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Tell the FDA what you fear more: Zika, or GMO mosquitoes?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:32

FILE- In this Sept. 25, 2014 file photo, containers hold genetically modified aedes aegypti mosquitoes before being released in Panama City, Panama. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering whether the biotech firm Oxitec should test its lab-bred mosquitoes near Key West. The public has until midnight Friday, May 13, 2016 to weigh in on a plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)MIAMI (AP) — What are you more afraid of, the Zika virus, or genetically engineered bugs being released in the wild?


Donald Trump, Paul Ryan say meeting was 'positive step'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:32

Donald Trump, Paul Ryan say meeting was 'positive step'Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pledged to work together despite their differences after a meeting Thursday.


Amazon adds new categories to handicrafts store

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:31

Amazon is beefing up what it says is a fast-growing handicrafts store by adding new categories of products made by artisans, including accesories such as handbags, baby items and toys.
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Amazon adds new categories to handicrafts store

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:31

Amazon is beefing up what it says is a fast-growing handicrafts store by adding new categories of products made by artisans, including accesories such as handbags, baby items and toys.
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Amazon adds new categories to handicrafts store

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:31

Amazon is beefing up what it says is a fast-growing handicrafts store by adding new categories of products made by artisans, including accesories such as handbags, baby items and toys.

South African park to bar petting of lion cubs

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:31

JOHANNESBURG — Tourists will soon be barred from petting lion cubs at a suburban wildlife park in South Africa, a move that reflects growing concern about the treatment of lions in captivity. Tourist interaction with lions, including petting cubs and walking with the predators, has attracted negative publicity and is “going out of fashion,” said […]
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South African park to bar petting of lion cubs

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:31

JOHANNESBURG — Tourists will soon be barred from petting lion cubs at a suburban wildlife park in South Africa, a move that reflects growing concern about the treatment of lions in captivity. Tourist interaction with lions, including petting cubs and walking with the predators, has attracted negative publicity and is “going out of fashion,” said […]
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South African park to bar petting of lion cubs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:31

JOHANNESBURG — Tourists will soon be barred from petting lion cubs at a suburban wildlife park in South Africa, a move that reflects growing concern about the treatment of lions in captivity. Tourist interaction with lions, including petting cubs and walking with the predators, has attracted negative publicity and is “going out of fashion,” said […]

Judge denies appeal of Idaho man convicted of killing wife

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:30

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — There will be no new trial for a northern Idaho man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder. The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1Opg6ds ) that a judge this week denied Charles Capone’s appeal for a new trial. The Moscow man had sought a new trial after a […]
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Judge denies appeal of Idaho man convicted of killing wife

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:30

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — There will be no new trial for a northern Idaho man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder. The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1Opg6ds ) that a judge this week denied Charles Capone’s appeal for a new trial. The Moscow man had sought a new trial after a […]
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Judge denies appeal of Idaho man convicted of killing wife

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:30

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — There will be no new trial for a northern Idaho man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder. The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1Opg6ds ) that a judge this week denied Charles Capone’s appeal for a new trial. The Moscow man had sought a new trial after a […]

Jury gets case of mom accused of killing 5-year-old in 1991

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:24
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The fate of a Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son in New Jersey in 1991 is now in the hands of a jury.

Pedestrian struck and killed in Horsham

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:22

Pedestrian struck and killed in HorshamPolice say a driver struck and killed a pedestrian in Horsham, Montgomery County.


Oil, gas industry challenges efforts to protect Western bird

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:19
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The oil and gas industry on Thursday challenged in federal court drilling restrictions imposed by the Obama administration to protect a struggling bird that ranges across 11 Western states.

Singapore terms join Oxford Dictionary

BBC World News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:16
Several Singaporean and Hong Kong English terms, including "wah", "shiok", and "yum cha", are now officially recognised as acceptable English.
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Sioux tribes push to protect sacred Black Hills site Pe' Sla

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:11

In this May 6, 2016, file photo, Russell Eagle Bear, the historic preservation officer for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, stands in his office in in Rosebud, S.D. A group of tribes pushing to place Pe' Sla, a site that's sacred to the Great Sioux Nation, into a federal trust has come up against the state of South Dakota. The state in April appealed a federal decision to take the land purchased by the tribes into trust. (AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano, File)PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Rosebud Sioux member Russell Eagle Bear remembers feeling relief as night was falling at a sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota called Pe' Sla. People had gathered to pray on a cold, windy evening in December 2012 just after a group of tribes completed the purchase of the roughly 3-square-miles of land.


US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:10
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday explored the question of who was in charge, the U.S. military or civilian interrogators, when four former Iraqi detainees claim they were tortured at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison.

Nations make anti-corruption vows, but hard action varies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:06

British Prime Minister Davis Cameron, centre, is joined by US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, as he speaks at the international anti-corruption summit on Thursday May 12, 2016 in London. British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday called corruption a "cancer" at the heart of the world's problems, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the corruption "pandemic" was as great a threat as extremism. (Dan Kitwood/Pool via AP)LONDON (AP) — A handful of countries agreed Thursday to publish lists of who really owns companies in their territories, a move hailed by the British government as a step toward stopping a global plague of tax evasion, money-laundering and bribery.


The Latest: Death penalty phase begins for convicted killer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:05

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2013, file photo, Michael Madison looks toward the prosecuting attorney during a pretrial hearing, in Cleveland. A jury is set to begin hearing arguments on whether Madison, convicted of murdering three women in the Cleveland area whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags, should receive the death penalty. Attorneys for Madison will make arguments Thursday, May 12, 2016, in a Cleveland courtroom for sparing his life. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on arguments to jurors on whether a man convicted of murdering three women whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags should receive the death penalty. (all times local):


Dean Skelos Is Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Corruption Case

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:05
The sentencing of Mr. Skelos, the second in 10 days of a former senior New York lawmaker, closes an extraordinary chapter during which two trials exposed the seamy side of Albany politics.