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

 

Yahoo! National News

House Dems say new abortion language helps Medicare doc deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — Language has been added to an emerging bipartisan deal on Medicare clarifying that the agreement's abortion restrictions on community health centers are temporary and won't be inscribed into permanent law, House Democrats said Monday.

Washington auditor says he's cooperating with investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:13

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, State Rep. Troy Kelley, the Democratic candidate for state auditor at the time, takes questions at a news conference in Olympia, Wash. Kelley, now Washington state auditor, says he has fully cooperated with federal officials on questions related to financial activities at a business he previously owned, but said all of his actions over the years have been "lawful and appropriate." Kelley returned to his Olympia office on Monday, March 23, 2015, following a week where his home was raided by federal agents and his office turned over records that were subpoenaed by the Justice Department relating to a current employee who was also a former business associate. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, File)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley returned to work Monday following a week during which his home was raided by federal agents and his office turned over records subpoenaed by the Justice Department.


Ex-NFL star Sharper admits to sexual assaults in California, Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:07

Former NFL star Darren Sharper and his attorney Leonard Levine appear at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los AngelesBy Daina Beth Solomon and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former NFL star Darren Sharper admitted in court on Monday to drugging and raping women in California and Arizona and was expected to plead guilty in similar Nevada and Louisiana cases in plea deals prosecutors say will land him in prison for at least nine years. Appearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Sharper entered a plea of no-contest, the legal equivalent of guilty, to two counts of rape by use of drugs and four counts of furnishing a controlled substance, the prescription sleep medication Zolpidem, sold under the brand name Ambien. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said the five-time Pro Bowl National Football League safety was expected to be sentenced to 20 years in prison under the terms of his plea deal there. Formal sentencing on the California charges was set for July 15.


AP Source: Threat against Obama niece prompts security hike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:07

 Threat against Obama niece prompts security hikeA threat against President Barack Obama's niece, a player on Princeton's women's basketball team, prompted increased security at the Tigers' NCAA Tournament game at Maryland on Monday night, according to a person familiar with the situation.


Retrofitting L.A.’s water system for earthquakes could cost billions, utility says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:04
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Retrofitting Los Angeles' water infrastructure to better withstand a major earthquake could cost up to $15 billion over the next 20 years, the city's water engineers said in a report released on Monday. "We'll be focusing our effort where it makes the most sense," said Marty Adams, senior assistant general manager for the water system at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, spending several billion dollars on various types of improvements over the next 30 years but not necessarily racking up that full amount. The city's aging water system has been of concern recently in Los Angeles, after water main breaks in several places, including Westwood near UCLA and the Hollywood Hills. Mayor Eric Garcetti has called on the system to be upgraded so that it is earthquake-safe, and the report released Monday was a step in that process, Adams said.

Attorney: Va. student in bloody arrest to plead not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:51
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The attorney for a University of Virginia student says his client will plead not guilty this week to charges stemming from a highly publicized arrest that led to allegations of excessive police force and racism.

Robert Durst denied bail in New Orleans, linked to Vermont cold case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:43

Murder suspect Robert Durst is seen with a newly shaved head as he sits in a hearing, in this court sketch in New OrleansBy Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Robert Durst, the real estate scion awaiting extradition to California to face a murder charge, was denied bail on Monday in New Orleans, as police in Vermont said they were probing a link between him and an 18-year-old woman who went missing in 1971. Durst, recently featured in the HBO documentary "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," must remain in Louisiana on weapons charges until his next court date on April 2, Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell ruled, finding him a likely flight risk and a potential danger to others. Durst's lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, did not seek bail but argued his client's arrest and the search of his hotel room earlier this month in New Orleans were improper, and that investigators wrongly interviewed him without counsel present. The HBO documentary broadcast Durst being presented with evidence his handwriting appeared to match that of Berman's likely killer.


Man pleads guilty in SUV crash that killed 3 relatives

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:34
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who was driving drunk when he caused an accident that killed three of his relatives has pleaded guilty to numerous charges, including aggravated manslaughter.

Former Alamo custodians sue for artifacts in collection

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:29

File - In this March 6, 2013, file photo, Dan Phillips, a member of the San Antonio Living History Association, patrols the Alamo during a pre-dawn memorial ceremony to remember the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and those who fell on both sides, in San Antonio. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas filed suit Monday, March 23, 2015, against the Texas General Land Office for control of more than 30,000 books and artifacts within the historic site’s library. AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A group that served as guardians of the Alamo for more than a century before the state of Texas announced it was taking over day-to-day management of the historic site is suing for control of more than 30,000 books and artifacts at its library.


Penn State social groups to be examined after photo scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:23

Protestors stand in silence against the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, in front of Penn State University's Old Main building, in University Park, Pa., Monday, March 23, 2015. The fraternity is accused of posting photos of nude or partly nude women, some asleep or passed out, on an invitation-only Facebook page. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A police investigation of a secret Facebook page with photos of nude and semi-nude women, some of whom appeared to be sleeping or passed out, has prompted a wide review of the role fraternities and sororities play at Penn State, the university's president announced Monday.


