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Italian woman, 116, seen as last living person born in 1800s

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:05

VERBANIA, Italy (AP) — Surrounded by relatives and neighbors, Italy’s Emma Morano greeted with a smile the news that she, at 116, is now the oldest person in the world. Not only that, but Morano is believed to be the last surviving person in the world born in the 1800s, with a birthdate of Nov. […]
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Italian woman, 116, seen as last living person born in 1800s

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:05

VERBANIA, Italy (AP) — Surrounded by relatives and neighbors, Italy’s Emma Morano greeted with a smile the news that she, at 116, is now the oldest person in the world. Not only that, but Morano is believed to be the last surviving person in the world born in the 1800s, with a birthdate of Nov. […]
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Italian woman, 116, seen as last living person born in 1800s

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:05

VERBANIA, Italy (AP) — Surrounded by relatives and neighbors, Italy’s Emma Morano greeted with a smile the news that she, at 116, is now the oldest person in the world. Not only that, but Morano is believed to be the last surviving person in the world born in the 1800s, with a birthdate of Nov. […]

UN elects Norway’s Solheim to head UN environment agency

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:04

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has elected Norway’s former environment minister Erik Solheim to head the U.N. environment agency. Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft banged his gavel Friday, signifying the 193-member world body’s approval by consensus of Solheim’s nomination for a four-year term starting June 15 to lead the agency known as UNEP. […]
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UN elects Norway’s Solheim to head UN environment agency

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:04

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has elected Norway’s former environment minister Erik Solheim to head the U.N. environment agency. Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft banged his gavel Friday, signifying the 193-member world body’s approval by consensus of Solheim’s nomination for a four-year term starting June 15 to lead the agency known as UNEP. […]
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UN elects Norway’s Solheim to head UN environment agency

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:04

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has elected Norway’s former environment minister Erik Solheim to head the U.N. environment agency. Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft banged his gavel Friday, signifying the 193-member world body’s approval by consensus of Solheim’s nomination for a four-year term starting June 15 to lead the agency known as UNEP. […]

Assault case dismissed against north Alabama police officer

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:03

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A judge has dismissed state charges against a north Alabama police officer accused of assaulting an Indian man during a suspicious person investigation. Limestone County Judge Douglas Patterson dismissed the case against 27-year-old Eric Parker on Thursday. Parker was recorded slamming 58-year-old Sureshbhai Patel (suh-REHSH’-by pah-TEL’) to the ground in February […]
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Assault case dismissed against north Alabama police officer

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:03

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A judge has dismissed state charges against a north Alabama police officer accused of assaulting an Indian man during a suspicious person investigation. Limestone County Judge Douglas Patterson dismissed the case against 27-year-old Eric Parker on Thursday. Parker was recorded slamming 58-year-old Sureshbhai Patel (suh-REHSH’-by pah-TEL’) to the ground in February […]
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Assault case dismissed against north Alabama police officer

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:03

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A judge has dismissed state charges against a north Alabama police officer accused of assaulting an Indian man during a suspicious person investigation. Limestone County Judge Douglas Patterson dismissed the case against 27-year-old Eric Parker on Thursday. Parker was recorded slamming 58-year-old Sureshbhai Patel (suh-REHSH’-by pah-TEL’) to the ground in February […]

South African miners score legal victory over lung disease

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:01
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African gold miners who got lung diseases while working underground, as well as families of miners who died of such diseases, can launch a class action suit against mining companies, a judge said Friday.

Family of Chicago officer charged with murder breaks silence

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:00

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a white Chicago police officer shot a black teenager 16 times has spoken about it publicly for the first time since he was charged with murder. The wife, father and other relatives of Jason Van Dyke spoke to the Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/1VVzEOs ) with the officer’s approval, though Van […]
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Family of Chicago officer charged with murder breaks silence

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:00

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a white Chicago police officer shot a black teenager 16 times has spoken about it publicly for the first time since he was charged with murder. The wife, father and other relatives of Jason Van Dyke spoke to the Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/1VVzEOs ) with the officer’s approval, though Van […]
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Family of Chicago officer charged with murder breaks silence

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:00

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a white Chicago police officer shot a black teenager 16 times has spoken about it publicly for the first time since he was charged with murder. The wife, father and other relatives of Jason Van Dyke spoke to the Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/1VVzEOs ) with the officer’s approval, though Van […]

The plus-size modeling world has a new star, and it’s a guy

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:00

At 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds, Zach Miko is no wispy, otherworldly catwalk model. He’s gaining notice in the fashion world for looking like “one of the guys.”
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The plus-size modeling world has a new star, and it’s a guy

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:00

At 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds, Zach Miko is no wispy, otherworldly catwalk model. He’s gaining notice in the fashion world for looking like “one of the guys.”
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The plus-size modeling world has a new star, and it’s a guy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:00

At 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds, Zach Miko is no wispy, otherworldly catwalk model. He’s gaining notice in the fashion world for looking like “one of the guys.”

Germany: Court trying SS guard won’t hear Auschwitz survivor

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 22:55

BERLIN (AP) — A German court trying a 94-year-old ex-SS sergeant who served as an Auschwitz death camp guard has declined to hear evidence from an Auschwitz survivor who traveled from the U.S. The 88-year-old Joshua Kaufman hadn’t been invited to testify but some of the Holocaust survivors and relatives who joined the trial as […]
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Germany: Court trying SS guard won’t hear Auschwitz survivor

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 22:55

BERLIN (AP) — A German court trying a 94-year-old ex-SS sergeant who served as an Auschwitz death camp guard has declined to hear evidence from an Auschwitz survivor who traveled from the U.S. The 88-year-old Joshua Kaufman hadn’t been invited to testify but some of the Holocaust survivors and relatives who joined the trial as […]
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Germany: Court trying SS guard won’t hear Auschwitz survivor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 22:55

BERLIN (AP) — A German court trying a 94-year-old ex-SS sergeant who served as an Auschwitz death camp guard has declined to hear evidence from an Auschwitz survivor who traveled from the U.S. The 88-year-old Joshua Kaufman hadn’t been invited to testify but some of the Holocaust survivors and relatives who joined the trial as […]

Is Facebook biased? Zuckerberg wants to meet with conservatives

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 22:53

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to invite “leading conservatives and people from across the political spectrum” to discuss recent reports that its “Trending Topics” feature is biased against conservatives. The social media giant on Thursday revealed details of how the “Trending Topics” feature works after the tech blog Gizmodo […]
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