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Assange assault inquiry to be dropped

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:01
Swedish prosecutors will drop their probe into sexual assault allegations against the Wikileaks founder on Thursday, the BBC's Caroline Hawley reports.
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Super Mario Maker supports more than 50 amiibo, lets you make music and more

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:00

Super Mario Maker supports more than 50 amiibo, lets you make music and moreNintendo released new details about its upcoming Wii U game, Super Mario Maker, in a new overview video today, revealing that a long list of amiibo will be supported in the game and that players will be able to make musical levels using special blocks. More than 50 amiibo figures will be supported in Super Mario Maker. Players will be able to tap a compatible amiibo to the Wii U GamePad, then use that character in the game's 8-bit Super Mario Bros.-themed levels.


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Bic apologises for 'sexist' advert

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:56
Pen manufacturer Bic apologises over a Women's Day advert in South Africa that was branded sexist and offensive to women.
Categories: BBC World News

Russia marks Kursk anniversary

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:53
Russia marks 15 years since a submarine sank, resulting in the deaths of all 118 men on board and a major challenge for Vladimir Putin.
Categories: BBC World News

Virgin Eyes: Janet Baker’s Voice, a Singular Instrument, Lingers Like No Other

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:53
A lover of dance tells why he’ll always remember the infinite variety of a mezzo-soprano’s 1970s opera performances.









Live from Seahawks training camp: Aug. 12

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:52
The Hawks continue their position battles at training camp as they prepare for Friday's preseason opener. Follow our live coverage from the VMAC.
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Live from Seahawks training camp: Aug. 12

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:52
The Hawks continue their position battles at training camp as they prepare for Friday's preseason opener. Follow our live coverage from the VMAC.
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Live from Seahawks training camp: Aug. 12

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:52
The Hawks continue their position battles at training camp as they prepare for Friday's preseason opener. Follow our live coverage from the VMAC.

AccuWeather: Humidity Dropping Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:48

 Humidity Dropping TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says Thursday and Friday also look great. Humidity ticks-up over the weekend.


Feds: Man retaliated against FBI agent via Craigslist sex ad

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:47
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been charged with stalking and harassing an FBI agent who had investigated him by posting a fake Craigslist sex ad that included the agent's phone number and address.

Greek bailout details pored over across Europe

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:42
ATHENS, Greece — Details of Greece’s latest bailout package were being pored over across Europe on Wednesday as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted the agreement with creditors would put “a definitive end” to the country’s economic uncertainty. Tsipras has called an emergency session of parliament to discuss and vote on the bill, which includes painful […]
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Greek bailout details pored over across Europe

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:42
ATHENS, Greece — Details of Greece’s latest bailout package were being pored over across Europe on Wednesday as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted the agreement with creditors would put “a definitive end” to the country’s economic uncertainty. Tsipras has called an emergency session of parliament to discuss and vote on the bill, which includes painful […]
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Greek bailout details pored over across Europe

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:42
ATHENS, Greece — Details of Greece’s latest bailout package were being pored over across Europe on Wednesday as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted the agreement with creditors would put “a definitive end” to the country’s economic uncertainty. Tsipras has called an emergency session of parliament to discuss and vote on the bill, which includes painful […]

Wisconsin's Walker signs NBA arena spending plan for Milwaukee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:39

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Wisconsin Governor Walker speaks to attendees at the RedState Gathering in AtlantaWisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday signed a bipartisan financing plan passed by state lawmakers calling for taxpayers to contribute $250 million toward building a new downtown arena for the National Basketball Association's Milwaukee Bucks. The financing plan will pay for half of the cost of the new arena and is a key step in keeping the Bucks in the city where they have played for 47 years. "We see this as a great deal," Walker, a candidate for the 2016 Republican U.S. presidential nomination, said at a signing ceremony at the State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin.


Mother’s love behind abduction of baby baboon

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:39
SKOPJE, Macedonia — The mystery of a baby baboon abducted from Skopje’s zoo had a bittersweet resolution: A mother says she stole it as a gift for her deaf son. The 26-year-old woman told Dnevnik newspaper took that she lifted Luka, an 18-month-old crowd favorite, as a belated birthday present for her 7-year-old son. The […]
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Mother’s love behind abduction of baby baboon

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:39
SKOPJE, Macedonia — The mystery of a baby baboon abducted from Skopje’s zoo had a bittersweet resolution: A mother says she stole it as a gift for her deaf son. The 26-year-old woman told Dnevnik newspaper took that she lifted Luka, an 18-month-old crowd favorite, as a belated birthday present for her 7-year-old son. The […]
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Mother’s love behind abduction of baby baboon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:39
SKOPJE, Macedonia — The mystery of a baby baboon abducted from Skopje’s zoo had a bittersweet resolution: A mother says she stole it as a gift for her deaf son. The 26-year-old woman told Dnevnik newspaper took that she lifted Luka, an 18-month-old crowd favorite, as a belated birthday present for her 7-year-old son. The […]

Cilla to be buried in Liverpool

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:38
The funeral of singer and TV star Cilla Black is to be held in her home city of Liverpool next week, it is announced.
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Few drug tests ordered for welfare users in Maine so far

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:37
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage hailed drug screenings for certain welfare recipients as a way to protect taxpayer dollars. But since the program was launched a few months ago, only a handful of recipients have been ordered to take tests and most people who have lost their assistance have done so because they failed to show up, the administration said.

Sounders sign Panamanian national team captain Román Torres

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:35
For all of general manager Garth Lagerwey’s disclaimers about the drawbacks of midseason transfers — the necessary adjustment period, the lack of chemistry between new teammates — the Sounders have sure had an eventful summer. Wednesday morning, another oft-rumored domino fell into place, as the club announced the signing of Panamanian center back Román Torres from Colombian […]
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