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U.S. female hostage raped by Islamic State leader before death: U.S. officials

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:58

Eric Mueller reads a poem about his late sister aid worker Kayla Mueller at the Prescott's Courthouse Square in Prescott, ArizonaKayla Mueller, the U.S. aid worker killed this year while being held hostage by Islamic State militants, was raped repeatedly by the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, while in captivity in Syria, U.S. officials said on Friday. Mueller was 26 at the time of her death and would have turned 27 on Friday.


Homeless camp gets a bad rap from Ballardites

NBA - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:42
I lived near two homeless camps in recent years. The uproar in Ballard is giving them a much worse rap than they deserve.
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Homeless camp gets a bad rap from Ballardites

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:42
I lived near two homeless camps in recent years. The uproar in Ballard is giving them a much worse rap than they deserve.
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Homeless camp gets a bad rap from Ballardites

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:42
I lived near two homeless camps in recent years. The uproar in Ballard is giving them a much worse rap than they deserve.

South Korean Leader Marks Anniversary of War’s End With Warnings to North Korea

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:42
Commemorating what South Koreans call Liberation Day, President Park Geun-hye said “provocations” from the North would “lead only to isolation and destruction.”









Broncos beat Seahawks in exhibition opener, 22-20

NBA - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:25
Tyler Lockett and Frank Clark, who provided a good early return on Seattle’s draft class of 2015 — literally in Lockett’s case. His 103-yard kickoff return in the first half provided the only Seattle touchdown for most of the game.
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Broncos beat Seahawks in exhibition opener, 22-20

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:25
Tyler Lockett and Frank Clark, who provided a good early return on Seattle’s draft class of 2015 — literally in Lockett’s case. His 103-yard kickoff return in the first half provided the only Seattle touchdown for most of the game.
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Broncos beat Seahawks in exhibition opener, 22-20

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:25
Tyler Lockett and Frank Clark, who provided a good early return on Seattle’s draft class of 2015 — literally in Lockett’s case. His 103-yard kickoff return in the first half provided the only Seattle touchdown for most of the game.

Rookie QB Marcus Mariota has eventful exhibition debut for Tennessee

NBA - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:25
Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota, last season’s Heisman Trophy winner at Oregon, made two early turnovers in his exhibition debut, but also finished 7 of 8 for 94 yards passing.
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Rookie QB Marcus Mariota has eventful exhibition debut for Tennessee

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:25
Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota, last season’s Heisman Trophy winner at Oregon, made two early turnovers in his exhibition debut, but also finished 7 of 8 for 94 yards passing.
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Rookie QB Marcus Mariota has eventful exhibition debut for Tennessee

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:25
Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota, last season’s Heisman Trophy winner at Oregon, made two early turnovers in his exhibition debut, but also finished 7 of 8 for 94 yards passing.

Biden reflects on loss at service for Chattanooga victims

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:23

Vice President Joe Biden led an emotional memorial service on Saturday honoring the five slain service members.

       

California defense attorney, three state highway police arrested for murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:14
A California defense attorney and three state highway patrol officers were arrested on Friday in connection with the 2012 killing of a man thought to be stealing scrap metal and other items from private property, police said. A total of nine people were arrested near the city of Modesto, about 92 miles (68 km) east of San Francisco, on a string of charges related to the murder of 26-year-old Korey Kauffman, according to the Stanislaus County sheriff's office. Criminal defense attorney Frank Carson, who last year made an unsuccessful run for Stanislaus County district attorney, was named as ringleader of the plot and charged with first degree murder, conspiracy and the special circumstance of lying in wait, which could qualify for the death penalty under California law.

5 things you need to know this weekend

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:12

The biggest news to start your weekend

       

Emerald Downs results and entries

NBA - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:12
Race results for Friday, Aug. 14; entries for Saturday, Aug. 15.
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Emerald Downs results and entries

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:12
Race results for Friday, Aug. 14; entries for Saturday, Aug. 15.
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Emerald Downs results and entries

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:12
Race results for Friday, Aug. 14; entries for Saturday, Aug. 15.

California Highway Patrol officers, others eyed in killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:11
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three current and former California Highway Patrol officers, a prominent criminal defense lawyer and five other people were arrested Friday in connection with the disappearance and killing of a Central Valley man.

US attorney says no truth to stolen baby claim in St. Louis

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:11

U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan speaks at a press conference on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, to reveal contradictory findings regarding the stolen baby claims at Homer G. Phillips Hospital. Recently discovered medical files further dispute a St. Louis woman's allegations that her baby was stolen from a hospital here five decades ago and a federal investigation into the matter has now been closed, a U.S. attorney said Friday. (Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Recently discovered medical files further dispute a St. Louis woman's allegations that her baby was stolen from a hospital here five decades ago and a federal investigation into the case has now been closed.


Islamic State leader raped American hostage, US finds

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 13:07

In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. The parents of the late American hostage Kayla Mueller say they were told by American officials that their daughter was repeatedly forced to have sex with Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Jo. L. Keener ) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly forced to have sex with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, U.S. intelligence officials told her family in June.