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Ex-principal pleads guilty to cheating scheme

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:38
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The former principal of a Massachusetts charter school has pleaded guilty to charges related to her efforts to help students cheat on a statewide standardized test.

101st Airborne soldiers gear up to fight Ebola outbreak

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:33

Fort Campbell troops admit concerns about deadly virus but say it's their job to help.

       

Spain: 6 in Madrid hospital for Ebola observation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:32
Two doctors who treated a Spanish nursing assistant diagnosed with Ebola have been admitted to a Madrid hospital for precautionary observation, bringing to six the number being monitored at the center, health officials said Thursday.

New US-led airstrikes hit besieged Syrian town

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:32
The U.S.-led coalition pounded positions of the Islamic State group in the Syrian border town of Kobani on Thursday in some of the most intensive strikes in the air campaign so far, a Kurdish official and an activist group said.

Hospital defends care for Ebola victim

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:30

Dallas hospital says its care for Ebola patient not affected by nationality or lack of ability to pay

       

New Jersey Transit sues insurers over Sandy pay

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:30
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is suing its insurers for more help paying to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

New at the pot shop: Milder marijuana for novices

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:26
Recreational marijuana sellers are reaching out to novice cannabis users with a raft of edible products that impart a milder buzz and make it easy for inexperienced customers to find a dose they won't regret taking.

Police: Officer fatally shoots man in St. Louis

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:26
An off-duty police officer fatally shot an 18-year-old man who opened fire during a chase in south St. Louis, sparking loud protests in the area, police said Thursday.

US adds extra level of airport screening for Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:26
President Barack Obama calls it a "belt and suspenders" approach -- an extra level of screening at five major U.S. airports to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease.

New HealthCare.gov improved, but with a glitch

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov on Wednesday, with some improvements as well as at least one early mistake and a new challenge.

EPA says new vehicle mileage hits record 24.1 mpg

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
Gas mileage for new cars and trucks in the U.S. averaged a record 24.1 miles per gallon last year, but gains in fuel economy are slowing.

Fed officials link rate increase to economic data

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
Federal Reserve officials, worried about weak growth overseas, agreed last month that they would begin raising interest rates only when measures of the economy's health and inflation signaled the time was right.

Global stocks rebound after US gains

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
Global stocks markets were mostly higher Thursday after Wall Street had its best day this year and the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled it will keep interest rates low.

Court hears dispute over pay for security checks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going through security checkpoints each day.

Paula Patton files for divorce from Robin Thicke

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
Paula Patton has filed for divorce from Robin Thicke and is asking for joint custody of their son.

Mom, beau plead not guilty in alcohol-in-IV death

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
A man told police he poured vodka into the IV feeding tube of his girlfriend's disabled 13-year-old son to settle him down, a dose of alcohol that contributed to his death, according to court documents released Wednesday.

Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.

Ebola patient's death renews questions about care

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
The death of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States renewed questions about his medical care and whether Thomas Eric Duncan's life could have been extended or saved if the Texas hospital where he first sought help had taken him in sooner.

Green Day, Sting, Withers among rock hall nominees

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:18

FILE - This April 7, 2013 file photo shows Sting performing as part of Final Four Big Dance Concerts at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Sting, Green Day, and Bill Withers are among the first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The punk trio Green Day, the short-lived British band The Smiths, "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-time nominees for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


NY couple in Amish abduction case face new charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:16
A couple accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters in August are facing additional federal charges involving more child victims, prosecutors said Wednesday.