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Dozens escape in Haiti jail break

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:40
Dozens of detainees are on the run in Haiti after breaking out of a prison in Saint Marc, north of the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-radical convicted in Brinks robbery seeks clemency

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:36

Weather Underground radical asks Gov. Andrew Cuomo to free her after 32 years in prison.

       

MIT engineers have high hopes for cheetah robot

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:33
It's a robot unlike any other: inspired by the world's fastest land animal, controlled by video game technology and packing nifty sensors -- including one used to maneuver drones, satellites and ballistic missiles.

NASA launching new Orion spacecraft on test flight

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:33
NASA's quest to send astronauts out into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.

Cosby resigns from Temple University trustees board

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:32
Bill Cosby, the popular face of Temple University in advertisements, fundraising campaigns and commencement speeches, has resigned from the board of trustees following renewed accusations that he drugged and sexually assaulted more than a dozen women over many years.

3 crime scenes, 4 victims in W.Va. shooting spree

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:32
Police say towing business owner Jody Lee Hunt fatally shot four people -- one who owned a competing company and another who filed a domestic violence case against him -- and then himself Monday, but officials have yet to piece together clues as to why he went on the spree.

Kathy Griffin named new 'Fashion Police' host

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:32
Kathy Griffin will be terrorizing the fashion crowd as the new host of "Fashion Police," replacing the late Joan Rivers when it returns to E! in January.

'Mockingjay' remains box office victor with $56.9M

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:32
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part One" gobbled up another victory at the box office.

3 Hong Kong protest leaders to surrender to police

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:32
Three of the founders of Hong Kong's protest movement called Tuesday for an end to street demonstrations to prevent further violence and to take the campaign for democratic reforms to a new stage.

Missionaries return to Ebola-stricken Liberia

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:31

Indiana couple are back in Liberia as number of new Ebola cases falls.

       

Rain, Wintry Mix Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:27

 Rain, Wintry Mix TodayMeteorologist Karen Rogers is tracking a drop in our temperatures and a chilly rain.


More details emerge about the night Shane Montgomery went missing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:24

More details emerge about the night Shane Montgomery went missingThe reward now stands at $25,000 for information about the disappearance of student Shane Montgomery. But despite the plea for help, there's still no sign of him.


Hope fades for missing S Korea ship

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:23
Hopes fade of finding 52 sailors missing from a South Korean trawler off Russia after at least one empty lifeboat is found.
Categories: BBC World News

Hope fades for missing S Korea ship

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:23
Hopes fade of finding 52 sailors missing from a South Korean trawler off Russia after at least one empty lifeboat is found.
Categories: BBC World News

Santa wars? Google, NORAD trackers square off

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:21

Both online sites allow you to follow Santa's flight on Dec. 24.

       

FBI looking into hack of Sony Pictures' computers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:20
The FBI has confirmed it is investigating a recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which caused major internal computer problems at the film studio last week.

Jurors to hear Steve Jobs testimony at Apple trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:20
After nearly a decade in legal wrangling, a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPod music players heads to trial on Tuesday in a California federal court. A key witness will be none other than the company's legendary late founder Steve Jobs, who will be heard in a videotaped deposition.

Stock markets kept in check by doubts over growth

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:20
World stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday but gains were kept in check by a cloudy outlook for the global economy.

Hands-up gesture animates Ferguson protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:20
Five St. Louis Rams players entered the football field with their hands raised. A day later, people walked out of work or school showing the same gesture of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.

A glance at developments in Ferguson

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:20
A phone conversation between a St. Louis Rams executive and a county police chief was intended to ease tensions after five players held their hands up during pregame introductions in a show of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.