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Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 21:28

FILE - This Feb. 26, 2014 file photo shows Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones performing during their concert at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. The band has announced that they will kick off their new 15-city North American stadium tour (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File) The rock band announced a 15-city stadium tour Tuesday, March 31, 2015, that will kick off May 24 in San Diego. Other stops include Columbus, Ohio; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Orlando, Florida; and Nashville, Tennessee. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again.


Deadly tractor-trailer crash shuts down I-78 in Berks County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 21:09

Deadly tractor-trailer crash shuts down I-78 in Berks CountyAt least one person has been killed in a crash on I-78 in Berks County.


Boston University alumnus gives $50M gift to school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:54
BOSTON (AP) — Boston University has renamed its business school after an alumnus who made his fortune in the retail industry and donated $50 million, the largest gift in university history.

Police hunt for armed prisoner who fled Virginia hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:51
(Reuters) - An armed prisoner was on the run in a stolen car early on Tuesday after escaping from a Washington-area hospital in northern Virginia where a shot was fired during a struggle with a guard, police said. The prisoner, an accused bank robber identified as Wossen Assaye, broke free from a private security guard at the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, Virginia, and fled with the guard's weapon, the Fairfax County Police Department said on its Twitter account.

Day 7 of deliberations in Atlanta schools cheating trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:10
ATLANTA (AP) — Jurors are set to start their seventh day of deliberations in the trial of a dozen former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a conspiracy to cheat on standardized tests.

A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:45

A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedomIndiana lawmakers have been scrambling to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where ...


3 of 4 critically injured in NYC blast leave hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:44

 untrained schemers rigging up pipes to save money by siphoning natural gas. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Nancy Borowick, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor says three of the four people critically injured in the East Village fire and explosion have been released from the hospital.


Prisoner takes gun, escapes police custody at Virginia hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:58

Prisoner takes gun, escapes police custody at Virginia hospitalPolice have surrounded a Virginia hospital early Tuesday after a prisoner escaped from custody, authorities said.


Mumia Abu-Jamal in intensive care at hospital in Pottsville, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:53

Mumia Abu-Jamal in intensive care at hospital in Pottsville, Pa.Abu-Jamal's lawyer, Bret Grote, told the Associated Press Monday that prison officials won't tell him the reason for the hospitalization. Grote confirmed that his client is in the critical care unit.


AccuWeather: Afternoon Showers Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:20

 Afternoon Showers TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the Poconos could see some snow, with the Lehigh Valley getting an inch in upper elevations.


Mother charged with murdering toddler son in NYC bathroom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:17
(Reuters) - A mother was charged with murder after she locked herself in the bathroom of a New York City restaurant on Monday with her one-year-old son, who was later pronounced dead, police said. Latisha Fisher, 35, entered the bathroom with her child, Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, at 5 Boro Burger in Manhattan, the New York Police Department said. After the woman spent a "large quantity of time" locked inside, workers concerned over her well-being unlocked the door key and found her son unresponsive and foaming at the mouth, NYPD Sergeant Brendan Ryan said.

Distillers: Stiff whiskey law stifles town's boozy revival

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:55

Jesse James Dupree, the singer of the hard rock band Jackyl, gestures at a copper still the Full Throttle distillery in Trimble, Tenn., on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Dupree's plans to build his own distillery next door to Full Throttle are on hold because he doesn’t want to have to conform to a state law setting a legal definition for which spirits can be marketed as "Tennessee Whiskey." (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)TRIMBLE, Tenn. (AP) — Booze, bikes and rock 'n' roll.


New Arizona governor avoids major issues with apparent ease

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:31

File - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey gives his state-of-the-state address as Arizona House speaker David Gowan, left rear, and Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs listen at the Capitol in Phoenix. Ducey faces several tough challenges in the coming weeks as he responds to Republican-passed bills on hot-button issues like abortion, guns and Common Core, presenting a dilemma as he seeks appeal to the conservative and pro-business wings of his party.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Less than three months into his tenure, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has largely managed to avoid having to make the tough political decisions that could have alienated him with the two wings of the Republican Party he has courted.


Suspect in massive Los Angeles arson fire seen in video: L.A. Times

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:22

Los Angeles city firefighters battle a massive fire at a seven-story downtown apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles(Reuters) - A suspect who sparked a massive arson fire last year that gutted a multi-story apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles was captured on surveillance tape reviewed by authorities, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday. The video showed the suspect parking a car on the 110 Freeway before walking into the building with "cans of fuel," the paper said, based on a recording of a community meeting last week addressed by Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Ruda. Fire department representatives could not be immediately reached for comment.


AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:09

In this Thursday, March 12, 2015 photo, trucks travel along I-45 near Huntsville, Texas. Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)DETROIT (AP) — Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:02
"We have developed a very refined system in Europe and most of us are in agreement that this system is optimal. If we were to add more psychological tests or modify the way we test, then we can still not change a situation like this." — Dr. Hans-Werner Teichmueller, head of the German Aviation Medical Practitioners Association, on how Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may not have been detected as mentally unfit to fly.

Knight Foundation to fund 32 projects to improve cities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — A foundation is awarding grants to 32 innovative projects working to improve cities, totaling $5 million in funding.

Officers talk to man wounded in mobile home park killings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:49
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Detectives have interviewed a 22-year-old man who survived a weekend shooting that left a woman and her roommate's toddler dead at a Washington mobile home park, a sheriff's officer said Monday.

Parents of dead student sue Clemson University, fraternity

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:45
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The parents of a 19-year-old Clemson University student who died last year after falling from a highway bridge during a pre-dawn fraternity run sued the university, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and three of its members for $50 million on Monday. Tucker Hipps' body was found by police last September beneath a highway bridge over a lake near the Clemson, South Carolina campus when he didn't return from the run with other fraternity pledges. The two civil suits, which seek $25 million each, allege that Hipps died as a result of a confrontation with a fraternity member over breakfast food he was told to bring that morning. Hipps then went over the railing of the bridge into shallow water in Lake Hartwell head first, the lawsuits said, adding that a fraternity member shone a flashlight into the dark water below but took no further action to locate the student.

Detroit panel OKs raises for city officials: Detroit Free Press

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:07

Downtown Detroit is seen through a window from the State Of Michigan offices in DetroitBy Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - Just months after Detroit officially exited the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a panel on Monday recommended raises of 2.5 percent for city council members and the city clerk, to start next fiscal year, a newspaper reported. The Detroit Elected Officials Compensation Commission, which determines whether elected officials can receive raises, voted unanimously on Monday night to support the pay hikes, the Detroit Free Press said. The move would bring the salary for the clerk and council members to $78,761 from $76,840 and the council president's to $82,776 from $80,757, the paper said. City Council President Brenda Jones and City Clerk Janice Winfrey made the request earlier in March.