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Asian stocks mostly higher following S&P record

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:16
Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, though gains were modest and Japan and Hong Kong lost ground after early advances.

Colombian hit man who killed 300 freed

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:15

Chief assassin for drug lord Pablo Escobar released after cooperating with authorities.

       

Blue lobster gets new home at Maine State Aquarium

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:11

Skylar is a 1-in-2-million find but not the rarest lobster of all.

       

Russian soldiers 'buried in secret'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:08
Russian journalists try to investigate soldiers' deaths
Categories: BBC World News

Tank serves as backdrop for wedding photo on Israeli Gaza border

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:03

An Israeli couple has their wedding photo taken in an army staging area on the Israeli Gaza border, near Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, Israel, on W...

       

Spy vs. Spy: Uber’s Secret Agents: When Poaching Becomes Unethical

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:55
How the smartphone-based car service tried to lure drivers from its main competitor.

Syrian Rebels Seize Border Crossing With Israel

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:53
Activists say Syrian rebels have captured a border crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights after deadly clashes with President Bashar Assad's forces.

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:52
Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says. The ...

AC Milan keen to take Torres on loan

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:45
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani confirms the club have made an official offer to Chelsea for striker Fernando Torres.
Categories: BBC World News

2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:31
European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network.

Gov. Jindal sues Obama administration over Common Core

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:29

Louisiana's Republican governor files lawsuit over education standards.

       

Christine Lagarde, I.M.F. Chief, Under Investigation in France

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:29
The managing director of the International Monetary Fund said she was being investigated for “simple negligence” in a business dealing that dates to her time as finance minister.






Airline loses wheelchair-using granny for 11 hours

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:27

A family is fuming mad after an airline lost a grandmother for 11 hours at an airport, having apparently forgotten her.

       

Govt-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:27
Separatist rebels shelled a town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, raising fears they are launching a counter-offensive on government-held parts of the region, one day after the leaders of Ukraine and Russia met to discuss the escalating crisis.

Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:27
An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.

CDC worker flown back to USA after Ebola exposure

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:26

A CDC employee was flown to the USA on a private flight after being exposed to Ebola

       

Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:26
Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss.

Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:26
The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad.

Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:22

Crowds of people throw tomatoes at each other, during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta, in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometers outside Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction. At the annual fiesta in Bunol on Wednesday, trucks dumped 125 tons of ripe tomatoes for some 22,000 participants, many from abroad to throw during the hour-long morning festivities. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)BUNOL, Spain (AP) — The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction.


Firm says Lohan case 'for publicity'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:20
Grand Theft Auto makers say Lindsay Lohan is suing them for "publicity purposes" after she took them to court over image rights.
Categories: BBC World News