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

 

Yahoo! National News

Mom's boyfriend charged with murder in birthday cake beating

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:27
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A grand jury on Wednesday added murder to the charges facing a man accused of fatally beating a 9-year-old boy over a missing piece of birthday cake.

Middletown, Del. siblings charged with elder abuse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:22

Middletown, Del. siblings charged with elder abuseNew Castle County police have charged siblings from Middletown, Delaware with elder abuse.


ATM explodes in Hunting Park; 2nd blast in recent weeks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:18

ATM explodes in Hunting Park; 2nd blast in recent weeksPolice investigating the explosion of an ATM in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia say this is the second time in recent weeks an ATM has been targeted this way in the city.


Woman who died in Texas jail disclosed past suicide attempt: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:16

Still image of a Waller County Department of Public Safety officer opening the driver's side door as he orders Sandra Bland out of her vehicle in Prairie ViewBy Michael Lansu LISLE, Ill. (Reuters) - A black woman who was found hanging dead in her Texas jail cell after her arrest following a minor traffic violation said she had attempted to commit suicide in the past year, the county sheriff said on Wednesday. "On the first initial questionnaire when she came in, she told (the jailers) she had tried to commit suicide last year," Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith said in a telephone interview. "This family has no evidence" she ever tried to commit suicide, attorney Cannon Lambert said.


Armed man arrested in LA where Biden was due to speak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:14
A man with a loaded handgun was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday as he tried to drive through a security checkpoint outside a business where U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was due to speak a few hours later, police said. Biden was not at the venue when the man was taken into custody at about 9:15 a.m. in the city's North Hollywood area, just west of the Bob Hope Airport in neighboring Burbank, according to Los Angeles police Sergeant Kyle Kirkman. Law enforcement officers confronting the man were alerted to the possibility of a gun when he "advised them that he had a loaded weapon in the vehicle," a Secret Service spokeswoman in Washington, Nicole Mainor, told Reuters.

Chiding Congress, Obama urges fast Ex-Im Bank renewal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:13

President Barack Obama, right, with Paul Sullivan, left, Vice President of International Business Development at Acrow Bridge, speaks during a meeting with small business owners to discuss the importance of the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Obama is ramping up pressure on Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the obscure federal agency's charter expired last month after lawmakers refused to reauthorize it. The bank underwrites loans to foreign companies purchasing American products, but conservatives call it corporate welfare. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Chiding Congress in no uncertain terms, President Barack Obama warned Wednesday that American businesses are suffering while the Export-Import Bank lapses, and called on lawmakers to reauthorize the bank within days.


New Jersey prepares for pope's visit to Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:11

New Jersey prepares for pope's visit to PhiladelphiaThe Pope will not be coming to New Jersey.


Smoke from New Jersey warehouse fire visible from space

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:11

Smoke from New Jersey warehouse fire visible from spaceA large warehouse fire that was fueled by plastics, autos and household goods sent plumes of black smoke into the air Wednesday that were visible from space.


Police: 2 men traveled to Delaware County to have sex with teens

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:11

 2 men traveled to Delaware County to have sex with teensTwo men are accused of traveling to Delaware County from out-of-state in attempts to have sex with under-aged teenagers.


Police: Man arrested for having loaded gun near Biden event

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:03
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A photographer was arrested Wednesday after being found with a loaded gun at a vehicle checkpoint for a Los Angeles event where Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to speak, police said.

Woman who died in Texas jail said she had tried to kill herself in past year: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:58
A black woman who was found hanging dead in her Texas jail cell after her arrest following a minor traffic violation, Sandra Bland, said she had attempted to commit suicide in the past year, the county sheriff said on Wednesday. "On the first initial questionnaire when she came in, she told (the jailers) she had tried to commit suicide last year," Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith said in a telephone interview.

NY board backs $15 minimum wage hike for fast-food workers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:57

An activist cheers during a rally after the New York Wage Board endorsed a proposal to set a $15 minimum wage for workers at fast-food restaurants with 30 or more locations, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in New York. The increase would be phased in over three years in New York City and over six years elsewhere. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers in New York state would see a super-sized raise under a plan to phase in a $15 minimum wage — the first time a state has singled out a particular industry for such an increase.


Group calls for federal probe of Confederate flag supporter's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:56
The Sons of Confederate Veterans asked the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to look into a car crash in Mississippi that killed an outspoken African-American defender of the Confederate flag. Anthony Hervey, 49, author of "Why I Wave the Confederate Flag: Written by a Black Man," was killed on Sunday when the Ford Explorer he was driving to his home in Oxford, Mississippi, from a Confederate flag rally left the road and overturned. Hervey often sat at the Confederate memorial on the Oxford town square, sometimes wearing a Confederate uniform and waving a battle flag.

Plane dropping candy on church event crashes, killing 2

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:54
AUBURN, Wyo. (AP) — A small plane that had been dropping candy on a church gathering in western Wyoming crashed, killing two men on board.

Department clears Arizona officer who hit armed man with car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:53

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015, file frame from a dashcam video provided by the Marana Police Department, a police vehicle hits Mario Valencia in Marana, Ariz. The only thing the Arizona police officer did wrong during an encounter in which he used his cruiser to ram the armed suspect was curse at two civilians who got too close to the action, according to reports released Wednesday, July 22. (Marana Police Department via AP, File)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The only thing an Arizona police officer did wrong during an encounter in which he used his cruiser to ram an armed suspect was curse at two civilians who got too close to the action, according to reports released Wednesday.


Report: Parking officers parked themselves in coffee shops

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:51
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It seems some New Orleans parking enforcement officers have been taking a Big Easy approach to their jobs, parking themselves in coffee shops for hours at a time rather than hitting the steamy streets, and one even retaliated against a business that complained by ticketing its employees and customers.

New York moves to raise state minimum wage to $15 for fast-food workers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:45

Protesters rally during demonstrations asking for higher wages in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York moved on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour by the end of 2018 in New York City and by mid-2021 in the rest of the state. The New York Wage Board voted unanimously for the increase, which would cover some 180,000 workers statewide and affect fast-food chains with 30 locations or more in the United States. The three-member board was formed at the behest of Governor Andrew Cuomo in May after the state legislature turned down his proposals for minimum wage increases for most workers.


California police rescue woman forced to live in closet for year

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:36
A Nicaraguan woman who was held captive in a closet for about a year, suffering daily physical and sexual abuse, has been rescued and two suspects arrested, police in the San Francisco Bay Area community of Richmond said. Local authorities were alerted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as well as a community organization, the Richmond Police Department said in a statement on Tuesday. Investigators were able to reach the victim's cell phone and located the residence, 20 miles (32 km) northeast of San Francisco.

Main Line woman, 61, charged with selling heroin

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:29

Main Line woman, 61, charged with selling heroinA 61-year-old Main Line woman has been arrested for selling heroin, the Tredyffrin Township Police Department said Wednesday.


Counselors being indicted for spanking troubled youths in Boston

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:28
Eight former youth workers were being indicted on charges they routinely spanked young men in custody last year at a Boston residential facility to punish them, prosecutors said Wednesday. Assistant District Attorney Gloriann Moroney told the court the defendants spanked young men at the facility from April to August 2014. The men working at the facility, hired through Volunteers of America, would pull a young man's pants down, and hit his bare buttocks with an orange department-issued sandal, in a game they called "orange chicken," prosecutors said at the arraignment Wednesday.