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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Seattle Times Headlines - 51 min 32 sec ago
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - 51 min 36 sec ago

 "Arbeit macht frei" (Work makes free - or work liberates). The lawyer for Nazi war crimes suspect Johann "Hans" Breyer says the 89-year-old Philadelphia man died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 while awaiting extradition to Germany. German prosecutors had hoped to try Breyer on charges of aiding in the murder of more than 200,000 Jews at the Auschwitz death camp. (AP Photo/File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.

Study says dogs can be green with envy

Seattle Times Headlines - 52 min 13 sec ago
A new study suggests dogs can show a “primordial” form of jealousy — not as complex as the human emotion, but similar in that there is a social triangle and the dog is trying to make sure it, not the rival, receives the attention.

Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks

Yahoo! National News - 52 min 48 sec ago

In a photo provided by Citizens Foundation, Haris Suleman, center right, in blue shirt, and his father, Babar Suleman, center left, stand with the plane in early July 2014 in Pakistan that they were flying on an around-the-world trip. Haris Suleman, 17, who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight, was killed when his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, and crews were searching Wednesday, July 23, 2014, for his father, who was also on board. Family spokeswoman Annie Hayat said the plane flown by Haris Suleman went down shortly after leaving Pago Pago in American Samoa Tuesday night. Hayat said the body of Haris Suleman had been recovered, but crews were still looking for Babar Suleman. The father and son were using the trip to raise money for the Citizens Foundation, a nonprofit that builds schools in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Citizens Foundation)PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them.

Egypt judge: Al-Jazeera team did "devil's" work

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 32 sec ago
An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country.

Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 34 sec ago
A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death.

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 35 sec ago
Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline said Thursday.

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 37 sec ago
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.

Casualty numbers raise questions about Gaza war

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 39 sec ago
Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people.

40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 40 sec ago
Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.

Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

Seattle Times Headlines - 54 min 44 sec ago
Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are struggling to salvage a project racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the agency.

Laborers lost a lot to fast-moving wildfire, now work to rebuild lives

Seattle Times Headlines - 55 min 25 sec ago
Fifty laborers and family members living at the King Blossom Natural orchard in Brewster lost nearly everything to the Carlton complex fire early Friday morning. Now they must rebuild their lives.

Rafal Majka of Poland wins 17th stage of Tour de France in Pyrenees

Seattle Times Headlines - 55 min 39 sec ago
Majka takes his second stage victory, but Vincenzo Nibali of Sicily increased his overall lead to 5 minutes, 26 seconds.

Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

BBC World News - 56 min 43 sec ago
The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.
Categories: BBC World News

Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

Seattle Times Headlines - 57 min 39 sec ago
Nazi hunters seeking to prosecute aging war criminals have been dealt a blow with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - 59 min 43 sec ago
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police say 13 children killed as train crashes into school bus at unmanned crossing.

Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 11 sec ago
The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much the changes will cost and how they should be paid for.

US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 13 sec ago
Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.

European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 14 sec ago
Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.

Most of Wash. delegation stumps for conservation fund in Congress

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 38 sec ago
The Land and Water Conservation Fund, the nation’s main source of federal money to improve access to outdoor recreation, has never received the full funding Congress promised. After 50 years, supporters are demanding more money.