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APNewsBreak: Police give motive in dead baby case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:08

FILE - This April 13, 2014 file photo shows police tape in front of the scene where seven infant bodies were discovered and packaged in separate containers at a home in Pleasant Grove, Utah. On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, authorities said DNA results confirm that the biological father of Megan Huntsman's seven dead babies is her estranged husband. The 39-year-old Huntsman is charged with six counts of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)Authorities say a Utah mother's motive for killing six of her newborns was that she was addicted to methamphetamine and other drugs and didn't want to deal with the responsibility.


Jury begins hearing Ventura's defamation case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:00

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, right, makes his way out of the Warren E. Burger Federal Building during the first day of jury selection in a defamation lawsuit, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in St. Paul, Minn. Ventura filed the defamation lawsuit against the Chris Kyle estate, claiming that Kyle's account of a bar fight in a book he wrote was false. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jesse Ventura brought his defamation lawsuit before home-state jurors Tuesday in a bid to punish the estate of late "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle, who bragged in an autobiography that he decked the former Minnesota governor during a barroom scrap almost a decade ago.


Brazil cracked up, says Germany coach

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:00
Brazil "cracked up" during Tuesday's stunning 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat, according to Germany coach Joachim Low.
Categories: BBC World News

McClendon: Sucre makes the Mariners better

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:55
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon explained the decision to let go of backup catcher John Buck and replace him with Jesus Sucre: It makes the Mariners better.
Categories: Sports Center

Seattle's pot store opens: It's time to 'free the weed'

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:50
It's time to "free the weed," Cannabis City owner James Lathrop said before opening the doors to Seattle's first pot store shortly after noon.

FIFA takes no action over challenge on Neymar

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:49
FIFA will not take action against the Colombia player who injured Neymar and ended the Brazil star's World Cup.

McCledon: Sucre makes the Mariners better

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:49
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon explained the decision to let go of backup catcher John Buck and replace him with Jesus Sucre: It makes the Mariners better.

Gun violence: Install security checkpoints in buildings to prevent shootings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:47
David Stone's guest column "How to prevent more school shootings" [Opinion, June 28] leaves unaddressed what can to be done to prevent gun shooting deaths and maimings in schools, colleges and businesses. It focuses solely on pie-in-the-sky dreams to get state legislatures (including our own) to tig

NYC borough won't prosecute low-level pot offenses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:47
NEW YORK (AP) — Many of the thousands of people arrested on low-level marijuana possession charges in Brooklyn will likely get the cases dropped before even having to go to court, District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced Tuesday in a novel move to address the heavy toll of pot arrests in the nation's largest city.

Klose scores vs. Brazil to set World Cup record

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:46
Miroslav Klose found perhaps the only way to make matters worse for Brazil.

Tree toppled onto coaster; left riders dangling

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:43
An entire tree fell onto a roller coaster's tracks in California, dislodging the front car and keeping nearly two dozen riders hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours, according to the state agency that investigates workplace accidents.

The worst day of my life - Scolari

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:42
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari takes responsibility for the "catastrophic" 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany.
Categories: BBC World News

In pictures: Brazil 1-7 Germany

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:39
Shock and joy as Germany ruins Brazilian World Cup dream
Categories: BBC World News

Lessons in girl power in Ghana's schools

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:39
Talking to the chieftain about sexism
Categories: BBC World News

Legal marijuana in Washington state: How it works

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:38
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's first recreational marijuana stores began opening for business Tuesday, more than a year and a half after voters decided to legalize, tax and regulate pot. Some questions and answers about the industry:

Legal marijuana in Washington state: How it works

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:38
Washington state's first recreational marijuana stores began opening for business Tuesday, more than a year and a half after voters decided to legalize, tax and regulate pot. Some questions and answers ...

Democrats Push Bill to Reverse Supreme Court Ruling on Contraceptives

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:36
The legislation, which faces long odds in the House, would ensure that women have access to insurance coverage for birth control even if they work for businesses that have religious objections.






Can Isis jihadists rule seized territory?

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:35
Can Isis-led Sunni rebels rule the lands they have seized?
Categories: BBC World News

House Republican proposes $10.9 billion transport funding extension

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:32

U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Camp questions outgoing acting IRS Commissioner Miller during a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp on Tuesday unveiled a $10.9 billion plan to extend U.S. transportation funding through May 31, 2015, a measure that would avert an August slowdown of funding for construction projects. With the Highway Trust Fund rapidly dwindling, the U.S. Department of Transportation is planning to sharply reduce the amount of federal money it distributes to states to fund road, bridge and rail construction projects on Aug. 1. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has said this would result in a 30 percent reduction in available transportation funds, causing delays in projects and layoffs of hundreds of thousands of construction workers.