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Is baby recession over? US births up after years of decline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 14:19

11 a.m. on Saturday. Preliminary figures released by the government on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, show U.S. births were up in 2014 for the first time in seven years. About 53,000 more babies were born in 2014 than the year before _ a 1 percent increase. (Christine Peterson/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years.


NHC says Tropical Storm Bill begins to weaken

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 14:19
(Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday Tropical Storm Bill is weakening and is expected to become a tropical depression by Wednesday morning. The second named tropical storm of the 2015 U.S. Atlantic season is about 25 miles (40 km) west of Port O'Connor, Texas with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 km/h), the NHC said. The Miami-based weather forecaster said additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. (Reporting by Kevin Jose in Bengaluru; Editing by James Dalgleish)

Snoqualmie Pass - 6/16/2015 10:30:38 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 14:16
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
6/16/2015 10:30:38 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Temporarily closed

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Tuesday June 16 to Friday June 19; approximately one hour at a time, the eastbound lanes of I-90 will close multiple times throughout the night between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. Eastbound drivers will be stopped at milepost 56 near Gold Creek. Westbound drivers may experience minor delays for a single-lane closure during the same time frames. Over size loads are prohibited from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Thursday in support of the closures.

Weather:


Cavs fans must wait again for next year after finals loss

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 14:04

Brian Page, top left, cheers while watching on a big screen outside Quicken Loans Arena as the Cleveland Cavaliers play the Golden State Warriors inside the arena, during Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Phil Long)CLEVELAND (AP) — Frustration and disappointment could be heard in the murmurs and shouts from Cleveland Cavaliers fans who watched the decisive Game 6 of the NBA finals until the bitter end in a plaza outside the city's downtown arena.


Father to 'butterfly' child: 'I would give anything to take away the pain'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 14:02

As the father of a child with Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare genetic condition that makes the skin as delicate as a butterfly's wings, Father...

       

Golden State Warriors seal NBA title

BBC World News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:58
The Golden State Warriors secure their first NBA title in 40 years by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97.
Categories: BBC World News

Don't use my music, Neil Young tells Donald Trump

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:55

Canadian guitarist Neil Young.Donald Trump has landed himself in hot water with Neil Young after the singer-songwriter accused the White House hopeful of not having permission to use his hit "Rockin' In The Free World. Earlier Tuesday, the property tycoon threw his hat into the ring for the 2016 US presidential race, striding onto stage after sailing down an escalator to the strains of Young's 1989 hit. Trump identifies as a Republican and has supported Republican candidates in the past.


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Latin America bashes Trump's immigration bashing

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:51

Trump said America has becoming a "dumping ground" for the region's criminals and rapists

       

VIDEO: Voting age in Japan to be lowered

BBC World News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:45
Japan looks set to lower its voting age for the first time in seven decades, dropping it from 20 to 18.
Categories: BBC World News

More than 100 homes evacuated in Arizona brush fire

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:44

Authorities evacuated more than 100 homes in eastern Arizona after a brush fire grew out of control.

       

Poets' Corner memorial for Larkin

BBC World News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:44
Philip Larkin is to be honoured with a memorial in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.
Categories: BBC World News

Notes and quotes from Seattle’s loss to Connecticut on June 16

Seattle Storm - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:43
The Sun outscored the Storm, 24-11, in the second quarter to close the opening half up 41-30.
Categories: Sports Center

Notes and quotes from Seattle’s loss to Connecticut on June 16

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:43
The Sun outscored the Storm, 24-11, in the second quarter to close the opening half up 41-30.
Categories: Sports Center

Notes and quotes from Seattle’s loss to Connecticut on June 16

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:43
The Sun outscored the Storm, 24-11, in the second quarter to close the opening half up 41-30.
Categories: Sports Center

Notes and quotes from Seattle’s loss to Connecticut on June 16

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:43
The Sun outscored the Storm, 24-11, in the second quarter to close the opening half up 41-30.

New York ISIL suspect arrested after attacking FBI agent with knife

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:38

FBI: Suspect said he had pledged allegiance to ISIL and intended to join the group abroad.

       

Report: Drug overdose death rates increase in 26 states

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:35

Overdoses outpace car crashes as the leading cause of injury-related deaths.

       

Irish ambassasdor assails story on students killed in Berkeley accident

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:28

A New York Times story on a balcony collapse in California has stirred outrage in Ireland.

       

Sounders ousted from U.S. Open Cup by Portland, 3-1

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:27
Seattle finishes match with seven players and injured Obafemi Martins was taken off on a stretcher as the defending champion Sounders lose for the first time ever at Starfire Stadium.
Categories: Sports Center

Sounders ousted from U.S. Open Cup by Portland, 3-1

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:27
Seattle finishes match with seven players and injured Obafemi Martins was taken off on a stretcher as the defending champion Sounders lose for the first time ever at Starfire Stadium.
Categories: Sports Center