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UCLA will replace flooded Pauley Pavilion floor

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 19 min ago

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power "Y" shaped juncture where a water rupture occurred, involving two main trunk lines is seen on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles Thursday, July 31, 2014. Work crews have stopped the last of the water gushing from a 30-inch pipe some 30 hours after it burst. Damage costs have yet to be pegged from the rupture of the pipeline that spewed more than 20 million gallons of water in the midst of California's worst drought in decades. The break in the 93-year-old pipe left a swath of the UCLA campus including its basketball arena swamped with water. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The famed hardwood court at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion will be replaced because of damage caused when 20 million gallons of water cascaded onto campus from a broken water main, the school announced Friday.


Google, Facebook pay for shuttles to use San Francisco bus stops

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 19 min ago

A San Francisco police officer stands in front of a Google commuter bus after clearing demonstrators blocking its path in the Mission District in San FranciscoBy Jennifer Baires SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Commuter shuttles run by Google Inc, Facebook Inc and other Silicon Valley companies began paying on Friday to make stops at San Francisco bus stations after protests blamed them for gentrification. The private buses, which for years have taken tech workers from San Francisco to their offices in Silicon Valley, have in recent months drawn criticism from groups who say that by catering to well-paid professionals, the buses lead to higher rents in diverse, low-income neighborhoods. ...


Jesse Williams to IR, Marshawn Lynch takes field, and a couple other notes

Seattle Seahawks - 1 hour 20 min ago
The Seahawks announced this morning they placed defensive tackle Jesse Williams on injured reserve, released wide receiver Randall Carroll and signed linebacker Marcus Dowtin.
Categories: Sports Center

Gaza truce fails as Israeli 'seized'

BBC World News - 1 hour 20 min ago
Israeli forces search for a soldier believed captured and 53 Gazans are killed in fighting that ended a short-lived humanitarian truce in Gaza.
Categories: BBC World News

Obama Expresses Confidence in C.I.A. Director

New York Times Headlines - 1 hour 22 min ago
Mr. Obama said his administration has tried to confront the many crises around the world, and should get more credit for the effort, even when positive outcomes are not immediately apparent.






Steps North Texas city has taken to save water

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 22 min ago
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Wichita Falls in North Texas near the border with Oklahoma is dealing with a persistent drought that's in its fourth year. The main lake for residential water use was just 22 percent full Friday. The city's two reservoirs are on a trajectory to run dry by August 2016, according to the Texas Water Development Board. Here is a look at the steps the city has taken to conserve its dwindling water supply while providing water to 150,000 people in the Wichita Falls area:

Official: Police chokehold led to NYC man's death

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 24 min ago

 Police chokehold led to NYC man's deathA chokehold used by a police officer on a New York City man during his arrest for selling untaxed, loose cigarettes last month caused his death, the medical examiner announced Friday, ruling it a homicide.


Judge urges Argentina default talks

BBC World News - 1 hour 24 min ago
In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently.
Categories: BBC World News

Staten Island Man Died From Officer’s Chokehold, Autopsy Finds

New York Times Headlines - 1 hour 26 min ago
The manner of death for Eric Garner, 43, who died last month during a confrontation with the police, was homicide, the medical examiner said.






2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 30 min ago

2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospitalTwo American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital.


Moody's upgrades Greece's credit rating

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 30 min ago
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Moody's ratings agency has upgraded Greece's government bond rating , predicting a gradual decline of the national debt.

Parched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 35 min ago

FILE - In this July 25, 2014 file photo, Bud Gossett looks for artifacts near a turn-of-the-century washing machine, foreground, one of several visible signs of the town of Hasell, Texas, submerged under Lake Arrowhead for nearly 60 years and now visible due to a persistent drought. The North Texas city, trying to deal with its dwindling water supply, hopes that adding a biodegradable palm oil-and-lime-based product to the surface of a lake will cut the evaporation rate of the 6,000 acres lake which is the town's primary water supply. (AP Photo/Wichita Falls Times-Record-News, Claire Kowalick, File)LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city already has deployed two unusual techniques to try to cope with a persistent and lengthy drought, and Wichita Falls just added a third, more extreme tool to try to deal with its dwindling water supply.


Obama defends under-fire CIA director

BBC World News - 1 hour 36 min ago
President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11.
Categories: BBC World News

Teen killed, man injured in crash in SE Montana

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 36 min ago
A 16-year-old South Dakota boy was killed and a Washington state man was injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 212 in southeastern Montana, near the town of Alzada.

Seattle man charged in fatal Leschi shooting in April

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 37 min ago
King County prosecutors have charged a 25-year-old Seattle man with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Deszaun Smallwood, who was one of three men killed blocks apart and within days of each other in April.

Superintendent turnover: Board should better define the relationship

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 37 min ago
Hiring and keeping a good superintendent is the primary job of the school board ["Fix Seattle Schools’ superintendent turnover issues," Opinion, July 29]. That, and setting policy. That's it.

Google confirms it sold barge docked in Maine

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 37 min ago
Google Inc. is confirming that the barge it docked in Maine has been sold.

US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 37 min ago
U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year.

Denver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 37 min ago

A visitor walks through the pot pavilion at Denver County Fair, the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions, in Denver, Friday Aug. 1, 2014. There’s no actual weed at the fairgrounds. Instead, fairgoers will see photos of competing pot plants and marijuana-infused foods. A sign near the entry warns patrons not to consume pot at the fair. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions.