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

 

Yahoo! National News

Latest on Madison police shooting: Mother: Fight not over

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:36

Jeff Jackson, left, comforts his girlfriend, Andrea Irwin, the mother of Tony Robinson, while escorting her during a protest march on Williamson Street, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Madison, Wis. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced Tuesday that Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny would not face charges for the shooting death of Robinson. (M.P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 6:49 p.m.


Brady and NFL prepare to battle over 'Deflategate' suspension

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:30

A fan wearing a souvenir t-shirt from Super Bowl XLIX and listing New England Patriots players including quarterback Tom Brady waits in line to hear Brady speak at Salem State University in SalemThe National Football League's hardline stance on Tom Brady and his role in "Deflategate" sparked predictions on Tuesday that the star quarterback could see his four-game suspension reduced through an appeal. The severity of the punishment for the New England Patriots star combined with a spate of overturned NFL sanctions bode well for Brady in the appeals process, experts said. The appeal, which must be lodged by Thursday at 5 p.m. ET (2100 GMT), would follow a flurry of questions about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of other high-profile cases last season. Brady's four-game suspension is seen as harsh by many, who note it is the same as what is handed to first time offenders violating the league's rules on performance-enhancing drugs, and double the number of games Goodell initially gave Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice for a domestic violence incident.


Patriots get set to prepare for rare stint without Brady

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:30
(Reuters) - The New England Patriots drafted quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo last year with an eye on readying for life without Tom Brady, but the reigning Super Bowl champions never anticipated that time would come so soon. Brady, 37, was suspended four games by the National Football League on Monday for his role in Deflategate and if his appeal is unsuccessful, Garoppolo will likely be under center when New England open their regular season on Sept. 10. Garoppolo, taken 62nd overall by New England, completed 70.4 percent of his 27 pass attempts for 182 yards and a touchdown in relief of Brady last season and did not take a snap during the team's playoff run. After New England drafted Garoppolo, there was plenty of debate about whether it was with the intention of replacing former Patriots backup Ryan Mallett or seeking an eventual successor to Brady.

ICC prosecutor wants probe of Islamic State group in Libya

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:25
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Tuesday her office wants to investigate alleged crimes by groups claiming allegiance to the Islamic State and other extremist groups in Libya.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:04

A Nepalese family sleeps sheltered by plastic sheets in an open space after an earthquake hit the region earlier in the day, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. A new earthquake Tuesday spread more fear and misery in Nepal, which is still struggling to recover from a devastating quake nearly three weeks ago that left thousands dead. (AP Photo/Bernat Amangue)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Hawaii to play undetermined role in Barack Obama Foundation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:02
HONOLULU (AP) — The Barack Obama Foundation has selected Chicago as its home, but the group still plans to collaborate in some way with the University of Hawaii.

Los Angeles job growth flat while San Francisco booms, report says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:01
The number of private sector jobs in the Los Angeles area has remained relatively flat over the past quarter century, while employment in the San Francisco Bay Area has boomed, a report by a business group shows. The report by the California Center for Jobs & the Economy, based on federal and state employment figures, showed that the number of non-farm private sector jobs in Los Angeles County was up by just 1 percent in the past 24 years. The number of private sector jobs in the San Francisco region, by contrast, grew by 25 percent from 1990 to 2014, outpacing its population growth. The report credits the San Francisco region's position as a technology center for the Bay Area's growth.

Another deadly earthquake spreads fear and misery in Nepal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:55

Another deadly earthquake spreads fear and misery in NepalA new earthquake killed dozens of people Tuesday and spread more fear and misery in Nepal, which is still struggling to recover from a devastating quake nearly three weeks ago that left more than 8,000 dead.


Report: Man killed by Madison officer was high on mushrooms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:48

This combination made with file photos provided by the Madison, Wis. police department and Wisconsin Department of Corrections shows Madison Police officer Matt Kenny, left, and Tony Robinson, a biracial man who was killed by the officer. Kenny shot the unarmed 19-year-old in an apartment house on March 6. (Madison Police Department/Wisconsin Department of Corrections via AP)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced Tuesday that Madison police Officer Matt Kenny would not be charged in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Tony Robinson Jr.


Some LGBT residents critical of Utah anti-discrimination law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:41

FILE - In this March 12, 2015, file photo, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert stands after signing an anti-discrimination bill at the Capitol in Salt Lake City. A Mormon church-backed anti-discrimination law that protects gay and transgender people and religious rights took effect Tuesday, May 12, 2015, amid skepticism from LGBT residents over whether the legislation really lives up to its reputation. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon church-backed anti-discrimination law that protects gay and transgender people and religious rights took effect Tuesday amid skepticism from some LGBT residents over whether it lives up to its promises.


Black professor regrets comments critical of white students

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:39
BOSTON (AP) — An incoming Boston University professor who called "white college males" a "problem population" and was publicly criticized by the university's president said on Tuesday she regrets making the remarks.

