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Scarlett Johansson weds in secret Montana ceremony

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:06
Scarlett Johansson and longtime partner Romain Dauriac were secretly married this fall in western Montana.

Mindfulness helps teens cope with stress, anxiety

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:06
As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent after the teacher taps a Tibetan "singing bowl."

Hackers Pirate Sony Films and Leak Studio Salaries

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:05
The breach exposed two things the movie industry loathes — the piracy of films and details about executive compensation — and sent a ripple of dread across Hollywood.






Vigilantes take fight to Boko Haram

BBC World News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:03
Attacks provoke men to take up arms against Boko Haram
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Verrua Savoia Journal: A Village Has What All of Italy Wants: The Internet

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:02
Italy has one of the lowest rates of Internet usage in Europe, but a professor’s experiment is proving that wireless connection can make a difference in one hilltop village.

UN resolution: Israel must renounce nuclear arms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved an Arab-backed resolution Tuesday calling on Israel to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and put its nuclear facilities under international oversight.

Suspected Texas robber killed after getaway car slams into Starbucks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:00
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A man fleeing police pursuit after robbing a Houston video game store was killed on Tuesday when he slammed his Chevrolet Impala into a Starbucks coffee shop and flipped the car onto its roof, police said. The man, who has not been identified, robbed a GameStop store of several Xbox One and PlayStation 4 video game consoles at gunpoint, according to police. There were 10 people in the Starbucks in Bellaire, a suburb just outside of Houston. One customer suffered minor injuries, police added. ...

House Republicans Ready Plan to Avoid a Government Shutdown

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:58
Speaker John A. Boehner and his deputies were counting votes for a two-part plan that includes a rebuke of the president on immigration.






California, investors square off over $2.3B sale

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:56

FILE - This Feb. 26, 2010 file photo shows the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles. The building was one of 11 state office buildings put up for sale to help shrink a budget deficit. A lawsuit that aims to force California officials to sell 11 state properties to private investors for $2.3 billion and then have the state lease them back is set for trial Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. The sale was championed by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as a way to help the state plug a budget deficit. But Gov. Jerry Brown pulled the plug on the plan in 2011 after independent analysts said it would end up costing the state as much as $1.5 billion. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The State of California and a group of private investors accused each other at a trial Tuesday of breaking an agreement over a $2.3 billion plan to sell 11 state properties and have the state lease them back.


NYC postal service launches 'Operation Santa'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:54
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service in New York City has launched its 102nd annual "Operation Santa" letter-writing program — with security measures in place to protect the mostly needy children.

College student found dead in Wisconsin restaurant dumbwaiter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:53
(Reuters) - A 21-year-old college student was found dead in a dumbwaiter at the bar and grill where she worked in a small western Wisconsin town, authorities said on Tuesday. There was no indication of foul play and authorities were investigating how the Winona State University student got into the food elevator at WingDam Bar and Saloon, Fountain City Police Chief Jason Mork said in a statement. The woman, identified by the school as Brooke Baures from Chetek, Wisconsin, was found dead on Monday evening. ...

Zelda symphony returns in 2015 with new music from Majora's Mask 3D and more

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:50

Zelda symphony returns in 2015 with new music from Majora's Mask 3D and moreThe Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, the concert series that celebrates Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series, is hitting the road in 2015 with a new "Master's Quest" tour. Next year's Symphony of the Goddesses performances will feature music from the series 28 year history and will include new selections from last year's The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and next year's Majora's Mask remake.


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Tracey Emin Brits trophy unveiled

BBC World News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:43
Artist Tracey Emin's creative take on the Brits trophy is unveiled ahead of 2015's ceremony.
Categories: BBC World News

Tracey Emin Brits trophy unveiled

BBC World News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:43
Artist Tracey Emin's creative take on the Brits trophy is unveiled ahead of 2015's ceremony.
Categories: BBC World News

California falls short of water conservation goals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:42

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2014, file photo, morning traffic makes it's way toward downtown Los Angeles along the Hollywood Freeway past an electronic sign warning of severe drought. Drought-stricken California is releasing new figures to show how well residents are complying with a statewide water-saving target. The state water board is due to announce the latest statewide counts Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, for average water use. California as of the end of October marked the driest three years in state history. Gov. Jerry Brown has asked Californians to cut water use by 20 percent.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The three-year drought gripping California has shrunk reservoirs, rivers, creeks and snowpack while leaving residents drawing heavily on underground aquifers to water everything from lawns to crops.


Jordan hopes for Israeli-Palestinian UN resolution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:40
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jordan's U.N. envoy said Tuesday she will be trying to get the U.N. Security Council to agree on a resolution before Christmas that would press for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Med diet 'keeps us genetically young'

BBC World News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:39
Eating a Mediterranean diet might be a recipe for a long life because it appears to keep us genetically younger, say researchers.
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Inmate challenges convictions in 5 prison slayings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:37

This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Keith LaMar. The 6th U.S. Circuit court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in LaMar's appeal. LaMar, an inmate convicted and sentenced to be executed for the slayings of fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot in southern Ohio, is challenging his convictions and death sentences before a federal appeals court. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections)CINCINNATI (AP) — An inmate seeking to have his convictions and death sentence for the slayings of fellow inmates during the 1993 Ohio prison riot overturned says he was denied a fair trial.


West Coast port slowdown won't halt holiday goods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:37

Brian Jablon poses in his warehouse in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Jablon, an executive vice president for Stansport Inc., say slow cargo movement through West Coast ports is hurting his camping supply business. He recently started paying a $1,000 fee for each 40-foot container of goods imported from Asia, a fee shipping lines imposed because they are not able to unload goods as quickly. "Those extra costs are taking away any profit we had," said Jablon. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Labor strife on the West Coast waterfront isn't going to steal Christmas.