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

 

Yahoo! National News

Teenager caught impersonating doctor at Florida hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:56
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A teenage boy who had been posing as a doctor at a Florida hospital and nearby doctor's office for about a month was caught after a concerned patient turned him in, police said on Friday.     Security guards at St. Mary's Medical Center told West Palm Beach police the boy was known at the hospital as a doctor and had been seen entering a secured area, according to a police incident report. The boy's adventure came to an end on Tuesday when a patient at a doctor's office next to the hospital informed staff of a child in an exam room wearing a St. Mary's white lab coat with "anesthesiology" embroidered on the front, according to the police report. Police and the hospital agreed not to prosecute the boy after his mother told them he was under a doctor's care and had refused to take his medicine for an unspecified illness, according to the report.

FAA employee arrested after flying with gun in carry-on

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:55
ATLANTA (AP) — A Federal Aviation Administration employee is under investigation after flying from Atlanta to New York with a gun in his carry-on, authorities said Friday.

Gay marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:32

USA/WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.


Groups sue over Mexican wolf-reintroduction program changes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:30
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Conservationists sued the federal government Friday over changes to a reintroduction program for the endangered Mexican gray wolf.

St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese files for bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:23

Archbishop John Nienstedt addresses a news conference, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn. after the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed for bankruptcy protection, saying it's the best way for the church to get as many resources as possible to victims of clergy sexual abuse. The archdiocese is the 12th U.S. diocese to seek bankruptcy protection in the face of sex abuse claims. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, saying it is the best way to fairly compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse while allowing the archdiocese to continue the church's mission.


U.Va. fraternities agree to new party rules after rape story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:18
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A pair of defiant University of Virginia fraternities capitulated Friday to the school's efforts to impose new regulations on them that stemmed from a Rolling Stone article alleging a culture of rape and denial on the campus.

Boy, 14, arrested in stabbing of another boy, 14, in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:14

Teen stabbed near West Philadelphia High School has diedPolice have arrested a 14-year-old boy for the stabbing of another 14-year-old boy in West Philadelphia on Friday.


Teen charged with killing mom in Bali can use trust fund

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:13

Heather Mack of Chicago, Ill., waits in a cell before her first hearing trial in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer are accused of murdering Sheila von Wiese-Mack, her mother, who was found stuffed inside a suitcase last August. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-area teen accused of killing her mother on the Indonesian island of Bali can use her trust fund money for her legal defense, a judge ruled Friday.


Q&A: Measles pops up in outbreak linked to Disney parks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:08

FILE - This Nov. 20, 2009 photo shows Sleeping Beauty's Castle in winter dress with the iconic "Partners" statue featuring images of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse in the foreground, at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Measles cases have been popping up around California in an outbreak linked to visits to Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure theme parks during the winter 2014 holiday. The highly contagious respiratory illness was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, but health officials have seen a surge of measles infections in the country in recent years. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, H. Lorren Au Jr., FILE) **; MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT**LOS ANGELES (AP) — Measles cases have been popping up around California in an outbreak linked to visits to Disney theme parks in Orange County during the winter holiday.


Electrical problem on smoky DC subway lasted 44 minutes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:05

This handout photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) shows damage from the arcing incident in the tunnel near L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station in Washington. Investigators say an electrical malfunction that filled a Washington subway train with smoke continued for 44 minutes before the Metro transit agency shut off power to the affected rail. The NTSB released a preliminary report on the accident Friday. One woman was killed and more than 80 people were sickened by smoke when the train stopped in a tunnel near the L'Enfant Plaza station Monday afternoon. (AP Photo/NTSB)WASHINGTON (AP) — An electrical malfunction that filled a Washington subway train with smoke, killing one passenger and sickening dozens more, continued for 44 minutes before the Metro transit agency shut off power to the affected rail, federal investigators said Friday.


Judge to rule in case of beanbag gun death next month

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:04
MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) — The trial of a suburban Chicago police officer who shot and killed a 95-year old World War II veteran with a beanbag gun ended Friday with the judge saying he'll announce his verdict next month.

$1B Switch data center near Reno will be world's biggest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 07:53

The managers of the US Bank Building who erected a banner to welcome Tesla Motors to northern Nevada added a sign on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, for the Las Vegas-based Switch after the company announced plans to build the biggest data storage center in the world east of Reno. The $1 billion facility is planned at the same industrial park where Tesla is building the biggest lithium battery factory in the world to power its electric cars. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)RENO, Nev. (AP) — The largest lithium battery factory in the world is getting a new neighbor at an industrial park east of Reno — the world's biggest data center.


2 dancers sue Oregon strip club for unpaid wages

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 07:52
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland strip club that gained national attention for its vegan menu has been accused of withholding more than meat.

Police: Teen sweethearts blaze trail of crime across South

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 07:42

In this January 2015 photo made from surveillance video and released by the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, in Kentucky, 18-year-old Dalton Hayes and 13-year-old Cheyenne Phillips leave a South Carolina Wal-Mart. Authorities are looking for the teenage couple from central Kentucky who are suspected in a multistate crime spree. (AP Photo/Wal-Mart Inc. via The Grayson County (Ky.) Sheriff's Office)LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Police say two teenage sweethearts have blazed a trail of crime across the South, leaving in their path a string of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks and stirring concern about their increasingly bold behavior.


Pivotal moment arrives for U.S. gay rights movement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 07:32
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Greg Bourke and Michel DeLeon have lived together for 32 years and were married in Canada more than a decade ago, but back home in Kentucky, something is missing. "I hope to be 'Kentucky married' very soon," DeLeon said. Once married in Kentucky, he said, both he and Bourke could be named on their children’s birth certificates. Same-sex marriage advocates say the court's decision to decide the matter represents a moment of truth for the American gay rights movement.

Air Force approves airspace expansion over northern Plains

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 07:30

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2007 file photo, B-52 bombers taxi to the runway at Minot Air Force Base in Minot, N.D. South Dakota Sen. John Thune said Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, the Air Force has approved a proposal to establish an enormous bomber training area over the Northern Plains. It would be used by B-1 bombers at South Dakota's Ellsworth Air Force Base and B-52 bombers at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Eloise Ogden, File)PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Air Force on Friday approved a proposal to expand a bomber training area over the northern Plains, a move that helps keep a South Dakota base open but has raised concerns over loud, low-flying aircraft disrupting civilian flights and damaging rural economies.


Man, 19, gunned down in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 07:27

Man, 19, gunned down in Camden, N.J.Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Camden, New Jersey Friday afternoon.


Upper Darby officer opens fire on suspect after he tried to run her over

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 07:15

Upper Darby officer opens fire on suspect after he tried to run her overAuthorities say an Upper Darby police officer opened fire on a suspect who allegedly tried to run her down with his car.


SpaceX releases video of rocket crash-landing on ocean barge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 07:12

This Jan. 10, 2015 image from video provided by SpaceX shows its booster rocket trying to land on a floating barge in the Atlantic after launch, in an unprecedented attempt that ended in a fiery explosion. The video released Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 shows the rocket hitting the football field-sized barge a couple hundred miles off Florida's northeastern coast. The landing attempt came minutes after separation from the main rocket that successfully delivered groceries and science experiments to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/SpaceX)HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX has released dramatic footage of its booster rocket trying to land on a floating ocean barge after a launch — an unprecedented attempt that ended in a fiery explosion.


States consider requiring US citizenship test for graduation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 07:11
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's new law requiring high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate appears likely to be adopted in a handful of other states this year, though educators warn it's not a fix-all solution to the nation's dire knowledge of civics.