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U.S., Defending Kurds in Syria, Expands Airstrikes Against Islamic State Militants

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:30
The Pentagon said it had hit Islamic State targets in an area that has been subject to a weeklong onslaught by the militants, action that appeared to open a new front for American airstrikes in Syria.

Girl, 8, critically injured by pit bull in Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:29
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Delaware authorities say an 8-year-old girl received life-threatening injuries when she was mauled by her family's pit bull.

James Traficant, convicted ex-congressman, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:23

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2010, file photo, former U.S. Rep. James Traficant Jr. talks about politics at a diner in Boardman, Ohio. Traficant, who spent time in prison on corruption and racketeering charges, has died after being critically injured in a tractor accident at his northeast Ohio home. He was 73. Dave Betras, the Mahoning County Democratic Party chairman, says Traficant died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in the hospital. Betras says he was notified by the Traficant family attorney. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73.


College softball bus crashes in Oklahoma, 4 dead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:22

College softball bus crashes in Oklahoma, 4 deadA tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team's bus, killing four women on the team and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.


The Sicilians who can't escape the Mafia

BBC World News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:19
The Sicilians who can't escape the long arm of the Mafia
Categories: BBC World News

Juror removed from Florida retrial after report he questioned prosecutor's ability

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:19

Defendant Michael Dunn in court on day two of his first-degree murder trial in JacksonvilleBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A juror was removed on Saturday in the Florida trial of a white man accused of murdering an unarmed black teen after a published report the jury member questioned the competence of the state attorney handling the racially charged case. Judge Russell Healey removed the juror shortly before testimony began on the third day of the retrial of software engineer Michael Dunn, 47, who is charged with the first-degree murder of Jordan Davis, 17, during a gas station dispute over loud rap music. ...


C. African Republic places great hope on UN force

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:17

Interim President of the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba-Panza, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the transitional government in conflict-torn Central African Republic said Saturday the country has great hopes that the new U.N. peacekeeping mission will help restore security and promote development.


New mom Chelsea Clinton celebrates baby daughter

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:13

FILE - This June 23, 2014, file photo shows Chelsea Clinton as she speaks at the Colorado Museum of Nature and Science, in Denver. Clinton announced the birth of daughter Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, 1st grandchild of Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Saturday Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton say they are "blessed, grateful, and so happy" to become grandparents.


Judge denies immunity in Tenn. cavity-search suit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:13
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that police officers and a physician who medically paralyzed a man to conduct a cavity search for drugs in Tennessee are not immune from prosecution.

A new kid in New York

BBC World News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:08
Hoping for the best as a cab-driving actor in 1970s New York
Categories: BBC World News

US jets join IS Syria border battle

BBC World News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:05
US-led coalition air strikes hit Islamic State targets near the besieged Syrian town of Kobane on the border with Turkey, the Pentagon confirms.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: South Africa's eminent hip-hop poet

BBC World News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:03
South African rapper Tumi Molekane on his song Signs
Categories: BBC World News

Sturgeon in 'good faith' Smith pledge

BBC World News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:02
The SNP's Nicola Sturgeon pledges to work in good faith with the Smith commission, set up to boost Holyrood's powers in the wake of the independence 'No' vote.
Categories: BBC World News

Three thoughts on the Seahawks through three weeks

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:01
Here are some random thoughts and observations on the Seahawks through three games for a slow Saturday:
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Three thoughts on the Seahawks through three weeks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:01
Here are some random thoughts and observations on the Seahawks through three games for a slow Saturday:

Wash. firefighters give first aid to hamsters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 06:55
The Lacey, Washington, firefighters weren't done once they extinguished a mobile home fire in the community near Olympia. Next, they grabbed a family of hamsters they'd spotted inside the burning building and brought them outside to safety.

Washington state parks offer free parking Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 06:55
Saturday is a free day at Washington state parks. Visitors will not need a Discovery Pass to visit and park.

Indian Leader Narendra Modi, Once Unwelcome in U.S., Gets Rock Star Reception

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 06:48
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has stirred hopes and excitement in sections of India’s large and far-reaching diaspora, is speaking at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 06:46
An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, and infecting more than 1 million people. Some cases already have emerged in the United States.

Today’s Police Put On a Gun and a Camera

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 06:42
With citizens’ videos of confrontations with the law proliferating, more police agencies are equipping officers to record their version of events.