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Taliban Overrun Police Base in Southern Afghanistan

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 18:41
Officials said 17 police officers were killed in the attack, which began after midnight Saturday in a strategically important district in Helmand Province.







Record Heat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 18:41

 Very Warm, HumidMeteorologist Chris Sowers says yesterday was the hottest so far this year, but relief arrives this weekend.


Suspects Open Fire on Officers Outside Dallas Police HQ

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 18:30
Multiple gunmen toting automatic weapons opened fire on officers outside Dallas Police headquarters early Saturday morning, before one man fled the scene being chased by police in what witnesses described as an armored van, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown.







N.J. boardwalk town looks to reinvent itself

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 18:22

After Sandy, fire and "Jersey Shore," Seaside Heights tries to bring back families.

       

S Korea 'will see more Mers cases'

BBC World News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 18:15
More cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome should be expected in South Korea, but there is no evidence the outbreak is spreading further, experts say.
Categories: BBC World News

Officials say deeply personal information in hackers' hands

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:58

FILE - In this June 5, 2015, file photo, a gate leading to the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, June 11, 2015, charging that the cyberattack on U.S. employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Deeply personal information submitted by U.S. intelligence and military personnel for security clearances — mental illnesses, drug and alcohol use, past arrests, bankruptcies and more — is in the hands of hackers linked to China, officials say.


A Curious Midlife Crisis for a Tech Entrepreneur

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:45
Fabrice Grinda, who is worth an estimated $100 million, ditched his 20-acre estate and $300,000 sports car in search of an elusive happiness.







Man dead after collapsing at Bonnaroo music festival

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:42

Festival officials said his death appeared to be related to a pre-existing cardiac issue.

       

Louisville police defend shooting of African man

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:16

Police chief says the man was swinging a pole at an officer.

       

Afghan police killed in Taliban raids

BBC World News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:12
Taliban fighters overrun police checkpoints in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, killing at least 20 officers.
Categories: BBC World News

Australia in command against Windies

BBC World News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:08
Steve Smith's 199 puts Australia in charge of the second Test with West Indies, who are 256 behind at 143-8 after day two.
Categories: BBC World News

Dad to donate kidney for 10-year-old son's transplant

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 16:41

Bryce Purvis was born with a rare genetic disorder.

       

VIDEO: Dave Grohl: 'I think I just broke my leg'

BBC World News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 16:00
Dave Grohl, the lead singer of the rock band, the Foo Fighters, gave a new meaning to the phrase "break a leg" after falling off the stage during a concert in Sweden.
Categories: BBC World News

Experts Fault South Korean Response to MERS Outbreak

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:56
The government’s failure to share information quickly contributed to worsening the outbreak, a panel that included experts from the World Health Organization said Saturday.







Morrison and Spacey head honours list

BBC World News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:53
Musician Van Morrison and actor Kevin Spacey are knighted in a Queen's Birthday Honours list which also recognises footballer Frank Lampard, runner Jo Pavey and Ebola nurse Will Pooley.
Categories: BBC World News

Discount contact lens retailers given OK to lower prices

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:34

FILE - In this May 13, 2015 file photo, a contact lens is shown in front of a 1-800 Contacts shipping box in Salt Lake City. A federal appeals court will allow a hotly contested Utah law banning price fixing for contact lenses to go into effect. The decision handed down Friday, June 12, 2015 from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver comes after three of the nation's largest contact lens manufacturers sued to block the measure. The law could have wide-ranging effects on the roughly $4 billion contact lens market, which has some 38 million American consumers. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Discount contact lens sellers scored a legal victory in an increasingly bitter pricing war with manufacturers as a federal appeals court cleared the way for a hotly contested law Utah law that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry.


Suspect shot after attack on Dallas police headquarters

NBA - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:31
DALLAS (AP) — A police sniper shot a cornered suspect in an overnight attack on the Dallas Police Department’s headquarters, and authorities were checking Saturday to see if he was alive or dead. The sniper shot the man following a standoff of several hours in a restaurant parking lot in the suburb of Hutchins, where […]
Categories: Sports Center

Suspect shot after attack on Dallas police headquarters

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:31
DALLAS (AP) — A police sniper shot a cornered suspect in an overnight attack on the Dallas Police Department’s headquarters, and authorities were checking Saturday to see if he was alive or dead. The sniper shot the man following a standoff of several hours in a restaurant parking lot in the suburb of Hutchins, where […]
Categories: Sports Center

Suspect shot after attack on Dallas police headquarters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:31
DALLAS (AP) — A police sniper shot a cornered suspect in an overnight attack on the Dallas Police Department’s headquarters, and authorities were checking Saturday to see if he was alive or dead. The sniper shot the man following a standoff of several hours in a restaurant parking lot in the suburb of Hutchins, where […]

Decades-old water rights in California halted amid drought

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:31

FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, May 18, 2015, farmer Gino Celli climbs out of a irrigation canal that is covered in dried salt on a field he farms near Stockton, Calif. California, grappling with drought, exacted the broadest water cuts on record Friday, June 12, 2015, among farmers and others holding some of the strongest water rights in the state, directing thousands in one of the country’s prime farm regions to stop all pumping from three major waterways. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Despite California's drought, Richard and Danna Jones' cattle grazing pasture has stayed green thanks to water flowing free from a gulch claimed by his grandfather in 1911.