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Wife of Ray Rice defends her husband

BBC World News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:41
Janay Rice blames the media for feeling embarrassed and hurt after a video was leaked showing the NFL star punching her in a lift.
Categories: BBC World News

AP Analysis: Putin pins his hopes to Ukraine truce

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:40
Ukraine's last cease-fire collapsed quickly. This one may last -- because it's in Russian President Vladimir Putin's interests.

Watchdog: VA managers lied about delays

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:37

 VA managers lied about delaysWASHINGTON (AP) — Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to investigators about scheduling practices and other issues, the department's inspector general said Tuesday.

Renewed calls for arrest in Ferguson shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:36
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The parents and supporters of the 18-year-old killed in a fatal police shooting in suburban St. Louis are renewing their calls for the officer's immediate arrest.

Ex-aide accuses McMorris Rodgers, staff of possibly lying, and smearing him

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:35
The former communications director to U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers spoke out for the first time Monday about the ethics allegations against the Spokane Republican, saying he did not instigate the complaint and accusing her office of defaming him.

Another Atlantic City casino company files for bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:34

Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City New JerseyTrump Entertainment Resorts Inc , which runs two casinos in Atlantic City, filed for bankruptcy protection for a third time, in another blow to the city's crumbling casino industry. Atlantic City's casinos have been losing their glitz and gambling dollars to the more than 40 new rivals that have opened in neighboring states, with gaming revenue nearly halving from its 2006 peak of $5.2 billion. Three of the 12 casinos in the city have closed this year, with one of the Trump Entertainment properties expected to close next week. Trump Entertainment, which Donald Trump founded but no longer controls, operates the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort and the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, the second-largest U.S.

Pedestrian dies after being struck in Williamstown, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:33

Pedestrian dies after being struck in Williamstown, N.J.A pedestrian has died after being struck by a car in Gloucester County.

Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:33
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft," causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday.

VIDEO: Pizza chefs fight off armed robbers

BBC World News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:31
Staff at a pizzeria in Italy successfully fend off would-be robbers - despite being held up at gun point.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. proposes rules to prevent runaway trains packed with explosive goods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:30

NTSB member Robert Sumwalt views damaged rail cars at the scene of the BNSF train accident in CasseltonIn that case, an unattended 74-car train carrying crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch became unsecured and rolled 7 miles down the tracks before derailing and exploding, killing 47 people and flattening the surrounding area. “This rule making will solidify our existing securement regulations and provide additional safeguards against the rolling of unattended freight trains," Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo said in a statement. The United States and Canada have taken multiple measures to improve rail safety since Lac-Megantic and other incidents as the U.S.

VIDEO: Who are Yemen's Houthis?

BBC World News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:29
Escalating tensions between Yemen's government and the armed Shia Houthi movement are threatening to plunge one of the poorest countries in the Middle East into a wide-scale armed conflict.
Categories: BBC World News

Grand jury to probe Ga. raid that injured baby

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:27
ATLANTA (AP) — A northeast Georgia prosecutor says a grand jury will investigate a police raid that severely injured a 1 1/2-year-old boy when a flash grenade detonated in the child's playpen.

Is Islamic State heading for Lebanon?

BBC World News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:25
Islamic State threat ups the tension in a divided Lebanon
Categories: BBC World News

Upper Darby 'peeping Tom' person of interest caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:24

Upper Darby 'peeping Tom' person of interest caught on cameraUpper Darby police are hoping the public will recognize a person of interest in a series of 'peeping Tom' incidents.

Your Tuesday Briefing

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:12
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

A Primer for the New York Primary

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:10
As voters headed to the polls on Tuesday, the looming question was not so much who would win, but what the outcome would say about Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

Top Virginia lawmakers back stiffer ethics law after ex-governor's conviction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:10
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Two top Virginia state lawmakers on Tuesday backed stiffening ethics legislation, among the laxest in the United States, after the conviction of a former governor and his wife on corruption charges. The support of William Howell, the Republican speaker of the House of Delegates, and Thomas Norment Jr., the Republican majority leader of the state Senate, makes passage of stricter rules on gifts and favors for public officials more likely when the legislature reconvenes in four months. The conviction last week of Republican former Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, in federal court on 20 corruption counts stunned Virginia.

Affinor Growers Partners With Herbal Analytics for Cannabis Quality Control in Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:07
Affinor Growers has signed an agreement with Herbal Analytics, a Washington State testing laboratory, to provide quality control for cannabis products . Herbal Analytics has the staff, instrumentation, ...

French weapons sales grow amid Mideast tensions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:05
PARIS (AP) — France's government says its arms exports grew sharply last year, notably amid violence and tensions in the Middle East.