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Stabbing of transgender teen possible hate crime

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:54

Police say suspect made bias-motivated comments before incident on Metro train.

       

No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:52
Rolf Harris's five-year-and-nine-month jail sentence over sex offences will not be referred to the appeal court, despite 150 complaints over its "leniency".
Categories: BBC World News

Petroleum Engineering is highest paying college major

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:52

Here are 10 of the highest paying majors as ranked by College Factual.

       

Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:41
DETROIT (AP) — The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.

Man drives Camaro off bridge; drag race tie probed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:38
NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York are investigating whether a man was drag racing when he drove his Camaro off a bridge and died.

Chikungunya virus found in NJ residents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:36

Chikungunya virus found in NJ residents25 New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean, including 3 from South Jersey.


Nasty chikungunya virus gaining traction in U.S.

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:34

Mosquito-borne virus has swept through the Caribbean in recent months.

       

Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:31
Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.

VIDEO: Uttar Pradesh tense after clashes

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:28
Nitin Srivastava reports from the barricaded town of Saharanpur where the situation remains tense.
Categories: BBC World News

US economy likely showed big rebound last quarter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:24

In this July 17, 2014 photo, construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill. The government issues its first of three estimates of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the April-June quarter on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dismal start to the year reflecting a harsh winter, the U.S. economy showed signs of rebounding in the spring, with many forecasters expecting growth to be even stronger in the second half of the year.


Slaughter-free dairies: Killing us with kindness?

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:21

While they might be good for cows, these new dairies might not be great for Mother Nature.

       

Mortgage applications fall in latest week: MBA

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:19

A "Price Reduced" sign is displayed on a home for sale in northern Virginia suburb of ViennaNEW YORK (Reuters) - Applications for U.S. home mortgages slipped last week as refinancing applications dropped, an industry group said on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home purchase demand, fell 2.2 percent in the week ended July 25. The MBA's seasonally adjusted index of refinancing applications fell 4.0 percent, while the gauge of loan requests for home purchases, a leading indicator of home sales, rose 0.2 percent. Fixed 30-year mortgage rates averaged 4. ...


Woman dies on US Airways Honolulu-Phoenix red-eye

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:16

The woman was pronounced dead by a medical team that met the plane on arrival.

       

France evacuates expats from Libya

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:16
The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:16
When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.

UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:16
The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:16
The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough.

Christie: N.J. pension promises can't be kept

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:13

Governor invokes Detroit to indicate state's situation is dire, says benefits must be cut.

       

Did boys lie about agent's gun? Scout leader says no

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:10

The Scouts claim a Border Patrol agent pointed a gun at them as they crossed into Alaska.

       

Cops: Man tries to smother ill dad, who later dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:08
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in a Cleveland suburb say an intoxicated man tried to suffocate his 86-year-old terminally ill father at a nursing home, and the older man later died.