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Ford 'threatened' fellow school coach

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:33
As a youth football coach, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly threatened a teacher and made players roll in goose droppings, newly released documents say.
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U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:32
Nearly a dozen Americans are known to have traveled to Syria to fight for ISIS, the militant group that the Obama administration says poses the greatest threat to the United States since Al Qaeda before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.






U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:32
ISIS has become more attractive to would-be militants because, unlike Al Qaeda, it has seized territory that it rules by strict Islamic law.






Murray breezes into US Open last 32

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:30
Andy Murray makes short work of German qualifier Matthias Bachinger as the Briton advances to the US Open third round.
Categories: BBC World News

Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:24

This July 9, 2014 photo shows Gail Sadler standing amid broken crosses in a pauper's grave in Winslow, Arizona. The local historic preservation commissioner has made it her mission to unearth the identities of roughly 600 people buried there and help their descendants reconnect with a lost part of their history. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.


Military officials in Massachusetts: Pilot died in F-15 jet crash in Virginia mountains

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:23
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Military officials in Massachusetts: Pilot died in F-15 jet crash in Virginia mountains.

Shell Submits a Plan for New Exploration of Alaskan Arctic Oil

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:22
The company, which had experienced setbacks in its efforts in recent years, said it had not yet made a final decision on whether to drill next summer.






Foes of expanded checks on gun buyers to begin TV, radio ads

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:18
TV and radio ads in support of an initiative to prevent the expansion of gun-sale background checks will begin next week, the campaign announced Thursday.

PHOTOS: Tractor-trailer slams into Mayfair home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:16

 Tractor-trailer slams into Mayfair homeA tractor-trailer crashed into a home in Philadelphia's Mayfair neighborhood on Thursday, August 28, 2014.


What we can learn from the Uzi tragedy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:16
Teach children that weapons are not the answer

WSU-Rutgers live chat starts at 6:30 p.m.

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:08
Join Percy Allen for a live pregame chat at 6:30 p.m. ahead of WSU's season opener against Rutgers at CenturyLink Field.

Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:08
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii says she won't consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval.

Obama: Russia causing Ukraine crisis

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:08
US President Barack Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine, as Nato prepares to hold an emergency meeting.
Categories: BBC World News

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:08

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, joined by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, after the Democratic majority voted to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts. McConnell said Democrats are using a power play to distract voters from the president's troubled health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Virgin Australia airline posts $333 million loss

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:04
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's second largest airline, Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd., said on Friday it lost 356 million Australian dollars ($333 million) in its last fiscal year, a three-fold increase over the previous year.

California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:02
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

Obama Urges Calm in Face of Crises in Ukraine and Syria

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:01
President Obama confronted two volatile crises with restraint Thursday, saying he was not close to authorizing airstrikes in Syria and playing down an escalation of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.






Your best shots: Summer-vacation reader photo contest

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:01
Summer, sadly, is coming to an end.  But it can live on in your photos.  Join our summer-vacation photo contest and submit a picture from your trip. It can be a scenic shot or something  wacky or wonderfully weird.  And it can be from anywhere you went on vacation — cl

Officer shoots woman at Oregon gas station

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:01
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Suspects in New York violinist's death held

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:01
Two homeless men accused of killing a concert violinist during a robbery in her rural home were ordered held without bail Thursday after a prosecutor detailed how the 61-year-old musician was shot twice and stabbed after opening her door to let them use her phone.