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

 

Yahoo! National News

Bear attacks jogger, her dogs in Montana

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 05:17
COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — State wildlife officials are trying to trap a bear that attacked a female jogger and her dogs on U.S. Forest Service land in northwestern Montana.

Illinois man suspected in two murders is arrested in Wisconsin

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 05:14
(Reuters) - Police in Wisconsin arrested an Illinois man on Friday who is suspected of killing two people and became the target of a nationwide manhunt. Terrance Doddy, 36, of Rockford, Illinois, was apprehended in Beloit, Wisconsin, after leading police on a high-speed car chase across the Illinois-Wisconsin border, police said. Doddy is suspected of killing a woman at a rest stop west of Chicago and taking her car a day after killing a man in the northern part of the state, authorities said. The car chase began when the stolen vehicle was spotted by an Illinois State Police trooper, Rockford police said in a statement.

SiriusXM fires 'Opie & Anthony' host over tweets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:44

FILE - In a April 26, 2006 file photo, radio shock jocks Greg "Opie" Hughes, left, and Anthony Cumia, right, leave CBS Radio studios on 57th Street with fans after finishing their first morning show, in New York. Cumia of the "Opie & Anthony" radio show was fired late Thursday, July 3, 2014 by SiriusXM, who cited his "racially charged" and "hate-filled" remarks on Twitter as the reason. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)NEW YORK (AP) — "Opie & Anthony" radio show host Anthony Cumia has been fired by satellite radio company SiriusXM, which cited his "racially charged" and "hate-filled" remarks on Twitter as the reason.


At 116, Arkansas woman named oldest American

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:37

Gertrude Weaver holds a flower given to her a day before her 116th birthday, at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, Ark., Thursday, July 3, 2014. The Gerontology Research Group says Weaver is the oldest person in the United States and second-oldest person in the world. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title — she's now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said.


Homeless parolees weigh on California counties

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:19

Arthur Scott, who was paroled in March 2014 after serving time on his 22nd auto theft conviction, stands in front of an Oakland, Calif., Acura dealership on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Scott, determined to stay out of jail and currently working while taking vocational classes, says he had stolen more than five cars from the dealership. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown based his recent overhaul of the state corrections system in part on the idea that having those convicted of lower-level crimes supervised by county probation officers instead of state parole agents when they are released would help them stay clean, find jobs and avoid committing new crimes.


Ex-Illinois governor emerges, talks death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:15

In this July 3, 2014 photo, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan speaks at his home in Kankakee, Ill. Ryan, who served a five federal prison term for corruption, a year of home confinement, and has just completed another year of supervision, is eager to pick up where he left off when he left politics for prison in 2006 - campaigning for the end of the death penalty in the U.S. While in office Ryan put a moratorium on the death penalty after numerous cases were overturned exonerating inmates who collectively spend decades in prison. Ryan spoke extensively about the current state of Illinois and national politics, the death penalty and about the criminal justice system as a whole. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — George Ryan, an ex-Illinois governor and now an ex-convict, says he'd like to re-engage with the cause he left behind when he went to prison in 2007 — campaigning for the end of the death penalty in the U.S.


Philadelphia area July 4th Fireworks 2014

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 03:33

Philadelphia area July 4th Fireworks 2014We've put together a list of Philadelphia area 2014 July 4th fireworks! See listings for Philadelphia, southeastern Pa., southern N.J. and Delaware.


California police: good Samaritan beaten, run over

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 03:13
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A good Samaritan who came to the aid of a woman being assaulted by twin brothers was brutally beaten by the suspects before being run over by a driver, police said.

Ex-Illinois governor returns, talks death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 03:05

In this July 3, 2014 photo, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan speaks at his home in Kankakee, Ill. Ryan, who served a five federal prison term for corruption, a year of home confinement, and has just completed another year of supervision, is eager to pick up where he left off when he left politics for prison in 2006 - campaigning for the end of the death penalty in the U.S. While in office Ryan put a moratorium on the death penalty after numerous cases were overturned exonerating inmates who collectively spend decades in prison. Ryan spoke extensively about the current state of Illinois and national politics, the death penalty and about the criminal justice system as a whole. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — George Ryan, an ex-Illinois governor and now an ex-convict, says he'd like to re-engage with the cause he left behind when he went to prison in 2007 — campaigning for the end of the death penalty in the U.S.


