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Hanford whistleblower settles for $4.1 million

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:30
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A whistleblower on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has reached a $4.1 million settlement with his former employer on the former nuclear weapons production site in Washington state, his lawyer said Wednesday.

IOC rules out viral testing of Rio’s Olympic waters

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:29
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee ruled out conducting viral tests of Rio de Janeiro’s sewage-laden waterways ahead of the 2016 games, a top official said Wednesday, despite an Associated Press study showing dangerously high levels of disease-causing viruses at all aquatic venues, with experts saying athletes are almost certain to be […]
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IOC rules out viral testing of Rio’s Olympic waters

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:29
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee ruled out conducting viral tests of Rio de Janeiro’s sewage-laden waterways ahead of the 2016 games, a top official said Wednesday, despite an Associated Press study showing dangerously high levels of disease-causing viruses at all aquatic venues, with experts saying athletes are almost certain to be […]
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IOC rules out viral testing of Rio’s Olympic waters

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:29
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee ruled out conducting viral tests of Rio de Janeiro’s sewage-laden waterways ahead of the 2016 games, a top official said Wednesday, despite an Associated Press study showing dangerously high levels of disease-causing viruses at all aquatic venues, with experts saying athletes are almost certain to be […]

How Are Those Walleye Biting? On Minnesota Lake, They’re Not

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:27
Only a few days into August, summer on Mille Lacs Lake seemed to be over after a state agency banned walleye fishing, saying the annual quota had already been exceeded.









Armed demonstrators protest Sandra Bland arrest, death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:25

A man holds a rifle during a protest for Sandra Bland and other black victims who have died at the hands of police, held by the New Black Panther Party, the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, outside the Waller County Sheriff's Office Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in Hempstead, Texas. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Dozens of heavily armed demonstrators rallied in Southeast Texas to protest the arrest and jail-cell death of a black woman arrested after a confrontation with a white state trooper during a traffic stop.


20% of New York State Students Opted Out of Standardized Tests This Year

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:22
Just 31 percent of third through eighth graders passed state reading tests and 38 percent passed math, both slight improvements from last year.









Former President Carter says he has cancer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:21

Former U.S. president Carter speaks at the opening of a new exhibit, "Countdown to Zero, Defeating Disease" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York"I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare," Carter, 90, said in a statement. The Carter family has a history of pancreatic cancer, including his parents, two sisters and younger brother Billy Carter.


Connecticut parents sue school district, town over bullied teen's suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:20
The parents of a 15-year-old Greenwich, Connecticut boy who committed suicide on the first day of school in 2013 after years of alleged bullying filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Wednesday against the school district and town for contributing to his death. Anna Izabela Palosz and Franciszek Palosz maintain school staff failed to enforce mandatory anti-bullying policies that would have protected their son, Bartlomiej (Bart) Palosz. It claims the school system was "well-aware of the abuse," and the bullying was a major factor contributing to his death.

One inmate killed, others injured in California prison melee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:19
One inmate was killed and numerous others were injured in a disturbance that broke out on Wednesday afternoon at a prison outside Sacramento, officials said. Five inmates were taken to hospitals with stab wounds and others suffered various injuries during the incident at California State Prison-Sacramento just before 1 p.m., the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. Officials have not publicly identified the inmate who was killed, pending family notification.

Man, 20, charged with murder in Ohio apartment stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:18
(Reuters) - A 20-year-old man was charged by a grand jury in Ohio on Wednesday with murdering another man and stabbing four children in suburban Cincinnati.

Arkansas buys lethal injection drugs, aims to end execution hiatus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:15
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas has bought drugs it plans to use for lethal injections, officials said on Wednesday, as it looks to end a decade-long hiatus on executions that is the longest of any Southern U.S. state. Arkansas law allows information on the drugs used in executions and the vendors supplying them to remain secret. Local reports said the drugs included midazolam, a sedative death penalty opponents had challenged as inappropriate for executions, arguing it cannot even achieve the level of unconsciousness required for surgery.

Music boosts recovery from surgery, reduces pain

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:10
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces patients' pain, eases anxiety and lessens the need for painkillers, British scientists said on Thursday. After reviewing evidence from around 7,000 patients, the scientists said people going for surgery should be allowed to choose the music they'd like to hear to maximize the benefit. "Music is a non-invasive, safe, cheap intervention that should be available to everyone undergoing surgery," said Catherine Meads from Brunel University, who co-led the research.
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Delaware woman receives kidney of father killed in accident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:10

Delaware woman receives kidney of father killed in accidentWhat a Delaware father couldn't donate in life, he did after death.


Escaped inmate suspected in killing is held for trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:08

Robert Crissman Jr., center, is escorted from his preliminary hearing at the Armstrong County Courthouse, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in Kittanning, Pa. Crissman is accused of escaping from the Kittanning jail on July 30, 2015, and killing an acquaintance while on the run. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — An escaped Pennsylvania inmate accused of killing an acquaintance while on the run has been ordered held for trial on criminal homicide and other charges.


Japanese paratroopers in landmark jump over Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:06
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — Two dozen members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force became the first paratroopers from their country to take part in a training jump from an American forces plane over U.S. soil.

Do Italians make better coffee?

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:03
Do Italians make it better?
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The cars of the Cuban trade embargo

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:02
How Cuba's cars tell the story of 55 years of US sanctions
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VIDEO: What Michael Jackson is doing for an ancient language

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:02
How Michael Jackson is making an ancient language cool
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Ban fires UN peacekeeping chief in Central African Republic

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 06:58

In this photo provided by the United Nations, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media outside the Security Council chambers at U.N. Headquarters, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, where he announced the firing of the head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. Babacar Gaye, of Senegal, was terminated over the force's handling of dozens of sexual and other misconduct allegations, including rape and killing, in the year and a half of its existence. (Eskinder Debebe/The United Nations via AP)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief has fired the head of the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic over the force's handling of dozens of misconduct allegations, including rape and killing.