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Missouri bank robber who fled on bicycle gets nearly 5 years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:27
A Missouri man who admitted robbing six banks to pay for a heroin addiction and fleeing on a bicycle was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly 5 years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Shawn Christopher Becker, 43, robbed the Columbia, Missouri banks over seven weeks ending in January 2015, receiving about $14,000 total, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas City said. After fleeing the banks, Becker would jump on a waiting bicycle, prosecutors said.

Democratic presidential candidates get chance for seventh debate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:25

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Clinton speaks as she discusses issues with O'Malley and Sanders at the NBC News - YouTube Democratic presidential candidates debate in CharlestonBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. news channel and a newspaper will host a debate for the Democratic presidential contenders in New Hampshire a few days before the state's primary election - but it remained unclear whether the party will relax its rule banning candidates from non-sanctioned debates. The news channel MSNBC and the New Hampshire Union Leader will hold the debate on Feb. 4 in New Hampshire, the second state in the nation to vote for parties' presidential nominees following the Iowa caucuses on Monday, the Union Leader said on its website on Tuesday. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has been criticized by two of the three contenders, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, for its relatively skimpy debate schedule.


2 BASE jumpers presumed dead after jumping from bridge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:22
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A thrill-seeker who parachuted off a bridge overlooking the Pacific likely drowned, as did the man who jumped in to try to save her, authorities said.

Colorado’s trial-like campaign finance system under fire

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:20

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s system of enforcing campaign finance rules is under fire from all sides. In many states, a campaign practices panel decides whether to prosecute spending violations. But Colorado’s constitution requires every complaint to be referred to an administrative law judge who can convene a trial-like process. Some critics say it allows anybody […]
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Colorado’s trial-like campaign finance system under fire

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:20

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s system of enforcing campaign finance rules is under fire from all sides. In many states, a campaign practices panel decides whether to prosecute spending violations. But Colorado’s constitution requires every complaint to be referred to an administrative law judge who can convene a trial-like process. Some critics say it allows anybody […]
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Colorado’s trial-like campaign finance system under fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:20

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s system of enforcing campaign finance rules is under fire from all sides. In many states, a campaign practices panel decides whether to prosecute spending violations. But Colorado’s constitution requires every complaint to be referred to an administrative law judge who can convene a trial-like process. Some critics say it allows anybody […]

States seek court delay in enforcement of Clean Power Plan

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:19

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of 25 states opposing President Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is asking the Supreme Court to stop the new regulations from taking effect until after their legal challenge is resolved. West Virginia and Texas are leading the group of largely Republican states that on Tuesday asked the high […]
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States seek court delay in enforcement of Clean Power Plan

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:19

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of 25 states opposing President Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is asking the Supreme Court to stop the new regulations from taking effect until after their legal challenge is resolved. West Virginia and Texas are leading the group of largely Republican states that on Tuesday asked the high […]
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States seek court delay in enforcement of Clean Power Plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:19

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of 25 states opposing President Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is asking the Supreme Court to stop the new regulations from taking effect until after their legal challenge is resolved. West Virginia and Texas are leading the group of largely Republican states that on Tuesday asked the high […]

3 tracks planned to test ‘hyperloop’ transportation idea

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:18

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The race to build the world’s first “hyperloop” is on. Three Southern California companies want to erect tracks to test how well the speed-of-sound transportation concept works in the real world. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk breathed life into the hyperloop idea in 2013, when he proposed a network of elevated tubes […]
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3 tracks planned to test ‘hyperloop’ transportation idea

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:18

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The race to build the world’s first “hyperloop” is on. Three Southern California companies want to erect tracks to test how well the speed-of-sound transportation concept works in the real world. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk breathed life into the hyperloop idea in 2013, when he proposed a network of elevated tubes […]
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3 tracks planned to test ‘hyperloop’ transportation idea

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:18

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The race to build the world’s first “hyperloop” is on. Three Southern California companies want to erect tracks to test how well the speed-of-sound transportation concept works in the real world. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk breathed life into the hyperloop idea in 2013, when he proposed a network of elevated tubes […]

Sanders and Clinton battle for youth vote with college plans

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:16

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in DecorahBy Alana Wise and Luciana Lopez MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are fighting to be best in class on an issue that resonates loudly with young Americans - runaway student debt. Days ahead of the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary election that kick off the party nomination process, the White House contenders are shopping rival plans that would make college more affordable. Sanders is pitching a scheme to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, and Clinton is promoting one that would ensure students pay what they can without taking on crippling loans.


Judge OKs removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:16

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed an attempt to halt the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled against preservation groups and a chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The groups filed a lawsuit in December seeking to stop the city from […]
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Judge OKs removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:16

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed an attempt to halt the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled against preservation groups and a chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The groups filed a lawsuit in December seeking to stop the city from […]
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Judge OKs removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:16

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed an attempt to halt the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled against preservation groups and a chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The groups filed a lawsuit in December seeking to stop the city from […]

Women's wear 'distracts' state lawmakers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:15

Sen. Mitch Holmes, R-St. John, sits in the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Topeka,Ks. Holmes, who had come come under withering criticism over the weekend for a setting a dress code targeted at women, apologized Tuesday and retracted the guidelines. (AP Photo, Topeka Capital-Journal, Thad Allton)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Mitch Holmes clearly recalls when women have worn "over the top" attire during his decade in the Kansas Statehouse.


Navy finds no sign of shooting at San Diego medical center

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:13

Navy finds no sign of shooting at San Diego medical centerThe Navy says an initial inspection at Naval Medical Center San Diego found no sign of a gunman or a shooting.


Camden Co. Police help residents still stuck in snow

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:11

Camden Co. Police help residents still stuck in snowOfficer from the Camden County Police Department went door-to-door in the city on Tuesday, checking on residents and helping them dig out following this weekend's blizzard.


WSU Cougars links: Joe Dahl measured at Senior Bowl, Steve Gleason’s film well-received at Sundance

WA Cougars - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:09

Joe Dahl participated in the official weigh in for the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. on Tuesday. Steve Gleason's documentary 'Gleason' was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival
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