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Native American tribes converge to discuss pot legalization

Washington State News Wire - 3 hours 30 min ago
Tribal representatives from around the country are converging in Washington state to discuss the risks and rewards of marijuana legalization.

Bonds reduced for father, stepmother in boy-in-basement case

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 33 min ago
DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Friday reduced the bonds for a Detroit father and stepmother charged with torture and child abuse after the man's missing son was found among boxes in the basement of their townhome.

'Star Trek' star Leonard Nimoy has died at age 83

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 33 min ago

'Star Trek' star Leonard Nimoy has died at age 83Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.


Most-wanted Mexico drug lord held

BBC World News - 3 hours 36 min ago
Mexican security forces confirm the arrest of the country's most wanted drug lord - Knights Templar chief Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez.
Categories: BBC World News

Somali pirates free Thai fishermen

BBC World News - 3 hours 36 min ago
Four Thai fishermen thought to have been held by Somali pirates longer than any other captives have been freed, officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Gunman Kills 7 in Tyrone, Mo., and Tiny Town Is Reeling

New York Times Headlines - 3 hours 38 min ago
The suspect, who was found dead after the shootings, is believed to have killed his victims in four different homes.






In Europe, Bond Yields and Interest Rates Go Through the Looking Glass

New York Times Headlines - 3 hours 38 min ago
Policy makers are taking drastic measures to revive the economy, resulting in financial transactions that seem upside-down.

U.S. Economic Growth at Year’s End Revised Downward

New York Times Headlines - 3 hours 39 min ago
The fourth-quarter rise in gross domestic product was put at 2.2 percent, after an initial estimate of 2.6 percent.

Seattle woman knocked unconscious in drive-by egg throwing incident

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 40 min ago
Seattle police searched on Friday for a vandal who hurled an egg at a woman standing outside a local bar, striking her in the head and knocking her unconscious in an apparently random drive-by attack, officials said. The woman had been standing with several friends when someone in a passing truck let loose a volley of eggs early Tuesday, Seattle police said in a news release. An employee of the bar was also struck by an egg but wasn't injured. Experts say injuries from a jolt or strike to the head from items used as projectiles, such as an egg or tennis ball, have been known to cause injuries ranging from mild concussions to severe brain injuries, as well as death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Native American tribes converge to discuss pot legalization

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 43 min ago

 marijuana. Tribes have been exploring the idea of getting into the pot business since the Obama administration announced in December it wouldn't stand in their way. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — Tribal representatives from around the country are converging in Washington state to discuss the risks and rewards of marijuana legalization.


UN says limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 50 min ago
BERLIN (AP) — People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Day 2 of Black Madam murder trial

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 51 min ago

Day 2 of Black Madam murder trialPadge Victoria Windslowe, an aspiring rapper, is accused of killing Claudia Aderotimi.


PHOTOS: Philly's wanted Megan's Law fugitives

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 52 min ago

 Philly's wanted Megan's Law fugitivesPennsylvania State Police investigators are looking for dozens of Megan's Law fugitives from Philadelphia.


Lens Blog: Winners of Pictures of the Year International

New York Times Headlines - 3 hours 59 min ago
This year’s winners included coverage of overseas crises, innovative uses of multimedia storytelling, and outstanding editing.






Midday Glance: Silver companies

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 20 sec ago
Shares of some top silver companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. rose $.02 or .6 percent, to $3.34. Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.11 or 1.1 percent, to $9.69. Silver Standard Resources Inc. ...

Providence Journal names Janet Hasson its new publisher

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 1 min ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A veteran newspaper executive credited with increasing online readership and digital advertising has been named publisher of The Providence Journal.

AccuWeather: Wintry Mix Coming

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 5 min ago

 Wintry Mix ComingMeteorologist David Murphy says a wintry mix arrives late Sunday.


At Aetna, a C.E.O.’s Management by Mantra

New York Times Headlines - 4 hours 5 min ago
Mark Bertolini, the chief executive of Aetna, is betting that bringing yoga, meditation and higher wages to his employees will be good business.

Police: 7 killed, gunman dead in southern Missouri

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 7 min ago

 7 killed, gunman dead in southern MissouriA gunman went house to house, fatally shooting seven people and wounding one overnight in a small southern Missouri town.


Potential home buyer shot and killed touring Florida house

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 8 min ago

Potential home buyer shot and killed touring Florida housePolice say a potential home buyer was shot to death as he toured a house in Florida with his Realtor.