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Japan restarts reactor after break due to Fukushima

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:31
TOKYO (AP) — A power plant operator in southern Japan restarted a nuclear reactor on Tuesday, the first to begin operating under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster. Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it had restarted the No. 1 reactor at its Sendai nuclear plant as planned. The restart marks Japan’s return to […]

Charge: 2 Mississippi residents aimed to join Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:29

In this Oct. 5, 2012 photo, Jaelyn Young, an honor student at Warren Central High School, poses for a photo in Vicksburg, Miss. Young and another Mississippi resident were arrested on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, on charges that they were trying to travel abroad to join the Islamic State militant group. (Melanie Thortis/The Vicksburg Evening Post via the AP)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi residents were arrested over the weekend on charges that they were trying to travel abroad to join the Islamic State militant group.


Australia sets new emissions target

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:26
Australia is taking an emissions reduction target to an international meeting in Paris that is below that of the US and Canada.
Categories: BBC World News

Asia currencies fall, stocks mixed after China devalues yuan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:22

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks opened higher Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, as investors assessed the latest corporate deal news. Precision Castparts led industrial stocks higher after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy the maker of aircraft components for $32 billion. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets wavered and the region's currencies tumbled Tuesday after China unexpectedly devalued its tightly-controlled yuan in response to weakening trade and growth.


Kansas City’s Johnny Cueto throws four-hitter in home debut

NBA - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:21
Cueto, acquired in a trade last month, strikes out eight in Royals’ first shutout game of season.
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Kansas City’s Johnny Cueto throws four-hitter in home debut

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:21
Cueto, acquired in a trade last month, strikes out eight in Royals’ first shutout game of season.
Categories: Sports Center

Kansas City’s Johnny Cueto throws four-hitter in home debut

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:21
Cueto, acquired in a trade last month, strikes out eight in Royals’ first shutout game of season.
Categories: Sports Center

Kansas City’s Johnny Cueto throws four-hitter in home debut

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:21
Cueto, acquired in a trade last month, strikes out eight in Royals’ first shutout game of season.

Shares jump on Alibaba-Suning deal

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:20
Alibaba and Suning stocks jump on news that the Chinese online giant will take a major stake in the offline retailer.
Categories: BBC World News

Google forms a new holding company, 'Alphabet'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:16

FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 announced it is changing its operating structure and will become part of a holding company called Alphabet. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is creating a new company to oversee its highly lucrative Internet business and a growing flock of other ventures, including some — like building self-driving cars and researching ways to prolong human life — that are known more for their ambition than for turning an immediate profit.


Harvard prof. launches crowd-funded White House bid

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:15

Lawrence Lessig wants to "hack" the political system.

       

Singing monks in Italian town of Norcia top the charts

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:14

People no longer need to travel to this birthplace of St. Benedict to hear the monks.

       

2 philosophers share Kluge Prize from Library of Congress

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two philosophers have been honored with a prize handed out by the Library of Congress for fields not covered by the Nobel prizes.

Tossed in space: astronauts eat lettuce they grew up there

NBA - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:10
On Monday, for the first time, astronauts munched on red romaine lettuce that they grew in space.
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Tossed in space: astronauts eat lettuce they grew up there

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:10
On Monday, for the first time, astronauts munched on red romaine lettuce that they grew in space.
Categories: Sports Center

Tossed in space: astronauts eat lettuce they grew up there

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:10
On Monday, for the first time, astronauts munched on red romaine lettuce that they grew in space.

Coalition says Iraqis close to taking Ramadi

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:09

Iraq hopes to avoid major ground battle in Ramadi after airstrikes have weakened militants

       

Japan Restarts Reactor, Lifting 2-Year Ban Prompted by Fukushima Accident

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:04
The reactor at the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant, in Kagoshima prefecture, is the first to return to service.









Cutting terms for some violent crimes key to easing U.S. mass incarceration: analysis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:02

A Guantanamo detainee's feet are shackled to the floor as he attends a "Life Skills" class at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval BaseBy Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mass incarceration, a problem that President Barack Obama and nearly all 2016 White House hopefuls agree must be tackled, can only be substantially reduced by easing punishments for some violent criminals, according to an analysis released on Tuesday. A range of ideas for shrinking the swelling U.S. prison population, now at 2.2 million, was advanced by the Urban Institute, a policy think tank, in the wake of Obama's historic prison visit last month and call for congressional sentencing reform legislation. The Urban Institute unveiled an online tool, called the Prison Population Forecaster, to measure how the changes would affect the prison population, which grew exponentially over the past four decades even as crime dropped to all-time recorded lows.


Hollywood Docket: Musicians Guild Sues Major Labels Over Streaming Revenue

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:00
Foreign streaming and nonpermanent downloads are the subject of the guild's latest big legal move.
Categories: Yahoo! Music News