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Others sought in crash that killed rebel flag supporter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:34
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi investigators said Thursday that they are trying to find people who might have been involved in a road dispute just before a crash that killed a black man wearing a Confederate military hat.

Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:33

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2009, file photo, a participant plays a computer game during the Intel Friday Night Game, a competition of the ESL, Electronic Sports League, in Dresden, Germany. The Electronic Sports League says it will begin randomly drug testing players at its competitive video game events. The e-sports organization announced plans Thursday, July 23, 2015, to work with the World Anti-Doping Agency to create and enforce rules surrounding the use of performance-enhancing drugs. (AP Photo/Matthias Rietschel, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drug testing is coming to e-sports.


Obama departs for Kenya, returning to his father's homeland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:29

Obama waves as he boards Air Force One for travel to Kenya and Ethiopia from Joint Base Andrews, MarylandPresident Barack Obama departed for Kenya on Thursday, his first trip to his father's homeland as U.S. president, kicking off a swing through Africa that will also include a stop in Ethiopia. Obama, the first black U.S. president, is the son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas. Obama is expected to meet with family members while in Nairobi, but he will not be traveling to the village most closely associated with his family name.


Driver killed in I-495 crash in New Castle ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:28

Driver killed in I-495 crash in New Castle ID'dThe driver killed in a two-vehicle crash on I-495 in New Castle, Delaware has been identified.


Four-legged snake fossil discovered

BBC World News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:24
Scientists find the first ever four-legged snake, which lived at the time of the dinosaurs and probably dug burrows.
Categories: BBC World News

Report details chronic problems at Army anthrax facility

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:23
NEW YORK (AP) — Pentagon officials released a report Thursday detailing recurring problems at an Army bioterror facility that accidentally sent live anthrax to other labs for more than a decade.

Seahawks camp countdown: Will the 2013 draft class begin showing some returns on the investment?

WA Cougars - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:22
Seahawks training camp begins July 31, and in our countdown to camp, we’ll answer a key question every day until the team is back on the field at the team’s facility in Renton.Conventional wisdom in the NFL is that at least three years are needed to fairly and accurately judge a draft class.
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks camp countdown: Will the 2013 draft class begin showing some returns on the investment?

WA Huskies - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:22
Seahawks training camp begins July 31, and in our countdown to camp, we’ll answer a key question every day until the team is back on the field at the team’s facility in Renton.Conventional wisdom in the NFL is that at least three years are needed to fairly and accurately judge a draft class.
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks camp countdown: Will the 2013 draft class begin showing some returns on the investment?

Seattle Storm - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:22
Seahawks training camp begins July 31, and in our countdown to camp, we’ll answer a key question every day until the team is back on the field at the team’s facility in Renton.Conventional wisdom in the NFL is that at least three years are needed to fairly and accurately judge a draft class.
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks camp countdown: Will the 2013 draft class begin showing some returns on the investment?

NBA - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:22
Seahawks training camp begins July 31, and in our countdown to camp, we’ll answer a key question every day until the team is back on the field at the team’s facility in Renton.Conventional wisdom in the NFL is that at least three years are needed to fairly and accurately judge a draft class.
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks camp countdown: Will the 2013 draft class begin showing some returns on the investment?

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:22
Seahawks training camp begins July 31, and in our countdown to camp, we’ll answer a key question every day until the team is back on the field at the team’s facility in Renton.Conventional wisdom in the NFL is that at least three years are needed to fairly and accurately judge a draft class.
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks camp countdown: Will the 2013 draft class begin showing some returns on the investment?

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:22
Seahawks training camp begins July 31, and in our countdown to camp, we’ll answer a key question every day until the team is back on the field at the team’s facility in Renton.Conventional wisdom in the NFL is that at least three years are needed to fairly and accurately judge a draft class.
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks camp countdown: Will the 2013 draft class begin showing some returns on the investment?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:22
Seahawks training camp begins July 31, and in our countdown to camp, we’ll answer a key question every day until the team is back on the field at the team’s facility in Renton.Conventional wisdom in the NFL is that at least three years are needed to fairly and accurately judge a draft class.

AP PHOTOS: Transgender youths show hardship, resilience

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:18

In this photo taken May 20, 2015, Atticus Ranck, 26, of Sunrise, Fla., who identifies as a transgender male, poses for a photograph in a hammock at a friend's apartment in Sunrise, Fla. Ranck first came out as a lesbian at age 17. Once in college, he became more masculine, describing the transformation as relatively easy. Ranck, who is taking hormones and has had surgery on his chest for the transition, just graduated with a master's degree in women, gender and sexuality from Florida Atlantic University. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — The transgender community has gained a degree of acceptance in recent years with the help of such celebrities as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox from "Orange is the New Black." But for those who are less known it can be more of a struggle. Many young transgender people, wrestling with their identities, find themselves shunned by family, friends and co-workers. Episodes of homelessness, alcoholism, drug abuse and violence often follow.


US asks Paraguay for Fifa executive

BBC World News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:13
The United States has asked Paraguay to extradite Nicolas Leoz, the former president of South America's football confederation.
Categories: BBC World News

Feds offer California $2M to repair collapsed highway bridge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:09
DESERT CENTER, Calif. (AP) — The federal government is offering California $2 million in emergency funds to repair an interstate bridge over a desert gully that was knocked down by flash-flood waters.

Washington state's terrifying new climate threat: “Urban wildfires” - Salon

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:07

Salon

Washington state's terrifying new climate threat: “Urban wildfires”
Salon
Washington state's terrifying new climate threat: "Urban wildfires" EnlargeIn this Sunday, June 28, 2015 photo provided by The Wenatchee World, Forest Service fire fighters from Leavenworth watch as a house burns in northern Wenatchee, Wash. A wildfire ...