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

 

Yahoo! National News

Former President Carter gets powerful immune-system boosting drug

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:56
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - News that a patient's cancer has spread to the brain typically is a sign the end is near. In a news conference on Thursday, Carter said he was battling the deadly skin cancer melanoma, which has spread to his liver and brain. "Five years ago, we would have given him six months to live," said Dr. Anna Pavlick, co-director of the melanoma program at NYU Langone Medical Center's cancer center.

LA police may seek manslaughter charges against Jenner in crash: report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:52

File photo of adamaged vehicle at the scene of a four-car crash involving Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner in Malibu, CaliforniaLos Angeles County Sheriff's investigators will present evidence pointing to a misdemeanor manslaughter charge against transgender reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner in connection with a fatal Malibu car crash earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. The evidence will show that Jenner, 65, was driving at an unsafe speed on Feb. 7 before her Cadillac Escalade, which was towing a trailer carrying an off-road vehicle, slammed into two other cars on Pacific Coast Highway, a sheriff's detective told the paper. A Sheriff's spokesman confirmed to Reuters that the department's investigators had concluded their investigation and would submit the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney next week, but declined to say if those detectives would recommend a manslaughter charge.


Ranger school success reflects U.S. military's opening to women

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:48

U.S. Army convoys are given the thumbs up from a fellow soldier after crossing into Kuwait during the last convoy out of IraqTwo pioneering women who completed the daunting U.S. Army Ranger school this week said Thursday they hoped their historic achievement would open doors for other females as the Pentagon opens new roles, including elite Navy SEALs, to women. The feat by Army Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver followed a re-evaluation of the role of women after their frontline involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan and the end of a rule barring them from combat roles in 2013. "I do hope that with our performance in Ranger School, we have been able to inform that decision as to what they can expect from women in the military - that we can handle things physically, mentally on the same level as men, and we can deal with the same stresses in training that the men can," said Griest.


Jim Gardner explores Pope Francis' Jesuit roots in Buenos Aires

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:46

Jim Gardner explores Pope Francis' Jesuit roots in Buenos AiresAction News is in Argentina all this week, learning about Pope Francis' hometown of Buenos Aires and what shaped his views and faith.


New York looks to curb topless women, Mickey and Thor in Times Square

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:46
New York City created a task force on Thursday to examine how it can rein in topless women and costumed cartoon and superhero characters who officials believe are aggressively soliciting tips after posing for tourists' pictures in Times Square. "Over the past several months, serious concerns have been raised about both the appropriateness of topless individuals in Times Square, as well as aggressive solicitation by topless individuals and costumed characters that often times becomes harassment of New Yorkers and visitors alike," Mayor Bill de Blasio's office said. Convened by the mayor and co-chaired by New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and Planning Commissioner Carl Weisbrod, the task force will report its findings by Oct. 1.

1st women to pass Ranger School are Army pilot, military cop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:43

U.S. Army Army 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, right, speaks with reporters, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Fort Benning, Ga., where she was scheduled to graduate Friday from the Army’s elite Ranger School. Haver and Army Capt. Kristen Griest are the first two women to complete the notoriously grueling Ranger course, which the Army opened to women this spring as it studies whether to open more combat jobs to female soldiers. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — The first two women to pass the Army's notoriously difficult Ranger School impressed male classmates left in their dust during road marches and proved their mettle as teammates by helping carry heavy weapons when others were too fatigued to lift another ounce.


Crash shuts down Route 611 in Warrington Twp., Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:40

Crash shuts down Route 611 in Warrington Twp., Pa.A serious crash shut down Route 611 in Warrington Township, Pa


Carter 'at ease' and ready for radiation treatment on cancer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:32

Carter 'at ease' and ready for radiation treatment on cancerFormer President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that his cancer showed up in four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin radiation treatment, saying he is "at ease with whatever comes."


NYC mayor: Regs for Times Square characters under study

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:26
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched a multiagency task force to address what he calls the "growing problem" of panhandling topless women and costumed characters in Times Square and said that one option under consideration is removing the famed intersection's pedestrian plazas.

