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

 

Yahoo! National News

Illinois mother charged with attempting to poison children's juice

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 17:05
(Reuters) - An Illinois mother was charged with attempting to kill two of her children by spiking their apple juice with prescription drugs before taking the drugs herself in a possible suicide attempt, police said on Thursday. Krystale El Khatib, 29, was charged with two counts of attempted murder for crushing several pills into her children's beverage and forcing them to drink it on Monday, the Schiller Park Police Department said in a statement. The children were taken to a local hospital by their biological father. Local broadcaster ABC 7 reported that the children were with their father.

Key moments in Hawaiian history

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:56
HONOLULU (AP) — Some key moments in the history of Hawaii and its indigenous people:

Key moments in Hawaiian history

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:56
HONOLULU (AP) — Some key moments in the history of Hawaii and its indigenous people:

Key moments in Hawaiian history

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:56
HONOLULU (AP) — Some key moments in the history of Hawaii and its indigenous people:

Native Hawaiians debate best for path to sovereignty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:56

In this July 9, 2014 photo Pookela Rodenhurst takes care of a heiau, a Native Hawaiian spiritual site where ancestors are honored, in Waimanalo, Hawaii. Rodenhurst lives his daily life as if he’s in the Hawaiian Kingdom. He hunts for sea turtles watching for the game warden behind his back, forages for herbs in the Koolau mountains and drives without a license because he doesn’t agree to abide by Hawaii’s state laws. As the anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom approaches Jan. 17, Rodenhurst is one of many Native Hawaiians who say the United States is illegally occupying Hawaii and should give back the islands to their ancestors who once ruled. (AP Photo/By Cathy Bussewitz)WAIMANOLO, Hawaii (AP) — Pookela Rodenhurst lives as if he's back in the Hawaiian Kingdom. He hunts for sea turtles, watching for the game warden behind his back. He forages for herbs in the Koolau Mountains. He drives without a license because he won't agree to abide by state laws.


Native Hawaiians debate best for path to sovereignty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:56

In this July 9, 2014 photo Pookela Rodenhurst takes care of a heiau, a Native Hawaiian spiritual site where ancestors are honored, in Waimanalo, Hawaii. Rodenhurst lives his daily life as if he’s in the Hawaiian Kingdom. He hunts for sea turtles watching for the game warden behind his back, forages for herbs in the Koolau mountains and drives without a license because he doesn’t agree to abide by Hawaii’s state laws. As the anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom approaches Jan. 17, Rodenhurst is one of many Native Hawaiians who say the United States is illegally occupying Hawaii and should give back the islands to their ancestors who once ruled. (AP Photo/By Cathy Bussewitz)WAIMANOLO, Hawaii (AP) — Pookela Rodenhurst lives as if he's back in the Hawaiian Kingdom. He hunts for sea turtles, watching for the game warden behind his back. He forages for herbs in the Koolau Mountains. He drives without a license because he won't agree to abide by state laws.


Postal Service proposes small price increases on postage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters — but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

Postal Service proposes small price increases on postage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters — but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

Postal Service proposes small price increases on postage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters — but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

Navy bribery probe far from over despite key figure's plea

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:42
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Malaysian defense contractor who pleaded guilty in one of the Navy's worst bribery cases was a main point of contact for its ships at ports across Asia for nearly two decades.

Navy bribery probe far from over despite key figure's plea

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:42
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Malaysian defense contractor who pleaded guilty in one of the Navy's worst bribery cases was a main point of contact for its ships at ports across Asia for nearly two decades.

Justices must act fast if gay marriage to be settled in June

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:41

FILE - In this June 26, 2013, file photo, gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. The justices might have to decide to jump in at their closed-door conference on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, if they want to resolve the legal debate over gay marriage in the next few months. The justices would hear the case in April, the last month for oral arguments before the next term begins in October. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Time is running short for the Supreme Court to get same-sex marriage on its calendar if the justices want to tackle the issue before their current term ends in late June.


Justices must act fast if gay marriage to be settled in June

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:41

FILE - In this June 26, 2013, file photo, gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. The justices might have to decide to jump in at their closed-door conference on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, if they want to resolve the legal debate over gay marriage in the next few months. The justices would hear the case in April, the last month for oral arguments before the next term begins in October. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Time is running short for the Supreme Court to get same-sex marriage on its calendar if the justices want to tackle the issue before their current term ends in late June.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:05
"As soon as I opened the window, you could smell the gunpowder." — Alexandre Massaux, a resident of Verviers, Belgium, describing a deadly firefight between Belgian police and terror suspects.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:05
"As soon as I opened the window, you could smell the gunpowder." — Alexandre Massaux, a resident of Verviers, Belgium, describing a deadly firefight between Belgian police and terror suspects.

CIA leak trial continues after Condoleezza Rice testimony

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:01
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — With attention-grabbing testimony from former national security adviser Condoleezza Rice behind them, jurors in the leak trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling will now focus their attention on more mundane prosecution witnesses.

CIA leak trial continues after Condoleezza Rice testimony

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:01
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — With attention-grabbing testimony from former national security adviser Condoleezza Rice behind them, jurors in the leak trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling will now focus their attention on more mundane prosecution witnesses.

Yosemite climbers stuck together amid hardship and falls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 15:23

Tommy Caldwell, left, and Kevin Jorgeson speak during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in El Capitan meadow in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The two climbers became the first in the world to use only their hands and feet to scale El Capitan, a sheer granite face in California's Yosemite National Park. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — When climber Kevin Jorgeson was stalled for days about halfway up the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall of El Capitan, he suggested that his partner Tommy Caldwell go on without him to finish an historic free-climb of the world famous granite monolith.


Yosemite climbers stuck together amid hardship and falls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 15:23

Tommy Caldwell, left, and Kevin Jorgeson speak during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in El Capitan meadow in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The two climbers became the first in the world to use only their hands and feet to scale El Capitan, a sheer granite face in California's Yosemite National Park. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — When climber Kevin Jorgeson was stalled for days about halfway up the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall of El Capitan, he suggested that his partner Tommy Caldwell go on without him to finish an historic free-climb of the world famous granite monolith.


Here's what to know about judge in marathon bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 15:17
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. is presiding over the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. O'Toole has handled several high-profile trials since he became a federal judge two decades ago. Here are some things to know about him: