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

 

Yahoo! National News

Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:44

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, a Facebook worker waits for friends to arrive outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook and Apple, long known for cushy perks such as free meals, laundry service and massages, are among some of Silicon Valley's biggest companies now eyeing reproductive expenses as the next batch of benefits to offer to their employees. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs?


Boy, 10, charged with killing woman, 90, in bed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:41

Boy, 10, charged with killing woman, 90, in bedA 10-year-old boy apparently angry that a 90-year-old woman had yelled at him held a cane against her throat and repeatedly punched her, killing her, prosecutors said.


Man charged in apparent drug overdose of boy, 9

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:41
NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was charged with child endangerment after police said a 9-year-old boy who was staying at his home died of an apparent drug overdose.

Family: Woman on phone with husband when she was cut off, killed in I-95 crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:39

 Woman on phone with husband when she was cut off, killed in I-95 crashPolice in Bucks County are trying to figure out if a deadly crash on I-95 was a case of road rage. And as investigators focus on a car that may have cut the driver off, we're learning more about the victim.


UN Ebola mission chief says Dec. 1 goals crucial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations mission for Ebola response says the world must meet critical goals by Dec. 1 "or face an entirely unprecedented situation for which we don't have a plan."

Treasury clears way for oil spill recovery grants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:15
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department says it has cleared the way for Gulf Coast states and local governments to begin applying for recovery grants through a federal RESTORE Act trust fund containing money from civil penalties in the 2010 BP oil spill.

Prosecutors say dead babies were found clothed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:12

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, file photo, Erika Murray enters the courtroom by a court officer for her arraignment at Uxbridge District Court in Uxbridge, Mass. Murray was arraigned in September 2014 on charges of fetal death concealment, witness intimidation and permitting substantial injury to a child. Murray is scheduled to appear in court, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, for a status hearing. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Paul Kapteyn, Pool, File)UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — They were hidden away in closets just a few feet from where their siblings slept: the skeletal remains of three infants found in a squalid, vermin-infested house.


Family: Cold War spy David Greenglass, 92, dies; his testimony helped convict sister Ethel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:06
NEW YORK (AP) — Family: Cold War spy David Greenglass, 92, dies; his testimony helped convict sister Ethel.

Panel popping plane; scary but not dangerous

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:05

15 p.m. Monday. No one on the plane with 184 passengers and six crew members was hurt. While it is disconcerting for passengers to see any piece of an aircraft break, the cabin's wall panels are not part of the plane's structure, said Robert Ditchey, an aeronautical engineer with four decades of experience.(AP Photo/Courtesy of James Wilson) MANDATORY CREDITScary, most definitely, but not unsafe: That's the assessment of aviation safety experts about an American Airlines flight during which the wall panels cracked loose, prompting an emergency landing at San Francisco International airport.


Imams in NYC denounce violent extremism

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:00

Imam Al-Hajj Talib 'Abdur-Rashid, president of the Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York, addresses a news conference outside New York's City Hall, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. About a dozen imams from mosques in all five of New York City's boroughs have gathered to denounce violent extremist acts around the world. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — About a dozen imams from mosques in all five of New York City's boroughs have gathered to denounce violent extremist acts around the world.


Islamic State hostage found 'calling' in Mideast

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 04:59
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of an Indiana aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has taken to Twitter in hopes of communicating with the captors who have threatened to behead him.

Mystery surrounds pets and Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 04:53

Mystery surrounds pets and EbolaIt's a tale of two situations. In Spain, a nurse's assistant gets Ebola and her dog is put down. But when a nurse in Texas gets Ebola, her dog is quarantined, fed, and taken care of.


Lab tests show gunshot residue on Vonderrit Myers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 04:29
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lab tests by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show gunshot residue was on the hand, waistband and shirt of an 18-year-old killed by a St. Louis police officer.

Charges filed against 5 teens in ice bucket prank

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 04:28
CLEVELAND (AP) — Five suburban teenage boys were charged with dumping a bucket of urine, water and tobacco spit on an autistic 15-year-old boy who thought he was participating in the ice bucket challenge for charity.

Former Charlotte, N.C., mayor gets 44 months in prison for corruption

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 04:18

Former Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Patrick Cannon makes a statement to the media after pleading guilty to corruption charges in federal court in Charlotte North CarolinaBy Emily Harris CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) - A former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly four years in U.S. prison after admitting to using public positions in the state's largest city for personal financial gain, including taking at least $50,000 in bribes. Patrick Cannon, a Democrat who served on Charlotte City Council before being elected mayor last November, pleaded guilty in June to a public corruption charge. A nearly four-year investigation resulted in his arrest and immediate resignation in March. Cannon, 47, told Chief U.S. ...


Anti-abortion display OK'd for Independence Mall in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 04:09
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa (Reuters) - An anti-abortion group has secured a permit to erect a video screen near the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, a popular destination for young schoolchildren, to show images of aborted fetuses this week, the U.S. National Park Service said on Tuesday. Created Equal, which is based in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday plans to set up the 9-foot (2.7-meter) by 12-foot (3.6-meter) screen next to the building housing the Liberty Bell and across from Independence Hall, according to the permit. During the park's peak visiting hours of 11 a.m to 3 p.m. ...

Nielsen says ABC didn't really win in ratings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 04:08

In this image released by ABC News, anchor David Muir from "World News Tonight with David Muir," appears on the set in New York. The Nielsen company says ABC's evening newscast did not break a 263-week winning streak by its rivals at NBC, which had been reported last week. Nielsen found that NBC actually won the week by 170,000 viewers. (AP Photo/ABC, Lorenzo Bevilaqua)NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company said Tuesday its report last week that ABC's evening newscast had broken a 263-week winning streak by NBC was incorrect.


CDC: Rapid response team for any new Ebola cases

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 04:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will send a rapid response team to any hospital in the country that diagnoses another Ebola patient, to make sure the local health workers can provide care safely.

Woman rescued after vehicle rolls down embankment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 04:02
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A badly injured woman spent the night at the bottom of a steep ravine in Northern California after her vehicle veered off a mountain road and rolled hundreds of feet down an embankment.

Former NC mayor sentenced for taking bribes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 03:55

Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, center right, leaves the federal courthouse in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, after being sentenced to 44 months in prison. In a deal with prosecutors, Cannon pleaded guilty in June to one count of honest services wire fraud. Prosecutors say Cannon accepted nearly $50,000 in bribes between January 2013, when he was a city councilman, and February 2014, three months after he was elected mayor. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The former mayor of North Carolina's largest city on Tuesday was sentenced to almost four years in prison for taking bribes from undercover federal agents he thought were developers seeking to fast-track projects.