Saving lost souls on Skid Row with karaoke songs and coffee

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:35

In this Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 photo, sporting a red velvet jacket, 63-year-old Skid Row resident Vincent Washington sings a song at karaoke night at the Central City Community Church of the Nazarene on Skid Row in Los Angeles. As people harmonize on Beatles songs, they begin to lock out the ugliness outside, where a misdirected look can launch a knife fight in a second. Where across 50 square blocks on the edge of City Hall and other landmarks that represent the rich and powerful the streets reek with the smell of urine. Where some 1,700 people bed down on filthy sidewalks every night. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Darkness is falling on another long, depressing night in one of America's most marginal neighborhoods.


2 from Florida dead after chase from Colorado to New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:35

A San Juan County Sheriff's Office deputy investigates, Monday, May 11, 2015, the scene of a fatal shooting off Bluff Road in Shiprock, N.M. Authorities say police shot and killed two people in Shiprock in connection with a chase that began in Cortez, Colo. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP)SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — A Florida man and his 14-year-old niece were found dead with gunshot wounds to the head after a wild car chase across the Southwest in which multiple shots were fired at officers, New Mexico authorities said Tuesday.


California community outraged serial rapist will stay free

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:34
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge decided not to send a serial rapist back to a psychiatric hospital, outraging the California community where he has lived since his release last year and where some fear he will attack again.

Convict identified as suspect in Connecticut serial killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:29

This undated booking photo provided by the Connecticut Department of Correction on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 shows inmate William Devin Howell. On Tuesday, a government official said Howell, 45, who has been behind bars for a decade for killing a woman is suspected in the slayings of seven people whose bodies were found buried in the woods behind a Connecticut shopping center. (Connecticut Department of Correction via AP)NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A man who has been behind bars for a decade for killing a woman is suspected in the slayings of seven people whose bodies were found buried in the woods behind a Connecticut shopping center, a government official said Tuesday.


Wisconsin officer will not face charges in killing of biracial teen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:28

Jordan King, right, chants while blocking traffic along Williamson Street after a prosecutor said that a police officer will not face charges in the fatal shooting of an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man, in MadisonBy Brendan O'Brien MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - A Wisconsin police officer who fatally shot an unarmed biracial teenager in March, prompting several days of peaceful protests, will not be charged, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. Officer Matt Kenny used justified lethal force in the March 6 shooting of Tony Robinson, 19, who struck the 12-year police veteran in the head, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said. "I conclude that this tragic and unfortunate death was the result of a lawful use of deadly police force and that no charges should be brought against officer Kenny," Ozanne said in a 25-minute statement, during which he repeatedly mopped his face. The shooting in Madison, Wisconsin's capital, was one of a number of officer-involved deaths that have led to increased scrutiny of police use of force in the United States, particularly against young black men.


Navajo president pledges to walk road to true sovereignty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:21

Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez, left, and Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye receive blessings during their inauguration ceremony at Fighting Scouts Events Center in Fort Defiance, Ariz., Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Begaye easily beat former two-term President Joe Shirley Jr. in a special election last month for the post on the country's largest American Indian reservation. (Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The new president of the Navajo Nation was sworn in Tuesday at a ceremony in which he outlined a pro-business agenda and signed an agreement that includes moving forward with a tram that would shuttle tourists from cliff tops to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.


Texas executes man convicted of murdering three in Houston

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:21

Texas death row inmate Derrick Charles is seen in an undated handout pictureBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Tuesday executed a man convicted of murdering his girlfriend, her mother and grandfather in their Houston home in 2002 as he took revenge on the family for trying to cut off his relationship with the daughter. Derrick Charles, 32, was pronounced dead at 6:36 p.m. CDT after receiving a lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Huntsville, a prisons official said. Charles, who strangled the three, was the 525th inmate executed in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, with the state accounting for 37 percent of all executions in the country during that time. Prosecutors said he sought revenge on Brenda Bennett, 44, because she was trying to stop her underage daughter Myiesha Bennett, 15, from having sex with him.


Police: No signs of trauma on man who died in custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:20

This May 11, 2015 police booking photo shows Kyler L. Myers of Greenwood, Ind., who is charged with two counts of Possession of Paraphernalia and one count of Disorderly Conduct by the Greenwood Police Department. State police say the 19-year-old central Indiana man who died in police custody after being found unconscious in the back of a jail transport van was being taken to a hospital for an evaluation after he became "increasingly agitated." (Indiana State Police via AP)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An autopsy on a 19-year-old man who died in the back of a jail transport van in Indiana found no signs of trauma, investigators said Tuesday.


California man gets year in jail for beating poodle to death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:17
A Los Angeles-area man who prosecutors say beat his poodle to death last year was sentenced on Tuesday to a year in jail and ordered to attend anger management and animal cruelty classes. Jason Arnold Vaca, 35, pleaded no contest in March to a single felony charge of cruelty to an animal. A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said police responding to a 911 call of a man yelling and a dog being hit found blood inside Vaca's home and a lifeless poodle in his back yard.