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Live chat with NBC Sports soccer announcer Arlo White at noon

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:16
Arlo White, the lead play-by-play man for NBC's English Premier League coverage and former Sounders broadcaster, will be available to answer questions about the World Cup, English Premier League, Sounders FC and more in a live chat at noon today.

Antlers not 'sad' but definitely intense | Concert review

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:16
By Joseph Sutton-Holcomb / Special to The Seattle Times

Garth Brooks announces country music comeback, digital downloads

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:09

Garth Brooks waves while on stage at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas(Reuters) - Country music star Garth Brooks said on Thursday he was coming out of recording retirement and will release new music for the first time in more than decade. Brooks, who in recent years has been playing concerts in Las Vegas, said at a Nashville news conference he would also make his music available for purchase on his website. The "Friends in Low Places" singer, who has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide, is one of the most successful musicians who does not allow Apple Inc's iTunes music store to sell his songs as downloads.


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Suspect in family slaying dressed as delivery man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:09

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) — A man charged with killing four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home and held the kids at gunpoint until their parents arrived, police said Thursday.


Police: Prostitute sought defense online in death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:03

Alix Tichelman, 26, of Folsom, Calif., waits to be escorted from Santa Cruz Superior Court after appearing for her arraignment Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Santa Cruz, Calif. Tichelman is facing manslaughter charges for the November 2013 death of Forrest Hayes, a Google executive. A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest of an upscale prostitute who allegedly left Hayes dying on his yacht after shooting him up with a deadly hit of heroin. Hayes, 51, was found dead by the captain of his 50-foot yacht Escape. (AP Photo/Santa Cruz Sentinel, Shmuel Thaler)A high-priced prostitute charged in the overdose death of a Google executive aboard a yacht in California had searched online for how to legally defend herself after giving a lethal dose of heroin, police in California said Thursday, as authorities in Georgia reopened a similar case.


Boy, 9, dies after being trapped in grain bin

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:03
LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Wisconsin say a 9-year-old boy has died after becoming trapped in a grain bin on his family's farm.

Man hoping to be executed must get appeal, Florida court rules

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:02
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - A sharply divided Florida Supreme Court told public defenders Thursday they may not withdraw from the appeal of a death row inmate who strangled a cellmate in hopes of being executed. The Charlotte County public defender’s office on Florida's west coast had sought to end representation of James Robertson, who the high court’s ruling said “wishes to argue in favor of the death sentence.” Robertson, 51, was sentenced to die for the 2008 murder of Frank Hart, his cellmate in Charlotte County. Circuit Judge Christine Greider, who imposed the sentence, said Robertson was weary of incarceration after having spent nearly 30 years in jails and prisons, and had killed Hart hoping for a death sentence. A 4-3 majority of the high court told the public defenders to stay on the case, not for Robertson’s sake, but to maintain the legal process for capital cases in Florida.

Work begins on wall for 2 Sandy-devastated towns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:01

Construction workers climb atop steel sheeting being prepared for installation on the beach in Mantoloking N.J. on Thursday July 10, 2014. A $23.8 million project to build a sea wall to protect Mantoloking and Brick Township, two of the Jersey shore communities hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, began on Thursday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — Two wealthy New Jersey shore towns that were among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy nearly two years ago began building a 4-mile-long steel wall Thursday, an expensive effort that the state says is needed to protect the communities but that some residents and environmentalists oppose.


Louisiana guard fired after arrest on suspicion of raping inmate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:00
A male corrections officer in northwestern Louisiana was fired this week after his arrest on suspicion of forcibly raping a female inmate, authorities said Thursday. The arrest of Natchitoches Parish Detention Center guard Lindsey Webster Hoke, 28, comes in the wake of a high-profile Louisiana case settled in March stemming from the 2008 and 2009 sexual abuse of a then-14-year-old female inmate by a guard. "I will not tolerate this type of behavior when a deputy decides to abuse his authority and responsibility to serve the people of Natchitoches Parish," Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones said in a statement.

Teenager charged with killing soldier at Tennessee armory

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 03:59
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - A teenager has been arrested and charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of a Tennessee National Guard soldier at an armory southwest of Nashville, authorities said on Thursday. Christopher Farrar, 15, is accused of gaining access to the Perry County National Guard Armory on Wednesday afternoon and firing several shots, one of which struck the soldier, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. Sergeant First Class Michael Braden, 45, died later at an area hospital, the bureau said. Braden served two tours during the Iraq war, in 2003 and 2007, when his unit was stationed in Kuwait to help resupply forces, the Tennessee National Guard said.

Pennsylvania mom drowns trying to save son in Lake Erie

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 03:59
A family vacation turned into tragedy when a mother drowned while trying to rescue her son and his friend in the choppy waters of Lake Erie in western New York, police said. Christen Stefan, 37, swam into the lake in Westfield, New York, on Wednesday to save her 9-year old son, Tyler, and a friend who were riding an inner tube when the wind pushed them into deep waters, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Missile at Beachside Gaza Cafe Finds Patrons Poised for World Cup

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 03:53
At least eight people were killed by the missile, apparently targeting what Israel’s military later described as a single terrorist.






In Rubble of Gaza Seaside Cafe, Hunt for Victims Who Had Come for Soccer

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 03:53
At least eight people were killed by a missile, apparently targeting what Israel’s military later described as a single terrorist.






5 family members among Massachusetts fire victims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 03:52
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A relative has identified five family members who died in a pre-dawn apartment fire that killed seven people in Massachusetts.

Chile's Sanchez signs for Arsenal

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 03:49
Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez signs for Arsenal from Spanish giants Barcelona for a fee in the region of £35m.
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Afghan aid is dropping, but how fast is too fast?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 03:48

FILE - This May 26, 2014 file photo shows Afghan President Hamid Karzai in New Delhi, India. Civilian assistance to Afghanistan was always slated to shrink with America's military footprint, but U.S. aid officials were caught off-guard when Congress, upset by testy relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, slashed civilian aid by 50 percent this year. War-weary lawmakers, content with the level of Afghan aid already in the pipeline, backed the cut, but officials with the U.S. Agency for International Development warn that reducing aid too quickly is risky. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Civilian assistance to Afghanistan was always slated to shrink with America's military footprint, but U.S. aid officials were caught off-guard when Congress, upset by testy relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, slashed civilian aid by 50 percent this year.


Boehner calls for migrant law change

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 03:44
House Speaker John Boehner wants to speed up the deportation of children migrating illegally, to ease the growing border crisis.
Categories: BBC World News

Egyptian statue sells for £16m

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 03:43
A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue is sold for nearly £16m at Christie's of London, amid calls from the country's ambassador for it to be handed back to Egypt.
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Egyptian statue sells for £16m

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 03:43
A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue is sold for nearly £16m at Christie's of London, amid calls from the country's ambassador for it to be handed back to Egypt.
Categories: BBC World News