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The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:40
The family agreement that can tear happy couples apart
Categories: BBC World News

Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:40

This booking photo released by the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office shows Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H., arrested Monday, July 28, 2014 and charged with one count of felony kidnapping of Abigail Hernandez, who went missing in Conway, N.H., in October 2013, and returned home last week. Kibby will be arraigned Tuesday in district court in Conway, N.H. (AP Photo/New Hampshire Attorney General's Office)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping 15-year-old Abigail "Abby" Hernandez more than nine months ago sometime after she left Kennett High School in Conway.


House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:39
In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.

Understanding the dangers of rip currents

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:31
Swimmers and surfers can get caught in the sometimes deadly currents.

Arizona inmate uses basketball hoop to leap to freedom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:30
A physically fit felon escaped from a detention facility in Arizona by scaling a basketball hoop in the yard and then jumping from it onto a fence, authorities said on Monday. Wade Cole Dickinson, 28, remains at large more than two weeks after fleeing from the Yavapai County Detention Facility, a report by the local sheriff's office said. Dickinson, who listed his occupation as a personal trainer, was awaiting transfer to prison after being sentenced to 24 years on charges including fraud, trafficking in stolen property, drug possession and illegal possession of a firearm. A video camera monitoring the area had been broken, apparently with a basketball, prior to the escape, it said.

Van Gaal to bide time over new faces

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:29
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will not rush to make signings despite "having" to play with wing-backs recently.
Categories: BBC World News

The prisoners who grew 33,000 lettuces

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:29
The prisoners who grew 33,000 lettuces
Categories: BBC World News

Officials: Person pulled from car in Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:22

 Man fleeing accident scene dies after driving into Delaware RiverPhiladelphia fire officials say one person was inside a vehicle that went into the Delaware River at Penns Landing.


FBI: Man sent hundreds of hoax letters with powder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:17
DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas man accused of sending more than 500 hoax letters that contained a white powder to schools, government offices, day care centers and other locations in the U.S. and around the world was arrested Monday, federal authorities announced.

Judge allows $2 billion sale of NBA's Los Angeles Clippers to proceed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:15

Shelly Sterling's lawyer Pierce O'Donnell gestures as he arrives at the court in Los AngelesBy Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The record $2 billion sale of pro basketball's Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer can proceed over the objections of co-owner Donald Sterling, a judge tentatively ruled on Monday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas said the deal, brokered by Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, was permissible and could be consummated even if Sterling, who has been banned for life from the NBA for racist remarks, chose to appeal. The ruling was a major victory for the NBA and Shelly Sterling, who had asked the probate judge to confirm her as the trustee of the family trust that owns the Clippers after having her 80-year-old husband removed when neurologists deemed him to have early Alzheimer's disease and was unable to handle business affairs.


Alabama man accused of lighting ex on fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:13
MIDFIELD, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been accused of dousing his ex-girlfriend in gasoline and lighting her on fire.

LA Clippers sale 'can go ahead'

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:11
A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.
Categories: BBC World News

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:10
BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener.

San Diego council approves minimum wage hike to $11.50 an hour by 2017

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:06
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The San Diego City Council gave formal approval on Monday to an ordinance incrementally raising the minimum wage in California's second-largest city to $11.50 an hour by January 2017, mostly for workers in the restaurant and retail sectors. The mayor has 10 days to act from the time he receives the bill from the city clerk, who in turn has 48 hours to transmit the measure to his desk, said Katie Keach, a spokeswoman for Council President Todd Gloria, one of the bill's supporters. California's statewide minimum wage went up earlier this month to $9 an hour from $8, and is scheduled to climb to $10 an hour next July. California is one of 21 states with a higher minimum wage than the federal level of $7.25 an hour.

De Blasio vows to improve NYPD-community relations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:05

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference on Monday, July 28, 2014 at City Hall in New York. Mayor de Blasio, facing his first significant test in trying to improve strained relations between the NYPD and communities of color, did not say whether or not he thought race played a role in the police custody death that has roiled the city. (AP Photo/Rachelle Blidner)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, facing his first significant test in trying to improve relations between police and minority communities, said Monday that he believes the troubles stem from racial tension that defined his predecessor's 12 years in office.


The 'mistake' behind a top handbag firm

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:03
How did Michael Jackson help inspire Indian handbag firm?
Categories: BBC World News

Clarify 'revenge porn' laws say peers

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:02
More clarification is needed about the circumstances in which cases of "revenge porn" can be prosecuted, peers say.
Categories: BBC World News

Gary, Indiana, picks new police chief after 'heinous' murders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:02
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Gary, Indiana, has picked a new police chief and is stepping up crime prevention efforts after the slaying of a police officer and other "heinous" killings, the city's mayor said on Monday. Gary native Larry McKinley, a 15-year veteran of the city's police force and most recently deputy chief, was chosen to lead the 213-member department. McKinley selected Gary Police Captain Tom Papadakis to come out of retirement to serve as deputy chief. McKinley will succeed Wade Ingram, who resigned as chief last week.