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VIDEO: Paid mourners banned in Kenya

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:14
Every Thursday and Friday, Kenya's third largest city, Kisumu, grinds to a halt as hundreds of motorcyclists block the roads.
Categories: BBC World News

California shooting survivor: Gunman was smiling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:13
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who was critically wounded during a shooting rampage in California that left two deputies dead said the gunman was smiling when he shot him and had opened fire almost immediately after demanding his car keys.

Ex-Mississippi prison boss faces bribery charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:13
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps has been charged with accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from a businessman connected to several private prison companies.

News Analysis: In Jerusalem Unrest, Signs of a ‘Run-Over Intifada’ for the 21st Century

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:04
While tensions and violence appear to be rising, most commentators say the conditions are different from those of the previous Palestinian uprisings.

Remains found in Alaska identified as missing man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:04
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Human remains found on a remote Alaska island have been identified as those of a missing French adventurer, Alaska State Troopers said.

New York interstate 3-vehicle crash leaves 27 hurt

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

This photo provided by the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office shows the bus involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer and a car that left 27 people injured on Interstate 81 early Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Nedrow, N.Y. Twenty-six passengers suffered minor injuries on the Pine Hills Trailways bus traveling from Toronto to New York City. The bus driver is in serious condition at a Syracuse hospital. Police say the car driver has been charged with driving while intoxicated. (AP Photo/Onondaga County Sheriff's Office)SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City-bound bus crashed into a wrecked car and a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 outside Syracuse early Thursday, injuring more than two dozen people, authorities said.

Accomplice in student's rape, murder denied parole

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:02

FILE - In a Friday, June 13, 2014 file photo, the state's key witness, Kathryn McDonough, testifies against her former boyfriend Seth Mazzaglia in Strafford County Superior Court in Dover, N.H. McDonough is scheduled for a parole hearing Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. McDonough, now 21, was sentenced in July 2013 to 1 1/2 to three years in prison for lying to police after Seth Mazzaglia strangled and raped 19-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, of Westborough, Massachusetts, at the couple's Dover apartment in October 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman will stay behind bars for luring a University of New Hampshire student to her apartment as a sex offering to her domineering boyfriend then helping dispose of the body after he killed and raped her.

Woman hospitalized after 2 stabbed in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:01

2 hospitalized after Wilmington stabbingA woman is hospitalized after a double stabbing in Wilmington.

Green army men, Rubik's Cube make Toy Hall of Fame

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:00
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — It's mission accomplished for little green army men.

Feds call new Silk Road defendant a flight risk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:59
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prosecutor says a California man arrested on charges he started a spinoff version of the shuttered Silk Road website is a flight risk and a danger to the community.

Probe finds porous security at NYC's Rikers Island

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:56

In this undated photo provided by the New York City Department of Investigation, contraband smuggled by an undercover investigator into Rikers Island jail facilities is shown. During six visits to the New York City jail, the investigator was able to get a plastic bag containing 250 glassine envelopes of heroin; one plastic bag containing 24 packaged strips of suboxone; two plastic bags containing a total weight of one half-pound of marijuana, 16 ounces of vodka in a water bottle, and one razor blade past the personnel at the security entrance. (AP Photo/New York City Department of Investigation)NEW YORK (AP) — Water bottles filled with vodka that go uninspected. Lunch boxes packed with drugs allowed to bypass X-ray machines. Razor blades and other objects waved on through, even when they set off metal detectors.

Judge weighs tossing first US county drilling ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:56
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The first county in the United States to impose an outright ban on oil and gas development could see its controversial ordinance gutted, if not tossed all together, as a federal judge considers the measure's constitutionality.

I owe it all to my mum - Berahino

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:51
West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino says he owes his first senior England call-up to his mother.
Categories: BBC World News

Texas' Perry slams abuse of power charge at court hearing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:50

Texas Governor Perry, a possible Republican candidate for 2016 presidential race, answers questions from reporters following appearance at business leaders luncheon in PortsmouthBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry made his first court appearance on Thursday to answer felony abuse of power charges and afterward criticized a special prosecution that has cast a shadow over his possible Republican presidential run in 2016. Lawyers for Perry asked the court to dismiss the charges, saying special prosecutor Michael McCrum did not properly take the oath for his post. The governor did not address the court during the hearing, which covered procedural matters. ...

Future late but looks bright for First Hill streetcars

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:49
A third train for the future First Hill Streetcar line arrived in Seattle this week.

Seahawks' linebacker K.J. Wright says defense "showing ourselves this is how good we can be''

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:47
The task for the Seahawks this week against the Giants will be to continue the momentum of the past two games, especially on defense as Seattle has forced five turnovers and allowed just two offensive touchdowns in wins over Carolina and Oakland.

Despite losses, GMO label backers aren't quitting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:46
In the end, not even Oregon's backyard chicken owners and vegan foodies had enough money and clout to persuade voters to pass a ballot measure that would have required labeling of genetically modified foods.

Last person being monitored for Ebola in Texas set to be cleared: officials

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Texas health officials on Thursday said the last person being monitored by the state for possible Ebola is set to be cleared by the end of Friday, concluding a 21-day monitoring period. In a statement, the Texas Department of State Health Services said that no additional cases of the virus have been diagnosed in the state. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)

Microsoft offers Office free for Apple, Android mobile devices | Pri0

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:46
Microsoft says it will offer its Office franchise free to some mobile customers, its latest effort to keep customers using its products in a less PC-dependent world.

Russia rejects claim over Putin ally

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:44
The Kremlin dismisses US allegations of money laundering against a close associate of President Putin as another attack on the Russian president.
Categories: BBC World News