:: TECHNOLOGY NEWS ::

Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
Alibaba surges 38 percent on massive demand in market debut

Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba is joined by Alibaba executivesBy Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class. It was an auspicious debut for the Chinese e-commerce company, which was founded by Jack Ma in his apartment in 1999 and now accounts for 80 percent of online sales in China. ...


When music stops for Oracle CEO dance, Catz may grab Ellison's chair : analysts

Oracle Corp CEO Ellison introduces the Oracle Database In-Memory during a launch event in Redwood ShoresBy Jeffrey Dastin and Sam Adams NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Larry Ellison sailed off on his yacht for good tomorrow, who would really run Oracle Corp ? Reuters asked a cast of Wall Streets analysts, and the verdict is dealmaker and finance guru Safra Catz. The question is on investors' minds after Ellison, 70, promoted both Catz and sales leader Mark Hurd to the CEO position on Thursday, while taking on the role of executive chairman and chief technology officer himself. The move appears to be the first stage of Ellison's gradual withdrawal. ...


Rocket Internet CEO stands to lift stake via options: report
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Oliver Samwer, chief executive and co-founder of Rocket Internet is in a position to increase his stake in the German venture capital firm under a stock options program that will be part of its planned stock market listing, a German magazine report said on Saturday. Samwer stands to receive options that entitle him to buy 4.5 million shares, or about 4 percent of the current share capital, at an unspecified discount over the next five years, based on certain business performance targets, weekly WirtschaftsWoche said, citing a document it obtained. ...
Other automakers to challenge Tesla in over-the-air software upgrades

A Tesla Motors logo is shown on a Tesla Model S at a Tesla Motors dealership at Corte Madera Village, an outdoor retail mall, in Corte MaderaBy Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc on Friday announced it is rolling out a software upgrade over-the-air to its current Model S owners, a unique ability that other automakers are expected to offer within a few years. Tesla, based in Silicon Valley, has completed more than a dozen over-the-air software upgrades since the Model S was first sold in mid-2012, said Egil Juliussen, director of research for automotive electronic technology for IHS Automotive. ...


Exclusive: France's Iliad sets mid-Oct deadline for T-Mobile US bid - sources

The logo of French low-cost telecoms provider Iliad is pictured during the company 2013 annual results presentation in ParisBy Sophie Sassard and Arno Schuetze LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - French low-cost telecom operator Iliad has set a mid-October deadline to decide whether to improve its bid for T-Mobile US or walk away as it faces resistance from seller Deutsche Telekom, several people familiar with the situation said. Deutsche Telekom, which owns 66 percent of the fourth-largest U.S. carrier, has doubts that Iliad will be able to improve the U.S. business since the French startup has no track record in the country, a source close to the German company's management said. ...


With co-CEOs, Oracle sets challenging course

Oracle Corp CEO Ellison introduces the Oracle Database In-Memory during a launch event in Redwood ShoresBy Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - By promoting its two presidents to serve as co-chief executives instead of founder and CEO Larry Ellison, database-and-software behemoth Oracle is setting itself a course that has confounded other big companies. The move seemingly marries the product oversight of Mark Hurd, former chief executive of Hewlett Packard, with the legal and financial expertise of Safra Catz, a 15-year Oracle veteran. ...


Oculus wants a VR app store for every device you can think of

Oculus wants a VR app store for every device you can think of


Ex-NBA star arrested for allegedly stealing from Apple store

Ex-NBA star arrested for allegedly stealing from Apple storeRex Chapman, formerly a player and executive in the NBA, is accused of stealing $14,000 worth of merchandise from the Apple store in Scottsdale, Ariz.>


You can finally talk and use data simultaneously on new Verizon iPhones

You can finally talk and use data simultaneously on new Verizon iPhonesEver since it lost the exclusive right to sell the iPhone in the United States in 2011, AT&T has touted a key advantage that its network has over Verizon's: the ability to talk on the phone while using data from another app simultaneously. More than three years later, Verizon customers will finally gain the same feature — as long as they're using one of a handful of new phones. "Advanced Calling," as Verizon calls it, is now available on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, along with two Android phones: the Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G2.


Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

FILE - In this March 19, 2014 file photo, Peter Mason tries the Oculus virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco. Oculus, the virtual reality company acquired by Facebook earlier this year for $2 billion, is holding its first-ever developers conference and is expected to discuss the much-anticipated release of its VR headset for consumers. The two-day Oculus Connect conference begins Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.


Microsoft pushes back the Xbox One's launch in China

Microsoft pushes back the Xbox One's launch in China


Facebook's Oculus unveils new virtual reality prototype device

The Facebook logo is pictured at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo ParkLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's Oculus VR unit announced an upgraded prototype of its virtual reality headset that has higher resolution and built-in audio, but the company said it is not ready to sell a device to consumers. The new Crescent Bay device also is lighter than the most recent prototype of the Oculus Rift headset the company has made available to developers, Chief Executive Brendan Iribe said on Saturday at an Oculus developers conference in Hollywood. "This is not the consumer product," Iribe said. But he added that "it is much, much closer. ...


Man says he stood 44 hours in iPhone 6 line to win back wife

Man says he stood 44 hours in iPhone 6 line to win back wifeA Polish-born man in the UK says he split with his wife recently and getting an iPhone 6 might provide a path to getting her back.>


Oculus' new prototype is where VR should be right now

Oculus' new prototype is where VR should be right nowYou can finally walk around in virtual reality.


Oculus closer to launch with new virtual reality headset

Owner"Crescent Bay" prototype promises a better display and new sensors to track player's movements while using the device.>


The Home Depot reportedly ignored warnings from its own cybersecurity team

The Home Depot reportedly ignored warnings from its own cybersecurity team56 million credit cards were compromised in a recent hack on The Home Depot. Now, The New York Times is reporting that the company dismissed and largely ignored concerns put forth by security researchers as far back as 2008. Former members of the company's cybersecurity teams spoke to the Times, and said that The Home Depot was slow to respond to vulnerabilities, and shrugged off warnings that it would be easy prey for hackers.


Oculus announces new VR headset prototype: Crescent Bay

Oculus announces new VR headset prototype: Crescent BayOculus has announced a new prototype called Crescent Bay, another step towards the consumer version of its virtual reality headset. "It's as big of a leap as we made from DK1 to DK2," says Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, referring to the first two versions of the Rift development kit. Thank god," says Iribe.


The next Oculus Rift headset is 'Crescent Bay' and sports built-in audio

The next Oculus Rift headset is 'Crescent Bay' and sports built-in audio


Oklahoma loves pickles, and other revelations from Food Twitter analysis

Oklahoma loves pickles, and other revelations from Food Twitter analysisColorado loves watercress, Texas loves brisket and, perhaps most surprising, Oklahoma is obsessed with the pickle.


The 10 phones that fueled the big-screen revolution

The 10 phones that fueled the big-screen revolution


Google is no longer forcing new users into making Google+ accounts

Google is no longer forcing new users into making Google+ accountsGoogle has lifted its requirement that new Google users also create a Google+ account, Marketing Land reports. When you sign up for a Gmail, Google Docs, or other Google account, a new "No thanks" button lets you opt out of Google's social network.


Don't panic: Those iPhone 6 carrier trade-in deals are still available

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.iPhone fans, you can still take advantage of carriers' hot deals, but see the new devices in person to ensure you're getting the right one, says CNET's Marguerite Reardon in this edition of Ask Maggie.>


The Weekender: on Maker Faire, Beyoncé, and the birth of snackwave

The Weekender: on Maker Faire, Beyoncé, and the birth of snackwaveWelcome back to The Weekender, and it's been quite a week. We went to Iceland to test the new iPhones and ate cricket flour in Canada. In short, things got a little weird around here. In a good way. We promise. Take this opportunity to look back on some of our best work and some good reads from around the web. Then check out the fascinating things you can do this weekend just to kick back. Enjoy. .mobile-layout .link { width: 15px; float: right; padding: 10px;} Do this World Maker Faire, New York


iPhone line sitters in NYC slept in garbage bags and got arrested

iPhone line sitters in NYC slept in garbage bags and got arrestedWaiting for an iPhone used to be fun. According to filmmaker Casey Neistat, iPhone lines don't look like that anymore. Known for viral videos such as "Bike Lanes," "Make It Count," and "The Dark Side of the iPhone 5S Lines," Neistat's latest video documents this past Friday's iPhone lines.


