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SpaceX Dragon capsule returns from space station

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:13
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship made a parachute return into the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, while high winds in Florida scrapped plans for the company’s Falcon rocket launch, NASA said. The Dragon capsule departed the International Space Station at 2:10 p.m. EST and splashed down about 260 miles (418 km) southwest of Long Beach, California, about 5.5 hours later. The Dragon is loaded with nearly 4,000 pounds (1,814 kg) of returning science experiments and equipment, including two faulty components from spacesuits that NASA wants to analyze before clearing astronauts for a trio of spacewalks later this month.

Asia shares subdued on Greek worries

BBC World News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:12
Asian markets traded mixed on Wednesday, with investors remaining cautious ahead of euro zone meetings over Greece.
Categories: BBC World News

3 sentenced to prison in slaying of black man in Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:12

FILE - In this March 21, 2012, file photo, a Hinds County Sheriff's Department deputy directs Deryl Dedmon to a seat in a Hinds County court room in Jackson, Miss. Dedmon is one of three young white men who admitted they were out hunting black people to attack when they beat, ran over and killed a car plant worker in Mississippi's capital city were sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, to federal prison following a hate crimes investigation. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, Pool, File)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three young white men who admitted they were out hunting black people to attack when they beat, ran over and killed a 47-year-old car plant worker in Mississippi's capital city were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison following a hate crimes investigation.


Hundreds pack Vermont Statehouse to debate gun bill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:11

FILE - This Jan. 15, 2015 file photo shows Gov. Peter Shumlin delivering his budget address at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. Hundreds of Vermont residents are expected to pack the state House chamber for a public hearing, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, on a bill that would impose new restrictions on firearms. Senate Bill 31 would expand background checks from retail to private gun sales, step up reporting about people deemed psychologically unfit to have a gun and add state jurisdiction to what is now just federal enforcement of a ban on convicted felons possessing guns. (AP Photo/Andy Duback, file)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Hundreds of Vermonters on Tuesday night debated proposed legislation that would expand background checks for gun buyers and impose other new firearms restrictions.


Native Americans gather in Montana to protest slaughter of Yellowstone bison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:09
Native American activists gathered in Montana's capital on Tuesday to protest the deaths of hundreds of Yellowstone National Park bison killed this year to ease the worries of Montana ranchers about a cattle disease carried by many park buffalo. The demonstration marked a week of protests over federal-state management of Yellowstone bison that entails culling the herd each winter when some animals cross from the park into neighboring Montana in search of food. "This is a new beginning to protect the bison and other wildlife in Indian country," Jimmy St. Goddard, a self-described spiritual leader of the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana, said in a telephone interview from outside the Montana Capitol in Helena.

Prison health provider agrees to changes in California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:06
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - One of the largest U.S. for-profit prison healthcare providers has agreed to change how it staffs California jails, part of a settlement announced on Tuesday that ends a wrongful death lawsuit against the company. Corizon Health, a privately held firm which services more than 345,000 inmates in 27 states, was sued in 2011 after an inmate in Alameda County, California, outside San Francisco, died in jail. The inmate's family accused Corizon of failing to properly diagnose the inmate, who suffered from alcohol withdrawal and was allegedly beaten by guards. Corizon and Alameda County also agreed to pay $8.3 million, which the attorneys called the largest single civil rights wrongful death settlement in state history.

Burger King released from suit claiming needles in sandwich

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:05

FILE - In this 2009 file photo provided by Tanya Bartholomew, her husband, former army soldier, Clark Bartholomew, carries their son Aric at Fort Drum, N.Y. A settlement has been reached in Bartholomew’s lawsuit over needles in a Burger King sandwich purchased at a Hawaii Army base. (AP Photo/Tanya Bartholomew, File)HONOLULU (AP) — A retired soldier who filed a lawsuit saying there were needles in his Burger King sandwich has reached a settlement with the fast food chain, his lawyer said.


Judge won’t toss lawsuit by man police shot 16 times

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:05
U.S. District Judge Richard Jones, in a 31-page order issued Friday, denied the state’s request to dismiss an excessive-force claim, citing conflicting versions of what occurred.

That's rich: Man is broke enough to travel the world

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:04

And he wants all the varied experiences the world has to offer.

       

That's rich: Man is broke enough to travel the world

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:04

And he wants all the varied experiences the world has to offer.

       

Obama to Seek War Power Bill From Congress, to Fight ISIS

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:02
The Obama administration has informed lawmakers that the president will seek an authorization that would prohibit “enduring offensive ground forces” and limit engagement to three years.

New York City Police Officer Is Said to Be Indicted in Shooting Death of Akai Gurley

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:01
The indictment against Officer Peter Liang, who shot the unarmed 28-year-old in Brooklyn last year, includes one count of manslaughter and one count of criminally negligent homicide, an official said.






Snickers transforms 'Sports Illustrated' to Super Irritated

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:01

Who is that model on the back of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition?

       

Kayla Mueller’s Parents Receive Photos of Her Body From ISIS

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:01
The Islamic State, which had held Kayla Mueller captive since August 2013, sent her parents at least three photographs of her corpse as proof of death.






As Snow Piles Up in Boston, So Do Frustrations With Beleaguered Transit System

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:59
Record snow in Boston the past 17 days has exposed the vulnerabilities of the debt-ridden Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, as numerous breakdowns and delays have occurred.

Boehner: Democrats must 'get off their ass' on DHS bill

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:59

Boehner says Senate Democrats are blocking progress on Homeland Security funding.

       

Roosevelt Boulevard reopens after water main break, morning work will block 3 lanes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:57

Roosevelt Boulevard reopens after water main break, morning work will block 3 lanesAll lanes reopened Tuesday night on the Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia after a massive water main break, but work will continue in the morning causing more closures.


Val Fitch, Who Discovered Universe to Be Out of Balance, Is Dead at 91

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:57
Dr. Fitch shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics for work that helped explain why the collision of matter and antimatter has not destroyed everything in the cosmos.

Towers of Secrecy: Mexican Political Family Has Close PRI Ties, and Homes in the U.S.

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:57
The properties stand in contrast to the working-man image promoted by José Murat Casab, a longtime party insider, and his son, a top housing official.

Espionage case puts metadata on trial

BBC World News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:54
Is US government playing dirty to silence whistleblowers?
Categories: BBC World News