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Pa. man rescues neighbor, drives pregnant wife to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:49

Pa. man rescues neighbor, drives pregnant wife to hospitalAll in a day's work: A northeastern Pennsylvania man saved a woman from her burning house, then raced his wife to the hospital when she went into labor.


Russian accused of hacking is arraigned in Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:49
SEATTLE (AP) — A Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers at hundreds of U.S. businesses and stealing credit card information pleaded not guilty to 29 charges Friday.

U.S. Jets and Drones Attack Militants in Iraq, Hoping to Stop Advance

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:49
American warplanes launched airstrikes against Sunni militants in northern Iraq on Friday, destroying rebel positions around Erbil, the Kurdish capital.






Coroner Is Said to Rule James Brady’s Death a Homicide, 33 Years After a Shooting

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:49
The medical examiner’s ruling could allow prosecutors to pursue murder charges against John W. Hinckley Jr. in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.






Adrian Cardenas's Journey From the Major Leagues to College

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:46
Adrian Cardenas played for the Cubs in 2012; now 26 and a student at N.Y.U., he wants to be a novelist and explore the world in ways he said baseball would not allow.

Selling to ‘minimalists’ is surprisingly easy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:46
The clearing of clutter does not preclude buying more stuff. On the contrary, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.

Honor James Brady by taking real action on gun violence

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:46
Don’t let James Brady’s life pass without taking real action to enact sensible gun-safety measures, writes Des Moines Register columnist Rekha Basu.

Israel-Hamas conflict: Stop the blockade

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:46
Guest columnist Dore Gold offers three ways for Israel to deal with Hamas [“How can Israel defend itself without accusations of disproportionality?” Opinion, Aug. 5].

Second Helpings: Cafe Juanita

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:46
The big news that Café Juanita will be spiffed up and expanded to include a bar, hopefully by spring, came on the eve of the 3.5-star review that appears today in The Seattle Times. Chef/owner Holly Smith told me she has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Kirkland property, which will

McIlroy halfway leader at US PGA

BBC World News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:42
World number one Rory McIlroy has the halfway lead at the US PGA after a second-round 67 at Valhalla.
Categories: BBC World News

Man: Wife's remains found 35 years after Jonestown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:40

 Rev. Jim JonesDOVER, Del. (AP) — A California man said Friday he was shocked to learn that his wife's cremated remains had been found inside a decrepit former funeral home, 35 years after she and more than 900 others died in a suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana.


Interm Police Chief Harry Bailey to retire from SPD next week

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:37
Former Interim Police Chief Harry Bailey will retire from the Seattle Police Department for the second time on Friday, Aug. 15, Chief Kathleen O'Toole wrote in a blog post Thursday.

Missing Washington girl was victim of homicide, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:33
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The body of a child found near a mobile home park in Washington state was positively identified on Friday as a missing 6-year-old girl, and police said the death has been ruled a homicide. The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, assisted by the FBI, said an autopsy concluded that the body found Thursday was that of Jenise Wright, who was to have entered the first grade this year. Jenise went to bed on Saturday night in her family home near Bremerton, on the Kitsap Peninsula near Seattle, and was not seen by family members the next day, according to sheriff's deputies. Her parents reported Jenise missing after she failed to show up for Sunday dinner, telling the sheriff's office they had not been alarmed at first because she often wandered around the mobile home park where the family lived.

Missing Washington girl was victim of homicide, police say

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:33
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The body of a child found near a mobile home park in Washington state was positively identified on Friday as a missing 6-year-old girl, and police said the death has been ruled a homicide. The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, assisted by the FBI, said an autopsy concluded that the body found Thursday was that of Jenise Wright, who was to have entered the ...

Inquiry Seeks Twitter User in Brooklyn Bridge Flag Case

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:32
A lawyer for a Twitter user who claimed responsibility for putting white flags on the bridge said the site had received a subpoena from the Manhattan district attorney’s office in a bid to identify his client.

Half a Ton of This, Half a Ton of That: Russia Is Calm Over Food Import Bans

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:30
Retaliatory sanctions against Western products have led to a “buy Russian” campaign and some signs that there were ways around the problem.

Oracle sues Oregon over health exchange fiasco, claiming breach of contract

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:29
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oracle sues Oregon over health exchange fiasco, claiming breach of contract.

Struggling Woods misses US PGA cut

BBC World News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:25
Tiger Woods' hopes of appearing at next month's Ryder Cup look bleak after he misses the halfway cut at the US PGA.
Categories: BBC World News

DealBook: Yields on 10-Year Treasuries Fall, Confounding the Experts

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:21
The 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.42 percent with some analysts contending the decline was a response to current events.

Death of Reagan press secretary James Brady ruled a homicide: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:21

Former White House Press Secretary James Brady gives a thumbs-up to everyone as he visits the White House press briefing room in Washington in this file photoBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia medical examiner has ruled the death of former White House press secretary James Brady a homicide resulting from the 1981 assassination attempt against President Ronald Reagan, a Washington police spokesman said on Friday. Police are investigating Brady's death on Monday as a homicide because of the ruling, Officer Hugh Carew said. Depending on the results of the investigation, gunman John Hinckley Jr., 59, could be charged with Brady's death. Brady, then Reagan's press secretary, was shot in the head by Hinckley during the assassination attempt.