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Myanmar census shows 9m shortfall

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:42
The first national census since 1983 reveals that Myanmar has 9 million fewer people than the 60 million the government had estimated.
Categories: BBC World News

Dahl draft spills Factory secrets

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:40
Little-known characters and incidents that could have featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are released by the Roald Dahl estate.
Categories: BBC World News

Bits Blog: Google Joins Amazon in Dreams of Drone Delivery

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:37
Who needs UPS trucks and bicycle delivery when you can fly in things people buy online?

Dress Like Jagger: Everyone knows musicians and poets...

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:37

 Everyone knows musicians and poets...Everyone knows musicians and poets have the best style. Fall classes at the Old Town School of Folk Music start September 1, so if you're looking for an excuse to wear your Cobain-inspired Converse or Jagger-worthy tight pants, why...

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Common Sense: With $38 Million Ferrari, Classic Car Market Revs Up

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:28
Some classic cars, including a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, are setting records at auctions, prompting some to ask if they are the next great asset class.

NY foster agencies settle suit by kids for $17.5M

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:19
MIAMI (AP) — Attorneys say three private New York foster care agencies will pay $17.5 million to settle a lawsuit by eight people who were fraudulently adopted by a woman and claimed they were repeatedly abused, starved and imprisoned in a "house of horrors."

Man charged with wire fraud in $1 million Miami Heat ticket scam

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:16
By Daniel Wallis MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami man has been charged with wire fraud in connection with a scam that yielded millions of dollars from investors and a premium ticket package for the Miami Heat NBA basketball team, prosecutors said on Friday. An indictment said Haider Zafar, 36, portrayed himself as a member of a wealthy Pakistani family that operates several luxury hotels, including the Marriott in Islamabad, which was bombed in 2008, and other businesses. It said Zafar claimed he lived in a penthouse in the Essex House in New York City, as well as having residences in other high-end buildings there and in Miami. Zafar faces up to 20 years in prison on each of five counts of wire fraud in the case, the U.S.

TV sports: Here's where to find the Huskies' opening football game

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:16
What channel are the Huskies on? We've heard that question a lot this week, and we're here to help.

Oregon spotted frog gains protection as threatened species

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:16
Twenty-three years after it was first proposed for protection by the Endangered Species Act, the Oregon spotted frog is being listed as a threatened species.

As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:16
Is it time to cash out of stocks?

Reclined-seat wars: Another flight diverted

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:13
Passenger fights, grabs crew member when seat in front of him is reclined, forcing American Airlines Miami-to-Paris flight to land in Boston.

New Hampshire men sentenced as teens to life in prison granted new hearings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:13
By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - New Hampshire's highest court has ruled that four men serving life in prison for murders committed when they were teenagers have the right to new sentencing hearings because of a 2012 U.S. In a ruling on Friday, the New Hampshire Supreme Court held that the 2012 decision, Miller v. Alabama, applied retroactively to the four men, who were all 17 when they were found guilty of murder in separate cases between 1993 and 2007. New Hampshire joins Florida, Mississippi, Iowa, Massachusetts and several other states where high courts have determined that the Miller v. Alabama ruling is retroactive. Courts in other states, including Alabama, where the case originated, have denied requests for new sentencing hearings for prisoners convicted when they were juveniles.

Judge denies special prosecutor request in rampage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:06
DENVER (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied a defense request for a special prosecutor to look into a news story about defendant James Holmes.

Missing boy's 'life is in danger'

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:06
The health of a five-year-old boy taken from hospital by his parents against medical advice will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system is likely to have run out, police say.
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Brother, sister accused of sex in trailer outside church, blame 'The Notebook'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:03

Brother, sister accused of sex in trailer outside church, blame 'The Notebook'The brother and sister admitted to having sex three times in a Kenworth tractor trailer parked outside the church after watching the movie 'The Notebook'

Test Ebola drug '100% effective'

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 01:00
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
Categories: BBC World News

Legroom row diverts second US flight

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 00:56
A US flight bound for Europe diverts after a mid-air fight between passengers over legroom, in the second such incident in a week.
Categories: BBC World News

India's growth hits two year high

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 00:52
India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.
Categories: BBC World News

Britain Raises Terrorism Threat Level to ‘Severe’

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 00:52
Alarmed by the suspected presence of hundreds of British jihadis among Sunni militants in Syria and Iraq, the government also said new laws would be introduced to counter security threats.