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Suspect dead after LA County hostage standoff

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:26
PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have shot and killed a parolee who held a woman hostage during an eight-hour standoff. But a bystander also has died.

Police search for missing elderly woman from Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:22

Police search for missing elderly woman from GermantownPolice are searching for an 87-year-old woman who went missing from her Germantown home in Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


After slayings, mayor forms task force on homeless

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:22
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Following the brutal slayings of two homeless Navajo men, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry says he is forming a task force to address chronic homelessness among Native Americans in New Mexico's largest city.

Adams beats Walsh to historic gold

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:21
England's Nicola Adams beats Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh to become the first female Commonwealth boxing champion.
Categories: BBC World News

Records show inmate got 15 times usual drug dose

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:18
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — During the nearly two hours it took for an Arizona death row inmate to die last week, executioners injected him with 15 times the amount of a sedative and a painkiller that they originally intended to use, according to documents released Friday.

Daily Rant & Rave: Make way for duckling rescuers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
RAVE To the random strangers who came together on a busy street to rescue a duckling. My sister and I saw the duckling slip through a street grate as the mother herded her small family across the road. We saw no chance of rescue until a woman walking by showed us how to raise the grate. The poor duc

Over dinner, Swedish teacher brings immigrants and natives together

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
As more immigrants move to Sweden, one teacher noticed the newcomers were socially isolated. So she’s been inviting them to meet fellow Swedes over dinner and working to inspire others to do the same.

Cowboys and the ancient art of the cattle roundup live on

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
“If you get off the interstate a ways, cowboys are still out there,” says a Kansas historian. They are still on horseback, too. Here’s a recent roundup day in the life of the cowboys and cowgirls at the 80,000-acre Flint Hills ranch.

For these prisoners, making wine beats marking time

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
One of Italy’s oldest winemaking families has lent its expertise to the prison inmates working a vineyard on a remote island, where their “Gorgona” wine has received a celebrated boost in taste, reputation, production — and price.

A teenager’s flight from catastrophe, toward purpose

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
Chris Bohjalian’s novel “Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands” tells the story of Emily, a teenager whose life is undone when her parents perish in a catastrophic nuclear-plant malfunction.

The week’s passages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending Aug. 2.

Atlantic City struggling as casinos lose their luster

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
In the mid-1990s, nearly 50,000 people worked in casinos in Atlantic City. That was down to 33,000 by 2011. And now, with four of the city’s 11 casinos closing or in bankruptcy, tourism is down, boardwalk business has slumped, and few observers see much hope in Atlantic City’s future.

Boats, planes, neighborhood fests | Community Corner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:16
Community events for the weekend of Aug. 2-3, 2014, include Seafair Weekend Hydroplane Races and Air Show, Seafair Fleet Week, Magnolia Summerfest, Umoja Heritage Parade and Festival, and SalmonFest and Lake City Pioneers Day Parade.

Man nose-pushes sprout up mountain

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:15
A man completes his challenge to push a Brussels sprout up Snowdon with his nose.
Categories: BBC World News

Man nose-pushes sprout up mountain

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:15
A man completes his challenge to push a Brussels sprout up Snowdon with his nose.
Categories: BBC World News

US doctor with Ebola 1st en route to Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:11

This Oct. 7, 2013 photo provided by Jeremy Writebol show his mother, Nancy Writebol, with children in Liberia. Writebol is one of two Americans working for a missionary group in Liberia that have been diagnosed with Ebola. Plans are underway to bring back the two Americans from Africa for treatment. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jeremy Writebol)NEW YORK (AP) — An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus is the first being flown to the U.S. for treatment and expected to arrive Saturday in Atlanta, a missionary group said.


US doctor with Ebola 1st to arrive in Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:10

An undated photo obtained July 30, 2014 from charity Samaritan's Purse shows Dr Kent Brantly near Liberia's capital Monrovia where he contracted Ebola while treating patientsNEW YORK (AP) — An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus is the first being flown to the U.S. for treatment and expected to arrive Saturday in Atlanta, a missionary group said.


Taiwan firm blamed for deadly blast

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:07
Taiwanese authorities have blamed a local petrochemical firm for a series of deadly explosions that killed 28 people on Thursday night.
Categories: BBC World News

China factory blast kills dozens

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 22:58
An explosion at a factory in eastern China has killed at least 68 people and left scores injured, according to Chinese state media.
Categories: BBC World News

American doctor with Ebola 1st to arrive in US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 22:53

This Oct. 7, 2013 photo provided by Jeremy Writebol show his mother, Nancy Writebol, with children in Liberia. Writebol is one of two Americans working for a missionary group in Liberia that have been diagnosed with Ebola. Plans are underway to bring back the two Americans from Africa for treatment. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jeremy Writebol)NEW YORK (AP) — Aid officials say an American doctor infected with the Ebola virus is the first being flown to the U.S. for treatment.