball of hardened lava stuck to its end, in the vicinity of the lava flow north of Pahoa village. ...


SEPTA, union reach a deal; strike adverted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:07

Union workers, SEPTA reach tentative dealOfficials announced that a deal has been reached between SEPTA and the Transit Workers Union and workers will not be going on strike.