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

 

Yahoo! National News

Manhunt for two New York prison escapees focuses on nearby woods

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:53

Joyce MitchellHundreds of law enforcement agents hunting for two upstate New York prison escapees focused their search on Thursday on a heavily wooded area just a few miles from the maximum security facility where they broke out last week, police said. Convicted murderers Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, escaped from the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York through underground pipes and a manhole. More than 500 law enforcement officers, along with canine and aviation units, were involved in the manhunt, along with the FBI and other agencies, New York State Police said.


Delaware governor's driver probed over run-in with bicyclist

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:50
A Delaware state trooper working as a driver for Governor Jack Markell is under investigation after a video showed him blocking a bike lane in Washington and pointing to his gun while arguing with a bicyclist, authorities said on Thursday. The incident occurred on Tuesday when the trooper, assigned to Markell's security detail, idled his vehicle in a bike lane in downtown Washington while waiting for the governor to leave an event, Delaware State Police spokesman Sergeant Richard Bratz said.

2 inmates lose appeal challenging Kentucky clemency system

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:49
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two death row inmates in Kentucky have lost their appeal challenging the clemency powers given to the governor.

Opening statements set in federal cyberstalking trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:38
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jurors are set to hear opening statements in the federal cyberstalking trial of relatives of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse.

Lancaster County mother, daughter found dead in stabbing; other daughter hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:37

Lancaster County mother, daughter found dead in stabbing; other daughter hurtPolice say a south-central Pennsylvania woman and her 16-year-old daughter are dead of stab wounds, and the woman's 15-year-old daughter is being treated for serious stab wounds.


Transgender student sues school, citing restroom policy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:32
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A transgender teenager said in a lawsuit Thursday that he has been stigmatized by a policy that bars him from using the boys' restrooms at his eastern Virginia high school.

Delta deal raises pilot wages above competitors, trims profit-sharing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:22
It also underscores an industry shift away from flying smaller, less-efficient jets than those Delta has agreed to purchase. The Delta Master Executive Council (MEC), part of the Air Line Pilots Association, approved the deal Wednesday. Ratification would mark a victory for Delta as other airlines have taken years to reach union deals.

Deaths from synthetic marijuana use rising sharply in U.S.: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:17
With catchy "brand" names such as Spice, Sexy Monkey, Black Mamba, K2, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Twilight and hundreds of others, synthetic marijuana is not the same as naturally grown cannabis. Although the dangers are widely publicized, synthetic marijuana is gaining in popularity, particularly among teenagers and young adults, the CDC said. The Obama Administration's "Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act" signed in 2012 specifically prohibits the sale or possession of some of these synthetic cannabinoids, but makers are adept at tweaking chemical compositions to circumvent laws.

Boston police seek pair who allegedly shot, killed teen on bicycle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:16
Boston police were searching on Thursday for two men who they say shot and killed a 16-year-old boy while he rode his bicycle through the city's Dorchester neighborhood, the second shooting of a child on a bicycle in recent weeks. "We're combing the area looking for witnesses and looking for the public's cooperation," Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters. Police are investigating whether the shooting was gang-related, according to Rachel McGuire, a Boston police spokeswoman.

9 shot at housing complex; 1 woman struck while in shower

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:12
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An early morning shooting at a Bridgeport housing complex Thursday left one man dead and eight others wounded, including a woman who was struck by a stray bullet while inside her apartment taking a shower.

Pentagon watchdog reassigns audit chief after Reuters report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:08

Handout photograph shows U.S. Defense Department Inspector General Rymer touring deconstruction site on Kandahar Airfield, AfghanistanBy Scot J. Paltrow NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department Inspector General is reassigning one of his top deputies just weeks after Reuters reported that the deputy had forced staff to sign off on a disputed audit of the Marine Corps. In a Wednesday email to staff, Inspector General Jon Rymer said Daniel Blair, deputy inspector general for audits, would be reassigned to the lower-ranking position of deputy chief of staff. Blair for five years has been in charge of all audits by the Pentagon's Office of the Inspector General, an independent watchdog agency that monitors Defense Department operations and programs.


AccuWeather: Hot and Humid Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:55

 Hot and Humid TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says we'll be near record highs in some areas today. A spotty thunderstorm is also possible, especially in northern suburbs.


Burglars break into pet store, swipe 15 exotic birds

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:53

Burglars break into pet store, swipe 15 exotic birdsA Pennsylvania pet store is searching for more than a dozen exotic birds that were swiped from the shop.


Warrant: Weapons, matches, lighters seized from DC mansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — Court documents show that police took a long list of items including weapons, matches, lighters, electronics, cash and credit cards from the home of a wealthy Washington family after they were slain.

Reported sighting of escaped NY prisoners in Philadelphia unfounded, police say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:45

Reported sighting of escaped NY prisoners in Philadelphia unfounded, police sayAuthorities say a reported sighting at Amtrak's 30th Street Station of two escaped prisoners from upstate New York turns out to be unfounded.


Eleven inmates injured in Oklahoma prison fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:38
The Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing has been placed in lockdown to investigate the fight that took place on Wednesday in three housing units holding between 200 and 300 inmates, Oklahoma State Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terri Watkins said. Seven of the 11 injured inmates remain in hospital, with non-life-threatening injuries, she said. The medium- and maximum-security prison, run by Corrections Corporation of America, houses around 1,650 inmates and is about 60 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

Missing 17-year-old girl found safe in Chestnut Hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:27

Missing 17-year-old girl found safe in Chestnut HillAction News has confirmed that a 17-year-old girl who went missing Wednesday night in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia has been found safe.


House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:12
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry.

Official: Florida deputy fatally shoots bank robbery suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:07
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida sheriff's deputy has fatally shot a bank robbery suspect who was parked outside a Pompano Beach strip mall.

Ex-police officer among 32 charged in New Jersey drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:02

Ex-police officer among 32 charged in New Jersey drug bustState police say a police officer and a public works employee are among 32 people arrested in connection with two independent drug trafficking organizations operating at the Jersey Shore.