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50 years on, fateful Vietnam resolution resonates

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:07

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 1964 file photo, President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, as leaders of Congress stand by his desk for a ceremonial signing of the Congressional resolution, also known as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, backing his firm stand against aggression in Southeast Asia. Fifty years ago Johnson signed the resolution that historians call the crucial catalyst for deep American involvement in the Vietnam War. From left Rep. Carl Albert, D-Okla., Sen. Hubert Humphrey, D-Minn., Rep. Charles Halleck, R-Ind., Sen. Everett Dirksen, R-Ill., House Speaker John McCormack and Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark. In right background are Sen. George Aiken, R-Vt., and Sen. George Smathers, D-Fla. (AP Photo/John Rous, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A dubious threat to U.S. interests. A swift vote in Congress for broad presidential war powers in response. A long, costly and bitterly debated war.


Cougar freshman Nick Begg provides versatility

WA Cougars - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:01
Washington State coaches could use newcomer at tight end, defensive end or linebacker.
Categories: Sports Center

Ky. school district drops federal lunch program

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:59

Some schools say new healthy standards are too hard to meet.

       

Typhoon Halong slams into Japan

BBC World News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:58
More than one million people are advised to evacuate their homes as powerful Typhoon Halong hits south-western Japan.
Categories: BBC World News

Science meets circus in new Franklin Institute exhibit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:57

Science meets circus in new Franklin Institute exhibitCirque du Soleil was in town this week with a sneak peak at their new show and the acrobats stopped by the Franklin Institute to check out the new 'Circus! Science Under the Big Top' exhibit that opened in June.


Science meets circus in new Franklin Institute exhibit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:57

Science meets circus in new Franklin Institute exhibitCirque du Soleil was in town this week with a sneak peak at their new show and the acrobats stopped by the Franklin Institute to check out the new 'Circus! Science Under the Big Top' exhibit that opened in June.


Israel, Hamas begin another three-day cease-fire

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:53

The truce will allow the two sides to resume talks for a long-term agreement.

       

Crimefighters: Who killed Joseph Devine?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:53

 Who killed Joseph Devine?It's been almost 10 months since a father of three was gunned down in Camden and a reward is being offered to help find his killer.


Hydro controversy? Why there was no start penalty in Seafair's final

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:50
When I returned from being out of town last weekend, my phone and email included several messages from readers with the same question: Why wasn't a penalty assessed in the Albert Lee Appliance Cup unlimited hydroplane final at Seafair on Sunday? And why the heck wasn't it mentioned in our stories?

Mariners propect, ex-Mariner of the week

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:46
Andrew Kittredge and R.A. Dickey

Missouri woman finds grandson dead, shot by police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:45

A crowd is stopped by police as they were trying to reach the scene where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Mo., near St. Louis on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. A spokesman with the St. Louis County Police Department confirmed a Ferguson police officer shot the man. The spokesman didn’t give the reason for the shooting, nor provide the officer’s name or race. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Desiree Harris saw her grandson running near her home Saturday afternoon when she passed him in her car. Minutes later, she found his body on the street — fatally shot by a police officer.


Police-mayor tensions mount over chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:45

FILE- In this July 31, 2014 file photo provided by the New York City Mayoral Photography Office, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, is seated between New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton, left, and the Rev. Al Sharpton, during a round table discussion convened to ease tensions over the July 17, police involved death of Eric Garner. In an interview with The Associated Press, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said he wanted to counter "some of the misimpressions and some of the momentum that's been gained by self-serving interests" in the wake of the videotaped death last month of Garner. (AP Photo/New York City Mayoral Photography Office, Bob Bennett, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Police have become increasingly at odds with Mayor Bill de Blasio over the appearance he is taking sides against them after the chokehold death of a black suspect last month — a conflict that has prompted the city's top law enforcement official to do damage control by calling the mayor "very pro-cop."


VIDEO: Florida boy, nine, fights off alligator

BBC World News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:41
A nine-year-old boy from Florida has been speaking about the moment he fought off a nine-foot-long alligator with his bare hands.
Categories: BBC World News

UKIP defends 'Hitler speech' MEP

BBC World News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:40
UKIP defends one of its MEPs, who allegedly advised prospective party candidates to learn from the speaking style of Adolf Hitler.
Categories: BBC World News

Lou Piniella, a character of the first order, entering Mariners Hall of Fame

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:37
Former Mariners pitching coach Bryan Price, now the Reds manager, said in a videotaped tribute, “In my time with you, I always felt like I was with a living legend.”

Lou Piniella, a character of the first order, entering Mariners Hall of Fame

Seattle Mariners - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:37
Former Mariners pitching coach Bryan Price, now the Reds manager, said in a videotaped tribute, “In my time with you, I always felt like I was with a living legend.”
Categories: Sports Center

Airplane crashes on takeoff in Iran, killing 39

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:23

The jet crashed when its engine shut down shortly after takeoff.

       

Obama offers no time limit on Iraq military action

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:22

Obama offers no time limit on Iraq military actionPresident Barack Obama on Saturday refused to give a time limit on America's renewed military involvement in Iraq.


Police: Suspect flees in stolen ambulance in Reading

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:21

 Suspect flees in stolen ambulance in ReadingAuthorities arrested a man for stealing an ambulance and leading police on a pursuit in Reading.


White Pass - 8/9/2014 7:46:35 PM

White Pass Report - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:19
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