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Clashes, land mines block recovery of jet victims' remains

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 07:00
Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones.

Aging pipe break points to U.S. water main risk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:59

Worker Ruben Monter mops up the floor at Pauley Pavillion Wednesday July 30, 2014 in Los Angeles. A ruptured 93-year-old water main on Tuesday left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut)The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.

2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:59
A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.

Game thread: Mariners at Indians -- July 30, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:58
Greetings from Cleveland. The Mariners will look to build on Tuesday's win over the Indians with their best pitcher on the mound. Cleveland will counter with it's ace. Felix Hernandez vs. Corey Kluber - that's a damn good pitching matchup. Runs will likely be scarce, which fans should be used to at

Peace Corps pulls volunteers from West Africa due to Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:57

Handout photo of Dr. Kent Brantly wearing protective gear at the case management center on the campus of ELWA Hospital in MonroviaBy Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was pulling all 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea because of the spreading Ebola virus that has killed 672 people in the three countries since February. A Peace Corps spokesperson said two volunteers were isolated and under observation after being exposed to a person who later died of Ebola. "These volunteers are not symptomatic and are currently isolated and under observation," the spokesperson said in a statement. The Peace Corps, citing privacy concerns, declined to say where the two volunteers had come into contact with the Ebola victim.

6 Philadelphia narcotics officers arrested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:57

6 Philadelphia narcotics officers arrestedU.S. Attorney Zane Memeger has announced the arrests of 6 Philadelphia narcotics officers.

Wednesday Memo: Gas Works shooting ... Holocaust gun comment ... Dramatic rescue

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:57
Gas Works Park shooting: Seattle police officers shot a man in Gas Works Park early this morning. The man reportedly approached the officers and threatened them with a broken bottle. This story is developing.

Phila. little league team headed to Mid-Atlantic Regionals

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:56

Phila. little league team headed to Mid-Atlantic RegionalsThe Taney Dragons, a little league team that practices in South Philadelphia, won the state championship and are now headed to the Mid-Atlantic Regionals.

Fumbled information made ferry delays worse, left riders fuming

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:56
An apparent lapse in communication within Washington State Ferries about ferry capacity made passenger delays even worse Tuesday after the breakdown of the M/V Tacoma, near Bainbridge Island.

Dad charged in Upper Darby Wawa assault

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:56

Dad charged in Upper Darby Wawa assaultUpper Darby police say a man is out on bail after being arrested in connection with an assault at a Wawa store.

Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:56
U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona.

'We lost our heads' admits Deila

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:52
Celtic manager Ronny Deila says his side lost their heads as they lost 4-1 to Legia Warsaw in Champions League qualifying.
Categories: BBC World News

New York police unions lose bid to challenge stop-and-frisk settlement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:51

Demonstrators march during a protest in New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's police unions cannot challenge a sweeping settlement over the city's controversial stop-and-frisk police tactic, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday, clearing the way for reforms to take effect. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in New York denied the unions' request to intervene in two stop-and-frisk class action lawsuits, saying they lacked standing to pursue an appeal that Mayor Bill de Blasio has already decided to abandon. Last year, U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the hundreds of thousands of stop-and-frisk encounters each year largely affect minorities and amounted to a form of illegal racial profiling. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who left office at the end of 2013, had appealed the ruling and defended the practice as essential to public safety.

Liberia shuts schools over Ebola

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:50
Liberia's government announced it is closing down all schools across the country and deploying troops to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:50
Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.
Categories: BBC World News

Police arrest mom, say son, 7, went to park alone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:46

Police arrest mom, say son, 7, went to park aloneA Florida woman who let her 7-year-old son walk alone to a park has been charged with felony child neglect.

32 nations back Judaism's Yom Kippur as UN holiday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:46
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Thirty-two countries have written to a U.N. General Assembly committee asking the United Nations to recognize Judaism's holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday.

Huskies fall camp position preview: Linebackers

WA Huskies - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:46
Fall camp begins for the Huskies on Monday, and as we countdown to the start of Chris Petersen’s first season at Washington, we’ll preview each position leading up to the start of camp.
Categories: Sports Center

Oregon woman bought sleeping pills before going missing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:45
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A missing Oregon stay-at-home mother of two young children bought sleeping pills and snacks on an errand run in her small community before she disappeared, but she did not buy enough pills to harm herself, police in Oregon said on Wednesday. The sudden disappearance of Jennifer Janelle Huston, 38, last Thursday has bewildered police for the nearby communities of Newberg and Dundee, in a rural area where she lived and was last seen. Huston last Thursday told her husband, Kallen, she was going to run errands and then left him at home with their 6-year-old son and their toddler, Kallen said earlier this week. Shortly before she went missing, Huston bought the over-the-counter sleeping pills and snacks at a Rite-Aid drug store in Newberg, Kosmicki said.

Police assist 'Woman in Black' after crowd surrounds her in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:44
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A woman dressed in all black who has been spotted strolling along highways in the U.S. Southeast and Midwest needed police assistance after she was surrounded by a group of about 50 curious people in Virginia, authorities said on Wednesday. Police in Winchester, Virginia took the person who wears flowing robes and has been dubbed the "Woman in Black" on social media to an undisclosed location and fed her after the incident on Tuesday evening, police said in a statement. "She has expressed to officers that she wants to be left alone and is asking that the public respect her wishes," said the Winchester Police Department, adding that she intends to stay in the community. Police did not release her name but she is thought to be Elizabeth Poles, 56, who used to live in Georgia and is originally from Alabama.