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The Latest: Ex-Gov. McDonnell disappointed in court ruling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:58
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The latest on a federal appeals court refusing to reconsider former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction on public corruption charges (all times local):

Vegas tourism agency votes to demolish Riviera casino-hotel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:57

FILE - In this May 4, 2015, file photo, traffic passes in front of the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority voted unanimously, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, for the hotel to be demolished sooner rather than later. Any demolition wouldn't happen for at least six months. How the building will be demolished hasn't been decided but the agency's contractor expects a combination of an implosion and tear-down. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File) LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL OUTLAS VEGAS (AP) — It wasn't a matter of if but when the 60-year-old Riviera casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip would come crashing down. Its new owner voted Tuesday to do it sooner rather than later.


Drugmaker Glaxo shuts down plant over Legionnaires’ bacteria

NBA - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:55
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline shut down a plant Tuesday that produces inhaled medications after discovering the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. The manufacturing plant in Zebulon, about 25 miles east of Raleigh, was closed after routine testing found the bacteria in cooling towers. About 400 of the […]
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Drugmaker Glaxo shuts down plant over Legionnaires’ bacteria

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:55
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline shut down a plant Tuesday that produces inhaled medications after discovering the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. The manufacturing plant in Zebulon, about 25 miles east of Raleigh, was closed after routine testing found the bacteria in cooling towers. About 400 of the […]
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Drugmaker Glaxo shuts down plant over Legionnaires’ bacteria

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:55
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline shut down a plant Tuesday that produces inhaled medications after discovering the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. The manufacturing plant in Zebulon, about 25 miles east of Raleigh, was closed after routine testing found the bacteria in cooling towers. About 400 of the […]

Kansas batboy who died in accident laid to rest

NBA - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:53
LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — Family, friends and teammates of a 9-year-old Kansas batboy who died when he was accidentally hit by a bat honored him Tuesday as an inspiration whose smile brightened people’s day. Several hundred people attended the funeral for Kaiser Carlile at the Seward County Community Center gymnasium. Kaiser died Aug. 2, a […]
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Kansas batboy who died in accident laid to rest

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:53
LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — Family, friends and teammates of a 9-year-old Kansas batboy who died when he was accidentally hit by a bat honored him Tuesday as an inspiration whose smile brightened people’s day. Several hundred people attended the funeral for Kaiser Carlile at the Seward County Community Center gymnasium. Kaiser died Aug. 2, a […]
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Kansas batboy who died in accident laid to rest

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:53
LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — Family, friends and teammates of a 9-year-old Kansas batboy who died when he was accidentally hit by a bat honored him Tuesday as an inspiration whose smile brightened people’s day. Several hundred people attended the funeral for Kaiser Carlile at the Seward County Community Center gymnasium. Kaiser died Aug. 2, a […]

Jeb Bush is opening night guest for Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

NBA - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:53
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush will be an opening-night guest on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show. In a tweet posted Tuesday, the former “Colbert Report” host said Bush will join him on the Sept. 8 debut of CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” “My first GOP candidate!” his Twitter post said, […]
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Jeb Bush is opening night guest for Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:53
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush will be an opening-night guest on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show. In a tweet posted Tuesday, the former “Colbert Report” host said Bush will join him on the Sept. 8 debut of CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” “My first GOP candidate!” his Twitter post said, […]
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Jeb Bush is opening night guest for Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:53
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush will be an opening-night guest on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show. In a tweet posted Tuesday, the former “Colbert Report” host said Bush will join him on the Sept. 8 debut of CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” “My first GOP candidate!” his Twitter post said, […]

NY police taking photos of homeless

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:53
New York's police union is encouraging its members to take photos of homeless people to bring attention to what they view as an increase in "quality-of-life offences" in the city.
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Currency Move by China Clouds Its Policy Goals

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:50
A month before President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington, China devalued the renminbi, a move that could inflame critics in Congress.









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New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:50
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Kids killed in shooting had been taken from home by state

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:48

From left, Wendy Antonio, Valerie Perdomo, Carlos Sanchez and Jessica Sanchez brought flowers and offered prayer at a memorial outside of the home of Valerie Jackson, where 6 children and two adults were murdered Saturday night. "I don't want to cry anymore" Antonio said as Perdomo offered a prayer Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Houston. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — Six children who were fatally shot in their Houston home along with their mother and her husband were temporarily removed by Child Protective Services from the household in 2013 after allegations of domestic violence and a lack of supervision.


Barcelona 5-4 Sevilla (aet)

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:47
Pedro scores an extra-time winner against Sevilla to secure a record-equalling fifth Uefa Super Cup for Barcelona.
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Dog killed in Florida found with note: 'WE BEAT IT 2 Death lol! :) HAHAHA!'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:43
The Pomeranian was found at the back of a home in the small southeast Florida city of Pembroke Pines, police said in a statement. The Pembroke Pines Police Department said the dog-beating appeared to be an isolated incident and there was no evidence to suggest other animals in the area were in danger. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported that the dog, named Foxx, scampered down the stairs of the family's condo on Friday evening to relieve itself on the lawn behind their building, but did not return.

Correction: Killings by Police-Football Player story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:39

This photo provided by the Arlington Police Department shows police officer Brad Miller. Police has identified Taylor as the officer in suburban Dallas, who shot and killed Christian Taylor, a Angelo State University football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the front window of a car dealership, authorities said Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (Arlington Police Department via AP)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — In a story Aug. 9 about the fatal shooting of a Texas college football player, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the FBI had joined the investigation. Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson said he asked the FBI to investigate but the agency did not say it would do so.


Authorities identify woman killed in Parkesburg fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:38

Unattended cooking possible cause of fatal Parkesburg fireA house fire in Parkesburg, Chester County claimed the life of a wheelchair-dependent woman.


The Latest: EPA chief to visit areas affected by mine spill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:38

In a Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 photo, environmental restoration employees work at a temporary water treatment holding facility at the Gold King Mine north of Silverton, Colo. Local officials in towns downstream from where millions of gallons of mine waste spilled into the San Juan River are demanding answers about possible long-term threats to the water supply. The 3 million gallons of mine waste included high concentrations of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Workers with the EPA accidentally unleashed the spill Wednesday as they inspected the abandoned mine site. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP)DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the Colorado mine spill (all times local):