8-Year-Old Boy's Parents Charged After He Overdoses on Heroin

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

8-Year-Old Boy's Parents Charged After He Overdoses on HeroinThe boy is now with family members.



Britain's top court backs government on immigration income test

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

Britain's top court backs government on immigration income testBy Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top court backed a government attempt to limit immigration by ruling on Wednesday that an income test for those who want to bring their non-European spouses to the UK is acceptable and does not infringe human rights. Prime Minister Theresa May introduced a rule in 2012 when she was interior minister that Britons who wanted to bring spouses from outside the European Economic Area to the UK had to be earning at least 18,600 pounds ($23,170) a year. The Supreme Court said the minimum income requirement had caused significant hardship to many, but ruled that in principle it was not inconsistent with the European Convention on Human Rights.



Verizon Kickstarting 5G Revolution in These 11 Cities

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

Verizon Kickstarting 5G Revolution in These 11 CitiesVerizon will soon offer a preview of what 5G will feel like when the networking standard becomes more widespread. The wireless provider says it's testing out 5G connectivity on select customers in 11 markets by middle of 2017 with an eye toward seeing how 5G will work in the real world. Verizon will test 5G in 11 cities this year.



Possible 'Hidden Chamber' in King Tut's Tomb Invites More Secretive Scans

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

Possible 'Hidden Chamber' in King Tut's Tomb Invites More Secretive ScansA group of archaeologists has said the tomb of Tutankhamun may hold a hidden chamber containing the tomb of Queen Nefertiti. Now, a physicist plans to lead a team conducting another series of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) scans as a last-ditch effort to find Nefertiti's burial site. In this method, high-frequency radio waves bounce off the ground and off of walls, and the reflected signals can reveal hidden treasures, or empty chambers.This is the third time that this method has been used in Tutankhamun's tomb and it is unclear how the new scans will be different than the others.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe praises Trump's 'America First' policy

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

Zimbabwe's Mugabe praises Trump's 'America First' policyHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy has an admirer in Zimbabwe's longtime president, who says the policy resonates with his own thinking.



Reliance Jio racks up 100 million subscribers but ends freebies

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

Reliance Jio racks up 100 million subscribers but ends freebiesBy Sankalp Phartiyal and Devidutta Tripathy MUMBAI (Reuters) - Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit will charge for its services from April, ending an almost seven month spree of free calls and data that shook up India's telecoms sector and helped the new arrival rack up more than 100 million users. The shift to paid services, even at a sharp discount to established players, will test the appeal of Jio and the fundamentals behind a $20 billion investment in telecoms by Reliance - one of the world's largest energy groups. In a speech broadcast live on company social media accounts, Reliance owner and India's richest man Mukesh Ambani announced Jio had passed the 100 million subscriber mark and its service would cover most of the country's billion-plus...


An inside look at the differences between life at NASA and SpaceX

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

An inside look at the differences between life at NASA and SpaceX

When Elon Musk sets his sights on an industry, he does so with purpose and with the intention of completely turning said industry on its head. While most people are readily familiar with Musk's efforts at Tesla, the groundbreaking work being done by SpaceX, Musk's other company, has only recently started to attract attention from the mainstream.

To be sure, Elon Musk was bold for thinking that Tesla could revolutionize the auto industry. That said, Musk's plans to enter the aerospace industry with SpaceX and compete with and work alongside NASA...


'Making a Murderer' prosecutor Ken Kratz tells his side of the story

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

'Making a Murderer' prosecutor Ken Kratz tells his side of the storyKen Kratz, the former special prosecutor in the murder trials of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, spoke to Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga about his new book, "Avery: The Case Against Steven Avery and What 'Making a Murderer' Gets Wrong.' He describes being portrayed as "the chief villain" in the piece. When asked if he regrets having local investigators' involved in the case while they were also being sued by Avery, he said, "You can look back, and would I have rather now had somebody else? Sure." He noted that the resources available at the...


Russia, Ukraine clash over tribute to UN ambassador

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

Russia, Ukraine clash over tribute to UN ambassadorRussia and Ukraine clashed on Tuesday over a UN Security Council tribute to long-serving Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin whose death has triggered an outpouring of grief at the world body. Council ambassadors observed a minute of silence in honor of Churkin and took turns addressing the chamber in the tribute to the 64-year-old diplomat who was Russia's envoy at the United Nations for a decade. Ukraine's Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko, who holds this month's council presidency, offered condolences before leading the council in a moment of silence, but his remarks were brief.



Man Arrested After Woman Captures Video of Him Dragging Dog Behind Motorized Scooter

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

Man Arrested After Woman Captures Video of Him Dragging Dog Behind Motorized ScooterHe has been charged with animal cruelty.



10 fascinating facts about the Washington Monument

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

10 fascinating facts about the Washington MonumentThe iconic Washington Monument is celebrating its 132nd birthday today. Learn how it took 40 years to complete the project, and the surprising connections it has to the Pope, Abraham Lincoln, and the Constitution.



