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Iceland issues brief alert after eruption

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:37

No commercial flights were affected by ash

       

Yusmeiro Petit retires major-league record 46 consecutive batters

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:31
Giants pitcher surpasses Mark Buehrle’s record of 45 straight in 2009.
Categories: Sports Center

Miley Cyrus' date turns self in, posts bail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:30

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Miley Cyrus, left, stands with Jesse Helt holding her award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night Aug. 28, 2014. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night.


Autopsy doesn't say why Oklahoma inmate writhed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:28

FILE - This June 29, 2011 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett. An autopsy report on Lockett's problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused him to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An autopsy on an Oklahoma inmate who died after his troubled execution was halted concluded that he was killed by the lethal drugs, but it doesn't explain why he writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after the process began.


Chef finds fame — and love — while cooking for the Obamas

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:19
In a demonstration of White House chef Sam Kass’ favor, President Obama spent five hours in Kass’ apartment last week, ostensibly celebrating the chef’s last week as a bachelor. This weekend, the first family will attend Kass’ wedding, to Alex Wagner of MSNBC.

A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:16
As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day.

Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:16
The firing of the chief because of a family ownership dispute touched off protests by store employees and a boycott by customers.

In Liberia’s capital, an Ebola outbreak like no other

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:16
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, already worse than all other Ebola epidemics combined, is for the first time spreading uncontrollably in a major city.

Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:16
European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing for maintaining the peace and step up the pressure on Hamas militants to relinquish power.

No charges in US accidental shooting

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:10
Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor.
Categories: BBC World News

Indian elephant creates own art

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:08
Paintings by an Indian elephant go on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals.
Categories: BBC World News

Huskies make recruiting Hawaii a priority

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:06
HONOLULU — The free trip to Hawaii sounded like fun. That was the only reason a young Keith Bhonapha got on the plane in the first place.

Huskies make recruiting Hawaii a priority

WA Huskies - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:06
HONOLULU — The free trip to Hawaii sounded like fun. That was the only reason a young Keith Bhonapha got on the plane in the first place.
Categories: Sports Center

CiCi Bellis is eliminated from the U.S. Open

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:04
It was only the first week of the U.S. Open, but it was a legitimate event — and one that ended in disappointment for CiCi Bellis, who fell in three sets, 6-3, 0-6, 6-2.

Obama's weekend plans? Raising money for Democrats

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:02

Events in New York and Rhode Island to bolster Democrats ahead of midterm elections

       

Rangers blast Mariners, 12-4

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:02
Mariners’ streak of not allowing 10 runs or more comes to an end after 144 games, which had been best in American League since 1976. Right-hander Erasmo Ramirez, called up to start, allowed 10 runs in the 12-4 loss to Texas.
Categories: Sports Center

Mars Hill pastor who criticized Driscoll reportedly terminated

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:02
At least one of the nine Mars Hill pastors who sent a letter to church leadership last week calling for lead Pastor Mark Driscoll to step down from his position has been terminated.

Syrian Refugees Surpass 3 Million, U.N. Says

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:00
The relief agency called the crisis “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era,” as more than a million people have fled in the last 12 months alone.






Roger Goodell toughens penalty on domestic violence

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:59
In a rare mea culpa, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that he had mishandled the Ray Rice case, in which the Baltimore Ravens running back was suspended for two games after being accused of assaulting his fiancée.