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:04

Media listen as Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo speaks during a news conference Monday, March 23, 2015, in Charlottesville, Va. A five-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine described in graphic detail produced no evidence of the attack and was stymied by the accuser's unwillingness to cooperate, authorities said Monday. (AP Photo/Melody Robbins)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Utah brings back firing squads if lethal drugs unavailable

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:04
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a law on Monday that makes Utah the only U.S. state to authorize the use of firing squads for executions if lethal drugs are not available, his spokesman said. The Republican-sponsored bill, which was passed by the state Senate earlier this month, was introduced amid national concerns about the efficacy of lethal injections. "Those who voiced opposition to this bill are primarily arguing against capital punishment in general and that decision has already been made in our state," Marty Carpenter, spokesman for the Republican governor, said in a statement. Carpenter said the state preferred to use its primary method of lethal injection when a death penalty is issued.

No bond for millionaire Durst on New Orleans weapons charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:02

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 17, 2015 file, Millionaire Robert Durst is escorted from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment in New Orleans. Durst is going back to court in New Orleans after nearly a week in a prison mental ward 70 miles away. At a preliminary hearing on weapons charges on Monday, March 23, his lawyers planned to argue that the 71-year-old Houston man should be released because he was illegally arrested on those charges and a Los Angeles County warrant accusing him of murdering a female friend. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst is a flight risk and a danger to others, a judge decided Monday after considering what FBI agents found in his hotel room: an elaborate disguise and other escape tools fit for a spy movie.


Report: Feds to exceed costs for cleaning up nuke waste

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:56
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The cost of cleaning up radioactive waste at one of the federal government's premier nuclear laboratories has already exceeded expectations and more cost overruns are expected, according to a report released Monday by a government watchdog.

Businessman who faked death arrested in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:56

In this image taken from video, federal agents execute a search warrant at the Sapphire, N.C., home of Jose Lantigua on Monday, March 23, 2015. Lantigua, a Jacksonville businessman reported dead two years ago in Venezuela, was arrested in North Carolina on Saturday, March 21, on alleged fraud charges after his life insurance companies filed a lawsuit alleging he was alive and they shouldn't be making payments. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)SAPPHIRE, N.C. (AP) — A Florida businessman who authorities say faked his own death to dodge debts while reaping millions in life insurance benefits is sitting in a North Carolina jail after applying for a passport under another man's name.


Police: Customers skipping out on bill hit waitress with car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:54
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Four people were arrested Monday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon after authorities said they rammed a waitress with their Volkswagen while leaving a restaurant without paying the bill.

Protesters march in Connecticut over black teen's violent arrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:49
By Richard Weizel NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of New Haven, Connecticut, on Monday following the release of a video showing a black teenaged girl being thrown to the ground by a white police officer. The March 15 incident was the latest in a string of contentious and sometimes deadly exchanges between white police officers and members of black communities across the United States. The 15-year-old girl, Teanadrea Cornelius, was treated for a concussion, black eyes and a fractured shoulder following her arrest during the city's St. Patrick's Day parade, her mother, Valerie Boyd, told local media. It depicts a white police officer throwing the handcuffed girl down and slamming her head to the pavement after police responded to a call about a fight between two teenagers.

Man wanted in Wisconsin abduction caught after shooting self

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:44

Authorities investigate the scene, after capturing a fugitive accused of abducting a woman from a southeastern Wisconsin hospital and fleeing in an exchange of gunfire, in the Village of Mount Pleasant outside Racine, Wis., Monday, March 23, 2015. The sheriff's office said in a news release that authorities tracked the suspect to the Village of Mount Pleasant, where he was hiding in bushes. (AP Photo/The Journal Times, Scott Anderson)VILLAGE OF MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — After a daylong manhunt, a fugitive accused of abducting a woman from a southeastern Wisconsin hospital and fleeing from authorities in an exchange of gunfire shot himself Monday as officers closed in, police said.


Obama's niece threatened before college basketball game: USA Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:32

 NCAA Tournament-2nd Round-Princeton vs MarylandA phone message threatening President Barack Obama's niece, a player on the Princeton basketball team, prompted authorities to increase security at Monday night's NCAA women's tournament game between the Ivy League school and Maryland, USA Today reported. An eight-minute voicemail was received at the University of Maryland athletic department offices on Monday afternoon in which a woman said a man was driving on the College Park, Maryland, campus with a Glock handgun in his possession, the newspaper reported, citing a person with knowledge of the threat. The caller linked the man's appearance on campus to the game and Leslie Robinson, a freshman forward at Princeton and the daughter of Michelle Obama's brother, USA Today said. In addition to normal game security, undercover security officers were near the Princeton bench.


Penn State social groups to be examined after photo scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:29

Penn State social groups to be examined after photo scandalThe president of Penn State University says a task force will examine aspects of fraternity and sorority life as police investigate photos of naked and semi-nude women posted on a Facebook page linked to a university fraternity.