Sony brings Video Unlimited to Mac and PC browsers everywhere

Sony brings Video Unlimited to Mac and PC browsers everywhere


The history of the Predator, the drone that changed the world (Q&A)

A Predator drone, used by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service to try to stop drug smugglers.Longtime Pentagon correspondent Richard Whittle investigated the unmanned aircraft that gave the military the ability to attack targets from the other side of the world. He talked to CNET about the drone.>


Xbox chief promises to bring 'Minecraft' to Windows Phone

Xbox chief promises to bring 'Minecraft' to Windows PhoneWith a simple "yes," Microsoft's Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, has confirmed that Minecraft will be heading to Windows Phone. It's not a surprising move given Microsoft's recent acquisition of the popular title, but the software maker didn't promise to bring Minecraft to Windows Phone in its original announcement. Spencer's confirmation means Microsoft will likely be working on porting the game across once the deal is finalized, and it may even arrive for Surface RT and Windows RT users.


Microsoft plays on iOS 8 issues by doubling free OneDrive space to 30GB

Microsoft plays on iOS 8 issues by doubling free OneDrive space to 30GBApple released its iOS 8 update earlier this week, but a number of iPhone and iPad owners ran into problems with the amount of free storage required to install the latest operating system. Microsoft is taking advantage of these issues by doubling its free OneDrive storage to 30GB today. "We’ve been listening to the commentary about storage on the new iPhones released today and we wanted to get you more storage right away," explains OneDrive program manager Douglas Pearce. "We think you’ll appreciate having more free storage while setting up your iPhone 6 or upgrading to iOS 8."


With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know

Alibaba employees attend the opening bell ceremony during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history:


Alibaba surges in Wall Street debut

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba founder Jack Ma waits for his company's stock to go live on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York on September 19, 2014New York (AFP) - A buying frenzy sent Alibaba shares sharply higher as the Chinese online giant made its historic Wall Street trading debut.


Google's easing back on G+ sign-ups for new email accounts

Google's easing back on G+ sign-ups for new email accounts


Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual lightUsing its new top-shelf graphics processing unit, Nvidia tackles one of the most persistent conspiracy theories in American history: the veracity of the 1969 to 1972 Apollo moon landings.>


Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

Jack Ma, center, founder of Alibaba, raises a ceremonial mallet before striking a bell during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in New York. The stock is to start trading Friday under the ticker "BABA." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.


Ex-NBAer Rex Chapman allegedly stole from Apple Stores by faking EasyPay

Ex-NBAer Rex Chapman allegedly stole from Apple Stores by faking EasyPay


Crave Ep. 175: 3D Pocketcopter crowdfunding soars despite no working prototype

Crave Ep. 175: 3D Pocketcopter crowdfunding soars despite no working prototypeA small, lightweight copter is taking off on Indiegogo based on the idea and computer generated renderings even though it hasn't actually been produced.>


Alibaba IPO makes it worth $231 billion, more than Amazon and eBay combined

Alibaba IPO makes it worth $231 billion, more than Amazon and eBay combined


We're taking over Los Angeles on October 3rd!

We're taking over Los Angeles on October 3rd!


Watch out: eBay vulnerability leads to phishing log-in page

Watch out: eBay vulnerability leads to phishing log-in page


'True' Apple fan weeps after being removed from iPhone 6 line

'True' Apple fan weeps after being removed from iPhone 6 lineIn Sydney, a student complains that many people in front of her were letting friends cut in line. She feared she wouldn't get a phone. But then she allegedly caused an obstruction.>



Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Why Secret Service didn’t shoot intruder

Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Agents defend their decision to hold their fire after a man scales the White House fence.


Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis

In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo, Ana and John Conley, parents of defendant Shannon Conley, exit the U.S. Federal courthouse following their daughter's plea hearing, at the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in Denver. Shannon Conley, a 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who federal authorities say intended to wage jihad has pleaded guilty under a deal that requires her to give authorities information about others with the same intentions. With foreign fighters from dozens of nations pouring into the Middle East to join the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations, U.S. officials are putting new energy into trying to understand what radicalizes people far removed from the fight and into prodding countries around the world to do a better job of keeping them from joining up. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)WASHINGTON (AP) — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York.


Egypt's president ready to back anti-IS fight

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks to The Associated Press during an interview at the presidential palace in Cairo, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. In his first interview with foreign media since taking office in June, el-Sissi has told AP he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but says military action is not the only answer. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.


Pope names moderate as Chicago archbishop, key role in U.S. Church

File photo of Bishop Blase Cupich answering questions from the press in Bellevue WashingtonVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his first major appointment in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States, on Saturday named Bishop Blase Cupich as the new archbishop of Chicago. Cupich, 65, who is seen as a moderate and is currently the bishop of Spokane, Washington, succeeds the more conservative Cardinal Francis George, 77, who is retiring. Chicago, with more than 2.2 million parishioners, is the third-largest U.S. ...


Man arrested for trespassing at White House day after security breach
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man was arrested on Saturday for trespassing at the White House, one day after an intruder from Texas scaled a fence and made it inside the doors of the executive mansion while President Barack Obama was away, the Secret Service said. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the latest case involved a man who approached the White House gates on foot, was sent away, then returned in his vehicle to the White House gates. "He refused to leave and was arrested for trespassing," Donovan said. No further details were available. ...
Tour boat runs aground near Statue of Liberty; none injured
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A large sailboat ran aground on a sandbar near the Statue of Liberty in New York on Saturday, triggering the evacuation of all 121 tourists aboard but causing no injuries, authorities said on Saturday. The Clipper City, a 103-foot touring boat, got stuck at around 1 p.m., Petty Officer Frank Iannazzo-Simmons, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman, said. The U.S. Coast Guard and several local agencies used small rescue boats to ferry the passengers to safety, he said. ...
Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

A Pennsylvania State Trooper prepares to enter a wooded area at the Dunmore Cemetery during the funeral service of Pennsylvania State Trooper Bryon Dickson on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in Dunmore, Pa. Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein, of Canadensis, who has been charged with killing one trooper and wounding another outside the barracks. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITCANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbors with few answers about what's going on just outside their front doors.


Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

Bishop Blase Cupich answers questions from the press in Bellevue, WashingtonAs the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.


Fence-jumper gets into White House

A Secret Service police officer holds a weapon as he stands near an entrance to the White House complex during an evacuation minutes after President Barack Obama departed Washington for Camp David aboard Marine One on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. A Secret Service agent at the scene says someone jumped the fence surrounding the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)An intruder makes it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.


Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.
Duncan slams Jindal's Common Core lawsuit: ‘Do the right thing for children’

Yahoo News Exclusive Interview with United States Secretary of Education Arne DuncanEducation Secretary Arne Duncan has hit back at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for mounting a lawsuit over the Obama administration’s Common Core academic standards, implying that the Republican lawmaker’s opposition to the controversial policy has been driven by his desire to run for president.


Purdue shooter sentenced to 65 years

Cody Cousins arrives at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse for sentencing Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Lafayette, Ind. Cousins pleaded guilty to murder last month for the Jan. 21 attack during which 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wisconsin, was killed inside a classroom filled with students on the West Lafayette campus. (AP Photo/The Journal & Courier, John Terhune) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESIndiana man admitted fatally stabbing, shooting fellow student inside crowded classroom.


Russia calls for new MH17 investigation

30 MILLION DOLLAR REWARD TO SOLVE MH17 MYSTERYRussia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe assisted by the United Nations.


Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake

Authorities search for Travis County Sheriff's Deputy Jessica Hollis in Austin, Texas on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Later in the day, officials said her body was found after she was swept into Lake Austin when heavy rains flooded parts of Central Texas early Thursday. She was patrolling low water crossings looking for people in danger in the 3400 block of Fritz Hughes Park Road, according to a spokesman with the sheriff's office. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Laura Skelding)Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.


Russian jets intercepted by U.S., Canada

Russian MiG 35 fighter jets entered a US "air defense identification zone" and were intercepted by American and Canadian warplanes near Alaska, two US defense officials said8 fighter jets entered a U.S. "air defense identification zone" near Alaska: officials.


Petition filed seeking to block Peterson from son

Authorities in Minnesota have filed a petition seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.


Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks

Ukrainian serviceman stands next to the destroyed Grad multiple rocket launcher system of Ukrainian army at the village of DmytrivkaParticipants in Ukrainian peace talks have reached agreement to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.


Utah doctor gets up to life for wife's murder

Martin MacNeill enters the courtroom before his sentencing, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Provo, Utah. MacNeill, a Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession, has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison. MacNeill was found guilty of giving his wife drugs prescribed after cosmetic surgery and leaving her to drown in the bathtub of their home in 2007 so he could begin a new life with his mistress. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster.


'Canoe Pool,' other revelations from declassified CIA papers

The lobby of the CIA Headquarters BuildingWhat do we know after the CIA declassified more than 200 articles this week?


Car seized, apartment searched in hunt for Virginia student

Virginia police seized a car and searched an apartment today in their hunt for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in what police said was a major break in the case.


Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum, on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Military authorization to arm, train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group has been signed into law.


Army opens Ranger school to women

Female Veterans Lay Wreath At World War II Memorial In WashingtonThe Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs.


225 victims of MH17 identified

Members of a group of international experts inspect the territory at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near the village of HraboveForensic experts have identified a total of 225 victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, with 14 new names released to families, Dutch authorities said on Friday.


Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Goodell: NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by Super Bowl.


Ex-Gov. Rowland convicted in finance scheme

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with his family at federal court Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. Rowland faces seven federal charges, including allegations he conspired with Apple's owner, Brian Foley, to hide $35,000 in payments for work he did on the 2012 congressional campaign of Foley's wife, Lisa Wilson-Foley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)A jury convicted former Conn. Gov. John Rowland of crimes in a campaign finance scheme.


Suspect in Bali suitcase murder confesses

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, an Indonesian police officer escorts Tommy Schaefer, left, as he is brought to the police station for questioning in relation to the death of his girlfriend's mother, in Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, were arrested in Bali on Aug. 13, a day after the body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack was found in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort. The American man on Indonesia’s Bali island has confessed that he killed his girlfriend’s mother in a luxury hotel, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase, Indonesian police said Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati, File)A U.S. man detained in Bali has confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase, police confirmed on Friday. Tommy Schaefer, 21, and Heather Mack, 19, both from Chicago, were arrested on Aug. 13 after the battered body of Sheila von Weise-Mack was found in a bloody suitcase outside a luxury hotel on the resort island in Indonesia. Police said the suspects made separate confessions in which Schaefer admitted to killing Wiese-Mack, 62, and Mack, who is three months pregnant, admitted to helping him stuff her body into the suitcase. ...


Scots' 'No' doesn't stop Catalan secession push

A fan waves a Scottish national flag alongside others waving 'Estelada' flags, that symbolize Catalonia's independence during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Barcelona and Apoel at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)Parliament in Spain's Catalonia region gives leader power to call secession referendum.



Y106 Radio • A White River Broadcasting Station • Mailing Address ~ P.O. 1789 Columbus, IN 47202
Studio 3212 Washington Street Columbus, Indiana  47203
PH: 812-372-4448 • Y106 Studio Line: 812-379-1061 • Toll Free at 888-262-1061 • email:
rockme@y106.com