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

 

Yahoo! National News

Nurse, Maine settle Ebola quarantine suit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:16

Nurse Kaci Hickox joined by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur speak with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent, MaineBy Dave Sherwood and Colleen Jenkins BRUNSWICK Maine/WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - Maine has reached a settlement with a nurse who was briefly quarantined in her home after treating victims of Ebola in West Africa, allowing her to travel freely in public but requiring her to monitor her health closely and report any symptoms. The settlement, filed in nurse Kaci Hickox's home town of Fort Kent, in Maine's far north, keeps in effect through Nov. 10 the terms of an order issued by a Maine judge on Friday. ...


Costly and competitive Senate campaign nears end

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:10

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, thanks supporters following a rally in Lexington, Ky., Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)WASHINGTON (AP) — On a final, furious day of campaigning, Republicans strained to capture control of the Senate while Democrats struggled to limit their congressional losses in elections midway through an unpopular President Barack Obama's second term.


Old tree moving to new University of Michigan spot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:02

A 250-year-old bur oak tree stands near the front entrance to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. The 65-foot-tall tree was moved 500 feet to make way for a $135 million donor-funded expansion of the Ross School. (AP Photo, Mike Householder)ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A tree that predates the University of Michigan and the city of Ann Arbor — and the American Revolution, for that matter — was settling into its new home on Monday.


Brittany Maynard galvanizes right-to-die efforts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:52

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to die under Oregon's law that allows the terminally ill to end their own lives. Sean Crowley, spokesman from the group Compassion & Choices, said late Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, that Maynard was surrounded by family Saturday when she took lethal medication prescribed by a doctor and died. She was weeks shy of her 30th birthday. (AP Photo/Maynard Family, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard's last days started a national conversation about whether it's OK for a terminally ill person to end their own life.


Dutch killer van der Sloot stabbed in prison, lawyer says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:48

File picture of Joran Van der Sloot of the Netherlands being checked by medical police in AricaLIMA (Reuters) - The lawyer of convicted killer Joran van der Sloot said on Monday that the Dutch citizen had been stabbed repeatedly in a Peruvian prison in recent days, but penitentiary authorities said he likely hurt himself. Van der Sloot, the main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway, was stabbed three times in his left shoulder on Oct. 27 and then again in his kidney on Sunday, his lawyer Maximo Altez said. But an official with Peru's penitentiary system, INPE, said Van der Sloot appears to have cut himself. ...


Shooting at YMCA in Coatesville, 2 injured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:43

 2 killed in murder-suicide at Chester County YMCAPolice are investigating a shooting at a YMCA in Chester County.


Court can't shut out media in Jodi Arias case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:28
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona appeals court ruled Monday that the public should be able to watch testimony in the Jodi Arias trial, overruling a judge's unusual decision to allow a witness to testify in private as jurors weigh whether to give the convicted murderer the death penalty.

Maine fire victims included wedding photographer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:18

Firefighters take their helmets off as a body is removed from the scene of a fatal apartment building fire in Portland, Maine on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Earlier in the morning, a fatal fire swept through a two-apartment building housing students from the University of Southern Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified four of the five people killed in a weekend house fire near the University of Southern Maine, including a wedding photographer and a local bar employee, and said federal agents were helping with the investigation into what caused it.


Judge in Colorado cinema massacre case allows sanity exam video at trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:15

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A judge overseeing the Colorado theater massacre case will let jurors in the upcoming murder trial of James Holmes see a video of the accused gunman's sanity examination, court documents showed on Monday. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to shooting dead 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens more inside a suburban Denver cinema during a midnight screening of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" in July 2012. ...


Judge won't bar video of theater shooting suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:03
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The judge overseeing the Colorado theater shooting case will allow video of the suspect's most recent sanity evaluation to be played during trial.

Bus driver injured in blast outside Washington state schools

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:03
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A small chemical bomb exploded in a parking lot on the campus of two Washington state elementary schools on Monday, injuring a bus driver, law enforcement and school officials said. Officers swept the schools near Redmond, east of Seattle, but did not find any more explosives, a spokeswoman for the King County sheriff's office said. The schools were closed and a nearby middle school was temporarily placed in lockdown. ...

Funeral held for former Boston Mayor Tom Menino

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:59

Former President Bill Clinton watches as Susan Menino Fenton, left, comforts her mother, Angela Menino, widow of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, as they leave Faneuil Hall in Boston, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, en route to funeral services in Boston's Hyde Park. Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He was 71. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, was remembered at his funeral Monday as "the doer of small things," a leader less interested in the national political stage than the daily tasks of running a city, from making sure garbage was picked up to improving public schools.


$10K reward offer in Germantown abduction caught on tape

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:57

$10K reward offered in Germantown abduction caught on tapePhiladelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has approved a $10,000 reward in connection with the abduction of a woman in Germantown Sunday night.


Co-host of NPR's Car Talk dies at 77

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:52

In this June 19, 2008 photo, brothers Ray, left, and Tom Magliozzi, co-hosts of National Public Radio's "Car Talk" show, pose for a photo in Cambridge, Mass. NPR says Tom Magliozzi died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) — Tom Magliozzi, one half of the brother duo who hosted National Public Radio's "Car Talk," where they bantered with callers and commiserated over their car problems, died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease, the news organization said. He was 77 years old.


St. Louis police deny no-fly zone during protests aimed at media

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:51

A sign is seen in the front yard of a home in Ferguson, MissouriBy Kenny Bahr CLAYTON Mo. (Reuters) - St. Louis County police defended on Monday a no-fly zone imposed over the suburb of Ferguson during August street protests, saying it was for safety reasons, after an Associated Press report said the prohibition was to keep news helicopters away. Police have been criticized for using rubber bullets, tear gas and dogs and for pointing weapons at protesters during demonstrations that followed the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. "It's always all about safety. ...


1 dead in crash on I-95 Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:46

1 dead in crash on I-95 Southwest PhiladelphiaOne person is dead following a crash on I-95 in Southwest Philadelphia Monday afternoon.


Shooting reported at YMCA in Coatesville, 1 injured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:43

Shooting at YMCA in Coatesville, 2 injuredPolice are investigating a shooting at a YMCA in Chester County.


Razor blade in candy in Vineland, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:41

Razor blade in candy in Vineland, New JerseyA warning for parents whose children went trick-or-treating in Vineland, New Jersey. Authorities say they've found evidence of candy tampering.


World Trade Center reopens, 13 years after 9/11

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:37

A doorman holds the door for an employee entering One World Trade Center, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 in New York. Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business, marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the United States as a whole. Publishing giant Conde Nast will start moving Monday into One World Trade Center, a 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper that dominates the Manhattan skyline. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business — marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Publishing giant Conde ...


Lockheed F-35 fighter jet lands on U.S. aircraft carrier: spokesman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:36
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first of two Lockheed Martin Corp F-35C fighter jets landed successfully on the USS Nimitz off the coast of San Diego on Monday, marking the new warplane's first landing on an aircraft carrier using its tailhook system, the Pentagon said. Joe DellaVedova, spokesman for the Pentagon's F-35 joint program office, said the landing was part of a two-week sea-based test that runs through Nov. 17. ...