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Back from brink, all-women Sweet Briar College faces rough road

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:26
High school senior Alexis Zsamboran was devastated when she heard that Sweet Briar College was planning to close and join a long line of U.S. all-women's schools that have shut their doors. Thanks to a deal approved by a Virginia judge last month, Zsamboran will be among 300 women enrolled to start class at Sweet Briar in August. Last month Sweet Briar, best known for its equestrian program, won a reprieve when a judge approved a deal in which alumnae pumped millions of dollars into the school to keep it operating.

Family gets $115G from NYC for sending corpse for research

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:23
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a woman whose corpse mistakenly wound up at a medical school for research has received $115,000 from New York City.

Finally: YouTube fixes vertical video with new update

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:17

Our long, poorly formatted national nightmare may soon be over.

       

Sharknado 4 confirmed by Syfy channel

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:05
A fourth instalment of cult TV movie phenomenon Sharknado is confirmed as the third movie premieres in the US, with fans getting to decide what happens next.
Categories: BBC World News

Another Yellowstone bison photo went terribly wrong

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:01

(NEWSER) – There has been a rise in bison attacks on humans in Yellowstone National Park.

       

Man shot on front steps in North Philadelphia; girlfriend spared

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:01

Man shot on front steps in North Philadelphia; girlfriend sparedA 21-year-old man is dead after being shot while sitting with his girlfriend on the front steps of a home in North Philadelphia.


Study: Chemo doesn't help end-stage cancer patients

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:00

Treatment didn't improve quality of life for patients with less than six months to live.

       

Why Is It So Hard to Get a Great Bagel in California?

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:00
San Francisco bakeries have tried and tried again to replicate the chewy, crusty perfection of New York’s specialty. They are still trying.









First Draft: Today in Politics: Donald Trump, Unafraid to Cross the Line, Takes His Pulpit to the Border

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:57
As Donald J. Trump prepares to speak at an event near the Mexican border, the cameras will be watching. And so will his rivals.









Graduate student lives in tent for a year to cut housing costs

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:56

A University of Manchester student decided to live in a tent for the school year to save some cash.

       

Man killed on front steps in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:54

Man shot on front steps in North Philadelphia; girlfriend sparedA 21-year-old man is dead after being shot on the front steps of a home in North Philadelphia.


Defiant French farmers blockade Lyon

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:51
French farmers station hundreds of tractors on routes into Lyon, as attempts by President Francois Hollande to end a row over meat and dairy prices fall on deaf ears.
Categories: BBC World News

Boy, 15, admits Anzac Day terror plot

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:50
A 15-year-old boy from Blackburn admits involvement in a terror plot to kill police officers at an Anzac Day parade in Melbourne, Australia.
Categories: BBC World News

Union Square Cafe to move to new Manhattan location

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:48
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's popular Union Square Cafe has found a new home in Manhattan.

US 'aided' Boko Haram with arms ban

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:46
The US has "aided and abetted" the Boko Haram Islamist militant group by refusing to provide weapons to Nigeria, President Buhari says.
Categories: BBC World News

Quins' Turner-Hall retires at 27

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:45
Harlequins' former England centre Jordan Turner-Hall retires at the age of 27 because of a long-standing hip injury.
Categories: BBC World News

Man killed, teen wounded in separate shootings in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:38

Teen wounded, man killed in separate shootings in KensingtonA man was shot and killed and a teen hit by a stray bullet in separate shootings that police now believe may be connected in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.


Report: Parking officers parked themselves in coffee shops

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:32
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least two people who were hired to write parking tickets in New Orleans preferred instead to park in a coffee shop and make phone calls.

Hillary Clinton's vision for victory

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:30
Clinton's White House bid strong but still long way to go
Categories: BBC World News

Obama speaks with leader of Turkey about Islamic State

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:30

President and the leader of Turkey also discuss problems in Iraq and Syria.