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Qaeda Branch’s Twitter Posts Appear to Show U.S. Hostage Before His Death

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:43
A series of photographs on Twitter appeared to show the worker, Warren Weinstein, as a convert to Islam in the months before he was killed in an American drone strike.







Michigan teen who posed as FBI agent charged with taking car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:41
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A teenager accused of stealing a car while posing as an FBI agent has been charged in Michigan.

Slain pastor's remarks: 'Sometimes you may have to die ..."

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:36
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In October 2013, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney welcomed a group of civil rights activists to Charleston and to his church, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal. In videotaped remarks, later posted on YouTube, Pinckney offered an introduction to the church's history along with comments about the role of the church in the African American community and the broader American society. Pinckney and eight others were slain at Emanuel on Wednesday night. Here are some excerpts from his welcome:

Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer: Tuesday night ‘wasn’t our proudest moment’

NBA - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:36
Tuesday night's U.S. Open Cup match between the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers at Starfire Stadium, which ended with three Sounder ejections, plastic bottles tossed at the visitors and the referees leaving the field via police escort "wasn't our proudest moment," Seattle owner Adrian Hanauer said following practice on Thursday morning.
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Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer: Tuesday night ‘wasn’t our proudest moment’

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:36
Tuesday night's U.S. Open Cup match between the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers at Starfire Stadium, which ended with three Sounder ejections, plastic bottles tossed at the visitors and the referees leaving the field via police escort "wasn't our proudest moment," Seattle owner Adrian Hanauer said following practice on Thursday morning.
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Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer: Tuesday night ‘wasn’t our proudest moment’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:36
Tuesday night's U.S. Open Cup match between the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers at Starfire Stadium, which ended with three Sounder ejections, plastic bottles tossed at the visitors and the referees leaving the field via police escort "wasn't our proudest moment," Seattle owner Adrian Hanauer said following practice on Thursday morning.

Ex-officer suing town over racial profiling investigation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:34
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former police officer in an affluent Orlando suburb filed a federal lawsuit against the town Thursday after charges that he conducted racially based traffic stops were later dropped.

Accused Zimmerman shooter faces attempted murder charge in Florida: reports

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:34

George Zimmerman listens to judge during a first-appearance hearing in Sanford, FloridaProsecutors upgraded the charges against Matthew Apperson to attempted second-degree murder, and also charged him on Thursday with aggravated assault with a firearm and shooting into an occupied vehicle, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Apperson had earlier been charged with aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon, as well as firing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle over accusations he shot at Zimmerman in his car in Lake Mary, Florida, an Orlando suburb, last month.


Autopsy: 6-year-old California girl died from blow to head

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:32
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An autopsy has found that a 6-year-old California girl whose burned body was found in a remote field 90 miles from her home died of a blow to the head.

48-inch water main ruptures in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:29

48-inch water main ruptures in Hunting Park, stores evacuatedA 48-inch water main has ruptured in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia.


Sheriff: Stay off trails below Washington state's highest bridge - KVAL

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:22

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Sheriff: Stay off trails below Washington state's highest bridge
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SHELTON, Wash. -- A local sheriff is warning hikers to obey signs and stay off steep trails beneath Washington State's tallest bridge after two high-risk rescues in three weeks. Two hikers each fell hundreds of feet beneath the High Steel Bridge in ...

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Greece facing 'last opportunity'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:21
Greece needs to seize a 'last opportunity' to reach a deal with its creditors he head of the Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem says.
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U.S. top court rules for church in free speech case over signs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:16

File photo of a protester holding copy of the bible outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building in WashingtonThe U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that an Arizona town violated a local church's free speech rights by preventing it from posting signs notifying the public of its worship services. The court decided 9-0 in favor of Good News Community Church, which objected to its treatment by town officials in Gilbert, Arizona. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote on behalf of the court that the town's sign ordinance violated the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment, which protects free speech rights, because it favored certain forms of speech over others.


County coroner: Victims of shooting were ages 26 to 87, include librarian, legislator, pastors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:15
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — County coroner: Victims of shooting were ages 26 to 87, include librarian, legislator, pastors.

County coroner releasing names, ages, other details of 9 victims in Charleston church shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:14
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — County coroner releasing names, ages, other details of 9 victims in Charleston church shooting.

Sounders forward Obafemi Martins could miss between three and six weeks

NBA - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:12
Seattle’s Obafemi Martins could miss “somewhere between three and six weeks,” coach Sigi Schmid said Thursday morning, after the star forward suffered a groin injury in Tuesday night’s U.S. Open Cup loss to Portland at Starfire Stadium. The injury to his adductor muscle will not require surgery — “so that’s a positive situation,” Schmid said […]
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Sounders forward Obafemi Martins could miss between three and six weeks

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:12
Seattle’s Obafemi Martins could miss “somewhere between three and six weeks,” coach Sigi Schmid said Thursday morning, after the star forward suffered a groin injury in Tuesday night’s U.S. Open Cup loss to Portland at Starfire Stadium. The injury to his adductor muscle will not require surgery — “so that’s a positive situation,” Schmid said […]
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Sounders forward Obafemi Martins could miss between three and six weeks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:12
Seattle’s Obafemi Martins could miss “somewhere between three and six weeks,” coach Sigi Schmid said Thursday morning, after the star forward suffered a groin injury in Tuesday night’s U.S. Open Cup loss to Portland at Starfire Stadium. The injury to his adductor muscle will not require surgery — “so that’s a positive situation,” Schmid said […]

Roundup: Group wants public search for next UW president; MIT developing teacher training model

NBA - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:09
Coalition of faculty and students wants public search for next UW president: More than 3,000 people have signed a petition asking the University of Washington board of regents to publicly name finalists in the search for a new president. Former UW president Michael Young stepped down in the spring to take the top job at Texas […]
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Roundup: Group wants public search for next UW president; MIT developing teacher training model

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:09
Coalition of faculty and students wants public search for next UW president: More than 3,000 people have signed a petition asking the University of Washington board of regents to publicly name finalists in the search for a new president. Former UW president Michael Young stepped down in the spring to take the top job at Texas […]
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