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Summer In ...: With Bells and Bananas, a Time to Worship Ganesh

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:09
This week, Hindus at a temple in Queens and more than a dozen countries are celebrating the birth (and rebirth) of Ganesh, the elephant-headed god.

Ferguson shooting protests move to St. Louis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:09

A group of protesters march from City Hall to the federal courthouse a few blocks away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in St. Louis. About 100 protesters marched as they continue to press for broader reforms to local and federal law enforcement following the shooting death of Michael Brown by police. They were calling attention not only to Brown's death but also the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Kajieme Powell by St. Louis police 10 days later. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in suburban St. Louis migrated to the city Tuesday as demonstrators pressed for broad reforms to local and federal law enforcement — including the revival of a proposed civilian police oversight board.

Archive of pre-Holocaust Jewish images digitized

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:08

In this circa 1937-38 photo provided by the International Center of Photography, an emigration applicant meets with a representative of the Hilfsverein der Deutschen Juden (Aid Society of German Jews) on Ludendorffstrasse in the Schoeneberg area of Berlin. This image is part of a large archive of Roman Vishniac’s work that the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has begun to digitally share with the International Center of Photography. Vishniac was a Russian-born Jew who immigrated to Berlin in 1920. As an avid photographer, he documented the ominous rise of Nazi power and its effect on everyday Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe. (AP Photo/International Center of Photography, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Roman Vishniac) MANDATORY CREDIT: INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM, ROMAN VISHNIACNEW YORK (AP) — A vast archive of photographs of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life is being made available to the public and researchers.

Feds: Report shows progress in tribal prosecutions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:01
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Federal attorneys say an updated report released Tuesday on investigations and prosecutions on tribal lands shows continued improvement since a 5-year-old study that criticized the Department of Justice for turning its back on reservation crime.

Seahawks waive Dowton, claim center Patrick Lewis from Jacksonville

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:01
Seattle has made one more roster move today, waiving linebacker Marcus Dowtin and claiming center Patrick Lewis off of waivers from Jacksonville.
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Seahawks get to 75-player limit, place Farwell, Jefferson on Injured Reserve

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:01
The Seattle Seahawks cut their roster to the NFL-mandated limit of 75 today by placing veteran LB Heath Farwell on Injured Reserve, among several other moves.
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U.S. Open 2014: Catherine Bellis, 15, Upsets 12th Seed

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:00
Catherine Bellis, 15, upset No. 12 seed Dominika Cibulkova, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, and is the youngest player to win a match at the Open since 1996.

Hard-Line Splinter Group, Galvanized by ISIS, Emerges From Pakistani Taliban

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:59
The new group, known as Jamaat-e-Ahrar, is composed of disaffected Taliban factions from four of the seven tribal districts along the Pakistan border with Afghanistan.

California firm recalls Caesar salad kits

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:57
A Southern California food company has recalled nearly 93,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Club stores over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

American fighting for Islamic State killed in Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:57
A 33-year-old American who was fighting for the militant group Islamic State was killed in recent days in a battle with a rival group in Syria, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.

Okanogan County fires fully contained, roads opening

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:57
The Carlton, Little Bridge Creek and Upper Falls fires are now all 100 percent contained.

3 decades later, Stillaguamish finally get reservation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:54
The federal government rejected the tribe’s first attempt 28 years ago, because one of the properties did not meet all the requirements. The tribe of nearly 300 members has been trying ever since.

Collapsed dams worsened Twisp-area storm flooding

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:54
Last week’s storms in Okanogan County caused three small dams to collapse, which contributed to the flooding and mudslides.

Dog missing after crash that killed former Redmond chief

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:53
Redmond police are searching for a dog that went missing after an SUV driven by the animal's family was hit by a teenage driver on Sunday night.

Four family members drown in Oregon lake

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:48
(Reuters) - Four members of a family, including two children, have drowned at an Oregon lake, in an unusual occurrence that may have started with one person getting into trouble in the water and other members of the family wading in, authorities said on Tuesday. On Monday evening, passers-by found the body of a 3-year-old boy in Henry Hagg Lake, about 25 miles east of Portland, said Washington County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sergeant Bob Ray. On Tuesday, divers found the bodies of three of the boy's family members, Ray said. Police identified the dead family members as Jeremy Scholl, 3, his mother Gabriela Garcia-Ixtacau, 25, her brother Michael Garcia-Ixtacau, 13, and Jova Ixtacau-Castano, 42, who was the mother of Gabriela and Michael.

Detroit funeral held for Cardinal Edmund Szoka

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:46

Cardinal Adam Maida, left, watches as Archbishop Vigneron prays over the casket as Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron presides over the "Reception of the Body" of Cardinal Edmund Szoka, who died this week at 86, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit, on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The ceremony proceeded Szoka's visitation. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Brandy Baker)DETROIT (AP) — Catholic leaders and faithful packed the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit on Tuesday for the funeral of Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican.

Hurricane Cristobal moving away from U.S., but rip currents likely

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:44

Tropical Storm Cristobal is seen in a NASA Goes Satellite infrared imageHurricane Cristobal continued to turn to the northeast on Tuesday, moving away from the Bahamas and the U.S. East Coast, but is still likely to cause dangerous coastal conditions, the National Hurricane Center said. Centered about 435 miles (700 km) west-southwest of Bermuda, Cristobal was moving at 15 mph (24 kph) and had strengthened slightly, with winds reaching 80 miles per hour (130 km per hour), the NHC added. The center of Cristobal is expected to pass northwest of Bermuda on Wednesday, causing tropical storm conditions on the British territory about 640 miles (1,030 km) off the coast of North Carolina.

Seventh-day Adventist church sued over allegations of abuse in youth program

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:44
By Lee van der Voo PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Two men who say they were molested in the 1970s by a youth group leader in Oregon sued the Seventh-day Adventist church for $13.5 million on Tuesday, saying it had appointed a known pedophile to head the program and failed to remove him despite abuse allegations. The lawsuit said that church officials appointed Leslie Bovee in 1972 to lead a Seventh-day Adventist youth group in Veneta, Oregon, even though they knew he had previously served two years in prison for molesting three boys. Then in 1975, he was charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy, but continued to lead the local Pathfinders group until he denounced his religious beliefs in 1979, the suit stated. "This is a situation where they knew this guy had abused kids and they didn't just let him in the church, they put him in charge of the youth program," said attorney Peter Janci, one of two attorneys representing the plaintiffs.

Official: Puerto Rico parrot births mark comeback

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:44
Two endangered Puerto Rican parrots were born in the wild in a natural nest found outside a national forest in the U.S. territory for the first time in 144 years, officials said Tuesday.

Ohio teenager found guilty of two 'knockout game' robberies of $10

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:40
An Ohio teenager was found guilty after he pleaded no contest on Tuesday to two "knockout game" robberies in which he and two teenage accomplices stole a total of $10, prosecutors said. Deontae Howard, 17, faces up to 16 years in prison when he is sentenced on two felony robbery convictions for attacks in Dayton, Ohio, court documents showed. Prosecutors said Howard and two accomplices approached a victim in March from behind and punched him in the head. He tried to flee, but they chased him down and struck him in the head again and stole his wallet, which held $3, said Greg Flannagan, spokesman for the Montgomery County prosecutor.