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

 

Yahoo! National News

Famed beach in Jamaica slowly vanishing to erosion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:42

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, the tide gnaws away at a badly eroding patch of resort-lined beach in Negril in western Jamaica. The shrinking coastline long has raised worry for the region's environmental and economic future. Now, the erosion is expected to worsen as a result of climate change, and a hint of panic is creeping through this laid back village, one of the top destinations in a country where a quarter of all jobs depend on tourism. (AP Photo/David McFadden)NEGRIL, Jamaica (AP) — Tourists from around the world are drawn to a stretch of palm-fringed shoreline known as "Seven Mile Beach," a crescent of white sand along the turquoise waters of Jamaica's western coast. But the sands are slipping away and Jamaicans fear the beach, someday, will need a new nickname.


Obama: Action on immigration not if, but when

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:30

President Barack Obama, left, points toward a camera with chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas, Marty Hinojosa, and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 37th Annual Awards Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — With frustration mounting, President Barack Obama sought Thursday to quell doubts he'll use his presidential powers to act on immigration, telling Hispanics and immigration activists it's "not a question of if but when."


JPMorgan breach heightens data security doubts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:22

JPMorgan breach heightens data security doubtsNew details on a cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s computer servers this summer add to increasing doubts over the security of consumer data kept by lenders, retailers and others. The New York-based ...


2 officials resign in porn office emails case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:19

FILE - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett makes remarks during a news conference after a Penn State Board of Trustees meeting in this Nov. 10, 2011 file photo taken in State College, Pa. Corbett disclosed the resignations of Environmental Protection Secretary Christopher Abruzzo and Glenn Parno, a top lawyer in the Department of Environmental Protection, in separate announcements hours apart Thursday Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two top state officials resigned Thursday in the growing scandal surrounding office emails containing pornography in the Pennsylvania attorney general's office.


TroubleShooters: SUV bursts into flames after leaving lot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:44

 SUV bursts into flames after leaving lotA teenager was behind the wheel of a car when it started smoking and later burst into flames, less than an hour after it was bought. When she couldn't get her money back from the person who sold it to her, she came to the Action News TroubleShooters for help.


Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to United States

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:35

Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to United StatesThe Liberian man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States will be prosecuted when he returns home.


Man fatally stabbed in Powelton as 3-year-old sleeps nearby

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:34

Man fatally stabbed in Powelton as 3-year-old sleeps nearbyOne man is dead and another man is in custody after a stabbing at a home in Philadelphia's Poweltown section. Police say it all happened while a 3-year-old boy was asleep inside.


American Journalist in Liberia Tests Positive for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:27
An American freelance journalist working in Monrovia, Liberia, has tested positive for Ebola, his father said in a statement tonight.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:26
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Colorado school board approves review of US history class changes that sparked protests.

Stalled Disney ride strands passengers for 2 hours

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:15
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Guests at the Disney California Adventure Park in California had a little too much adventure when a malfunctioning Ferris wheel stranded them for nearly two hours.

Family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:35

Students disembark from a school bus outside The Ivy ApartmentsDALLAS (AP) — Four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard Thursday as the circle of people possibly exposed to the virus widened, while Liberian authorities said they would prosecute the man for allegedly lying on an airport questionnaire.


U.S. appeals court lets Texas enforce abortion clinic rules

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:21

Protesters line the floors of the rotunda at the State Capitol building during a protest in Austin, TexasBy Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that Texas could begin enforcing restrictions on abortion clinics that critics of the new rules say will force all but seven of the facilities in the state to shut down. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that Texas could enforce the requirement that clinics have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries while the court weighs the constitutionality of the 2013 state law. ...


Man Thought to Have Died From Ebola Awakens

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:16
Amid the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, it's easier to get help if you are dead than if you are alive.

Trial set for immigrant convicted in Israel deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:14

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2013, file photo, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh stands outside the federal courthouse in Chicago. She is charged with immigration fraud, accused of lying to U.S. immigration officials when she failed to disclose her conviction for a terrorist bombing at a Jerusalem supermarket in 1969 that killed two people. On Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain in Detroit rejected Odeh’s lawyers’ request to throw out the charges on the basis that they were the result of a selective prosecution because of Odeh’s activism in the Arab-American community. The judge scheduled her trial to begin Nov. 2, 2014 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge refused Thursday to dismiss charges against an Arab activist accused of failing to tell U.S. immigration officials in Michigan that she'd been convicted in a fatal terrorist bombing in Jerusalem.


FAA chief to visit sabotaged Chicago-area facility

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:12
CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Federal Aviation Administration will visit a regional control center sabotaged by a fire that shut down Chicago's two international airports and snarled air traffic nationwide, the agency said Thursday.

Men wearing GPS devices indicted for killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:28

FILE - This combination of undated file photos from the Megan's Law website shows suspects Steven Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested on Friday, April 11, 2014, on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. A grand jury has indicted the two convicted sex offenders Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, on charges they raped and murdered four women while wearing GPS monitors. (AP Photo/Megan's Law, File)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two sex offenders were indicted Thursday after authorities said they raped and killed four women while the men wore GPS tracking monitors.


Obama tells angry Hispanics he won't give up on immigration reform

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:27

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his meeting with India's PM Narendra Modi at the White House in WashingtonBy Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to rally frustrated Latinos on Thursday with a firm promise to keep fighting for immigration reform and a renewed pledge to take executive action this year to reduce deportations of undocumented immigrants. After enraging many Hispanic voters last month by delaying a change in immigration policies until after the November midterm elections, Obama has faced widespread condemnation from a voting bloc that helped him win the presidency in 2008 and 2012. ...


Texas immigrant detention center rife with abuse, groups say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:26
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A large detention center holding hundreds of Central American women and children near San Antonio should be shut down amid accusations that guards have sexually abused and harassed detainees, human rights groups said on Thursday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement denied the allegations brought by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and other groups about the Karnes Detention Center southeast of San Antonio. GEO Group Inc, which runs the center, issued a statement also denying the charges. The center opened on Aug. ...

Border agent seen punching teen went unpunished

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:13
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — For nearly eight months after federal investigators saw videos of a U.S. Border Patrol agent punching a teenager in the stomach, the agent continued to work and went unpunished.

Woman denies sending Ferguson grand jury tweet

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:02
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County woman has denied that she posted on Twitter a claim that a member of a grand jury told her the panel lacked evidence to prosecute the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.