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Man charged in $5M violin theft pleads guilty

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:20
A man accused of masterminding the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin pleaded guilty to robbery Friday, nearly eight months after the 300-year-old instrument was snatched from a musician who was attacked with a stun gun following a performance in Milwaukee.

Why so many marathon records are broken in Berlin

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:19
Why Berlin is the best place to run a record marathon
Categories: BBC World News

$627M in Gulf oil spill recovery projects approved

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:17
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials approved plans Friday to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but environmentalists are fuming that $58 million will go to an Alabama beachfront hotel they say will hurt rather than help the Gulf.

Bird hits tour helicopter, forces landing in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:16
NEW YORK (AP) — An aerial tour company says a bird has slammed into the windshield of a helicopter and forced it to make an emergency landing in New York City.

NTSB: Engineer in NYC derailment had sped before

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:16

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, file photo, first responders work the scene of a derailment of a Metro-North passenger train in the Bronx borough of New York. A National Transportation Safety Board report released, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, describes gouges in the cars’ walls, jammed doors, dislodged seats and hundreds of broken windows after the Dec. 1 accident on the Metro-North Railroad. The NTSB hasn’t determined the cause. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The engineer whose commuter rail train was speeding when it derailed in the Bronx, killing four people, went 24 mph over the speed limit on the same run a few days earlier, a federal agency indicated Friday.


Whale Wins chef Renee Erickson serves up a recipe for success

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:16
With elegant simplicity and personal commitment, the Seattle chef who started The Walrus and the Carpenter makes the places we want to eat.

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans back strikes in Iraq, Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:16
Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to combat the threat from Islamic extremists, yet half also think there's a high risk of a future terrorist attack on American soil, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

Family taken from flat shared with Ebola patient

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:13
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas family that lived in an apartment where a Liberian man fell ill with Ebola has been moved to a different home.

New investigation in Florida woman's 2010 fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:12

Jennifer O'Connell Crites speaks at a news conference in Tallahassee, FloridaBy Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Florida authorities opened a new investigation into the 2010 death of a woman whose shooting was ruled a suicide, her family's attorneys said on Friday, after questions were raised about the local police department's handling of the case. Florida Governor Rick Scott earlier this week signed an executive order appointing a state prosecutor without apparent conflicts to investigate the death of Michelle O'Connell. The 24-year-old mother was found shot to death on Sept. 2, 2010, at the St. Augustine home of her boyfriend, St. ...


UN: 9 peacekeepers killed in northern Mali

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:10
Men on motorbikes ambushed a convoy of U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali on Friday, U.N. officials said, killing nine in the deadliest attack yet on the force.

Police grab trooper ambush suspect's food supplies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:04

This recent photo and released by Pennsylvania State Police on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, shows a campsite near Canadensis, Pa., that officials say was used by suspected killer Eric Frein. A massive manhunt has been underway for 31-year-old Frein in the rugged terrain of the Pocono Mountains since Sept. 12. The self-taught survivalist is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass outside their barracks in Blooming Grove. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police)Law enforcement officials tracking the survivalist charged with ambushing a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks said Friday they have found caches of food and other supplies and believe he'll likely start breaking into cabins or searching through trash bins to sustain himself.


Panama winds down program for eased immigration

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:03
PANAMA CITY (AP) — A program that helped tens of thousands of foreigners get permission to live and work in Panama entered its final days on Friday with the opening of the last of the immigration fairs that have roused nationalist sentiment in the small Central American nation.

VIDEO: 'Floating' artwork wows crowds

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:58
British artist Alex Chinneck has created a 'floating facade' at the Covent Garden market place. The work is called 'Take my lightning, but don't steal my thunder' and took several weeks to make.
Categories: BBC World News

Police seek suspect in rape of 100-year-old woman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:55
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are looking for one or more intruders who they say broke into the Wichita home of a 100-year-old woman and sexually assaulted her.

Local group has boots on the ground in Ebola fight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:54

Local group has boots on the ground in Ebola fightA local group, co-founded by former Congresswoman Majorie Margolies, is joining the push to send supplies, training and aid to Ebola-stricken countries.


Medical first: Baby born to woman who got new womb

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:53

In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 file photo, from left specialist surgeons Andreas G Tzakis, Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, Mats Brannstrom, Michael Olausson and Liza Johannesson attend a news conference, at Sahlgrenska hospital in Goteborg, Sweden. In a world first, a baby has been born to a Swedish woman who received a transplanted womb last year, according to the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure. Earlier this year, Dr. Mats Brannstrom, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Goteburg and Stockholm IVF, began transferring embryos into seven women in Sweden who successfully received new wombs. Brannstrom told The Associated Press the baby was born in September, 2014 to a 36-year-old woman who received her womb from a close family friend. Neither the woman nor her male partner was identified. (AP Photo/Adam Ihse, File) SWEDEN OUTLONDON (AP) — In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday.


As Big Ten Declines, Homegrown Talent Flees

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:52
The Big Ten is no longer the center of the football universe, as shifting demographics mean member states produce fewer top players and the area’s top recruits are drawn to powerhouses like the Southeastern Conference.






Montco students pack 20,000 meals for the hungry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:52

Montco students pack 20,000 meals for the hungryStudents poured, they scooped and they sealed - 20,000 meals packed in two hours at Waldron Mercy Academy in Merion Station - and it was all to help the hungry.


White Pass - 10/3/2014 3:02:06 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:51
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Satus Pass - 10/3/2014 3:01:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:51
Satus Pass US97
10/3/2014 3:01:10 PM

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