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Australia rejects asylum offer claim

BBC World News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:29
Australia rejects a claim that it offered to accommodate asylum seekers if they withdrew statements about a death at a detention facility.
Categories: BBC World News

Documents: Teen planned attack at Maryland school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:28

Sash Nemphos is pictured in this handout booking photoMONKTON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland teenager told police he planned to use a stolen handgun to kill his parents, then drive to his high school and kill students and teachers as revenge for years of bullying he suffered, according to court documents released Wednesday.

‘No Mercy’ for Killers of Couple in Pakistan

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:21
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered the authorities to “show no mercy” in bringing to justice those involved in the killing of a Christian couple who were accused of blasphemy.

VIDEO: Suu Kyi warns of 'stalled' reforms

BBC World News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:20
Reforms in Myanmar have "stalled", pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi warns.
Categories: BBC World News

Feeding the homeless: Act of charity or a crime?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:18

Homeless advocate Arnold Abbott, 90, of the nonprofit group Love Thy Neighbor Inc., center, gets his drivers license to hand to a Fort Lauderdale police officer, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Abbott and a group of volunteers were feeding the homeless in a public parking lot next to the beach when he was issued a summons to appear in court for violating an ordinance that limits where charitable groups can feed the homeless on public property. Abbott w also recently arrested along with two pastors for feeding the homeless in a Fort Lauderdale park. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — To Arnold Abbott, feeding the homeless in a public park in South Florida was an act of charity. To the city of Fort Lauderdale, the 90-year-old man in white chef's apron serving up gourmet-styled meals was committing a crime.

Regarding Leo: What the Forecasts Got Right, and Wrong

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:18
The elections are over. What have we learned about the efforts to analyze and predict the outcomes of various Senate races?

Belkin picks Seattle for "WeMo" home automation lab

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:16
After quietly building up a team in downtown Seattle, consumer-tech company Belkin announced today that it's making Seattle the hub of its home-automation research.

Whole Foods plans First Hill store

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:16
Organic grocery chain says ninth Puget Sound location will open in 2018.

Jernard Jarreau, Shawn Kemp Jr., Mike Anderson to start Washington's exhibition

WA Huskies - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:16
After nearly a year layoff due to a knee injury, Jernard Jarreau returns to the starting lineup for Thursday's exhibition against Saint Martin's.
Categories: Sports Center

Sports of The Times: With Alex Rodriguez Coming Back, Things Look Bleak in the Bronx

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:14
As Rodriguez brings his drug-laden baggage back to his team, a strange bit of fallout has occurred: Some people are feeling sorry for the Yankees.

David Chase intrigued by 'Sopranos' prequel idea

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:14
The idea of a prequel to "The Sopranos" intrigues series creator David Chase, but if that were to happen, he envisions it as atypical.

Kidnapped Philadelphia woman found safe in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:13
(Reuters) - A woman who was abducted from a Philadelphia street in an assault caught on surveillance video was found safe in Maryland on Wednesday, three days after the incident, police said. Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, 22, was located in Jessup, Maryland, Philadelphia detectives said on Wednesday night. She was found along the side of a highway in her suspected abductor's car and had minor injuries.The man suspected of abducting her on Sunday night, Devlen Barnes, 37, was taken into custody at the scene, police said. ...

Mississippi prisons chief resigns abruptly amid federal suit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:12
By Emily Le Coz JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - Mississippi's long-serving prisons chief resigned abruptly on Wednesday amid a federal case in which prosecutors have moved to seize his assets. Federal prosecutors earlier this year acted to seize Christopher Epps' home, a vacation condominium and two of his cars, court documents obtained by Reuters on Wednesday show. The documents refer to a complaint, filed in March, without making clear what its contents are. "I am resigning my position as commissioner effective today," Epps wrote in a statement to prison workers. ...

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree coming from Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:12

An 85-foot, 13-ton Norway spruce, which will serve as Rockefeller Center's Christmas tree this year, is hoisted onto a trailer Wednesday morning, Nov. 5, 2014, in Bloomsburg, Pa., for the 155-mile journey to midtown Manhattan. The tree will be illuminated for the first time on Dec. 3 in a ceremony that's been held since 1933. The tree came from the home of Dan Sigafoos and Rachel Drosdick-Sigafoos. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An 85-foot Norway spruce that belonged to a central Pennsylvania family of "Christmas elves" will serve as Rockefeller Center's Christmas tree this year.

Women in Both Parties Are Disappointed by Their Modest Election Gains

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:12
While Republican women fared somewhat better than Democratic women, 2014 was hardly the year of the woman.

Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane happy to be back, but won't be rushed

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:11
While it may seem like the Seahawks have made a flurry of roster moves in recent days --- and they indeed have --- another is sure to come this week when cornerback Jeremy Lane is activated off of the short-term Injured Reserve list.

Despite election defeat, foreign policy is not 'game over' for Obama

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:11

U.S. President Obama answers questions during news conference in the East Room of the White House in WashingtonBy Matt Spetalnick and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From marauding jihadists in Iraq to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and beheadings of Americans in Syria, a world in crisis has fanned perceptions of an overwhelmed U.S. president and contributed to a Republican sweep of U.S. midterm elections. But the slide of public confidence in President Barack Obama and the takeover of U.S. Congress by resurgent Republicans will complicate, though not seriously undermine, U.S. ...

Pint-size toy reviewers become YouTube stars

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:07
At a time when toy sales have stagnated for years at $22 billion, children who review toys on YouTube are wielding increasing influence.

With Statehouse Victories, Republicans Are Poised to Enact Changes

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:07
With the states acting as laboratories for legislation that cannot advance in Washington, Republican policy changes are likely on a variety of issues.

Wash. murder suspect captured in Oregon Top Stories - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:06

Police say suspect left behind grisly crime scene in Washington apartment.