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1 injured in accidental shooting at Conshohocken firing range

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:02

1 injured in accidental shooting at Conshohocken firing rangeOne person was injured in an accidental shooting at a county owned firing range in Conshohocken.


UW progress report: What we know, what we don’t know about the Huskies after five games

WA Huskies - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:01
After five games, Washington is 4-1 overall and 0-1 in the Pac-12 following Saturday’s 20-13 loss to then-No. 16 Stanford. Here’s a progress report during the Huskies’ bye week:
Categories: Sports Center

Florida to mail out $200 million in college refunds, week before election

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:59
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Just before Election Day, thousands of Florida families who participate in prepaid college savings plans will receive refunds, or major cuts in their monthly payments, and Governor Rick Scott is not shy about taking credit for the windfall. The timing of the massive payout, and the manner in which Republican Scott is promoting it - in signed letters to parents - has Democrats crying foul, though political observers say the governor is well within campaign ethics boundaries. ...

Movie Review: Adam Sandler in Jason Reitman’s ‘Men, Women & Children’

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:57
“Men, Women & Children” is Jason Reitman’s multistory film about middle-class families with teenagers, Internet connections and digital issues.






Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:54
Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.
Categories: BBC World News

2 men shot in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:53

2 men shot in West PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a double shooting in West Philadelphia.


Possible data breach at ACME stores in Pa, NJ, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:51

Possible data breach at ACME stores in Pa, NJ, Del.Card data of ACME shoppers may be at risk after another hack, the supermarket's owner said Monday.


Pregnant woman put on ground talks to prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:51
NEW YORK (AP) — A pregnant woman whose altercation with police led to her being put on the ground belly-first met with prosecutors on Tuesday to talk about what happened to her.

Construction brings new bottleneck near Seattle's Mercer Street

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:46
Cars and bikes will have to merge together this week on southbound Dexter Avenue North, which is being narrowed to just one lane starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, until Friday morning, for a sewer project.

Airbus to bring back lithium-ion batteries on A350

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:46
Airbus, which today won European certification for the A350, said it will bring back lithium-ion batteries to the plane in 2016. It removed the more advanced power sources from early production jets following defects on models used in Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

Mayor Ed Murray visits Ireland to drum up business for Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:46
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray met with Ireland's prime minister for at least a half-hour in Dublin on Monday, he said in a phone interview.

US consumer confidence slides in September

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:46
U.S. consumer confidence deteriorated in September after hitting the highest level in nearly seven years in August. But economists said the fall appears to be a temporary slip that shouldn't dampen consumer spending in the coming months.

Luck, instinct determined fates of Japan’s volcano hikers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:43
Saturday’s surprise eruption caught unsuspecting hikers on a pristine autumn day.

Pipe bombs found by police tracking Pennsylvania ambush suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:41
By Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - A pair of pipe bombs was discovered by teams searching the Pocono Mountains for Eric Frein, the survivalist suspected in an ambush of two Pennsylvania state troopers that killed one of them, a police official said on Tuesday. The homemade devices, packed with bits of metal, could explode like a grenade when thrown or be used as a booby trap when set with a trip wire, said Lieutenant Colonel Greg Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police. ...

Ebola patient in Texas just returned from West Africa: Texas officials

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:41
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - The patient at a Dallas hospital who tested positive for Ebola is an adult who developed symptoms days after returning to Texas from West Africa, the Texas Department of Health Services said in a news release on Tuesday. The patient, who has not been identified, is being treated in an isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, it said. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz and Marice Richter; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Secret Service head takes heat for White House breach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:39

Secret Service head takes heat for White House breachFacing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.


RAF jets strike first IS targets

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:37
RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday.
Categories: BBC World News

Why Japan's sunny beaches are deserted

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:35
The rule that's left Japan's sunny beaches deserted
Categories: BBC World News

Panama opens biodiversity museum

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:34
Panama inaugurates a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to celebrate one of the world's richest eco-systems.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. home-schooling group criticizes Sandy Hook panel report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:34

Street artist Panzarino prepares a memorial as he writes the names of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims during the six-month anniversary of the massacre, at Union Square in New YorkBy Richard Weizel MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A U.S. home-schooling advocacy group on Tuesday criticized a proposal for closer monitoring of home-schooled students, likely to be made by a Connecticut panel charged with improving school safety following the 2012 Newtown massacre. ...