Wildfires wreak havoc in drought-choked Western states

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:25

Fire burns on the ridge above a ranch on Twisp River Road in Twisp, Wash., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Authorities on Wednesday afternoon urged people in the north-central Washington town to evacuate because of a fast-moving wildfire. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Wildfires rampaged across the drought-choked West on Thursday as authorities scrambled for resources to beat back the flames.


Affidavit: Suspect planned to kill several people at market

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:23

This Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, booking photo released by the York County Sheriff's Office shows Connor MacCalister, 31, of Saco, Maine, who was arrested and charged with murder in the stabbing death of Wendy Boudreau at a Saco supermarket on Wednesday. Boudreau, also from Saco, was 59 and a mother of five children. (York County Sheriff's Office via AP)SACO, Maine (AP) — The person charged with fatally stabbing a mother of five in a Maine supermarket went to the store to kill "several random people," according to a court affidavit released Thursday that says the suspect confessed to the slaying.


Unstable ground slows body recovery after Alaska landslides

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:21

In this photo provided by the Sitka Public Information Office, emergency personnel survey landslide damage in Sitka, Alaska, on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, a day after six landslides occurred in the coastal town, burying three men who are presumed dead. Responders were cautiously approaching the landslide which has the potential to move when responders begin moving debris. (Jeremy Zidek/Sitka Public Information Office, via AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Crews searching for the body of the last man believed buried by a landslide in a coastal Alaska town sifted log-by-log Thursday through a debris field, careful not to trigger any more movement of the mass of unstable, tree-tangled muck.


Nashville hotel cancels reservations for supremacist group

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:20
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville hotel has canceled reservations for a white supremacist organization this weekend.

The Latest: Another body found after Alaska landslides

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:13

In this photo provided by the Sitka Public Information Office, emergency personnel survey landslide damage in Sitka, Alaska, on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, a day after six landslides occurred in the coastal town, burying three men who are presumed dead. Responders were cautiously approaching the landslide which has the potential to move when responders begin moving debris. (Jeremy Zidek/Sitka Public Information Office, via AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The latest on the deadly landslide in Sitka, Alaska (all times local).


Panel finds fraternity cited for rape chant broke no rules

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:13
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A University of Central Florida discipline panel says a fraternity that was suspended over a member's videotaped offensive remarks about rape did not violate university policy.

No charges against police in fatal New Jersey shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:11

FILE - In this frame grab from an officer's dashboard camera taken Dec. 30, 2014, and provided by the Bridgeton, N..J. Police Department, police officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley stand near a car they pulled over for running a stop sign in Bridgeton. A grand jury has voted not to file charges against the two police officers for fatally shooting a man who defied orders by stepping out of a car with his hands raised during a traffic stop, a killing captured by their patrol car's dashboard camera, prosecutors said Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Bridgeton Police Department, File)BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A grand jury voted not to file charges against two police officers for fatally shooting a man in New Jersey who defied orders by stepping out of a car with his hands raised during a traffic stop, a killing captured by their patrol car's dashboard camera, prosecutors said Thursday.


Baltimore surpasses New York City in homicides for the year

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:04
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore has had more killings than New York City this year, and its homicide rate per 100,000 people is greater than New York's and Chicago's.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:04
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Searchers find body of another man buried in Alaska landslides.

Federal officials investigating military headstone patio in Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:01
The department learned on Friday from a U.S. Navy veteran about the patio at the home in Ozark County, Missouri, said Chris Erbe, spokesman for the National Cemetery Administration. The homeowner told ABC television affiliate KSPR in Springfield, Missouri, that he regrets using the headstones and plans to remove them.

Firefighters face high winds stoking deadly blazes in U.S. Northwest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 05:59

Firefighters work to dig a fire line on the Rocky Fire in Lake County, CaliforniaBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Crews battling a flurry of wildfires raging unchecked in the Pacific Northwest braced on Thursday for high winds forecast in the region a day after three firefighters were killed and four others were injured in Washington state. Authorities late on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of about 4,000 homes threatened by fire in the riverfront towns of Twisp and Winthrop in the Methow Valley, nestled in the foothills of the Cascade mountains in north-central Washington. The so-called Twisp River fire has roared through 16,000 acres (6,475 hectares) of rural brush and dry timber about 115 miles (185 km) northeast of Seattle since erupting on Wednesday.