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Union Pacific's 1Q profit falls 15 percent as volume slows

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:26

FILE - In this June 6, 2014, file photo, a train operator, left, dismounts a Union Pacific locomotive, while another operator climbs up, at a rail yard in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Union Pacific reports financial results Thursday, April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's first-quarter profit fell 15 percent with a steep decline in the amount of freight hauled due to weak energy and commodity prices.


Row over Brussels bombing 'dance' claim

BBC World News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:25
A Belgian minister comes under fire for saying that a "significant part of the Muslim community danced" in response to the Brussels attacks.
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The Latest: ECB chief downplays idea of 'helicopter money'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:23

A dandelion stands in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, April 21, 2016. The governing council of the ECB meets on Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's policy meeting and news conference (all times local):


U.S. border agents seize longest Mexico-California drug tunnel yet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:22

An air vent helps authorities with their investigation after the discovery of a cross-border tunnel from Tijuana, Mexico to Otay Mesa, CaliforniaFederal agents have seized a ton of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana smuggled through a clandestine tunnel stretching a half mile beneath the U.S.-Mexico border, the longest one yet unearthed in California, authorities said on Wednesday. Six people were arrested as authorities in San Diego moved on Monday and Tuesday to shut down the tunnel, the 13th underground passageway discovered along California's border with Mexico since 2006. "This is the largest cocaine seizure ever associated with a tunnel," said Laura Duffy, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California.


Mom charged after North Carolina toddler drowns

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:20

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — The mother of a toddler who wandered off and drowned in a small pond in North Carolina is in jail on charges of involuntary manslaughter and child neglect. Local news outlets report that 30-year-old Samantha Nacole Bryant of Carthage was arrested Wednesday after she was indicted in the April 14 death. […]
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Mom charged after North Carolina toddler drowns

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:20

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — The mother of a toddler who wandered off and drowned in a small pond in North Carolina is in jail on charges of involuntary manslaughter and child neglect. Local news outlets report that 30-year-old Samantha Nacole Bryant of Carthage was arrested Wednesday after she was indicted in the April 14 death. […]
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Mom charged after North Carolina toddler drowns

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:20

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — The mother of a toddler who wandered off and drowned in a small pond in North Carolina is in jail on charges of involuntary manslaughter and child neglect. Local news outlets report that 30-year-old Samantha Nacole Bryant of Carthage was arrested Wednesday after she was indicted in the April 14 death. […]

High court nominee praises lawyers for helping the poor

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland is congratulating lawyers for their work with low-income Washingtonians in his first public remarks since his nomination last month. Garland is speaking at the federal courthouse in Washington, where he is chief judge of the appeals court. Garland says that there can be no equal justice if […]
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High court nominee praises lawyers for helping the poor

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland is congratulating lawyers for their work with low-income Washingtonians in his first public remarks since his nomination last month. Garland is speaking at the federal courthouse in Washington, where he is chief judge of the appeals court. Garland says that there can be no equal justice if […]
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High court nominee praises lawyers for helping the poor

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland is congratulating lawyers for their work with low-income Washingtonians in his first public remarks since his nomination last month. Garland is speaking at the federal courthouse in Washington, where he is chief judge of the appeals court. Garland says that there can be no equal justice if […]

Mom charged after North Carolina toddler drowns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:18
CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — The mother of a toddler who wandered off and drowned in a small pond in North Carolina is in jail on charges of involuntary manslaughter and child neglect.

Great American Eclipse draws tourists to path of totality

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:09

FILE - This March 9, 2016 file photo shows a total solar eclipse in Belitung, Indonesia. Hotel rooms already are going fast in Wyoming and other states along the path of next year’s solar eclipse. The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, will be the first in the mainland U.S. in almost four decades. (AP Photo, File)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Where's the best place to watch next year's eclipse? If you're thinking the grand open spaces of Wyoming, you have plenty of company.


‘Safe Place’ campaign for LGBTQ students expands to Seattle’s public schools

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:02

The Seattle Police Department's "Safe Place" program, which is aimed at preventing and responding to hate crimes, will expand to all 98 Seattle schools.
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‘Safe Place’ campaign for LGBTQ students expands to Seattle’s public schools

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:02

The Seattle Police Department's "Safe Place" program, which is aimed at preventing and responding to hate crimes, will expand to all 98 Seattle schools.
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‘Safe Place’ campaign for LGBTQ students expands to Seattle’s public schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:02

The Seattle Police Department's "Safe Place" program, which is aimed at preventing and responding to hate crimes, will expand to all 98 Seattle schools.

American Country Countdown Awards to honor Merle Haggard

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:02

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer and songwriter Toby Keith will perform a tribute to the late legend Merle Haggard during the American Country Countdown Awards on May 1. Dick clark productions and Cumulus Media announced on Thursday that the awards show will include a special tribute to the “Okie from Muskogee” singer and songwriter, who […]
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American Country Countdown Awards to honor Merle Haggard

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:02

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer and songwriter Toby Keith will perform a tribute to the late legend Merle Haggard during the American Country Countdown Awards on May 1. Dick clark productions and Cumulus Media announced on Thursday that the awards show will include a special tribute to the “Okie from Muskogee” singer and songwriter, who […]
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American Country Countdown Awards to honor Merle Haggard

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:02

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer and songwriter Toby Keith will perform a tribute to the late legend Merle Haggard during the American Country Countdown Awards on May 1. Dick clark productions and Cumulus Media announced on Thursday that the awards show will include a special tribute to the “Okie from Muskogee” singer and songwriter, who […]

‘Electricab,’ giant foot vibrator, ‘Fun Forest’ revealed in old photos from Seattle’s World Fair

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:00

The Seattle World's Fair opened at the Seattle Center on April 21, 1962, putting the city in the international spotlight.
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‘Electricab,’ giant foot vibrator, ‘Fun Forest’ revealed in old photos from Seattle’s World Fair

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:00

The Seattle World's Fair opened at the Seattle Center on April 21, 1962, putting the city in the international spotlight.
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