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VIDEO: Caring for Liberia's orphans of Ebola

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:01
Mercy Washington is one of a number of Liberian women who have decided to care for some of the 5,000 children orphaned by Ebola.
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VIDEO: Icy swim that warmed Cold War rivals

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:01
How Lynne Cox swam between the US and the Soviet Union
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Families of officers killed in duty gather together in Seaside Heights

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:00

Families of officers killed in duty gather together in Seaside HeightsFamilies who lost loved ones who were law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty came together in Seaside Heights, New Jersey to give each other support and have a fun day at the same time.


U.S. has yet to notify 21.5 million data breach victims: officials

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:00

U.S. Office of Personnel Management building in WashingtonBy Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two months after discovering that sensitive personal information on 21.5 million Americans was compromised in a hack of government databanks, none of those affected has been officially notified, government officials said on Tuesday. The officials from multiple agencies, who are familiar with an investigation into the breach, said the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which oversaw the data, is working with other agencies to set up a system to inform the victims. One official at OPM, who declined to be identified, said that because of the complicated nature of the data and the fact that government employees and contractors often move among different agencies, it would be weeks before a mechanism was in place.


Rod Jensen Returns to Washington State - Washington State Athletics

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:00

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Rod Jensen Returns to Washington State
Washington State Athletics
PULLMAN, Wash. – Rod Jensen has been named assistant coach for the Washington State women's basketball team, head coach June Daugherty announced Tuesday. Jensen replaces associate head coach Brian Holsinger on the WSU staff. Holsinger ...
Rod Jensen named assistant coach for Washington State women's basketball ...The Seattle Times
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Utah death row inmate says firing squad is unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:55
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah death row inmate appealing his sentence of death by firing squad says the execution method is cruel and unusual punishment. Utah recently approved the use of a firing squad as a backup if lethal injection drugs are not available.

St. Louis chief: Gunman 'tried to assassinate' officer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:55

St. Louis police investigate the scene of a shooting where a gunman opened fire on a uniformed St. Louis police sergeant on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in St. Louis. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the officer sustained a torso injury not considered life-threatening during the hail of gunfire on his private vehicle. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDITST. LOUIS (AP) — A gunman wearing a bandanna over his face opened fire on a uniformed St. Louis police sergeant before dawn Tuesday, peppering his windshield with at least a dozen rounds, and the police chief credited the officer's body armor with saving his life.


Obama lays out justice reform plan

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:52
President Barack Obama calls sweeping reforms to the US criminal justice system including curbing solitary confinement and voting rights for felons.
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Prosecutors say Idaho man hoped to carry out terror attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:52
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal prosecutors told jurors Tuesday that an Uzbek refugee living in Boise, Idaho, was walking a "pathway to terror" when he was arrested two years ago.

Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:51

Obama commutes sentences of 46 convictsPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Calling it an issue America can't afford to ignore, President Barack Obama laid out an expansive vision Thursday for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks. He announced a federal review of the use of solitary confinement and urged Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by year's end.


Police: Birthday cake beating followed week of handcuffing

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:48
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy who was fatally beaten over a missing birthday cake had been handcuffed for up to three hours a day for a week before the deadly assault, according to court records released Tuesday in Maryland. A doctor who examined Jack Garcia before the boy died concluded his head injuries […]
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Police: Birthday cake beating followed week of handcuffing

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:48
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy who was fatally beaten over a missing birthday cake had been handcuffed for up to three hours a day for a week before the deadly assault, according to court records released Tuesday in Maryland. A doctor who examined Jack Garcia before the boy died concluded his head injuries […]
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Police: Birthday cake beating followed week of handcuffing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:48
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy who was fatally beaten over a missing birthday cake had been handcuffed for up to three hours a day for a week before the deadly assault, according to court records released Tuesday in Maryland. A doctor who examined Jack Garcia before the boy died concluded his head injuries […]

Driver’s ed car collides with tractor-trailer; 2 teens dead

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:48
WARWICK, N.Y. (AP) — A driver’s ed car collided with a tractor-trailer at a New York intersection, killing two teenage passengers and sending two other teens in the car and the driving instructor to hospitals with serious injuries, authorities said Tuesday. Police in the town of Warwick said the accident happened around 10:30 Tuesday morning […]
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Driver’s ed car collides with tractor-trailer; 2 teens dead

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:48
WARWICK, N.Y. (AP) — A driver’s ed car collided with a tractor-trailer at a New York intersection, killing two teenage passengers and sending two other teens in the car and the driving instructor to hospitals with serious injuries, authorities said Tuesday. Police in the town of Warwick said the accident happened around 10:30 Tuesday morning […]
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Driver’s ed car collides with tractor-trailer; 2 teens dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:48
WARWICK, N.Y. (AP) — A driver’s ed car collided with a tractor-trailer at a New York intersection, killing two teenage passengers and sending two other teens in the car and the driving instructor to hospitals with serious injuries, authorities said Tuesday. Police in the town of Warwick said the accident happened around 10:30 Tuesday morning […]

Officials: Destroy the Spotted Lanternfly

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:48

 Destroy the Spotted Lanternfly"We were invaded by this past, an unwelcome past by the way, last fall," Pennsylvania State Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said Tuesday.


Judge refuses to suppress statements in Taliban case

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:47
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge in Virginia has refused to suppress statements by a Russian man charged with leading a Taliban attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Irek Hamidullin is scheduled for trial July 27 on 15 terrorism-related charges. U.S. officials say Hamidullin is a Russian veteran of the Soviet war in Afghanistan who […]
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Judge refuses to suppress statements in Taliban case

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:47
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge in Virginia has refused to suppress statements by a Russian man charged with leading a Taliban attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Irek Hamidullin is scheduled for trial July 27 on 15 terrorism-related charges. U.S. officials say Hamidullin is a Russian veteran of the Soviet war in Afghanistan who […]
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Judge refuses to suppress statements in Taliban case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:47
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge in Virginia has refused to suppress statements by a Russian man charged with leading a Taliban attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Irek Hamidullin is scheduled for trial July 27 on 15 terrorism-related charges. U.S. officials say Hamidullin is a Russian veteran of the Soviet war in Afghanistan who […]