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Sports: Kei Nishikori vs. Marin Cilic: U.S. Open 2014 Live Blog

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:30
After two stunning upsets in the semifinals, what had been an uneventful men’s tournament at the Open will culminate in one of the most unexpected finals in recent memory.






US Naval Academy works on accrediting cyber major

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy dean says he's hoping to have cybersecurity accredited as a major by 2016. No U.S. school currently has a cybersecurity degree accredited by a leading organization, and the academy hopes to be among the first.

U.S. says airstrike killed estimated 50 fighters

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:24
The U.S. military says its latest airstrikes in Iraq killed an unusually large number of Islamic State fighters.

Bits Blog: European Commission Delays Google Antitrust Settlement After Competitors’ Complaints

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:24
A plan to give competitors more equal status in Google search results faces further scrutiny after objections by companies like Microsoft and German publishing groups.

NY judge sentences ex-trader to 9 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:23
NEW YORK (AP) — A former portfolio manager convicted of helping his firm earn more than a quarter-billion dollars illegally through insider trading on a promising Alzheimer's drug trial was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison by a judge who said lengthy incarceration was earned with a staggering fraud that was the biggest of its kind.

Police: Man shoots 2 people, then self, in Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:23

 Man shoots 2 people, then self, in Juniata ParkPolice say a man shot 2 people, then himself, in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia on Monday.


Ebola is surging in places it had been beaten back

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:22
Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained there.

Bomb goes off in central Santiago

BBC World News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:21
A bomb has exploded in a shopping centre in the Chilean capital, Santiago, injuring eight people, three of them seriously.
Categories: BBC World News

Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, expecting 2nd child

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:20

Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, expecting 2nd childBritain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their second child.


Emergency declared in Arizona floods

BBC World News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:18
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer declares a state of emergency after record rainfall caused torrential flooding.
Categories: BBC World News

Iraq swears in unity government

BBC World News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:17
Iraq swears in a new government with Sunni and Kurdish deputy prime ministers after weeks of deadlock, as the country struggles against Islamic State fighters.
Categories: BBC World News

Suspect named in shooting that left man paralyzed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:16

Suspect named in shooting that left man paralyzedPolice have identified the man they believe shot and paralyzed a father in West Philadelphia.


Former Belfair PTA president gets 23 years in prison for child pornography

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:16
The former president of a Mason County elementary school PTA has been sentenced to 23 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised released after pleading guilty to four child-pornography charges in an investigation that turned up video of him raping an 8-year-old child in a school classroom.

Lawyer: Ohio Ice Bucket Challenge pranksters ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:10
CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for the family of an autistic teenager who had feces and bodily fluids dumped on him when he thought he was participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge said Monday that police know who the perpetrators are even as celebrities continue to offer reward money to find those involved.

Commissioner Outlines Police Training Overhaul

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:08
The police commissioner testified before the City Council on Monday, explaining how the department would employ more de-escalation and conflict resolution techniques.

Seattle tunnel builders make progress in repair

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:02
SEATTLE (AP) — Bertha, the broken-down tunneling machine, moved forward three feet during recent testing, while workers building an underground circular pit that will allow access to the machine finished installing the last of 84 large concrete cylinders known as piles.

PHOTOS: Fire erupts on California roller coaster

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:01

 Fire erupts on California roller coasterA fire erupted on the Colossus roller coaster ride at Magic Mountain in Valencia, California on Monday, September 8th.


Behind Ivy Walls: Top Colleges That Enroll Rich, Middle Class and Poor

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:00
A new index measures which colleges have the most economically diverse student bodies — and charge the least to lower-income students.

Amazon Cuts Struggling Phone’s Price to 99 Cents

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:59
Analysts said the drastic cut was inevitable, but wondered if it would help spur sales that have been disappointing so far.

2 men arrested in death of Kansas police officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:56

Shawnee County, Kan., Sheriff Herman Jones, left, answers questions from reporters about the shooting death of a Topeka police officer, as interim Police Chief Tony Kirk, right, watches, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. The officer, Cpl. Jason Harwood, 40 was shot during a car stop in east Topeka. (AP Photo/John Hanna)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Topeka Police Department is mourning the loss of another officer gunned down in the line of duty, barely a year and a-half after two of its police officers were fatally wounded in a supermarket parking lot.