News aggregator

Freeway shooting suspect released amid doubts about evidence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 14:05

FILE - This Nov. 16, 2015 file photo suspected Phoenix freeway shooter Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., right, talks with his attorney Ulises Ferragut during a motion to modify his release at Superior Court in Phoenix. A judge on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 allowed Merritt charged in freeway shootings that rattled Phoenix last year to be released from jail amid questions about evidence authorities say links him to the crimes. The judge overseeing the case reduced Merritt's bond to zero and said he can return to his home under electronic monitoring. (Michael Schennum/The Arizona Republic via AP,File) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT. NO MAGS. NO SALES. MANDATORY CREDITPHOENIX (AP) — A man charged in freeway shootings that rattled Phoenix last year has been released from jail amid questions about the evidence that authorities say links him to the crimes.


Volcano implicated in Mayan upheaval

BBC World News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 14:01
Scientists think they can now tie the disruption that hit Mayan civilisation in the 6th Century to an eruption of the El Chichon volcano.
Categories: BBC World News

Death toll reaches 48 in Japan earthquakes

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:58

TOKYO (AP) — Searchers have found a man’s body in a landslide-hit area in southern Japan, bringing the death toll to 48 from two powerful earthquakes on successive nights last week. Three people remain missing. The body was found Wednesday morning in the mountain village of Minamiaso (mee-nah-mee-AH’-soh). The second earthquake triggered landslides that slammed […]
Categories: Sports Center

Death toll reaches 48 in Japan earthquakes

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:58

TOKYO (AP) — Searchers have found a man’s body in a landslide-hit area in southern Japan, bringing the death toll to 48 from two powerful earthquakes on successive nights last week. Three people remain missing. The body was found Wednesday morning in the mountain village of Minamiaso (mee-nah-mee-AH’-soh). The second earthquake triggered landslides that slammed […]
Categories: Sports Center

Death toll reaches 48 in Japan earthquakes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:58

TOKYO (AP) — Searchers have found a man’s body in a landslide-hit area in southern Japan, bringing the death toll to 48 from two powerful earthquakes on successive nights last week. Three people remain missing. The body was found Wednesday morning in the mountain village of Minamiaso (mee-nah-mee-AH’-soh). The second earthquake triggered landslides that slammed […]

APNewsBreak: Sushi alert: Grim outlook for bluefin tuna

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:55

TOKYO (AP) — The latest scientific assessment paints a likely bleak future for the Pacific bluefin tuna, a sushi lovers’ favorite whose population has dropped by more than 97 percent from its historic levels. A draft summary of a report by the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean […]
Categories: Sports Center

APNewsBreak: Sushi alert: Grim outlook for bluefin tuna

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:55

TOKYO (AP) — The latest scientific assessment paints a likely bleak future for the Pacific bluefin tuna, a sushi lovers’ favorite whose population has dropped by more than 97 percent from its historic levels. A draft summary of a report by the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean […]
Categories: Sports Center

APNewsBreak: Sushi alert: Grim outlook for bluefin tuna

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:55

TOKYO (AP) — The latest scientific assessment paints a likely bleak future for the Pacific bluefin tuna, a sushi lovers’ favorite whose population has dropped by more than 97 percent from its historic levels. A draft summary of a report by the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean […]

Seahawks notes: Marcus Burley completes ERFA signings, Frank Clark has a new position, local pro day on the horizon, Browner gets his number back, and more

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:53

A few Seahawks notes to pass along on Marcus Burley, roster updates, and more.
Categories: Sports Center

New Indonesia mill raises doubts about APP’s forests pledge

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:52

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A landmark commitment by one of the world’s largest producers of tissue and paper to stop cutting down Indonesia’s prized tropical forests is under renewed scrutiny as the company prepares to open a giant pulp mill in South Sumatra. To fanfare more than three years ago, Asia Pulp and Paper promised […]
Categories: Sports Center

New Indonesia mill raises doubts about APP’s forests pledge

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:52

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A landmark commitment by one of the world’s largest producers of tissue and paper to stop cutting down Indonesia’s prized tropical forests is under renewed scrutiny as the company prepares to open a giant pulp mill in South Sumatra. To fanfare more than three years ago, Asia Pulp and Paper promised […]
Categories: Sports Center

New Indonesia mill raises doubts about APP’s forests pledge

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:52

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A landmark commitment by one of the world’s largest producers of tissue and paper to stop cutting down Indonesia’s prized tropical forests is under renewed scrutiny as the company prepares to open a giant pulp mill in South Sumatra. To fanfare more than three years ago, Asia Pulp and Paper promised […]

Pentagon acknowledges riskier airstrikes, more civilian casualties

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:49

WASHINGTON — Military officials acknowledged publicly for the first time on Wednesday that authority for airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that r...

       

'Sleep driving' Philadelphia nun found guilty of DUI

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:41

Sister Miller said she took Ambien with wine and didn't recall crashing into an auto shop.

       

Chinese electric car maker enters US market by selling buses

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:41

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The Chinese automaker that sold more electric cars last year than Tesla, Nissan or GM is taking a back road into the American market on a battery-powered bus. Detouring around the cost and risk of consumer sales, BYD Co. has quietly built a U.S. business supplying rechargeable buses to environmentally-minded transit […]
Categories: Sports Center

Chinese electric car maker enters US market by selling buses

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:41

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The Chinese automaker that sold more electric cars last year than Tesla, Nissan or GM is taking a back road into the American market on a battery-powered bus. Detouring around the cost and risk of consumer sales, BYD Co. has quietly built a U.S. business supplying rechargeable buses to environmentally-minded transit […]
Categories: Sports Center

Chinese electric car maker enters US market by selling buses

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:41

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The Chinese automaker that sold more electric cars last year than Tesla, Nissan or GM is taking a back road into the American market on a battery-powered bus. Detouring around the cost and risk of consumer sales, BYD Co. has quietly built a U.S. business supplying rechargeable buses to environmentally-minded transit […]

New quake near Ecuador coast follows weekend temblor

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:40

Ecuador raises its death toll toll to 525 from Saturday's powerful quake.