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Atty: 2nd girl in Slender Man case unfit for trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:01
A psychologist has determined the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate 19 times in an attempt to please a fictional character called Slender Man has mental health problems that make her unfit to stand trial, her attorney contends.

HistorySource: Locations of Presidential TV Speeches Can Give Signals

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:00
Presidents have tended to reserve the Oval Office for their most important televised statements, but not always.

Fall theater calendar

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:59
Where to see performances around Seattle during fall 2014.

Venezuela opposition leader on trial

BBC World News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:57
Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez appears in court in Caracas, charged with inciting violence during protests earlier this year.
Categories: BBC World News

Delta flight makes emergency landing in Austin, no injuries reported

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:56
A regional jet carrier operating a flight for Delta Air Lines made an emergency landing in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday after experiencing cabin pressure problems but there were no reported injuries, an airport official said. The Compass Airlines Embraer 175 regional jet on Delta Flight 5733 had 76 people on board and was bound for Los Angeles. It departed Austin at about 4 p.m. and returned to the same airport about 75 minutes hour after that, a spokesman for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport said.

AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:55
A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.

Injuries prompt changes to Eagles offensive line

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:54

Injuries prompt changes to Eagles offensive lineThe Eagles starters on the offensive line played every game together last year but after just one game into this season, it's already become a game of musical chairs.


New York clinic that treated Joan Rivers says no biopsy performed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:44

Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary "Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UtahBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York clinic where comedian Joan Rivers stopped breathing a week before her death denied on Wednesday ever administering general anesthesia or conducting a vocal cord biopsy as has been alleged in media reports as contributing to her demise. It was the first time the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic issued a statement since Aug. 28, when Rivers was rushed to a nearby hospital from the center with cardiac arrest. The clinic did not mention Rivers by name but issued the statement hours after New York's Daily News newspaper reported that an unplanned vocal cord biopsy at the clinic had left the Brooklyn-born comedian unable to breathe. "A biopsy of the vocal cords has never been performed at Yorkville Endoscopy," said the clinic, which specializes in gastrointestinal procedures.


Los Angeles Fashion District raided in drug money-laundering probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:42

Department of Justice handout photo shows boxes containing U.S. currency seized during a raid in the Los Angeles Fashion DistrictBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police and federal agents on Wednesday raided dozens of Los Angeles Fashion District businesses suspected of operating as part of a major money-laundering hub for narcotics traffickers in Mexico, law enforcement officials said.


Obama to lay out Islamic State plan

BBC World News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:39
President Barack Obama is due to lay out the US strategy to defeat Islamic State militants, reported to include air strikes in Syria.
Categories: BBC World News

Lawyer asks if others involved in school abduction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:36
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A defense attorney focused on unresolved questions about the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl abducted from school as he urged jurors Wednesday in closing arguments to acquit his client.

New Jersey lets MGM keep half of Borgata casino

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:35
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey casino regulators on Wednesday let MGM Resorts back into the Atlantic City casino market

Obama says in speech U.S. to lead 'broad coalition' against Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:33

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference on the second and final day of the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor resort, near NewportPresident Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States will lead a broad coalition to wage a relentless campaign to root out Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria "wherever they exist." "It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil," Obama said in excerpts of a speech he will make to the country on Wednesday night. "This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground," Obama said, using an acronym for the militant group.


Obama to Liken ISIS Fight to Campaigns in Yemen and Somalia

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:32
President Obama, in addressing the nation, will seek to draw a distinction between the military action he is preparing and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that were begun by his predecessors.






John Ross III's big-play potential a good problem for the UW offense

WA Huskies - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:31
It’s a fun problem to have if you’re the coach whose offense just scored 59 points: How do you get the ball more to your best playmaker?
Categories: Sports Center

Nevada lawmakers to consider huge tax breaks for Tesla

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:31

A Tesla Motors logo is shown on a Tesla Model S at a Tesla Motors dealership at Corte Madera Village, an outdoor retail mall, in Corte MaderaBy Sandra Chereb CARSON CITY Nev. (Reuters) - Nevada lawmakers on Wednesday will consider controversial tax breaks estimated at up to $1.3 billion for Tesla Motors Inc to build its $5 billion battery factory in the state. Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick promised scrutiny of the legislation, which has drawn criticism from both ends of the political spectrum, at a special session around noon PDT (1900 GMT). "It's exciting that a company such as Tesla has chosen Nevada," said Kirkpatrick, a North Las Vegas Democrat. "But the devil is in the details." Republican Governor Brian Sandoval last week called Nevada’s winning bid against four other states a monumental moment.


More than $100,000 in valuables stolen from New Castle County homes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:28

More than $100,000 in valuables stolen from New Castle County homesPolice in New Castle County are trying to track down the bandits who got away with more than $100,000 worth of valuables from the homes of two senior residents.


Defendant in child kidnap, sex assault case will not testify in own defense

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:28

Defendant in child kidnap, sex assault case will not testify in own defenseThe defense in the trial of 21-year-old Christina Regusters has rested its case without calling to the defendant herself to the stand.


Kardashian store closing at Las Vegas Strip resort

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:25
LAS VEGAS (AP) — After three years, the Kardashian family is closing a store at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas that was fashioned as a "celebrity lifestyle boutique."

Albarn leads Mercury Prize hopefuls

BBC World News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:22
Damon Albarn's first solo album makes the shortlist for this year's Mercury Prize, which is given to the best British or Irish record of the last 12 months.
Categories: BBC World News