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Vikings' Peterson avoids jail in plea agreement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:06

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the courthouse with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Conroe, Texas. Adrian Peterson avoided jail time on Tuesday in a plea agreement reached with prosecutors to resolve his child abuse case. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)CONROE, Texas (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson avoided jail Tuesday by reaching a deal with Texas prosecutors to resolve a child abuse case that revived a national debate about corporal punishment.


Pakistani Christian Couple Are Tortured and Burned to Death by Angry Mob

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:02
The authorities planned to arrest 460 people in the killings, which began when the couple were accused of blasphemy by burning the Quran.

Rodgers defends Reds team selection

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:02
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says it was "not a gamble" to rest his star men in the Champions League loss to Real Madrid.
Categories: BBC World News

Facebook government requests up 24%

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:02
Requests by governments for Facebook's user data are up by nearly a quarter in the first half of the year compared to the previous six months.
Categories: BBC World News

Berlin leaves divisions behind as Wall vanishes

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:58
Berlin leaves divisions behind as traces of Wall vanish
Categories: BBC World News

Top British Spy Warns of Terrorists’ Use of Social Media

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:56
Robert Hannigan, director of Britain’s electronic eavesdropping agency, said young foreign jihadists who had grown up on the Internet had benefited from leaks by Edward J. Snowden.






The gay people pushed to change their gender

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:52
The country that pushes gay people to change their gender
Categories: BBC World News

Voting in the New York Region After a Dispiriting Campaign

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:49
Even with campaigns spending millions of dollars on ads, many people said they were casting ballots out of a sense of duty rather than excitement.






Mother charged with throwing autistic son, 6, from Oregon bridge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:48

Jillian McCabe is seen in an undated picture from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office in Newport, OregonBy Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon woman who prosecutors say threw her 6-year-old autistic son from a bridge in the coastal town of Newport and then called police to confess to the crime was charged on Tuesday with aggravated murder and manslaughter. Jillian McCabe, 34, made an initial appearance in Lincoln County Circuit Court on Tuesday but did not enter a plea after her arraignment on the charges was postponed. Authorities say McCabe called police around 6:25 p.m. local time on Monday to say she had tossed her son London from the Yaquina Bay Bridge. The U.S. ...


Beast Mode returns against Raiders

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:47
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First glance: No. 18 UCLA Bruins

WA Huskies - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:46
First glance: No. 18 UCLA Bruins
Categories: Sports Center

Oklahoma Supreme Court Blocks 2 Abortion Laws

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:45
The court voted to prevent enforcement of the new abortion measures pending the outcome of lawsuits challenging their constitutionality.

Independence Through and Through – This Week’s Episode

E-Town - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:44

My how the rules have changed, since the dawn of the Internet. It really is amazing how many tools are out there these days that have allowed artists to fully take control of their own destinies. While the Internet has certainly presented the music industry with it’s own set of new challenges, it has also opened the flood gates for the creative ones that may have been told “No” by a powerful label executive just a decade ago.

DSC_0376-EditIn this week’s encore broadcast/podcast we bring you two artists that couldn’t be more different in terms of sound, but very similar in terms of their independent spirit and approach to their craft. First up is Frightened Rabbit, an independent rock band hailing from Scotland. The band got its start when two brothers, Scott and Grant Hutchinson, started making their own recordings, and hitting the clubs to build a following. They quickly developed direct ties to their fans through the Internet – sending demo recordings to anyone who emailed the band asking for them, along with packages of biscuits. Yes, biscuits. Fast-forward 11 years and the band is everywhere, while keeping their independent spirit intact. To me, they remind me a bit of the band Big Country (from the 80’s) but with a harder edge. I loved Big Country, and I loved punk music – so this is the perfect mingling of those two worlds, according to my ears.

DSC_0263-Edit-EditAlso on the show this week is multi-talented singer/songwriter Nataly Dawn. Nataly’s rise to success all started with a home video camera, and a YouTube account. She is one half of the YouTube sensational act, Pomplamoose, but also records and writes on her own as well. The popularity of the duo’s unique twists on popular cover songs propelled the couple to Internet stardom, and now she cements the reputation with original material that is creative, unique and interesting. Nataly is joined by the eTones on a few songs during her portion of the show. I’ve seen Nick and Helen, and the band, back up countless musicians over the years, but this time they really blew me away. You’ll see what I mean if you tune in, podcast, or check out the videos below. Nataly’s songs are out of the ordinary, and are complimented seamlessly with Helen’s spot on backing vocals, Nick’s strings, Chris’s upright bass playing and so on. It was a real pleasure to see the band swing at a curve ball and knock it out of the park!

DSC_0135_2Along with all of the great music and conversation with the artists, we also have a heart-warming eChievement Award story for you this week that I’m sure you’ll all enjoy. Tune in in whatever manner you choose to, and thank the Internet for providing so many new platforms to create and share creativity!

 

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Appeals Court Is Urged to Strike Down Program for Collecting Phone Records

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:43
A conservative legal activist urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to strike down the National Security Agency’s program that collects Americans’ phone records in bulk.

Lava spares family headstone in Hawaii cemetery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:42

This Oct. 28, 2014, photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey with the permission of the Sato family, shows the Sato headstone still standing in a sea of black lava in a cemetery in Pahoa, Hawaii. As the slow-moving lava got closer to the Pahoa Japanese Cemetery, officials provided Aiko Sato an opportunity to visit. When she placed flowers at the headstone last week, she thought it would be the last time she would see it. But after lava flowed over the cemetery, Sato’s aunt was given a photograph taken by a geologist documenting the lava’s advancement, showing the Sato headstone still standing in a sea of black lava. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — As slow-moving lava approached a cemetery in a rural Hawaii town, Aiko Sato placed flowers at the headstone of the family plot she's tended to over the years, thinking it would be the last time she would see it.


Ex-NFL player charged with sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:42

Ex-NFL player charged with sexual assaultFormer New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Luke Petitgout has been charged with assault and sexual assault in New Jersey.


VIDEO: Making money by gaming on TV

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:34
In just three years Twitch.tv has become a household name for videogamers but does it represent a new mainstream cultural phenomenon?
Categories: BBC World News

Peterson of Vikings Agrees To Deal in Child-Abuse Case

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:31
Running back Adrian Peterson will pay a fine and perform community service after pleading no contest to a reduced charge after he disciplined his 4-year-old son with a switch.

Amnesty International Says Israel Showed ‘Callous Indifference’ in Gaza

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:29
Amnesty International published a report accusing Israel of war crimes in its 50-day war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip this summer.

Election results on 6abc.com after polls close at 8pm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:28

Election results on 6abc.comWe'll have live results as they come into the newsroom here on 6abc.com.