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Boy Scout council affirms policy allowing gay adult leaders

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:19

Boy Scout council affirms policy allowing gay adult leadersChanges in the policies of the Boy Scouts of America will now allow openly gay men to be leaders and be employed by the organization for the first time.


Cat wins shelter's Hero Dog award for saving kid from canine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:18

Tara, a 7-year-old adopted cat poses for a photo with her award prior to being presented with the 33rd Annual National Hero Dog Award in Los Angeles, Friday, June 19, 2015. In May of last year, Tara fought off a dog that attacked her 6-year-old owner as he rode his bicycle in the driveway of his Bakersfield home. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time, a Los Angeles shelter's Hero Dog award has gone to a cat.


Russia fury at Belgium asset seizure

BBC World News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:18
Russia protests to Belgium over its seizure of Russian state assets, after a court ordered compensation for shareholders in the now-defunct Yukos oil firm.
Categories: BBC World News

Church shootings put spotlight on South Carolina prosecutor again

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:17

Members of the public continue to pay their respects and leave flowers outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in CharlestonBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the second time in two weeks, South Carolina prosecutor Scarlett Wilson finds herself at the center of a racially charged murder case generating national headlines, after the shooting of nine black men and women at a historic church in Charleston. Wilson will prosecute Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white man accused of shooting black worshippers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday night.


Shootings highlight dark past for Charleston race relations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:14

A woman who gave her name as Sista Solove holds a sign outside the bond hearing for the suspected gunman in the shooting Wednesday that left nine people dead at Emanuel AME Church, Friday, June 19, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)With a dark past and complicated present, race relations have always been a challenge in Charleston, the city where police say a young white man shot nine people to death at a historic black church.


Your Friday Evening Briefing

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:11
Our nightly rundown will get you caught up on the big stories.







A look at statements to Charleston church shooting suspect

NBA - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:09
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Representatives for the families of some of the nine victims of a fatal shooting at a black church in Charleston addressed shooting suspect Dylann Roof in court just ahead of a bond hearing Friday. Roof appeared via video link and seemed to show no emotion as family members spoke, showing anger, […]
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A look at statements to Charleston church shooting suspect

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:09
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Representatives for the families of some of the nine victims of a fatal shooting at a black church in Charleston addressed shooting suspect Dylann Roof in court just ahead of a bond hearing Friday. Roof appeared via video link and seemed to show no emotion as family members spoke, showing anger, […]
Categories: Sports Center

A look at statements to Charleston church shooting suspect

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:09
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Representatives for the families of some of the nine victims of a fatal shooting at a black church in Charleston addressed shooting suspect Dylann Roof in court just ahead of a bond hearing Friday. Roof appeared via video link and seemed to show no emotion as family members spoke, showing anger, […]

Western wildfires: Flames fly through 3 hot, dry states

NBA - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:09
Wildfires are charring parched parts of the West. Here’s a look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them. ___ ALASKA Crews have wrangled two large wildfires north and south of Anchorage as dozens of blazes burn about 160 square miles in Alaska. Most Read StoriesWhite gunman caught in killing of […]
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Western wildfires: Flames fly through 3 hot, dry states

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:09
Wildfires are charring parched parts of the West. Here’s a look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them. ___ ALASKA Crews have wrangled two large wildfires north and south of Anchorage as dozens of blazes burn about 160 square miles in Alaska. Most Read StoriesWhite gunman caught in killing of […]
Categories: Sports Center

Western wildfires: Flames fly through 3 hot, dry states

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:09
Wildfires are charring parched parts of the West. Here’s a look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them. ___ ALASKA Crews have wrangled two large wildfires north and south of Anchorage as dozens of blazes burn about 160 square miles in Alaska. Most Read StoriesWhite gunman caught in killing of […]

Ton of ivory crushed in Times Square to highlight poaching

NBA - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:08
NEW YORK (AP) — Over a ton of confiscated ivory tumbled off a conveyor belt into a rock crusher in Times Square on Friday in a symbolic display highlighting an illegal trade that activists say threatens the survival of African elephants. The Wildlife Conservation Society says the global ivory trade is responsible for the slaughter […]
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Ton of ivory crushed in Times Square to highlight poaching

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:08
NEW YORK (AP) — Over a ton of confiscated ivory tumbled off a conveyor belt into a rock crusher in Times Square on Friday in a symbolic display highlighting an illegal trade that activists say threatens the survival of African elephants. The Wildlife Conservation Society says the global ivory trade is responsible for the slaughter […]
Categories: Sports Center

Ton of ivory crushed in Times Square to highlight poaching

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:08
NEW YORK (AP) — Over a ton of confiscated ivory tumbled off a conveyor belt into a rock crusher in Times Square on Friday in a symbolic display highlighting an illegal trade that activists say threatens the survival of African elephants. The Wildlife Conservation Society says the global ivory trade is responsible for the slaughter […]

Federal VA health care program jeopardizes Alaska system

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:08

In this photo taken June 18, 2015, a sign flashes outside the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Anchorage Alaska. A new program to deliver health care to veterans across the nation has jeopardized the Alaska system used as a model, triggering outrage from the state's U.S. senators and frustration from vets. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A new program to deliver health care to veterans across the nation has jeopardized a system it used for a model, triggering outrage from Alaska's U.S. senators and frustration from vets.


Haitians booted from Dominican Republic uncertain of future

NBA - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:08
FONBAYA, Haiti (AP) — Saint-Soi Souverin sat on a bench resting and thinking about his plight after being uprooted from his longtime home on the other side of the border in the Dominican Republic, far from the Haitian shelter where he is staying. Dominican authorities deported the 35-year-old farm worker along with his wife and […]
Categories: Sports Center

Haitians booted from Dominican Republic uncertain of future

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:08
FONBAYA, Haiti (AP) — Saint-Soi Souverin sat on a bench resting and thinking about his plight after being uprooted from his longtime home on the other side of the border in the Dominican Republic, far from the Haitian shelter where he is staying. Dominican authorities deported the 35-year-old farm worker along with his wife and […]
Categories: Sports Center

Haitians booted from Dominican Republic uncertain of future

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:08
FONBAYA, Haiti (AP) — Saint-Soi Souverin sat on a bench resting and thinking about his plight after being uprooted from his longtime home on the other side of the border in the Dominican Republic, far from the Haitian shelter where he is staying. Dominican authorities deported the 35-year-old farm worker along with his wife and […]

Day collapses coming down hill

BBC World News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:07
Jason Day collapses with vertigo while coming down a steep hill during round two of the US Open at Chambers Bay.
Categories: BBC World News