Death penalty off table for triple murder suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 02:43
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting two Oklahoma girls then killing his fiancee three years later no longer faces the death penalty after he agreed to waive his right to a jury trial.

VP Biden celebrates Independence Day in Philly

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 02:36

VP Biden celebrates Independence Day in PhillyVice President Joe Biden says the lessons of the civil rights struggle show that the struggle for freedom that began in Philadelphia more than two centuries ago is not over.


Police: VFW treasurer stole from fellow vets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 02:30

 VFW treasurer stole from fellow vetsVeterans in Berks County are dealing with a heartbreaking situation this Independence Day.


Unions representing government workers are gaining

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 02:18

Chart shows change in union membership as percentage of wage and salary earners; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — Unions representing government workers are expanding while organized labor has been shedding private sector members over the past half-century.


Police: Dad intentionally left child in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 02:17

A tear rolls down the cheek of Justin Ross Harris, the father of a toddler who died after police say he was left in a hot car for about seven hours, as he sits during his bond hearing in Cobb County Magistrate Court, Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Marietta, Ga. Harris who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday. At that same hearing, a judge refused to grant bond for Harris, meaning he will remain in jail. (AP Photo/Marietta Daily Journal, Kelly J. Huff, Pool)MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Justin Ross Harris was a devoted and loving father who talked about his toddler son often, his friends and family say. But prosecutors have portrayed him as a man unhappy in his marriage who exchanged nude photos with several women as his son died in a hot SUV.


Another 'person of interest' in Bourbon shootings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 02:15
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police in New Orleans have interviewed another "person of interest" caught on video at the scene of last weekend's deadly shooting on Bourbon Street.

Germany summons US envoy over spy case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 01:45

In this picture taken Thursday evening July 3, 2014, former NSA employee Thomas Drake arrives at the parliamentary NSA investigation committee in Berlin, Germany, German lawmakers began hearing expert testimony for a probe into the activities of foreign intelligence agencies in Germany. The inquiry was sparked by reports based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, which showed that German citizens, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, were targeted by U.S. intelligence. (AP Photo/dpa, Hannibal Hanschke)BERLIN (AP) — Germany summoned the U.S. ambassador in Berlin on Friday following the arrest of a man reported to have spied for the United States, heightening friction between the two countries over alleged U.S. eavesdropping in Germany.


VIDEO: Joey Chestnut proposes marriage, wins hot dog contest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 01:35

 Joey Chestnut proposes marriage, wins hot dog contestJoey "Jaws" Chestnut took a timeout from the Coney Island hot dog competition on Friday to propose to a fellow competitive eater.


Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut wins hot dog eating contest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 01:29

FILE - In this July 3, 2012, file photo, hot-dog eating champions Joey Chestnut, left, and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas pose for photographers at City Hall Park in New York, during a weigh-in for contestants in the annual Coney Island Fourth of July international hot-dog eating contest. The pair aim to take the crowns again at the annual Fourth of July contest on Coney Island.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The reigning champ of the Nathan's famous hot dog eating contest gets to hold onto his mustard yellow belt.


Black Widow loses women's hot dog eating contest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 01:05

FILE - In this July 3, 2012, file photo, hot-dog eating champions Joey Chestnut, left, and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas pose for photographers at City Hall Park in New York, during a weigh-in for contestants in the annual Coney Island Fourth of July international hot-dog eating contest. The pair aim to take the crowns again at the annual Fourth of July contest on Coney Island.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Widow has been outeaten.


PHOTOS: Philly's July 4th Ceremony and Parade

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 00:59

 Philly's July 4th Ceremony and ParadeSee dozens of photos from the Philadelphia July 4th ceremony and Independence Day Parade.