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Dish Network, Sinclair agree on extending TV contract

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 03:02
Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group announced an agreement Sunday extending their contract, enabling the satellite TV provider to broadcast Sinclair's local channels and averting a possible blackout.

Bird flu aftershocks to drive U.S. turkey, egg prices higher

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:51

Nine-day-old chicks drink water at a Foster Farms ranch near TurlockAs a result of the shortages and the loss of more than 48 million chickens and turkeys to the disease, egg prices will climb higher than previously expected this year and remain high through 2016, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Frozen wholesale turkey prices are expected to be up to 19 percent higher for the key Thanksgiving holiday than they were a year ago. Some farms that raise egg-laying chickens are expected to start bringing in new chickens this fall, although sites that lost millions of birds will likely remain empty until the end of the year due to the long cleanup process.


Medical van stolen with 2 patients inside in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:43

Medical van stolen with 2 patients inside in Hunting ParkThe hunt is on for a man who stole a medical transport vehicle with two special needs patients inside.


Brown: Labour Party must be credible

BBC World News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:35
Labour must be "credible" in order to win back power, Gordon Brown says in an apparent coded warning against electing Jeremy Corbyn as party leader.
Categories: BBC World News

The Latest: Storm causes damage around Whistling Straits

NBA - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:31
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest from the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits (all times local): 7:01 p.m. The storm passed, but some damage was done at Whistling Straits. Play has been suspended for the day. The scoreboard at the main entrance to the course has been blown down. Flags along some of the grandstands […]
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The Latest: Storm causes damage around Whistling Straits

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:31
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest from the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits (all times local): 7:01 p.m. The storm passed, but some damage was done at Whistling Straits. Play has been suspended for the day. The scoreboard at the main entrance to the course has been blown down. Flags along some of the grandstands […]
Categories: Sports Center

The Latest: Storm causes damage around Whistling Straits

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:31
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest from the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits (all times local): 7:01 p.m. The storm passed, but some damage was done at Whistling Straits. Play has been suspended for the day. The scoreboard at the main entrance to the course has been blown down. Flags along some of the grandstands […]

The Band Perry’s big, new sound delights Tulalip crowd

NBA - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:31
The Band Perry has amped up its sound from modern country to full-on arena rock, and the sold-out crowd of 3,000 at Tulalip Resort Casino Saturday, Aug. 15, seemed to wholeheartedly approve.
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The Band Perry’s big, new sound delights Tulalip crowd

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:31
The Band Perry has amped up its sound from modern country to full-on arena rock, and the sold-out crowd of 3,000 at Tulalip Resort Casino Saturday, Aug. 15, seemed to wholeheartedly approve.
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The Band Perry’s big, new sound delights Tulalip crowd

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:31
The Band Perry has amped up its sound from modern country to full-on arena rock, and the sold-out crowd of 3,000 at Tulalip Resort Casino Saturday, Aug. 15, seemed to wholeheartedly approve.

Obama: Civil rights activist Bond was 'hero' and friend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:21
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the late civil rights activist Julian Bond was a hero and friend.

ArtsBeat: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Tops Box Office

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:17
The N.W.A. biopic, backed by a sophisticated marketing campaign, touched a cultural nerve over the weekend, taking in $56.1 million at the domestic box office, an astounding total for an R-rated drama.









Smith fails again in Australia draw

BBC World News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:13
Australia Test captain-elect Steve Smith's miserable form continues in the drawn tour match against Northants.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: The dangerous night-time dash to Kos

BBC World News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:10
Under the cover of darkness, many refugees are attempting the dangerous journey from Bodrum in Turkey, to Kos in Greece.
Categories: BBC World News

Man critically wounded in hail of gunfire in Spring Garden

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:03

Man critically wounded in hail of gunfire in Spring GardenA 23-year-old man is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot near a nightclub in Spring Garden.


Pencils down: More U.S. colleges drop standardized tests

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:00
Don't worry, a growing number of U.S. schools are scrapping standardized test scores as part of admission. Washington, D.C.'s George Washington University last month joined more than 850 U.S. colleges and universities that no longer require applicants to take the SAT or ACT, tests that have been a feature of American student life for decades. Proponents of making the tests optional say the switch can help schools become more diverse and admit students who will thrive even though they may have lagged other applicants on scores.

Have service dog, can’t travel on United

NBA - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:00
United Airlines won’t let Chris Kielich’s service dog board a flight to London. Can it do that?
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Have service dog, can’t travel on United

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:00
United Airlines won’t let Chris Kielich’s service dog board a flight to London. Can it do that?
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Have service dog, can’t travel on United

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:00
United Airlines won’t let Chris Kielich’s service dog board a flight to London. Can it do that?

Man in critical condition after stabbing in Juniata

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 01:56

Man in critical condition after stabbing in JuniataPhiladelphia police say 36-year-old man is in critical condition after being stabbed in Juniata.