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


Yahoo! National News

Clinton slams Benghazi committee in TV interview, ad

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:02

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at the Manchester Community College, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday lashed out at the special House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling it a partisan political exercise designed to "exploit" the deaths of four Americans.

Labor, civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs dies at age 100

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:00
DETROIT (AP) — Grace Lee Boggs, a longtime activist who was part of the labor, civil rights, black power, women's rights and environmental justice movements, died Monday at her Detroit home. She was 100.

SUV slams into back of trolley bus, killing 1, injuring 20

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:58
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A sport utility vehicle has crashed into a trolley bus in Philadelphia, killing the SUV driver and injuring all 19 people on the bus. A passenger in the SUV has been critically injured.

Report details ordeal of 4 firefighters trapped by blaze

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:29
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four California firefighters were in serious trouble almost immediately after a helicopter dropped them near ground zero of what they thought would be a small blaze.

US, states announce settlement with BP over gulf oil spill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:14

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy attends a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, to announce resolution of federal and state claims against BP for the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the restoration of natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil platform explosion killed 11 and led to the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, with up to a million gallons of oil per day spilling into the sea and washing up on the coastlines of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Texas. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and five states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of environmental damage claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Clinton TV ad rallies supporters on Benghazi investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:10

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens as she is introduced at a campaign town hall meeting in ManchesterBy Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton is attempting to rally her supporters and stoke outrage with a new television advertisement that criticizes Republican remarks on investigations into the September 2011 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans. The ad attempts to pivot away from discussions about her response to the attack of the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, just weeks before she is slated to testify before the committee on Oct. 22. The ad, which will air across the United States on cable television, begins by showing California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who is considered by many likely to be the next Speaker of the House, arguing that the House Benghazi Committee should be considered an accomplishment because it succeeded in lowering Clinton’s poll numbers in her race for the White House.

Boston-bound airline pilot dies; co-pilot lands safely in NY

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:10
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An American Airlines captain became gravely ill and incapacitated while flying from Phoenix to Boston and later died, but his first officer safely diverted and landed the nearly 150-passenger plane, an airline spokeswoman said.

Oregon college shaken by massacre reopens with counselors, comfort dogs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:04

DiLorenzo leaves flowers at a memorial outside Umpqua Community College in RoseburgBy Eric M. Johnson and Emily Flitter ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - Students still shaken from the deadly mass shooting at an Oregon community college days ago were welcomed back to campus Monday by grief counselors, comfort dogs and words of encouragement from faculty, but classes remained canceled through the week. The White House later in the day said President Barack Obama, who spoke out forcefully in favor of stricter gun control measures after the massacre, planned to visit Roseburg on Friday to meet privately with families of the victims. Roseburg Mayor Larry Rich, a Republican and self-described supporter of gun rights in the former timber community 180 miles (300 km) south of Portland, said he welcomed the Democratic president to visit when the White House called on Monday to ask whether Obama should make the trip.

Carter to mediate dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel Peace Prize

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 09:54
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is stepping in to help resolve a legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.

Arkansas: Deal with inmates over drug secrecy not a contract

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 09:51
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An agreement to tell Arkansas' condemned inmates the source of its execution drugs isn't technically a contract and a judge should dismiss a lawsuit challenging a new death penalty law, the state's prison director said in a court filing Monday.

The Latest: Obama signs disaster declaration

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 09:20

A man makes his way through floodwaters in the parking lot of The Citadel Beach Club on Isle of Palms, S.C., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. The Charleston and surrounding areas are still struggling with flood waters due to a slow moving storm system. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rainstorm that is pounding parts of the East Coast (all times local):

Amtrak train hits rocks on track, derails in central Vermont

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 09:10

In this aerial photo railroad passenger cars from a derailed Amtrak passenger train are surrounded by foliage, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Northfield, Vt. The train, the Vermonter, was headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., when it apparently struck rocks that were on the tracks. No life-threatening injuries were reported. (Stefan Hard/Barre-Montpelier Times Argus via AP)NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — An Amtrak train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., on Monday hit rocks that had fallen onto the track from a ledge, spilling the locomotive and a passenger car down an embankment, derailing three other cars and injuring seven people, authorities said.

