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U. of Chicago cuts ties with Confucius Institute

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:05
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Chicago cut ties with a Chinese language and research center following a Chinese media report that suggested the university had bowed to the authority of the institute's leader in Beijing.

Fired Man Beheads Co-Worker in Attack at Oklahoma Food Plant, Police Say

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:05
The police in Moore, Okla., said Alton Nolen was believed to have been trying to convert fellow workers to Islam.

DNR lifts statewide burn ban

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:01
Recent rains are the reason.

Redmond tabs Ashley Graham as girls hoop coach

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:01
Former Redmond standout Ashley Graham is taking over as the school's girls basketball coach.

Final state Fish and Wildlife ocean salmon catch figures

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:01
%%%baf1e652b4067c0656e53fe9541cec05%%%Here are the latest ocean salmon catch figures from state Fish and Wildlife:

Facing Militants With Supplies Dwindling, Iraqi Soldiers Took to Phones

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:00
Soldiers’ accounts of a battle this week exposed some of the glaring weaknesses of the Iraqi Army as it tries to counter Islamic State militants.

Texas jury finds cancer doctor guilty of poisoning lover's coffee

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:59
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas jury on Friday found a Houston breast cancer specialist guilty of spiking the coffee of her lover, a fellow cancer doctor, with a compound used in antifreeze. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, an oncologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was accused of lacing the coffee of Dr. George Blumenschein, 50, with ethylene glycol in 2013. Gonzalez-Angulo was charged with aggravated assault of a family member, which covers domestic violence in dating relationships. She showed no emotion as the verdict was read. ...

VIDEO: The $1.5m 'Modi Show' lands in US

BBC World News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:59
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to begin an official visit to the US to boost bilateral trade and court the investment of US firms.
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How to judge the Seahawks' receivers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:58
By now, the nature of Seattle's offense is well known: The Seahawks want to run the ball, limit mistakes, play to their defense and take some chances deep down the field, especially on play action.

NJ officials: $450K in fines pending in dumping crackdown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:57

 $450K in fines pending in dumping crackdownNew Jersey's crackdown on illegal dumping at state parks and recreational areas is adding up.


Son of accused cartel leader pleads guilty to drug charges in California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:57
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The 24-year-old son of an accused leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world's largest drug trafficking organizations, pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court in San Diego to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana. Serafin Zambada Ortiz, whose father Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada Garcia was among a group of accused cartel bosses indicted by the United States in 2012, made his plea in the presence of a large security detail from the U.S. Marshals and three family members. ...

Stream a new track from Android Amaker

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:55
Brent Amaker and a host of collaborators including Vox Mod, P-Smoov and Frank Correa are set to unleash their multimedia project, Android Amaker, on Nov. 7. More than just an album, Android Amaker is a collection of music, photography, video and fashion all centered around the concept of The Singula

Suspect in Virginia student disappearance tied to 2002 rape probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:53

Jesse Matthew, 32 appears before a judge during his extradition hearing in GalvestonBy John Clarke (Reuters) - The man arrested in Texas for the abduction of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was the focus of a college rape investigation in 2002 and has a long history of arrests, records revealed on Friday. That revelation came as authorities said they were extraditing Jesse Matthew, 32, to Virginia from Texas on Friday for a court appearance next week in connection with Graham's disappearance. Graham was last seen leaving a bar in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the early hours of Sept. 13. ...


2 Rowan University students face hearing over sex tape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:53

2 Rowan University students face hearing over sex tapeA pair of Rowan University students are pleading their case Friday in the wake of a sex video that one of them allegedly posted online.


US consumer sentiment index reaches 14-month high

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:52
A measure of U.S. consumer confidence reached its highest level since July 2013, led by greater optimism that the economy will grow and incomes will rise.

Mars missions: Successes and failures

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:52
Getting a spacecraft to orbit Mars is a complex mission that few countries have attempted, and even fewer have achieved.

Texas cancer doctor convicted of poisoning lover

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:52
A cancer researcher in Texas was convicted Friday of aggravated assault for poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze.

US-Russian crew docks with space station

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:52
A U.S.-Russian crew docked early Friday with the International Space Station, about six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhstan.

Not guilty plea in Oregon work-release homicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:48
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man charged with fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend while their 2-year-old daughter cried in another room had just been temporarily released from a minimum-security facility where he had been held for violating a restraining order sought by the woman, court documents show.

Texas cancer doctor convicted of poisoning lover

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:48

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014 file photo Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo takes a break during jury deliberations in her assault case in Houston. The breast cancer doctor was convicted Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 of aggravated assault for poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)HOUSTON (AP) — A cancer researcher in Texas was convicted Friday of aggravated assault for poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze.