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Japan to start from scratch on Tokyo Olympic stadium plan

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:14
TOKYO (AP) — Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of soaring costs Friday and said it will reopen bidding for a new plan, in a stunning reversal that leaves the 2019 Rugby World Cup without a main venue. “We have decided to go back to the start […]
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Japan to start from scratch on Tokyo Olympic stadium plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:14
TOKYO (AP) — Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of soaring costs Friday and said it will reopen bidding for a new plan, in a stunning reversal that leaves the 2019 Rugby World Cup without a main venue. “We have decided to go back to the start […]

Hamas leader, Saudi king shake hands after Muslim prayers

NBA - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:14
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hamas says its leader shook hands with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman after Muslim holiday prayers, signaling an easing of tensions over the Palestinian group’s ties with Saudi regional rival Iran. There was no official announcement in Saudi state media of Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The visit came days […]
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Hamas leader, Saudi king shake hands after Muslim prayers

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:14
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hamas says its leader shook hands with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman after Muslim holiday prayers, signaling an easing of tensions over the Palestinian group’s ties with Saudi regional rival Iran. There was no official announcement in Saudi state media of Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The visit came days […]
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Hamas leader, Saudi king shake hands after Muslim prayers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:14
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hamas says its leader shook hands with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman after Muslim holiday prayers, signaling an easing of tensions over the Palestinian group’s ties with Saudi regional rival Iran. There was no official announcement in Saudi state media of Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The visit came days […]

Ex-NY Congressman Grimm gets 8 months of prison in tax case

NBA - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:13
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was sentenced Friday to 8 months in prison for tax evasion. The sentencing in Brooklyn before U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen follows Grimm’s guilty plea late last year to aiding in filing a false tax return — a charge that stemmed from an investigation into the […]
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Ex-NY Congressman Grimm gets 8 months of prison in tax case

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:13
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was sentenced Friday to 8 months in prison for tax evasion. The sentencing in Brooklyn before U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen follows Grimm’s guilty plea late last year to aiding in filing a false tax return — a charge that stemmed from an investigation into the […]
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Ex-NY Congressman Grimm gets 8 months of prison in tax case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:13
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was sentenced Friday to 8 months in prison for tax evasion. The sentencing in Brooklyn before U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen follows Grimm’s guilty plea late last year to aiding in filing a false tax return — a charge that stemmed from an investigation into the […]

FBI probe into police custody death

BBC World News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:12
The FBI launches an investigation into the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell, apparently due to a suicide.
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Queen Elizabeth II awards actor John Hurt knighthood

NBA - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:10
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has awarded actor John Hurt a knighthood for services to drama in his 40-year career. The queen recognized the 75-year-old actor, who has received two Oscar nominations for his roles in “The Elephant Man” and “Midnight Express.” Hurt’s other roles included playing wand maker Garrick Ollivander in the Harry […]
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Queen Elizabeth II awards actor John Hurt knighthood

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:10
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has awarded actor John Hurt a knighthood for services to drama in his 40-year career. The queen recognized the 75-year-old actor, who has received two Oscar nominations for his roles in “The Elephant Man” and “Midnight Express.” Hurt’s other roles included playing wand maker Garrick Ollivander in the Harry […]
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Queen Elizabeth II awards actor John Hurt knighthood

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:10
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has awarded actor John Hurt a knighthood for services to drama in his 40-year career. The queen recognized the 75-year-old actor, who has received two Oscar nominations for his roles in “The Elephant Man” and “Midnight Express.” Hurt’s other roles included playing wand maker Garrick Ollivander in the Harry […]

German Parliament Approves Deal for Greek Bailout Talks

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:09
Chancellor Angela Merkel and her finance minister had urged legislators to back the bailout, which both called “a last attempt” to order Greece’s finances and build a functioning state.









Photos of the Day: July 17, 2015

NBA - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:06
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Photos of the Day: July 17, 2015

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:06
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.
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Photos of the Day: July 17, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:06
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Army Chief: Security at recruiting posts will be reviewed

NBA - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — Security at military recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed in the aftermath of the deadly shooting in Tennessee, but it’s too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection, the Army’s top officer said Friday. A day after a gunman shot and killed four Marines […]
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Army Chief: Security at recruiting posts will be reviewed

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — Security at military recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed in the aftermath of the deadly shooting in Tennessee, but it’s too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection, the Army’s top officer said Friday. A day after a gunman shot and killed four Marines […]
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Army Chief: Security at recruiting posts will be reviewed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — Security at military recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed in the aftermath of the deadly shooting in Tennessee, but it’s too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection, the Army’s top officer said Friday. A day after a gunman shot and killed four Marines […]

Froome finishes sixth to maintain gap

BBC World News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 23:56
Chris Froome finishes sixth on stage 13 of the Tour de France to hold on to the lead as Greg van Avermaet takes victory.
Categories: BBC World News