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Jurors considers execution for James Holmes after his conviction

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 15:37

Jurors begin weighing whether to impose death penalty on convicted Aurora theater shooter

       

Thursday's forecast: Hot, humid, stormy Southeast

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 15:34

Typical summertime weather will be on tap for most of the nation Thursday, with hot, dry conditions in the central U.S. and hot, humid, and ...

       

Trump steals spotlight from Christie’s campaign

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 15:29

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov.

       

Los Angeles County takes step toward $15 minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 15:16

Workers hold a rally in support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' proposed minimum wage ordinance, in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The nation's most populous county could lift the minimum wage for some workers to $15 an hour by 2020. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to take a preliminary step Tuesday, July 21, that could lead to the higher wages. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County is crafting a law to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next five years, with supporters arguing it will help lift the working poor into the middle class and opponents warning businesses will have to cut back, move out or close down.


VIDEO: Girl rescued from hot car in US

BBC World News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:56
A girl has been rescued from a car in soaring temperatures as the heat causes problems across the south-east United States.
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Sandra Bland arrest video released

BBC World News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:56
A US police dashcam video is released showing the arrest of an African-American woman who died three days later while in custody in Texas.
Categories: BBC World News

My natural hair journey

BBC World News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:51
Why some African women are moving away from hair relaxants
Categories: BBC World News

India arrests 16 for 'witch' killing

BBC World News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:51
Police in India say they have held 16 people in connection with the killing of a woman accused of practising witchcraft.
Categories: BBC World News

Obama's day: The Export-Import Bank

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:40

President Obama meets with business owners who rely on the Ex-Im Bank.

       

VIDEO: Greek Parliament votes on reforms

BBC World News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:36
The Greek parliament is set to vote on a set of reforms which need to be passed before they can go ahead with a second bailout.
Categories: BBC World News

Graphic: Your rights during police encounters

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:35

USA TODAY Network posed a handful of questions to five legal experts.

       

Q&A on Blagojevich: What happens after appeals court ruling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:30

FILE - This March 14, 2012 file photo shows former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich autographing a 'Free Gov. Blago' sign for one of his supporters at his home in Chicago the day before Blagojevich was due to report to prison to begin serving a 14-year sentence on corruption charges. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, tossed out some of Blagojevich's convictions that he sought to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A ruling by a federal court in the appeal of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions left open the possibility that the Democrat could serve less time than the 14-year sentence a judge imposed in 2011.


Wednesday's gossip column

BBC World News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:26
Manchester United "mystery" target is Juventus striker, Di Maria nears PSG move, Nasri supports Sterling, plus more.
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Pluses, minuses for Blagojevich in appellate ruling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:23

FILE - In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, tossed out some of Blagojevich's convictions that he sought to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich may still end up serving all of his 14-year prison term despite an appeals court ruling that he didn't break the law when he sought to secure a post in President Barack Obama's Cabinet for appointing an Obama adviser to the president's old U.S. Senate seat.


Burundi counting after tense poll

BBC World News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:20
Votes are being counted in Burundi, where there is tension over President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to stand for a third consecutive term.
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VIDEO: 'I can't believe you're leaving before me'

BBC World News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:19
President Obama makes his final appearance on Comedy Central's The Daily Show hosted by Jon Stewart, who retires on 6 August.
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Depay scores first Man Utd goal

BBC World News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:17
Memphis Depay scores his first Manchester United goal in a 3-1 pre-season win over MLS side San Jose Earthquakes.
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Three-nation crew heads to International Space Station

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 13:57

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts left Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

       

After 18 years on the run: Case dismissed

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 13:54

Fugitive spent 18 years running from sex assault case, though police never chased him.

       

VIDEO: The grandmother waiting for a president

BBC World News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 13:49
Residents of Kogelo in western Kenya, including Barack Obama's step-grandmother, Mama Sarah, are waiting to see if the US president will visit them on his first official trip to his father's homeland.
Categories: BBC World News