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Police: Officer who killed family had raped wife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:58

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Lindon City Police Department shows police officer Joshua Boren from Lindon, Utah. Authorities say Boren used his service weapon when he killed his wife, two children and his mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself in January. Spanish Fork City Police Lt. Matt Johnson says the agency's investigation was unable to determine Boren's exact motive. But he says investigators did learn the 34-year-old Boren and his wife were having marital problems. (AP Photo/Lindon City Police Department, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah police officer who killed his wife, their two children, his mother-in-law and then himself received text messages from his wife just hours earlier threatening to leave him and take their kids and confronting him for raping her, new documents show.


Israel hit by Hamas rocket salvo

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:57
Hamas fires a volley of rockets into southern Israel, prompting air strikes on Gaza, as Israel calls up hundreds of reservists.
Categories: BBC World News

The tough task of reviving India's decaying railways

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:50
Why India's railways need to modernise
Categories: BBC World News

Protests outside fire station in wake of deadly SW Phila. blaze

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:48

Protests near scene of deadly SW Phila. blazeA large group of people protested outside a fire station near the scene of a blaze that claimed the lives of four young children in Southwest Philadelphia.


UN recognizes gay marriages for staffers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:43

Kimmy Denny and her partner, Barb Lawrence, drove three hours for the to be at the court hearing on gay marriage in Miami, Wednesday, July 2, 2014.The couple is engaged and plans to wait until it legal in their Palm Harbor, Fla. home, to marry. Attorneys for gay couples and the state of Florida are squaring off at a hearing on a lawsuit challenging Florida's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Like others filed across the country, the lawsuit contends the gay marriage ban added by voters to the state constitution is discriminatory and violates equal protection guarantees. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)The United Nations is recognizing the gay marriages of all its staffers, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Monday.


Seattle council repeals ride-service regulations

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:39
The Seattle City Council, in a 6-3 vote today, repealed regulations it approved just months ago for app-dispatched ride services like uberX and Lyft.

US gives Venezuela stolen Matisse

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:39
A painting by the French artist Henri Matisse, stolen more than a decade ago, is handed back to Venezuela by the United States.
Categories: BBC World News

Scolari: Brazil will be playing for nation, Neymar

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:37
Neymar helped Brazil get this far at the World Cup. Now it's up to the rest of the team to win for its injured star, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said Monday.

Real Madrid great Di Stefano dies at age 88

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:37
Alfredo Di Stefano, the player Real Madrid has hailed as the most important component in its mid-20th century ascent to becoming a global football powerhouse, has died. He was 88.

Armed man robs Lake City strip club

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:35
It was a nightmare start to the day for Dreamgirls at Ricks.

Kendrys Morales returns to Seattle, says he wanted to take his chances in free agency

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:31
The player who stirred as much off-season discussion as any in these parts --- Kendrys Morales --- is back in town this week with the Minnesota Twins.

Feds doubt climate change's impact on wolverines

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:31

File-This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a wolverine. A top federal wildlife official says there's too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the snow-loving wolverine, overruling agency scientists who warned of impending habitat loss. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, File)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A top federal wildlife official said there's too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the snow-loving wolverine — overruling agency scientists who warned of impending habitat loss for the "mountain devil."


Justices to consider nonprofits' contraceptives

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:31
How much distance from an immoral act is enough?

Guam rampage suspect accused of witness tampering

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:29
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Guam man accused of killing three Japanese tourists in a rampage inappropriately spoke with two witnesses from jail, prosecutors said Monday.

Tropical Storm Fausto forms in Pacific off Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:22
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Fausto has formed over the Pacific Ocean far from Mexico's coast, and forecasters say it poses no immediate threat to land.

VIDEO: Art meets football in Los Angeles

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:16
Futbol: The Beautiful Game, at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, looks at football and its place in society, by showcasing the work of artists from around the world.
Categories: BBC World News

California wildfire burning in triple-digit heat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:14

This Saturday, July 5, 2014, photo provided by the Utah State Parks shows the fire from the Taylor Mountain Road Fire near Vernal, Utah. Authorities say a 5-square-mile wildfire north of Vernal has burned three structures but is now 25 percent contained. Utah fire officials say they plan to continue putting a perimeter around the Taylor Mountain Road Fire on Monday. Rangers say Steinaker State Park remains closed as crews use it as a staging area. (AP Photo/Utah State Parks)WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire Monday in a rugged patch of far Northern California faced another day of triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds as officials warned the flames could again threaten homes.


Forecasters: Tropical Storm Fausto has formed in Pacific far off Mexico; no threat to land

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:14
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters: Tropical Storm Fausto has formed in Pacific far off Mexico; no threat to land.

The joy of bidets

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:13
A passion for that thing Brits don't know how to use
Categories: BBC World News

Fire breaks out in Ship Bottom, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:11

Fire breaks out in Ship Bottom, N.J.Long Beach Township police and fire crews were called to a fire in Ship Bottom on Long Beach Island.