6 Ways to Take Control of Your Retirement

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

6 Ways to Take Control of Your RetirementOne of the most unsettling aspects of retirement is that you give up a lot of control in life. Your kids are growing up, becoming independent and ignoring your best advice, and your friends may be slipping away due to illness, infirmity or perhaps they're moving to a retirement mecca. Here are six key areas where you can take steps to improve your retirement.



Trump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrants

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

Trump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrantsHELSINKI (AP) — When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun.



College Board tightens SAT exam security, but key risk remains

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

College Board tightens SAT exam security, but key risk remainsThe New York-based College Board said the steps include reducing the number of times the test is given outside the United States and increasing the auditing of test centers. As Reuters reported last year, the College Board has failed to stop a widespread and known security problem. Asian test-preparation companies are gathering questions and reading passages from past SAT exams, and then giving their clients that material to practice upon.



Canada PM: will not halt illegal border crossing despite opposition

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

Canada PM: will not halt illegal border crossing despite oppositionCanada will continue to accept asylum seekers crossing illegally from the United States but will ensure security measures are taken to keep Canadians safe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. The number of would-be refugees crossing into Canada at isolated and unguarded border crossings has increased in recent weeks amid fears that U.S. President Donald Trump will crack down on illegal immigrants, and photos of smiling Canadian police greeting the migrants have gone viral.



3 great Pokemon Go map trackers that still work after the Generation 2 update

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

3 great Pokemon Go map trackers that still work after the Generation 2 update

Whether you're jumping back in after months away or haven't stopped playing Pokemon Go since launch, you're probably looking to catch as many of the 80 new Generation 2 Pokemon as possible. Sadly, Niantic has been shutting down third-party trackers left and right over the past several months, but there are still a few great apps available on iOS and Android to help you track down the new Pokemon.

Admittedly, these apps don't quite live up to the standards of some of the earliest Pokemon Go map...


Russia successfully launches space freighter after crash

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

Russia successfully launches space freighter after crashRussia on Wednesday successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft taking food and equipment to the International Space Station after the previous such ship crashed to Earth shortly after launch in December. A Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress cargo ship lifted off on schedule at 05:58 GMT from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russian space agency Roscosmos said. After around nine minutes, the Progress ship "separated normally" from the third stage of the Soyuz rocket and set off on a two-day trip to the ISS, Roscosmos said.



Did Murdered Indiana Teens Capture the Voice of Their Killer?

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

Did Murdered Indiana Teens Capture the Voice of Their Killer?A voice can be heard saying "down the hill" on a recording on Liberty German's cell phone.



Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee camps

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee campsMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration's plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans and others who entered the U.S. illegally through this country.



‘Not My President’s Day’ protests in the U.S.

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

‘Not My President’s Day’ protests in the U.S.Thousands of people in cities around the country turned out to demonstrate against the policies of President Trump on Monday in a protest that organizers called “Not My President’s Day.” Yahoo News dispatched reporters to cover the major demonstrations in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. Follow our LIVE BLOG throughout the day for the latest updates. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr



Texas to feral pigs: It's time for the 'hog apocalypse' to begin

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

Texas to feral pigs: It's time for the 'hog apocalypse' to beginTexas has a new plan for its 2.5 million feral hogs: total annihilation.  Sid Miller, the state's agriculture commissioner, just approved a pesticide — called "Kaput Feral Hog Lure" — for statewide use. "The 'hog apocalypse' may finally be on the horizon," Miller said in a statement on Tuesday. SEE ALSO: First human-pig chimeras created, sparking hopes for transplantable organs — and debate "This solution is long overdue," he added. "Wild hogs have caused extensive damage to Texas lands and loss of income for many, many years." Texas's agriculture commission estimates that feral hogs cause $52 million in damage each...


New immigration ban order will still face legal challenges

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

New immigration ban order will still face legal challengesWith a revised immigration ban executive order to be announced this week, the Trump administration hopes to avoid another legal entanglement. But based on the words of the judges and parties involved in the dispute, more controversy is likely to follow a new order.



The Latest: Mom, 2 daughters, grandson slain in Mississippi

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

The Latest: Mom, 2 daughters, grandson slain in MississippiJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on four people killed in the rural eastern Mississippi community of Toomsuba (all times local):



Virginia governor vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

Virginia governor vetoes bill defunding Planned ParenthoodVirginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have blocked funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and other health services. McAuliffe, a Democrat, said the measure would harm thousands of Virginians who relied on Planned Parenthood healthcare services and programs. "Attempts to restrict women’s access to health care will impede the goal of making Virginia the best place to live, work, and run a business," he said in a statement.



Shark kills bodyboarder on Reunion island

Feb 23 2017 - 1:24am

Shark kills bodyboarder on Reunion islandSaint-André (France) (AFP) - A 26-year-old man bodyboarding off of Reunion island was killed by a shark on Tuesday, local officials said, in the latest attack in the waters of the Indian Ocean holiday destination. It was the 20th recorded shark attack on the island since 2011, eight of which have been fatal, despite efforts by local authorities to install nets and warn locals and tourists about the dangers. The man, a former shark spotter from the island once employed by the local surfing association, was pronounced dead after the shark bit through a major artery in his leg off the eastern coast near Saint-Andre.