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

 

Yahoo! National News

Atlantic City Taj Mahal casino set to close within four weeks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:31

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino is illuminated at dusk in Atlantic City, New JerseyBy Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - The planned closure of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City will occur within four weeks, as it joins four other gambling establishments that have shut their doors this year in the faltering New Jersey resort city, according to court papers filed on Friday. Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc, which operates the Taj Mahal, filed for bankruptcy in September as it outlined plans to close the casino, which has suffered declining gambling revenue and falling occupancy in its 2,000 rooms, around Nov. 13. ...


Fresno State student sexually assaults sheep, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:26

Fresno State student sexually assaults sheep, police sayPolice in California say a Fresno State student sexually assaulted a sheep.


FBI opening office in North Dakota oil patch

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:25

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven announces, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Williston, N.D., that the FBI is opening a permanent office in western North Dakota's oil patch to help the area deal with rising crime that has followed the state's oil boom. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The FBI is opening a permanent office in western North Dakota's oil patch to help the area deal with rising crime that has followed the state's oil boom. A few things to know about the office and why it's being established:


California newspaper asks reporters to help with deliveries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:21
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - One of California's largest newspapers has asked reporters and other employees to help deliver papers on Sundays, according to a memo obtained by Reuters, the latest sign of the toll that financial woes are taking on print journalism. The Santa Ana-based Orange County Register, which recently stopped contracting with rival Los Angeles Times for delivery services, is offering $150 gift cards to staff members if they deliver 500 to 600 papers, according to the memo sent on Thursday, which was confirmed by the paper's top editor. ...

Colorado police officer charged with murder, held on $1 million bond

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:19

James Ashby, a police officer in the small town of Rocky Ford, is shown in this Colorado Bureau of Investigation photoBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado police officer is being held on a $1 million bond after he was arrested on Friday and charged with murder in the shooting death of a man last month, authorities said. James Ashby, an officer in the small town of Rocky Ford, is charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of Jack Jacquez, Otero County District Attorney James Bullock said in a statement. Jacquez died in hospital after being shot during an incident at his home early on Oct. 12. ...


Surgeon with Ebola coming to US for care

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:14

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2006, file photo, a mock patient is wheeled in an isolation pod during a drill at the Nebraska biocontainment unit in the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. A federal government source said Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, a surgeon working in West Africa's Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown to the United States for treatment on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. The doctor will be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A surgeon working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown Saturday to the United States for treatment, officials from Sierra Leone and the United States said.


Philadelphia holds Thinkfest 2014

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:00

 Jim Gardner's conversation with Amy GutmannFriday was Philadelphia Magazine's Thinkfest 2014.


Mayor rejects criticism over 'Pointergate' photo

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 09:57

FILE - In this file image made from a video released by Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Neighborhoods Organizing for Change employee Navell Gordon gesture while they knock on doors to get out the vote in north Minneapolis last Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. A kerfuffle over whether Minneapolis’ mayor was flashing a gang sign when she posed with a man while door-knocking before the election has turned into a mini-bonanza for the small nonprofit that organized the get-out-the-vote event. (AP Photo/Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis said she won't change the way she goes about her job, as she made her first public comments about a photo that a police union leader says shows her flashing a gang sign.


L.A. school district claimed girl consented to sex with teacher

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 09:39
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Unified School District has come under fire from legal experts for asserting in court that a 14-year-old girl had consented to sex with her teacher and for introducing her sexual history in response to a lawsuit brought by the student. A number of legal scholars and attorneys specializing in sex abuse cases said the argument that the girl bore some responsibility for the affair was at odds with the minimum age of consent - 18 - established in criminal law. ...

Los Angeles schools drop lawyer who won sex case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 09:35

This undated photo provided by the California Department of Correction shows Los Angeles school district teacher Elkis Hermida, who was sentenced in 2011 to three years in prison for lewd acts against a child. The Los Angeles school district has come under criticism for successfully defending a sexual abuse lawsuit by saying a 14-year-old girl willingly had sex with Hermida, her middle school math teacher. The girl is appealing the case because the judge allowed evidence of her sexual history to be presented and because the district's lawyer blamed her for willingly meeting the teacher at a motel for sex. (AP Photo/California Department of Correction)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles school district on Friday removed a lawyer who successfully defended it in a sexual abuse lawsuit in which he told jurors that a 14-year-old girl who had sex with a male teacher shared responsibility despite her age.


New York strippers win $10 million in back wages

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 09:23
NEW YORK (AP) — Dancers at a strip club are due more than $10 million in back wages and tips, a federal judge ruled Friday after the dancers sued to be paid at least a minimum wage.

Student found unconscious at WVU fraternity dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 09:21

West Virginia Univeristy students hold a candlelight vigil in memory of Nolan Michael Burch in Morgantown, W.Va., Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, after Burch died Friday. Burch, 18, died two days after officers were called to the Kappa Sigma house and found someone performing CPR on him. (AP Photo/The Dominion-Post, Josh Young)MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University student found unconscious and not breathing at a fraternity house died Friday, a day after the school ordered a halt to all activities at fraternities and sororities, officials said.


Song to dying infant captures Internet's heart

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 09:17
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With his infant son clinging to life, Chris Picco picked up a guitar and sang softly to the boy, urging him to "mend those broken wings and learn to fly."

Sex-offender conditions eased for football player

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 09:15
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge has agreed to lower the sex-offender registration requirements for an Ohio high school football player who served time in a juvenile facility for the rape of a 16-year-old girl.

Policy helps tribal members get birth certificates

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 09:14

In this Oct. 15, 2014, photo, Nelson Williams Jr. shuffles paperwork outside a stone building in Tuba City, Ariz., where he went to get help obtaining a birth certificate. The Arizona Department of Health Services has made the process easier for tribal members who were born before 1970. Tribal members no longer are required to have a witness testify to their birth. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Alice Guy was born at home on the Navajo Nation in a traditional eight-sided dwelling surrounded by her family and aided by a missionary nurse. But she hasn't been able to prove that to the state of Arizona.


'Choose Your Own Adventure' author Montgomery dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 09:11
WARREN, Vt. (AP) — An author of the popular children's book series "Choose Your Own Adventure" has died in Vermont. Raymond Almiran Montgomery was 78.

After girls' jihadi quest, a focus on outreach

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 09:08

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo shows the apartment complex in Aurora, Colo., which police say is the home of one of the three teenage girls who, according to U.S. authorities, were en route to join the Islamic State group in Syria when they were stopped at an airport in Germany. On Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, a member of the National Counterterrorism Center from Washington, D.C. spoke to parents and Muslim leaders in Denver about the ease with which their children can be radicalized on the Internet. The meeting was the first of authorities' outreach efforts since three teen girls from the neighborhood were stopped from trying to join Islamic State extremists in Syria and resembles similar efforts nationwide to keep kids from going overseas to fight. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)DENVER (AP) — Gathered under the fluorescent lights of an austere Denver mosque, a group of parents stared at a photo projected on a wall in front of them.


Hawaii beach re-opened after reported shark attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 08:48
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Officials say part of a beach in Hawaii has been reopened after a snorkeler reported being bitten by a shark.

Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park now open

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 08:39

Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park now openOn Friday the Rothman Institute Ice Rink opened, right in the heart of Center City Philadelphia.


Judge in Colorado cinema massacre case rejects defense bid to remove himself

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 08:38

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 on Friday rejected a bid by lawyers defending accused gunman James Holmes to remove himself from presiding over the forthcoming murder trial, court documents show. Public defenders filed a motion this week asking Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour to recuse himself for what they called his “hostile and demeaning” tone toward the defense. ...