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Woman treads water for 3 hours in Lake Mead storm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:07
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Henderson woman who became separated from her family and jet ski when a sudden storm whipped up 8-foot-tall swells on Lake Mead treaded water for more than three hours before she was rescued Tuesday, National Parks Service officials said.

1 year later, no new abortion rules in N. Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:05
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Abortion rights advocates in North Carolina say they are in the dark about new rules required by a year-old law that they fear could effectively shut down many of the state's clinics.

House Republicans seek CDC documents on anthrax scare

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:01

The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in AtlantaCongressional Republicans asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to provide documents related to last month's anthrax scare at a U.S. lab facility, where more than 80 people were initially feared to be exposed to the deadly pathogen. In a series of letters, top Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked for the results of several Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab inspections and audits of potential weaknesses in biosecurity protocols dating back to October 2007. "How many suspected exposures to select agents and/or toxins have been reported at CDC since October 2007? How many actual exposures have been reported," said the July 9 letter to CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden signed by three Republican panel members including Chairman Fred Upton of Michigan.


What's in a name?

BBC World News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:00
Would Google have made it as BackRub?
Categories: BBC World News

South Sudan economy 'in intensive care'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:00
War-torn South Sudan's oil-rich economy on the edge of collapse
Categories: BBC World News

Google Glass controlled by brainwave

BBC World News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:00
A London start-up hacks Google Glass so it can be controlled by a person's brainwaves.
Categories: BBC World News

Photos: 9 not-to-miss moments at local pot store openings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:59
It was a day of celebration for pot users, claustrophobia for the media and victory for key figures in legalizing pot.

Columbia River summer king return upgraded from preseaon figures

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:58
While the Columbia River sockeye have been gaining all the attention this week, the summer king return is quietly waxing the odds as well.

Seahawks announce 2014 season tickets sold out

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:57
The Seattle Seahawks announced today that season tickets for the 2014 season are sold out.

Hospital worker stabbed to death

BBC World News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:57
A member of staff at a mental health hospital in Gloucester dies after being stabbed at work.
Categories: BBC World News

Farmer loses phone, returned 8 months later

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:54
Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year. Eight months later, his phone was returned unscathed after a trip to Japan.

Man charged with manslaughter for slapping Sea-Tac Airport co-worker who died

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:53
A 27-year-old Federal Way man was charged today with first-degree manslaughter after he struck a co-worker at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Saturday and the co-worker later died.

Probation for official who stole $460K in quarters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:52

Thomas Rica, a former employee of the Village of Ridgewood, N.J., appears for his sentencing Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Hackensack, N.J. Rica, who admitted stealing $460,000 in quarters over two years, has been spared a prison term. A judge instead sentenced Rica to five years of probation. (AP Photo/Northjersey.com, Carmine Glasso, Pool)HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The former public works inspector for a northern New Jersey town who admitted stealing $460,000 in quarters over two years has been spared a prison term.


Hanford workers test thousands of air samples

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:44
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — About 12,000 air samples taken on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this year after more than three dozen workers reported being sickened by chemical vapors have failed to find a cause for the problem, Hanford officials said Wednesday.

Britney's Just the Beginning: How Auto-Tuning Took Over the Music Industry

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:44

 How Auto-Tuning Took Over the Music IndustryHere's a brief and dirty history of the revolution that's transformed music. And by "transformed," we mean "bastardized into oblivion."


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Judge declares mistrial in 'Thunder' shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:41
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of a Las Vegas man accused of firing a gun backstage and trying to steal costumes and props from the "Thunder From Down Under" male revue.

Police: Upper Darby bedroom intruder arrested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:40

 Upper Darby bedroom intruder arrestedPolice say they have arrested the man who was allegedly found sneaking in to women's bedrooms in Upper Darby.


Texas robbery suspect sets himself on fire, then is shot by police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:39
Police in a Dallas suburb shot a suspected burglar after he poured a flammable material on his clothing and set himself on fire on Wednesday outside a chicken wing restaurant, a city official said. Three officers also suffered severe burns including one who had to be airlifted to a hospital for emergency care, said Corky Brown, a spokesman for Cedar Hill, the suburb southwest of Dallas where the incident took place. The suspect, who was brandishing a bottle of what appeared to be gasoline, entered the restaurant and then quickly exited engulfed in flames, witness Robert Gonzales told Dallas broadcaster WFAA.

Woman, 92, assaulted in Cobbs Creek home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:39

Woman, 92, assaulted in Cobbs Creek home invasionPolice are looking for two suspects after a 92-year-old woman was assaulted during a home invasion in the Cobbs Creek section of Philadelphia.


Fed, Confident in Economy, Details End of Bond-Buying Program

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:39
The decision signals the end of one of the central bank’s most aggressive efforts to stimulate the economy.