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

 

Yahoo! National News

Rain calms California fire that jumped freeway, burned cars

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 06:02
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rare summer storm allowed firefighters to contain 60 percent of a wildfire that swept across a California interstate, torching vehicles and sending people running for their lives.

Burst of summer rain dampens car-torching California blaze

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 05:46

Thick smoke fills the skies from the North Fire near Phelan(Reuters) - Firefighters in Southern California, aided by an unusually long burst of rainfall, have dug containment lines around 60 percent of a brush fire that torched 20 vehicles and destroyed eleven homes and outbuildings, the U.S. Forest Service said on Sunday. The wildfire, which broke out on Friday afternoon in the drought-parched foothills of San Bernardino County, grew from 500 acres (200 hectares) to 3,500 acres (1,416 hectares) in a matter of hours, the U.S. Forest Service said. It held that footprint through Sunday, dampened by a day of light rainfall on Saturday, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Lyn Sieliet said.


Men, blacks most likely to get tickets for Seattle pot use

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 05:31
SEATTLE (AP) — A second police study of marijuana-use tickets in Seattle has found men and blacks are most likely to be ticketed.

Police: New Jersey man sees robbery video of himself, turns himself in

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 04:49

 New Jersey man sees robbery video of himself, turns himself inPolice say a man shown in a surveillance video trying to rob a New Jersey business later watched the recording online and turned himself in


Woman caught trying to buy antifreeze to poison dog

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 04:47

Woman caught trying to buy antifreeze to poison dogA woman was seen on video, saying she wanted to buy antifreeze to poison a stray dog in her neighborhood


Report: Family orders independent autopsy in jail death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 04:13
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney says Sandra Bland's family has ordered an independent autopsy to determine how the Chicago-area woman died in a Texas jail cell.

Woman hit by car driven by 11-year-old boy in Maui

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 04:10
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Police say a pedestrian has life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car driven by an 11-year-old boy in Kahului.

'Ant-Man' debuts with $58M, 'Trainwreck' opens with $30.2M

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 03:30

This photo provided by Disney shows Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in a scene from Marvel's "Ant-Man." The film releases in the U.S. on Friday, July 17, 2015. (Zade Rosenthal/Disney/Marvel via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Marvel's "Ant-Man" punched above its weight at the weekend box office, debuting with an estimated $58 million, while Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck" also opened strongly with $30.2 million.


Shooter's family says he suffered from depression

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 03:19

Teen Challenge member, Carol Parker, center, becomes emotional during a memorial service at River Park Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn., for the victims of the Tennessee shootings. The U.S. Navy says a sailor who was shot in the attack on a military facility in Chattanooga has died, raising the death toll to five people. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The family of the gunman who killed four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga says he had suffered from depression for many years and "was not the son we knew and loved."


Trump Says He Does Not Owe McCain Apology

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 03:01
The real estate mogul has come under bipartisan criticism.

Maine shooting spree suspect due in court on murder charges

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:55

Maine State Police Lt. Sean Hashey, left, speaks Friday, July 17, 2015, outside the police department in Lincoln, Maine. Suspect Anthony Lord was arrested without incident Friday at a family member's home in Houlton, Maine, and faces charges in the shootings of several people overnight several towns in northern Maine. At right is State Police Maj. Chris Grotton. (AP Photo/Alanna Durkin)LEE, Maine (AP) — A former convict charged in a Maine spree of violence that left two dead will appear in court in the town where he was apprehended Friday.


Congress to examine FBI handling of Tennessee shooter

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:49

U.S. Senator Feinstein walks after the vote approving Lynch to be Attorney General, in WashingtonBy Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers will examine possible shortcomings in law enforcement or intelligence in the case of a Tennessee shooting that killed five servicemen, a top Republican said on Sunday, adding that the case may be linked to Islamic State. Representative Mike McCaul, who heads the U.S. House of Representatives homeland security committee, told ABC's "This Week" program the case highlighted growing concern about Internet-based directives from Islamic State leaders in Syria. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the gunman appeared to be a "classic lone wolf," but said it was difficult to know for sure given new encryption applications available to terrorists.


New York paupers' cemetery opens to mourners for first time

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:48

Grable walks off the ferry to Hart's Island with Hunt in New YorkIt takes a mere 10 minutes by boat to navigate to New York City's Hart Island, one of the United States' largest paupers' cemetery. Grable, 64, was one of a few dozen mourners who for the first time walked across the barren island on Sunday. For years, city rules confined mourners to a small memorial gazebo, furnished with a few benches and tucked away on an island's corner.


VIDEO: Shark attacks surfer Mick Fanning during competition in South Africa

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:39

 Shark attacks surfer Mick Fanning during competition in South AfricaA professional surfer was attacked by a shark today in South Africa during a competition.


4 women celebrating bachelorette party dead after truck hits limo

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:11

4 women celebrating bachelorette party dead after truck hits limoFour women at a bachelorette party in New York wine country were killed Saturday and two others were seriously injured after a limousine was hit by a pickup truck on the eastern end of Long Island, law enforcement officials said.


VIDEO: Shark attacks surfer Mick Fanning during competition in South Africa

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:50

 Shark attacks surfer Mick Fanning during competition in South AfricaA professional surfer was attacked by a shark today in South Africa during a competition.


SEPTA buses collide in Oxford Circle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:49

SEPTA buses collide in Oxford CirclePolice are investigating an accident involving two SEPTA buses in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia.


Puerto Ricans struggle moving to central Florida

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:34

In this Thursday, July 16, 2015 photo, Mayra Rios, center, talks with her sons, Abdiel, 13, right, and Jonatan, 15, at their home in Orlando, Fla. Rios recently left her native Puerto Rico because of constant bullying her autistic son faced at school and the lack of services available for him. As Puerto Rico struggles with an unpayable debt, an unemployment rate over 12 percent, rising violence and a stagnant economy that offers little opportunity to thrive, thousands of its residents are abandoning the island for central Florida. (AP Photo/John Raoux)MIAMI (AP) — Mayra Rios didn't want to leave her native Puerto Rico. But the constant bullying that her autistic son faced at school and the lack of services available to him were the last blow.


Ex-President George H.W. Bush leaves hospital after fall

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:33

FILE- In this March 29, 2015, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush speak before the first half of an NCAAA college basketball game in Houston. A spokesman says doctors are pleased with the progress the former president is making since he fractured a bone in his neck during a fall. Jim McGrath said Sunday, July 19, 2015, that Bush is doing better and his spirits are good. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Maine hospital on Sunday, four days after the 91-year-old fell at his summer home and broke a bone in his neck.


Former President George H.W. Bush released from hospital: report

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:23

Former U.S. President George Bush speaks at the World Leadership Summit in Abu DhabiWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was released from a hospital in Maine on Sunday after being treated for a broken bone in his neck, spokesman Jim McGrath said according to USA Today.