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Public sector strikes held across UK

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:16
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in strikes across the UK as part of a co-ordinated day of action by public service unions.
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Man who killed family in Mich. gets life in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:14

FILE - In this June 12 2014 file photo, Lakshminivasa Nerusu sits in the courtroom in Pontiac, Mich. Nerusu, who fled to India after the 2008 slayings of his wife and two children in their suburban Detroit home where he was convicted of first-degree murder in their deaths. On Thursday, July 10, 2014, Nerusu was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Charles V. Tines, File) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT, HUFFINGTON POST OUTPONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Lakshminivasa Nerusu stabbed his wife 59 times and later slit the throats of his two children when they returned to their Michigan home from school in 2008. After that, he spent nearly five years on the run in India, hiding from professional failure — and authorities.


Jazz fans seek ways to spend eternity with greats

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:14
Some jazz fans are devoted to the very end.

15-year-old charged in fatal shooting at armory

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:12
LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a 15-year-old has been charged in the fatal shooting of a longtime member of the National Guard at an armory.

Gunman in delivery man garb kills 4 kids, parents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:12

This booking photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows Ronald Lee Haskell. Haskell, 33, is charged with multiple counts of capital murder in the killings of two adults and four children Wednesday evening, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman said early Thursday. He also is accused of critically wounding a 15-year-old girl in the shooting rampage. (AP Photo/Harris County Sheriff's Office)SPRING, Texas (AP) — Officials say a gunman dressed as a parcel delivery man forced his way into his sister-in-law's suburban Houston home and shot her dead, along with her husband and four of their children.


Ikea wants to replace Renton store

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:11
IKEA filed plans to build a new warehouse store in the parking lot of its existing location.

Quest for Medal of Honor for NY WWI hero continues

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:09

A statue of Henry Johnson is displayed in the Arbor Hill neighborhood on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will consider whether the black World War I hero from Albany should be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack, killing several of the enemy and saving a comrade despite suffering serious wounds. Johnson was a solider in an all-black outfit, the 369th Infantry Regiment, a New York National Guard unit based in Manhattan and known as the Harlem Hellfighters. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Pentagon is considering whether a black World War I hero from New York should be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack, killing several of the enemy and saving a comrade despite suffering serious wounds.


AccuWeather: Some Sun, Spotty Storms Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:08

 Some Sun, Spotty Storms TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says most storms today are in New Jersey and Delaware. Humidity starts to drop.


15-year-old charged in fatal shooting of man at National Guard armory in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:07
LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 15-year-old charged in fatal shooting of man at National Guard armory in Tennessee.

15-year-old charged in fatal shooting of man at National Guard armory in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:07
LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 15-year-old charged in fatal shooting of man at National Guard armory in Tennessee.

Main Line drugs suspect in court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:06

Main Line drugs suspect in courtA teenager accused of leading a drug ring on the Main Line went before a judge Thursday morning.


Main Line drugs suspect in court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:06

Main Line drugs suspect in courtA teenager accused of leading a drug ring on the Main Line went before a judge Thursday morning.


Colorado clerk OK'd to give gay marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:03

Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall testifies in court at the Boulder County Justice Center on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Boulder, Colo. Hall is in court to respond to a suit brought by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers who wants the court to issue an injunction to stop the county from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (AP Photo/Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick)DENVER (AP) — A Boulder County clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Colorado's gay-marriage ban can continue, a judge ruled Thursday.


Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, closing sites

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:03
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The ever-changing geology of Yellowstone National Park has melted an asphalt road, blocking access to several popular geysers and other thermal features at the height of tourist season.

Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, closing sites

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:03
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The ever-changing geology of Yellowstone National Park has melted an asphalt road, blocking access to several popular geysers and other thermal features at the height of tourist season.

4 adults, 3 kids die in apartment building fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:58

Fire officials observe the scene of a burned three-story apartment and business building in Lowell, Mass., Thursday, July 10, 2014, where officials said seven people died in a fast-moving pre-dawn fire. All seven victims were found in third-floor units of the three-story building that had businesses on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors, fire officials said. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.


VIDEO: Ocean City dealing with flooding

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:57

 Ocean City dealing with floodingParts of the Jersey Shore are dealing with some flooding.


Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:54

FILE - This April 6, 2014 file photo shows country singer Garth Brooks at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Brooks, one of the last musicians to refuse put his music on iTunes, will make his songs available digitally though his own website. The country singer made the announcement Thursday, July 10, at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Brooks said in the past he had no animosity with Apple, but disagreed with its approach to selling music. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garth Brooks, one of the last musicians to refuse put his music on iTunes, will make his songs available digitally on his own website.


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Corbett signs budget, vetoes millions in spending

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:53

Corbett signs budget, vetoes millions in spendingGov. Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto to strike $65 million from the General Assembly's own appropriation, urging a renewed effort to cut public-sector pensions for newly hired teachers and state workers.


Judge: Colorado clerk can keep issuing gay marriage licenses as courts consider state's ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:53
DENVER (AP) — Judge: Colorado clerk can keep issuing gay marriage licenses as courts consider state's ban.