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The heat goes on: June was hottest on record

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:42

June was the hottest June on record for the planet, federal scientists announced Monday. This marked the third month of the year that's been...

       

State, local officials reviewing or changing policies on rape-kit testing

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:41

In wake of USA TODAY investigation, many communities and state governments revisiting rules.

       

Survey: US companies less optimistic about future sales

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses' outlook on sales in the coming months has darkened after sales growth slowed in the second quarter, according to a survey released Monday.

FTSE 100 up but gold miners suffer

BBC World News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:28
The London stock market opens higher but shares in gold miners drop after the gold price falls to a five-year low.
Categories: BBC World News

2 hurt in shooting in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:24

2 hurt in shooting in Port RichmondTwo men are hospitalized after a shooting in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


Actor guilty of harassing Doctor Who star

BBC World News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:21
Adam Deacon waged a campaign of harassment on social media against his former friend Noel Clarke.
Categories: BBC World News

Russian scientists squeezed by sanctions, Kremlin policies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:18

In this Monday, June 8, 2015 photo, scientist Anatoly Bonert tends to a magnesium atomic clock in Novosibirsk, Russia. Hundreds of Russian scientists are reporting experiences of being refused sale of scientific equipment from abroad, or seeing research papers turned down by Western publications. The reason, they believe, is a combination of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine and rising hostility to Russia in the West seeping into the scientific community. (AP Photo/Alexander Lukin)NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of Russian scientists say companies abroad are refusing to sell them scientific equipment they need to do their work and Western publications are curtly turning down their research papers.


Hawking backs new search for aliens

BBC World News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:15
Prof Stephen Hawking launches a new effort to answer the question of whether there is life elsewhere in space.
Categories: BBC World News

Cuban flag flies at embassy in Washington

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:14

Protesters, supporters spar as Cuban flag raised in Washington for first time in 54 years

       

North Carolina police officer to face trial for 2013 shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:08

An attorney speaks regarding Jonathan Ferrell, who was shot and killed in September 2013, as family members look on during a news conference in CharlotteJury selection is set to begin Monday in the manslaughter trial of a North Carolina police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in one of a series of killings that have sparked a fresh debate on race and justice in the United States. The case dates back to the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 14, 2013, when a 24-year-old former Florida A&M football player, Jonathan Ferrell, wrecked his car and went looking for help in a subdivision outside Charlotte, provoking a 911 call from a young woman who was surprised to find him knocking on her door in the middle of the night and feared a home invasion. Three Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers responded and when Ferrell approached them, officer Randall Kerrick fired 12 shots at the man, 10 of which hit, killing him.


Rachel Dolezal says she 'didn’t deceive anybody'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:05

Dolezal in Vanity Fair interview says she still identifies as black.

       

Winthrop smokejumper’s book a personal, professional memoir

NBA - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:03
In his new memoir “Smokejumper,” Jason Ramos, based in Winthrop, Okanogan County, relates the journey of training to become one of the nation’s most specialized firefighters.
Categories: Sports Center

Winthrop smokejumper’s book a personal, professional memoir

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:03
In his new memoir “Smokejumper,” Jason Ramos, based in Winthrop, Okanogan County, relates the journey of training to become one of the nation’s most specialized firefighters.
Categories: Sports Center

Winthrop smokejumper’s book a personal, professional memoir

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:03
In his new memoir “Smokejumper,” Jason Ramos, based in Winthrop, Okanogan County, relates the journey of training to become one of the nation’s most specialized firefighters.

This university has the highest graduate student debt of all public U.S. institutions

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 18:57

Graduate students enrolled here received more than $192 million in federal loans in 2013-2014 academic year.

       

The New Health Care: How ‘Medical’ Is Marijuana?

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 18:57
The available evidence shows it helps with pain and other problems, but obstacles to research are slowing further insights.









Yuri Milner, Russian Entrepreneur, Promises $100 Million for Alien Search

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 18:54
Mr. Milner says that over the next decade he will provide money for new receiving equipment, personnel and observing time at existing facilitiesMr.









Row over Saudi Riviera beach closure

BBC World News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 18:54
A row erupts over the closure of a public beach on the French Riviera to allow King Salman of Saudi Arabia to holiday in private.
Categories: BBC World News

Jolly is fourth House member running for Rubio's seat

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 18:51

Race heats up to replace Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate

       

Formula 1 round-up

BBC World News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 18:44
Formula 1 drivers to hold minute's silence for Jules Bianchi at the Hungarian Grand Prix and sports stars pay tribute.
Categories: BBC World News