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New Jersey officer probed for criticizing Obama

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:48
HELMETTA, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer is under investigation after he was videotaped making comments about President Barack Obama and the Constitution.

New Zealand fishing boat hauls in plane with body

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:48
The crew aboard a New Zealand fishing boat on Thursday hauled up a surprising and gruesome catch: a small plane with a body inside.

Leash laws are for everyone

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:48
RAVE To the woman who gave a stuffed horse to my weeping 4-year-old granddaughter at Redmond Derby Days. She was hot, tired and had just lost her balloon. You offered the stuffed horse to her and her dad, and the tears were replaced with a hug for her new horse. Thank you so much!

Officials: Woman sneaked onto flight after 3 tries

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:47

This combination of four 2014 booking photos released by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Marilyn Hartman. Federal law enforcement officials say Hartman tried at least three times to breach airport security before she was able to get through a checkpoint without a boarding pass at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who took a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket tried at least three times that day to breach airport security before she managed to board the plane, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday.


ECB holds eurozone interest rates

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:46
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate on hold at 0.15% for another month as it looks to see how measures unveiled previously are working.
Categories: BBC World News

US jobless aid applications fell to 289,000

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:44

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 16, 2014, job seekers check out the opportunities at a Hiring Fair For Veterans in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively low levels that point toward stronger economic growth.


Jury resumes deliberations in porch shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:42

Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)DETROIT (AP) — Jurors have returned for their first full day of deliberations in the trial of a Detroit-area man who argued self-defense in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman on his porch.


Kerry Visits Afghanistan to Urge Election Deal

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:29
The Obama administration is pressing the Afghans to inaugurate a president before NATO nations hold a summit meeting in Wales in early September.






Relative: Boy voiced love after playground attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:27

a vigil for Michael Connor Verkerke, 9KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — A relative says some of the last words from a 9-year-old boy who died after being stabbed on a Michigan playground were about how much he loved his family.


Judges weigh gay marriage cases from 4 states

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:26

Hundreds of gay marriage supporters rally on Fountain Square, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Cincinnati. Three judges of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati are set to hear arguments Wednesday in six gay marriage fights from four states, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)CINCINNATI (AP) — Judges Martha Craig Daughtrey and Deborah L. Cook made it clear fairly quickly they stood on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate. Their colleague, Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, however, gave fewer hints as to where he may come down when the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decides the fate of gay marriage bans in four states.


Bumpy road to Grand Canyon Skywalk now paved

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:26

FILE - In this March 20, 2007 file photo, people walk on the Grand Canyon Skywalk on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. A ceremony is planned Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 to mark completion of a newly-paved road which leads to the Skywalk. Known as the Diamond Bar Road, the once rugged, nine-mile washboard road cost more than $30 million to finish and came after years of legal battles with a local dude rancher. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Getting to the Grand Canyon Skywalk used to include a teeth-chattering drive over a washboard road fraught with dips and twists.


Police: Teacher found at school drunk and pantsless

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:25

 Teacher found at school drunk and pantlessAn Oklahoma high school teacher was arrested on her first day on the job after allegedly appearing at school drunk and without wearing pants.


Virginia resident catches squirrel kick on video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:25
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Virginia resident on his first trip to the Grand Canyon started recording when he saw a squirrel approach two men, thinking they would be bitten.

Jason Rezaian of Washington Post and Wife Still Held

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:17
The arrest of Jason Rezaian of The Washington Post has alarmed the foreign press corps and points to a split between Iran’s president and the state institutions that hold the real power.

Relative: Boy voiced love after playground attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:12
A relative says some of the last words from a 9-year-old boy who died after being stabbed on a Michigan playground were about how much he loved his family.

Hurricane Julio strengthens into Category 2 storm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:03

Hurricane Iselle, center, and tropical storm Julio, rightHONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Julio strengthened into a Category 2 storm as it spun toward Hawaii, with winds gusting at a sustained speed of 100 mph.


Fannie Mae earns $3.7B in 2Q; paying $3.7B to US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:01

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2011, photo, the Fannie Mae headquarters is seen in Washington. Fannie Mae reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fannie Mae is reporting net income of $3.7 billion from April through June as the housing market continued to recover.


News Analysis: After Chokehold Death, de Blasio Seeks a Tricky Balance

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:59
After a man died in a police chokehold, Mayor Bill de Blasio sought a healing moment last Thursday at City Hall. It didn't work, and he is still struggling to take command of the controversy.

Obama signs veterans health care bill

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:54

President Obama says plan should give veterans access to health care 'they have earned.'

       

VIDEO: Ebola victim arrives in Spain

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:51
A Spanish priest who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has been flown back to Spain for treatment as Liberia's president declares a state of emergency,
Categories: BBC World News