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LeBron may put 2,300 kids through college

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 20:02

James announced a scholarship partnership with the University of Akron on Thursday.

       

Greek MPs approve bailout deal

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 20:00
The Greek parliament backs an €85bn bailout deal in a debate lasting all night, despite a rebellion by many government MPs.
Categories: BBC World News

State SPCA rescues 122 cats from eastern Pennsylvania home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:58

State SPCA rescues 122 cats from eastern Pennsylvania homeThe Pennsylvania SPCA rescued 122 cats and kittens from an eastern Pennsylvania home and transported them to its North Philadelphia facility for medical evaluations.


VIDEO: Syrian refugee's table tennis dream

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:49
Professional table tennis player and Syrian refugee speaks to Chris Buckler about his plight and his dreams.
Categories: BBC World News

'Flash crash' trader freed on bail

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:41
A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 US "flash crash" is freed after his bail conditions were changed.
Categories: BBC World News

FDA approves OxyContin for kids 11 to 16

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:40

FDA approves powerful narcotic painkiller OxyContin for children as young as 11

       

Astronomers spot young, 'Jupiter-like' planet

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:36

Welcome, 51 Eridani b.

       

Bush, Rubio slam flag-raising event in Havana

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:33

Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio slammed the event in Havana featuring Secretary of State John Kerry.

       

Fake Target account answers Facebook gripes

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:30

A phony Target Facebook account gives snarky responses about gender-neutral labels.

       

1 person hospitalized after shooting in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:29

1 person hospitalized after shooting in CamdenOne person was taken to the hospital after a shooting in Camden, New Jersey.


Fires still burn at China blast site

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:27
Fires are still burning at the site of two huge explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin, some 36 hours after the blasts killed dozens of people.
Categories: BBC World News

122 cats rescued from squalid Pennsylvania home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:26
HENRYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Animal control officials say they have rescued 122 cats and kittens from a squalid Pennsylvania home and transported them to a North Philadelphia facility for medical evaluations.

Georgia court to weigh destiny of 18 captured beluga whales

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:16
By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - A U.S. court hearing on the fate of 18 beluga whales captured in Russia is expected on Friday to pit federal regulators against the Georgia aquarium seeking to bring them to the United States. U.S. environmental officers have said that moving the whales to the United States would hasten the depletion of the wild beluga whale population and violate the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, which is suing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) fisheries service, says that its efforts will help the beluga whales.

Cape Cod beaches close after great white shark attacks seal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:16
EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Officials say two Cape Cod beaches closed after visitors spotted a great white shark biting a seal and spitting it back out onto the beach.

N.J. county spends $1 million on mystery study

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:04

The study looks at Ocean County's future building and facility needs.

       

Taliban Present Gentler Face, but Wield Iron Fist in Afghan District

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:00
In the Baghran district of Helmand Province, where the Taliban were scarcely ever out of power, the harsh policies of the ’90s are still in full swing.









Same-sex couples sue over Mississippi adoption ban

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 18:57

Mississippi is last state in nation to deny adoption to homosexuals.

       

Young 'alien Jupiter' discovered

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 18:55
A planet 100 light-years away resembles a young version of Jupiter, astronomers say.
Categories: BBC World News

Ethiopia jet stowaway gets to Sweden

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 18:50
An Ethiopian man hoping to get asylum in Sweden is found in the hold of an airliner after a flight from Addis Ababa to Stockholm.
Categories: BBC World News

Statement by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 18:48
The text of Mr. Abe’s statement of Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in World War II.