The Latest: Train worker has non-life-threatening injuries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 09:03

CORRECT LOCATION TO NORTHFIELD, NOT ROXBURY - Emergency first responders assist a man, center, as he is transferred to an ambulance, right, from a trailer attached to an all-terrain vehicle near the site of an Amtrak train derailment, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Northfield, Vt. The Amtrak train, headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., derailed in central Vermont on Monday after apparently striking rocks that were on the tracks about 20 miles southwest of the capital, Montpelier. No life-threatening injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — The latest on the derailment of an Amtrak train in Vermont (all times local):

The Latest: Obama to visit Oregon shooting victims' families

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 08:59

People walk on a path at Umpqua Community College, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. The campus reopened on a limited basis for faculty and students for the first time since armed suspect Chris Harper-Mercer killed multiple people and wounded several others on Thursday before taking his own life at Snyder Hall. (AP Photo/John Locher)ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The latest on the deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon (all times local):

Texas inmate says he shouldn't die for $8 robbery, slaying

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 08:55

Death row inmate Juan Garcia is photographed in a visiting cage Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Polunsky Unit near Livingston, Texas. Garcia, 35, from Houston, is facing execution Oct. 6, 2015, for the 1998 robbery and fatal shooting of Hugo Solano, 36. Evidence showed Garcia and three companions stole $8 from the victim. (AP Photo/Mike Graczyk)HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate set to be executed Tuesday acknowledges fatally shooting a Mexican man who was robbed of $8 and had just moved his family to Houston, but insists he doesn't deserve to die for the killing 17 years ago.

Rare ferrets find new home on former toxic site in Denver

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 08:55

A black-footed ferret looks out of a crate used to take it to a site to be let loose during a release of 30 of the animals by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo. The rare black-footed ferrets were turned loose on the 25-square-mile refuge, which was a former toxic waste site before being reclaimed after a $2.1-billion cleanup. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — Rare black-footed ferrets chattered angrily before dashing out of pet carriers and ducking into burrows Monday at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge — a milestone for the highly endangered animals and for the former toxic waste site on the industrial edge of Denver.

Nine dead in historic South Carolina rains and flooding

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 08:50

Greg Rodermond and Mandy Barnhill use a canoe to evacuate from Mandy's home on Long Avenue in ConwayBy Greg Lacour WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - Floodwaters from unprecedented rainfall in South Carolina have killed nine people, closed more than 500 roads and bridges and prompted hundreds of rescues of people trapped in homes and cars, officials said on Monday. Governor Nikki Haley warned residents to remain on alert as rain continued to fall in some of the hardest-hit areas, including the state capital, Columbia, which saw its wettest days on record over the weekend. "There’s still a lot of water out there." President Barack Obama declared a disaster in South Carolina, making federal funds available to governments and non-profits in 11 counties.

Body found in search for U.S. ship that vanished in hurricane

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 08:47

U.S. Coast Guard members retrieve a life preserver ring from the cargo ship El Faro in this still image from a U.S. Coast Guard handout videoBy Zachary Fagenson and David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Missing cargo ship El Faro, hit by powerful Hurricane Joaquin, is believed to have sunk off the Bahamas and one presumed crew member is confirmed dead, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday. "We're assuming the vessel has sunk," Coast Guard Captain Mark Fedor told reporters in Miami. Coast Guard vessels and aircrews continued to search for the 28 U.S. citizens and five Polish nationals who went missing with the ship, Fedor said.

Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search goes on

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 08:45

Families have gathered at the Seafarers Union Hall Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Jacksonville, Fla., waiting for news on the crew of 33 aboard the missing cargo ship El Faro. The ship has not been heard from since it lost power and was taking on water in seas churned up by Hurricane Joaquin. (Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union via AP)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly — and tragically — adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel's owners say.

1 dead after SUV crashes into SEPTA trolleybus in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 08:40

1 dead, 20 injured after SUV crashes into SEPTA trolleybus in FrankfordOne person is dead after an SUV crashed into a SEPTA trolleybus in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.