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Appeals court overturns ruling that halted Wisconsin campaign probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:55

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker addresses campaign event in WisconsinBy Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned an earlier ruling that had halted an investigation in Wisconsin into possible illegal coordination between Governor Scott Walker's campaign and special interest groups in 2011 and 2012 elections. A federal judge in May stopped the probe after the Wisconsin Club for Growth, a conservative organization, filed a lawsuit accusing investigators of sidelining it from political activities and violating its rights to free speech, association and equal protection. The 7th U.S. ...

Obama coffee salute criticised

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:55
Was Obama 'Starbucks salute' offensive or harmless?
Categories: BBC World News

Motorcyclist struck in Fishtown hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:49

Motorcyclist struck in Fishtown hit-and-runA motorcyclist was struck by an SUV in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia.

Chelsea 2-1 Bolton Wanderers

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:48
Oscar scores the winner as Chelsea reach the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with victory over Bolton.
Categories: BBC World News

UN meets facing multiple crises; Obama to speak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:47

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, greets Iranian President Hassan Rouhani before a meeting at the United Nations Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014, on the sidelines of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly. (AP Photo/Jewel Samad, Pool)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief called for world leaders Wednesday to join an international campaign to ease the plight of nearly unprecedented numbers of refugees, the displaced and victims of violence in a world wracked by wars and the swift-spreading and deadly Ebola epidemic.

Nigel Williams-Goss, not Washington, praised in preseason preview

WA Huskies - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:46
Washington sophomore guard Nigel Williams-Goss is featured on the Northwest regional cover of Athlon Sports' 2014-15 college basketball preview, which hit the newsstands last week.
Categories: Sports Center

Jason Orange leaves Take That

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:45
Take That's Jason Orange announces he is leaving the group and will not be recording a new album with the band.
Categories: BBC World News

Harvard's endowment grows to $36.4 billion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:41
Harvard University's largest-in-the-nation endowment grew to $36.4 billion in the fiscal year that ended in June on a 15.4 percent return. The endowment is now approaching its record high of $36.9 billion ...

LA officials give initial OK to $15.37 minimum wage for hotel workers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:40
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Workers at large Los Angeles hotels would see their wages rise to $15.37 an hour under a measure given preliminary approval by city leaders on Wednesday that would grant employees in that sector one of the highest wage floors in the nation. The proposal, approved by the Los Angeles City Council by a vote of 12-3, is subject to a final vote next week. Mayor Eric Garcetti, who last month pledged to bring the city's overall minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017, has said he would sign the hotel measure if it reaches his desk. ...

Justice Department says Shire will pay $56.5M fine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:40
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that Irish drugmaker Shire will pay $56.5 million to settle allegations it broke the law in promoting five different drugs, including its attention deficit disorder drugs Adderall XR and Vyvanse.

Windows smashed, arrests made in Ferguson protest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:39
Five people were arrested and two law enforcement officers were hurt in Ferguson after protests over the death of Michael Brown again intensified, authorities said Wednesday.

Brazil releases 'good' mosquitoes

BBC World News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:38
Brazilian researchers release thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacteria that suppresses dengue fever into the environment in Rio de Janeiro.
Categories: BBC World News

Deer are pests for airports, threats to pilots

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:38

College Park Airport senior operations specialist Langston Majette is photographed overlooking planes and a runway at the College Park Airport in College Park , Md., Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Long the bane of gardeners and unwary motorists, soaring deer populations are also nuisances for airports and threats to pilots, especially at this time of year, according to aviation and wildlife experts. College Park Airport is a smaller airport struggling to keep deer out. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Oh, deer! Unwary motorists aren't the only ones who need to beware of the four-legged bane of gardeners, especially at this time of the year. Pilots are also having deer encounters that rarely end well, especially for the deer.

Dengue-blocking mosquito released in Brazil

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:36
Brazilian researchers have freed a batch of mosquitoes infected with a dengue-blocking bacteria they hope can combat the tropical disease naturally.

Seattle judge dismisses 100 tickets for public pot use

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:36
A Seattle Municipal Court judge has dismissed 100 tickets for public use of marijuana, many written by a police officer described as having a political agenda.

2 arrested in Gloucester Township home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:36

2 arrested in Gloucester Township home invasionTwo people are under arrest following a robbery that led to the lockout of several schools in Gloucester Township, New Jersey.

Obituary: Christopher Hogwood, conductor, early-music advocate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:33
Using period instruments resulted in, among other things, a lighter, clearer sound considered by some to better represent what the composers intended.

Windows smashed, arrests made in Ferguson protest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:33
Protesters have returned to Ferguson streets hours after a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown burned, with reports of smashed windows and possible arson.

Major pot legalization group turns sights on California for 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:32
Marijuana legalization proponents are turning their attention to California and gearing up for a legalization campaign in 2016. The Marijuana Policy Project is creating a new committee in the state and hopes to put a measure on the 2016 ballot.